Who's Who on Mount Olympus...and other places
King of gods and ruler of mankind
Eagle, oak tree, lightning bolt, Aegis
god of the underworld
helmet of invisibility, anything of wealth (silver, gold, gems)
god of the sea, horses, and earthquakes
Horse, trident, earthquake
goddess of hearth and home; sister of Zeus
hearth, vestal virgins
Queen of gods and wife of Zeus
cow, peacock, Iris
god of war; son of Zeus and Hera; sister of Eris
dog, vulture, weapons
Pallas Athena (Minerva)
goddess of wisdom, war, and weaving
Pallas Athena (Minerva)
pictured with a helmet and spear; owl, loom, Aegis
god of the sun (but NOT the Sun God!), music, poetry, and medicine; twin brother of Artemis (Diana)
sun, bow/arrow, Delphi, laurel tree, moon (twin sister is Artemis [Diana]), lyre
goddess of love and beauty; mother of Eros (Cupid)
dove; her son, Eros (Cupid)
Messenger-god; god of commerce, travelers, and thieves
helmet, Caduceus, winged sandals; Zeus's personal messenger
goddess of the moon and hunting; patroness of maidens; twin sister of Phoebus Apollo
moon, bow/arrow, stag
god of fire; forger of armor
goddess of the harvest
goddess of discord
where the Gods came from
Cronos and Rhea
the parents of the six original gods
the shield with Medusa's head on it; belongs to Zeus. At times, Pallas Athena has it (figures...she was kinda born out of his head).
a story that is, almost always, an explanation of something in nature
epitome of advice; people would see her about everything. She would breathe vapors and go into a trance before fortune-telling.
female goddess of nature
Herme's staff; winged staff with two snakes (now a medical symbol)
the first people to make gods in their own imagge
a nickname for something Ex. "Son of Flynn" instead of "Sam;" the "gray-eyed goddess"
a METAPHORICAL name for something/someone Ex. it happens in Beowulf with Grendel
goddess of the rainbow; Hera's personal messenger
god of sleep
has three sons: Horothers, Morpheus, and Phobetor
god of death (technically it's PEACEFUL death, but she left that part out)
Hypnos and Thantos
two brothers who live in the lower world
father of modern theater; god of wine
the god of love
son of Aphrodite; often seen as either an attractive boy (sometimes blind-folded) or a cherub. He is nice/mysterious.
goddess of youth; daughter of Zeus and Hera
Aglaia (Splendor), Euphrosyne (Mirth), and Thalia (Good Cheer). They are often seen together as one. They are lovers of music and dance and sometimes team up with the Muses.
9 sisters; "Queens of Songs." History, astronomy, tragedy, comedy, dancing, epic poetry, love-poetry, songs to the gods, and lyric poetry.
gods of the waters
Ocean, Poseidon, Pontus, Nereus, Triton, and Proteus
lord of the river, Ocean. A titan.
god of the deep sea; father of Nereus
the Old Man of the Sea; son of Pontus. Kind and honest.
The trumpeter of the Sea; son of Poseidon and Aphrodite.
god who can shape-shift and see into the future. (hint: think Sinbad)
the old boatman in the underworld who transports souls of the dead across Acheron to the gate of Tartarus.
the three-headed dog that guards the gates of Hades
Acheron, Cocytus, Styx
three rivers in Hades; Woe, Lamentation, and Hate, respectively. Also the judges of where to send good and bad souls.
goddesses of revenge. They are Alecto, Megaeia, and Tisiphone. They are cruel and endlessly punish people.