The Olympian gods in ancient Greek mythology were as diverse as humans.
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- How many Olympians were there?
- Who was the Goddess of science and crafts in Greek mythology?
- Who was the God of the Underworld in Greek mythology?
- Who was the supreme god in Greek Mythology?
- Who was the God of the Seas in Greek mythology?
- What did Greek gods eat?
- Where did the main gods live, according to Greek mythology?
- How was Aphrodite born, according to Greek mythology?
- Who was the Goddess of Love in Greek mythology?
- Who was NOT one of Zeus' siblings?
- Who was Zeus's wife?
- In which present-day country is Mount Olympus found?
- What did Greek gods drink?
- Who was the God of War in Greek mythology?
- Who was the God of Fire and the blacksmith of Gods in Greek mythology?
- Who was the messenger of gods in Greek mythology?
- Who was Apollo in Greek mythology?
- Who was Artemis in Greek mythology?
- What was the Temple of Delphi famous for?
- What made Greek gods different from common people?
- Who was not one of the Zeus' children?
- Who was Hestia in Greek mythology?
- To whom did Paris give the Golden Apple for being the most beautiful of the goddesses?
- Who was Helen of Troy in Greek mythology?
The Olympian gods
The people of Ancient Greece, though living in different polises scattered over a large area, were connected by their common origins and language as well as by their religion. Their mythology was rich in strange and magical creatures, but the most important characters were certainly their gods. The gods of the Hellenistic age played a leading role. They were the 'Olympians', as it was on Mount Olympus where these twelve immortals held their feasts.
The supreme god of the Greek Pantheon was Zeus, son of the Titans Chronos and Rhea. Zeus was the god of the sky, storms and lightning. He was the father of numerous gods and demi-gods. He married his sister, Hera, the 'cow-eyed' one, who was the goddess of marriage and childbirth.
Zeus and his brothers divided the world among themselves; Poseidon became god of the seas, while Hades became god of the underworld.
There was a pair of twins among the Greek gods: Apollo was the god of poetry and prophecy, and his sister, Artemis, was the goddess of hunting and wild animals.
Hermes, the messenger of the gods and the god of merchants and thieves was also Zeus's son.
Zeus' sister, Hestia, the goddess of the family hearth, was the most polite and modest of the gods.
Ares, son of Zeus and Hera, was quite different as he was the god of war.
Pallas Athena, who leapt out of Zeus' head, was the patron of Athens, but she is mainly known as the goddess of knowledge and wisdom.
Aphrodite, the goddess of beauty and love, emerged from the sea.
Hera's son, Hephaestos, was the god of fire and the blacksmith to the gods.
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