UPDATED June 17th, 2017
If you forgot everything you learned back in your earlier school days about Greek mythology, don’t worry; we’re not going to quiz you. But we will tell you that a lot of what you learned about in about the Greek gods and goddesses can actually be applied to real life today. That’s right, if you really think about the characters, the consequences, the priorities, the values and the experiences that take place in those mythological tales, you can apply a lot of the lessons learned to you own life. And aren’t we all looking for as much help as possible to make sure we become the best version of ourselves and we live our lives to the fullest?
Every story had a meaning, had a lesson and had an important point to make. They weren’t just fantastical stories, and while they were often dramatic, violent, and pretty crazy, they weren’t trying to make money like today’s blockbuster films or TV programs. According to the History Channel, “in ancient Greece, stories about gods and goddesses and heroes and monsters were an important part of everyday life. They explained everything from religious rituals to the weather, and they gave meaning to the world people saw around them.” And today, those same stories can tell us a lot about our current lives. They can help remind us about what is important. They can warn us against behavior that could sabotage our own happiness or safety. And they can help us teach our children about what really matters in life. Here are 5 life lessons we can learn (and pass on to future generations) from Greek mythology.
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