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List of Greek Gods

Greek mythology is one of the most interesting and fascinating collection of religious and mythical anecdotes. It all starts with the emergence of the Primordials or ancient deities, succession of the Primordials by the Titans (the elder Gods if you will) followed by the succession of the younger Gods (who are collectively known as the Twelve Olympians). Legends of Greek Mythology involving Greek Gods and Goddesses and many other fantastic Greek mythical creatures such as the snake-haired Gorgon Medusa (could she have been the inspiration for dreadlocks?), Hydra (the swamp-dwelling-dragon-on-a-virgin-maidens-diet), Cerberus (the three headed guard dog of the underworld), ChimeraHarpies (bird-bodied women or woman-headed birds??), etc. Let’s take a look at a categorical list of Greek Gods and Goddesses to get to know these legendary deities better.

Alphabetical List of Greek Gods and Goddesses

The following table puts down a list of Greek gods’ names along with their powers and generation (Primordial, Titan and Olympian). Although there are more than a hundred deities mentioned in the Greek Mythology, the following table depicts only the major Greek Gods and Goddesses who are deemed as the most powerful and have a number of significant legends involving them.

Name of the DeityPowersGeneration
AetherDeity of LightPrimordial
AphroditeGoddess of beauty, love and seductionOlympian
ApolloThe deity of the sun and patron god of music, prophecy, archery and healing.Olympian
AresGod of warfareOlympian
ArtemisDeity of the moon, goddess of hunting and guardian of virgin maidensOlympian
AthenaGoddess of war, seasons, wisdom and art.Olympian
AtlasUpholder of the skyTitan
ChaosGod of void from where all life and activities took birth.Primordial
CronosDeity of agriculture and harvest who fathered six Olympians – Zeus, Hades, Hera, Poseidon, Demeter and HestiaTitan
DemeterGoddess of crop fertility and agricultural harvest.Olympian
DionysusGod of drunken festivities and wineOlympian
EosDeity of breaking dawnTitan
EpimetheusBrother of Prometheus, he gave all creatures different abilities to survive the roughs of Nature.Titan
ErebusDeity of darknessPrimordial
ErosGod of love and lust, son of AphroditeOlympian
GaiaMother Goddess of the EarthPrimordial
HadesGod of death and the underworldOlympian
HeliosSun GodTitan
HemeraGoddess of day timePrimordial
HephaestusDeity of fire and patron god of forgeOlympian
HeraGoddess of marriage and childbirth, wife and sister of ZeusOlympian
HermesMessenger of gods, deity of trade and commerce, protector of travelersOlympian
HestiaResident deity of the hearth and homeOlympian
HyperionDeity of the sunTitan
MenoitiosGod of RageTitan
MnemosyneGoddess of memoryTitan
NyxDeity of the nightPrimordial
PhoebeDeity of the moonTitan
PoseidonGod of sea and protector of voyages (see facts on Poseidon)Olympian
PrometheusCreator of humanity and giver of fire to manTitan
RheaMother of Olympians, Mother GoddessTitan
SeleneMoon GoddessTitan
UranusGod of the sky and heavensPrimordial
ZeusKing of all Olympians, the Greek God Zeus was the ruler of the heavens, deity of wisdom, enlightenment and illuminationOlympian

List of Various Other Minor Greek Deities

Here is a list of the names of Greek Gods belonging to the minor theistic arcana who are considered as patron deities of various elements, emotions, arts and achievements.

  • Bia – Goddess of force
  • Nike – Goddess of victory
  • Cratos – God of physical power
  • Zelus – God of dedication
  • Eris – Goddess of conflict and discord
  • Geras – God of age and aging
  • Harmonia – Goddess of harmony
  • Hypnos – God of sleep, drowsiness and unconsciousness
  • Momus – God of blame
  • Moros – God of fate
  • Nemesis – Goddess of retribution and punishment
  • Persephone – Goddess of spring and food grains
  • Thanatos – God of death
  • Tyche – Goddess of luck and destiny
  • Moirae or The Fates – Three goddesses, Clotho, Lachesis and Atropos who were responsible, respectively, for the beginning, preservation and conclusion of life.
  • The Muses – Nine Goddesses (Calliope, Klio, Euterpe, Melpomene, Erato, Terpsichore, Polyhymnia, Urania and Thalia) who were patron deities of various arts like music, epic poetry, lyric poetry, love poetry, history, tragedy, dance, hymn, geometry, comedy, astrology and astronomy.
  • The Oneroi – Three Deities of dream (Morpheus, Phantasos and Phobetor), sons of Hypnos.
  • Pan – God of the pastures and wilderness

That is an almost-exhaustive list of Greek Gods and Goddesses’ names. The list of Greek mythological figures given here were considered as powerful deities who played very important roles in the everyday lives of humans. No decisions were taken without considering the oracles of these Greek gods and goddesses. Almost all events and special occasions followed ceremonial invocation the blessings and protection of these deities and magnificent temples and architectural structures were erected in their honor. The remains of some of these structures can still be seen today. A very good example is what remains of the Temple of Artemis which is recognized as one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. Another significant example is the Parthenon which was built in honor of Goddess Athena.

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