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Greek Gods and Goddesses

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Roman Temple to Diana, MArida, Spain
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Looking for free clip art images of a Greek god or goddess? Check below for pictures and fun, fast facts about the Greek myths. Right-click to save the images, which are from "A Dictionary of Classical Antiquities" by Dr. Oskar Seyffert, 1902 Edition, and are out of copyright and free to use.

List of Greek Gods

Here are some of the best-known Greek gods.

Apollo, the God of the Sun and of Music
Fast Facts on Apollo
Picture of Apollo with his Lyre
It's easy to forget that the Sun god Apollo was also the god of music (and of plagues, something often skipped in his descriptions). Here is is shown with his lyre and the griffin, a mystical beast.

Ares, God of War
Fast Facts on Ares
Picture of Ares with Eros
Here the brooding god of War is pictured with the god of Love - a conflict as old as the ages.

Eros, God of Love
Fast Facts on Eros
Picture of Eros with Ares
The winged God of Love could take two forms, the "cherub", a babyish figure with wings and a bow and arrow which is a popular modern symbol of love on sentimental Valentine's Day cards, or as a handsome young man. The cherub is a later form. Ancient Greeks, understanding the potent effects of romance, took the God of Love much more seriously.

Hades, Lord of the Underworld
Fast Facts on Hades
Picture of Hades

Hades is often depicted in the company of Cerberus, the three-headed dog guarding the underworld.

Hephaestus, Lord of the Forge
Fast Facts on Hephaestus
Picture of Hephaestus

The husband of Aphrodite was challenged physically with a limp - and challenged emotionally with being the husband of less-than-faithful Aphrodite.

Hercules, Son of Zeus
Fast Facts on Hercules

Though not fully divine, demigod Hercules ended up rivaling all of the gods in the number of his legends and stories.

Hermes, Messenger of the Gods
Fast Facts on Hermes
Picture of Hermes

In modern times, Hermes is often overlooked - yet he was one of the most renowned and respected of the ancient deities.

Pan, God of the Woodland and Flocks
Fast Facts on Pan
Picture of Pan

Pan's name means "All", indicating a time when he was much more important among the Greek gods and goddesses.

Zeus, King of the Gods
Fast Facts on Zeus
Picture of Zeus
Zeus, Another image
Zeus, from Greek coins

The grand god of Olympus, Zeus had multiple temples and thousands of images throughout Greece. But if you really wantedto catch him at home, that took a trip to Olympus itself.

List of Greek Goddesses

Here are some of the most popular Greek goddesses, with pictures and facts about each of them.

Aphrodite, Goddess of Love
Fast Facts on Aphrodite
Picture of Aphrodite
The well-known "Venus de Milo" really is Aphrodite of Milos, named for the Greek island where the famed, now-armless statue - originally discovered with her arms detache but nearby - was found.

Hera, Queen of Olympus
Fast Facts on Hera
Picture of Hera

Hera is the wife of Zeus and often presented as something of a shrew - yet she managed to keep Zeus happy on a three-hundred year honeymoon on the island of Samos, her special spot. She was also considered to be the most beautiful of all the goddesses - despite Aphrodite's better public relations campaign.

Hestia, Goddess of the Hearth
Fast Facts on Hestia

Calm Hestia seems out of place among the rest of the stormy Olympians.

Medusa of the Stony Gaze
Fast Facts on Medusa Picture of Medusa (The Gorgon)
Medusa has enjoyed a renaissance of interest after appearing in several recent movies based on Greek mythsology

Persephone, the Maiden
Fast Facts on Persephone
Picture of Persephone & Demeter

Artemis, Goddess of the Hunt, Protectoress of Wildlife
Fast Facts on Artemis
Picture of Artemis
To us, it may seem odd that the Goddess of Hunting was also the protector of wildlife and young animals, but the Greeks saw her as a symbol of growth, abundance, and success in hunting.

Athena, Goddess of Wisdom
Fast Facts on Athena
Picture of Athena
One of the most depicted Greek goddesses, Athena is usually seen wearing her helmet or holding it as she mourns a hero. When you see Athena, you also see her nemesis Medusa depicted on her shield.

Demeter, Goddess of Agriculture
Fast Facts on Demeter
Picture of Demeter
Here is an image of the enthroned Demeter, at her most stable and powerful.

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