TABLE OF GODS AND GODDESSES

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Greek Name Roman Name Description
Aphrodite Venus Goddess of love and beauty, wife of Hephaestus, was said to have been born fully-grown from the sea-foam.
Apollo Apollo God of the arts, of light and healing (Roman sun god) twin brother of Artemis, son of Zeus.
Ares Mars Hated god of war, son of Zeus and Hera.
Artemis Diana Goddess of the hunt, twin sister of Apollo, connected with childbirth and the healing arts.
Athena Minerva Warrior goddess of wisdom, patron goddess of the useful arts, daughter of Zeus who sprang fully-grown from her father's head.
Cronus Saturn Titan sky god, supreme ruler of the titans and father to many Olympians, his reign was referred to as 'the golden age'.
Demeter Ceres Goddess of the harvest, particularly of grain, sister of Zeus, mother of Persephone.
Dionysus Bacchus God of wine and vegetation, patron god of the drama.
Gaia Terra Mother goddess of the earth, daughter of Chaos, mother of Uranus.
Hades Pluto God of the underworld, ruler of the dead, brother of Zeus, husband of Persephone.
Hephaestus Vulcan Lame god of the forge, talented blacksmith to the gods, son of Zeus and Hera, husband of Aphrodite.
Hera Juno Goddess of marriage and childbirth, queen of the Olympians, jealous wife and sister of Zeus, mother of Hephaestus, Ares and Hebe.
Hermes Mercury Quick-witted, clever messenger of the gods, patron god of travelers, thieves and merchants, escort of souls to Hades, son of Zeus.
Hestia Vesta Peace-loving goddess of the hearth, guardian of the home, sister of Zeus.
Persephone Proserpine Daughter of Zeus and Demeter who was kidnapped by Hades and forced to become his wife; she spends half the year in the underworld with her husband and returns every spring to live with her mother.
Poseidon Neptune God of the sea and earthquakes, brother of Zeus.
Rhea Ops Wife of Cronus.
Uranus Uranus Father of the Titans.
Zeus Jupiter Sky god known as 'the thunderer,' supreme ruler of the Olympians.

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