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1 Gods & Goddesses By Student’s Name

2 Gaia {jee'-uh} Terra Mater, Mother Earth The oldest of the goddesses She is the personification of the "all-mother", she who gives and takes life. She sprang from Chaos, and in turn bore from herself, Pontus (the sea), and Uranus (the sky) and married him. Their children are the Titans, the Cyclopes, and the Hecatonchires. With Tartarus she is the mother of the monster Typhon.

3 URANUS {yoo-ray'-nuhs} Personification of the sky Son and mate of Gaia. Their children are the Hecatonchires (Centimani), the Cyclopes and the Titans. Uranus was jealous of the future power of his children and feared he would lose his rulership to them. He threw his children in the underworld to prevent this. At the instigation of Gaia, her son Cronus castrated his father and dethroned him. When Uranus' blood fell upon the Earth (Gaia), the Erinyes (the goddesses of vengeance) and the Gigantes (giants) sprang forth, among many other divinities.

4 ZEUS Supreme Ruler of Mount Olympus Being the supreme ruler he upheld law, justice and morals, and this made him the spiritual leader of both gods and men. Zeus was a celestial god, and originally worshipped as a weather god by the Greek tribes. Source: Stephane Mallarmé Les Dieux Antiques, nouvelle mythologie illustrée. Paris, 1880.

5 HERA Queen of the Olympian Deities. She is the eldest daughter of Cronus and Rhea, and wife and sister of Zeus. Hera was mainly worshipped as a goddess of marriage and birth.

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