Greek mythology 2


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Oral presentation by Cristina Campos
2º ESO A
Instituto Español “V. Cañada Blanch”
Londres 2010-2011

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Greek mythology 2

  1. 1. Greek Gods By Cristina Campos 2 A ESO I.E. V Cañada Blanch London 2020-2011
  2. 2. Gods and Heroes  Although the gods were immortal, they looked human. The most important god was Zeus.He lived on Mount Olympus with the other important gods and goddesses.  The Greeks also believed in heroes. Heroes such as Achilles, Ullysses or Hercules were very powerful but mortal.
  3. 3. Zeus  Zeus was the king of the gods, the ruler of Mount Olympus and the god of the sky, weather, thunder, law, order and fate. His symbols are the thunderbolt, the royal sceptre, and eagle.
  4. 4. Hades  Hades was the king of the Underworld and god of death, the dead, and the hidden wealth of the Earth. His attributes are the key of Hades, the Helm of Darkness, and the three-headed dog, Cerberus.
  5. 5. Demeter  Demeter was the goddess of fertility, agriculture, horticulture, grain and harvest. Her symbols are the Cornucopia (horn of plenty), wheat-ears, the winged serpent and the lotus staff.
  6. 6. Hestia  Hestia was the virgin goddess of the hearth, home and cooking. Her symbols are the hearth and kettle.
  7. 7. Poseidon  Poseidon was the god of the sea, rivers, floods, droughts, earthquakes and horses His attributes are the trident, dolphins and horses.
  8. 8. Hera  Hera was the queen of Heaven and goddess of marriage, women, childbirth, heirs, kings and empires. Her symbols are the diadem, lotus-staff, peacock, cuckoo and pomegranate.
  9. 9. Hephaestus  Hephaestus was the Crippled god of fire, metalworking, stonemasonry, sculpture and volcanism. His symbols are the hammer, tongs and anvil.
  10. 10. Ares,  Ares was the god of war, bloodlust, violence, manly courage, and civil order. His attributes are a golden armour and a bronze-tipped spear, and his sacred animals are the eagle owl, the vulture and the venomous snake.
  11. 11. Athena  Athena was the virgin goddess of wisdom, warfare, strategy, heroic endeavour, handicrafts and reason. Her symbols include the aegis, the owl and the olive tree.
  12. 12. Apollo  Apollo was the god of music, healing, plague, prophecies, poetry, and archery; associated with light, truth and the sun. He had various attributes including a laurel wreath, a bow and quiver, a raven, and a lyre.
  13. 13. Artemis  Artemis was the virgin goddess of the hunt, wilderness, wild animals, childbirth and plague. In later times she became associated with the moon. In addition to the bow, her attributes include hunting spears, animal pelts, deer and other wild animals.
  14. 14. Dionysus  Dionysus was the god of wine, parties and festivals, madness, drunkenness and pleasure. His attributes include the thyrsus (a pinecone-tipped staff), drinking cup, grape vine and a crown of ivy.
  15. 15. Hermes  Hermes was the god of travel, messengers, trade, thievery, cunning wiles, language, writing, diplomacy, athletics and animal husbandry. His attributes include the herald's wand or caduceus, winged sandals, and a traveler's cap.
  16. 16. Aphrodite  Aphrodite was the goddess of love, lust, beauty, seduction and pleasure. Her symbols include the dove, an apple, a scallop shell and a myrtle wreath.