Proof that greek gods are real
Odyssey of the Gods: The Alien History of Ancient Greece by Erich von DanikenBestselling author Erich Von Daniken turns his attention to ancient Greece Von Danikens exhausting research suggests the Greek gods were in fact extraterrestrial beings who arrived on Earth thousands of years ago. Archaeological evidence and the writings of the ancients, including Aristotle, prove these gods interbred with humans, performed genetic experiments, and bred mythical creatures, such as centaurs and Cyclops.For anyone interested in Greece, extraterrestrial encounters, or the untold story of civilization, Odyssey of the Gods is a fascinating and revolutionary interpretation of ancient Greek sites and legends.
Odyssey of the Gods explores evidence suggesting:
-- The oracular site of Delphi was an aircraft refueling station
-- Jasons pursuit of the golden fleece was in fact a search for an essential aircraft component.
-- The ancient cities of Troy and Atlantis were one in the same
-- The city was destroyed in a war between aliens or their descendants
-- What we now recognize as Greek myth is in fact history
Thirty color photographs support Von Danikens statements, making believers out of the most skeptic readers.
Did Zeus Exist?
Greek mythology , body of stories concerning the gods, heroes, and rituals of the ancient Greeks. That the myths contained a considerable element of fiction was recognized by the more critical Greeks, such as the philosopher Plato in the 5th—4th century bce. In general, however, in the popular piety of the Greeks, the myths were viewed as true accounts. Greek mythology has subsequently had extensive influence on the arts and literature of Western civilization, which fell heir to much of Greek culture. Greek myth takes many forms, from religious myths of origin to folktales and legends of heroes. This list sometimes also includes Hades or Hestia.
The Stone is a forum for contemporary philosophers and other thinkers on issues both timely and timeless. Reminiscing about this recently, I asked the kids if they had thought that Zeus was real. Of course, we are in no position to say that he did. The standard line of thought seems to be that we have no evidence at all for his existence and so have every right to deny it. Perhaps there is no current evidence of his existence — certainly no reports of avenging thunderbolts or of attempted seductions, no sightings around Mount Olympus. But back in the day say, B. Socrates and Plato criticized certain poetic treatments, which showed Zeus and the gods in an unworthy light.
Our formal knowledge of the ancient Greek gods can be traced back to the writings of Homer in the Iliad and the Odyssey 8th century BC. In addition, many scholars believe that the myths were heavily influenced by the Mycenaean culture that existed in Greece between and BC. Remarkably, there is evidence that the beginnings of Greek mythology can be traced back to the ancient Middle Eastern cultures of Mesopotamia and Anatolia. There are many similarities between the mythology of these ancient Middle Eastern cultures and the ancient Greeks. The religion of the ancient Greeks did not have a single source of written scripture such as the Bible or the Qur'an. Furthermore, the ancient Greeks did not believe in absolute truth as practiced by modern faiths such as Christianity and Judaism.
The followers, who say they "defend the genuine traditions, religion and ethos" of the ancients by adhering to a pre-Christian polytheistic culture, are poised to take their battle to the temples of Greece. Yet the pagans say as many as 2, Greeks have signed up to their movement. Mr Tsantilas, 42, a computer scientist who came to paganism after toying with Buddhism, Taoism and Islam, said worshippers perceived the ancient gods as the "personification of the divine".
The Greek god of thunder and lightning had Earthly beginnings, and scientists think they finally know where. Ancient Greeks first worshipped the omnipotent Zeus at a remote altar on Mount Lykaion, a team of Greek and American archaeologists now think. During a recent dig at the site, the researchers found ceremonial goods commonly used in cult activity and dated at over three millennia old, making them the earliest known "appearance" of Zeus in Greece. The discovery challenges the idea that Zeus worship began on the Greek island of Crete, which at least one classical historian names as the god's mythic birthplace. The latest finds on Mount Lykaion, in the mainland province of Arcadia, are as old as the idea of Zeus himself, said the project's senior research scientist David Romano, of the University of Pennsylvania. Worship of lightning god unbroken.
How will it end? Who was the first man? Where do souls go after death? They explained everything from religious rituals to the weather, and they gave meaning to the world people saw around them. Instead, the earliest Greek myths were part of an oral tradition that began in the Bronze Age , and their plots and themes unfolded gradually in the written literature of the archaic and classical periods. They do not, however, bother to introduce the gods and goddesses who are their main characters, since readers and listeners would already have been familiar with them.