Roman Gods Vs Greek Mythology

The Greek and Roman gods /goddesses have been known for over thousands of years, their tales and stories have influenced each other and our society today. This is due to that the two cultures, over long periods of time, have mingled and impacted each other greatly. This led to the share about all of the myths and tales that we sometimes hear today. Roman and Greek mythology have much in common, but they also contrast each other greatly, because of this they have influenced our society today.
The creation the gods, or what “Is also called Theogony” (The Creation) is what the Greeks believed in. It all started with Chaos, the origin of everything. Erebus (the personification of darkness) submerged out of chaos, followed by love and light. When
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“Greek mythology was chronicled in the epic Illiad by Homer.” (Lang, Jean. Book of Myths - the Original Classic Edition) Despite this, the exact origin of Greek mythology still remains a mystery. The Roman civilization started in 753 B.C.. Some say, “many Roman gods borrowed the Greek mythology and myths of Roman creation from the Greeks.” (Greek Gods vs Roman Gods). The Greek gods and goddesses were known to have personalities, human features, and traits; where Roman gods were not gender specific but fell into place with the myths that were told. The Greeks actually believed in a physical form for their gods. Based on all of the statues of the gods, the people must have portrayed with perfect muscular bodies, with enhanced facial features. While the “Roman gods were not given physical form and represented only in the imagination of the people.” (Lang, Jean. Book of Myths - the Original Classic Edition). The idea of the “after life” was different as well, for the Greeks focused more on the “Importance of the physical life on earth rather than eventuality of the afterlife.” (Lang, Jean. Book of Myths - the Original Classic Edition). The Romans on the other hand, believed that they had to strive for their place in the after life to be like the gods/goddesses and/or the mortals. The actions of the gods and mortals were very individual in the Greek culture, where for the Romans the gods and mortals were not individual what so

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