Essay on Greek Gods Vs. Greek Mythology

825 Words Jun 15th, 2016 4 Pages
Mythology provides insight and a physical form to human attributes such as human belief, experience, and consciousness. Mythology is most recognizably characterized by gods and goddesses who are immortal and hold divinely power. The all powerful Zeus, King of Mount Olympus, was a sky god that controlled lightning and thunder and was often referred to as the “Father of Gods and men” (“Zeus • Facts and Information on Greek God of the Sky Zeus”). Poseidon, God of the sea, wielded a trident and was known to be vengeful. Hades, God of the Underworld, was well known for his rule over the underworld and for deceiving Persephone to make her his queen. These are a few renowned Greek gods from Greek mythology. Greek mythology is far more distinguished and prominent compared to the Roman mythology. Greek mythology prevails over Roman mythology in many aspects.
Views of afterlife between Greek and Roman mythology differ strongly. Roman mythology’s view of afterlife consisted of mortals “earning a place among the gods” (“Greek Gods vs Roman Gods”). A mortal’s afterlife was based upon the actions the mortal had taken while they were alive. However, Greek mythology’s afterlife is importantly focused on the “physical life on earth” and mortals are “rewarded and remembered for their good deeds on earth” (“Greek Gods vs Roman Gods”). Greek mythology focuses on the accomplishments and the hurdles that were overcome instead of accomplishments done in vain in order to go to heaven.

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