Author: Dave Briggs

Aphrodite was the Olympian Goddess of beauty, love, and desire in Greek Mythology. She was born on the island of Cyprus in a city called Phaphos – located on the southwest coast of Cyprus.

Hera is the wife of Zeus, and the Greek Goddess of women, marriage, family and childbirth. Here we look at Hera in more detail and her role in Greek Mythology.

Hermes is an interesting character from Greek Mythology, most commonly described as the messenger of the Gods. Depicted naked expect for a cloak and sometimes a hat, he is often shown sporting a beard and a staff with twin entwined snakes.

The God Apollo from Greek Mythology is often referred to as the God of many things. Here’s some information about him, and where you can find ancient Greek temples dedicated in his honour in Greece.

The Greek God Hephaestus is often considered a minor God in Greek Mythology, but that is far from the truth as Percy Jackson fans will know! Here’s more about him.

Hades is considered the darkest God in Greek Mythology. Ruling the Underworld, he is the brother of both Zeus and Poseidon, making him one of the ‘Big Three’ Greek gods.

Zeus was the King of all the Gods in Greek Mythology. With complete dominion over sky and thunder, he is a father figure to the extended families of Greek Gods.

In Greek Mythology, Athena was the Goddess of Wisdom and Strategy, and acted as a female counterpart to Ares in her role as Goddess of War. She was also a companion to heroes and the patron deity of Athens. 

Poseidon was one of the most important Gods from Greek mythology, controlling the sea and earthquakes. Like many Gods Poseidon was worshipped but also slightly feared.

Greek Mythology abounds with numerous Gods and Goddesses. Each of these had different powers and attributes, along with varying levels of importance. The 12 most significant Gods and Goddesses were known as the Olympians, and in this article, you’ll find out more about them.