The Greek Mythology is filled with interesting stories and adventures. Here are the 12 Greek Gods and Goddesses and their stories and history.
Zeus is considered to be the king of all 12 Gods of Mount Olympus. He is the God of sky and thunder. He was the son of Cronus (also spelled Kronus).
Hera is known to be the Goddess of women, family, marriage, and childbirth. Her parents were also Cronus and Rhea, making her Zeus’s sibling.
Poseidon is the God of earth, earthquakes, sea, and horses. He is also considered the God of the sea, as he won that after defeating his father Cronus and the titans.
Demeter is the goddess that looks after the grain and fertility on earth, she is the goddess of harvest and agriculture.
Athena is the goddess after whom the city of Athens was named. She is the goddess of war, wisdom, and handicraft.
Apollo is the twin brother of Artemis, the goddess of the hunt, and the son of Zeus and Leto, a goddess and a daughter of the Titans.
Artemis is the goddess of wild animals, hunt, wilderness, nature, forests, childbirth, chastity, the Moon, vegetation, etc.
Ares is the god of courage and war. He is said to symbolize sheer physical valour and the need to succeed in war, unlike his sister Athena, the goddess of war.
Hephaestus is the god of volcanoes, sculpture, blacksmiths, carpenters, craftsmen, metalwork, artisans, metallurgy, and fire.
Aphrodite was the goddess of procreation, passion, pleasure, beauty, love, and lust. She is considered the wife of Hephaestus, the god of blacksmiths.
Hermes is the herald of the Olympic gods. He is also the protector of human heralds, thieves, merchants, travellers, and orators.
Technically, Dionysus is known to be the twelfth Olympian, as Hestia gave up her throne for him. He is the god of the grape harvest, theatre, religious ecstasy, festivity, etc.