This fascinating religion's messages and influences are reflected in today’s modern society, and many similarities can be found between Greek mythology and modern religions, such as Christianity....
The architecture of the Romans was also more advanced than that of the Greeks; they used concrete and placed emphasis on arches, vaulted ceilings, and domes while Greece emphasized balance and symmetry.
Although Greek mythology is similar to Roman mythology, ancient Greek values are richer in creativity and philosophical value compared to ancient Roman values.
Greek and Roman mythological gods that are both symbolized by the eagle, prefer to smite with lightning, and are undistinguishable in appearance from each other.
In presenting the feminist theory to the class we analyzed the three articles, Women in Ancient Greece; Women in Antiquity: New Assessments; and Women in Greek Myth, and discussed how although the three articles provided different views on Feminism in mythology, they all essentially are aiming to teach the same basic concept....
Roman mythology was, for the most part, focused entirely on the gods and mortals weren't as important to the stories.
Traits and Appearance
Greek Gods were given a "perfect" physical appearances with big muscles, perfect features and long flowing hair.
Those who were reborn 3 times and received Elysium all 3 times would be sent to the Isles of the Best (or in some cases the Isles of the Blest) where they could live on forever in peace and happiness.
Romans also believed that if you did good on earth you would also be rewarded when you died, and their beliefs followed the Greeks very closely except that the god who ruled the underworld was named Dis instead of Hades.
What is Greek and Roman Mythology?
Greek mythology is the religion of the ancient Greek people and the stories that explained how the religion related to the world around them (ex: winter occurs because Demeter is mourning for Persephone, who is in the underworld).
Roman Mythology is the religion of the ancient Romans, but it is more focused on how the gods affected the city of Rome.
Life after Death:
Greeks didn't like to focus as much on the afterlife but more on the current lives they were living.
It plays as an important setting in many Greek myths, such as the stories of Cadmus, Oedipus, Dionysus and many other important roles in Greek Mythology....
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The piece of “head of Poseidon” from MFAH (Museum of Fine Art Houston) itself is an Olympian god of the sea known as (Greek mythology) that Greek believed in the power of gods and goddesses as part of the role and purpose of it created.
The stories of Greek Mythology have influenced the arts and literature of the world, displayed the morals that the Greeks believed in, and changed how they thought about science and natural events....
The Romans later changed their mythology to follow the Ancient Greeks.
Names and Domain of Rule
Nobody knows what first started Greek mythology but what we do know is that Roman Mythology, which came about 1000 years after the Greeks, closely followed their stories and gods.