Greek myth

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A reference to the polytheistic religion of ancient Greek society, which consisted of complex and detailed stories with multiple gods and other heroic figures as main characters. Like that of many societies, the mythology of the Greeks was extensive, believed to be true, and expressed a complex interaction between cultural and environmental conditions and events.

Ancient Greek civilization consisted of a complex group of city states geographically located in the Mediterranean, the area of the modern Greek state. This civilization began in about 1200 B.C. and ended after the death of Alexander the Great in 323 B.C. Ancient Greek culture is considered the bedrock of Western culture.

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"Concilio degli dei (Council of the Gods)" by Raffaello is licensed under Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons.

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