The Roman god Mars was not on Mount Olympus, but his Greek counterpart lived there. Ares, the Greek god of war, lived among the other Olympians: Zeus, Hera, Poseidon, Demeter, Athena, Apollo, Artemis, Aphrodite, Hermes, ... More » Art & Literature Folklore

In Greek mythology, there are 16 Titans, 14 Olympian gods and a large number of demigods, or half-god and half-human hybrids. The Titans ruled during the Greek Golden Age from Mount Olympus, but were overthrown by the Ol... More » Art & Literature Folklore

Ancient Greek gods and goddesses include Zeus, Hera, Hades, Apollo, Artemis, Poseidon, Aphrodite, Athena and many more. Zeus, often called the “Father of Gods and men," was king of Mount Olympus, the home of the Greek go... More » History Ancient History Ancient Greece
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