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How to pronounce the 15 Olympians' names:

Zues (zoo-s)
Poseidon (pus-eye-dun)
Hades (hade-ees)
Apollo (ah-poll-o)
Artemis (art-ih-mess)
Hera (hair-uh)
Dionysus (die-un-sus)
Demeter (deh-meter)
Hestia (hest-eeh-ah)
Persephone (purse-eh-pheen-ee)
Hermes (herm-ees)
Hephaestus (heph-es-ist)
Ares (air-ees)
Athena (ahthenuh)
Aphrodite (af-row-dite((rhymes with night))-ee)

Why is Aphrodite an Olympian not a Titan?

Something that has confused many people is why Aphrodite is an Olympian, not a Titan.
Well, it is said that she was born on the sea foam of Ouranous, which makes it seem like she should be a Titan, but what some people don't know is that there is another version of how the Goddess of Love came into being.

In Homer's Iliad, Aphrodite was born from the union of Zeus with the Titan goddess Dione. But if you only consider the version where Aphrodite is sprung from Uranus (the father of the Titans), you might say that she belongs to the generation of the Titans , though she's not a Titan in a strict sense because, unlike the Titans, she has no mother.

Why was she counted as one of the major gods? Although Aphrodite may seem insignificant in the presence of such deities as the sun-god Apollo or the warlike Athena, her power over love is revealed to be very influential upon closer examination. With a domain that included the innermost feelings of the heart and the source of human passion, Aphrodite had power unlike any other god. Such power is revealed in her actions toward both her faithful followers and those who incited her anger. Perhaps the most famous example of Aphrodite's influence is the Judgment of Paris, an event in which Aphrodite's actions indirectly caused the Trojan War. This incident, the precursor to a decade-long war which gained the attention of all gods and heroes of the day, shows the power of love over human actions. As the owner of such powers, Aphrodite had the ability to influence the most important events in mythological history.
The Olympians


Major Gods
Greek god/goddess
Roman name
Territory
symbol
Zues
Jupiter/Jove
King of the Gods and Sky
Eagle and/or Lightning Bolt
Poseidon
Neptune
Ruler of the Seas
and Creator of Horses*
Horse and/or Trident
Hades
Pluto
God of the Underworld
and God of Wealth
Helm of Darkness
Hera
Juno
Queen of the Gods and Marriage
Golden Crown, Cow and/or Peacock
Demeter
Ceres
Goddess of the Grain and Harvest
Rake



Hestia
Vesta
Goddess of the Hearth and Home
Sacred Fire
Apollo
Apollo
God of the Sun, healing and Medicine
Golden chariot, harp and/or the Laurel Tree
Artemis
Diana
Goddess of the Hunt and Moon
Silver Bow and Arrow
Athena
Minerva
Goddess of Wisdom, War and Law
Olive Tree, Armor and Owl
Aphrodite
Venus
Goddess of Love and Beauty
Roses and Doves
Ares
Mars
God of War
Vulture, Sword and Spear


Hephaestus
Vulcan
God of Fire and Forge
Anvil, Hammer and Valcano
Hermes
Mercury
Messenger of the Gods
Magic Wand, Winged Sandals, and Winged Hat
Dionysus
Bacchus
God of the Grape Harvest, Wine and WineMaking
Grape Vine, Wine and The Thyrsus


Minor Gods:


Eros
Cupid
God of Love
Persephone
Persipina
Goddess of Springtime
Pan
Faunus
God of Nature
Selene
Luna
Goddess of the Moon
Helios
Sol
God of the Sun
Eris
Discordia
Goddess of Discord


Hypnos
Somnus
God of Sleep
Nike
Victoria
Goddess of Victory
Phosphor
Lucifer
Light-bearer; the star that brings in the day

*The ancient Greeks believed that Poseidon had created the horse. He was inspired to create the horse to impress a woman. He had fallen in love with Demeter, the goddess of grain and the harvest. One day Demeter offered Poseidon a challenge: to create the most beautiful land animal ever seen. Poseidon worked on his creation for many days and finally produced the horse.

Demeter was amazed when she saw it, and Poseidon created a whole herd of horses for her. For himself he created a herd of green horses to fill his undersea stables. With his new horses to draw his chariot Poseidon would often travel on the surface of the sea. The horses he created for himself had brass hooves and golden manes. Because he invented the horse, charioteers worshiped Poseidon as their patron god.

But the Greeks also believed that Poseidon had made a few mistakes before he created the horse. These mistakes included the giraffe, the zebra, the hippopotamus, and the camel. Also - he is closely associated with the dolphin.

http://www.thelincolnlibrary.com/images/Poseidon_sample.pdf
The Lightning Thief is actually a novel AND a motion picture. I've seen the movie, and it does not fit description at all.
Annabeth specifically has blonde hair and gray eyes. But in the motion picture, sh has brown hair.
Also, Percy is twelve-years-old in the The Lightning Thief, but in the movie he looks almost fifteen or sixteen. That is only one of the mistakes and contradictions that the movie makes against the books.

The Sea of Monsters' motion picture is supposed to be released in August, 2013.
Let us pray that it is better then The Lightning Thief.
Did you know that Hestia Goddess of the Hearth, calls herself the Last Olympian?
You must be thinking this: Then that means...
YES!
The fifth novel of Percy Jackson and the Olympians is named after Hestia the Goddess of the Hearth, the most simple and kindest of all Olympians.


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