Greek Mythology - Alphabetical List of Gods and Goddesses

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Achelois

 

 

 

("She who drives away pain") One of the moon goddesses

Achelous

 

 

 

The patron deity of the river by the same name

Aeolus

Aeolos
Aiolos
Aiolus
Eolus

 

 

God of the Winds and Air

Aether

Aither
Ether
(Akmon)

 

 

God of Light, God of the Upper Air

Alastor

 

 

 

Male personification of familial feuds. Also associated with sins that pass down from parent to child. As a spirit of the household in Roman mythology, he incited people to murder and other sins

Alectrona

 

 

 

Early Greek goddess of the Sun

Amphitrite

 

Salacia

 

One of the Nereids (Sea-Goddesses) - wife of Poseidon

Antheia

 

 

 

Cretan Goddess of Gardens, Marshes, Swamps, Love and Flowers

Aphaea

Aphaia

 

 

(An Aeginian Goddess later associated with Athena and Artemis)

Aphrodite

(Anadyomene)

Venus

Turan

Goddess of Love and Beauty

Apollo

(Apollon)
(Phoebus)

Apollo

Apulu

God of Sun (Light), Truth, Music, Healing

Ares

(Enyalius)

Mars

Mars

God of War

Artemis

(Agrotora)
(Amarynthia)
(Cynthia)
(Kourotrophos)
(Locheia)
(Orthia)
(Phoebe)
(Potnia Theron)

Diana

Artume

As Artemis - Goddess of Wild Things, Hunter-in-Chief
As Agrotora - Patron Goddess of Hunters
As Kourotrophos - The Nurse of Youths
As Locheia - Goddess of Childbirth and Midwives

Aristaeus

Aristaios

 

 

Minor God - Patron God of Cattle, Fruit Trees, Hunting, Husbandry and Bee-keeping

Asclepius

Asklepios

Aesculapius

 

God of Health and Medicine

Astraea

 

 

 

"Star Maiden" The Personification of Justice

Até

 

 

 

Goddess of Mischief

 

Athena

 

Athene
(Asana)

 

Minerva

 

Menerva

 

Goddess of wisdom, weaving, crafts, and war.

Atlas

 

 

 

One of the Primordial Titans

Attis

 

Attis

 

Minor Life-Death-Rebirth Deity

Bia

 

 

 

Minor Deity - Personification of Force

Boreas

 

Aquilo
(Aquilon)

 

One of the Anemoi (Wind Gods) - North Wind

Brizo

 

 

 

Protector of Mariners

Caerus

Kairos

Occasio
(Tempus)

 

Personification of Opportunity, Luck and Favorable Moments

Calypso

Kalypso

 

 

A Sea Nymph

Castor

and

Pollux

Kastor



Polydeuces

Castore



Polydeuces

 

Gemini - The Twins

Ceto

Keto

 

 

Female Personification of the Dangers of the Sea, Unknown Terrors and Bizarre Creatures

Chaos

Khaos

 

 

Non-gendered diety of the nothingness that all else sprung from.

Charites

Kharites
(Graces)

Gratiae

 

The Three Goddesses of Beauty, Charm, Glory, Magnificence, Mirth, Festivities, Banquets, Dancing and Song. They were attendants of the Goddesses Aphrodite and Hera.

Charon

 

 

Charun

The Ferryman of Hades

Chronos

Khronos

Chronus

 

God of Time

Circe

Kirke

 

 

A Goddess/Sorceress who Transformed her Enemies, or those who offended her, into Animals

Cronus

Cronos
Kronos

Saturn

 

God of Agriculture, Protector of the Sowers and the Seed

Cybele

(Meter)
(Meter Oreie)
(Agdistis)

Magna Mater

 

Goddess of caverns and mountains, walls and fortresses, nature and wild animals (especially lions and bees)

Demeter

Demetra

Ceres

Tvath

Goddess of the Corn, Earth, Harvest

Dinlas

 

 

 

Guardian of the Ancient City Lamark where wounded heroes could find comfort, after being injured in battle.

Dionysus

Dionysos
(Bacchus)

Bacchus
(Liber)

 

God of the Vine, Wine and Merriment

Doris

 

 

 

A Sea Nymph, Mother of the fifty Nereids including Thetis and Amphitrite

Dryads

Dryades

 

 

Female Tree Spirits. There were several classes of Dryads, each associated with a particular type of tree  

Efreisone

 

 

 

Personification of an Olive Tree Branch

Eileithyia

Eilithia
Eilythia
Eileithyiai
Eleuthia
Ilithia
Ilithyia

Lucina

 

Goddess of Childbirth and Midwifery

Elpis

 

Spes

 

Female Personification of Hope

Enyo

 

Bellona

 

Goddess known as the "Waster of Cities", Lesser Goddess of War.

Eos

(Eosphorus)See also Hesperus

Aurora
(Mater Matuta)

Thesan

Titan Goddess of the Dawn

Erebus

Erebos

 

 

God of darkness.

Eris

 

Discordia

 

Goddess of Strife or Discord

Eros

(Eleutherios)

Cupid
(Amor)

 

God of Love, Procreation and Sexual Desire

Eurus

Euros

Vulturnus

 

One of the Anemoi (Wind Gods) - East Wind (Note that many sources state Apeliotes as being the East wind

Gaia

Gaea

Terra

Celu

Goddess of the Earth (Mother Earth)

Glaucus

Glaukos
Glacus

 

 

A Sea God

Hades

Haidou
(Plouton)

Pluto
(Dis Pater)
(Orcus)

Aita

God of the Underworld and Precious Metals

Hebe

 

Juventas

 

Goddess of Youth

Hecate

Hekate
Hekat

Trivia

 

Goddess of the Crossways, the Dark Side of the Moon, and Magic

Helios

 

Sol

 

God of the Sun

Hemera

Hemere
(Amar)
(Dies)

Dies

 

Goddess of daylight

Hephaestus

Hephaistos

Vulcan
(Mulciber)

Sethlans

God of the Forge and Fire, Workman to the immortals

Hera

 

Juno

Uni

Queen of Heaven Goddess of Women and Marriage

Heracles

Herakles

Hercules

Hercle

A Divine Hero, Patron and Protector of Gymnasia and palaestrae (The ancient Greek wrestling school)

Hermes

(Pyschopompus)

Mercury

Turms

God of Commerce and Market, Boundaries and the travellers who cross them.
Messenger of the Gods

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hesperides

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Goddesses of the Sunset/Dusk, Nymphs who tended a garden protecting the Golden Apple along with a Hundred-headed Dragon called Ladon

  • Aegle (Aigle)
  • Arethusa
  • Erytheia (Erytheis)
  • Hesperia (Hespereia)
  • Hespera (Hespere)
  • Hestia
  • Hesperusa

Hesperus

Hesperos
(Phosphorus - bringer of light)
(Eosphorus - Bringer of Dawn, see Eos)

Vesper
(Lux Ferre - Lucifer)

 

The Evening Star, Personification of the Planet Venus

Hestia

 

Vesta

 

Goddess of the Hearth and Home; also Fertility(Greek only)

Horae

Horai
Hora
(Helioio Thugateres)

 

 

Goddesses of the Hours

Hygea

Hygieia

Salus
(Salus Publica Populi Romani)

 

Goddess of Health, Cleanliness and Sanitation

Hypnos

 

Somnus

 

God of Sleep

Hymenaios

Hymenaeus
Hymenaues
Hymen

 

 

God of Weddings and the Wedding Feast

Iris

 

 

 

Goddess of the Rainbow

Kotys

Cotys
Cottyto
Cottytus

 

 

A Thracian Goddess Worshipped with Baccanalian Revelry

Maia

Mya

Fauna
(Maia Maiestas)
(Bono Dea)

 

Goddess of Fields, "Good Goddess". One of the Pleiades

Mania

 

Mania

Manea

Personification of Insanity. (In Roman and Etruscan mythology she was the goddess of the dead)

Metis

 

 

 

Titan Goddess of Wisdom






 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moirae

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moerae
(The Fates)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Parcae
(Fata)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Goddesses of Destiny:

  • Clotho - Spun the thread of life from her distaff onto her spindle (Roman equivalent Nona)
  • Lacheses - Measured the thread of life with her rod. (Roman equivalent Decima)
  • Atropos (Aisa) - Cut the thread of life, she chose the manner of a persons death (Roman Equivalent Morta)

Momus

Momos

 

 

God of Satire, Mockery, Writers and Poets

Morpheus

 

 

 

God of Dreams and Sleep

Muses

Mousai
(Pierides)

Camenae (The Romans only had 4)

 

Goddesses who embody the right Evocation of Myth. They were Water Nymphs:

Naiads

Naiades
Nioades
Naodes
(Naoas)
(Naoas)
(Naos)
(Hydriades)

 

 

Freshwater Nymphs Who Inhabited Rivers, Lakes, Brooks, Springs, Fountains and Marshes:

  • Eleionomai - Marshes
  • Krinaiai - Fountains
  • Limnades (Limnatides) - Lakes
  • Pegaiai - Springs
  • Potameides - Rivers and Streams

Nemesis

(Rhamnousia)

Invidia

 

Goddess of Retribution

Nereids

 

 

 

Blue-haired Sea Nymphs

Nereus

(Phorcys)
(Phorkys)

 

 

Titan God who Fathered the Nereids. God of the Sea before Poseidon. Known as the "Old Man of the Sea"

Nike

 

Victoria

 

Goddess of Victory and Triumph

Notus

 

Auster

 

One of the Anemoi (Wind Gods)- South Wind

Nyx

Nox

Nox

 

Goddess of Night

Oceanids

Okeanides

Oceanids

 

The 3000 children of the Titans Oceanus and Tethys. Nymph Goddesses of all sources of Fresh Water from Clouds to Subterranean Springs, Breezes, Pastures and Flowers. They Included:

  • Anthousai - Flower Nymphs
  • Aurai - Breeze Nymphs
  • Leimonides - Pasture Nymphs
  • Naiads - Fresh Water Nymphs
  • Nephelai - Clouds Nymphs

Pan

 

Faunus
(Inuus)

 

God of Woods and Fields, Flocks and Sheep

Peitha

Peitho

Suadela

 

Goddess of Persuasion

Persephone

Persephassa
Persephatta
(Kore)
(Kora)

Persipina
Proserpina
(Libera)

Persipnei

Goddess of Spring [Season], Underworld through Hades

Pheme

 

Fama

 

Goddess of Fame, Reknown and Rumour

Phosphorus

Phosphor

Lucifer

 

Light-bearer, Star that brings in the day

Pleiades

 

 

 

The seven daughters of the Titan Atlas and the sea-nymph Pleione

Plutus

 

 

 

God of Wealth

Pontus

Pontos

 

 

Ancient Pre-Olympian Sea God. God of the Deep Sea

Poseidon

 

Neptune
Neptunus

Nethuns

God of the Sea and Horses

Proteus

 

 

 

An Early Sea God before Poseidon

Priapus

 

Priapus
(Mutinus)
(Mutunus)

 

Minor Rustic Fertility God and Protector of Livestock Fruit Plants, Gardens and Male Genitalia

Rhea

 

Magna Mater deorum Idaea
(Cybele)

 

Goddess of Nature

Selene

 

Luna

 

Goddess of the Moon

Tartarus

Tartaros
Tartarizo

 

 

God of the Depths of the Underworld (below Hades)

Thanatos

 

Mors

 

God of Death

Themis

 

 

 

Ancient Goddess of Divine Order, Law and Custom.

Thetis

 

 

 

One of the Nereids

Triton

 

Triton

 

Trumpeter of the Sea and Messenger of the Deep

Tyche

 

Fortuna

Nortia

Goddess of Fortune and Prosperity of a City

Typhon

Typhaon
Typhoeus
Typhus

 

 

Enemy of the Olympian Gods, God of the Hot Winds

Uranus

Ouranos

Uranus
(Caelus)

 

God of the Sky and Heavens. Father of the Titans

Zephyrus

Zephyros
Zephyr

Favonius

 

One of the Anemoi (Wind Gods) - West Wind

Zeus

(Dias)

Jupiter
(Jovis Pater)
(Jove)

Tinia

Lord of the Sky, Gods, and Thunder,
also Rain-god, Cloud-gatherer