The Role Of The Gods In Greek Mythology

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Throughout all the myths and stories, the lesson that is so obviously told is do not anger the Gods. Yes, to them the Gods were the creators of their world as they knew it. Yes, they felt that the Gods should be worshipped by making temples and statues, but there comes a point were the people all around Greece lived in fear of disappointing or angering the Gods. These myths floating around Greece tell both of love, loss, heartbreak, etc. The relationship between the Gods and humans was a complicated one. The Gods think because they have the special powers to change the weather, the sea, or the ground they walk on that they can do basically whatever they want. They rape all kinds of men, women, and creatures because they want them. They punish those who offend them, but do not look at the whole story of what happened. Admittedly, they do reward those who are pure of heart, kind to others, and loyal to themselves. The relationship between…show more content…
The Gods felt that they had every right to do what they did when they did it just because they were Gods. Human beings were just the lesser people that were created to worship them. In the God’s they were perfect and did everything without mistake. When humans challenged them, their automatic instinct was punishment. Heaven forbid, that there would be a mortal that was slightly better at something than a god was. The stories of Lycaon, Actaeon, Arachne, and so many others prove this to be true. They just cannot handle themselves not being perfect in their responsibilities. The Gods did have a heart every once in awhile like with the couple of Baucis and Philemon, but it would never last. The myths that stand out and everyone knows are the ones were the Gods are doing something considered wrong. The relationship between the Gods and mortals still continues on in many different forms today. It seems to be the same old stories with some new faces telling
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