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Heroes, gods, and monsters of Greek Mythology

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Zeus
Leader of the gods (Dad was Cronus). Killed father, became king. Married Hera. Known for lightning Bolt.
Hera
Married Zeus, queen of gods, jealous.
Athene
Daughter of Metis, born through Zeus' head, grey eyes, defeats Arachne in a weaving competetion.
Poseidon
god of seas, loved Demeter, made her horses
Hades
God of underworld, married Persephone.
Demeter
Wife of Poseidon, had Persephone, goddess of planting, harvesting, and growing.
The twins
Their names were Artemis and Apollo, children of Zeus and Leto
Artemis
Goddess of moon, maiden of the silver bow, lady of wild things, huntress. Killed Actaeon
Apollo
God of the sun, patron of music, poetry, math , and medicine. Gold hair, stormy blue eyes, golden bow & arrows
Sons of Apollo
Names were Corybantes, Aristeuss, Amphissus, Asclepius. Asclepius was a great doctor, killed by Hades. Apollo fell in love with Daphne
Hermes
Messenger god. Adventured 5 mins after birth. Invented alphabet, astronomy, cards. wore winged sandals, engaged with humans
Hephaestus
Ugly, rejected by mother. Raised by Thetis. Smith god
Aphrodite
Goddess of love and beauty. took Hephaestus as husband
Prometheus
Gave man fire, zeus was upset, he was killed by Vultures
Pandora
Opened box of curses
Phaethon
raced Epaphus, boasted and lied, swore by river styx, died from riding in his chariot too close to the sun.
Orpheus
Son of Calliope and the Thracian King.Poet and musician. Bought Eurydice's life back from hades with music, but looked back and lost her
Narcissus and Echo
Most beautiful boy, and most beloved nymph. One was cursed with repetition and the other fell in love with themself
Eros and Psyche
Fell in love. One was invisible. One couldn't bear to have an invisible husband, looked at him when he was sleeping, then they could no longer be together.
Arion
Son of Poseidon, helped by dolphin, called 2nd Orpheus, constellation named after him
Perseus
Ventured to get head of Medusa
Daedalus
Great inventor. invented Labyrinth, invented wings. son died from being too close to sun
Theseus
Defeated the Minotaur in the Labyrinth. forgot to raise white sails, became king of Athens
Atalanta
Raised by Bears, lost husband Meleagar. Lost a race to Hippomenes
Midas
Loved gold. Turned daughter to Gold
Pygmalion
wanted to marry Aphrodite, yet married her statue