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Ancient Greek Religion. The Twelve Olympians. The Twelve Olympians. - a family of gods and goddesses. The Twelve Olympians. - a family of gods and goddesses - lived on Mount Olympus. The Twelve Olympians. - a family of gods and goddesses - lived on Mount Olympus

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Ancient greek religion

Ancient Greek Religion


The twelve olympians

The Twelve Olympians


The twelve olympians1

The Twelve Olympians

- a family of gods and goddesses


The twelve olympians2

The Twelve Olympians

- a family of gods and goddesses

- lived on Mount Olympus


The twelve olympians3

The Twelve Olympians

- a family of gods and goddesses

- lived on Mount Olympus

- each ruled a different area of life or nature


The twelve olympians4

The Twelve Olympians

- a family of gods and goddesses

- lived on Mount Olympus

- each ruled a different area of life or nature

- had human forms and human characteristics


The twelve olympians5

The Twelve Olympians

- a family of gods and goddesses

- lived on Mount Olympus

- each ruled a different area of life or nature

- had human forms and human characteristics

- immortal: lived forever


Zeus ruler of all gods and humanity

Zeus- Ruler of all gods and Humanity

• He ruled the Olympians. 

• He was the god of the sky, lightning and  thunder carrying a  thunderbolt as his symbol. 

                                              • He married Hera, his                                                 sister, which was a                                                    family habit.                                               • He fathered many                                                    children with various                                                 goddesses and                                                            mortals.


Hera goddess of marriage childbirth

Hera- Goddess of Marriage & Childbirth

• She was the wife of Zeus

• She was the protector of marriage and the home. 

• She was associated with the peacock, because of her great beauty.

• She and Zeus were always 

  quarreling. 

• She was called the queen of 

  intriguers, a vindictive   and jealous wife, who     frequently tricked her 

  husband, Zeus.


Apollo sun god god of music poetry

Apollo-  Sun God; God of Music & Poetry

• He was the twin brother of Artemis and the most handsome of the gods.

• He was also the god of the healing arts and of medicine.

• He drove his chariot across the sky to pull the sun each day.

• His son, Phaethon, drives Apollo’s sun chariot with disastrous results.


Artemis goddess of hunting wilderness

Artemis- Goddess of Hunting & Wilderness

• She was the twin sister of Apollo.

• She was a huntress, who always carried a silver bow and arrows.

• She ruled over the untamed places of the earth.


Athena goddess of wisdom and war

Athena- Goddess of Wisdom and War

 • She was born full grown out of the head of Zeus.

• She taught man to use tools and taught his wife to spin and weave.

• She was the best-loved goddess on Olympus.

• She hated Ares, god of war, often defeating him in battle.


Ares god of war

Ares- God of War

•He was a ruthless and 

murderous god, who displayed the worst of  humanity’s traits.

• He, along with grief, strife, 

panic, and terror, roams the 

earth.

• Ironically, he was a coward, 

who fled the field of battle.


Aphrodite goddess of love

Aphrodite- Goddess of Love

• She is the goddess of desire born from sea foam. Another myth credits her mother as Dioneand her father as Zeus.

• After all the gods on Mount Olympus courted her,                                                 she married Hephaestus,                                              the ugliest of the gods.

                                          • Because she was judged                                                the most beautiful of all                                                the goddesses on Mount                                                Olympus by Paris, the                                                    other goddesses envied her.


Hermes messenger of the gods

Hermes- Messenger of the Gods

• He was the mischeivous  son of Zeus and Maia. • As a baby, he made a lyre

and pipe for his half- 

brother, Apollo.

• He carried Apollo’s 

golden staff 

and flew around the heavens and earth on 

winged sandals.


Poseidon god of the sea and earthquakes

Poseidon- God of the Sea and Earthquakes

• He built an underwater palace with a great pearl and coral throne.

• He was a difficult god, changeful and quarrelsome, but created many curious forms for his sea creatures.

• He invented the horse for his sister Demeter, whom he loved.


Demeter goddess of fertility

Demeter- Goddess of Fertility

•She was the goddess of growing things.

• She was the mother of Persephone, whose father was Zeus.

• Her daughter was kidnapped by Hades and taken to the Underworld for six months of the year causing the change of seasons.


Worship of gods

Worship of Gods


Worship of gods1

Worship of Gods

- they gave thanks to the gods, hoping to receive          blessings


Worship of gods2

Worship of Gods

- they gave thanks to the gods, hoping to recieve          blessings

- tried to avoid angering the gods


Worship of gods3

Worship of Gods

- each city-state honored one god or goddess

- each city-state had at least one main temple


Worship of gods4

Worship of Gods

- each city-state honored one god or goddess

- each city-state had at least one main temple


Worship of gods5

Worship of Gods

- each city-state honored one god or goddess

- each city-state had at least one main temple

- sacrifice animals


Worship of gods6

Worship of Gods

- each city-state honored one god or goddess

- each city-state had at least one main temple

- sacrifice animals

- offerings of food


Worship of gods7

Worship of Gods

- festivals


Worship of gods8

Worship of Gods

-the Olympics: festival for Zeus

    ~ all city-states

    ~ every 4 years


Worship of gods9

Worship of Gods

-the Olympics: festival for Zeus

    ~ all city-states

    ~ every 4 years


The oracles

The Oracles

- the Greeks turned to the gods for signs or advice


The oracles1

The Oracles

- the Greeks turned to the gods for signs or advice

- oracles: sacred sites where they believed the gods                    spoke to them


The oracles2

The Oracles

- answers could come through dreams, or spoken          through a priest or priestess


The oracles3

The Oracles

- answers could come through dreams, or spoken          through a priest or priestess

- a gift or offering was 

  required in exchange for an 

  answer


The oracles4

The Oracles

- answers could come through dreams, or spoken          through a priest or priestess

- a gift or offering was 

  required in exchange for an 

  answer

- the answers were often in the

  form of a riddle

                                - famous and powerful leaders                                      would even come to the oracles

                                - the words of the oracles were                                      taken very seriously by all                                          Greeks


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