Greek Goddess Aphrodite Areas of Influence: Goddess of love and beauty. She is associated with the islands of Cyprus, Cythera and Kos. She was said to have been created from the foam of the sea. This Goddess did not originate from Greece she was worshipped in the Eastern Mediterranean as an early mother Goddess figure.
According to legend, Hermes was born in a cave on Mount Cyllene in Arcadia. Zeus had impregnated the nymph Maia at the dead of night while the gods slept. Hermes is the god of shepherds, land travel, merchants, weights and measures, literature and athletics, and known for his cunning and shrewdness. Most importantly, he is the messenger of the gods. Besides that he was also a minor patron of poetry. He was worshiped throughout Greece and festivals in his honor were called Hermoea.