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
The Iliad: Who & How Authored?
See a family tree of Greek gods in Wikipedia.