Not a bad list, but I think Zeus can even be the first( even though he's not on my list). This is because Gaia tried to defeat him several times but she couldn't (typhon,Gigantes). And Zeus respected Nyx more than feared her. Also it is stated that when typhon came, Nyx herself ran away in her own way ofcourse, while Zeus stood still. And in the titanomachy it is stated when Zeus no longer held his might at bay, heat ceized Chaos, meaning that Zeus affected Chaos himself. Thats got to show his immense power.Gaia
Gaia(because she's mother earth)1. Chaos ( the fist deity)
2. Gaia (mother earth)
3. Zeus ( god of sky)
4. Kronos ( god of time)
5. Typhon (god of monsters)
6. Ouranos (father sky)
7. Nyx (goddess of night/darkness)
i am gonna tell you the description of typhon:Gaia(because she's mother earth)
Chaos(because he was the first god)
Cronus(he was ruler of the Golden Age which was awesome for mankind)
Zeus(he sucks in my opinion and screwed over mankind after he raped and butchered us)
Typhon(monsters aren't good to anyone really)
...But I think we're leaving out one very important god, Eros. Without the god of desire none of the others would have existed. If he were on the list I would rank him second to Gaia.
i am gonna tell you the description of typhon:
his head brushed the stars, his mere look frightened even the mighty gods, he had 100 heads each resembling different creatures, it is stated that he had UNNUMBERED HANDS and only ONE OF THESE HANDS grasped constellations easily imagine what UNNUMBERED could do. he also rose the sea to the heavens, his roar shaked olympus itself and his battle with zeus shaked the entire universe. it is also stated that he was going to rebuilt the universe
Speaking of politics and power, it's further interesting, then, that Gaia is directly to connected to everyone in this list in terms of just those things. Chaos was her father (or mother, depending on which gender is assigned to this entity), who was dethroned by Gaia's sister Nyx. Gaia then took over from Nyx's children Aither and Hemera and ruled together with her son-husband Ouranos. Then Gaia helped Kronos to overthrow Ouranos, helped Zeus to supplant Kronos, and was now hoping for Typhon to depose Zeus! Typhon fails, however, so we don't know if he would have been the man who finally met her expectations in a ruler.Gaia will always top my list.
Something I want to note: It is stated that at the end of the titanomachy when Zeus no longer held back his might, he showed his true potential and that is when Heat ceized Chaos. Now it is been debated many times how can Chaos even be affected. But never mind just telling you the facts.1. Chaos (because nothing else could exist without him -- he was the first, original divinity.)
2. Ouranos and Gaia (as the sky and earth respectfully, without either of whom, nothing could thrive.)
3. Kronos (time keeps things moving, and keeps us moving, and without time, everything would be lost.)
4. Zeus (not because he is god of the sky, but rather because he is the one who overthrew Kronos, and made things what they are; and, with the help of his numerous illicit love affairs, fathered a number of the other important gods and goddesses, and so could not have existed without him.)
5. Nyx (where would we be without nighttime? Who knows!?)
6. Typhon (he is at the bottom because no world needs monsters. Honestly, we would all be better off without!)
True. She also had the power to take a god's power away from them. When the gods swore an oath they would swear it on the river Styx. If they were to break that vow then they would have to drink from the river thus losing their godhood and becoming mortal which was basically a death sentence because if a god were to lose their godhood and be sent to earth they could potentially be torn apart by the very humans who had once worshipped them.The Goddess that all the immortals dreaded was Styx (she was the river in Hades, one of the deciding factors in the fight against the Titans, and the greatest witness a God could call upon), so maybe she belongs in the list.
Interesting. Has that ever happened in greek mythology? Has anyone lost his/her godhood?True. She also had the power to take a god's power away from them. When the gods swore an oath they would swear it on the river Styx. If they were to break that vow then they would have to drink from the river thus losing their godhood and becoming mortal which was basically a death sentence because if a god were to lose their godhood and be sent to earth they could potentially be torn apart by the very humans who had once worshipped them.
Not that I can remember, but had any god broken a vow sworn on the Styx there was always that risk.Interesting. Has that ever happened in greek mythology? Has anyone lost his/her godhood?
Yes Hesiod said as much, but I've heard both myths (and no not from a movie or comic, but in school). There are sometimes several stories surrounding the same myth so perhaps it's possible that they're both true and just happen to be the interpritations of two different scholars.According to mythology, if a deity swore falsely on the waters of Styx, he or she would fall down as if dead for a year, and be denied ambrosia and nectar to eat. After being in this coma for a year the god or goddess would then be excluded from Olympus for nine years, and be denied access to assemblies and festivals. But in the tenth year they were allowed back to Olympus and to be reinstated in all their activities again. No permanant loss of immortality; not even a suggestion that they loose any powers.