Ancient Greece Cassidy and Daphne

Greek Culture - Greek Culture has influenced the world with its architecture, art, style, language, and geography.

The names of the three architectural orders are the Doric, Ionic, and Corinthian! These describe the three main styles of columns.

The Parthenon was a large temple dedicated to Athena located on the top of the Acropolis, a large hill.

Zeus was the god of power, but more commonly known as the god of lightning and thunderstorms. He was the king of the gods!

Poseidon, the brother of Zeus, was the gods of the sea. His special object was a trident, shaped like the Greek letter Psi: Ψ

Hades, another brother of Zeus, long ago was banished to the underworld and many people believe if you lead a bad life on earth, you will be sent to Hades.

The Greeks believed Athena was created when another god hit Zeus on his head with a hammer, while he had a headache. Athena came out of his head. Athena is the goddess of wisdom and her sign is the owl.

The goddess Hera represented the perfect wife and mother. She was married to Zeus.

Aphrodite was the most beautiful goddess of all, and was the goddess of love.

The god of the sun was Apollo, the son of Zeus and Leto, and his twin sister was Artemis.

Artemis, the twin of Apollo, was the goddess of hunting and the moon.

Hermes was the messenger god and his special object was flying shoes.

The god of war and blood was Ares, a ruthless killer.

Persephone was the goddess of harvest, but most identified as the goddess of wheat.

Gaia was the goddess of the world, but to us most like our phrase "mother earth".


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