Morrison Greek God's correlation

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#1 Posted by HushoftheWind (1338 posts) - - Show Bio

I understand some of the Greek God's comparison such as Superman/Zeus and Batman/Hades, but someone can be so can to go in depth on why each hero represent the Greek God Morrison chose for his JLA?

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#2 Posted by Veshark (10499 posts) - - Show Bio

Were there Greek God correlations in Morrison's JLA run? I'm not sure what you're referring to.

I guess if you really wanna pair them up: Superman (Zeus), Aquaman (Poseidon), Batman (Hades), Wonder Woman (Athena), Flash (Hermes), Green Lantern (Apollo), Martian Manhunter (Um...no idea).

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#3 Edited by Avenging-X-Bolt (17943 posts) - - Show Bio

1.Superman-Zeus: king of the gods/god of the sky=number 1 superhero

2.Batman-Hades:god of the dead and riches who lives in the underworld=Rich guy who is haunted by death and lives in the batcave. Both are considered nessescary evils.

3.Wonder Woman-Hera:Queen of the gods biggest female superheroes

4.Green lantern-Apollo: god of light and art=graphic artist with a power ring

5.Oracle-Athena:Goddess of Knowledge and Strategy=number one information broker of the dcu

6.Flash-Hermes-god of speed=fastest man alive

7.Aquaman-Poseidon: god of the seas=king of Atlantis

8.Martian Manhunter-Chiron: overseer/mentor to the gods but not truly a god himself=overseer mentor to the team yet somewhat isolated

9.Zauriel-Eros:god of sexual love=angel who fell in love with human woman

10.Plastic Man-Dionysius: hedonistic trickster god of wine=hedonistic trickster superhero

11.Orion-Ares:brutal Olympian god of war=savage apokolyptian Dog/God of War

12.Steel-Hephaestus :Hephaestus was god of the forge and made the Olympians weapons whereas Steel was the Leagues head tech expert and made several if the JL's gadgets.

13.Huntress-Artemis

14.Barda-Hestia

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#4 Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt (17943 posts) - - Show Bio

@veshark: yes. Morrison patterned his league off of the Greek gods/goddesses

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#5 Posted by Lvenger (36335 posts) - - Show Bio

1.Superman-Zeus: king of the gods/god of the sky=number 1 superhero

2.Batman-Hades:god of the dead and riches who lives in the underworld=Rich guy who is haunted by death and lives in the batcave. Both are considered nessescary evils.

3.Wonder Woman-Hera:Queen of the gods biggest female superheroes

4.Green lantern-Apollo: god of light and art=graphic artist with a power ring

5.Oracle:Goddess of Knowledge and Strategy=number one information broker of the dcu

6.Flash-Apollo-god of speed=fastest man alive

7.Aquaman-Poseidon: god of the seas=king of Atlantis

8.Martian Manhunter-Chiron: overseer/mentor to the gods but not truly a god himself=overseer mentor to the team yet somewhat isolated

9.Zauriel-Eros:god of sexual love=angel who fell in love with human woman

10.Plastic Man-Dionysius: hedonistic trickster god of wine=hedonistic trickster superhero

11.Orion-Ares:brutal Olympian god of war=savage apokolyptian Dog/God of War

12.Steel-Hephaestus :Hephaestus was god of the forge and made the Olympians weapons whereas Steel was the Leagues head tech expert and made several if the JL's gadgets.

Basically this. Just reading these comparisons again makes me adore what Morrison did in his JLA run and how innovative, smart and legendarily iconic it truly was. I gotta find an omnibus of it sometime.

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#6 Edited by HushoftheWind (1338 posts) - - Show Bio

i really wish they would re used this line up or will use this line up in the future. I know they have a demographic quota that have to meet but i think Steel is better suited as a leaguer and Cyborg is better suited as a titan. The Morrison run line up has been my favorite one ever. It just seems they got all their bases covered with that team.

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#7 Posted by ULTRAstarkiller (9130 posts) - - Show Bio

Morrison was a G. His stuff is its own mythos lol

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#8 Posted by LyraFay (2643 posts) - - Show Bio

1.Superman-Zeus: king of the gods/god of the sky=number 1 superhero

2.Batman-Hades:god of the dead and riches who lives in the underworld=Rich guy who is haunted by death and lives in the batcave. Both are considered nessescary evils.

3.Wonder Woman-Hera:Queen of the gods biggest female superheroes

4.Green lantern-Apollo: god of light and art=graphic artist with a power ring

5.Oracle:Goddess of Knowledge and Strategy=number one information broker of the dcu

6.Flash-Apollo-god of speed=fastest man alive

7.Aquaman-Poseidon: god of the seas=king of Atlantis

8.Martian Manhunter-Chiron: overseer/mentor to the gods but not truly a god himself=overseer mentor to the team yet somewhat isolated

9.Zauriel-Eros:god of sexual love=angel who fell in love with human woman

10.Plastic Man-Dionysius: hedonistic trickster god of wine=hedonistic trickster superhero

11.Orion-Ares:brutal Olympian god of war=savage apokolyptian Dog/God of War

12.Steel-Hephaestus :Hephaestus was god of the forge and made the Olympians weapons whereas Steel was the Leagues head tech expert and made several if the JL's gadgets.

There is no Ancient Greek Goddess called Oracle, it was a job/priestess in the ancient world, the oracle in Delphi was the most important and she was the oracle of Apollo.

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#9 Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt (17943 posts) - - Show Bio

@lyrafay: yeah I know, I was matching up Oracle (babs) with Athena and forgot to actually put her name down.

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#10 Edited by COBRAMORPH (1884 posts) - - Show Bio

@ultrastarkiller said:

Morrison was a G. His stuff is its own mythos lol

Not to bash current or former religions, but in a couple thousand years, people might think that comics were actually thought of as our religion.

But I didnt think he actually compared his JL to the actual Opympians. I dont really like that. I just assumed they went with these guys are basicly gods, lets not even try to hold back or make the lesser tier heros look good. That these are basicly modern day earth's mythological stories.

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#11 Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt (17943 posts) - - Show Bio

http://www.comicvine.com/martian-manhunter/4005-2047/forums/who-should-be-martian-manhunter-s-definitive-flame-1536596/#1

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#12 Edited by Black_Claw (3375 posts) - - Show Bio

Superman-Zues

Batman-Hades

Wonder Woman-Hera

Green Lantern/Green Arrow-Apollo

Flash-Hermes

Aquaman-Poseidon

Martian Manhunter-Chrion

Vixen-Artemis

Cyborg-Hephaestus (only putting this here since WW made the comparison in JL war)

Orion/Hawkman-Ares

Oracle-Athena

Swamp Thing-Demeter (I know the genders don't match but this is a pretty fitting comparison)

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#13 Edited by W3BST3R (365 posts) - - Show Bio

@black_claw: WW said Shazam was Zeus for whatever reason. The whole 'Never met anyone like Superman' thing was kinda corny.

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#14 Posted by JakeN7 (15180 posts) - - Show Bio

@avenging_x_bolt: Apollo is not the god of speed. The closest that we have to something like that is Hermes, who Flash's design is heavily influenced by.

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#15 Edited by Avenging-X-Bolt (17943 posts) - - Show Bio

@jaken7: yeah, if you had seen subsequent comments, you'd know that was a typo.why would I purposely put Apollo twice.

Edit: wow. There ARE no subsequent comments. My bad man. But yeah, 'twas a typo

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#16 Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt (17943 posts) - - Show Bio

@black_claw: op is pretty speciffically asking for Morrison's JLA reasoning.

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#17 Posted by Vitalius (5172 posts) - - Show Bio

@black_claw:

IF Genders dont matter. Why Green Arrow isnt Artemis? Both use bows and trained hunters. Plus Green Arrow have conections to Green Lanterns and Artimis to Apollo.

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#18 Edited by MrAnime (1 posts) - - Show Bio

Actually the title of Zeus was later given to SHAZAM. And Superman was considered a God in his own right. . .

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#19 Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt (17943 posts) - - Show Bio

@mranime: when in Morrisons run was Shazam given the Zeus title?

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#20 Edited by Earthmine5248 (61 posts) - - Show Bio

@mranime: The fact that you even referred to him as Shazam and not Captain Marvel means you’re referring to Post Flashpoint Billy and the JL War animated movie where they planted the seeds of Superman and WW’s relationship with that line which is really inaccurate especially with pre Flashpoint Captain Marvel doesn’t have conventional electrokinesis. Even at the end of the Geoff John’s JL run in the New 52 however, Superman himself said it best. They were never gods and Diana agreed.

This is about Grant Morrison’s legendary JLA run in the 90s where the league was modelled after them as a modern pantheon.

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