Greek Mythology And Religion In Ancient Greek Culture

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Religion was the central foundation in all that was Greek society and culture, as illustrated by the temples and statues they built to honor them (Matthews, Noble, & Platt, 2014). The Greek culture was a polytheistic, cult-like religion and those that recognized twelve Olympian deities and the chthonian. Their religion was a communal, “the polis and religion could not be separated, for in the eyes of the Greeks the fate of each community depended on the civic deity” (Matthews, et al, 2014, p. 42). Greek mythology and religion, while not the same are closely related with one another, as the myths disclosed much information about the gods and goddesses of the Greek religion (Matthews, et al, 2014).
Moreover, the Ancient Greeks believed

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