Greek Gods


Zeus is the Greek God of the sky and was the ruler of the Olympian Gods. Zeus was the youngest son of the Titans Cronus and Rhea. When he was born, his father Cronus intended to swallow him as he had with all of Zeus's siblings: Hades, Poseidon, Hera and Demeter. He avoided getting eaten when Rhea hid him in a cave on Mount Dicte in Crete. When he had grown up, Zeus made Cronus to vomit up his sisters and brothers, and these gods joined him in fighting to take control of the universe from the Titans and Cronus, their king. Having vanquished his father and the other Titans, Zeus imprisoned them in the underworld of Tartarus. Then he and his brothers Poseidon and Hades divided up creation. Hades received the underworld as his domain , Poseidon got the sea and Zeus took up the sky. Zeus also was accorded supreme authority on earth and on Mount Olympus.


Poseidon was god of the sea, earthquakes, storms and horses. He had complete power and control over the ocean. He could create storms to sink ships or clear weather or clear weather to help them along. He also could cause earthquakes on land which earned him the title "earth-shaker". Poseidon is one of the twelve Olympians and one of the three most powerful Greek gods. He is considered one of the most bad-tempered, greedy and moody Olympian gods. His parents is Cronus and Rhea and was swallowed by his father along with his brother and sisters. He was eventually saved by his younger brother Zeus. Poseidon's children are Orion, Triton, Theseus and Polyphemus.


Hades was the god of the underworld. It became his domain after he and his brother drew lots to share the universe. he drew poorly, which resulted in becoming the ruler of the dead. He was also called the God of Wealth becuase he possessed the precious metals of the earth. He was the oldest male child of Cronus and Rhea and his brothers are Zeus and Poseidon. Hades rarely left the underworld. His presence was not welcomed by men or by gods. He has a three- headed dog named Cerberus who guarded his realm.

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