Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Iliad

2014 12 24 "Iliad" #OW

The Iliad is an epic poem by Homer or someone else of the same name about the Trojan War.

The Sequel to the Iliad is The Odyssey.  The sequel to The Odyssey is 2001: A Space Odyssey.  The sequel to 2001: A Space Odyssey is 2010 starring John Lithgow.

There are many graphic descriptions of graphic battles in the Iliad.  The attackers finally win after 10 years of pitched battles by deploying the Trojan Horse, a clever ploy designed by Odysseus (of The Odyssey).

The term "Achilles heel" comes from the Iliad.  Also, Helen of Troy, "the face that launched a thousand ships."

Rhymes for Iliad: AD A ad, add, D dyad, Dunciad, DR dryad, E ennead, G Gilead, GW gwynniad, H hamadryad, J jeremiad, K chiliad, Columbiad, L Lusiad, M myriad, N Naiad, O  gdoad, Olympiad, oread, R readd, superadd, TR triad

Have you read the Iliad?
It makes a great gift for Mom or Dad.
It lets you know that war is bad.
It has many interpretations -- you could say, "myriad."