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Greek Mythology Project

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on 25 October 2012

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Transcript of Greek Mythology Project

Chaos Gaia Tartarus Eros Erebus Uranus
+ Gaia Moutains Pontus Facts about Myths:
- They were not simply stories, they had meanings (religious and historical)
-Some used to explain natural phenomenon
-Most had to do with gods and/or goddesses in some way Ancient
Greek Mythology The 12 Olympians Zeus:
~Leader of all the gods
~ Lord of the sky
~ Had Many affairs with women Poseidon:
~God of the sea
~Creator of horses
~Symbol is the trident Hades:
-Lord of the Underworld
-Is rarely allowed on Mount Olympus
-Harsh and cruel Cyclope Artemis:
-Goddess of the hunt, moon, single women
-Twin sister to Apollo
- Weapon of choice: bow and arrow Apollo-
-God of sun, music, poetry, prophecy, and medicine
- Twin brother to Artemis
-Weapon of choice: bow and arrow Ares:
~God of war
~No wife
~Weapon of choice: spear Aphrodite:
~The Goddess of love and beauty
~Has many affairs with various men
~Married to Hephaestus Hephaestus:
~God of forge and fire
~Married to Aphrodite
~Thrown off the top of Mount Olympus by his mother for being ugly Demeter:
~Goddess of grain and harvest
~Mother of Persephone
~dosen't partake in war Hermes-
God of messengers and trade.
he is one of the only gods that god to the underworld on a daily basis
He is also a thief. Hera:
-Queen of the gods
-Married to Zeus
-Goddess of marriage Myth Example:

Apollo, the god of music, and Pan, the god of nature, had a singing contest. Everyone agreed that Apollo was the clear winner except for King Minos. King Minos felt bad for Pan and said that he was the better singer. Apollo became very angry and so he turned King Minos's ears into that of a donkey. King Minos, the once loved king, had became a laughing stock for simply be kind and speaking his mind.

This myth is an example of how the gods could have cruel and unjust punishments for humans. Athena:
~Goddess of wisdom, war, and strategy
~Was born out of Zeus's head
~Patron of Athens Hechtonchires Crounus + Rhea Coeus + Phoebe Oceanus + Telhys Lapetus Leto + Zeus Demeter Persepone Poeideiden Hestia Zeus Hades Hebe Ares Hepaestus Athena Prometheus Atlas Maia + Zeus Hermes Aphrodite Dione + Zeus Epimetheus Artemis Apollo Hera Report By:
~Katheryn Furlong
~Joe Esenther
~Alaina Graupman According to Greek myths the world started with Chaos. Some myths have Chaos as a formless dark matter but others describe Chaos as a being made up of confused atoms that constantly fought with each other. The myths have Gaia (Earth) forming to be the home of the gods. Gaia and Chaos created the sky and the sea. Uranus was the god of the sky and became equal to Gaia. Then Gaia and Uranus created the 12 titans, the hundred handed giants and the Cyclopes. Uranus ruled the universe but he was cruel to his children. The Titans were the first generation of gods to come into being after the creation of the earth and sky. Cronus overthrew his father Uranus and the Titans ruled the universe. Cronus and Rhea, two of the titans then had six children including Zeus, Hades and Poseidon.

Cronus was just as cruel as his father was so his children battled to overthrow him. There was a great battle between the Titans and the children of Cronus and Rhea for control. The group led by Zeus using thunderbolts as weapons won and became known as the Olympians because they lived on Mount Olympus. Zeus then became the supreme god of the universe and in charge of mainly justice and hospitality. Zeus and the other gods cast lots to see what the responsibilities of the other gods would be. The other Olympians were Hera, Poseidon, Demeter Athena, Hestia, Apollo, Artemis, Ares, Aphrodite, Hephaestus and Hermes. Hades the brother of Zeus was god of the underworld and didn’t spend much time on Mount Olympus and was not counted as an Olympian. All the Olympians except Hephaestus and Aphrodite were either sibling or children of Zeus. Family Tree Family Tree
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