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Greek Mythology

By Stephanie Assad and Joanne Doueihi

Joanne Doueihi

on 3 November 2012

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Transcript of Greek Mythology

Bibliography Rituals Practiced in the Religion: Burial of the
MYTHLOGY Zeus Hera Hephaestus, Athena, Apollo, Artemis, Ares, Aphrodite, Hestia, Hermes, Hades and Poseidon. THE OLYMPIANS Gaea, Uranus, Rhea, Oceanus, Tethys, Hyperion, Mnemosyne, Themis, Iapetus, Coeus, Crius, Phoebe, Thea, Prometheus, Epimetheus Atlas and Metis Cronus THE TITANS The Fates The Muses Demeter
The Graces
The Erinnyes, LESSOR GODS Greek Mythology gods and goddesses at the moment of death, the deceased spirit left
the body as a little breath or puff of wind Burials and appropriate death ceremonies had great importance during the time of the Ancient Greeks in order for the body to go into the afterlife, the burial had to be done in a specific way
- laying out of the body
- clothed to ankle length and
readied with flowers
and crowns Prothesis - funeral procession
- procession of dead into cemetery
- tomb was decorated with
jewels and possessions Ekphora Interment of the body - burial or creamtion occurred
- smoke was symbolic of their
soul leaving the world. "You are required to have a single coin
-provided by your family
during your burial-
in order to cross the Styx
river and enter into my underworld" goddess of marriage and child birth sacrifices made to gods were
more of a ceremony
than a violent focus
the gods and the humans came
together and joined in as
equal participants All people participated in the sacrifice: stories of Greek Mythology
illustrated the nature of the
gods and taught what pleased
or angered them. religious beliefs gave them
knowledge on their responsibilities,

the place of the hierarchy in society and the various roles and laws practiced in daily life Ancient Greeks regularly
honoured the gods.

through prayer and sacrifice
of a domestic animal,
or in regular social festivals. gods would place severe
punishment on those who showed unacceptable behaviour Greek mythology, viewed 28 October 2012, < http://www.desy.de/gna/interpedia/greek_myth/gods.html>
The Metropolitan Museum of Art 2000-2012, viewed 30th October 2012, < http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/dbag/hd_dbag.htm
Ancient Greek Burial Rituals 2008, viewed 30th October 2012,<http://antigonemythology.wikispaces.com/Ancient+Greek+Burial+Rituals>
Mythology- Sacrifices to the Greek gods 2012, viewed 31 October 2012, <http://en.allexperts.com/q/Mythology-658/Sacrifices-Greek-gods.htm>
Greek Sacraficial Rituals 2012, viewed 31 October 2012, <http://atheism.about.com/library/FAQs/religion/blgrk_rituals07.htm>
A History of Ancient Greek Mythology 2001, viewed 30 October 2012, <http://history-world.org/greek_mythology.htm> By Stephanie Assad and Joanne Doueihi
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