Greek deity

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n a deity worshipped by the ancient Greeks

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Olympic god
a classical Greek god after the overthrow of the Titans
Aeolus
god of the winds in ancient mythology
Phoebus Apollo
(Greek mythology) Greek god of light; god of prophecy and poetry and music and healing; son of Zeus and Leto; twin brother of Artemis
Aphrodite
goddess of love and beauty and daughter of Zeus in ancient mythology; identified with Roman Venus
Ares
(Greek mythology) Greek god of war; son of Zeus and Hera; identified with Roman Mars
Eris
(Greek mythology) goddess of discord; sister of Ares
Thanatos
(Greek mythology) the Greek personification of death; son of Nyx
Nyx
(Greek mythology) Greek goddess of the night; daughter of Chaos; counterpart of Roman Nox
Artemis
(Greek mythology) the virgin goddess of the hunt and the Moon; daughter of Leto and twin sister of Apollo; identified with Roman Diana
Boreas
(Greek mythology) the god who personified the north wind
Ate
goddess of criminal rashness and its punishment
Pallas Athena
(Greek mythology) goddess of wisdom and useful arts and prudent warfare; guardian of Athens; identified with Roman Minerva
Chaos
(Greek mythology) the most ancient of gods; the personification of the infinity of space preceding creation of the universe
Demeter
(Greek mythology) goddess of fertility and protector of marriage in ancient mythology; counterpart of Roman Ceres
Dionysus
(Greek mythology) god of wine and fertility and drama; the Greek name of Bacchus
Doris
(Greek mythology) wife of Nereus and mother of the Nereids
Erebus
(Greek mythology) Greek god of darkness who dwelt in the underworld; son of Chaos; brother of Nox; father of Aether and Day
Eros
(Greek mythology) god of love; son of Aphrodite; identified with Roman Cupid
Gaea
(Greek mythology) goddess of the earth and mother of Cronus and the Titans in ancient mythology
Hebe
(Greek mythology) the goddess of youth and spring; wife of Hercules; daughter of Zeus and Hera; cupbearer to the Olympian gods
Helios
(Greek mythology) ancient god of the sun; drove his chariot across the sky each day; identified with Roman Sol
Hecate
(Greek mythology) Greek goddess of fertility who later became associated with Persephone as goddess of the underworld and protector of witches
Hephaestus
(Greek mythology) the lame god of fire and metalworking in ancient mythology; identified with Roman Vulcan
Hermes
(Greek mythology) messenger and herald of the gods; god of commerce and cunning and invention and theft; identified with Roman Mercury
Hermaphroditus
(Greek mythology) son of Hermes and Aphrodite who merged with the nymph Salmacis to form one body
Hygeia
(Greek mythology) the goddess of health; daughter of Aesculapius and sister of Panacea
Panacea
(Greek mythology) the goddess of healing; daughter of Aesculapius and sister of Hygeia
Hera
queen of the Olympian gods in ancient Greek mythology; sister and wife of Zeus remembered for her jealously of the many mortal women Zeus fell in love with; identified with Roman Juno
Hestia
(Greek mythology) the goddess of the hearth and its fire in ancient mythology; identified with Roman Vesta
Hymen
(Greek mythology) the god of marriage
Minos
son of Zeus and Europa; king of ancient Crete; ordered Daedalus to build the labyrinth; after death Minos became a judge in the underworld
Ariadne
beautiful daughter of Minos and Pasiphae; she fell in love with Theseus and gave him the thread with which he found his way out of the Minotaur's labyrinth
Clotho
the Greek goddess of fate who spins the thread of life
Lachesis
the Greek goddess of fate who determines the length of the thread of life
Atropos
the Greek goddess of fate who cuts the thread of life
Momos
god of blame and mockery
Nemesis
(Greek mythology) the goddess of divine retribution and vengeance
Nereus
(Greek mythology) a sea god son of Pontus and Gaea; lived in the depths of the sea with his wife Doris and their daughters the Nereids
Nike
(Greek mythology) winged goddess of victory; identified with Roman Victoria
Ouranos
(Greek mythology) god of the heavens; son and husband of Gaea and father of the Titans in ancient mythology
goat god
(Greek mythology) god of fields and woods and shepherds and flocks; represented as a man with goat's legs and horns and ears; identified with Roman Sylvanus or Faunus
Pasiphae
(Greek mythology) daughter of Helios and mother of Ariadne
Poseidon
(Greek mythology) the god of the sea and earthquakes in ancient mythology; brother of Zeus and Hades and Hera; identified with Roman Neptune
Proteus
(Greek mythology) a prophetic god who served Poseidon; was capable of changing his shape at will
Persephone
(Greek mythology) daughter of Zeus and Demeter; made queen of the underworld by Pluto in ancient mythology; identified with Roman Proserpina
Phaethon
(Greek mythology) son of Helios; killed when trying to drive his father's chariot and came too close to earth
Aidoneus
(Greek mythology) the god of the underworld in ancient mythology; brother of Zeus and husband of Persephone
Pythoness
(Greek mythology) the priestess of Apollo at Delphi who transmitted the oracles
Selene
(Greek mythology) goddess of the Moon in ancient mythology; identified with Roman Luna
Eos
(Greek mythology) the winged goddess of the dawn in ancient mythology; daughter of Hyperion; identified with Roman Aurora
Titan
(Greek mythology) any of the primordial giant gods who ruled the Earth until overthrown by Zeus; the Titans were offspring of Uranus (Heaven) and Gaea (Earth)
Titaness
(Greek mythology) any of the primordial giant goddesses who were offspring of Uranus (heaven) and Gaea (earth) in ancient mythology
Triton
(Greek mythology) a sea god; son of Poseidon
Tyche
(Greek mythology) the goddess of fortune; identified with Roman Fortuna
Zephyr
(Greek mythology) the Greek god of the west wind
Zeus
(Greek mythology) the supreme god of ancient Greek mythology; son of Rhea and Cronus whom he dethroned; husband and brother of Hera; brother of Poseidon and Hades; father of many gods; counterpart of Roman Jupiter
Silenus
the chief satyr in the service of Bacchus; father of Dionysus; usually depicted as drunk and jolly and riding a donkey
Calliope
(Greek mythology) the Muse of epic poetry
Clio
(Greek mythology) the Muse of history
Erato
(Greek mythology) the Muse of lyric and love poetry
Euterpe
(Greek mythology) the Muse of music (or the flute)
Melpomene
(Greek mythology) the Muse of tragedy
Polyhymnia
(Greek mythology) the Muse of singing and mime and sacred dance
Terpsichore
(Greek mythology) the Muse of the dance and of choral song
Thalia
(Greek mythology) the Muse of comedy and pastoral poetry
Urania
(Greek mythology) the Muse of astronomy
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Grace
(Greek mythology) one of three sisters who were the givers of beauty and charm; a favorite subject for sculptors
forest god, satyr
one of a class of woodland deities; attendant on Bacchus; identified with Roman fauns
silenus
any of the minor woodland deities who were companions of Dionysus (similar to the satyrs)
Aether
personification of the sky or upper air breathed by the Olympians; son of Erebus and night or of Chaos and darkness
Moirae, Moirai
any of the three Greek goddesses of fate or destiny; identified with the Roman Parcae and similar to the Norse Norns
Muse
in ancient Greek mythology any of 9 daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne; protector of an art or science
Pontos, Pontus
(Greek mythology) ancient personification of the sea; father of Nereus
Rhadamanthus
(Greek mythology) a judge of the dead in the underworld
Aglaia
(Greek mythology) one of the three Graces
Euphrosyne
(Greek mythology) one of the three Graces
Thalia
(Greek mythology) one of the three Graces
Type of:
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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