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Ancient Greek Mythology

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By David S.
Ancient Greek Mythology
Greeks believed that the Greek gods and goddesses watched over them and controlled many aspects of life.
Thesis Statement
Were Hades, Poseidon, and Zeus.
They were all brothers and their parents were Cronus and Rhea.
They were known as the big three.
Some of the most powerful protectors in Greek mythology
Zeus was known as the god of gods and he ruled the Olympians on Mt. Olympus.
He was also god of the sky and he controls the weather.
His weapon of choice is a lightning bolt.
Zeus
Known as god of the sea, he ruled over the ocean.
His special weapon was a trident.
Poseidon
The oldest of the three brothers, he ruled the underworld.
His favored weapon was a staff.
Hades
The mighty 3 also had many mighty wives, here are a few.
Reason 2
Zeus had many wives, but his final one was Hera.
Hera was the sister of Zeus as well and they had three children together.
She ruled Mt. Olympus with Zeus and she was god of marriage, women, and birth.
Hera
Amphitrite was Poseidon's wife and she ruled over the sea with him.
Together they had three children.
Amphitrite
Persephone was the wife of Hades and queen of the underworld.
Hades kidnapped her to the underworld and gave her some pomegranate that made her stuck there for a part of each year and her mom gets so mad that she keeps plants from growing while she’s gone, and that’s how they believe winter was made.
Persephone
The great three wouldn’t be as great without their helpers, here are a few.
Reason 3
Charon was the ferryman of Hades.
His job was to take newly deceased souls through a river that separates the living world and the dead world.
It costs one coin to ride.
Charon
Hermes was the messenger of the gods and a personal agent of Zeus.
His job is to deliver messages from the world of the living to the world of the dead.
Hermes
They were fifty sea nymphs.
They were often seen around Poseidon and they aid sailors in need of help.
The Nereids
Here are some of the 12 most powerful gods and goddesses that live on Mt. Olympus watching over Earth.
Reason 4
Born of Zeus and Leto, Apollo is god of the sun and light.
He and Artemis are twins.
Apollo 
She was the goddess of agriculture.

She was the sister of zeus and a mother of Persephone.
Demeter
Ares is the god of war.

His parents are Romulus and Remus.
Ares
Some Greek protectors can also be mortals or half gods that live on Earth, but they still play a big role in keeping the Greeks safe.
Reason 5
The son of Zeus and Alcmene.
He had only one god parent so he was only half god.
He is known for his incredible strength.
Hercules
He was the son of Aeson and Alcimede.

He is famous for his adventures in search of the Golden Fleece.
Jason
Perseus was the son of Danae and Zeus.

He was sent by king Polydectes to retrieve Medusa’s head so Polydectes would leave his mother alone.
Perseus
In conclusion, there were hundreds of Greek gods and goddesses that Greeks believed watched over them.
Conclusion
http://www.greekmythology.com/Olympians/Hera/hera.html
http://www.theoi.com/Khthonios/Persephone.html
http://www.greekmythology.com/Olympians/Zeus/zeus.html
http://hesiodstheogony.files.wordpress.com/2010/12/family-tree.jpg
http://www.theoi.com/Khthonios/Kharon.html

Resources
http://greece.mrdonn.org/greekgods/mountolympus.html
http://greece.mrdonn.org/greekgods/apollo.html
http://www.mythweb.com/gods/Demeter.html

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