Thus Greek mythology unfolds as a phase in the development of the world and of humans. Mycenaean religion ; Mycenaean deities ; and Similarities between Roman, Greek and Etruscan mythologies. I am rather more doubtful of the scenario you present here though. As Greek civilization developed, particularly during the Hellenistic period, which began about BC, the mythology also changed. Greek Myths main content. Two poems by Homer's near contemporary Hesiodthe Theogony and the Works and Dayscontain 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. With the rediscovery of classical antiquity in the Renaissancethe poetry of Ovid became a major influence on the imagination of poets, dramatists, musicians and artists.
In addition to prayers, the Greeks often offered sacrifices to the gods, usually of a domestic animal such as a goat.