The Olympians

By: McKenna Neal

When you hear the word Olympians you may think the athletes that participate in the Olympics. Very rarely will you find someone who thinks of the main 12 gods from ancient Greece. Everyone believes in some type of god.
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Who they were!!

The Olympians were a group of 12 gods who ruled the land after defeated and locked up the Titans. The 12 were Zeus, Poseidon, Hera, Athena, Ares, Aphrodite, Apollo, Artemis, Hephaestus, Demeter, Hermes, Dionysus. They each ruled over somewhere (Zeus=Sky), a type of people (Hermes=Thieves), something you possess (Athena=Wisdom), or something (Dionysus=Wine). Although their all very different they are all related in some way.
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Their Part

Zeus: The sky

Poseidon: The sea

Hera: Marriage

Aphrodite: Beauty

Ares: War

Artemis: The hunt

Athena: Wisdom

Demeter: The harvest

Apollo: Music

Hephaestus: The forge

Hermes: Theives

Dionysus: Wine

Oh Old Hesoid Wrote a Book!! E-I-E-I-OH!!!!

"The Theogony" is where they were first introduced. "Theogony' meaning birth of the gods. In 8th century BC a poet named Hesiod wrote this book. The Greeks have always owned all the myths and stories about the gods until the Roman empire came and over through Greece. They took the myths with them. They were exactly the same except for the Romans changed their names.

Old to New

Their influence on modern society is surprisingly humongous. In fact most Western Civilization some how traces back to them. Some of the impacts are all the planets, except Earth are named after their Roman names. Morals and themes from Greece are used in many movies, games, and music. Eros, the god of love, is known today as Cupid, and those are only some of them.
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The Greek people formed these magnificent Gods and many myths along with them.

Not only to people still believe in them today, but forever. So I thank the Greeks, the Olympians, and the people who choose to keep the myths alive.