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Greek Gods Explained & Their Influence on Modern Culture


Video from The Life Guide


"The Greek Gods represent humanity at its best and worst, from the violent and destructive Ares to the beautiful and seductive Aphrodite, Greek mythology demonstrates the epic power struggle between parents and children in an endless quest to gain control over the world. Tales pass down from each generation showing them to be some of the most influential deities in human history, that continue to have a significant impact to this day." from video introduction.


Allusions to Greek Mythology in the Modern World

Many things in the modern world trace their roots to ancient cultures and mythology. Take the names of companies, products, and even movie and book characters, for example. Many interesting ones have been derived from mythology. This Buzzle article enlists some allusions to Greek mythology. It covers names of products, companies, characters, sports teams, cities, etc.

Elmer is believed to be the Greek God of glue. Interestingly, Elmer’s Products Inc. is a private company that manufactures adhesives, as also stationery, craft, and hardware.

To honor a particular Greek God, as a symbol of a certain Greek mythical character, or simply because the name sounds different, many companies, products, and even cities have been given names that are directly linked to Greek mythology. Due to books, movies, and other sources telling us about the ancient Greeks and the interesting traits and unusual powers that Greek mythical figures had, many are tempted to allude to Greek mythology in naming products or characters in the modern world.." from the article: Allusions to Greek Mythology in the Modern World


The Impact of Greek Mythology on Modern Comic Books

"Superheroes are now very popular in modern culture, with many movies and TV series being based upon their stories, backstories, villains, etc. Of course, most of these superheroes had their beginnings in comic book series, winning the hearts of fans all over the United States and beyond. However, these comic books also have their roots in a completely different category. The creators of modern comic series take a lot of inspiration from Greek mythology, both for the characters and the powers given to them. The creators also look at some exciting ideas in the realm of Greek mythology and work upon it with their own touch.

There is also a definite impact of Greek mythology on Western culture. Some of these is probably from the comic book heroes, so let’s have a look at the top examples in this connection: " from the article: The Impact of Greek Mythology on Modern Comic Books


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