Ancient Greek temples were built in order to house the many sculptures of the various deities. The ancient Greeks used the temples as the sacred place whereby they would be able to leave specific types of offerings. Depending upon the wealth and status of the individual, these offerings might include flowers, food, personal valuables, jewelry, oils and incense. The architecture of the temples reflected the respect and deference that the ancient Greeks had for their pantheon of Gods. These temples served as the link between the sacred and the secular in ancient Greece, and as such played a significant role in the ancient Greek society.