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The Lesser Gods

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The Lesser Gods

  1. 1. The Lesser Gods of Olympus & Earth<br />English I<br />Mrs. Pilgreen<br />
  2. 2. Eros<br />Cupid<br />God of Love<br />Son of Aphrodite<br />Married to Psyche<br />
  3. 3. Iris<br />Goddess of the Rainbow<br />Messenger to the gods (like Hermes)<br />
  4. 4. Graces<br />3 daughters of Zeus<br />Represent Splendor, Mirth & Good Cheer<br />Always together<br />
  5. 5. Muses<br />9 daughters of Zeus<br />Goddesses of music, poetry & the arts<br />Inspire men<br />Each muse has a specialty<br />Calliope: muse of epic poetry<br />
  6. 6. Demeter (Ceres)<br />Goddess of the Corn & Harvest<br />Mother of Persephone<br />Lives on Earth<br />
  7. 7. Dionysus (Bacchus)<br />God of Wine<br />Lives on Earth<br />Mother was mortal<br />Can bring joy, but can also cause madness & brutality<br />
  8. 8. Pan<br />Son of Hermes<br />Part man, part goat<br />Companion of the nymphs<br />Played the pipes<br />
  9. 9. Satyrs & Centaurs<br />Satyr: half man, half goat<br />Centaur: half man, half horse<br />
  10. 10. Nymphs & Dryads<br />Nymphs: minor nature goddesses that lived in rivers, trees, caves, etc. <br />Dryads: tree nymphs<br />
  11. 11. Gorgons<br />3 females <br />2 are immortal, the 3rd is Medusa<br />Gaze turns men into stone<br />
  12. 12. Aeolus<br />King of the Winds<br />Lives on an island, Aeolia<br />
  13. 13. The Graiae<br />Sisters of the Gorgons<br />Old gray women<br />Share an eye<br />
  14. 14. The Fates<br />Clotho: the Spinner<br />Lachesis: Disposer of Lots (assigns destiny)<br />Atropos: cuts the thread at death<br />

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