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The Olympian Gods and Goddesses are the rulers of the world of Ancient Greece in Hercules. They are divine immortals who control the forces of nature. They are related to the older Titans, their ancestors and chief enemies. There are now twelve major deities who rule over the country, the Olympians, all of whom are under the absolute rule of Zeus, king of the gods. They reside high above on Mount Olympus where they discuss affairs related to the mortal world or matters regarding monsters or disorders in nature.

Background

Physical Appearance

All Olympian gods and goddesses are human in appearance with above average height and an aura of divinity emitting from their body; also, they possess a wide range of skin and hair color.

Powers and Abilities

The Olympians Gods and Goddesses are very powerful beings that possess abilities such as: near omnipotence, immortality, superhuman strength, shape-shifting, teleportation, and omnipresence. The gods also possess energy based abilities, such as magic abilities and energy projection. They can grant powers to non-godly things, since some are capable of life-giving to objects or giving supernatural powers to who don't possess it with ease. However, unlike in myth, their superhuman physical capabilities seem more restricted.

Some deities have abilities related to their specific domain. For instance, Poseidon has control over water, and Apollo having control over the sun.

Though they are mighty, the gods do have weaknesses. Magic can harm them; also, they can't break through magic chains.

Olympian Gods and Goddesses

This list consists of deities who only have any significant role in the Animated Series.

  • Apollo: God of the light, music, prophecy and twin brother of Artemis.
  • Ares: God of war, brother of Athena, and founder of Sparta.
  • Artemis: Goddess of the Moon, hunting, and wildlife, twin sister of Apollo.
  • Athena: Goddess of wisdom, sister of Ares, and founder of Athens.
  • Aphrodite: Goddess of love, and beauty.
  • Dionysus: God of wine and celebrations.
  • Demeter: Goddess of the earth, harvest, fruits, flowers and elder sister to Zeus,Poseidon and Hades.
  • Hades: God of the underworld and brother of Zeus.
  • Hephaestus: God of the fire, forge and fiancee of Aphrodite.
  • Hera: Queen of the Deities, Goddess of marriage and womanhood
  • Hermes: God of travelers, thieves and messenger of the deities
  • Hestia: Goddess of the hearth and family.
  • Poseidon: God of the seas and brother of Zeus.
  • Zeus: King of the Greek deities, and god of sky, justice, and lightning.

Minor Gods and Goddesses

  • Amphitrite: Goddess of the sea and wife of Poseidon.
  • Boreas: God of winds.
  • Cupid: God of passion whose duty is to make others fall in love.
  • Fates: The immortals with the power of prophecy, who weave the tapestry of fate and history of deities and mortals.
  • Iris: Goddess of the rainbow. She never physically appeared in the series but was mentioned in a song in Hercules and the Kids.
  • Morpheus: God of sleep.
  • Muses: Goddesses of the arts and proclaimers of heroes.
  • Nike: Goddess of victory. She never appeared in the series but mentioned in Hercules and the Poseidon Cup Adventure
  • Phantasos: God of nightmares, brother of Morpheus.
  • Trivia: God of trivia.
  • Triton: God and messenger of the sea and son of Poseidon.

Demigods and Demigoddesses

  • Hecate: Demigoddess of witchcraft.
  • Nemesis: Demigoddess of vengeance.
  • Fear and Terror: Sons of Ares.
  • Otus: Aquatic demigod and son of Poseidon.
  • Hercules: Son of Zeus. Main hero in Hercules and the series.
  • Megara: Princess of the deities.
  • Charon: Ferryman of the Underworld.

Trivia

  • In original Greek mythology, most, if not all the Olympian gods and goddesses, were related in one form or another, such as Athena and Ares being children of Zeus, and husband and wife Zeus and Hera actually being brother and sister. With the exception of recognizing Ares and Athena being brother and sister, and Zeus, Poseidon, and Hades being brothers, these blood relations are seemingly disregarded in the Disney interpretations. The gods and goddesses' penchant for infidelity, another recurring motif in Olympian mythology, is also disregarded for obvious reasons.
  • A lot of the gods and goddesses are portrayed as being much more benevolent in the movie than in the original myths, especially Hera and Zeus. Conversely, Hades is portrayed as being more malevolent than in the myths.
  • In Once Upon a Time, Poseidon, Hades and Zeus are the only Olympian Gods who appear in the show. The demi-god Hercules also appears. In the case of Demeter and Persephone, their roles were replaced by Cora and Zelena.

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Media

Films: Hercules | Hercules: Zero to Hero
Television: TV series (Episode list) (Aladdin crossover) | House of Mouse
Video games: Video game | Kingdom Hearts | Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories | Kingdom Hearts II | Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days | Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep | Kingdom Hearts coded | Kingdom Hearts χ | Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ | Kingdom Hearts III
Music: Soundtrack
Books: Classic Storybook | Disney's Wonderful World of Reading | Little Golden Book

Disney Parks

Disney Animation Building | Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom | Stitch and Friends Summer Surprise
Entertainment: Animazment - The Musical | Disney's Dreams: An Enchanted Classic | Disney's Wishes | Hercules: The Muse-ical | Villains Tonight!
Parade: Disney Stars and Motorcars Parade | Hercules Victory Parade | The Hercules Electrical Parade | The Wonderful World of Disney Parade
Halloween: Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular | Mickey's Boo-to-You Halloween Parade | Re-Villains! Halloween Parade | The Villains World | Villains Night Out!

Characters

Original: Hercules | Hades | Pegasus | Philoctetes | Megara | Pain and Panic | Fates | Muses | Zeus | Hera | Hermes | Hestia | Hephaestus | Athena | Ares | Poseidon | Aphrodite | Olympian Gods | Artemis | Apollo | Dionysus | Titans | Cyclops | Cerberus | Hydra | Minotaur | Stheno | Griffin | Nemean Lion | Nessus | Furies | Nymphs | Amphytryon and Alcmene
TV Series: Icarus | Cassandra | Adonis | Helen of Troy | Tempest | Circe | Triton | Galatea | Pandora | Medusa | Echidna | Typhon | Echidna's Children | Hecate | Nemesis | Mr. Parentheses | Homer | Fear and Terror | Ibid | Antaeus | Prometheus | Daedelus | Morpheus | Kronos | Atlas | Gaia | Amphitrite | Thebans | Achilles | Theseus | Orion | Briares | Nestor & Meleager | Melampus | Lavina | Ajax | Andromeda | Anazarete | Syrinx | Electra | Mr. Griff | King Minos | Tivius | Orthos | Queen Hippolyte

Songs

Original: The Gospel Truth I | II | III | Go the Distance | One Last Hope | Zero to Hero | I Won't Say (I'm in Love) | A Star is Born
TV series songs: Send My Boy to School | My Town | Promethean Ditty | The Agora | The Bacchanal | The Man That I Love | Pucker Up or Let Him Snooze | That's How the Story Goes | Aphrodesia Dance | Loe Is In The Air | Sine the Light Went Away | Ain't Life a Beach | Can-Do King | Kronos Stone | What's a Mother to Do? | Sreamin' Grecian Teenage Blues | Lethe Water on the Brain! | One Good Man

Locations

Ancient Greece | Mount Olympus | Underworld | Phil's Island | Thebes | Prometheus Academy | Atlantis City

Objects

Skull Pacifier | Armageddon Bow | Lightning Bolts | Mortal Potion | Trident

Other

Disney Sing Along Songs: From Hercules

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