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The Greeks had numerous gods and many stories and myths that surrounded them. They built temples and offered sacrifices to their major gods. Here are some of the major Greek gods:

The Titans

The Titans were the first or elder gods. There were twelve of them including the parents of Zeus, Cronus and Rhea. They ruled during what was called the golden age. They were overthrown by their children, led by Zeus.

The Olympians

The twelve Olympian gods were the major gods of the Greeks and lived on Mount Olympus. They included:

Athena - Goddess of Wisdom
Greek Heroes

A Greek hero was a brave and strong man that was favored by the gods. He performed brave exploits and adventures. Sometimes the hero, even though mortal, was somehow related to the gods.

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Daily Lives of the Ancient Greeks
Ancient Greek Art
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Government of Ancient Greece
Greek Alphabet

Alexander the Great
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The Iliad
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