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This essay cites works which are included within a book entitled Classical Mythology Images Insights by Stephen L Harris and Gloria Platzner Published by McGraw-Hill Co New York NY 2004 The works used are Theogony and Works and Days by Hesiod and the stories of Dionysus paralled to Jesus Christ Greek Myth and Christianity Mythology in Greek and Roman history were used to try and explain their surroundings Because of their lack of scientific knowledge they attributed much of nature both human and physical to be controlled by these deities Whether it was because of ignorance or imagination the stories tell the quasi-history of events that happened in fantastical ways It is my belief that Greek and Roman Mythology was the catalyst for the establishment of the Christian religion It is said that Christianity is a historical religion But like myth it is not based on strict historical facts There is a history there but that history has been subjected to a great deal of interpretation and embellishment One of the first parallels that is evident is the creation as the women as the catalyst of humanitys cataclysmic declinep 110 Both Pandora and Eve have been used to illustrate how women essentially ruined the good life for all of human kind Hesiod goes even further in his poems Theogony and Works and Days to say that Pandora the first women was created to spite Prometheus and bring hardship for the rest of human kind As if men couldnt do that for themselves However what is often overlooked is the fact that humanity would not even exist without the opening of Pandoras jar Another instance of similarities can be seen in the stories of Dionysus and Jesus Like Jesus Dionysus is a God in human form who dies and is resurrected born of a mortal mother by a divine father They both escape death as an infant are missing during their teenage
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