Greek Gods/Dieties Includes Specifics About: Zeus, Where Gods Resided, Lower Gods, Why They Were Important, & Gods In General (Bibliographic Sources Included)

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This essay is about the Ancient Greek Dieties. In this essay, I will be stating a few things about the Greek gods like, information about the gods in general, the highest god, Zeus, all the lower gods, where the gods lived, and why they were so important.First, what and who were the Greek Gods? Have you even heard of them? Well if gods, doesn't ring a bell, maybe a few names of popular gods will. Zeus, the high god, ruled over all the gods (Greece over...). Aphrodite, the goddess of love, ruled over the powers of love and affection (MacDonald...61). Another popular god was Athena. She was the goddess of wisd ...view middle of the document...

Zeus was married to a goddess named Hera, who was the goddess of marriage, and also Zeus's sister (Pearson...12).Third, I shall tell you about a few of the other gods besides the ones mentioned above. Not as important, but still gods, there were Hermes, Zeus's Messenger; Apollo, a foreteller of the future; and Artemis, Athena's sister, and goddess of the hunt. Those were just a few of the many ruling gods of Ancient Greece (Martell...31).Also, the gods resided on mount Olympus (Hazen...24). There were many places built, and dedicated to the gods. They were made in hopes that the god or gods would take pity on them and appreciate the human's effort to please them. One of the most popular shrines built for the gods was the Parthenon, which contained statues of many gods, but is currently in ruins due to an explosion of gunpowder (Wilson...114).Lastly, the gods were an important part of Greek life. Most Greeks believed that gods controlled their fate, and how happy or sorrowful their life was. If you angered the gods, there was a good chance they would make your life miserable. Some gods were more forgiving, but some were offended more easily than others (Burial Rituals...).To sum everything up, the gods were immortals that ruled Ancient Greece, their leader was Zeus, a few lower gods were Athena, Atremis, Apollo, Aphrodite, and Hermes, he gods ruled from Mount Olympus and they were a huge part of Greek life.


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