Greek Mythology is a collection of myths and stories surrounding the Ancient Greeks religion and beliefs. The purpose of these stories were to explain everyday situations. By doing this the Greeks had an explanation for almost everything in their life.
By Hannah Benny
About the Gods And goddesses
The three categories of gods are Olympian gods, Titan gods, & primeval gods. These categories are determined by the generation which the said gods ruled the cosmos. The twelve Olympian gods are the most recognized and worshiped, being, Zeus, Hera, Poseidon, Demeter, Athena, Apollo, Artemis, Ares, Aphrodite, Hephaestus, Hermes and sometimes Hestia. Together the gods controlled every part of the human life. Zeus was the king of all gods. Athena, the daughter of Zeus, was the goddess of war and strategy. A well known myth is the birth of Athena. Upon swallowing Metis, Zeus gave birth to Athena through his brain, her being fully armed. Another well known god is Poseidon. He is the god of sea and is often depicted holding a trident.