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  • 1. Greek MythologyGreek MythologyByByLudmila Benedetti & DaianaLudmila Benedetti & DaianaNappiNappi
  • 2. What is Greek Mythology?What is Greek Mythology? The people of the Ancient GreeceThe people of the Ancient Greeceshared stories such as myths aboutsshared stories such as myths aboutsgods and godesses and heroes.gods and godesses and heroes. These great stories explained naturalThese great stories explained naturalphenomena that could not be explainedphenomena that could not be explainedby science at that time.by science at that time.
  • 3. Who were these gods andWho were these gods andgodesses?godesses?
  • 4. ZeusZeus He was the God of the sky, lightening andHe was the God of the sky, lightening andthunder.thunder. He carried a thunderbolt as his symbol.He carried a thunderbolt as his symbol. He married Hera, his sister.He married Hera, his sister. He had many children, some of them with gods and others with mortalsHe had many children, some of them with gods and others with mortalsZeusZeus He was the God of the sky, lightening andHe was the God of the sky, lightening andthunder.thunder. He carried a thunderbolt as his symbol.He carried a thunderbolt as his symbol.ZeusZeus He was the God of the sky, lightening andHe was the God of the sky, lightening andthunder.thunder. He married Hera, his sister.He married Hera, his sister.
  • 5. HeraHera She was Zeus’ wifeShe was Zeus’ wife She protected marriage and the homeShe protected marriage and the home She was associated with a peacock because of her great beautyShe was associated with a peacock because of her great beauty She and Zeus were always arguingShe and Zeus were always arguing She was a jealous wifeShe was a jealous wife
  • 6. PoseidonPoseidon He was the God of the SeaHe was the God of the Sea He lived under the waterHe lived under the water He was Zeus’ brotherHe was Zeus’ brother He had hundreds of childrenHe had hundreds of children He invented the horse for his sister, Demeter.He invented the horse for his sister, Demeter.
  • 7. HadesHades He was the God of the UnderworldHe was the God of the Underworld He was the jealous brother of Zeus and PoseidonHe was the jealous brother of Zeus and Poseidon He stole his nephew, Persephone and made her his wifeHe stole his nephew, Persephone and made her his wife Because he was violent, he rarely left his Underworld domainBecause he was violent, he rarely left his Underworld domain
  • 8. DemeterDemeter Goddes of growing thingsGoddes of growing things Her daugther was kidnapped by Hades and taken for six months of the year, causing the change of seasonsHer daugther was kidnapped by Hades and taken for six months of the year, causing the change of seasons
  • 9. AthenaAthena Goddess of wisdom, justice, war,Goddess of wisdom, justice, war,civilization and peacecivilization and peace Zeus’ daughterZeus’ daughter She taught men to use tools and taught their wives to spin and weaveShe taught men to use tools and taught their wives to spin and weave She hated Ares and they fought all the timeShe hated Ares and they fought all the time The Greek city of Athens is named after herThe Greek city of Athens is named after her She was said to have created the spiderShe was said to have created the spider
  • 10. ApolloApollo God of the Sun, music, poetry, wisdom,God of the Sun, music, poetry, wisdom,light and truthlight and truth He was the twin brother of Artemis and the most handsome of the godsHe was the twin brother of Artemis and the most handsome of the gods He was also the God of medicineHe was also the God of medicine He drove a charriot across the sky to pull the Sun every dayHe drove a charriot across the sky to pull the Sun every day
  • 11. ArtemisArtemis Goddess of the Woods, Moon and theGoddess of the Woods, Moon and thehunthunt She was Apollo’s twin sister and daughter of ZeusShe was Apollo’s twin sister and daughter of Zeus She always carried a silver bow and arrowsShe always carried a silver bow and arrows She ruled the inhabited places of the EarthShe ruled the inhabited places of the Earth
  • 12. AresAres God of WarGod of War He was a murderous god and he treated the humans horriblyHe was a murderous god and he treated the humans horribly Ironically, he was a coward who always ran away and fled the field of the battleIronically, he was a coward who always ran away and fled the field of the battle
  • 13. DionysusDionysus God of Revelry and the WineGod of Revelry and the Wine He was the only god on the Olympus who had a mortal fatherHe was the only god on the Olympus who had a mortal father He created the wine, causing drunkness to his enemiesHe created the wine, causing drunkness to his enemies
  • 14. AphroditeAphrodite Goddess of love and beautyGoddess of love and beauty Daughter of ZeusDaughter of Zeus Because she was considered the most beautiful of the goddesses, other goddesses envied herBecause she was considered the most beautiful of the goddesses, other goddesses envied her
  • 15. HermesHermes God of Mischief and messenger of theGod of Mischief and messenger of thegodsgods Son of ZeusSon of Zeus He carried Apollo’s golden staff and flew around the Heavens and Earth on winged sandalsHe carried Apollo’s golden staff and flew around the Heavens and Earth on winged sandals
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