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The 12 Olympians

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Greek Mythology In Today's Society
The Big Three
The Other Children of Cronus
My Favorites
Other Important Gods
By: Kailinn Hairston
What is Greek Mythology?
Greek Mythology is a compilation of tales and stories from the polytheistic greek people of 17th century BC. The origins of greek mythology are thought to be best explained by two poems, Iliad and Odyssey, written by Homer, one of the most well known poets of the time. Over time the mythology evolved into a religion because the people of ancient Greece appointed their gods and they became fearful of them so they started to worship them.
Zeus
God of the sky
Represented by a lightning/thunder bolt
Most powerful god
He fought his father, Cronus, with his brothers and defeated him
He and his brothers fought over portions of the world and Zeus lucked out and got land.
He married Hera, the goddess of marriage, and had many children
He had many affairs
Not all of his children were from Hera
Poseidon
Hades
Demeter
Hestia
Hera
Apollo
Artemis
Athena
Aphrodite
Ares
Hephaestus
Hermes
Some of his children are:
Apollo & Artemis
Born from Leto and Zeus
Aphrodite
Born From Dione and Zeus
Persephone
Born from Demeter and Zeus
Hermes
Born from Maia and Zeus
Athena
Born from Metis and Zeus
In Today's Society
Zeus Media
Zeus Batteries
Zeus Botnet
God of the sea
Represented by the trident
Second only to Zeus
When his brothers were deciding who who would get what part of the world he got the seas
Married Amphitrite
Had numerous affairs, like his brother
He went after Demeter but she said no
Had a son named Triton
In today's Society
Poseidon movie
Poseidon Seafood Company
Poseidon Travel
God of the underworld
Not the god of death(Thanatos)
Sometimes represented by Cerberus
When he and his brothers were deciding who would get what part of the world he got the underworld
He is a greedy god and only wants to multiply his subjects in the underworld.
Married to Persephone by force
Conclusion
In Today's Society
Features in:
Video games
Movies
Goddess of agriculture
It is tradition that the first loaf of bread from that year's harvest is sacrificed to her
Represented by a cornucopia or sheaves of wheat
Mother of Persephone
Associated with the seasons because of her daughter
Hades kidnapped Persephone and made her marry him
Winter/fall when she is gone
Spring/summer when she is allowed to go back
Goddess of hearth
hearth= a place where a child is carried before the family receives it
She was a virgin
Every city had a public hearth where the fire wasn't allowed to go out
Considered the most charitable and nice of all Olympians
Goddess of marriage
Married to Zeus
A marriage forged from trickery
Sister of Zeus
Represented with the lion and/or the cuckoo
Lion for her royal status
Cuckoo for Zeus' trickery
Every year she renewed her virginity in the waters of the Kanathos Spring
God of:
Music
Light
Truth
Healing
Twin brother to Artemis
Represented by the golden lyre
It was his job to drive the sun across the sky every morning
Goddess of:
Virginity
Hunt
Nature
Known as:
The huntsman of the gods
Protector of the young and childbirth
Represented by the bow and arrow
A gift from Zeus
She stayed a virgin
She would do whatever it took to protect her virginity
Greek mythology is not all in the past. In today's society, we still make references to the ancient greeks and their Gods, even though they are not actively worshiped today. There are numerous companies, books, video games, etc. named after the greek Gods. This shows us that history never really dies. Society will always find a way to bring the past into the future.
Goddess of war and wisdom
Not considered a brute like Ares
Child of Zeus
She was called on the help settle disputes between other gods
She was strategic
Symbol is a helmet and a goat skin aegis
The aegis was a gift from Zeus
She was his favorite child
Goddess of beauty and love
Represented by the mirror and girdle
The girdle made people desire her
Known for making men fall in love with her
She was vain and unfaithful
Had a long term affair with Ares
Her husband's brother
Married to Hephaestus
Ironic because he was the only ugly god
God of war
Represented by his spear and bronze shield
Neither of his parents,Zeus and Hera, liked him
He was considered murderous and bloody
Also a coward
He was bested by numerous people on many occasions
He would often run back to Zeus to be healed after he lost
Had a long term affair with Aphrodite
His brother's wife
God of fire and forge (blacksmiths)
He forges in a volcano
He made all of the armor for the Gods
He was the only ugly God and he was lame
It is thought that one of his parents threw him off of mount Olympus
Married to Aphrodite
God of:
Messages
Thieves
Commerce
Represented by shoes with wings
He was very clever
Invented:
Lyre
Pipes
Astronomy
Boxing
Weights & measures
In Today's Society
Demeter USA
Demeter
In Today's Society

Most known for the Oracle at Delphi
In Today's Society
Apollo Theater
Apollo Recordings
Apollo Studios
In Today's Society
Artemis Center
The Artemis Center for Guidance
In Today's Society
Hermes Worldwide
Hermes Spacecraft
In Today's Society
In Today's Society
In Today's Society
Mighty Aphrodite Maternity
Aphrodite Cosmetics
She was vengeful towards Zeus' lovers
In today's Society
Hera Bridal
Hera Wedding Events
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