|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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