Posts Tagged by mothers
|October 7, 2019||Filled under Featured, Topic for Discussion||
In part 2 we see the difficulty of being a mortal mother of a hero.
Unlike some of the examples we looked at featuring divine mothers, these sons do not rely on their mothers or ask them for help, and the mothers seem to have no control over events or their sons’ lives. But as with the divine mothers, some are caring while others act unlovingly to their sons. Read more…
|September 25, 2019||Filled under Featured, Topic for Discussion||
In these posts we are looking at the way the relationship between mothers and sons is portrayed in Homeric epic. In this first post we look at some divine mothers: Aphrodite, mother of Aeneas, and Thetis, mother of Achilles; Hera and Hephaistos, and the role Thetis played in caring for Hephaistos. Does their own immortality shape the care they have for their children? Is there a difference between mothers whose sons are mortal, and those whose sons are immortal? Read more…