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THE BEST MAN:

Poseidon, God of the Sea, Earth-Shaker, tamer of horses. Olympian deity of the
pantheon in Greek mythology. His main domain was the ocean, his city is Atlantis .
Poseidon, the protector of many Hellenic cities. The husband of Amphitrite.

THE GROOM:

Peleus a hero whose myth was already known to the hearers of Homer. Peleus was
the son of Aeacus, king of the island of Aegina, and Endes, the oread of Mount
Pelion in Thessaly. He is the king of the Myrmidons of Thessaly. He is our handsome
groom, to be married to our beautiful bride, Thetis.

THE PRINCIPAL SPONSORS:

Zeus King of Olympus, the Lord of the sky, the rain god and the cloud gatherer, who
wielded the the mighty thunderbolt. His power was greater than that of all other
divinities together. Mightiest of All. Father of many children of different mothers and
married to the Goddess, Hera.

Golden-throned Hera, among immortals the queen. Chief among them in beauty.
The glorious lady. All the blessed in high Olympus revere. Queen of the Golden
Fleece. Goddess of marriage, birth and heavens. A wife, a sister and a mother.

Hades , armed by the bident, is the ruler of the Underworld, the dead, subterranean
regions, and riches. He is one of the Big Three gods; the eldest son of Kronos and
Rhea. He is the husband and uncle of Persephone. His Roman counterpart is Pluto.

Hestia is the virgin goddess of the hearth and the home. As the goddess of the
family hearth she also presided over the cooking of bread and the preparation of the
family meal. Hestia was also the goddess of the sacrificial flame and received a
share of every sacrifice to the gods.

Demeter was the goddess of corn, grain, and the harvest. She was the daughter of
Cronus and Rhea. It was believed that Demeter made the crops grow each year. She
was the goddess of the earth, of agriculture, and of fertility in general. Sacred to her
are livestock and agricultural products, poppy, narcissus and the crane.
THE SECONDARY SPONSORS

Athena is the goddess of wisdom, craft, and war. Athena is known for her calm
temperament, as she moves slowly to anger. She is noted to have only fought for
just reasons, and would not fight without a purpose. She is the virgin patroness of
Athens. And the favorite daughter of Zeus

Aphrodite is the Greek goddess of love, beauty, pleasure, and procreation. She is
the daughter of Zeus and Dione. Because of her beauty, other gods feared that their
rivalry for her favours might lead to conflict and war. Aphrodite had many lovers

Amphitrite was the goddess-queen of the sea, wife of Poseidon, and eldest of the
fifty Nereides. She was the female personification of the sea--the loud-moaning
mother of fish, seals and dolphins.

Artemis of the wildland, Mistress of Animals. daughter of Zeus and Leto, and the
twin sister of Apollo. Hellenic goddess of the hunt, wild animals, wilderness,
childbirth, virginity and protector of young girls, bringing and relieving disease in
women. Assumed the ancient role of Eileithyia in aiding childbirth.

Selene is the goddess of the moon. She is the daughter of the Titans Hyperion and
Theia, and sister of the sun-god Helios, and Eos. Goddess of the dawn. She drives
her moon chariot across the heavens. Selene was regarded as the personification of
the moon itself. Her Roman equivalent is Luna.

THE BRIDES MAIDS

Nyx was the goddess of the night, one of the primordial gods who emerged as the
dawn of creation. She was a child of Khaos , and coupling with Erebus she produced
Aither and Hemera . Alone she spawned a brood of dark spirits including the three
Fates, Sleep, Death, Strife and Pain.

Nike was the winged goddess of victory both in war and in peaceful competition.
Romans called her Victoria, described as a daughter of Pallas and Styx. She also
occurs as a surname of Athena, under which the goddess had a sanctuary on the
acropolis of Megara.

Antheia the Greek Goddess of marriage, companionship and good council. These
attributes manifested themselves in a triple Goddess figure who flowered, sought a
mate and reached perfection. Goddess of flowers and flowery wreaths worn at
festivals and parties. Her center of worship was on the island of Crete.

THE GROOMS MEN

Hermes was the Olympian god of herds and flocks, travellers and hospitality,
thievery and cunning, heralds and diplomacy, astronomy and astrology. He was the
herald and personal messenger of Zeus, King of the Gods, and also the guide of the
dead who led souls down into the underworld.

Ares the Olympian god of war, battlelust, courage and civil order. The son of Zeus
and Hera. Personification of bold force and strength, and not so much the god of
war as of its tumult, confusion, and horrors.

Apollo was the son of Zeus and Leto, twin brother of Artemis. He was the god of
music, and he is often depicted playing a golden lyre. He was also known as the
Archer, far shooting with a silver bow; the god of healing, giving the science of
medicine to man; the god of light; and the god of truth.

THE MAID OF HONOR

Persephone goddess of flowers, spring, vegetation and maidenhood. Queen of the


Underworld. Daughter of Zeus and Demeter. She was also called Kore, which means
"maiden" and grew up to be a lovely girl attracting the attention of many gods.

THE BRIDE

Thetis was a goddess of the sea and the leader of the fifty Nereides. Like many
other sea gods she possessed the gift of prophesy and power to change her shape
at will. One of the earliest of deities worshipped in Archaic Greece. Our beautiful
bride and the belle of the todays ball.

THE GATE CRASHER

Eris was the goddess or personified spirit (daimona) of strife, discord, contention
and rivalry. She was the daughter of Zeus and hera. She had a son, Strife, whom
she brought along with her when she rode her chariot to war alongside Aris.