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PostSubject: The Greek Pantheon   Wed Jul 29, 2009 2:24 pm

The word pantheon, which refers to all the gods of a particular culture, comes from the Greek pan (all) and theoi (gods). The pantheon of the ancient Greeks consisted of the Olympian gods and other major deities, along with many minor deities and demigods.

Olympian Gods. The principal deities, six gods and six goddesses, lived on Mount Olympus, the highest peak in Greece. Zeus (called Jupiter by the Romans) was the king of the gods and reigned over all the other deities and their realms. He was the protector of justice, kingship, authority, and the social order. His personal life was rather disorderly, however. Many myths tell of his love affairs with various goddesses, Titans, and human women—and their effects.
Hera (Roman Juno), queen of the gods, was Zeus's sister and wife. She could cause all kinds of trouble when her husband pursued other women. Although the patron of brides, wives, and mothers
city-state independent state consisting of a city and its surrounding territory
epic long poem about legendary or historical heroes, written in a grand style
destiny future or fate of an individual or thing
Titan one of a family of giants who ruled the earth until overthrown by the Greek gods of Olympus


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