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WHY ARE THE GREEK GODS IMPORTANT? PA @ 71 Do Now • Why does almost every movie about ancient Greece have to do with mythology? Where did the gods come from? • No one person invented Greek mythology. • The earliest written sources of Greek mythology date to just after the Dark Age, about 800 BCE. • Archaeological evidence from Mycenae and Crete suggest an even earlier origin. What are our best sources of Greek Mythology? • Poems by Homer (Iliad, Odyssey) and Hesiod (Theogeny, Works and Days) give the fullest account of Greek mythology. • Later writers would add and adapt to the earlier poems, creating our modern mythology. Why were the gods important?