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Transcript of Greek Mythology
Most Powerful gods
Poseidon is the god of the sea and ruler of all the waters.
He is the brother of Zeus and Hades.
Most seamen like fishermen worship him.
He married Amphirite who is the granddaughter of the titan, Oceanus.
Athena is the daughter of Zeus, who is the ruler of all Olympian gods
She is also Zeus's favorite daughter
She is the goddess of the city, handicrafts, and agriculture
She is a virgin goddess
Aphrodite is the goddess love, desire, and beauty
Nyx is the goddess of the night
Her name which means night, talks about how her darkness falls from the stars
She is one of the most powerful goddesses, even Zeus did not want to upset her
The first mortal woman
Heracles as half mortal half god. This is because this father was Zeus a god and his mother was a mortal
Ares is the god of war and battle.
He is very interested in violence and blood.
He is the son of Zeus.
Everyone of the greek gods despised Ares, including his family.
Ares is very big and muscular which means he was very successful in war and battle.
Hephaestus is the son of Zeus and Hera.
He is the first god to be considered ugly.
He is the god of fire and the forge.
An interesting fact of Hephaestus is that his wife is Aphrodite and he was the ugliest guy.
Zeus is the god of the sky, and he is the ruler of all the Olympian gods.
He overthrew his father, then drew lots with his brothers, Poseidon and Hades. He won and that's how he got his position as ruler.
He throws lightning bolts at those who displease him.
He is also the god of rain, and is married to Hera
He is the lord of the underworld
He is married to Persephone, the daughter of Zeus and Demeter
He is also the god of wealth, because of the metals that come from the ground
Heracles is known for his great strength though he was strong he was NOT smart!
Has a three-headed "dog" named Cerberus
There are two different ways people think Aphrodite came to be the first is that she was Zeus' daughter the other is that she came from the sea.
Each god and goddess gave her a gift or talent such as beauty, music, ect., that was stored in a box.
She was not to open the box, but she did, and evil spirits came out.
She was a daughter of Zeus
He is the god of flocks and shepherds
He has goat horns and goats hooves
Pan is a very good musician
Pan means "to pasture"
Hera is Zeus' Wife
Hera is the supreme goddess
Hera is the goddess of marriage and childbirth
She often has a problem with being jealous
Demeter is the goddess of the harvest and she brings the seasons
She had a daughter named Persephone who was taken by Hades
because of this Demeter did not let anything grow on earth
Persephone would stay in the underworld for 3 months than go back to Demeter. During those 3 months was winter an after was the beginning of spring.
Hermes is the messenger god
He wears sandals and a helmet with wings
He is a fastest out of all the gods
Hermes guided people to the underworld and is Zeus messenger
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"Hera." Hera. N.p., n.d. Web.
"Hermes." Hermes. N.p., n.d. Web.