Important Greek Goddesses

Half a dozen goddesses reign over over Mt. Olympus in accordance with the stories of Greek mythology. Hera was the spouse as well as the sister to Zeus and as a result is considered as the queen of the Gods. Ancient Greek mythology ports the goddesses as guards as well as stewards of the womanly…

Half a dozen goddesses reign over over Mt. Olympus in accordance with the stories of Greek mythology. Hera was the spouse as well as the sister to Zeus and as a result is considered as the queen of the Gods. Ancient Greek mythology ports the goddesses as guards as well as stewards of the womanly attribute. These goddesses control love and fertility and like their male brethren, they have amazing intelligence to make judgments upon mankind.

Hestia is the eldest daughter of Cronus as well as Rhea. She was considered a virgin just like Athena and Hera. Poseidon and Apollo wanted to marry her but she stayed loyal to the oat she made to Zeus to remain a virgin. Hestia was warmly looked on by all those who worshiped her for her peaceful nature. Hestia always been on Mt. Olympus, and has never practiced wars or any type of conflicts with the other gods. Hestia is the only goddess to be worshiped in all Greek mythology temples no matter what their connection is to another god.

Stories of the foundation of Athena differ, however it's usually agreed upon that she is a child of the God Zeus as well a daughter of Metiis. Throughout the story Zeus had feared a prophecy that said that the child of Metis would be stronger than Zeus himself. So what did Zeus do? He swallowed the titan goddess whole. That did not stop Metis from giving birth and raising her child. Inside the belly of Zeus she did just that, and Athena the goddess of wisdom was born. Athena educated women the correct way on how to sew as well as weave along with teaching men the best way to work their lands and metals. Athena had the city of Athens and the Parthenon built in her honor.

Demeter is the second daughter of Rhea and Cronus, Demeter is the goddess of the lands who nurtured soil. Ancient Greek mythology place Demeter as “the bringer of the seasons” Her main misconception implicated that her daughter Persephone had been kidnapped by the underworld ruler Hades and was forced to become his queen. Demeter ended up being anguished and her lifestyle was full of grief causing the seasons to cease. Having people starving to death due to lack of seasons caused Zeus and other gods to help bring Persephone from the depths of the underworld. Even though Persephone returned to Demeter, Hades had filled her, and through the law of fate Persephone ended up being assembled to return for 4 months each and every year just to eat the seeds that Hades brave her.