Welcome to the Greek Gods Page! Here you will learn about all of the great gods. At this site, you will dig deep down into the tunnel of secrets, and find out personal information about each of the gods in Greek Mythology. Click on the name and picture of the god below to find out more information.
Poseidon: (Roman name Neptune) is God of the sea, earthquakes, and horses. He spent his time in his watery domain. Poseidon had married Nereus's daughter, the sea nymph , Amphititine. Poseidon was brother to Zeus and Hades. Zeus was ruler of the sky, Hades had domain of Underworld, and Poseidon was given all water, both fresh and salt.
Hermes: (Roman name Mercury) was the messenger of the gods and guide of the dead souls to the Underworld. Hermes was the son Zeus and a mountain nymph. As a newborn, he was remarkably precocious.
Apollo: (Roman name Apollo) was the god of prophesy, music, and healing. Of all the heroes besiding the city of Troy in the Trojan War, Achillies was the best by far. When somebody died suddenly, he was said to have been struck by one of Apollo's arrows. As a god of music, Apollo is often depicted playing his lyre. He did not invent this instrument, however, but was given it by Hermes in compensation for the cattle theft.
Ares(Roman name Mars) was the god of war, or more precisely of warlike frenzy. Through an immortal deity, he was bested by Heracles in battle and was almost killed when stuffed into a jar by two giants. When another hero wounded him during the Trojan War, he received scant sympathy from his father Zeus. In appearance, Ares was handsome and cruel. He is often depicted carrying a bloodstained spear. His throne on Mt.Olympus was said to be covered in human skin.
Hephaestus (Roman name Vulcan) was the lame god of fire and crafts or the two together, hence of blacksmiths. Hephaestus was the son of Hera and Zeus, or in some accounts, of Hera alone. He limped because he was born lame, which caused his mother to throw him off Mount Olympus. Or in other accounts, he interceded in a fight between Zeus and Hera, Zeus took him by the foot and threw him from Mount Olympus to the earth far below.
Dionysus (Roman name Bacchus) was the god of wine. Dionysus was the son of Zeus. Dionysus rescued Adriane after she had been abandoned by Theseus. Dionysus also saved his mother from the Underworld, after Zeus showed her his true nature of a storm god and consumed her in lightning. It was Dionysus who granted Midas the power to turn whatever he touched into gold, then was kind enough to take the power back when it proved inconvenient.
Zeus (Roman name Jupiter) was the supreme god of the Olympians. He was the father of the heroes Perseus and Heracles, the latter of whom once wrestled him to a draw. Zeus was the youngest son of the Titans Cronus and Rhea. When he was born, his father Cronus intended to swallow him as he had all of his siblings: Poseidon, Hades, Hestia, Demeter, and Hera. But Rhea hid the newborn in a cave on Mt.Dicte in Crete. ( To this day, the guides at the ''cave of Zeus'' use their flashlights to cast shadow puppets in the cave, creating images of baby Zeus from the myth.