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Who were the most important Greek gods?
The ancient Greek mystical world was ruled by a small group of powerful gods called the Olympians. The Olympians included:
Zeus, king of the gods
Hera, wife of Zeus, goddess of marriage
Hades, brother of Zeus, ruler of the underworld
Poseidon, brother of Zeus, ruler of the seas
Demeter, sister of Zeus, goddess of the harvest
Athena, daughter of Zeus, born directly from his forehead, goddess of wisdom
Ares, son of Zeus, god of war
Apollo, son of Zeus, god of music and in charge of the sun
Artemis, Apollo's twin sister, daughter of Zeus, goddess of the hunt and in charge of the moon
Hermes, son of Zeus, messenger of the gods
Aphrodite, goddess of love, unknown parents
Hephaestus, son of Zeus, god of fire, forge, and volcanoes, married to the goddess of love, Aphrodite. He is sometimes positioned on the council instead of Hades.