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The Twelve Olympians are the most important gods of Greek mythology,
who lived on top of Mount Olympus.

The Twelve Olympians
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Author£ºUnknown Source£ºen.wikipedia.org
Date£º2008-5-26 Editor£ºEmma



(The Twelve Olympians by Monsiau, circa late 18th century)
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The Twelve Olympians are the most important gods of Greek mythology, who lived on top of Mount Olympus, including Zeus, Hera, Poseidon, Demeter, Ares, Hermes, Hephaestus, Aphrodite, Athena, Apollo, Artemis, Hestia.

 

List of Olympians

 

Greek Name

God(dess) Of...

Generation

Zeus

King of the Gods and ruler of Mount Olympus; god of the sky, thunder, and justice.

First

Hera

Queen of the Gods and of the heavens; goddess of women, marriage, and motherhood.

First

Poseidon

Lord of the Sea; god of the seas, earthquakes, created horses.

First

Demeter

Goddess of fertility, agriculture, nature, and the seasons.

First

Hestia

Goddess of the hearth and home (left so Dionysus could be in the twelve).

First

Aphrodite

Goddess of love, beauty, desire, and fertility.

Second

Apollo

The Sun God; god of light, healing, music, poetry, prophecy, archery and truth.

Second

Ares

God of war, frenzy, hatred, and bloodshed.

Second

Artemis

Goddess of the hunt, of maidens, and the moon.

Second

Athena

Goddess of wisdom, crafts, and strategic battle.

Second

Hephaestus

Blacksmith to the Gods; god of fire and the forges.

Second

Hermes

Messenger of the Gods; god of commerce, speed, thieves, and trade.

Second

 


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