The myth of Earthquake has three different purposes. First, its shows the power of Zeus, being able to maintain peace and order in the universe which he rules. Earthquake is the first challenger of Zeus’s great power. Earthquake is a very formidable foe that has tremendous strength and size. Zeus got rid of Earthquake by himself and was able to triumph, but the triumph would not have been possible without the support and help of other gods. The Gods all thought and worked together to defeat this horrible monster. Zeus sets an example for all modern leaders to follow in this myth.
The myth of Earthquake is also used to explain a natural phenomenon. Earthquakes can cause great destruction. Throughout time earthquakes have destroyed cities, and killed people. Earthquakes have caused millions of dollars in damage like the earthquake in San Francisco in 1989. Earthquakes have always been feared greatly by people who have experienced them or heard of them and will frighten people for as long as life goes on.
The myth of Earthquake also explains the Bermuda Triangle, another phenomenon in nature. Many ships have disappeared while traveling through the Bermuda Triangle. According to this myth Poseidon the Sea God a funnel of water, that cannot be seen engulfs whatever passes over it. Because it is not detectable many things are sucked into the funnel. The Bermuda Triangle is responsible for the disappearance of many ships in the present day.
1. Give examples of natural occurrences that can cause harm or destruction to man.
2. Have you ever experienced an earthquake? If so was it a large earthquake or a small earthquake. How did you deal with it?
3. What is the name of the system used to rate earthquakes? What is its purpose?
4. Look at articles that involve disappearances in the Bermuda Triangle. Do any of the cases have similarities
5. Do you believe that ships truly disappear in the Bermuda Triangle?