Greek and Roman Gods and Goddesses; Adventure of Odysseus

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Major Gods and Goddess

|Greek Name |Roman Name |Function | |Aphroditē |Venus |Goddess of love, beauty, and desire. She was | | | |married to Hephaestus. Aresis her lover and | | | |she loves him as well. Eros is her son. | |Apollōn |Apollo |God of the Sun, music, archery, poetry, | | | |healing, and prophecy. He is Artemis' twin | | | |brother, and Son to Zeus. | |Arēs |Mars |God of war, murder and bloodshed. Brother | | | |to Hephaestus, and is the lover of Aphrodite | | | |and son of Zeus. | |Artemis |Diana |Goddess of the hunt, wilderness, wild animals,| | | |especially deer and fawns, night, and the | | | |moon. Apollo is her twin brother. Artemis is | | | |the virgin goddess and is also protector of | | | |maidens. | |Athēna |Minerva |Goddess of wisdom, weaving, the arts, warfare | | | |and reason. She is the favorite daughter of | | | |Zeus. | |Dēmētra |Ceres |Goddess of fertility, grain and harvest. | | | |Demeter is a sister of Zeus. Her daughter is | | | |Persephone, Hades' wife. | |Dionysus |Bacchus |God of wine, parties/festivals, madness and | | | |merriment. He is a son of Zeus. | |Hades |Pluto |God of the Underworld. Brother of Poseidon and| | | |Zeus. | |Hēphaistos |Vulcan |God of fire and the forge. Ugly son | | | |of Hera and Zeus is his father in some | | | |accounts....
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