Hi all the title encapsulates my question, but I'm writing a retelling of common Greek Myths and I'm wondering if names like "Zeus" "Athena" "Ares" were also names that mortals could have had at the time.
Similar to the fact that there are modern people with the name "Jesus" despite that name being associated with a religious figure. I don't know enough about the actual history to say for sure but I would assume the names were derived from actual names in Ancient Greece. If anyone has answers or can point me to reliable sources that verify this fact, please let me know!