List of Greek mythological figures

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. For a list of the deities of many cultures (including this one), see list of deities.


Olympian deities

Greek name English name Description

Aφροδίτη (Aphroditē) Aphrodite Goddess of love, lust, beauty, wife of Hephaestus. Ares is her lover. Eros is her son. Known as the most beautiful of the greek goddesses. Her symbols are the sceptre, myrtle, and dove.

Aπόλλων (Apollōn) Apollo God of music, prophecies, poetry, and archery. Also said to be the god of light and truth. Is associated with the sun. Also referred to as the most beautiful of the gods. He is Artemis's twin brother, and Son of Zeus. His symbols are the bow, lyre, and laurel.

Άρης (Arēs) Ares God of war, murder and bloodshed. Brother to Athena, and is the son of Zeus. His symbols are vultures, dogs, boars, and a spear.

Άρτεμις (Artemis) Artemis Goddess of the hunt and wild things, and also the moon. Protector of the dewy young. She became associated with the moon. Apollo is her twin brother. Artemis is a virgin goddess. Her symbols are the bow, dogs, and deer.
Αθηνά (Athēna) Athena Goddess of wisdom, warfare, handicrafts and reason. Sister of Ares, and is the daughter of Zeus. Sprung from Zeus's head in full body armor. She is the wisest of the gods. Her symbols are the aegis, owl, and olive tree.
Δήμητρα (Dēmētra) Demeter Goddess of fertility, grain and harvest. Demeter is a daughter of Cronus and Rhea and sister of Zeus. Her symbols are the sceptre, torch, and corn.
Διόνυσος (Dionysus) Dionysus God of wine, parties/festivals, madness and merriment. He represents not only the intoxicating power of wine, but also its social and beneficial influences. His symbols are the grape vine, ivy, and thyrsos.
ᾍδης (Hades) Hades God of the underworld. Brother of Poseidon and Zeus, and consort to Persephone. His symbols are the bident, the Helm of Darkness, and the three-headed dog, Cerberus.
Ήφαιστος (Hēphaistos) Hephaestus God of fire and the forge (god of fire and smiths) with very weak legs. He was thrown off Mt. Olympus as a baby by his mother. He makes armor for the gods and other heroes like Achilles. Son of Hera and Zeus is his father in some accounts. Married to Aphrodite, but she doesn't love him because he's deformed and as a result is cheating on him with Ares.He had a daughter named Pandora. His symbol is an axe and a flame
Ήρα (Hēra) Hera Goddess of marriage, women and childbirth. Zeus' wife. Appears with peacock feathers often. Her symbols are the sceptre, diadem, and peacock.
Ερμής (Hērmēs) Hermes God of flight, thieves, commerce, and travellers. Messenger of the gods. He showed the way for the dead souls to Hades's realm. He shows up in more myths than any other god or goddess. Likes to trick people and is very inventive. Hermes invented the lyre using a turtle shell and sinew. His symbols are the caduceus and winged boots.
Ἑστία (Hestia) Hestia Goddess of the hearth and home, the focal point of every household. Daughter of Rhea and Cronus. Gave up her seat as one of the Twelve Olympians to tend to the sacred flame on Mt. Olympus for Dionysus. Her symbol is the hearth.
Poseidon Poseidon God of the sea. He created horses from sea foam. God of earthquakes as well. Also called 'Earth Shaker'.His symbols are horses,sea foam,dolphins,and a trident.
Ζεύς (Zeus) Zeus The king of the gods, the ruler of Mount Olympus and the god of the sky and thunder. His symbols are the thunderbolt, eagle, bull, and oak.

Primordial deities

Greek name English name Description

Αιθήρ (Aithēr) Aether God of the upper air.
Χάος (Khaos) Chaos Non-gendered deity of the nothingness from which all else sprang.
Xρόνος or Kronos Kronos Titan of eternal time and father of 6 of the Olympian gods. -- Cronos and Chronos (Xρόνος and Kρόνος) are two separate Diety/ Titan all together. One is The Keeper of time, The other is the father of Zeus, Poseidon, and Hades. Also in the greek language "χρονια" means "year" or "years" depending on accent.
Έρεβος (Erebos) Erebus God of darkness and shadow.
Γαία (Gaia) Gaia Goddess of the Earth (Mother Earth), mother of Kronos.
Ημέρα (Émera) Hemera Goddess of daylight and the sun.
Νύξ (Nux) Nyx Goddess of darkness/night. She is also the only being from which Zeus turned from when her son Hypnos, who had angered Zeus, hid behind her.
Τάρταρος (Tartaros) Tartarus Is the darkest, deepest part of the underworld controlled by Hades.
Ουρανός (Ouranos) Oranos God of the heavens (Father Sky) and father of the Titans; banished the Cyclopes to the underworld because they did not please him.


The Hundred-Handed Ones (Hecatoncheires)


River gods



Other deities

Phoebe goddess of the moon: Bright







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