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Zeus (king of gods) Hera (marriage, wife of Zeus) Hestia (hearth) Poseidon (sea) Hades (underworld) Demeter (agriculture). Ares (war)Dionysos (wine) Hephaistos (forge) Apollo (sun, music, healing) Artemis (moon, hunting) Athena (wisdom) Aphrodite (love) Hermes (messenger).

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Zeus king of gods hera marriage wife of zeus hestia hearth poseidon sea

Zeus (king of gods)

Hera (marriage, wife of Zeus)

Hestia (hearth)

Poseidon (sea)

Hades (underworld)

Demeter (agriculture)


Zeus king of gods hera marriage wife of zeus hestia hearth poseidon sea

Ares (war)Dionysos (wine)

Hephaistos (forge)

Apollo (sun, music, healing)

Artemis (moon, hunting)

Athena (wisdom)

Aphrodite (love)

Hermes (messenger)


Zeus king of gods hera marriage wife of zeus hestia hearth poseidon sea

If stuff goes wrong…

1. Try sleeping in a temple

2. Consult an oracle (e.g. at Delphi)

3. Consult a magician or a seer (mantis)

Not necessarily a priest (hiereus)


Zeus king of gods hera marriage wife of zeus hestia hearth poseidon sea

Sacrifices:

1. Food and drink

2. Animals, parts only unless:

a) Sacrifice to heroes

b) Homicide, to appease Erinyes

(Furies)


Zeus king of gods hera marriage wife of zeus hestia hearth poseidon sea

Or resort to…

Prayer

Supplication/sanctuary


Zeus king of gods hera marriage wife of zeus hestia hearth poseidon sea

Festivals:

Some specific to phratriai or demoi

Some city festivals e.g. Panathenaia

(summer, Athena Polias) and City

Dionysia (late winter/early spring)

Acropolis


Zeus king of gods hera marriage wife of zeus hestia hearth poseidon sea

Eleusinian Mysteries

Towards end of summer

Public and secret aspects

Demeter, goddess of agriculture

Persephone, her daughter


Zeus king of gods hera marriage wife of zeus hestia hearth poseidon sea

Hades, god of the Underworld

Zeus, king of the gods

Plato (d. 348 BC), Republic


Zeus king of gods hera marriage wife of zeus hestia hearth poseidon sea

Olympia

Olympics (776 BC-at least 261 AD)

Zeus Olympos

Olympiads

Philip II of Macedon (r. 360/359-336 BC)

pankration


Zeus king of gods hera marriage wife of zeus hestia hearth poseidon sea

Victory, and defeat

Others attending the games

The games and politics


Zeus king of gods hera marriage wife of zeus hestia hearth poseidon sea

Hesiod (c. 700-670 BC)

Farmer, from Askra in Boiotia

Claims was made a singer by Muses of

Mt Helikon

Theogony

Works and Days


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