Greek Gods Evolution

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  • 1100 BCE

    Beginning

    Beginning
    A few stories clarify Chaos asa void of nothingness. Others highlight the reality that Chaos was the primary Greek god He existed alone some time recently Gaia showed up. Whereas Chaos was the void Gaia was Mother Soil. Within the stories where Gaia was the primary god she gave birth to Uranus without having had a accomplice. Gaia and Uranus gotto be spouse and spouse and parented the Titan Divine beings and Goddesses. Gaia and Uranus were too the guardians of Cyclops anda fifty-headed creature
  • 1100 BCE

    The Titans

    The Titans
    There were twelve Titans total – six female and six male. They paired off to form six married couples. The Titans were Oceanus, Tethys, Hyperion, Theia, Crius, Mnemosyne, Coeus, Phoepe, Cronus, and Rhea. Cronus and Rhea were the parents of several of the Olympians. Cronus was told that his children would overthrow him. Rather than take any chances, he ate them. Rhea tricked Cronus in order to spare Zeus.
  • 1100 BCE

    Other Gods and Goddesses

    Other Gods and Goddesses
    Aside from these major gods and goddesses, there were other minor deities that were mentioned in various Greek myths. For example, the Muses were the divine deities of artistic, literary, and scientific inspiration. Other minor deities include Hecate, the goddess of witches, Iris, the goddess of rainbows, and Nike, the goddess of victory. Though they weren’t as prominent as the Olympians and Titans, they did play a small role in the mythological tradition.
  • 1100

    Olimpyan Gods

    Olimpyan Gods
    After the Titan Wars, the Olympian gods and goddesses took over. They moved to the top of Mount Olympus where they were able to rule and oversee the mortals in their daily lives. The twelve Olympians were Zeus, Hera, Poseidon, Demeter, Athena, Apollo, Artemis, Ares, Aphrodite, Hephaestus, Hermes, Hestia, and Dionysius. Zeus, Hera, Poseidon, Demeter, and Hestia were all children of Cronus and Rhea.