The names of Greek Gods and Goddess of the following is most famous, because they are often used as a character on television and in movies. God and Goddess in Greek mythology has the power different from each other. The following are the names of Gods and Goddess in Greek mythology, along with a glimpse of the story.

Zeus

Zeus, God of the sky
Zeus, God of the sky

Zeus was the supreme God in Greek mythology. He is a leader in the God who became ruler of Olympus. Zeus is a God of the sky, who controls the lightning, storms, weather and rain. As the supreme ruler of the Gods, he is upholding the law, justice and morality, making it the spiritual leader of Gods and humans. Zeus was also known in ancient Rome and ancient India. In mythology, Zeus was married to his sister, named Hera, who became Goddess of marriage. Zeus divided the world into three, and divide these worlds with his two brothers, namely Poseidon became the God of the sea, and Hades became the God of the death or the God of underworld.

Poseidon

Poseidon, God of ocean
Poseidon, God of ocean

Poseidon is the God of rivers, lakes and oceans. Poseidon has a trident weapon that can cause floods and earthquakes. Trident was made by the Kiklops during Titanomakhia. Poseidon also has a vehicle being towed by hippokampos (half horse half fish creature). Poseidon has a wife named Amfitrit, and has a son named Triton. Poseidon also is the God who created horse in his attempts to woo Demeter.

Hades

Hades, Gods of the underworld
Hades, Gods of the underworld

Hades is the God of the underworld or the God of hell. Hades is the eldest son of Cronus and Rhea. He and his brothers defeated the Titans and take over power over the world. Zeus, Poseidon and Hades do the lottery to determine places of power and Hades got the underworld. Because of its association with the underworld, Hades is often regarded as the God of death, although it is not. Symbols associated with Hades is the Helm of Darkness and the three-headed dog, Cerberus. In a very ancient Greek mythology, Hades is the abode of the world spirits of the dead called Erebus, a bleak and foggy.

Hera

Hera, Goddess of marriage
Hera, Goddess of marriage

Hera was the sister of Zeus, as well as his wife. Hera was the Goddess of marriage, which is described as the Goddess of the full majesty and full of wisdom. Hera was always present in every marriage, and provide advice to the wives to obey their husbands, so as to create a happy family. This Goddess often wore plain crowns, cylindrical high, which is only worn by some major Goddesses.

Ares

Ares, God of war
Ares, God of war

Ares is the God of war in Greek mythology. Ares has a bronze spear and lead to a set of armor in the form of helmets, shields, belts and gaiters which is very shiny. Ares also has a chariot drawn by four golden horses which can shoot fire. His royal palace in Trakia an iron fortress filled with stolen property. While in Roman mythology, he is known by the name Mars. This God has 2 bodyguards that Phobos and Deimos. The name was later used as the name of the planet Mars, which has two months named after his bodyguard, namely Phobos and Deimos too.

Athena

Athena, Goddess of wisdom and war
Athena, Goddess of wisdom and war

Athena is the Greek Goddess who symbolizes wisdom, strategy, and war. Athena is an armed Goddess of war, and was never portrayed as a child, always as a virgin. Famous temple is the Parthenon, in the city of Athens. The Goddess does not have a husband or lover, though Hephaestus tried to tease her but failed. Athens is famous for compassion in humans, while the Gods in power to act arbitrarily. She ever kill Medusa, and laid her head on a shield called Aegis Shield, a shield which according to myth is very powerful.

Artemis

Artemis, Goddess of birth
Artemis, Goddess of birth

She is the Goddess of birth, the daughter of Zeus with his wife Leto. Artemis has a twin sister of Apollo. At that time, Leto had given birth on the island who have never been touched by the sun, because it was cursed by Hera that angry with Zeus. Zeus then kind enough to lift an island from the sea floor that has not been touched by sunlight, Ortygia. Leto gave birth on the island. Artemis was born first at the sixth month, then she helped her mother gave birth to Apollo, who was born in the seventh month. Perhaps this reason, than she called the Goddess of birth.

Apollo

Apollo, God of the sun
Apollo, God of the sun

He is the God of the sun, drugs expert, archers and agriculture. Beloved God Apollo is Coronis, the princess of Thessaly. He is married with Coronis, and soon his wife containing his son. However, because the defamed by a snow-white bird, Apollo eventually kill Coronis. Luckily Apollo could save her son, who named Asklepios. The bird is finally condemned be jet black in color, called the crow.

Hermes

Hermes, God of luck
Hermes, God of luck

Hermes was the God of luck, which is a protector for the merchants and also the God sending news. In Roman mythology, he also called Mercurius. Hermes is the son of Zeus and Maia. Physical characteristic is a petite body that is always wearing a winged cap and winged sandals. He is very fast in a word and also ran. Hermes was the messenger of Zeus and guides for the spirits to hell. Hermes has a rod called Caduceus. He is a God helper for Odysseus when trapped on an island. He is a father of Hermaphrodite. Hermes was the god who is always moving.

Hephaestus

Hephaestus, God of fire
Hephaestus, God of fire

Hephaestus is the eldest son of the God Zeus with his wife, the Goddess Hera. He is the God of fire, carpenter, metal smith and craftsman of weapons. In Roman mythology, he was known by the name of Vulcan. Hephaestus is worshiped in all industrial and manufacturing centers in Greece, especially in the city of Athens. Although his shop is located on the island of Lemnos, Hephaestus was associated with Mount Etna, the Sicilian.

Aphrodite

Aphrodite, Goddess of love and beauty
Aphrodite, Goddess of love and beauty

Aphrodite is the Goddess of love and beauty. He was born from the foam of the sea that comes from sperm Zeus. Aphrodite married Hephaestus, and had a son named Eros, who became the God of romance. In Greek mythology, Aphrodite is also recounted an affair with Ares the God of war.

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