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A Family Tree – Gods & Goddesses

ZEUS

Zeus

The Ancient Greeks had lots of Gods and Goddesses they believed they were immortal and lived on Mount Olympus.  They had a very real involvement in the lives of people and offerings and sacrifices needed to be made at key festivals and temples to keep them happy. However the Gods and Goddesses sometimes behaved badly just like the people they were governing, playing tricks, stealing from them, having love affairs.

The Father of the Gods was Zeus; quite literally, he was married to Hera but had affairs with just about everybody. His daughter Athena was the goddess of wisdom; she gave her name to the city of Athens and burst fully formed from Zeus’s head.

This website, similar in style to Horrible Histories, might help you track some of the relationships between them:

 

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