There was a king of the gods and his name was Zeus he was god of the sky, and he had a wife and she was called Hera and her duty was to advise her king on the way to run things. Poseidon was a brother to Zeus and was god of the sea and all that lived under it and dared to cross it as he tested many a sailor. Hades another brother of Zeus ruled the underworld or hell. There are many other gods such as Athena, Aphrodite, Hephaetus, Hermes, Helios, etc. The Greeks loved their gods so they would build temples of worship, statues of praise, and many other things to support them.
Negative qualities, like these, showed up when “Hades was devoured by Cronus as soon as he was born, along with four of his siblings. Zeus later caused the Titan to disgorge them” (Atsma). After killing Cronus, they easily overthrew the Titans. They needed to do this for the good of the other gods and mortals in the universe. Zeus, Poseidon, and Hades worked together to defeat the Titans.
They were around all the way back before Christ. Most of them still existed at the time of Paul. The highest Greek god was Zeus. He was the “Lord of the sky and supreme ruler of the gods”1, only after he overthrew his father, Cronus. After he overthrew his father, Zeus and his brother drew lots to see who would win and he won.
Theseus GOT A B+ (89%) In Greek mythology, Theseus can truely be thought of as the greatest Athenian hero. He was the son of Aegeus, king of Athens, and Aethra, princess of Troezen, and daughter of Pittheus, king of Troezen. Before Theseus was born his father Aegeus left Aethra in Troezen of Argolis and returned to Athens before he was born. But before he left king Aegeus put his sword and his pair of sandals under a large rock and said to Aethra that when Theseus was old enough to lift the heavy rock that Theseus should take the sword and sandals and come to see him in Athens. At the age of 16 after being brought up in Troezen, Theseus was finally able to lift the heavy rock.
These heroes are generally characterized as being very gifted, physically appealing, and very popular in their society. The archetypal hero must pass several tests on his journey. These tests can take the form of powerful monsters that the hero must battle and defeat. There are several examples in Greek and Roman myths where heroes must fight god-like monsters in order to reach their goal. There is a repeating pattern that can be found with these monsters.
Prometheus: Creator of Civilization Prometheus is the Greek titan credited for creating humans and giving them fire. Prometheus means “forethought” as Prometheus had an ability to predict the future. He was the son of Iapetus and brother of Epimetheus and Atlas. There was never a written description, however people believe that he had a colossal size being a Titan and also that his Brother Atlas was huge, even believed to be the largest of the Titans. He was also believed to have long hair because of ancient Greek vase art showing Hercules freeing Prometheus, the reason for his long hair was for being bound by his hands and unable to groom himself.
Hera Goddess of marriage, women, and goddesses, she was also the wife of Zeus. Hestia is the Greek goddess of the home and fertility. Ares, he is the God that causes chaos in wars. Athena Goddess of wisdom, poetry, art, and the strategic side of war. Apollo is considered the God of the sun, music, healing, and herding.
Greek mythology is a body of myths and teachings that belong to the ancient Greeks concerning Titans, gods, and heroes. According to Alan Dundes, a myth is a sacred narrative explaining how the world and humankind assumed their present form (Dundes 1). Though now it may be referred to as mythology, to the ancient Greeks it was an aspect of their religion. Like many other pre-Christian societies, the ancient Greeks deemed things that were important in their lives, such as fire, water, air, and lightning to be gods which govern the world. The gods of the ancient Greeks had a complicated genealogy with many generations of gods and goddesses.
Hephaistos is the god of fire, metalworking and sculpture , hich probably had a lot of worship when the artistic style of Greece changed. Hermes is basically Zeus errand boy, but what would a god expect when he is the god of travel, hospitality and trade. Poseidon is the god of the sea. Hades is the god of the underworld. Hestia is the goddess of home and family.
Zeus grew up and had prepared to fight his father but he could not do it alone. There are two historical accounts that either Zeus himself sliced his father’s stomach open to free his siblings or that the Nymph Metis slipped Kronos an emetic so that he would puke out the gods and the false Zeus stone . But both accounts agree that once the other gods were freed, the Titan War had begun. Zeus led the offensive and freed the Cyclopes, the Hundred-Handed Ones, and the Hecatonchires from Tartarus. He and the other gods fought alongside these giant humanoids and the Cyclopes and their brethren taught Zeus how to craft lightning bolts.