Role of the Gods and Goddesses in the Aeneid

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Role of the Gods and Goddesses in the Aeneid
  1. Juno
    1. Juturna
      1. Book XII - Sanctioned by Juno to interfere in the war to try save Turnus
        1. Book XII - Goes to the battle lines disguised as Camers to rouse the Rutulians to war
          1. Book XII - Sends the eagle into the sky so that the Rutulians misinterpret the sign.
            1. Book XII - Takes control of Turnus' chariot and stops him from going to battle with Aeneas
              1. Book XII - Turnus recognises his sister Juturna and tells her to stop
                1. Book XII - Gives Turnus his sword so Venus gives the spear to Aeneas
        2. In General
          1. Spiteful
            1. Book I - Loves Carthage and hates the Trojans
              1. Causes storm in Book I - bringing Aeneas to Carthage
                1. Appeals to Aeolus
              2. Book II - First to seize the Scaean gate
              3. Selfish
                1. Book VII - Returns from Argos Aeneas has reached his goal and even though she can't do anything about it personally she will disrupt his path
                2. Stubborn
                  1. Petty
                    1. Manipulative
                        1. Allecto
                          1. Book VII - Puts the serpent into Amata's chest
                            1. Book VII - Goes to Turnus as Calybe and tries to insight war but gets laughed off and bursts into blazing anger
                              1. Book VII - She goes to put scent of the stag into the hounds of Iulus, making him kill the stag signalling the start of the war
                            2. Book IV - Sends Iris to put Dido out of her misery by taking a lock of her hair to give to Dis
                              1. Book VII - Puts a stop to Allecto and does the finishing touches herself, by opening the gates of war.
                              2. Jupiter
                                1. Book I - calms Venus and introduces the first prophecy
                                  1. Book II - Rouses the Gods against Troy
                                    1. Book II - Puts himself into the hearts of the Greeks giving them strength
                                    2. Book IV - Speaks to Mercury and tells him to tell Aeneas to leave as this wasn't the land promised to him
                                      1. Book XII - Jupiter tells Juno to stop intervening and Juno agrees on condition that the Latins keep their name.
                                        1. Book XII - Makes his judgement with the scales
                                          1. Book XII - Sends the Dira to warn off Juturna
                                        2. Venus
                                          1. Cupid
                                            1. Sent by Venus disguised as Ascanius
                                            2. Book I - Disguises herself as a Spartan woman
                                              1. Angry when Aeneas questions her tactics
                                                1. Convinces Aeneas to go to Carthage
                                                  1. Shrouds him in a cloud of mist
                                                2. Book I - appeals to Jupiter about Juno's treatment of Aeneas
                                                  1. Book II - Appears to Aeneas to stop him killing Helen and reminds him of his fate.
                                                    1. Book IV - Juno and Venus agree to marry Dido and Aeneas
                                                      1. VIII - Flatters Vulcan into making Aeneas new armour used Thetis as a bribe/blackmail
                                                        1. Book XII - Venus sends dittany to Aeneas to cure his arrow wound and it is identified as the work of the Gods
                                                          1. Book XII - Tells Aeneas to go to the city of Latium
                                                            1. Book XII - Gives Aeneas his spear back
                                                          2. Neptune
                                                            1. Books 1: Calms the storm she has created
                                                              1. Simile
                                                              2. Book II - Referred to as loosening the foundations of Troy
                                                                1. Book VII - Prevents the Trojans from making harbour
                                                                2. Mercury
                                                                  1. Book I- sent by Jupiter to make Carthage hospitable to the Trojans
                                                                    1. Athena/Minerva
                                                                      1. Book II - referenced as being the one that helps the Greeks build the Trojan Horse.
                                                                        1. Book II - sends the serpents to kill Laocoon convincing the Trojans to take the horse in
                                                                        2. Vulcan
                                                                            1. Book XII - Creates the sword for Turnus' father that Turnus has
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