This section of Mythography introduces some of the most recognizable names in the Greek pantheon. These are the Olympian gods and goddesses.
Please note that the names in parentheses are the Roman versions of Greek gods.
Aphrodite (Venus) | Goddess of love and beauty.
Apollo (Apollo) | God of the arts (poetry and music in particular), archery, and divination.
Ares (Mars) | God of war.
Artemis (Diana) | Goddess of the hunt and protector of children.
Athena (Minerva) | Goddess of wisdom, war, and crafts. She is also the patron of Athens.
Demeter (Ceres) | Goddess of agriculture and fertility.
Dionysos (Bacchus) | God of wine, mysteries, and the theater.
Hephaistos (Vulcan) | God of smiths and metal-workers.
Hera (Juno) | Goddess of marriage. She is also the consort of Zeus.
Hermes (Mercury) | God of merchants. He is also the messenger of Zeus.
Poseidon (Neptune) | God of the sea and earthquakes.
Zeus (Jupiter) | God of the sky. He is the ruler of Olympus and the Olympian gods and goddesses.