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  1. "The Dead", ruler of the underworld, Hades was the land of the dead, dead souls were ferried across the River Styx, Hades was judge for sinners, god of wealth because of underground gold, his 3-headed dog Cerberus guarded the underworld, Romans called him Pluto

  2. "Love and Beauty", goddess of love and beauty, rose up from the sea like a miracle (has no parents), beautiful as a flower, the land she stepped on immediately turned into a garden, has no skills other making men fall in love with her, women feared her because underneath her great beauty was a vain and mean-spirited person who caused endless misery, (legend: when Adonis; a handsome young man was killed; she begged Zeus to bring him back. Zeus compromised: Adonis spent half the year on Earth; during that time, the land was warm and spring-like. The other half of the year, Adonis spent in Hades; during that time, the land was cold and flowers died), son is Eros, Romans called her Venus

  3. "King of the Gods", brother of Hades and Poseidon, married to Hera, called Jupiter by the Romans

  4. "Warfare and Wisdom", warrior who loves peace, defends goodness and fights evil in the world, never loses, turns her enemies into stone, uses her magic shield to protect the innocent, created the olive tree which made the olive branch a symbol of peace. The owl, a symbol of wisdom, accompanied her everywhere, legend says she sprang full grown from the head of Zeus, Athena's people built the Parthenon (a temple) to honor her, the Romans called her Minerva

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  1. Dionysus
    "Wine and Merrymaking", god of wine and wild merrymaking, rules the animals because he is a party animal, always wears grape leaves on his head and sometimes rides a tiger, he acts foolish and wild at his best, (when he drank too much wine), he was violent and unpredictable at his worst, began life young and handsome; but turned into an old, fat drunk, Athens built an open-air theatre to honor him; the most popular plays there were not tragedies not comedies, Romans called him Bacchus


  2. Hermes
    "Messenger and Movement", messenger of the gods (especially Zeus, his father), has wings on his feet and can fly, has both a good and a bad side: (As the god of motion, he protected merchants and other travelers, but he also protected thieves and cheats), also the god of sleep and dreams, carries a wand that was decorated with snakes, Romans called him Mercury


  3. Poseidon
    "The Sea", rules the seas, only Zeus is over him, cause or prevent storms/earthquakes, prayed to by sailors, lives in a palace under the sea with sea nymph wife, had a Cyclops son and a merman son, rode a chariot pulled by seahorses, carries a trident, dophins are his pets, Romans called him Neptune


  4. Apollo
    "War", god of war, a hateful and violent warrior, loves war because he enjoys being cruel to people, often started wars between people, brutal in fights but lost wars through his own cowardice or stupidity, son of Zeus and Hera, his parents couldn't stand his ugly qualities, has four sons named Terror; Dread; Panic; and Fear, war-loving Spartans loved Ares, Spartans made human sacrifices (their prisoners of war) to Ares, Romans called him Mars


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