The gods of the Olympus are the
most famous twelve gods of the Greek mythology. One of them is Kronus, who
was castrated by his son Zeus. After fighting and wining the Titans and
the Giants, he took the rule of the mythological world and kept it till
the end. During this time he shared the power with his brothers, with
whom he lived in the highest mountain of Greece: as the name says, the
Olympus in Macedonia. There, the bods ate ambrosia and drank nectar,
delights saved just for them.
they went down tο the mortals quite often to
help them, to punish them, to intervene in their destiny, but also to
procreate with them.
The children of gods and humans
were semi-gods and had exceptional powers. Often, they accomplished heroic
deeds, and many of them are still known today, as for example Heracles or Perseus.
Gods were omnipotent, although
the power of each one was limited with the power of the other gods (except
for Zeus). They had weaknesses, passions and feelings; they got angry,
were jealous, murdered and loved. But, most of all, they wanted
recognition, respect and veneration from the people.
Although there are some little
differences in which gods are considered as the twelve gods of the
Olympus, here we will take just one of the interpretations.
The Beginning / Gods of the Olympus / Smaller Gods