Greece

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Greece

The maingod were:AphroditeApolloAresArtemisAthenaDemeterDionysusHadesHephaestusHeraHermesHestiaPoseidonZeus

1. Explanation of the achievement The ancient Greeks told stories about their gods. These stories are called myths (short for mythology, or stories about gods.) Stories about the ancient Greek gods are still told today.The magical world of the ancient Greek gods was a world full of bickering and fights and wars and compromise and fear and fun and punishment and love. Many myths were based on the fact that gods, like mortal men, could be punished or rewarded for their actions

Greek MythsBy: Amanda Sherman

2. How achievement impacted that civilizationMyths influenced the society of Greece in many ways. Heroes described in myths, were famous all over Greece, and were worshipped as demi-Gods, as temples were built for them. About Gods, they played a huge role in Greeks' lives. All their festivals had origins in myths about Gods, or where organized in order to celebrate the Gods. When they had to take an important decision, they asked the Gods (through a clairvoyant), and always made sacrifices in order to be sure that the had the Gods by their side in battles, etc.. sacrifices in order to be sure that the had the Gods by their side in battles, etc. The myths also explained how things came to be, so it gave the Greeks a sense of unnatural things.

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3. How achievement lived on in future societies Greek myths help us today because they show us what the Greeks thought and what they believed in. Furthermore, many book authors including Rick Riordan (Percy Jackson and the Olympians), Robert Graves(The White Goddess), etc. The Olympic games are an example of a common, modern influence directly related to Greek mythology. The Olympic games occur once every four years, and they originated in Greece. These games were held in honor of Zeus, (who is the God of all Gods). The Olympics were not the only games that were held in honor of the gods. The Pythian games were held in honor of Apollo the sun god. The Isthmian games were held in honor of Poseidon, the sea god. The prizes for winning these games were the fame and glory, also the winner’s faces are put on coins. Today, we still celebrate the Olympic games.


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