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  Greek Gods and Religious Practices | Thematic Essay | Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Greek myths explained the origins of the gods and their individual relations with mankind.
Foremost was Zeus, the sky god and father of the gods, to whom the ox and the oak tree were sacred; his two brothers, Hades and Poseidon, reigned over the Underworld and the sea, respectively.
For instance, the temple at Sounion dedicated to Poseidon, god of the sea, commands a spectacular view of the water on three sides, and the Parthenon on the rocky Athenian Akropolis celebrates the indomitable might of the goddess Athena.
www.metmuseum.org /toah/hd/grlg/hd_grlg.htm   (902 words)

  Greek Mythology - MSN Encarta
Greek mythology was like a complex and rich language, in which the Greeks could express a vast range of perceptions about the world.
A Greek city-state devoted itself to a particular god or group of gods in whose honor it built temples.
The Greek gods resembled human beings in their form and in their emotions, and they lived in a society that resembled human society in its levels of authority and power.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761570116/Greek_Mythology.html   (558 words)

 Greek mythology, ancient greek myths. Greek gods and heroes.
But in the ancient Greek language, a "myth" (mythos - ìýèïò) meant simply a "traditional tale", and these tales, usually of gods and heroes, were held to be true stories about the ancient past.
To make matters worse, all greek mythology came to us written in ancient greek (of course!) so translating to English or any other language was not an easy task.
No matter what the variations are of each story the bottom line is that the ancient Greeks had a brilliant imagination and created one of the richest and most complete set of characters: gods, demigods and heroes and passed them on to us to appreciate their brilliance millennia later.
www.hellenism.net /eng/mythology.htm   (221 words)

 Greek Gods
The Greek gods were created by man to explain the world around them, act as a means of exploration, provide legitimacy and authority to ancient Greek aristocracy, and provide entertainment for the masses.
Generally, a Greek city-state would devote itself to a particular god or a set of gods, and depending on the location of the city-state, the characteristics of the gods could vary widely.
The most significant difference between the Greek gods and humans was that the gods were immortal and human beings were not.
www.allabouthistory.org /greek-gods.htm   (908 words)

 Greek mythology- List of Greek gods and goddesses in ancient Greece
After overthrowing their ancestors, the Titans, the Olympian gods were the rulers of the Cosmos and represented the civilization of the world.
The Olympian gods were majestically and democratically dwelling on Mount Olympus, the highest mountain in Greece, built by the Cyclops.
Greek myths always refer to the 12 Gods of Olymp, but actually there were 14 Olympian Gods in Greek Mythology.
www.greek-gods.info /greek-gods   (140 words)

 Gods of Olympia, Greek Mythology
The Greek myths tell tales of Zeus' powerful libido, and he is the father of many gods and heroes.
As mother god, Hera was the protector of women and the family.
Apollo, god of the sun, was also the god of healing, plague, and music.
www.magicaljourneys.com /GreekCulture/greek-mythology-gods.html   (433 words)

 Greek Gods Pictures and Resources
The myths of the ancient Greeks tell us what the people of ancient Greece thought about their world.
The Greeks also believed that the gods and goddesses were not very different from human beings.
Greek Myths are all that’s left of the ancient Greek religion.
www.karma-net.com /greekgodspictures.htm   (239 words)

  Catalogue with synopses (No. C2)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Marriage is a holy institution ordained by God to represent the relationship of mankind to Jesus Christ and the unification of the nations under the Father.
For many years the churches of God in their variant forms and others have taught a doctrine that the church would be taken to a place of safety during the persecution and tribulation of the world over the period of the end times.
God’s Anointed (that is, His Messiah or Christ) had a pre-incarnate spiritual existence with the other sons, a first advent as the Lamb of God to deal with sin, a forthcoming second advent return to save those who wait for him as both priest and king.
www.ccg.org /english/O/c2.html   (17978 words)

  Greek Gods   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
According to one Greek tradition Adonis was the result of an incestuous liaison in which Smyrna (Myrrha) deceived her father Theias as to her identity (perhaps at the instigation of Aphrodite).
Greek goddess of force, daughter of the Titan Pallas and the underworld goddess Styx.
Demeter is particularly prominent in the Greek legend of the abduction of her daughter Persephone (Kore) by the underworld god Hades.
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 Greek mythology - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Greek mythology consists in part of a large collection of narratives that explain the origins of the world and detail the lives and adventures of a wide variety of gods, goddesses, heroes, heroines, and other mythological creatures.
Greek mythology was also depicted in artifacts; Geometric designs on pottery of the 8th century BC depict scenes from the Trojan cycle, as well as the adventures of Heracles.
The Greeks considered immortality as the distinctive characteristic of their gods; this immortality, as well as unfading youth, was insured by the constant use of nectar and ambrosia, by which the divine blood was renewed in their veins.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Greek_mythology   (7871 words)

 Greek islands & Greece - Discover the Greek islands
Zeus, the king of Greek Gods, stood for hospitality and his spirit lives on in the hearts of all Greeks.
The largest of the Greek islands, Crete is a land of sparkling seas and soaring mountains, and has been a popular holiday destination for many years.
These greek islands, together with Kythira, which is however cut-off from the rest, opposite the southern Peloponnese (Lakonia), as well as neighbouring Antikythira, they constitute the Eptanissa (Ionian islands).
www.greek-islands-greece.com   (911 words)

 Straight Dope Staff Report: The Romans borrowed Greek gods; did the Greeks borrow Egyptian gods?
This seems odd, since although Greek gods are often associated with certain animals and are frequently shown changing into animal form (especially Zeus), they are never depicted as being animal-headed and human-bodied, the standard form for the Egyptian gods.
Apollo was identified with the Egyptian sky and sun god, Horus, who was depicted with a falcon's head, whereas Apollo's animal was the dolphin and his bird the crow.
Traditional Greek burial practices were very different, as were many Greek religious practices and beliefs, notwithstanding superficial similarities and the claims of Herodotus and a few other authors.
www.straightdope.com /mailbag/mgreekegyptgods.html   (1667 words)

 Greek gods (Apollo, Artemis, Poseidon) - All About Turkey
She is the lady of the forest and all the wild things, as well as the Huntsman- in-chief to the gods, an odd office for a woman.
For example, although she is the protector of the young, she kept the Greek Fleet from sailing to Troy, until Iphigenia, a royal maiden, daughter of the Commander in Chief Agamemnon was sacrificed to her.
Phoebe was a titan, one of the elder gods.
www.allaboutturkey.com /gods3.htm   (1256 words)

 Greek Gods A-D
The spirit of the acanthus tree who was once a nymph loved by the sun god and who, at her death, was transformed into a sun-loving herb.
God and patron of the hunt, agriculture cattle and bees.
In pre-classical mythology, Carya was a Greek goddess of the walnut tree.
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 GREEK vs. NORSE MYTHOLOGY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Both were sons of the supreme god in their respective mythologies and both had twins (Balder and Hod, Apollo and Artemis.) While Apollo was known as the sun god, Balder was usually thought to have light shining from him.
HERMOD -- HERMES HERMOD Hermod was the messenger of the gods.
ZEUS -- ODIN ZEUS Zeus is the ruler of the Greek gods.
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 Greek Mythology Gods Olympians
The Olympians are a group of 12 gods who ruled after the overthrow of the Titans.
He is also the god of wealth, due to the precious metals mined from the earth.
She is the Goddess of the Hearth, the symbol of the house around which a new born child is carried before it is received into the family.
edweb.sdsu.edu /people/bdodge/scaffold/GG/olympian.html   (1202 words)

 Greek Gods
The paper must have an introduction stating the subject with a “hook” for the audience, a body with the information about the gods, goddesses, or heroes, and a conclusion telling the audience why these gods, goddesses, or heroes were chosen.
The name of the god, goddess, or hero must be on the poster with letters no smaller than 1/2” tall and no larger than 1 1/2” tall.
Greeks had wonderful stories to tell about gods, goddesses, monsters, and heroes.
www.csus.edu /indiv/p/peachj/webquest/232_fall_2004/lewis/greek.htm   (1014 words)

 Greek Gods
"Father of gods and men." He’s a god of battles, a giver of victory (like the earliest vestiges of YHWH), a male thunderstorm god, a northern Aryan sky or mountain god (Greek Zeus and Roman Jupiter derived from same Indo-European word) associated with the thunderbolt, especially in cartoon iconography.
The history of the gods started out with Gaea as a goddess giving birth alone to her sons and ends with Zeus who can give birth to a daughter by himself.
Greek gods did not reveal their will in sacred writings, so priests have to perform rituals instead.
www.wsu.edu /~delahoyd/greek.gods.html   (2455 words)

 Greek History & the Gods
Greek myth says that King Minos had his master craftsman Daedalus build a labyrinth, or maze, in order to imprison the Minotaur, a monster half-bull and half-man, the product of an illicit union between Minos’ wife Pasiphae and a sacred bull.
Now king of the gods, Kronos married his sister Rhea, and she gave birth in succession to six major Greek gods (called Olympians): the goddesses Hestia, Demeter, and Hera and the gods Hades, Poseidon, and Zeus.
Her name means "earth mother." Demeter gave birth to Ploutos, the god of wealth, after lying with the Titan Iasius or Iason "in a thrice-ploughed field in the rich land of Crete" (Hesiod 88).
faculty.gvsu.edu /websterm/Greekhistory&gods.htm   (4629 words)

 The Greek Gods - Yogurt   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Traditional Greek Yogurt is a strained yogurt typically made with cow's milk or goat's milk and usually contains between 9%-10% milk fat, whereas typical whole milk varieties of yogurt found in your local grocer generally don't exceed 3.5% milk fat.
Our organic Greek yogurt embodies the same great taste and mouth feel as our traditional Greek yogurt, while delivering various health benefits and delicious plain, fruit, and honey combinations.
Uses: Greek Gods yogurt can be added to fresh fruit and cereals for breakfast.
3greekgods.com /Yogurt3GG.htm   (294 words)

 Greek gods - Uncyclopedia, the content-free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
They were 12: the twelve gods of Olympus, their fathers and mothers, their sons and daughters, the nine muses, the nimphes, some daemons, semi-gods and other lesser creatures.
A group of Gods that, of course, dedicated their eternal lives to par-tay-ing while the world suffered cataclysmic disasters and made useless offers to them.
Apollos was worshipped among the Greeks as the God of Music, Healing, Light, Poetry and Gayness, basically the finest things in all societies.
uncyclopedia.org /wiki/Greek_gods   (1221 words)

 Greek Gods
The story of the origin of the Greek Gods is very long and detailed, but we’ll begin with the story of the Olympians which are the most well-known of the Greek Gods.
He is also the god of wealth because of all the precious metals that are contained in the surface of the earth.
He is depicted as an angry and temperamental god, probably because of his association with the turbulent sea and earthquakes.
www.chevroncars.com /learn/history/greek-gods   (1251 words)

 Greek primordial gods - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The many theogonies constructed by Greek poets each give a different account of which gods came first.
In Homer, Ocean and Tethys are the parents of all the gods.
Aphrodite and Ares were the first principles of Empedocles, who wove the universe out of the four elements with their powers of love and strife.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Greek_primordial_gods   (215 words)

 Zeus and Greek Gods - Chanukah with Aish
Zeus and Greek Gods - Chanukah with Aish
Eventually the Greeks concluded that people were capable of being the equal to the gods.
Though the gods and their festivals remained central to daily Greek life, it became apparent that the true masters of the world were humans, not gods.
www.aish.com /chanukahthemes/chanukahthemesdefault/Zeus_and_Greek_Gods.asp   (551 words)

 THEOI GREEK MYTHOLOGY, Exploring Mythology & the Greek Gods in Classical Literature & Art
Analysis and commentary of the texts and interpretations of the stories and the personas of Greek mythology is currently beyond the scope of the Theoi Project.
A new illustrated index of Cults of the Greek Gods.
Pan, the goat-legged and horned god of shepherds.
www.theoi.com   (692 words)

 Greek gods and goddesses of ancient Greece-Greek name meanings
Ancient greek mankind, on its try to explain certain metaphysical phenomena and anxieties, invented amazing fables concerning the Cosmogony (the Creation of the World) and the Theogony (the Birth of the Gods).
The Olympian gods were the main and strongest gods in Ancient Greek Polytheism, ruling mankind and majestically living in Mount Olymp, the highest mountain in Greece.
Greek myths always refer to the 12 Gods of Olympus, but actually there were 14 Olympian Gods in Ancient Greece...[continue]
www.greek-gods.info   (297 words)

 Greek gods - History for Kids!
But there were many others: Asclepius, the god of medicine, Persephone, Demeter's daughter, Gaia the earth goddess, Hecate, and so forth.
The local stream, an especially big tree, an oddly shaped rock, all were thought to have their own god inside them, who had to be worshipped or he or she would get mad.
He has sections on each of the Greek gods, and discusses their deeper meanings, and their function in Greek society.
www.historyforkids.org /learn/greeks/religion/gods.htm   (387 words)

 Fictionwise eBooks: Dating the Greek Gods: Empowering Spiritual Messages on Sex and Love, Creativity and Wisdom by Brad ...
So enthusiastic was the response to the book that Gooch began conducting workshops and, in the process, conceived Dating the Greek Gods as both a follow-up and a companion to the earlier book--a self-help book designed as a sort of "advanced class" for readers of Finding the Boyfriend Within.
The stories of the Greek gods have inspired human consciousness for more than thirty centuries, the outgrowth of a society in which homosexuality was an accepted aspect of human behavior.
Dating the Greek Gods explores these stories as well as the dominant characteristics of those Greek deities, tying the spirituality of being a gay male to the inner patterns--or archetypes--that shape men's personalities and personal relationships.
www.fictionwise.com /ebooks/eBook10634.htm   (478 words)

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