The Greek Goddesses In Greek mythology the gods and goddesses of Mount Olympus played a major role in everyday life. The Greeks respected them and thought of the gods as all mighty. In Ancient Greece the people honored and believe in the deities. Myths, poems, and epics tell the stories and beliefs referring to the gods and goddesses. Many literary works display the power and jobs of the goddesses.
Athena The god Athena, back in time when Greece was making its mark in history as one of the great civilization of the Ancient World, there was a great deal of emphasis on the Gods and Goddesses. To the Greeks the world was governed by the Gods and they were the reason many things happened in the world, mostly things that where unexplainable. The goddess Athena was one of the many gods or goddesses that played a large role in Greek mythology. Even though Athena was the patron saint of Athens she supported other Greeks outside of Athens, such as, Achilles, Orestes, and especially Odysseus. Athena is know to be the goddess of war, guardian of cities, patroness of arts and crafts, and promoter of wisdom (Classical).
He is responsible for the athletic competition that is still going on until this day. According to the articles in Greek Mythology there are many myths and stories regarding Greek Gods. One of them is the story about Zeus lovers. He was apparently hard to resist since he was the all mighty and powerful God. He has been married many times and his lovers were not only goddesses but also humans.
There were many reasons as to why this amazing building was built, why it is famous, and why it affected so many people in Ancient times. The Temple of Artemis at Ephesus had many reasons to be built. One of them is that the Ephesians wanted to worship Artemis. To the Ephesians, who had a different religion than the Greeks who later took over Artemis was the mother god. She represented fertility and childbirth (Morris and Cox 75).
There was a king of the gods and his name was Zeus he was god of the sky, and he had a wife and she was called Hera and her duty was to advise her king on the way to run things. Poseidon was a brother to Zeus and was god of the sea and all that lived under it and dared to cross it as he tested many a sailor. Hades another brother of Zeus ruled the underworld or hell. There are many other gods such as Athena, Aphrodite, Hephaetus, Hermes, Helios, etc. The Greeks loved their gods so they would build temples of worship, statues of praise, and many other things to support them.
How the Olympians gods and goddesses were born, what characteristics made each of them unique, and the role that all of them played in religion are pretty interesting themes when analyzing the history of Greece, the native land of gods and goddesses who lived in Mount Olympus. The Ancient Greeks evolved the Greek creation myth in an attempt to explain how the universe and some of the major Greek gods and goddesses came into existence (“The Greek Creation Myth”). The birth of the Olympians was marked by a barbaric story between father and son generation after generation. Everything began with Chaos, the one considered the first god and, therefore, the origin of everything. Chaos ... ... middle of paper ... ...thmian-Games>.
“Religious festivals were an important part of the social life of ancient Greek cities” (“Religion”). To worship their deity people held public and private ceremonies for them (“Religion”). They’re 12 major gods and goddesses: Zeus, Poseidon, Hades, Demeter, Artemis, Ares, Aphrodite, Athena, Hephaestus, Hermes, and Hestia (“Religion”). Even though they are the most worshipped deities, the Greeks worshipped Prometheus, the god of civilization and technology (“Technology”). “The term technology refers to the use of scientific knowledge to develop practical needs for controlling physical objects and... ... middle of paper ... ...a husband for Myrrhine” (Polio).
Athena When people hear the words “Greek gods” they immediately think of Zeus, Poseidon, and Hades. While those three play a big role in Greek mythology, there are many other gods and goddesses who are also very important and highly worshipped (C. Hemingway, S. Hemingway). Another highly worshipped goddess is the goddess of wisdom, Athena. Born from the head of Zeus, Athena is his favorite daughter and is highly respected by the other gods. She is one of three virgin goddesses and has many temples dedicated to her worship (“The Goddess Athena”).
In Greek Mythology, perhaps one of the most rudimental yet one of the most important elements are the Greek Gods and Goddesses. The ancient Greeks created the stories about the lives and journeys of the Greek Gods, known as myths, simply as an endeavor to elucidate nature and all phenomena which were difficult to explain using modern science and logic. These myths about the Gods were spread around the world by explorers and storytellers, and later merged with Greek religion. To this day, numerous myths survived through many writings and through much art. Each of these myths is very unique, and moreover, tells us much about the Greek Gods.