The ancient Greeks believed in gods who were involved in all aspects of human life—work, theater, justice, politics, marriage, battle. There was no separation of church and state.
The gods of this ancient Greek pantheon were very human. They made mistakes and had recognizable flaws (like jealousy or vanity), to which their worshippers could relate.
Term Part of Speech Definition Encyclopedic Entry ancient Greece Noun
loosely united civilization founded on and around the Peloponnese peninsula, lasting from about the 8th century BCE to about 200 BCE.
very holy or spiritual being.
system of organization or government where the people decide policies or elect representatives to do so.
one of many spiritual deities or supreme beings.
all the gods and deities of a particular mythology.
a system of spiritual or supernatural belief.
series of customs or procedures for a ceremony, often religious.
influenced by legends, spirits, or stories of the supernatural.