greek-gods

Greek God Relationship Role Attribute Roman Counterpart
Zeus husband and brother of Hera King and father of gods, sky. Thunderbolt, eagle. Jupiter
Hera wife and sister of Zeus Queen and mother of gods; women, marriage, maternity. veil, cuckoo, pomegranate, peacock Juno
Athena Daughter of Zeus, but not of Hera. Sprung from the head of Zeus fully-formed. war (strategy), wisdom, weaving, protector of Athens Owl, Armor, shield, gorgoneion (head of Medusa on breast plate) Minerva
Ares son of Hera and Zeus war, strife, blind courage Armor Mars
Aphrodite Homer: daughter of Zeus and Dione (a Titan);Hesiod: she sprung from the sea foam that formed around the severed genitals of Uranus. love, beauty Cupid, Eros (her son) Venus
Apollo son of Zeus and Leto (daughter of the Titans Coeüs and Pheobe); brother of Artemis solar light, reason, prophecy, medicine, music lyre, bow, quiver Phoebus

 

Cite this article as: William Anderson (Schoolworkhelper Editorial Team), "Greek Gods: Symbol and Roman Equivalent," in SchoolWorkHelper, 2019, https://schoolworkhelper.net/greek-gods-symbol-and-roman-equivalent/.

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