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Greek Mythology. gods and goddesses of Mt. Olympus 900-800 B.C. onward. Mt. Olympus. An actual mountain in Greece. Home of the gods/goddesses of Greece. It formed itself for them. Tallest mountain in Greece.

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greek mythology

Greek Mythology

gods and goddesses of Mt. Olympus

900-800 B.C. onward

mt olympus
Mt. Olympus
  • An actual mountain in Greece.
  • Home of the gods/goddesses of Greece.
  • It formed itself for them.
  • Tallest mountain in Greece.

Olympus was regarded as the home of the Twelve Olympian Gods. It is the setting of many Greek mythical stories. Mt. Olympus is located far above the heavens. “Olympus was not shaken by winds nor ever wet with rain, nor did snow fall upon it, but the air is outspread clear and cloudless, and over it hovered a radiant whiteness.”

main gods goddesses
Main gods & goddesses

gods

goddesses

Hera

Artemis

Athena

Aphrodite

Demeter

Hestia

  • Zeus
  • Poseidon
  • Hades
  • Dionysus
  • Apollo
  • Hermes
  • Ares
  • Hephaestus
g od goddess of the underworld
god/goddess of the Underworld

Hades

Persephone

Hades tricked her and then forced her to live in the underworld.

Daughter of Zeus and Demeter.

  • Wasn’t necessarily associated with evil.
  • The gods ruled the land, air, sea, and underworld.
  • Brother of Zeus and Poseidon.
apollo god of the sun light knowledge music archery and poetry twin brother of artemis
Apollo – god of the sun (light), knowledge, music, archery, and poetry. Twin brother of Artemis.
hestia
Hestia
  • goddess of the hearth
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Cyclops - The Cyclopes were gigantic one eyed monsters. Arges (thunderbolt), Steropes (lightning), and Brontes (thunder) are 3 of them.

other important figures
Other important figures
  • Perseus: Greek hero who killed Medusa.
  • Medusa: Gorgon that could turn people into stone by looking at them.
  • Pegasus: winged horse.
  • Hercules: demigod; son of Zeus and a mortal mother.
  • Nike: goddess of victory.
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Oracle -The answer given by a god to a question asked by a human. This is how gods communicated to humans and gave them advice.
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