Greek Mythology : A Source Of Worship For Some, And Entertainment

1369 Words Apr 21st, 2016 6 Pages
Medusa, Zeus, Aphrodite, Hades, Pygmalion. Greek mythology is a source of worship for some, and entertainment for others. Greek mythology dates back to 900BC, and is known as a body of teachings concerning their Gods, Hero’s, and the nature of the world. Greek mythology, as in other ancient cultures, was used as a means to explain the environment in which humankind lived, the natural phenomena they witnessed and the passing of time through the days, months, and seasons. Myths were also intricately connected to religion in the Greek world and explained the origin and lives of the gods, where humanity had come from and where it was going after death, and gave advice on the best way to lead a happy life. Finally, myths were used to re-tell historical events so that people could maintain contact with their ancestors, the wars they fought, and the places they explored. In the literary world, Greek mythology has sparked inspiration for a wide variety of stories, adaptations, and films. From the historical myths, cultural beliefs, and literary adaptations, Greek mythology has had a large impact on the world.
Greek mythology, are the beliefs and ritual observances of the ancient Greeks, who became the first Western civilization about 2000 BC. It consists mainly of a body of diverse stories and legends about a variety of gods. Greek mythology had become fully developed by about the 700s BC. Three classic collections of myths—Theogony by the poet Hesiod and the Iliad and the Odyssey…

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