Greek Mythology: The Greek Gods

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When thinking of Mythology I imagine the Great Gods of Olympus, The three Godly Brothers Zeus, Poseidon, and Hades. Others may imagine the Pantheon of Gods Rome Provides Jupiter, Neptune, and Pluto. Even though Rome and Greece may be different their gods are nearly identical some believe the Romans stole and claimed the Greek gods as their own and were a godless Warring city beforehand but perhaps a little more education will help free us of this mind set. When Roman Culture came into contact with Greek Culture mainly their Gods and Goddesses they didn’t steal their stories and change their names. They already had their own Gods and Goddesses so it went more like this, “I don’t get it, They have no Venus. Which Deity is the closest to Her attributes? ...Aphrodite? Alright then. Their equivalent is Aphrodite. We can roll with that.” (Iulla) Did the Romans “steal” the Greek gods?) Greek influence had affected the Romans for a while and eventually their cultures mixed and adapted. Rome did have some Deities that they did not change under Greek influence, but for the time being they are similar. There are a few Gods that no one could ever say Rome stole. Janus was considered one of Rome’s most important God’s He was the God of beginnings and…show more content…
The most renowned Gods and Goddesses are the Olympians, 12 deities, some being Zeus, Hera, Poseidon, and Hades. A God that is not well known is Hephaestus, son of Hera and Zeus, God of Blacksmiths, Sculptors, Fire, and Volcanoes also the master craftsman of the Gods crafting Zeus’s mighty lightning bolt.(No Author) Hephaestus) Hermes was the Greek god of commerce, son of Zeus and Maia known for being swift footed Hermes is the link between the mortal world and Olympus he is also the guide for souls heading to the underworld.(No Author) Hermes) The Greeks had a God for almost anything imaginable including war, The afterlife, and
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