Mythology of modern dating methods
Greek myth takes many forms, from religious myths of origin to folktales and legends of heroes.
In terms of gods, the Greek pantheon consists of 12 deities who were said to reside at Mount Olympus: Zeus, Hera, Aphrodite, Apollo, Ares, Artemis, Athena, Demeter, Dionysus, Hephaestus, Hermes, and Poseidon.
Such discoveries illuminated aspects of Minoan culture from about 2200 to 1450 depict scenes from the Trojan cycle, as well as the adventures of Heracles.
The extreme formality of the style, however, renders much of the identification difficult, and there is no inscriptional evidence accompanying the designs to assist scholars in identification and interpretation.
(This list sometimes also includes Hades or Hestia).
Other major figures of Greek myth include the heroes Odysseus, Orpheus, and Heracles; the Titans; and the nine Muses.
These stories concern the origin and the nature of the world, the lives and activities of deities, heroes, and mythological creatures, and the origins and significance of the ancient Greeks' own cult and ritual practices.
Two poems by Homer's near contemporary Hesiod, the Theogony and the Works and Days, contain accounts of the genesis of the world, the succession of divine rulers, the succession of human ages, the origin of human woes, and the origin of sacrificial practices.In both cases, the audience is expected to have knowledge of the myths that preceded their literary rendering.