Wednesday, May 17

Ancient Greeks


At school we are studying the ancient greeks. I really like all of the different gods and godesses. My favourite godess is Artemis, the godess of the moon, also known as the huntress. The picture on the right is her, although ofcourse no one knew what she looked like.
So far we have not really done anything about the gods or godesses, just theatres and temples. Did you know that each temple in one city was dedicated to a different god or godess? People used to make sacrifices to the gods, like animals. There could be up to 500 animals for sacrifice at one time!!!!
It seems really wierd, but I just suppose that was the way they lived in those days.

11 comments:

Maxine said...

I really like your favourite goddess, Jenny. When I was your age, my favourite was Athena. But I love most of the greek gods and goddesses, they had such interesting lives compared with going to work or school every day!

Minx said...

Eros, the God of Love is my favourite but I love the name Persephone.

Frank Wilson said...

My own favorite has always been Dionysus. And I think I've come to resemble him a bit.

Debra Hamel said...

I'm with Frank. I like Dionysos, who has--apart from other charms--always reminded me of Q on Star Trek: The Next Generation.

Jenii said...

Thanks for the comments!! I am sorry I forgot to put Dionyas on the polls!!!!

Alun said...

If you were poor, and most people were, then the meat from the sacrifices would often be the only meat you would eat. The bones and fat would be offered to the gods and the edible stuff given to the people at the temple.

I'm tempted by Aphrodite, so I've voted for her. Demeter is another underrated Goddess, but she was the major deity of many cities.

Jenii said...

too much information!!!! I am only 10 years old!!!!!!!!!!!

R.R.S. said...

I think I like athena best and not only because I don't know that many gos, but because I like knowledge.


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R.R.S. said...

I wish my class could study that. Instead we do the normal daily math, science, social studies, seatwork and all that stuff.

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Jenii said...

we do all sorts of boring stuff too, but we do some fun stuff. What is seatwork???

R.R.S. said...

It is a mix of independent work that we have to do everyday. Like a math page or a blank map we have to fill in ourselfs with out a map, or even a reading assignment from our reading book.

Our reading book is a book filled with short versions of educational books.

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