Demeter – The Earth God

Demeter is called the Greek earth god. It is believed that she is the one who “brings forth the fruits of the earth”. She is chiefly responsible for the various grains found on earth. Many refer to Demeter as the “goddess of planned society” because she taught the humans of the earth how to sow …

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Athena – The Goddess of Wisdom

Athena was known as the goddess of wisdom although she has many other names as well. She was also known as the goddess of war, industry, justice and skill. She was also an armed warrior goddess. Athena is the daughter of Zeus and there are several versions told surrounding her birth. Most agree that she …

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Ares – The God of War and Battle

Ares was considered the Greek god of war and battle. He was often also considered the instigator or violence. He was son to Zeus and Hera and even his own father hated him because of his war-like nature. All of the Olympian gods despised Ares and his violent ways. He was bloody and merciless but …

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Apollo – The Archer God

Apollo was best known as the god of archery because of his bow and arrows and music because of the lyre he played. However, he was also known as the god of medicine, poetry, dance, prophecy, intellectual inquiry, and for taking care of herds and flocks. Apollo was considered to be an oracle god and …

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Aphrodite – The Goddess of Love

Aphrodite is one of the most well-known gods in Greek mythology. She is known as the goddess of love, beauty, and sexual rapture. In Roman mythology, Venus was called the goddess of love and beauty and Cupid was love’s messenger. There are many tales surrounding the famous Aphrodite, her birth and her life. To fully …

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