No. Even the Greeks and Romans abandoned that belief many centuries ago, Christianity made a lot more sense as a belief system and they adopted it. (Say what you will about christianity but it really changed the face of the world.)
the Roman empire abandoned their polytheistic beliefs when emperor Constantine declared that Christianity would be their official religion. Thus, the holy roman empire was born. so, if the very people that were most widely following polytheism just went and gave it up, probably not
Well, that was one culture's beliefs. The Greeks believed they were real probably in the same way we currently believe in whoever we believe in. I know there are still people who worship Giea (don't think I spelled that right), and others, I assume who still follow that way. After reading though the stories, it kinda makes you want to believe they're true, I know how you feel. Believe in whoever and whatever you choose.
No more than the Roman ones or Egyptian ones or Norse ones or Indian ones. If all those 'gods' actually existed and were as nasty as they are in the myths we'd all be in huge trouble. There is only One God.
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The chances of reality of the Greek gods are, at least, equal (if not more) to the chances of the reality of the Christian god, son and ghost. The history of the Greek gods is the exact history of Christian gods. This is not a coincidence – a design. Christ was but a new name for an old biography -- a survival -- the last of the sun-gods. Christ was not a man, but a myth -- not a life, but a legend.
And yet, Ares, the worst god of the Greeks, with his necklace of skulls and his army of living snakes, was infinitely kind and merciful compared with Jehovah. Compared with Zeus, how small Jehovah seems; compared with Apollo, how inferior Jesus stands; compared with Mount Olympus, how cruel, how contemptible, is Christian hell!
Fortunately, the age is approaching when the gods of Christianity, will join the gods of Greeks; when grandparents will tell to children the legends of Christian mythology, as they now tell them the fairies of Greek mythology. The time will come when Christ and his associates of Eden will occupy the same position in the minds of men, now held by the Greek gods of Olympus.
No, they do not exist, only in made up stories. Let's compare. Although both the deity/deities of the Greek religion and Hebrew religion were worshiped and praised by many, the Hebrew God cared more for man's morals as opposed to the Greek Deities that were focused on their own motives and gain. The Greek Gods being that of Zeus, Apollo, Aphrodite, and Hera-just to name a few. The Hebrew God is that which is honored by most Christian and Hebrew religions today. The Hebrew god is a loving and caring one, whereas the Greek Deities are arrogant, selfish, brutish, tricky, and self-motivated.
And of course the Theoi Project website is pretty much the most comprehensive site on Greek myths/lore, so there is plenty of information there as well. You can also find links to all the Classic texts on Sacred-Texts.com.