Meeting the Minor Gods
We all know about the Olympians and how they came to be in power, but have you ever wondered who some of the other gods are?

- From : Lea Stamos

Meeting the Minor Gods

Hello Campers, and welcome to brand new installation called, Meeting the Minor Gods! We all know about the Olympians and how they came to be in power, but have you ever wondered who some of the other gods are? Today we will be learning a little more about Hebe!

 


Hebe is the goddess of youth. She is a daughter of Zeus and Hera. Her siblings are Ares (god of war), Hephaestus (the Smith god), and Eileithyia (goddess of childbirth). Hebe was the cupbearer for the gods and goddesses of Mount Olympus, until she was married to Heracles. She had two children with Heracles: Alexiares and Anicetus. These twin boys have the powers of youth and sports, and are immortal children. Hebe was also worshipped as a goddess of pardons or forgiveness; freed prisoners would hang their chains in the sacred grove of her sanctuary at Phlius. 

 

Fun facts:

  • Her Roman equivalent is Juventas.
     

  • Her Norse equivalent is Idunn.
     

  • She is the opposing force of Geras, the god of old age.
     

  • She was succeeded as cupbearer by Ganymede.
     

  • She is also given the tile Ganymeda
     

  • A purple flower was named after Hebe
     

  • Lettuce and Ivy Spring are also associated with Hebe.
     

  • Her powers include the ability to grant immortality and induce eternal youth.

Written by Harrick Myles

profile-picture    
You need to login to comment.
Zofiya Yousuf

Zofiya Yousuf Great piece Harrick!

Erik Brookstone

Erik Brookstone I love it

Ruben Andrews

Ruben Andrews What a great article

Meeting place for Demigods

Become a part of the most amazing online Percy Jackson universe and meet a lot of nice and kind people, that share the same interests as you. We bid you welcome with open arms!

Enroll here

Stay updated