Posted by Lisa on Sunday, October 28, 2007 at 7:05pm.
Who are the Greek gods/goddesses that make the 12 members of the council? I think they were called the Olympians. I tried researching it online but websites are giving me different answers.
- History - Writeacher, Sunday, October 28, 2007 at 7:09pm
- History - SraJMcGin, Sunday, October 28, 2007 at 7:10pm
Thank you for using the Jishka Homework Help Forum. Part of the confusion could be that the same God or Goddess had one name in Greek and another in Roman.
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- History - Ms. Sue, Sunday, October 28, 2007 at 7:12pm
I don't know which council you mean -- but the Olympians were the first Greek gods. The first site points out that the idea of 12 Olympians is a fairly modern idea. Because most of Greek mythology is based on oral traditions covering hundreds of years, there are going to be many discrepancies in the stories we read today.
- History - Writeacher, Sunday, October 28, 2007 at 7:16pm
And if you really want to see how confusing it can all get, be sure to find a copy of Robert Graves' book The Greek Myths. Sometimes you can find it in one volume, sometimes two.
In addition to collecting all the stories in various versions, he also includes the different references for each one -- that is, in what story or poem or play the god or goddess or demigod or whoever is mentioned, either in brief or in a long passage.
It's a fascinating book and a terrific reference.
- History - SraJMcGin, Sunday, October 28, 2007 at 7:34pm
P.S. Here's a nice online reference for Greek Gods:
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