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List of Greek Gods and Goddesses

The following is the List of Greek Gods and Goddesses and their brief description.

List of Greek Gods and Goddesses - A

  • Achelois - One of the moon goddesses.
  • Achelous - The patron god of the Achelous river.
  • Aeolus - (a.k.a. Aeolos, Aiolos, Aiolus, Eolus) God of air and the winds.
  • Aether - (a.k.a. Aither, Akmon, Ether) God of light and the atmosphere.
  • Alastor - God of family feuds.
  • Alcyone - One of the seven daughters of Atlas and Pleione.
  • Alectrona - Early Greek goddess of the sun.
  • Amphitrite - (a.k.a. Salacia) The wife of Poseidon and a Nereid.
  • Antheia - Goddess of gardens, flowers, swamps, and marshes.
  • Aphaea - (a.k.a. Aphaia) A Greek goddess who was worshipped exclusively at a single sanctuary on the island of Aegina in the Saronic Gulf.
  • Aphrodite - (a.k.a. Anadyomene, Turan, Venus) Goddess of love and beauty.
  • Apollo - (a.k.a. Apollon, Apulu, Phoebus) God of the sun, music, healing, and herding.
  • Ares - (a.k.a. Enyalius, Mars, Aries) God of chaotic war.
  • Aristaeus - (a.k.a. Aristaios) Patron god of animal husbandry, bee-keeping, and fruit trees.
  • Artemis - (a.k.a. Agrotora, Amarynthia, Cynthia, Kourotrophos, Locheia, Orthia, Phoebe, Potnia Theron) Goddess of the moon, hunting, and nursing.
  • Asclepius - (a.k.a. Aesculapius, Asklepios) God of health and medicine.
  • Astraea - The Star Maiden - a goddess of justice, included in Virgo and Libra mythologies.
  • Até - Goddess of mischief.
  • Athena - (a.k.a. Asana, Athene, Minerva, Menerva) Goddess of wisdom, poetry, art, and the strategic side of war.
  • Atlas - The Primordial Titan who carried the weight of the heavens on his back.
  • Atropos - (a.k.a. Aisa, Morta) One of The Fates - She cut the thread of life and chose the manner of a persons death.
  • Attis - The (minor) god of rebirth.

List of Greek Gods and Goddesses - B

  • Bia - The goddess of force.
  • Boreas - (a.k.a. Aquilo, Aquilon) The North Wind. One of the Anemoi (wind gods).
  • Brizo - Protector of Mariners.

List of Greek Gods and Goddesses - C

  • Caerus - (a.k.a. Kairos, Occasio, Tempus) The (minor) god of luck and opportunity.
  • Calliope - One of the Muses. Represented epic poetry.
  • Calypso - (a.k.a. Kalypso) The sea nymph who held Odysseus prisoner for seven years.
  • Castor - (a.k.a. Castore, Kastor) One of the twins who represent Gemini.
  • Celaeno - The name of a wife of Poseidon.
  • Cerus - The wild bull tamed by Persephone, made into the Taurus constellation.
  • Ceto - (a.k.a. Keto) a sea monster goddess who was also the mother of other sea monsters.
  • Chaos - (a.k.a. Khaos) The nothingness that all else sprung from.
  • Charon - (a.k.a. Charun) The Ferryman of Hades. He had to be paid to help one cross the river Styx.
  • Chronos - (a.k.a. Chronus, Khronos) God of time.
  • Circe - (a.k.a. Kirke) A goddess who transformed her enemies into beasts.
  • Clio - One of the Muses. She represented History.
  • Clotho - (a.k.a. Nona) One of the Fates - Spun the thread of life from her distaff onto her spindle.
  • Crios - The crab who protected the sea nymphs, made into the Cancer constellation.
  • Cronus - (a.k.a. Cronos, Kronos, Saturn) God of agriculture, father of the Titans.
  • Cybele - (a.k.a. Agdistis, Magna Mater, Meter, Meter Oreie) Goddess of caverns, mountains, nature and wild animals.

List of Greek Gods and Goddesses - D

  • Demeter - (a.k.a. Ceres, Demetra, Tvath) Goddess of the harvest.
  • Dinlas - Guardian of the ancient city of Lamark, where wounded heroes could heal after battle.
  • Dionysus - (a.k.a. Bacchus, Dionysos, Liber) God of wine and pleasure.
  • Doris - A Sea Nymph, mother of the Nereids.

List of Greek Gods and Goddesses - E

  • Eileithyia - (a.k.a. Eileithyiai, Eilithia, Eilythia, Eleuthia, Ilithia, Ilithyia, Lucina) Goddess of childbirth.
  • Eireisone - The deity who embodied the sacred ceremonial olive branch.
  • Electra - (a.k.a. Atlantis) One of the seven Pleiades.
  • Elpis - (a.k.a. Spes) The spirit of Hope.
  • Enyo - (a.k.a. Bellona) A (minor) goddess of war, connected to Eris.
  • Eos - (a.k.a. Aurora, Eosphorus, Mater Matuta, Thesan) Goddess of the Dawn.
  • Erato - One of the Muses - represents Lyrics/Love Poetry.
  • Erebus - (a.k.a. Erebos) God of darkness.
  • Eris - (a.k.a. Discordia) Goddess of strife, connected to Enyo.
  • Eros - (a.k.a. Amor, Cupid, Eleutherios) God of love, procreation and sexual desire.
  • Eurus - (a.k.a. Euros, Vulturnus) The East Wind - One of the Anemoi (wind gods).
  • Euterpe - One of the Muses - represents Music/Lyrics/Poetry.

List of Greek Gods and Goddesses - G

  • Gaia - (a.k.a. Celu, Gaea, Terra) Goddess of the Earth, also known as Mother Earth.
  • Glaucus - (a.k.a. Glacus, Glaukos) A fisherman turned immortal, turned Argonaut, turned a god of the sea.

List of Greek Gods and Goddesses - H

  • Hades - (a.k.a. Aita, Dis Pater, Haidou, Orcus, Plouton, Pluto) God of the Dead, King of the Underworld.
  • Harmonia - (a.k.a. Concordia) Goddess of Harmony and Concord.
  • Hebe - (a.k.a. Juventas) Goddess of youth.
  • Hecate - (a.k.a. Hekat, Hekate, Trivia) Goddess of magic, witchcraft, ghosts, and the undead.
  • Helios - (a.k.a. Sol) God of the Sun.
  • Hemera - (a.k.a. Amar, Dies, Hemere) Goddess of daylight.
  • Hephaestus - (a.k.a. Hephaistos, Vulcan, Sethlans, Mulciber) God of fire and blacksmithing who created weapons for the gods.
  • Hera - (a.k.a. Juno, Uni) Goddess of goddesses, women, and marriage and wife of Zeus.
  • Heracles - (a.k.a. Herakles, Hercules, Hercle) An immortal hero of many Greek legends, the strongest man on Earth.
  • Hermes - (a.k.a. Pyschopompus, Mercury, Turms) God of commerce and travel, and messenger of the gods.
  • Hesperus - (a.k.a. Hesperos, Vesper) The Evening Star.
  • Hestia - (a.k.a. Vesta) Greek goddess of the home and fertility. One of the Hesperides.
  • Hygea - (a.k.a. Hygieia, Salus) Goddess of cleanliness and hygeine.
  • Hymenaios - (a.k.a. Hymenaeus, Hymen) God of weddings.
  • Hypnos - (a.k.a. Somnus) God of sleep.

List of Greek Gods and Goddesses - I-L

  • Iris - Goddess of rainbows.
  • Khione - The goddess of snow and daughter of the North Wind (Boreas)
  • Kotys - (a.k.a. Cotys, Cottyto, Cottytus) A Dionysian goddess whose celebrations were wild and liscivious.
  • Kratos - A god of strength and power.
  • Lacheses - (a.k.a. Decima) One of the Fates. Measured the thread of life with her rod.

List of Greek Gods and Goddesses - M

  • Maia - (a.k.a. Mya, Fauna, Maia Maiestas, Bono Dea) One of the seven Pleiades, Goddess of fields.
  • Mania - (a.k.a. Mania, Manea) Goddess of insanity and the dead.
  • Melpomene - One of the Muses - represented Tragedy.
  • Merope - One of the seven Pleiades, married to king Sisyphos.
  • Metis - Titan goddess of wisdom.
  • Momus - (a.k.a. Momos) God of satire, writers, and poets.
  • Morpheus - God of dreams and sleep.

List of Greek Gods and Goddesses - N-O

  • Nemesis - (a.k.a. Rhamnousia, Invidia) Goddess of retribution (vengeance).
  • Nereus - (a.k.a. Phorcys, Phorkys) Titan God who Fathered the Nereids. God of the Sea before Poseidon.
  • Nike - (a.k.a. Victoria, Nice) Goddess of victory.
  • Notus - (a.k.a. Auster) The South Wind. One of the Anemoi (wind gods).
  • Nyx - (a.k.a. Nox) Goddess of night.
  • Oceanus - Titan god of the ocean.

List of Greek Gods and Goddesses - P

  • Pallas - A giant who was one of the ancient Titan gods of war.
  • Pan - (a.k.a. Faunus, Inuus) God of woods, fields, and flocks. Also a Satyr.
  • Peitha - (a.k.a. Peitho, Suadela) Goddess of persuasion.
  • Persephone - (a.k.a. Persephassa, Persipina, Persipnei, Persephatta, Proserpina, Kore, Kora, Libera) Goddess of the Spring who lives off-season in the Underworld.
  • Pheme - (a.k.a. Fama) Goddess of fame and gossip.
  • Phosphorus - (a.k.a. Phosphor, Lucifer) The Morning Star.
  • Plutus - God of wealth.
  • Pollux - (a.k.a. Polydeuces) One of the twins who represent Gemini.
  • Polyhymnia - One of the Muses - represents sacred poetry and geometry.
  • Pontus - (a.k.a. Pontos) Ancient god of the deep sea.
  • Poseidon - (a.k.a. Neptune, Nethuns, Neptunus) God of the sea and earthquakes.
  • Priapus - (a.k.a. Priapus, Mutinus, Mutunus) A (minor) god of gardens and fertility, best known for having an enormous penis.
  • Pricus - The immortal father of sea-goats, made into the Capricorn constellation.
  • Proteus - An early sea god before Poseidon.

List of Greek Gods and Goddesses - R-S

  • Rhea - (a.k.a. Cybele) Goddess of nature.
  • Selene - (a.k.a. Luna) Goddess of the Moon and the 'mother' of vampires.
  • Sterope - (a.k.a. Asterope) One of the seven Pleiades, who bore a child of Ares.
  • Styx - A Naiad who was the first to aid Zeus in the Titan war. (Not to be confused with the river Styx).

List of Greek Gods and Goddesses - T

  • Tartarus - (a.k.a. Tartaros, Tartarizo) God of the depths of the Underworld - a great storm pit - and the father of Typhon.
  • Taygete - (a.k.a. Taygeti, Taigeti) One of the seven Pleiades, a mountain nymph.
  • Terpsichore - One of the Muses - represented Dancing.
  • Thalia - One of the Muses - represented Comedy.
  • Thanatos - (a.k.a. Mors) God of death.
  • Themis - Ancient goddess of divine order, law, and custom.
  • Thetis - Leader of the Nereids, a shapeshifter, and a prophet.
  • Triton - Trumpeter of the sea and messenger of the deep.
  • Tyche - (a.k.a. Fortuna, Nortia) Goddess of fortune and prosperity.
  • Typhon - (a.k.a. Typhaon, Typhoeus, Typhus) God of monsters, storms, and volcanoes. Challenged Zeus for control of Mount Olympus.

List of Greek Gods and Goddesses - U-Z

  • Urania - One of the Muses - represented Astronomy and Astrology.
  • Uranus - (a.k.a. Ouranos, Caelus) God of the sky and the heavens. Father of the Titans.
  • Zelus - The god of zeal, rivalry, and jealousy.
  • Zephyrus - (a.k.a. Zephyros, Favonius, Zephyr) The West Wind. One of the Anemoi (wind gods).
  • Zeus - (a.k.a. Dias, Jupiter, Tinia, Jove, Jovis Pater) Leader of the Olympic gods, and god of lightning, thunder, and the heavens.

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