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Ancient Great Gods

The Greeks had many Gods for all different things, food and drink, war, home etc, and they worshipped them in many different situations. Women and men may pray to different Gods as well as children and the elderly. The Gods were believed to control all of what happened in Greece and the Greeks could anger or please the Gods depending on their behaviours on Earth.

 

 

Poseidon

 

Poseidon is mostly known as the bad tempered, moody and greedy God. He’s responsible for super un-natural events; such as riding a chariot under water (DON’T TRY THIS AT HOME). Another un-natural thing is that he can live forever (unless Zeus, his own brother, kills him.) Neptune is the Roman equivalent of Poseidon; his weapon/symbol was The Trident.

 

Ares

Ares was commonly known as the God of war. Aphrodite, the God of love, was his wife. Ares was a great warrior whose fighting skills make Achilles look powerless. His weapon/symbol was the mighty spear. Ares was well known because he was responsible for the death of Admis.

 

Hades

Hades is the god of the underworld and brother of Zeus and Poseidon. He has a 3 headed dog to help protect the underworld. Hades became the ruler of the underworld after he, Zeus and Poseidon drew 3 straws; long, medium and short. This was how the brother decided on who would be the God of the sky, sea and the underworld. The short straw was drawn by Hades and he had to become the God of the underworld. Did you know, Hades means invisible in Greek…

 

 

Artemis

 

 She was physically strong; she was very able to defend herself. Artemis was the Goddess of women, child birth as well as wild life in general; she despises people who hate animals and slaughters them. In addition to this, she hates men and was known to sometimes order that they be torn apart if they saw her bathing. She is also the hunter of the Gods and hunts to feed the Gods and the people of Greece.

 

By Michael, Robbie and Gerardas

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