Greek Gods Goddesses Flashcards

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hades
pluto
Zeus
Jupiter
Poseidon
sea
Festivity
Thalia
Effort
Hormes
Modesty
Aeschyne
Peace
Eirene
Hera
cow
Hestia's symbol
fireplace
Hestia
hearth fire
Aphrodite
Love and Beauty
dionysus
bacchus
symbols: wine, grapes
description: god of wine, theatre, fertility
Hepaestus
forger of weapons
Iris/Hermes
messenger of gods
Athena-Title
Goddess of Wisdom
Hephaestus
forge and anvil
sister
hestia is zues's
Hade's Relation to Zeus
Brother
diety
A god or goddess
tartaros
waiting place in underworld
Artemis
goddess of unmarried girls
Hermes' modern connections
many casinos
Hermes
Mercury
Messenger God, trickster, speed, and friend to thieves
Winged Sandals
Ares
The god of war
Demeter
Goddess of harvest/ argriculture
Ceres
Persaphone
Queen of the underworld
Algaia
Grace of Beauty and Splendour
Zeus (Jupiter)
king of the gods
Sacred items of Hera
peacock, cow
zephyr
god of the west wind
Styx
river leading to the underworld
Polyphemus
was a cyclops
symbol = cyclops
Apollo
I am god of the sun
inlaid
set into the surface of something
The Giants
Triplets( Cotus, Briareus, Gyges); each had 100 hands; no descendants
Hercules
God of Strength, Sword or club
Erato
Goddess of Love Poetry; is a Muse
Sacred items of Artemis
stag, crecent moon, cypress
Paris
held beauty contest; wanted to marry Helen; fought on the side of the Greeks
Epimetheus
Special powers were he made animals, married to Pandora, best known for being the brother of Prometheus.
Greek Name: Hestia
Roman Name: Vesta
Ruled: Hearth, Home
Symbols: Hearth Fire
Midas
the greedy king of Phrygia who Dionysus gave the power to turn everything he touched into gold
500
What was the common number of people on a jury?
Cronus
God of the Sky. God. Male. Immortal. Father of the Olympian Gods/Goddesses.
Achaeans
HB. another name Homer uses to refer to the Greeks
Pandora stole...
fire and gave it to the mortals
The Muses
11 of them and known for art
Hephaestus (Vulcan)
Symbol is the the Hammer. God/Goddess of Forge/Ironwork
deucalion
a son of Prometheus who survived the Deluge to regenerate the human race.
drama
a story told by actors who pretend to be characters in the story, actors speak, show emotion, and imitate the actions of the characters they represent
Pyramus/Thisbe is a...
tragic love story written by Ovid (Romeo and Juliet)
Friday, Friday gotta get down on Friday
What day comes after Thursday?
Achilles
Hero of Homer's Iliad
 
Was immortal other than spot on his heel
 
Dies whe hit by arrow in that spot on heel.
 
Achilles Heel --expression means a small but imortant weakness
Pegasus
White winged horse


Carried Zeus's thunderbolts


Made into a constellation by Zeus
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