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ECECHERIA (Ekekheria) The female personification of truce.

ECHIDNA (1) (Ekhidna) A deadly she-dragon with the upper form of a beautiful nymph, and the tail of a writhing serpent in place of legs. She mated with the hundred-headed giant Typhon and spawned a brood of terrible monsters.

ECHIDNA (2) (Ekhidna) An Arcadian she-dragon slain by the hero Argos Panoptes.

ECHIDNADES (Ekhidnades) A serpent-footed ally of the Titans slain by Ares in the Titan-War.

ECHO (Ekho) An Oread attendant of Hera who distracted the goddess with endless chatter while her husband Zeus was having affairs with other women. Hera caught onto the ruse and took away the nymph's voice, cursing her to repeat the last words of others. Echo later fell in love with the boy Narcissus, but was spurned and in her grief, wasted away until only her echoing voice was left..

EIDOTHEA (1) A sea-nymph daughter of the seal-herder Proteus who helped Menelaus capture the prophetic old sea-god.

EIDOTHEA (2) A nymph of Mount Othrys in the Greek region of Malis loved by the god Poseidon.


EIDYIA The Oceanid nymph wife of King Aeetes of Colchis.

EILEITHYIA The Greek goddess of childbirth, a daughter of Zeus and Hera.

EIRENE The goddess of peace, one of the three Horae (Seasons).

ELAPHOI CHRYSOCEROI (Elaphoi Khrysokeroi) Five golden-horned deer sacred to the goddess Artemis. Four of them drew her chariot while the fifth, known as the Cerynitian Hind, roamed free.

ELATREUS One of the metal-working Cyclop giants.

ELECTRA (1) (Elektra) The Oceanid of the amber sun-lit rim of breaking storm clouds, wife of the wondrous sea-god Thaumas and mother of the rainbow Iris and the gusty Harpies.

ELECTRA (2) (Elektra) A Pleiad nymph who was the mother of Dardanus, ancestor of the kings of Troy, by Zeus.

ELETE The eighth of the twelve goddesses of the hours (Horae), who presided over the hour of mid-afternoon.

ELEUS (Eleos) The female personification of mercy.

ELEUSIS The eponymous nymph of Eleusis and the wife of the town's first king. She was one of the attendants of Demeter in the Mysteries.

ELPIS The female personification of hope, the only spirit to remain trapped inside Pandora's box.

EMPUSA (Empousa) An underworld she-daemon with flaming hair, a leg of brass, and the leg of an ass who terrorized men in the dark of night.

ENCELADUS (Enkelados) A Gigante crushed by Athena beneath the island of Sicily during the Giant War. His restless turnings fed the fires of volcanic Mount Etna.

ENDEIS A Nymph daughter of the centaur Chiron who some say was the mother of the hero Peleus.

ENDYMION A young shepherd loved by the moon-goddess Selene who granted his wish for immortality in a state of eternal slumber.


ENYALIUS (Enyalios) A minor daemon of war, one of the sons of Ares.

ENYO (1) The goddess of war, a battlefield companion of Ares.

ENYO (2) One of the Graeae, old hags who shared one eye and one tooth amongst them.

EOS The Greek goddess of the dawn who was cursed by Aphrodite with an insatiable appetite for men, falling in love with one after another - Cephalus, Tithonus, Phaethon and Orion.

EOSPHORUS (Eosphoros) The divinity of the morning star (Venus), herald of the dawn.

EPHIALTES (1) A Gigante shot in both eyes by Apollo and Heracles with arrows during the Giant War.

EPHIALTES (2) A giant son of Poseidon who with his twin brother Otus tried to storm the heavens by piling three mountains one upon the other, until they were destroyed by Apollo and Artemis.

EPHYRA The eponymous Oceanid nymph of the town of Ephyra (Corinth), in the south of Greece.

EPIALES The underworld daemon of nightmares.

EPIDOTES The daemon of the rites of purification. She was an attendant of Apollo at the Greek shrine Delphi who molified the wrath of the Furies.

EPIMELIDES Rustic nymphs responsible for protecting sheep flocks and apple orchards.

EPIMETHEUS The Titan-god of afterthought who foolishly accepted the first woman, Pandora, from the godswith her box of evils.

EPIONE The goddess of the soothing of pain, wife of the divine physician Asclepius.

EPIPHRON The Greek personification of shrewdness and careful consideration.

ERASINUS (Erasinos) A river of Argos in southern Greece and its watery spirit.

ERATO (1) The Muse of love poetry.

ERATO (2) An Arcadian Dryad nymph and prophetess of Pan who became the wife of the Arcadian king Arcas.

EREBUS (Erebos) The primordial spirit of darkness, consort of Night, and father of Day and Light..

ERIDANUS (Eridanos) A river of northern Europe or Italy and its fish-tailed deity.


ERINYES The three serpent-haired goddesses of vengeance and punishment which were born of the blood of the castrated Heaven (Uranus).

ERIS The goddess of strife and discored who stalked the battlefield. She helped the Trojan War by casting a golden apple addresed "to the fairest" amongst the company of goddesses.

ERITES The twin personifications of strife. The good Eris was represented competitive rivalry while the bad was the spirit of hateful discord.

EROS (1) The protogenos (primordial deity) of sexual desire and procreation. He was one of the first to emerge at creation.

EROS (2) The winged godling of love who struck down men with his love-tipped arrows.

EROTES The winged, child-like gods of love, also known as Cupids.

ERSA (Herse) The goddess of the dew.

ERYMANTHIAN BOAR (Hus Erymanthios) A giant boar which Heracles was sent to fetch as one of his twelve labours.

EUBOEA (1) (Euboia) A Naiad daughter of the river Asopus who was abducted by Poseidon to the Greek island of Euboea.

EUBOEA (2) (Euboia) A Naiad daughter of the river Asterion in the Argive region of southern Greece, who with sisters Acraea and Prosymna, nursed the infantHera.

EUBOLUS (Euboulos) The daemon of the ploughing of the earth, a minor deity of the Eleusinian Mysteries.

EUCLEIA (Eukleia) The goddess of good repute, patron of the young bride..

EUDAEMONIA (Eudaimonia) The goddess of happiness, prosperity and opulence. She was one of the younger Charites (Graces) and a companion of the goddess Aphrodite.


EUDORA One of the five starry nymphs known as the Hyades.

EUNOMIA One of the three Horae (Seasons), and goddess of good order and the spring pastures. She was also an attendant of the goddess Aphrodite.

EUNOSTOS (Eunostus) The goddess of the flour mill.

EUPHEME (1) The spirit of eloquence, nurse of the nine Muses and a love of the goat-horned Pan

EUPHEME (2) The personification of eloquence, one of the younger Charites (Graces).

EUPHRATES The deity of the Assyrian River Euphrates.

EUPHROSYNE The ancient Greek goddess of mirth and merriment, one of the three Graces (Charites).

EUPORIA One of the Horae or Seasons, and the goddess of agricultural abundance.

EUPRAXIA The female personification of good conduct.

EUROPA An Oceanid who gave her name to the continent of Europe.

EUROTAS A river in the Greek region of Laconia and its ancient divnity who fathered the first of the kings of Sparta.

EURUS (Euros) The Greek god of the east wind.

EURYALE One of the immortal Gorgons, a sister of Medusa.

EURYALUS (Euryalos) A one-eyed, metal-working Cyclops giant.

EURYBIA The ancient goddess of the power of the sea, wife of the Titan Crius.

EURYMEDON One of the Cabeiri gods.

EURYNOME (1) The Titan goddess of the water pasture, and mother of the Charites (Graces) by Zeus.

EURYNOME (2) A Queen of the Titans, wife of King Ophion. She and her husband were deposed by Cronus and Rhea and cast down from heaven into the Ocean-stream.

EURYNOMUS (Eurynomos) A black-blue skinned daemon of the underworld which devoured the flesh of the dead.

EURYTION (1) A Thessalian centaur who tried to carry off the bride of king Peirithous on her wedding day, sparking a war between the Lapiths and the centaurs.

EURYTION (2) A Peloponnesian centaur killed by Heracles when it came demanding the hand of Mnesimache, princess of Olenus, in marriage.

EURYTUS (Eurytos) A Gigante slain by Dionysus in the Giant War.

EUSEBIA The female personification of piety and filial respect. Her husband was Nomus, the spirit of law.


EUTERPE The Muse of lyric poetry.

EUTHEMIA A nymph of the Greek island of Cos who was struck down by the arrows of Artemis when she refused to honour the goddess.

EUTHENIA The goddess of prosperity, one of the younger Charites, daughters of Hephaestus.

EUTYCHIA The spirit of good fortune.

EVADNE (Euadne) A Aaiad daughter of the river Strymon wed to Argus, the first king of the Argive region in southern Greece.

EVENUS (Euenos) A river of Aetolia in the west of Greece and its divinity.

FATES (Moirai) The three goddesses of fate.

FURIES (Erinyes) The three serpent-haired goddesses of vengeance called Erinyes.

For other Greek names beginning with F look under Ph (eg Phaethon for Faethon, Phorcys for Forcus)

GAAEUS (Gaaeus) One of the fish-tailed marine gods, a herder of the fish of the sea.

GAEA (Gaia) The primordial goddess (protogenia) of the earth, mother of both gods and men. In the ancient tale of divine succession, she first conspired to have her husband Uranus deposed, and afterwards for her son Cronus to be supplanted in turn by Zeus.

GALATEA (Galateia) One of the fifty Nereids, Galatea was wooed by the Cyclops Polyphemus.

GALENE The Nereid nymph of calm seas.

GANYMEDES A handsome prince of Troy abducted to Olympus by Zeus to become the cup-bearer of the gods.

GEGENEES A tribe of six-armed Mysian giants slain by the Argonauts.


GELUS (Gelos) The happy god of laughter.

GERAS The wrinkled, shrunken old daemon of old age.

GERYON A giant, three-bodied man who possessed a fabulous herd of red-skinned cattle on the Sunset Isle. Heracles slew him when sent to fetch these as his tenth labour.

GIGANTES (1) The giants of Greek myth which included beings like the Gigantes who waged war on the gods, the Aloedae, Typhon, Antaeus, Charybdis, Orion, Tityus, the Cyclopes, and the Hecatoncheires.

GIGANTES (2), HECA- (Heka-Gigantes) A hundred Giants born of Tartarus and Gaea which were incited by their mother to wage war on the gods. They were slaughtered in the furious battle which ensued.

GLAUCIA (Glaukia) A Naiad daughter of the river Scamander of Troy who fell in love with one of the companions of Heracles.

GLAUCUS (Glaukos) A Greek fisherman transformed into a fish-tailed sea-god after tasting a magical herb.

GORGO The primal Gorgon slain by Zeus who crafted the aegis-shield from its skin.

GORGONS (Gorgones) Three monstrous winged she-daemones with snakes for hair, broad, flat noses, wide-staring eyes, protruding tusks and lolling tongues. They had claws of bronze and golden wings and a gaze which would turn man or beast to stone.

GORGYRA A nymph of the underworld, wife of the river of pain, Acheron.

GRACES (Kharites) Goddesses of beauty, joy and happiness called the Charites.

GRAEAE (Graiai) Female daemones of the white froth of the sea, born grey-haired and aged who shared but one and tooth amongst them. Perseus stole these from them to demand they show him the path to the Gorgons.


GRATION A Gigante slain by Artemis with her bow in the Giant War.

GRENICUS (Grenikos) A river of Troy and its deity.

GRIFFINS (Grypes) A fabulous creature with the fore-quarters of an eagle and the rear-part of a horse.

GYES One of the three hundred-handed, fifty-headed Hecatoncheir giants.

GYGE (Gygaie) A lake of Lydia and its watery spirit.

GYMNASTICA (Gymnastika) The fourth of the twelve goddesses of the hours (Horae), who presided over the morning hour set aside for gymnastics.

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