Sacrifices were not uncommon regarding religious practices; Spartan Kings were made to sacrifice to the gods before a battle, carrying with the flame used in the sacrifice, into the battle. Xenephon makes clear that the fact they were able to have a primary role in the sacrificing of the animal was as much a privilege as a responsibility. However, it was important to sacrifice it in the correct manner, as Xenephon notes that the King was acting on behalf of the city. Additionally, the King only held office for as long as they maintained pleasure of the Gods. Furthermore, as far as religious roles go, Herodotus mentions that Kings were not only responsible for the safekeeping of the oracles, but it was their responsibility to appoint the two pythoi whose job was to consult the oracle at Delphi.
Mitchell Bortz 9-22-11 History 101 Hollenback Document Analysis #1 Question #1 In the time of the Aztec civilization, great strides were taken to keep everything in what I would call, “working order.” The Aztecs were very religious people who did whatever was needed to be done to please their main gods Quetzaquatal and Tezcatlipoca. Human sacrifice was the main form of pleasing the Gods and keeping the cosmos from being destruction. In my opinion, some of the things that were done to the people being sacrificed were very extreme. Some examples would be the rituals they performed. They included decapitation, burning of the body, strangulation, arrow sacrifices, etc.
Athenians truly invested this thought into their lives from everyday mundane tasks and civic duties, all the way to their art and world renowned architecture. This created a sense of naturalism in artworks of the Hellenistic period. For example sculptures of athletes became much more attentive to detail and proportion. In another perspective, we can look at the military and government aspects of the oration. Pericles boasts on Athens military versatility, no country would attempt an invasion of Athens
These included religious, military and judicial roles. Through these roles, we discover the importance and a perspective of how the city of Sparta was managed. The king’s religious role mainly conducted of a human sacrifice to the gods which, was believed to grant protection during major events such as a war. This is done by the kings due
One of the most famous gods in Greek Literature. The author suggests us that he is respected, and admired by others. An example is when the muses sing about his story and people referred to him as “the father of gods and men’’, and ‘’ how he is the best of gods and greatest in power’’.  Zeus had fate in his favor since he was a baby. His grandparents Ouranos and Gaia, especially Gaia tried to protect him from the acts of his father Kronos.
In Atala the Native Americans worshiped more than one god, and they are very closely related to the Greek gods. They believed that these gods could take on any form and any gender. The Greeks did this to test their hospitality. They both have myths that explain how everything came to be like the gods, and how humans came, and fire, and all things imaginable. For years these myths were passed down orally until somebody decided to write them.
Apollo-Son of Zeus and God of Many Things The god that was chosen is the god of archery, the god of light, and the god of healing, my god is Apollo. Apollo is important to Greek society because he brings many pleasing and important things. He brings the pleasing sound of music and the pleasing sight of art. The important thing he brings is the power to heal. It is said that he can heal anything.
He also used his knowledge for great impacts like the fall of Troy. Odysseus was amongst Helen’s suitors, but to avoid war between them Odysseus made the others swear to respect Helen’s decisions. Odysseus was an import key figure in Ancient Greece because he had used his knowledge during the Trojan war to outsmart
At Sparta's heyday in the 6th to 4th centuries BC, it was commonly accepted that "one Spartan was worth several men of any other state." In order to become highly trained warriors, Spartiates submitted themselves to the rigorous education system and discipline code of Sparta known as the agoge.
Due to people being the by product of the gods people must have deemed it fit to obey and worship these all mighty creators. The pharaoh of the people certainly must have had a “supernatural” touch in the sense that people listened to him due to the fact his appointment was also influenced by the gods who created everything. “The kings of ancient Egypt were an integral part of religion. They formed a bridge over the chasm dividing the people and the gods. ”The deep rooted religious beliefs of the people made it easier to the hierarchy to give orders and have people obey them the entire length of the nation.