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Greek Gods

There are so many Greek Gods, like Athena, Demeter, Aphrodite, Persephone, Poseidon, and more.
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Jade Farrell

on 12 March 2013

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Athena The Goddess of Wisdom Poseidon Aphrodite Demeter...Goddess of Harvest The God of the Sea Persephone Goddess of love, beauty, pleasure, and procreation Basic Facts about Demeter The Goddess of Vegetation *has a daughter, Persephone
*daughter Persephone was
abducted into underworld
*married to Poseidon
*wouldn't let plants grow unless
Persephone returned from being
kidnapped
*known for her gift
of agriculture Facts About Persephone Who is Aphrodite? The Greek God of the Sea Athena-Extra Facts Aphrodite is the goddess of love, beauty, pleasure, and procreation. She has no mother. but she has a "father". Persephone is the daughter of Zeus and the harvest-goddess Demeter, and queen of the underworld. Demeter, Goddess of Growing These are some of the top pictures of Demeter. As you can see, in both pictures, there is a type of plant. This shows how much Demeter liked to grow crops and other things. Persephone was abducted by Hades, the god-king of the underworld. Video of Demeter Athena is also the goddess of arts and crafts, like agriculture, spinning weaving, and needlework. She is also the goddess of war strategy instead of using violence like Ares, the God of War. Greek Gods by Jade Farrell, Vanessa Vu, Leon Shi, Anna Banh, and Alessia Federico Aphrodite and her Birth Aphrodite was born out of murder. Aphrodite was born out of Cronus's blood. Cronus's blood fell into the ocean with the light from the Sun his blood turned to foam. From that foam Aphrodite was created. Poseidon then found her and took her to Olympus. Aphrodite and her own Love Aphrodite married Hephaestus. She married Hephaestus because he promised her a good life and he worked late nights. But she also had her love affairs. "One day Ares came in from the battlefield brandishing a strong spear and began to make fun of Eros' weapon. Eros said ‘This one is heavy: try it and you will see.’ Ares took the javelin, while Aphrodite smiled quietly; and with a groan he said, ‘It is heavy: take it back.’ ‘Keep it,’ said Eros [and so perhaps bound Ares and Aphrodite in love.]." Her Location Aphrodite originally rose from the sea. But because of Poseidon Aphrodite moved to Mount Olympos. Aphrodite Other Affairs Besides Ares Aphrodite also had other affairs. She had and affair with Adonis and Ankhis. Athena's Birth Athena was a daughter of Zeus and a Titaness, Metis. Zeus had followed Metis and they had a female child, Athena. He later heard a prophecy that if he had another child with Metis, then they will have a son that will depose him. Because of that prophecy, he swallowed Metis the next day he saw her. That afternoon, Zeus had a headache. He called for Hephaestus, who came with a hammer and a wedge. Hephaestus then split Zeus' skull and a tall maiden in armor, holding a spear, sprang out. This tall maiden was Athena, the Goddess of Wisdom. Athena and her Wisdom Athena taught many intelligent activities to man. She taught man how to use tools and how to invent the ax, the wheel, the sail, and more. She taught his wife to spin and weave. She made the science of numbers and taught it to man but never to woman. She was the one who stated that compassion was the best part of wisdom. Many people were grateful and even named a city after her. Athena Athena's Love Athena was never married. She also have never been in love. She wasn't into love and was disgusted by it. Athena and her Symbols Athena has many symbols that represent her. The most well-known symbol is the owl. It is her bird and it represents her wisdom. There is also the olive tree and tools, like the spear, since she gave tools to man. The God of the sea, horse, earthquakes and storms. His symbols are usually a trident, horse, bull, dolphin or fish. Hi parents are Cronus and Rhea. Is one of the 12 Olympian deities and was the creator of the horse. When Zeus defeated Cronus Zeus, Hades and Poseidon would choose which part of the world they wanted. Zeus chose the sky and Hades chose the underworld. He chose the sea since it was mysterious. One of his most famous affairs was with his sister Demeter when she turned into a mare and he turned into a stallion to catch here a made a horse called Arion. If you were given the choice would you choose the sky like Zeus who could see everything that happened or the underworld where you were rich but lonely or even the sea the mysterious and wonderful place. Interesting Facts about Aphrodite Even though Aphrodite is a Greek god the Romans still have a god named Aphrodite. The Romans have many gods which are similar to the Greek gods. Aphrodite's Roman Name was Venus. Aphrodite caused the Trojan War She helped out many of friends fall in love and also cast wicked spells on the ex-lovers of her friends The Trojan War Aphrodite was thought of to cause the Trojan War. The War started because Aphrodite was never invited to Peleus's wedding. http://www.mythweb.com/encyc/entries/aphrodite.html Video About Persephone Persephone is the god of the dead ,flowers,and harvest. The epithets of Persephone reveal her double function as cationic and vegetation goddess. The surnames given to her by the poets refer to her character as Queen of the lower world and the dead, or her symbolic meaning of the power that shoots forth and withdraws into the earth. Persephone common name as a vegetation goddess is Kore and in Arcadia she was worshipped under the title Despoina "the mistress", a very old chthonic divinity. Animation Of Persephone Aphrodite's Symbols Symbol Of Persephone THE END! hehehe
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