Gods And Goddesses In Greek Mythology

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Greek and Roman Gods and Goddesses In Greek mythology, twelve Gods and Goddesses rule the universe from atop Greece 's Mount Olympus. These Olympians had come to power after their leader, Zeus, overthrew his father, Kronos, leader of the Titans. All the Olympians are related to one another. The Romans adopted most of these Greek Gods and Goddesses, but with new names. The Gods and Goddesses were a major part of everyday life in ancient Greece, and each had a particular role. The mythology is used to explain the universe and the things humans witness and endure. They connect religion to the world, explain the Gods, creation, and eternity and help everyone live a happy life. The myths are also another way of exploring the world and recording…show more content…
This sculpture is the Greek God Apollo. Apollo is playing a lyre resting on a plinth; he is clean shaven and youthful looking. In the second example Apollo is standing holding an arrow. He is pretty much fully naked in both sculptures. Apollo is the God of the Sun, Poetry, Music and Healing.

5. This is the Greek Goddess Artemis, known as Diana to the Romans. She is leaning on a pedestal in a short dress and some sort of little toeless stockings; sadly the sculpture has a broken right arm. In the second image Artemis is shown with a hunting dog nuzzling her hand. Her hair is covered and her dress is very ruffled and detailed. It looks more like a little goat to me but either way this is my most favorite of the sculptures. She is the Goddess of Hunting and the Protector of Women during Childbirth.

6. These sculptures show the Goddess Athena. In the first pose she is holding a shield with her right arm raised and wearing a crown. In the second pose Athena is also wearing some type of headwear but not as elaborate as in the first sculpture. Her left arm is raised; her gown is decorated with a face at the bodice. I thought this was a man when first looking at these sculptures as she looks very masculine. The Romans called her Goddess Minerva and she is the Goddess of
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This is the Greek God Dionysus also known as the Roman God Bacchus. He is fully naked, holding a goblet in one hand and a bunch of grapes in the other. He is sculpted again this time with his arm around an adolescent. He is the God of Wine.
11. This is the Greek God Herakles (can also be spelled Hercules or Heracles). He was the hero in Greek mythology. For me he was easily recognizable with his massive, muscular body, full beard and in a leaning pose. The second sculpture he is shown holding a branch and has a downward gaze and is not nearly as muscular. He is associated with the Olympic Games and popular among athletes. 12. Both of these are the Greek God Pan. The first sculpture shows him seated on a rock holding a flute. He has the hindquarters, legs, and horns of a goat. In the second scene it looks like he is teaching Daphnis, who is looking away, to play the syrinx. I can say I don’t like these sculptures at all; they remind me of something satanic. He is the God of Nature, the Wild, Shepherds, Flocks, and Goats and of Mountain
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