Asked in
Ancient History
Greek and Roman Mythologies
Ancient Greece
Artemis (Diana)

Why did the greeks have gods and goddess?


User Avatar
Wiki User
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"