And Its History
In Ancient Greece they would use mythology to explain everyday life in story form. They used gods in their stories to explain aspects of everyday life. Ancient Greeks believed that their Gods had enormous powers, and that they were able to control nature in all its forms. The interesting part is that it was Greeks themselves who appointed all this power to their Gods, yet, they were full of respect and fear for them. Gods were worshiped in temples erected for them, and there was always a person, a priestess mostly, that could communicate with the God and interpret his will. In the afterlife Hades ruled by the Lord of the Dead, also known as Hades. Within this misty realm, however, were different planes of existence the dead could inhabit. If they had lived a good life and were remembered by the living they could enjoy the sunny pleasures of Elysium; if they were wicked then they fell into the darker pits of Tartarus while, if they were forgotten, they wandered eternally in the bleakness of the land of Hades.