Who are the 12 Greek Gods and goddesses?

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  • Pontus
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    3 weeks ago
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    LOL.  There are thousands of Greek gods and goddesses.

    Presumably you are asking about the 12 Olympians (the third regime to rule over the universe).

    Before them, the Titans ruled.  There 12 Titans & Titanesses as well.  They were also gods.

    (The regime before the Titans was a different number of primordial gods/goddesses). 

    The 12 Olympian Gods also varied:

    1. Zeus

    2. Poseidon

    3. Hestia (but according to some accounts, later gave up her seat for the younger Dionysius)

    4. Hera

    5. Demeter

    6. Apollo

    7. Ares

    8. Hephaestus

    9. Aphrodite

    10. Athena

    11. Artemis

    12. Dionysius 

    13. Hades (although according to some accounts, since his realm was the underworld and as far was from Olympus as you could get, was not considered an Olympian god, even though he was a major deity).   

    So, the 12, depends on where you rank Hades, Hestia, and Dionysius, and when (originally or in the end). 

    Note that Greek mythology spanned millennia and was really a bunch of similar beliefs that were not universally held among the ancient Greeks in all places or time periods.   There are often different versions of the same stories. 

    Also, different authors using Greek gods often took artistic license and introduced their own changes. 

    There were many other minor gods and goddesses.  All the primordial gods/goddesses remained in power throughout the other two regimes.  All the Titanesses remained in power.  Most of the Titans were imprisoned in Tartarus, but one first generation Titan, Oceanus didn't participate in the war with the Olympians and also retained power.  Additionally, Helios, a second generation Titan, also didn't participate and kept his power as well. 

    (Helios was the god of the sun.  In late Greek mythology, he was often confused with Apollo.  Apollo was not originally a sun god at all, but later became identified with older Helios)

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  • 3 weeks ago

    Sneezy, Bashful, Doc, Grumpy, Dopey, Happy, and Sleepy.

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  • Anonymous
    3 weeks ago

    Waste my time, I will not. = 2 points

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  • 3 weeks ago

    The concept of the "twelve gods" is older than any of our Greek or Roman sources, and is likely of Anatolian origin.  There is twelve gods and twelve zodiac constellations, so more than likely twelve would be correct. 

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  • 3 weeks ago

    If you study up on Greek mythology, you'll find that the key and number of gods changes over time, so you'll end up with more than 12!

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  • 3 weeks ago

    From playing the God of War games:

    Zeus

    Hera

    Aphrodite 

    Athena

    Ares

    Hephaestus 

    Poseidon 

    Hermes (not to be confused with Hermès)

    Artemis 

    The remaining 3:

    Apollo

    Dionysus 

    Demeter

    Not sure why they weren’t included in the games.

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  • 3 weeks ago

    Gosh, if only there were some way for us to look up information like that on the internet. Like, some kind of giant 'search engine' or something. Oh well.

    • 0073 weeks agoReport

      True I can look it up on Google but I would like to see what other people know about Greek mythology

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