Zeus is the god of all gods and the sky. He is considered to be the most important god. There are many goddess’ that are also important in Roman religion. Hera, the wife of Zeus, is the queen and mother of all gods. She is also the goddess of women, marriage, and maternity.
In Greece the Greeks looked up to the gods and goddesses of the Greek culture. The gods and goddesses were the rulers of Greece and had the most power. They over saw everything the humans would do whether it being barbaric or civilized. There were a number of Greek gods and goddesses, but some over powered others. They fought in many wars and helped humans accomplish many different activities in order for them to survive. They were also said to bring the good and the evil to the Greek people. One god that over powered all other gods and goddesses was Zeus. He played many roles in the Greek community and helped out in many ways. Although Zeus is best known as the leader of all gods, he is also known for his mythical influence on the modern day
Athena is goddess of wisdom and military victory, patron of city of Athens.(perseus) Roman name Minerva. Her parents were Metis and Zeus. She had a lot of siblings and half siblings Artemis, Aphrodite, the Muses, the Graces, Ares, Apollo, Dionysus, Hebe, Hermes, Heracles, Helen of Troy, Hephaestus, Mino, Perseus, Porus.(goddess)
In all the myths that we have read, there has been some women mentioned in each myth. There were specific myths that were all about women and those myths show how the goddesses act when they are in danger or in need of something and how they treat the mortals that they meet. Some Deities have similarities that are shown by their actions in their stories. These similarities can usually show how a goddess will act or what one might think they will do. One can compare the activities of Demeter to the activities of Gaia.
The Olympian gods are much of a family; they are all related in some way. Zeus was well known for being a father to the gods. He had fathered many children to many different women. The story of Zeus was a story based on the uprising of a son against the wrongdoings of his father. Zeus was the son of Cronus, supreme leader of the universe, and Rhea (Parada).
Greek Mythology is composed of the many gods, deities, and mythological creatures the ancient Greeks had worshiped and formed religions upon. One of the most worshiped of the Greek gods was Apollo, son of Zeus and Leto. Although Apollo is best known for being the Greek god of arts, prophecy, and healing, he is also known for the role of women in society and mythological influence on the modern world.
Catholicism is the faith and practice of the Roman Catholic church; Hellenism is the worship of the Greek gods, deities, and creatures in ancient and modern times. The two religions were both practiced and began at very different periods of time, but share a parallel structure. When one compares the creation stories from both religions, they will find many similarities and a few major differences. The Greek creation story begins with Chaos and Eurynome – the goddess of the domain and all things.
In the Homeric Hymn to Demeter, the role of arranged marriages are delved into with the story of Zeus willing his daughter, Persephone, to marry his brother Hades. This myth brings up a variety of issues revolving around the societal views of women in ancient Greece. Zeus’s ownership of his daughter, Persephone, definitely reflects upon the role women held when it came to their own marriage decision, or lack thereof. The Homeric Hymn to Demeter can be read as a charter myth since the details of the myth directly reflect upon the ancient Greek practice of arranged marriages. While the Homeric Hymn to Demeter was published, arranged marriages were very prevalent in society.
The Greeks had twelve gods each god did something for their society. The Greeks believed each god had a throne on top of mount olympus most of them did hades did not. The gods were worshiped by offering sacrifices and building great temples which were they worshiped the mighty kings all except Hades. The oldest of his brothers was known for being the most despicable troublesome god and his presence was not welcomed by gods nor man hades grew bitter and cold always tricking mortals and making the most dirty deals. This god of wealth was called this because all the fortunes and metals that lie beneath the earth he owned.