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ABA A Thracian nymph loved by Poseidon.

ABARBAREE A Mysian nymph loved by the Trojan prince Bucolion.

ACESO (Akeso) The goddess of curing illness and healing wounds.

ACHELOIDES (Akheloides) The naiad daughters of the river Achelous who attended on the god in his river-bed palace.

ACHELOUS (Akheloios) A river of Aetolia in Greece and its god. He wrestled Heracles for the hand of Deianeira but lost the contest and with it his horn.

ACHERON (Akheron) The underworld river of pain and its god.


ACHILLES (Akhilleus) The great Phthian hero of the Trojan War.

ACHLYS (Akhlys) The ugly hag who personified misery.

ACIS (Akis) A boy loved by the Nereid Galatea who was crushed beneath a rock by the jealous Cyclops Polyphemus and on his death transformed into a Sicilian River-God.

ACMON (1) (Akmon) One of the Dactyls.

ACMON (2) (Akmon) One of the monkey-like Cercopes.

ACRAEA (Akraia) A naiad daughter of the river Asterion. With her sisters Euboea and Prosymna she nursed the infant goddess Hera.

ACRATUS (Akratos) The daemon of unmixed wine and incontinence.

ACTE (Akte) The ninth of the twelve Horai (Hours), she was goddess of one of the hours of the afternoon.

ADEPHAGIA The goddess of gluttony.

ADICIA (Adikia) The female personification of injustice.

ADRASTEIA One of the nurses of Zeus in Crete.

AEA (Aia) A Nymph loved by the Colchian river-god Phasis.

AEACUS (Aiakos) One of the three Judges of the Underworld. He was a king of Aigina appointed to this position after death.

AEDOS (Aidos) The female personification of modesty and respect. She and Nemesis were the last of the good spirits to depart from the earth in the final and most corrupted age of mankind.

AEGAEON (1) (Aigaios) An ancient sea-god allied with theTitans.

AEGAEON (2) (Aigaion) One of the Gigantes who made war on the gods.

AEGAEUS (Aigaios) A river of Scheria (island of the Phaeacians) and its dvinity.

AEGEIRUS (Aigeros) The Hamadryad nymph of the poplar tree.

AEGINA (Aigina) A Naiad daughter of the river Asopus. She was loved by Zeus who carried her off to the island of Aegina. When her father pursued them Zeus struck him with a thunderbolt.

AEGIPAN (Aigipan) The fish-goat god. When Typhon attacked Olympus Aegipan suggested the gods flee to Egypt and hide there in the form of animals. In this exodus he took the form of a goat with the tail of a fish. Later he helped to free the captured Zeus and was placed amongst the stars as the constellation Capricorn.

AEGLE (1) (Aigle) Goddess of the splendour of good health.

AEGLE (2) (Aigle) A nymph who was the mother of the Charites (Graces) by Helius the sun.

AELLO One of the Harpies.

AEOLUS (Aiolos) The Greek god of the winds. Aeolus kept the violent storm winds locked inside the floating island of Aeolia releasing them at the request of the gods.

AEON (Aion) The protogenos or primordial deity of time.

AERGIA The female personification of sloth.

AETHER (Aither) The protogenos or primeval divinity of the brightly, shining blue upper air.

AETNA (Aitna) Goddess of the volcanic Mount Etna in Sicily. She was one of the Ourea (mountain-divinities).

AEX (1) (Aix) The goat-nymph wife of the god Pan.

AEX (2) (Aix) The elder Gorgon which was slain by Zeus who made his aegis shield from its skin.

AGANIPPE A naiad daughter of the river Termessus. She was the nymph of the sacred spring of the Muses on Mount Helicon whose waters possessed the power of inspiration.

AGDISTIS A divinity conceived when Zeus impregnated Mother Earth with a nocturnal emission. It was born with male and female genitals, which so alarmed the gods they castrated it, creating the goddess Cybele.

AGLAEA (Aglaia) Goddess of beauty and one of the three Charites. She was married to Hephaestus after his divorce from Aphrodite.

AGON The male personification of contest.

AGREUS The maritime god of fishing.

AGRIUS (1) (Agrios) One of the Gigantes. He was clubbed to death by the Moirae in the Giant-War.

AGRIUS (2) (Agrios) One of a pair of half-man, half-bear, Thracian giants who fed on the flesh of men.

AGROS The male personification of the produce of the fields.


ALALA The female personification of the war-cry "alala."

ALASTOR The daemon or spirit which cursed a house with a blood feud, and inflicted vengeance upon the generations for the sins of their fathers.

ALCE (Alke) The female personification of battle-strength and prowess.

ALCON (Alkon) One of the Cabeiri.

ALCYONE (Alkyone) One of the Pleiades who was loved by Poseidon.

ALCYONEUS (Alkyoneus) The strongest of the Gigantes. He was immortal but only within the boundaries of his homeland Pallene. In the Giant War Heracles shot him and dragged him away from his home to die.

ALCYONIDES (Alkyonides) Seven nymph daughters of the giant Alcyoneus who leapt into the sea after their father's death and were transformed into kingfishers.

ALECTO (Alekto) One of the three Erinyes.

ALETHEIA The female personification of truth.

ALEXIARES An immortal son of Heracles and Hebe. He was the demi-god who wards off war.

ALEXIROE (Alexirhoe) A naiad daughter of the river Grenicus of Troy.

ALGEA The female personifications of sorrow.

ALOADAE (Aloadai) Two gigantic sons of Poseidon who tried to storm the heavens by piling mountains one upon the other. They were slain by Apollon and Artemis.

ALPUS (Alpos) A monstrous Sicilian giant slain by Dionysos.

ALPHEIUS (Alpheios) A river of Elis in Greece and its divinity. He fell in love with the nymph Arethusa and pursued her all the way to the island Ortygia. Artemis then transformed her into a spring to escape him but Alpheius guided his stream under the sea to Sicily so he could forever mingle his waters with hers.

ALSEIDES Dryad-nymphs of the groves.

AMALTHEIA Amaltheia was the she-goat nurse of the infant Zeus. She was placed amongst the stars as the constellation Capra and her horn transformed into the cornucopia (horn of plenty).

AMECHANIA (Amekhania) The female personification of helplessness.

AMNISIADES The Naiad daughters of the river Amnisus who attended the goddess Artemis and cared for her sacred, golden-horned deer.

AMNISUS (Amnisos) A river of Crete in Greece and its divinity.

AMPELUS (Ampelos) The satyr loved by Dionysus in his youth. When he was killed by a wild bull the divinity transformed him into a grape-vine.

AMPHIARAUS A hero swallowed alive by the earth and transformed into an oracular daemon.


AMPHILOGIAE (Amphilogiai) The personifications of disputes.

AMPHITRITE The goddess queen of the sea. She was one of the fifty Nereides and the wife of great Poseidon.

AMYMONE The Naiad of an Argive spring loved by Poseidon.

ANAIDEIA The female personification of ruthlessness.

ANANKE The primeval goddess of necessity whose serpentine form entwined with that of her consort Chronus, the god of time.

ANARESINEUS One of the fish-tailed sea gods.

ANATOLE The second of the twelve Horai (Hours). She was the goddess of the hour of dawn.

ANAX A Lydian giant.

ANCHIALE (Ankhiale) The Titan-goddess of drawing heat and igniting fire. She was the wife of Hecaterus, the Titan-god of the hands and the mother of the metal-working Dactyls (the Fingers).

ANCHINOE (Ankhinoe) An Egyptian Naiad.

ANCHIROE (1) (Ankhiroe) An Arcadian Naiad nymph.

ANCHIROE (2) (Ankhiroe) A Naiad daughter of the Libyan river Chrementes.

ANCHIROE (3) (Ankhiroe) A Naiad daughter of the river Erasinus in Greece who attended upon the vigin goddess Britomartis.

ANDROCTASIAE (Androktasiai) The personifications of manslaughter.

ANEMOI (1) The gods of the north, south, east and west winds who lived together in a cave in Thrace or at each of the four corners of the earth. Boreas was the wintry spirit of the north wind, Notus the stormy south wind of summer, Zephryus the gentle west wind of spring, and Eurus the blustery east wind of autumn.


ANEMOI (2) Demons of the storm winds, born of the monster Typhon. They were locked inside the floating island of Aeolus and released at the command of Zeus to wreak havoc on earth.

ANGELIA The goddess of messages.

ANIA The female personification of trouble.

ANICETUS (Aniketos) An immortal son of Heracles and Hebe. He was the demi-god of unconquerable might.

ANIGRIDES Naiad daughters of the river Angrus in Greece whose sacred springs could cure those inflicted with skin diseases.

ANIGRUS (Anigros) A river of Elis in the south of Greece and its god.

ANIPPE A Naiad daughter of the River Nile loved by Poseidon.

ANTAEUS (Antaios) A Libyan giant who drew his strength directly from his mother the goddess Earth who was slain by Heracles in a wrestling match.

ANTEROS The Greek god of unrequited love who was armed with a bow and arrows of lead.

ANTHEIA The goddess of flowers and floral wreaths. She was one of the attendants of Aphrodite.

ANTHEDON A nymph of Boetia in Greece.

ANTHRACIA (Anthrakia) One of the Arcadian nymphs who nursed Zeus.

ANTIPHATES The king of a tribe of man-eating giants, known as the Laestrygones, encountered by Odysseus on his travels.

ANYTUS (Anytos) An Arcadian Titan who fostered Demeter's daughter Despoena.

APATE The female personification of deceit.

APELIOTES The demi-god of the east wind.

APHRODITE The Greek goddess of love, beauty and intercourse, and one of the twelve great Olympian gods. She was born of sea-foam formed around the castrated genitals of the sky-god Uranus.

APHROS An Ichthyocentaur, or fish-tailed sea centaur, who carried the goddess Aphrodite ashore after her birth from the sea's foam.

APOLLO (Apollon) The Greek god of prophecy, music and healing and one of the twelve Olympians. His arrows brought plague to men.


APORIA The personification of powerlessness and difficulty.

APOTHEOTHENAI Men and women who granted immortality and a life amongst the gods.

ARAE (Arai) The female personifications of curses.

ARCE (Arke) A sister of Iris, the goddess of the rainbow. She was the messenger of the Titan-gods who was stripped of her wings and cast into Tartarus by Zeus.

ARES The Greek god of war and bloodshed, and one of the twelve Olympians.

ARETE The goddesss of virtue and excellence.

ARETHUSA (Arethousa) The Naiad nymph of a Sicilian spring who was chased across the sea from Greece by the lustful river-god Alpheus.

ARGES One of the three metal-working Cyclops.

ARGIOPE (1) A Nymphe of Mount Parnassos who was abandoned by the poet Philammon.

ARGIOPE (2) An Eleusinian nymph.

ARGUS PANOPTES (Argos Panoptes) A giant whose body was covered with a hundred eyes set by Hera to guard the maiden Io, a lover of Zeus whom the god had disguised as a cow. Zeus sent Hermes to slay Argus and after his death Hera placed his eyes on the tail feathers of the peacock.

ARGYRA A sea Nymph of Archaea in Greece loved by the hero Selemnus.

ARIADNE A Cretan princess who helped Theseus defeat the Minotaur. On her return to Athens with the hero, Dionysus abducted her and carried her off to Olympus to be his immortal wife.

ARIMASPIANS (Arimaspoi) A tribe of one-eyed Scythians who waged a perpetual war with the Griffins over mountain gold..

ARION (Areion) An immortal horse born of the goddess Demeter after Poseidon raped her in the shape of a horse. Arion was owned first by Heracles and then later by the hero Adrastus.

ARISTAEUS (1) (Aristaios) The rustic god of bee-keeping, cheese-making, olive-growing and hunting. He was a companion of his cousin Dionysus.

ARISTAEUS (2) (Aristaios) One of the Gigantes who fled the battle with the gods and was transformed into a dung-beetle.

ARTEMIS The Greek goddess of hunting, wild animals, childbirth and children, and one of the twelve Olympian gods. She brought sudden death to women and girls with her deadly arrows..


ASBETON The Daemon 'Charr' which plagued the craftsman potter.

ASCALAPHUS (Askalaphos) An underworld spirit who tended the orchards of Hades. When he told his master that Persephone had tasted the seeds of the pomegranate Demeter punished him by turning him into a screech-owl.

ASCANIUS (Askanios) A River of Mysia and its divinity.

ASCLEPIUS (Asklepios) The Greek of medicine. He was a student of the centaur Chiron trained as a physician who became so skilled that he could bring the dead back to life. Zeus struck him dead with a lightning bolt for defying the will of the Fates.

ASCRA (Askre) A Boeotian nymph loved by Poseidon.

ASIA (1) (Asie) The Oceanid wife of the Titan Iapetos who gave her name to the continent.

ASIA (2) (Asie) The Oceanid wife of the Titan Prometheus who gave her name to the continent.

ASOPIS A Naiad daughter of the river Asopus in southern Greece.

ASOPUS (Asopos) A river of Boeotia and Argos in Greece and its watery-god.. He had twenty beautiful daughters, who were all abducted by the gods. When he tried to recover his daughter Aegina from Zeus, he was driven back by the god's thunderbolts.

ASTERIA The Titan goddess of nocturnal rites, and mother of the goddess Hecate. When Zeus chased her, she transformed herself into a quail and leapt into the sea where she became the island of Delos.

ASTERION A river of Mycenae in the southern Greece and its divinity.

ASTERIUS (Asterios) A Lydian giant.

ASTERODEIA A nymph of the Caucasus mountains loved by King Aeetes of Colchis.

ASTEROPE An Oceanid loved by Zeus.

ASTRA PLANETA The gods of the wandering stars known as planets. Hesperus (Venus) was the spirit of the star Venus and Pyroeis or the star we call Mars.

ASTRAEA (Astraia) The Titan-goddess of justice. Astraea withdrew from the earth at the end of the golden age of man to take a place amongst the stars as the constellation Virgo.

ASTRAEUS (1) (Astraios) The Titan-god of the stars, and the arts of astronomy and astrology. He was the father of the spirits of the four Winds and of the Wandering Stars by the dawn-goddess Eos.

ASTRAEUS (2) (Astraios) One of the Sileni, elderly satyrs in the retinue of Dionysus.

ASTRAPE The goddess of lightning, a handmaiden of stormy Zeus.

ASTRIS A daughter of Helius the sun and wife of the Indian river-god Hydaspes.

ASTROTHESIAI The spirits of constellations, mostly mortals granted a place of honour in the heavens.

ASTYOCHE (Astyokhe) A Naiad daughter of the Trojan river Simoeis. She married one of the kings of Troy.


ATE The personification of error, delusion, ruin and blind folly. She led men and gods to rash and inconsiderate actions, for which Zeus tossed her by the hair out of heaven.

ATHENA (Athene) The Greek goddess of war and skilled crafts, and one of the twelve Olympians. She sprang fully grown and armed from the head of Zeus..

ATLANTEIA A Dryad nymph loved by Danaus, a king of Egypt.

ATLANTEANS (Atlantes) The inhabitants of the lost island of Atlantis.

ATLAS The Titan-god of daring who led the Titan-army in their war against the gods. As punishment he was condemned to carry the dome of heaven upon his shoulders.

ATROPUS (Atropos) One of the three Fates.

ATTIS A eunuch attendant of the goddess Cybele who drove her lion-drawn chariot. Once he had been her lover, but was driven to castrate himself by the goddess when she discovered him in the arms of a nymph.

AUGE The first of the goddesses of the twelve hours, who presided over the hour of dawn's first light.

AULONIADES Dryad-nymphs of the glens.

AURA The Titan-goddess of the breeze who was raped by Dionysus in the mountains of Phrygia.

AURAE (Aurai) Nymphs of the gentle breeze.

AUTOMATONES Animated metal statues of animals and men crafted by the divine smith Hephaistos.

AUXESIA The Hora of spring growth.

AXIUS (Axios) A river of Paeonia and its divinity.

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