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Throughout The Odyssey gods play important roles in what happens to Ulysses. What can be inferred from these interactions about how the Ancient Greeks viewed the gods?
As beings completely above human concerns, uninterested in people unless provoked.
As mercurial beings who intervened in human affairs, sometimes to help and sometimes to hinder.
As merciless beings who played with humans for their own entertainment.
As benevolent guardians who provided faithful followers with rewards and longevity.