How Did Rhea Influence Ancient Greece

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The Greeks needed to have a reason to explain their beliefs, they truly believed everything was controlled by a greater power. All living things must be controlled by different gods. The belief in the many Gods provided a feeling of security. Ancient Greeks were very spiritual and also philosophical. Most Greek Gods have human personality and appearances. Rhea was thought to be of pre-Hellenic in origin. She was called the Great Mother of the Gods. Rhea’s official Roman name was Mater Deum Magna Idaea (Great idaean Month of the Gods). Rhea had the power to nurture and had the ability to provide fertility to the soil, earth, as well as women and motherhood. Rhea spent most of her time at Mount Olympus with the other gods.
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