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Greek mythology & heroes
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Greek mythology & heroes
What is mythology?
-- A collection of
to a particular religious or cultural tradition
is a traditional story belonging to a group or culture.
Purpose is to relate beliefs about creation, natural phenomena, and values held by the group.
Often reflect geographical & historical features of the group
does not imply “true” or “false”; calling a story a “myth” does NOT mean it’s fake
Foundations of Greek myth
The myths of the ancient Greeks supported the religious practices and rituals of the culture
The ancient Greeks were
—they believed in multiple gods, each of whom was believed to have power over certain realms—crops, marriage, childbirth, sailing, etc. There were many, many gods.
The “big” gods were the Olympian gods—the most powerful rulers who were believed to live on Mt. Olympus.
The ancient Greek concept of a hero was different from our own culture's. First and foremost, the ancient Greek hero was a religious figure, a dead person who received cult honors and was expected in return to bring prosperity, especially in the form of fertility of plants (crops) and animals, to the community.
Hero in myths
A key part to the narrative of the hero's life is that s/he undergoes some sort of ordeal. The hero, who is
, not immortal like the gods, must suffer during his or her lifetime, and, significantly, must die. Only after death can the hero receive immortalization in cult and in song.
The hero must struggle against the fear of death, in order to achieve the most perfect death. Such a perfect moment must be recorded in