Greek Mythology Research Paper

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Mythology is a powerful thing. Evolving from fireside stories, through collective learning and into strong religions that shape cultures, it has been in use since early humans walked the Earth. It continues to influence the human cultures in many different ways. Going through the history of Mythology astronomy, great monuments, psychology, powerful gods, the Solar System and more come into play as all the myths are unfolded and the increasing complexity and Goldilocks conditions are unlocked, starting clear from Mythology’s early origin.
The origin of Mythology is a very unknown subject. Different mythologies started all over the world, in many different ways. Similarities appear through all origins, though. Mythology began as simple oral
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Thousands of stories, heroes, deities, and more accompanied the basic beliefs. These items were respected and worshipped with the utmost ability of the people who believed in them. They shaped cultures and determined human behavior (Robert). Because of this, they have survived for thousands of years. The periodic table of elements is an example of how mythology has lasted for so many years. Many of the elements that have been established on this chart were named after stories and people from ancient mythology. A few examples of this are as follows: Neptunium: symbol-Np, Atomic Number-93. This element was named after the Roman god of the sea, Neptune. Phosphorus: symbol-P, Atomic Number-15. Phosphorus was a god of light in Greek myths, which is where this element gained its name. And Copper: Symbol-Cu, Atomic Number-29. Copper was named after the island Cyprus, which is the birthplace of the Greek goddess …show more content…
There are many different beliefs as to why the stars move or shine. Zodiacs were especially important. Zodiacs were said to rule the heavens when the sun took their position on the East horizon before dawn. Some mythologies believed that the heavens were a big dome that the constellations were carved on. The Greek Titan Atlas would spin the dome on his shoulders, and that caused the stars to rise and set. Another belief is that the Sun and the Moon had children that are known as the Stars. The Sun did not like his children and tried to eat them, so they fled when he was awake. However, their mother, Moon, loved to dance with them in the night (Atsma). Those are just a few of the multiple myths concerning the

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