Greek gods and goddesses, despite their immortality and supernatural powers, have many personal defects and imperfections, as ordinary people do. We can read about their lives and experiences in Greek myths, where various heroes and mythological creatures join the gods.
The most important 12 Greek gods and goddesses known as Twelve Olympians resided on Mount Olympus.
The Olympic Twelve include: Zeus, Hera, Poseidon, Demetra, Athens, Apollo, Artemis, Ares, Aphrodite, Hephaestus, Hermes and Dionysus.
Mythology was at the heart of everyday life in Ancient Greece.
Greeks regarded mythology as a part of their history.
They used myth to explain natural phenomena, cultural variations, traditional enmities and friendships.
Greek mythology has greatly influenced the development of Western civilization, especially in the arts and culture.