Ever since I was young, I've loved learning about ancient Greek mythology. Reading all the different stories, learning about the all-powerful gods and goddesses, etc. I think anyone who was a big fan of Percy Jackson growing up loved these things. I've always found the ancient goddesses so interesting, with their various stories, art, and beauty. So here are my top 8 favorite Greek goddesses:

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#8 Persephone Goddess of spring and vegetation, daughter of Demeter and Zeus, wife to Hades and Queen of the Underworld ~ "I love you as certain dark things are to be loved, in secret, between the shadow and the soul." ~ -Pablo Neruda (100 Love Sonnets, 1959)
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#7 Artemis Goddess of the hunt, moon and chastity, daughter of Zeus and Leto, patron and protector of young girls ~ "Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better." ~ -Albert Einstein
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#6 Hera Goddess of marriage and childbirth, wife and sister to Zeus, Queen of the Gods, known for being jealous and vengeful ~ "Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this, too, was a gift." -Mary Oliver
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#5 Demeter Goddess of harvest, grain, and fertility of the Earth, daughter of Cronus and Rhea, one of the twelve original Olympians ~ "Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience." ~ -Ralph Waldo Emerson
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#4 Selene Goddess of the moon, sister of the sun-god Helios, "mother" of vampires ~ "There is something haunting in the light of the moon; it has all the dispassionateness of a disembodied soul, and something of its inconceivable mystery." ~
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#3 Hestia Goddess of the hearth, architecture, and the home, daughter of Cronus and Rhea, known for her warmth, generosity, and kindness ~ "And one day she discovered that she was fierce, and strong, and full of fire, and that not even she could hold herself back because her passion burned brighter than her fears." ~ -Mark Anthony
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#2 Athena Goddess of wisdom, courage, and strategy, daughter of Zeus, virgin warrior goddess ~ "She's a falling star burning in the night, she's the simmer on the water in a river of moonlight." ~ -Christy Ann Martine
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#1 Aphrodite Goddess of love, beauty, pleasure, and passion, mother to Eros, most beautiful of all the goddesses ~ "'I don't believe in magic' the young boy said. The old man smiled. 'You will when you see her.'" ~ -Atticus