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myth

an ancient story created to explain natural events

why things happen in nature and a lesson on how to live

the prupose of Myths are to explain

classical mythology

myths from ancient Greek and Roman culture

Greek

this type of Mythology's gods or goddess' names usually end in E's, U's, and S's

Roman

this type of Mythology's gods and goddess' names are short and easy to pronounce

Zeus

Area of Authority is Jupitar
King of the gods
married to Hera
symbol: Thunderbolt

Hera

Area of Authority: Juno
Queen of the Olympians
Married to Zeus
Goddess of Marriage

Aphrodite

Area of Authority: Venus
Goddess of love
protector of sailors

Artemis

Area of Authority: Diana
Goddess of the Hunt
often depicted with arrows

Hades

Area of Authority: Pluto
God of the Underworld
Symbol: Helmet and 2 pronged spear

Hermes

Area of Authority: Mercury
Messenger of the gods
takes dead souls to the underworld
Prankster

Hestia

Are of Authority: Vesta
Goddess of the Hearth
Symbol: the sacred flame

Apollo

God of music, prophecy, and healing
Considered the most beautiful god

Ares

Area of Authority: Mars
god of war
Symbol: spear

Hephaestus

Are of Authority: Vulcan
God of fire and crafts
Built palaces atop Mount Olympus

Athena

Area of Authority: Minerva
Goddess of Domestic arts and wisdom
Patron of goddess of Athens

Poseidon

Area of Authority: Neptune
god of sea and earthquakes
Knows hot to drive his chariot through the waves of sea

caos

in the beginning of time.. there was..

cosmos

organized universe

father Uranus
mother Ghea

2 beings from Caos

parents of the titans

Father Uranus and Mother Ghea kids are the

Chronos and Rhea

the Titans..

Chronos

get time or chronological order

Chronos

took a scythe and chopped off his fathers genitiles that aphrodite sprung from

Rhea

married Chronos

Chronos and Rhea

had the Olympians

Olympians

Poseidon
Hades
Demeter
Hera
Hestia
Zues

Chronos

swallows all 5 of his children then eventually spits them back up

Zues

the 6th child of Chronos and Rhea that is raised in secret so that he will not be eaten by his father

Olympians

won the war between the Olympians and the Titans

Ares and Hephaestos

Zues and Hera's kids

Zues's other kids

Athena, Aopollo, Artemis, Hermes

Prometheus and Epimethues

in charge of setting up the world

Epimetheus

was the first to set up things on Earth and gave the best things to animals, then realized he had nothing for the humans

Ability to stand up and fire

two gifts given to humans from Prometheus

women

Zeus created this to punish the humans for being given fire

Pandora

first women

Pandora

was given a box with all the evil inside, who's curiosity got the best of her and released all the evil into the world

Mount Parnassus

only mountain not covered by the great flood that Zeus created

Thera and Decalium

Two best humans that Prometheus picked to be out on Mount Parnassus

Stone age

created form Thera and Decalium and throwing rocks over their shoulder

Fates

goddess of destiny and faith that decided mortals fates

Furies

females of vengence who tortured people for things they dig wrong

Atropos

cutter of the threads of life

Clotho

spun the thread of life

Lachesis

measured the threads of life

naiad

inhabited a river, spring, or waterfall

dryad

nymph from Greek Mythology that inhabited a forest or tree

Elysian Fields

humans liked and favored by the gods went to

Tartarus

humans unliked by the gods were sent to

tantalus

Zeus' son believed that he could fool the gods by getting them to eat his son, was caught, and sent to hades where he lived in a pool and a fruit tree above his head

Muses

provided inspiration for science and the arts

Maenads

the followers of Dionysus; they were the gods of mystery wines and intoxication. They were considered insane because they were always partying and the such

Pan

the god of goatherds and shepherds. Half human half goat

Dionysus

the god of the vine and the only god to have a human parent

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