Greek Gods And Goddesses In The Iliad

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Even though most people could not name all of the Olympian Gods and Goddesses, there are, in fact, many more. In Greek Mythology, there were known to be thousands of gods and Goddesses. Some were predicted to be immortal, since they were Gods, but it was Greek Mythology, so no one knows exactly what power still exists today, or nevertheless, how many myths still exist today.
Unlike the Christian Bible, Greek Mythology has no single original text (Greek, History). As mentioned earlier, Homer and Hesiod’s poems and stories were the first to catch the eyes of the public, and mention anything of Greek Mythology. Although their works, The Iliad, and The Odyssey did not mention, or tell the stories about Greek Gods and Goddesses, they were the main characters of the stories.
“At the center of Greek mythology is the pantheon of deities who were said to live on Mount Olympus, the highest mountain in Greece. From their perch, they ruled every aspect of human life. Olympian gods and goddesses looked like men and women (though they could change themselves into animals and other things) and were–as many myths recounted–vulnerable to human foibles and passions” (Karas, History).
When people think of Greek Mythology, they think of the Gods and Goddesses, which does, in fact, have a lot to do with it. They don’t think …show more content…

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