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Greek Mythology. WHI.5. Essential Understanding. Greek mythology was based on a polytheistic religion that was integral to culture , politics, and art in ancient Greece. Many of Western civilization’s symbols , metaphors, words, and idealized images come from ancient Greek mythology.

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essential understanding
Essential Understanding
  • Greek mythology was based on a polytheistic religion that was integral to culture, politics, and art in ancient Greece.
  • Many of Western civilization’s symbols, metaphors, words, and idealized images come from ancient Greek mythology.
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Greek Mythology
  • Based on polytheistic religion
  • Offered explanations of natural phenomena, human qualities, and life events
greek gods and goddesses
Greek gods and goddesses
  • Zeus
  • Hera
  • Apollo
  • Artemis
  • Aphrodite
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Zeus
  • King of the Gods
  • Ruler of Mount Olympus
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Hera
  • Zeus’ Significant other
  • Goddess of Marriage and Motherhood
apollo
Apollo
  • God of the Sun
artemis
Artemis
  • Goddess of the Hunt
aphrodite
Aphrodite
  • Goddess of Beauty
athena
Athena

Goddess of Wisdom

Patron god of Athens

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Greek Gods and Goddesses
  • Symbols and images in Western literature, art, and architecture