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Greek Myths and Legends

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Greek Mythology captures the stories of gods, heroes, and rituals of the ancient Greeks with many aspects still relevant today in modern life. Purchase our inquiry kit today

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What is Greek Mythology?

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Greek Mythology is a series of epic tales of bravery, battles, monsters and love told by Ancient Greeks to their families over many generations to help them understand the world around them

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The 12 Olympians and Zeus, the King of Gods

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The 12 Gods and Goddesses who lived on Mt Olympus ruled every aspect of human life and were respected by Ancient Greeks. The king of all these Gods was Zeus

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Powerful Greek Gods of Mt Olympus

Ares the Greek God of War
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The Gods of Mt Olympus has special roles to play in the lives of humans and other Gods in Ancient Greece. They controlled things such as the sun, war, the arts, wine, travel and the mighty sea

Five Greek Goddesses of Mt Olympus

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Strong, beautiful, powerful and talented, these are the five Goddesses who helped make up the 12 Olympians in Greek Mythology

A time of heroes and brave warriors

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Heroes in Greek Mythology were men and women of special strength, courage and abilities. Upon completing their tasks they were made immortal by the Gods to honour their bravery

Villainous characters and tales with a twist

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Evil and nastiness lurked in many places throughout Greek Mythology and has been the basis for many famous stories of ancient times. From murderous mums, selfish men and curious humans, these tales have storylines we can all learn from

Monsters, animals and the beautiful Sirens

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Monsters, animals and weird creatures were everywhere in the tales of Greek Mythology. Some like Pegasus the winged horse were kind, while others looked beautiful but were very deadly

How mythology still influences modern life

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From the Olympic Games to the star signs we are born under and the brands we wear when we play sport, Greek Mythology continues to have a huge impact on our modern lives