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The Olympians are a group of 12 gods who ruled after the overthrow of the Titans All the Olympians are related in some way They are named after their dwelling place Mount Olympus Zeus overthrew his Father Cronus He then drew lots with his brothers Poseidon and Hades Zeus won the draw and became the supreme ruler of the gods He is lord of the sky the rain god His weapon is a thunderbolt that he hurls at those who displease him He is married to Hera but is famous for his many affairs He is also known to punish those that lie or break oaths Poseidon is the brother of Zeus After the overthrow of their Father Cronus he drew lots with Zeus and Hades for shares of the world His prize was to become lord of the sea He is widely worshiped by seamen He married Amphitrite a granddaughter of the Titan Oceanus At one point he desired Demeter To put him off Demeter asked him to make the most beautiful animal that the world had ever seen So to impress her Poseidon created the first horse In some accounts his first attempts were unsuccessful and created a variety of other animals in his quest By the time the horse was created his passion for Demeter had cooled He had a series of disputes with other gods when he tried to take over their cities His weapon is a trident which can shake the earth and shatter any object He is second only to Zeus in power amongst the gods He has a difficult quarrelsome personality He was greedy Hades is the brother of Zeus After the overthrow of their Father Cronus he drew lots with Zeus and Poseidon another brother for shares of the world He had the worst draw and was made lord of the underworld ruling over the dead He is a greedy god
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