The Gods and Goddesses of Olympus by AlikiLong, long ago in ancient Greece, people began telling wonderful stories to explain the mysteries of life. These myths featured gods and goddesses, mighty beings who look human but have amazing powers and live forever. Now you can meet these extraordinary characters and hear their legends, brought to life again by Aliki in this splendid, panoramic look at the amazing stories and characters of Greek legend. [Will meet the] demand for basic information on the gods and goddesses at the primary level.—BL. Alikis fans will welcome her introduction to these famous Greeks.—SLJ. 1994 Pick of the Lists (ABA)
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In Greek mythology, there were 12 Olympians, gods and goddesses , who lived and held thrones on Mount Olympus, although you may run across more than a dozen names. These major gods and goddesses are named Olympian for their place of residence. Alternate Spellings: Hephaestus' name is sometimes spelled Hephaistos or Hephestus.
Beasts of Olympus Series Lucy Coats and Brett Bean Pandemonius, the half-god son of Pan, takes care of the magical beasts on Mount Olympus, but finds it challenging to keep up with the fickle demands of the gods and goddesses. We are experiencing technical difficulties. Please try again later. Read an Excerpt. The Unicorn Emergency 8.
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The Twelve great gods of the Greeks were known as the Olympians. Together they presided over every aspect of human life. The goddess Hestia listed here in the second rank was sometimes included amongst the Twelve. A number of other gods were described as Olympian. Most of these were functionaries or minions of the Twelve. The Olympian gods "Theoi Olympioi" presided over ever facet of ancient life and were often grouped according to their common functions.
The ancients Greeks were polytheistic — that is, they worshipped many gods. Their major gods and goddesses lived at the top of Mount Olympus, the highest mountain in Greece, and myths described their lives and actions. In myths, gods often actively intervened in the day-to-day lives of humans. Myths were used to help explain the unknown and sometimes teach a lesson. For example, Zeus, the king of the gods, carried his favorite weapon, the thunderbolt. When it rained and there was thunder and lightning, the ancient Greeks believed that Zeus was venting his anger. Many stories about how the Greek gods behaved and interacted with humans are found in the works of Homer.
This book tells the stories of the gods and goddesses of Olympus. It tells of the myth of creation and how the most commonly known gods came to be. The strength of this book is the colorful art which accompanies each story about the gods and goddesses. A beauitfully illustrated guide to Ancient Greece's Gods and Goddesses. It gives a very child and adult! Genre: Myths Review: This book tells all about the different Greek mythology characters from ancient Greece. It combines a lot of the stories told in Greek mythology such as the creation of earth, battles over the gods and their reign, stories of family, and individual stories about the different characters.