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Notable Greek gods and goddesses

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Knowing the god and goddesses is awesome because sometimes it helps us to become creativity or think outside the box especially what are they powers. Also how it affect the people. We need to know these people because they are Greeks especially what they contributed in the past.

I will give some list of them. I hope it will help you to know the famous Greeks.

My reference is dictionary.com  

Notable Greek gods and goddesses

Ares

air-eez

god of war, a son of Zeus and Hera, identified by the Romans with Mars.

Hestia

n hes-tee-uh

the ancient Greek goddess of the hearth.

Apollo

uhpol-oh

Greek and Roman god of light, healing, music, poetry, prophecy, and manly beauty; the son of Leto and brother of Artemis.

Eros

n eer-os, er-os

the ancient Greek god of love, identified by the Romans with Cupid.

Zeus

zoos

the supreme deity of the ancient Greeks, a son of Cronus and Rhea, the god of the heavens.

Hermes

n hur-meez

the ancient Greek herald and messenger of the gods and the god of roads, commerce, invention, cunning, and theft.

Hephaestus

n hi-fes-tuh?s

the ancient Greek god of fire, metalworking, and handicrafts, identified by the Romans with Vulcan.

Demeter

dih-mee-ter

goddess of agriculture and the protector of marriage and the social order, identified by the Romans with Ceres.

Hades

n hey-deez

the god ruling the underworld; Pluto

Persephone

n per-sef-uh-nee

a daughter of Zeus and Demeter, abducted by Pluto to be queen of Hades, but allowed to return to the surface of the earth for part of the year.

Hera

heeruh, her-uh

the queen of heaven, a daughter of Cronus and Rhea and the wife and sister of Zeus.

Pan

pan

the ancient Greek god of forests, pastures, and shepherds, represented with the head, chest, and arms of a man and the legs, horns and ears of a goat.

Artemis

ahr-tuh-mis

goddess associated with the moon, virginity, and hunting, she is the sister of Apollo.

Poseidon

poh-sahyd-n, puh-

the ancient Greek god of the sea; identified by the Romans with Neptune.

Dionysus

n dahy-uh-nahy-suh?s

the god of fertility, wine, and drama; Bacchus.

Athena

uhthee-nuh

goddess of wisdom, fertility, the useful arts, and prudent warfare.

Aphrodite

af-ruh-dahy-tee

deity of love and beauty, identified by the Romans with Venus.

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One letter makes all the difference

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My teacher once said when you speak you have to say it clearly because sometimes people misinterpret it. Especially in writing when you write you have to spell it correctly because once you misspelled it the meaning will be change. So here are some examples of words that when you change the first letter it will also change the meaning. My reference is dictionary.com.

One letter makes all the difference

 

refuse

ri-fyooz

 

to decline to accept (something offered).

decay

dih-key

 

to become decomposed; rot.

humble

huhm-buh?l, uhm

 

not proud or arrogant; modest.

yield

yeeld

 

to give up or over; relinquish or resign.

mild

a mahyld

 

amiably gentle or temperate in feeling or behavior toward others.

wield

vo weeld

 

to exercise (power, authority, influence, etc.), as in ruling or dominating.

ardor

ahr-der

 

great warmth of feeling; fervor; passion.

sagacious

suhgey-shuh?s

 

having or showing acute mental discernment and keen practical sense; shrewd.

interior

in-teer-ee-er

 

being within; inside of anything; internal; inner.

anterior

a an-teer-ee-er

 

situated before or at the front of; fore (posterior).

arbor

n ahr-ber

 

a leafy, shady recess formed by tree branches, shrubs, etc.

salacious

suhley-shuh?s

 

obscene; grossly indecent.

delay

dih-ley

 

to put off to a later time; defer; postpone.

refuge

n ref-yooj

 

shelter or protection from danger, trouble, etc.

bumble

buhm-buh?l

 

to bungle or blunder awkwardly; muddle.

reduce

vo ri-doos, –dyoos

 

to bring down to a smaller extent, size, amount, number, etc.

wild

wahyld

 

living in a state of nature; not tamed or domesticated.

defuse

vo dee-fyooz

 

to remove the fuze from (a bomb, mine, etc.).

deduce

dih-doos, –dyoos

 

to derive as a conclusion from something known or assumed; infer.