The Greeks would also hold festivals for the gods, and sporting events like the Olympics.
The Greeks told many stories about things that the gods did – this is called mythology.
The Ancient Greek Empire was very large, and included the modern European countries of Turkey and Bulgaria.
Alexander the Great led many battles that extended the boundaries all the way through Iran, to around the border of India.
Priests were put in charge of the temples, which meant that they were the ones who communicated with the god or goddess.
The priest could interpret what the gods wanted, and make sure they were kept happy.
Each god had certain symbols that would help you tell which was which – for instance, Poseidon (god of the sea) always carried around a trident, and Aphrodite (goddess of love) is usually shown with doves.
Artemis is the goddess of hunting, and she’s pictured with a bow and arrow.
Slaves were very common in Greek society, and only very poor families wouldn’t have had slaves.
Slaves may have once lived in a region that was conquered by Greece, such as Persia.