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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