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Greek Mythology

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Kayla Seymour

on 8 March 2013

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Greek Gods Beginning of Greek Gods The titans are the ones who created the gods. The main titan who made greek gods is Cronus and ,his wife, Rhea. Together Cronus and Rhea had Zeus, Posiedon, Hades Hestia, Hera, Demeter, and Pluto. Zeus and Cronus Cronus heard a prophecy that one of his children were going to overthrow him. So, Cronus ate his children one by one. Rhea couldn't bare to watch her children being eaten anymore so instead of giving her sixth child to Cronus she gave him a rock to eat and he did. Once Zeus ,the sixth child, was ready to fight his father, he saved his brothers and sisters and had war with his father and won. Bothers and Their Powers After the war, Zeus, Poseidon, and Hades became the three major gods. Hades was tricked into ruling the Underworld by Zeus. Poseidon became ruler of the sea and Zeus became the supreme god, ruler of the skies. Greek Titan, Rhea Greek Titan, Cronus Rhea and Cronus Zeus -His spouse is Hera
-Children of Zeus:Athena, Aphrodite, Ares, Hephaestus, Apollo, Hermes, Artemis, Dionysus Zeus Hades Poseidon - Zeus's symbol is the lightning bolt
-Roman Name: Jupiter
-Zeus's animal is the eagle Poseidon -Roman Name: Neptune
-Poseidon's symbol is the trident Hades Fun Facts Fun Facts -Hera ,his wife, is his sister -He is the king of Mount Olympus and on earth -Zeus had two famous half-blood sons, Perseus and Heracles, -Poseidon spends more of his time living in the sea rather than living on Mount Olympus
-He is also ruler of earthquakes and horses
-Poseidon's wife is Amphitrite
-His animal symbol is the horse and the dolphin -Amphitrite is a sea nymph
-Poseidon created cyclops By:Kayla Seymour Fun Facts -Hades's roman name is Pluto
-Hades means invisible in ancient Greek
-His wife is Persephone -Hades's has a three-headed dog called Cerberus
-Hades's symbol is his helmet that keeps him invisible
-He took Persephone from his sister ,Demeter,
-Persephone is Hades's niece -Hades never comes out of the Underworld Greek gods Athena Fun Facts -Athena's roman name is Minerva
-She is the goddess of Athens ,a town in honor of Athena, -Athena is the goddess of wisdom -Athena was born from her father's ,Zeus, brain
-Her animal is the owl
-Athena helps many greek heroes in their quests
-Athena's symbol is the olive tree
-On Athena's shield is the head of Medusa Aphrodite Fun Facts -Aphrodite's symbol is the girdle
-Her animal is the dove
-Aphrodite's husband is Hephaestus
-Her roman name is Venus
-Athena was born from sea foam -Aphrodite is the goddess of beauty and love -Aphrodite was unfaithful to Hephaestus Ares Fun Facts -Ares is the god of war
-His roman name is Mars -Ares' symbol is a spear covered in blood
-His animal is the dog
-Ares is normally seen in his armor and a helmet Hermes Fun Facts -Hermes's roman name is Mercury
-He is known for his love of humans
-Hermes's symbol are his flying shoes and his staff he carries -Hermes is the god of messengers and leads people to the Underworld -Hades hates his brothers for betraying him and leaving him in the Underworld -When Hermes was a boy, he was very sneaky Apollo Fun Facts -Apollo was the god of music and prophecy -Apollo's animal is the wolf
-Apollo has a twin sister named Artemis
-His symbol is the lyre
-Apollo is normally seen playing he lyre Artemis Fun Facts -Artemis is the goddess of hunt
-Her roman name is Diana -Artemis's symbol is the bow and arrow
-Artemis's animal is the bear
-Artemis is not married and will never be because Artemis doesn't want to be married Dionysus Fun Facts -Dionysus is the god of wine
-His symbol is wine
-Dionysus's animal is the tiger
-Dionysus was punished by Zeus to never drink anything ever again
-It is said that Dionysus is the one who gave and took back the power to Midas Hera Fun Facts -Hera is the goddess of marriage -She is the Queen of Mount Olympus
-Hera is married to Zeus
-Zeus is not very faithful to Hera -Hera's animal is the peacock
-Her symbol is the pomegranate
-Hera's roman name was Juno Demeter Fun Facts -Demeter is the goddess of agriculture -Demeter's symbol is grain of wheat
-Demeter only had one child who was taken away from her by Hades
-Her daughter ,Persephone, was goddess of the Underworld Hephaestus Fun Facts -Hephaestus is the god of blacksmiths -Hephaestus's symbol is a hammer, or a pot
-Hephaestus was not as good looking as the other gods so his mother ,Hera, threw him into the sea. The End Wrap Up Websites history.com Google images mrdonn.org Greek gods were honored and loved by the people of ancient Greece. Many people prayed to the gods and goddesses for their powers to help them. http://www.history.com/topics/greek-mythology/videos#greek-gods
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