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Greek Religion

Gods & Goddesses

AnswerDefinition
Mt. Olympus Home of the Greek gods
Oracle of Delphi Most important religious shrine in all of Greece, where a high priestess would go into a trance and predict the future
Zeus King of the Olympic gods; symbol is a lightning bolt
Hera Wife of Zeus; goddess of women, marriage and children
Apollo God of the sun, music, light, and medicine
Poseidon God of the sea, earthquakes and horses; symbol is the trident
Artemis Goddess of the hunt, nature and the moon
Athena Goddess of wisdom, courage, and craftsmen; symbol is the spear and the owl
Hermes Messenger of the gods; god of travel, sports and shepherds; wears winged helmet and sandals
Hephaestus Hunchbacked god of fire, blacksmiths, and volcanoes; symbol is the hammer and anvil
Ares God of war and violence; symbols are spear, helmet and wild boar
Aphrodite Goddess of love and beauty; symbols are the swan, apple, mirror, and scallop shell
Demeter Goddess of the harvest, farmers, grain and fertility; symbols are wheat and the cornucopia
Hestia Goddess of the home, hearth and health; symbols are the hearth and fire
Dionysus God of wine, theater and fertility; symbols are the grapevine and drinking goblet
Hades God of the Underworld, death and riches; symbols are the scepter and Cerberus, the 3-headed dog that guards the entrance to the Underworld
Heracles (Hercules) Greek demi-god known for his incredible strength
Styx mythological river that separated this life from the Underworld
Kronos King of the Titans and father of Zeus; The Olympic gods defeated him and the Titans
Prometheus a Titan in Greek mythology who created humanity; He stole fire from Mt. Olympus and gave it to humans and was punished by Zeus
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