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Zeusís view on love

      I want to say something about Zeusís love view.In ancient Greek ,Zeus is the father of Gods who rules the Olympians of Mount Olympus . He is the god of sky and thunder in Greek mythology. His Roman counterpart is Jupiter and Etruscan counterpart is Tinia.
      According to the myth of ancient Greek ,Zeus loves every woman he meets especially the beautiful woman . In order to become sex partner with different women,he changes himself into different forms ,such as man, eagle,bull and goose.Zeus has hundreds of women and children.From Zeusís myth ,I can experience the democracy of ancient Greek and Rome. People look after freedom and enjoy their time .Zeus is the symbol of power and justice and he is also the one that all men in the ancient times wants to be .Human beings are the prototype of God .Therefore, there is no denying that Zeus has the characteristics and desires like man.
      On the other hand, itís not difficult to find the polygamy system in ancient Greek and men dominant the whole society. Women are the tools for men to entertain themselves . Power and social status are more important for men.A man can have many wives if he wants and has enough power as well as wealth.
Besides, a man will fall in love with different women during his life. So, love has expiration date and we should learn to stay the freshness of love. As the saying goes, love is a kind of poison .When people are staying in love ,their reactions in the brain are similar to the reactions of taking drags.So , when people donít love one person anymore ,itís just like giving up drags and itís a normal physiology phenomenon .Thatís why love will change into family love. Itís marriage that restricts us not to be disloyal to our partners.
Zeus and Hera
      Speaking of the the relationship between Zeus and Hera ,Zeus is brother and consort of Hera. By Hera ,Zeus sires Ares,Hebe and Hephaestus , though some accounts say that Hera produced these offspring alone.Many myths render Hera as jealous of his amorous conquests and a consistent enemy of Zeus' mistresses and their children by him . For a time , a nymph named Echo has the job of distracting Hera from his affairs by talking incessantly, and when Hera discovers the deception, she curses Echo to repeat the words of others.As far as Iím concerned ,Hera is in charge with marriage and she is also the victim of marriage. Although Hera is loyal to Zeus and loves Zeus very much ,Zeus has many women during his lives and he canít give Hera the whole love.I think the writer who designs the character Hera also consider the polygamy is unreasonable and he shows sympathy for Hera and women who donít get the impartial treatment in the marriage. But under the conditions of that time ,the writer has no choice but to cater to the desires of noblemen  .
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