Greek gods

Greek Gods A-Z

Greek Gods A-Z List

This concise list of Greek gods also includes the parents and consorts of Greek demi-gods, gods and mortal Greek heroes from Greek mythology. ADDucation’s mega list of Greek gods and goddesses also includes siblings and offspring along with fascinating trivia, key facts and references. Read less with this concise Greek gods list or learn more with ADDucation’s comprehensive Greek gods and goddesses mega list, the choice is yours!

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Greek GodsDeity ofGroupParentsConsort/s
AdonisGod of desire and beauty.Minor god.Cinyras & Metharme (or Phoenix & Alphesiboea or Theias, King of Assyria & his daughter Myrrha/SmyrnaAphrodite, Persephone.
AetherGod of light and the upper atmosphere.Primordial
  • Erebus and Nyx.
  • Or Chronos and Ananke.
  • Or Chaos.
Hemera, Gaia.
Aeolus/
Aiolos
One of the three keepers of the winds.Sky god.Hippotes and Arne.Melanippe or Cyane.
AntaeusHalf-giant.Poseiden and Gaia.Tinjis
AnterosGod of requited love.Minor god.Ares and Aphrodite (or nymphs).Eros
ApolloGod of music, prophecy, education, healing and disease.OlympianZeus and Leto.
  • Daphne.
  • Leucothea.
  • Kyrene.
  • Marpesia.
  • Kastalia.
  • Hekuba.
  • Kassandra.
  • Coronis (Princess of the Lapiths).
  • Thalia.
  • Calliope (A muse).
  • Hyacinth.
  • Cyparissus.
AresGod of war and battle.OlympianZeus and Hera.
  • Maybe Aphrodite.
  • Chryse or Dotis.
  • Eos.
  • Pelopeia.
  • Maybe Enyo sister and war-goddess.
  • Queen Otrera (mother of the Amazons).
Asclepius (Asklepios)God of healing and medicine.Deified mortal.
  • Apollo and Coronis (Triccaean princess).
  • Or Apollo and Arsinoe.
Epione (goddess of soothing pain)
  • Makhaon.
  • Podaleirios.
  • Iaso.
  • Aigle.
  • Aceso.
  • Panakeia.
  • Hygeia.
AstraeusGod of the dusk, stars, planets and astrology.Titan 2nd Gen.Crius and Eurybia.
(Maybe one of the 100 Gigantes born of Tartarus & Gaia). Another Astraeus is one of the elderly Silens.
Eos
AtlasGod of endurance and astronomy.Titan 2nd Gen.Iapetus and Clymene (Oceanid ) or Asia.Pleione
Attis
(Atus, Attus, or Attin)
God of vegetation.MortalGalaos and Nana (Naiad nymph of the River Sangarius).Cybele
BellerophonHero
  • Glaucus and Eurymede.
  • Or Poseidon and Eurynome.
Philonoe (Wife, daughter of Iobates).
BoreasGod of the north wind and winter.Sky God > wind god.Astraeus and Eos.
  • Oreithyia (wife).
  • Chione (lover).
  • Tisiphone (one of the Erinyes).
Castor and Pollux / Polydeuces
(the Dioscuri)
Gods of sailors, horsemanship and travelers.Deified mortals.
  • Tyndareus (King of Sparta) and Leda (Spartan queen).
  • Or Zeus and Leda.
ChaosPersonification of nothingness.PrimordialSee notes.Erebos.
CoeusIntellect, intelligence and the axis of heaven.TitanUranus and Gaia.Phoebe.
Crius
(Megamedes)
God of constellationsTitan (Elder)Uranus and Gaia.Eurybia (wife).
Chronos (with h)God of time.Primordial Orphic9*
  • Hydrus and Gaia.
  • or none because Chronos is one of the protogenoi that emerged at dawn of creation.
Ananke.
Cronos
(Kronos, Porus, Poros)
God of agriculture.Titan (Elder)
  • Uranus and Gaia.
  • Or Aether and Gaia.
  • Or Uranus and Gaia.
  • Rhea (sister).
  • Philyra.
Dionysus (Dionysos)God of viticulture, wine-making, wine, drunkenness, madness and parties.Olympian
  • ZeusSemele Thyone (Princess).
  • Or Zeus & Dione.
Ariadne.
EpimetheusGod of afterthought and the father of excuses.Titan 2nd Gen.Iapetus and Clymene.Pandora.
ErebusGod of darkness and shadow.PrimordialChaos.Nyx.
ErosWinged god of love, sexual desire and attraction.PrimordialAres and AphroditePsyche (wife).
GanymedeGod of rain.Divine hero.Tros of Dardania and CallirrhoeZeus.
GerasGreek personification of old ageSpirit/ Daimon
  • Erebus and Nyx.
  • Or Nyx alone by parthenogenesis.
Hades
(Plouton & Ploutos)
King of the underworld. God of the dead.PrimordialCronus and Rhea.Persephone
HeliosTitan of the Sun. Personification of the Sun, guardian of oaths. Charioteer of the sun.Titan 2nd Gen.Hyperion and Theia.
  • Rhode (wife).
  • Selene (sister).
  • Hecate.
  • Leucothea.
  • Oceanids:
    • Perse/
      Perseis.
    • Clymene.
    • Klytie.
  • Aegle (Naiad nymph).
  • And others…
Hephaestus
(Hephaistos)
God of metalworking, fire, building, fine arts and volcanism.Olympian
  • Hera alone.
  • Or Zeus and Hera.
  • Or Talos (giant automaton made of bronze).
  • Aphrodite (half wife).
  • Aglaea (half wife).
  • Cabeiro/Cabiro (Haliad nymph lover).
  • Aitna (mountain goddess lover).
HeraclesGod of physical strength. Divine protector of mankind. Gatekeeper of Olympus.Demigod/ GodZeus and Alcmene. Amphitryon (foster father).
  • Megara (first wife).
  • Omphale (second wife).
  • Deianira (third wife and half sister).
  • Hebe (fourth and final wife).

For Heracles lovers refer to ADDucation’s Mega list of Greek gods and goddesses.

Hermes
(Argei-phontes)
God of travel, trade, athletics, language, thievery and good luck.Olympian
  • Zeus and Maia (nymph).
  • Or Dionysus and Aphrodite.
  • Acalle/Acacallis (daughter of King Minos).
  • Alcidamia, Agraulus or Pandrosus.
  • Antianeira.
  • Aphrodite.
  • Aptale.
  • Carmenta.
  • Chione.
  • Chthonophyle.
  • Erytheia.
  • Merope.
  • Daira.
  • Dryope.
  • Eupolemeia.
  • Herse.
  • Iphthime nymph.
  • Ocyrrhoe (Oceanid nymph).
  • Phylodameia (minor Danaid).
  • Peitho.
  • Hecate.
  • Penelope.
  • Palaestra.
  • Polymele.
  • Rhene (nymph).
  • Thronia/Thronie (nymph).
Hydrus
(Hydros)
Primordial waters.Primordial Orphic.Gaia.
HyperionLight, wisdom and watchfulness.TitanUranus & Gaia.Theia (sister).
Hypnos
(Hypnus)
Greek personification of sleep.Spirit/ Daimon
  • Erebus and Nyx.
  • Or Nyx alone by parthenogenesis.
Pasithea.
IapetusGod of mortality. The piercer.TitanUranus & Gaia.Asia or Clymene.
Jason
(Iason and the Argonauts)
Leader of the Argonauts.Mortal
  • Aeson (King of Iolcus) & Polymele (daughter of Autolycus).
  • Or Aeson and Alcimede.
  • Or Aeson and Amphinome.
  • Medea (1st wife, King Pelias’ daughter).
  • Creusa (2nd wife, daughter of King Creon of Corinth).
LelantosGod of the unseen, air, hunter’s skill of stalking prey.Titan 2nd Gen.Coeus & Phoebe.Periboa.
MenoetiusGod of violent anger, rash action, and human mortality.Titan 2nd Gen.
  • Iapetus and Clymene.
  • Or Iapetus and Asia.
MidasKing of Phrygia.MortalGordius and Cybele.
MinosFirst king of Crete. Judge of the dead in the underworld.Deified mortal.
  • Zeus and Europa.
  • Or Lycastus and Ide.
  • Pasiphae or Crete.
  • Dexithea/
    Dexinoe.
  • Pareia.
  • Androgenia.
MomusGod of mockery, ridicule, scorn, complaint and criticism.Olympian
  • Erebus and Nyx.
  • Or Nyx alone by parthenogenesis.
Moros
(Morus)
God of doom and fate.Primordial
  • Erebus and Nyx.
  • Or Nyx alone by parthenogenesis.
MorpheusGod of dreams.Minor godHypnos
NarcissusNarcissus was a Greek mortal.Mortal
  • Cephissus and Liriope (nymph).
  • Or Endymion and Selene.
NereusGod of rich bounty of fish.GodPontus and Gaia.Doris
OceanusGod of the river.Titan
  • Uranus and Gaia.
  • Or Aether and Gaia.
  • Tethys.
  • Parthenope.
OdysseusKing of Ithaca.Mortal
  • Laertes and Anticlia.
  • Or Sisyphus and Anticlia.
  • Penelope.
  • Circe.
  • Calypso.
  • Callidice.
  • Thoas’ daughter.
  • Polymele.
  • Evippe.

 

OedipusKing of Thebes.MortalKing Laius and Queen Jocasta.Jocasta (wife, in an unknowingly incestuous relationship).
OphionRuler of Earth.Titan (or Primordial God).
  • Eurynome alone.
  • Speculatively Uranus and Gaia.
Eurynome.
OrpheusMortalOeagrus (King of Thrace) or Apollo and Calliope (A muse).Eurydice.
PallasGod of warcraft and of the springtime campaign season.Titan 2nd Gen.Crius and Eurybia.Styx.
Pan (aka Aegipan)God of fields, groves, wooded glens, the wild, forest, theatrical criticism, hunting and rustic music (pan-pipes).
  • Hermes and Penelope.
  • Or Apollo and Penelope.
  • Or Hermes and Driope.
  • Or Hermes and Aphrodite.
  • Or Hermes and Hecate.
  • Syrinx.
  • Echo.
  • Peitho.
  • Pitys.
  • Eupheme.
PegasusImmortal creature.Poseidon and the Gorgon Medusa.
PersesGreek god of destruction.Titan 2nd Gen.Crius and EurybiaAsteria (his cousin).
PerseusHeroZeus and Danaë (Acrisius is the stepfather).Andromeda.
PhanesGod of procreation and the generation of new life.Primordial Orphic.
  • Chronos (time) and Ananke (Inevitability).
  • Or Hydrus and Gaia.
Phosphorous
(Eosphorus & Hesperus)
The bringer of light (from Venus – the morning star)Astraeus and Eos
PontusGod of the sea, father of the fish and other sea creatures.Primordial
  • Gaia alone by parthenogenesis.
  • Or Aether and Gaia.
  • Or Uranus and Gaia.
Thalassa.
PoseidonKing of the Seas. God of rivers, earthquakes and horses.OlympianCronus and Rhea.Divine consorts:
  • Amphitrite (wife and Queen of the sea).
  • Aphrodite.
  • Demeter
  • Gaia.
  • Halie/Halia (sea-goddess, daughter of Thalassa).
  • Helle3*/
    Athamantis (mortal deified as sea-goddess).
  • Keroessa/Ceroessa (daughter of Zeus and Io).
  • Nerites (lover, sea god).

For Poseidon’s giant and nymph consorts refer to ADDucation’s Mega list of Greek gods and goddesses.

PrometheusGod of forethought.Titan 2nd Gen.Iapetus and Clymene.
TartarusGod of the underworld.PrimordialAether and Gaia.Gaia.
ThanatosPersonification of non-violent death.Spirit, Daimon
  • Erebus and Nyx.
  • Or Nyx alone by parthenogenesis.
ThaumasPersonification of the the wonders of the sea.Sea god.Pontus and Gaia.Electra (Amber tingd clouds, an Oceanid).
Uranus
(Ouranus)
God of the heavens. Father of the Titans.Primordial
  • Gaia or Aether and Gaia.
  • Or Aether and Hemera.
  • Or Nyx alone by parthenogenesis.
Gaia.
ZagreusMinor god.Zeus (in serpent form) and Persephone and then Semele.
ZeusKing of Heaven. God of sky, weather, fate and kingship.OlympianCronos and Rhea.Like most Greek gods Zeus had dozens of consorts. Please refer to ADDucation’s Mega list of Greek gods and goddesses for the full list.

Notes about ADDucation Greek gods A to Z list:

  • This list is primarily compiled from the works of Hesiod (Theogony c700 BC) and Homer (Iliad and Odyssey 760-710 BC) because these authority sources are credited by ancient authors with establishing Greek religious customs. We have also referenced other sources, including later Roman sources. Please refer to ADDucation’s Mega list of Greek Gods and Goddesses which also includes some semi-divine (demi-gods) and mortals for clarity and completeness.
  • Latin spellings have been used throughout instead of the original Greek or Transliteration spellings, although some have been included for clarity.

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