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The Lesser Gods of Olympus & Earth. English I. Eros. Cupid God of Love Son of Aphrodite Married to Psyche. Graces. 3 daughters of Zeus Represent Splendor, Mirth & Good Cheer Always together. Muses. 9 daughters of Zeus Goddesses of music, poetry & the arts Inspire men

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Eros
  • Cupid
  • God of Love
  • Son of Aphrodite
  • Married to Psyche
graces
Graces
  • 3 daughters of Zeus
  • Represent Splendor, Mirth & Good Cheer
  • Always together
muses
Muses
  • 9 daughters of Zeus
  • Goddesses of music, poetry & the arts
  • Inspire men
  • Each muse has a specialty
  • Calliope: muse of epic poetry
demeter ceres
Demeter (Ceres)
  • Goddess of the Corn & Harvest
  • Mother of Persephone
  • Lives on Earth
dionysus bacchus
Dionysus (Bacchus)
  • God of Wine
  • Lives on Earth
  • Mother was mortal
  • Can bring joy, but can also cause madness & brutality
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Pan
  • Companion of the nymphs
  • Played the pipes
  • Son of Hermes
  • Part man, part goat
satyrs centaurs
Satyrs & Centaurs
  • Satyr: half man, half goat
  • Centaur: half man, half horse
nymphs dryads
Nymphs & Dryads
  • Nymphs: minor nature goddesses that lived in rivers, trees, caves, etc.
  • Dryads: tree nymphs
gorgons
Gorgons
  • 3 females
  • 2 are immortal, the 3rd is Medusa
  • Gaze turns men into stone
the graiae
The Graiae
  • Sisters of the Gorgons
  • Old gray women
  • Share an eye
the fates
The Fates
  • Clotho: the Spinner
  • Lachesis: Disposer of Lots (assigns destiny)
  • Atropos: cuts the thread at death