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Greek Mythology
A tour of the gods and
goddesses.
Genealogy of the Olympians
Zeus
Son of Cronus and Rhea
Was the god of the sky
Most powerful god,
Ruler of all the gods
He married seven times
Symbols: thunderbolt, eagle, and oak
Hera
Wife of Zeus and the
sister of Zeus
Was the goddess of
marriage
Symbols: sceptre,
peacock
Aphrodite/Venus
Was the goddess of love and
beauty
Symbols: myrtle, dove
One of the Twelve Olympians
Apollo
god of the arts, archery, and sun
Symbols: bow, chariot, laurel
Brother of the goddess Artemis
Son of Zeus
One of the Twelve
Olympians
Ares/Mars
Was the god of war
Symbol: spear
One of the Twelve Olympians
Son of Zeus and Hera
Artemis
Was the goddess of the hunt and protector
of children
Symbols: bow, deer
Daughter of Zeus by Leto
Twin sister of Apollo
Athena
Was the goddess of wisdom,
war, and crafts
Symbols: aegis | a shield, owl,
olive tree
One of the Twelve Olympians
Demeter/Ceres
Was the goddess of
Agriculture(harvest) and fertility
Symbols: scepter, torch,
corn (grain)
One of the Twelve Olympians
Dionysus
Youngest of the Twelve great Olympians
Was the god of wine, mysteries, and the
theatre
Symbols: grape vine, ivy, thyrsos | staff
upon which ivy or grape vines were
wound, panther
Hephaestus
Was the god
of blacksmiths and
metal-workers
Symbol: axe
Cripples by Zeus, married Aphrodite
Son of Zeus and Hera
Hermes/Mercury
Was the god of merchants; messenger of
Zeus
Symbols: caduceus | staff with two
entwined serpents, winged boots
Poseidon/Neptune
Was the god of the sea and earthquakes
Symbols: trident, horse, bull
Son of Cronus and Rhea
One of the Twelve Olympians
Brother of Zeus, Hades,
Demeter, Hera, and Hestia
Hades
God of the Underworld
Symbols, - dog, the color
black, the cypress
Brother of Zeus
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