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About the Iliad: ------
- Main Characters
- Gods........................
- Plot Summary......
- Themes..................
- Trojan War...........
- Map.......................
- Who Wrote it?..
Translation Issues: --
 - How Literal?.........
- The Achaeans.....
 - Winged Words...
 - Greek Wall..............
 - Tents vs. Camps..
 - Homeric Names
 

Greek Gods and Goddesses

The system of ancient Greek gods and goddesses figures prominently in the Iliad, including lesser deities such as nymphs and nereids.

The Greeks and Trojans worship the same deities, but several important deities take sides in the Trojan War.

Following are some of the more important gods and goddesses in the poem:

Apollo (Phoebus Apollo) - a son of Zeus; ally of Troy

Ares - god of war; war personified

Athena (Pallas Athena) - a daughter of Zeus; protectress of Greece

Hades - Lord of the underworld; brother of Zeus

Hera - Zeus's wife

Poseidon - god of earthquake and sea

Zeus - lord of all immortal gods


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About the Iliad

Main Characters (Mortal)

Plot Summary of the Iliad

Themes

Trojan War

The Iliad: Who & How Authored?


See a family tree of Greek gods in Wikipedia.


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