The Greek Myths Themes

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History of Religion

This book is devoted to the history of the Grecian pagan religion/s. It is treated as one religion, but by current standards this might be viewed as an abundance of religions. Within this great diversity a new unity emerged. It is this unity with its surprisingly consistent methods that the attitude towards the religious sects seems to have been a mixture of competition and mutual tolerance.

One of the basic methods for practicing religion was to create and to use a temple. The first one of these is described in the book as having been made of beeswax and feathers. The use of mountains and high places, as well as the journeys up and down them are also well known locations for making divine contact. Deserts have also been able to do this, when people survive. Temples developed in their complexity over the course of...

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