Greek mythology is not just a collection of stories; it is also a way of understanding the world. The gods and goddesses of Greek mythology can be used to symbolize human qualities such as bravery and wisdom. For example, Athena is known as being wise because she was born from Zeus’ head fully formed with her armor already on! She was also very brave because she fought against Ares in battle when he tried to steal her father’s weapons from Olympus.
The gods and goddesses of Greek mythology are often used to symbolize human qualities. Greek mythology teaches important universal truths, such as the dangers of hubris and the power of sacrifice.
The earliest surviving Greek mythology is from the 8th century BCE. Greek myths were passed down orally for hundreds or thousands of years before they were written down during ancient times (long before Jesus Christ). Most people did not know how to read or write until well after Jesus lived on earth. The earliest known written recording of an oral tradition comes from Egyptian hieroglyphics dating back to about 3100 BC!
Greek mythology has been a major influence on Western culture since the Renaissance. For example, many people believe that Greek mythology helped inspire some of Shakespeare’s work. Also, many movies today use Greek mythology as their basis for storylines or characters.