Both have similarities and differences in their religious beliefs that have been compared often and I have chosen to discuss the similarities and differences of Christianity and ancient Greek mythology. The Nephilim were what the Greeks would call demigods, half human man and half god possessing traits of materialized angels in human form. They get a royalty for every gallon of gas produced on earth. I take offense to anyone who calls Greek Mythology nonsense because if you believe it is nonsense, your only calling your own religion nonsense. And 22, of the 27 N.
Hades While in the Christian Bible, Satan is the main antagonist and perceived as evil and destructive, in Greek accounts, Hades, who reigns the underworld is not evil, simply a protector of the dead. Interestingly, these same questions apply to another major? Both cultures believe in the nothingness that existed before everything else. According to this story, Christ descended into the land of the dead after his crucifixion, rescuing the righteous souls that had been cut off from heaven due to the taint of original sin. As a result of that sin, death, suffering, bloodshed, and evil would now be commonplace. As examples, he cites the works of Cooper, Hawthorne, Melville, Twain, Hemingway, and Faulkner. Both women are given exceptional qualities: beauty, intelligence, and skills. So it gives us a good idea of how some Jews viewed the events prior to the Flood, but it cannot really be considered a reliable source for the pre-Flood world.
The Jewish religion prophesies about the coming messiah, predicting his death and resurrection in detail. Not to mention the semetic cultures were in existence well before the Greek cultures were influential at all in the world. I applaud her effort, but to do this theme justice and prove her comparisons, her contrasts, and her comflicts, would take much more time and space that she was alloted here. These two important figures in both Greek and Roman Catholic history were symbolic and very similar, in the way they were born, their reason of existence and their after-death experiences. In the version that is derived from the writing of Hesiod, Pandora is given a box which contains all the evils of the world. Furthermore, why would incest be wrong from an evolutionary perspective? Could include a thousand other examples, but that one is good enough, think about it.
I do believe in God. Also you have to think of it in terms of frame of reference. Greek mythology is essentially, a type of paganism—i. Yet there is no indication in Scripture of such an announcement. One thing that is true is that greek mythology came before Christianity. In fact, Greek mythology has provided meaning to people and the world around them in the same way Christianity and Judaism does. If so, cling to the truth that we serve a risen Savior, and continue to ask the Lord to guide you as you study His Word.
Eschatological myths would also include the prophesies of and a new millennium in the , and the story that Jesus will return to earth some day. The notion that Jesus was copied from these other gods is not grounded in reality. But if you do explore faith in any form or like to challenge your mind as well as your beliefs, do so. A number of scholars have connected the Christian story of the crucifixion at Golgotha with this theme of a cosmic center. Sheol is simply the grave or death nothing more. Zeus as the leader of the gods represented the first fallen angel the Devil that became leader of other fallen angels. The Old Enemy: Satan and the Combat Myth.
For the greater part, both sets of myths convey the same message. Make sure you know or can reference the huge amount of evidence for the existence of Jesus and proofs for His resurrection. From a Biblical perspective it seems obvious that the true key to mythic chronology lies not in adding up kinglists, but rather by starting from the event most common to all genealogies: the flood. There's your Hebrew and Greeks. Then the New Testament is written, and all of a sudden tartaroo is mentioned,out of nowhere. In a similar way, Perseus was born to reconcile the people back to the gods for they had rebelled against them. The idea that Ancient Greeks viewed these stories to be their religion seems insane to many people of Biblical Faith.
With humans however, it took many tries for mankind to be created and with both the Bible and Mythology, there was a flood to wipe out everything. And in my slightly biased opinion you sound like a very committed Christain in your opinion on this certain topic. I am doing a study on this and want to cover my bases because I go to a school where if I have it wrong then most people in my class could and would point out the failure of my paper. These things are not true because we believe them,they are true because they are based in historical facts. So to keep my comment short, I'll add my 2 cents and let whoever reads this decide or research on their own. Modern myths are strong in comic book stories as stories of and detective novels as myths of good versus evil. He is the one who determined what the canon would be—man is the one who discovered the canon.
So if you are being challenged with this idea, I would ask the person to demonstrate how the Bible follows this pattern. Legends about saints are commonly called. Paul connected as much in Athens and in Lystra. They told of many of the gods i. I think it is no that the bible and Greek gods are so intertwined I think that its one in the same. What my point is, is that who cares about the similarities.