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The Greek 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. He was married to Hera but had many other lovers.
This website is an easy-to-follow overview of the many Greek gods and goddesses of Greek mythology. From the Olympian gods and goddesses right down to the many minor gods and goddesses found in Greek literature, you'll find quick and fun information on many gods and goddesses.
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The following list of Greek Gods and Goddesses is a complete list of the major and minor deities of Greek mythology. The list is presented in alphabetical order by Greek name, with commonly alternate names following, including both Roman and Etruscan versions. Some of the more famous heroes and demigods are also included for good measure. If you would prefer to have your deities sorted by gender, there are also lists of Greek Gods Only and Greek Goddesses Only. Looking for more gods and goddesses? Check out our list of Egyptian Gods and Goddesses.
All ancient civilizations on our planet have gods and goddesses, or at least important, mythical leaders who brought the world into existence. These beings could be called on in times of trouble, or to pray to for good harvests, or to support the people in wars. Commonalities are widespread. But ancient people configured their pantheon of gods whether they were all powerful or part human, or stuck to their own realm or visited on earth, meddling directly in the affairs of humans. Many people can name at least some of the major Greek deities , but the list of gods in ancient Greece runs into the thousands. The Greek creation myth begins with the god of love, Eros, who creates the sky and the earth and makes them fall in love.