For Greeks there were many gods.
Pantheon= All the gods
Each major god is active in many different spheres. There was a god of the
sky, the god of the moon, etc.
Some gods had local associations with places. Some of the gods were
especially worshipped in some cities. (Athena God of Athens)
Gods did not tell humans how to govern or behave; all they wanted was
human acknowledgment. It was important for them to have the order of the
Gods wanted to be respected and worshipped.
Anything unusual or anomalous could be due to the intervention of a divinity.
Myths were not revealed scriptures or the truth. They could have multiple
versions and interpretations.
There was no Holy Book and no centralized religious authority.
There were both male and female priests; as there were both female and
male gods/ goddesses.
There were common beliefs, but different traditions of worshipping related
to the region the worshipping would take place.
Greek gods have a lot of human characteristics, and were given the aspect of
Gods can be good or evil, and support the heroes they do like but intervene
with the heroes they do not like.
They like to intervene in human life.
Herodotus was considered the father of historians.
Muthos= myth/ allegory/ story.
Myths recount what gods did, and help the Greeks understand the most
important life values.
The sons of Gaia and Ouranos were called Titans; the daughters Titanides.
Know the names: Gaia (Earth) , Ouramos (Sky) , Rhea, Kronos (Time), Titans