Here are the twelve Olympians:
Who are the 14 Olympian gods?
14 Olympian Gods and Creation
- Zeus. Jove or Jupiter. King of Gods. Symbol: Lighting/Thunder.
- Poseidon. Neptune. Ruler of Seas.
- Hades. Pluto. Ruler of Underworld.
- Hera. Juno. Queen of Gods.
- Hestia. Vesta. Goddess of Home and Hearth.
- Demeter. Ceres. Goddess of Grain and Harvest.
- Athena. Minerva. Goddess of Wisdom/Truth and Justice/Law.
- Apollo. Apollo. God of Music/Sun/Light.
The Top Ten
- 1 Neptune - God of the Sea.
- 2 Jupiter - God of Thunder and the King of Gods.
- 3 Apollo - God of the Sun.
- 4 Diana - Goddess of the Hunt and Moon.
- 5 Pluto - God of Death and the Underworld.
- 6 Mars - God of War.
- 7 Minerva - Goddess of Wisdom and War.
- 8 Venus - Goddess of Love, Beauty and Lust.
Olympian Gods and Goddesses
- Aphrodite. Aphrodite was the goddess of fertility, love, and beauty.
- Apollo. Apollo was the son of Leto and Zeus.
- Ares. He was the son of Zeus and Hera, both of whom hated him (according to Homer).
Hercules (/ˈh?ːrkjuliːz, -j?-/) is a Roman hero and god. He was the equivalent of the Greek divine hero Heracles, who was the son of Zeus (Roman equivalent Jupiter) and the mortal Alcmene. In classical mythology, Hercules is famous for his strength and for his numerous far-ranging adventures.
In Renaissance and Neoclassical works of art, Ares's symbols are a spear and helmet, his animal is a dog, and his bird is the vulture. In literary works of these eras, Ares is replaced by the Roman Mars, a romantic emblem of manly valor rather than the cruel and blood-thirsty god of Greek mythology.
Zeus was the youngest son of the Titans Cronus and Rhea. When he was born, his father Cronus intended to swallow him as he had all of Zeus's siblings: Poseidon, Hades, Hestia, Demeter and Hera. But Rhea hid the newborn in a cave on Mount Dicte in Crete.
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Generally, the most accepted "line-up" of the twelve Olympians are Zeus, Hera, Poseidon, Demeter, Athena, Apollo, Artemis, Ares, Aphrodite, Hephaestus, Hermes and Dionysus. Actually Hades is not one of the 12 Olympians.
The Olympian Gods and Goddesses. In Greek mythology, twelve gods and goddesses ruled the universe from atop Greece's Mount Olympus. These Olympians had come to power after their leader, Zeus, overthrew his father, Kronos, leader of the Titans. All the Olympians are related to one another.
Greek and Roman Mythology Names
|Greek Name||Roman Name||Description|
|Hera||Juno||Goddess of Marriage|
|Poseidon||Neptune||God of the Sea|
|Cronos||Saturn||Youngest son of Uranus, Father of Zeus|
|Aphrodite||Venus||Goddess of Love|
Please select a name from the list below to view the Greek god's description.
- Zeus. God of the Sky (Zoos)
- Hera. Goddess of Marriage, Mothers and Families (Hair'-ah)
- Poseidon. God of the Sea (Po-sigh'-dun)
- Demeter. Goddess of Agriculture (Duh-mee'-ter)
- Ares. God of War (Air'-eez)
10. Hestia. Also known as the ancient Greek goddess of hearth, Hestia was the eldest among the first Olympian siblings – her brothers being Zeus, Poseidon and Hades. It is believed that there were three virgin goddesses in the ancient Greek mythology and Hestia was one of them – the other two being Athena and Artemis.
List of Roman Gods. Twelve Gods called Dii Consentes were especially honored. The gods and goddesses of the Dii Consentes were Jupiter, Juno, Minerva, Vesta, Ceres, Diana, Venus, Mars, Mercurius, Neptunus, Volcanus, and Apollo.
It is one of the highest peaks in Europe in terms of topographic prominence. Olympus was notable in Greek mythology as the home of the Greek gods, on the Mytikas peak. Mount Olympus is also noted for its very rich flora, with several species. It has been a National Park, the first in Greece, since 1938.
The story of her abduction by Hades against her will is traditionally referred to as the Rape of Persephone. In the Olympian telling, the gods Hermes and Apollo had wooed Persephone; but Demeter rejected all their gifts and hid her daughter away from the company of the Olympian gods.
Greek Goddess of the Hearth and Domestic Life. Hestia was the goddess of the hearth, home, architecture, domesticity, family, and the state. She is a goddess of the Olympian generation, daughter of Cronus and Rhea and sister to Zeus, Poseidon, Hades, Demeter and Hera.
The following deities were children of the Titans Cronus and Rhea: Hestia (eldest child), Poseidon, Hades, Demeter, Hera and Zeus (youngest). It is more than likely that these children of Cronus were the original Olympians. As to the younger deities, most or all of them were children of Zeus.
Titan, in Greek religion and mythology, one of 12 primeval deities. The female Titan is also called Titaness. The Titans—six sons and six daughters—were the children of Uranus and Gaea. They were Kronos, Iapetus, Hyperion, Oceanus, Coeus, Creus, Theia, Rhea, Mnemosyne, Phoebe, Tethys, and Themis.