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Greek gods & goddesses. ZEUS. Ruler of Mount Olympus god of heaven and earth Roman name Jupiter Symbol – lightening bolt Married to Hera. HERA. goddess of marriage. Jealous wife of Zeus Queen of the Mount Olympus Roman name Juno Symbol - peacock. HADES. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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ZEUS

• Ruler of Mount Olympus• god of heaven and earth• Roman name Jupiter• Symbol – lightening bolt• Married to Hera

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HERA

• goddess of marriage. • Jealous wife of Zeus • Queen of the Mount Olympus• Roman name Juno• Symbol - peacock

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HADES

• god of the dead and wealth• ruler of the Underworld• Roman name Pluto• Kidnaps Persephone• Symbol – helmet of invisibility

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POSEIDON

• god of the sea, earthquakes and horses

• Spends his time in the oceans and seas

• Roman name Neptune• Symbol – trident and

horses

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DEMETER

• goddess of the harvest and agriculture

• sister of Zeus and the mother of Persephone.

• Roman name Cerus• Cereal• Symbol – wheat stalk

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HESTIA

• goddess of hearth and home

• sister of Zeus • Roman name Vesta• Symbol – fireplace

(hearth)

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APHRODITE

• goddess of love and beauty • Roman name Venus• Symbol – doves, hearts and

flowers• Born from sea foam• Wife of Hephaestus

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PERSEPHONE

• Goddess of the underworld• Roman name Proserpina• Symbol – pomegranate• Kidnapped by Hades• Daughter of Demeter• change of seasons

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ATHENA

• goddess of crafts and strategic war and wisdom

• goddess of Athens• symbol - owl• Roman name Minerva

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HEPHAESTUS

• god of fire and metal crafts

• Symbols – fire and forge• Patron god of smiths,

blacksmiths , goldsmiths, and silversmiths

• Roman name Vulcan• Volcano

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ARTEMIS

• goddess of the hunt. • Never marries• Twin sister of Apollo• Roman name Diana• Symbol – bow and a

stag (deer)

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APOLLO

• god of music, healing and prophesy• Roman name is Apollo• Twin brother of Artemis• Symbol - lyre and laurel crown• Oracle at Delphi

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HERMES

• messenger of the gods• guides dead souls to the Underworld• Roman name Mercury• Symbol – winged sandals and Caduceus

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ARES

• god of violent and vicious war

• Roman name Mars• Symbol – Vulture• Loves Aphrodite