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published: 1/20/05
updated: 12/16/13

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Things in Greek Religion

A variety of objects, both natural and man-made, were important or even essential to Greek religious ritual. Some, like altars and temples, were solely for religious or ceremonial purposes, while others, like honey and trees, were assigned religious significance. Some, like sculptures and vase-paintings are of especial interest to post-ancient-Greece scholars, historians and artists. Important "things" in Greek religion include the following:

  • Altars
  • Ambrosia
  • Amulets
  • Animals
  • Cakes
  • Constellations
  • Graves and tombs
  • Herms
  • Honey
  • Mosaics
  • Pits
  • Statues
  • Temples
  • Trees
  • Vases
  • Votive offerings
  • Wine

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