Greek gods

Greek Gods A-Z

Greek Gods A-Z List

This ADDucation Greek gods quick list is compiled from the ADDucation MEGA list of Greek gods and goddesses which includes semi-divine Greek gods (demi-gods), Greek heros and mortals, siblings, consorts and offspring along with extra detail, trivia, facts and references. Read less with this Greek gods list or learn more with the Greek gods mega list – the choice is yours!

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Greek Gods Deity of Group Parents Consort/s
Adonis God of desire and beauty Minor god Cinyras & Metharme (or Phoenix & Alphesiboea or Theias, King of Assyria & his daughter Myrrha/Smyrna Aphrodite, Persephone
Aether God of Light and the upper atmosphere Primordial Erebus & Nyx or Chronos & Ananke or Chaos Hemera, Gaia
Aeolus/
Aiolos
(1 of 3)
Keeper of the winds Sky God Hippotes & Arne Melanippe or Cyane
Antaeus Half-giant Poseiden & Gaia Tinjis
Anteros God of requited love Minor God Ares & Aphrodite (or nymphs) Eros
Apollo God of Music, Prophecy, Education, Healing and Disease Olympian Zeus & Leto
  • Daphne
  • Leucothea
  • Kyrene
  • Marpesia
  • Kastalia
  • Hekuba
  • Kassandra
  • Coronis (Princess of the Lapiths)
  • Thalia
  • Calliope (muse)
  • Hyacinth
  • Cyparissus
Ares God of War, & Battle Olympian Zeus & 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 & Coronis (Triccaean princess) or Apollo & Arsinoe Epione (goddess of soothing pain)
  • Makhaon
  • Podaleirios
  • Iaso
  • Aigle
  • Aceso
  • Panakeia
  • Hygeia
Astraeus God of the dusk, stars, planets and astrology Titan 2nd Gen. Crius & Eurybia
(maybe 1 of the 100 Gigantes born of Tartarus & Gaia).
Another Astraeus is one of the elderly Silens
Eos
Atlas God of endurance & astronomy Titan 2nd Gen. Iapetus & Clymene (Oceanid ) or Asia Pleione
Attis
(Atus, Attus, or Attin)
God of vegetation Mortal Galaos & Nana (Naiad nymph of the River Sangarius) Cybele
Bellerophon Hero Glaucus & Eurymede or Poseidon & Eurynome Philonoe (wife, daughter of Iobates)
Boreas God of the north wind and winter Sky God > Wind God Astraeus & Eos
  • Oreithyia (wife),
  • Chione (lover)
  • Tisiphone (one of the Erinyes)
Castor and Polydeuces
(Dioscuri)
Gods of sailors, horsemanship and travelers Deified Mortals Tyndareus (King of Sparta) & Leda (Spartan queen) or Zeus & Leda
Chaos Personification of nothingness Primordial See notes Erebos
Coeus Intellect, intelligence and the axis of heaven Titan Uranus & Gaia Phoebe
Crius
(Megamedes)
Constellations Titan (Elder) Uranus & Gaia Eurybia (wife)
Chronos (with h) God of time Primordial Orphic9* Hydrus & Gaia or none (because Chronos one of the protogenoi that emerged at dawn of creation) Ananke
Cronos
(Kronos, Porus, Poros)
God of agriculture Titan (Elder) Uranus & Gaia (or Aether & Gaia or Uranus & Gaia)
  • Rhea (sister)
  • Philyra
Dionysus (Dionysos) God of Wine, Drunkenness, Madness, Parties Olympian Zeus & Semele Thyone (Princess) or Zeus & Dione Ariadne
Epimetheus God of afterthought and the father of excuses Titan 2nd Gen. Iapetus & Clymene Pandora
Erebus God of darkness and shadow Primordial Chaos Nyx
Eros Winged god of love, sexual desire and attraction Primordial Ares & Aphrodite Psyche (wife)
Ganymede God of rain Divine Hero Tros of Dardania & Callirrhoe Zeus
Geras Personification of Old Age Spirit/ Daimon Erebus & Nyx (or Nyx alone by parthenogenesis)
Hades
(Plouton & Ploutos)
King of the Underworld. God of the Dead Primardial Cronus & Rhea Persephone
Helios Titan of the Sun. Personification of the Sun, guardian of oaths. Charioteer of the sun Titan 2nd Gen. Hyperion & 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, Volcanism Olympian Hera alone (or Zeus & Hera or Talos)
  • Aphrodite (half wife)
  • Aglaea (half wife)
  • Cabeiro/Cabiro (Haliad nymph lover)
  • Aitna (mountain goddess lover)
Heracles God of physical strength. Divine protector of mankind. Gatekeeper of Olympus Demigod/ God Zeus & 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, Good Luck Olympian Zeus & Maia nymph (or Dionysus & 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
Hyperion Light, wisdom and watchfulness Titan Uranus & Gaia Theia (sister)
Hypnos
(Hypnus)
Personification of Sleep Spirit/ Daimon Erebus & Nyx or Nyx alone by parthenogenesis Pasithea
Iapetus God of mortality. The Piercer Titan Uranus & Gaia Asia or Clymene
Jason
(Iason and the Argonauts)
Leader of the Argonauts Mortal Aeson (King of Iolcus) & Polymele (daughter of Autolycus) or Aeson & Alcimede or Aeson & Amphinome
  • Medea (1st wife, King Pelias’ daughter)
  • Creusa (2nd wife, daughter of King Creon of Corinth)
Lelantos God of the unseen, air, hunter’s skill of stalking prey Titan 2nd Gen. Coeus & Phoebe Periboa
Menoetius God of violent anger, rash action, and human mortality Titan 2nd Gen. Iapetus & Clymene or Iapetus & Asia
Midas King of Phrygia Mortal Gordius & Cybele
Minos First king of Crete. Judge of the dead in the underworld Deified Mortal Zeus & Europa or Lycastus & Ide
  • Pasiphae or Crete
  • Dexithea/
    Dexinoe
  • Pareia
  • Androgenia
Momus God of mockery, ridicule, scorn, complaint & criticism Olympian Erebus & Nyx or Nyx alone by parthenogenesis
Moros
(Morus)
Doom, fate Primordial Erebus & Nyx or Nyx alone by parthenogenesis
Morpheus God of dreams Minor god Hypnos
Narcissus Mortal Cephissus & Liriope (nymph) or Endymion & Selene
Nereus God of rich bounty of fish God Pontus & Gaia Doris
Oceanus God of the river Titan Uranus & Gaia or Aether & Gaia
  • Tethys
  • Parthenope
Odysseus King of Ithaca Mortal Laertes & Anticlia or Sisyphus & Anticlia
  • Penelope
  • Circe
  • Calypso
  • Callidice
  • Thoas’ daughter
  • Polymele
  • Evippe

 

Oedipus King of Thebes Mortal King Laius and Queen Jocasta Jocasta (wife, in an unknowingly incestuous relationship)
Ophion Ruler of Earth Titan (or Primordial God) Eurynome alone, speculatively Gaia & Uranus Eurynome
Orpheus Mortal Oeagrus (King of Thrace) or Apollo & Calliope (muse) Eurydice
Pallas God of warcraft & of the springtime campaign season Titan 2nd Gen. Crius & Eurybia Styx
Pan (aka Aegipan) God of fields, groves, wooded glens, the wild, forest, hunting & rustic music (pan-pipes), theatrical criticism Hermes & Penelope or Apollo & Penelope or Hermes & Driope, Aphrodite or Hecate.
  • Syrinx
  • Echo
  • Peitho
  • Pitys
  • Eupheme
Pegasus Immortal creature Poseidon & the Gorgon Medusa
Perses God of destruction Titan 2nd Gen. Crius & Eurybia Asteria (his cousin)
Perseus Hero Zeus & Danaë, Acrisius (stepfather) Andromeda
Phanes God of procreation and the generation of new life Primordial Orphic Chronos (time) & Ananke (Inevitability) or Hydrus & Gaia
Phosphorous
(Eosphorus & Hesperus)
The bringer of light (from Venus – the morning star) Astraeus & Eos
Pontus God of the sea, father of the fish and other sea creatures Primordial Parthenogenetic offspring of Gaia or Aether & Gaia3* or Uranus & Gaia3* Thalassa
Poseidon King of the Seas. God of Rivers, Earthquakes, Horses Olympian Cronus & 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.

Prometheus God of forethought Titan 2nd Gen. Iapetus & Clymene
Tartarus God of the underworld Primordial Aether & Gaia Gaia
Thanatos Personification of Non-violent death Spirit, Daimon Erebus & Nyx or Nyx alone by parthenogenesis
Thaumas Personification of the the wonders of the sea Sea god Pontus & Gaia Electra (Amber tingd clouds, an Oceanid)
Uranus
(Ouranus)
God of the heavens. Father of the Titans. Primordial Gaia or Aether & Gaia or Aether & Hemera or Nyx Gaia
Zagreus Minor God Zeus (in serpent form) and Persephone & then Semele
Zeus King of Heaven. God of Sky, Weather, Fate, Kingship Olympian Cronos & 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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