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Greek gods

Greek gods

Look through the powerpoint and take notes on your worksheet


Greek mythology

Greek Mythology

  • Greek mythology is the body of myths and teachings that belong to the ancient Greeks, concerning their gods and heroes, the nature of the world, and the origin and significance of their own cult and ritual practices. It was a part of the religion in ancient Greece.


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Zeus

  • Overthrew his father, Cronus, and drew lots with his brother Poseidon and Hades. Zeus won the draw and becamethe supreme ruler of the gods.

  • Lord of the sky and rain

  • Weapon= the thunderbolt, which he hurls at those who displease him

  • Married to Hera, but is famous for his many affairs

  • Known as the god that punishes those that lie or break oaths


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Hera

  • Zeus’ wife and sister

  • The protector of marriage and takes special care of women

  • She lead an unsuccessful revolt against Zeus

  • Sacred animals = the cow and the peacock

  • Favorite city = Argos


Poseidon

Poseidon

  • Brother of Zeus and lord of the sea

  • Married to Amphitrite, even though he desired Demeter

  • Created the first horse in order to impress Demeter

  • Weapon = trident, which can shake the earth and shatter any object

  • Most powerful Olympian god, after Zeus


Hades

Hades

  • Brother of Zeus and Poseidon

  • Lord of the underworld – rules over the dead

  • He is greedy – he wants to increase his subjects and doesn’t allow any of his subjects to leave

  • Also the god of wrath

  • Has a helmet that makes him invisible and rarely leaves the underworld

  • His wife is Persephone, whom he abducted


Aphrodite

Aphrodite

  • Goddess of love, beauty, and desire

  • Has a magical girdle that compels anyone she wishes to admire her

  • Wife of Hephaestus

  • Tree symbol = myrtle tree

  • Bird symbol = the dove, swan, and sparrow


Athena

Athena

  • Daughter of Zeus and is his favorite child (allowed to use his weapons, including his thunderbolt)

  • She is brave but only fights to protect the state and home from outside enemies

  • Goddess of the city (Athens) and agriculture

  • Embodiment of wisdom, reason, and purity

  • Symbol = owl


Apollo

Apollo

  • Son of Zeus, twin of Artemis

  • God of music, light, and truth

  • plays a golden lyre and cannot tell a lie

  • One of his daily task is to harness his chariot with horses and drive the sun across the sky

  • Tree symbol = laurel

  • Bird symbol = crow

  • Animal symbol = dolphin


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Ares

  • Son of Zeus and Hera

  • Disliked by both his parents

  • God of war and is considered murderous, but also a coward

  • Bird symbol = vulture

  • Animal symbol = dog


Hermes

Hermes

  • Son of Zeus and Mia

  • Zeus’ messenger and is the fastest of the gods

  • Wears winged sandals, a winged hat, and carries a magic wand

  • Guide for the dead to go to the underworld


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