Greek Theology

What Is Greek Theology All About?

It defines the era when Greek gods were dominant and so was the religion of the Greeks. It is an area of discourse, debate, and discussions that are held on Greek theology. I have a friend from that studies Greek Theology and he has been a great resource for this article. In ancient times it was referred to as theologians which meant analyzing things related to divinity. When it comes to interpreting Greek religion as per modern views there are several tales as well as beliefs that are wound around the numerous gods, goddesses, and deities that existed in Greek religion. This is also known as one of the ancient religions of the world, having dominated the European world before  Christianity.

Greeks have had certain understandings about their religion; interpret certain gods as well as divine occurrences as matters of fact which are based on philosophical grounds rather than truths of a religion. The Greek philosophers like Plato and Aristotle provided notions about religion as they did about philosophy. The discourses continued in Greek theology with many writers such as Plutarch.

Greek theology is based on Greek mythology that is ancient. There was a belief that there were twelve Olympians who were the deities like Apollo, Aphrodite, Artemis, Ares, Demeter, Athena, Hephaestus, Hestia, Poseidon, Hermes, Hera, and Zeus. It was believed that all these twelve Gods had their abode on Mount Olympus. Hades was considered as the god of the underworld. Every god or goddess was a symbol or promoter of a certain value or aspect of life, such as weather, love, pestilence, war, good fortune and other attributes. There are semi-gods as well in Greek religion. Unions were formed between deities as well as with humans. Humans were often punished or granted divine powers as per their deeds in front of the gods.