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Acient Greece Religion
Transcript of Acient Greece Religion
MORALITY: Principles concerning the distinction between right and wrong or good and bad behavior. The Greek religion did not have a body of doctrine nor a focus on morality 12 Gods 12 chief gods & goddesses whom lived in Mt. Olympus Zeus was chief and father of all gods and goddesses. He is god of thunder and sky. Greek religion extended out of Greece to other lands such as Ionia in Asia Minor, and Magna Graecia in Southern Italy.
Greek religion was tempered by the Etruscan cult and belief which later on formed ancient Roman religion as well. Beliefs Temples were dedicated to the gods & goddesses. Background on Greek Religion Greeks believed that there were many gods and goddesses who controlled the world
They believed that the spirits of the dead went to the underworld ruled by the god Hades. If the proper rituals were not performed, the spirit of the person would stay and haunt the upper world. UNDERWORLD They have no holy book ORACLE The Greeks believed that if they go to their sacred shrine, the gods and goddesses would reveal their future to the priest or priestess. One Two Three Four (cc) image by rocketboom on Flickr (cc) image by quoimedia on Flickr The Greeks wanted to know the will of gods Religion was necessary to the well being for the Greeks Ceremonies: Greek ceremonies and rituals were mainly performed at altars. Sacrifices Parts of animals were burned for the gods; the worshipers would eat the rest. Greek form of religion was polytheism. They believed in many gods/goddesses RITUALS Rituals were ceremonies of rights.
The Greeks prayed with gifts to the gods and goddesses based on "I give so that you
the gods will give in return." Festivals were to honor the gods & goddess Shrine is a place of worship with some sacred thing or person Athena , goddess of wisdom and crafts Apollo, god of sun and poetry Ares, god of war Aprodite, goddess of love, beauty, pleasure, procreation Poseidon, brother of Zeus and god of seas Hades, god that ruled the underground Hera, queen of gods and goddesses of marriage and family. She was wife and sister of Zeus Demeter, goddess of agriculture, fertility, and nature Dionysus, god of wine and ecstasy Artemis, goddess of hunt, virginity, childbirth, and animals Hermes, god that was a messenger Hermes Aprodite Ares Demeter Apollo Artemis Zeus Athena Poseidon Hera Hades Dionysus