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Greek Mythology Project

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Astrid Escobar

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Greek Mythology Project
What is the god of? Apollo is the god of light, the sun, truth, prophecy, healing, plague, music, poetry, and more.
Egyptian Deity: Hathor
Hathor is one of the most famous goddesses of Ancient Egypt. She was known as "the Great One of Many Names" and her titles and attributes are so numerous that she was important in every area of the life and death of the ancient Egyptians. Life and death is broad and it covers wildlfe, childborth viginity, all for which Artemis is attributed as well.
Artemis is unsurprisingly associated with the wilderness and natural world. She symbolizes the un-toned spirit, never being tied down by things such as love, being the eternal huntress of the forest.
Bow and arrows: She carries bows and arrows to show she is the goddess of the hunt, the fact that they are golden and never-ending emphasizes her determination.


Hunting dog:
This emphaszies her role in hunting.

Moon: Crescent in he hair denotes she is the goddess of the moon
Who is she? Artemis is the goddess of Artemis is the goddess of the Hunt, virginity, childbirth, wildlife, animals forests, and hills.

Roman name: Diana
Who is he? Messenger of gods, god of commerce, thieves, travelers, sports, athletes, and border crossings, guide to the Underworld.

Roman name: Mercury.
Who is he ? He is an ancient greek god of the underworld.

Roman name: Pluto
Who was he? God of the sky and ruler of the Olympians.

Roman Name: Jupiter

Who was he? God of the sea
Roman Name: Neptune
Thunderbolt: A symbolic weapon used by Zeus.

The eagle soars high and sees everything just like Zeus.
Bull: One of Zeus' disguises

Zeus is represented by the oak tree in myhtology and religion.

Zeus was the supreme god of gods and greeks, he was called Jupiter by the Romans and he received that name because it was believed that he had the same powers as the Roman God Jupiter.
Hindu Deity: Indra
Indra is the King of Gods and God of weather & war. Both Zeus and Indra carry a thunderbolt as a weapon.
Egyptian Deity: Amun
Amun was God of the wind, and King of Gods.
Trident: This was his weapon of choice and he used it to control the water.
Horse: Poseidon created the horse and he is well-known for it.
Fish and Dolphin: His symbol because he is God of the Sea.
Bull: It is said that it is one of his symbols because he accidentally created it while making the horse, others say it was because he send a bull to king minos to sacrifice it.

Poseidon was the brother to Zeus and Hades. These three brothers divided creation among them. Poseidon was assigned as god of the sea, earthquakes, and horses.
Hindu Deity: Varuna
Both Varuna and Poseidon are Gods of the Ocean.

Egyptian Deity:
Chalchiuhtlicue is the goddess of all forms of water and baptism in egyptian culture.
Cerberus: The three headed dog that serves as guardian.
Drinking horn:

Symbol of abundance and nourishment.

Symbolizes ornamental staff or want held in his hand.
Cypress: used in funeral rites.

After the overthrow of his father Cronus, hades drew lots at random along with Poseidon an Zeus to define their share of the lands. hades made the worst draw and so he was made lord of the underworld.
Hindu deity: Narakasuda
Naraka is the equivalent of hell in hinduism. Both Naraka and Hades interact with the dead souls.
Egyptian deity: Osiris
Osiris is an Egyptian god of the afterlife, the underworld and the dead .

Hearld's staff: This a symbol that represents his restrain and control .
Lyre: Hermes used it to enchant other gods such as Apollo.
Hermes was known for his helpfulness to mankind, both in his capacity as immortal herald and on his own initiative. When Perseus set out to face the Gorgon Medusa, Hermes aided him in the quest. According to one version of the myth, he loaned the hero his own magic sandals, which conferred upon the wearer the ability to fly.

Hermes and Narada are both messengers .
Hindu deity: Narada


Who was she? Was the goddess of love, beauty and fertility. She was also a protectress of sailors
Roman Name: venus

By: Astrid Escobar, Cinthya Olivo, and Amanda Colon
Egyptian Deity: Anubis
Apollo does not have a roman name
Lyre: the lyre is an instrument Apollo use to always carry around.
Python: was an earth spirit who was conquered by Apollo.
Bow and arrow: The symbol of the bow and arrow is used to signify the act of bravery he did when he killed a serpent when he was still a boy.

Who is she? Hera was the Olympian queen of the gods and the goddess of women and marriage. She was also a goddess of the sky and starry heavens.
Apollo was the great Olympian god of prophecy and oracles, healing, plague and disease, music, song and poetry, archery, and the protection of the young. He was depicted as a handsome, beardless youth with long hair and various attributes including: a wreath and branch of laurel; bow and quiver; raven; and lyre.
Egyptian deity: Ra
Ran is the egyptian god of the sun. To the Egyptians, the sun represented light, warmth, and growth. This made the sun deity very important, as the sun was seen as the ruler of all that he created.
Aztec deity: Tonatiuh
Tonatiuh was the god of the sun for the Aztecs. The Aztecs believed that there had been four ages each with its own sun. As each age died, so did its sun. The present age is the fifth and Tonatiuh is the fifth sun who supports the universe and who must be nourished by human sacrifices.
When the trojan Prince was asked to choose one of the Olympian goddesses as the most beautiful of them all, he chose Aphrodite over Hera and Athena. The latter two had hoped to bribe him with power and victory in the battle but aphrodite offered the love of the msot beautiful woman in the world.
Dove: Symbol of love, peace, and friendship, it also represent communication since it serves as a messenger sometimes. It reflects Aphrodite.
Girdle: Serves as cupid, whoever wears it falls in love with Aphrodite.
Dolphin/Sea shell: Since the myth says she was born in sea-foam from the castrated genitals of the sky-god Ouranos.
Egyptian Deity: Terracota
Both Terracota and Aphrodite figures associated with marriage, conception, and childbirth are found throughout the Greco-Roman world. The Egyptian version is distinguished by its compressed, frontal, and upright pose, and by its presense in burials.
Babylonian Deity: Ishtar
Ishtar was the goddess of love, war, fertility, and sexuality. in the Babylonian Pantheon "was the divine personification of the planet Venus", likewise Aphrodite was considered the most beautiful human being in the world.
Who is she?
Goddess of reason, intelligent activity, arts, literature, and wisdom.
Roman Name:

Owl: The owl is her pet, it represents wisdom.
Spider- A symbol of Athena's victory in a contest with the mortal Arachne, who transformed into a spider.
Aegis (Breastplate)- A gift to Athena from Perseus. This breastplate is indestructible because it was a gift to her from Perseus.
Armor, Helmet and Spear- This tools represent her duty was a warrior.

Hera hated Heracles (son of Zeus). When he was an infant she sent snakes to attack him in his crib. Later she attacked him in the Amazons when he was on one of his quest.
What is he the God of? Ares is the God of war.
Roman name: Mars
Pomegranate: Since she's the goddess of marriage the pomegranate represents marriage, martial love and fruitfulness.
Peacock feather: Hermes was ordered by Hera to kill Argus , when he was dead Hera took the eyes and attached them to a peacock feather.
Hindu deity: Lakshmi
Spear and a dog: They were Ares symbols because back then spears and dogs were a very common weapon and Ares used to use them frequently.
Ares was the god of war and battle, and cared for almost nothing else. The Greeks believed that the other gods protected them, or helped them in useful ways, and so they loved them. But the only help they could ever expect to get from Ares was that which he might give them when they were at war, and even then he might be on the other side.

Hera immediately relates to Lakshmi because she is married to Zeus and together they rule they gods and goddesses. She holds a position of privilege and power, affluence and fortune.
Story: The most striking feature of the iconography of Lakshmi is her persistent association with the lotus. The meaning of the lotus in relation to Lakshmi refers to purity and spiritual power. Rooted in the mud but blossoming above the water, completely uncontaminated by the mud, the lotus represents spiritual perfection and authority.
Story: Amun was associated with a number of animals. Originally he was depicted as a goose and given the name the "Great Cackler". It was also thought that he could regenerate himself by becoming a snake and shedding his skin.
Story: In the Hindu myth Indra was born from the mouth of the primordial god or giant Purusha whose various other body parts gave birth to the other members of the Hindu pantheon. These new gods then brought order to the cosmos and Indra, seated on his throne within the storm clouds of the svarga or third heaven is ruler of the clouds and skies alongside his wife Indrāni.
After Hera saw that Epaphus, was born of a concubine, ruled such a great kingdom, she saw to it that he should be killed while hunting, and encouraged the Titanes to drive Zeus from the kingdom and restore it to Kronos. When they tried to mount to heaven, Zeus with the help of Athena, Apollo, and Diana Artemis, cast them headlong into Tartarus. On Atlas, who had been their leader, he put the vault of the sky; even now he is said to hold up the sky on his shoulders."
Varuna was an important Hindu god. Varuna was originally a sky god - his name means "the one who covers everything." He represented order in the universe
Story: Chalchiuhtlicue means "She of the Jade Skirt", was the Aztec goddess of running water, such as rivers and oceans, and was considered the patroness of navigation. She was one of the most important deities, patroness of childbirth, wife and feminine counterpart of Tlaloc, the rain god
He was the Egyptian god of the underworld who guided the spirits of the dead into the afterlife.

It was his job to waken the dead for their final judgement and oversee 'the weighing of the heart'.
Hindu Deity: Saraswati
Is the Hindu goddess of knowledge, music, arts and nature. She is a part of the trinity of Saraswati, Lakshmi and Parvati. All the three forms help the trinity of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva in the creation, maintenance and destruction of the Universe
Story: Hiranyaksha was a very bad demon. He terrorized all the people in earth and heavens alike. Unable to tolerate him anymore, the people went to Lord Vishnu to protect him from Hiranyaksha
Story: The myth establishes Osiris' position as god of the dead and lord of the underworld, and Horus' right to kingship. It also demonstrates the powers and duties of the other major gods as well as setting up the Great Adversary, Set.
Hindu Equivalent: Kali
Both Kali and Athena are knwon to presense wars. It is rare to have women in the battle field since for thousands of years the women have been excluded from war. They have both helped great Gods in battle. For instandce, the time Athena helped Odysseus.
Story: Narad Muni has played an important role in Hindu mythology. He has been the basis of many important and interesting events. He also described many interesting legends and stories. Narad Muni is one of the seven human sons of Lord Brahma. He has been considered to be extremely devoted to Lord Vishnu since he is always seen praising Lord Vishnu
Roman name: Juno
African Deity: Khonvoum
Khonvoum is the ceator of central Africa, he is known as "the great hunter" god of the hunt, and carries a bow and arrow made of snakes and it appears to mortals as a rainbow.
Ares has a lot of symbols but his main symbols are:
Egypian deity: Onuris
Onuris is t egyptian god of war.
Story: Onuris fought against the enemies of Egypt, and was considered the patron of the Egyptian army. His victims also included the enemies of the gods.
Persian deity: Anahity
Anahity is the Persian goddess of war.
Story: Anahita was very popular and is one of the forms of the 'Great Goddess' which appears in many ancient eastern religions (such as the Syrian/Phoenician goddess Anath). She is associated with rivers and lakes, as the waters of birth. Anahita is sometimes regarded as the consort of Mithra. Her name means "the immaculate one"
Demeter is the mother goddess of sacred law and harvest.
Her Roman name was Ceres.
Egyptian Deity: Hathor
Is an Ancient Egyptian goddess who personified the principles of joy, feminine love, and motherhood.
Story: Hathor is a very ancient goddess. When dynastic rule began, as Horus was associated with the king, Hathor was with the queen. Her name translates to "The House of Horus," and so she is associated with the royal family.
Demeters symbols are the ear of wheat, Caduceus, Talaria, Tortoise, Lyre, Rooster and a Snake
Hindu deity: Devi
Devi is the Hindu earth goddess. In India the Great Goddess in general is often referred to as Devi. Devi is the sum of all manifestations or forms of the Mother
Native American Deity: Changing Woman
She is the goddess of the Earth and of the Natural Order of the Universe.
Story: One day she received inspiration to go up on a hill and build a wickiup with four poles, where the first rays of the sun would strike in the morning. Is dzán naadleeshe' went inside and lay there and as the sun came up, the sun shone between her legs. One of his rays went into her. Because of this she became pregnant.

Demeter is the daughter of Cronus and Rhea. It is Demeter that makes the crops grow each year. The first loaf of bread from the harvest is sacrificed to her. Demeter is the goddess of the earth, of agriculture, and of fertility in general. Sacred to her are livestock and agricultural products, poppy, narcissus and the crane
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