The Myths And Legends Of Our Ancestors Essay

1697 Words Jun 15th, 2016 7 Pages
“Being a hero doesn’t mean you’re invincible. It just means that you’re brave enough to stand up and do what’s needed” (Riordan, ) We all know what life is like today and how our beliefs impact us, but in order to fully understand how we have gotten to here, we need to understand our origins and how we got here. In turn, we need to examine the myths and legends of our ancestors. The ancient Greeks are a great example of how we were able to exceed expectations. The Greeks believed in many gods and goddesses and worshipped them depending on what was going in their life. Their myths are a combination of these gods, the creatures, and the mortals. These myths tell the stories that the Greeks believed in, and why the myths made the them who they are.
The Greeks were devoted followers to their faith. They prayed everyday, and to the god or goddess that they believed would help them with the struggles. Whenever they had anything good happen they thanked the gods and gave them sacrifices so they would continue to receive their support. The Greeks built temples, statues, and names cities to represent those they worshipped. As well as keeping symbols of the gods in their homes.
The Greeks worshipped and paid tribute to many gods and goddesses. Each one having their own purpose in how they helped the mortals when they were in need. The most famous being the king of the gods, Zeus, and his two brothers, Hades and Poseidon. However, there were many more deities that were praised.
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