Greek Mythology Essay

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Greek Mythology By: Giselle Corzo When people hear the words “Greek Mythology” they automatically think that it’s something either boring or something just from the past, well wrong. The definition of Greek Mythology is the body of myths and legends belonging to the ancient Greeks concerning their gods and heroes. Theirs a various amount of gods and goddesses and they all have different backgrounds and very interesting facts. A god named Zeus was the god of the sky and ruler of the Olympian gods. He was raised by numerous of things, which sounds very exaggerating. raised by Melissa who nursed and took care of Zeus with goat’s milk and honey. Also being raised by a nymph named Cynosura, by thanking her for also taking care of Zeus he placed her among the stars. Also a very interesting fact about Zeus is that his father actually wanted to eat him; Cronus had several children named Hestia, Demeter, Hera, Hades, and Poseidon. Surprisingly swallowing all of the children as soon as they were born, Rhea which was the wife, was tired of Cronus doing this to every child so once Zeus was about to be born she made a plan with Gai to save Zeus from getting eaten. So by doing this, Rhea gave birth to Zeus in a different place where Cronus wouldn’t see her. After giving birth she handed Cronus a rock wrapped in clothes which he actually swallowed thinking it was Zeus. Zeus now in his manhood had a bunch of different wives, one of them was his sister Hera. Basically in most ancient mythologies the very first beings had to marry each other no matter what, if they were siblings or very close friends it doesn’t matter. Why so is because there was no one else that would like their kind. Before even marrying his sister he was married six times. Zeus fathered tens of children, marrying up to almost 70 women, therefore generating lot of offspring’s. Just by reading these

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