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Greek Mythology

  1. Greek Mythology Olympian Gods and Goddesses For Mr. Haskvitz’s class
  2. In Greek mythology, the universe was ruled from Greece’s Mt. Olympus by twelve Gods and Goddesses. They helped sculpt Greek culture and shaped the lifestyles of many citizens. The following slides will inform you about seven of the twelve principle Gods and Goddesses.
  3. Zeus Zeus is known as the father of all gods and men. He is the god of the sky, lighting, and thunder, and is the king of Olympus, the home to many Greek Gods. Zeus is the brother of Poseidon and Hades, and is also married to Hera. His symbols are the thunder bolt, oak, and the eagle.
  4. Aphrodite Aphrodite is the goddess of beauty and love. She is the mother of the god of love, also known as Cupid. She is known to be married, but often had affairs with other gods and mortals. Her symbols are the sceptre, myrtle, and the dove.
  5. Apollo Apollo, a talented god of music, prophecies, poetry, healing, and archery, is also said to be the god of light and truth. He is the son of Zeus and Leto, and is the twin brother of Artemis, the virgin hunter. His symbols include his bow and arrow, lyre, the raven, and laurel.
  6. Athena Athena is a very important goddess in Greek culture. She is the goddess of warfare, handicrafts, wisdom, and reason, and is known to be the patron of Athens. She often took part in Trojan wars because she was a war goddess, and she gave Athens the gift of the olive tree, food, and oil. Her symbols include the owl and olive tree.
  7. Hera Hera is the queen of the gods and appears with peacock feathers. She is most known for being the goddess of marriage, but she often had disagreements with her husband Zeus, the king of the gods. She is known to be very jealous and often persecuted the women her husband had affairs with. Her symbols include the diadem and peacock.
  8. Dionysus Dionysus is the god of wine, festivals, and merriment. One of his known powers brings out the madness, sexuality, and drunkenness in his followers. He represents the social and beneficial influences, as well as the power of wine. His symbols are the grape vine and ivy.
  9. Poseidon Poseidon is the god of the sea and often appears with a trident. He is also known to be the god of water, horses, and earthquakes, and is responsible for drowning and shipwrecks. Poseidon is the son of Cronus and Rhea, and is brother to Zeus and Hades. His symbols include the trident, bull, horse, and sea foam.
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