Zeus and Apollo are the names that come to my mind every single time I hear of the Greek gods. I do not know if this was a religion kind of set-up. What do you think? The Greek had so many gods I could take a whole year writing about each and every one of them. They were about 30,000. The reason is because they worshipped different gods during different occassions. They had gods for harvest, fertility, weather, war, childbirth and other different things. I would have had trouble with that for sure. Imagine all those gods, having to know them all!
As we all know, there always has to be someone standing out in a group. So was it with the Greek gods. There were 12 gods who were well known. They were the Olympians, Zeus, Apollo, Poseidon, Demeter, Hades, Hera, Artemis, Aphrodites, Arthena, Hephaestus, Hernes and Dionysus. These 12 had the role of ruling over the heavens with Zeus as their king. Zeus was the god for rain and thunder, many a sculpture and pictures would have him as the guy with a thunder bolt on his hand. Apollo was the god of poetry, healing and prophecy. Aphrodite was the goddess of beauty, love and sexuality. Hades was the god of the underworld, where the souls of the dead resided. The so called hell. Hernes was the messenger for the gods with swift feet. Demeter was the goddess for agriculture, fertility and harvest. These are but a few of the things the gods were in control of.
I would like to speak of the many stories about the various gods but it would be a lot. I prefer you check them out yourselves. What makes me like the Greek gods is the way they were depicted to have human-like qualities such as emotions and even physicality. The differentiating factor was that they were immortal and had power over natural events and human affairs. Reading about the Greek gods made me think of how not far from the gods we were. The fact that they also had faults and could manifest themselves was awesome. I think that is what made them stand out. What made the Greeks have great belief in them. If asked, I think the Greek gods were more close to their people. The Greek gods are well justified, I have nothing against them.