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Greek and Roman Gods
Transcript of Greek and Roman Gods
Greece always believed in gods. They have twelve main gods which I will tell you bit about each. Greece is located in Europe.
Greece and Rome are very much alike they
have twelve main gods, which have the same powers or abilities.
Is the goddess of wisdom and battle strategies,art, trade and defense. She is the daughter of Zeus and Metis. One day Zeus was having a terrible headache, Hermes told Hephaestus to take a wedge and split Zeus's skull and out came Athena full grown and in full battle gear instead of a babies wail she came out yelling the battle cry(that's because Metis was pregnant when he swallowed her). Her sacred animal is the owl.
Zeus is the king of all greek gods. He is the son of Cronus and Rhea the brother of Hades and Poseidon. He is the god of Skies. His weapon is the master bolt, a powerful weapon indeed. He is the father of many of the greek gods. After defeating their father Cronus Zeus got the skies, Poseidon got the water realms, and Hades, tricked ,got the underworld.
living forever; never dying
Minerva is the roman goddess of wisdom, art, trade, and defense. She is literally the twin of Athena except Roman.
Her sacred animal is also the owl or Owl of Minerva.
Is the roman god of the skies and lighting. His weapon is also the master bolt.
(Most of the planets are named after the roman gods)
Romans believed in 12 main gods just like Greece.I will share bits of info of each of the gods. Rome is located in Italy.
Apollo is the son of Zeus and Leto. Apollo is the greek god of the sun, poetry, truth and prophecy. His symbol is the sun or the lyre. He rides in a chariot with the sun in the back and travels through the sky east to west. He is brilliant at poetry. He has a twin sister (a goddess) who is a huntress Artemis.
is a roman god pretty much the twin of Apollo (greek)
He to has a twin sister like the other Apollo the god of light,truth,the sun,and prophecy.
Artemis is the daughter of Zeus and Leto and the twin of Apollo. She is the goddess of wild animals, hunts, wilderness, childbirth. She is the protector of young girls, bringing and relieving diseases in women. She often is shown holding bow and arrows. Her followers and her don't fall in love with men and boys.
Diana is the goddess of hunting,wild animals, childbirth, diseases, and protector young girls and women. She is the Daughter of Jupiter and the twin sister of Apollo. She is often shown with her dogs. And Her followers and Her don't fall in love.
The story of Hades and Persphone
No gods are listed alphabetically
Is the god of the seas
an water, also all the sea animals
He like his brothers (Zeus and Hades)
where forged a special item Zeus's was
the Master bolt and Poseidon's is the trident
(I did not mention Hades because that will
ruin the surprise)
Neptune is the god of freshwater and sea animals. He is one of the big three( the three main gods which are Jupiter,Neptune,Pluto) He has a weapon called the trident just like Poseidon.
Ares is the god of war. He loves war. People (in Greece)
pray to him before they go out to war. He is a blood lust
warrior god. He is the son of Zeus and Hera. These are his siblings Hebe, Eris, Eileithyia, and Hephaestus. He is
a rival of Athena goddess of war and wisdom. Lots of philosophers and poets talk about Ares and Aphrodite. That they where in love, imagine that the god of war and the goddes of beauty and love together.
Mars is the god of war and agricultural guardian. He to is a blood lust warrior. He is the Son of Juno though Ares is the son of Zeus and Hera. People say that Venus and Mars liked each other and in another myth they show how they know I shall tell you that myth later.
Hera is the goddess of marriage and the queen of all gods. She is one of the tree sisters of Zeus and is the wife of Zeus. Her symbol is peacock feathers, the lion, and the cow also her sacred animals. Hera may hold a pomegranate which is a symbol of fertile blood and death. Hera was known for her jealous and vengeful nature, most notably against Zeus's lovers and offspring, but also against mortals who crossed her, such as Pelias. Paris offended her by choosing Aphrodite as the most beautiful goddess, earning Hera's hatred.
Juno is the goddess of marriage and is the queen
of all gods and goddess because she was the wife
of Jupiter and also the sister of him. GROSS!!. Her symbol is the cow, lion, and/or peacock feathers.
Hades is the god of the underworld. He is the son of Cronus and Rhea. He has two brothers, Zeus and Poseidon, and three sisters, Demeter, Hestia, and Hera. He has a wife her name is Persephone she is the daughter of Demeter. I'll tell you this myth later too. Also I'll tell you how your trip is to the underworld.
Pluto is the god of the underworld. he has two brothers (Jupiter and Neptune) and three sisters ( Crese,Hesta, and Hera) He is married to his niece, Proserpina, and if you think about it, it is really gross because Ceres is his sister. WEIRD. I'll tell you how they met. Romantic story, yes.
Hermes is the messenger of the gods and the god of the thieves. He is the god of gymnasts, thieves, gamblers, merchants. He is the son of Zeus and the mountain nymph Maea He is also the Conductor of Souls into the underworld. He is the speediest of all gods,Hermes was a young man, wearing traveling clothes, a flat hat known as "petasus" and winged sandals on his feet. Oftentimes he was also considered to have wings attached to his shoulders and hat.
Hermes usually held a winged staff with snakes wrapped around it in his hands in order to gain access everywhere. This staff helped Hermes to charm the gods or to wake up those who were tamed by the god of sleep.
Mercury (Hermes), was the son of Jupiter and Maia. He presided over commerce, wrestling and other gymnastic exercises He was also the god of thieves and everything which required skill and dexterity. He was the messenger of Jupiter, and wore a winged cap and winged shoes. He bore in his hand a rod, or magic wand, entwined with two serpents, called the Caduceus. This Roman god is said to have invented the lyre. Four hours after his birth he found the shell of a tortoise, made holes in the opposite edges of it, and drew cords of linen through them making the musical instrument was complete. There were nine cords in honor of the nine Muses. He gave the lyre to Apollo and received from him in exchange for the magic wand, the caduceus.
Aphrodite is the goddess of love and beauty. She had no godly parents she was born from Sea foam. Her symbols are the dove, apple, scallop shell and mirror. She married Hephaestus so no one would fight over her
but she fell in love with Ares the god of war. She has no siblings.
Venus is the roman goddess of love and beauty she is the twin of Aphrodite and she did love Mars.
Demeter is the godd