If the JLA were the Greek Olympians . . .

#1 Posted by Nightcrawler23 (775 posts) - - Show Bio

This concept has been explored before, especially in Grant Morrison's JLA run. Which Olympians and Leaguers' are counterparts?

Superman = Zeus (Leader, most powerful)

Aquaman = Poseidon (Fish people)

Batman = Hades (fear mongers)

Wonder Woman = Athena (warrior women)

Flash = Hermes (fast)

Green Arrow = Apollo

Thats all I can think of!

#2 Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt (13469 posts) - - Show Bio

You got most of them right. But Green Lantern is Apollo and Womder Woman was Hera. Oracle was Athena, Plastic Man was Dionysius, Steel was Hephaestus,Huntress was Artemis, Orion was Ares, Big Barda was Demeter, and Zauriel was Eros. But i suppose it would depend on which incarnation of the league you're thinking of

#3 Posted by oraclefyre (936 posts) - - Show Bio

Aphrodite=Black Canary

#4 Posted by Captain13 (3451 posts) - - Show Bio

Cyborg=Hephaestus. Both are broken and damaged after a horrific event ravaged their bodies. Both are useful for building and access to tech.

#5 Posted by Jodez (150 posts) - - Show Bio

Wouldn't Firestorm make a better Apollo

#6 Posted by OutlawRenegade (1251 posts) - - Show Bio

@Jodez said:

Wouldn't Firestorm make a better Apollo

#7 Posted by thechessclub (505 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm sure there was an Elseworld along these lines at some point=P

#8 Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt (13469 posts) - - Show Bio

@Jodez: the Pantheon thing was only explicitly used during Grant Morrisons Justice League of which Firestorm was not a member but Kyle Rayner was.

#9 Posted by Nightcrawler23 (775 posts) - - Show Bio

gl isnt an archer. apollo is,

#10 Posted by Skaddix (3119 posts) - - Show Bio

GL shoots powerful beams of energy from his ring close enough to me. Also Light based Powers, Since Apollo is the Sun God.

#11 Edited by Superdork (917 posts) - - Show Bio

Zeus- Superman

Hera- Wonder Woman

Poseidon- Aquaman

Dionysus- Booster Gold

Apollo- Firestorm

Artemis- Vixen

Hermes-Flash

Athena- Starfire

Ares- Orion

Aphrodite- Star Sapphire

Hephaestus- Cyborg

Demeter- Poison Ivy

**Hades- Batman

#12 Posted by Nightcrawler23 (775 posts) - - Show Bio

Dionysus-Booster Gold Aphrodite-Power Girl

#13 Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt (13469 posts) - - Show Bio

Apollo is the god of light, Green Lantern wields the Emerald light of will. He doesn't have to be an archer. His personality is also closer to Apollos tha GA's ever was and was a more important part of the league than GA ever was just like Apollo was one of the core Olympians.

#14 Edited by Avenging-X-Bolt (13469 posts) - - Show Bio

@Superdork: when were Star Sapphire and Poison Ivy ever Justice League members?

#15 Edited by Superdork (917 posts) - - Show Bio

@Avenging-X-Bolt said:

@Superdork: when were Star Sapphire and Poison Ivy ever Justice League members?

I did it for the DCU. Both are heroines right now. And can you think of a better representative for love than a Star Sapphire? Can you think of a better representative for the harvest than Poison Ivy?

Also, I think firestorm is a better apollo than green lantern for a few reasons. Firestorm has more fiery imagery to represent the sun. Apollo is the god of the Sun, not just light. Apollo is a healer, and Jason Rusch can heal by manipulating organic matter.

#16 Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt (13469 posts) - - Show Bio

@Superdork: oh I gotcha, I was just curious. I knew the sun was one of Apollos symbols but I personally find that all light>the sun. But that's just my opinion. Anyway kudos on the creativity.

#17 Posted by cloudzackvincent (1028 posts) - - Show Bio

@Superdork: i think Firestorm is more similar to Helios than Apollo given that Apollo was rarely depicted as a fiery sun god.. in fact he was never a sun god until sometime around 3rd century bc when he became identified with Helios... he is much more prominent as the god of medicine, oracles and music...and archery as well... but i cannot see green arrow as apollo

#18 Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt (13469 posts) - - Show Bio

@cloudzackvincent: my thoughts exactly, I had forgotten about Helios and Ollies personality doesn't match Apollo's.

#19 Posted by cloudzackvincent (1028 posts) - - Show Bio

@Avenging-X-Bolt: Apollo is hard one... maybe becoz the archers in comics( GA, hawkeye, Roy etc) are.... well lets say they have colourful personalities..lol.... besides its easy to find someone to fit the role of lets say poseidon or hermes or even zeus... but apollo's dominions are so diverse and unrelated its diffcult to find a superhero analogous to him...

#20 Posted by Superdork (917 posts) - - Show Bio

@cloudzackvincent said:

@Superdork: i think Firestorm is more similar to Helios than Apollo given that Apollo was rarely depicted as a fiery sun god.. in fact he was never a sun god until sometime around 3rd century bc when he became identified with Helios... he is much more prominent as the god of medicine, oracles and music...and archery as well... but i cannot see green arrow as apollo

The medicine part fit with the biological manipulation.He's also the god of Knowledge which fits with Professor Stein. No one will be a perfect fit for any of these. I mean Superman doesn't have lightning powers nor is he a womanizer

#21 Posted by cloudzackvincent (1028 posts) - - Show Bio

@Superdork: Lol ya... this is really difficult to get right except for the flash and maybe aquaman, i was tempted to go with kyle fr apollo but then i remembered apollo and artemis killing the children of niobe...man those gods were real douches...

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