The Influences Of Greek Mythology

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The Influence of Mythology Ancient myths are the foundation on which societies around the world are based. Ancient myths have an enormous effect on human behavior because they are true stories that provided examples to the believer within a given society. Each society has their own myth, or myths that serve as guides to help the community establish a purpose, a meaning, and a sense of direction. Two ancient societies are famous for their mythology. These societies are Greece and Rome. Ancient Greece and Roman societies fell over 1,000 years ago, but despite this; their mythology still continues to influence our culture today. Science, modern language, arts, industry, and culture all demonstrate the influence of Greek and Roman mythology in…show more content…
Major industries keep Roman and Greek myths alive through the names of their companies and products. Amazon.com, one of the leading internet websites derived its name from a mythical group of women that were considered wise warriors (Greek Mythology). The god of music is the namesake for the popular New York City Music Hall, the Apollo Theater. Nike, the Greek winged goddess of victory was chosen to represent one of the most famous brands of modern time. Venus the goddess of love and beauty is a well known beauty product for women. Ajax was acquired from the hero of Homer 's famous Iliad (Greek Mythology). Pandora is another mythological name widely used by companies. Pandora Jewelry for instance and more recently Pandora personal radio are just a few examples. Pandora was the first mortal woman in Greek mythology and her name means all gifted. Pandora’s Box is a box that contained all of the evils of the world, and when opened, all of the evils were unleashed. The only thing that remained inside of the box was hope. On a daily basis, we encounter instances of words, companies and products, as well as literary works, planets and constellations that have been adopted from classical Greek and Roman
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