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Title: The Pantheon of Greek Gods and Goddesses


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The Pantheon of Greek Gods and Goddesses
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Zeus
  • The supreme ruler of Mt. Olympus King of the
    Gods
  • Name in Greek means bright
  • Latin name is Jupiter
  • Symbols are lightning and the eagle
  • Married to Hera, but has many other wives,
    mistresses, and children

3
Hera
  • The queen of Olympus
  • Wife and sister of Zeus
  • Known for her jealousy of Zeus other wives and
    mistresses she punished them and their children
    with great fury
  • Latin name is Juno
  • Town goddess of Argos
  • Her symbols are the peacock, the cow, the crow,
    and the pomegranate

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Apollo
  • Son of Zeus and Leto twin brother of Artemis
  • Latin name is Apollo
  • God of the sun, music, prophecy, archery, poetry,
    dance, and intellectual inquiry
  • Plays the lyre and carries bow and arrows
  • Was worshipped at the Oracle of Delphi

5
Artemis
  • Daughter of Zeus and Leto twin sister of Apollo
  • Latin name is Diana
  • Goddess of wilderness, the hunt, wild animals,
    and fertility
  • Often associated with the moon
  • Eternal virginity

6
Aphrodite
  • Goddess of love and beauty
  • Born from the foam of the sea claimed as a
    daughter of Zeus
  • Married to Hephaestus, the smith god
  • Latin name is Venus
  • The word aphrodisiac (meaning to make romantic)
    comes from her

7
Ares
  • God of war and battle instigator of violence
  • Son of Zeus and Hera disliked even by his father
    for his cruelty
  • Known for being merciless and blood-thirsty, but
    also cowardly
  • Loved Aphrodite
  • Latin name is Mars

8
Athena
  • Goddess of wisdom, war, the arts, and justice
  • Sprung fully grown from the head of Zeus her
    mother was Metis
  • She gave the city of Athens the gift of the olive
    tree and they named the city for her
  • Symbol is the owl
  • Latin name is Minerva

9
Demeter
  • Sister of Zeus
  • Goddess of agriculture taught humans the arts of
    sowing and farming also goddess of marriage
  • Mother of Persephone reason for the change of
    seasons on Earth
  • Latin name is Ceres

10
Dionysus
  • God of wine, agriculture, fertility of nature,
    and the stage
  • Son of Zeus and Semele
  • Zeus killed his mother and Dionysus was born from
    Zeuss thigh
  • Latin name is Bacchus

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Hephaestus
  • God of fire, forge, and volcanoes, and the patron
    of all craftsmen, especially those who worked
    with metals
  • Created the thrones for the pantheon
  • Son of Hera, husband of Aphrodite
  • Lame and ugly
  • Latin name is Vulcan

12
Hermes
  • Son of Zeus and Maia
  • God of dreams and sleep
  • Messenger (herald) of the gods
  • Depicted with a winged hat and sandals and
    carries a golden staff
  • Credited with inventing foot racing and boxing
  • Crafty and tricky
  • Guided the souls of the dead to the underworld
  • Latin name is Mercury

13
Poseidon
  • God of the sea, earthquakes, and horses
  • Brother of Zeus and Hades
  • Lived in the ocean in a palace made of coral and
    gems
  • Sailors worshipped him
  • Uses his power to inflict fear in humans
  • Latin name is Neptune

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Hades
  • God of the underworld, rules the dead
  • Brother of Zeus and Poseidon
  • Resides in the underworld (does not have a throne
    on Olympusnot part of the pantheon)
  • Possesses the riches of earth
  • Latin name is Pluto

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Review Quiz
  • Who is the god of war?
  • Who is the wife of Zeus?
  • Who is the messenger of the gods?
  • Who is married to Aphrodite?
  • Who rules the sea?
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