Greek mythology Facts

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Athena served as a guardian of Athens, where the famous Parthenon served as her temple. The Greek capital is named after her.
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The oldest surviving sources for information on the Greek gods are The Iliad and The Odyssey by the blind poet Homer.
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Guinea fowl are mentioned in Greek mythology. Meleagros was the son of Oeneus, King of Calydon. According to legend, upon his death, his sisters were transformed into guineafowl. Source
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Although Hades was a brother to both Zeus and Poseidon, he’s typically not included in lists of the Olympians.
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According to some versions of Greek mythology, Hephaestus aka the God of fire, was the son of Hera alone, who conceived him in order to get back at Zeus for bringing forth Athena from his head.
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According to Greek mythology, the olive tree was given to Athens by the goddess Athena, and Greece is now the world’s third leading producer of olives.

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