A Guide to Greek Gods & Goddesses

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Greek Mythology

Ancient Greece was a huge civilization, and like any civilization, they had an arsenal of gods and goddesses. Want to learn more? Read below!

 

HERA
Juno

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Hera is the queen of the gods and goddesses. She is Zeus’s wife and is the goddess of family and marriage. Her sacred animal is a cow.

ZEUS
Jupiter

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Zeus is the king of the gods and goddesses. He is Hera’s husband and is the god of lightning and thun

der. His sacred symbol is the lightning bolt.

 

POSEIDON
Neptune

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Poseidon is the son of Cronus. He is Amphitrite’s husband and is the god of the seas. His sacred symbol is the trident.

HADES
Pluto

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Hades is the son of Cronus. He kidnapped Persephone to be his wife. He is the god of the Underworld and ruler of the dead. He is known for his hospitality to dead souls.

 

DEMETER
Ceres

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Demeter is the daughter of Cronus. She doesn’t have a husband, but she has a daughter, Persephone. She is the goddess of the harvest and her sacred crop is wheat.

HESTIA
Vesta

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Hestia is the daughter of Cronus. She doesn’t have a spouse or offspring. She is the goddess of the hearth and the keeper of the eternal flame.

APOLLO

 

Apollo

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Apollo is the twin of Artemis. Apollo’s mother is Leto. He is the god of music, prophecy, literature, and truth.

HEPHAESTUS

Vulcan

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Hephaestus is the husband of Aphrodite. His parents are Hera and Zeus. He is the god of blacksmith

s, fire, and cyclopes, and is known for being crippled and peaceful.

HERMES
Mercury

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Hermes is the on of the Titaness Maia and Zeus. He is the god of many things including travel, roads, bandits, messages and messengers, wealth, luck, fertility, and much more.

 

ATHENA
Minerva

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Athena is the daughter of Metis and Zeus, and was birthed as an adult in full battle armour. She is the goddess of wisdom and battle strategy. She invented the olive tree, Athens is named after her.

 

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