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Twelve Olympians

The ancient Greek mystical world was ruled by a small group of powerful gods called the Olympians. When things had to be decided, this council of 12 gods met on Mount Olympus to discuss things. The 12 Olympian gods all kept a home on Mount Olympus. Unless they were off traveling somewhere, that's where you could find most of them. Hades preferred his home in the Underworld. Poseidon preferred his palace under the sea. But the rest of the Olympians lived on Mount Olympus year around.

Although Hades was a major ancient Greek god, and was the brother of the first generation of Olympians Zeus, Poseidon, Hera, Demeter, and Hestia , he resided in the underworld , far from Olympus, and thus was not usually considered to be one of the Olympians. The Olympians were a race of deities , primarily consisting of a third and fourth generation of immortal beings, worshipped as the principal gods of the Greek pantheon and so named because of their residency atop Mount Olympus. They gained their supremacy in a ten-year-long war of gods , in which Zeus led his siblings to victory over the previous generation of ruling gods, the Titans. Although Hades was a major deity in the Greek pantheon , and was the brother of Zeus and the other first generation of Olympians, his realm was far away from Olympus in the underworld , and thus he was not usually considered to be one of the Olympians. The canonical number of Olympian gods was twelve, but besides the thirteen principal Olympians listed above, there were many other residents of Olympus, who thus might be called Olympians.

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12 Gods and Goddesses of Greek Mythology - Twelve Oylmpians

Aphrodite was the goddess of love, sex, and beauty. Unsurprisingly for a love goddess, she was said to have emerged from the foam generated when the severed testicles of her father, Uranus, were thrown into the sea by his son, the Titan Cronus. Or is that surprising? Athena was the goddess of reason, wisdom, and war. She famously sprung fully formed from the forehead of Zeus. A major figure in the Odyssey , in which she instructed Odysseus, she also guided Perseus and Heracles through their trials.

Demeter is the Goddess of Harvest. Her daughter is Persephone. In the summer,Demeter and Persephone will come to the earth. Hera is the Goddess of Marriage and Women. She is also the Queen of olympus as her husband is Zeus. Hera is very concerned about her family.

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