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The Twelve Olympians
Zeus, the god of the sky and thunder was the most powerful of the Twelve Olympians who recognized him as their king. He was the son of Cronus, the king of the Titans and his wife and sister Rhea who saved baby Zeus from being devoured by his father by giving Cronus a stone that was wrapped in swaddling clothes. After growing up, Zeus overthrew his father and started a new pantheon of deities with the Olympians as the chief gods and goddesses. He was married to his sister Hera with whom he had several children. Leto, another Zeus lover was barred from giving birth to Apollo and Artemis on land. However, the queen goddess is perhaps best known for her on-going harassment of Heracles whom she tried to kill on several occasions. Traditionally represented holding a trident, Poseidon was the ancient Greek god of the sea but he was also the god of earthquakes and horses.
II. OTHER OLYMPIAN GODS
In the ancient Greek world, the Twelve great gods and goddesses of the Greeks were referred to as the Olympian Gods, or the Twelve Olympians. The name of this powerful group of gods comes from Mount Olympus, where the council of 12 met to discuss matters., Aphrodite was the goddess of love, sex, and beauty. Unsurprisingly for a love goddess, she was said to have emerged from the foam generated when the severed testicles of her father, Uranus, were thrown into the sea by his son, the Titan Cronus.
By deTraci Regula. The Greeks didn't have a "Top Ten" list of deities - but they did have the "Top Twelve" - those lucky Greek gods and goddesses living on top of Mount Olympus. Aphrodite - Goddess of love, romance, and beauty. Her son was Eros, god of Love though he is not an Olympian. Apollo - Beautiful god of the sun, light, medicine, and music. Ares - Dark god of war who loves Aphrodite , goddess of love and beauty.