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Greek Gods The first Gods: Chaos, Gaea, Tartaros, and Eros; Chaos gave birth to Night and Erebus (Darkness), Day and Ether (high sky). Three Dynasties of Greek gods: 1. Ouranus (Father Sky) & Mother Earth (called Gaea: = geo as in geology, i.e., the study of earth) 2. Cronus and Rhea, children of Ouranus and Gaea. Cronus and Rhea & their brothers and sisters, who collectively are called the Titans, overthrew their father and mother. 3. Zeus and Hera plus other Olympians overthrew the Titan dynasty of their parents. Major Greek Gods Zeus (Jupiter) Zeus is the king of the gods and the ruler of heaven, the most powerful god of all. He is not, however, infallible or all powerful. He is also the god of the sky and the weather (rain, thunder, and lightening), and his main weapon is the thunderbolt. He is also associated with justice and kingship. Even with these great responsibilities, Zeus has many children, both mortals and gods (over 160 that we know of), who appear in many myths. He carries a scepter, wears an olive wreath as a crown, and is the guardian of order and hospitality. The eagle is his bird. Hera (Juno) Hera is the queen of heaven and the wife and sister of Zeus. She is patron of marriage and is often portrayed as the jealous wife. She can be very vindictive at times since she does not look kindly on the lovers of Zeus. In the Iliad , she favors the Greeks. The peacock and cow are her special animals. Poseidon
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