The Interpretation of Greek Mythology

Greek myths related to philosophical, cultural, religious and social ideas.Greek mythology exerted extensive power on the arts, culture, and literature of societies worldwide. They remain an integral aspect of Western language and heritage. Artists gained tremendous influence for their work from ancient Greek mythology. This led to the discovery of relevance and contemporary significance of Greek mythology (Bremmer, p. 5).Mythology occupied the heart of daily life and given a historical regard by the Ancient Greeks. Myths explained cultural differences, natural incidents, friendship and traditional enmities. People took pride when tracing their descent from a legendary god or hero. Genuine mythical elements exist in stories, and the most illuminating or complete version is not given by a single author. However, while searching for a complete version, the most ancient written or oral source is not always accurate or authoritative (Graves, p. 3).Myths served the purpose of finding people within the society. For instance, in early Europe, there existed no god and the Greek gods and goddesses took center stage. People regarded the Greek supernatural beings as changeless, omnipotent and immortal. The ideologies of fatherhood did not exist in ancient Europe. Greek goddesses according to the myths took lovers for their own pleasure. not for fatherly reasons (Alhadari, p. 4). Men and society in general adored, obeyed and feared the matriarch. the goddesses’ motherhood was reserved with prime mystery. The Greek gods and goddesses received human sacrifices, and their image preserved in a dignified manner (Bremmer, p. 8).The three phases of the moon (fresh, filled, and elderly) according to the myths represented the maiden, nymph and late life stages. The sun’s yearly courses similarly represented ascend and decline of the gods and goddesses physical abilities.They united people because of their association with seasonal changes in both human, plant and animal life.