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  • 1. The Gods
  • 2. Zeus (Jupiter)
    Sky God
    Controlled weather
    King of the Gods
    Thunderbolts and Aegis (Thunder and lightening)
    Many love affairs
  • 3. Hera (Juno)
    Scheming and spiteful
    Persecutes the object of Zeus’ affairs
    Originally a fertility goddess
    Women and childbirth
    Represented as young and beautiful
    Frequently accompanied by peacock
  • 4. Hestia (Vesta)
    First born of Rhea and Cronus
    Domestic fire
    Gentle and kind
    Beautiful woman carrying coals in a dish
  • 5. Demeter (Ceres)
    Fertility and cornfield
  • 6. Poseidon (Neptune)
    God of the Sea
    Very important to the Greeks
    Regularly associated with horses
  • 7. Hades
    Underworld
    Persephone Queen
    Grim and remote
    Not evil
  • 8. Aphrodite (Venus)
    Young and Beautiful
    Sex-appeal
    Interesting love life
    Could make any human fall in love
    Usually accompanied by Eros
    Easy to recognise in art
  • 9. Ares (Mars)
    Warfare
    Universally disliked
    Loved battle for its own sake
    Not a good warrior
  • 10. Athene (Minerva)
    Wisdom, war and weaving
    Patron of spinning and weaving
    Patron divinity of Athens
  • 11. Artemis (Diana)
    Hunting, childbirth and moon
    Depicted as beautiful young woman in a short tunic or gown, carrying bow and arrow
  • 12. Mercury (Hermes)
    Messenger of the gods
    God of commerce and trade
    Depicted as young man with wide brimmed hat, winged sandals, heralds staff
    Cheerful good humour
    Took more interest in human affairs than most gods
  • 13. Hephaistos (Vulcan)
    Ugly and deformed
    God of metal crafts
  • 14. Apollo
    Prophecy, sun and arts of civilisation
    Handsome young man with no beard
    Frequently carries lyre

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