Flashcards in Olympus and the Gods Deck (16)
Mt. Olympus ____ the highest mountain in Greece. Despite it's portrayal in myth, during the majority of the year it is ___________
Summarise who Zeus is and give his Roman name.
Invincibly strong, stronger than all other gods put together
Has a scepter and lightning bolt (gifts from the cyclopes)
Had 115 lovers
Was able to change form to attract his lovers
Summarise who Hera is and give her Roman name.
Bad tempered, especially towards Zeus' lovers
Concerned by marriage and it's respect
Summarise who Poseidon is and give his Roman name.
God of the sea, earthquakes and horse
Has a trident
Summarise who Demeter is and give her Roman name.
Causes the seasons in her grief for persephone her daughter
Summarise who Athena is and give her Roman name.
Daughter of Zeus and Metis
Associated with athens
How was Athena born?
1. Zeus heard a prophecy that his child with Metis would be greater than him so he swallows her
2.Athena makes her way to Zeus' head giving a headache
3. Zeus orders Hephaestus to split open his head with an axe
4. Athena is born fully armed
Summarise who Aphrodite is and give her Roman name.
Goddess of love and beauty
Married to Hephaestus but has many affairs, especially with Ares
Summarise who Ares is and give his Roman name.
Son of Zeus and Hera
God of War
More of a spirit than anthropomorphic
How does Hesiod explain Aphrodite's origins?
She grew from the castrated penis of Cronos
How does Homer explain Aphrodite's origins?
She is the daughter of Zeus and Dione
Summarise who Hermes is and give his Roman name.
Son of Zeus and Maia
God of merchants, travelers, liars and thieves
Where a hat and winged sandals, has a wand known as Caduceus
Summarise who Hephaestus is and give his Roman name.
Son of Hera and maybe Zeus
God of fire
Deformed and crippled
Initially thrown out by Hera but welcomed back due to his craftmanship
Married to Aphrodite
Summarise who Artemis is and give her Roman name.
Goddess of the hunt
Daughter of Zeus and Leto
Virgin but oversaw childbirth of Greek women
Summarise who Apollo is and give his Roman name.
Son of Zeus and Leto
God of music, poetry, medicine and fine arts
Has a bow and lyre