gods and goddesses
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Ancient Greek God and Goddesses.
Here you will know about all the main gods and goddesses in Acient Greek.
Zeus was the king of all the gods. He could also control the weather in the Ancient times of Greece. People believed in the those that when lightening had struck it had meant that Zeus was present. Even though he was a king- he still cared about hospitality which meant that be kind to everyone. However if you treat a guest badly, you would outrage Zeus.
Zeus- The king
A picture of Zeus.
Hera was the wife of Zeus which meant that she was the queen of all gods and goddesses. She was a goddess of weddings and marriage. She was also extremely jealous about how many affairs Zeus has had. She took horrible revenge on the girlfriends and the illegitimate children of her husband.
Hera- The queen
Athena is the goddess of war and cunning wisdom. She is also the goddess of pot-making and wool-working. She is associated with the city, and almost every town in Greece had a sanctuary dedicated to Athena. She invented the chariot, the bridle and built the first ship. The olive tree is sacred to her.
Apollo was the god of the sun, truth, music, poetry, dance and healing. Poets and bards put themselves under his protection. Delos was the birthplace of Apollo and his sister Artemis. The island remained sacred to Apollo.
Demeter was the goddess of fertility and agriculture. She was an important goddess for farmers and women. Demeter was also associated with the underworld. Most of her objects that she holds show that she is a mature women or sheaves of grain.
Hermes was the god of travel, business, weights and measures and sports. He was the messenger of the gods and guided the souls of the dead to the underworld. He was also the patron of herdsmen, thieves, graves and messengers. His staff caused men to fall asleep instantly.
Ares was the god of war. However, unlike Athena, he was not very cunning in battle. He was not a popular god. In The Iliad Zeus complained that Ares was the most hated of all his children that he has ever had. This is because Ares only cause trouble in his life even during war times. Anything that goes wrong most people all blame it to Ares as he is only the most silliest person to do that.The strange thing is that his symbols show war and shields but he never did any good