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Greeks believed in a series of myths which explained nature set up a moral code for the people and were just folk lore of the people In this paper the beginnings of myths the Greek gods themselves and several myths concerning morals nature and old lore of the Ancients will be discussed Because the myths and details about the gods were passed along by word of mouth some myths or gods might be interchanged or different The Greek myths started as folk lore until it began to explain nature and storytellers integrated a moral code into the myths Many myths started out as fairy tales As new and more efficient farming methods became available to the Greek people they were faced with more time in which to do other things A people who have waste develop a culture all their own Because Greece was divided into different city- states many of the myths are different The culture of storytelling began to involve explanations of nature such as the creation of the horse spider and such changes as winter and fire along with the creation of man himself Slowly as with any longstanding government the morals and laws of society leaked into Greek myths in the form of The slain shall be avenged by Nemesis a force which causes people to get revenge or just Kindness and humbleness are rewarded by the gods Some myths were even created to support other myths The myths started with storytelling and developed into a complex system of morals and explanations The Greek myths were almost fruitless without the intervention of the gods The gods controlled nature and fought their own battles on the earth which sometimes caused problems The first god was the most powerful one until he had children The first god is called Oranos or in some myths Uranus He was the first ruler among the gods Uranus was the heavens and Gaea was the earth and
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