Greek Gods

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Zeus couldn’t keep it in his cloth, and had it with many, including siblings, cousins, parents, humans and men.

  • Many Greek Gods have conflicting genealogies: Aphrodite is sometimes said to be born “from the foam of the sea” rather than Zeus and Dione. Claymene either has six parents or the name refers to six distinct people.

List of Greek Gods and their rulings.

  • Chaos, according to Hesiod, was the first thing to exist; but next came Gaia, Tartarus, and Eros. Born from Chaos were Grebus (darkness) and Nyx (night).

There are twelve major 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 considered as part of the twelve Olympians, although in general Hades was excluded because he would permanently in the Underworld and never visited Olympus.

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(Shown in Notebook 1, page 69 – 73)