Mythology - Part One. The Gods, and The Two Great Gods of Earth Summary & Analysis

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These two chapters give brief summaries of the main characteristics of the Greek and Roman gods. The main gods, or Olympians, lived on Mount Olympus. This was the realm of the gods that mortals could not reach. These gods were the children of the Titans, who were the children of heaven and earth. Zeus and the other gods took over when Zeus dethroned the main Titan Cronus and seized his power. He locked the titans away under the earth, allowing only a few to remain free. The Romans also believed in the Olympian gods, giving them different names but adopting the same characteristics and mythology that the Greeks gave them.

Zeus (Jupiter to the Romans) was the king of the gods and ruler of Olympus...

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