The Twelve Olympians, also known as the Dodekatheon
(Greek:δωδεκα, dodeka, "twelve" + θεον, theon, "of the gods"), were the principal
gods of the Greek pantheon, residing atop Mount Olympus. There were, at various times,
seventeen different gods recognized as Olympians, though never more than twelve at one time.
Zeus, Hera, Poseidon, Ares, Hermes, Hephaestus, Aphrodite, Athena, Apollo, and Artemis are
always considered Olympians.