Gods of Ancient Greece: Identities and Transformations

Identities and Transformations

Author: Jan Bremmer

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748642897

Category: Religion

Page: 552

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This collection offers a fresh look at the nature and development of the Greek gods in the period from Homer until Late Antiquity The Greek gods are still very much present in modern consciousness. Although Apollo and Dionysos, Artemis and Aphrodite, Zeus and Hermes are household names, it is much less clear what these divinities meant and stood for in ancient Greece. In fact, they have been very much neglected in modern scholarship. Bremmer and Erskine bring together a team of international scholars with the aim of remedying this situation and generating new approaches to the nature and development of the Greek gods in the period from Homer until Late Antiquity. The Gods of Ancient Greece looks at individual gods, but also asks to what extent cult, myth and literary genre determine the nature of a divinity and presents a synchronic and diachronic view of the gods as they functioned in Greek culture until the triumph of Christianity.
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Greek Gods & Goddesses

Author: Britannica Educational Publishing

Publisher: Britannica Educational Publishing

ISBN: 1622751531

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 136

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Giving Western literature and art many of its most enduring themes and archetypes, Greek mythology and the gods and goddesses at its core are a fundamental part of the popular imagination. At the heart of Greek mythology are exciting stories of drama, action, and adventure featuring gods and goddesses, who, while physically superior to humans, share many of their weaknesses. Readers will be introduced to the many figures once believed to populate Mount Olympus as well as related concepts and facts about the Greek mythological tradition.
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Olympos

Tales of the Gods of Greece and Rome

Author: Talfourd Ely

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Greece, Ancient

Page: 298

View: 7839

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The Gods and Goddesses of Olympus

Author: Aliki

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0064461890

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 48

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Long, long ago in ancient Greece, people began telling wonderful stories to explain the mysteries of life. These myths featured gods and goddesses, mighty beings who look human but have amazing powers and live forever. Now you can meet these extraordinary characters and hear their legends, brought to life again by Aliki in this splendid, panoramic look at the amazing stories and characters of Greek legend. "[Will meet the] demand for basic information on the gods and goddesses at the primary level."—BL. "Aliki's fans will welcome her introduction to these famous Greeks."—SLJ. 1994 "Pick of the Lists" (ABA)
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Ancient Greece and Rome

Myths and Beliefs

Author: Tony Allan,Sara Maitland

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 144885993X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

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Examines the myths and beliefs of the classical world of ancient Greece and Rome.
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Greek Mythology

An Elaborate Guide to the Gods, Heroes, Harems, Sagas, Rituals and Beliefs of Greek Myths

Author: Bernard Hayes

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781983926099

Category:

Page: 274

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Book 1: In this book, "Greek Mythology: An Elaborate Guide to the Gods, Heroes, Harems, Sagas, Rituals and Beliefs of Greek Myths," the reader will be taken to the ancient customs and beliefs of the ancient Greeks. The report is dedicated to the gods the Greeks worshipped. You will find, among others: A description and explanation of the Greek mythological gods and goddesses, and their heavenly powers. The relationships, marriages, and complicated soap opera stories that were told in Ancient Greece. Unique characteristics of each of the gods, and the most important legends about them. Records of their wars, struggles, adultery, and acts of revenge. The Greek had many heroes in their myths and legends, and you will be introduced to both them in this guide. Greek Mythology is intricate, complex, and the ideals behind their mythological beliefs were often intertwined with real life events. This book will examine how both myth and fact contributed to the culture and traditions of the Greek, and how these influences and stories continue to live on throughout the centuries! Book 2: Read about some of the most interesting, best-known myths from ancient Greece. In this elaborate guide, you'll learn all about the dilemmas, relationships, and trials the Greek gods, goddesses, and other mythical creatures went through. Examples are: All the trials of Heracles (Hercules), Theseus, and Perseus, the Greek, epic heroes of mythology. The story of Daedalus and Icarus. Legends that include Pelops, Argonauts, and Heraclidae. The entire siege of Troy explained. Stories about Oedipus, Cadmus, and Bellerophon. And much, much more! Greek Mythology is intricate, complex, and the ideals behind their mythological beliefs were often intertwined with real life events. This book will examine how both myth and fact contributed to the culture and traditions of the Greek, and how these influences and stories continue to live on throughout the centuries!
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Smoke Signals for the Gods

Ancient Greek Sacrifice from the Archaic Through Roman Periods

Author: F. S. Naiden

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199916403

Category: History

Page: 421

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Animal sacrifice has been critical to the study of ancient Mediterranean religions since the eighteenth century. More recently, two leading views on sacrifice have dominated the subject: the psychological approach of Walter Burkert and the sociological one by Jean-Pierre Vernant and Marcel Detienne. These two perspectives have argued that the main feature of sacrifice is allaying feelings of guilt at the slaughter of sacrificial animals. However, both approaches leave little room for the role of the priests and the gods they hope to communicate with. Nor do they allow for comparison between animal sacrifice and other oblations offered to the gods. F. S. Naiden redresses the omission of these salient features to show that, far from being an attempt to assuage guilt or achieve solidarity, animal sacrifice is an attempt to make contact with a divine being, and that it is so important for—and perceived to be so risky for—the worshippers that it becomes subject to regulations of unequaled extent and complexity. Sacrificial priests are the most closely regulated of all Greek officials, and sacrifice itself is the most closely regulated public business. All this anxiety and effort invites some explanation, yet to date scholars have paid little attention to these regulations. Smoke Signals for the Gods addresses these, while drawing on recent work on Greek sacred law and Greek religious terminology. Furthermore, it seek to explain how mistaken views of sacrifice and animals arose, and traces them farther into the past, often back to early Christianity. Drawing on a wealth of sources, this book provides a complete picture of ancient animal sacrifice.
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