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    Greek Mythology Greek Mythology IINTRODUCTION Greek Mythology‚ set of diverse traditional tales told by the ancient Greeks about the exploits of gods and heroes and their relations with ordinary mortals. The ancient Greeks worshiped many gods within a culture that tolerated diversity. Unlike other belief systems‚ Greek culture recognized no single truth or code and produced no sacred‚ written text like the Bible or the Qur’an. Stories about the origins and actions of Greek divinities varied widely

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    For my DIY course‚ I had researched mythology‚ mainly Greek mythology though. So in the beginning of Greek mythology‚ the first gods were Gaea‚ the Earth and Uranus‚ the Sky and Heavens. Some stories say that Gaea had made Uranus. Together they had twelve children in all and they were known as the first generation of Titans. Six of them were females and their names were Mnemosyne‚ Phoebe‚ Rhea‚ Theia‚ Themis and Tethys. The six males were named Coeus‚ Cronus‚ Crius‚ Hyperion‚ Iapetus‚ and Oceanus

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    Greek Mythology: How it Relates to Greek Religion and Culture Ancient Greeks believed in a series of myths‚ which explained nature‚ set the moral code for the Greek people‚ and some were just entertaining stories. These myths turned the Greek world from a world of fear into a world of wondrous beauty. Many of these gods and goddesses were associated with a particular task or activity (Buxton). The Greek people believed that the gods were incorporated into every aspect of their lives. The Ancient

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    Greek mythology in western art and literature With the rediscovery of classical antiquity in Renaissance‚ the poetry of Ovid became a major influence on the imagination of poets and artists and remained a fundamental influence on the diffusion and perception of Greek mythology through subsequent centuries.[2] From the early years of Renaissance‚ artists portrayed subjects from Greek mythology alongside more conventional Christian themes. Among the best-known subjects of Italian artists are Botticelli

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    Greek Mythology  I  INTRODUCTION  Temple of Apollo at Didyma  The Greeks built the Temple of Apollo at Didyma‚ Turkey (about 300 bc). The temple supposedly housed an oracle  who foretold the future to those seeking knowledge. The predictions of the oracles‚ delivered in the form of riddles‚  often brought unexpected results to the seeker. With Ionic columns reaching 19.5 m (64 ft) high‚ these ruins  suggest the former grandeur of the ancient temple.  Bernard Cox/Bridgeman Art Library‚ London/New York 

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    Mythology Functions Even though many believe mythology was written just to satisfy‚ it actually serves as an explanation. These tales written by Ancient Greeks were not written just to entertain‚ but for a purpose. Mythology is an important factor which helps discover secrets of our race. Using these myths‚ natural phenomena is explained‚ morality is taught‚ and man’s greatest hopes and deepest fears are revealed. Still today these stories are looked at to explain everyday events. An example

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    Ancient Greeks lived a very unique lifestyle in their times. They knew no one of Greece. This helped them to live by their own ways and not follow anything that happened outside of Greece because they simply could not. In parts of Greek mythology gods could not interfere with fate and gods intervened directly in mortals lives. There were many examples of these things happening. One aspect learned in the Voyage of Odysseus was gods could not interfere with fate. There were many encounters

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    Greek Mythology Mythology was an integral part of the lives of all ancient peoples. The myths of Ancient Greece are the most familiar to us‚ for they are deeply entrenched in the consciousness of Western civilization. The myths were accounts of the lives of the deities whom the Greeks worshipped. The Greeks had many deities‚ including 12 principal ones‚ who lived on Mt. Olympus. The myths are all things to all people – a rollicking good yarn‚ expressions of deep psychological insights‚ words of

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    Greek Mythology Essay Topic 2 In today’s society‚ both men and women have their own individual rights and freedom. However‚ in ancient Greek mythology‚ their story of all the Gods and Goddesses showed specific roles for both male and female that carried on for a long time in society. Their myth of Gods and their power affected their places‚ roles and even mental behavior as well. Those stories that described each god and how they involved in the mortal world later affected how gender applied in

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    a man of perfection; courageous‚ intelligent‚ selfless‚ handsome‚ etc. When comparing the stories of our Greek heroes traditionally versus modernly‚ we will notice that the flaws they once portrayed have either been glamorized‚ or are no longer present. They have been simplified to fit our ideal modern day hero. We’ve all heard the story of Heracles‚ but those who have never studied mythology only know Disney’s version. When comparing the modern day movie Hercules with the traditional story of Heracles

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