Greek Mythology

Greek Mythology- The mythological teaching of the Greek that involved gods, goddesses, titans, demigods, heroes, and mythological creatures, to explain the makings and function of the universe.

The Greek universe is massive and very thought out, including many major gods and goddesses as well as minor ones that were in control of less important aspects of life.

For some background knowledge on origins of greek mythology:                                          All Greek titans and gods were created by gaia (the Earth) who had given birth to uranus  (the Sky) who fertilized her and they bore the twelve titans, six males and six females.  From there no more titans were born but the cyclops and 100-hand ones, who were cast into tartarus (abyss) by uranus.

The most know titan (Cronos) was convinced by his mother to kill his father uranus and became king of the titans with is sister and wife rhea.  Together they has six children, and after Cronos betrayed his father he worried his children would do the same and he ate them, but rhea hid the oldest, Zeus, and when he was full grown he gave Cronos a drink that forced him to vomit, spitting out the other children ( who had become full grown).  They become the six major gods of Greek mythology.  The other major gods were theyre offspring, and some were minor gods or creatures.

The Greeks had created these tales and myths to explain how the world works and how the different aspects of their life came together.  Ancient Greece was made up of many city-states. Those city-states all had a temple for their god, all of them believed in all their gods, but they had one major god for each of their city-states.  depending on which god they had a temple for, determined how they lived their lives.

-Cameron Jones

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