How did Greek religion and Greek mythology affect Greece?

Greece was built on the idea of mythology. The Greek population depended on this as a culture and religion. Ancient Greek theology was based on polytheism. We learned this word in AP world history. Polytheism is the belief that there are many, (not just one like in Christianity) gods and goddesses. There was a heiarchy in the Greek God’s system. Zeus was the god of gods. He was the leader. Most of the gods had powers of nature. (There is a list of some gods and the aspects of nature that they ruled.) These gods, however, were not all-powerful. They had to obey fate. They also had humanistic qualities. They were attracted to humans, and tried spawning with them. Some of the gods were associated with cities inside Greece. For example, Athena is associated with Athens. Others, however were assosiated with nation outside of Greece. For example, Poseidon was associated with Etheopia and Troy. In Greek religion, there was extensive mythology. (Greek mythology). When Rome conquered Greece in 146 BC, it took much of its religion and architectural styles, incorporating these things into the Roman Empire. But how did Greek religions and Greek mythology affect Greece? It affected everything. It affected it’s architecture, it’s political structure, and it’s arts. Greek mythology influenced ancient Greece throughout it’s time period from 1800 BC to 146 BC. The Greek religion was the most popular religion in Greece during this time. The Greece population built temples to worship the gods in. They also made hundreds (maybe even thousands) of beautiful sculptures of gods. Their art expressed Greek mythology, and there are many paintings that show the Greek gods. Also, many ancient literature peices are created from Greek religion. Greek religion and Greek mythology shaped the world of ancient Greece, and is still shaping our world today.


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