I was perusing the series 'Crash-course: Mythology' by John Green (Great Show) about pantheons. When it arrived on the Hellenic Pantheon, Its a web of confusing genealogy rivaled only by the Egyptian pantheon.
And a number of their stories seem to revolve around terrible acts against each other and against mortals. Often times, they go scot free.
My question, if you so seek to answer, is:
- What is the significance of the negative portrayal of Gods in the Greek mythologies?
By comparison, the Christian, Islamic & most of the Indian Deities are heralded as perfect entities. i.e. representing the best of us ( so far as my knowledge)
What purpose does this serve, having deities that followers can't, or shouldn't, actually emulate?