When Rhea, his wife, gave birth to the gods and goddesses Cronus swallowed Hestia, Demeter, Hera, Hades, and Poseidon shortly after each was born. She bore Zeus in secret and then gave Cronus a stone wrapped in swaddling bands to swallow instead. Attended by nymphs, Zeus grew to manhood on Crete.
How were the Greek gods created?
The Greeks created gods in the image of humans; that is, their gods had many human qualities even though they were gods. In addition to Zeus and Hera, there were many other major and minor gods in the Greek religion. At her birth, Athena, the goddess of wisdom, sprang directly from the head of Zeus.
What order were the Greek gods born?
They were a family of gods, the most important consisting of the first generation of Olympians, offspring of the Titans Cronus and Rhea: Zeus, Poseidon, Hera, Demeter and Hestia, along with the principal offspring of Zeus: Athena, Apollo, Artemis, Ares, Aphrodite, Hephaestus, Hermes, and Dionysus.
How the gods are born?
Children of Zeus and/or Hera She was born from Zeus head after he swallowed Metis (mind). He swallowed Mentis after learning of a prophecy that if she had a son, he would displace Zeus (Hesiod 143-147). Hephaestus (= Vulcan) was born from Hera alone. He made thunderbolts for Zeus, and arms for gods & heroes.
Which Greek god is the oldest?
Hestia was the first born child of the Titans Cronus (Kronos) and Rhea, making her the oldest Greek God. Since Hestia was swallowed by Cronus first, she was regurgitated last, and named the oldest and youngest of the six Kronides (Zeus and his siblings).