Friday, June 1, 2007

Greek Gods

List of Greek Gods

1.. Zeus was the most powerful of the gods. Should he have to bring order, he would hurl a thunderbolt. Zeus shared his powers and ruled with other great gods.

2.. Hera was the wife of Zeus, and thus, the Queen. Hera was the goddess of marriage, children, and the home

3.. Poseidon, the lord of the sea, was the brother of Zeus

4.. Hades, another brother of Zeus, was lord of the dead.

5.. Ares, Zeus' son, was the god of war. He tall and handsome but cruel and vain. Ares could not bear to suffer pain.

6.. Hephaestus, god of fire, often made metal tools and weapons to aid the gods and some fortunate mortals.

7.. Hermes was Zeus' son and the messenger of the gods. Hermes was noted for his pranks as well as for his speed.

8.. Apollo was Zeus' son and god of the sun, light and music.

9.. Artemis was goddess of the hunt

10.. Dionysus was the god of wine.

11.. Athena, for whom Athens was named, was the goddess of wisdom.

12.. Aphrodite was the goddess of love and beauty

13.. Eros was the god of love. He had a bow and arrow to shoot people and make them fall in love.

14.. Dionysus was the god of life, hospitality, and wild things

15.. Pan was half man, half goat, and the god of all nature. He was also the protector of shepherds and their flocks

16.. Hercules was another of Zeus' sons. He was half man, half god, and very strong.

17.. Centaur was half man, half horse, and tried to steal Hercules' wife.

18.. Pegasus was a winged horse

19.. Cerberus was the three-headed dog that guards the entrance to the underworld.

20.. The Muses were daughters of Zeus. They made such beautiful music with their singing that it brought joy to everyone who heard them.

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