Sample Essay

This aspect of Xenophanes’ critique is ostensible from the following quote in his work:

“Homer and Hesiod have ascribed to the gods all things that are a shame and a disgrace among mortals, stealings and adulteries and deceivings of one another.”(Xenophanes, Fr 11 cited in Porter, 2006, p. 95)

The aforementioned quote is a clear example that the events and attributed that are associated with the gods discussed in Hesiod’s and Homer’s work are hardly divine. According to Xenophanes, worshipping such gods is out of question, who spread such malice and negativity amongst the mortals. They unashamedly indulge in the most nefarious of activities and there is in fact nothing glorious about them. (Xenophanes & Lesher, 2001)

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