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More Of A World History Question...

This is more of a world history question, but whatever happened to the civilization that worshipped Zeus, Hera and other Olympic gods and goddesses? I don't even know what type of people they were called (Greek, Roman, etc). Can you provide a link from a source such as Wikipedia?


Asked by flatlanderjenn at 3:13 PM on Sep. 30, 2010 in Religion & Beliefs

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    Answer by -Cassandra- at 4:47 PM on Sep. 30, 2010

  • Ancient Greece, and to my knowledge there are those who still practice, but Greek Orthodox Christianity took over quite a bit.

    Answer by Gal51 at 3:35 PM on Sep. 30, 2010

  • Yes, it would be Ancient Greece... There are a great many books I can refer you to if you wish. But here are some good sites.

    What ultimately happened was the rulers forced conversion to Christianity, Catholicism to be exact...

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 4:52 PM on Sep. 30, 2010

  • Yeah, it was ancient Greece and the same thing happened to them that happned to most other "pagan" religions of old.

    Answer by spiritguide_23 at 7:33 PM on Sep. 30, 2010

  • Ancient Greece:

    Answer by SarahLeeMorgan at 3:21 PM on Sep. 30, 2010

  • They were killed. However, there are still some people that worship them today, just not like the old days and no way great in numbers.

    Answer by purpleducky at 5:27 PM on Sep. 30, 2010

  • man did. just like we change everything because we find ourselves superior to others. we force beliefs upon others instead of having freee will. if you believe in God and that he gave you free will, you wouldn't willingly push your belief system on others.

    Answer by Hollea at 12:55 AM on Oct. 1, 2010

  • Ancient Greeks and Romans. There are still those who practice it and believe it, but for the most part they were force to change their beliefs by Christianity. I have no links because this subject is way to vast to weed through the thousands of unrelated things that will pop up and I am tired. However I know there are books out there on this I will ask my friend what the one she loaned me was.

    Answer by hot-mama86 at 12:14 PM on Oct. 1, 2010

  • It's interesting that I've learned (after reading those websites) that sacrifices were made to the gods (goats, bulls, etc), and their life was full of rituals/festivals, but they seemed to have no code to live by (like the 10 Commandments or Gibbs' rules).  Did they have a moral code?

    It's funny that when Emperor Nero came to Greece he took part in the Olympic Games, though only Greeks were allowed to enter, and he came first in every contest!  LOL


    Comment by flatlanderjenn (original poster) at 10:06 PM on Oct. 3, 2010

  • Some have answered that the Ancient Greeks were forced conversion, and some have said they were all killed. I can't find an answer on any of the links provided. I suppose I aught to look in another direction.

    But, I'm curious, how long after they crucified Peter and beheaded Paul (64AD) and crucified Andrew (80AD) do you think the Ancient Greeks converted and/or were killed? It appears that Christianity was illegal until Constantine wrote the Edict of Milan in 313, but proclaimed religious toleration, not "convert or be killed."

    Comment by flatlanderjenn (original poster) at 10:17 PM on Oct. 3, 2010