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Greek Gods (Big 12)

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Zeus
Jove or Jupiter
Zeus
king of the gods, sometimes angry at the behavior of gods and people but can also be a gentle and caring ruler. he is particularly fond of beautiful women, regardless of whether they are mortals or goddesses
Poseidon
Neptune
Poseidon
Zeus' brother, god of the ocean and earthquakes, is often distinguished in art by the fisherman's trident her carries-a three-pronged spear
Hera
Juno
Hera
Zeus' wife, queen of the gods, guardian of marriage. she is a great lady and diplomat though she is often jealous and nags her husband, she can be a tender and loving wife
Athena
Minerva
Athena
daughter of Zeus, born from his brain when he had a bad headache. goddess of wisdom and war, patriotism and good citizenship. she is the protector and namesake for the city of Athens.
Apollo
Apollo
Apollo
son of Zeus. god of poetry, music, and medicine, and god of light. he is associated with the sun.
Artemis
Diana
Artemis
Apollo's twin sister. goddess of hunting and of willing things. she is associated with the moon. she is sometimes called Cynthia.
Ares
Mars
Ares
son of Zeus. terrible god of war
Hephaestus
Vulcan
Hephaestus
son of Zeus and Hera. the lame blacksmith god of fire.
Aphrodite
Venus
Aphrodite
the wife of Hephaestus. goddess of love and beauty. said to have been born of the sea foam. her son, Eros (Cupid), shoots arrows which causes men and women to fall in love. another son, Aeneas, is a mortal man who is considered to be the ancestor of the Romans
Hermes
Mercury
Hermes
son of Zeus, messenger of the gods. also the god of science and invention
Hestia
Vesta
Hestia
Zeus' sister. goddess of the hearth and home
Demeter
Ceres
Demeter
Zeus' sister, she is a very important goddess of grain and agriculture. she is a kind of bond between heaven and earth.