List of Greek Gods

Achelois- One of the moon goddesses

Achelous- The patron deity of the river by the same name

Aeolus- God of the Winds and Air

Aether- 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 commit other sins.

Alectrona- Early Greek goddess of the Sun

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

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

Aphaea- An Aeginian Goddess later associated with Athena and Artemis

Aphrodite- Goddess of Love and Beauty

(Phoebus) Apollo- God of Sun (Light), Truth, Music, Healing

Ares- God of War

Artemis- Goddess of Wild Things, Hunters, Midwives/Childbirth, and Wet Nurses

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

Asclepius- God of Health and Medicine

Astraea- Personification of Justice

Até- Goddess of Mischief

Athena- Goddess of wisdom, weaving, crafts, and war

Atlas- One of the Primordial Titans

Attis- Minor Life-Death-Rebirth Deity

Bia- Personification of Force

Boreas- One of the Anemoi (Wind Gods) - North Wind

Brizo- Protector of Mariners

Caerus- Personification of Opportunity, Luck and Favorable Moments

Calypso- A sea nymph who trapped sailors like Odysseus on her island

Castor and Polydeuces- a.k.a. Gemini; one was mortal, the other immortal; symbols of brotherly love

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

Chaos- Genderless deity of the nothingness that all else sprung from

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

    -Aglaia

    -Euphrosyne

    -Thalia

Charon- Ferryman of Hades

Cronos- God of Time and Agriculture, head Titan and father of Zeus, Poseidon, Hades, Demeter, Hera, and Hestia.

Circe- A goddess of magic, or a sorceress, who transformed trespassers on her island into animals

Cratos- God of strength and power

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

Danilios- God of bovines

Demeter- Goddess of the Corn, Earth, and the Harvest, Roman equivalent Ceres

Dinlas- Guardian of an ancient city called Lamark, where wounded heroes could find comfort after being injured in battle.

Dionysus- God of the Vine, Wine and Drunken Merriment; also Insanity. Roman equivalent Bacchus.

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

Efreisone- Personification of an Olive Branch

Eileithyia- Goddess of Childbirth and Midwifery

Elpis- Female Personification of Hope

Enyo- A Lesser Goddess of War, the war cry

Eos- Titan Goddess of the Dawn, Roman equivalent Aurora

Erebus- God of darkness

Eris- Goddess of Strife or Discord, Roman equivalent Discordia

Eros- God of Love, Procreation and Sexual Desire, Roman equivalent Cupid

Erinyes/Furies- Goddesses of punishment and revenge; punished sins like parricide

Eurus/Apeliotes- One of the Anemoi (Wind Gods) - East Wind

Gaia- Goddess of the Earth (Mother Earth)

Geras- God of old age

Glaucus- A Sea God

Hades- God of the Underworld and Precious Metals, Roman equivalent Pluto

Harmonia- Goddess of harmony

Hebe- Goddess of Youth, Roman equivalent Juventas

Hecate- Goddess of Crossroads, the Dark Side of the Moon, and Magic, Roman equivalent Trivia

Helios- God of the Sun, Roman equivalent Sol

Hemera- Goddess of daylight

Hephaestus- God of the Forge and Fire, workman to the immortals, Roman equivalent Vulcan

Hera- Queen of Heaven Goddess of Women and Marriage, Roman equivalent Juno

Heracles- A divine hero, patron and protector of gymnasia and palaestrae (Ancient Greek wrestling schools), Roman equivalent Hercules Invictus.

Fun fact about Hercules Invictus: All meat slaughtered for sacrifice had to be eaten the same day. A men-only all-you-can-eat buffet indeed!

Hermes- God of Commerce and the Market, Boundaries and the travelers who cross them. Messenger of the Gods, Roman equivalent Mercury.

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

    -Hesperia (Hespereia)

Hesperus- the Evening Star, personification of the planet Venus

Hestia- Goddess of the Hearth and Home, Roman equivalent Vesta

Horae- Goddesses of the Hours of the Day:

    -Auge- First Light, Daybreak

    -Anatole- Rising, Sunrise

    -Musica- Music, The Morning Hour of Music and Study

    -Gymnastika- Athletics, The Morning Hour of Gymnastics or Exercise

    -Nymphe- Bathing, The Morning Hour of Ablutions (Bathing, Washing)

    -Mesembria- Midday, Noon

    -Sponde- Libations, Drinks Poured after Lunch

    -Elete- Prayer, Work, the First of the Afternoon Work Hours

    -Akte- Corn, Meal, Eating and Pleasure, the Second of the Afternoon Work Hours

    -Hesperis- Ray or Beam, Evening

    -Dysis- Sunset

    -Arktos- Last Light

Hygea- Goddess of Health, Cleanliness and Sanitation

Hypnos- God of Sleep, Roman equivalent Somnus

Hymenaeus/Hymen- God of Weddings and the Wedding Feast

Iris- Goddess of the Rainbow

Khione- Goddess of snow; her father is one of the gods of the winds

Kotys- Thracian goddess worshipped with Bacchanalian revelry

Leto- Second-generation Titaness, mother of Artemis and Apollo; goddess of the unseen

Maia- Goddess of Spring , one of the Pleiades

Mania- Personification of Insanity

Metis- Titan Goddess of Wisdom

Moirae/The Fates- Goddesses of Destiny, Roman equivalents Parcae:

    -Clotho - Spun the thread of life, Roman equivalent Nono

    -Lachesis - Measured the thread of life with her ruler, Roman equivalent Decima

    -Atropos - Cut the thread of life; she chose the manner of a person’s death, Roman equivalent Morta

Momus- God of Satire, Mockery, Writers and Poets

Moros- God of fate

Morpheus- God of Dreams and Sleep

Muses- Goddesses of the arts:

    -Calliope- Epic Poetry

    -Euterpe- Flute Playing

    -Clio- History

    -Erato- Love Poetry

    -Melpomene- Tragedy

    -Polyhymnia- Sacred Poetry

    -Terpsichore- Dancing

    -Thalia- Comedy

    -Urania- Astronomy

Naiads- 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- Goddess of Retribution

Nereids- Sea Nymphs

Nereus- Titan God of the sea, father of the Nereids. God of the Sea before Poseidon. Known as the "Old Man of the Sea".

Nike- Goddess of Victory and Triumph, Roman equivalent Victoria

Notos- One of the Anemoi (Wind Gods) - South Wind

Nyx- Goddess of Night

Oceanids- The very many female children of the Titans Oceanus and Tethys. Nymphs of all sources of freshwater from clouds to subterranean springs, breezes, pastures and flowers. They included:

-Anthousai- Flower Nymphs

-Aurai- Breeze Nymphs

-Limoniades- Pasture Nymphs

-Naiades- Fresh Water Nymphs (see Naiads)

-Nephelai/Hyades- Cloud Nymphs

Oneiroi- the personifications of dreams and sons of Hypnos:

    -Morpheus (dreams including a loved one)

    -Phobetor (nightmares)

    -Phantasos (epic dreams, or dreams including spirits)

Pan- God of Woods and Fields, Flocks and Sheep, Roman equivalent Faunus

Peitha- Goddess of Persuasion

Persephone/Kora- Goddess of Flowers and abducted queen of Hades during fall and winter, Roman equivalent Proserpine

Pheme- Goddess of Fame, Renown and Rumor, Roman equivalent Fama

Phobos and Deimos- Personifications of fear and terror

Phosphorus- Morning Star, see Hesperus

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

    -Maia

    -Electra

    -Taygete

    -Alcyone

    -Celaeno

    -Sterope

    -Merope

Plutus- God of Wealth

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

Poseidon- God of the Sea, Earthquakes, and Horses, Roman equivalent Neptune

Proteus- An early sea god (before Poseidon)

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

Psyche- Goddess of the nonphysical trait named after her (the soul)

Rhea- Goddess of Nature, Queen of Titans and mother of Zeus, Poseidon, Hades, Demeter, Hera, and Hestia

Selene- Goddess of the Moon, Roman equivalent Luna

Tartarus- Personification of the Depths of the Underworld (the bottom of Hades)

Thanatos- God of Death

Themis- Ancient Goddess of Divine Order, Law and Custom; she was so ancient she was also called a Titaness

Thetis- One of the Nereids, mother of Achilles

Triton- Trumpeter of the Sea and Messenger of the Deep

Tyche- Goddess of Fortune and Prosperity of a City, Roman equivalent Fortuna or Bona Dea

Typhon- Enemy of the Olympians; should truly be called a monster. He may be the personification of hot winds.

Uranus/Coelus- God of the Sky and Heavens, father of the Titans

Zelus- God of dedication

Zephyrus- One of the Anemoi (Wind Gods) - West Wind

Zeus- King of the Gods, God of the Sky and Thunder, Roman equivalent Jupiter

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