The Ancient Greek gods Zeus Hera Zeus ruled the sky. She was the goddess of He is the supreme ruler of Marriage and of childbirth. mount Olympus and of the The peacock, the goose and the gods who lived there. cuckoo were scared to her. His symbols are the scepter, Her symbols are the diadem the eagle and his aegis. and the veil, showing that she He was married to Hera. is Zeus bride.
Hades Demeter He was the Greek god of She was the goddess of the underworld, the realm vegetation and fruitfulness. of the dead. She was especially associated with He was also the god of the corn. hidden wealth of the She possessed mysterious powers earth. of growth and even resurrection. His symbols were the She was the mother of helmet, metals and jewels. Persephone.
Poseidon Hestia He was the Greek god of the sea, of earthquakes and of horses. He was often seen with his She was the goddess of the golden trident, a weapon home and the hearth. capable of creating sudden, She was the daughter of violent storms. Cronos and Rhea. He was particularly associated She eventually gave up her with horses and bulls. Olympian throne to Dionysus, He was married to the sea to keep peace. nymph Amphrite.
Apollo Aphrodite He was the god of the sun, She was the goddess of Love, the light, the music and the Beauty and eternal youth. prophecy. Her symbols were the girdle, the He is the son of Zeus and the seashell and the mirror. Titaness Leto. Her scared animal was the dove. His symbols are the lyre, the tripod, the laurel tree and the navel stone.
Athena Artemis She was the goddess of wisdom, war, the defense of She was the Greek goddess of towns, heroic endeavors hunting, of the wild and of wild and of crafts, such as animals. pottery and weaving. She was also the protector of the She is the daughter of Zeus girl up to the age of marriage. and Metis. She was often shown armed with She was born fully grown silver bows and arrows. and armed out of the head Her symbols were the stag and the of her father. moon. Her symbols were the owl, She was the older twin of Apollo. the shield and the olive branch.
Dionysus Persephone He was the god of wine, ecstasy and vegetation. She was the goddess of Spring His was the son of Zeus and growth and innocence. Semele (a princess) She was also the goddess of the His symbols included the underworld. thyros (a pine cone tipped She was abducted by hades to be his staff), a drinking cup, wife, by the time she was allowed to leopard and a fruiting vine. go back she had already eaten a handful of pomegranete seeds and was forced to stay part of the year with her mother and part in the underworld. When ever she was in the underworld her mother mourned for her, creating seasons.
Ares Hermes The god of war, civil order He was the god of roads, and manly courage. travel, hospitality, thievery, He was the son of Zeus and trade, language, writing, Hera. persuasion, astronomy, His symbols were the spear astrology and animal herds. and the helmet. He was the son of Zeus and Maia ( the eldest of the Pleiades) His symbols were his herald, winged boots and a winged travelers cap.
Hephaestus He was the Greek smith god He was also the god of fire, metal working, stone masonry and the art of the sculpture. He was usually shown as a bearded man, holding hammer and tongs and riding a donkey. He was married to Aphrodite.
The Ancient Greek Olympics One of the many events of the Women had Olympics every Olympics is wrestling. Some of four years and the only race the other events are running, they had was running races. chariot races, and boxing. In every race except the chariot race the contesters were dressed naked. `
Ancient Greek music Aulos The aulos is divided into four sections, it is a wind instrument, Pan pipes and is a lot like a recorder, to ancient Greece it is considered Pan pipes are known now as a the instrument of healing. modern flute.
Ancient Greek food and diningGreeks mainly drank watered Greeks didn’t use any eatingdown wine but milk was rarely utensils, so they ate with theirdrunk because it was considered hands. They used bread to scoopbarbaric. Milk was used for cheese out thick soups. Bread was alsoproduction. Water was another used to clean hands.common drink.The Greek’s mainly ate wheat,barley, millet, wine and olive oil.They grew vegetables especiallylentils, beans and peas.
Ancient Greece: Sparta When a Spartan boy was born, soldiers came to examine the boy carefully to determine his strength. If the boy was not strong enough Sparta is a Greek city that they took him to the hillside was a strong city state in and left him there to die. The Archaic Ages (800 to 500m girls were forced to live a BC). healthy life so they could They were trained to be have healthy children. soldiers, loyal to the state, strong and self disciplined.
Ancient Greek ArchitectureThere were three main styles of Greek architecture The Doric The Ionic And The CorinthianThe Doric was a more plain and formal design.The Ionic was a more elaborate and had scroll like designs on its capital.The Corinthian was a more ornate later development of the Ionic. It wasmainly found in Roman temples but also in Greece.
The Parthenon was a large temple dedicated to Athena at the Acropolis in Athens. This is an example of the Doric order.This is the Temple of Athena Nike it was also in the Acropolis in Athens. This is an example of the Ionic order.