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Greek myth 1

  1. 1. Interesting Facts about Greek gods family tree and Genealogy The ancient Greek gods family tree provides an instant overview of the genealogy of the ancient Greek gods and goddesses - a 'who's who' of the family connections, genealogy and relationships between the main characters who feature in the legends and mythology of the ancient Greeks. In Ancient Greek Mythology the principle Greek gods and goddesses were referred to as the Twelve Olympians. Our Greek Gods Charts provide full details and descriptions of all of the Greek gods - the Primeval gods and deities, the Titans and the Olympians. The Greek Gods Family Tree provides a brief overview of the main gods and deities. Ancient Greek gods family tree - Names of the 12 Olympians The names of the principle Olympian gods shown on the Greek Gods family tree are as follows: Male Olympians  Zeus  Apollo  Ares  Poseidon  Hephaestus  Hermes Female Olympians  Hera  Athena  Aphrodite  Demeter  Artemis  Hestia
  2. 2. Greek Gods Family Tree Chart - Genealogy, Names & Roles of the Primeval Gods Discover interesting information and fun facts with this chart of Greek gods family tree and Genealogy of the ancient deities. The following chart of the Greek gods family tree provides a short description of all of the Primeval gods, their genealogy, roles and functions according to ancient Greek Mythology and legend. Greek Gods Family Tree Chart Genealogy, Names and Roles of the Ancient Gods NAMES: Genealogy, Definition, Role and Function Name: Chaos: Chaos was the first of all divinities, who ruled over confusion the void of emptiness within the universe. Chaos was the first of the primordial deities. Name: Nyx: Nyx was the dark goddess of Night and wife of Chaos. They created a son, Erebus, who supplanted Chaos and married his mother Nyx. Erebus and Nyx created Aether and Hemera Name: Erebus: Erebus was a primordial deity associated with darkness. Erebus was the son of Chaos and Nyx (Night) who he also married. He was the father of Aether and Hemera. Erebus is associated with the Underworld. Charon the Ferryman who took the dead over the rivers of the infernal region Name: Aether: Aether was the son of Erebus and Nyx and the primeval god of the shining light of the blue sky. Aether and his sister Hemera dethroned their parents, and seized the supreme power. They created Eros, Tartarus, Pontus and Gaia. Name: Hemera: Hemera was the daughter of Erebos and Nyx and the primeval goddess of the daytime. Hemera and her brother Aether dethroned their parents, and seized the supreme power. They created Eros, Tartarus, Pontus and Gaia(Earth). Name: Tartarus: Tartarus was a primordial deity who with Chaos, Gaia (Earth), and Eros, was one of the first entities to exist in the universe. Associated with the abyss used as a dungeon of torment that resides beneath the underworld. Name: Eros: Eros was the god of procreation, a primordial deity responsible for the union between Gaia and Uranus. Name: Pontus: Pontus was a primordial deity associated with the sea. The sea-gods were born from his union with Gaia. Name: Gaia, mother of the Titans: Gaia, or Gaea, was known as Earth or Mother Earth. Gaia was born from Chaos, the great void of emptiness within the universe. The Titans and the Giants or Gigantes were born from her union with Uranus (the sky). The sea-gods were born from her union with Pontus (the sea). Name: Uranus, father of the Titans: Uranus was a primordial deity, god of the heavens, and the first son of Gaia, who he married. Their union produced the Titans which was the name given to their six sons (Oceanus, Coeus, Crius, Hyperion, Iapetus and Cronus). The Titanides which was the name given to the six daughters of Uranus and Gaia (Theia, Rhea, Themis, Mnemosyne, Phoebe and Tethys).
  3. 3. NAMES: Genealogy - Greek Gods Family Tree Greek Gods Family Tree Chart Genealogy, Names and Roles of the Ancient Gods Greek Gods Family Tree Chart - Genealogy, Names & Roles of the Titans Discover interesting information and fun facts with this chart of Greek gods family tree and Genealogy of the Titans. The following chart of the Greek gods family tree provides a short description of all of the Titans, their genealogy, roles and functions according to ancient Greek Mythology and legend. Greek Gods Family Tree Chart Genealogy, Names and Roles of the Titans NAMES: Genealogy, Definition, Role and Function Name: Cronus: Cronus was the youngest son of Gaia and Uranus and one of the Titans. He married his sister Rhea. Their children were Demeter, Hestia, Hera, Hades, Poseidon and Zeus. Name: Rhea: Rhea was the daughter of Gaia and Uranus and one of the Titanides. She married her brother Cronus. Their children were Demeter, Hestia, Hera, Hades, Poseidon and Zeus. Name: Coeus: Coeus was a son of Gaia and Uranus and one of the Titans. He was the husband of Phoebe, the father of Leto and Asteria. The grandfather of Apollo and Artemis Name: Phoebe: Phoebe was a daughter of Gaia and Uranus and one of the Titanides. She was the wife of Coeus, the mother of Leto, and the grandmother of Apollo, Artemis and Asteria. Name: Oceanus: Oceanus was the eldest son of Gaia and Uranus and one of the Titans. He married his sister Tethys. Their children were the Oceanides (three thousand daughters).
  4. 4. Name: Tethys: Tethys was a daughter of Gaia and Uranus and one of the Titanides. She was the wife of Oceanus. Their children were the Oceanides (three thousand daughters). Name: Iapetus: Iapetus was a son of Gaia and Uranus and one of the Titans. He married Clymene, one of the Oceanides. The names of their children were Atlas, Epimetheus and Prometheus. Name: Hyperion: Hyperion was the lord of light, brother of Cronus and the Titan of the east. He married Theia, his wife and sister. Their children were Helios, Eos and Selene. Meaning of his name "he who goes before the sun." Name: Mnemosyne: Mnemosyne was the goddess of memory and the inventor of words, a daughter of Gaia and Uranus and the mother of the nine Muses by Zeus Name: Theia: Theia was a daughter of Gaia and Uranus and the wife and sister of Hyperion. Children - Helios, Eos and Selene Name: Crius: Crius was the god of the constellations, a son of Uranus and Gaia. His consort was Eurybia, daughter of Gaia and Pontus. Children: Astraeus, Pallas and Perses Name: Themis: Themis was the god of justice and order. One of the six daughters of Gaia and Uranus, she was the lover of Zeus. Children: the Horae and the Fates Name: Clymene: Clymene was one of Oceanides, daughters of Tethys and Oceanus. She married the Titan Iapetus and was the mother of Atlas, Epimetheus and Prometheus. NAMES: Genealogy - Greek Gods Family Tree Greek Gods Family Tree Chart Genealogy, Names and Roles of the Titans
  5. 5. Greek Gods Family Tree Chart - Genealogy, Names & Roles of the Olympians Discover interesting information and fun facts with this chart of Greek gods family tree and Genealogy of the Olympians. The following chart of the Greek gods family tree provides a short description of the Olympians, their genealogy, roles and functions according to ancient Greek Mythology and legend. Greek Gods Family Tree Chart Genealogy, Names and Roles of the Olympians NAMES: Genealogy, Definition, Role and Function Name: Hestia: Hestia was a daughter of the Titans, Cronus and Rhea. She was the Virgin goddess of the hearth, home and cooking. The sister of Zeus, Hades, Poseidon, Hera and Demeter. Name: Hades: Hades was a son of the Titans, Cronus and Rhea. He was the god of the Underworld and the dead. Name: Poseidon: Poseidon was a son of the Titans, Cronus and Rhea. He was the god of the sea, rivers, and earthquakes. Name: Zeus: Zeus was a son of Cronus and Rhea. He was the king of the gods and god of the heavens. He married his sister Hera and together they had three children: Ares, Hebe and Hephaestus. Name: Hera: Hera was a daughter of the Titans, Cronus and Rhea. She married her brother Zeus and became Queen of the gods and was the goddess of the family. The sister of Zeus, Hades, Poseidon, Hesta and Demeter. She and Zeus had three children: Ares, Hebe and Hephaestus. Name: Demeter: Demeter was a daughter of the Titans, Cronus and Rhea. She was goddess of agriculture, and the harvest. The sister of Zeus, Hades, Poseidon, Hera and Hestia. Demeter was also the lover of Zeus they had a daughter named Persephone, the goddess of the underworld. Name: Athena: Zeus alone was most commonly named as the only parent of Athena however alternative myths give Zeus and Metis as her father and mother. Name: Leto: Leto was the daughter of the Titans Phoebe and Coeus. Her lover was Zeus by whom she bore the twin gods Artemis and Apollo. Name: Persephone: Persephone was the goddess of the underworld and the daughter of the gods Zeus and Demeter. Name: Artemis: Artemis was the daughter of Zeus and Leto and the goddess of the hunt and the moon and the twin sister of Apollo Name: Apollo: Apollo was the son of Zeus and Leto and the god of the sun and music and the twin brother of Artemis Name: Atlas: Atlas was the son of the Titan Iapetus and Clymene one of Oceanides. His brothers were Epimetheus and Prometheus. He was the father of the Hesperides (the three goddesses of the evening), the Hyades (five daughters of Atlas and his lover Aethra and goddesses of the rain) and the Pleiades. The 'Pleiades' was the name given to the seven daughters of Atlas and Pleione. Name: Prometheus: Prometheus was the was the son of the Titan Iapetus and Clymene one of Oceanides. His brothers were Epimetheus and Atlas.
  6. 6. Name: Epimetheus: Epimetheus was the son of Iapetus and Clymene. His brothers were Atlas and Prometheus. Name: Menoetius: Menoetius was another son of Iapetus and Clymene and the titan god of violent anger and rash action Name: Ares: Ares was the son of Hera and Zeus and the god of war. His sister was Hebe and his brother was Hephaestus. Name: Hebe: Hebe was the daughter of Hera and Zeus and the goddess of youth. Her brothers were Hephaestus and Ares. She married Heracles (Hercules) after he became a god. Name: Hephaestus: Hephaestus was the the son of Hera and Zeus and he was the god of fire. His sister was Hebe and his brother was Ares. Name: Maia: Maia was a 'Pleiades' one of the seven daughters of Atlas and Pleione. Maia was a lover of Zeus and bore him a son, Hermes. Name: Dione: Dione was one of the Oceanides, a descendent of the Titans, and a lover of Zeus, they had a daughter, Aphrodite the goddess of love. Name: Hermes: Hermes was the son of Maia and Zeus and the the messenger of the gods. Name: Aphrodite: Aphrodite was the daughter of Dione and Zeus and the beautiful goddess of love. NAMES: Genealogy - Greek Gods Family Tree Greek Gods Family Tree Chart Genealogy, Names and Roles of the Olympians
  7. 7. Names of Olympian Greek Gods and Goddesses Mythical Facts about Greek gods family tree for kids We hope that you have enjoyed discovering interesting information and facts about Greek gods family tree. A fast educational resource for homework help containing short facts about Greek gods family tree. Fascinating, fun information to increase your knowledge of Greek Mythology and the Genealogy of the gods. References: http://www.talesbeyondbelief.com/greek-gods-mythology/greek-gods-family-tree.htm A Olympian Gods Aphrodite, the Goddess of Love, Pleasure and Beauty Apollo, the God of the Sun and the Music Ares, the fierce God of War and Defense Artemis, the Goddess of the Hunt and the Moon Athena, the Goddess of Wisdom, War Greek Demigods and Spirits
  8. 8. Adonis, the Lover of Aphrodite Amazons, mighty, skillful female warriors Asclepius, the Greek God of Healing Further Demigods and Spirits Aeolos, the peaceful Ruler of the Winds Antiope, the wife of Theseus Greek Titans Atlas, the God of Astronomy Greek Heroes Achilles, the most important hero of the Trojan War Actaeon, the unfortunate hunter of Boeotia Agamemnon, the King of Mycenae Alcestis, the woman of Sacrifice
  9. 9. Atalanta, the swift-footed huntres B Olympian Gods Boreas, the Wind of the North Greek Heroes Bellerophon, the Master of Pegasus C Greek Demigods and Spirits Cabeiri, the Great Pygmies of Fire Centaurs, rude, aggressive half- horse creatures Cerberus, the guard of the Underworld Charites, the Goddesses of Joy, Charm and Beauty Cyclopes, one-eyed monstrous creatures Further Demigods and Spirits Clio, the Muse of History and Epic Poetry Calliope, the Muse of Epic Poetry
  10. 10. Charybdis, the Drowner of the Vessels Chiron, the Wise and Gentle Tutor Calypso, the Seducer of Odysseus Callisto, the embodiment of the Big Bear constellation Greek Titans Coeus, the Titan of Intelligence Crius, Titan of Leadership Cronus, the Leader of the Titans Greek Monsters and Creatures Centaurs, rude, aggressive half- horse creatures Cerberus, the guard of the Underworld Cyclopes, one-eyed monstrous creatures Greek Heroes
  11. 11. Calchas, the interpreter of omens Cephalus, the First King of Cephalonia D Olympian Gods Demeter, the Goddess of Agriculture Dionysus, the God of Wine and Joy Further Demigods and Spirits Daphne, the First Love of Apollo E Greek Heroes Daedalus, the great artist and inventor Danae, the mother of Perseus Greek Demigods and Spirits Erinyes, the Goddesses of Revenge and Retribution Eros, the Winged God of Love Further Demigods and Spirits Erato, the Muse of Love Poetry
  12. 12. Euterpe, the Muse of Music Echo, the Nymph of Steady Reply Euros, the east wind Enyo, the monstrous goddess of war Greek Heroes Endymion, the unaging shepherd Europe, the beautiful princess abducted by Zeus G Greek Demigods and Spirits Gigantes (Giants), huge, frightful monsters Graeae, the grey guards with the one eye Greek Titans Gaea, Mother Earth in Greek Mythology Greek Monsters and Creatures Gigantes (Giants), huge, frightful monsters Graeae, the grey guards with the one eye
  13. 13. Greek Heroes Ganymede, the cup-bearer of the gods Glaucos, the King of Corinth H Olympian Gods Hades, the God of the Underworld Hephaestus, the God of Fire and Metallurgy Hera, the Goddess of Marriage Hermes, the Messenger of the gods Hestia, Goddess of the Hearth and the Domestic Life Greek Demigods and Spirits Harpies, the snatchers of souls Hebe, the Goddess of Youth Hecatonchires, hundred- handed, dreadful monsters Helios, the God of the Sun
  14. 14. Hemera, the Goddess of the Day Horae, the Goddesses of the Seasons Hyacinthus, Apollo's Handsome Partner from Sparta Hygieia, the Greek Goddess of Health Hypnos, the personification of Sleep Greek Titans Hyperion, the Radiant Father of the Celestial Divinities Greek Monsters and Creatures Harpies, the snatchers of souls Hecatonchires, hundred- handed, dreadful monsters Greek Heroes Helen, the most beautiful woman in the world Heracles, the strongest hero of Ancient Greece I Greek Demigods and Spirits
  15. 15. Iris, the personification of the rainbow Further Demigods and Spirits Io, the priestess of Hera in Argos Greek Titans Iapetus, Titan of Mortality Greek Heroes Inachos, the king and presumable founder of Argos J Greek Heroes Jason, the Leader of the Argonauts K Greek Heroes Kephalos (Cephalus), the First King of Cephalonia L Greek Demigods and Spirits Lamia, the cannibalistic serpent Greek Monsters and Creatures Lamia, the cannibalistic serpent Greek Heroes Linus, the Music teacher of Heracles M Greek Demigods and Spirits Medusa, the frightful opponent of Perseus Minotaur, the creature with the head of a bull Moirae, the Spinners of the Thread of Life
  16. 16. Muses, the Goddesses of Art and Science Further Demigods and Spirits Melpomene, the Muse of Tragedy Greek Titans Mnemosyne, the Titaness of Memory Greek Monsters and Creatures Medusa, the frightful opponent of Perseus Minotaur, the creature with the head of a bull N Greek Demigods and Spirits Nemesis, the Divine Spirit of Retributive Justice Nereus, the Old Gentleman of the Seas Nymphs, the Goddesses of Nature Nyx, the Goddess of the Night Further Demigods and Spirits Nessus, the river's ferryman and killer of Heracles
  17. 17. Notos, the brisk Wind of the South Greek Heroes Narcissus, the handsome boy in love with himself O Greek Titans Oceanus, the Ruler of the Oceans Greek Heroes Odysseus, the cunning hero of the Trojan War Orion, the greatest hunter of all times Orpheus, the Father of the Songs P Olympian Gods Poseidon, the God of the Sea Greek Demigods and Spirits Persephone, the Queen of the Underworld Pleiades, the goddesses of the mountains Proteus, the Sea god from Egypt Further Demigods and Spirits
  18. 18. Polyphemus, the Cyclops of the Odyssey Polyhymnia, the Muse of Sacred Poetry and Divine Hymns Pan, the God of the Shepherds Pitys, the personification of the pine Penthesilea, the fatal love of Achilles Greek Titans Phoebe, Titaness of the Moon Prometheus, the Creator of Mankind Greek Heroes Pandora, the first woman ever created Pelops, the mythical founder of the Olympic Games Perseus, the founder of Mycenae
  19. 19. Psyche, the deification of the human's soul R Greek Titans Rhea, the Mother of the Olympian Gods S Greek Demigods and Spirits Satyrs, joyful half-goat creatures Selene, the goddess of the moon Sirens, Alluring Sea Nymphs Sphinx, the monster with the famous riddle Styx, the Sacred River of the Oaths Further Demigods and Spirits Scylla, the Destructor of Vessels Syrinx, the Passion of Pan Greek Monsters and Creatures Satyrs, joyful half-goat creatures
  20. 20. Sphinx, the monster with the famous riddle Greek Heroes Sisyphus, the cunning cheater of death T Greek Demigods and Spirits Telchines, the evil eyed demons Triton, the Messenger of Poseidon Tyche, the Greek Goddess of Fortune Typhon, the monstrous opponent of Zeus Further Demigods and Spirits Thalia, the Muse of Comedy and Pastoral Poetry Terpsichore, the Muse of Dancing Greek Titans Tethys, the Titaness of the Oceans Theia, the Titaness of Sight Themis, the Titaness of Justice Greek Monsters and Creatures
  21. 21. Telchines, the evil eyed demons Typhon, the monstrous opponent of Zeus Greek Heroes Tantalus, the greedy sufferer of the Underworld Theseus, the King and Founding Hero of Athens, Greece Tiresias, the blind seer from Thebes U Further Demigods and Spirits Urania, the Muse of Astrology and Astronomy Greek Titans Uranus, the First Ruler of the Universe W Greek Demigods and Spirits Winds, the Gods of the Wind Reference: http://www.greek-gods.info/greek-gods/

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