Greek Gods in Review
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The Olympian Gods
Zeus was the god of the sky and ruler of the Olympian gods. Zeus overthrew his Father Cronus. He then drew lots with his brothers Poseidon and Hades. Zeus won the draw and became the supreme ruler of the gods.
He is represented as the god of justice and mercy, the protector of the weak, and the punisher of the wicked.
He is lord of the sky, the rain god. His weapon is a thunderbolt, which he hurls at those who displease him.
He was the rain god and the cloud gatherer, who wielded the terrible thunderbolt. His breastplate was the aegis; his bird, the eagle; his tree, the oak.
God of the sea, protector of all waters. Poseidon is the brother of Zeus. After the overthow of their father, Cronus, he drew lots with Zeus and Hades, another brother, for shares of the world. His prize was to become lord of the sea.
Hades is the brother of Zeus. After the overthow of their Father Cronus he drew lots with Zeus and Poseidon, another brother, for shares of the world. He had the worst draw and was made lord of the underworld, ruling over the dead. He is a greedy god who is greatly concerned with increasing his subjects.
Hestia is Zeus sister. She is a virgin goddess. She does not have a distinct personality. She plays no part in myths. She is the Goddess of the Hearth, the symbol of the house around which a new born child is carried before it is received into the family.
Hera is Zeus wife and sister. She was raised by the Titans Ocean and Tethys. She is the supreme goddess, goddess of marriage and childbirth, and takes special care of married women.
Ares is the son of Zeus and Hera. He was disliked by both parents. He is the god of war. He is considered murderous and bloodstained, but also a coward.
Athena is the Greek virgin goddess of reason, intelligent activity, arts and literature. Athena is the daughter of Zeus. She sprang full grown in armor from his forehead, thus has no mother.
Apollo is the son of Zeus and Leto. His twin sister is Artemis. He is the god of music, playing a golden lyre; the Archer, far shooting with a silver bow; the god of healing, who taught man medicine; the god of light; the god of truth, who can not speak a lie.
One of Apollo's more important daily tasks is to harness his chariot with four horses an drive the Sun across the sky.
He is famous for his oracle at Delphi. People traveled to it from all over the Greek world to divine the future.
Aphrodite is the goddess of love, desire, and beauty. In addition to her natural gifts she has a magical girdle that compels anyone she wishes to desire her.
Hermes is the son of Zeus and Maia. He is Zeus messenger. He is the fastest of the gods. He wears winged sandals, a winged hat, and carries a magic wand.
She was goddess of chastity, virginity, the hunt, the moon, and the natural environment. Artemis is the daughter of Zeus and Leto. Her twin brother is Apollo. She is the lady of the wild things. She is the huntsman of the gods. She is the protector of the young.
Hephaestus is the son of Zeus and Hera. He is the only god to be physically ugly. He is also lame. He is the god of fire and the forge. He is the smith and armorer of the gods. He uses a volcano as his forge. He is the patron god of both smiths and weavers. He is kind and peace loving. His wife is Aphrodite.
Dionysus was the god of wine, agriculture, and fertility of nature, who is also the patron god of the Greek stage.
Who is the god of the sea?
Who is the god of the dead?
Who is Zeus’s sister and the Goddess of the Hearth?
Who is Zeus’s wife and sister?
Who is the god of war?
Who sprang full grown in armor from his forehead, thus has no mother?
Who was the goddess of love?
Whose husband is Aphrodite?
Who wears winged sandals, a winged hat, and carries a magic wand?
Whose more important daily tasks is to harness his chariot with four horses an drive the Sun across the sky?
Who was Apollo’s sister?
Who is the god of theatre?