Faith In Greek Mythology

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Faith in Greek Mythology Faith is a common theme in Greek mythology, it shows up in a large amount of myths and in everyday Greek live. In the myth of Eurydice and Orpheus, Orpheus tries to save his wife, but he loses faith, consequently he loses his wife too. Mythology was a very large part of ancient Greek history, it played a major role in the evolution of the society. Mythology was a key element in ancient Greece. It was used for many things and it was very important. Faith is one of the most important and common themes in Greek mythology, it reoccurs often, specifically the myth of Eurydice and Orpheus. Orpheus was the son of a muse and a Thracian prince. His mother gave him the gift of music. Orpheus was so musically talented that no one, but the gods themselves, was as musically gifted as he was. No one could resist his musical abilities. One day, he met Eurydice and charmed her with his music abilities. She fell in love with him and they were soon married. After the wedding Eurydice was walking in the meadow and a viper stung her foot and she ended up dying. Orpheus was overtaken with sadness and grief. He decided he would travel to the underworld and retrieve her. Orpheus set out on the long and dangerous journey to his wife. Reaching the underworld, Orpheus played the lyre for Pluto, the god of the underworld, the underworld was charmed to stillness. No one could refuse the …show more content…
There were told to teach, explain why the culture was a certain way, and to legitimize rules. Greek myths taught people in the Greek Civilizations many wise lessons. They taught them that you must always keep your word to the god. They taught the people that they would have punitive consequences and they would be taught a tough lesson if they did not listen to the gods. This occurred in the myth of Eurydice and Orpheus, Orpheus did not follow through on the deal with Pluto, so consequently he lost his wife