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An Overview of Greek Gods and Goddesses
The Twelve Olympians were the main gods and goddesses in Greek mythology. They resided in Mount Olympus and actually totals to fourteen Olympians but never more than twelve in a time.
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Zeus
(derived from Aryan: "Dyaus"=God) Son of Kronos and Rhea, King of the Gods and Lord of the Universe. Threatened with death at an early age by a jealous and paranoid father, his life was preserved by his mother, and he supplanted his father in what...
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Aphrodite: Goddess of Love and Beauty
The goddess of beauty and love was formed out of the foam that was created when Uranus’s castrated genitals were thrown out of the sea of Paphos near Cyprus by the Titan Cronus.
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Prometheus - Bringer of Light
Prometheus is known for stealing the holy fire from Zeus. He was one of the titans, the old gods who lived already at the beginning of time and together with Zeus he had created the humans and taught them to walk upright while Zeus had blown life into them....
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Astrology >> Aquarius
Persephone
Persephone had no real title or position in the world of Olympian gods and goddesses.
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Along with Zeus and Apollo, Poseidon was one of the Olympian gods in whose honor Panhellenic athletic contests were held each year. And with Zeus and Hades, his immortal brothers, he was understood to hold sway over one-third — the watery third — of ...
The Victory Odes of Pindar
They were also in honour of Zeus. The Isthmian games, traditionally founded 582, also took place every two years.
An Altar Beyond Olympus for a Deity Predating Zeus
Another sanctuary of Zeus, Olympia was a prominent site of the Pan-Hellenic athletic competitions after which current Olympic Games are modeled, and Dr. Romano is an authority on these ancient festivals of sports.

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