The Mythology Of Ancient Greek And Roman Daily Life Essay

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Religion was an important part of Ancient Greek and Roman daily life as they strongly believe in their gods and goddesses. Both the Romans and the Greeks believed that different gods were responsible for different things.
Religion was important to the Ancient Greeks as they believed that it would make their lives better while they were living and take care of them in the afterlife. The Ancient Greeks had many gods, half gods, and beings with special or godlike powers. The Ancient Greeks believed there were many different gods and goddesses who controlled everything in their lives and the environment. They imagined that the gods lived together, as a family, up on the top of Mount Olympus. The Greeks didn 't see the gods and goddesses as perfect but as people who they could relate too. In the Greek myths the gods argue, fall in love, get jealous of each other and make mistakes. Myths are usually about something important and meaningful. The myths were stories created to teach the people of Greece about events that they could not always understand like illness, death, floods and earthquakes. They felt it was important to please the gods; happy gods helped and protected you while unhappy gods punished you, there was a god for every aspect of their lives. The Ancient Greeks worshiped their gods every day.
The Ancient Greeks would pray on their feet, with their hands up to the sky while they were praising the heavenly gods like Zeus but if they wanted to worship Hades (the King of…

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