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Greekgods1

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

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