The Gods In Greek Mythology

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The people of ancient Greece were polytheistic, meaning they believed in multiple gods. They had over hundreds of gods they would worship but, their twelve main gods were named the Olympians; however, before the Olympians ruled, there were twelve other gods referred to as the Titans. Each of these twenty-four gods are important to Greek Mythology, and each have their own story which defines Greek culture and how it revolved round the belief in these gods. Every religious order has their own theory on how the earth started, how it was formed. Catholics believe God made the world in 7 days, but the Greeks believed the world appeared when Gaia and Uranus came. In greek mythology Gaia is known as Mother Earth (Mother Nature), she was the first …show more content…
Zeus is the king of the gods, all of the gods must answer to him. He is also the god of the sky and weather. Hera is Zeus’ wife and she is the queen of the goddess’ and she is god of female fertility and Motherhood. She wants to protect pregnant woman. Poseidon is the god of the sea, earthquakes, and horses.There are three layers to the world that the gods ruled. Zeus got the heavens, Poseidon got oceans, lakes, rivers, and ponds; and hades got the Underworld. Hades is the god of the Underworld. He always stayed there hardly ever leaving his kingdom. Many people would never say his name, scared that they would die sooner. The Greeks came up with another name for him, they gave him the name Plouton. This means wealth in greek. They gave him this name because there are precious ores and metals that are mined from deep in the earth. Hades weapon of choice is a pitchfork that he would use to cause earthquakes. Many feared Hades. Hades has a guard dog for the Underworld known as Cerberus. Cerberus allowed the dead to enter but none to leave. Cerberus is a three-headed hound with lion claws and a serpent's tail. Cerberus is also known as the hound of Hades. Hestia is the goddess of domestic life, family, and hearth. Hearth can be described as the center of the home, like a fireplace where all of the warmth comes from. She took a vow to always be a virgin and she never gave in to any of the gods like Apollo and Poseidon, but she was almost raped by a lesser god named Priapus. She was saved by a mule though. Athena is the goddess of intelligence, arts and literature. She was a warrior, she participated in many wars that would protect Athens. She used tactical strategies to beat her opponent. She is so smart she invented many things to make the people lives easier and