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Purposes of Greek Mythology. English I. Apollo. The Three Purposes of Mythology. To entertain To explain things in nature To emphasize values or beliefs of the Greeks. Athena. Beliefs/Values of Greek Mythology. #1: Respect for the gods Respect the gods, adhering to rituals of reverence.

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the three purposes of mythology
The Three Purposes of Mythology
  • To entertain
  • To explain things in nature
  • To emphasize values or beliefs of the Greeks

Athena

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Beliefs/Values of Greek Mythology
  • #1: Respect for the gods
  • Respect the gods, adhering to rituals of reverence.

Aphrodite

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Beliefs/Values of Greek Mythology
  • #2: The power of the gods
  • Do not challenge a god in any way.

Hermes

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Beliefs/Values of Greek Mythology
  • #3: Pride
  • Overbearing pride (hubris) will lead to one’s downfall (stubborn foolishness).

Hestia

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Beliefs/Values of Greek Mythology
  • #4: Prophecy
  • A prophecy is inevitable and unavoidable.

Poseidon

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Beliefs/Values of Greek Mythology
  • #5: Family
  • Family loyalty is very highly valued.

Artemis

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Beliefs/Values of Greek Mythology
  • #6: Hospitality
  • Always exhibit the highest level of hospitality to guests, including strangers and beggars.

Ares

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Beliefs/Values of Greek Mythology
  • #7: Burial
  • Everyone must have a proper burial, even an enemy.

Hades

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Beliefs/Values of Greek Mythology
  • #8: Revenge
  • Revenge is an acceptable act of retribution, often seen as necessary for maintaining one’s honor and dignity.

Hera

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Beliefs/Values of Greek Mythology
  • #9: Promises/Oaths
  • A promise or an oath is a sacred bond that should not be broken.

Zeus

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Beliefs/Values of Greek Mythology
  • #10: Loyalty
  • Loyalty is highly rewarded virtue, while betrayal is a harshly punished vice.

Eros