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Ancient Greek Gods

Ancient Greek Gods

By: Michael Xavier

Mark Graham

Chris Rinetti

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Who came first?

Who came first?

The gods were not the first rulers of the universe.

Legends say that the Titans ruled the universe first.

Cronus, the top titan, used to eat his children for fear of losing power.

Zeus managed to keep from being eaten and killed Cronus, thus beginning the reign of the gods.

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Zeus

Zeus

King of the gods.

Very promiscuous

Weakness: girls, girls, girls!

God of mankind.

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Hera

Hera

Queen and mother of the gods.

Zeuss sister.

Goddess of marriage.

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Ares

Ares

God of war

God of storms

Loved war and massacre

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Aphrodite

Aphrodite

Goddess of love and beauty.

Born from the foam in water.

Pictured as the most beautiful being in the universe.

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Hades

Hades

God of the underworld.

Zeuss brother

Ruler of the myriad rivers (river of lamentation, river of hate, etc.)

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Poeiden

Poeiden

God of the seas.

Zeuss brother.

Controlled earthquakes.

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Artemis

Artemis

Goddess of the hunt

Known as the Mistress of Animals

Zeuss daughter

Brought death with her arrows

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Demeter

Demeter

Goddess of the harvest.

Worshipped with festivals.

Goddess of grain and fertility.

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Apollo

Apollo

God of light and prophecy.

Twin brother of Artemis.

Mother was Leto.

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Athena

Athena

Goddess of war and wisdom. (civilized war)

Athens was named after her.

Born from Zeuss head.

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