Or is there different messages to be interpreted for each seperate religion?
Analyzing it through case study such as this is key to unlocking the answer.
Greek Mythology and Christianity: A Comparison
-starts around 30 CE by Jesus' apostles (almost immediately after Jesus' death)
-believed in one God and in the Holy Trinity (Father, Son, Holy Spirit)
-believed Jesus was/is the Son of God and was born of the Virgin Mary (Our Father is the creed)
-Jesus was without sin, preached the word of God and fulfilled ancient scripture by dying, being sealed in the tombs and resurrecting from the dead 3 days later
-multiple versions of Christianity that worship Jesus and God slightly differently (most popular is Roman Catholic)
Background Information: Christianity
-began roughly around 3500 BCE
-believed in many gods but confined mainly to the twelve Olympians
-had children with mortals and non-mortals alike to birth both heroes and villians
-believed father of the Olympians, Cronus, ate his children except Zeus.
For those students, who have chosen the mythology of ancient Greece as the subject for their research paper, it is important to explain in their work that the myths had a huge impact on the development of art and culture around the world, and triggered countless religious concepts of man, heroes and gods. In addition to the indication of continuing importance of the ancient myths in the development of modern art, they must show their meaning for ancient Greeks.
Covering important topics, such as Art and Architecture, Mythology, Wars, Culture and Society, Poetry, Olympics, History Periods, Philosophy, Playwrights, Kings and Rulers of Ancient Greece.
Greek mythology appeared later than other ancient cosmogonic conception. The Greeks, like other peoples of the ancient world, sought to unravel the strange and terrible phenomenon of nature, to discover the mysterious forces that govern people’s lives. Poetic imagination of the ancient Greeks created the Greek mythology and populated the world by fantastic creatures: water nymphs populated rivers, Dryads inhabited trees and groves, Oreades lived in the mountains, Nereids and Oceanides – in the seas. Wild nature was personified in the image of goat-footed satyrs and lush centaurs, half-human half-horse.
The Greek people have created colorful mythological narrative of the life of the gods and heroes. This peculiar kind of folklore was named myths. They merged the memories of the distant past and poetic fiction. Stories about the world creation and the human race were based on the various myths of Greek mythology.
What can we say about the Greeks that they haven't already said about themselves? Consummate tall story tellers, they have classy classic Gods for all situations.
Mythology in ancient Greece formed many people's ways of life.
Greek Mythology is made up of stories about gods and goddesses and is seen as an account of Greek religion, but it is in no way like a Bible.
Greek mythology, its myths were the first attempt to understand the surrounding reality, to expand the life experiences, to give harmony and appropriateness of the overall picture of nature. The continuing importance of myths is explained by the extraordinary richness of their images. Later, in the archaic period, the myths became sources for Greek poets, philosophers, historians, artists, and sculptors, an inspirational force for their works, acquiring new, updated forms and meanings.
Even though there was an objectifying view on women in Jesus' time, He spread words of equality to everyone who would listen and attempted to remove the shackles that bound women to the patriarchal system of male dominance.
Born from Chaos were Gaia or "Mother Earth", Ouranos, the embodiment of the sky and the heavens, as well as Tarturus, god of the void and terrible region between the Earth.