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Greek Mythology

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  1. Greek Mythology

  2. Myth • Usually about gods with greater powers than humans • Explain the origins of the world • “Mythology” is the word used to describe all the myths of a particular society

  3. Purpose of myths • Explain how things came to be • Teach people about the values and beliefs that are important in their society • Contain deep religious significance to those who believe them

  4. gods • Zeus-ruler of the gods • Poseidon-god of the sea • Hades-god of the underworld • Ares-god of war • Hephaestus- god of metalworking • Hermes-messenger of the gods

  5. goddesses • Aphrodite-goddess of love • Artemis-goddess of the hunt • Athena-goddess of war • Demeter-goddess of agriculture • Hera-protector of marriage • Hestia-goddess of home