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Greek Mythology Interactive

  1. 1. Welcome to Mt. Olympus: Home of the Greek Gods ENTER Meet the Author
  2. 2. Zeus Hera Hermes Ares Athena Apollo Aphrodite Poseidon Artemis
  3. 3. Zeus: King of the Gods <ul><li>Zeus was the son of Titans </li></ul><ul><li>His brothers included Hades and Poseidon </li></ul><ul><li>They divided the Earth into three realms- Mt. Olympus and the land, the seas, and the Underworld </li></ul><ul><li>Zeus married his sister, Hera, but had many mortal wives and lovers </li></ul><ul><li>He fathered the heroes Heracles (Hercules) and Perseus </li></ul><ul><li>He was feared because of his deadly lightning bolts he used as weapons </li></ul>Quit
  4. 4. Hera: Goddess of Marriage <ul><li>Hera was worshipped as the “Great Goddess”; Some of the finest temples in Greece were dedicated to her </li></ul><ul><li>Her worshippers were sometimes dismissed as a fertility cult </li></ul><ul><li>She was a very jealous wife of Zeus and tried to interfere with his illegitimate sons </li></ul><ul><li>She helped Jason and the Argonauts find the Golden Fleece </li></ul>Quit
  5. 5. Hermes: The Messenger God <ul><li>Son of Zeus and a nymph </li></ul><ul><li>Messenger for the Gods </li></ul><ul><li>Also God of Trickery- huge prankster </li></ul><ul><li>Had winged sandals to fly around Mt. Olympus </li></ul><ul><li>In addition, he was the Patron of Travelers; he led souls to the Underworld </li></ul>Quit
  6. 6. Apollo: The Sun God <ul><li>Also known as the God of Music and healing </li></ul><ul><li>Was said to bring sudden death with his bow and arrow </li></ul><ul><li>Responsible for the death of Achilles during the Trojan War </li></ul><ul><li>Shares the responsibilities of Sun God with Titan Helios </li></ul><ul><li>Twins with the moon Goddess, Artemis </li></ul>Quit
  7. 7. Athena: Goddess of Wisdom and the Arts <ul><li>Zeus’ daughter; born from his forehead (hence her title of Wisdom) </li></ul><ul><li>Beat Poseidon in the race to represent Athens: She became the deity of Athens after giving the Athenians an olive tree </li></ul><ul><li>Helped Perseus slay Medusa so that she could use the head as a shield decoration </li></ul><ul><li>Well known for assisting heroes; Heracles, Perseus, Odysseus, and Jason </li></ul>Quit
  8. 8. Aphrodite: Goddess of Love <ul><li>Also rumored to be a daughter of Zeus and a mortal woman </li></ul><ul><li>Became enemies of both Hera and Athena after the mortal Paris stated that she was the most beautiful Goddess </li></ul><ul><li>Sister of Ares, God of War </li></ul><ul><li>Shared responsibilities of mortals marriage with Hera </li></ul><ul><li>Once married to God of Crafts, Hephaestus but was unfaithful with her brother, Ares </li></ul>Quit
  9. 9. Ares: God of War <ul><li>A violent and often unpredictable God </li></ul><ul><li>Son of Zeus and sister to Aphrodite, Goddess of Love </li></ul><ul><li>Was said to sit upon a throne covered in human skin </li></ul><ul><li>Interfered with mortal battles depending on his mood </li></ul>Quit
  10. 10. Poseidon: God of the Sea <ul><li>Brother to Zeus and Hades </li></ul><ul><li>Agreed to be King over all things watery when Zeus saved him and Hades from their father </li></ul><ul><li>Could shapeshift </li></ul><ul><li>Made the symbol of the trident identifiable with merpeople </li></ul><ul><li>Vindictive towards heroes who crossed him </li></ul>Quit
  11. 11. Artemis: Goddess of the Hunt <ul><li>A young virgin hunter </li></ul><ul><li>Generally depicted as clad in buckskins </li></ul><ul><li>Used a bow and arrow as her weapon </li></ul><ul><li>Helped women in childbirth </li></ul><ul><li>Twins with Apollo </li></ul><ul><li>Also recognized as the moon Goddess </li></ul>Quit
  12. 12. Works Cited <ul><li>http://www.mythweb.com/gods/index.html </li></ul>www.unitedstreaming.com Quit
  13. 13. Meet Your Author Lyndsay Israel Computers in Education (ED 205 Section 5) Tues./Thurs. 10-11:15 am Click Here to E-mail Me! Quit See my info
  14. 14. &quot;Is that which is holy loved by the gods because it is holy, or is it holy because it is loved by the gods?&quot; -Plato, 429 - 347 BC Quit

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