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History, Gods, and Goddesses of Greek Mythology

When you think about Greek Mythology, what is the first thing that comes to mind? Zeus, Poseidon and Athena? Or maybe you think of the Greek Gods like Apollo or Hera. Maybe even the Titans like Atlas!

Greek Mythology has a rich history with plenty of teachings about heroes and heroines, gods and goddesses. You might not know it but there are also different stories about demons too!

These stories are known as the "Myths" that have been passed down from generation to generation.

Who started Greek mythology?

The Greek myths can be traced back to Ancient Greece. The era of Greek civilization is called the "Hellenistic Age" and was from roughly the 6th century B.C. until about the 3rd Century B.C.

Greek Mythology has its origins in Ancient Greece, a period of history that began with the first settlements on the island of Crete and ended with a series of Roman conquests that would ultimately lead to Europe becoming a single united empire....

What is the reason for Greek mythology?

One of the main reasons why there is Greek mythology, is because of religion. The Greeks had many gods and goddesses that were very important to them. Greek mythology was a way of explaining things, like how the world was created or where fire came from.

The second reason for Greek mythology is politics. During the time that Ancient Greece was divided into city states each state had it's own important god or goddess, so people would feel loyal to their city.

How was Greek mythology used?

Greek mythology is used to teach religion, politics and in entertainment. Because many of the Greek heroes were very famous, this made stories from them very attractive for people who wished to be great as well. The stories of the gods made people want to follow in their footsteps and they were often looked up on as role models for the people.

What are some of the most famous Greek gods?

The most well know Greek god is Zeus. He was the king of all gods and also ruler over Mount Olympus. His main job was to protect Athens from its enemies....

Poseidon, when he was angry, would destroy everything with his trident.

What are some of the most famous Greek goddesses?

The most well-known Greek goddess is Aphrodite. She was the goddess of love and beauty. This made her very popular with many men....

Mistress of the Labyrinth, also known as Demeter. She was the mother of Persephone, who had been abducted by Hades. Demeter was very angry about the abduction and in her anger, she created a terrible drought or famine on earth.

The Greek goddess Hecate was the goddess of magic and witchcraft. She was often depicted as having three bodies, three heads and six arms. Hera was the queen of the Greeks. She was also known as Queen of Heaven.

What are some of the most famous Greek Titans?

The titan Atlas had been sent away by Zeus to serve as a punishment for not keeping an eye on his son, Prometheus. The punishment was to hold up the sky with his shoulders forever. This is why people sometimes refer to Atlas as "the man that never down."...

What are some of the most famous Greek mythical creatures?

Greek Mythology has a number of mythical creatures including Cyclops, Gorgons, Centaurs, Minotaurs and Satyrs.

The Cyclops were giant creatures with one eye in the center of their forehead. They were always looking for food to eat... The Gorgons were hideous monsters with snakes for hair.

Greek Mythology has been around for thousands of years and is still being used today. It's been shaped by many different cultures but it still holds a lot of importance in schooling and other places. The stories from Greek Mythology are enjoyable and interesting to read. The Greeks have made a big impact on the world with their ideas about "what if" or "what might happen.

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