Religion in Homer
- There are many gods of human shape and with human attributes, who devote their time to feasting, intrigue, and love. There is little of an ethical nature in his religion; the essence of the gods is power.
- Human beings obtain benefits from the gods by prayer and sacrifices.
- Fate and the gods are not in conflict; there is little distinction.
- The future is revealed by omens, dreams, oracles, and soothsayers.
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- Cremation of the dead is uniform; burial is a religious duty.
- The soul is supposed to have a mere shadowy existence in Hades, though the concept of punishment for evil exists.
(Reinhold page 40)