It is also attributed to the Hellenic gods and heroes, the origins and the significance of ancient cult and their ritual practices, as a part of the archaic religion in Greece, originally called "Hellas".
Scholars refer to and study the myths attempting to shed light on the religious and political institutions of Ancient Hellas, the civilization as well as to gain an understanding of the nature of myth-making itself as an expression of reality.
Greek mythology is explicitly embodied in a large collection of narratives and implicitly in representational arts, such as vase-paintings and votive gifts. Greek myths, provide to view of the origins of the world and details of the lives and the adventures of a wide variety of gods, goddesses, heroes, heroines and mythological creatures.
Furthermore, all of the ancient Hellenic myths were communicated orally. In our times it is through literary works such as Homer's poems like "Iliad" and "Odyssey", stories focused on the Trojan War, that one comes closer to the cultural way of life of the times.
The 2 poems of the Homer's close associate, Hesiod, named "Theogony" and the "Work and the Days", informs us about the genesis of the world, the series of divine rulers, the human ages, the derivation of mortal suffering, and the origin of sacrificial practices.
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