The ancient Greeks worshipped a variety of different gods and goddesses, many of whom remain part of modern-day popular culture. We can learn a lot about ancient Greek society by studying their myths and spiritual systems. This article explains the beliefs of the ancient Greeks, and what it reveals about their culture. As you read, take notes on the influence of Greek mythology in ancient Greece and modern Western culture. This informational text is for grade 9 students. "Ancient Greece: The Birthplace of Western Individualism" by USHistory.org is licensed under CC BY 4.0.