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14 Cards in this Set

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Zeus (Jupiter)
"Father of gods and men"
symbols: thunderbolt, eagle
Hera (Juno)
wife and sister of Zeus
protectress of marriage, home, children
symbol: peacock w/tail of a thousand eyes
Athena (Minerva)
goddess of wisdom
protectress of war
daughter of Zeus alone
symbol: the owl
god of light, intelligence, prophecy, music
Son of Zeus and Leto
twin sister is Artemis (Diana)
first love: Daphne
Symbols: Crow, Dolphin, Laurel, Lyre
Artemis (Diana)
goddess of the hunt and protectress of forest animals
associated w/light of moon
Symbols: Stag, Moon, Cypress
Aphrodite (Venus)
goddess of love, essence of beauty
born of foam of sea
married to Hephaestus
in love w/Ares
son is Eros (Cupid)
Symbols: Dove, Sparrow, Swan, Myrtle
Hermes (Mercury)
messenger god
son of Zeus and Maia
symbol: winged helmet, winged sandals
Hephaestus (Vulcan)
god of forge
only ugly god, smelly
son of Hera alone (her thigh)
kind and peace-loving
Symbols: Fire, Blacksmith’s Hammer
Ares (Mars)
god of war
hated by parents Zeus and Hera
liked by Hades
symbol is vulture
Poseidon (Neptune)
god of sea
Zeus's brother
symbol is trident
Hades (Pluto)
god of underworld, wealth
married to Persephone (daughter of Demeter)
Symbols: Helmet, Metals, Jewels
Dionysus (Bacchus)
god of wine and Greek drama
born to Zeus and a mortal woman
only god whose parents are not both divine
Demeter (Ceres)
goddess of crops
mother of Persephone
Hestia (Vesta)
goddess of the hearth
Zeus's sister
symbol of the home