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Did Greek mythology feature any significant Heroes without a divine lineage?

Ancient Greek culture and mythology is famously humanist, and they had a strong tradition of Heroes who undertook epic feats throughout the mythos. As far as I can tell, all the Heroes had a god or ...
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Would Pantagruel take part in the ritual weeping for Tammuz?

Renaissance Humanists rediscovered Plutarch and Rabelais' Fourth Boook of Pantagruel's adventures quotes at length a famous anecdote from The Failure of the Oracles (Moralia, 5-29), about a divine ...
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Was the Greek worship of heroes similar to their worship of the gods?

I just want to know the similarites and differences between god and hero worship in ancient Greece. Was there actually a difference, or were past heroes treated like gods?
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