Why were Greek legends told?
mythology was written to give examples to the Greek citizens so that society would improve
\n. \nApollo was the god of prophecies, but he told his prophecies through the oracle of delphi
Greek people made up gods, myths, and legends to explain everyday life. Therefore, the myths/legends were everyday life.
Well the answer to that is the Odyessy or the Trojain Wars. or Panadora's box another story is the story of how the earth was made(the Creation Story)!
the Romans took the Greek's legends and just renamed the heroes and gods/goddesses. ex Neptune = Poseidon
The king of Gods was ZEUS of course!! Just in case you don't know any thing about Zeus his weapon is a lighting bolt and he is the god of the sky.
There are many legends about Apollo. But one of my favourites is the story of Hyacinthus. Hyacinthus was a golden boy who was loved by two gods. Apollo and Zephyrus, the god of the west wind. The two were constantly jealous if Hyacinthus spent time with the other. One day Hyacinthus was playing disc…us with Apollo, and Zephyrus grew jealous. So, when Apollo threw the discus, Zephyrus sent a great gust of wind that blew the discus off course. Back in those days, the disucs' were made of bronze and were very sharp. The discus went hurtling towards Hyacinthus and buried itself in his chest. Apollo ran to him and wept, but no matter how hard he tried, he could not bring him back to life. Apollo transformed Hyacinthus into a flower, that blooms in early spring, and dies in summer, as if killed by the sun and then blooms in spring once again. And that's how the Hyacinth flower came to be. ( Full Answer )
Well, perhaps because many things which could not be explained in the past caused people to think of these things.. Sorry if this doesn't help, I've just started learning these things in school!
The myth of creation, and the battle of the gods anf titans, how Zues overthrew his father; Cronos.
Disney classics tales. The west is not a very old place it's about 400 year les then that the Immigrats came to make it the west. The real stories are from the natives that were here for many more years but numbers have become small and traditional stories are not easy to come by.
The Greeks told fables about Gods and the myths of Gods in order to explain the creation of the world and natural events that could not be explained any other way, such as the creation of horses or why the sun went across the sky.
King Midas, because whatever he touched turned to gold, so he could never eat or drink anything until he asked Dionysus to take back his wish. (to turn whatever he touched to gold)
The first Greek myth about Greek gods started being written down and told at around 500 b.c.e., as that was around the time the gods were said to have originated.
Poseidon is the god of the oceans. He got all the kinds of water got the salt and fresh water for the oceans. His brother Zeus got the air and his other brother Hades got the underworld.
Well, the Creation Myths would be the tales that take place before all others. There are several different theories surrounding the Beginning of Time. The Pelasgian Creation Myth, the Homeric and Orphic Creation Myth, the Olympian Creation Myth, and then two less common Philosophical Creation Myths.… My favorite is the Pelasgian Creation Myth. This specific creation myth details the emerging of Eurynome (the Goddess of All Things) from Chaos and her subsequent construction of the universe through dance. Soon she rolled her hands together and forged Ophion, the great serpent. Eurynome continued to dance and Ophion grew lustful. He impregnated her with help from the fertilizing North Wind. She then laid the Universal Egg, out of which came all things that exist (her children): sun, moon, planets, stars, the earth, and all living creatures. Eurynome made her home on Mount Olympus (and kicked Ophion out for claiming to be the Author of the Universe), and she created the seven planetary powers (with a Titan and Titaness to rule over each). ( Full Answer )
Greek myths are any story having to do with the immortals and fictionous mortals of Greek times. Greek legends are stories that have immortalized a person, or several people even beyond Greek times.
The myth of Jason and the golden fleece is one. In it sirens (female creatures whose beautiful singing lured handsome young men to their watery graves) try to lure the men aboard the ship to climb the cliff to get to them and die drowning in the icy waters of the sea. But they don't succeed because …Orpheus sings even more beautifully so that the other men will be occupied by him rather than the sirens and stay on the ship. ( Full Answer )
The Greeks had myths and legends to explain everything. How each city was founded. How people learned to write. Why the sea is salty. How the world began. Why there is both good and evil in the world. Everything that now we explain with religion, the Greeks explained with fable and myth. And then…, as now, most uneducated people believed that the stories were literally true; while a majority of educated people believed that the stories were not exactly true, but contained spiritual truths which needed to be observed. ( Full Answer )
There are 5 legends. The Story of the Blessing of El-ahrairah, The Story of the Kings Lettuce, The Story of the Trial of El-ahrairah, The Story of El-ahrairah and the Black Rabbit of Inle The Story of Rowsby Woof and the Fairy Wogdog
Honestly, I think the Legends of Dreamsky are never told anymore b/c no one has ever really heard of them.
Probably by the blind poet known as "Homer". It was in the 1200bc's and it was about Oddyseus. The story took place during the Trojan War. The names of the stories were the "Iliad" and the "Oddysey"
The family friend that told Bella the legends about the "Cold Ones" was none other than Jacob Black.
Myths and legends are told today because it makes you learn the past and also tell you what was in the past when your not born.
Yes, the minotaur was originally a greek legend. It was the off spring of Cretan Bull and Pasiphae.
Greek myths and legends were developed thousands of years ago. That may not seem very specific, however, we do not have any accurate dates for these things; when they first appeared, they were not published in books with copyright dates, they were an oral tradition, handed down by verbal storytellin…g, generally with no dates being mentioned. ( Full Answer )
Daphne and Apollo, The Odyssey, Medusa/Pegasus, Cronus, the Titans, Helen of Troy, Athena and Arachne, Icarus and Daedalus, The Birth of Aphrodite, The Illiad, Persephone, Hephaestus/Aphrodite/Aries love triangle, Jason and the Argonauts, The Stygian Witches, Scylla, Hydra, Heracles/Hercules, and al…l of Zeus' lovers are but a few Greek myths and legends out there. Most of the gods featured in what we know as Greek myth, or Classic Mythology, are in fact deities once worshiped by the ancient peoples of Greece. ( Full Answer )
The myth of how Athens was named. He created horses. In the story of Pyrhha and Deucalion. Theseus and the Minotaur. The story of Odysseus. Perseus and Medusa The myth of creation The war of troy. And basically many other stories involving the sea.
To help the people of Greece understand the world and how it was created. It's just like other civilizations.
There are plenty of them, they fill many volumes. Go to the library and ask for a book that will suit your needs.
Oedipus was Jocasta's son aswell as her husband. They had 4 kids together (they didnt know they were related) Girls: Ismene and Antigone Boys: Polynices and Eteocles
To explain the world around them and how it came to be, just like other cultres.
Orpheus is part of the Greek mythology. It is OK to use the term legend for such stories.
Artemis was one of the twelve Olympian gods and goddesses that ruled both mortal and immortal, she was twin to Apollo, who was god of the light of the sun, not the sun itself - for that was the Titan Helios - so she became associated with the moon and the Titan Selene. Her father was Zeus, father an…d king of immortal and mortal alike. Artemis is well known for being willful and a virgin huntress, protector of wilderness and wild animals, and protector of women. ( Full Answer )
All greek goddess date back to around about 7000 BC, when the original inhabitants of Greece were primarily farmers (this is around the time that the originally densely forested land was mostly cut down). They were originally local fertility spirits, so it could have been any number of local myths t…hat combined. This developed into the Minoan civilization. The shape of the myths we have today began to form into individuals around the time of the invasion of the achaens, which became the Mycenaean civilization. Essentially the acheans were a highly patriarchal warrior society with male sky gods. A lot of the legends around the male gods dominated the females is thought to be a reflection of the two cultures merging around 2000 BC. The Mycenaean civilsation lasted (if I remember correctly) about 1000 years. Through the dark ages writing and many other elements were lost. A lot of the mythical development from poets and bards like Homer (his poems were recorded around 750BC but they could have been circulating a lot earlier), because they wandered a lot and they were responsible for remembering and carrying on a great many myths and stories, Artemis is mentioned in the Illiad, and by that point is pretty firmly established. There's also the different aspects of Artemis. She's associated with Selene, the goddess of the moon, associated with Apollo and other aspects of healing, with Hera and Hestor for her involvement in childbirth, with Demeter for her involvement in fertility - interesting she was a virgin goddess, which is one of the few elements about her that aren't contradictory. So depending on your view, she could be about 3000 years old or 9000, or even older, since most beliefs are an evolutionary process, you could probably date the ideas she and other goddess came from back to the neolithic era, probably further back since she embodies the hunt, wild animals and the moon, all of which were of major importance to prehistoric societies. ( Full Answer )
A greek legend is a myth/story that the people of Greece wrote to help them make sense of their world. They also wrote them because they loved to tell sories. If you meant "What is an example of a greek myth?" then just look up "The story of Odysseus." on Google.
a Greek myth or legend is a myth or legend originating from Greek origin. see, Daedalus and Icarus, Zeus,Poseidon, hades and thier father kronos, Theseus and the minotaur etcetcetc
Zeus is in many greek myths. Lena and the swan, the war with the Titans, birth of perseus, Hercules, the tale of Troy, The Illiad, the story of Tiresias, etc...
Ulysses is the Roman name of the Greek hero Odysseus whose adventures were described in Homer's Odyssey.
it was their life pretty much they loved and were devoted by their creators' stories
King Acrisicis received a prophecy from the oracle that his grandson would kill him, so he locked up his daughter, Danae. Zeus loved Danae, so they secretly got married. Danae soon had a son, Perseus. Danae ran away to an island with her son. A king of that island, Polydectes, wanted to marry Danae,… but wanted to get rid of Perseus. He asked Perseus to kill the gorgon Medusa, and bring him the head. Perseus agreed. With the help of a few tools the gods gave him, Perseus cut off Medusa's head, which could turn people into stone. On the way back, he saved a princess named Andromeda, and married her. Medusa's head's stare killed Polydectes, and he, his mother, and Andromeda lived in peace for the rest of their lives, after King Acrisicis died when Perseus threw a discus by accident. ( Full Answer )
They bot have stories of brothers betraying each other (Romulus and Remus) (Thor and Loki). They both have a sacred tree (Mount Olympus and Yggdrasil. Try going on Wikipedia and looking up, "Proto-Into-European-religion"
No one did. Aeneas was in Troy when the Greeks caputered it. He didn't need to be told, he saw it happen with his own eyes.
Your question is a little hard to understand but I think the answer you're looking for is George Washington.
The labyrinth is not a person it is a thing, a maze. It has no authority. The person that owned the labyrinth was King Minos. He was the guy with the authority over the labyrinth.
because Zeus told them all and they were all so shocked they wanted to know why the ancient Greek believed in legends and myths
no one knows how many there are because there are millions that they can think of that are true or not true.:)
When Perseus, a Greek hero, took a mosters head and showed it to Atlas, the Titan god who holds up the sky. Atlas took one look at the head and, since it was so ugly, turned to stone. The head was the head of Medusa. Since Atlas was so big he turned into the Atlas mountain range.
The Minotaur was a creature from mythology, supposedly half bulland half human. No such creature could exist in reality, even if ahuman female did mate with a bull. No offspring would result.
1. William Shakespeare did not write his plays. This is the most obviously untrue and yet most persistent of such legends. 2. William Shakespeare was a personal friend of Queen Elizabeth I. Again, obviously untrue. Players did not associate with queens. 3. William Shakespeare was the leader of a pla…ying company. No, he was a member, but Richard Burbage was the leader. 4. William Shakespeare was responsible for the construction of the Globe Theatre. No, that was Burbage. Shakespeare only loaned him some money. 5. Shakespeare had to leave Stratford because he was accused of poaching deer belonging to Sir William Lucy. Apart from the lack of evidence for this romantic tale, Lucy did not keep deer. 6. Shakespeare was Thomas Betterton's father. Since the only source of this dubious tale is Betterton himself, for whom it would be a considerable financial benefit, we can easily dismiss it. ( Full Answer )
Myths are stories that are usually about gods or other near godlike creatures or people. They may often explain natural phenomenons like why we have seasons or where lightening and thunder come from. They may be about the actions of various gods. Or about heroes and half human half god people who we…re thought to have actually existed and did actual acts. Myths can explain or describe real events in, what to us anyway, are unreal ways.. Legends is usually used for stories about heroes and other people of the past who the Greeks felt might not have existed or about things real people might not have really done. Legends could be about fantastic animals or far away lands that the Greeks necessarily believe were true. There were legends about things the gods did that were just funny stories. Myths are usually about more serious things that can affect people in daily life, morals, nature, politics etc. things about how the world works and why. Legends may be about serious things and may even have a "moral" but they are stories of long ago and far away usually. Adventure stories and wonder stories. The difference is not concrete myth and legend overlap and the two words are usually used together. Later poets and playwrights used the myths and legends as themes for plays, poems and songs. Homer's epic poem The Iliad, explained the Trojan War in mythological terms with gods and goddesses taking part on both sides. Before the ruins of Troy were found, moderns thought the war itself was a legend. The Greeks knew better. ( Full Answer )
All cultures had myths. They provided explanations for why thingshappened (e.g. the seasons, storms, earthquakes).