From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
The Twelve Olympians, also known as the Dodekatheon, in Greek mythology, were the principal gods of the Greek pantheon, residing atop Mount Olympus. The first ancient reference of religious ceremonies for them is found in the Homeric Hymn to Hermes. The classical scheme of the Twelve Olympians (the Canonical Twelve of art and poetry) comprises the following gods: Zeus, Hera, Poseidon, Demeter, Ares, Hermes, Hephaestus, Aphrodite, Athena, Apollo, Artemis, Hestia. The respective Roman scheme comprises the following gods: Jupiter, Juno, Neptune, Ceres, Mars, Mercury, Vulcan, Venus, Minerva, Apollo, Diana and Vesta.
- Ancient Greek religion
- Dii Consentes (its equivalent on the pantheon of Ancient Rome)
- Family tree of the Greek gods
- Greek mythology
- List of Greek mythological characters
- Supreme Council of Ethnikoi Hellenes