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Common and important mythological allusions found in William Shakespeare's Hamlet


Throughout William Shakespeare's play Hamlet, there are many allusions to famous Greek and Roman myths. Hamlet uses the myths and mythological gods to describe how he is feeling in his life, as well as making connections to himself and others with traits that certain Greek and Roman gods possess.

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Hercules in Hamlet

Mount Olympus

Trojan War

Priam and Pyrrhus