In ancient Greece, people believed that nature and mortal life were determined by living in Mount Olympusthe highest mountain in Greece, with an altitude of 2917 meters, known as the domain of the gods.
a family story
children Cronos and Rheaborn from the union of two Titans Ouranosthe creator of heaven, and Gaiacreator of the earth, the first gods of Olympus were Demeter, Hestia, Hera, Poseidon, Hades, and Zeus.
Following Uranus and Gaia’s prophecy that a child would replace him, Cronus then devoured all of his born children except Zeus, who was hidden by Rhea and replaced by a swaddling stone. As an adult, he managed to save his siblings after fighting the Titans.
gods and goddesses Aphrodite, Apollo, Ares, Artemis, Athena, Dionysus, Hephaestus and Hermes Is the child of Zeus and Hera (Athena by Zeus alone, Hephaestus by Hera).
Zeus, king of the gods Rule over Mount Olympus.Son of TitanCronus and Rhea, he was also the brother of Poseidon, Hades, Demeter, Hestia, and Hera, who was also his wife. Zeus won the battle against the Titans, he was very powerful and ruled the sky, from where he observed human behavior. He is the god of thunder and lightning, weather (rain, drought), lightning and lightning. His wife was Hera, but Zeus had many illegitimate children.
The attributes of Zeus are Lightning, Oak, Aegis, Eagle, Bull and Throne.
Goddess of the furnace and sacred fire, Hestia was the first daughter of Cronus, who swallowed her from birth. As part of the minor deities, she belongs to the Olympian gods, though often replaced by Dionysus. She refused to marry Poseidon and Apollo.
The attributes of Hestia are the holy fire, the fireplace, the amphora, and the donkey.
Poseidon, the god of the sea, is the brother of Zeus. He also directed earthquakes and floods. He shares the universe with Zeus and Hades. During the Titan Wars, he created islands by cutting mountains. He is also the creator god of horses. Odysseus became his worst enemy after he scooped out the eyes of his son Polyphemus, the cyclops.
Poseidon’s attributes are the trident with which he lifts the ocean, his aquatic procession of horses and dolphins, and the sea.
Demeter was the goddess of agriculture, grain and soil fertility. As she searches for her daughter Persephone, kidnapped by Hades, she gets the help of humans and thanks them by teaching them the work of the land and the harvest.
The attributes of Demeter are ears of wheat, pigs, and doves.
The god of the underworld, Hades rules the world of the dead. Elder of the gods, he does not live on Mount Olympus, but underground. His wife was Persephone, daughter of Zeus and Demeter, goddess of the seasons. Their husband and wife symbolize the cycle of life. Hades judged souls by sending them to the peaceful Champs-Elysees or the terrible abyss of the Tatars. His famous three-headed dog, Cerberus, the guardian of the underworld, was captured by Hercules in twelve labors.
Hades’ attributes are a dog-skin helmet that makes him invisible, which the Cyclops made during the war with the Titans, as well as a scepter, cypress, cornucopia, and chariot.
Hera was the legitimate wife of the gods Zeus. She is the goddess of family and marriage. She always had to settle disputes in the family. She gave birth to Hephaestus alone, challenging her husband to show him that she could have children without him.
Hera’s attributes are peacock, heifer, scepter and crown.
According to Homer, Aphrodite was the goddess of love, fertility and beauty, the daughter of Zeus. Married to Hephaestus, she actually loved Ares very much. Aphrodite’s attributes are shells, doves, mirrors, roses, apples, crowns, poppies and myrtle.
Son of Zeus and Leto, one of the Titans, Apollo was the god of light, poetry and music. Her twin sister is Artemis. He was fed delicious nectar, which brought him to adult size in just a few days. Accompanying him are the “9 muses of Apollo”, daughters of Zeus and the Greek goddess of memory: Calliope (muses of eloquence, epic), Urania (muses of astronomy and astrology), Melpomene (tragedies) and muse of song), Polymnie (muse of wedding and funeral songs, pantomime and rhetoric), Thalie (muse of comedy), Terpsichore (muse of lyric and dance), Euterpe (muse of music), Clio (Muse of History), Erato (Muse of Wedding Songs, Lyrics and Choir).
Apollo’s attributes are Bow, Lira, Flute, Laurel, Raven, Dolphin, Sun, and Fine Arts.
The son of Zeus and Hera, Ares was the god of war. He was Aphrodite’s lover, and in revenge, Hephaestus would set up a magical web to imprison the two lovers. He fought for the pleasure of blood and the pleasure of war, unlike Athena who hurt him in the Trojan War.
Ares’ attributes are spear, helmet, dog, primrose, vulture, shield, sword, woodpecker, boar.
Apollo’s twin sister Artemis was the goddess of wilderness, hunting and the moon. She is a symbol of virginity and childbirth. She is also a virgin goddess who protects young girls.
The attributes of Artemis are bow, crescent moon, quiver, silver arrow, myrtle, doe, bear.
Son of Zeus and Semele, princess of Thebes, Dionysus was born for the first time to his human mother, who died after seeing Zeus in divine disguise, then was born from Zeus’s thigh, The latter hid him there so that he could survive. . He is the god of wine, vines, parties and excess.
The attributes of Dionysus are Thyrsus (employees surrounded by vine leaves), grape bunches, Phrygian hats, panthers, ivy, pine cones, grapes and vines.
Goddess of Wisdom, protector of the army, justice and heroes and certain cities like Athens, Athena played an important role in Greek mythology. After devouring the pregnant Metis, Zeus had a terrible headache. Hephaestus then splits his skull and jumps out, and Athena lets out a battle cry. According to Homer’s Odyssey, she brought peace to Ithaca, she was Ulysses’ divine counselor and the darling of his father Zeus, and she also caused lightning and thunder.
Athena’s attributes are her sword, her spear, her shield with a gore, an olive branch, and an owl.
Hephaestus was the god of fire, blacksmithing, metallurgy, and volcanoes on Mount Olympus. According to sources, he was born of the union of Hera and Zeus, or of Hera alone. He was thrown from Olympus by Zeus or Hera in the presence of his ugliness, leaving him paralyzed. According to Homer, he would marry Aphrodite and Charles.
Hephaestus’ attributes are hammer, anvil, crutch, ranunculus, donkey, and mace.
Hermes, the god of travel, was the son of Zeus and Maya and the daughter of the Titan Atlas. The messenger of Zeus, the god of travelers, the god of merchants, the god of thieves, the god of orators, who also brought souls to the underworld before undergoing Hades’ trial.
Hermes’ attributes are caduceus, silver purse, petasus, winged sandals, his helmet.