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Yusi, Reevo Q. Hum11 / A22CE - 1 1st Written TaskDiscuss 5 influences of the Olympian gods on the lives of the ancient Greeks as discussed in the film. Relay the story behind it and show how it affected their lives/ beliefs.Affairs of Zeus to different goddesses and mortal womenZeus Is known to be a god that is easily attracted to mortal women and goddesses. Zeus even had an affair with other women while being married the protector of marriage and family. Zeus is known to be a god that takes advantage of mortal women because of his power that's why there are demigods. An example for this demigod is Hercules. Hercules is well known in our Greek history. Mortal men followed the example of Zeus by making it legal to have an affair with many women and prostitutes. They are thinking that the child that will be born will be a great human being one day.Asclepius, The Healing GodAsclepius, a demigod has the ability to heal people. He learned how to heal from a half man, half horse called a centaur. With his power, he was able to learn more about his ability and on how he can improve it capabilities because of this he even learned how to resurrect people from the dead. When Zeus learned that he had the capability to resurrect people from the dead, he killed Ascelepius because he feared that Ascelepius would destroy the balance of nature. For ancient Greeks, they built a healing sanctuary to honor Asclepius in the city of Epidora. This cites became the first Hospital in the western civilization. Those who seek would come to the sanctuary and offer offerings like sweet cakes and placing them in the altar. During the night, they would fall asleep in the sanctuary and experience god induced dreams. In this hypnosis like state, the god Asclepius would said to appear in their dreams and would heal the person either physically or by giving him advice. Sometimes his sacred snakes and dogs would appear in the person's dream to lick an open wound. This greatly affected their lives especially about their beliefs about gods and goddesses because they are hoping that if the offered something, This gods or goddesses would help them in a particular way. In Africa, people offer animal meat to the gods hoping that the gods would give rain to their land.Goddess Demeter and the kidnapped of PersephoneDemeter, The goddess of grains and everything that grows. Demeter swore that she would protect the farmers' fields and assured in the abundant harvest. She also has a beautiful and innocent daughter named Persephone but as told in the stories, Hades, The God of the Underworld kidnapped Persephone while she was out picking some flowers and carried her to his home which is the underworld or also known as hell. The mother of Persephone, Demeter, searched for her all over the world but she was nowhere to be found, leaving the mother depressed, Demeter neglected all the all the crops and field. With Zeus knowing what had happened, He quickly asked Hades to give Persephone back to...

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