Goddess of the moon and the hunt
Artemis protected the hunters of the land, and had vengeful
ways of punishing anyone of who showed her any kind of
disrespect. On one account, Actateon- a hunter in his own
respects was caught spying Artemis bathing naked in a pool.
Upon her discovery of this, Artemis transformed Actaeon into a
stag and sent his own fifty dogs on him, upon which he was
torn to pieces.
Did you know? Artemis was honored at the temple of Ephesus,
one of the seven wonders of the ancient world.
Hermes - God of commerce and prophecy, messenger of the
gods and bearer of dead souls.
With wings on his helmet and scepter in hand, his task was to
deliver messages wherever Zeus deemed. He also had the job of
taking dead souls on to Hades. Apart from all this, Hermes
also helped Hercules and others in several ways.
Aphrodite - goddess of beauty and love
A favorite pastime of Aphrodite was to cause the gods to fall
in love with mortal women - especially Zeus. Aphrodite's
chariot was pulled by two doves, which were her favorite bird.
She was particularly fond of roses
Ares - god of war
Son of Zeus and Hera, Ares always is depicted as a fierce
warlord, always dressed in armor and helm. He always found in
places of war and combat. Because of this, he was patron of no
city in particular, however was worshipped in Thebes.
He resided on Lemnos, but all places with volcanoes and fire
were his. Among his wares were jewelry, scepters, thrones,
Achilles' armor, and even golden robots. Though strong, his
legs were lame and he lacked physical charisma. Even so, he is
always in the company of beautiful women- the result of a pact
he made with his mother when he confronted her about his
casting from mount Olympus.
Hestia - goddess of family peace
Because she never married not bore any children, Hestia lives
a serene life on Olympus and played little part in events,
save for the world of ideas. The twelve-god of Mount Olympus
Zeus - Lord of the heaven and earth, father of gods and
Known for his keen sense of justice, Zeus gained the respect
of all of the other gods. He was accepted as the lord and
father of both gods and men. His role was providing a sense of
balance and justice for both mankind and his fellow brethren.
The thunderbolt- Zues' weapon of justification represents
Did you know? - A gold and ivory statue of Zeus was one if the
seven wonders of the ancient world.
Hera - Goddess of wisdom
The spouse of Zeus, Hera was the patron of marriage and of the
city Argos, where her following was especially .