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12 Olympian Gods & Goddesses

12 gods & goddesses with their full descriptions
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Zeus
Ruler of all gods, controls the lightning bolt, married to Hera, killed father, Cronus
Hera
Wife & sister of Zeus, Queen of gods, special protector of marriage & married women, angry goddess who doesn't forgive or forget
Poseidon
Zeus's brother, god of the sea, carries a trident
Hades
God of the land of the dead, Zeus's brother, banned from Mt. Olympus, has no pity, & has a magic helmet that can make you invisible if you wear it.
Hestia
First of the three virgin goddesses, goddess of the Hearth and domestic life, Zeus's sister, often pictured with a tea kettle
Athena
Zeus's favorite daughter, sprang fully grown & fully armored from his head, goddess of wisdom & war, second virgin goddess
Apollo
A beautiful god & master musician, often entertains the gods on Mt. Olympus with his golden lyre, god of archery, prophecy & music, Artemis's twin.
Artemis
Goddess of the moon & hunt, Apollo's twin, often known for having two faces: good & evil, last of the virgin goddesses
Aphrodite
Goddess of love & beauty that was born from the sea. Married to Hephaestus.
Hermes
God of speed, messenger for the gods. Has winged sandals, a winged helmet & a winged magic wand.
Ares
God of war, hated by his parents, Zeus & Hera.
Hephaestus
God of fire, thrown from Mt. Olympus by his mother because he was so lame & ugly. Makes all the armor for the gods and builds their houses.