Did you know that one-eighth of Greeks still believe in Gods and Goddess? In Greek mythology back in the olden times people couldn 't explain phenomenons, so they made them up. For example, if you go out to sea and a huge storm starts people will blame you for not thanking the sea god Poseidon. These mythological people were all put into different categories. The god that I choose is Hades.
Unlike other civilizations, when the Greeks founded a colony, that colony became independent from its motherland. This independence in a foreign land may have led to divergences in culture, due to native influences and spacial remoteness from the Greek mainland. It seems, though, these colonies retained their Greek heritage, demonstrated by their styles of pottery, their burial customs, and construction of the polis. In addition, literary works help explain the nature of colonization and the motivation for colonization. While the accepted opinion on why the Greeks colonized provides the simplified answer of trade and overpopulation, it does not take into account the colonists themselves.
Why does Athena approach Telemachus disguised? Greek Gods aren’t usually seen unless the God wants you to see them, but why doesn’t Athena want Telemachus to know it’s her? I would think that having Athena disguised as an old friend would have it cut to the chase, because if Telemachus were to be approached by Athena,
Ancient Greek religion was heavily established in the social and political institutions of their world (Larson 4). Religion for the ancient Greeks was very individualistic, and as a group, society held no doubt that the gods existed and exercised control over life and death. The roles of the gods in Greek religion were influenced by the Greeks’ own belief, ensuring that their gods’ roles were “to guarantee and enforce moral conduct rather than define it.” (5). For each Greek polis, there was a “local pantheon” they uniquely worshipped, but as a collective group, there was a core group of 12-13 gods that mostly all poleis worshipped. This core group included Demeter, who was worshipped together with her daughter, Persephone (25).
She flew around and rewarded victory to the worthy. Interestingly, for a goddess of such fame, there isn 't a lot of mythology about Nike (Greek mythology). Most tales of Nike are intermixed with tales of Athena (Greek mythology), the goddess of War and Strategy. Nike and Athena were both said to be among the few gods to stand by the side of Zeus, king of the gods, in the famous war against the king of monsters Typhon for control of Olympus. For a goddess of Victory and fame their isn’t much Mythology about her her only Mythology is in the Titan war.
Although Zeus and Hades were brothers there were barely, if any, similarities between the two. In fact, the two were basically polar opposites. However even with their many differences they still shared one or two similarities. One being brothers, as I mentioned before the two got along quite well until they drew for their share of the world and Zeus was declared ruler of the world and Hades was sent down to the underworld where he ruled. That brings up one of their other similarities, the both were both gods.
Zeus and Poseidon took over the skies and the seas so by the time Hades got to choose he only had one choice and that was the underworld. Along with being the all powerful ruler of the underworld, Hades is also the god of wealth (which is something I did not know prior to my research). This could also be attributed the the huge amount of greed Hades possesses. Hades is married to Persephone. Persephone is the daughter of Demeter.
In some accounts, she gave up her seat as one of the Twelve Olympians in favor of Dionysus, and she plays little role in Greek myths. Her counterpart Vesta, however, was a major deity of the Roman state. Poseidon (Ποσειδῶν, Poseidōn) God of the sea, rivers, floods, droughts, and earthquakes. He is a son of Cronus and Rhea and brother to Zeus and Hades. He rules one of the three realms of the universe as king of the sea and the waters.
However, they had their differences. One of their differences, was their culture. Every civilization had their own different cultures, but for empires that were fairly close their cultures were polar opposites. The Greeks were polytheistic and they believed that their gods embodied nature and they would believe that sacrifices and gifts would please the gods. The Greeks also believed that they could be able to predict the future by contacting oracles who believed that they could speak to the Gods.