The Gods of Olympus

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This is a poem about the mythical Olympian Gods.

Submitted: October 15, 2012

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Submitted: October 15, 2012

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The Gods of Olympus Though long abandoned they still live on, The Olympian Gods, their reign was long. Olympus was their palace of choice, There they ruled the ancient world with one voice.

Zeus, Lord of the skies was then the king, Mighty thunderbolts in his hand took wing. The seven seas were Poseidon’s domain, Girded with a Trident, rivers his train.

The rich one, the ruler of the dead, Who wished to rule in his brothers' stead. The Underworld was ever his throne, Hades, living in his kingdom of stone.

Of prophesy and twisting Fate long, Apollo’s trades were of music and song. Hermes, the god of merchants and thieves, A gift from Hermes cautiously receive. Of Arts and Crafts in the time before, Noble Athena, goddess of just war. Ore women and marriage Hera reigns, Her husband Zeus she jealously restrains. Hephaestus was the god of smiths, Thrown from Olympus in the myths. Ares was the God of bloody war, His sacred symbol was a bloody boar.

The beautiful deity, the dove, Aphrodite was the goddess of love. Artemis the Huntress, the unwed, Never to marry, she’d rather be dead.

Laughing and Frolicking, god of wine, Merry Dionysus, god of the vine. Last, Hestia, goddess of home life, She helps with the tasks of a good home wife. But never does their legacy end, Even to this day on them we depend. So listen to the voice in your mind, It may be the divine aiding mankind.


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