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Gods and Goddesses Greek mythology is a set of divine traditional tales told by ancient Greeks about the exploits of gods and heroes and their relations with ordinary mortals The gods were numina divine manifestations faceless formless but no less powerful Crystal 1 Gods and goddesses of Greek mythology resembled extraordinarily powerful human beings They experienced emotions such as jealousy love and grief They shared with humans a desire to assert their own authority and to punish anyone who defied it Gods and goddesses were beings that were thought to have supernatural or superhuman powers and were considered worthy of worship They were greatly admired or respected and thought of as very important The isolation of one state or city-state in this case from another was one reason why the stories that people told of the gods and mortals varied from place to place Stories werent written down and instead passed on by mouth from one generation to another each adding their own imagination and creativity As is most fold legends some is truth such as the most famed city of Troy A German businessman by the name of Heinrich Schliemann had a dream all of his life to find the city of Troy and prove that the Greek myths were based on some truth To the amazement of professional archaeologists he found the city of Troy or the site of where it used to be He had dug right through the city and found an even older city hidden beneath He found it by following the clues he read in the myths Using the same method this great explorer found the city of Mycenae home of the Greek King Agamemnon Greeks did not only believe in one god or goddess but many in fact Most all their gods or goddesses associated with great forces of nature or human emotions Poseidon was the god of the sea and Aphrodite was the goddess of
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