Twal Olympians

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In the auncient Greek releegion an Greek meethologie, the Twal Olympians are the major deities o the Greek pantheon, commonly considered tae be Zeus, Hera, Poseidon, Demeter, Athena, Apollo, Artemis, Ares, Aphrodite, Hephaestus, Hermes an either Hestia, or Dionysus.[1] Hades an Persephone wur sometimes includit as pairt o the twal Olympians (primarily due tae the influence o the Eleusinian Mysteries), awtho in general Hades wis excludit, acause he residit permanently in the unnerwarld an niver visitit Olympus.

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  1. Hansen, p. 250; Burkert, pp. 125 ff.; Dowden, p. 43; Chadwick, p. 85; Müller, pp. 419 ff.; Pache, pp. 308 ff.; Thomas, p. 12; Smith, p. 362; Long, pp. 140–141.