Greek mythology’s bureaucratic structure makes it hard to get divine help.
February 5, 2010 5 Comments
Greek mythology is a bureaucracy: Ares the god of war, Athena the goddess of wisdom, Aphrodite the goddess of love. The Greek gods have very specific job titles and union or godly rules that make it so that each god only does work within their job description, whether: it is love, war, wisdom, ect.
That is a very cumbersome and confusing way to deliver divine requests. You could spend two hours at the temple of Aphrodite in line with your love problem, finally get to the front, and then find out that your problem is actually a wisdom problem and not a love problem and that the temple of Athena is the only place where you can solve your problem and that the temple of Athena is clear across the city.
It is also lame asking Greek gods or goddesses for help if they are lazy and unmotivated, because they might try to give you the runaround when you ask them for assistance.
Example: You ask a Greek god for help and he tells you that it is not his department. Then he transfers you to another god, the new god refers you to a different god, and that god recommends you talk to the first god you talked to.
That’s why I like Christianity, no matter what your problem is, you always go to the same person; not to mention all the convenient locations located across the world.
It’s tough running a nation when you worship a lot of gods. Greek Mythology has about thirty major gods. If your nation practices Greek Mythology, you are looking at thirty days off a year minimal, just for religious holidays.
Historians believed that Roman Emperor Constantine converted to Christianity in 337 AD to cut down the Roman religious holidays from thirty to two.