Top 10 Most Favorite Greek Gods
Tonight we enter into the world of mythology and that shall continue till tomorrow. This particular list talks about ten of the most famous Gods when it comes to Greek Mythology. Tomorrow’s article will discuss the Norse Gods. Earlier we discussed the ten mythical creatures as well. Mythology is a subject that intrigues me beyond measures and there are bound to be a few of you who are fascinated by the subject. After playing many games and watching countless movies, I decided to give mythology a test run. You should know that it is very interesting. One thing I do not understand is exactly how these myths actually rose. Enjoy the read!
This guy was an Olympian God belonging to the Greek religion. He was the son of Zeus and Pleiade Maia and also the second to the youngest Olympian God. He was the God of boundaries and transitions; very quick and cunning. He could move freely between the worlds of the mortal and the divine. He served as the messenger of the Gods and the conductor of the souls to the afterlife. He is considered as a trickster in many myths. His symbols include the herma, rooster, tortoise, purse, winged sandals and a winged cap.
She is the Greek Goddess of beauty, love and pleasure. In the Roman religion, that would be the Goddess Venus. It is said that when Cronus cut of Uranus’ genitals and threw them into the sea, from within the foam arose Aphrodite. Which is why she is considered to be an older generation to Zeus. Zeus married her to Hephaestus because she was so unbelievably beautiful. They Olympians thought that the beauty would cause jealous and hatred between other Gods. Her symbols include dolphin, rose, scallop, dove, sparrow and swan.
He was considered as one of the most important Gods in the Greek religion. He was recognized as the God of light and sun, truth and prophecy, healing, music, poetry and even plague. He was the son of Zeus and Leto and also has a twin sister. Her name is Artemis. He was identified with Helios and his sister was identified as Selene who were the Titan Gods of the sun and moon respectively. His symbols include lyre, laurel, python, wreath, raven, bow and arrows.
She is also referred to as Pallas Athena. She is the Goddess of wisdom, courage, civilization, law, justice, mathematics, strength, strategy, arts and skill. Minerva is the Roman version of Athena and she possesses the same attributes. She is the daughter of Zeus and Metis. Porus is her only sibling and she lives at the Mount Olympus. Her symbols include owls, olive trees, snakes, aegis, armor, helmets, spears and gorgon head. If I were to take a guess the city of Athens is named after this Goddess or it might even be the other way around, I’m not certain.
This guy is the Greek God of War. He happens to be one of the Twelve Olympians. He is the son of Zeus and Hera. He represents the violent aspect of war which is almost the exact opposite of Athena. She is all about strategy and this guy is all about the physical aspect of war. He was considered very dangerous, overwhelming, insatiable and destructive. He is also the most hated of Gods by Zeus. He has a very limited role in the Greek mythology since he has not been mentioned a lot. His symbols include spear, helmet, dog, chariot and boar.
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