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Here are the twelve Olympian gods and a brief description of each. The Greeks and Romans shared the same stories, but used different names.
Greek    Roman    Description

Zeus     Jupiter       Lord of the sky and supreme ruler of the gods. Known for throwing lightening bolts.


Poseidon  Neptune   Ruler of the sea. Brother of Zeus. Carried a three-pronged spear known as a trident.



Hades       Pluto         Ruler of the underworld and the dead. Brother of Zeus. Had a helmet which rendered its wearer invisible.



Hestia       Vesta          A virgin goddess and sister of Zeus. No distinct personality or part in myths. Goddess of the Hearth, the symbol of the home.



Hera           Juno            Zeus's wife and sister. Protector of marriage, spent most of her time punishing the many women Zeus fell in love with. Likes cows and peacocks.



Ares          Mars             God of war and son of Zeus and Hera. Likes vultures and dogs.



Athena      Minerva         Daughter of Zeus alone. No mother.(?) She sprang from his head full-grown and in full armor. The protector of civilized life, handicrafts, and agriculture. Invented the bridle, and first to tame the horse. Likes Athens, olives, and owls.



Apollo       Apollo            Son of Zeus. Master musician, archer god, healer, god of light, god of truth, sun god. A busy god who likes the laurel tree, dolphins, and crows.



Aphrodite  Venus             Daughter of Zeus. Goddess of Love and Beauty. Likes the myrtle tree, doves, sparrows, and swans.



Hermes     Mercury            Son of Zeus. Wore wings on his sandals and his hat, thus was graceful and swift.



Artemis      Diana              Apollo's twin sister and daughter of Zeus. Lady of wild things and huntsman to the gods. As Apollo is the Sun, Artemis is the moon.



Hephaestus    Vulcan        Son of Hera, God of Fire. The only ugly and deformed god. Makes armor and weapons forged under volcanoes.


Other Gods


Gaea      Terra          Mother Earth.



Asclepius      Aesculapius        God of medicine.



Cronus        Saturn                  God of the sky; Ruler of the Titans (Roman mythology: God of agriculture)



Demeter     Ceres                     Goddess of grain.



Dionysus     Bacchus                 God of wine and vegetation.



Eros            Cupid                     God of love.



Hypnos        Somnus                 God of sleep.



Rhea           Ops                        Wife of Cronus/Saturn. Mother Goddess.



Uranus        Uranus                  God of the sky. Father of the Titans.



Nike              Victoria                 Goddess of Victory.

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