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Paper Topic Compare the basic feature of Greek Religion with Christianity Greek religion is one of most significant religions during the period of BC in the western countries it can be seen throughout the Iliad of Homer Christianity is one of the most influential religions in the modern western cultures Both religions share a very similar feature of one another for example the belief in gods or God sacrifice and funeral rites Nevertheless other than the similarities each also has differences Divinities are the most important element of Greek religion and much emphasis is placed on pleasing the gods in order to live a life free of oppression and hardship The Greeks believe that they have to worship and please the gods in order to have good fortune Christians pray for their sins and the forgiveness of their sins from God in the hope that they will be in heaven after their death Greek religion as indicated in Homers Iliad believes in many gods creating a polytheistic society The gods are anthropomorphic having human character and behavior The Greeks believed that the gods controlled natural and social forces and resided on Mount Olympus Each has a specific power and title For example Zeus lord of Olympos 1508 the king of the gods in Greek religion claims neutrality in the mortals conflict and often tries to keep the other gods from participating in it However he throws his weight behind the Trojan side for much of the battle after the sulking Achilles has his mother Thetis of the ocean 18145 a sea-nymph to ask Zeus giving Achilles the honor to settle his anger 1419-27 Hera Zeuss wife and sister of the ox eyes 18356-57 is a conniving headstrong woman She often goes behind Zeuss back in matters on which they disagree working with Athena to crush the Trojans whom she passionately hates Apollo who strikes from afar 114-5 a son of Zeus and
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