Greek Religion

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7-9-99 Ancient Greek religion In its simplest form Greek religion means the worship of the Mount Olympian deities (gods or goddess’) whose king Zeus resided among the peaks of Mount Olympus. Each deity had several different attributes. Thus Apollo was the god of light and music; Athena was the goddess of wisdom and war, and also patroness of Athens. The reality of Greek religion was, however, more complicated, since many other deities also existed, …

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…all to live and prosper. One can definitely appreciate the dedication and devotion that went into ancient Greek religion so it can be said that no matter where or how religion is practiced it is the opiate of people. Bibliography Works cited Moncrieff, Hope. Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece. New York: Gramercy Books, 1996. Sewell, Helen. A Book of Myths. New York: The Macmillan Company, 1967. Westerdale, John. World Religions. New York: D.K. publishing company, 1998.