By: Samantha Phillips
Why is Greek Mythology Important?
Greek Mythology was used as a means to explain the environment in which humankind lived, the natural phenomena they witnessed and the passing of time through the days, months, and seasons. Myths were also intricately connected to religion in the Greek world and explained the origin and lives of the gods, It was also said that Greek Mythology gave advice on the best way to lead a happy life.
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Effect on the Modern World
The drug morphine takes its name from the Greek God of Sleep, Morpheus. "Venereal disease" is a rather unflattering reference to Venus.
A "Herculean task," for example, is one that requires great effort. This phrase comes from a myth about the Twelve Labors of Hercules.
We call computer viruses "Trojans," a rather unfair comparison with the Trojans, as we're actually referring to the Greek-built Trojan horse, used by the Greeks to infiltrate Troy and end the Trojan War.