What was the Greek god or goddess of the sun?
Some people think the Greek god of the sun is Apollo, but he is not. The Greek god of the sun is Helios. He is the one that pulls the sun on his chariot.
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Ancient Greeks had a religious belief which included a deity for most human virtues and vices.Eg beauty (Aphrodite /Venus) , wisdom (Athena), war (Aries). Gods were a simple and a 'because' way of explaining things you can't control. Love, the Sea, weather, natural disasters. They were given grumpy… temprements to explain why people would be killed in such events. An easier way than the modern "Why would a kind and loving god bring death to his people" (MORE)
well if you mean any goddess its this on Bast is the Egyptian Goddess and protector of cats, women and children. She is Goddess of sunrise. Clearly, they didn't mean any Goddess, since they specified Greek. Out of the Greek Goddesses, Hera and Artemis were both associated with Children, …as was Demeter, albeit in a conception kind of way. (MORE)
There are over 350+ deities in Greek mythology. Mainly gods of something (god of lightning etc), monsters and personified concepts (like Geras :aging and Eros : love and/or desire).
Dionysus. He was the god of wine and excessiveness. And a patron to greek theatre. The muses were also associated with theatre, art, poetry, etc. They were thought to give actors, writes, artists, etc their talents. But Fagotitis could also be it. NO! It was Thalia who is believed to be the god…dess of theatre--she is acknowledged as such more so in Europe today than in North America. K. Millard. If you're doing a project over a newspaper thing for Dionyseus, I would make it for theatre stuff, I'm sure you're teacher wouldn't know of Thalia of Fagotitis, so I would go with the most common one. Luv all yall. (MORE)
It is difficult to single out the ancient Greeks for their religious beliefs. Almost all peoples of ancient times believed in one or more gods, and the Greeks were no exception. Religion helped people explain how the world was created and gave them hope for divine assistance in time of peril.
I think you're asking what a God and Goddess is. A God is a thing or person that you worship, and a Goddess is a female God.
they were created to explain why things happened, because they didnt know what we know today. they had no explanation of natural things like why spiders were there (Aranche), the seasons changing (Demeter & Persephone), why there are snakes in Africa (Medusa), and much more. Example: Demeter was cre…ated to explain things like; the changing of the seasons, plants, ect. (MORE)
By major gods and goddesses are usually meant the Olympians. Zeus, Hera, Demeter, Hades, Poseidon, Hephaestus, Aphrodite, Dionysus, Ares, Athena, Apollo, Artemis, Hestia. All the rest are counted as minor. Click link below! Starting with Chthonic deities, scroll down the list of a few hundred m…inor gods and goddesses. (MORE)
There are a few Greek gods. Helios is one the god of the sun,Titaness is the mother of Helios.
Well here are the 12 olympians, the main ones. there are minor gods also but you will see these most often: Zeus (Jupiter) Hera (Juno) Poseidon (Neptune) Hades (Pluto) Hephestus (Vulcan) Athena (Minerva) Ares (Mars) Aphrodite (Venus) Apollo (Pheobus Apollo) Artemis (Diana) Hermes (Mercury) Hestia (…Vesta) (MORE)
There were a lot of Greek gods and goddesses, too many to name. I'll name the major ones for you though. Demeter: Goddess of the harvest Hermes: Messenger of the gods Hephaestus: Blacksmith of the gods Aphrodite: Goddess of love Ares: God of war Hera: Goddess of marriage, queen of the g…ods Zeus: God of mankind, king of the gods Poseidon: God of the sea Athena: Goddess of wisdom, goddess of war Apollo: God of light and music Artemis: Goddess of the hunt Dionysus: God of wine Hades: Ruler of the Underworld, god of the dead Hestia: Goddess of the hearth and home Amphitrite:goddess of the sea Gaia:goddess of the earth Hydra:God of the lakes and swamps Uranus:god of the night sky Of course, there were many others, as I said before, but those are the most common ones. (MORE)
Zeus, Poseidon, Hades, Demeter, Athena, Aphrodite, Hephaestus, Dionysus, Hermes, Hestia, Artemis, Apollo, Ares and Hera are the more important gods and goddesses, and there are many more, but since, in Greek mythology, every single thing has a god/goddess, there are many more.
Zeus. Apollo. Artemis, Aphrodite Hera. Poseidon. Hestia. Athena. Dionysus. Hermes. Hephaestus. Morpheus. Demeter. Hercules. Ares, Hades, Persephone, Hecate.
They will not. They are immortal. Immortal meaning not mortal; not liable or subject to death; undying: our immortal souls..
same reason we have moses, Jesus, God, Satan etc. Belief. It was religion back then, it's religion now
There are 12 Olympian gods and goddesses. . Zeus . Poseidon . Hades . Hera . Apollo . Hephaestus . Aphrodite . Hermes . Ares . Artemis . Athena . Hestia
There are 12 gods and goddesses together. There are 5 Goddesses, Hera, Aphrodite, Demeter, Artemis, and Athena. There are 7 gods, Zeus, Ares, Apollo, Hermes, Poseidon, Dionyses, and Hephaestus.
Artemis was the Greek goddess of the Hunt, childbirth, virgins, the moon, and wildlife. She was a virgin goddess and the twin sister of Apollo. Her Roman counterpart is Diana. Please see the links below for more information.
There are 12 Olympian gods but millions of demi gods, heroes, and minor gods. there were 14 gods: Zeus (god of the sky), Hera (goddess of marrigage), Hestia (goddess of the hearth), Posideon (god of sea), Ares (god of war), Demeter (goddess of crops) Pan (god of the wild), Disonyus (god of wine), …Athena (goddess of wisdom), Artemis (goddess of the hunt and moon), Apollo (god of the sun and music), Hades (ruler of the underworld), and last but not least Aphrodite (goddess of love) my favorite goddess. Some of the minor gods are: Aeschylus Helios Eros (Cupid) Hestia Janus (MORE)
The Greek gods and goddesses are the rulers of the world, throned up on Mount. Olympus.\n. \nThe Twelve Olympians:\n. \nZeus: God of the sky and god of the gods\n. \nPoseidon: God of the sea, creator of horses\n. \nHades: God of the Underworld\n. \nHera: Goddess of marriage and queen of the god…s\n. \nDemeter: Goddess of the harvest\n. \nAthena: Goddess of wisdom, warfare, and Athens, Zeus's favorite child\n. \nArtemis: Goddess of the moon and the hunt, twin sister of Apollo\n. \nApollo: God of the sun, light, music, plague, poetry, ext. twin brother of Artemis\n. \nDionysus: God of wine\n. \nAres: God of war and violence \n. \nAphrodite: Goddess of love and beauty\n. \nHephaestus: God of fire, blacksmith of the gods\n. \nHestia: Goddess of the harth, gave up her throne on Olympus for Dionysus, making the Olympian council uneven, 7 males and 5 females.\n. \nThere are more gods, minor ones such as Hermes and Nemesis, or Nike but the twelve Olympians are the most well known. \n. \nThe big three: Zeus, Poseidon, and Hades are the Olympian sons of Kronos and Rhea. \n. \nThe female big three: Hera, Hestia, and Demeter are the Olympian daughters of Kronos and Rhea.\n. \nAll but Zeus were swallowed by Kronos. Zeus forced his father to spit up his siblings and together they chopped him up into a billions of pieces and then threw him into Tartaurus, the darkest and deepest pit in Hades. (Hades is another name for the Underworld) \n. \nA few of the gods and goddesses had constant companions, such as:\n. \nAthena: Nike, goddess of victory\n. \nAphrodite: Eros, god of love, Aphrodite's son\n. \nAres: Nemesis, goddess of revenge\n. \nHermes, not one of the twelve Olympians is the merriest of the gods and goddesses. Hermes is the god of travelers, merchants, thieves, doctors, anyone who uses the road.\n. \nThere is so much more to the gods and goddesses of Olympus, but I can't fit it all into one little section. If you need a starter, go to the library and check out some greek myths. If not, read Percy Jackson and the Olympians. They are very informational books and very entertaining. (MORE)
There are many gods in the greek pantheon possibly hundreds.. However only 24 of them (12 gods and 12 goddesses) were considered to be the Olympians.. Another answer: . No, sorry, 12 olympians, not 24.
The names of the gods and goddesses of Greece come from root words that mean the same as their personifications. Example: Ares comes from the same root as "are" which means bane, curse or ruination (all ideas associated with the horrors of warfare, which Ares represented). His Roman name, Mars, …seems to come from the same root as the ancient Greek "marnamai " which means to wage battle against. Many Greek gods also had the epithet Areios to personify a warrior aspect of themselves. The myths work the same way. The story of Apollo and Daphne isn't about why Apollo favored the Laurel Tree and thus why it was used in offerings to him, but rather about why the morning Dew (Daphne) disappeared when the sun (Apollo/Helios) rose in the sky. So, the names of the gods indicate what they represent. (MORE)
Greek gods and goddesses were people which each had their own capabilities ( Ex: Zeus had the power of the lightning bolt.)
The Greeks belive that the Gods and Goddesses are all the events that happen on Earth. For example Ares is the God of war. Aphrodite is the goddess of love. Zeus the God of the sky. So if there was lightning they would say Zeus was made.
Ok, Zeus is the king, Hera is the queen, Poseidon is the ocean or basically water, Hades is death, Demeter is agriculture, Athena is smartness or wisdom, Hestia is hearth basically fire, Hephaestus is crafts, Hermes is the messenger of the gods, Apollo is sun and music, Artemis is moon and animals, …and last but not least Aphrodite is beauty and love. Aries is a god of war, bloodlust, violence, manly courage, and civil order. The son of Zeus and Hera, he was depicted as either a mature, bearded warrior dressed in battle arms, or a beardless youth with helm and spear. His attributes are golden armour and a bronze-tipped spear, and his sacred animals are the eagle, owl, the vulture and the venomous snake. Dionysus or ÎÎ¹ÏÎ½Ï ÏÎ¿Ï in Greek - god of wine, parties and festivals, madness and pleasure. He was depicted in art as either an older bearded god or a pretty effeminate, long-haired youth. His attributes include the Thyrsus (a pinecone-tipped staff), drinking cup, grape vine and a crown. A later addition to the Olympians, in some accounts he replaced Hestia The Titains are still technically gods so I should tell you about some of them. LÃªtÃ´ or ÎÎµÎ»Î±Î½ÏÎ¿Ï in Greek was the goddess of motherhood, mother of Artemis and Apollo. Ouranos or ÎÏ ÏÎ±Î½ÏÏ in Greek was god of the heavens and father of the Titans KrÃ³nos or ÎÏÏÎ½Î¿Ï in Greek was the leader and the youngest of the first generation of divine descendants of Gaia, the earth, and Uranus, the sky. He overthrew his father and ruled during the mythological Golden Age, until he was overthrown by his own sons, Zeus, Hades, and Poseidon and imprisoned in Tartarus. Kronus was usually depicted with a Sickle, which was also the weapon he used to castrate and depose Uranus, his father. (MORE)
None of them were and are real. They were just made up as a reason to explain things that couldn't be explained. Like how solar eclipses were the work of Apollo god of the sun(among other things) instead of the moon coming in front of the sun. then again we do not know i believe in God but i also… do think that maybe.... just maybe... there is other that help him...... like Mother Earth....... who knows How can you say for sure They aren't real? They were, and are, just as real to Their worshipers as God is to Christians. It's just another way of viewing the Divine. (MORE)
Since the Greek gods and goddesses were from long ago there is no Greek god or goddess of sports but if meaning like the Olympics it would be Zeus because, the Olympics were dedicated to him. Above is one idea. Here is another idea Nike is the Greek goddess victory and the one that many co…nsider to be the Greek Goddess of sports. (MORE)
Zeus was considered the lord of the sky as well as the king of the gods. . The gods ate ambrosia and drank nectar. . They bled a substance called 'ichor'. Zeus, Poseidon, and Hades drew straws to discover who was king of sky, ocean, and the underworld. They lived on Mt Olympus and than Ambrosi…a and nectar kept them immortal. (MORE)
Here are some, but not all Aphrodite- rose, dove, sparrow, dolphin, ram, apple, and myrtle Apollo- laurel tree, lyre, 7 Ares- dog, vulture, spear, flaming torch Artemis- cypress tree, dog, deer, bird Athena- owl and olive tree Demeter- torch, sheaf of wheat or barley Dionysus- grape vine, ivy wr…eath, rose, drinking vessel (cup) Hades- cornucopia Hephaestus- Axe and tongs Hera- peacock and pomegranate Hermes- 4, staff with wings, and the caduceus Hestia- none Poseidon- horse, dolphin, and pine tree Zeus- eagle and oak tree (MORE)
Zeus = The King of the gods, controls lightning with his master lightning bolt. Is father to most of the Olympians. Hera = Zeus's wife, Queen of the gods. Poseidon = God of the sea, has a throne on Mt. Olympus but he lives in his own palace under the sea. Hades = God of the Underworld, not inv…ited to Olympus, ruler of the dead. Athena = Daughter of Zeus, goddess of wisdom and battle. Ares = God of war, also a son of Zeus. Demeter = Goddess of the harvest, plants. Her daughter is Persephone. Aphrodite = Goddess of love and beauty. Her son is Eros (or Cupid). Hephaestus = God of fire married;to Aphrodite, also a son of Zeus. Dionysus = God of wine and madness, he is a son of Zeus as well. Apollo = God of light and music. But he is NOT the Greek god of the sun. Helios is the son god. He is a son of Zeus. Artemis = Twin sister of Apollo, goddess of hunting. Hermes = God of medicine, travelers, and thieves, and the messenger of the gods. Son of Zeus. Hestia = Goddess of the hearth, gave up her throne for Dionysus when he became a god. Eros= God of love. There are a million of minor gods and goddess's too. I will only name a few: Helios = God of the sun. Selene = Goddess of the moon. Sister of Helios. Eos = Goddess of the dawn. Sister of Selene and Helios. Iris = Goddess of rainbows, messenger of the gods sometimes too. Morpheus = God of sleep, dream Ino = The White goddess, a goddess of the sea. Niki = Goddess of victory. Hecate = Goddess of witchcraft and magic. There's like a million more!!!! But that's all I can write today! (MORE)
I don't thing so. Socialism is an invention of the 19th century, 2000 years after the Greek gods were believed in.
No, however Dike (Justice) was 'balanced' by her opposite, Adikia (Injustice). Where there was Tyche (Fortune) was Nemesis (Fair Distribution). Such was the 'balance' of the Greek gods and goddesses.
There really is no best, althoigh Poseidon is my personal favorite because he seems to be the coolest and most interesting.
because they believed that what they did affected how the gods would react like if it was sunny outside they assumed they made the gods happy and if it was raining they thought they had made the gods mad
Some of the minor gods / goddesses of greek mythology were Hebe (goddess of youth and cup-bearer for Zeus), the nine muses, and Iris (goddess of the rainbow).
greek gods are:Zeus Poseidon Hermes Ares Hades Apollo Hephaestus Greek goddesses: Hestia Hera Athena Artemis Aphrodite
The Greek gods and goddesses included the mortal-born who were elevated to godhood through a process which the Greeks termed apotheosis . Some of these received the privilege as a reward for their benefactions to mankind, others through marriage to gods, and some by luck or pure chance.
The big three, the brothers Zeus, Hades, and Poseidon, were widely considered the wisest of the Gods, but Athena, Goddess of War, was considered the most cunning.
All of them, except the three virgin goddesses-Athena (goddess of wisdom), Artemis (goddess of the moon and hunt) and Hestia (goddess of the hearth).
Well first the king of the gods Zeus was Lord of the Sky and had the power of lightning, Zeus's brother Poesidon was king of the sea and had power over winds, waves, and earthquakes. Hades was also a brother to Zeus and he ruled the Underworld and was king of the dead but he was not the god of dead.… Hera was the queen of the gods since she married her brother Lord Zeus. She was the goddess of marriage. Athena was the goddess of wisdom and the good side of a war. Apollo is the sun god and also has the power over medicine and music. Artemis, Apollos twin sister, is the goddess of the moon. She has great skills in hunting. Hephaetetus was the god of forge and fire. Aphrodite was the goddess of love and was born out of sea foam. She was also the husband to Hephaetetus. Ares is the god of combat and the bad side of war. Dionysus was the god of wine and merry making. Demeter is the goddess of agriculture and her daughter Personphone is married to Hades. Hestia is the goddess of hearth and home but she is not apart of the 12 Olympians since she was so kind to let Dionysus take her place. (MORE)
There are quite a few, since the gods and goddesses were the personifications of natural and primordial forces. Traditionally, though, when you think of the Greek gods, you think of the Olympians and their immediate kin. They were: Zeus Hera Apollo Artemis Athena Poseidon Aphrodite Ares Hephaestos …Hestia Hades Demeter Dionysus Hermes There are plenty more minor gods and goddesses but this pretty much covers the majors. (MORE)
Zeus -thunderbolts and also eagle (some say he had an eagle shield) Poseidon - trident, horse, water Hades - Helmet, Metals, Jewels (dark) Apollo - lyre, bow Hermes - caduceus, winged sandals/helmet Hephaestus - hammer, fire, tools Ares - spear, shield, vulture Hera - crown, peacock (feathers) Athen…a - armor, owl, olive branch Artemis - bow, stag, moon? Aphrodite - belt, dove, shell Demeter - cornucopia, flowers, growth Hestia - torch, fire (MORE)
meduca wasen't a god or a goddess she was an immortal gorgon with the power to turn anyone who looked at her to stone.
atherna ! Aphrodite (the sensual goddess of Beauty), Apollo (the youthful god of the Sun and the Music), Ares (the blood thirsty god of War), Artemis (the wild goddess of the Hunt), Athena (the sophisticated goddess of http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Who_were_the_gods_and_goddesses_of_Spa…rta# and Arts), Demeter (the natural goddess of the Harvest), Dionysus (the joyful god of the http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Who_were_the_gods_and_goddesses_of_Sparta# ), Hades (the gloomy god of the Underworld), Hephaestus (the ill-favored god of Metallurgy), Hera (the mature goddess of the Family), http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Who_were_the_gods_and_goddesses_of_Sparta# (the cunning god of the Trade), Hestia (the calm goddess of the Hearth), Poseidon (the moody god of the Seas) and Zeus (the Heavenly King of the gods and ruler of mankind). These were the main gods and goddesses but Ancient Greek theology was complex. Besides the Olympian gods, it also had Semi-gods/spirits , Monsters and creatures and Greek heroes all exhibiting god-like attributes. Read more: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Who_were_the_gods_and_goddesses_of_Sparta#ixzz28SuXCOJL (MORE)
In the ancient Greek religion, the heavenly beings were said to live at the top of Mt. Olympus - this is why they were sometimes referred to as 'Olympians'.
Zeus - king of the gods and god of the sky Poseidon - god of the sea Hades - god of the Underworld Hera - queen of the gods and goddess of marriage Athena - goddess of wisdom and battle strategy Ares - god of war Hermes - the messenger god and god of travelers and thieves Aphrodite - g…oddess of love Demeter - goddess of the harvest Hestia - goddess of the hearth Artemis - goddess of the hunt Apollo - god of the sun and of music Hephaestus - god of blacksmiths Eris - goddess of discord Aeolus - god of the winds Hebe - goddess of youth Hecate - goddess of magic Selene - goddess of the moon Morpheus - god of dreams Thanatos - god of death (MORE)
Achilles was not a god. He was a demigod who was very god atfighting and could only be 'Killed by being struck on the ankle.
Greek mythology gods and goddesses included Aphrodite, Apollo,Artemis, Ares, Demeter, Athena, Hades, Dionysus, and many others.
Each of the gods and goddesses have one or more specific power orresponsibilities. Examples include Aries is the god of war, Apollois in charge of the sunlight going around the earth, Athena iswisdom, Hades is in charge of the underworld where people go afterdeath.
In people's minds - they were used to explain the unexplainablebefore emerging science provided real rational explanations ofevents and environments.