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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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