What did the Greeks believe about the origins of the god of the universe?
Ancient people frequently attempted to reason the effect of a unknown force with a deity so as to trace it to a cause. So they believed in many gods and goddesses who worked together and in part to order their world in day to day life.
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It is difficult to single out the ancient Greeks for their religious beliefs. Almost all peoples of ancient times believed in one or more gods, and the Greeks were no exceptio…n. Religion helped people explain how the world was created and gave them hope for divine assistance in time of peril.
YES. Greeks were the first people to become Christian [Besides Jews] The new testament is written in Greek.
Many of the deities of Greek origin explain things that happen for unknown reasons by a unknown force, for instance the weather, why night turns to day, why certain flowers ex…ist, why a person dies, how they die, and where they go when they die - also it is a very early explanation to why we feel the things we do.
In the beginning, there was Uranus, the sky, and Gaia(Mother Earth). They gave birth to the Titans, and the original Cyclopses. The Titan Kronos begat the first Olympian di…eties.
That isn't something recorded.
The wrong answer is "The Greeks believed in the Gods because they needed an explanation for the forces and elements, but saw nothing. They couldn't do it themselves, so they t…hought supreme beings controlled them." This is a common myth derived from 19th century revisionist history much like the myth that humans thought the Earth was flat--which virtually no one did. The Greek gods were not invented to explain rain or lightening. They are derived from the obvious question all humans ask, " How is there something rather than nothing?" The Greeks had gods or God for the same reason every culture on earth, then and now, does. The most famous Greek thinkers, Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle, rejected the idea of many gods. Aristotle, who invented the discipline of Logic, showed humans believe in a creator because they use logic to assertain there must be an uncreated mind behind the universe. A Necessary Being. Otherwise, there would be a infinite regress of causes--which is logically incoherent. It must be a Mind because reality is intricately designed and beautiful. This point is all too clear today--an age where humans understand the forces and elements and still believe in God.
The Greeks believe(d) in the Greek gods because they were their explanation of why and how everything functioned. Every god/dess has a role in the universe, and they all have …their own individual jobs and responsibilities.
Some didn't. But it probably started since they thought of powerful beings controlling and ruling the world.
You would have to ask a Greek God or Goddess, wouldn't you? I'll give you a hint: Khronos (Time) AnankÃª (Necessity)
There are many like: Aphrodite Ares Dionysus Hercules But To Find Them All t's Best To Google "Greek God's And Goddesses" Hope This Has Helped You A Little =)
Athena Ares Artimes Zues Hera Demeter Hercules Aphrodite Hermes Cupid Chaos
No he did not. Aristotle created the discipline of logic. He used this logic to answer life's greatest question. ..What is holding up reality? His answer was the universe… must be held up and sustained by something that was uncreated and not part of the material world. . Otherwise it too would require a cause. We see design so it must be a mind . He called this God... The unmoved mover and first cause. He determined God was One...There were not "gods"
Yes, Ancient Greeks believed in Greek Gods/Goddesses.
well obviously the titans they were the gods before the gods took over