Ancient Greek Gods and Culture

Julia Ross - 8.3

To the people of Ancient Greece, the gods explained virtually every natural phenomenon known to them. When Kronos and his Titans lost the battle against Zeus in the book Heroes, Gods, and Monsters of the Greek Myths, they disappeared and were never found again, but "sometimes mountains still explode in fire and the earth still quakes, and no one knows exactly why" (Evslin 5). Volcanic eruptions and earthquakes were not simply nature to the Ancient Greeks, they were the rumblings of Kronos and the Titans.
After Arachne boasted that her skills were better than that of Athena, Athena had challenged Arachne to prove herself. Both of them had woven beautiful tapestries, but Arachne's were simple. Athena's comeback was so tragic, too real, for literally anyone in Lydia to handle; it was "the future of man" (Evslin 13).
Not only did Greek mythology impact Ancient Greece, it also impacts our culture today. For example, the Olympic Games every four years. They were invented to honor Zeus; the God of the Gods. Not only these, but Greek architecture is common today as well, temples originally made for worshipping the Greek gods. And of course, Greek mythology impacts the entertainment industry, with the "Percy Jackson" series and the movie "Hercules".