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Greek Gods I - Z


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1. A Giants in the war against the Olympians. He was beaten to death by the Fates. 2. Son of Dionysus.
Ancient sea goddess. She married Peleus and was the mother of Achilles.
The flesh
A god of the Earth's wealth. Iasion and Demeter's son, half
Muse associated with sacred song and oratory.
One of the Furies.
Eros fell in love with her, and Aphrodite hated her because she was so beautiful that people stopped worshipping Aphrodite. Eros demanded that she not try to find out who he was, but she did anyway, and they (were) separated. After she made up with him, Z
Apollo's priestess/prophetess. She was at Delphi.
Roman. A god of war, his name was Romulus before he went to heaven.
Roman. Romulus's brother. See Romulus for more.
A Titan and earth goddess. Rhea was the mother, by Cronus, of six of the Olympians: Zeus, Hera, Demeter, Poseidon, Hades, and Hestia. She helped Zeus in the scheme to overthrow Cronus.
Rhea Silva
Roman. Mother, by Mars through seduction or rape, of the twins, Romulus and Remus. She had been appointed by her uncle Amulius to be a Vestal Virgin so she would not have any children that could become heirs to her father's kingdom (her father had been d
Roman. Twin of Remus. After the twins were born, they were thrown by their great
A river god. During the Trojan War, his stream got clogged up by bodies that had been killed by Achilles. He tried get revenge by flooding the battlefield to drown Achilles, but the plan literally went up in smoke thanks to a large flame sent by Hephaestu
Moon goddess. She is Hyperion and Theia's daughter and the mother of Pandia by Zeus and 50 daughters by Endymion.
Dionysus's mother. When Hera tricked her into asking to see Zeus as he truly is, she was consumed by flames. Dionysus went to the Underworld and took her to Mount Olympus at which time her name was changed to Thyone.
A very beautiful young man who fell in love with his own reflection as a curse after spurning the love of Echo and others. He pined away until all was left was a flower that was to be called 'narcissus.'
One of Nyx's daughters, she was a goddess of retribution.
The 50 sea nymph daughters of Nereus and Doris. Thetis and Amphitrite are the two most famous.
A sea god. Son of Pontus and Gaia, fathered the Nereids (50 daughters between him and Doris). Also known as the Old Man or the Sea, or simply The Old Man.
Victory. Styx and Phallas's son. One of Zeus's buddies.
The South Wind.
The river god that washed Aeneas's body to sea to prepare him for godhood as Indiges.
Night.Chaos's daughter. With Erebus, she had Hemera and Aether. On her own, she gave birth to Moros, thanatos, Hypnos, nemesis, Eris, the keres, and the Moirai. Orphic myth has her as having laid the Egg of the World (by the Wind).
Oceanus and Tethys's 3000 daughters.
The old god of the river. He circled the entire world in one big river. The first Titan to be born. Fathered the Oceanids and all the world's rivers.
King of Ithaca. Wandered at sea for ten years after the Trojan War ended. Of twelve ships in his convoy, his was the only one to survive. At the end of the ten years, he got home to find that suitors had flooded his home in hopes of marrying his wife, Pen
King of Thebes. Unwittingly killed his father, married his mother, then had four children by her: Eteocles, Polyneices, Antigone, and Ismene. Also solved the riddle of the Sphynx in order to save Thebes. Blinded himself and went into exile after discoveri
1. One of the Giants killed during the war against the Olympians. Athena killed him. 2. Styx's husband. Father of Zelus, nice, Cratus, and Bia.
God of shepherds, wild animals, forests, and fertility. His parents were Hermes and one of Dryops's daughters. Pan was half goat and half god. Roman: Faunus.
A daughter of Zeus and Seline, she was rather beautiful.
Ah, Pandora. She was the first woman. The gods sent her to Earth to punish men for receiving the gift of fire. The punishment was in her opening of the box containing all sorts of plagues (vice, passion, labor, old age, sickness, death...). She was also s
Kidnapped Helen and therefore caused the Trojan War.
Son of Hepaestus and Anticleia. He was lame and would club strangers over the head. His death was fitting: he was clubbed by Theseus.
Hades's wife, Queen of the Underworld. She was the daughter of Zeus and Demeter. She represents the changing of seasons because every six months she spends in the Underworld with Hades, and the other half of the year is spent above ground with her mother
As a son of Helius (by Clymene), he wanted to prove that he really was Helius's son. So he talked his father into allowing him to drive the chariot
Fear. Ares and Aphrodite's son.
Wife and mother of King Oedipus. Originally wife of Laius. She hanged herself after she found out that she had married her own son. Mother of Oedipus by Laius; and of Eteocles, Polyneices, Antigone, and Ismene by Oedipus.
Persephone's name before Hades kidnapped her and took her to the Underworld.
The Fate that measures the span of each mortal life/thread.
Father of King Oedipus. He was the King of Thebes until he was killed by his son who didn't know of the relationship.
Artemis and Apollo's mother by Zeus. Coeus and Phoebe's daugther. Roman: Latona.
A god of healing. Apollo's grandson, Asclepius's son.
A Pleaide (one of Atlas's daughters). Mother of Hermes by Zeus.
A sorceress. Also a priestess of Hecate. She married Jason after helping him to obtain the Golden Fleece. When he abandoned her, she killed his children and new wife. After that, she ran to Athens where she married King Aegeus and had a son (Medus). Final
Of three Gorgons, she was the only mortal. Mother of Pegasus and Chrysaor. Medusa was decapitated by Perseus who proceeded to use the Gorgon head as a weapon.
1. A Fury. 2. The first wife of Heracles who was killed when he went mad.
Son of Ino. Was thrown into a boilding cauldron when his mother went mad because of Hera. After that, he and and mother jumped into the sea. Melicertes became a sea god and took the name Palaemon.
Muse usually associated with tragedy.
Helen's husband in Sparta. Took her back after Sparta won the Trojan war of 10 years.
A Pleiade. She was the only one to marry a mortal. When her husband died, she refused to have him buried properly so he would have a reason to return.
An Oceanid. She was Zeus's first lover. While she was pregnant for Athena, Zeus swallowed her. She was a very wise individual (although one would think she'd be wise enough not to get involved with Zeus) and kept giving him advice from inside his belly.
One of the Giants in the war against the Olympians. He was either killed by Ares or Hephaestus.
A Titan. Mother of the nine Muses by Zeus.
The Fates: Clothos, Lcheses, and Atropos. Roman: Parcae.
Doom. One of Nyx's children.
A god of the sea. Father of the Braeae and the Gorgons by Ceto. Also a son of Gaia and Pontus.
The Sea. Fathered Nereus, Phorcys, Thaumas, Ceto, and Eurybia by Gaia, who was also his mother.
There are nine: Clio, Euterpe, Thalia, Melponmene, Terpsichore, Erato, Polyhymnia, Urania, and Calliope. Each one inspires a particular type of art/artist.
One of the Giants in the war against the Olympians. Crushed to death by Poseidon.
Persephone's brother, son of Zeus and Demeter.
A Titan.
Aeneas. He became a god after his mortality was washed away.
One of Cadmus and Harmonia's daughters. Took care of Dionysus when he was young. After Hera drove her mad, Ino boiled her son Melicertes and then jumped into the sea with him. At that point, she became Leucothea, a sea goddess.
Heracles's nephew. He was his very close friend and helped when Heracles defeated the Hydra.
The rainbow goddess. She also served as a messenger, mostly to Zeus and Hera.
A river god.
Father, by a cloud, of the Centaurs. This happened when he tried to seduce Hera and Zeus found out and put a cloud in her place.
Roman. Porter of heaven and guarded all of the gates.
A Titan. Mother of Leto and Asteria.
Quested on the Argo for the Golden Fleece.
Introduce fire to man. As this was against Zeus's wishes, he was severely punished. Zeus had him chained to a rock where either an eagle or a vulture ate his liver every day. Prometheus was the son of Iapetus and Clymene.
A Giant. He tried to rape Leto and was killed by the twins Artemis and Apollo. As punishment, an eagle eats his liver every day.
A sea god. He was the son of Amphitrite and Poseidon.
Muse usually associated with astronomy.
The sky and son and mate of Gaia. After fathering the Hundred
Pleasure. Cupid and Psyche's daughter.
Zeal. He was the son of Styx and Pallas. One of Zeus's buddies.
The West Wind.
The strongest of the Olympian gods and the youngest of the twelve of Rhea's children. Overthrew his father Cronus after Cronus had eaten his eleven older siblings. He was the ruler of the gods, humans, and the earth and heaven (Mt. Olympus). Also the god
A very ancient prophetess who was given the power of prophecy and longevity by Apollo. She did not retain her youthfullness and beauty, however, because she refused his offer to be his mistress. Sibyl also guided Aeneas in the Underworld when he sought hi
Half man, half goat. They were the gods of the forest. They followed Pan or Dionysus (or both) and enjoyed music, poetry, and drinking. They were the original party animals.
He was the leader of the Silens.
A nymph who when being chased by an amorus Apollo got him to agree to give her one wish. The wish? To be a virgin for the rest of her life.
A Cyclopes. Uranus and Gaia's son.
A Gorgon.
She was the goddess of the main Underworld river where souls had to cross. She was also the first immortal to support the Olympians when they fought the Giants. Mother of Zelus, Nike, Cratus, and Bia (by Pallas).
A nymph chased by Pan. When she changed herself into marsh reeds, Pan tied some together to create the first pan
Last of the bronze giants (a very old race). He was killed when Medea bewitched him and pierced a vein near his ankle.
Old seer who warned Oedipus of his fate and gave advice to Odysseus. It was said that he spent seven years as a woman and that he was blinded by Hera after supporting Zeus in an arguemnt about sex.
Son of Circe and Oddysseus who killed his father without realizing who it was. Eventually married Penelope, Oddyseus's wife.
Son of Penelope and Oddysseus who helped his father kill the suitors who had stayed in the palace in Ithaca hoping to marry Penelope. Eventually married Circe, mother of Oddyseus's other son. Circe granted Telemachus immortality.
Muse usually associated with dance.
A Titan and sea goddess. Mother of the earth's rivers and Oceanids by Oceanus.
1. Muse usually associate with comedy. 2. A Grace.
A Titan. Mother of the Seasons (Horae) and Fates (Moirai), all by Zeus.
Death, son of Nyx.
One of Pontus and Gaia's sons. Father of Iris by Electra, an Oceanid.
A Titan. Mother of Helius, Selen, and Eos, all by Hyperion, her brother.
The incredibly ugly son (who had enormus genitals) of Aphrodite and Dionysus.
Although he was the god of the sea, earthquakes, and horses, he might also be considered a fertility god. He fathered many children: Triton, Rhode, and Benthesicyme, by Amphitrite; Theseus, by Aethra; Despoena and Arion, by Demeter; Pegasus and Chrysaor,
King of Athens. Performed many heroic deeds, including the slaying of the Minotaur and bringing democracy to government.
A Giant during the war against the Olympians. He was killed by a bolt from Zeus and an arrow from Heracles after he tried to rape Hera.

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