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God Poseidon
Body and Mind

POSEIDON (puh-SYE-dun or poh-SYE-dun; Roman name Neptune) was the god of the sea, earthquakes and horses. Although he was officially one of the supreme gods of Mount Olympus, he spent most of his time in his watery domain.


 
God Triton
Body and Mind

God of the Sea. Part man and part dolphin, Triton is the son of Poseidon and Amphitrite. Triton was Poseidon's messenger, and could calm turbulent seas.Triton aided the Argonauts by directing them to the Tacapae River, letting them return to the Mediterranean.


 
God Zeus
Body and Mind

ZEUS (zoose or zyoose; Roman name Jupiter) was the supreme god of the Olympians. Zeus was the youngest son of the Titans Cronus and Rhea. When he was born, his father Cronus intended to swallow him as he had all of Zeus's siblings: Poseidon, Hades, Hestia, Demeter and Hera. He was the father of the heroes Perseus and Heracles, the latter of whom once wrestled him to a draw.


 
Greek God Achelous
Body and Mind

The most important of the Greek river gods, associated with the modern Aspropotamos, flowing through Boeotia into the Ionian sea.Traditionally the son of Oceanus and Tethys (as are the other river gods), although other traditions make him the son of Helios and Gaia, or a son of Poseidon.


 
Greek God Acheron
Body and Mind

"River of Woe". Greek river god of one of the five rivers of Hades.Identified with the Acheron river in Epirus, Greece, which flows underground in several places, and was thought to flow through Hades<


 
Greek God Achilles
Body and Mind

Greek hero famous for his deeds and death in the Trojan War. He was later deified, and his worship was particularly prominent in the Black Sea area. Son of Peleus, King of the Myrmidons, and the Nereid Thetis.As a child, Thetis dipped him in the River Styx in an attempt to protect him against harm, leaving only the heel by which she held him vulnerable.


 
Greek God Adonis
Body and Mind

Greek hero and deity of Syro-Phoenician origin (Semitic adon ="lord" or "master").The Phoenicians knew Adonis as Eshmun (qv). The Adonis cult was especially prominent in the Phoenician town of Byblos, and later spread to the Greek world through commercial contact. According to one Greek tradition Adonis was the result of an incestuous liaison in which Smyrna (Myrrha) deceived her father.


 
Greek God Aeacos
Body and Mind

Greek god of the underworld and judge of the dead. According to Plato, who was the first to mention this god, he is the son of Zeus and Aegina.With Minos and Rhadamanthys, Aeacos was one of the three judges of the souls of the dead in the underworld. A temple was constructed in his honour on the Aegean island of Aegina, and the festival of the Aiakeia was celebrated there in commemoration of his supposed intercession to end a drought.


 
Greek God Apollo
Body and Mind

Like most of his fellow Olympians, Apollo did not hesitate to intervene in human affairs. It was he who brought about the demise of the mighty Achilles. Of all the heroes besieging the city of Troy in the Trojan War, Achilles was the best fighter by far. He had easily defeated the Trojan captain Hector in single combat.


 
Greek God Boreas
Body and Mind

Greek god of the north wind. According to Hesiod's Theogony, he was of Thracian origin, the son of Eos and Astraeos. Boreas incurred the enmity of the Athenians when he abducted Oreithyia, the daughter of King Erechtheus of Athens, whom he made his wife. He was said to have atoned for this deed by sending a storm which destroyed a Persian fleet on its way to attack Athens.


 
Greek God Charon
Body and Mind

Charon was a spectral figure who was the son of Erebus and Nox. Charon ferried souls across the river Styx (also called Acheron).When the ancient Greeks bury a body, they place an obolus (Greek coin) under the eyelids or tongue as payment to Charon for ferrying the soul guided to him by Hermes into the underworld.

 


 
Greek God Eros
Body and Mind

Eros is the god of love.>He is often represented  blindfolded because, love is often blind.  His weapon is the arrow or dart.  Eros is also known as Cupid.

 


 
Greek Goddess Amphitrite
Body and Mind

Amphitrite is the personification of the sea. She was first a sea nerid and then because of her marriage to Poseidon she became known as a sea goddess.Amphitrite always loved dolphins.   So Poseidon first came up to the earth to see her riding on the back of a dolphin.  Poseidon was not faithful to her and then she ran off into the Atlas Mountains, in North Africa. 


 
Greek Goddess Aphrodite
Body and Mind

The Greek goddess Aphrodite, the original "Golden Girl", perfectly attired for the occasion in a simple string of pearls and a couple of strategically placed scallop shells, stepped out of the ocean on the island of Cypress and set the ancient world on its ear.


 
Greek Goddess Artemis
Body and Mind

In Greek mythology Artemis (also known as the roman goddess Diana) was the daughter of Zeus, the mighty ruler of the Olympian gods. Artemis' mother, Leto, gave birth to Artemis after a short and painless labor.But then Leto's labor continued, with her contractions growing weak and painful.  Moved to compassion, the infant goddess Artemis, born only a few minutes earlier, became her mother's midwife and delivered her twin brother Apollo.


 
Greek Goddess Athena
Body and Mind

The Greek goddess Athena is usually portrayed as one of the most benevolent goddesses . . .strong, fair, and merciful. Athena is known as one of the three virgin goddesses, referred to as virgin because they were able to remain independent, unswayed by the spells of Aphrodite, the goddess of love, and the consequent pull of marriage and motherhood.


 
Greek Goddess Bia
Body and Mind

"Force". Greek goddess of force, daughter of the Titan Pallas and the underworld goddess Styx.Bia was the constant companion of Zeus. It was she who was made to bind Prometheus as punishment for stealing fire from the gods.


 
Greek Goddess Chloris
Body and Mind

There were three Chlorus in Greek Mythology.Greek goddess of flowers. She was a Nymph and constant lover-companion to Zephyrus, the West Wind. Her Roman equivalent was the goddess Flora. she was the youngest daughter of Amphion and Niobe, a surviving Niobides.


 
Greek Goddess Clio
Body and Mind

Greek Muse of historical and heroic poetry.Daughter of Zeus and Mnemosyne. Mother of Hyacinth by Pierus, king of Macedonia. Often depicted with a trumpet and the clepsydra (water clock).She could also be depicted with a writing implement, as she was credited with introducing the Phoenician alphabet to Greece.


 
Greek Goddess Eirene
Body and Mind

Eirene was the Greek goddess who personified peace. Pronounced: IE-reen, Derived from Greek eirene meaning "peace". The goddess Eirene was named Pax in Roman mythology and honored during the rule of the Roman Emperor Augustus (Octavilian) About the time of the birth of Christ Eirene had a festival on January 3. and temples Ara Pacis, and another on the Forum Pacis.

 


 
Greek Goddess Electra
Body and Mind

Daughter of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra. After her mother and Aegisthus murdered Agamemnon, Electra, eager for revenge, longed only for the return of her brother, Orestes.The reunion and vengeance of the brother and sister were dramatized by the three great tragedians Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides.


 
Greek Goddess Erinyes
Body and Mind

According to Hesiod, they were born from the blood of the castrated god Ouranos which fell upon Gaea, the earth. Euripedes was the first to give there number as three: Alekto ("unceasing"), Megaira ("jealous"), and Tisiphone ("avenger of murder"). They punished criminals, especially those who sinned against their parents. Depicted with snake-covered heads and bearing torches from the underworld, where they lived.


 
Greek Goddess Hera
Body and Mind

Greek queen of heaven. Daughter of Kronos and Rhea. Sister and wife of Zeus. Mother of Ares, Hephaistos, Hebe and Eileithyia.Though widely worshipped throughout the Greek world, Hera was chiefly known as the jealous and often vindictive wife of the philandering Zeus. In her own right, she was worshipped as a goddess of marriage, of childbirth, and of the life of women in general. Her marriage was said to have resulted after Zeus seduced her in the form of a peacock, although in some versions it was Hera who seduced Zeus with the aid of a magic girdle.


 
Greek Goddess Pandora
Body and Mind

Pandora was created out of clay by Hephaestus.The four winds gave her life and the Olympians dressed her. She was given to Epimetheus, his brother Prometheus had told him never to accept anything from Epimetheus either forgot Prometheus' warning or didn't listen to it.


 
Greek Goddess Psyche
Body and Mind

Psyche was in love with Eros, the son of Aphrodite, Goddess of Love, meeting him only in darkness.Becoming curious about his appearance, after prodding by her sisters, one night Psyche lit an oil lamp to see her lover; some oil fell on him waking him up. He flew away and vowed never to return.


 
Greek Goddess Selene
Body and Mind

Selene is the goddess that brings out the moon every night.One night the moonbeams fell upon a young Shepard named Endymian. When it was time for Eos to bring the dawn, Selene went to Zeus and asked him for eternal sleep for the young Shepard.


 
Olympian God Hades
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Hades is an Olympian. His brothers Zeus and Poseidon and himself divided the creation into thirds. Each one claimed a portion for there own, Hades took the Underworld.  Once someone entered Hades' land, they didn't come back.This did not include Heracles and Odysseus. If a mortal were to kneel before Hades, it was pure justice.  Hades was very greedy.