Who killed sphinx the greek god?
No one actually killed the sphinx, a man named Oedipus solved her riddle which was "What walks on four legs in the morning, two in the afternoon, and three at night" which the answer is a human with morning being a baby, afternoon being an adult, and night as an old person with a cane. After Oedipus solved her riddle she threw herself off a cliff.
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the greek gods are: means that that god/ess was at one time on Mount Olympus. \n. Zeus: god of the sky, king of the gods, ruler of mankind; brother to Posiedon, Hades, Hera(also her husband), Hestia, and Demeter. Also known as Jupiter. \n. Poseidon: god of seas; creator and lover of horses; lor…d of earthquakes and other natural disasters. Also known as Neptune. \n. Hades: god of the underworld and the dead that dwell there.Also known as Pluto. \n. Hera: goddess of marriage and childbirth; queen of the gods. \n. Demeter: goddess of the crop and agriculture.Also known as Ceres. \n. Hestia: goddess of hearth and home; gave up her golden seat on Mount Olympus to Dionysis. \n. Athena: goddess of wisdom and strategy, war, and crafts; daughter of Zeus and a Titaness; was born through Zeus's head. \n. Dionysis: god of wine and happiness; was born in Zeus's leg. \n. Hermes: messenger god; god of commerce, travelers, thieves, and gossip; Zeus's son.Also known as Mercury. \n. Hephaestus: god of fire and blacksmithing; forger of armor and Zeus's lightning bolts.Also known as Vulcan. \n. Aphrodite: goddess of love and beauty; married to Hephaestus.Also known as Venus. \n. Ares: god of war; Hera and Zeus's son. Also known as Mars. \n. Apollo: god of the sun, music, poetry, and medicine; Artemis's twin brother; Zeus's son.Also known as Helios. \n. Artemis: goddess of the moon, the hunt and wilderness; patroness of maidens and virginity; Apollo's twin sister.Also known as Diana. \n. Persephone: goddess of flowers; Demeter's daughter; wife of Hades. \n. Pan: god of panic; son of Hermes. \n. Eros: god of love; son of Aphrodite.Also known as Cupid. . (MORE)
Greek Gods were made up by the Greeks to explain different natural events. Like for instance lightning was decided to be thrown from Mount Olympus (Not the actual mountain, the Mythological one) by the Greek God Zeus. Also to explain things that happen when you die, for example when you die the Gre…eks believed you would go to the Underworld (Hades) and be judged by the god Hades (Confusing right) and go to different parts of the Underworld depending on your life. (MORE)
There are tons of Greek gods, but here are some: Apollo - God of the sun, truth, music, and healing Zeus - King of the Gods and God of the sky Poseidon - God of the seas Athena - Goddess of wisdom, arts, and war Aphrodite - Goddess of love and beauty Ares - God of war Artemis - Goddess of the hunt, …the moon, childbirth, and maidens. Dionysus - God of wine, the vine, dolphins, and madness Demeter - God of the Harvest Hera - Goddess of the family Hades - God of the underworld and death Hephaestus - Blacksmith to the Gods and God of metallurgy and fire Hermes - God of market, trade, doctors, messengers, travelers, andthieves Hestia - Goddess of the hearth and home Eros - God of Lust Janus- God of choices and doors Nemesis- Goddess of revenge Gaia- Goddess/Titan of earth (MORE)
Athena: goddess of wisdom, war and art . Zeus: god of the gods and ruler of the sky and lightnings . Hera: wife of Zeus and goddess of marriage and giving birth . Aphrodite: goddess of love, laughter and you know what . Artemis: twin sister of Apollo. goddess of the mountains, hunt, the moon and… maidens . Apollo: god of music, poetry, future seeing, the sun and archery . Hestia: goddess of hearth of the home . Hephaestus: god of fire and iron, husband of Aphrodite . Ares: god of war and Aphrodite's lover . Hermes: messenger of the gods and god of the thieves and travelers . Hades: underworld god and the god of the dead . Demeter: goddess of harvest and seasons . Poseidon: god of the seas and the oceans as well as earthquakes and horses . Dionysus: god of wine (and joy) (These are just the main gods and goddesses) (MORE)
Why do we have religion today? Everyone needs something to depend on, people can't believe that everything is up to us, its too much responsibility. they need it to explain things they cant, ie "why are we here" and "why do bad things happen to good people" and questions like that. even Athiests may… believe in destiny or luck, both are forms of relieving oneself from responsibility.. The Greeks had gods and goddesses to mainly explain the phenomenons of the world.. The Gods were personifications of things they could not explain. Such as Wind, Seasons and Love. (MORE)
A greek god is a certain being that the ancient Greek people worshipped and honored. They were told to be immortal, have different powers, and they were used to explain different phenomenons of earth; they also had folklore of them.
There are many many Greek gods but the three most famous ones are, Zeus, Poseidon and Hades. Zeus's wife was Hera. Poseidon's wife was Amphitrite and Hades (Stolen) wife was Persephone. Zeus and Poseidon both had children but hades didn't
Athena: goddess of wisdom, war and art Zeus: God of the Gods and ruler of the sky and lightning Hera: wife of Zeus and Goddess of marriage and giving birth Aphrodite: Goddess of love, laughter and you know what Artemis: twin sister of Apollo. Goddess of the mountains, hunt, the Moon and maid…ens Apollo: God of music, poetry, future seeing, the sun and archery Hestia: Goddess of hearth of the home Hephaestus: God of fire and iron, husband of Aphrodite Ares: God of war and Aphrodite's lover Hermes: messenger of the Gods and God of the thieves and travelers Hades: underworld God and the God of the dead Demeter: Goddess of harvest and seasons Poseidon: God of the seas and the oceans as well as earthquakes and horses Dionysus: God of wine (and joy) There are also some minor Gods but you can see the main gods here! (MORE)
Greek gods could not die. It only happens in modern American adventure movies or TV series.
They were capricious, short tempered and somewhat flighty. One never knew what they would do next.
The Greek Gods were a series of deities in the Ancient Greek Religion, as well as Ancient Greek Mythology. They did several things, based around their realm of control, such as Poseidon and the seas, Zeus and the skies, as well as Athena and battle strategy/wisdom. From Mythological Writings of t…he Ancient Greeks, we understand what the deities were and what, in the stories and epics, they did. Greek Gods were mythological immortals with awesome power that ancient Greeks believed to controll life on Earth. They were thought to have lived on Mt. Olympus- a very tall mountain. There were many, many gods that the Greeks worshipped. There were minor gods, whose power had very little effect or influence on Greek life. And there were 12 Olympian gods who were considered important. The 12 Olympians are: . Zeus- the god of lightning, weather, and king of gods . Poseidon- the god of the sea, earthquakes, and horses . Hera- the goddess of marriage and childbirth, and the wife of Zeus . Athena- goddess of wisdom, battle strategy, and the arts, and the patron goddess of Athens . Hephaestus- god of blacksmithing, fire, and volcanoes . Aphrodite- goddess of love and beauty, and the wife of Hephaestus . Ares- the god of war and the boyfriend of Aphrodite . Demeter- the goddess of fertility . Dionysus- the god of wine . Apollo- the god of prophecy, medicine, healing, music, the sun, revenge, justice, and poetry . Artemis- the goddess of the moon, hunting, wild animals, and the wilderness, the twin sister of Apollo . Hermes- the god of travelers, thieves, and the messenger of the gods Hestia, goddess of the hearth, was given a throne. But when Dionysus was throned, she stepped down because she believed that 7 gods and 6 goddesses, all Olympians, would create war among the gods. All of the gods worked together to controll life on Earth and to keep a balance of order and chaos. Greeks could pray to their gods, visit their temples, or offer sacrifices but always took great care in honoring them out of fear of being punished in the underworld. (MORE)
Only other Olympians or Pre-Olympian Beings(Titans etc) Could kill each other. A blade dipped in the waters of the River Styx(Bordering the realm of Hades) could injure/weaken one, but no other force in the Universe was supposed to be able to due so.
The sphinx was a creature who terrorized the city of Thebes for some time, before Oedipus came along and defeated her by answering her riddle. Because he saved Thebes, Oedipus became the new king of it, marrying his mother in the process.
The Greek gods were the spirits believed to be real by the Greeks. The Greeks worshiped their gods and sacrificed people to them.
The Greeks had gods to answer all the unexplained things in the world. An example is earthquakes.
The Greek gods helped and looked out for the Greeks. They also caused them troubles and sometimes punished them. It all depended on their mood, and if they had been worshiped enough.
The Greek Sphinx was a monster with the body of a lioness, the head of a woman, the wings of an eagle and a snake-headed tail. She had been sent to the city-state of Thebes by Hera as punishment for a crime committed by the Theban king, Laius, who had abducted and raped Chrysippus, son of king Pelop…s. The Sphinx put a riddle to all those traveling to the city: "Which creature in the morning goes on for legs, at midday on two, and in the evening upon three, and the more legs it has, the weaker it be?" Those who did not know the answer (and no-one did) were strangled and eaten. The Sphinx was finally killed when Oedipus, king Laius' unwanted son, was able to solve her riddle: "Man - who crawls on all fours as a baby, then walks on two feet as an adult, and then walks with a cane in old age". (MORE)
A greek god did not kill Medusa. She was killed by Perseus, a famous greek hero.
No god killed Medusa, the hero Perseus killed Medusa with the guidance of Athena and Hermes. Pereseus did not have snakes for hair either, Medusa did. It was her punishment for laying with Poseidon in the Temple of Athena.
There were Greek Gods becasue the Greeks believed they had lived and had done certain things. They thought of their Greek Gods the way the people that are Christians believe in our God!
I cannot think of one. There are a couple of instances, though, of father murders.
Yes, at least the ones that are not immortal. No that's wrong In greek mythology no, never for example Cronos defeated his father but in myths Rea ask him and his mother for advice when Cronos start eaten his children, speacilly since its explicit that the children Cronos ate were imprision not …dead u can se that they were inmortal and could not die also when Zeus ans his brothers defeat the Titans they send them to prision wich show that the titans can not die and about Pan, pan was a satyr i don remember the myth but he have a music duel whit Apolo and when Apolo win he killed pan but pan was not a god, demigods can be killed but the gods and the titans did not age and can't be killed thay can only be defeated, and the people who talk abot God of war its just a video game, in nordic mithology the gods could die, and in Egypt myths the gods could die but not for good for example seth kill osiris but iris colect all the parts of his body and osiris come to life again, another thing is that in greek mithology when something die go to the underworld so never stops existing. I correct some spelling mistakes xD (MORE)
Athena: goddess of wisdom, war and art Zeus: god of the gods and ruler of the sky and lightnings Hera: wife of Zeus and goddess of marriage and giving birth Aphrodite: goddess of love, laughter and you know what Artemis: twin sister of Apollo. goddess of the mountains, hunt, the moon and mai…dens Apollo: god of music, poetry, future seeing, the sun and archery Hestia: goddess of hearth of the home Hephaestus: god of fire and iron, husband of Aphrodite Ares: god of war and Aphrodite's lover Hermes: messenger of the gods and god of the thieves and travelers Hades: underworld god and the god of the dead Demeter: goddess of harvest and seasons Poseidon: god of the seas and the oceans as well as earthquakes and horses Dionysus: god of wine (and joy) there are also some minor gods... but you can see the main gods here! (MORE)
Ultimately, all gods evolve from the spirits worshipped in animism. In many cases, the gods and goddesses were absorbed from other cultures, mostly in the Archaic period. The storm god, Zeus is believed to have come from the ancient Indo-European culture of eastern Europe. Athena, known in the Ar…chaic Greek period as Athene, came from Phoenicia via the Aegean islands. During Roman times, the Greeks syncretised some of the Egyptian gods into their own. (MORE)
They were their gods! Is that not evident? They worshiped them, and used them to explain natural or historic events
he was given the title of King of Thebes and the recently widowed Jocasta's hand in marriage.
The Sphinx was the gaurdian of Thebes in Greek mythology. In answer to your question, no one really 'killed' her, except indirectly. She basically comitted suicide because Oedipus solved her ridlle. "Which creature in the morning goes on four legs, at mid-day on two, and in the evening upon three, a…nd the more legs it has, the weaker it be?" She strangled and devoured anyone unable to answer. Oedipus solved the riddle by answering: Man-who crawls on all fours as a baby, then walks on two feet as an adult, and then walks with a cane in old age. By some accounts  (but much more rarely), there was a second riddle: "There are two sisters: one gives birth to the other and she, in turn, gives birth to the first." The answer is "day and night" (both words are feminine in Greek). (MORE)
it depended on the god. they thought of Aphrodite as vain, Athena as wise, Zeus as powerful and flirtatious. Hera as jeulouse. and so on and so forth
the greek gods all had their own special powers. Zeus was the god of gods, and lightning. so don't ness with him. his first child was Athena.
The Norse, Greeks and Romans had a different relation with their gods than some present day religions. The gods of those cultures basically ignored humans except as a form of entertainment. The gods were forever stirring things up, mating with mortals etc. There was some praying going on, but the ma…in intent was a vague hope that the gods wouldn't be bad to you if you showed you liked them.This becomes evident in the Illiad and Odyssey when the heroes are ever being helped and hindered by the gods for some unknown end. (MORE)
To tell how things were created or what happened. Such as Zeusmaking a thunderstorm when he is angry. It was their way of copingwith the unknown without our current scientific knowledge.
It will ask you a riddle and if you get it wrong, you will get eaten by the Sphinx.
The wrong answer is "The Greeks believed in the Gods because they needed an explanation for the forces and elements, but saw nothing. They couldn't do it themselves, so they thought supreme beings controlled them." This is a common myth derived from 19th century revisionist history much like the …myth that humans thought the Earth was flat--which virtually no one did. The Greek gods were not invented to explain rain or lightening. They are derived from the obvious question all humans ask, " How is there something rather than nothing?" The Greeks had gods or God for the same reason every culture on earth, then and now, does. The most famous Greek thinkers, Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle, rejected the idea of many gods. Aristotle, who invented the discipline of Logic, showed humans believe in a creator because they use logic to assertain there must be an uncreated mind behind the universe. A Necessary Being. Otherwise, there would be a infinite regress of causes--which is logically incoherent. It must be a Mind because reality is intricately designed and beautiful. This point is all too clear today--an age where humans understand the forces and elements and still believe in God. (MORE)
The answer is achilloa. She is the god of indigestion and diarrhea, commonly skipped over in the world.
As well as god of healing, Apollo is the god of plague and disease; so deaths of illness are taken as his doing.
The Greeks believe(d) in the Greek gods because they were their explanation of why and how everything functioned. Every god/dess has a role in the universe, and they all have their own individual jobs and responsibilities.
Yes. It asks people who come by one question: What walks on 4 legs in the morning, 2 in the afternoon, and 3 at night? The answer is: A human! You crawl on 4 legs as a baby, 2 when your an adult, and 2 legs plus a cane when your an older person. You only get one chance to answer it it, so if you get… it wrong, it will eat you. It has the power to confuse (MORE)
In Greek all pronouns go at the end or near the end of the sentence/phrase so it's kinda like:o ÎÎ»Î»Î·Î½Î¹ÎºÏÏ(Greek) Î¸ÎµÏÏ(god) Î¼Î¿Ï (my) or in greeklish: o Ellinikos(Greek) theos(god) mou(my).
Yes, because the roman gods were more warlike, and had very short tempers. The greek gods were more kind to the mortals.
Their are two groups of "gods" listed are in their respective catagory. (titans are not considered gods) Olympian zues, hades, poseidon, hestia, aphrodite, hermes, hera, hephaestus, dionysos, demeter, ares, athena, artemis, apollo primordial chronos, aether, gaia, erebos, hemera, ananke, chaos…, uranus, nyx, pontus, thalassa, phanes, ourea, nesoi, tartarus (MORE)
There isn't really one, but Zeus is the king of the gods, the chief of the gods. So I guess you could could say he is the god of the gods, even though he really isn't.
No, Greek gods and goddesses can not kill each other. All the Greek gods are immortal. They can however be destroyed, but shortly after they are defeated they respawn. This s true for demons aswell.
The most controversial example of Greek Gods killing is the murder of Asclepios by Zeus. see link for the whole story.
At the Great Sphinx site, the inscription on a stele by Thutmose IV in 1400 BCE, lists the names of three aspects of the local sun deity of that period, Khepera-RÃª-Atum .
Well to be honest you answer is in the question. The Greeks believe that they have gods just like other religions. They are known for their extreme seriousness of worshipping them and also they believe each god plays their part in their daily lives. Such as posiden they believe if they worshipped hi…m well their fishermen would have more luck with catching their fish. (MORE)
Probably Hercules but the story has been retold many times so there are probably different titles.
The Sphinx was a very famous icon, especially in Greek mythology. The Sphinx is known as a female monster which has the body of a lion, the head of a woman, eagle wings and serpent tale. The role of the Sphinx was to reign terror on a town.
The Greek gods build the theological system of Ancient Greek. The Ancient Greeks had many gods, and there was at least one for every aspect of life. For example, Athena was the goddess of wisdom, Aphrodite was the goddess of love and beauty, and Poseidon was the god of the sea. If an ancient Greek n…eeded help in a particular area, or wanted to give thanks for a particular thing, they would pray to or offer sacrifice to the god that governed over that thing. (MORE)
There is no Greek god of IT (information technology) because IT did not exist when the Ancient Greeks worshipped their Greek gods.
A sphinx is a mythical creature with the head of a human andthe body of a lion.