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What are greek Myths?
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Why are there greek myths?
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What ARe greek myths?
“Being a hero doesn’t mean you’re invincible. It just means that you’re brave enough to
stand up and do what’s needed.” Rick Riordan once said in The Mark of Athena.
Greek Myths were created to teach people a lesson or to explain things they didn’t understand.
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Why are there ancient greek myths?
As I said before greek myths were created to teach a lesson, like in the greek myth of king Midas.
King midas was a rich, greedy king in greece. One day king midas helped Dionysus, the god of wine. Dionysus
repaid the king, for his kindness with a gift of his cioce. King midas, being greedy and all, wished for the
golden touch. The golden touch. The golden touch is where whatever the king touched would turn to
gold. The morning after he wished for the golden touch, king midas’ daughter hugged him before he
could warn her about his golden touch. She got turned to gold! King midas wept for the rest of the
day.from then on he wasn’t greedy but he could never turn his beloved daughter back.
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gods of ancient greece
There were both heroes and gods in greece. Let me start with the gods. There are 14 main goddesses
and gods, well technically only 12 but I will be telling you about all 14. There is Demeter the goddess of
agriculture, Hera the goddess of marriage and happy families, hestia the goddess of the hearth, Artemis
the goddess of the hunt, moon, and maidens, athena the goddess of wisdom and battle strategy, and
Aphrodite, the goddess of love and beauty, Zeus the ruler of the gods, poseidon the ruler of the sea, hades
the lord of the underworld, Hermes the god of messengers, thieves, and travellers, hephaestus the god of
metalwork and forges, apollo the god of archery, music and the sun, Ares the god of war, and Dionysus
the god of wine. Fun Facts!
Apollo and Artemis are twins, though
they are completely different, Zeus and Hera
are husband and wife, Athena was born from
Zeus’, Hefestus got thrown of the side of a
mountain when he was a baby, Hermes stole
fifty of Apollo’s prize cows when he was a
baby and had the first olympian trial ever.
There were a lot of heroes in ancient greece. I will be telling you one of the most famous of them all,
the one of perseus. There was a terrible monster named Medusa. Medusa was a terrible gorgan. She could
turn you to stone if you looked her in the eye. Perseus was sent to kill her in hopes he would die in the
proces, but the gods didn’t wish that to happen, or at least Athena didn’t want that to happen. Athena
guided him to Medusa’s lair. Then at Medusa’s lair she gave Perseus a shiny shield and a sword. She told
him to look at Medusa, who was asleep, through the shield. Perseus chopped of her head before she woke
up. He may have survived that but he still needed to complete the treacherous journey home in which he
finds out that medusa’s head can still turn people to stone.
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Similarities and differences between heroes and gods
Gods ● Fatal Heroes
● Immortal flaws ● Mortal
● Powerful ● Powerless
“Greek Myths • Famous Stories, Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece.” Greek Gods & Goddesses, 19 Sept. 2014,
“Greek Mythology Quotes (273 Quotes).” Goodreads, Goodreads, www.goodreads.com/quotes/tag/greek-mythology.
Gods - male immortal beings with great
Goddesses - female immortal beings with great