Ancient Greek Residents believed, their Gods live in mount Olympus. Through the concept of gods and goddesses believed to have inhabited Mount Olympus, the world’s natural phenomena were revealed as human nature. It is not a secret the stories about wars, conflicts, and sexual relations between gods have affected to Cultures of Western countries in many ways.
Zeus was the king of all Gods who lived in mount Olympus. His parents were god Cronus and goddess Rhea. Cronus and Rhea are children born to earth and heaven (Yurenes).
Zeus’ wife, Hera was Lord of the sky and lightning. To kinship, she is also his sister. Hephaestus, Hebe and Eris are children of Zeus and Hera. Moreover, Athena, Apollo, Artemis, Hermes, Dionysus, Heracles and Helen of Troy are children of Zeus by other relationships. Zeus is well known for irregular relationships.
Hera was Zeus wife therefore Hera is the queen of the Gods who lived in mount Olympus. According to Greek mythology Even if she is the lord Goddess of Marriage & Birth she is really against love affairs.
It said that Hera often attempted to revenge on the goddess and human women who were had illicit relationships with Zeus.
She was in Really hate the Heracles ( Hercules: read, Twelve works of Hercules) who is an illegal son of Zeus, she had made a storm to kill him, Zeus knew that and hang her on a gold chain and hung a heavy anvil from the leg as a punishment then their son Hephaestus was thrown away from heaven by Zeus because of trying to rescue her. As in mythology.
Athena is the lord goddess of wisdom and war. She is the daughter of Zeus. She has no mother and she sprang from Zeus’s forehead. According to Greek, mythology Athena’s mother Metis was swallowed by Zeus but she was pregnant at that time so Metis’s daughter Athena has sprung from Zeus’s forehead.
In addition to war and wisdom, she is lord of many subjects like courage, law and justice, mathematics, art and more. Athena was considered the guardian goddess of Athens and the Parthenon church was dedicated to her.
Aphrodite is the goddess of love, beauty and passion. According to Greek mythology, Aphrodite born from the foam made after Uranus’s son Cronus castrated Uranus’s genitalia and threw it to sea. In another mythology said that she is the daughter of Zeus and Dione. Zeus did her marriage with Hephaestus who is the lord of fire and steel after seen Gods was tempted to go to war to win her because of her beauty but, after that, she associated many Gods and human as lovers.
Artemis who was the lord goddess of hunting, wild animals and chasing, was well known as a daughter of Zeus and also a sister of Apollo. She works as a patron of girls and virgins also protect mother and baby during birth.
Apollo is lord geek God of sun and light. Moreover, according to Greek Legends, he is also lord of music, poetry, Epidemic diseases and healing them, beauty and neatness, archery and agriculture. According to the things mentioned in Greek literary books Apollo is a God who balances both physical strength and spiritual beauty.
Demeter is a sister of Zeus and she is the lord goddess of agriculture and harvest. She had a daughter called Persephone according to legends this daughter was Abducted by Hades ( Zeus’s brother) who is the Lord God of the dead, to the Underworld by tricks.
As in Greek mythologies Because of this incident, Demeter was shocked and stopped growing plants on earth therefore Zeus got upset and order Hades to return her back.
Therefore he released Persephone but when Persephone leaves the underworld he had given her a Pomegranate. Persephone who ate 6 seeds from that obligated to live 6 months in the underworld with Hades per year, therefore in every year at this time Demeter feels sad so it starts seasons like autumn and winter on earth.
The meaning of Hades is ” the person who can not see”. Hades is the lord god of the underworld. He is also a son of Cronus and Rhea so he is a brother of Zeus and Demeter.
In addition, Poseidon who is lord of water and sea, Eris who is lord of war power and courage, Dionysus who is the lord of winemaking and fertility, Hermes is lord of wealth and luck were included to the twelve main gods who lived in Olympus. The ancient Greek Residents called them “Olympian gods”.