Ancient Greek Religion - God & Goddess by Adriana Quesada

The Greek religion has all the beliefs, customs and rituals practiced in Ancient Greece. Their beliefs were based on polytheism which means that there were many god and goddess they believed. They were know for the "The Twelve Olympians", a family of god and goddess that lived in Mount Olympus. Each of them ruled a different area of life nature, they had human forms and human characteristics but they were immortal. While being immortal, the gods were not all powerful.
Zeus was the principal of all gods, he was the god of the sky, lightning and thunder and he was always carrying a thunderbolt as his symbol. He's married with his sister Hera. Hera was the goddess marriage and childbirth, she was very beautiful and she was called the queen of integers, a vindictive and jealous wife, who frequently tricked Zeus. Apollo was another important god, he was the god of the sun, music and poetry and he was also the god of the healing arts an of medicine. Apollo was known too because he was the most handsome god and has a twin sister, Artemis. Artemis was a huntress, she always carried a silver bow and arrows, and she ruled over the untamed places of the earth. Athena was the goddess of wisdom and war. Athena taught man to use tools and taught his wife to spin and weave and she was the best-loved goddess on Olympus. Theres Ares who was a ruthless and murderous god that displayed the worst of humanity's traits. Aphrodite is the goddess of love and desire born from sea foam. After all the gods of Mount Olympus courted her she got married with Hephaestus, the ugliest of all of the gods. All of the goddess envied her, because she was very beautiful. Hermes was the messenger of the gods, he was the mischievous son of Zeus and Maia. Poseidon was the god of the sea and earthquakes, he built an underwater palace with a great pearl and coral throne. And then we have the last but not least of the gods of Mount Olympus; Demeter she was the goddess of fertility, she ws the goddess of growing things and was the mother of Persephone, whose father was Zeus.