Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Greece - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

elina
gods and goddesses of ancient greece n.
Skip this Video
Loading SlideShow in 5 Seconds..
Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Greece PowerPoint Presentation
Download Presentation
Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Greece

play fullscreen
1 / 18
Download Presentation
Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Greece
206 Views
Download Presentation

Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Greece

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Presentation Transcript

  1. Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Greece

  2. Kronos (Saturn) • Head of Titans • Agriculture • Father of Zeus • Consumed his own children when it was prophesized that one would overtake him

  3. Zeus (Jupiter) • King of the gods • Ruler of the sky and weather • Upholder of oaths • hospitality

  4. Hera (Juno) • Sister of Zeus • Wife of Zeus • Queen of the gods • Upholder of marriage

  5. Poseidon (Neptune) • Brother of Zeus • Ruler of the sea • Horses • earthquakes

  6. Hades (Pluto) • Brother of Zeus • Ruler of the underworld

  7. Demeter (Ceres) • Sister of Zeus • Goddess of the earth • Corn • Crops

  8. Persephone (Proserpina) • Daughter of Demeter • Wife of Hades • Queen of the underworld • Goddess of spring • Spends six months in the underworld (winter) and six months with her mother (summer)

  9. Hastia (Vesta) • Goddess of hearth and home • Daughter of Rhea and Cronus, sister to Zeus

  10. Ares (Mars) • Son of Zeus and Hera • God of war • While Athena was seen as strategic in war, Ares was seen as unpredictable and violent.

  11. Apollo (Apollo) • Son of Zeus • Prophecy • Light • Youth • Music • Archery • Healing and plague • The sun • Poetry • Twin brother of Artemis

  12. Athena (Minerva) • Daughter of Zeus • No mother (?) • Wisdom • Warfare • Crafts

  13. Artemis (Diana) • Daughter of Zeus • Twin sister of Apollo • Hunting • Wild animals • Childbirth • The moon

  14. Hephaestus (Vulcan) • Son of Hera (and Zeus?) • Fire • Smelting • Crafts • Blacksmith for the gods

  15. Hermes (Mercury) • Son of Zeus • Messenger of the gods • Travelers • Trickery • Theft • Commerce • Science

  16. Aphrodite (Venus) • Born from sea foam • Iliad considers her to be a daughter of Dione • Some versions call her a daughter of Zeus • Married to Hephaestus • Love • Beauty • Pleasure

  17. Eros (Cupid) • Son of Aphrodite • Love

  18. Dionysus (Bacchus) • Son of Zeus (and Persephone?) • Liberation • Wine • Music • Theater • Fertility