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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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Hades is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list All The Greek Gods on Mount Olympus
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Attributes: God of the dead and king of the underworld

Parents: Cronus and Rhea

Roman equivalent: Pluto

Hades was the ancient Greek god of the underworld. Eventually, the god's name came to designate the abode of the dead. In Greek mythology, Hades is the oldest male child of Cronus and Rhea considering the order of birth from the mother, or the youngest, considering the regurgitation by the father. The latter view is attested in Poseidon's speech in the Iliad. According to myth, he and his brothers Zeus and Poseidon defeated the Titans and claimed rulership over the cosmos, ruling the underworld, air, and sea, respectively; the solid earth, long the province of Gaia, was available to all three concurrently. Later, the Greeks started referring to the god as Plouton, which the Romans Latinized ...more on Wikipedia

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Apollo is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list All The Greek Gods on Mount Olympus
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Attributes: God of light, healing, music, poetry, plague, and prophecy

Parents: Zeus and Leto

Roman equivalent: Apollo

Apollo is one of the most important and complex of the Olympian deities in classical Greek and Roman religion and Greek and Roman mythology. The ideal of the kouros, Apollo has been variously recognized as a god of light and the sun, truth and prophecy, healing, plague, music, poetry, and more. Apollo is the son of Zeus and Leto, and has a twin sister, the chaste huntress Artemis. Apollo is known in Greek-influenced Etruscan mythology as Apulu. As the patron of Delphi, Apollo was an oracular god—the prophetic deity of the Delphic Oracle. Medicine and healing are associated with Apollo, whether through the god himself or mediated through his son Asclepius, yet Apollo was also seen as a god ...more on Wikipedia

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