Throughout history, humans have ascribed various powers to supernatural beings.
Such creatures include the immortal gods and goddesses. Some are given credit for the creation of the world and mankind, or food, warfare, love, and all the other good and bad elements of life.
The gods and goddesses may be worshiped with altars, elaborate or gigantic statues, or sacrifices. Poets and other writers may tell stories featuring the traditional myths about the deities’ involvement in human life.
If you read the entries on these gods and goddesses, you’ll see great differences from one society to the next. The most familiar will probably be the ones from Greek mythology, and of those, especially the dozen or so Olympian gods.
Last updated: February 6, 2015 at 14:32 pm
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