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god of love
The Muses - they inspire men to do great things
god of the wedding feast
king of the wind
cupbearer to the gods
lure men to death with their beautiful songs
half men, half horse; savage creatures; resemble beasts
Their look turned men into stone
god of good beginnings
three in number; determine whether one lives or dies
noted for drunkenness, inspiration, and resurrection; Last god to enter Olympus; his followers tore humans apart in bloody rituals and sowed their bodies into the dirt to ensure good crops
god of the fire and forge; Roman name Vulcan; only deformed and lame god; armorer and blacksmith of the gods
Roman name Ops; wife of Cronus; queen of the Titans;; saved Zeus from being eaten by Cronus
goddess of the hunt and the chase; Apollo's twin sister; other names Diana, Phoebe Hecate Selene
Roman name Ceres; her temple was at Eleusis where Dionysus came to sit with her; the concept of ONE GOD came into being at her temple
goddess of love and beauty; Roman name Venus; later poems and stories in Greek mythology said she was treacherous and malicious, and that she exerted a deadly, destructive power over men; name means foam of the sea.
his oracle was at Delphi; most Greek of all gods; god of light, truth; the light into men's minds; archer god; the healer; master musician; lord of the silver bow; first taught men the healing arts; Roman name Apollo
In Rome her fire never was allowd to go out. Six virgins cared for her fire
god of all the Olympians, his bird was the eagle; Lord of the raincloud, thunderbolt, and cloud-gatherer; breastplate aegis; tree was the oak; Roman name Jupiter
god of the sea; the earth-shaker; Roman name Neptune; gave first horse to man
god of the underworld; Roman name Pluto; wife was Persephone
goddess of the hearth; Roman name Vesta; every meal began and ended with an offering to her
messenger of the gods; appears more often than any other god in mythology
god of war; his animal was the dog; bird was the vulture; sister was Eris the goddess of discord; no cities worshipped him and he came from Thrace.
wife of Zeus and his sister; animal was the cow; bird was the peacock; Roman name Juno; protector of marriage
Goddess of wisdom, reason, and purity; temple was the Parthenon on the Acropolis in Athens; she was Zeus's favorite child and sprang full grown from his brain; tree olive and the owl is her bird; Roman name Minerva; tamed wild horses for man by giving them the bridle; she was once a battle-goddess.
river that circled the world
son of Hyperion; god of the sun
father of Zeus; ruler of the titans
name meant justice
the Elder gods' enormous in size and had incredible strength
savior of mankind ; name means forethought
father of the sun, moon, and dawn
river of unbreakable oath.
strange, pallid, ghostly flowers,
god of the underworld, Roman name Pluto; his wife was Persephone
the boatman who ferries the dead across the river
the other name for the Erinyes
they pursue evildoers and punish them on earth
our word for the underworld, Hades
the river of forgetfulness in Hades
deeper depth of hell; prison of sons of Earth
river of life
river of woe
three-headed dog who guards the entrance to hell.
river of lamentation
this is where the blessed go to Hades
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