Graeco-Roman deity

Definitions of Graeco-Roman deity
  1. noun
    a deity of classical mythology
    synonyms: Greco-Roman deity
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    Aesculapius
    son of Apollo; a hero and the Roman god of medicine and healing; his daughters were Hygeia and Panacea
    Bacchus
    (classical mythology) god of wine; equivalent of Dionysus
    Priapus
    (classical mythology) god of male procreative power and guardian of gardens and vineyards
    Lorelei
    a Siren of German legend who lured boatmen in the Rhine to destruction
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    nymph
    (classical mythology) a minor nature goddess usually depicted as a beautiful maiden
    Latona, Leto
    wife or mistress of Zeus and mother of Apollo and Artemis in ancient mythology; called Latona in Roman mythology
    Echo
    (Greek mythology) a nymph who was spurned by Narcissus and pined away until only her voice remained
    Atlantides, Hesperides
    (Greek mythology) group of 3 to 7 nymphs who guarded the golden apples that Gaea gave as a wedding gift to Hera
    Hyades
    (Greek mythology) 7 daughters of Atlas and half-sisters of the Pleiades; they nurtured the infant Dionysus and Zeus placed them among the stars as a reward
    Oread
    (Greek mythology) one of the mountain nymphs
    Pleiades
    (Greek mythology) 7 daughters of Atlas and half-sisters of the Hyades; placed among the stars to save them from the pursuit of Orion
    Asterope, Sterope
    (Greek mythology) one of the 7 Pleiades
    water nymph
    (Greek mythology) any nymph of the water
    Daphne
    (Greek mythology) a nymph who was transformed into a laurel tree to escape the amorous Apollo
    dryad, wood nymph
    a deity or nymph of the woods
    Salmacis
    nymph who merged with Hermaphroditus to form one body
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    deity, divinity, god, immortal
    any supernatural being worshipped as controlling some part of the world or some aspect of life or who is the personification of a force
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