Anyone need to know about Greeks and Romans mythology?
Topic: Writing a research paper on poetry
April 21, 2019 / By Anne Question:
I have to do a research paper on them and i need to know a background history on the greeks and romans mythology.
-olympian & titans
-Greeks worshipping many gods
-greeks + romans (classical)
Someone right a paragraph on that for me and i'll give you best answer.
Please and Thank you :)
Best Answers: Anyone need to know about Greeks and Romans mythology?
Wright | 4 days ago
Zeus- King of the Gods, god of sky (symbol was a eagle)marriageQueen of the Gods, and goddess of marraige
Posedion- God of the Seas, Earthquakes, creator of Horses
Hades- God of the Underworld (the place of afterlife), wealth
Demeter- Goddess of agriculture and seasons
Hestia- Goddess of the hearth (Part of of the Olympians at a time but gave up her seat to Dionysus to equal the balance of power)
Dionysus- God Wine, mentality, fine arts, (Became olympian once Hestia gave up her seat
Apollo- God of light, music, poetry, medicine, archery (twin of Artemis)
Artemis- Goddess of the Hunt (twin of Apollo)
Ares- God of war and bloodlust
Hephaestus- God of blacksmiths and fire
Aphrodite- Goddess of love and beauty
Hermes- messenger of the gods, god of travelers, roads, thiefs.
The first six listed were siblings of the Cronos(time) and Rhea(nature)
the next 7 were all children of Zeus. Only 2 were children of Zeus and his wife Hera( yes the brother and sister did get married). Those two were Hephaestus and Ares. Hephaestus was born ugly so his mom threw him off of Mt. Olympus and was crippled (didnt die since he was a god). Aphrodite was forced to marry him, but is openly courting Ares. Eros(or better known as Cupid in his roman form) was one of many children sired by Ares and Aprhodite.
This is as much as i feel like writing so... just look up those gods and goddess on wikipedia and youll most definitley find stories on and/or about them, once you go there
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Originally Answered: Someone creative and into the Greeks and Romans, please help??
Hannibal was Carthaginian and Carthage was a colony of the ancient Phoenicians, it is found in modern day Tunisia, Northern Africa.
He fought against the Romans in the Punic Wars. This was in the 3rd and 2nd century BC.
The Greeks have nothing to do with this.
Originally Answered: Someone creative and into the Greeks and Romans, please help??
here is few facts about ,HANNIBAL...
when Hannibal was crossing the alps with his army and elephants,they came across a huge rock that blocked their path ,it was too late to turn back as winter had already started.so he was faced with huge problem he had to past this rock..
what he did was ,you can say the first bomb explosion shattering a rock of great size, so what he did he got his men to gather as much fire wood as they could ,he set it all round the rock. .and set the wood on fire after all the wood burnt down he got a jar of vinegar and poured it on the rock the rock imediatley split into smaller pices ,which he used his elephants to shift those pices and allow him to continue his journey to rome...
Another fact is while they where fighting the romans ..after a long day of battle..the romans captured his brother...and beheaded him..and in the dead of the night some one threw ,his brothers head in to hannibals tent while he was asleep/.
last fact... Hannibal lost the third punic war with the romans..and most of his army..he fled he reached the coast..had no ships ,as the roman army was hot on his heels. he jumped a very high cliff..and the story was that apprantley he swam all the way to sicily..and from there he got a boat back to carthage... he later tried to raise an army in carthage to attack rome once more..the people of carthage where not impressed,so they sold out Hannibal to the romans as they wanted peace with the romans..on hearing that he got sold out and that a contigent od roman soldiers where close to arresting him and get taken back to rome ,tried humiliated then excuted in front of many roman citizens as a prized bull....he took his own life in stead.. actually his companions did him in.. but that was never proven..
SO THERE YOU HAVE IT 3 SCENARIOS YOU CAN PICK..
1) Before the Olympians, there were the Titans; at first only 12 titans (the sons and daughters of Gaia and Uranus) that bred and spawned many more titants. The Twelve original Titans, or Elder Gods, were Oceanus, Tethys, Hyperion, Theia, Coeus, Phoebe, Rhea, Mnemosyne, Themis, Crius, Iapetus, and Cronus (who was the king of all the Titans) Rhea and Cronus gave birth to what are known as the original Olympians: Zeus, Hera, Poseidon, Hades, Hestia, and Demeter. The rest of the Olympians were children from those gods and goddesses, or anomalies such as Aphrodite (more on that below) If your interested in learning more about Titans, here are some good sites: http://www.crystalinks.com/titans.html
2) Cronus, king of the Titans, was given a prophecy that said one of his children would kill him and take his throne. Because of this, Cronus destroyed each of his children by eating them, hoping to trick fate into now fulfilling the prophecy. But, Rhea was wise to his doings, and hid their youngest son Zeus from him. She gave him a rock disguised as Zeus to eat, and he knew none the wiser. Zeus grew, and challenged his father to the outcome of Zeus becoming king of the Gods and saving all his siblings (who had grown to maturity inside their fathers stomach). This uprising was known as the War of the Titans, and Zeus exiled the Titans to Tartarus (the deepest, most hellish part of the underworld) The links above also have great information about the war :)
3) The ORIGINAL 12 Olympians were as follows
Now Dionysus, the god of Wine, challenged Hestia for her spot in the Olympians. Hestia, being a nonconfrontational type, let him have it. That is why most lists now include Dionysus instead of Hestia.
There is so much information about the Greek gods that i can't even attempt to sum it ALL up, books and books and books have been writ on the subject! I'll try to generalize it then provide you with some helpful links ;)
(name - name = married couples, capital names are Olympians)
ZEUS - HERA
HADES - persephone (daughter of Demeter)
POSEIDON - amphitrite (a sea nymph)
APOLLO was never married, he was kind of a ladies man!
ARTEMIS was chaste
HEPHAESTUS - APHRODITE
ARES was never married, but he had a few exploits with Aphrodite behind Hephaestus's back
ATHENA was never married
HERMES was never married
HESTIA was never married
DIONYSUS - had several wives, I don't believe more than one at a time though. The most notable of these wives is Ariadne
(not, while many were not married, they did have A LOT of children with mortals, nymphs, lesser gods, etc)
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Okay, now for the parents of those Olympian gods that were NOT born from Titan parents...
Apollo and Artemis are twin gods/goddesses that were the offsprings of Zeus and a woman named Leto. Hera was NOT happy about hearing about these children of Zeus, so she sent a snake to chase Leto which Zeus saved her from. Leto gave birth to the gods on an island after having been chased by said snake.
Ares and Hephaestus are sons of Zeus and Hera
Athena was born from Zeus's head after he ate Hera's mother, Metis (which means wisdom) Zeus was said to have complained of a headache, and had his head broken open only to find Athena there.
Dionysus has the most confusing birth story, being the son of Zeus and Semele. I'll try to explain it as best I can: Zeus had an affair with Semele, and Hera was not happy about it when she heard of it. Hera disguised herself as a maid servant and convinced Semele to ask Zeus to grant one wish. Zeus agreed. Hera had her ask Zeus to show himself to her in all of his power. Zeus, having no choice but to agree, did. When a greek god/goddess showed their true form, mortals that saw them would burst into flames from the radiance. Semele died, but Zeus had Hermes save the unborn Dionysus. Zeus had Dionysus sewn into his thigh/groin and three month later Dionysus was born.
Hermes was the son of Zeus and Maia
Aphrodite is also a bit of a weird story, supposedly when Cronus killed his father Uranus, he threw his fathers genitals into the sea. From the cap of a wave fertilized by Uranus's genitals, came Aphrodite...
here is a good site that provides bios for each Olympian:
just click on the pictures to get to their pages :)
There are hundreds and hundreds of cool little myths and stories that have to do with the Olympians, and I highly suggest reading them if you find mythology interesting. Mythology is like a big knitted blanket, every story just kind of fits together into one big picture.
3) The greeks were polytheists, worshippers of many gods. HUNDREDS of gods, actually. Different people would worship different gods in addition to the Olympians depending on their occupation, geographical area, or personal interests. The center of religion were the temples. Most temples were run by high priestesses who had under them other priestesses that aided them. The high priestess would give prophetic readings to nobles and wealthy men who came looking for advice. Many temples also had a sister temple ran by oracles (most notably the oracle at Delphi) which would give out readings to the common people so the high priestess would not be over run with requests. The most famous temples include such iconic places as the Parthenon (also known as the temple of Athena Parthenos) and the Oracle at Delphi (which was a temple of Apollo, and the greeks believed this temple was the center of the world) Greeks offered sacrifices to their gods, and something libations. Greeks would offer bits of food and wine from each meal to the gods by throwing them into the fire.
5) The Romans took inspiration from the Greek gods, and for the most part kept them very much the same aside from changing their names. here is a site that compares some of the greek gods with their roman equivalent: http://ancienthistory.about.com/od/romangods/a/022709RomanGrk.htm
If your interested in learning more, I'd suggest finding a good book about the basics of Greek mythology, of a website such as this one: http://www.desy.de/gna/interpedia/greek_myth/greek_myth.html
which offers the basics. without knowing the basis of the culture, it can be a little confusing to understand any of the individual stories :) I find the Dionysus, Apollo, and Artemis are the most fascinating to me. If you get into Mythology, it really can be addictive. I hope you enjoy whatever new info you may come across researching and that my answer was helpful to you :)
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Originally Answered: If Viking Metal is to Norse Mythology, then is there anything for Greek Mythology?
Hello there and i would like to personally thank you for this question!
I've been a Greek metal musician since 1999 so i would happily try to help you!
Of course there is a Greek metal scene with lots of bands that have success in Greece and abroad. Some of our big names right now are Rotting Christ, Septic Flesh, Firewind etc.
As for Greek metal bands with an Ancient Theme or Ancient Greek music elements:
One of the first bands to have Ancient Greek lyrics/theme and music elements is KAWIR. Their name is taken from the Cabeiri deities and their forbidden/secret/mystic rituals.
Their first album "To Cavirs"(1997) is considered a classic legendary album. All their lyrics are in Ancient Greek, they have some instrumental tracks with Ancient Greek elements and their style is mostly Greek Black Metal. Their later albums also have English lyrics, but the theme remains the same (Ancient Greek religion, spirit, mythology).
Another band, that i also had the opportunity to pre-produce their 2nd album(i am a sound engineer/producer) and i could also be their bassist is Aherusia. They play a Greek style of black metal with some Greek lyrics. They use some traditional instruments like the Cretan Lyra (depicted from the ancient Greek lyra) and some of their songs have some Ancient Greek themes. Check out their first album, its great and they are great guys and friends!
One of the first bands that i mentioned also work with some Ancient Greek lyrical and historical themes and some traditional instruments as well. Rotting Christ have some really cool songs with some Greek story behind them. Their latest albums are a good way to start : Aealo, Theogonia
Other bands with some Ancient Greek themes are : Naer Mataron, Mortuus Caelum(one of my bands), Ichor, Tatir, Unholy Archangel etc
So in conclusion most of the bands with "Ancient Greek" themes or music are mainly in the black metal genre. Some of them use some Ancient Greek tunes, some others just lyrics or themes, or image.
Also there is this purely Greek genre of Black metal that sounds more Greek than Norwegian or Swedish (2nd wave of black metal). Bands like Rotting Christ, Necromantia and Varathron are in this genre, so here you have a "Greek" type of metal.
And a last one, but not in the metal genre, even though they used to play black metal in their early days is daemonia nymphe. Those guys play a modernized Ancient Greek version of songs.
Nothing to do with metal, pure ancient Greek music and themes.
I hope that this helps for now!
Cheerz and enjoy!