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GREEK GODS

The gods of the ancient Greek pantheon are divided into various categories on the following pages. The first of these--the Olympian gods, Titan gods, and primordial gods--represent the three generations of deities to rule the cosmos. The next five categories divide the gods by domain, namely the gods of sky, sea, earth (rustic and agrarian), and underworld. The final sections contain the daemones--minor deities or spirits representing abstract ideas, emotions and conditions--and apotheosed mortals.


HESIOD'S FAMILY TREE OF THE GREEK GODS

Hesiod was the author of the Theogony, an ancient Greek poem describing the genealogy of the gods. A graphic chart of Hesiod's family tree can be found here.

A larger set of family trees including all the gods not mentioned by Hesiod is available here.


MYTHOLOGY IN POST-CLASSICAL ART

The Birth of Aphrodite by the Italian Renaissance painter Botticelli (1444-1510). The wind gods Boreas and Zephyrus waft the goddess to shore where she is clothed by one of the Seasons.

The Birth of Aphrodite by Botticelli