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(Mooresville) Ancient Greece-Mythology

Greeks has many gods. In other words, they were... polytheistic
God of the Gods Zeus
God of the Sea and Earthquakes Poseidon
Wife of Zeus Hera
God of the Underworld Hades
Goddess of Wisdom and War Athena
Goddess of Love and Beauty Aphrodite
God of the Sun and Prophesy Apollo
This is where Greeks thought the gods lived. Mt. Olympus
Why were temples so important to the Greeks? They believed that the gods' spirit lived there.
Where were temples usually located in a Greek polis? Acropolis
What was the purpose of religion in Greece? to explain why things happen
What is an oracle? Young female gods spoke through.
The most famous oracle happened where? Delphi
The Olympic games were held in honor of what god? Zeus
Where were the first Olympics held? Olympia
This is when everyone stopped fighting during the Olympics to honor Zeus. Olympic Truce
The winner of the Olympics games received what? an olive branch wreath
Who were actors in Greek dramas? Men
Actors of Greek dramas all wore what? Masks
Who is know as the father of numbers. He is known for a2 + b2 = c2 Pythagorus
Who is known as the father of medicine? The oath that doctors take today is named after him. Hippocrates
This man is known as the father of history. He was the first to collect materials systematically and check for accuracy. Herodotus
This man wrote the History of the Peloponnesian War. Thucydides
What was the famous fighting formation used by Greeks called? Phalanx
What empire was the Greeks able to defeat? The Persian Empire
Who eventually conquered the Greeks? Alexander the Great
Created by: matthewstamper