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Greek Mythology. Outcome 3.9. Mythology. The ancient Greeks developed a vast mythology to answer questions about their origins and to explain the nature of their world. . Gods and Goddesses.

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Greek mythology

Greek Mythology

Outcome 3.9


Mythology
Mythology

  • The ancient Greeks developed a vast mythology to answer questions about their origins and to explain the nature of their world.


Gods and goddesses
Gods and Goddesses

  • Greek deities fought, fell in love, experienced jealously, and played tricks on one another and on mortals.

  • They were anthropomorphic- had human characteristics.

  • They controlled everything from the movement of the stars and planets to the success or failure of a harvest.


The olympians page 162 163
The Olympians (page 162-163)

  • Zeus

  • Hera

  • Poseidon

  • Demeter

  • Hestia

  • Athena

  • Apollo

  • Arthemis

  • Hermes

  • Aphrodite

  • Hephaestos

  • Ares


Other gods goddesses
Other gods/goddesses

  • Hades- the brother of Zeus, and god of the underworld

  • Dionysus- god of wine and drama


Muses the fates and the furies
Muses, the Fates, and the Furies

  • Muses- inspired artists, writers and musicians

  • The Fates- three female deities, controlled the destinies of human beings.

  • The Furies- enforced family law and avenged those who were killed by family members.


Religious practice
Religious Practice

  • The Greeks had shrines, alters, or temples, but mostly worshiped on their own.

  • They believed in powerful oracles.

  • They also believed in omens, curses and superstitions.

  • Festivals were held to honor the gods


Death and the afterlife page 167
Death and the Afterlife (page 167)

  • Hermes

  • River Styx

  • Boatman Charon

  • Hades (the Underworld)

  • Watchdog- Cerberus


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