07 Jan The 12 Olympian Gods
The ancient Greek worshiped
The 12 Ancient Olympian Gods. Although considered a cult a worship established for each one separately. According to the myth, it dates back to the earliest years before mortals adapted it.
Agamemnon first built a sanctuary for the 12 gods during the Trojan war. The people had great respect for the Dodekatheon (12 gods). They were originally worshiped as a group and was later completed with the names of the main gods of the Pan-Hellenic cult
⦁ Zeus: Knows as the supreme Olympian god, Homers calls him the father of gods and humans. Zeus however is not the creator of the Cosmos (world). With his revengeful and violent powers he proceeded to dominate and destroy in order to create the new Cosmos. He fought with his father Cronus who had swallowed his children(siblings of Zeus) defeating him and compelled him to disgorge the children he had swallowed. He also fought with the Titans the siblings of his father as they refused to recognize him as their leader.
GODDESS ATHENA AND THE TEMPLE OF THE PARTHENON
THE BEAUTIFUL CITY OF ATHENS IS NAMED AFTER GODDESS ATHENA
he was the Goddess of wisdom and chosen by the citizens of Athens to be the protector of the city. Choosing a woman as protector was something unheard of in the male dominating times.
The gods had a competition and it came down to Goddess Athena and God Poseidon which was the god of sea. It is said that Poseidon struck with his trident, giving the people of Athens fresh water and Goddess Athena touched the water and out sprouted the first olive tree. This meant she gave to the people wood, food, the symbol of peace and prosperity.
THE TEMPLE OF THE PARTHENON IS A TEMPLE DEDICATED TO GODDESS ATHENA.
The actual word Parthenon, means virgin in Greek and it was said that the goddess was also known as Parthenos, therefore the temple was named Parthenon