The Greek Gods And Their Accomplishments

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Zoey Meyers
Professor Blah blah
December 4, 2017
The Greek Gods and Their Accomplishments

Long ago in the first Western civilization about 2000 BC, Greek mythology was born. It consisted mainly of a body of diverse stories and legends about a variety of gods and goddesses. Greek mythology had become fully developed by about the 700s BC. They called their gods/goddesses Olympians; In Greek mythology, Mount Olympus was the dwelling of the Olympian Gods and it was created after the Titanomachy, the battle during which the Olympians defeated their predecessors, the Titans. The peak Mytikas was then called Pantheon and was the venue where all the fiery discussions among the deities took place. Each olympian played there specific part in civilization. There following names were: Apollo, Ares, Dionysus, Hades, Hephaestus, Hermes, Poseidon, and Zeus. Now we may ask ourselves, what did these gods accomplish?
Apollo is by far one of the complex and important gods in Greek mythology, and is the god of many things, such as: music, poetry, art, oracles, archery, plague, medicine, sun, light and knowledge! He is the son of Zeus and the Titan Leto, and was born in the Greek island of Delos, along with his older twin sister Artemis – goddess of the hunt. Apollo was known for delighting Olympus with tunes played on his golden lyre. The god was known for giving many gifts to mankind, for example, he taught man the crafts of medicine, so they would also refer him as the “The Healer”. The greek god Ares was known as, “The God Of War”. He was the son of Zeus and Hera, and he embodied the physical aggression necessary for success in war, the Greeks were ambivalent toward him because he was a dangerous, an overwhelming force that was insatiable in battle. Although ares rarely is shown in myology stories, he usually suffers some form of humiliation, despite the fact that he has a connection with war. The next greek god is Dionysus, the god of the grape harvest. He was the son of Zeus and the Theban princess Semele, Surprisingly enough Dionysus was the last god to enter Olympus. He was mainly worshipped at Eleusis, a little town near Athens. Seeing by the name, this god was known for helping mankind with
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