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Well, the Greeks believed that everything that happened to them was because a God or Goddess chose it to. Deities(gods) were a big part of Greeks lives because they believed t…hat when the gods chose their fate, it was to happen. This affected them in a spiritual way because it made them believers about the gods in their world. In addition, for example, the Greeks would have a celebration in honor of Deiynisus, god of wine, and would put on plays, and as a result this celebration built upon classic greek tragedies, such as Oedipus written by Sophicles. Nothing because they were not real. They did all kind of god stuff for the Greeks like , they provide food and more of that stuff ! Answer number two: The Greek gods had a ubiquitous effect on history, not only Greek, but all of western civilization. Their impact on Christianity cannot be minimized. The virgin birth, for example, comes straight from stories about Perseus and Dionysius. The whole god-man concept of Chalcedonian Christology would not have been possible without the demi-god status of Hercules, Achilles, and the heroes of Greek story. The "dual nature" of Jesus is not a Biblical doctrine, it was first expounded at the church councils of the 4th century, and is based more on Greek myth than on Jewish doctrine. The doctrine of the trinity has only the sketchiest support in scripture, but is present in the Roman view of Mars-Jupiter-Quirinus as well as the Greek view of the tripartite moon: Selena-Artemis-Hekate. The Jewish view of redemption is based on God honoring the sacrifice of an innocent by sparing the congregation of Israel. See the story of Eleazar in 2 Maccabees. God counted the martyrdom of the innocent Eleazar and his six brothers as a sacrifice to impute righteousness to the congragation of Israel. This is substantially different from the eventual Christian doctrine of joining with the deity and becoming righteous by particpating in god's death. The Christian view of redemption comes from the Greek gods. Dionysus, Persephone and Adonis became mystery cults at places like Eleusis, Byblos and Delphi where the faithful became one with the god through re-enacting his or her life, death and resurrection. Needless to say, the effect that Christianity has had on western civilization is beyond the scope of this answer.
The Greeks would often go and sacrifice different goods in certain areas at certain times. They would also pray, honor, and celebrate the different gods when they were in need… or it was a certain time of the year. They were their rulers and they honored them while still honoring their kings and queens.
Many important decisions were made(to start a campaign,make alliences etc) after consultation with the Oracle. Wars and conflicts were put on hold for the duration festivities… dedicated to gods. In everyday life, people should respect the gods as there was the fear of divine retribution (Nemesis).
Zeus believed that ancient Greece was stupid
they affected lives by casting spells of wizardery
It was important to keep the gods happy.
They believed in many Gods (monotheism).
What do they (the gods and goddesses) believe? Or what is believed of them? It's called mythology, and it was in the ancient days of Greece once a religion.
Greeks needed a way to explain things since they didn't have the science technology we have.
That depends on the god, really. Most common Greeks would pray and sacrifice to the goddess of the home and hearth, Hestia, and she would protect the family from evil. If yo…u prayed right most gods would... Demeter would keep your crops from dying. Poseidon would grant you safe travels at sea Aphrodite would make sure your love life said ok, or got a Lov life for you. Ect, you can imagine what each god could do for an average Greek.
it was important to keep the Greeks very happy.
He was in charge of sending dead souls to the underworld.
That's a pretty general question. The gods and goddesses didn't have direct impact on the lives of everyday Greeks, at least not in the sense that mythology would lend. They v…iewed their gods much the same way as we view ours. They were the source of all that they had, and were also capable of taking those things away. They felt that their gods were omnipotent and omnipresent, so you had to be careful all the time, not just on certain days or in certain places. The Greek religion defined the moral expectations for the Greek people. Concepts like giving travelers expecting hospitality and what constituted an acceptable sacrifice were all found within the stories they told as part of their faith.
The Greeks believed in the Greek Gods simply because it was their religion, the same reason why any person believes in God or Allah. These beliefs affected their lives greatly… because of rituals that had to be performed, church, and certain prohibited activities.