Zeus – The King of the Gods

When you think of Greek mythology, you have to think of the famous Zeus. Crowned the king of the gods, he was the ruler of Mount Olympus and the god of the sky and thunder. Born to overthrow his father, Zeus had many more important tasks to carry out in his lifetime as well and … Read More….

Poseidon – God of the Sea

Poseidon was known as the god of many names but most famously as the god of the sea. He was the son of Rhea and Cronus and was one of six siblings. These siblings including Poseidon were said to “divide the powers of the world”. They were Hestia, Demeter, Hera, Hades and Zeus. Each was … Read More….

Hestia – The Goddess of Hearth

Hestia is the oldest daughter of Cronus and Rhea. Her sisters were Hera and Demeter and the three were called the “Great Goddesses of the first Olympian generation”. She was also the oldest sister to Zeus, Hades and Poseidon. Hestia has also been referred to as the youngest child of Cronus and Rhea and there … Read More….

Hermes – Messenger of the Gods

Hermes was considered the herald of the Olympian gods and he was also the messenger of the gods. He was the son of Zeus and the nymph Maia, daughter of Atlas and one of the Pleiades. Hermes was also known as the god of shepherds, merchants, land travel, weights and measures, literature, athletics, and more. … Read More….

Hephaestus – The God of Fire

Hephaestus – The God of Fire Hephaestus was the god of fire, particularly the blacksmith’s fire. He was the patron of craftsman, more skilled with his hands than any other god and mortals alike. He was famously worshipped in Athens but appeared in some other centers as well. Hephaestus was known as the god of … Read More….

Hades – The God of the Dead

Hades is the son of Cronus and Rhea who were Titans. He is the God of the dead and the brother of Poseidon and Zeus. Hera, Hestia and Demeter were the three sisters of Hades and they were all younger than him. These three male and female children of Cronus and Rhea were called Olympian … Read More….

Dionysus – The God of Wine

Dionysus was considered one of the main figures when it comes to Greek mythology. He was said to be the son of Zeus and a mortal named Semele who was known as the daughter of Cadmus from Thebes. He was the “God of Wine” and represented the intoxicating power and social influence wine had over … Read More….

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 … Read More….

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 … Read More….