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Who's Who on Mount Olympus...and other places

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Zeus (Jupiter/Jove)
King of gods and ruler of mankind
Zeus (Jupiter/Jove)
Eagle, oak tree, lightning bolt, Aegis
Hades (Pluto)
god of the underworld
Hades (Pluto)
helmet of invisibility, anything of wealth (silver, gold, gems)
Poseidon (Neptune)
god of the sea, horses, and earthquakes
Poseidon (Neptune)
Horse, trident, earthquake
Hestia (Vesta)
goddess of hearth and home; sister of Zeus
Hestia (Vesta)
hearth, vestal virgins
Hera (Juno)
Queen of gods and wife of Zeus
Hera (Juno)
cow, peacock, Iris
Ares (Mars)
god of war; son of Zeus and Hera; sister of Eris
Ares (Mars)
dog, vulture, weapons
Pallas Athena (Minerva)
goddess of wisdom, war, and weaving
Pallas Athena (Minerva)
pictured with a helmet and spear; owl, loom, Aegis
Phoebus Apollo
god of the sun (but NOT the Sun God!), music, poetry, and medicine; twin brother of Artemis (Diana)
Phoebus Apollo
sun, bow/arrow, Delphi, laurel tree, moon (twin sister is Artemis [Diana]), lyre
Aphrodite (Venus)
goddess of love and beauty; mother of Eros (Cupid)
Aphrodite (Venus)
dove; her son, Eros (Cupid)
Hermes (Mercury)
Messenger-god; god of commerce, travelers, and thieves
Hermes (Mercury)
helmet, Caduceus, winged sandals; Zeus's personal messenger
Artemis (Diana)
goddess of the moon and hunting; patroness of maidens; twin sister of Phoebus Apollo
Artemis (Diana)
moon, bow/arrow, stag
Hephaestus (Vulcan)
god of fire; forger of armor
Hephaestus (Vulcan)
forge
Demeter (Ceres)
goddess of the harvest
Demeter (Ceres)
corn, grain
Eris (Discordia)
goddess of discord
Eris (Discordia)
fights/arguments
Titans
where the Gods came from
Cronos and Rhea
the parents of the six original gods
Aegis
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).
myth
a story that is, almost always, an explanation of something in nature
Delphin (oracle)
epitome of advice; people would see her about everything. She would breathe vapors and go into a trance before fortune-telling.
nymph
female goddess of nature
Caduceus
Herme's staff; winged staff with two snakes (now a medical symbol)
the Greeks
the first people to make gods in their own imagge
Epithet
a nickname for something Ex. "Son of Flynn" instead of "Sam;" the "gray-eyed goddess"
Kenning
a METAPHORICAL name for something/someone Ex. it happens in Beowulf with Grendel
Iris
goddess of the rainbow; Hera's personal messenger
Hypnos (Somnus)
god of sleep
Hypnos (Somnus)
has three sons: Horothers, Morpheus, and Phobetor
Thantos
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
Dionysus (Bacchus)
father of modern theater; god of wine
Eros (Cupid)
the god of love
Eros (Cupid)
son of Aphrodite; often seen as either an attractive boy (sometimes blind-folded) or a cherub. He is nice/mysterious.
Hebe
goddess of youth; daughter of Zeus and Hera
The Graces
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.
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
Ocean
lord of the river, Ocean. A titan.
Pontus
god of the deep sea; father of Nereus
Nereus
the Old Man of the Sea; son of Pontus. Kind and honest.
Triton
The trumpeter of the Sea; son of Poseidon and Aphrodite.
Proteus
god who can shape-shift and see into the future. (hint: think Sinbad)
Charon
the old boatman in the underworld who transports souls of the dead across Acheron to the gate of Tartarus.
Cerberus
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.
The Furies
goddesses of revenge. They are Alecto, Megaeia, and Tisiphone. They are cruel and endlessly punish people.