Achelous A river spirit (male), Patron of the Achelous,
Aeolus A son of Poseidon, and Lord of the Winds. He
figures in the Odyssey, where Odysseus encounters him and is given a bag
containing all the winds (except the one which blows toward Ithaka); Odysseus'
sailors open it however, and raise a storm.
Aether (derived from Aethein: to kindle, burn) A primal
being, the child of Erebus and Nyx; He represents the realm of Upper Air.
Aglaia (bright) One of the three Graces. See also
Euphrosyne and Thalia.
Alekto (nameless) One of the three Erinyes (Furies).
See also Megaera and Tisiphone.
Algos (Pain) Child of Eris, Ruler of sufferance and
Amphitrite (third encircler) Daughter of Nereus, by
Doris, and wife of Poseidon.
Aphrodite (foam-born) Daughter, after a fashion, of
Kronos (she is said to have emerged from the sea following his dismemberment
by Zeus: his genitalia being cast into the waters off Cyprus), Goddess of
sexual passion and physical beauty. Her cult was widespread, and She was
often invoked for help in matters of the heart. Patroness of (among other
things) prostitution, her rites were nevertheless austere and highly formalized.
Apollo (destroyer) Child of Zeus and twin brother of
Artemis. A solar God with many attributes and realms of function, His
Presence was unendurable to all save Zeus and his mother, Leto. He was before all a
purifier, a bringer of justice and Divine Will. He shares with Artemis the
attribute of archery, and is often imaged bearing a bow. Another common image
has him bearing a lyre, referring to his patronage of music, especially
that which proclaims joyous communion with the Gods. He communicates to
mankind more directly
than any other, through the medium of Oracles; his most
famous oracular temple was at Delphi.
Ares (warrior) Son of Zeus, and God of warfare and
battle. His was an referring repute among the Hellenes; he represented to
them the savagery and chaos of battle. His cult was most common among
northerners; Epirotes, Makedonians, and Thessalians; and in the south among
Ariadne An early agrarian Deity from the Aegean and
Cyprus whose story has become inextricably mixed with that of the hero Theseus.
In that tale, she is a mortal carried off by Theseus after he defeats the
Minotaur, but inadvertently cult to an Ariadne as a seasonal or vegetation Goddess
was preserved, in which the later Thesean tale was introduced into her
rites as a sad counterpoint to a joyful rite of springtime renewal,
thus completing a
Aristaeus (best) An obscure deity whose story has
become somewhat confused. He was apparently a son of Apollo, and was considered a
healer and oracle. He had a number of agricultural functions, including
protection of shepherds, as well as a special connection to
beekeeping, olive production, and viniculture.
Artemis Twin sister of Apollo, Goddess of wild animals,
the wilderness in general, the hunt, and a protectress of womankind in
all its aspects. A
bucolic Divinity, she is not much seen among the
dwellers of Olympus, but she was one of the most popular Divinities among
humans. Ruler of the Nymphs (who are notorious for their sexual dalliance), she
remains a symbol of chastity and indifference to men; She is a patroness of
childbirth, in the role of nurse and midwife. Her temper is legendary
(reflecting the Hellenic view of the hostility of Nature towards the Human
world), but her images invariable display her in a calm and beneficent mood.
Astraia (derived from Astraios: Starry) Daughter of
Themis, and Goddess of holy innocence and purity. She is often imaged bearing
a scale, in which to weigh the merits of contending issues.
Athene A daughter, after a fashion, of Zeus (she is
said to have sprung whole from his forehead) and Metis. A warrior Goddess,
and a patroness of
Kings, rulers, the palace, government, and the City (poulis)
in general. She has become inextricably associated with her best-known
cult site, Athens, the city to which her name has been given. Her special
gift is the tempered wisdom associated with justice and law.
Atlas (derived from an Aryan root meaning To lift up,
To carry) One of the Titans, son of Iapetus. Taking part in the war against
Zeus, He was
condemned to bear eternally aloft the pillars
separating Heaven from Earth. In later times, this became imaged as a giant bearing
up the globe of the Earth.
Atropos (inflexible) The third of the three Fates,
daughter of Zeus out of Themis. She is sometimes pictured as an aged crone
bearing a pair of shears. Her office it is to cut the thread of life, and thus
finish the span of a person's life. See also Klotho and Lachesis.
Bia (Violence) Daughter of Athene, She is the
personification of destructive force.
Boreas (North Wind) Spirit of the North Wind.
Chaos (void) According to Hesiod, the very first entity
to assume definite existence; the primal being out of which all else
Cratus (Strength) Son of Athene, the presiding Spirit
of physical power.
Daphne (Laurel) A daughter of Peneus. She was nymph
who, uncharacteristic of the breed, abhorred the embrace of men, and preferred
to dance in solitude among the mountain meadows. Pursued by Apollo, she implored her father to
keep her chaste. He transformed her into a tree, the
mountain laurel. Apollo then blessed the laurel and made its wreath a symbol of
Divine accolade and victory of spirit.
Deimos (terror) Child (by Aphrodite) and companion of
Demeter (Earth-Mother) Daughter of Kronos and Rhea, and
Goddess of theharvest, and of cultivated vegetation (as opposed to
the wildwood, realm of Artemis).
Dike (justice) Daughter of Zeus and Themis, one of the
Horae. Goddess of Divine Justice, She purified disputes and arbitrated
application of Divine Will.
Dione A Daughter of Okeanos, at times associated as a
partner with Zeus.
Dionysios A son of Zeus, and God of wine, fruition, and
ecstatic celebration. Like Apollo, he was an oracular Deity, and
was widely recognized and worshipped with frantic orgiastic rites,
especially by women.
Doris A sea-Goddess, wife of Nereus, mother of
Amphitrite, among many others.
Elektra (amber) A sea Divinity, the provider of amber.
Enyalius Companion and squire to Ares.
Enyo Companion and squire to Ares, the female
counterpart to Enyalius.
Eos (dawn) Daughter of Hyperion and Theia, Goddess of
the dawn, and of beginnings in general.
Epimetheus (afterthought) One of the Titans, twin
brother to Prometheus. Consort of the first mortal woman, Pandora, he gave
into her keeping the
famous box she opened against his wish, thus releasing
all of humanities ills, but leaving Hope.
Erato (lovely) One of the nine Muses. Her realm was
that of Love Poetry. The Muses are daughters of Zeus by Mnemosyne, and between
them inspire creative workings. See also Euterpe, Kalliope, Klio, Melpomene,
Polyhymnia, Terpsichore, Thalia, and Urania.
Erebus (darkness) A Primal being, child of Chaos, by
Nyx father of the Hesperides and of Aether. He was the utter Shadow
Eris (strife) A Child of Nyx and companion of Ares, she
has some to the Celtic Morrigan in her exaltation of discord and non- rational
Eros (desire) Child of Aphrodite and bringer of passion
and love to humanity. It is worth noting that he could perform a
reverse function, and cause a person to abhor contact with others; one
instance of this was his irritation with Apollo for boasting of his archer's
skill; Eros therefore did this to Daphne, while causing Apollo to desire her.
Eunome Daughter of Zeus and Themis, one of the Horae.
Euphrosyne (cheerful, joyous) One of the three Graces.
See also Aglaia and Thalia.
Eurus (derived from a root meaning burning, to burn)
Spirit of the East Wind.
Euterpe (delight) One of the nine Muses. Her realm was
that of Lyric Poetry. The Muses are daughters of Zeus by Mnemosyne, and
between them inspire creative workings. See also Erato, Kalliope, Klio, Melpomene,
Polyhymnia, Terpsichore, Thalia, and Urania.
Gaea (Earth) The Earth-Mother herself, A primal being,
emergent from of
Chaos, and representative of the Earth itself.
Hades Son of Kronos and Rhea, Lord of Under-Earth, and
ruler of the dead. Wed to Persephone, daughter of Demeter, an occasion
which brought about the seasons to Earth.
Hebe (youthful vigour) Daughter of Zeus and Hera,
Cupbearer of the Gods, and Patroness of domestic virtues and work. Hebe presents
the traditional valuation of femininity within the Mediterranean
Classic world, that of helpmate, household worker, and compliant servant. She
was wed to Herakles upon his Apotheosis.
Hekate (one hundred) Daughter of Perses and Asteria,
She was a Goddess of travels by night, especially a patroness of crossroads,
and by extension, any choice made in darkness or incomplete knowledge.
She is often portrayed
bearing two torches, and she has close associations
with the Moon (i.e.. Selene and Artemis). She is a patroness of witchcraft,
and her cult was extensive in ancient Thessaly.
Helios (sun) The solar disc itself, sometimes an aspect
of Apollo (or more accurately Phoebus), and sometimes a distinct being in
and of itself.
Hemera (day) A primal being, representing the force and
Presence of Day and Light, sibling to Aether.
Hephaestus Child of Zeus and Hera, craftsman and smith
of the Gods and, as is so often the case among Aryan smithy Deities, lame.
Among the Hellenes, he was something of a hapless fool, a figure of jest
and contempt. This stems from the very strong Classic Mediterranean
attitude which held manual labor to be an unworthy thing, fit only for slaves and
others of little importance. His lameness is said by some to be from
birth, but by others to be a result of Zeus casting him off Olympus in a fit of
rage, owing to Hephaestos' siding with Hera in an argument.
Hesperus (evening) Evening, specifically the Evening
Hera (protectress. cf. "Hero"=defender) Daughter
of Kronos and Rhea, wife of Zeus and Queen of the Universe. Her jealousies and
vengeances are legendary; not, perhaps, surprising in light of Zeus'
proclivities. She is a patroness of the matronly virtues, and a protectress of
Herakles (glorious protector) Son of Zeus and a mortal,
he has a very rich and complex mythology associated with him. As a mortal,
his travels and
adventures are legendary, and he has become known as
the quintessential Hero. His journeys and labors can be seen as an
initiatory sequence, in which his Earthly dross is gradually purged from him.
His demise is the final act of this process, and on his funeral pyre his
Spirit is liberated,
and ascends to Olympus where he is admitted to the
company of the Gods. He was a popular cult figure throughout the Classic world,
and his tale still holds attention today. His favored weapons were the
club or maul, and the bow.
Hermes (cairn) Son of Zeus, and a Deity of many
functions and attributes. He is best known as the Messenger and Herald of the Gods,
but he is also a fertility God, a Lord of fortune and fate, and a patron
of both merchants and thieves. As Herald he combines patronage of Music
and Eloquence, and as Divine Messenger he controls dreams and omens. Quite
expectedly, he is also a Protector of travelers. His name refers to boundary
stones and landmarks.
Hestia Daughter of Kronos and Rhea, Goddess of family
life and the hearth. Like Artemis, Hestia has no consort and remains a
maiden. Her primary functions are patronage of hospitality to guests in an
outward sense, and family unity in an inward sense. Her cult was
widespread in private homes, but also received some attention from states at large.
Horcus (Oath) Child of Eris, and the divine spirit of
oaths and solemn promises; by the Hellenes a bitter and grievous
obligation, since they regarded the binding to an oath as a surrender to the
dubious mercy of the Gods.
Hyperion One of the Titans, son of Uranus and Gaea
(Heaven and Earth), and father of Helios (the Sun).
Iacchus An obscure Deity, perhaps a son of Zeus,
Associated with Demeter in some ways (one tradition holds Him to be Her son), His
chief function was an involvement in the Eleusinian Mysteries, where His name
was invoked at the
beginning of the rites, and his image is invariably
shown bearing a torch and leading worshippers into the Sanctum.
Iapetus One of the Titans, son of Uranus and Gaea
(Heaven and Earth), and father of Atlas, Prometheus, Epimetheus, and Menoetius.
Irene (peace) Daughter of Zeus and Themis, one of the
Horae. Goddess of concord and unity, Her spirit was invoked in works of
Iris (rainbow) Daughter of Thaumas, and Goddess of the
rainbow. Like Hermes, she was a messenger and herald, and she served as an
oath-taker on solemn occasions among the Gods, bearing a jar containing
water from the River
Styx, which would render a Divinity comatose for a year
should they foreswear themselves.
Kalliope (beautiful voice) One of the nine Muses. Her
realm was that of Epic Poetry. The Muses are daughters of Zeus by Mnemosyne,
and between them inspire creative workings. See also Erato, Euterpe, Klio,
Melpomene, Polyhymnia, Terpsichore, Thalia, and Urania.
Kastor & Polydeukes A pair of twins, one (Polydeukes)
immortal, the other mortal. Polydeukes is a Patron of Horses, and despite
Kastor's mortality, the two are inseparable. They were seen as rescuers of
those in dire need,
especially at sea, and the electrical phenomenon known
as St. Elmo's fire was considered a sign of their presence.
Klio (celebrate) One of the nine Muses. Her realm was
that of History. The Muses are daughters of Zeus by Mnemosyne, and between
them inspire creative workings. See also Erato, Euterpe, Kalliope, Melpomene,
Polyhymnia, Terpsichore, Thalia, and Urania.
Klotho (spinner) The first of the three Fates, daughter
of Zeus out of Themis. She is sometimes pictured as a young maiden
bearing a spindle. Her
office it is to take the stuff of life and spin it into
thread. See also Atropos and Lachesis.
Koeus One of the Titans, child of Uranus and Gaea
(Heaven and Earth). The father of Leto.
Krius One of the Titans, child of Uranus and Gaea
(Heaven and Earth).
Kronos A son of Uranus and Gaea (Heaven and Earth),
Lord of the Titans, and Ruler of the Universe in beginning times. The father of
many of the Olympian Divinities, He swallowed them all as infants, rather
than permit one to supplant him as he had supplanted his father. One of
his progeny, Zeus, was hidden from him and did, in fact, overthrow his rule
and force him to disgorge his other offspring.
Lachesis (allotter) The second of the three Fates,
daughter of Zeus out of Themis. She is sometimes pictured as a matronly woman
holding a length of
thread. Her office it is to measure out, either long or
short, the length of a person's life thread. See also Atropos and Klotho.
Lethe (Forgetfulness) A Daughter of Eris, She is the
presiding Spirit of Amnesia and mindlessness.
Leto One of the Titans, daughter of Koeus and Phoebe.
By Zeus, she is the mother of Apollo and Artemis. She also seems to have
some function as a fertility Deity, and an epithet of hers, "Kourotrophos",
rearer of youths, hints at further associations.
Limos Daughter of Eris, She is the Spirit of Hunger.
Mania (Madness) The divine ruler and sender of
Megaera (grudge) One of the three Erinyes (Furies). See
also Alekto and Tisiphone.
Melpomene (choir) One of the nine Muses. Her realm was
that of Tragedy. The Muses are daughters of Zeus by Mnemosyne, and between
them inspire creative workings. See also Erato, Euterpe, Kalliope, Klio, Polyhymnia, Terpsichore,
Thalia, and Urania.
Menoetius (ruined strength) One of the Titans, child of
Iapetus. He is slain in the war between the Titans and Zeus.
Metis (wisdom) One of the Titans, child of Uranus and
Gaea (Heaven and Earth). Among them, she was considered the most wise,
and is said to have
provided the young Zeus with good advice when he began
the battle against his father. By Zeus, she is the mother of Athene, who
may fairly be
considered her successor: Zeus was given a prophecy
that any male child of Metis would supplant him, as he had supplanted his
sire, and he his. Zeus therefore repeated after a fashion his forefather, and
swallowed Metis whole, whereupon Athene sprang forth from his forehead.
Mnemosyne (memory) One of the Titans, child of Uranus
and Gaea (Heaven and Earth). By Zeus, she is the mother of the Muses. See Erato,
Euterpe, Kalliope, Klio, Melpomene, Polyhymnia, Terpsichore,
Thalia, and Urania.
Momus Daughter of Nyx, and the Spirit of Derision,
Sarcasm, and Irony.
Nemesis (due enactment) Child of Nyx, Goddess of divine
vengeance, and implacable retribution. She is usually imaged bearing a
scourge and a wheel. The latter seems to hint at an association with earlier
Nereus (wet one) Eldest child of Pontos, and a Divinity
of the Waters who seems not to be a Titan or Olympian, but of a different
order. He is called
"the Old Man of the Sea", and is said to
govern with gentle and secret wisdom. By Doris, he is the father of many, including
Nike (victory) Daughter of Athene, She is the
personification of success, particularly in a martial sense.
Notus Spirit of the South Wind.
Nyx (night) A primal being, emergent from Chaos in the
Okeanus (outer sea) Eldest of the Titans, child of
Uranus and Gaea (Heaven and Earth). He is the personification of the Sea. By
Tethys he is the father of the race of Nymphs.
Pan (pasturer) Goat-footed and horned God of field,
grove, and wooded glen. The son of Hermes, he was a shepherds Divinity,
concerned with fertility, the wildwood, and solitary pipe-music. He had a
somewhat disreputable image in the Classic world on account of his trenchant lustfulness, but was very popular as an artistic theme on amphorae and wall
Peitho (persuasion) One of the daughters of Okeanos,
she is the chief attendant of Aphrodite, and is the Spirit of the art of
Peneus A river spirit (male), Patron of the Pinios
River, in Thessaly. He is the father of the Nymph Daphne.
Persephone Daughter of Demeter, beloved of Hades. He
kidnapped her and took her to his Under-Earth Realm, where she pined for the
sun and the sky. Her mother searched over all the land for her and, not
finding her, withdrew Her Attribute from the land, causing barrenness and
destruction. Zeus intervened and it was discovered where Persephone had been taken.
She could not be released, however, because she had tasted some
nourishment, a single pomegranate seed. Nevertheless an arrangement was
worked out whereby She might visit Upper-Earth for half a year. Her movements
henceforth herald the
coming of Summer and Winter.
Phanes A primal Being, child of Kronos and perhaps the
father of Nyx; He is Radiance, the first light to emerge from Chaos.
Phobos (fear) Child (by Aphrodite) and companion of
Phoebe (bright one) One of the Titans, child of Uranus
and Gaea (Heaven and Earth). By Koeus, she is the mother of Leto.
Phoebus The aspect of Apollo most closely associated
with the sun. Phoebus was the driver of the Solar Chariot, or in some
versions the Solar Disc itself, moving in regular step across the sky and thus
regulating the hours and the days
Phosphoros (light-bringer) Morning, or more
specifically, the Morning Star.
Plutos (wealth) A son of Demeter and God of material
prosperity and wealth. Said to have been blinded by Zeus, because he
distributed his Attribute unfairly.
Polyhymnia (many songs) One of the nine Muses. Her
realm was that of Sacred Poetry. The Muses are daughters of Zeus by Mnemosyne,
and between them inspire creative workings. See also Erato, Euterpe, Kalliope,
Klio, Melpomene, Terpsichore, Thalia, and Urania.
Ponos (Sorrow) Child of Eris, divine governor of
sadness and grief.
Pontos (sea) A primal entity, who emerged from Gaea in
the beginning times. He is the parent of Nereus.
Poseidon Son of Kronos and Rhea, principle God of the
Sea, in concert with many other spirits, godlings and Deities of that Realm.
He also had
patronage over horses, and in fact was said to have
Prometheus (Forethought) One of the Titans, child of
Iapetus. He is said to have created mankind and, when they appeared helpless
to cope with the world, he ascended to Olympus and stole fire from the
Gods, giving it to mankind. For this feat of lese-majeste, he was
condemned to be chained to a rock, a divine eagle to tear out and consume his liver
Proteus A Divinity of the sea, the herder of the sea's
"flocks" (seals and suchlike). Imaged as an grumpy old man, he was a
wisdom-master, and knows all things, past, present, and future. He will not
divulge his knowledge unless, catching him unawares, one can bind him
sufficient to keep him, even though he can change his shape at will. Caught, he will
answer one question, then escape into the sea.
Rhea One of the Titans, daughter of Uranus and Gaea
(Heaven and Earth). Consort of Kronos and mother of a number of Olympian
Divinities, including Zeus, whom she concealed from his father until he could
overthrow him and assume the Lordship of Creation.
Selene (derived from a root meaning "light,
gleam") Goddess of the Moon, the Lunar Disc. Closely associated with Hekate, and often
conflated with her.
Styx (the Hateful. derived from a root meaning
"Icy cold") A cthonian river spirit, tutelary to the underground River Styx, the
touch of whose waters brought unconsciousness (permanent in mortals, temporary
to the Gods).
Terpsichore (delight of dancing) One of the nine Muses.
Her realm was that of Choral Dance. The Muses are daughters of Zeus by
Mnemosyne, and between them inspire creative workings. See also Erato, Euterpe,
Kalliope, Klio, Melpomene, Polyhymnia, Thalia, and Urania.
Tethys (disposer) One of the Titans, child of Uranus
and Gaea (Heaven and Earth). She is the consort of Okeanos, and by him
mother of the Nymphs. Also called Thetis.
Thalia I (festivity) One of the nine Muses. Her realm
was that of Comedy. The Muses are daughters of Zeus by Mnemosyne, and
between them inspire creative workings. See also Erato, Euterpe, Kalliope, Klio, Melpomene, Polyhymnia, Terpsichore, and Urania.
Thalia II (festivity) One of the three Graces. See also
Aglaia and Euphrosyne.
Thaumas (wonderful) A sea Divinity, Son of Pontos, and
husband of Elektra.
Theia (goddess) One of the Titans, child of Uranus and
Gaea (Heaven and Earth). She is the mother, by Hyperion, of Eos.
Themis (order) One of the Titans, child of Uranus and
Gaea (Heaven and Earth). By Zeus, she is the mother of Dike, Irene, and
others. She is the
Goddess of wise counsel, and She governs law, ceremony,
and the translation of Divine Will. She was oracular, and a persistent
story has it that she was the original Source at Delphi, before being supplanted
Tisiphone (vengeful destruction) One of the three
Furies. See also Alekto and Megaera.
Tmolus The tutelary God of the Mount Tmolus region of
Phrygia, in Anatolia Triton Child of Poseidon and Amphitrite, He is lord of
all the Mer-folk.
Tyche (luck) Child of Okeanos, and Goddess of luck and
chance. The ancient Hellenes viewed Her with a certain uneasiness, rightly
seeing Her as
distributing Her Attribute senselessly and without
rhyme or reason. They said that she was closely followed by Nemesis, who
would put some of her
Effects to order by scourging those who boasted of
their good fortune or who did not share with others their wealth. Nevertheless,
her cult was
widespread and quite persistent.
Urania (heavenly) One of the nine Muses. Her realm was
that of Astronomy. The Muses are daughters of Zeus by Mnemosyne, and
between them inspire creative workings. See also Erato, Euterpe, Kalliope, Klio,
Melpomene, Polyhymnia, Terpsichore, and Thalia.
Uranus (sky-dweller) The Sky-Father, a primal being,
emergent from Gaea. He was Lord of the Titans, until his position was usurped
Zelus (Ardour) Son of Athene, the Spirit of passionate
Zephyr (west wind) Spirit of the West Wind.
Zeus (derived from Aryan: "Dyaus"=God) Son of Kronos and Rhea, King of the Gods and Lord of the Universe. Threatened with death at
an early age by a jealous and paranoid father, his life was preserved by
his mother, and he supplanted his father in what amounts to a palace
revolution among the early mythic figures. His image and personality are familiar
even today, and it is
enough to say that He has represented all that is
brash, regal, arrogant, lusty, decisive, willful, dynamic, and splendiferous to
many peoples over a very long time. Like many Aryan Sky-Gods, His chief
weapon is the thunderbolt.
The Charites A trio of Goddesses, the Graces,
originally fertility Divinities but later becoming urbanized and focused on
social roles. In the
latter role they are often associated with Aphrodite: Aglaia,
The Erinyes A trio of Goddesses, the Furies, assigned
the task of delivering Divine retribution to offending creatures: Alekto, Megaera,
The Hesperides Another trio of Goddesses, these maidens
the guardians of the Golden Apples given Hera by Gaea on her marriage to
Zeus: Aegle, Erytheia, Hesperis
The Horae Originally a trio Goddesses, the gate wardens of Olympus, they later evolved into representations of the seasons, and
finally as spirits of the twelve hours: Dike, Eunome, Irene.
The Hyades Daughters of Atlas and Pleione, their number
varies in the telling of the tale, usually it is five or seven. They
are said to have been
transformed into a tightly-knit group of stars upon
their collective suicide in despair over the demise of their brother Hyas. The
most typical list of
their names is: Aesyle, Ambrosia, Coronis, Dione,
Eudora, Polyxo, Phaeo. See also the Pleiades.
The Moirai A trio of Goddesses assigned the task of
measuring out the span of a person's life. Atropos, Klotho, Lachesis.
The Muses Nine Goddesses, the daughters of Zeus and
Mnemosyne, charged with overseeing intellectual and artistic endeavor: Erato, Euterpe,
Kalliope, Klio, Melpomene, Polyhymnia, Terpsichore, Thalia, and Urania.
The Nereids A large class of Divine and Semi-Divine
children of Nereus and Doris; most are closely associated with the Sea: Agave,
Aktaea, Amphitrite, Doris, Doto, Dynamene, Eione, Erato, Euagora, Eudora,
Eukrante, Eulime, Eunike, Eupompe, Galatea, Galene, Glauke, Glaukonome, Halia,
Halimede, Hipponoe, Hippothoe, Kymatolege, Kymo, Kymodoce, Kymothoe,
Laomedea, Leagora, Lysianassa, Melite, Menippe, Nemertes, Nesaea, Neso,
Pasithea, Pherusa, Ploto, Polynoe, Pontoporea, Pronoe,
Proto, Protomedea, Psamathe, Sao, Speo, Themisto, Thetis, Thoe.
The Okeanids Another class of Divinities often
associated with the sea, the children of Okeanos, Titan of the Waters: Amphiro,
Dione, Doris, Eudora, Eurynome, Galaxaura, Hippo, Ianthe, Idea, Kallirrhoe, Kalypso,
Menestho, Metis, Ocyrhoe, Pasithoe, Peitho, Petraea, Plexaura, Pluto, Polydora, Styx, Telesto, Thoe, Tyche.
The Pleiades The daughters of Atlas and Pleione.
Transformed into a tightly-knit group of stars to evade capture by the
Huntsman Orion, or, in a
differing tradition, because of the despair they felt
when their father was condemned to bear eternally aloft the Earth: Alcyone,
Elektra, Maia, Merope, Taygete. See also the Hyades.
The Primal Beings Not arranged as a distinct class in
and of itself, here is, even so, the catalogue of the first entities to
manifest in the Hellenic cosmology, and the sources for all the rest: Aether,
Chaos, Erebus, Gaea, Hemera, Nyx, Phanes, Pontos, Uranus.
Titans A precursor race of Divine entities, essentially
composing a pantheon itself. The eldest are said to have emerged from Primal
matter (Gaea and Uranus), they were all eventually supplanted by their
children, the Olympians, although some retained their functions into
the new regime: Asia, Asteria, Atlas, Epimetheus, Eurybia, Eurymedon, Hyas,
Hyperion, Iapetus, Klymene, Koeus, Krius, Kronos, Menoetius, Metis, Mnemosyne,
Okeanos, Perses, Phoebe, Pleione, Hekate, Prometheus, Rhea, Tethys, Theia.