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  1. 1. Gaea <ul><li>Mother of Earth </li></ul><ul><li>Oldest of the gods of the early Greeks </li></ul><ul><li>She presided over marriages and oaths, was honored as a prophetess </li></ul>
  2. 2. Persephone <ul><li>Goddess of the underworld in Greek mythology. </li></ul><ul><li>Daughter of Zeus and Demeter. </li></ul><ul><li>Also known as Kore. </li></ul><ul><li>Hades forced her into the underworld as his queen. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Zeus roman name Jupiter </li></ul><ul><li>he was the god of the Olympians. </li></ul><ul><li>He was also the father of Perseus and Heracles the heroes. </li></ul><ul><li>Zeus was a son of the titans Cronus and Rhea. </li></ul><ul><li>His father Cronus intended to swallow him as he had did to his brothers and sisters. </li></ul><ul><li>But Zeus’s mother Rhea hid him in cave on mount Dicte in Crete. </li></ul><ul><li>When Zeus had grown up ha made his father vomit and through up all his bothers and sisters. </li></ul><ul><li>That is how he became god of all. </li></ul> Zeus
  4. 4. Prometheus <ul><li>The son of Iapetus. </li></ul><ul><li>Prometheus is known to be one of the most interesting characters in Greek Mythology. </li></ul><ul><li>Prometheus stole the fire for gods, and gave it to mortals. </li></ul><ul><li>Zeus chained Prometheus to a rock where each day a eagle pecked out his liver. </li></ul><ul><li>Prometheus is the god of fire, burning, and craft. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Demeter <ul><li>Demeter is the goddess of agriculture. </li></ul><ul><li>Demeter's roman name is Ceres. </li></ul><ul><li>Her daughter is Persephone. </li></ul><ul><li>She is Zeus's sister. </li></ul><ul><li>Demeter's daughter was seized by Hades and Demeter would go try to find her for half of the year and during spring and she picked flowers. </li></ul><ul><li>Demeter is always seen carrying a sheaf of grain. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Aphrodite <ul><li>The name Aphrodite roman for love, beauty, and fertility. </li></ul><ul><li>A poet named by Hesoid said that Aphrodite was born in sea-form. </li></ul><ul><li>Aphrodite was the daughter of Zeus and Dione. </li></ul><ul><li>She was a Olympian goddess and was pick out of Hera and Athena. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Hermes <ul><li>His Roman name is </li></ul><ul><li>Mercury </li></ul><ul><li>Was the messenger of the gods and guide the dead to the underwood. </li></ul><ul><li>He is a prankster </li></ul><ul><li>He was an inventor </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Hera was the goddess of marriage </li></ul><ul><li>She is the wife of Zeus and queen of the olympians </li></ul><ul><li>Hera also hated the great hero Heracles </li></ul><ul><li>She worshiped thoroughout Greece </li></ul> Hera
  9. 9. Artemis <ul><li>The name Artemis roman for Diana. </li></ul><ul><li>She is the virgin goddess of hunt. </li></ul><ul><li>Her father was Zeus and Mother Leto. </li></ul><ul><li>She was spending a lot of time hunting with the giant Orion. So her brother challenged her skills and made her shoot the giants head at sea. </li></ul><ul><li>She was a perfect shot. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Pegasus <ul><li>Pegasus came from the blood of Medusa’s neck. </li></ul><ul><li>Pegasus was the son of Poseidon . </li></ul><ul><li>Pegasus means “fountain horse” </li></ul>
  11. 11. Ares <ul><li>God of war. </li></ul><ul><li>Known to the Romans as Mars. </li></ul><ul><li>Wounded in battle by Hercules. </li></ul><ul><li>He was more important to his Romans than his Greek counterpart. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Hades <ul><li>God of the dead, ruler of the Underworld </li></ul><ul><li>The god Hades was a dread figure to the living </li></ul><ul><li>Since all precious minerals came from under the earth (the dwelling place of Hades) and since the god was wealthy indeed when it came to the number of subjects in his kingdom of the dead, he was referred to as &quot;Pluto&quot;, wealth. </li></ul><ul><li>This accounts for the name given him by the Romans, who called Zeus Jupiter, Ares Mars, Hermes Mercury and Hades Pluto. </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>Cronus was the ruler of the titans who came to power by castrating his father Uranus. </li></ul><ul><li>His children were Hestia, His wife was Rhea </li></ul><ul><li>Hera,Hades,Poseidon, Zues </li></ul><ul><li>To insure of his saftey on the throne he ate his children as they were born except Zeus was saved by his mother rhea by tricking Cronus to swallow a rock in stead of Zues. </li></ul>Cronus
  14. 14. <ul><li>God of prophesy, music and healing. </li></ul><ul><li>As God of music, Apollo is often depicted playing the lyre. </li></ul><ul><li>He won several musical contests by playing this instrument. </li></ul><ul><li>Apollo invented the lute, although he was best known for his skill on the lyre. </li></ul> Apollo
  15. 15. ATHENA <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Athena is a goddess of crafts and the domestic arts and also those of war. </li></ul><ul><li>Her Roman name is Minerva. </li></ul><ul><li>Her symbol is and owl. </li></ul><ul><li>She was originally the Great Goddess in the form of a bird. </li></ul><ul><li>She was a goddess of wisdom. </li></ul><ul><li>Zeus was once married to Metis, a daughter of Ocean who was renowned for her wisdom. </li></ul><ul><li>When Metis became pregnant, Zeus was warned by Earth that a son born to Metis would overthrow him, just as he had usurped his own father's throne. </li></ul><ul><li>So Zeus swallowed Metis. In time he was overcome with a splitting headache and summoned help from the craftsman god Hephaestus (or, some say, the Titan Prometheus). </li></ul><ul><li>Hephaestus cleaved Zeus's forehead with an ax, and Athena sprang forth fully armed. </li></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><li>Was the messenger of the gods and guide of dead souls to the underworld. </li></ul><ul><li>Was the son of Zeus and a mountain nymph. </li></ul><ul><li>He was known for his helpfulness to mankind. </li></ul><ul><li>Job was to convoy the dead to the underworld. </li></ul><ul><li>As a new born he was remarkably precocious. </li></ul><ul><li>He aided the heroes Odysseus and Perseus in their quests. </li></ul> Hermes
  17. 17. <ul><li>Poseidon often granted the shape-shifting gift to others. </li></ul><ul><li>He was the god of earthquakes, horses, and the sea. </li></ul><ul><li>He was also a brother to Zeus and Hades. </li></ul> Poseidon
  18. 18. Hades <ul><li>God of the dead, ruler of the underworld </li></ul><ul><li>He tricked Theseus and Peirithous and was tricked himself bySisyphus. </li></ul><ul><li>Roman name is pluto </li></ul> Hades
  19. 19. HESTIA <ul><li>Goddess of hearth, home and family. </li></ul><ul><li>Hestia was originally one of the twelve supreme gods on Mount Olympus. </li></ul><ul><li>She gave up her position to dionysus because she didn’t like pretty things. </li></ul> images/hestia.jpg
  20. 20. <ul><li>Roman name Vulcan. </li></ul><ul><li>God of fire and crafts or two together, hence of blacksmiths. </li></ul><ul><li>The son of Zeus and Hera. </li></ul><ul><li>He limped because he was born lame, which caused his mother to throw him off of Mount Olympus. </li></ul><ul><li>He accomplished numerous prodigies craftsmanship, such as the marvelous palaces that he built atop of Mount Olympus . </li></ul> HEPHAESTUS