Greek Mythology

By: Mason Perry & Seth Fay

Overview of Greek Mythology

Greek Mythology started as an oral tradition in the Bronze Age. It was first recorded in writing when the poet Homer wrote the 8th century BC epics Iliad and The Odyssey. The rulers of Greek Mythology are a group of deity’s that controlled the world from Mount Olympus. The myths generally explain how or why things happen in nature. There is always a protagonist and at least one antagonist, usually a supernatural force/ being.

Olympian gods

Aphrodite: The Goddess of Love

Apollo: The God of Music

Ares: The God of War

Artemis: The Goddess of Hunting

Athena: The Goddess of Wisdom

Hades:The  God of the Underworld

Hephaestus: The God of Fire

Hera: The Queen of the other Gods and Goddess of Women and Marriage

Hermes: The God of Travel (also Zeus'  personal messenger)

Hestia: The Goddess of Home and Family

Poseidon: The God of the Sea

Zeus: The King of all Gods, and the God of Weather

Titans

Asteria, Astraeus, Atlas, Clymene, Coeus, Crius, Cronus, Dione, Eos, Epimetheus, Eurybia, Eurynome, Hyperion, Iapetus, Lelantos, Menoetius, Metis, Mnemosyne, Oceanus, Ophion, Pallas, Perses, Phoebe, Prometheus, Rhea, Selene, Styx, Tethys, Thea, Themis

Creatures

Anos Panoptes, Ash Tree Nymphs, Centaur, Cerberus, Chimaera, Chrysaor, Cyclopes, Echidna, Echidna, Giants, Gorgons, Hecatoncheires, Medusa, Pegasus, Sirens, Minotaur

heroes

Heracles, Atlanta, Bellerophon, Meleager, Perseus, Theseus

Places

The Underworld, Mount Olympus

Sources

http://www.greekmythology.com/

http://www.history.com/topics/ancient-history/greek-mythology

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