Life Lessons in Greek Mythology

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How did the world begin? Everyone have been asking this question for millions of years, but one can get the most accurate answers which are found in Greek mythology. The explanation itself lies within make-believe stories by Greeks. Mythology seeks to explain the creation of the world and how it all began. Along with explaining how it all began and making sense to the creations that exist, myths also deliver very important messages that help us understand life better. Most people tend to understand life by experiencing things by themselves while some understand life by recognizing ancient myths. The Greek myth characters went through a lot of different phases in their lives where they learned lessons essential to life. Some of the life lessons established by the Greek myths were, fate cannot be betrayed in Creation of the Titans and Gods, a broken promise can have tragic results in Jason and the Golden Fleece and love can become the basis of unhappiness in Theft of Persephone. In Creation of the Titans and Gods, Uranus’ insatiable personality led him to imprison his children for the sake of ruling over earth and everything else. He thought by detaining his own children, his position as a ruler would never be challenged. When Gaea found out about her husband’s actions, “she deeply grieved for her children. Yet she kept her feelings quiet, for she knew revenge would be hers one day”, (Volume 1). Madea could foresee the future and she knew that she would, one day succeed. Uranus was a selfish person who was betrayed by his own son, Cronus who also proved to have the same selfish heart like his father. Thinking that he would rule the earth himself after deceiving his father, Cronus wasn’t as clever as he thought, “I have thwarted fate again… For not only had he swallowed a rock. He also failed to realize that fate is never fooled” (Volume 1). Cronus had not only
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