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Gaea

she was "mother earth"

in the creation myths-the rule of Uranus, Cronus, and Zeus, Gaea was said to have been mad with her husband (Uranus) because she wanted her children after Uranus had taken them away.

married to Uranus

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Uranus

he was "father sky"

he locked away his children and refused to release his children even when Gaea got upset

married to Gaea

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Cronus

was one of Uranus' and Gaea's children

was the titan child that was brave enough to fight his father (Uranus), he chopped Uranus up and was thrown into the sea

he feared that his sons would be greater than him, and so he swallowed his children alive

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Rhea

she is a Titan in Greek mythology

the mother of Hestia, Demeter, Hera, Hades, Poseidon, and Zeus

Cronus' wife

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Prometheus

his name means forethought

was brothers with Epimetheus

he is said to have created life on earth and mankind/creatures

he also made humans superior by flying up to the sun with a torch in hand and gave them the fire for their own benefit (and to make them more independent), but Zeus did not agree with him stealing that fire for men

Zeus punished him for what he did and he was to be chained to a cliff for eternity (each day he would be visited by a vulture that would rip his liver out, which would grow back and then be torn out over and over again)

Zeus punished him for tricking him with sacrifice, stealing fire, and withholding the name of the one who will have the son that overthrows him

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Epimetheus

his name meant afterthought

was brothers with Prometheus

he was more simple/simple-minded than his brother and was given the job of distributing things to living creatures to survive

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Atlas

he was the leader of the Titans and the war against Zeus

after the Titans lost, he was cursed with having to carry the heavens on his shoulders

he has to hold up heavens/sky

he was a Titan

Zeus punished him because he fought against Zeus during the war with the Titans

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Nemesis

a goddess

name meant righteous anger

was motivated to punish Narcissus because Narcissus answered the prayer of one of Narcissus' rejected/neglected/ignored lovers

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Leto

she slept with Zeus

Hera punished her with not being able to give birth anywhere the sun hit the surface of the air

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Helius

he is the sun/ sun god

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The Olympians

" the twelve Olympians are the major deities of the Greek pantheon, commonly considered to be Zeus, Hera, Poseidon, Demeter, Athena, Apollo, Artemis, Ares, Hephaestus, Aphrodite, Hermes, and either Hestia or Dionysus."

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Persephone

she ate pomegranate seeds in the underworld, which then caused her to be forced to stay there

she has to stay in the underworld for one of three total seasons during the year, and whenever she leaves winter will occur

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Eros

god of love and sex

referred to as cupid in the modern day

he shot Hades to gain more power and forcing anti-love Hades to fall in love

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The Fates

The three powerful daughters of Zeus and Themis (clotho, lachesis, and atropos)

were responsible for determining the course of events in mortal lives- including the span of each life

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The Furies

also known as Erinyes which means "the angry ones''

Gaea made them with the blood from Uranus' severed "manhood"

they were- alecto, ticiphone, and megara

they were the female spirits of justice and venegrance

they were especially known for going after and getting revenge on people who murdered family members (they did this by driving them mad)

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The Muses

Zues and Titaneses were together for 9 nights in a row, which resulted in the 9 muses

they gave people inspiration for creation

ONE WE NEEDED TO KNOW: Calliope- the Muse of epic or heroic poetry

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Calliope

the Muse of epic or heroic poetry

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