Lecture Notes Greek mythology

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Lecture Notes: Greek Mythology Like most ancient peoples, Greeks were polytheists and religion played an important part in their lives Much of Greek art and literature was closely connected with religion, so was the life of the ‘polis’ Olympian Gods Greek pantheon consisted of the 12 gods who lived on Mt. Olympus: Zeus, father of the gods Hera, his sister and wife Zeus’ siblings: Poseidon, his brother, god of the seas and earthquakes Hestia, his sister, goddess of the hearth Demeter, his sister, goddess of agriculture and marriage Zeus’ children: Aphrodite, goddess of love and beauty Apollo, god of the sun, music, poetry, and prophesy Ares, god of war Artemis, goddess of the moon and the hunt Athena, goddess of wisdom and the arts Hephaestus, god of fire and metallurgy Hermes, messenger of the gods, connected with commerce and cunning These gods were seen as behaving much like mortals, with all the foibles of humans, except they were superhuman in these as well as in their strength and immortality In contrast, Zeus, at least was seen as a source of human justice, and even the
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