A Companion to the Iliad by Malcolm M. Willcock

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“The strongest oath which the Gods could swear by was the river Styx, the river of the underworld.”

“Typhoeus was the last of the opponents of Zeus, a monstrous creature, not human in shape like the giants or Titans. He was cast down beneath the surface of the Earth by the thunderbolts of Zeus, and his stirring there, on his hard bed of stone, served to explain local earth tremors and volcanic activity.”

hecatomb = large sacrifice of animals to a god

“aegis – a supernatural weapon of Zeus, normally defensive, but when shaken in the face of an enemy, strikes terror in their hearts.”

some quotes and info I found interesting from A Companion to the Iliad by Malcolm M. Willcock
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