Custom Search


 
BALANIS The Hamadryad nymph of the acorn tree.

BATIA (Bateia) The nymph wife of a king of the Greek city of Sparta.

BALIUS (Balios) An immortal horse given to the hero Peleus as a wedding present by the gods, which his son Achilles later drove in the Trojan War.

BELLEROPHON (Bellerophontes) The Greek hero who tamed the winged horse Pegasus and rode it into battle against the fire-breathing Chimaera.

BENDIS The Thracian goddess of the moon and the hunt who was worshipped with wild Bacchic orgies.

BENTHESICYME (Benthesikyme) A sea-nymph daughter of Poseidon who married one of the kings of Ethiopia.

BEROE The goddess of the Phoenician city of Beruit for whose hand in marriage the gods Poseidon and Dionysus went to battle.

BOREAS

BIA The goddess of force, one of the chief attendants of Zeus who served beside him in the Titan-war.

BLEMMYAE (Blemmyai) A fabulous tribe of headless African men with their faces set upon their chests.

BOLBE The nymph of a Boeotian lake called Bolbe.

BOLINA A maiden who fled the amorous embrace of the god Apollo, leapt into the sea and was transformed into an immortal nymph.

BOOTES The agricultural god of the plough who also invented the wagon.

BOREAS The purple-haired, winged god of the north wind and the chill and snows of winter.

BRIAREUS (Briareos) One of the hundred-handed Hecatoncheires who dwelt beneath the sea beside the palace of Poseidon. He came to the aid of Zeus when the other gods rebelled against their king.

BRITOMARTIS A maiden goddess of the nets and fast companion of Artemis. She was once pursued by Minos king of Crete and leapt into the sea to escape his embrace where she was saved in the nets of fishermen.

BRIZO A goddess of the island of Delos, a patron of fishermen, and sender of oracular visions in dreams.

BRONTES One of the three metal-working Cyclopes who crafted the lightning bolts of Zeus.

BRYCHON A River of the Thracian Chersonese and its fish-tailed divinity who allied with the Gigantes in their war against the gods.

BYBLIS A princess of Caria who was transformed into a Hamadryad by the Nymphs of the mountain when she cast herself off a mountain in despair.

BYTHOS One of the Ichthyocentaurs, or fish-tailed centaurs, who carried the goddess Aphrodite ashore after her birth inthe sea foam.

BYZE A Naiad daughter of the Greek river Erasinus who attended the goddess Britomartis.

CAANTHUS (Kaanthos) A son of the Titan Oceanus who was slain by Apollo in their contest for the love of a nymph named Melia.

CABEIRI (Kabeiroi) The gods of forged agricultural implements who presided over the Cabeirian Mysteries of the Greek island of Samothrace.

CABEIRIDES (Kabeirides) Nymphs of the Cabeirian Mysteries of the Greek island of Samothrace.

CABEIRO (Kabeiro) A sea nymph loved by the divine smith Hephaestus.

CACIA (Kakia) The female personification of vice.

CACUS (Kakos) A fire-breathing Italian giant slain by Heracles.

CADMILUS (Kadmilos) A rustic who fathered the Cabeiri twins.

CAECIUS (Kaikias) The spirit of the north-east wind.

CAECUS (Kaikos) A river of Teuthrania and its watery spirit.

CAERUS (Kairos) The Greek god of opportunity.

CALIADNE (Kaliadne) An Egyptian Naiad.

CALOCAGATHIA (Kalokagathia) The female personofication of nobility.

CALLIGENEIA (Kalligeneia) The nurse of Persephone and a goddess of the Eleusinian Mysteries.

CALLIOPE (Kalliope) The eldest of the Muses who presided over the art of epic poetry.

CALLIRHOE (1) (Kallirhoe) The Oceanid wife of the giant Chrysaor who begged her son Geryon not to battle Heracles.

CALLIRHOE (2) (Kallirroe) A Naiad daughter of the river Achelous who married the hero Alcmaeon. She demanded the famed necklace of Harmonia from her husband for a bridal gift, a request which was to doom him and their descendants both.

CALLIRHOE (3) (Kallirhoe) A Naiad daughter of the river Scamander who married one of the kings of Troy.

CALLISTE (Kalliste) A sea-nymph daughter of the fish-tailed Triton and goddess of the island of Calliste.

CALLITHYIA (Kallithyia) A Naiad daughter of the river Inachus who founded the ancient cult of Hera in Argos in southern Greece.

CALYDONIAN BOAR

CALYBE (Kalybe) A rustic nymph loved by the Trojan king Laomedon.

CALYDONIAN BOAR (Hus Kalydonios) A giant boar sent by Artemis to ravish the land of Aetolia after being offended by its king. It was slain by a band of mighty heroes led by Meleager.

CALYPSO (Kalypso) The goddess-nymph of the island Ogygia who detained the hero Odysseus for many years.

CAMARINA (Kamarina) An Oceanid who gave her name to the Italian city of Camarina.

CAMPE (Kampe) A servant of the Titans set to guard the Tartarean prison of the Hecatoncheir and Cyclop giants. Zeus slew her to free them from the jail.

CAPHEIRA (Kapheira) A sea-nymph who nursed the infant Poseidon in the deep.

CARCINUS (Karkinos) A giant crab which fought beside the Hydra in its battle with Heracles. The hero crushed the creature beneath his foot, but Hera rewarded it with a place amongst the stars as the constellation Cancer.

CARMANOR (Karmanor) A Cretan harvest-god loved by the goddess Demeter.

CARME (Karme) A Cretan nymph of the summer harvest.

CARMENTIS (Karmentis) An Arcadian Naiad loved by the god Hermes whose son Evander emigrated to Latium in Italy.

CARPI (Karpoi) The gods of the fruits of the earth which appear as infants frolicking in the company of the goddess Earth..

CARPO (Karpo) One of the Horae (Seasons) and the goddess of ripened fruit.

CARYA (Karya) The Hamadryad nymph of the hazel or the walnut tree.

CARYSTUS (Karystos) A rustic spirit of the Greek island of the Euboea, son of the centaur Chiron.

CASTALIA (Kastalia) A Naiad daughter of the river Achelous in Greece who presided over a sacred spring at the shrine of Delphi.

CAUCASIAN EAGLE (Aetos Kaukasios) An eagle sent by Zeus to gnaw on the ever-regenerating liver of the Titan Prometheus. It was destroyed by Heracles when he came to free the Titan from his torments.

CAYSTER (Kaystros) A river of Lydia and its watery spirit.

CEBREN (Kebren) A river of Troy and its divinity.

CECROPS (Kekrops) An earth-born king of Attica in Greece born with the tail of a serpent in place of legs.

CEDALION (Kedalion) A daemon attendant of Hephaestus who worked in the smith's forge.

CELAENO (1) (Kelaino) One of the starry Pleiad nymphs who was loved by the god Poseidon.

CENTAUR

CELAENO (2) (Kelaino) One of the three winged Harpies.

CELEDONES (Keledones) Magical singers crafted by Hephaestus out of solid gold to serve at the great temple of Apollo at Delphi.

CELMIS (Kelmis) One of the Dactyls.

CELUSA (Kelouse) The nymph mother of the river-god Asopus by Poseidon.

CENTAURIDES (Kentaurides) Females of the Thessalian tribe of centaurs.

CENTAURS (1), THESSALIAN (Kentauroi Thessalioi) A tribe of wild beasts with the upper bodies of men and lower forms of horses. They once tried to abduct the bride of Peirithoos from the wedding feast and were destroyed in the battle with the Lapiths which ensued.

CENTAURS (2), PELOPONNESIAN (Kentauroi Pelopponesioi) A trbe of centaurs who battled Heracles over the wine of their brother Pholus.

CENTAURS (3), CYPRIAN (Kentauroi Kyprioi) A tribe of bull-horned Centaurs from the island of Cyprus. They were born when Zeus impregnated the Earth during an attempted rape of the goddess Aphrodite.

CENTAURS (4), LAMIAN (Pheres Lamioi) Centaur-companions of Dionysus. They were the sons of his nurses, the nymphs Lamides, who were appointed to guard the young divinity by Zeus. Hera gave them their beastly form as punishment.

CEPHISUS (1) (Kephisos) A river of Phocis and Boeotia in southern Greece and its divinity.

CEPHISUS (2) (Kephisos) A river of Attica in Greece and its fish-tailed spirit.

CEPHISUS (3) (Kephisos) The spirit of a river in Argos in Greece whose streams were dried up by . Poseidon when he awarded the land to Hera.

CERAON (Keraon) The daemon of mixing wine.

CERBERUS

CERBERUS (Kerberos) The three-headed, serpentine hound which guarded the gates of the underworld. Heracles was sent to fetch it as one of his twelve labours.

CERCOPES (Kerkopes) Monkey-like twin sons of the river Oceanus which bothered the lands of Lydia with their banditry. Herakles once captured the pair but they so amused him with their jokes that he let them go free.

CERYNITIAN HIND (Elaphos Kerynitis) A golden-horned deer sacred to the goddess Artemis which Heracles was sent to fetch as one of his Twelve Labours.

CETEA (Ketea) Monsters or dragons of the sea. The smaller types acted as mounts for the sea-gods and nymphs, the larger ones were sent by the marine divinities to punish men.

CETO (1) (Keto) An ancient goddess who personified the many dangers of the sea. Her brood included the Gorgons, the Graea and the monster Scylla.

CETO (2) (Keto) An Oceanid nymph loved by Helius the sun.

CETUS (1), ETHIOPIAN (Ketos Aithiopios) A sea monster sent by Poseidon to ravage the lands of Ethiopia. The hero Perseus slew the monster and rescued the sacrificial princess Andromeda from her chains.

CETUS (2), TROJAN (Ketos Troias) A sea monster sent by Poseidon to plague the lands of Troy. Heracles destroyed it with his arrows, and saved the king's daughter Hesione from her chains.

CEUTHONYMUS (Keuthonymos) A mysterious daemon of the underworld.

CHALCOTAURI (Khalkotauroi) Fire-breathing, bronze bulls which King Aeetes of Colchis commanded Jason to yoke and plow a field with dragon's teeth.

CHALCIS (Khalkis) A Naiad daughter of the river Asopus after whom the Euboean town of Chalcis was named..

CHAOS (Khaos) The primordial spirit of the "gap" or airy void which spans the distance between heaven and earth.

CHARITES

CHARICLO (1) (Khariklo) One of the nymphs and wife of the centaur Chiron who lived with him in a cave on Mount Pelion.

CHARICLO (2) (Khariklo) The Nymph mother of the seer Teiresias and friend of the goddess Athena.

CHARITES (Kharites) The goddesses of the three graces - beauty, mirth and festive good-cheer.

CHARON (Kharon) An underworld daemon who ferried the spirits of the dead across the river Acheron.

CHARYBDIS (Kharybdis) A gigantic daughter of Poseidon who was chained to the sea-bed as punishment for a crime. Her inhallations formed a massive whirlpool, a terror for the sailors travelling her narrow straight.

CHELONE (Khelone) An Oread nymph who haughtily refused to attend the wedding feast of Zeus and Hera. She was transformed into a tortoise for punishment.

CHIMERA (Khimaira) A creature with the fore-quarters of a lion, the rear end of a goat, a goats head on its back, and a fanged serpent-head for a tail. It was slain by the hero Bellerophon who rode into battle on the back of the winged horse Pegasus.

CHIONE (1) (Khione) The goddess of snow, a daughter of the frosty north-wind Boreas.

CHIONE (2) (Khione) A snow-nymph loved by the north-wind Boreas.

CHIONE (3) (Khione) A Naiad daughter of the River Nile. Zeus took pity on her when she was raped by a peasant and transformed her into a cloud, which snowed down upon the desert.

CHIRON

CHIRON (Kheiron) An immortal centaur, son of the Titan Cronus and half-brother of Zeus. He was famed for his wisdom and fostered many of the great heroes in his cave on Mount Pelion in northern Greece.

CHLORIS (Khloris) The goddess of flowers and wife of Zephyrus the west wind.

CHREMETES (Khremetes) A river of Libya and its divinity.

CHRONUS (Khronos) The primordial spirit of time whose serpentine form was entwined with the form of Ananke, the goddess of necessity.

CHRYSAOR (Khrysaor) A gigantic winged son of the Gorgon Medusa.

CHRYSEAN DOG (Khryseos Kuon) A golden hound set by Rhea set to guard the infant Zeus and his nurse the goat Amaltheia.

CHRYSOMALLUS (Khrysomallos) A flying, golden-fleeced ram sent by the cloud-nymph Nephele to rescue her childre,n Phrixus and Helle, from sacrifice.

CHRYSOPELIA (Khrysopeleia) The nymph wife of Arcas, an early king of Arcadia in Greece.

CHRYSOTHEMIS (Khrysothemis) The goddess of the golden-rites of the grain harvest.

CHRYSUS (Khrysos) The god of golden riches.

CIRCE (Kirke) An immortal witch who lived on the island of Aeaea where she transformed travellers into beasts with her potions and spells.

CITHAERON (Kithairon) A ancient, craggy spirit of Mount Cithaeron in southern Greece.

CLAEA (Klaia) A Messenian Oread nymph who possessed a shrine on Mount Calathium in the south of Greece.

CLAZOMENAEAN BOAR (Hus Klazomenaios) A gigantic winged boar which terrorized the Ionian town of Clazomenae.

CLEEIA (Kleeia) One of the starry Hyad nymphs.

CLEOCHARIA (Kleokhareia) A Naiad nymph and wife of Lelex, first king of Sparta in the south of Greece.

CLEODORA (Kleodora) A nymph of Mount Parnassus loved by Poseidon.

CLEOMEDE (Kleomede) A nymph of the river Axius loved by King Paeonus of Paeonia.

CLEONE (Kleone) A Naiad nymph of the town of Cleonae in Argos.

CLIO (Kleio) The goddess Muse of history.

CLONIA (Klonie) A Boeotian nymph of the town of Hyria.

CLOTHO (Klotho) One of the three Fates.

CLYMENE (1) (Klymene) The Titan goddess of fame and infamy. She was Oceanides and the wife of the Titan Iapetus.

CLYMENE (2) (Klymene) An Oceanid nymph loved by the sun-god Helios who bore him Phaethon and the Heliad nymphs.

CLYTIA (Klytia) An Oceanid nymph loved by Helius the sun. When he abandoned her for another, she pined away and was transformed into a sun-gazing heliotrope flower.

CLYTIUS (Klytios) One of the Gigantes who was slain by Hecate in the Giant War with her flaming torches.

CNOSSIA (Knossia) A nymph of the Cretan town of Cnossus loved by King Menelaus of Sparta.

COALEMUS (Koalemos) The personification of stupidity.

COCYTHIAE (Kokythiai) Naiad nymph daughters of the underworld river Cocytus.

COCYTUS (Kokytos) The underworld river of wailing and its divinity

COEUS (Koios) The Titan-god of intelligence who presided over the axis of heaven.

COMBE (Kombe) A rustic nymph of the island of Euboea, mother of the Euboean Corybantes.

COMUS (Komos) The Greek god of banquets and festivity.

CONISALUS (Konisalos) A phallic daemon of garden fertility.

CORCYRA (Korkyra) A Naiad daughter of the river Asopus abducted by Poseidon to the island of Corcyra.

CORONIDES (Koronides) Twin daughters of the Giant Orion who saved the city of Orchomeus from plague by offering themselves up as a sacrifice to the gods. Persephone pitied their fate and transformed the pair into comets.

CORONIS (Koronis) One of the starry Hyades.

CORUS (Koros) The personification of disdain.

CORYBANTES (1), PHRYGIAN (Korybantes Phrygioi) Divine attendants of the goddess Cybele which celebrated her rites with a dance of clashing shield and spear.

CORYBANTES (2), SAMOTHRACIAN (Korybantes Samothrakioi) Daemones of the orgiastic dance of the Samothracian mysteries.

CORYBANTES (3), EUBOEAN (Korybantes Euboiai) Curete-like daemones of the island of Euboea in Greece.

CORYCIA (Korykia) A Corycian nymph of Delphi in central Greece loved by Apollo.

CORYCIAE (Korykiai) Naiad daughters of the river Pleistus which tended the springs of the sacred Corycian cave on Mount Parnassus.

CORYMBUS (Korymbos) The rustic spirit of ivy wreaths worn by celebrants of the Bacchic orgies..

COTTUS (Kottos) One of the hundred-handed, fifty-headed Hecatoncheir giants.

COTYS (Kotys) A wild Bacchic goddess of Thrace.

CRETAN BULL

CRANEIA (Kraneia) The Hamadryad nymph of the cornel or cherry tree.

CRATAEIS (Krataeis) The mother of the monster Skylla.

CRATUS (Kratos) The daemon (spirit) of strength who guarded the throne of Zeus.

CRENAEAE (Krenaiai) Naiad-nymphs of fountains.

CRES The earth-spirit of the island of Crete.

CRETAN BULL (Tauros Kretaios) A bull sent forth from the sea by Poseidon. It impregnated Pasiphae, the wife of king Minos of Crete, who afterwards gave birth to the Minotaur. Heracles was later sent to fetch it as one of his Twelve Labours.

CRETHEIS (Kretheis) A Naiad nymph of the Lydian town of Smyrna who, according to legend, was the mother of Homer by the river-god Meles.

CREUSA (Kreousa) The Naiad nymph wife of the river Peneus in northern Greece.

CRINAEAE (Krinaiai) Naiad-nymphs of fountains.

CRIUS (Krios) The Titan-god of mastery, leadership and the constellations who was imprisoned in Tartarus with his brothers by the gods.

CROCALE (Krokale) One of the attendant nymphs of the goddess Artemis.

CROMMYON SOW (Hus Krommyon) A giant boar sent by the gods to ravage the farmlands of Crommyon. It was slain by Theseus.

CRONUS

CRONUS (Kronos) King of the Titans and Titan-god of time. He castrated his father Uranus to seize the throne of heaven, but was later deposed by his own son Zeus after a ten year war. Cronus was cast into Tartarus but later freed by Zeus and made king of Elysium.

CROTUS (Krotos) A satyr companion of the nine Muses who was placed amongst the stars as the constellation Saggitarius.

CTESIUS (Ktesios) The friendly daemon (spirit) of the household.

CURETES (Kouretes) Servants of Rhea who helped to conceal the infant Zeus from Cronus by dancing about with a clash spear and shield to drown out his cries.

CYAMITES (Kyamites) The bean-man, a minor divinity of the Eleusinian Mysteries.

CYANE (1) (Kyane) The Naiad nymph of a spring near Syracuse in Sicily. Hades violated her waters in the abduction of Persephone she was transformed into pure liquid.

CYANE (2) (Kyane) A nymph and the wife of Aeolus, king of the winds.

CYANEE (Kyanee) The Naiad nymph of the springs of the Carian town of Miletus who was the wife of the town's founding hero Miletus.

CYBELE (Kybele) The Phrygian mother of the gods, identified by the Greeks with Rhea.

CYCLOPES (1), ELDER (Kyklopes) Three one-eyed giants which were imprisoned in Tartarus first by their father Uranus and then by Cronus. Zeus rescued them during the Titan-War and they crafted for him his thunderbolts, for Hades a helm of invisibility, and for Poseidon an earth-quaking trident.

CYCLOPES (2), YOUNGER (Kyklopes) A primitive and lawless band of one-eyed, cannibal giants which dwelt on the island of Hypereia. They were encountered by Odysseus during his travels.

CYDNIDES (Kydnides) Warlike Cicilian Naiads who fought for Dionysus in his Indian War.

CYDOIMUS (Kydoimos) The personification of confusion, a daemon of the battlefield.

CYLLENE (Kyllene) A nymph of Mount Cyllene and wife of King Pelasgus of Arcadia.

CYMOPOLEA (Kymopoleia) The goddess of the waves, a daughter of Poseidon, and wife of the . hundred-handed giant Briareus.

CYNOCEPHALI (Kunokephaloi) A tribe of dog-headed men which lived in the wilds of north Africa or India.

CYRENE (Kyrene) A Naiad nymph huntress of Thessalian mountains. She bore Apollo a divine son named Aristaeus.

CYTHERUS (Kytheros) A river of Elis in southern Greece and its spirit.








































































































































Theoi Project Copyright © 2000 - 2011, Aaron Atsma