The Gods and Goddesses of Olympus | Aliki (Brandenberg) Illustrator | Gods, goddesses, God, OlympusThe ancients Greeks were polytheistic — that is, they worshipped many gods. Their major gods and goddesses lived at the top of Mount Olympus, the highest mountain in Greece, and myths described their lives and actions. In myths, gods often actively intervened in the day-to-day lives of humans. Myths were used to help explain the unknown and sometimes teach a lesson. For example, Zeus, the king of the gods, carried his favorite weapon, the thunderbolt. When it rained and there was thunder and lightning, the ancient Greeks believed that Zeus was venting his anger.
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12 Olympians - The Gods and Goddesses of Mt. Olympus
In Greek mythology, there were 12 Olympians, gods and goddesses , who lived and held thrones on Mount Olympus, although you may run across more than a dozen names. These major gods and goddesses are named Olympian for their place of residence. Alternate Spellings: Hephaestus' name is sometimes spelled Hephaistos or Hephestus. Hanson, TAPhA , pp. The 12 Olympians were the major gods and goddesses with prominent roles in Greek mythology. Although being an Olympian meant a throne on Mt. Olympus, some of the major Olympians spent most of their time elsewhere.
This book tells the stories of the gods and goddesses of Olympus. It tells of the myth of creation and how the most commonly known gods came to be. The strength of this book is the colorful art which accompanies each story about the gods and goddesses. A beauitfully illustrated guide to Ancient Greece's Gods and Goddesses. It gives a very child and adult! Genre: Myths Review: This book tells all about the different Greek mythology characters from ancient Greece.
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