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Greek Mythology. Pantheon. Interactive Greek Gods Family Tree. Mythology Guide - A dictionary of Greek and Roman Myths. Greek mythology, The 12 Gods of Olympus. Family tree of the Greek gods. Key: The essential Olympians' names are given in bold font.

Family tree of the Greek gods

See also List of Greek mythological figures Notes External links Media related to Family trees of Greek mythology at Wikimedia Commons. Ancient Greece - history, mythology, art, culture and architectu. Mythology - Ancient Greek Gods and Myths. Gods, Goddesses, and Heroes. A family portrait of the 12 Olympians.

Gods, Goddesses, and Heroes

But wait, who's that crouching by Zeus? The ancients Greeks were polytheistic — that is, they worshipped many gods. Their major gods and goddesses lived at the top of Mount Olympus, the highest mountain in Greece, and myths described their lives and actions. In myths, gods often actively intervened in the day-to-day lives of humans. Myths were used to help explain the unknown and sometimes teach a lesson. The Greeks to the Greek Gods. This page is all about what the Greeks did other to worshipping the gods in temples and seprate places to worship the gods and how there views changed of the gods.

The Greeks to the Greek Gods

Did the Greeks have any kind of festivals to worship the Greek Gods? They had annual religous festivals to worship the gods. There were many different places that had different timing to holding these events. Usually one happened every season. In Athens, one happened every season. The Lost Hero. Jason has a problem.

The Lost Hero

He doesn't remember anything before waking up on a school bus holding hands with a girl. Apparently she's his girlfriend Piper, his best friend is a kid named Leo, and they're all students in the Wilderness School, a boarding school for "bad kids. " What he did to end up here, Jason has no idea—except that everything seems very wrong. The Greek Gods. How did the Greek Gods affect the Greeks daily lives?: The Greeks to the Greek Gods. Greek Mythology - Ancient History. In Greek mythology, there is no single original text like the Christian Bible or the Hindu Vedas that introduces all of the myths’ characters and stories.

Greek Mythology - Ancient History

Instead, the earliest Greek myths were part of an oral tradition that began in the Bronze Age, and their plots and themes unfolded gradually in the written literature of the archaic and classical periods. The poet Homer’s 8th-century BC epics the Iliad and the Odyssey, for example, tell the story of the (mythical) Trojan War as a divine conflict as well as a human one. They do not, however, bother to introduce the gods and goddesses who are their main characters, since readers and listeners would already have been familiar with them.

Greek Gods and Goddesses. Greek Mythology. Myth of Pandora's Box. Olympian Goddesses of Ancient Greek Mythology. Ancient Greece for Kids. In their effort to understand their environment and the forces of nature, the Ancient Greeks invented stories to account for the things that went on in their lives.

Ancient Greece for Kids

These tales, known as myths, were spread around by travelers. They were about gods who controlled the elements of nature. The myths told tales about powerful Olympian gods, sea gods, woodland gods, sky gods, underwater gods, half-gods, human heroes, courageous or romantic adventures, betrayals, battles, wanderings, and so on. The Labours of Hercules Year 5 have been finding out all about the Labours of Hercules. They wrote newspaper reports about his adventures as if they happened only yesterday. Themes: Ancient Empires.

The Goddess Athena. [ The Greeks ] The Acropolis of Athens. The Acropolis is open from 8am to 6:30 pm every day.

The Acropolis of Athens

These hours can change depending on the season and sometimes it is open in the evening of the full moon in the summer. They don't allow you to bring backpacks or day bags on the Acropolis. You have to check them so if you need to bring a bag with you be sure to have a spare pocket for your valuables. Parthenon. At the approximate position where the Parthenon was built later, the Athenians began the construction of a building that was burned by the Persians while it was still under construction in 480 BCE.


It was presumably dedicated to Athena, and after its destruction much of its ruins were utilized in the building of the fortifications at the north end of the Acropolis. Not much is known about this temple, and whether or not it was still under construction when it was destroyed has been disputed. Its massive foundations were made of limestone, and the columns were made of Pentelic marble, a material that was utilized for the first time.

The classicalParthenon was constructed between 447-432 BCE to be the focus of the Acropolis building complex. The architects were Iktinos and Kallikrates (Vitruvius also names Karpion as an architect) and it was dedicated to the goddess Athena Pallas or Parthenos (virgin). Parthenon. Ancient Greece and You. 3 Important Aspects About Daily Life in Ancient Greece. Agriculture As with most agricultural societies, daily life in ancient Greece revolved in large part around the agricultural cycles of the seasons.

3 Important Aspects About Daily Life in Ancient Greece

The rocky Greek soil made farming fairly difficult; common products included grapes, olives and grain. Grape harvest generally took place in the early fall, and the fruit was split into stores for eating and for conversion into wine, which involved stepping on the grapes and fermenting the juice. Olives grew in trees, and harvesters either picked them by hand or used sticks to knock them down. Some were saved for eating, while others were saved to make olive oil -- a vital product for Greeks that had applications for beauty products, lighting fuel, cooking, and even in the area of sports.

Grain harvest generally arrived about a month after the grape harvest, and took place behind a plow pulled by oxen. Ancient Greek calculating device continues to reveal secrets. ( -- It's known as the Antikythera mechanism, a metal gear driven device found over a century ago on a sunken Roman ship, near the island of Antikythera, that for just as many years has had scientists analyzing, scratching their heads and offering suggestions as to its purpose.

Ancient Greek calculating device continues to reveal secrets

Some have called the device the first analog computer; others the first mechanical computing device. Either way, the device very clearly demonstrates that the Greeks of 150 to 100 BCE knew far more about gears and calculating machines than had been thought possible just a decade or so ago. Wright has even built (completed in 2006) what he believes to be an almost exact replica of the device. Unique Marvel of Ancient Greek Technology Gives Up New Secrets. The most sophisticated mechanical device of ancient Greece may finally be giving up its secrets. Researchers have long known the so-called Antikythera mechanism was a calendar of sorts that represented the positions of the sun and moon using a series of gears.

In its complexity it outshined all other objects for a thousand years following its creation sometime around the second century B.C. Now an international consortium of researchers has probed the machine's corroded fragments with sophisticated x-ray and light imaging tools to uncover the true sophistication of this geared wonder. The Ancient Olympics. Classics Technology Center: Connections between Ancient Greek Theater and Religion. Connections between Ancient Greek Theater and Religion by Peter Baiter, Betty Banks & John Burke This exercise is the basis for the study of the connections between ancient Greek theater and religion. Beginning with Step 1, read the brief explanation and click on the links to vases, sites, texts and images to learn more about the links between ancient Greek religion and theater. Step 1: The Origin of Theater Link: Historical Overview, 4.12.

Religion, Myth, and Community. Ancient Greece - The Ancient Aegean World. Greek Architecture The Acropolis hill, so called the "Sacred Rock" of Athens, is the most important site of the city. During Pericles' Golden Age, ancient Greek civilization was represented in an ideal way on the hill and some of the architectural masterpieces of the period were erected on its ground. The first habitation remains on the Acropolis date from the Neolithic period. Over the centuries, the rocky hill was continuously used either as a cult place or as a residential area or both. Themes: Ancient Empires. Envision Schools Project Exchange. Teach21 Project Based Learning. Students will be given preliminary handouts in order to do the project: Folders for Journals and Artifacts PBL process sheets for students to follow during the project Project Checklist – To be taped or stapled to the front cover of the folder.

KWHL Charts – for brainstorming and gathering information. Individual and Group Checklists for Project to be handed out with Product Rubric Culminating Product Rubric. Greek Democracy. How Democracy Worked The biggest check in preventing on one person from holding absolute power was to give every citizen a chance to hold power— even if it was only for a day. The Olympic Games.

Married Greek women were barred from even watching the Olympic Games. The punishment if she was caught was to be taken to the top of Mount Typaeum and thrown off. Go Social Studies Go Not your grandmother's history book Women's Golf Tournament at the 1900 Paris Olympics Isn't he just a peach? With a face like that it's hard to doubt that Emperor Theo is the guy who killed the Olympics. Envision Schools Project Exchange. Comparing Athens And Sparta. 7th Grade Mythology Unit. Lesson 1: How did Greek mythology shape the lives of Greeks? Lesson Objectives: Students will be able to *describe how Greek lives were influenced by religion, the arts, and architecture Key Terms to Know Directions: Look up each term in your textbook (pages 154-156) and define each term in your social studies notebook. myth oracle Mt. Olympus.