At a Glance
For the ancient Greeks, religion was inextricably tied to everyday life. Gods and many other supernatural beings could manifest anywhere, at any time, and often in unexpected forms. They could be worshipped anywhere: in caves, on mountain peaks, in lush plains or a breathtaking gorge. In this lecture we'll examine the origins and the role of the Greek sanctuaries, perennially lively venues, each of them with idiosyncratic myths and special rites.