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The ancient Greeks used stories containing God's to explain the way life
was. Often times there were lessons to be learned that described human behavior.
To the Greeks the myths were looked at as examples of good and bad behavior and
its effects. they worshipped the Gods and tried not to offend them in any way.
The story of creation is a prime example of how the Greeks viewed the heavens
and the earth. Zeus was the king of the sky, earth, and men. Zeus' son Apollo
urged all Greeks to follow these words: “Nothing in excess” and “Know your
limitations.” These are words that even humans today should take to heart. The
Greeks believed in manlike deities as well, whom were capable of spite,
favoritism, and jealousy. The only difference being their ability to perform
supernatural powers and immortality.
The creation of the world according to the Greeks goes as follows:
In the beginning there was only chaos. Out of th...
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