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Title: Greek Mythology


1
Greek Mythology
  • The Gods and Creatures of
  • Ancient Greece

By Chris Bursaw and Marissa Cannistraro
2
Gaia
  • Goddess of the Earth, Mother Earth
  • Wife to Uranus
  • Mother to Titans, Cyclops, and Hecatonchires

3
Zeus
His symbols are lighting, the oak tree, and the
eagle
The Greek god of     the sky
  • His weapon is the master lightning bolt, given to
    him by the cyclops

4
Poseidon 
  • Greek god of the sea and earthquakes

His symbol is the dolphin
His weapon is the trident
5
Hades
He is the Greek god of the Underworld
  • His symbols are the helm of darkness and a scepter

He is generally depicted seated on his throne of
ebony
6
Aphrodite
  • Goddess of love and beauty
  • Wife to Hephaestus
  • Symbols are swan and dove
  • Represents power of love
  • Born from sea foam

7
Apollo
  • Twin brother of Artemis
  • God of prophecy, colonization, medicine, archery,
    poetry, dance, and intellectual inquiry.
  • He is an archer, but not for hunting or fighting
  • The lyre is his symbol

8
Ares
  • The Greek god of war

His symbol are the dog, and the spear, because it
is his favorite weapon in battle
9
Artemis
  • Goddess of hunting
  • Sister of Apollo
  • Maiden goddess
  • Has group of hunters (nymphs) with her
  • Symbols are stag, moon, and cypress
  • Associated with moon as representation of purity

10
Athena
  • Goddess of wisdom, war craft, and arts crafts
  • Came from Zeus head
  • Maiden Goddess
  • Gained Athens by giving olive tree
  • Symbols are owl, shield, and olive branch
  • Known to have invented crafting

11
Demeter
  • Goddess of the harvest
  • Mother of Persephone, who is grain
  • Controls the seasons
  • Symbols are corn and wheat

12
Hephaestus
  • The Greek god of blacksmithing and the
    blacksmiths fire

Married to Aphrodite
He made weapons and armor for the gods
He was almost always depicted as a cripple
13
Hera
  • Goddess of marriage
  • Queen of gods and goddesses
  • Represents woman/mature woman
  • Often jealous
  • Symbols are peacock and cow

14
Hermes
  • God of shepherds, land travel, thieves,
    merchants, weights, measures, oratory,
    literature, and athletes

Guides dead to underworld
Symbols are winged sandals and helmet. He holds
the Caduceus
Brings dreams to mortals
15
Hestia
  • Goddess of the hearth
  • First Olympian
  • Never lets fire/hearth go out
  • Name means hearth in Greek
  • Symbol is fire
  • Most kind of all the gods

16
Centaurs
  • Half man, half horse
  • Are mindless, party-loving alcoholics
  • Only wise (and sober) one is Chiron

17
Cerberus 
  • Three headed dog that guarded underworld
  • Made sure no one left

18
Cyclops
One-eyed monsters Work with metal Are sons of
Poseidon
19
Medusa
  • One of the 3 gorgons, only mortal
  • Was beautiful, then cursed by Athena
  • Vowed with sisters to be maiden, then assaulted
    by Poseidon
  • Killed by Perseus

20
Minotaur
Human body with a head of a bull
Lives in the Labyrinth 
Eats young maidens that are sacrificed
21
Nymphs
  • Different types
  • -Dryads trees/woods
  • -Naiads water
  • -Aurai air/sky
  • -Lampes underworld
  • Fairy-like, more capricious and eerie
  • Dryads hunt with Artemis

22
Sources
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    n/demeter.htm
  • http//www.greek-gods-and-goddesses.com/greek-godd
    ess-artemis.html
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  • http//www.greekmythology.com/Olympians/Aphrodite/
    aphrodite.html
  • http//www.greek-gods-and-goddesses.com/mother-ear
    th-gaia.html
  • http//www.greek-gods-and-goddesses.com/hera-greek
    -goddess.html

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Sources (Continued)
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    ek-goddess.html
  • http//www.theoi.com/Nymphe/Dryades.html
  • http//www.paleothea.com/Nymphs.html
  • http//www.greekmythology.com/Myths/Creatures/Cent
    aur/centaur.html
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