Greek & Roman Religion

By: Annika Azarcon

Greek Religion

The Greeks worshipped many gods and goddesses, each with different personalities and different things they ruled over. Greek myths explained where gods and goddesses came from and their individual relations with humans. They worshipped their gods in sanctuaries. Sanctuaries were sacred. There they sacrificed animals like goats and sheep to their gods. The ancient Greeks believed that Mount Olympus, the highest mountain in mainland Greece was the home of the gods.

Roman Religion

In some ways Roman religion is a lot like Greek religion, but in other ways it is very different. Like the Greeks, the Romans thought that there were many gods and that these gods each controlled different parts of the world, the Romans were more interested in legal contracts and less about balance than Greeks. People should sacrifice to the gods so that the gods would help them in return. For the Romans, as well, their emperors were gods, or something close to gods.