Another type of relationship is one in which the gods would punish mortals for certain things, using divine intervention to negatively influence their lives. Groddeckp. Perhaps Il.
His wording also serves to accentuate the absolute power that gods have over humans.
The characters in both the Iliad and the Odyssey seem capable of not only accepting the existence of both fate and free will, but also the power and influence of divine will. But the victory was also a miracle, as all the odds were against the Athenians at the onset of the war.
Reinhardt b, p. See also in this volume Faulkner p.
Often, Greeks would ask for favors from their Gods. Aphrodite, in an attempt to protect her son Aeneas, is wounded on the battlefield by Diomedes, who goes on to wound Ares as well.
These two poems show a clear relationship between their language and style, expression of events, and consistency with levels. See Cunliffes. Bergrenp. Notes 1.
Some scholars also use the lack of incestuous activity among animals as support for the Westermarck effect.