My Greek trading card!
The difference between main characters in Greek and non-Greek is fairly simple. In each Greek myth their is at least one god involved. Unlike the non-Greek myths where sometimes their is no god involved. In Greek myths their is always a lesson to be taught when in non-Greek myths their doesn't always have to be lesson. In Greek myths the main character is always a god or related to a god. Unlike in the non-Greek myth where the main character can be a person from a village, a knight, a witch or even a slave. In a Greek myth the beginning always starts with the narrator explaining in great detail how the god (main character) acts. For example in the story "Ares," "Ares, god of war, was tall and handsome but vain, and as cruel as his brother Hephaestus was kind." In the non-Greek myths that doesn't happen, for example, in the myth "A Witch in a Bottle," "You might have heard of a ship in a bottle - but have you ever heard of a witch in a bottle? This is the tale of one very troublesome witch." There are many differences between Greek myths and non-Greek but there are all just as good.
Is the reason each myth was written, the same? There are many reasons why people tell stories, myths, folktales and morals. Mostly for entertainment, showing their mistakes and tradition. And my opinion I think the myths are not written for the same purpose. Because when we look at the non- Greek myth the " How the Troll was Tricked." I got the impression that it was only written for entertainment and to scare people. Unlike the traditional Greek myths where there is always a lesson taught or a myth written to worship the gods. For example the Greek myth "Prometheus" it was purely about worshiping the gods and the consequences of not doing that.