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The Greece is always the center of attraction no matter whenever we look into or whatever we talk about. You can take a look at the ancient Greece architecture or even when you turn the pages of Greece history you will never get board. But Greece holds more than this, the most interesting subject Greece has is the stories of about its Gods and goddesses and they are even distinguished through their ruling time- Olympians God and Goddess, Titans God, Roman God, other God and Goddess no matter how much or how much you get to know about it, you always find out yourself to be stuck into it. Well, somehow all of us heard about the Greece God and Goddess, but there aren’t many among us who knows much about those Gods and Goddesses, or even their name. In this post, I am going to tell you about the Greece God and Goddesses (if you knew already about them then just read it one more time). We will go with a list describing every God and Goddess one by one. But we will only discuss here the Olympians God and Goddess.
The God and Goddess of Greece:- OLYMPIANS:-
Zeus is God of Sky. Zeus is also known for his son, the famous Greece hero Hercules. The meaning of name Zeus is ‘bright’ and ‘sky’ (sky is fit for his title ‘the god of the sky’). Zeus holds thunderbolt as his weapon, which is made by Cyclops for him. Zeus is also the ruler of the Gods. Zeus Roman name is Jupiter.
Apollo is the God of Sun. He is a son of the Olympian God Zeus and Titan Goddess Leto and was born on Delos Island with his twin sister Artemis. He also has known as the God of art and music, poetry and knowledge, sun and light, oracles and Archery as well the plague and medicine. The Roman name for Apollo is the same (Apollo).
The one who taught the men about the culture of wine was the Greece Olympian God Dionysus. Dionysus is a God of Wine along with the Grape Harvest and Winemaking, of ritual madness. When Dionysus was upon the reaching his adulthood, he wandered around the earth for teaching the man about wine culture. Dionysus is a son of Zeus (God of Sky) and Semele also the last god, who enter Olympus. The Roman name for Dionysus is Bacchus and Liber.
Ares is a god of War, and represent the untamed physical aspect of battle and violent. Ares is also a father of Eros (Also known as Cupid) and the son of Hera (Olympian Goddess) and Zeus (Olympian God), but according to the Homer, both of them hated Ares. His Roman name is Mars.
The ruler of the underworld and the God of the dead is Hades; he is also known as the God of wealth and given a name ‘the reach one’ because of the earth most precious metals is in his possession. Along with the Earth precious metals, he also possessed a cap or helmet, which has the power to make invisible of its wearer. Hades abducted Persephone; the only daughter of Demeter’s and made his wife and queen. Hades is the oldest son of CRONUS and Rhea and his Roman name is Pluto.
Hephaestus is a fire God also the God of stone masonry and metalworking as well as sculpture art and forges. Hephaestus was also known as the blacksmith of Gods weapons because he was the one who made all of the weapons for Olympus God. Hephaestus’s parents are Zeus and Hera, he married to the Aphrodite. Among the perfect and beautiful immortals, Hephaestus is only ugly god and his Roman name is Vulcan.
The God of Trade is Hermes; he is also the god of Eloquence and known as the messenger of the Gods. Hermes possessed the cunning and clever personality. Hermes is the son of Zeus and Maia (daughter of Titan Atlas) and born in a cave of Arcadia Mountain also the second youngest Olympian God among the Olympian Gods. Hermes Roman name is Mercury.
Poseidon is known as the God of Sea and earthquakes along with the God of storm and horses. Poseidon is famous for to be vengeful when he insulted and also consider as one of the moody and greedy Olympian gods as well as one of the worst-tempered God among the Olympians Gods and Goddesses. Poseidon’s Roman name is Neptune. 2. GODDESS:-
Hera is the goddess of Marriage and the birth along with the queen of Olympus. She is also the sister and wife of Zeus, Hera was well famous for her jealousy and vengeance against her husband, Zeus lovers and his offspring (well, you can’t blame her; after all, Zeus had so many lovers and offspring’s). Hera’s Roman name is Juno.
The goddess of love and beauty is Aphrodite. She is also the Goddess of the Eternal youth. She is a daughter of Uranus and born on the Island of Cyrus, from the foam in the waters of Paphos. But In some other stories, she is also said to be a daughter of Zeus and Dione. Aphrodite is also a mother of Eros (Cupid), her Roman name is Venus.
Artemis is the Goddess of the hunt and one of the most respected among all the ancient Greece Gods and Goddess. She is also known as the Goddess of Moon, Archery as well as the Forests and Hills. Artemis is a daughter of Zeus (Ruler of the Olympus) and Leto (the Titaness) also the twin sister of Apollo (Olympian God). Roman name for Artemis is Diana.
Athena is a Goddess of War and other many things- courage and wisdom. Civilization and inspiration, strength and strategy, art and craft as well as mathematics, skills and strategic warfare too, and that make her the very important Goddess. She was the Guardian of Athens and given a name Athene. Athena is one of the three virgin Goddess- Athena, Artemis and Hestia, and daughter of Zeus (she has so many interesting stories about her). Athena Roman name is Minerva.
Demeter is Goddess of Agriculture and fertility, in the past, the fertility festival held in honor of Demeter, which is known as Thesmophoria and only women were allowed to attend the Thesmophoria. Demeter is a Daughter of Rhea and Cronos, she also known as the Goddess of Sacred Law and Harvest. Demeter’s Roman name is Ceres.
Hestia is a goddess of Hearth and Domestic life along with the Home and architecture as well as the Family and the state. Despite her appearance in several stories, she holds the little significance in Greece mythology. Hestia is a daughter of Cronus and Rhea and considers as the one of the three virgin Goddess (although she doesn’t have much significance in Greece mythology but the stories about her are very interesting). The Roman name of Hestia is Vesta.