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The Twelve Gods

The Twelve Gods was a collective term referring to the twelve major deities of the Greek pantheon. They were also referred to as the Dii Consentes within the Roman pantheon.[1]

During the Peloponnesian War, Athens housed an open-air shrine dedicated to the group.[2]

Thousands of years later, Abstergo Industries included imagery of the Twelve Gods and their Roman equivalents as part of their research into the First Civilization, noting the influence of the precursor Isu species on ancient human pantheons.[1] Some, if not all, of the Twelve were deifications of Isu individuals, including Aphrodite and Hermes.[3]


  • Aphrodite – Goddess of love and femininity
  • Apollo – God of music, poetry, sunlight, medicine and foresight
  • Ares – God of war
  • Artemis – Goddess of hunting, animals and moonlight
  • Athena – Goddess of wisdom, battle strategy, warfare and handicrafts
  • Demeter – Goddess of agriculture
  • Dionysus – God of wine, ecstasy, parties, theater and dancing
  • Hestia - Goddess of the fireplace/hearth
  • Hephaistos – Blacksmith of the gods, god of metalwork, volcanoes, fire and craftsmenship
  • Hera – Queen of the gods, goddess of marriage and women
  • Hermes – Messenger of the gods, god of trickery, thieves, roads and commerce
  • Poseidon – God of the sea
  • Zeus – King of the gods, god of thunderstorms, divine law and justice


The botanist Carl Linnaeus named a genus of plants, which includes the American Cowslip, after the Twelve Gods.[4]