Roman And Greek Gods And Goddesses In The Modern World

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Another important contribution to our modern world is Roman & Greek gods and goddesses because of its impact by helping the world with inventive names, gorgeous religious temples and even the Olympics. Ancient Greece invented the Greek gods to make sense in the world, for example, how was the earth made, why seasons change etc, for example, to explain why Greece only had three seasons summer, winter & spring. People came up with the story of how (the god of the Underworld) Hades created winter by kidnapping Persephone (goddess of springtime and flowers). Many structures, company's & products are named after many Greek & Roman gods like Apollo 69 (rocket ship), statue of liberty (modeled after the goddess Libertas), Nike (shoe brand), Pandora (Jewelry), Amazon (online shopping website), Saturn (car company) & Dionysus Wine & Spirits (wine company) etc. A lot of Roman names were used to be the names of planets, some were used for modern things like cereal (Ceres), volcano (Vulcan), Mars chocolate bar (Mars) etc. Speaking of names, Roman gods were originally the Olympian gods, who had their names changed because the Romans wanted to claim them as their gods. Each Greek god and goddess’s name were changed to fit their roman form, for example, Zeus got changed to Jupiter, Demeter to Ceres, Hera to Juno, Hades to Pluto, Artemis to Diana and many more other ones. Since the Greeks have an abundant amount of deities, it most likely they have a vast amount of temples to worship their gods and goddesses. Some Greek gods and goddesses are considered patrons of city states in the land of Greece, for example Helios (original god of the sun) patrons glorious Corinth, while Ares (god of war) patrons murderous Sparta, & Athena (goddess of wisdom), patrons the great city of Athens. The ancient Olympics were created in honor of Zeus (god of the sky and lightning), where city states compete for laurel wreaths to gain honor for their city states. The ancient Olympics was considered a men only thing (because men competing were nude), a bit like young woman serving at the temple of Vesta (Greek form Hestia), where they had to keep a flame alight or face the consequences and be buried alive, otherwise they brought honor to their
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