Ancient Greece is popular for lots of things such as the battles and the Gods. This article will tell you about the Greek Gods and Goddesses.
The ancient greeks belived in many Gods and Goddesses. The Gods had control on a great number of things on earth. They fell in love with each other,argued with each other and even stole from each other.
Zeus was the king of all the Gods and Goddesses. He controlled the weather and he could change it when he wanted to.
Here are some God’s And Goddesses that I like:
Hera- Goddess of marriage and children
Hera was the wife of zeus and the queen of olympians. She was also a goddess of the sky and starry heavens. Hera was usually depicted as a beautiful women wearing a crown and holding a royal,lotus-tipped staff. Sometimes she held a royal loin or a cuckooo or a hawk as her familiar.
Poseidon- God of sea and earthquakes
Poseidon was the great Olympian. God of the sea,rivers,flood and drought,earthquakes and horses. He was depicted as a mature man of sturdy build with a dark beard, and holding a trident.
Artemis- Goddess of hunting and the moon
Artemis was the great Olympian goddess of hunting,wilderness and wild animals. She was also a Goddess of childbirth, and the protector of the girl child up to there married. Her twin brother Apollo was similarly the protector of the boy child. Together the two of them were also bringers of sudden death and disease- Artemis targeted women and girls, and Apollo men and boys.
Hades- King of the underworld
Hades was the king of the underworld, the God of the death and the dead. He presided over funeral rites and defended the right of the dead to due burial. Hades was also the God of the hidden wealth of the earth, from the fertile soil with nourished the seed-grain, to the minded wealth of gold, silver and other metals.
Athena- Goddess of wisdom,crafts and war
Athena was the great Goddess of wise counsel, war, the defence of towns, heroic endeavour, weaving, pottery and other crafts. She was depicted crowned with a crested helm, armed with shield and spear, and wearing the snake- trimmed aigis cloak wrapped around her body, adorned with the monstrous head of the gorgon.