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  • 1. Ancient Greek Gods By: Michael Xavier Mark Graham Chris Rinetti Free powerpoints at http://www.worldofteaching.com
  • 2. WHO CAME FIRST?
    • The gods were not the first rulers of the universe.
    • Legends say that the Titans ruled the universe first.
    • Cronus, the top titan, used to eat his children for fear of losing power.
    • Zeus managed to keep from being eaten and killed Cronus, thus beginning the reign of the gods.
  • 3.
    • King of the gods.
    • Very promiscuous
    • Weakness: girls, girls, girls!
    • God of mankind.
  • 4. HERA
    • Queen and mother of the gods.
    • Zeus’s sister.
    • Goddess of marriage.
  • 5. ARES
    • God of war
    • God of storms
    • Loved war and massacre
  • 6. Aphrodite
    • Goddess of love and beauty.
    • Born from the foam in water.
    • Pictured as the most beautiful being in the universe.
  • 7. HADES
    • God of the underworld.
    • Zeus’s brother
    • Ruler of the myriad rivers (river of lamentation, river of hate, etc.)
  • 8. POEIDEN
    • God of the seas.
    • Zeus’s brother.
    • Controlled earthquakes.
  • 9. ARTEMIS
    • Goddess of the hunt
    • Known as the “Mistress of Animals”
    • Zeus’s daughter
    • Brought death with her arrows
  • 10. DEMETER
    • Goddess of the harvest.
    • Worshipped with festivals.
    • Goddess of grain and fertility.
  • 11. APOLLO
    • God of light and prophecy.
    • Twin brother of Artemis.
    • Mother was Leto.
  • 12. ATHENA
    • Goddess of war and wisdom. (civilized war)
    • Athens was named after her.
    • Born from Zeus’s head.

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