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.
The Olympian Gods and Goddesses
Although today we describe the most significant Gods and Goddesses as numbering 12, there was in fact no definitive list. The reason for this, is that over the centuries some Gods and Goddesses rose in favor, whilst others were discarded. In addition, Hades is not technically defined as an Olympian God as he did not reside on Mount Olympus but instead lived in the Underworld. The result is that there were actually 13 'Main' Gods and Goddesses in Greek Mythology, but only ever 12 Olympians. Confused? Welcome to Greece!