Temples

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Why did people go to temples?
People went to temples to worship a god for personal gain. For example if a family was trying for a baby they'd go to the Temple of Dionysus.
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What were the 4 main parts of a Temple?
Opisthodomos, Altar, Naos, Pronaos.
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What was the training required for a priest or priestess?
There wasn't any training required.
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What was the Naos?
The Naos was the main room of the Temple
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What was the Pronaos?
It was the entry porch to the Naos.
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What was the Altar?
The Altar was the table where the sacrifices took place.
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Would every temple have a priest or priestess?
Yes.
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Was the Naos a place where people would regularly go?
No because it was seemed sacred.
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What would be sacrificed?
Usually some form of cattle or farm animal.
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Who would preside over a sacrifice?
The priest/ess
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What was in the Opisthomodos?
It would have the earnings from the skins of the sacrificed animals.
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Where was the Opithomodos?
It was at the back of the Naos.
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How did people get into the Naos?
They went in via 2 double doors located at the entrance, there were no windows.
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What was the responsibilities of the priest?
They were responsible for the upkeep of the temple and had to keep it cleaned and well maintained. They were also required to preside over all of the sacrifices. They also had to supervise the washing of the cult statue.
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Opisthodomos, Altar, Naos, Pronaos.

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What were the 4 main parts of a Temple?

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There wasn't any training required.

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The Naos was the main room of the Temple

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It was the entry porch to the Naos.

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