Over the course of history, we have seen and experienced things that we can't explain. We make up myths about things we can't tell the truth about or don't understand. We used these myths as stories to teach young children important lessons.
And keep them from getting into trouble. We go to ancient Greece to talk about the scary gods that scared kids and grown-ups alike. In Greek mythology, these are the top five most powerful gods.
5. Chronos God of Time
He is still a god even though he is a titan. He is, after all, the father of three gods. But that's not all; he is also the father of time. The god of time is Chronos. Since he is the king of the titans, this makes a lot of sense.
It's a big deal to control and change time at will. With this kind of power, you'd think he'd be in the top 3, right? He lost because his three children were smarter than him.
People thought of them as less important. To make matters worse, his son Zeus locked him up in Tartarus, where he would roam for all time.
- The Greek god who gave birth to the three most powerful gods
- Controls the flow of time.
- Made life possible in the universe.
4. Ares God of War
The god of violence and war. Do not get on Ares's bad side. Not only is he rude, but he also has a very bad temper. He'll beat you until you're bloody if you say one wrong thing. Ares was a big part of what kept the Trojan army going.
Very much like how Athena was an important part of the Athens army. Just like Ares and Athena did when they fought. Athens and Troy did, too. Ares and Athena were both gods, but they never agreed with each other. Ares brought war and weapons to the world.
Athena gave the world art, literature, and how to get along with other people. Things Ares didn't like. Ares was strong because he had a lot of power. He helped mortals win, but they were often afraid of him.
Ares was a violent person who couldn't get enough blood. Even the Olympians aren't too fond of him. Ares killed one of Poseidon's sons because they had raped one of his daughters, and he did it to get back at them. Ares was found not guilty at his trial, and he was set free.
- He makes people want to fight and kill.
- Any weapon you want.
- Very good at making plans.
3. Poseidon God of the Sea
After Chronos and the other titans were defeated, Zeus took over the sky, Hades went to the underworld, and Poseidon took over the seas. He is the god of the seas and storms. Poseidon lives in the city of Atlantis, which was a place where people were happy and successful.
Atlantis then turned into a city that was underwater. Well, before it sank for no clear reason. Poseidon is one of Chronos's three big brothers.
He has a trident, and terrible earthquakes would happen when he hit the ground with it. He has power over everything in the sea and can even talk to fish. Similar to Aqua-Man. If Aqua Man's moods changed a lot.
- He ruled the seas.
- Poseidon can make storms that make life hard for sailors at sea.
- Poseidon's emotions were all over the place, and when he got angry, he would often lash out in a violent way.
2. Zeus God of Thunder
Big daddy Zeus, no literally. In Greek mythology, this lord of the sky is the father of everyone famous. Zeus doesn't know how to hold his pee. What's the point? He wants to make out with everything that moves because he is the king of all gods.
He once even made a rock pregnant. What causes that? He is so strong that he turns Medusa into a snake. Medusa was so beautiful that it made Aphrodite jealous. He changed her into a Gorgon just to make his brother angry.
This pantheon is full of little things. Zeus is in charge of everything alive and watches over the world from his powerful throne on Mount Olympus. Zeus made Poseidon very angry when he took away the woman he loved.
Shouldn't that put him at the top of the list? No matter how strong Zeus is, one god is stronger than him, and Zeus doesn't even know it.
- The ruler of the gods.
- After tricking his dad Chronos, Zeus went to war with the titans and beat them.
- Zeus sent Chronos to Tartarus to be locked up.
1. Hades is the God of Death
The ruler of the underworld and lord of the dead. Hades is in charge of all the souls who have died and moved on. When you die, your soul goes to the underworld, which Hades rules. Hades keeps track of all the souls who go there.
Hades is also called the god of death because he is in charge of the underworld. Hades is like one of those annoying people who knock on doors to sell things. He's not here to try to sell you something, though. Instead, he's here to collect the life debt you owe.
Hades is a very good liar. Hades has the power to take life away, which is the only thing that is stronger than being able to give life. When he took Persephone, the gods were very angry and told him to give her back to her mother, Demeter.
Hades was willing to find a middle ground. So long as she stayed in the underworld for half a year, she would be able to walk on earth for the other half.
But this was before he gave her a pomegranate, which made her stay in the underworld. This trick was so strong that even the all-powerful Zeus couldn't take it away.
- In charge of the dead.
- in charge of and in charge of death.
- Persephone was taken by Hades, who made her the queen of the underworld. Even Zeus' power couldn't get her back from Hade's control.