Greek Mythology In Sophocles Antigone

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Most people in the world have a higher power that they worship and count on to help them through the hardships of life. But, are any of the Gods real, and do they actually help and or hurt the people who pray to them? In the play Antigone many lives were lost, resulting in an overall climax to Sophocles I. By the end, most of the important characters are dead. The time setting of this play might suggest that the Gods of Greek Mythology caused the tragic events. That is completely untrue. With that being said, the best argument to prove this theory wrong is; how could the Gods do something if there is no credible proof that they actually exist? Greek Mythology is exactly what it says it is, a myth. There are three important reasons why Greek Mythology was created; to explain unnatural occurrences, to separate people into different groups, and to give rules on how to live a happy life.
The first reason; Greek Mythology was created to explain unnatural occurrences. The definition of Greek Mythology, according to dictionary.com, is; “The body of myths and teachings that belong to the ancient Greeks, concerning their gods and heroes, the nature of the world, and the origins and significance of their own cult and ritual practices”. The nature of the world was
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Greek Mythology emphasized the inferiority of the humans compared to the immortal Gods, and believing in the Gods meant striving to please them, along with trying to be your best self. According to one myth; “Humans were created with four arms, four legs, and a head with two Faces” (who was Plato), Zeus feared that the humans would be too powerful, so he would split each of them in two separate parts, and thereafter, the meaning of life was to spend all your days looking for your other half. This, along with many other things occupied people when they didn’t know what else to do with their

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