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The Greek Gods
Greek and Roman Gods
She continues to write on the Ancient World and other topics. The ancient Greeks worshipped a number of different gods and goddesses, who were in charge of various aspects of daily life. They identified six principle goddesses and six gods, who were known as the twelve Olympians because they were said to live on top of Mount Olympus. The Olympians are all the descendants of Kronos and Rheia, with the exception of Aphrodite who is a more primal Goddess, conceived when Uranus was castrated by his son Kronos. In Greek mythology, the Olympians feature in numerous stories and emerge as highly distinctive personalities forming part of an extended and often dysfunctional family. Through the ages, the twelve Olympians have inspired countless works of literature and art, continuing to exert a profound influence over western culture even after their regular worship came to an end.
By deTraci Regula. The Greeks didn't have a "Top Ten" list of deities - but they did have the "Top Twelve" - those lucky Greek gods and goddesses living on top of Mount Olympus. Aphrodite - Goddess of love, romance, and beauty. Her son was Eros, god of Love though he is not an Olympian. Apollo - Beautiful god of the sun, light, medicine, and music. Ares - Dark god of war who loves Aphrodite , goddess of love and beauty. Artemis - Independent goddess of the hunt, the forest, wildlife, childbirth, and the moon.
God of the Sky Zoos Distinguishing Features: Pinstriped suit, neatly trimmed grey beard, stormy eyes and a very large, dangerous lightning bolt. Sometimes he travels the world in disguise, so be nice to everyone! You never know when the next person you meet might be packing the master bolt. Then: In the old days, Zeus ruled over his unruly family of Olympians while they bickered and fought and got jealous of each other. Not much different than today, really. Zeus always had an eye for beautiful women, which often got him in trouble with his wife, Hera. Symbol : Eagle Roman name : Jupiter.
The "Top Twelve" list in the myths of Greece
Aphrodite was the goddess of love, sex, and beauty. Unsurprisingly for a love goddess, she was said to have emerged from the foam generated when the severed testicles of her father, Uranus, were thrown into the sea by his son, the Titan Cronus. Or is that surprising? Athena was the goddess of reason, wisdom, and war. She famously sprung fully formed from the forehead of Zeus. A major figure in the Odyssey , in which she instructed Odysseus, she also guided Perseus and Heracles through their trials.