The Greek Mythology has no record of when it started, but it it was around 700 years before the Roman empire; before written time. The origin was also something that has been a struggle we don 't know how the Mythology started for the Greek but the Roman got theirs from the Greeks.
There was a life on earth and an afterlife for the Gods. The Greek Gods had their own personal appearances so beautiful that people would be attracted to them so they may make their heroes unlike the Romans who were only imagination. The Greeks were more worried about their life on earth rather that their afterlife but the Romans believed in rewards and punishment depending on what you did on earth.
The Roman Religion was believed in someone always watching over you. The first citizens believed that their ancestors and spirits were watching over them until they added the Capitoline Triad, which gave them Mars, god of war, Jupiter, god of the sky, his wife Juno, goddess of marriage, and his daughter Minerva, goddess of wisdom. The Romans adopted the Greek mythology and to avoid the hazard of religious zeal in a city they adopted their own patron in a city like Athens …show more content…
The Roman only emphasized on the major gods Jupiter, the sky god, Neptune, the sea god, Pluto, the god of the underworld, and Juno, marriage goddess. However, there were a number of minor gods Nemesis revenge goddess, Cupid love god, Pax peace god, and the lesser gods Minerva wisdom goddess, Diana goddess of th moon and the hunt, Apollo god of the sun and the arts, Vulcan fire and blacksmith god, and Venus Beauty and love goddess.
There are cults in the name of the gods in a way to worship them. Bacchus where everybody does nothing but get intoxicated, so todays fraternities. There were also Imperial cults but you may only be accepted if you are believed to be a god or a child of one.
The Greek culture affected our everyday life from our government to our education. They created democracy, the alphabet, libraries, the olympics, math, science, architecture, and lighthouses. Democracy system started in Athens, where it started as a Monarch, the grew to an Oligarchy, until it finally reached a Democracy.
The Olympic games are an example of modern influence directly related to Greek mythology. The games had occurred every four years. They were held in honor of Zeus, however it was not to only games held in honor of the gods. The Pythian held in honor of Apollo, The Isthmian held in honor of Poseidon. The prizes were fame and glory and you face on a