General - One of the greater gods: one of the gods living on Mount Olympus: one. With god-like qualities. The Greek Olympians were Aphrodite, Apollo, Ares, Artemis, Athena, Hades (Pluto), Hephaestus, Hera, Hermes, Hestia, Poseidon and Zeus. Other lists have Demeter in place of Hades; some substitute Dionysus for Hestia; some regard Zeus as their ruler though not himself an Olympian. Others include Asclepius, Dionysus and Heracles. The Roman Olympians were Apollo, Diana, Juno, Jupiter, Mars, Mercury, Minerva, Neptune, Pluto (Dis), Venus, Vesta, Vulcan (Mulciber). Occasionally referred to as Olympian.

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