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  1. 1. Mount Olympus A place high in the heavens where the gods lived.
  2. 2. ZEUS <ul><li>King of all gods and living creatures. He is sometimes angry at the behavior of gods and people, but he can also be a caring ruler; He is particularly fond of beautiful women, regardless of whether they are goddesses or mortals </li></ul>
  3. 3. HERA <ul><li>Zeus’s wife. Queen of the gods, guardian of marriage; a great lady and diplomat; though she is often jealous and nags her husband, she can also be a tender and loving wife. </li></ul>
  4. 4. ATHENA <ul><li>Daughter of Zeus alone; born, it is said, from his brain, when he had a bad headache. She is the goddess of wisdom and war, patriotism and good citizenship. The protector and namesake for the city of Athens; One of the virgin goddesses; carried Zeus’s Aegis (shield) </li></ul>
  5. 5. POSEIDON <ul><li>Zeus’ brother. God of the ocean, earthquakes, and horses. He is often distinguished in art by the fisherman’s trident he carries—a three-pronged spear. </li></ul>
  6. 6. HADES <ul><li>Zeus’ brother; lord of the dead and ruler of the underworld. </li></ul>
  7. 7. APOLLO <ul><li>Son of Zeus. God of poetry, music, and medicine, and god of light. He is associated with the sun. </li></ul>
  8. 8. ARTEMIS <ul><li>Apollo’s twin sister. Goddess of hunting and of wild things. She is associated with the moon. She is sometimes called Cynthia. </li></ul><ul><li>A virgin goddess. </li></ul>
  9. 9. ARES <ul><li>Son of Zeus; the terrible god of war. </li></ul>
  10. 10. HEPHAESTUS <ul><li>Son of Zeus and Hera; the lame blacksmith god of fire; husband of Aphrodite </li></ul>
  11. 11. APHRODITE <ul><li>The wife of Hephaestus, she is the goddess of love and beauty. She is said to have been born of the sea foam. </li></ul>
  12. 12. HESTIA <ul><li>Zeus’ sister. Goddess of hearth and home. </li></ul><ul><li>A virgin goddess. </li></ul>
  13. 13. DEMETER <ul><li>Zeus’ sister. She is the very important goddess of grain and agriculture. She is a kind of bond between heaven and earth. </li></ul>
  14. 14. HERMES <ul><li>Son of Zeus. Messenger of the gods, he is also the god of science and invention. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Hercules <ul><li>Son of Zeus and a mortal Alcmene. Hercules was born a demigod, with incredible human strength. </li></ul>
  16. 16. THE END
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