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Greek Mythology:

Greek Mythology An Introduction to The Odyssey

The Olympians:

The Olympians Gods Zeus Poseidon Hades Apollo Ares Hermes Hephaestus Goddesses Hera Athena Aphrodite Artemis Demeter Hestia

Zeus:

Zeus Zeus was the king of the gods. He was the husband of Hera. God of Lightning Overthrew his father Chronos Freed his siblings Became the Olympians

Poseidon:

Poseidon Brother of Zeus God of the Sea Main opposition of Odysseus in The Odyssey Father of the Cyclops Polyphemus Polyphemus was blinded by Odysseus Cause of Poseidon’s rage

Hades:

Hades Was not in The Odyssey God of the Underworld Brother of Zeus Not always considered Olympian Resides in the underworld not Mount Olympus Kidnapped Demeter’s daughter Persephone

Apollo:

Apollo Most commonly considered god of sun, patron of young men Son of Zeus Known for prophecy Prophecy was big part of The Odyssey

Ares:

Ares Was not in The Odyssey God of Savage War Son of Zeus and Hera Uncommon in Greek mythology

Hermes:

Hermes Messenger god and god of thieves Commonly associated with the winged sandals

Hephaestus:

Hephaestus God of the blacksmiths and volcanoes Unwillingly married to Aphrodite Born of Hera alone Revenge for Athena born of Zeus alone

Hera:

Hera Goddess of Marriage Married to Zeus Known as queen of the gods Hated Hercules, a son of Zeus Forced him through 12 labors

Demeter:

Demeter Goddess of agriculture Mother of Persephone Persephone was kidnapped by Hades Lives in the underworld for 6 months Winter Months

Athena:

Athena Goddess of Strategic War and Wisdom Daughter of Zeus, favorite child Favored Odysseus City of Athens named after her

Aphrodite:

Aphrodite Goddess of love and beauty Daughter of Zeus Forced to marry Hephaestus Precaution of trouble between the gods

Artemis:

Artemis Goddess of the hunt and moon Forever a virgin goddess Twin of Apollo Patron of young women

Assignment:

Assignment Pick one of the gods or goddesses listed above and write a brief report on them. Please include why you chose this god or goddess, their significance to Greek mythology, a symbol identified with them, and one myth or fact that you found interesting.

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Michigan Glcs for English grade 9, 9.4: Epic Poetry http://www.michigan.gov/documents/ELA_9_167747_7.pdf http://www.greekmythology.com/Olympians/Poseidon/poseidon.html Copyright 2000 - 2010 http://www.crystalinks.com/olympians.html

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