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(1) DETAILED FAMILY CHARTS

The complete family tree of the gods is displayed over eight indexed charts. The basic structure follows Hesiod's Theogony, but that author's genealogies have been expanded with a plethora of additional gods, spirits and creatures sourced from other classical sources. Where there is disagreement amongst ancient writers as to the genealogy of a certain character, the oldest and/or most popular source has been selected for the chart.

An additional family tree depicts the divine genealogy given in Hesiod's Theogony.

Click on any name in the chart to view the full page entry for that individual.

INDEX Index of names in the family tree

KEY Overview of and key to reading the charts

CHART 0 The Main Gods
A short tree containing just the main gods of the pantheon. There are three versions of this chart:-
1. Greek Names (Transliterated)
2. Greek Names (English Spelling)
3. Roman Names

CHART 1 The Cosmogony of the Gods
The primordial gods or protogenoi.

CHART 2 The Children of Night
The spirit descendants of Khaos (Air), Nyx (Night) and Eris (Strife).

CHART 3 The Children of Heaven
The Titan gods, their siblings and descendants.

CHART 4 The Children of Sea, Storm and Earth.
The family of sea gods, the monstrous offspring of Typhoeus, and the tribes of earthborn men and giants.

CHART 5 The Gods of Olympos
Thefamily of Zeus, Poseidon and the younger Olympian gods. There are two versions of this chart:
1. Greek Names (Transliterated)
2. Greek Names (English Spelling)

CHART 6 The Okeanides
The daughters of Okeanos.

CHART 7 The Rivers & Nymphs
The rivers and naiad nymphs of North Africa, Asia and North-Eastern Europe.

CHART 8 The Rivers & Nymphs
The rivers and naiad nymphs of Greece and Italy.


(2) POET SPECIFIC GENEALOGIES OF THE GODS

CHART HESIOD The Theogony of Hesiod
The family of gods described in Hesiod's Theogony. There are three versions of this chart:-
1. Greek Names (Transliterated)
2. Greek Names (English Spelling)
3. Roman Names


(3) SHORT FAMILY TREE

This is a simple graphic depiction of the family of the main gods of the pantheon: beginning with the Protogenoi in the centre, the ring of Titan gods and their families on the right, the children of Kronos in a ring at top, and the Olympian offspring of Zeus forming a ring left. The spirits and sea-gods stand bottom left and centre. The background is from a C6th BC Athenian black figure vase painting.






























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