Ancient Roman and Greek Gods - The Worship of Many Gods and Goddesses
The religious beliefs of the many ancient civilizations including the Greeks and Romans was based on an extraordinary number of different gods and goddesses. The gods and goddesses of the Ancient World adopted different functions and presided over specific dominions. In each of these ancient cultures there were therefore gods of war, gods of love, gods of the Underworld and gods of the sea. Different divinities and deities encompassed overseeing functions relating to various elements and roles such as fire, the forge and blacksmiths, hunting and hunters, the harvest and agriculture. Many of the Roman gods and goddesses were therefore counterparts of the Greek divinities and deities. Comprehensive facts and information about the ancient Roman and Greek Gods and Goddesses with numerous images and pictures which bring the ancient world of classical mythology to life.
The Olympian Gods and Goddessses
Ancient Roman and Greek Gods and Mythology
The Greek and Roman guide provides a glossary of terms and dictionary relating to the Roman and Greek Gods, goddesses, people, places and events that feature in Roman and Greek mythology. Definitions are provided in the dictionary of Greek and Roman Gods and mythology guide. A who's-who of the Greek and Roman names of heroes, villains, goddesses, monsters and mythical creatures in classical Roman and Greek mythology. Chart providing details of the differences, similarities and a comparison between Greek and Roman Gods and mythology. The principle Roman and Greek Gods and Goddesses included the famous Greek Olympian gods whose names were Zeus, Athena, Hestia or Dionysus, Apollo, Hera, Poseidon, Demeter, Artemis, Ares, Aphrodite, Hephaestus and Hermes. The names of their Roman counterparts were Jupiter, Juno, Vesta, Minerva, Ceres, Diana, Venus, Mars, Mercury, Neptune, Vulcan & Apollo.
Mythology of Roman and Greek Gods Creation Myths
The family of Roman and Greek goddesses, divinities and deities were based on the creation myth (cosmogony) of each religion. A mythical family tree was used to explain how the major Roman and Greek Gods and Goddesses of each religion came into being and the nature and origins of the universe. There are facts and information about the mythology of these ancient cultures and details of their creation myths.
Picture of Apollo riding his golden chariot
Mythology & Names of the Greek Gods and Goddesses
The major Greek Gods and goddesses of the pantheon are referred to as the Olympians and according to Ancient Greek Mythology lived on the mythical Mount Olympus where they were entertained by the Nine Muses. The Twelve Olympians gained power in their victory over the Titans in the war of the gods. The Twelve Olympians were led by Zeus who is also known as the king of the Greek divinities and deities. The names of the principle Greek Olympians, were Zeus, Athena, Hestia or Dionysus, Apollo, Hera, Poseidon, Demeter, Artemis, Ares, Aphrodite, Hephaestus and Hermes. Pluto, also known as Hades, was not generally included among the Olympians because his realm was the underworld. Other important Olympians, notably Eros, Selene, Hebe, Helios and Persephone are occasionally included in ancient depictions of the twelve Olympians.
|Zeus, god of the sky||Hera, goddess of family||Poseidon, god of the sea|
|Demeter, goddess of nature||Athena, goddess of wisdom||Dionysus, god of wine|
|Apollo, god of light||Artemis, goddess of hunting||Ares, god of war|
|Aphrodite, goddess of love||Hephaestus, god of fire||Hermes, messenger of the gods|
Greek Gods Genealogy & Family Tree
The Greek Gods Family Tree and Genealogy and the relationships between the different generations of the principle Greek deities can be clarified by this overview of their Genealogy and Family Tree showing the names of the first primeval deities, the names of the Titans and the names of the Olympians:
Greek Family Tree and Genealogy