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Power Point about the 12 main Olympic gods; Hermes is extra and Hercules will not (be discussed.)

Power Point about the 12 main Olympic gods; Hermes is extra and Hercules will not (be discussed.)

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  • Mount Olympus A place high in the heavens where the gods lived.
  • ZEUS
    • 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
  • HERA
    • 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.
  • ATHENA
    • 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)
  • POSEIDON
    • 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.
  • HADES
    • Zeus’ brother; lord of the dead and ruler of the underworld.
  • APOLLO
    • Son of Zeus. God of poetry, music, and medicine, and god of light. He is associated with the sun.
  • ARTEMIS
    • Apollo’s twin sister. Goddess of hunting and of wild things. She is associated with the moon. She is sometimes called Cynthia.
    • A virgin goddess.
  • ARES
    • Son of Zeus; the terrible god of war.
  • HEPHAESTUS
    • Son of Zeus and Hera; the lame blacksmith god of fire; husband of Aphrodite
  • APHRODITE
    • The wife of Hephaestus, she is the goddess of love and beauty. She is said to have been born of the sea foam.
  • HESTIA
    • Zeus’ sister. Goddess of hearth and home.
    • A virgin goddess.
  • DEMETER
    • Zeus’ sister. She is the very important goddess of grain and agriculture. She is a kind of bond between heaven and earth.
  • HERMES
    • Son of Zeus. Messenger of the gods, he is also the god of science and invention.
  • Hercules
    • Son of Zeus and a mortal Alcmene. Hercules was born a demigod, with incredible human strength.
  • THE END