Greek Mythology

by K. Amine

What is Greek Mythology?

These myths and stores are how the greeks explain how the world came to be. The myths of ancient greece include a variety of things such as deities, demigods, monsters, gods, and heroes. They also believed that there were a lot of gods and goddesses. Greek mythology has been an influence on culture, arts, and literature of western civilization. It still remains a part of western heritage and language.

Where Did These Myths Originate?

These myths started in Greece but later have been altered and made a part of Roman mythology as well.

Who are the twelve main gods

The twelve main gods are Zeus, Hera, Poseidon, Demeter, Athena, Apollo, Artemis, Ares, Aphrodite, Hephaestus, Hermes, and Hestia. Dionysus, Hades, and Persephone were sometimes included as part of the twelve main gods. These major Greek gods and goddesses lived on Mount Olympus.

Why Did The Greeks Believe In These Myths?

Mythology was the Greeks way of explaining how things worked in the world. For example, natural disasters such as a volcano eruption can be a result of a god's mood or actions. Without these myths, the Greeks wouldn't have a way to explain occurrences in life.
Olympian Goddesses of Ancient Greek Mythology