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  1. "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

  2. "War", god of war, a hateful and violent warrior, loves war because he enjoys being cruel to people, often started wars between people, brutal in fights but lost wars through his own cowardice or stupidity, son of Zeus and Hera, his parents couldn't stand his ugly qualities, has four sons named Terror; Dread; Panic; and Fear, war-loving Spartans loved Ares, Spartans made human sacrifices (their prisoners of war) to Ares, Romans called him Mars

  3. "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

  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

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  1. Eros
    "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

          

  2. Poseidon
    "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

          

  3. Zeus
    "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

          

  4. Aphrodite
    "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

          

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