The Gods

OlympiansFor a while, the ancient gods of mythology were what people thought were the most powerful beings anywhere.  Hey, it’s the Time Traveler and I’m going to Rome, Egypt and Greece to review the gods of the ancient world. Every god has a purpose. There are twelve major Greek and Roman gods. There are five major Egyptian gods.  People thought gods would mess with humans who were really smart or really powerful. Greek and Roman gods had the same purposes but different names. Hades (Greek name)/Pluto (Roman name) is the god of the underworld and riches. Zeus/Jupiter is the god of the sky and king of the gods. Poseidon/Neptune (my favorite) is the god of the sea and earthquakes. Hera/Juno is the goddess of families and queen of the gods. Aphrodite/Venus is the goddess of love. Artemis/Diana is the goddess of hunting and animals and is the twin to Apollo. Apollo/Apollo is the god of medicines and music. Ares/Mars is the god of war. Athena/Minerva is the goddess of wisdom and battle strategy. Hestia/Hestia is the goddess of the hearth and eldest of the gods and goddesses. Hephaestus/Vulcan is the god of fire and metalworking. The big five Egyptian gods are Thoth, god of knowledge, Osiris, god of the dead, Isis, goddess of childbirth and family, Nephythys, goddess of water and wife of Set, and Set, god of evil and chaos. There are many other minor gods and goddesses as well. The gods played an important part in ancient civilizations. Every god and goddess had a purpose in the world and are all very interesting. We still refer to these gods in many ways in our modern civilization.


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