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The Greek Goddesses In Greek mythology the gods and goddesses of Mount Olympus played a major role in everyday life The Greeks respected them and thought of the gods as all mighty In Ancient Greece the people honored and believe in the deities Myths poems and epics tell the stories and beliefs referring to the gods and goddesses Many literary works display the power and jobs of the goddesses The Greek people lived to please the deities in hope of gaining a better lifestyle The goddesses of Greece acted as an important part of Greek mythology Hamilton 28-35 Historians placed the goddesses into categories The first category included the major goddesses of Olympus The goddesses placed in this category were Hera Athena Aphrodite Hestia Demeter and Artemis because most people knew and worshipped them The people held these six goddesses the most high and with the most respect Hamilton 28 Hera the goddess of the protection of marriage took care of married women The sister and also wife of Zeus the king of the gods Hera may be the most well known of the goddesses The Titans of the Ocean along with the Tethys raised Hera Hamilton 28 Most people knew Ilithyia Heras daughter for her help of women through childbirth Hera held the city of Argos sacred along with the peacock and cow In Roman mythology the name of Hera was changed to Juno queen of goddesses Pinset 20 Artemis or Diana in Roman mythology had the role of Leto and Zeuss daughter and also twin sister of god Apollo Known as the goddess of wildlife and hunting Artemis held all animals sacred but the
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