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If you could be...

Post by primitive » Sat Dec 18, 2004 4:30 am

...a God or Goddess from the Greek / Roman mythology, who would you be?
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Post by benissimus » Sat Dec 18, 2004 4:37 am

Apollo
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Post by Aurelia » Sat Dec 18, 2004 5:11 am

gray-eyed Athena or Diana...
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Post by classicalclarinet » Sat Dec 18, 2004 8:56 am

Hermes
You get to fly around and tell people to do stuff.

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Post by Eureka » Sat Dec 18, 2004 9:32 am

Dionysus.



About 10 years ago I saw that play by Someoneides. (In which a city’s women go to the woods to worship him, causing the king the overreact. So Dionysus… does malicious things to him.) As a result, I can't go past this crazy fellow.
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Post by chrisb » Sat Dec 18, 2004 9:58 am

What the hell.....! Zeus.

Might as well be king! Think of all the fun he had chasing nymphs etc.

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Post by annis » Sat Dec 18, 2004 1:39 pm

The Unmoved Mover.
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Post by Thucydides » Sat Dec 18, 2004 6:40 pm

Hades. Plenty of peace and quiet and lots of interesting dead mortals to talk to.
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Post by annis » Sat Dec 18, 2004 6:44 pm

Thucydides wrote:Hades. Plenty of peace and quiet and lots of interesting dead mortals to talk to.
Ooh! :x I wish I'd picked that!
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Post by Eureka » Sun Dec 19, 2004 10:14 am

chrisb wrote:What the hell.....! Zeus.

Might as well be king! Think of all the fun he had chasing nymphs etc.

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I think Zeus is a deeply unhappy god (judging by Homer).
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Post by Amy » Sun Dec 19, 2004 3:21 pm

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Post by ThomasGR » Sun Dec 19, 2004 4:54 pm

chrisb wrote:What the hell.....! Zeus.

Might as well be king! Think of all the fun he had chasing nymphs etc.

chrisb
Well, for that reason I would like to be a Satyr or Pan. they had had more fun. Even Dionyssos would be a good choice. Drinking wine and chasing young maids, and excellent combination! :lol:

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Post by annis » Sun Dec 19, 2004 5:30 pm

Eureka wrote:I think Zeus is a deeply unhappy god (judging by Homer).
To say nothing of Lucian's portrayal of Him.

Best title translation for a Lucianic dialog: Zeus Rants.
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Post by yadfothgildloc » Sun Dec 19, 2004 6:40 pm

I was gonna say Dioysus, but that was taken. So, instead, Radamanthos or Psychopompos (alright, so that's also Hermes), becuase they have really cool names.

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Post by DiscordiaPandora » Sun Dec 19, 2004 6:47 pm

Discordia (Eris)
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Post by Emma_85 » Sun Dec 19, 2004 8:31 pm

No one has chosen Hera, I wonder why? :roll:
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Post by chrisb » Sun Dec 19, 2004 8:47 pm

Emma_85 wrote:
No one has chosen Hera, I wonder why?
Zeus did, and look what trouble she gave him. No wonder he put it about a bit!


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Post by mingshey » Mon Dec 20, 2004 4:47 am

Dyonisos is taken.

Zeus was nervous preparing for the case he would tread the course of his father and grandfather. He had to make as many use of his 'flute' as possible.

Cronos and Ouranos became 'Unix' by thier sons, respectively.

As the image of a demiourgos, Hephaistos is most likely to be my choice, but he got lame and his wife cheated on him.

Hades is taken.

Poseidaon is always disturbed.

Athena is cool, but is female. :sigh:

Muses are most fluent in Greek verses, but they are female, too. :sigh: :sigh:

Then I'd rather choose Morpheus, master of all dreams and imaginations.

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Post by GlottalGreekGeek » Mon Dec 20, 2004 6:03 am

Terpsichore, Muse of Dance. I enjoy dancing more than singing, and I get to do a bunch of running around like crazy without anything thinking that I was crazy (unlike mortal me, sigh).

EDIT : A few months ago I saw a short play written and produced by my peers about the Greek gods. It was deliberately inaccurate on some things, but hilarious as hell/Hades. Athena was Daddy's Little Girl, Posiedon was the only one who kept control of himself, Apollo was a dumbass, Hermes was running around gathering the gods, Hades got into a fit and demanded that one of his brothers go to the underworld in his place for a change, Dionysus was drunk (and had the best lines), and Ares was a braggart accompanied by bimbos, and Zeus was trying to hold this whole mess together. Some of the more memorable lines (in no paticular order) -

Athena : Daddy, let me crush the Romans.
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Posiedon : I'm sorry I'm late, dear brother, but there was this problem with an oil cartel and Odysseus was talking some ****, so I dealt with him
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Apollo : I'll get my new story for you soon.

Posiedon : I'll pass on it.

Apollo : You don't think you'll like it.

Posiedon : I said nothing of the kind.

Apollo : But you meant it. But that's okay, because all the smart people here will love my story. And you will be in Stupidville, playing with your stupid animals, and ... be stupid! Because you are. Stupid I mean. Did you hear, I called you stu-

Posiedon : Yes, yes, I heard you.

Athena : I don't like Apollo, daddy. He creeps me out.

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Dionysus : Hey, you know what Zeus, I'm tired of this **** from you. What happened to the old Zeus who turned into swans and picked up chicks. You're not cool like you used to be, man.

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Hades : You [Zeus] get to be king of the Gods, you [Posiedon] get the seas, and dum-dum here [Apollo] gets to be worshipped. How did such and idiot become our god of intelligence? And what do I get? The dead.

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Zeus : I'm sorry, this whole situiation was just an assumption of mine.

Dionysus : Don't assume. Assumptions make and ass out of you, and you, and you-

Apollo : And me.

Dionysus : What the hell are you talking about? Did I say you could talk to me? No!

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[Hermes had knocked Hades unconcious]

Dionysus : What's the matter with him [Hades]?

Zeus : He's not feeling too well.

Dionysus : [To Hades] Here, have some wine [drenches Hades].

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Post by Phylax » Mon Dec 20, 2004 10:29 am

I'd be Pan and wait in ambush for unsuspecting Marathon runners approaching what I understand long-distance runners call the "Wall".
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Post by primitive » Tue Dec 21, 2004 1:32 am

okay many of the Gods and Goddesses ahve been taken. Let's open it up to more characters. heroes, titans, etc...
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Post by Kopio » Thu Feb 24, 2005 7:26 pm

Ok....I'm finally weighing in.....better late than never......

I'd have to be Athena, which is weird, because I'm a guy, but she was one bad motor-scooter. I've been reading the Odyssey and she sends so many barbs to Telemachus in her speaches to him I love it.

Smart, Beautiful, and carries a bada$$ spear....what's not to like??

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Post by Kasper » Fri Feb 25, 2005 5:49 am

I'm a bit late too but:

Dionysos - yeah, but what about the headaches?
Zeus - yeah, but what about the headaches?
Poseidon - just too wet.
Hades - dude, cheer up.
Hermes - just a messenger, no real influence, an assisant.
Athena - carrying a cut off head around....

So, I think i'll have to go for Hercules, under the new regulations I believe this to be allowed. Think about it: you get to travel the world, meet interesting people/monsters (kill them), again plenty of chicks (50 (!) in one night if I'm not mistaken) and all you have to do is take reasonable care when the wife gives you clothes for christmas.
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Post by oistos » Sun Feb 27, 2005 4:27 am

Hmmm. The titans lost the war...

How 'bout Perseus. He got to fly around, see exciting places, kill monsters, and let's not forget that bottomless magic wallet!


I see no one has picked Aphrodite :wink:

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Post by Democritus » Sun Feb 27, 2005 8:14 am

oistos wrote:I see no one has picked Aphrodite :wink:
How about Vulcan. Vulcan is the Ur-geek. He just sits under the mountain and makes stuff. Plus he has a hot wife. What a life. :)

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Post by oistos » Mon Feb 28, 2005 3:52 am

Democritus wrote:
Plus he has a hot wife. What a life.

The hot wife wasn't enough either. He also had all those mechanical golden handmaidens... :o

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Post by Kopio » Mon Feb 28, 2005 5:11 am

oistos wrote:I see no one has picked Aphrodite :wink:
That's because the question was "who would you be?" Rather than "who would you be with?" :wink:

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Post by medicatura » Mon Feb 28, 2005 4:36 pm

Since my favorite of the Greek/Roman deities is Athena/Minerva, that's whom I'd have to go with. After all, she's extremely intelligent, skilled with her hands in the crafts (an excellent weaver!), and ruthless when it comes to meting out punishments (look what she did to Arachne).

Just as a side note, I think it'd be cool to open up the category to characters from poetry, too (like people from Ovid's Metamorphoses ...) :D
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Post by melisa_laura » Fri Mar 04, 2005 12:18 am

Well, I'd be Artemis... because I'm an archer. But I'd also like to be Athena.... or Nemesis!!!!

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