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The Role Of Religion In Greek Culture

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]Religion played a massive role in Greek culture. From statues built in a god’s honor, to large sacrifices made in their honor, the Greeks believed gods controlled all things in the world. All events that the Greeks observed had a connection to a certain god. Olympus, a Mycenaean form of heaven, housed the 12 gods of Olympus, the 12 main omnipotent beings. The king of gods, Zeus, was known for controlling the sky. A conclusion can be made for why this is. All of Greece was dependent on the weather for the harvesting of crops. They would “feel King Zeus’ wrath” if a storm destroyed crops, or if no rain had fallen in a long while. This can also be brought back to the original “Great Flood”. Other powerful Greek gods include Poseidon, God of
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