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Aphrodite
goddess of love and beauty
symbol=shell,dove,apple,dolphin
no mother or father
rose from sea on cushion of foam
husband=hephaestus,son=eros
roman name=Venus
Apollo
God of music,sun,healing,archery
symbol=sun
dad=zeus
mom=Leto
never married
twin=Artemis
roman name=Apollo
Artemis
Goddess of moon,wildfire,hunting
symbol=moon
dad=zeus
twin=Apollo
mom=Leto
father promised never make her marry
protects unmarried women
punished hunters who killed more than needed
roman name=Diana
Athena
Goddess of wisdom,arts,war
symbol=olive branch,owl,dove
no time for marriage
fav. child of Zeus
mother=Metis
sprung full grown out of dads head
roman name=Minerva
Demeter
Goddess of Harvest,grain and fertility
symbol=wheat basket
daughter=persephone
dad=cronus
mom=rhea
brother=Zeus
bond between heaven and earth
roman name=Ceres
Hades
God of the underworld, the dea
symbol=metals,jewls,helmet (cap of invisibliity)
dad=cronus
mom=rhea
brother=Zeus and poseidon
sister=Demeter
wife=Persephone
3 headed dog
roman=Pluto
Hephastos
God of fire and blacksmiths,volcanoes
symbol=metal hammer
wife-Aphrodite
dad=Zeus
mom=hera
roman=vulcan
ugliest god
Hera
God of marriage,childbirth
queen of gods
symbol=cornocopia,cow,peacock
many children
husband and brother=Zeus
dad=cronus
mom=rhea
protector of marriage
roman=Juno
Hermes
god of dreams, merchants, messengers,travelers,thieves
symbols=shoe with wings,caduecus
brother=Apollo
children=Pan,Abderos,hermaphro
Mom-Maia
Dad=Zeus
roman=mercury
Poseidon
God of the seas, created earthquakes
symbol=trident,horse,bull
wife=Amphitrite
sister=hera,demeter,hestia
brothers=zeus,hades
mom-rhea
dad=Cronus
created horses in shape of breaking wave
roman=Neptune
Zeus
King of Gods
God of Sky,ruler of Olympus
symbol=thunderbolt,eagle,oak
mom=rhea
dad=cronus
wife(many)-Maia,Metis,Alcmene.
Creation
nothingness=chaos
Uranus=heaven,Gaea=Mother Earth
from 2 ^ came "Elder Gods" giants known as Titans
one of sons of Uranus and Gaea was Cronus
Cronus overthrew Uranus
Zeus overthrew Cronus
eventually, Titans were put in pits in Tartarus
gods were like men but never died
Myths
stories that give values to persons,places and things
explain how people acquired basic things like speech,fire,agriculture, and arts
used to teach humans proper behavior
the gods considered "hubris" or excessive pride, to be the worst offense,desserving the worst punishment
Ares
god of war
unliked by all
roman=Mars
Hestia
god of hearth and home
roman=Vesta