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Olympic riddles: identifying the gods and goddesses
Depicted above the entrance of the Parthenon, in the middle of the east frieze are the twelve Olympian gods. They are seated, magnificent, larger than the humans, to the left and right of the “presentation of the peplos” scene. They were carved by the most famous sculptors during the floruit of ancient art. The Gods held symbols, so they could be recognized by all. Some of these symbols were metallic, others were engraved or painted on the frieze.

Keeping these in mind, try to recognize the Olympian Gods.

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