Welcome to my report on Greek gods and myths. You will learn about the
gods and what they did. It is also about the myths and legends of Greece.
The gods of Greece are alike many other types of gods. They were
pictured a lot like human men and women. The Greeks didn't worship any animals.
The gods, like people were endowed with many weaknesses. The gods could be
jealous, envious, spiteful, and petty. The gods were held to be immortal, but
they had a beginning. The rites of many gods came from Egypt. Most of the gods
lived on Mt. Olympus.
the first gods
The first gods were the Titans. They were before all the other gods.
The Titans were the brothers Oceanus, Coeus, Crius, Hyperion, Iapetus, and
Cronus. Also the sisters Thea, Rhea, Themis, Mnemosye, Phobe, and Tethys.
Zeus was the strongest of all the gods. He ruled the weather by himself,
and the universe with 11 other gods. Zeus was the spiritual father of the gods.
He was usually armed with a thunderbolt He was also called Thunder. Hera was
the wife of Zeus. She was the goddess of marriage and childbirth. She was also
the queen of heaven . Poseidon was Zeus' somewhat unruly brother. He was god
of the sea, of earthquakes, streams, and horses. Hesta was the sister of Zeus.
She was the goddess of the household. Ares was one of Zeus' sons. He was the
god of war. He loved Aphrodite. Apollo was also a son of Zeus. Apollo drove
the chariot of the sun across the skies. He was the music maker of the gods and
was the god of light, music, medicine, agriculture, and prophecy. He was also
Known as Helios, the sun god. Hermes was the messenger of the gods and the
protector of travelers who escorted the dead down to Hades. He was also a son of
Zeus. Athena was Zeus' favorite daughter because she had sprung fully armed
from his head when Zeus swallowed her mother, Metis. She was the goddess of
wisdom and war. Frequently she was called Pallas. Artemis was... [continues]
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