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Greek Mythology

Ancient Greece seems very interesting to me. My favorite part about ancient Greece is their mythology so I did this prezi on Greek Mythology
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Olivia Countryman

on 22 May 2014

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Greek Mythology
Athena
Athena was the Goddesses of war, the female version/counterpart of Ares. She was daughter of Zeus but no mother bore her. She sprang from Zeus's head, full grown and clothed with armor. She was Zeus's favorite child. Known for protecting civilized life, she was the Goddess of the city. The owl was her bird, and the olive tree was hers. She is one of the three virgin goddesses; the other two were Hestia and Artemis. Athena invented the flute, but she never played it. Her most important festival was the Parthenon which was celebrated annually at Athens.
Artemis
Artemis was daughter of Zeus and Leto and twin sister of Apollo. She armed herself with a bow and arrows made from Hephaestus and cyclops. In art, Artemis is often accompanied by a stag or hunting dog. She is the protector of chastity and a nurturer of the young. Artemis was worshiped widely in ancient Greece but only as a secondary deity. She was sometimes associated with the goddess of the moon. At least two festivals were celebrated in honor of Artemis: Brauronia and the festival of Artemis Orthia. Artemis appealed to Zeus to grant her eternal virginity.

Aphrodite
Aphrodite was the Goddess of love and beauty. Two different stories explain how Aphrodite was born. The first is simple: She was the child of Zeus and Diane. According to the second story, however, Aphrodite rose from the foam of the sea. Aphrodite and her son Eros (Cupid) teamed up to make Zeus to fall in love with a human named Europa. Aphrodite, Hera, and Athena were the top three contenders for a gold apple marked “For the Fairest.” They asked Zeus to judge the contest but he refused. Paris, son of king Troy, judged the contest instead. Each of the three goddesses promised him something in return; he chose Aphrodite as the winner of the apple. This story of the judgement of Paris was considered the real reason behind the Trojan war. Prostitutes considered the goddess of love and beauty their patron.
Apollo
Apollo was son of Leto and Zeus. He was born on the island of Delos. Apollo taught men the art of medicine, so he is often refferd to as "the healer." His forename, Phoebus, means "bright" or "pure" and connects him to his grandmother, the Titan Pheobe. Apollo, a masterful musician, was known for delighting Olympus with tunes played on his golden lyre. His lyre, a stringed instrument that resembles a small harp, was made by Hermes. Apollo served as an intermediary between the gods and men. The nine Muses were companions of his; they were goddesses known for inspiring music and art.
Ares
Ares was most notably referred to as the God of War; he represented the unpleasant aspects of battle. He was the son of Zeus and Hera, both of who hated them (according to Homer). His bird was the vulture. He came from Thrace, home of fierce people in the northeast of Greece. Harmonia, goddess of Harmony, was the daughter of Ares and Aphrodite. Eros (most commonly known as Cupid) was also the child of Aphrodite and Ares. According to some sources , Aphrodite was considered Ares lover and was held in contempt by her husband, Hephaestus. Their affair was not secret among the Olympians.
My Poem
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peace!
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