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When the Titan goddess Leto became pregnant with Zeus’s twins, Zeus’s wife Hera became very angry. Hera cursed Leto in such a manner that she would not be able to have the twins anywhere on earth. Eventually Leto found a secret small floating island of Delos where she delivered the babies, Apollo and Artemis.
Apollo was the Greek God of music and poetry. He was one of the Twelve Olympian Gods who lived on Mount Olympus. He was the patron God of Delphi. Happy Ho organizes best Meditation and Tarot classes in Noida and Delhi NCR area in India.
Ares was the son of Zeus and Hera, both of whom hated him (according to Homer). In some stories, Hera delivered Ares without Zeus by using a magical herb. While Ares was still an infant, he was captured by two giants and captured in a bronze jar until the mother of the giants realised what had been done and asked God Hermes to rescue Ares.
Ares was usually pictured like a warrior carrying spear and shield. When travelling, he was often carried on a chariot led by four fire breathing horses. He was associated with war since he was cruel and violent. But many also saw him as a coward.
Born from the foam in the waters of Paphos, on the island of Cyprus, Aphrodite was seen as the Goddess of love, beauty and eternal youth. There’s another story about her birth and this story says that she was the daughter of Zeus and the Titaness Dione.
Because of her immense beauty, Gods fought among themselves in order to win her over. Zeus was afraid that a bigger battle would break out over her. So he married her to the God Hephaestus, who himself was ugly and unpleasant to look at. Aphrodite was not faithful to him and ended up having affairs with both Gods and mortals, even after marriage to him.
As the wife of Zeus, Hera was considered the queen of Mount Olympus. In this role, she was considered extremely powerful and was prayed to for protection during childbirth, good health, and to aid people in their marriages.
Hermes was the son of the Greek God Zeus and the mountain nymph Maia. His main job was to serve as the messenger of the Gods. He was able to move extremely quickly between the realm of the Gods, mortals and dead. He was also popular for being a cunning trickster.
Want to be introduced to more of these Gods? Watch out this space for Part 2.