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Greek Mythology. Miss Griffin 12 Grade English- Introduction to The Iliad and The Odyssey Get to know the Greek Gods and Goddesses . Click the lightning bolt for the next slide. Click on the God or Goddess to learn more about them. Poseidon. Zeus. Hades. Hermes. Ares. Athena.

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greek mythology

Greek Mythology

Miss Griffin

12 Grade English- Introduction to The Iliad and The Odyssey

Get to know the Greek Gods and Goddesses

Click the

lightning bolt

for the next slide.

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Click on the God or Goddess to learn more about them.

Poseidon

Zeus

Hades

Hermes

Ares

Athena

Click the

picture

for your question

Hera

Apollo

Aphrodite

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Zeus
  • Roman name: Jupiter
  • God of the sky, the supreme god of the Olympians, and ruler of mankind.
  • The last child of the Titans Kronos and Rhea, had five brothers and sisters.
  • Known for his many love affairs and bad temper.
  • Responsible for the weather which depended on his temper.

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poseidon
Poseidon
  • Roman name: Neptune
  • Symbol- the trident
  • Another one of the Titans’ sons
  • Second in command to Zeus
  • He also was known for his affairs

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hades
Hades
  • Roman name: Pluto
  • Another son of the Titans
  • Symbol: Helmet that helped him stay invisible
  • Ruler of the Underworld and god of the dead
  • Lived with Persephone, his forced wife.
  • Unpitying, inexorable, and was just a terrible but not evil god

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Hera
  • Roman name: Juno
  • Goddess of marriage and family
  • Zeus’s wife and sister
  • Punishes women that are involved in relationships with Zeus

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aphrodite
Aphrodite
  • Roman name: Venus
  • Goddess of love and beauty
  • Symbols: Seashell and mirror
  • Married the smith Hephastus (God of fire, crafts, and of blacksmiths) but loved Ares
  • Most attractive goddess on Mount Olympus

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hermes
Hermes
  • Roman Name: Mercury
  • Symbol: caduceus (which is winged stick with snakes wrapped around it)
  • God of travelers, merchants, and thieves.
  • Messenger of the gods
  • Son of Zeus and the mountain nymph Maea
  • Only Olympian god allowed to visit heaven, earth and the Underworld

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Ares
  • Roman name: Mars
  • God of War
  • Symbols: Dogs and the spear
  • Son of Zeus and Hera and half brother of Athena
  • Very unpopular with the Gods and humans because of his attitude.
  • Was in love with Aphrodite

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athena
Athena
  • Roman name: Minerva
  • Symbols: Olive branch and the owl
  • Goddess of wisdom, skill, and war
  • Child of Zeus and Metis (prudence)
  • Born full grown out of Zeus’s head (wearing battle armor)
  • Taught humans weaving, sewing, farming, and metalwork

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apollo
Apollo
  • Roman name: Apollo
  • Symbols: Lyre and laurel tree
  • God of the sun, prophecy, music and healing.
  • Son of Zeus and the mortal Leto
  • Famous for playing his lyre

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which god or goddess said this quote
Which God or Goddess said this quote?
  • “I am mightiest of all. Make trial that you may know. Fasten a rope of gold to heaven and lay hold, every god and goddess. You could not drag down Zeus. But if I wished to drag you down, then I would”

A. Hera

B. Hades

C. Poseidon

D. Zeus

no sorry a goddess did not say this quote
No sorry a Goddess did not say this quote.

Hera

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no hades would not have said the quote but it was one of the big three
No, Hades would not have said the quote, but it was one of the big three.

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no poseidon did not say the quote but it is one of the big three
No, Poseidon did not say the quote, but it is one of the big three.

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that s correct
That’s Correct!!

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congratulations you have finished the lesson
Congratulations you have finished the lesson.

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