Camp Half-Blood - Characters: Major/Minor Greek Gods, Goddesses & Titans Showing 1-10 of 10
Remembering all the gods and goddesses of Greek Mythology can be a little tricky,so here are lists of all the imortant people you need to know. Youngest son of Rhea and Cronus, husband to his sister Hera. Is related to practically every being in Greek Mythology. And was born out of a donkey's stomach and is half donkey half stupid god. Goal was to have sex and have kids. Known for destroying Zeus's penis.
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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. Or is that surprising? Athena was the goddess of reason, wisdom, and war. She famously sprung fully formed from the forehead of Zeus.
The Romans had many gods and personifications. The correspondence between the Greek and Roman gods is closer than that of, say, the Romans and the Britons, because the Romans adopted many of the myths of the Greeks, but there are cases where Roman and Greek versions are only approximations. With that proviso in mind, here are the names of the Greek gods and goddesses, paired with the Roman equivalent, where there is a difference. Apollo is the same in both. For a more complete listing of Roman gods, see Roman Gods and Goddesses.
Although Hades was a major ancient Greek god, and was the brother of the first generation of Olympians Zeus, Poseidon, Hera, Demeter, and Hestia , he resided in the underworld , far from Olympus, and thus was not usually considered to be one of the Olympians. The Olympians were a race of deities , primarily consisting of a third and fourth generation of immortal beings, worshipped as the principal gods of the Greek pantheon and so named because of their residency atop Mount Olympus. They gained their supremacy in a ten-year-long war of gods , in which Zeus led his siblings to victory over the previous generation of ruling gods, the Titans. Although Hades was a major deity in the Greek pantheon , and was the brother of Zeus and the other first generation of Olympians, his realm was far away from Olympus in the underworld , and thus he was not usually considered to be one of the Olympians. The canonical number of Olympian gods was twelve, but besides the thirteen principal Olympians listed above, there were many other residents of Olympus, who thus might be called Olympians. Besides the twelve Olympians, there were many other various cultic groupings of twelve gods throughout ancient Greece. Olympia apparently also had an early tradition of twelve gods.