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Ancient greek Religion

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FC: Ancient Greek Religion | Caroline and Trinity

1: Each Greek city-state worshiped many gods. The Greeks went to oracles for advice because oracles were believed to communicate with the gods. They would give advice in the form of a prophecy.They also honored gods with the Olympics and other festivals

2: The Greeks had 13 major gods. | Zeus | King of the Gods & Ruler of Mount Olympus. He was also the god of sky and thunder. | Zeus is also well known for his affairs.

3: Hades-God of Underworld | Hades was a very greedy god.. Zeus and Poseidon are his brothers. Hades had to abduct his wife in order to make her marry him..

4: Poseidon- God of the sea, earthquakes, and horses. His main weapon was his trident, and he was the brother of Hades and Poseidon..

5: Queen of all gods, Goddess of family and marriage. | Hera | Hera is the wife of Zeus and the first goddess. She cares very deeply about her appearance.

6: Apollo | God of light, knowledge, music, poetry, prophecy,and archery. He was also the twin brother of Artemis. Apollo was a talented musician. He could give the talent of prophecy to any human he loved.

7: Artemis | Goddess of the hunt, childbirth, archery, and animals. Her twin brother was Apollo. Artemis's sacred animals were the deer, dogs, and geese.

8: Hermes | Messengers of the gods; God of commerce and thieves. He is known by all the gods to be very sneaky.

9: Athena | Goddess of handicraft, wisdom, defense, and strategy. She sprang fully grown from Zeus's head .

10: Aphrodite | Goddess of love, beauty,and desire. She was loved by many gods, but she wed Hephaestus.

11: Ares | God of war, bloodshed, and violence. Ares was disliked among the gods and humans for his aggressive ways.

12: Demeter | Goddess of fertility, agriculture, nature, and the seasons. Her daughter was Persephone, wife of Hades.

13: Hephaestus | Blacksmith of the gods. God of fire and forge. He was kicked out of Mount Olympus, and then wed to Aphrodite.

14: Dionysus | God of wine, ecstasy,and celebration.. He would cause chaos or drama if life was boring.

15: Works Cited “Mythology.” Ancient Greece. N.p., n.d. Web. 27 Mar. 2012. . Students. “Paganism; Past & Present.” Think Quest. N.p., n.d. Web. 27 Mar. 2012. . Wikipedia. “Twelve Olympians.” Wikipedia. N.p., 26 Mar. 2012. Web. 27 Mar. 2012. .

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