Greek Mythology

Greek mythology is the vast body of cultural myths and legends developed by the ancient Greeks. Tied to everything from religion to the creation and nature of the world itself, this mythology served as the foundation of ancient Greek civilization. Most Greek myths, which often share the stories of gods, heroes, or other legendary figures, were developed as teaching tools to help readers or listeners learn important life lessons. Because many ancient Greeks took them seriously, however, they also became a critical part of Greek culture and religion. Ultimately, Greek mythology outlived ancient Greece itself and has become a deeply embedded part of both European and world culture that still resonates today. The Greek myths first developed as an oral...

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