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Hephaestus

Lame (crippled) God of Fire; a blacksmith

Zeus

Supreme Lord of Gods; symbol is the thunderbolt

Athena

daughter of Zeus; goddess of wisdom, war, and crafts

Hera

Wife of Zeus: Protector of marriage

Hestia

Calm Goddess of home and homelife; symbolized by the hearth

Ares

God of war who loves Aphrodite

Hermes

Messenger of gods; god of business

Poseidon

god of the sea

Artemis

Goddess of the hunt, childbirth, and the moon; sister of Apollo

Aphrodite

Goddess of love, romance, and beauty

Hades

God of the Underworld

Apollo

God of the sun, light, and medicine; Artemis's twin

nature

Explained things in...

Incomprehensible aspects

Explored....... Of life

Good behavior and interaction with Gods

Showed the way towards.......

human characteristics

explored ideal...

entertainment and religious purposes

used for...

social standings and political power

used to validate....

Homer

(greek Poet) Composed "The Lliad" and "The Odyssey"; lived during 8th century B.C.E.

Hesoid

(greek Poet) Composed "Theogony"; lived during 8th century B.C.E.

Aeschylus

(greek Dramatist) 7 surviving plays; Composed "The oresteia"; lived during 5th century B.C.E.

Sophodes

(greek Dramatist) 7 surviving plays; Composed "Oedipus Trilogy"; lived during 5th century B.C.E

Euripides

(greek Dramatist) 19 surviving works; Composed "Medea"; lived during 5th century B.C.E

Apollodorus

(unknown orgin) Composed "the Library"

Vergil

(Roman Poet) Composed "The Aeneid"; lived during the 1st century B.C.E.

Ovid

(Roman Poet) Composed "The Metamorphoses"; lived during the 1st century B.C.E

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