By: Ashley, Payton, Patience, Sophie
History of Greek mythology
- In Greek mythology there is no single original text like the Christian Bible that introduces all of the myths’ characters or to live by. The earliest Greek myths were an oral tradition that started in the Bronze Age. The first written cosmogony was made around 700BC. They had, and still have gods for almost every element. They were known as the first Western civilization. Greeks were polytheistic in their religious beliefs. The most powerful and most known greek gods were the Olympians.
Greek Archaic period
The Greek Archaic time period ended with persians being ejected from greece for good after the war of plateas and Mykale in 479 BCE.
*BCE: before common era
Who believed in Greek mythology?
Gods and Goddesses
• Zeus: the king of the Olympians
• Hera: the queen of the Olympians
• Hermes: the messenger of the Olympians
• Aphrodite: the goddess of love and beauty
• Ares: the god of war
• Demeter: the goddess of agriculture
• Hephaestus: the god of fire and metal-working
• Poseidon: the god of the sea
• Athena: the goddess of wisdom
• Artemis: the goddess of the hunt
• Apollo: the god of the sun and music
• Hestia: goddess of the home and hearth
• Hades: lord of the underworld and ruler of the dead