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July 23, 2012

Think Greek Week: Guest Blogger Saranna DeWylde

The Greeks used stories of their gods to relate to the world around them. Not only did they seem to explain the unexplainable, for instance, the rising of the sun was Apollo driving his great chariot across the sky, but they were also morality tales. The Greek gods were larger than life characters that were endowed with all too human emotions like anger and love. They fell into the same traps that mortals tend to create for themselves and didn’t always make the right choices. To humanize the gods, but set them against impossible odds was to highlight the humanity […]