original books by Russian authors of the Greek gods are only two.All subsequent editions compiled on the information provided in these two sources.But Greek mythology is so multifaceted that information from a pair of books enough for a variety of gift glossy publications.What is so special are the Greek gods?
fact that ancient Greek mythology has penetrated into all spheres of our life, a set of words associated with the names of the gods (morphine, panic).In a culture are many allusions to ancient myths, and how many movies have been filmed on the Greek legend ... Of course, the writers of these movies very well take liberties with the plot, but the main conflicts transferred accurately.
Ironically, the ancient Greek gods allow us to better understand human values.Greek Mythology - Applied Conflict, mainly family relations.No wonder that Freud chose the Oedipus and Electra complexes for well-known names.This only proves that the myths collected the most typical people, and it turned out that not only for the Greek nation.
Here mother and a tendency to reflect dissatisfaction with his father on the children (Medea), and the image of irreproachable loyalty (Penelope), and jealousy towards children from other marriages (Hera and Hercules).
difficult to ancient Greek mythology.The gods are connected with each other and with mortals complex relationships.Take, for example, the legend of the most beautiful women in the world.Yes, Helen of Troy.Its origin fanned secret.Technically, she was the daughter of Agamemnon and Leda in "popular" books it is called the daughter of Zeus and Leda.But the depth of the research say that she was the daughter of Zeus and the deity of Nemesis (goddess of retribution).One illogical - it was in this situation to be a goddess.However, it does not hurt after the death - the coffin she became the wife of Achilles in the Greek paradise.
ancient Greek gods and goddesses are very similar to humans.They suffer, jealous revenge.This is not ideal.Yes, and their relationships to each other are far from exemplary.Aphrodite is unfaithful to her husband, because she married him reluctantly.Zeus can not live without in order not to enter into relationships with numerous mortal beauties, and goddesses does not shrink.As a result, he has a lot of illegitimate children, and he is considered the father of many gods.And he is not the perfect son.Because overthrow the throne of his father.And we see that the same fate awaited to Zeus, is not it time to make peace with Prometheus.
Plots extremely rich here and the punishment of the gods (Necklace Harmony), and rebellion (Prometheus against Zeus), and to punish the pride (Semele).Almost none of the parties lives that would not have found reflection in Greek encyclopedia relations.
How to read these myths?Be sure to pencil in hand.Will mark in which the links are ancient Greek gods - it will be easier to understand why the woman did not love the children, and the other has done everything to get rid of the past.
Personally, I like the beautiful myth of Psyche.Eros and Psyche loved death she was in the dark.To become a goddess, and the legality of his wife, a curious girl took a lot of tests arranged by the mother of Eros, Aphrodite.Here is the typical mother-in-law dislike.The story spread.
In Greek mythology there is nothing routine, constantly have an emotional tension in the world of gods and mortals serious passions boil.Penelope remains true to its Odyssey (though having caught wandering subsequently killed his illegitimate son Telegonia), returning to her many years of heavy campaign against Troy.Heroes and Gods sympathize, realizing that their problems are similar to human everyday.It is not dark and majestic gods of Egypt, these are clear and "democratic."Books about mythology can be given to children so that they mastered the typical scenes from an early age.This is very useful in the adult world for the understanding of the realities of many cultures.