Why ancient Greeks believed the gods lived in on mount Olympus?
THey believed that because it was the tallest mountain in Greece so they thought that how they watched over them or that how they got to the sky.
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Demos The Greeks fabled the gods to dwell on mount Olympus because, simply it was a very high peak, with the summit in cloud.
The ancient Greeks believed in 14 major gods and goddesses and manymore deities and spirits. The major gods were Aphrodite, Apollo,Ares, Artemis. Athena, Demeter, Dionysus, Hades, Hephaestus, Hera,Hermes, Hestia, Poseidon, and Zeus.
The ancient Greeks believed that that the gods controlled all typesof different things such as love and romance. This belief systemprovided scientific explanations things such as thunder andlightning.
The ancient Greeks did not have science to explain how the Earth works yet, so they made up stories about Greek gods to explain forces of nature.
\n"Polytheism" is the word you're thinking of.\n. \nAccording to the Greek Mythology which was considered live history for the average ancient Greek person there were three generations of gods \n. \nThe first generation was Uranus and Gaea - ÎÏ ÏÎ±Î½ÏÏ ÎºÎ±Î¹ ÎÎ±Î¯Î…±. Uranus and Gaea had many children also known as Titans - Î¤Î¹ÏÎ¬Î½ÎµÏ Î¤Î¹ÏÎ±Î½Î¯Î´ÎµÏ. \n. \nCronus = Time - ÎÏÏÎ½Î¿Ï = Î§ÏÏÎ½Î¿Ï son of Uranus and Gaea conspired with his mother Gaea against his father Uranus and one day he manages to kill Uranus who was cut in pieces that were thrown in the universe creating the first stars.\n. \nThe genital parts of Uranus that were fallen into the ocean gave birth the goddess Aphrodite [one of the versions]\n. \nCronus married his sister Rhea but as he was afraid that he will face the same fate as his father he was eating the newborns when Rhea delivered them. \n. \nRhea had lost already five children when she decided that when the sixth would be born she would protect him/ her from his father. When the sixth was born, a boy, she managed with the help of the Cretes [ÎÎ¿Ï ÏÎ®ÏÎµÏ - ÎÏÎ®ÏÎµÏ] - men of Crete to hide the new born in the mountain of Ide. \n. \nShe replaced the child with a large stone that Cronus ate. \n. \nIn the mean time Zeus, the new born, was raised by the Cretes and the holy goat Amalthea. When he came of age he made an agreement with some of the Titans to take over the powers of Cronus. With their help he managed to take control of the situation. \n. \nHe killed his father Cronus and liberated his brothers and sisters, Hestia, Hera, Hades, Poseidon and Demeter. \n. \nZeus married his sister Hera and agreed with his brothers to define the areas of their responsibilities. Hades had the control of the world under, Poseidon ruled the surface of the land and the oceans, seas, lakes and rivers while Zeus maintained control of the air. \n. \nHis six children that were born by Hera - Ares, Mnemosyne[Zeus] - Athena, Leto - Apollo and Artemis, Maia - Hermes, Hera - Hephaestus and his brother and sisters were the famous 12 Olympian gods and goddesses who were ruling the ancient Greeks until the dawn of Christianity at 395 AD/ CE. (MORE)
Ancient Greeks believed in Gods because there were things they couldn't explain so in order to have a explanation for everything they made up stories about gods.
The Greeks believed that their gods and goddesses were omnipotent and omnipresent, just as we view God today. This was a religion, not just a collection of stories.
The Olympian gods were a group of 12: Zeus Poseidon Hades Ares Apollo Hermes Hephaestus
Zeus, Hera, Athena, Apollo, Artemis, Ares, Hermes, Dionysus, Aphrodite, Poseidon, Hephaestus, Demeter, are the 12 major gods and goddesses and the gods who had thrones on Mt. Olympus. Other gods and goddesses like Hestia, lived on Mt. Olympus but did not have thrones. Zeus, Hera, Athena, Apollo, …Artemis, Ares, Hermes, Dionysus, Aphrodite, Poseidon, Hephaestus, Demeter, are the major gods and goddesses and the gods who had thrones on Mt. Olympus. Other gods and goddesses, like Hestia, lived on Mt. Olympus but did not have thrones. (MORE)
Uranus represents the sky and with Gaea (the earth) he begot the next generation of gods and titans. One of those, Cronus, became the father of Zeus, who with his siblings chose Mt Olympus as their abode.
The Greeks believed their god and goddess were immortal and ruleddifferent areas of human life.
The gods were thought to look like humans, which we can see in many Greek sculptures.
Do you mean what's the association of Mount Olympus and the Greek Gods?. If so, Mount Olympus is the mountain of which the Greek Gods lived on top.
hey sat in their thrones the women goddesses are on one side and men goddesses on the other
Just after Zeus dethroned his father Cronus, he and his siblings fled to Mount Olympus and made it their home and dwelling.
No. Very, very few people in the world today believe in the gods of the ancient Greeks.
Unfortunately we cannot ask the gods. They just settled there, it was the highest point they could find.
The were many minor gods that didn't live on Olympus. The only major god that didn't was Hades who lived in the underworld. It is also believed that Hercules didn't live on Olympus. He was a demi-god.
Ancient Greeks believed gods and goddesses lived at the top of Mount Olympus because its peak was always shrouded with clouds. Of course, no one thought - or had the resources to- climb the mountain to see what was there.
The Greeks believed that the mystical mountain, Olympus, was home to their gods and goddesses. However, they also believed that the deities could walk among humanity whenever they wished. On mount Olympus or down where the place they ruled was.
i know the thrones were arranged in a U-shape, like a horse shoe. at the very end, hera sat on the left and to her right, Zeus sat. to the right of Zeus was poseidon. all gods sat on the right side and all the goddesses sat on the left. idk the rest, but im positive it said it in one of the Percy Ja…ckson books (MORE)
Everything! Holidays, festivals, theatre, art, weaving, fishing, hunting, farming, every aspect of Greek daily life was spent in worship or thanking of the Gods. Greeks would pray for safe travels, offer sacrafices for good lifes, and at one point Children would even donate all of their toys to Apol…lo and Artimis. People observed relgious festivals of fasting and feasting, donated money went out on certain days and constantly worshipped the all powerful gods (MORE)
since he defeated his father cronus and rescued his brothers and sisters from cronus's stomach. uw. they helped Zeus defeat him and he has fictionally ruled mt. Olympus ever since
Roman and Greek God Comparisons Roman Greek . Apollo . Apollo . Bacchus . Dionysus . Ceres . Demeter . Cupid . Eros . Diana . Artemis . Fortuna . Janus . Juno . Hera . Jupiter . Zeus . Maia . Mars . Ares . Mercury . Hermes . Minerva . Athena . Neptune . Poseidon . Plu…to . Hades . Proserpina . Persephone . Saturn . Cronus . Uranus . Ouranos . Venus . Aphrodite . Vesta . Hestia . Vulcan . Hephaestus . (MORE)
unless you count zeus's rotating lovers there were 12, if you do there were 14 or 15
The Greeks based all their beliefs on their imagination not based on science. Mount Olympus is the highest mountain in Greece, so they believed that Zeus(supream ruler of the gods and ruler of the sky) threw lighting bolts down from the mountain duing thunder storms. of course the Greeks couldn't ac…tually see the gods because mount Olympus's peek is surrounded by clouds. (MORE)
No not all Greek God's live on Mount Olympus. There are minor gods like Hestia and Janus. They do not live on Mount Olympus, only the major 12 do.
Zeus (Jupiter in Roman mythology) was the King of the gods and lived on Mount Olympus.
Olympian rulers: Hera Athena Artemis Aphrodite Demeter Hestia, then later Dionysus who took her place. Hephaestus Zeus Apollo Ares Poseidon Hermes
because their worshippers believed in them and needed them. once they no longer needed them their gods seize to exist
Hercules is said to have become a god after his mortal death. Also, the only Olympian demigod was Dionysus; who was son of Zeus and Semele, who became the goddess Thyone.
Ancient Greeks did not have the same technologies and tolerances that we do. So, when people tried to climb Mount Olympus and never returned, their friends and family thought that the Gods disintegrated the climber.
Seeing as he was one of the 12 Olympians, I'll go ahead and say "Probably."
SInce Greeks didn't have science, they needed ways to explaincertain things. So they came up w/ the gods
Zues - God of the Air . Poseidon - God of the Sea . Hephaestus - God of Fire & Metalworking . Apollo - God of Music, Archery & The Sun . Dionysis - God of Wine . Ares - God of War . Hermes - God of Travel . Hera - Goddess of Marriage . Athena - Goddess of Wisdom & Battle Strategy . Afrodite… - Goddess of Love . Artemis - Goddess of the Hunt & The Moon . Demeter - Goddess of Fertility & Agriculture (MORE)
None of the gods lived on Olympos all the time except for Hera and Zeus and the minor gods. The Council of the Gods include Zeus, Poseidon, Hephaestus, Aphrodite, Apollo, Ares, Artemis, Athena, Demeter, Dionysus, Hades, Hera, Hermes, and Hestia. These are the Olympian deities.
It was viewed as the home of their gods. Much like Mt. Othrys was home to the Titans and Mt. Zion was considered to be the home of the Hebrew God. At that time, mountain peaks were largely inaccessible and often defied convention (by either being always clouded or snow capped even in summer). Such a… mysterious place so high in the sky would be a great place for a god to live. (MORE)
Nektar and Ambrosia. And other stuff as well. At least mythologically speaking. The Gods in reality need no sustenance.
I am assuming that you meant 'made', not 'mad'. Anyway, it is probably Hestia, goddess of the hearth.
Mount Olympus was the home of the gods and goddesses, particularly the Olympians, named after their home.
The ancient Greeks seemed to believe that mountains, stars, trees, and rivers were all deities: only mountains reached toward the heavens, and Zeus was a god of sky and the heavens. Mt. Olympus is the tallest mountain in Greece and the summit is often hidden by clouds and is always covered with sn…ow. To the ancients, this must have been an indication that powerful deities resided there. (MORE)
because the Olympus mountain was the highest mountain in Greeceand it's summit is covered with snow and hidden by clouds whichmakes ancient greecs belived their must be something in top ofit.
the 12 were Jupiter, hera, diana, apollo, bacchus, neptune, mars, venus, mercury, ceres, prosperina, and vulcan. You can count hestia but shes just goddess f the hearth and doesn't have a throne. --- Roman God and Goddesses and Greek Gods and Goddesses are not the same! Greek Gods lived on Mount …Olympus, not the Roman Gods. Zeus, Hera, Aphrodite, Ares, Hestia, Athena, Hephaestus, Hermes, Dionysus, Poseidon, Artemis and Apollo were the 12 Olympians that lived on Mount Olympus. (MORE)
Back then, people didn't have advanced technology to explain whatwas going on. The had no logical explanations, so came up withgods. They thought that gods caused natural disasters, how theworld came to be, and death. There were no other explanations atthe time, so that is what they believed. Well, …they made up these gods from constellations. (a group ofstars that form an imaginary picture) They thought what they sawwere real so they made up the myth. They thought the gods put ofthe constellations for the Greeks to know about them. (MORE)
The gods and goddesses of Ancient Greece lived on Mount Olympus, which is a hill that can be viewed from the city of Athens. Those gods and goddesses were all too human. Vain and selfish in the extreme they sought after power, luxury, and wealth. They can be compared to modern day capitalists, who i…nstall themselves in luxurious citadels, and from there issue edicts, proclamations and prognostications. They are similar in a sense to a modern day G8 summit. Their personal lives when examined closely are very human and far from godly. The ancient Greek gods and goddesses were infamous for their arrogance toward mere mortals. The origins of these god/men are related in the Biblical book of Genesis 6.2. At that point in human history, some people took over and became rulers over the human population. The Greek gods and goddesses similarities to modern day Politicians, Bankers, and Religious leaders are striking. (MORE)
It was out of the way in the far north of Greece, high,inaccessible and often shrouded in cloud. They marked it as thehome of the gods. In their usual pragmatic way in regard toreligion, they were happy to banish the gods there well away fromtheir own normal life in central and southern Greece.
Some of them, although most of their gods were said to reside on Mount Olympus. Others, like Neptune, resided in the seas.
They believed the gods lived on Mount Olympus, and that they helpedthem with everyday life.
What did the ancient Greeks believe about where the gods and goddesses lived and what they were like?
They put many on Mount Olympus. But there were many scatteredaround doing their special jobs. Then there were the hero-ancestorsand the household gods belonging to individual families. Basically,they were like humans because that is how humankind has createdgods. It was a case of not 'god created ma…n in his own image' but'man created god in his own image', which also applies today. (MORE)
In Greek mythology, 12 Olympians are the major deities. Zeus. Hera, Poseidon, Demeter, Athena, Apollo, Artemis, Hephaestus, Ares, Aphrodite, Hermes, Hestia or Dionysus