*If you missed it:
Who You Need to Know Part I: Argives
Who You Need to Know Part II: Trojans*
…also known as Gods and Goddesses and a Random Sea-Nymph. If you don’t know anything about Greek mythology/traditional religion that sucks. I’m only going to give you the basics. Also, where have you been? *shakes head in disapproval*
Zeus, king of the gods, husband of Hera, brother to Poseidon and Hades, lover of many, more concerned with people learning lessons than taking sides, although people consider him on the Trojan side, because Thetis.
Hera, queen of the gods, Zeus’ wife, allied with Athena, on the side of the Argives.
Athena, daughter of Zeus (popped out of his head one day), allied with Hera, on the side of the Argives, all about war and wisdom.
Poseidon, brother of Zeus and Hades, helped the Trojans build their city but they never re-paid him, therefore, on the side of the Argives. Also, Argives are big ship people and, therefore, give him proper sacrifice and attention, since he’s in charge of the sea and earthquakes and such.
Hephaestus, husband to Aphrodite, lame, god of metalsmithing, makes Achilles armour and rescues him from Scamander, so kind of on the Argives’ side?
Aphrodite, daughter of Zeus, mother of Aeneas so, therefore, on the side of the Trojans. She’s all about love and war and comes off much more a wimp than she actually is.
Apollo, son of Zeus, twin brother to Artemis, gods of music and the sun, on the side of the Trojans.
Artemis, daughter of Zeus, twin sister to Apollo, goddess of the hunt and people like slaves and outcasts, on the Trojan side, just like her brother.
Ares, god of war, just war, no brains, lover of Aphrodite, supports Trojans mainly, but really as long as people are fighting he’s happy.
Hermes, messenger of the gods, kind of hilarious, I love him. Sort of on the Argives side, but helps the Trojans as well.
Leto, daughter of Titans, mother of Apollo and Artemis, sort of on the Trojan side.
Thetis, sea-nymph, mother of Achilles, calls in a favour from Zeus to try and convince him to side with the Argives. Not sure this really did her son any good, tbh.
There are your Immortals! Next time we will finish everything up with our handful of characters who aren’t on one side or the other of the war.
5 thoughts on “Who You Need to Know Part III: The Immortals”
Artemis is SO CUTE
😀 I noticed that in The Illiad she’s much younger and more innocent than in some of the other literature, so I wanted that to come across *purrs happily*