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The Olympic God and Goddesses

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Zeus
He was the supreme ruler. He was the cloud gatherer, lord of the sky and the rain god. He also wielded the terrible thunderbolt.
Poseidon
He was Zeus' brother and the god of the sea. He also gave the horse to man.
Hades
He was brother to Zeus and Poseidon. He was ruler of the underworld and the dead.
Hera
She was Zeus' wife and sister. She was the protectress of marriage, married women and the home.
Aphrodite
She was the goddess of love and beauty. She was''foam born''. In most tales, she is the wife of Hephaestus, god of the forge.
Athena
Pallas Athena was the daughter of Zeus alone. She had no mother. In the IIiad, she is a battle goddess.Later, she is seen as the goddess of reason, wisdom and purity.
Apollo
He was the son of Zeus and Leto. He was the healer, the archer god, sun god, god of light and master musician..
Artemis
She was Apollo's twin sister. She was the lady of wild things, the huntress, maiden goddess, and moon goddess.
Hermes
He was the son of Zeus and messengar to mortals, god of commerce, god of thieves and mischief makers.
Ares
He was the god of war and the son of Zeus and Hera. He was Bloodstained and murderous.
Hephaestis
He was the god of fire and artisans. He was ugly and lame and was the protector of smiths.
Hestia
She was the sister of Zeus. She was goddess of the hearth, the symbol of home.
Dionysus
He was the son of Zeus and Semele. He was the god of wine and revelry.