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a brief description of the major greek gods and goddesses

Aphrodite

goddess of love. Married to Hephaestus. She has many lovers including Ares. Mother of Cupid.

Apollo

god of sun, music, archery, sports, and prophecy. Twin of Artemis.

Ares

god of war. lover of Aphrodite

Artemis

goddess of moon, hunting, and fertility. She swore to be a virgin and to never love a man. Twin of Apollo.

Athena

goddess of the arts and wisdom. She is the creator of the olive tree and guardian of Athens. Sworn to be a virgin yet she has many kids because her kids are born through the meetings of minds not of bodies.

Demeter

goddess of the earth and fruitfulness. Mother of minor goddess, Persephone.

Dionysus

god of wine and parties.

Hades

god of death. ruler of the Underworld. Husband to Persephone.

Hephaestus

the lame god of fire and metal-working. Husband to Aphrodite.

Hera

goddess of marriage and childbirth. Wife of Zeus and a very jealous woman.

Hermes

god of traveling, gymnastics, music, and thieves. Messanger for the gods

Hestia

goddess of the home and hearth. Guardian of Mount Olympus. Swore to be a virgin and never marry.

Poseidon

god of the sea.

Zeus

god of all gods and goddess and thunder/lighting. Chases women all the time.

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