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Ancient European Religions

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Greek Deities and Their Roman Counterparts | GreekReporter.com

Greek Deities and Their Roman Counterparts | GreekReporter.com | Ancient Greek Religion | Scoop.it
The mythology of ancient Greece and Rome share many mythological figures that poses common lineages, dominions and attributes, but not always names.
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This article was about the similarity between the gods that Rome and Greece shared but also I feel all these gods on both sides originated from the same place so thats why they are so similar.Also the legends are exactly the same so it makes sense that they either influenced each other or something else.So even if their names have changed they are all the same with the exception of a few gods unaccounted for on the Roman side.
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Nameberry: Considering mythological names, Ancient Greek vs Ancient Roman � take your pick! | Family | The State

Nameberry: Considering mythological names, Ancient Greek vs Ancient Roman � take your pick! | Family | The State | Ancient Greek Religion | Scoop.it
In the mythologies of ancient Greece and Rome, most of the deities had shared lineages, dominions and attributes - but not appellations.
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Ancient Greece Mythology: Sacred Sites and Religious Places

Ancient Greece Mythology: Sacred Sites and Religious Places | Ancient Greek Religion | Scoop.it
Ancient Greece Mythology: Sacred Sites and Religious Places - In ancient greek legends and myths holy and religious sites of greece like temples, monuments and landmarks are reflections of ancient greek society, culture, history, traditions and...
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Religious terms grow from ancient roots

Religious terms grow from ancient roots | Ancient Greek Religion | Scoop.it
Words in any language can be coined in many different ways. Often very logically from precedents in other languages with slightly different, more specific meanings that expand later, and then at times quite randomly based on mental associations, images, metaphors, particular traits, even  phonetic sounds, the human mind relates to an individual or object as characteristic.
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The 'reboot' will save the world

The 'reboot' will save the world | Ancient Greek Religion | Scoop.it
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The article initially was about rebirth in other religions and the correlation between them and something the Ancient Greeks had that was pretty similar. What is interesting is how it mentions the rebirth of gods as well not just mortal beings and demigods. For example they talk about the god of wine, Dionysus also know as Bacchus who was reborn coming out the thigh of Zeus. That part was new to me because when I think of gods they are immortal they never die and live on forever. Rebirth associated with them would mean to me that they are able to die at least to be reborn as someone else. The article was not only about rebirth in terms of people but also rebirth or renewal or a restart of certain aspects of our lives. Meaning maybe I did not have a good year and I need a fresh start. It also mentions that everything we see is a "rebirth" or new take on something just an updated version of an old idea.

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Ephesus – The History of this Ancient City - Fethiye Times

Ephesus – The History of this Ancient City - Fethiye Times | Ancient Greek Religion | Scoop.it
The first city states in the world were founded along the western coast of Anatolia, one of these was Ephesus. It was founded by emigrants from the Greek mainland sometime between 1200 and 1050 BC, and lies in what was then known as Ionia.
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THEATER REVIEW: 'Antigone' resonates through the centuries | April 10, 2014 | Jay Handelman | Arts Sarasota

THEATER REVIEW: 'Antigone' resonates through the centuries | April 10, 2014 | Jay Handelman | Arts Sarasota | Ancient Greek Religion | Scoop.it
Jean Anouilh's version of Greek tragedy speaks clearly to our world today
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I chose this for my ancient Greek religion section because it has to do with life lessons. There is always something someone can take from it and apply towards how they conduct their life just like reading a bible or religion basically.The play was created by Sophocles and interesting thing is I am actually reading it at the moment. The article describes it as a play about a man consumed with greed for power and he struggles essentially with his morality otherwise known as sense of right and wrong. Which a lot people today struggle with and this play is still relevant to day everyone has an crisis of this kind it is all apart of the human condition.
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Zeus + Dione, Rising from the Ashes of the Greek Crisis - BoF - The Business of Fashion

Zeus + Dione, Rising from the Ashes of the Greek Crisis - BoF - The Business of Fashion | Ancient Greek Religion | Scoop.it
ATHENS, Greece — Fourteen years at Deutsche Bank gave Mareva Grabowski a keen sense for business. But the Harvard MBA, who had gone on to found her own an asset management firm, was searching for something more.
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Ancient Greek Heroes on STORIES - Solar News PH

Ancient Greek Heroes on STORIES - Solar News PH | Ancient Greek Religion | Scoop.it
Ancient Greek Heroes on STORIES Solar News PH Homer's poems of the Bronze Age are enchanting people until now and every time people read it, it is not just the action and adventure but also the mysteries about mythology, ancient Greece and gods...
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Greek Mythology: God and Goddesses - Documentary - YouTube

Greek Mythology: God and Goddesses - Documentary Subscribe now for more documentaries! Thank you! Greek Mythology is the body of myths and teachings that bel...
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Professing Faith: Religion has changed since the Iliad, but not human nature

Professing Faith: Religion has changed since the Iliad, but not human nature | Ancient Greek Religion | Scoop.it
“Rage. Sing, Muse, of the Rage of Achilles.” With these words begins the Iliad of Homer, the book that, along with the Bible, represents the beginnings of Western literature.Indeed, Homer is probably older than many parts of the B
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Chosen mostly because my history class includes reading the Iliad. The article for a least s huge part gives one the backstory to Iliad and the reason the 10 year war. It even vaguely speaks of influence it had on the Ancient Greeks as well as other cultures.Also about the human characteristics the gods had such as being petty,jealous, spiteful. Overall after reading the article completely I get the impression that the distinction of gods from Ancient Greece and now is that they liked to toy with human life it was not truly valued and after all is done they go back to living their immortal lives. Also the writer talks about how it helps in instruction to young couples about relationships and how nothing should be that hasty but to also not give too much information.
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Greek Religion

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In the ancient Greek world, religion was personal, direct, and present in all areas of life. With formal rituals which included animal sacrifices and libations, myths to explain the origins of mankind(...)
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The article was a thorough depiction of Greek Religion. What i learned most or really what stuck out most to me was the specifics about gods and rituals. I knew the Ancient Greeks sacrificed animals but this article mentions that they were not just any animals they were usually the same gender as the God or Goddess. Also that people not only consulted a priests of a certain god but also others apart of government showing that the government for the Greeks was Theocratic during this period if they involved themselves in religion as well. Which explains how central in their life it was and it mentions that they looked for signs of the gods in everything because to them religion was everywhere it encompasses everything. 

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Equality and Privilege | Peter J. Leithart | First Things

Equality and Privilege | Peter J. Leithart | First Things | Ancient Greek Religion | Scoop.it
Was sacrificial meat distributed equally or hierarchically in ancient Greece? Some have resolved the . . . . (<3 RT @firstthingsmag: Was sacrificial meat distributed equally or hierarchically in ancient Greece?
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Lily Tong's curator insight, April 12, 2014 2:00 AM

Sacrificing anything automatically falls with religion. You sacrifice something to appease gods or goddesses. 

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Diagnosing Mental Illness in Ancient Greece and Rome

Diagnosing Mental Illness in Ancient Greece and Rome | Ancient Greek Religion | Scoop.it
Gods-given hallucinations and suppressing anger for the greater good: How what's considered "abnormal" has changed.
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This article was interesting because I always wondered what they thought of mental illness. I never realized that in Ancient Greece it was something considered wrong or something given to someone as a curse from the Gods When I think about how that relates to now it still is effect in a way certain illnesses do get stigmatized and mostly for the legitimacy. Which is sad because these people had real problems and back then they did not know the true nature of them to understand exactly what they were. It makes sense though from reading Agamemnon and hearing what my teacher had to say about Greek tragedies since those stories are loosely considered history no wonder people believed the gods were the cause. The reason is because they come off as very petty, quarrelsome, and almost human in the way they deal with situations just that their actions have a more dramatic or powerful effect.
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Lily Tong's curator insight, April 12, 2014 1:59 AM

I find it extremely interesting the various methods that were used in ancient Greece. They did not use pharmaceuticals, obviously, but they had counseling and treatment options for those who expressed mental illnesses. They documented symptoms, however they will obviously conflict, someone who is being more flamboyant in public could be considered mentally ill. Socrates was documented to hearing a voice in his head.