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The Gods in the Aeneid Book 1

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Sarim Kumar L5C Classics 17/5/04 The Gods in the Aeneid Book 1 play a huge role. The way we think of the Gods varies in many ways. Firstly, the Goddesses tend to be more emotional and hold more grudges than Gods. An example of this is when Juno persuades Aeolus to summon winds and blow Aeneas and his men off course of even to kill them. ...read more.

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Secondly, Jupiter foreshadows Aeneas' future saying that he will found a city and rule it for three years before he dies. The response to this prophecy is that it makes the plot more interesting because people have to think how and to what extent of damage does Aeneas found his city. Jupiter's personality is that he is not biased, he is disciplined and decides fate. ...read more.

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Dido simply welcomed Aeneas since he and his men were still wounded of the storm they had suffered. She was being kind and extremely generous to Aeneas and his men. However, Venus did not take this into account and it shows the Venus only cares about her son's destiny and that if anyone were to stall or stop it she would punish them. In conclusion, the Gods and Goddesses in the Aeneid Book 1 are very obnoxious, harsh and emotional. ...read more.

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