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1 Greek Mythology The Gods and Creatures of Ancient Greece By: Chris Bursaw and Marissa Cannistraro

2 Gaia Goddess of the Earth, Mother Earth Wife to Uranus Mother to Titans, Cyclops, and Hecatonchires

3 Zeus His weapon is the master lightning bolt, given to him by the cyclops His symbols are lighting, the oak tree, and the eagle The Greek god of the sky

4 Poseidon Greek god of the sea and earthquakes His symbol is the dolphin His weapon is the trident

5 Hades His symbols are the helm of darkness and a scepter He is generally depicted seated on his throne of ebony He is the Greek god of the Underworld

6 Aphrodite Goddess of love and beauty Wife to Hephaestus Symbols are swan and dove Represents power of love Born from sea foam

7 Apollo Twin brother of Artemis God of prophecy, colonization, medicine, archery, poetry, dance, and intellectual inquiry. He is an archer, but not for hunting or fighting The lyre is his symbol

8 Ares The Greek god of war His symbol are the dog, and the spear, because it is his favorite weapon in battle

9 Artemis Goddess of hunting Sister of Apollo Maiden goddess Has group of hunters (nymphs) with her Symbols are stag, moon, and cypress Associated with moon as representation of purity

10 Athena Goddess of wisdom, war craft, and arts & crafts Came from Zeus’ head Maiden Goddess Gained Athens by giving olive tree Symbols are owl, shield, and olive branch Known to have invented crafting

11 Demeter Goddess of the harvest Mother of Persephone, who is grain Controls the seasons Symbols are corn and wheat

12 Hephaestus The Greek god of blacksmithing and the blacksmiths’ fire Married to Aphrodite He made weapons and armor for the gods He was almost always depicted as a cripple

13 Hera Goddess of marriage Queen of gods and goddesses Represents woman/mature woman Often jealous Symbols are peacock and cow

14 Hermes God of shepherds, land travel, thieves, merchants, weights, measures, oratory, literature, and athletes Symbols are winged sandals and helmet. He holds the Caduceus Guides dead to underworld Brings dreams to mortals

15 Hestia Goddess of the hearth First Olympian Never lets fire/hearth go out Name means “hearth” in Greek Symbol is fire Most kind of all the gods

16 Centaurs Half man, half horse Are mindless, party-loving alcoholics Only wise (and sober) one is Chiron

17 Cerberus Three headed dog that guarded underworld Made sure no one left

18 Cyclops One-eyed monsters Work with metal Are sons of Poseidon

19 Medusa One of the 3 gorgons, only mortal Was beautiful, then cursed by Athena Vowed with sisters to be maiden, then assaulted by Poseidon Killed by Perseus

20 Minotaur Human body with a head of a bull Lives in the Labyrinth Eats young maidens that are sacrificed

21 Nymphs Different types -Dryads: trees/woods -Naiads: water -Aurai: air/sky -Lampes: underworld Fairy-like, more capricious and eerie Dryads hunt with Artemis

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