Mythical Gods Zeus – God of the sky, the clouds, and the rain. Normally seen holding a thunderbolt. Represented by an Eagle. Married Hera and had many children from many affairs. Poseidon – Brother of Zeus, and ruler of the sea. Seen with a trident and connected to horses and bulls.
Hera – Sister and wife of Zeus. Protector of marriage and ally of married women. Cow and Peacock were important to her. Hades – Ruler of the underworld and of the dead. Also lord of wealth (his Latin name means rich).
Owned a helmet that made people invisible.
Married Persephone who became queen of the underworld. Athena – Born from the head of Zeus in full armor without a mother She was his favorite child. The Goddess of the City she domesticated horses for human use. Represented by owl and olive tree. Apollo – Love child of Zeus and Leto.
God of music, art, archery, and sometimes the sun. Portrayed as many animals, crow and dolphin to name a few. Artemis – Twin sister of Apollo. Goddess of the wild and hunter for the Gods. Partial to all woodland creatures especially the deer. Aphrodite – Goddess of Love and of Beauty.
Born from the foam of the sea. Irresistible to man and to God alike. Represented as a dove or a swan. Hermes – Grandson of Atlas. Messenger of Zeus.
Shown wearing a small helmet and sandals with wings on them. Also an expert the if. Most commonly used God in all mythology. Ares – God of war. Hated by his parents, Zeus and Hera. Most ruthless and forceful of the Gods.
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Shown as the vulture and as the dog. Hephaestus – God of Fire. Often said to be ugly as opposed to the other rulers. Created women out of gold that helped him at home with his chores.
Hestia – The Goddess of the hearth or the home. Given offering at the beginning and end of every meal. Eros – Son of Aphrodite he was the God of Love. Sometimes seen wearing a blindfold because love is blind. Pan – A noisy jolly God. Half man, half goat.
Played beautiful music on his reed instrument. Rejected by all the nymphs because he was ugly. Silenus – Fat drunken man who rode a donkey. Formerly the God of wine.
Sometimes said to be the son of Pan.