In ancient Greek mythology, the Olympian gods and goddesses were a group of twelve deities who were believed to reside atop Mount Olympus, the highest mountain in Greece. They were considered the most powerful and significant gods in the Greek pantheon.
The twelve Olympian gods and goddesses were Zeus, Hera, Poseidon, Demeter, Athena, Apollo, Artemis, Ares, Aphrodite, Hephaestus, Hermes, and Dionysus. These deities were revered and worshipped in ancient Greece, and their stories and legends continue to be studied and celebrated today.
Names in blue are the Olympians; in some cases Hestia, the goddess of the hearth, and Hephaestus, the god of forges and fire, are excluded from the list of Olympian gods and goddesses