"If we take into account the strong position that gods and religions were first born of man's fear of life, and at the second advanced level of man's fear of death, then we would find that a religion of Greeks occurred an exception, which is also a unique trend.

That is to say, the religion of the Greeks, is not the birthplace of hypothesis and imagination, like all other religions, but is the aesthetic representation of the phenomena of nature.

Thus, the gods of the Greeks are not even invisible secret creatures. They are not ghosts of the mind, and the agony of agora, hypothetical reasons and thoughts are beings of waking sleep.

On the contrary, the gods of the Greeks are illustrations of natural phenomena glowed with intelligence and radiant skill. They created the wings of a rational fantasy, the whole, the simple, the vain, and the blissful.

And above all: the gods of the Greeks are sensitively assured, touched with their hands, facing their eyes, there are hypostates and immortals.

Apollo suddenly is the sun and the musical regularity of nature.

Artemis is the moon. Both brothers symbolize the light of day and night and were born in Delos, a word that also means light and light.

Neptune is the sea.

Hephaestus is fire and metals.

Athena is the intelligence of man, so she is the patron saint of the great Odysseus.

Aeolus is the sixteen winds in the seas.

Dimitra is the joy of the fruit, the wheat, the apple, the rhubarb, and the vineyards, as the verse by Archivald MacLeans says.

And Zeus is the thunderbolt and the rain, which falls semen brave and fertilizes the thirsty land. That is why the Greeks, among others, made him a lover of the most beautiful mortal women. Ledas, Europe, Virus, Lethus, Alkmene, Semeli, the Olympiad of Philip.

This is how the story goes with the thirty thousand Greek gods. Everyone is also from an existing, functional, indestructible, to the beneficial and harmful true and wonderful natural phenomenon.

In other words, the religion of the Greeks is an aesthetic incorporation of the elements of nature, and thus is a variation of the art of the Greeks.

The geometric proof of this proposition is given by the fact that the religion of the Greeks is contained in their art. "

Dimitris Liantinis

Last update on November 27, 11:19 am by Andreas Chrysopoulos.
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