Iron Age

Start date

800 BCE

End Date

400 AD


Ancient Greek Religion

Main Teachings

Worship of pantheon of gods and goddesses, afterlife realm

Metaphysical Beliefs


Ethical and Moral Principles

Virtue and honour

Ritual and Devotional Practices

Sacrifice, Festivals

Spiritual Practices

Philosophical discourse, Debate

Foundational Teachings and Scriptures

Homer's Iliad and Odyssey, Hesiod's Theogony

Narrative Traditions

Myths and heroic epics

Sub Type


Historical and Cultural Context

Ancient Religions

Historical Development

Primal or Indigenous Religion

Geographical Distribution

Western Religions

Organizational Structure

Mystical Movement

Scriptural Authority

Revealed Religion

Sociological Approach

Ethnic Religion

Philosophical or Ideological Focus

Naturalistic Religion

Gods or Deities

Zeus, Athena, Apollo

Beliefs on the Afterlife and End Times

Afterlife in the Underworld (Hades)

Existance of Afterlife


Existance of Reincarnation


Religious Structures

Temples, Altars

Religious Leader Types or Roles

Priests, Priestesses, Oracles