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*[[Jupiter|Zeus]] - King of the gods, god of thunderstorms, divine law and justice
 
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The botanist {{Wiki|Carl Linnaeus}} named a {{Wiki|Dodecatheon|genus}} of plants, which includes the [[Database: American Cowslip|American Cowslip]], after the Twelve Gods.
   
 
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It has been proposed that this page be merged with Greek mythology, under the article: Greek mythology. Discussion to this effect can be held on the former article's talk page.

Dii Consentes

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 Dii consentes within the Roman pantheon.[1]

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

Members

  • Aphrodite - Goddess of love and femininity 
  • Apollo - God of music, poetry, sunlight, medicine, foresight and order
  • Ares - God of war
  • Artemis - Goddess of hunting, animals and moonlight
  • Athena - Goddess of wisdom, battle strategy, war and handicrafts
  • Demeter - Goddess of crop growth
  • Dionysus - God of wine, ecstasy, parties, theater and dancing or Hestia - Goddess of the fireplace
  • Hephaistos - Blacksmith of the gods, god of metalwork, volcanoes and craftsmen
  • 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

Legacy

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

Gallery

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Reference

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