Statement on Ancient greek language Society
Ancient Greek World
Ancient greek language Religion
Ancient Greek Society revolved around religion, with anything resting on the gods' shoulder muscles (literally). Their religion was polytheistic, as they believed in many different gods. In traditional Traditional religion more power was given towards the male gods, even though some females had large roles. The gods experienced power over nature, one of the most recognisable getting Zeus's electric power over thunder storms and super and Poseidon's mastery above earthquakes and the ocean. Homer was one of the epic poets of that period, having crafted Iliad, the storyline of Achilles and the Trojan's War and Odyssey, the storyplot set ten years after the war of Troy and centring on the Full of Ithaca, Odysseus. These kinds of poems intended a lot to the people of ancient Greece, with boys memorising them. These kinds of stories kept a definite imprint about these powerful deities about peoples mind. These gods were anthropomorphic, meaning that we were holding human in look but more efficient and beautiful and also were human within their emotions. Polytheistic gods may possibly install dread or basic safety into the hearts of the persons but whatever, they received the worshippers to blood sacrifice, which is considered inhumane by present standards.
Polytheistic societies have used human being sacrifices to provide a вЂgift' to the deities they have worshipped such as Aztec sacrifices to вЂthank' the gods for the beings' sacrifice. The Greek people made residencies for the gods, that they can would cover the ground with wine or perhaps place little cakes on the ground with occasionally going to serious measure including spraying sacrifices blood on to the floor and then send out aromas from the burnt eschew up to the gods and then eat the various meats the eschew. All the eschew were to find the god of their choosing to shield and prefer them. The voice with the gods was communicated through the oracles, priestesses that could tell the future. People would present gifts, in hope that the gods would respond, with most products...
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Professor Paul Cartledge (2011) BBC