Mythology All The Greek Gods on Mount Olympus  

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From Aphrodite to Zeus, all the Greek gods and goddesses oversaw every aspect of the ancient world from marriages and love to wars and plagues. These Greek deities fill tomes with rich stories of their exploits and affairs. Many stories reveal insight into the human condition while others explain the Earth as it is, even to this day. You might recognize Greek god and goddess names in everyday items such as on a street sign or a character in a book series like Percy Jackson and the Olympians. You can find a connection to Greek mythology gods almost anywhere you look. While they no longer hold as much sway as they did in the days of Athens and Sparta these gods still occupy a significant role in society and pop culture.

The family tree of the gods is varied and extensive but this list covers all 14 gods that were said to occupy Mount Olympus depending on stories and translations. Vote up the Greek gods and goddesses you identify with the most or just happen to like more than the others.

Athena is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list All The Greek Gods on Mount Olympus
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Attributes: Goddess of wisdom, skill, warfare, and tactics

Parents: Born of Zeus's head fully formed and wearing armor

Roman equivalent: Minerva

Alea was an epithet of the Greek goddess Athena, prominent in Arcadian mythology, under which she was worshiped at Alea, Mantineia and Tegea. Alea was initially an independent goddess, but was eventually assimilated with Athena. The temple of Athena Alea at Tegea, which was the oldest, was said to have been built by Aleus the son of Apheidas, from whom the goddess probably derived this epithet. This temple was burned down in 394 BC, and a new one built by the architect Scopas, a temple of the Doric order which in size and splendor surpassed all other temples in the Peloponnese, and was surrounded by a triple row of columns of different orders. The statue of the goddess, which was made by ...more on Wikipedia

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Artemis is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list All The Greek Gods on Mount Olympus
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Attributes: Goddess of hunting, wilderness, animals, and childbirth

Parents: Zeus and Leto

Roman equivalent: Diana

Artemis was one of the most widely venerated of the Ancient Greek deities. Her Roman equivalent is Diana. Some scholars believe that the name, and indeed the goddess herself, was originally pre-Greek. Homer refers to her as Artemis Agrotera, Potnia Theron: "Artemis of the wildland, Mistress of Animals". The Arcadians believed she was the daughter of Demeter. In the classical period of Greek mythology, Artemis was often described as the daughter of Zeus and Leto, and the twin sister of Apollo. She was the Hellenic goddess of the hunt, wild animals, wilderness, childbirth, virginity and protector of young girls, bringing and relieving disease in women; she often was depicted as a huntress ...more on Wikipedia

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Hermes is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list All The Greek Gods on Mount Olympus
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Hermes

Attributes: God of travel, animal husbandry, writing, and trade

Parents: Zeus and Maia

Roman equivalent: Mercury

Hermes is an Olympian god in Greek religion and mythology, son of Zeus and the Pleiad Maia. He is second youngest of the Olympian gods. Hermes is a god of transitions and boundaries. He is quick and cunning, and moves freely between the worlds of the mortal and divine, as emissary and messenger of the gods, intercessor between mortals and the divine, and conductor of souls into the afterlife. He is protector and patron of travelers, herdsmen, thieves, orators and wit, literature and poets, athletics and sports, invention and trade. In some myths he is a trickster, and outwits other gods for his own satisfaction or the sake of humankind. His attributes and symbols include the herma, the ...more on Wikipedia

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Hephaestus is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list All The Greek Gods on Mount Olympus
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Hephaestus

Attributes: God of fire, metalworking, crafts, and the blacksmith of the gods

Parents: Hera by parthenogenesis

Roman equivalent: Vulcan

Hephaestus is the Greek god of blacksmiths, craftsmen, artisans, sculptors, metals, metallurgy, fire and volcanoes. Hephaestus' Roman equivalent is Vulcan. In Greek mythology, Hephaestus was the son of Zeus and Hera, the king and queen of the gods. As a smithing god, Hephaestus made all the weapons of the gods in Olympus. He served as the blacksmith of the gods, and was worshipped in the manufacturing and industrial centers of Greece, particularly Athens. The cult of Hephaestus was based in Lemnos. Hephaestus' symbols are a smith's hammer, anvil, and a pair of tongs. ...more on Wikipedia

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