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Gods Amongst Us Essay

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All around us there are clues to past that shaped our world? From the style of cloths you wear to the sports we play on fields. Stories that are all told have a link to what we believe in. The god or gods we believe in makeup or character. For many we try to understand the world, trying to dissect the formation of the hills, depth of the ocean or the air we breathe. When a phenomenon rises and no definite answer is given, a tale or myth forms. Myths are a part of society and jump start the creative process in our brains. The creation of myths can arrive with no scientific reasoning at all. They are normally solely based upon culture impact and believe that one obtains. Society has been ...view middle of the document...

Not to mention his children: Apollo, Artemis, Athena, Dionysus etc. Zeus in the consciousness of the Greeks did win his contenders and was identified with the Supreme deity.
When a thunderstorm rolls through a land, drenching everything underneath it. That load boom and a crack of lightning strikes. One can’t help to think what’s causing it? This though became the basis for the creation of the Greek God Zeus. Zeus raged a war across the heaven against all Daemons and Titians that oppose Olympian’s. In Mythology Zeus is the fearless ruler, always being the one that faces anything that comes towards him and Mount Olympus. Atop the mountain a council formed forming the order that decides the fate of humans. In the mythical council twelve main gods saw to maintaining order. These twelve gods were Zeus, Hera, Poseidon, Demeter, Athena, Apollo, Artemis, Ares, Aphrodite, Hephaestus, Hermes and Hestia.
As Mount Olympus was the home of the gods and stands 9,570', making it the largest mountain in Greece. This assumption is very educated guess due to the size for one to believe it’s the home of gods. Natural creations like mountains, oceans, forests, or land formations all have an origin and many seem to look towards the stars for answers. Today there are many theories about how the world was formed. They all come back to the question how? The creation of the world is a sore subject, whether it is a theoretical higher power or a catastrophic force striking a reaction to the formation of life.
The Greeks had a myth of the creation of the universe and the gods. In the beginning there was nothing but chaos goes the legend. Then out of the chaos the Greek god of darkness Erebus and light created Gaea, the earth. Gaea soon became the mother of the world giving birth to the three Cyclopes, the three Hecatoncheires, and twelve Titans. Later six children that get consumed by Uranus, her mate, except for one that was Zeus. Later poisoning Uranus the other children were thrown up. The story later says that the Titians revolted against the gods in vengeance of their father. Eventually they were defeated and thrown in the prison Tarsus. All but one, Zeus made...

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