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Greek Gods & Goddesses
Greek Gods & Goddess have been mentioned in many discussions over time.

In the beginning there was Chaos and from the chaos Gaia came to be.

Gaia (Earth) andUranus (Sky) began the long extensive line that eventually becomes the Greek gods.

Together they had numerous children:

The Cyclopes:

Arges

Brontes

Steropes


The Hecatanchires (one hundred handed monsters)

Briareus (Also known as Aegaeon)

Cottus

Gyes


The Titans:

Cronus

Rhea

Oceanus

Hyperion

Theia

Mnemosyne

Iapetus

Coeus

Tethys

Crius

Phoebe

Themis

Cronus and Rhea

Had the Greek Gods.


Zeus

God of the Sky.

Hades

God of the Underworld.


Poseidon

God of the Sea.


Hera

Goddess of Marriage.


Hestia

Goddess of the Hearth.


Demeter

Goddess of the Harvest.


Cronus after hearing a prophecy he became fearful that one of his

children would over throw him. So one by one he swallowed them to

prevent such a thing happening. When Rhea had her final child, Zeus,

instead of allowing Cronus to eat him, she fed him a stone wrapped in

swaddling cloth.

Thinking nothing of it, Cronus scarfed it down unaware of the switch. When Zeus had grown he over threw his father and

freed his siblings.


Once the titans had been over thrown Zeus, Poseidon, and Hades drew lots to see who would govern over what. Zeus

who cheat received the Sky. Poseidon the Sea and Hades the Under world.Zeus and Hera had many children of their own.


From their union came:


Ares


Hebe


Eileithyia


Eris


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Zeus is said to one day have had a headache out sprang Athena in full armor from his head.

In one myth Hera, jealous, had hadHephaestus on her own. He being so hideous, she threw him from Olympus.


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Zeus and Leto had the twins:


Apollo


Artemis


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Dionysus was born from a mortal woman whom Zeus slept with.


Hermes is also the son of Zeus.


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To put it in simple terms Zeus could not keep it in his pants and multiplied like a rabbit.


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Aphrodite- Her origin has a few different tales. She is said to have

risen from sea foam after Uranus had had his member cut off. She is also

said to be the daughter of Zeus.


If you're having a hard time following here is the list of some Greek gods/goddesses that Zeus is credited for siring:


Ares

God of War.


Athena

Goddess of Wisdom, Strategic warfare, and crafts.


Apollo

God of the sun.


Artemis

Goddess of the hunt, the moon.


Hebe

Goddess of youth.


Hermes

Shepard, travel, messenger of the gods.


Eileithyia

Goddess of childbirth.


Eris

Goddess of discord.


Dionysus

God of wine.

The Nine Muses


Clio

History.


Urania

Astronomy


Melpomene

Tragedy.


Thalia

Comedy.


Terpsichore

Dance.


Calliope

Epic poetry.


Erato

Lyric and love poetry.


Polyhymnia

Sacred hymns, divine poetry.


Euterpe

Lyric poetry.

The Fates


Clotho

Spun the thread of life.


Lachesis

Measured the thread.


Atropos

Cuts the thread.


The Furies

Woman who carried out justice for injustice.

They live in the Underworld.


Alecto

The angry.


Megaera

The grudging.


Tisiphone

The avenger.

Greek Creatures


Cerberus

Hades three headed guard dog.


Cyclopes

One eyed monsters.


Gorgons

Ugly snaked haired monsters that lived at the edge of the world.Medusais one of the more well known gorgon.


Sirens

Creatures that lured sailors to their deaths by singing a tune they couldn't resist.


Hydra

A serpent like creature with nine heads. When one head is cut off two more grow in it's place.


Minotaur

A feared man eating monster with the head of a bull.


Pegasus

A winged horse that could fly.


Nymphs

Female nature spirits of rivers, forests, etc.


Demi-gods


Children of a union between gods and mortals.


Achilles

Peleus a mortal king was his father.

Thetis a water nymph was his mother.


Hercules

Son of Zeus and a mortal woman.


Perseus

Son of Zeus and a mortal woman.

 


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