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Mount
Olympus is
Greece’s highest
mountain range
Highest peak –
Mytikas – 9,577 feet
Mount Olympus in
Greek Mythology
home of the gods –
the Twelve Olympians
THE TWELVE OLYMPIANS
King
of the gods – ruler
of Mount Olympus
god of the sky & thunder
Symbols – thunderbolt;
eagle, bull, and oak
Youngest son of Cronus
& Rhea
Cronus king of Titans
Brothers – Poseidon &
Hades divided the world
Poseidon – sea; Hades
– underworld; Zeus - sky
ZEUS
GOD OF SEA, EARTHQUAKES, HORSE
SYMBOLS – HORSES, SEA FOAM,
DOLPHINS, TRIDENT
SPENT MOST OF HIS TIME IN THE SEA
POSEIDON & HADES
GOD OF UNDERWORLD & AFTERLIFE
WAS NOT ONE OF THE TWELVE OLYMPIANS
CERBERUS – 3 HEADED DOG GUARDED REALM
HADES HAD A HELMET THAT MADE THE WEARER
INVISIBLE
GODDESS OF WAR & WISDOM; PATRON
GODDESS OF ATHENS; SYMBOLS OWL;
SPEAR; OLIVE TREE;
ATHENA & DEMETER
GODDESS OF AGRICULTURE; SYMBOLS
WHEAT; TORCH; BREAD; MOTHER OF
PERSEPHONE; SHE NEEDED TO BE
HAPPY
GODDESS OF LOVE & BEAUTY; PROTECTOR OF
SAILORS; SYMBOLS – SEASHELLS; DOVE; MIRRORS
APHRODITE & ARES
GOD OF WAR; ONLY IMMORTAL DEITY;
SYMBOLS – SPEAR, HELMET
GODDESS OF HUNT & MOON;
PROTECTOR OF NATURE; TWIN BROTHER
APOLLO; SYMBOLS – GOLDEN BOW &
ARROW; DEER, CYPRESS
ARTEMIS & APOLLO
GOD OF SUN, PROPHESY, MUSIC;
SYMBOLS RAVEN, LYRE, LAUREL TREE,
WOLF
GOD OF WINE & THEATRE; HAD MORTAL
PARENTS; SYMBOLS – IVY CROWN;
THYRSOS; GRAPEVINE
DIONYSUS & HERMES
MESSENGER; COULD VISIT HEAVEN,
EARTH, UNDERWORLD; SYMBOLS –
WINGED SANDALS, RAM, HERALD’S
STAFF
Goddess
of
Marriage
Wife of Zeus
Beautiful and
Graceful
Vain about her good
looks
Symbols – crown,
Lotus-staff, Cuckoo
HERA
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