List of Greek mythological figures

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A listing of Greek mythological beings. Many of the gods and goddesses had Roman and Etruscan equivalents. See also family tree of the Greek gods and the list of Greek mythological creatures.


[edit] Immortals

[edit] Olympian deities

Greek name (transliteration)English nameDescription
Aφροδίτη (Aphroditē) Aphrodite Goddess of beauty and love.
Aπόλλων (Apollōn) Apollo God of the light, music, healing, prophecy, the sun, and poetry.
Άρης (Arēs) Ares God of war, primarily violent war and bloodshed.
Άρτεμις (Artemis) Artemis Goddess of the hunt and the moon.
Ἀθηνά (Athēna) Athena Goddess of wisdom, strategy, and war.
Δήμητρα (Dēmētra) Demeter Goddess of agriculture.
Ἡαδης (Hades) Hades God of the Dead and lord of the Underworld. Brother of Poseidon and Zeus
Ἡφαιστος (Hēphaistos) Hephaestus God of fire and the forge.
Ἡρα (Hēra) Hera Goddess of marriage, family, motherhood and childbirth. Zeus' jealous wife.
Ἡρμής (Hērmēs) Hermes God of travel, thieves, and commerce. Messenger of the gods.
Ἑστία (Hestia) Hestia Goddess of the hearth and domestic life. Eventually replaced by Dionysus.
Ποσειδων (Poseidōn) Poseidon God of the sea. Brother of Hades and Zeus and father of Polyphemus
Ζεύς (Zeus) Zeus King of the gods. God of air, thunder and lightning. Brother of Poseidon and Hades. Destroyed his father who was a titan. Loves women and cheats on Hera very much in mythology.

[edit] Primordial deities

Greek nameEnglish nameDescription
Αιθήρ (Aithēr) Aether God of the upper air.
Χάος (Khaos) Chaos Non-gendered deity of the nothingness from which all else sprang.
Χρόνος (Khronos) Chronos God of eternal time.
Έρεβος (Erebos) Erebus God of darkness.
Έρος Eros God of love.
Γαία (Gaia) Gaea Goddess of the Earth.
Ημέρα Hemera Goddess of daylight.
Νύξ Nyx Goddess of night.
Τάρταρος (Tartaros) Tartarus The Titan (father of the gods) lives in the pit of tartaros in the darkest deepest part of the underworld controlled by Hades.
Ουρανός (Ouranos) Uranus

[edit] Other deities

[edit] Titans

[edit] The Hundred-Handed (Hecatoncheires)

[edit] Cyclopes

[edit] River gods

[edit] Nymphs

[edit] Giants

[edit] Mortals

[edit] A-B

[edit] C-G

[edit] H-L

[edit] M-P

[edit] R-Z

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List of Greek mythological figures

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