Olympian Gods of Greek Mythology THEOI.COM
The Olympian gods ("Theoi Olympioi") presided over ever facet of ancient life and were often grouped according to their common functions. THE THEOI AGORAIOI were the gods of the "agora" (the marketplace and people's assembly). Zeus, as the god of kings and princes, presided over the the assembly, alongside Athena, as goddess of wise counsel, Dike (Justice), Themis (Custom) and Calliope (Eloquence). The gods of the marketplace, on the other hand, were led by Hermes, the god of commerce, along with Hephaestus and Athena, the patron gods of artisans : weavers, potters, metalworkers, sculptors, etc. Apollo was another god of the marketplace. THE THEOI DAITIOI were the gods of feasts and banquets. THE THEOI GAMELIOI were the gods of marriage. THE THEOI GEORGIKOI were the gods of agriculture. THE THEOI GYMNASTIKOI were the gods of the gymnasium, athletics and the Games. THE THEOI HALIOI were the gods of the sea led by King Poseidon. THE THEOI IATRIKOI were the gods of medicine and healing.
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