Here are the twelve Olympian gods and a brief description of each. The Greeks and Romans shared the same stories, but used different names.
JupiterLord of the sky and supreme ruler of the gods. Known for throwing lightening bolts.
NeptuneRuler of the sea. Brother of Zeus. Carried a three-pronged spear known as a trident.
PlutoRuler of the underworld and the dead. Brother of Zeus. Had a helmet which rendered ares god of war symbol 2018 its wearer invisible.
VestaA virgin goddess and sister of Zeus. No distinct personality or part in myths. Goddess of the Hearth, the symbol of the home.
JunoZeus's wife and sister. Protector of marriage, spent most of her time punishing the many women Zeus fell in love with. Likes cows and peacocks.
MarsGod of war and son of Zeus and Hera. Likes vultures and dogs.
MinervaDaughter of Zeus alone. No mother.(?) She sprang from his head full-grown and in full armor. The protector of civilized life, handicrafts, and agriculture. Invented the bridle, and first to tame the horse. Likes Athens, olives, and owls.
ApolloSon of Zeus. Master musician, archer god, healer, god of light, god of truth, sun god. A busy god who likes the laurel tree, dolphins, and crows.
VenusDaughter of Zeus. Goddess of Love and Beauty. Likes the myrtle tree, doves, sparrows, and swans.
MercurySon of Zeus. Wore wings on his sandals and his hat, thus was graceful and swift.
DianaApollo's twin sister and daughter of Zeus. Lady of wild things and huntsman to the gods. As Apollo is the Sun, Artemis is the moon.
VulcanSon of Hera, God of Fire. The only ugly and deformed god. Makes armor and weapons forged under volcanoes.
Greek Roman Description
AesculapiusGod of medicine.
SaturnGod of the sky; Ruler of the Titans (Roman mythology: God of agriculture)
CeresGoddess of grain.
BacchusGod of wine and vegetation.
CupidGod of love.
SomnusGod of sleep.
OpsWife of Cronus/Saturn. Mother Goddess.
UranusGod of the sky. Father of the Titans.
VictoriaGoddess of Victory.
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