the world begin? Why do people live, breathe, and
die? Why is the land barren during the winter?
Demeter must be grieving over the loss of
Persephone. Why do dark clouds bring rain, and
then thunder and lightning? Zeus must be at work.
Why does the spider weave its empty web? Because
Arachne boasted that she was better than Athena.
beliefs of their polytheistic religion have
always answered their questions about their
world. They were the explanations for every
blessing, and every disaster. The Greeks belived
that the gods and goddesses made people fall in
love, suffer illness, give birth, and die.
Therefore, religion played a very important role
in their lives. The Greek religion tells us of
the Greek understanding of the world, and their
wonderfully spun myths fascinate people even in
the modern world.