Religion by Brandon

​Greeks were polytheistic, which meaned they believed in many gods. Religion was a very important thing to the Greeks and worshiped many gods such as Aphrodite, the goddess of beauty of love, Ares, the god of war, Artemis, goddess of hunting and childbirth, Athena, goddess of war,wisdom, and crafts, Demeter, goddess of the harvest, Hera, protector of women, Hermes, messenger of the gods, Hades, god of the underworld, Poseiden, god of the sea, and most important, Zeus, the king of all the gods and goddesses plus many more!
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Here is Hades, the god of death, dead, and the underworld (first one). Zeus the king of gods and goddesses( middle). And Poseidon, god of the sea(on the left).
(Hint: The pictures are kind of messed up so I don't know how they are going to save so the one in the water is Poseidon, the one with the three headed dog is Hades, and the one sitting down with the staff is Zeus.)

Greeks believed that the gods would make their life better during life and in the afterlife. They also believed that the gods and goddesses controlled EVERYTHING. Greek gods were told to control two MAJOR aspects in life. In each town, there was a temple for a god or goddess. They even sacrificed animals for gifts for the gods. The scarifying was done in the temples, just to honor them more, but they were more likely to sacrifice them at animals more than at temples.



Greeks also had places they could go prey to the gods and goddesses. These places to prey were called oracles. They would ask questions about or for their future. They believed that the gods and goddesses answered by nature.The Greeks believed that they answered them by trees or animals dying.

Information was found at.......... http://chalk.richmond.edu/education/projects/webunits/greecerome/Greecerelig1.html