Asked in Ancient HistoryGreek and Roman MythologiesAncient GreeceArtemis (Diana)
Why did the greeks have gods and goddess?
August 13, 2007 1:07PM
Ancient Greeks had a religious belief which included a deity for most human virtues and vices.Eg beauty (Aphrodite /Venus) , wisdom (Athena), war (Aries) Gods were a simple and a 'because' way of explaining things you can't control. Love, the Sea, weather, natural disasters. They were given grumpy temprements to explain why people would be killed in such events. An easier way than the modern "Why would a kind and loving god bring death to his people"