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  1. "Wine and Merrymaking", god of wine and wild merrymaking, rules the animals because he is a party animal, always wears grape leaves on his head and sometimes rides a tiger, he acts foolish and wild at his best, (when he drank too much wine), he was violent and unpredictable at his worst, began life young and handsome; but turned into an old, fat drunk, Athens built an open-air theatre to honor him; the most popular plays there were not tragedies not comedies, Romans called him Bacchus

  2. "Mother Earth", goddess of growing things, watches over the planting and harvesting of grapes and grains, her symbol is a bundle of wheat, (legend: one day, the Earth opened up and Hades kidnapped her daughter to be his wife. Heartbroken, Demeter wandered the Earth looking for her daughter Persephone. In the meantime, no crops grew on Earth. Her brother Zeus forced a compromise: Two-thirds of the year, Persephone would live with her mother; during that time, crops would grow and the Earth would bloom. One-third of the year, she lived with Hades; during that season, the land would be barren). Romans called her Ceres

  3. "Love and Beauty", goddess of love and beauty, rose up from the sea like a miracle (has no parents), beautiful as a flower, the land she stepped on immediately turned into a garden, has no skills other making men fall in love with her, women feared her because underneath her great beauty was a vain and mean-spirited person who caused endless misery, (legend: when Adonis; a handsome young man was killed; she begged Zeus to bring him back. Zeus compromised: Adonis spent half the year on Earth; during that time, the land was warm and spring-like. The other half of the year, Adonis spent in Hades; during that time, the land was cold and flowers died), son is Eros, Romans called her Venus

  4. "Messenger and Movement", messenger of the gods (especially Zeus, his father), has wings on his feet and can fly, has both a good and a bad side: (As the god of motion, he protected merchants and other travelers, but he also protected thieves and cheats), also the god of sleep and dreams, carries a wand that was decorated with snakes, Romans called him Mercury

4 True/False Questions

  1. Athena
    "Women and Marriage", Zeus's wife, goddess of marriage, protects women during childbirth, tries to behave with dignity and goodness but is jealous of women who hit on Zeus (he once turned a woman into a cow in order to hide her from his wife), rides in a golden chariot, a peacock is her pet, Romans called her Juno


  2. Poseidon
    "The Sea", rules the seas, only Zeus is over him, cause or prevent storms/earthquakes, prayed to by sailors, lives in a palace under the sea with sea nymph wife, had a Cyclops son and a merman son, rode a chariot pulled by seahorses, carries a trident, dophins are his pets, Romans called him Neptune


  3. Ares
    "The Pain of Love", god of love, small boy who never grew up, mischievous, (shoots arrows into peoples' hearts, making them THINK they were in love, uses one kind of arrow to infect the victim (male) with undying love; he then shot another arrow into his "sweetheart" to make her indifferent uncaring. The wounded, love-struck person would spend his life in pursuit of the indifferent one), known mainly by his Roman name, Cupid


  4. Hades
    "The Dead", ruler of the underworld, Hades was the land of the dead, dead souls were ferried across the River Styx, Hades was judge for sinners, god of wealth because of underground gold, his 3-headed dog Cerberus guarded the underworld, Romans called him Pluto


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