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Greek Mythology - Gods and Goddesses of Greece

Greek Mythology is a great way to get to know Greece - and if you're traveling in Greece a little knowledge of Greek Mythology will enhance your travels. These "Fast Facts" on the Greek gods and goddesses of mythology will let you get to know the stories of the Greek gods and goddesses quickly and easily.
  1. 12 Olympian Gods & Goddesses (17)
  2. Greek Heroes and Heroines (10)
  3. Greek Mythology in the Movies (10)
  4. Pictures of the Greek Gods (49)

Fast Facts - Aphrodite
From your Guide. Quick, homework friendly info on the goddess of Love.

Fast Facts - Apollo
The Greek god of the sun also had time for fun with his bow, his music, and racing his chariot across the sky.

Fast Facts: Ares, Greek God of War
Even his parents, Zeus and Hera, weren't too fond of this irritable god of mayhem.

Fast Facts - Artemis
A swift look at this swift-running Goddess, an original Wild Girl.

Fast Facts on: Atalanta
Atalanta personifies the spirit of competitive running. While not quite a goddess, she definitely qualifies as a heroin.

Fast Facts - Athena
A quick look at the armored goddess of wisdom.

Fast Facts: Demeter
Persephone's Mom knew how to get attention after her daughter was kidnapped - as Greek Goddess of Agriculture, she just stopped the plants from growing.

Fast Facts on: Dionysus
Quick look at Dionysus, Greek god of wine, a son of Zeus.

Greek God Eros - Eros, Greek God of Love and Passion - Aphrodite's Son Eros
Fast facts on the Greek god of love, Eros, son of Aphrodite.

Fast Facts on Europa - Europa in the Greek Myths
Fast Facts on Europa - Europa in the Greek Myths

Fast Facts on Gaia(Gaea)
Gaia is the ancient Greek goddess of the Earth. Find out Gaia's strengths, weaknesses, attributes, myths, and stories. Fast facts on Gaia.

Fast Facts - Hades
The Lord of the Underworld - vicious kidnapper or victim of a little misunderstanding?

Fast Facts: Hercules
The lowdown on the semi-divine hero and his many loves and labors.

Fast Facts: Hermes
The messenger of the gods is a busy guy in other areas as well - no wonder he has wings on his feet.

Fast Facts: Hestia
Goddess of home and hearth, this gentlest of the Olympian gods and goddesses was truly loved by the Greeks.

Fast Facts on: Kronos
Kronos, the Titan who is the father of Zeus. Kronus, his attributes, myths, and stories. Fast facts on Kronos.

Fast Facts on: Nike
Nike is the ancient Greek goddess of victory. Nike, her strengths, weaknesses, attributes, myths, and stories. Fast facts on Nike.

Fast Facts: Pan
Go for the goat-god of the Grecian wilderness.

Fast Facts on: Persephone
A look at the lovely daughter of Demeter, kidnapped by Hades, Lord of the Underworld.

Fast Facts: Poseidon
Poseidon enjoys an unusual career path for a god, combining power over the sea with the power to create earthquakes, and then spends his free time making horses.

Fast Facts on: Rhea
Rhea is an ancient Greek Earth and Mother goddess. Read about Rhea, her weaknesses, attributes, strengths, myths, and stories. Fast facts on Rhea.

Fast Facts on: Zeus
The Greek god Zeus, King of the Gods, ruler of Mount Olympus. A quick look at the Greek god of the sky whose symbol is the thunderbolt.

The Greek Mythology of Clash of the Titans
Clash of the Titans is a fun movie - but to enjoy it, I had to turn off my understanding of the Greek gods and goddesses and sit back to enjoy the fast-paced story and special effects. But lets put the record straight on some of the biggest "innovations" in Greek myths found in the movie.

Greek Myth in "The Immortals" Movie
Did "The Immortals", previously titled "War of the Gods", get their Greek myths right? Um, er ...not quite.

Percy Jackson and Greek Mythology
Percy Jackson encounters many of the best-known gods, goddesses, and mythical beasts of Greek mythology. Here's what to keep an eye out for in the movie. But be warned - some spoilers lurk below.

Immortals Movie Picture Gallery
This movie from the makers of '300' are busily rewriting Greek mythology... but no one seems to mind.

The Titans
The 12 Titans preceded the 12 Olympian gods and goddesses. Meet the earliest gods and goddesses of Greece, the Titans. Oceanus, Coeus, Crius, Hyperion, Iapetos, Theia, Rhea, Themis, Mnemosyne, Phoebe, Tethys, and Kronos.

The Kraken
The Kraken appears in the "Clash of the Titans" movie - but is it really part of Greek mythology? Greece has its fair share of sea monsters but is the Kraken one of them?

Kratos - The Greek God of War?
Kratos - Is Kratos the Greek god of war? The very popular video game God of War features Kratos in the title role. But is Kratos really the Greek god of war?

Greek Gods and Goddesses at Home
Visit the Olympian deities and discover their best temple sites.

The Oracle of Trophonius at Levadia
Explore the mysterious Oracle of Trophonius at Levadia.

Mount Olympus - NASA Photo
Check out this public-domain, copyright-free photo image of Mount Olympus as seen from space. From NASA.

Fast Facts - The Olympian Gods and Goddesses
A quick list with basic attributes of the Greek gods and goddesses who lived on Mount Olympus.

Books on Greek Gods and Goddesses
Best books on the Greek gods and goddesses and other myths and mythology of Greece.

Tartarus or Tartaros
Call it Tartarus or Tartaros - this is one Greek spot you'll want to miss.

Fast Facts - Zeus
From your Guide. The King of The Gods was not free of flaws.

Zeus - Clip Art
An image of Zeus at his oracle site of Dodona.

Books on Greek Gods

Here is a selection of books on the Greek Gods - it's just all about the boys on this list. Zeus, Apollo, Poseidon and others.

Books on Greek Goddesses

The Greek Goddesses of mythology are easily up to the task of keeping "the boys" in line - though Hera certainly had her hands full with Zeus.

Bulfinch's Mythology
The classic text of mythology, now available on-line.

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