Supernatural Superstition in The Iliad by Homer

The roles that the gods play in The Iliad are central to the development and denouement of the plot. In a time of war, the gods seem to be more important than ever. They intercede on behalf of mortals and are rarely, if ever, neutral. In fact, many of the gods take sides in the war due to past slights and grudges that they harbor against certain mortal groups. In this paper, the writer will examine the different roles that the gods play in The Iliad, and the different meanings that they hold for the mortal characters.

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