Greek mythology

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Greek mythology by Mind Map: Greek mythology

1. Greek gods

1.1. Zeus, Hermes, Hera, Poseidon, Demeter, Ares, Athena, Apollo, Artemis, Hephaestus, Aphrodite, Dionysus, Hades, Hypons, Nike, Janus, Nemesis, Iris, Hecate, Tyche, Hestia.

2. Greek mythology

2.1. Nike sneakers are the namesake of the goddess of victory, for example, and the website Amazon.com is named after the race of mythical female warriors. Many high school, college and professional sports teams (Titans, Spartans and Trojans, for instance) also get their names from mythological sources.

2.2. In Greek mythology, there is no single original text like the Christian Bible or the Hindu Vedas that introduces all of the myths’ characters and stories. 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. The poet Homer’s 8th-century BC epics the Iliad and the Odyssey, for example, tell the story of the (mythical) Trojan War as a divine conflict as well as a human one. 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.

2.3. Big ideas: Greek mythology started around 1400 and 1200 B.C

3. Important Dates: 1400 to 1200 B.C 1200 B.C =The Mycenaean civilization fell

3.1. The Trojan War 1250 BC, Introduction of the Olympic Games 776 BC, The Rise of the Greek Tyrants 650 BC, Coin Currency Introduced 600 BC, Age of Pericles 445 BC–429 BC, Second Peloponnesian War: Athens versus Sparta 431 BC, Bubonic Plague in Athens 430 BC

4. Important People

4.1. Hercules, Delphi, Helen of Troy, Achilles.