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Greek name: ARTEMISIOS Roman name: DIANA Sacred power weapon: bow and a quiver of arrows Area of godliness:

goddess of the hunt. protector of women in childbirth Relationship to others: Twin of Apollo Characteristics: untamed, strong, overprotective daughter of Leto Animal symbol: hind, a silver or golden horned deer. Object symbol: crescent moon

Who Is Artemis? Artemis is the twin sister of Apollo. She is a goddess of transitions, a hunter, a virgin, and one of the goddesses who assists at childbirth. She was on the Trojan side in Homer's Iliad.

Powers: Artemis is the goddess of the hunt and wild animals. Although a virgin herself, Artemis helps women in childbirth. Artemis watches over streets and harbors. Family of Origin: Artemis was the twin sister of Apollo. Their parents were Zeus and Leto. Artemis was born on Delos. Roman Equivalent: The Roman equivalent of the Greek goddess Artemis was Diana.

Apollo - Beautiful god of the sun, light, medicine, and music. APOLLON (or Apollo) was the great Olympian god of prophecy and oracles, healing, plague and disease, music, song and poetry, archery, and the protection of the young. He was depicted as a handsome, beardless youth with long hair and various attributes including:--a wreath and branch of laurel; bow and quiver; raven; and lyre. Greek name: Apolln Roman Name: Apollo Area of Godliness: Relationship to others Characteristics: Picture: Sacred Power weapon Apollo's Appearance: A young man with curly golden hair. Symbol or Attribute of Apollo: The Sun itself, the lyre (a type of musical instrument), the bow, and the chariot he drives across the sky daily, borrowed from an earlier pre-Greek Sun god,Helios. Apollo's Strengths: Creative, handsome, supportive of all the arts of civilization. Apollo's Weaknesses: Like his father Zeus, Apollo is all too happy to enjoy the charms of nymphs, as well as the occasional youth, and his conquests number in the dozens. The Greek god of the sun also had time for fun with his bow, his music, and racing his chariot across the sky. Among Apollo's principle functions was that of the god of music. Also, he was linked to poetry since he liked to prophesy in verse and was invoked by poets. But, he also was a terrifying god as a pitiless archer he could inflict instant death; he inflicted epidemics as was as indicated at the beginning of the Iliad when he put an epidemic on the Achaean army; and along with his twin sister Artemis partook in murdering the children of Niobe. Certain animals, such as the wolf, squirrel, and doe, were specially dedicated to Apollo; also certain birds, such as the swan, kite, and crow, as well as the dolphin, whose name in Greek, delphis, recalls the sanctuary of Delphi.

Hephaestus' Appearance: A dark haired man who has difficulty walking due to misformed feet. Some accounts make him small in stature. Symbol or Attribute of Hephaestus: The forge and fire. Strengths: Hephaestus is creative, cunning, and an able metal worker Weaknesses:Can't handle his liquor; can be crafty and vindictive. Parents: Usually said to be Zeus and Hera; some say Hera bore him without the help of a father. Hera is also said to have thrown him into the sea, where he was rescued by Thetis and her sisters. Interesting Fact:Hephaestus could sometimes be called Daidalos, connecting him to the famous Cretan craftsman who was the first to fly. Alternate spelling Hephaistos, Ifestos, Iphestos Who Is Hephaestus?: Hephaestus is a Greek god of volcanoes, a craftsman and blacksmith. He lusted after Athena, another crafts person, and in some versions is the husband of Aphrodite. He was thrown from Mt. Olympus and in some version landed in Lemnos where he built his furnaces under a volcano. He is also associated with Mt. Aetna. Hephaestus, the god of fire, especially the blacksmith's fire, was the patron of all craftsmen, principally those working with metals. He was worshiped predominantly in Athens, but also in other manufacturing centres. He was the god of volcanoes. Later, the fire within them represented the smith's furnace. Hephaestus was associated with Mount Etna, which is on the island of Sicily. Known as the lame god, Hephaestus was born weak and crippled. Displeased by the sight of her son,Hera threw Hephaestus from Mount Olympus, and he fell for a whole day before landing in the sea. Nymphs rescued him and took him to Lemnos, where the people of the island cared for him. But other versions say Zeus threw him from Mount Olympus after Hephaestus had sided with his mother in a quarrel. This legend says that Hephaestus fell for nine days and nine nights, and he landed on the island of Lemnos. It was on Lemnos where he built his palace and his forges under a volcano. Roman Equivalent: Vulcan Hephaestus was known as Vulcan by the Romans. Attributes: The symbols for which Hephaestus is known are the tools he used -- axe and tongs.

Powers of Hephaestus: Hephaestus was the blacksmith and craftsman of the gods. It was Hephaestus who chained Prometheus to the rock. The Lameness of Hephaestus: Hephaestus was a lame god because of a fall from Olympus. Zeus may have been responsible for casting Hephaestus out of the gods' home because he came to the aid of his mother Hera, but it is also said that Hera cast her already lame son out because she was ashamed of his infirmity.
God of Technology, Blacksmiths, Craftsmen & Volcanoes.


Mount Olympus


Hammer, Anvil and Tongs


Aphrodite, Aglaea


Hera and Zeus, or Hera alone


Ares, Eileithyia, Enyo and Hebe


Thalia, Eucleia, Eupheme,Philophrosyne and Euthenia

Roman equivalent