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Greek Gods & Godesses

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Adam Millman

on 23 March 2012

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Transcript of Greek Gods & Godesses

Who da' Man?
AKA: Jupiter
Zeus was known as The King of the gods and ruler of Mount Olympus; god of the sky and thunder. Youngest child of the Titans Cronus and Rhea. Symbols include the thunderbolt, eagle, oak tree, scepter and scales
AKA: Juno
Queen of the gods and the goddess of marriage and family. Symbols include the peacock, pomegranate, crown, cuckoo, lion and cow. Youngest daughter of Cronus and Rhea. Wife and sister of Zeus. Being the goddess of marriage, she frequently tried to get revenge on Zeus' lovers and their children.
Bratty Brother to Zeus
AKA: Neptune
Lord of the seas, earthquakes and horses. Symbols include the horse, bull, dolphin and trident. Middle son of Cronus and Rhea. Brother of Zeus and Hades.
AKA: Bacchus
God of wine, celebrations and ecstasy. Patron god of the art of theatre. Symbols include the grapevine, ivy, cup, tiger, panther, leopard, dolphin and goat. Son of Zeus and the mortal Theban princess Semele. The youngest Olympian, as well as the only one to have been born of a mortal woman.
Good day sunshine!
AKA: Phoebus
God of light, knowledge, music, poetry, prophecy and archery. Son of Zeus and Leto. Symbols include the sun, lyre, bow and arrow, raven, dolphin, wolf, swan and mouse. Twin brother of Artemis.
Appolo's Twin
AKA: Diana
Virgin goddess of the hunt, virginity, childbirth, archery and all animals. Symbols include the moon, deer, hound, she-bear, snake, cypress tree and bow and arrow. Daughter of Zeus and Leto and twin sister of Apollo.
As fast as your feet can take you!
AKA: Mercury
Messenger of the gods; god of commerce and thieves. Symbols include the caduceus (staff entwined with two snakes), winged sandals and cap, stork and tortoise (whose shell he used to invent the lyre). Son of Zeus. The second-youngest Olympian, just older than Dionysus. His son Pan became the god of nature, lord of the satyrs, inventor of the panpipes.
Who's smart... and was birthed from her
father's head?
My friend Tanya!
...just kidding.
AKA: Minerva
Virgin goddess of wisdom, handicrafts, defense and strategic warfare. Symbols include the owl and the olive tree. Daughter of Zeus, she rose from her father's head fully grown and in full battle armor after he swallowed her mother... yes seriously!
Show me your battle-face!
AKA: Mars
God of war, violence and bloodshed. Symbols include the boar, serpent, dog, vulture, spear and shield. Son of Zeus and Hera, all the other gods (except Aphrodite) despised him. His Latin name, Mars, gave us the word "martial."
I think I'm in love!
AKA: Venus
Goddess of love, beauty, and desire. Symbols include the dove, bird, apple, bee, swan, myrtle and rose. Daughter of Zeus. Married to Hephaestus, although she had many adulterous affairs, most notably with Ares.

Who's the Uggo'?
AKA: Vulcan
Master blacksmith and craftsman of the gods; god of fire and the forge. Symbols include fire, anvil, ax, donkey, hammer, tongs and quail. Son of Hera, either by Zeus or alone. Married to Aphrodite. His Latin name, Vulcan, gave us the word "volcano."

Last, but not least:
AKA: Ceres
Goddess of fertility, agriculture, nature, and the seasons. Symbols include the poppy, wheat, torch, and pig. Middle daughter of Cronus and Rhea. Her Latin name, Ceres, gave us the word "cereal".
Who da Wo-Man?
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