( Photo used in collage courtesy of Egor Myznik and Markus Spiske ) Ancient Greeks had gods like Zeus, Hera, and Athena who were thought to have control over every part of their lives. They’d worship them, and pray to them. If the gods were unhappy with them, they believed, they’d be punished. So they did their best to behave in accordance with the gods’ wishes.
Case in point