Ask Mr. Donn
Why were the Greek myths important to the development of ancient Greece as a civilization?
The myths gave the Greek people a common language, common history, common heroes, and a common religion. In early Greece, many tribes lived on the Greek peninsula. The storytellers began telling stories in the Greek language so that they only had to speak one language. People loved the stories of the gods and their interaction with each other and with humans. Soon, everyone spoke Greek so they could better understand the stories. The Greek Storytellers