There were gods for everything in life like government, sex, month of birth, trade, and human traits (i.e. wisdom, love, war, birth, rain, etc.) The Greeks believed that the only answer to death was to be remembered in fantastic tales and heroic deeds. Many of the gods existed with characteristics like the mortal man with the exception of death and powers of unnatural strength, intelligence, and other amplified human characteristics. The main gods that were worshiped were the twelve Olympian Gods although there were others as well.
Greek Gods Gods have existed almost since the beginning of mankind, as people had things that they worshiped such as the sun, the moon, and many other things. To me the Greeks had the most unique gods, because they had many gods for many different things such as love, war, etc. The gods were almost like human beings as they interacted in the lives of the people they watched over and the people they cherished. The gods were said to have mixed with the humans to make half mortal and half immortal people, blessed with certain powers. Today we all have one god, because it is the way we were brought up, but there are many types of religions such as Christianity, Hinduism, etc.
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Many wars were started because of the different religions and beliefs. Abraham states that myths were the start of literature, art, and religion and still deeply impacts our everyday lives. When most people think of mythology they think of Greek and Roman mythology possibly more than any other mythological belief. This was a time when Zeus and Jupiter ruled and was believed to be the kings of the gods. These beliefs were one in the same with a few minor differences such as the names of the gods being changed.
To stop this from happening Cronus ate his children named Hestia, Demeter, Hera, Hades and Poseidon, but according to the story of Zeus his mother Rhea and her mother Gaia, wrapped a stone in some clothes in the place of Zeus. Cronus thinking it was the baby swallowed the stone whole. During this Rhea took her baby to Crete, and there, in a cave on Mount Dicte, the divine goat Amaltheia fed and raised Zeus. When Zeus had grown into a young man he left the cave and returned to his father’s lands, and with the help of Gaia, tricked Cronus to vomit the five children he had already ate. This then led to war and Zeus led the attack against his father and the Titans.
Some of the gods were Zeus, who was the ruler of all the gods, Hera was his wife, and Hermes was his messenger. Artemis was the goddess of the moon, and Apollo was the god of the sun. Poseidon was the god of the sea, Loki, the god of mischief, and, Dionysus, the god of wine. The Greeks, made sacrifices to the gods, so that the gods would honor them, and help them in times of trouble. They sacrificed animals, and other things that were special to them.