Greek Religions

By Didrika Fisher 7W

About

The story of how earth was created has many different versions like how earth was made by god saying things to make it happen, God fell asleep and became earth e.t.c.

But I chose the Greek version which Is sort of like Greek mythology.

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Story

In the darkness there was only Chaos. later Erebus came out of chaos, then Gaea the earth mother came out of chaos, that's how earth was made. Erebus slept with night and had produced Ether the daylight, Night alone gave birth to everything that haunts mankind. Gaea alone gave birth to Uranus the sky and eventually Gaea and Uranus gave birth to three Cyclops, three One-hundred handed ones and twelve titans. Uranus hated the one-hundred handed ones and threw them in to the deepest darkest part of the earth. Gaea was really angry so she told the titans to kill him. Uranus was killed by his son Cronos the titian of time, Cronos threw Uranus far away and turned in to the sea, later Uranus blood turned in to tree nymphs and the river nymphs. years later Cronos married his sister Rhea, they had six children, Zeus the god of lightning, Poseidon the god of the sea and earthquakes, Hades the god of the underworld, Hestia the goddess of hearth, family and domestic life, Demeter the goddess of wheat and farming and Hera the goddess of marriage and child-birth. Cronos ate his children because he thought his children will over-throw him, Rhea hated cronos and disguised Zeus and killed cronos, the other five gods/goddess survived and climbed out of their fathers stomach. Together the made the world a better place but the sky kept falling to the ground. Cronos's brother Atlas came back from the deepest part of the earth and lifted the sky up from the highest mountain there ever is.

Answers/Facts

Greek believes that that the gods still live and walk around in the human world, they aslo believe that when they die Zeus in Olympas will deicide if the person goes down to the underworld with hades of join the Olympas gods in heaven. The gods and goddesses have their own temple and shrine, so the people of Greek come to their temples and worship them. A lot more gods were formed and worshiped, some people in Greek worship them by the gods village like the place Athens is where people respect Athena the goddess of wisdom, courage, inspiration, civilization, law and justice, mathematics, strength, war strategy, the arts, crafts, and skill.