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Gods

  1. 1. The Gods<br />
  2. 2. Zeus (Jupiter)<br />Sky God<br />Controlled weather<br />King of the Gods<br />Thunderbolts and Aegis (Thunder and lightening)<br />Many love affairs<br />
  3. 3. Hera (Juno)<br />Scheming and spiteful<br />Persecutes the object of Zeus’ affairs<br />Originally a fertility goddess<br />Women and childbirth<br />Represented as young and beautiful<br />Frequently accompanied by peacock<br />
  4. 4. Hestia (Vesta)<br />First born of Rhea and Cronus<br />Domestic fire<br />Gentle and kind<br />Beautiful woman carrying coals in a dish<br />
  5. 5. Demeter (Ceres)<br />Fertility and cornfield<br />
  6. 6. Poseidon (Neptune)<br />God of the Sea<br />Very important to the Greeks<br />Regularly associated with horses<br />
  7. 7. Hades<br />Underworld<br />Persephone Queen<br />Grim and remote<br />Not evil<br />
  8. 8. Aphrodite (Venus)<br />Young and Beautiful<br />Sex-appeal<br />Interesting love life<br />Could make any human fall in love<br />Usually accompanied by Eros<br />Easy to recognise in art<br />
  9. 9. Ares (Mars)<br />Warfare<br />Universally disliked<br />Loved battle for its own sake<br />Not a good warrior<br />
  10. 10. Athene (Minerva)<br />Wisdom, war and weaving<br />Patron of spinning and weaving<br />Patron divinity of Athens<br />
  11. 11. Artemis (Diana)<br />Hunting, childbirth and moon<br />Depicted as beautiful young woman in a short tunic or gown, carrying bow and arrow <br />
  12. 12. Mercury (Hermes)<br />Messenger of the gods<br />God of commerce and trade<br />Depicted as young man with wide brimmed hat, winged sandals, heralds staff<br />Cheerful good humour<br />Took more interest in human affairs than most gods<br />
  13. 13. Hephaistos (Vulcan)<br />Ugly and deformed<br />God of metal crafts<br />
  14. 14. Apollo<br />Prophecy, sun and arts of civilisation<br />Handsome young man with no beard<br />Frequently carries lyre<br />

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