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Hestia is the goddess of
Hearth and its fire
Hestia vowed to
remain a virgin
who's advances did she reject
Poseidon and Apollo
Hestia is the greek word for
what kind of society did Zeus belong to
Monogamous where males were dominant
Zeus mates with
many mortal and immortal women
Wrathful god and virtue
what does the root of Zeus' name mean
who wears Aegis
immortal queen who punishes and avenged the romantic interests of her husband zeus
how does homer describe Hera
ox-eyed and white-armed
zeus son hercules was said to found what games
where were the 12 labours of hercules carved into
the metopes of the Doric Frieze
who structure the most admired statue of Zeus
description of Zeus statue
sitting on a throne with a symbol of Nike (victory) in one hand and his sceptre in the other which was perched on a eagle
what was an important centre for the worship of zeus
what was the traditional methods for eliciting a response from Zeus
-observation and interpretations of omens
-sound of wind through branches
-call of doves
-condition of burnt offerings
who were the children of Zeus and Hera
goddess of childbirth
goddess of youthful bloom and servant to the gods
Hebe and Ganymede
cupbearers to the gods (servants)
who becomes Hercules bride when he wins immortality
-god of creative fire and a divine smith
-also god of destructive fire
where was Hephaestus workshop
heaven or on olympus
who was Hephaestus wife?
who is Aphrodite unfaithful to Hephaestus with
god of war
who was the last child of Zeus and Hera
Daughters of Zeus and Memory ?
what were the 9 Muses?
these children are the patronesses of literature and the arts
where is the home of the Muses
Pieria in northern Thessaly near Mt. Olympus, or the fountain of Hippocrene on Mt. Helicon in Boeotia
what does the muses names mean?
who were the daughters of Zeus and Themis
The three fates
what are the three fates responsible for
originally birth spirits who often came to depicted as three old women responsible for the destiny of every individual
what are the 3 fates
spins out the thread of life (which carries with it the fate of each human being from the moment of birth)
(apportioner) measures the thread
(inflexible) cuts it off and brings life to an end
What famous seer had the power to understand the speech of animals?
Who is not a sister of Zeus?
What Lapith was originally born a female but transformed into male?
What does tradition say the Olympic games were organized?
What tree was sacred to Zeus?
Which is not within the sphere of Hestia's influence?
Famous whispering oaks?
What is the meaning of Zeus' name
Who gave birth to the monster Centuris
Who at times appears as a particular servant of Hera