The Powers of the Greek Gods and Titans

Lately, I have been reading a book called Greek Myths. It is a chapter book. So I thought I would do all the chapters in different blog posts. So here is the book review for the Prologue.  The Greek people have a story or legend of what happened before the gods. Well first there was only Chaos whose power was nothingness and confusion and he would rule night. Erebus ruled over the underworld. Then these creatures formed Gaea, also known as Mother Earth and Ouranos also known as Father Sky. Then a monster appeared it had no name and it also had 50 heads and 100 hands.  Ouranos trapped it in the underworld. There was another monster called the Cyclopes. They had a eye in the middle of their forehead. Finally there was a third monster and it was the Titans.

Pallas Athene Statue

Now I will talk about the Gods and Titans and their powers. Cronus was the most powerful Titan. He ruled over everyone else. His son was named Zeus. Hyperion power was of sun, moon , and dawn and he was a boy. Mnemosyne power was memory she was a girl. Themis power was justice and she was also a girl. Oceanus, Tethys, Atlas, and Prometheus are some other important Titans.

Now I will talk about the gods. Well the ruler of all gods was Zeus. His power was rain. He could throw thunderbolts. Some people also call him Lord of the Sky. His wife was Hera. Her power was marriage and married woman. Poseidon power was ruler of the sea. He could shake the waves. He usually was somewhere near Mount Olympus. Mount Olympus is where the gods lived. Hades power was  of the underworld. Unlike Poseidon he was barely anywhere on land. He was on land in the story of Demeter and Persephone. Persephone was queen of the underworld. Demeter was Persephone’s mother. Her power was of corn, summertime, and harvest.  Athena was the daughter of King Zeus. Her power was City Life. Lots of people know her as a battle god.

Apollo was god of the sun. His palace was so bright barely anyone came to visit except for his son Phaeton.  You might think Hyperion was Titan of the sun. Only Apollo was a god and Hyperion was a Titan.  Artemis was Apollo’s sister. Her power was of children and a hunter. Aphrodite power was love and prettiness. She barely got mad ever. Hermes delivered messages to humans and to the gods.

Dionysus power was fun and laughter. He was sometimes very mean. He made humans feel like they could do anything. Graces were 3 sisters there names were Aglaia, Euphrosyne, and Thalia.  Finally there were the muses who were also sisters only there were 9 of them. Clio my favorite goddess because her power was history and  I love history. Urania was astronomy, Melpomene was tragedy, Thalia was comedy, Terpsichore was dance, Calliope was classic poetry, Erato was poetry, Polyhymnia was songs,  and Euterpe was lyric poetry. They were all sisters and they were all muses.

Those are some of the gods, goddess, and titans Thanks for reading

Your Blogger,

Mara

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