Religion In Ancient Greek Mythology

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Religion and Mythology in Ancient Greece were looked upon with the highest importance, the Greek myths and tales of religion explained the unexplainable, gave reason to live and a sense of stability to a community.

Ancient Greek myths can make the protagonist or other main character a role model in the way that they author writes them. The reader can also obtain life lessons from the myth or legend. A worthy instance of this is the Ancient Greek god Apollo, who is a wealthy king a, affectionate father, a dependable son, the founder of sports and music. Apollo is a good role model for people who grow up reading a myth or myths with Apollo in it.

An example of another way that myths can influence the reader, is when a character in the myth goes through a story that can be relatable to the readers and it can be understood as a life lesson when looked at closer. Myths and Legends were frequently spoken and taught to younger children, so it was quite common for Myths and Legends to play a important role in the upbringing of a Child.
An example of a life lesson in a myth is in the Iliad. The myth states that Penelope was the wife of
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Greeks often worshipped in sanctuaries, a sanctuary was a sacred place set apart for worshipping. A sanctuary included a temple with an image of a God. The God that was displayed in that temple depended on certain natural surroundings. For example a temple of Poseidon would be near the sea. Outside the temple there was an outdoor alter. Alters were a main feature of rituals in Ancient Greece where animals were sacrificed. Animals included oxen, goats and sheep, after the animals were sacrificed, participants of the sacrifice would eat the meat of the sacrificed animals. A well-known tradition, even to this day, the Olympics were held in honour of Zeus the Greek

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