Greek Gods and Goddesses By: Lindsay Burger Athena • Athena was the goddess of wisdom. She was also the goddess of handicrafts and strategy.She only wanted to fight if she was forced to and she always won.She hated Ares so she to pleasure in thwarting him when in battle. Athena never had any weapons. Her symbol was the distaff aegis. Demeter • She was the goddess of growing plants.She makes the seasons change.this all happened when Hades stole her daughter Persephone, to marry her.While she was gone it stayed winter for a year because Demeter was mourning.Persephone could only visit her mom 6 months out of the year.Her roman name is Ceres. Her symbols were the ear of wheat and grains. Hera • Hera was the queen of gods. She was always jealous because her husband Zeus was with other women 6 days a week. She was also the goddess of all married women.Her roman name was Juno.Her symbol was pomegranate. Rhea • She was the mother of six of the more recent gods. Her only true role was to be the wife of Cronus. When five of her kids were swallowed, she saved Zeus and dethrown Cronus.Her roman name is Cybele. Rhea had no weapons.