Greco-Roman mythology is rich in human names, characters, events, culture, traditions. They had a dozens of Gods, Goddesses who had a structured pattern as to the ways in which mortal humans associated themselves for various traditions , events and cultural practices to demonstrate their power relations in Greek and Roman myths. Power, without any hesitation, can be termed as a driving force for humans as well as gods themselves. Power is capacity or ability to direct or influence the behavior of others or the course of events. The interesting part about these myths has been the incredible relationship and power sharing.
The Pompeii residents believed these deities controlled their lives and as a result, dedicated a great deal of their time to worshipping them.  Temples to worship gods were built throughout the Roman Empire, including Pompeii. Temples generally followed the same building pattern with the inside of the temple being extraordinarily decorated and at the centerpiece, a statue of a god. There would also have been augurs, who were priests or officials that interpreted the will of the gods by studying the flight of birds, which were also present in Pompeii.  Besides the flight of birds, some augurs used the entrails of dead animals to predict the future.
They also prayed for them not to die and for super human powers. Today there are so many things like the shoe brand that you didn't know had something to do with nike the goddess of victory. Did you know that Zeus, basically the king of the gods said that he would protect nike forever and keep her close to him. Did you know that nike I was also a messenger? Nike was sometimes a messenger for the gods.
Greek Mythology is based off of myths about gods, goddesses, heroes, and monsters. There are many stories about their lives and what they are known for. Although Persephone is best known for the Queen of the Underworld, she is also known for natures control and myth influence on the modern day world. Persephone is the daughter of Zues, King of the gods, and Demeter, goddess of agriculture(Wickersham). Her name is translated to "Kore" which means "maiden" and she is also the goddess of fertility ("EleusianMysteriesCelebrated").As she was growing up, she would travel around the world with her mother.
DEMETER: What was the philosophy behind the agriculture in Ancient Greece? Was it an unknown reason behind the growth of plants? Why didn’t the plants grow all time round the year? Could it be a god behind the scenes and their power causing fertile land? Demeter was a great Goddess from Greek Mythology and played a big role in the philosophy of plants.
Egyptians believed in over 700 gods, which is known as polytheism. Two of the most important ones were Amon-Ra and Osiris. Amon-Ra represented the natural life on earth. Osiris was related to the more spiritual and social life on earth and in the afterworld. Isis was the wife of Osiris who gave women the rights in marriage such as the ability to divorce or remarry and even inherit property.
1)Athena Athena is a goddess of war. She is the representation of goddess in Greek Mythology . That 's because she invents many tools such as weeding hoe, tank, ship, flute and pot. Since people use these tools widely, so many people follow the Athena and give many sacrifices to her.
Mayans were an extremely advanced civilization. Why? Their lives revolved around their religion. Lot’s of acts were done out of the benefit for the gods. Starting with religion and following into, arts, sciences and warfare, each had religion dipped in the roots to show the gods the undying faith of the Mayans.
In Greek mythology, Persephone was the queen of the Underworld. Her name can be translated to variations of “she who destroys the light” (Lindermans). By many, she was also known as Kore (the Maiden), the Greek goddess of spring. Persephone was the daughter to Zeus and Demeter, both of whom are Olympian gods/goddesses. She is typically depicted holding either a torch or bundles of wheat.
Out of all the Greek gods and goddesses, one of the most powerful Greek goddess who had a huge impact in later time periods and western civilization was Athena. Athena was the Greek goddess of wisdom, skill, strategy, civilization, laws, warfare, and inspiration. “The Greek goddess of warfare and wisdom sacred animal was an owl and her sacred plant was the olive tree.” “She doesn’t ever fall in love or have children.” Athena has impacted western civilizations in many ways such as art, architecture, and myths.
An epic poem is a long narrative poem that is usually about heroic deeds and events that are significant to the culture of the poet. The epic hero is the central figure that reflects the values and heroic ideals of a particular society. Beowulf and Odysseus have qualities that are both similar and very different. The major and most obvious similarity is that they are both heroes. These classic epic stories are about two men and what they went through to achieve fame and glory.
Impacts of Ancient Rome and Ancient Greece on America Most of America considers itself a “Great” nation. Whether this means powerful, intelligent, flourishing, thriving, et cetera, is unclear. In order to explore where America obtained the inspiration for its greatness, I am going to walk through the influence of the great Greek and Roman cultures and Empires (so to speak). These ancient civilizations were among the first that had governments of democracy and sophistication, of elections and thriving economies on a mass scale.
The Olympics began centuries upon centuries ago. Most people today recognize the Olympics as a game between countries where skilled athletes from many parts of the world come to compete. But, people may not know or understand how the Olympics came to be, and what contributing factors influenced ancient civilizations and society. In these next paragraphs, I will be explaining the benefits of the ancient Olympic games.
How did geography effect in Greek history? Or in other words what effects did geography have on Ancient Greece positive and negative? Well you could start by saying how the mountains served as natural barriers and divided ancient Greece. The mountains in Ancient Greece had a lot to do with some negative and also positive effects on Greece.