My daughters (aged 9 and 11) are into the Percy Jackson series and they're wondering whether they're real or not real (the Greek Gods). Do you think they're real? I'm also into them becaue I love reading it to tehm.
WHAT IS WITH THIS PEOPLE AND THE TOTAL IDEA THAT MYTH MEANS NOT REAL I WILL SHOW YOU THE MEANING OF MYTH IDIOTS
a traditional story, especially one concerning the early history of a people or explaining some natural or social phenomenon, and typically involving supernatural beings or events.
NOW WHERE DOES IT SAY NOT REAL. YEAH THATS WHAT I THOUGHT
GTFO the post and get a life
It says "Supernatural" meaning not from this earth. So yeah it's fake. Stupid.
Joseph Campbell writes: "In the long view of the history of mankind, four essential functions of mythology can be discerned. The first and most distinctive – vitalizing all – is that of eliciting and supporting a sense of awe before the mystery of being."  "The second function of mythology is to render a cosmology, an image of the universe that will support and be supported by this sense of awe before the mystery of the presence and the presence of a mystery."  "A third function of mythology is to support the current social order, to integrate the individual organically with his group;" "The fourth function of mythology is to initiate the individual into the order of realities of his own psyche, guiding him toward his own spiritual enrichment and realization."
In a later work Campbell explains the relationship of myth to civilization:
The rise and fall of civilizations in the long, broad course of history can be seen largely to be a function of the integrity and cogency of their supporting canons of myth; for not authority but aspiration is the motivator, builder, and transformer of civilization. A mythological canon is an organization of symbols, ineffable in import, by which the energies of aspiration are evoked and gathered toward a focus.[
They are real I'm the son of posiedon
Zeus is the god of the sky
Hera is the goddess of ??????
Poseidon is the god of the sea
Demeter is the goddess of ?????
Athena is the goddess of wisdom
Apollo is the god of poetry
Artemis is the goddess of archery???
Ares is the god of war
Aphrodite is the goddess of love
Hephaestus is the god of blacksmiths???
Hermes is the god of merchants/thieves
Dionysus is the god of wine
The word greek makes me wanna eat tacobell. So I cant watch percy Jackson without thinking of tacobell so percy Jackson is a dick and hes a fake ass little douche who gives me stomach worms. I'm 420 yrs old nd I sey dere not reahl cuz I'm mahtture. unadd ih alhso knew hew tu so3llpl
That's the whole point of the word mythology. Mythology is a collection of myths, especially one belonging to a particular sacred, religious or cultural tradition of a group of people. Myths are a collection of stories told to explain nature, history, and customs–or the study of such myths.
As a collection of such stories, mythology is a vital feature of every culture. Various origins for myths have been proposed, ranging from personification of nature, personification of natural phenomena to truthful or hyperbolic accounts of historical events, to explanations of existing ritual. Although the term is complicated by its implicit condescension, mythologizing is not just an ancient or primitive practice, as shown by contemporary mythopoeia such as urban legends and the expansive fictional mythoi created by fantasy novels and comics. A culture's collective mythology helps convey belonging, shared and religious experience, behavioural models, and moral and practical lessons.
The study of myth dates back to antiquity. Rival classifications of the Greek myths by Euhemerus, Plato's Phaedrus, and Sallustius were developed by the Neoplatonists and revived by Renaissance mythographers. Nineteenth-century comparative mythology reinterpreted myth as a primitive and failed counterpart of science (E. B. Tylor), a "disease of language" (Max Müller), or a misinterpretation of magical ritual (James Frazer).
Some recent approaches have rejected a conflict between the value of myth and rational thought, often viewing myths, rather than being merely inaccurate historical accounts, as expressions for understanding general psychological, cultural or societal truths.
Yep. The 12 gods/goddesses are:
If I were a child of 1 of the 12 gods/goddesses, I would have to be with Dionysus. Only because I love grapes.
The Greek gods and godesses are not real. If they were, we would probably all be very punished by now. The Greek gods were known for cruel punishments. In mythology, Zeus strapped another god to a rock over a cliff to be eaten alive by crows because he supposedly gave us fire. The gods would punish people for not worshipping them and not giving sacrifices. Demeter only asks for an apple as her sacrifice, when someone didn't give that to her, she killed them. She also killed men who chopped trees down in her sacred grove, but how were they supposed to know? Artemis killed many men in her days simply because they walked close to her when she was doing whatever. Even if they were real-they aren't-I wouldn't worship them, even if they did exist, I would probably be killed right now for writing this to the public. God is the only one true God-he loves us like a father.
Well, technically, that is not 100% accurate, let's say I believe in unicorns-everyone knows they're not real (hopefully) It can't be rreal for me but not for everyone else and still have us both be correct. It either is real or not. I believe there were dinasaurs, someone else does not-does that make them fake in their eyes? Yes, but they're wrong. The greek gods are false. Rick Riordan is a fiction writer and takes his knowledge from the myths that greeks believed, I read all the books.