An Introduction To The Gods
The Greek gods and goddesses gathered on Mt. Olympus.
The Greek and Roman gods/goddesses seem to be alike in everything they control or do. But if you look and check a little closer...you find that there are many different aspects of the two cultures. Most of the Greek gods/goddesses are said to live in Mount Olympus, the tallest mountain in Greece. Other gods/goddesses live in the Underworld, or visit the Earth for some time. The Roman gods/goddesses however, are said to live in the temples and fountains that the Romans made. The Romans also placed wax statues around their house which "protected" the house with the god/goddess of the statue. After other people thought more about these intresting gods...they began to think of new ideas and thoughts. We found out on one website that there were people that thought the Romans were based on function, where as the Greeks were based on personality. Other people had found out that the Greek and Roman gods didn't start at Greece. The Romans had taken the gods of Greece, who had taken the gods of Egypt, who last of all took the gods of Babylon. If you look closely at these civilizations, the one that took the gods of the other had already conquered the other one. This shows that what Rome did wasn't out of order of any line. The Greeks have many more gods than the ones featured on our site...and that's because we only feature the "main" gods. We have looked up why there were so many gods in the Greek culture, and one satisfactory answer was because the Greeks had many concerns and needs.
A scroll could be filled with stories.
Mythology is a collection of stories from a certain culture or religion. The Greek and Roman gods and goddesses stories are alike...telling tales of the gods and goddesses, their enemies and helpers, and their many powers and forces. Mythology for the Greeks and Romans tell the story of how they were born and divided. All of the main gods and goddesses were born from the Titans (Rhea & Cronus) and all were eaten by Cronus...except Zeus/Jupiter. Rhea wanted Zeus to rule and reign over the Titans, so she helped Zeus to kill his father and bring back his brothers and sisters. This tale is true in the Greek and Roman mythology, since the Romans copied some parts of the Greeks mythology as well as their religion. But not all of mythology is dedicated to the gods and goddesses. For example, in Roman mythology you can find the tale of Romulus and Remus. Romulus and Remus were said to be the founders of Rome, born from a priestess and a god...but brought up by a she-wolf. After a few years into their lives, the two brothers decided to build a city on the hill where the she-wolf had brought them up. When Romulus started to build the walls, Remus made fun of him because the walls were too low for the city. Romulus got angered and killed Remus. After Remus died, Romulus continued to build the city and later called it "Rome" after himself. A lot of the information that are in books and movies were taken and copied from mythology.