Ancient Greek, as one of the four ancient civilizations, has exerted an extensive influence on European culture, is the foundation of Western civilization as whole. Ancient Greek mythology was originally a large collection of narratives, created between 1200 and 800 BC. It has been disseminated by ancient Greeks orally from one generation to another for hundreds of years, and remained in literatures of art, history and philosophy till now.
Stories of Gods and Goddesses are important components of Greek mythology; it attempts to explain the origins of the world and human being, details the lives and pedigrees of a wide variety of gods and goddesses. Zeus is the King of the gods and ruler of Mount Olympus. He oversaw the universe and assigns the various gods and goddesses their roles in controlling nature and lives.
Zeus had an extremely complicated family tree: After the birth of Chaos, which represented the original separation of heaven and earth, arose Gaia, the everlasting foundation of the gods of Olympus. She bought forth Uranus and made him the first King of gods. Later she married Uranus and brought forth the first generation of Titans, among them Cronus is the youngest son. With the help of Gaia, Cronus overthrew his father Uranus and became the second King of gods. Cronus married his sister Rhea, and sired 12 siblings including Zeus. Because of Gaia’s curse, Cronus repeated his father’s tragedy and was overthrown by his own son Zeus. At last, Zeus became the new King of gods.
The relations of gods, goddesses, heroes and heroines in Greek mythology are complex; it reached the extreme in the era of Zeus. Zeus married his elder sister Hera, and honored her as queen of the gods. But he had many consorts, sisters, daughters, goddesses and common people, ranged heaven and earth and the depths of the sea for his many women.
This application lists 24 ancient Greek gods and goddesses, primarily focuses on the relations between Zeus and other gods and goddesses. Based on ancient Greek mythology, the life adventure, appearance and character for each god and goddess are introduced.
After entering the initial page, a character pedigree gives you an overall idea about the relations between various gods and goddesses. You can click individual character to gain further knowledge about their appearances, lives and legends. This application provides an informative and vivid means to learn ancient Greek mythology.
Fixing the problem of interface language change after updating to IOS9, now support the language settings of IOS9。
Ratings and Reviews
🌟 Good Descriptive Info on the Gods 🌟
So far this is the best free app on Greek and Roman Gods that I have tried. Unlike others, it provides much more detailed information about each God or special mortal. It reads smoothly for the most part; however, it does have some sections missing multiple words such as the first paragraph describing Aphrodite; moreover it presents the same information about Aphrodite that u read a few paragraphs earlier. So basically the author needs to seriously edit and clean up this Goddess' bio.
Fortunately the flagrant mistakes seemed limited to just the one Goddess so far. I have only read the bios of six Gods. But compared to the other Greek Gods apps available for free this is by far the best one.
Informational but poorly written
The information in the app is informational and links within the app lead to pictures and outside sources, which is very handy. However, the writing in the app is poor. Grammatical mistakes abound as we'll as misspellings which sometimes makes the reading difficult.
Lots of information and refreshed my memory of Greek mythology. Forget the guys who gave this a negative review, cuz they obviously don't know their mythology. Gaia and Cronus have multiple spellings and Maia is the goddess of spring. That's right AppleDude12, I'm talking about you.
- China Wuxi Dong Wei Tong Software Technology LLC
- 114.6 MB
- Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- English, Chinese (Hong Kong), Simplified Chinese
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © Wuxi I Create Software Technology CO., Ltd
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.