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Artemis was the goddess of childbirth, hunting, and the moon, while Apollo was the god of prophecy, poetry, and music. He was also a god of light, known as Phoebus ("shining"). In art, he was always shown as a perfect ephebe—a beardless youth. 53 < mount olympus The highest mountain in the Greek mainland is Olympus. It was believed to be the home of the Olympians—the 12 most important gods. These were Aphrodite, Apollo, Ares, Artemis, Athena, Demeter, Dionysus, Hephaestus, Hera, Hermes, Poseidon, and Zeus.

The hearth was used to cook food, heat water, and also warm the home on winter evenings. COOKING AT THE HEARTH Women often cooked over the open fire in the hearth. They used a large pot that rested on a grid or on a threelegged stand made of bronze. This was called a tripod, as shown in this pottery model. The pots were usually made out of fired clay, although richer families might also have pots made of bronze. portable stoves Greek women sometimes used portable stoves. These were pots in which charcoal was burned to heat up other pots.

The hearth was used to cook food, heat water, and also warm the home on winter evenings. COOKING AT THE HEARTH Women often cooked over the open fire in the hearth. They used a large pot that rested on a grid or on a threelegged stand made of bronze. This was called a tripod, as shown in this pottery model. The pots were usually made out of fired clay, although richer families might also have pots made of bronze. portable stoves Greek women sometimes used portable stoves. These were pots in which charcoal was burned to heat up other pots.

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