Panoramic view of the ancient theatre at Epidaurus. The classical Greek valued the power of spoken word, and it was their main method of communication and storytelling. Bahn and Bahn write, "To Greeks the spoken word was a living thing and infinitely preferable to the dead symbols of a written language.
Greek mythology consists of all the stories and tales about the Greek gods, goddesses, and heroes. It is also the religion of Ancient Greece as the Greeks built temples and offered sacrifices to their major gods.
Below are some of the major Greek gods. Click on the god or goddess to learn more about their individual myths and stories. The Titans The Titans were the first or elder gods. There were twelve of them including the parents of Zeus, Cronus and Rhea.
They ruled during what was called the golden age. They were overthrown by their children, led by Zeus. Zeus - Leader of the Olympians and god of the sky and lightning. His symbol is the lighting bolt. He is married to Hera, his sister.
Hera - Queen of the gods and married to Zeus. She is the goddess of marriage and family. Her symbols are the peacock, pomegranate, lion, and cow. Poseidon - God of the ocean, earthquakes, and horses. His symbol is the trident.
Dionysus - Lord of wine and celebrations. Patron god of the theatre and art. His main symbol is the grapevine. He is the son of Zeus and the youngest Olympian. Apollo - Greek god of archery, music, light, and prophecy. His symbols include the sun, the bow and arrow, and the lyre. His twin sister is Artemis.
Artemis - Goddess of the hunt, archery, and animals. Her symbols include the moon, the bow and arrow, and the deer.ABOUT THE GREEK. The William Randolph Hearst Greek Theatre is located on the UC Berkeley Campus in the foothills, overlooking the San Francisco Bay with spectacular views of The Campanile, The Golden Gate and .
Greek Theatre History The history of the Greek Theatre dates to , when Colonel Griffith J. Griffith, came to America from South Wales to seek fortune in gold mining. Colonel Griffith settled in Los Angeles and purchased the Los Feliz Rancho, which he later donated to the City of Los Angeles in Ancient Greek Theater.
The theater of Dionysus, Athens (Saskia, Ltd.) This page is designed to provide a brief introduction to Ancient Greek Theater. Greek theatre began in the 6th century BCE in Athens with the performance of tragedy plays at religious festivals.
These, in turn, inspired the genre of Greek comedy plays. The two types of Greek drama would be hugely popular and performances spread around the . The Greek theatre history began with festivals honoring their gods.
A god, Dionysus, was honored with a festival called by "City Dionysia". In Athens, during this festival, men used to perform songs to welcome Dionysus.
A ncient Greek theatre has been fascinating millions of people. Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Aristophanes and others, have been the teachers of morality, nobleness, courage and patriotism across the centuries.