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The information below was presented in class in the PowerPoint presentation.  You will need to know all of this information.

 

GOD

(and other names)

KNOWN AS (epithet)

KEY QUALITIES

SYMBOLS

ZEUS

(Jupiter, Jove, Thor)

Father of all Gods

God of Thunder

Powerful

Just

Unfaithful (in marriage)

Thunderbolt

Eagle

Oak tree

HERA

(Juno)

Zeusís Wife and Sister

Goddess of Marriage and Childbirth Intelligent

Jealous

Peacock

Cow

POSEIDON

(Neptune)

Zeusís Brother

Lord of the Sea Powerful (2nd only to Zeus)

Greedy

Quarrelsome

Trident
HESTIA

(Vesta)

Zeusís Sister

The Virgin Goddess

Goddess of the Hearth and Home

Mild

Kind

Charitable

(none)
DEMETER

(Ceres)

Zeusís Sister

Goddess of the Earth

Goddess of Agriculture

Controls the seasons Grain

Poppy

Crane

APOLLO

(no other name)

Zeusís Son and Artemisís twin brother

The Sun God

God of Light

God of Music

God of Healing

Cannot speak a lie

Great fighter

Lyre

Crow

Laurel

ARTEMIS

(Diana)

Zeusís Daughter and Apolloís twin sister

Protector of the Young

Lady of the Wild Things

Huntsman of the Gods

Goddess of the Moon

Friend to mortals Deer
ARES

(Mars)

Zeusís Son

God of War (or God of Warlike Frenzy) Cruel, murderous, handsome, cowardly Vulture

Dog

APHRODITE

(Venus)

Zeusís Daughter

Goddess of Love and Desire

Goddess of Beauty

Beautiful

Can make men fall in love with her

Competitive with other people who are beautiful

Swan

Dove

HEPHAESTUS

(Vulcan)

Zeusís Son

God of Fire and Iron

Armorer of the Gods

Ugly, lame, peace-loving, clever Volcano

Axe

ATHENA

(Minerva)

Zeusís Daughter

Goddess of War and Wisdom

Goddess of Crafts and Arts

Born out of Zeusís head

Wise

Owl
HERMES

(Mercury)

Zeusís Son

Messenger of the Gods

Patron to Travelers

Prankster

Genius

Helpful to humans

Caduceus (staff with snakes and wings)

Wings

DIONYSUS

(Bacchus)

Zeusís Son

God of Fertility and Wine

Patron of Arts and Theater

Fluctuates between joyful and mean moods,

Often drunk

Grape vine

Wine goblet