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The Story Of Medusa - Greek Mythology Explained
The Twelve Olympian Gods and Goddesses of Greek Mythology
She continues to write on the Ancient World and other topics. The ancient Greeks worshipped a number of different gods and goddesses, who were in charge of various aspects of daily life. They identified six principle goddesses and six gods, who were known as the twelve Olympians because they were said to live on top of Mount Olympus. The Olympians are all the descendants of Kronos and Rheia, with the exception of Aphrodite who is a more primal Goddess, conceived when Uranus was castrated by his son Kronos. In Greek mythology, the Olympians feature in numerous stories and emerge as highly distinctive personalities forming part of an extended and often dysfunctional family. Through the ages, the twelve Olympians have inspired countless works of literature and art, continuing to exert a profound influence over western culture even after their regular worship came to an end.
Zeus the King of the Gods
In Greek mythology, twelve gods and goddesses ruled the universe from atop Greece's Mount Olympus. These Olympians had come to power after their leader, Zeus, overthrew his father, Kronos , leader of the Titans. All the Olympians are related to one another. The Romans adopted most of these Greek gods and goddesses, but with new names. The most powerful of all, Zeus was god of the sky and the king of Olympus. His temper affected the weather, and he threw thunderbolts when he was unhappy.