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THE IMMORTALS of the Ancient Greek pantheon can be divided into roughly eight classes.

THE GODS

THE FIRST of these were the PROTOGENOI or First Born gods. These were the primeval beings who emerged at creation to form the very fabric of universe: Earth, Sea, Sky, Night, Day, etc. Although they were divinites they were purely elemental in form: Gaia was the literal Earth, Pontos the Sea, and Ouranos the Dome of Heaven. However they were sometimes represented assuming anthroporphic shape, albeit ones that were indivisible from their native element. Gaia the earth, for example, might manifest herself as a matronly woman half-risen from the ground ; and Thalassa the sea might lift her head above the waves in the shape of a sea-formed woman.

THE SECOND were the nature DAIMONES (Spirits) and NYMPHAI who nurtured life in the four elements. E.g. fresh-water Naiades, forest Dryades, beast-loving Satyroi, marine Tritones, etc.

THE THIRD were the body- and mind-affecting DAIMONES (Spirits). E.g. Sleep (Hypnos), Love (Eros), Joy (Euphrosyne), Hate (Eris), Fear (Phobos), Death (Thanatos), Old Age (Geras), etc.

THE FOURTH class consisted of the THEOI (Gods) who controlled the forces of nature and bestowed civilised arts upon mankind.

THE GODS

THEOI OURANIOI (Sky Gods). E.g. Helios (Sun), Anemoi (Winds), etc.
THEOI HALIOI (Sea Gods). E.g. The Nereides, Triton, Glaukos, etc.
THEOI KHTHONIOI (Underworld Gods). E.g. Persephone, Hekate, etc.
THEOI GEORGIKOI (Agricultural Earth Gods). E.g. Ploutos, etc.
THEOI NOMIOI (Pastoral Earth Gods). E.g. Pan, Aristaios, etc.
THEOI POLIKOI (City Gods). E.g. Hestia, Eunomia, etc.
THEOI OLYMPIOI (Olympian Gods). E.g. The Mousai, Hebe, etc.
THEOI TITANES (Titan Gods). E.g. Themis, Kronos, Prometheus, etc.
APOTHEOTHENAI (Deified Mortals). E.g. Herakles, Asklepios, etc.

THE FIFTH were the 12 OLYMPIAN GODS who governed the universe and commanded the legions of lesser gods and spirits. They were, namely, Zeus, Hera, Poseidon, Demeter, Artemis, Apollon, Ares, Athene, Aphrodite, Hephaistos, Hermes, Dionysos, and Hestia.

THE SIXTH of the immortals were the spirits of the CONSTELLATIONS which circed the heavenly night sky. Every constellation, including the twelve signs of the Zodiac, was possessed of one or more spirits EG Saggitarius was the centaur Kheiron, Gemini the Dioskouroi Twins, etc.

THE GODS

THE SEVENTH class consisted of the fabulous MONSTERS, BEASTS, GIANTS of myth. They were semi-divine creatures, closely related to the gods.E.g.GIGANTES (Giants), DRAKONES (Dragons), Kentauroi (Centaurs), Kerberos (Cerberus), Sphinx, Sirens, etc.

THE EIGHTH were the HEROI HEMITHEOI (Semi-Divine Heroes) who were worshipped after death as minor divinities. They included great heroes like Akhilleus, Theseus and Perseus; heroines such as Alkmene, Helene and Baubo; and founding kings like Erikhthonios, Kadmos and Pelops.

There were many divinities in the Greek pantheon who fell into more than one of these categories. Tykhe (Lady Fortune), for example, can easily be classified under category Two as an Okeanis Nymphe, Three as fortune personified, and Four as a popularly worshipped goddess.


KEY TO THE DEITY-SUMMARIES BELOW

GODS vs GIANTS

NAME Transliterated Greek spelling of the god's name.
Modern Spellings: Spellings of the name in modern languages : En = English; Fr = French; Es = Spanish; It = Italian
Roman Name: The Roman name of the god
God of: The god's general spheres of influence
Parents: The usual parentage of the god in myth
Spouse: The wife or husband of the god
Offspring: The significant divine offspring of the god
Animals: The god's sacred animals (beasts, birds and/or fish)
Plants: Trees, shrubs, flowers and herbs held sacred to the god
Iconography: Usual attributes of the god in Greek vase painting, relief and sculpture
Images: Location of images of the deity on the Theoi site
Theoi Pages: Links to pages on this site containing more detailed descriptions of the god, his/her mythology, and cult. The linked to pages contain quotes from a wide range of classical literature, as well as images of the deity in classical art. Click on the numbers 1 - 2 - 3 ...
Thumbnail Image: The majority of these images come from C5th - C4th BC Greek vase paintings. The mosaics and frescoes are from the Imperial Roman era. Click on the thumbs to view the full size image.


(I) THE TWELVE OLYMPIAN GODS

The Greek Pantheon was ruled by a council of twelve great gods known as the Olympians, namely Zeus, Hera, Poseidon, Demeter, Athene, Hephaistos, Ares, Aphrodite, Apollon, Artemis, Hermes, Dionysos, and sometimes Hestia.
These twelve gods demanded worship from all their subjects. Those who failed to honour any one of the Twelve with due sacrifice and libation were duly punished.
Directly and through a host of divine minions the Twelve gods governed all aspects of human life.

ZEUS
ZEUS

Modern Spellings: Zeus (En, Fr, Es, It)
Roman Name: Jupiter, Jove
God of: King of Heaven, Sky, Weather, Fate, Kingship
Parents: Titan Kronos & Titanis Rhea
Spouse: Hera
Offspring: Athene, Apollon, Artemis, Ares, Aphrodite, Hermes, Dionysos, Herakles, others see pg 2 (below)
Animals: Golden eagle, Wolf
Plants: Oak, Celery
Iconography: Lightning bolt, Lotus staff, Eagle, Oak wreath
Images: Vase paintings & mosaics pg 1; statues pgs 5-7 (below)
Theoi Pages: 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 (other pages still under construction)

POSEIDON
POSEIDON

Modern Spell.: Poseidon (En), Poséidon (Fr), Poseidón (Es), Poseidone (It)
Roman Name: Neptunus (Neptune)
God of: King of the Seas, Rivers, Earthquakes, Horses
Parents: Titan Kronos & Titanis Rhea
Spouse: Amphitrite
Offspring: Triton, others see pg 2 (below)
Animals: Horse, Bull, Dolphin
Plants: Seaweed, Pine Tree
Iconography: Trident, Fish
Images: Vase paintings & mosaics pg 1; statues pgs 5- 6(below)
Theoi Pages: 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 (other pages still under construction)

HERA

HERA

Modern Spellings: Hera (En, Es), Héra (Fr), Era (It)
Roman Name: Juno
Goddess of: Queen of Heaven, the Sky, Women, Marriage, Impregnation
Parents: Titan Kronos & Titanis Rhea
Spouse: Zeus
Offspring: Ares, Hephaistos, Eileithyia, Hebe, others see pg 2 (below)
Animals: Cuckoo, Peacock, Crane, Hawk, Cow (Heifer), Lion
Plants: Chaste Tree, Pomegranate
Iconography: Lotus staff, Crown, Lion
Images: Vase paintings & mosaics pg 2; statues pg 4-5 (below)
Theoi Pages: 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 (other pages still under construction)

DEMETER

DEMETER

Modern Spellings: Demeter (En), Déméter (Fr), Deméter (Es), Demetra (It)
Roman Name: Ceres
Goddess of: Agriculture, Grain & Bread, The Afterlife
Parents: Titan Kronos & Titanis Rhea
Spouse: None
Offspring: Persephone, Ploutos, others see pg 8 (below)
Animals: Serpent, Swine, Gecko
Plants: Wheat, Barley, Poppy, Mint
Iconography: Grain Sheaf, Lotus Staff, Torch, Cornucopia
Images: Vase paintings pg 2; statues pgs 10-12 (below)
Theoi Pages: 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 - 11 - 12 - 13

APOLLON
APOLLON

Modern Spellings: Apollo (En, It), Apollon (Fr), Apolo (Es)
Roman Name: Apollo
God of: Music, Prophecy, Education, Healing & Disease
Parents: God Zeus and Titanis Leto
Spouse: None
Offspring: Asklepios, others see pg 2 (below)
Animals: Swan, Raven, Mouse, Wolf
Plants: Laurel, Larkspur
Iconography: Lyre, Laurel wreath or branch, Bow & arrows, Delphic tripod
Images: Vase paintings & mosaics pg 1; statues pgs 4-8 (below)
Theoi Pages: 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 (other pages still under construction)

ARTEMIS

ARTEMIS

Modern Spellings: Artemis (En), Artémis (Fr), Artemisa (Es), Artemide (It)
Roman Name: Diana
Goddess of: Hunting, Wild Animals, Children, Choirs, Disease
Parents: God Zeus & Titanis Leto
Spouse: None (Virgin Goddess)
Children: None (Virgin Goddess)
Animals: Deer, Bear, Wild boar, Guinea fowl, Quail
Plants: Cypress, Walnut, Amaranth-flower
Iconography: Bow & arrows, Hunting spears, Lyre, Deer
Images: Vase paintings & mosaics pg 2; statues pgs 12-15 (below)
Theoi Pages: 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 - 11 - 12 - 13 - 14 - 15 - 16

ATHENE
ATHENE

Modern Spellings: Athena (En), Athéna (Fr), Atenea (Es), Atena (It)
Roman Name: Minerva
Goddess of: Warcraft, Heroism, Counsel, Pottery, Weaving, Olives & Oil
Parents: God Zeus & Titanis Metis
Spouse: None (Virgin Goddess)
Offspring: None (Virgin Goddess)
Animals: Little Owl, Crow
Plants: Olive Tree
Iconography: Greek helmet, Aigis (Goat-skin breastplate), Spear
Images: Vase paintings see pg 1; statues pgs 2-5 (below)
Theoi Pages: 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 (other pages still under construction)

ARES

ARES

Modern Spellings: Ares (En, Es, It), Arès (Fr)
Roman Name: Mars
God of: War, Battle, Manliness
Parents: God Zeus & Goddess Hera
Spouse: Perhaps Aphrodite
Offspring: Deimos, Phobos, others see pg 8 (below)
Animals: Serpent, Vulture, Woodpecker, Eagle-owl
Plants: Perhaps Manna Ash
Iconography: Helmet, Spear
Images: Vase paintings, mosaics & statues pg 2 (below)
Theoi Pages: 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 - 11 - 12

APHRODITE

APHRODITE

Modern Spellings: Aphrodite (En, Fr), Afrodita (Es), Afrodite (It)
Roman Name: Venus
Goddess of: Love, Beauty, Pleasure, Procreation
Parents: God Zeus & Titanis Dione; or Born of the Sea-Foam
Spouse: Hephaistos, perhaps later Ares
Offspring: Eros, others see pg 10 (below)
Animals: Turtle dove, Sparrow, Goose, Hare
Plants: Apple Tree, Rose, Myrtle, Myrrh Tree, Anemone, Lettuce
Iconography: Eros (winged godling), Apple, Dove
Images: Vase paintings & mosaics pg 2; statue see pg 16-17 (below)
Theoi Pages: 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 - 11- 12 - 13 - 14 - 15 - 16 - 17 - 18

HERMES

HERMES

Modern Spellings: Hermes (En, Es), Hermès (Fr), Ermes (It)
Roman Name: Mercurius (Mercury)
God of: Animal Husbandry, Travel, Trade, Athletics, Language, Thievery, Good Luck, Guide of the Dead, Herald of the Gods
Parents: God Zeus & Nymphe Maia
Spouse: None
Children: Pan, others see pg 9 (below)
Animals: Tortoise, Sheep, Cattle, Hawk
Plants: Crocus, Strawberry Tree
Iconography: Kerykeion (Herald's Rod), Traveller's Cap, Winged Boots
Images: Vase paintings & mosaics pg 2; statues pg 12 (below)
Theoi Pages: 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 - 11 - 12 - 13

HEPHAISTOS

HEPHAISTOS

Modern Spell.: Hephaestus (En), Héphaïstos (Fr), Hefesto (Es), Efesto (It)
Roman Name: Vulcanus (Vulcan)
God of: Metalworking, Fire, Building, Scupture, Volcanism
Parents: Goddess Hera (no father)
Spouse: Aphrodite or Kharis
Offspring: See pg 6 (below)
Animals: Donkey, Crane
Plants: Fennel
Iconography: Hammer, Tongs, Anvil, Donkey, Crane-head
Images: Vase paintings pg 2; statue pg 11 (below)
Theoi Pages: 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 - 11

DIONYSOS

DIONYSOS

Modern Spellings: Dionysus (En, Fr), Dioniso (Es), Dionysio (It)
Roman Name: Liber, Bacchus
God of: Wine, Drunkenness, Madness, Parties, Vegetation, The Afterlife
Parents: God Zeus & Princess Semele
Spouse: Ariadne
Offspring: See pg 10 (below)
Animals: Leopard, Lynx, Tiger, Serpent, Bull, Goat, Donkey
Plants: Grape-vine, Ivy, Bindweed, Silver Fir
Iconography: Thyrsos (pine-cone tipped staff), Grapes, Ivy wreath, Leopard
Images: Vase paintings & mosaics pg 2; statues pgs 13-14 (below)
Theoi Pages: 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 - 11 - 12 - 13 - 14 - 15

HESTIA

HESTIA

Modern Spellings: Hestia (En, Fr, Es), Estia (It)
Roman Name: Vesta
Goddess of: Home, Hearth, Family, Meals, Sacrificial offerings
Parents: Titan Kronos & Titanis Rhea
Spouse: None (Virgin Goddess)
Offspring: None (Virgin Goddess)
Animals: Swine
Plants: Chaste Tree
Iconography: Chaste tree branch, Head veil, Kettle
Images: Vase paintings & statues pg 2 (below)
Theoi Pages: 1 - 2


(II) KING & QUEEN OF THE DEAD

The thirteenth of the great gods was Haides, King of the Dead. Unlike the other 12, he was never titled Olympian, nor did he partake in the feasts of Heaven. Instead this lord remained ever enthroned within the gloom of the underworld.

HAIDES

HAIDES

Modern Spellings: Hades (En, Es), Hadès (Fr), Ade (It)
Roman Name: Pluto, Dis
God of: King of the Underworld, the Dead, Death
Parents: Titan Kronos & Titanis Rhea
Spouse: Persephone
Offspring: See pg 1 (below)
Animals: Screech owl
Plants: Asphodel, Mint, White Poplar
Iconography: Cornucopia, Bird-tipped staff
Images: Vase paintings pg 1 (below)
Theoi Pages: 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7

PERSEPHONE

PERSEPHONE

Modern Spellings: Persephone (En), Perséphone (Fr), Perséfone (Es),
Persefone (It)
Roman Name: Proserpina
Goddess of: Queen of the Underworld, the Afterlife, Spring Growth, Grain
Parents: God Zeus & Goddess Demeter
Spouse: Haides
Offspring: See pg 1 (below)
Animals: Screech owl
Plants: Wheat, Narcissus, Black Poplar, Mint, Asphodel
Iconography: Eleusinian torch or torches, Wheat sheafs
Images: Vase paintings pg 1 (below)
Theoi Pages: 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9


(III) OTHER IMPORTANT GODS

The other Gods and Spirits of the Pantheon fell within the sphere of one or more of the twelve great Olympians. They essentially functioned as minions and, servants of the greater gods.
The most important of these gods appear below.

HEKATE

HEKATE

Modern Spellings: Hecate (En), Hécate (Fr, Es), Ecate (It)
Roman Name: Hecate, Trivia
Goddess of: Witchcraft, Ghosts
Parents: Titan Perses & Titanis Asteria
Spouse: None (perhaps a Virgin Goddess)
Offspring: See pg 1 (below)
Plants: Herbs, Asphodel
Animals: Dog, Weasel, Polecat
Iconography: Twin torches, Triple body
Images: Vase paintings pg 1 (below)
Theoi Pages: 1 - 2

THE 3 ERINYES (Furies)

THE ERINYES

Modern Spellings: Erinyes, Erinnyes (En, Fr), Erinias (Es), Erinni (It)
Roman Name: Furiae
Goddesses of: Punishment, Retribution
Parents: Protogenos Ouranos & Protogenos Gaia
Names: Alekto, Megaira, Tisiphone
Animals: Poisonous serpent, Screech owl
Plants: Elm, Yew
Iconography: Serpentine hair, Poison serpents, Wings, Whip
Images: Vase paintings pgs 1, 2 & 4 (below)
Theoi Pages: 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6

HELIOS

HELIOS

Modern Spellings: Helius (En), Hélios (Fr), Helios (Es), Elo (It)
Roman Name: Sol
God of: the Sun
Parents: Titan Helios & Titanis Thea
Spouse: Rhode
Offspring: Phaethon, others see pg 3 (below)
Animals: Rooster, White Horse
Plants: Heliotrope, Frankincense
Iconography: Aureole (sun crown)
Images: Vase paintings & mosaics pg 1 (below)
Theoi Pages: 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6

GAIA

GAIA

Modern Spellings: Gaea (En), Gaia (Fr, Es), Gea (It)
Roman Name: Terra, Tellus
Goddess of: the Earth
Parents: None (Emerged at Creation)
Spouse: Ouranos
Offspring: Ouranos (Sky), Pontos (Sea), the Titanes, the Erinyes, the Kyklopes, the Hekatonkheires, the Gigantes, others see pg 1 (below)
Animals: -
Plants: -
Iconography: Half risen from earth
Images: Vase paintings & mosaics pg 1 (below)
Theoi Pages: 1

RHEA

RHEA

Modern Spellings: Rhea (En, Fr), Rea (Es, It)
Roman Name: Ops
Goddess of: Mother of the Gods, Motherhood, Mountains
Parents: Protogenos Ouranos & Protogenos Gaia
Spouse: Kronos
Offspring: Zeus, Poseidon, Haides, Hera, Demeter, Hestia
Animals: Lion
Plants: Silver Fir
Iconography: Turret crown, Lions
Images: Vase paintings pg 1; statues pg 6 (below)
Theoi Pages: 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6

THEMIS

THEMIS

Modern Spellings: Themis (En), Thémis (Fr), Temis (Es), Temi (It)
Roman Name: Themis
Goddess of: Custom, Order, Prophecy
Parents: Protogenos Ouranos & Protogenos Gaia
Spouse: Zeus
Offspring: Horai, Moirai, others see pg 1 (below)
Animals: -
Plants: -
Iconography: Delphic tripod
Images: Vase paintings pg 1 (below)
Theoi Pages: 1

LETO

LETO

Modern Spellings: Leto (En, Es, It), Lètô (Fr)
Roman Name: Latona
Goddess of: Motherhood, Womanly Demure
Parents: Titan Koios & Titanis Phoibe
Spouse: None (consort of Zeus)
Offspring: Apollon, Artemis
Animals: Rooster, Weasel (Ichneumon)
Plants: Date Palm
Iconography: Head veil
Images: Vase paintings pg 1 (below)
Theoi Pages: 1 - 2

PAN

PAN

Modern Spellings: Pan (En, Fr, Es, It)
Roman Name: Faunus
God of: Herds & Flocks, Mountain Wilderness
Parents: God Hermes & Nymphe Penelopeia
Spouse: Aix
Offspring: See pg 1 (below)
Animals: Goat, Sheep
Plants: Pine Tree, Reeds
Iconography: Pan-pipes, Goat legs, Horns
Images: Vase paintings & fresco pg 1; statues pg 2 (below)
Theoi Pages: 1 - 2

EILEITHYIA

EILEITHYIA

Modern Spellings: Ilithyia (En), Ilithye (Fr), Ilitía (Es), Ilizia (It)
Roman Name: Lucina
Goddess of: Childbirth, Pregnancy & Labour
Parents: God Zeus & Goddess Hera
Spouse: None
Offspring: See pg 1 (below)
Animals: Weasel (Ichneumon)
Plants: -
Iconography: Raised hands
Images: Vase paintings pg 1 (below)
Theoi Pages: 1

EROS

EROS

Modern Spellings: Eros (En, Fr, Es, It)
Roman Name: Cupidus (Cupid), Amor
God of: Love, Sexual Desire
Parents: Goddess Aphrodite & (father variously named)
Spouse: Psykhe
Offspring: See pg 1 (below)
Animals: Hare
Plants: Apple, Rose, Myrtle
Iconography: Wings, Bow & arrows, Torch, Myrtle wreath
Images: Vase paintings & mosaics pgs 1 & 3; statues pg 4 (below)
Theoi Pages: 1 - 2 - 3 - 4

AMPHITRITE

AMPHITRITE

Modern Spellings: Amphitrite (En, Fr), Anfitrite (Es, It)
Roman Name: Salacia
Goddess of: Queen of the Sea, Sea Life (fish, shellfish, sea-mammals)
Parents: Sea-God Nereus & Nymphe Doris
Spouse: Poseidon
Offspring: Triton, others see pg 1 (below)
Animals: Dolphin, Fish, Seal
Plants: Seaweed
Iconography: Dolphin, Fish, Pinched fingers
Images: Vase paintings & mosaics pg 1 (below)
Theoi Pages: 1 - 2

ASKLEPIOS

ASKLEPIOS

Modern Spellings: Asclepius (En), Asclépios (Fr), Asclepio (Es, It)
Roman Name: Aesculapius
God of: Medicine, Healing
Parents: God Apollon & Princess Koronis
Spouse: Epione
Offspring: See pg 1 (below)
Animals: Serpent
Plants: Herbs (healing)
Iconography: Serpent-entwined staff
Images: Mosaics pg 1; statues pg 2 (below)
Theoi pages: 1 - 2

THE 9 MOUSAI (Muses)

THE MOUSAI

Modern Spellings: Muses (En, Fr), Musas (Es), Muse (It)
Roman Name: Musae
Goddesses of: Music, Song, Dancing, the Arts
Parents: God Zeus & Titanis Mnemosyne
Names: Kleio, Euterpe, Thaleia, Melpomene, Terpsikhore, Erato, Polyhymnia, Ourania, Kalliope
Animals: Dove
Plants: -
Iconography: Lyre (cithara & barbiton), Laurel wreath, Scroll-chest, Scroll
Images: Vase paintings & mosaics pgs 1, 4, 8 & 9; statues pg 11 (below)
Theoi Pages: 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 - 11

THE 3 KHARITES (Graces)

THE KHARITES

Modern Spellings: Charites (En, Fr), Cárites (Es), Carite (It)
Roman Name: Gratiae
Goddesses of:
Joy, Mirth, Beauty, Adornment, Festivities, Dancing
Parents: God Zeus & Titanis Eurynome
Names: Aglaia, Euphrosyne, Thaleia
Animals: -
Plants: -
Iconography: Dancing circle
Images: Mosaics & frescoes pg 1; statues pg 6 (below)
Theoi Pages: 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6

THE 3 HORAI (Seasons)

THE HORAI

Modern Spellings: Horae (En), Heures (Fr), Horas (Es), Ore (It)
Roman Name: Horae
Goddesses of: the Seasons, Law, Good Order, Peace
Parents: God Zeus & Titanis Themis
Names: Eirene, Dike, Eunomia
Animals: -
Plants: Fruit trees
Iconography: Branches of fruit & blossoms, Basket of fruit, Cornucopia
Images: Vase paintings & mosaics pg 1; statue pg 3 (below)
Theoi Pages: 1 - 2 - 3 - 4

THE 3 MOIRAI (Fates)

Modern Spellings: Moirae (En), Moires (Fr), Moras (Es), Moire (It)
Roman Name: Parcae
Goddesses of: Fate, Destiny
Parents: God Zeus & Titanis Themis
Names: Klotho, Lakhesis, Atropos
Offspring: None (Virgin goddesses)
Animals: -
Plants: -
Iconography: Spinning spool, Thread, Shears
Images: Currently none
Theoi Pages: 1

HERAKLES THEOS

HERAKLES

Modern Spellings: Heracles (En, Es), Héraclès (Fr), Eracle (It)
Roman Name: Hercules
God of: Defender against Evil
Parents: God Zeus & Princess Alkmene
Spouse: Hebe
Offspring: Numerous mortal offspring
Animals: -
Plants: White Poplar
Iconography: Lion skin cape, Gnarled club
Images: Vase paintings see all pages below; statues see God pgs 1 - 3
Theoi Pages 12 Labours: 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 - 11 - 12
Theoi Pages Other Adventures: 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 - 11 - 12
Theoi Pages God: 1 - 2 - 3

OTHER MINOR GODS

For hundreds of other minor gods and spirits see the A-Z Guide.
Those listed here on the Pantheon page were the best known and most widely worshipped gods of ancient Greece.










































































































































































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