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Top Ten Greek Gods and Goddesses

Hermes
Hermes

Greek God Hermes was the messenger of the gods and the protector of shepherds, travelers, merchants and thieves. Greek God Hermes The Greek god Hermes was the son of Zeus (before he married Hera) and of the nymph Maia (daughter of the titan Atlas).

Hephaestus (God of Fire)
Hephaestus (God of Fire)

Greek God of Fire and Metalworking Hephaestus was the god of fire, metalworking, stone masonry, forges and the art of sculpture. He was the son of Zeus and Hera and married to Aphrodite by Zeus to prevent a war of the gods fighting for her hand.

Ares (God of war)
Ares (God of war)

Greek God of War. Ares is the god of war, one of the Twelve Olympian gods and the son of Zeus and Hera. In literature Ares represents the violent and physical untamed aspect of war, which is in contrast to Athena who represents military strategy and generalship as the goddess of intelligence.

Cronos
Cronos

In Greek mythology, Cronus was the primordial God of time, in which time was described as a destructive, all-devouring force. With the help of his Titan brothers, Cronus was able to depose his father Uranus and rule the cosmos, ruling during the mythological Golden Age.

Apollo
Apollo

The Greek god Apollo was a precocious baby, too. He was only four days old when he followed and killed the Python as a revenge for having given a hard time to his mother. But the Python was the son of the goddess Gaia, so Apollo had to pay for his crime.

Dionysus
Dionysus

Dionysus was the son of Zeus and Semele, and he was the only god with a mortal parent. Zeus went to Semele in the night, unseen by human eyes, but could be felt as a divine presence. Semele was pleased to be the lover of a god, even though she did not know which one.

Prometheus
Prometheus

Prometheus fought on the side of Zeus, so he survived. He became powerful and honored in the new court of the Greek Gods on Mount Olympus. But he saw that the poor, lowly humans still suffered. So he decided to give them the divine secret of fire. The Gift of Fire. Fire was no common thing at this time.

Poseidon (God of the sea)
Poseidon (God of the sea)

Poseidon was god of the sea, earthquakes, storms, and horses and is considered one of the most bad-tempered, moody and greedy Olympian gods. He was known to be vengeful when insulted. He is the son of Cronus and Rhea and was swallowed by his father along with Hades, Demeter, Hestia and Hera.

Zeus (King of the Gods)
Zeus (King of the Gods)

Zeus is king of Mount Olympus, the home of Greek gods, where he rules the world and imposes his will onto gods and mortals alike. Zeus was the last child of the titans Cronus and Rhea, and avoided being swallowed by his father (who had been told one of his children would overthrow him) when Rhea sought help from Uranus and Ge.

Hera (Goddess of Love and Heaven)
Hera (Goddess of Love and Heaven)

Greek Goddess of Marriage and Queen of Olympus. Hera is the Queen of the Gods and is the wife and sister of Zeus in the Olympian pantheon. She is known for being the Goddess of Marriage & Birth.

Hermes (God of the Roads)
Hermes (God of the Roads)

Greek God Hermes was the messenger of the gods and the protector of shepherds, travelers, merchants and thieves. Greek God Hermes The Greek god Hermes was the son of Zeus (before he married Hera) and of the nymph Maia (daughter of the titan Atlas).