The Olympians persist of twelve gods and goddesses. At Mount Olympus, the Olympians helped overthrow the Titans. today, Mount Olympus is home of the Olympians. Greek Goddesses can be found in books, art, and architecture. The famous books by Homer, the Iliad and the Odyssey include well-known Greek Goddesses.
Pandora is the story that indicates women as a source of justice in Hesiod’s perspective. Pandora is the mortal female who sent by the god “Zeus” to punish humans. Zeus was anger when seeing people not giving him honor, so he sent a beautiful girl with a jar full of evil, sickness, and death. Once she opened the jar, mortality was disappeared. Through this example, we can conclude that Hesiod illustrates that Pandora herself has strength, a mind, and a voice letting her bring evils for humanity.
Like I said in the intro muses are Greek Goddesses of inspiration, literature and science of the arts. They are also the daughters of the god Zeus and the goddess Mnemosyne, the term they were known as water myths. There were nine of these Muses portraying each art and symbolizing a different item. Calliope (epic poetry - writing tablet), Clio (history - scroll), Euterpe (lyric poetry - Aulos, a Greek flute), Thalia (comedy and pastoral poetry - comic mask), Melpomene (tragedy - tragic mask), Terpsichore (dance - lyre), Erato (love poetry - cithara, a Greek type of lyre), Polyhymnia (sacred poetry - eveil), and Urania (astronomy - globe and compass). On the other hand, Varro mentions that only three Muses exist: Melete (practice), Mneme
Apollo was the god of many things; of which include: poetry, music, art, oracles, archery, plague, medicine, sun, light and knowledge. Artemis, on the other hand, was the goddess of the hunt, forest, moon, archery, forests, and hills. While Leto was in labor she could not push out Apollo because she had became very weak while running and hiding from Hera who had banned her from giving birth anywhere light touched. As an infant, Artemis helped her mother push until Apollo was born. As the twins grew, Zeus favored them more and more for their extraordinary talents.
Of course, we still have issues regarding gender stereotypes even in the most developed countries. Where our own selves are usually characterized as being 'young, slim with beauty that has to meet the accepted standards' or we are often associated with being 'housewives'. However, strong women like us have contributed greatly in the fields of education, sports, politics, etc. and over time there have been many women who have overcome those stereotypes and have proven to be very powerful in their roles. Probably one of the worst mothers in Greek mythology- Medea, the protagonist of the tragedy play 'Medea' written by Euripides, is known for her desire for revenge against her unfaithful husband Jason.
Well actually there is nothing that related to the Goddess Athena other than the fact for the simplicity and power. Athena was a very powerful Goddess, she was well known for her power, she was the goddess of war, but she was a virgin so maybe that’s why the temple was made for her and her power and simplicity. Goddess Athena is very powerful maybe that’s why there were lots of sculptures and cravings on the walls with horses and war. There was lots of gold and gems and stuff that represent the fact that she liked a lot of pretty stuff, at the same time Athena did help a lot of people to fall in love, she helped Jason (the golden flies), Although Athena was a simple and kind, she could be really angry too, after all she is the goddess of war too. The Parthenon was created and was dedicated to the goddess Athena because she deserved, she was goddess who was simple, pretty, violent, and powerful but knew how to handle every situation that came ahead.
The whole time Leto was pregnant with Artemis, she was pursued and taunted by the jealous goddess, Hera, who was the wife of Zeus at the time. (Atsma). To escape and avoid harm, Leto found safety on the small and private island of Delos (Atsma). Shortly after Artemis’ birth, she knew she was destined to not only protect the innocence of nature, but targeted young women and girls and bring them disease and illness (Atsma). Her twin, Apollo, is the protector of young men and boys, but targets them as well (Atsma).
Zeus sent the goddesses to Paris, who judged that Aphrodite, is the "fairest” and therefore should receive the apple. In exchange, Aphrodite made Helen, the most beautiful of all women and wife of Menelaus, fall in love with Paris, who took her to Troy. Here , Eris became the root cause of the war as she wanted revenge because the goddesses Hera, Athena and Aphrodite had been invited along with the rest of Olympus to the wedding of Peleus and Thetis but Eris had been snubbed because of her troublemaking inclinations. Basing on this event it can be said that the war waged on Troy was caused by Eris and
~*~*~*~*~ She didn’t seem evil. But then again, they never really do, do they? Nerissa was everything the king could want in a future princess; smart, beautiful, talented and witty. The entire kingdom was under her spell, and falling deeper within it every passing day. And the king, still mourning over the loss of his wife, who had passed away in childbirth many years prior, was no exception.
Greek god known as Mother Earth. She was one of the first Greek goddesses. She is Mother Earth that created herself out of Chaos, which was also one of the first Greek gods (Costello 89). Mother Earth was always on the lookout for the earth (Costello 89). Making sure everything maintains harmony and balance within the environment (Costello 89).