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2 Greek Mythology The Greeks believed inThe Greeks believed in many gods and goddesses many gods and goddesses All of the Greek gods/goddesses were later adopted by the RomansAll of the Greek gods/goddesses were later adopted by the Romans Gods & Goddesses Video- copy & paste link (if needed)Gods & Goddesses Video- copy & paste link (if needed)Gods & Goddesses VideoGods & Goddesses Video history/greek-mythology/videos/greek- gods?m=528e394da93ae&s=undefined&f=1&free =falsehttp://www.history.com/topics/ancient- history/greek-mythology/videos/greek- gods?m=528e394da93ae&s=undefined&f=1&free =false

3 12 Major Gods GodsGoddesses ZeusAphrodite ApolloAthena DionysusHera HephaestusArtemis PoseidonDemeter Ares Hermes Greek Gods & Goddess InfoGreek Gods & Goddess Info- copy and paste link (if needed)

4 Greek Mythology Zeus: was the most powerful of the gods. Should he have to bring order, he would hurl a thunderbolt. Zeus was not afraid of anyone or anything except perhaps his wife, Hera.Zeus: was the most powerful of the gods. Should he have to bring order, he would hurl a thunderbolt. Zeus was not afraid of anyone or anything except perhaps his wife, Hera.

5 Greek Mythology Poseidon: the lord of the sea, was the brother of Zeus. Poseidon was very powerful. He could raise his hand and a new island would appear! The Greeks were terrified of Poseidon, especially the Greeks who lived along the coast.Poseidon: the lord of the sea, was the brother of Zeus. Poseidon was very powerful. He could raise his hand and a new island would appear! The Greeks were terrified of Poseidon, especially the Greeks who lived along the coast.

6 Greek Mythology Hades: another brother of Zeus, was the lord of the underworld & death.Hades: another brother of Zeus, was the lord of the underworld & death.

7 Greek Mythology Ares: Zeus’ son, was the god of war. He was tall and handsome but cruel and vain.Ares: Zeus’ son, was the god of war. He was tall and handsome but cruel and vain.

8 Greek Mythology Hermes: was Zeus’ son and the messenger of the gods. Things were always going on in the Greek mythical world. The job of the messenger to the gods allowed Hermes to have the inside scoop on just about everything. There was a warmth about Hermes. The other gods trusted him. It is no wonder that there are probably more myths that include Hermes than any other god.Hermes: was Zeus’ son and the messenger of the gods. Things were always going on in the Greek mythical world. The job of the messenger to the gods allowed Hermes to have the inside scoop on just about everything. There was a warmth about Hermes. The other gods trusted him. It is no wonder that there are probably more myths that include Hermes than any other god.

9 Dionysus Son of ZeusSon of Zeus He was the god of fertility and wine, later considered a patron of the arts.He was the god of fertility and wine, later considered a patron of the arts. Worshipped in the woodsWorshipped in the woods

10 HEPHAISTOS God of fire, metalworking, stonemasonry and the art of sculpture.God of fire, metalworking, stonemasonry and the art of sculpture. He was usually depicted as a bearded man holding hammer and tongs--the tools of a smith--and riding a donkey. He was usually depicted as a bearded man holding hammer and tongs--the tools of a smith--and riding a donkey. Son of ZeusSon of Zeus

11 Apollo Zeus’ son and god of the sun, light, healing and music.Zeus’ son and god of the sun, light, healing and music.

12 Greek Mythology Hera: was the sister and wife of Zeus, and thus, the Queen. Hera was the goddess of marriage, children, and the home.Hera: was the sister and wife of Zeus, and thus, the Queen. Hera was the goddess of marriage, children, and the home.

13 Greek Mythology Athena: goddess of wisdom

14 Aphrodite: goddess of love and beautyAphrodite: goddess of love and beauty

15 ARTEMIS Goddess of hunting, wilderness and wild animals. She was also a goddess of childbirth, and the protectress of the girl child up to the age of marriageGoddess of hunting, wilderness and wild animals. She was also a goddess of childbirth, and the protectress of the girl child up to the age of marriage

16 Demeter Demeter is the goddess of corn, grain, and the harvest.Demeter is the goddess of corn, grain, and the harvest. She makes the crops grow each year. The first loaf of bread from the harvest is sacrificed to her.She makes the crops grow each year. The first loaf of bread from the harvest is sacrificed to her.

17 Greek Mythology Heracles (Hercules): Zeus’ son. He was half man, half god, and very strong.

18 Greek Mythology Eros (Cupid): the son of the goddess of love. He carried a bow and arrow to shoot people. When you were shot with Cupid’s arrow, you fell in love with the very next person you saw.Eros (Cupid): the son of the goddess of love. He carried a bow and arrow to shoot people. When you were shot with Cupid’s arrow, you fell in love with the very next person you saw.

19 Greek Mythology Pandora: The first woman formed out of clay by the gods. Everyone in ancient Greece knew the story of Pandora’s Box.Pandora: The first woman formed out of clay by the gods. Everyone in ancient Greece knew the story of Pandora’s Box. Pegasus: a winged horse who could fly. People were always trying to steal Pegasus, which caused them no end of trouble!

20 Greek Mythology The Muses: The 9 daughters of Zeus and Mnomosyne. They made such beautiful music with their singing that it brought joy to everyone who heard them. The muses were patrons of the arts and sciences.The Muses: The 9 daughters of Zeus and Mnomosyne. They made such beautiful music with their singing that it brought joy to everyone who heard them. The muses were patrons of the arts and sciences.

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22 Art & Architecture Architecture Video Clip Copy & paste link if necessary- architecture-dorian-ionic-corinthian.html#lesson Greek art was designed to show perfection. Not necessarily reality, but what could be Greek buildings are characterized by the rectangle shape, columns, elegance and balance. Many structures were open (no ceiling) Watch the Video Clip, read the text, & look at the photos and then answer the questions on your assignment

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27 The Acropolis The AcropolisThe AcropolisThe AcropolisThe Acropolis Copy & paste link if neccassaryCopy & paste link if neccassary mythology/videos/deconstructing-history-the- acropolis?m=528e394da93ae&s=undefined&f=1&free=falsehttp://www.history.com/topics/ancient-history/greek- mythology/videos/deconstructing-history-the- acropolis?m=528e394da93ae&s=undefined&f=1&free=false Watch the video about the Acropolis and write a summary of it on your assignment.

28 Power point Credits Power point by Susan M. Pojer Horace Greeley H.S. Chappaqua, NYPower point by Susan M. Pojer Horace Greeley H.S. Chappaqua, NY Power points found at htmlPower points found at html


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