Greek Gods (Big 12)

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Zeus

Jove or Jupiter

Zeus

king of the gods, sometimes angry at the behavior of gods and people but can also be a gentle and caring ruler. he is particularly fond of beautiful women, regardless of whether they are mortals or goddesses

Poseidon

Neptune

Poseidon

Zeus' brother, god of the ocean and earthquakes, is often distinguished in art by the fisherman's trident her carries-a three-pronged spear

Hera

Zeus' wife, queen of the gods, guardian of marriage. she is a great lady and diplomat though she is often jealous and nags her husband, she can be a tender and loving wife

Athena

Minerva

Athena

daughter of Zeus, born from his brain when he had a bad headache. goddess of wisdom and war, patriotism and good citizenship. she is the protector and namesake for the city of Athens.

Apollo

Apollo

Apollo

son of Zeus. god of poetry, music, and medicine, and god of light. he is associated with the sun.

Artemis

Diana

Artemis

Apollo's twin sister. goddess of hunting and of willing things. she is associated with the moon. she is sometimes called Cynthia.

Ares

son of Zeus. terrible god of war

Hephaestus

Vulcan

Hephaestus

son of Zeus and Hera. the lame blacksmith god of fire.

Aphrodite

Venus

Aphrodite

the wife of Hephaestus. goddess of love and beauty. said to have been born of the sea foam. her son, Eros (Cupid), shoots arrows which causes men and women to fall in love. another son, Aeneas, is a mortal man who is considered to be the ancestor of the Romans

Hermes

Mercury

Hermes

son of Zeus, messenger of the gods. also the god of science and invention

Hestia

Vesta

Hestia

Zeus' sister. goddess of the hearth and home

Demeter

Ceres

Demeter

Zeus' sister, she is a very important goddess of grain and agriculture. she is a kind of bond between heaven and earth.

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