Zeus Zeus was the supreme ruler ofMount Olympus. He also ruled over allof the gods who lived there. He wasalso a celestial god and was worshipedas a weather god by Greek tribes. Hismost famous attribute was thelightening bolt. This was most likelybecause he was in control of thunderlightening, and rain.
Hera Hera was the Queen of Olympiandeities. She was Zeus’s wife and sister.Hera was mainly worshiped as thegoddess of marriage and child birth.Hera gave birth to the god offire, Hephaestus, the god ofyouth, Hebe, and the god of war, Ares.Her children were not conceived withthe help of a man but out of hatredand lust.
Aphrodite In Greek mythology the goddess of loveand beauty was named Aphrodite. Homercalled her a daughter of Zeus and Dione.When Aphrodite was born Zues was afraidthat she would be fought over for her handin marriage, so he married her off toHephaestus, the god of fire. But Aphorditewas not to happy about being Hepaestuswife. She loved glamour and feelingbeautiful.
Apollo Apollo is known as the sun god. Apollowas also a professional in the talent ofarchery. Besides Zeus, this multi-talentedgod is recognized as the most important godin Olympia. He was Zeus favorite son. Whenseen, Apollo always had a wreath and branchof laurel,bow and quiver, raven,and lyre. Atfour years old, Apollo slayed a serpentnamed python for harassing his mother.
Athena Athena is known as the goddess ofwisdom. She was born through Zeusbrain. She is also known as one of thethree virgin goddesses. Athena wasZeus favorite child. She is the only oneZeus entrusted with his magic shield aswell as the secret of where hislightening bolts were hidden. Athenaalso serves as Zeus advisor.
Demeter Demeter was the earth goddess ofGreece. She taught the Greeks importantskills in order to move out of their “Nomadic”lifestyle. Supposedly Demeter’s daughter,Persephone, was taken by Hades and shesearched for her lost child. But, supposedly,during this time period the the earth did notproduce any grain for the people of Greece.Demeter only lets things grow when she iswith her daughter.
Artemis Artemis is the goddess of thewilderness. As well as the hunt, andwild animals. She was often imaginedwith a crescent moon symbol on herforehead, and was sometimescompared with Selene, the goddess ofthe moon. Artemis was an Olympianand a virgin goddess. Supposedly shewould wander the land and hunt.
Hephaestus Hephaestus, as we previouslydiscussed, was the god of fire. He wasalso married to Aphrodite, the goddessof love and beauty. He would use hisskills to make her the finest jewelryand he made her a gold girdle, whichwas a bad idea because when she worethe girdle it made he even moreirresistible then she already was.
Ares Ares is the god of war. He is the only sonof the most powerful god Zeus and Hera.Although his parents were immortal, Areswasnt and when he would get wounded inwar he would go to his father to be healed.Ares is known as being vain and cruel and heis worshipped in Tharacia. When there was awar, he was excited to fight,he didnt carewho won just as long as blood was shed.
Hermes Hermes is the messenger of Zeus.His job is to protect travelers, robbersetc. that pray to him or cross his path.Hermes pass messages to humans fromthe gods. He has wings on his shoesthat allow him to fly freely betweenthe mortal and immortal world. Out ofall the Olympians he is the youngest.
Poseidon Poseidon is the god of the sea. Poseidonis known for being decisive, competitive, &dignified. He is also known as being verymoody which is why it was highly suggestedto stay on his good side. He made a hobby oftaking his frustrations out on those whoangered him. Poseidon is known for makingOdysseus suffer for 8 years with earthquakes,storms, & sea monsters for blinding his son.
Hades Hades is the god of the underworld.Hades is also known as the god of wealth.Zeus and Poseidon are his brothers. Hisfather Coronus, divided the world up evenlybetween the three brothers. Zeus becamegod of the heavens, Poseidon became god ofthe land, and Hades became god of theunderworld. He was given the worst drawout of the Hades was known as being verygreedy and always trying to find ways to gainmore.