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Symbols of Power were weapons, animals and other items that each god of ancient Greece, and later, Rome, were represented by. Whether major or minor, the gods were identified and represented by these symbols. However, the gods had established rules about each symbol, much like each god's domain. A god is not allowed to steal another god's symbol of power, however demigods are not affected by this rule (which allowed Luke to steal the Master Bolt and the Helm of Darkness). Also Hades, Zeus, and Poseidon cannot create another Symbol of Power without the other gods agreeing to it beforehand, as a new symbol could upset the balance of power. Below is a list of the gods and some of their attributes:


Greek Roman Symbols
Aphrodite Venus Dove, Myrtle & Myrrh, Rose, Scallop, Girdle, Swan, Mirror, Goose, Fish, Apple, Sparrow, Cockle, Hare, Swine, Pomegranate, Lettuce, Anemone, Pearl 
Apollo Apollo Lyre, Laurel, Python, Wolf, Tripod, Swan, Dolphin, Bow and Arrows, Sun, Sun Chariot
Ares Mars Boar, Spear, Vulture, Dog,  Armor, Spartoi, Eagle-Owl & Barn Owl, Snake, Woodpecker, Torch
Artemis Diana Bow and Arrows, Stag, Hunting dogs, Crescent Moon, Hunting Spear, Lyre, Torch, Kerynitian Hind, Bear, Boar, Fish, Buzzard Hawk, Guinea Fowl & Partridge, Amaranth, Asphodel, Cypress, Palm  
Athena Minerva Owl, Olive tree, Snake, Aegis, Spear
Demeter Ceres Torch, Cornucopia, Sheaves of Wheat, Lion, Drakones, Swords or Sickle, Serpent, Gecko, Swine, Turtle-Dove, Red Mullet, Barley, Mint, Poppies
Dionysus Bacchus Thyrsus, Grapevine, Leopard, Panther, Tiger, Wine Cup
Hades Pluto

Helm of Darkness, Keys of Hades, Sword of Hades, Hades' Staff, Screech Owl, black cows of Hades, White Poplar Tree, Pomegranate

Hephaestus Vulcan Anvil, Flaming Hammer, Quail, Donkey, Crane, Guard-Dog
Hera Juno Cow, Peacock, Lion, Diadem, Goatskin Cloak (Juno)
Hermes Mercury Winged Shoes, Caduceus, Cap of Aidoneus, Herald's Rod, Blade, Shepard's Pipes, Cattle, Hare, Hawk, Tortoise, Crocus, Strawberry Tree
Hestia Vesta Fire, Hearth, Donkey, Altar
Poseidon Neptune Horse, Trident, Bull, Seafoam, Dolphin
Zeus Jupiter Eagle, Aegis, Thunderbolt , Oak tree, Stormclouds

Minor Gods

Greek Roman Symbol
Harmonia Concordia Patera, Cornucopia, Caduceus
Eris Discordia Golden Apple of Discord
Tyche Fortuna Four-Leaf Clover, Mural Crown, Wheel Of Fortune, Cornucopia, Ship's Rudder
Hecate Trivia Torches, Key, Dagger, Dark Moon, Crossroad, Dog
Hypnos Somnus Poppy, poplar branch dipped in River Lethe
Iris Arcus Rainbow, Fleur-de-lis
None Janus Door, Key
Morpheus Somnia Closed Eye, Dark Crown
Nemesis Nemesis Balancing Scales, Wheel Of Fortune, Broken Wheel
Pan Faunus Syrinx, Reed Pipes
Persephone Proserpina Grain, Pomegranate
None Pomona Apple, Platter of Fruit, Cornucopia
Thanatos Letus Theta, Sword, Inverted Torch, Poppies
Enyo None Crossed Sword and torch, Swan
None Bellona Crossed Sword and torch
Eros Cupid Bow and Arrows, heart, wings
Nyx Nox Black star and Crescent
Nike Victoria Large wings, wreath of laurel leaves, palm-branch, a large shield on which she inscribed the names of victors in battle
Hebe Juventas Wine cup, Ivy, Fountain of Youth and wings



  • The owl being the symbol of Athena, the goddess of wisdom, is actually quite ironic. Due to their large eyes, owls and most birds have very small brains, hence the term "birdbrain". So contrary to popular belief, owls are actually one of the least intelligent animals in the world.
Personal Weapons: Riptide | Annabeth's Knife | Backbiter | Frank's Spear | Hazel's Spatha | Katoptris | Nico's Sword | Thalia's Spear | Aegis | Hades' Sword | Kronos' Scythe | Ivlivs | Master Bolt | Poseidon's Trident | Reyna's Spear | Silver Bow | Hades' Staff | Juno's Gladius | Annabeth's Sword | Sumarbrander | Gungnir | Gjallar | Mjolnir | Thor's Staff | Khopesh | Mallory's Serrated Knives | Meg's Twin Imperial Gold siccae blades | Caduceus | Apollo's Golden Bow | Artemis' Knives | Ares' Sword | Ares' Shield | Thyrsus | Hecate's Torches | Minotaur's Axe | Leroy's Sword | Tyson's Javelin | Alex's Garrote Wire | Piper's Sword
Magical Items: Annabeth's Yankees Cap | Helm of Darkness | Keys of Hades | Flying Chariot | Golden Apple | Apples of Immortality | Greek Fire | Hermes' Multivitamins | Leo's Magical Toolbelt | Nectar and Ambrosia | Pandora's Pithos | Winged Shoes | Golden Fleece | Stygian Ice Whistle | Serapis' Staff | Magic 8 Ball | Arrow of Dodona | Pig Ball | Mechanical Spider | Angel Statues | Athena Parthenos | Chiron's Wheelchair | Diocletian's Scepter | Flaming Dodgeball | Gleipnir | Poseidon's Pearls | Queen Hippolyta's Belt | Mistletoe Arrow | Frank's Stick | Expand-o-Duck | Caligula's Caligae | Ran’s Net | Rune Stones | Nábrók
Spoils of War: Minotaur's Horn | Medusa's Head | Kampê's Scimitars | Nemean Lion's Pelt | Gorgon Blood | Cornucopia | Lydian Drakon Hide | Phineas' Robe and Slippers | Triptolemus's Almanac | Odysseus' Astrolabe
Items: Camp Necklace | Chameleon Armor | Daedalus' Laptop | Golden drachma | Denarius | Red Gold | Mark of Athena | Thalia's Shield | Video Shield | Wristwatch Shield | Golden Mango | Sibylline Books | Letter of Recommendation
Ships Amos' Boat | Argo II | CSS Birmingham | Egyptian Queen | Julia Drusilla Yachts | Pax | Queen Anne's Revenge | Reed Boat
Blessed Metals: Adamantine | Celestial Bronze | Imperial Gold | Stygian Iron | Bone Steel