The religion is the story behind the art this is because of the Greek mythology. Their gods mentioned in many of their stories was a part of their daily lives. There were thirteen major gods that were situated on top of mount Olympus. There were twelve seats on mount Olympus because one of the gods Hestia always tended to the hearth in the room. Most of their stories were comprised of when they interacted with the humans. The most interesting of the twelve gods that went down to the earth was Zeus and Apollo.
Zeus the god of the sky who was married to his sister Hera the goddess of marriage and ultimately jealousy. Another one of Zeus’s roles was that of being the lord of justice for the gods. This goes back to the story of Oedipus Rex with the Priest of Zeus represented the people of the plight of Thebes and him asking for justice to be done for the people. Though he is known by being the Lord of Justice he is also known for being very unfaithful to his wife. This unfaithfulness can reverberate back to the way that Oedipus Rex had a love for his mom almost in the way that it relates to inbreeding. In a way that Zeus had many affairs though his most famous was Leto. Leto was one of his first relationships apparently before Zeus was married to Hera. Leto was the...
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