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Archeology and mythology, on the other hand, have shown that the ancient Greeks were inspired by some minor Asian and Near Eastern civilizations. Adonis seems to be a Greek replica - more evident in myths - of a "dying god" of the Near East. Marvel Characters Avengers Endgame Poster. Cybele originates from Anatolia culture, while a lot of fantasies about Aphrodite arise from Semitic goddesses. There is also a possible parallel between the earliest generation of gods (Chaos and its offspring) with Tiamat in Enûma Eliš (Babylon legend) . According to Meyer Reinhold, "Eastern Near mythical conceptions, involving the continuation of gods through violence and power conflicts between generations, have found their way ... into myths. Greece ". In addition to the Near East and Indo-European origins, some scholars speculate on the Greek myths of pre-Greek societies: Crete, Mycenae, Pylos, Thebes and Orchomenus . Religious historians interested in some seemingly ancient structures of myths related to Crete (god in the form of bulls, Zeus and Europa, Pasiphaë eat with cows and give birth to Minotaur, ...). Professor Martin P. Nilsson concluded that all famous classical Greek legends are attached to the Mycenae cultural centers and rooted in prehistoric times . However, according to Burkert, the picture of the Minos Palace period hardly provides any affirmation for these theories.
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