FAMILY TREE OF THE GREEK GODS and GODDESSES                                       according to Hesiod’s Theogony (circa 70...
Greek gods family tree
Greek gods family tree
Greek gods family tree
Greek gods family tree
Greek gods family tree
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Greek gods family tree

  1. 1. FAMILY TREE OF THE GREEK GODS and GODDESSES according to Hesiod’s Theogony (circa 700 B.C.E.)I) Chaos Earth Tartara Eros Night Erebos Sky (Ouranos) Mountains Sea Death Fates Intercourse Eris (“Discord”) Famine Wars Quarrels ‘Bad Government’II) Earth --- Sky 12 Titans (6 male, 6 female) 3 Cyclops The 3 100-Arms including Ocean, Mnemosyne (“Memory”), Themis (“Law”), Rhea, CronusIII) Rhea --- Cronus Hestia Demeter Hera Hades Poseidon Zeus (Vesta) (Ceres) (Juno) (Pluto) (Neptune) (Jupiter) Zeus --- Metis (“Wisdom”) Zeus --- Semele Athena Dionysus Zeus --- Leto Zeus --- Demeter Zeus --- Hera Zeus --- Maia Zeus --- Themis Apollo Artemis Persephone Ares Hermes ‘Good Government’ (Apollo) (Diana) (Proserpina) (Mars) (Mercury) Justice, Peace The TWELVE Olympians: * Athena * Apollo * Artemis * Ares * Hephaestus (born from Hera) * Hermes * Zeus * Hera * Demeter * Poseidon * Aphrodite (born from Sky’s genitals or from Zeus) Dionysus? Hestia? Hades? Galen, Greek doctor circa 160 B.C.: “For Moses, God has only to will to bring matter into order, and matter is ordered immediately. We (Greeks) do not think that way; we say that certain things are impossible by nature and these God does not even attempt; he only chooses the best among the things that come about” (On the Usefulness of the Parts of the Body xi.14)

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