What Are The Greek Gods

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Let me introduce you to the World of Greek mythology. This author will briefly outline the life of the Greek gods. There are fifteen major gods, but only twelve stand on Mount Olympus. Mount Olympus is in northern Greece and was said to be were the Greek gods and goddesses built their homes and palaces. In Greek mythology, Mount Olympus was a paradise where the gods and goddesses could feast on god food, ambrosia and nectar. Any of the gods or goddesses could live on the great mountain, but no human was ever allowed there under any circumstances. In ancient Greek religion and Greek mythology the Twelve Olympians are the deities of the Greek pantheon, commonly considered to be Zeus, Hera, Poseidon, Demeter, Athena, Apollo, Artemis, Ares, Aphrodite,…show more content…
In conclusion, these are just the three most powerful gods of Greek mythology. Zeus the god of the sky, Poseidon god of the sea, and Hades god of the underworld. In summarization there are fourteen gods in total in Greek mythology. However, these are just several of the most powerful.
Let me introduce you to the World of Greek mythology. This author will briefly outline the life of the Greek gods. There are fifteen major gods, but only twelve stand on Mount Olympus. Mount Olympus is in northern Greece and was said to be were the Greek gods and goddesses built their homes and palaces. In Greek mythology, Mount Olympus was a paradise where the gods and goddesses could feast on god food, ambrosia and nectar. Any of the gods or goddesses could live on the great mountain, but no human was ever allowed there under any circumstances. In ancient Greek religion and Greek mythology the Twelve Olympians are the deities of the Greek pantheon, commonly considered to be Zeus, Hera, Poseidon, Demeter, Athena, Apollo, Artemis, Ares, Aphrodite, Hephaestus, Hermes, and either Hestia, or Dionysus. Hades and Persephone were sometimes included as part of the Twelve Olympians although Hades was excluded, because he resided permanently in the Underworld. Before the Olympians ruled, the Titans ruled lead by Chronos. The Olympians gained their supremacy in a war of gods in which Zeus led his siblings to victory over the titans and Chronos. Zeus, Poseidon, and Hades are called the big three. The
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Furthermore, we cant forget about Hades. Hades was the god of the underworld and the name eventually came to describe the home of the dead. Hades was married to Persephone whom he obtained through deception after abduction her to the under world and giving her the forbidden fruit pomegranate forcing her to remain in the underworld for one third of the year. Hades rarely left the underworld because his presence was not wanted by men or god. Hades wielded a magic helmet know as the helm of darkness, it makes its wearer completely invisible and can pass through objects. Hades employed the furies who were the ones responsible for torturing the
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