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2. When the world was first divides in three Zeus received the sky, Poseidon received the sea, and Hades received the night and underworld. 3.

  • Zeus
  • Ruler of Mount Olympus, god of sky and thunder. His symbols are the thunderbolt, eagle, bull and the oak. Youngest of his siblings Hera, Poseidon, Demeter, and Hestia.Also married to Hera. And has a statue in Olympia.


  • Hera
  • Wife and older sister of Zeus. Her chief function was as goddess of marriage. She was identified as the upper air


  • Poseidon
  • God of the sea, as well as of horses and earthquakes. Sailors prayed to Poseidon for a safe voyage, sometimes drowning horses as a sacrifice. When offended or ignored, he struck the ground with his trident and caused chaotic springs, earthquakes, and shipwrecks.


  • Demeter
  • Goddess of grain and fertility, the pure nourisher of the youth and the green earth, the health-giving cycle of life and death, and preserver of marriage and the sacred law. Frequently associated with images of the harvest, including flowers, fruit, and grain.


  • Hestia
  • The virgin goddess. Also the goddess of the hearth, the right ordering of domesticity and the family. She received the first offering at every sacrifice in the household.


  • Aphrodite
    • Greek goddess of love and beauty. Associated with dolphins, doves, swans, pomegranates and lime trees.Married to Hephaestus.


  • Apollo
  • God of the Sun and Music. Considered to have dominance over plague, light, healing, medicine, prophecy, dance, reason and intellectualism.


  • Ares
  • Son of Zeus and Hera also Athenas half brother. Olympian god of war, or more accurately the god of savage war, and slaughter.


  • Artemis
  • Daughter of Zeus and twin sister of Apollo. She was worshipped as a fertility/childbirth goddess in many places since, according to some myths, she assisted her mother in the delivery of her twin


  • Athena
  • Daughter of Zeus. Armed warrior goddess, and appears in Greek mythology as a helper of many heroes, including Heracles, Jason, and Odysseus .


  • Hephaestus
  • God of technology, blacksmiths, craftsmen, artisans, sculptors, metals and metallurgy, and fire. He was worshipped in all the manufacturing and industrial centers of Greece, especially Athens.Ares was his brother and Hera was their mother. Married to Aphrodite.


  • Hermes
  • Messenger from the gods to humans, the inventor of fire. Escort for the dead to help them find their way to the afterlife. He was the son of Zeus.Hermes' symbols were the rooster and the tortoise. Recognized by his purse or pouch, winged sandals, and winged cap.


  • People worshiped these gods so much that they even made temples in their honor. Such as the Parthenon located in Athens in honor of Athena.


  • The temple of Ares.


  • The Temple of Hephaestus located near the Athens Agora, or marketplace.


  • And finally the statue of Zeus in Olympia.


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