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The Olympian Gods

The Olympian gods were the main gods of Ancient Greece. After defeating their ancestors, the Titans, the Olympian gods became the rulers of the world (cosmos) and represented the civilization of the world. The Olympian gods dwelt majestically and democratically on Mount Olympus, the highest mountain in Greece, which was built by the Cyclopes. The leader of the Olympian gods was Zeus.

The gods were born and grew up like men- some of them even married, but they did not age and death never came to them. They lived in human-like bodies with an ethereal fluid called ichor flowing through their veins. They had passions and human weaknesses and were often in the wrong, but then had to take full responsibility for their actions
The Greek myths always speak of the twelve gods of Mount Olympus, but in fact there were altogether more Olympian Gods in Greek Mythology. However, there were never more than twelve at one time. The four alternative gods were Hestia, Hades, Dionysus and Demeter, depending on the location.



Greek Goddess Aphrodite

Aphrodite

Love | Pleasure | Beauty
Greek God Apollo

Apollo

Sun | Music | Prophecy
Greek God Ares

Ares

War | Defence
Greek Goddess Artemis

Artemis

Hunt | Moon
Greek Goddess Athena

Athena

Wisdom | Arts | Skills
Greek Goddess Demeter

Demeter

Agriculture | Harvest
Greek God Dionysus

Dionysus

Wine | Joy
Greek God Hades

Hades

Underworld | Death
Greek God Hephaestus

Hephaestus

Fire | Metallurgy
Greek Goddess Hera

Hera

Family
Greek God Hermes

Hermes

Trade
Greek Goddess Hestia

Hestia

Hearth
Greek God Poseidon

Poseidon

Seas | Horses
Greek God Zeus

Zeus

Ruler of Mankind


Quizzes

The Greek Mythology Couples Quiz

The Greek Mythology Couples Quiz

Tap a pair of tiles at a time to reveal if they are a match.
The Olympian Gods Hangman

The Olympian Gods Hangman

Try to complete the name of the god by picking the correct letters.
Greek Mythology Games - The Symbols Quiz

The Symbols Quiz

Pop the balloons to drop each symbol onto its matching god!
Greek Mythology Games - The Greek Mythology Crimes Quiz

Famous "Crimes" of Greek Mythology

Pop the balloons to drop each crime onto its matching mortal!










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