Greek deity

Definitions of Greek deity
  1. noun
    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
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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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