Ancient Greek gods and myths - 2

Hesitia, goddess of family life
Hestia Hestia
was the eldest sister of Zeus and the ruling goddess of family life, in other words, the hearth. To escape the romantic demands of her brothers Poseidon and Apollo, she swore to remain a virgin forever. Hestia is a goddess who does not have a royal throne, but she is responsible for maintaining the sacred fire of Olympus, and for this reason, all fire temples and stoves in homes belong to her. Hestia is the gentlest and kindest goddess of Olympus and is a symbol of the union between the mother city of Metropolis and the people of the towns and villages who came to the temple to bring fire and in fact the hearth of all the people was heated by the same fire.

Hera guardian of life
Hera was the wife and sister of Zeus. He was the guardian of marriages and was especially supportive of married women. Since Zeus tricked and forced her into marriage, this marriage had begun and continued with strife and discord. Once Zeus' pride became unbearable, Hera conspired with the gods against him and drugged him, then with the other gods tied him to a bed with a thousand knots, wondering what to do with him. They argued. Briareus, who was a giant with 50 heads and 100 hands, found out about the conspiracy and because of his great love for Zeus, he untied the knots with the help of his 100 hands and freed him. The great wrath of Zeus brought the gods to their knees, and Hera, after the painful punishment of being hanged with a golden chain from the sky, swore not to rebel against her husband again. Despite this, Hera always made Chinese conspiracies because of Zeus's unfaithfulness, and Kahi also succeeded in teaching a good lesson to her unfaithful husband. Peacock and cow are the sacred animals of the temple of Hera.

Ares, the god of war
is the son of Zeus and Hera and the god of war. He was a mature and beautiful person, but very hard-hearted and bloodthirsty. His sister Eris, the goddess of strife, was his inseparable companion. Ares was happy when he heard the clinking of swords, at this time he would put on his shining helmet and ride his chariot into the heart of the battlefield and he didn't care about the winner or the loser, he was just looking for bloodshed. Those who were always with him were pain, anxiety, famine and anonymity. Both Hera and Zeus disliked Ares and he was mostly worshiped by the people of Thracia, who were wild and violent people. Vulture and dog were animals that were depicted next to this god.

Athena is the goddess of the city, crafts and agriculture
Athena Athena
, the virgin goddess, is the daughter of Zeus and has no mother, because she emerged from the forehead of Zeus as a complete woman fully clothed in armor and weapons. Despite the fact that she was brave and fierce in battle, she is not considered a warrior woman because her battles were all to defend the privacy of the house and the city against the enemies. Athena is the goddess of the city, crafts and agriculture. He invented the bridle to train and tame the horse, and his other innovations include making trumpets, flutes, cauldrons, plows, ships, and chariots. He is the embodiment of wisdom, logic and purity and is considered the beloved son of Zeus. That's why he was allowed to use his father's weapon - lightning. His favorite city was Athens, his favorite tree was the olive tree, and his bird was the owl. (continues ...)

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July 23, 2022