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Lesser Gods. Introduction. Greeks and Romans had gods for almost everything The gods we talk about today are not as famous and were not as powerful as the 12 Olympians. Cupid (Eros). God of Love Beautiful, serious youth that gave gifts to man

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introduction
Introduction
  • Greeks and Romans had gods for almost everything
  • The gods we talk about today are not as famous and were not as powerful as the 12 Olympians
cupid eros
Cupid (Eros)
  • God of Love
  • Beautiful, serious youth that gave gifts to man
  • Often represented as blindfolded because love is supposed to be blind
  • Always had three people around him
    • Anteros-God of Slighted Love
    • Himeros-God of Longing
    • Hymen-God of the Wedding Feast
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Hebe
  • Goddess of Youth
  • Cupbearer to the gods
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Iris
  • Goddess of Rainbows
  • Another messenger of the gods
others
Others

Proteus-Posideon’s son that could see the future and shapeshift

Naids-water nymphs that dwelt in small bodies of water

Charon-takes the souls of the dead across the River Styx to Hades

Cerebrus-dragon tailed dog that guarded the underworld

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Others
  • Rhadmanthus, Minos, and Aeacus-three judges who pass judgement on the souls of the dead
  • Furies-Things in the underworld that punish the wicked
  • Sleep-God that gave men dreams as they slept
  • Death-God that decided when your time on earth was at an end