The mysterious world of Greek Gods

by: Raina Martin and Jayla Hall

Apollo

Apollo was the god of music, healing, giving the science of medicine to man, god of light, and sun, and god of truth. He is also known as "the archer". An important task for Apollo was to harness a four horse chariot and ride it across the sky to move the sun. Apollo was the son of Zeus and Leto and the twin brother of Artemis. He had a beardless, athletic, and youthful appearence. The sun or a bow and arrow reperesented Apollo. The dolphin and swan were sacred animals of Apollo. He had many children but his most well known is Asclepius. Apollo was also credited to killing the cyclops and giving Zeus his thunderbolt.

Aphrodite

Aphrodite was the beautiful goddess of love, desire, beauty, sex, affection, and attraction. She always made people fall in love. Aphrodite was also known as Venus, Afrodite. She is the daughter of Zues, married to Hephaestus, and sister of Ares. She had a magical girdle that made everyone desire her. Doves and sparrows represent her along with red, pink, violet, silver, aqua, pale green, and any shade of light blue. She was said to have had an affair with her brother Ares.

Artemis

Artemis is the goddess of virginity, the hunt, the moon, and the natural environment. Artemis was the protector of nature. Both wild and tame animals were under her protection. She was the daughter of Zeus. Artemis was a virgin. A bow and arrow and animals were symbols of Artemis. She had many myths and legends, most of them are unknown. Some of the more well known ones are the myth of Actaeon, myth of Orion and more.