Chart Homer's Iliad and Odyssey: Greek Names (Transilterated Greek)
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Homer's divine genealogy is purely incidental with family relationships being mentioned only in passing. The chart includes the gods as well as minor divinities, giants and fabulous creatures.
Where a name but no family is given, the individual is placed on the chart in the position indicated by Hesiod's Theogony.
So, for example, Homer names both Atlas and Iapetos but does not give their genealogies. As Hesiod describes one as the son of the other they are arranged as such on this chart but without any lines connecting them.




A number of important gods are not mentioned in either the Iliad or the Odyssey. These include Hestia (although the poet is most likely alluding to her when he describes Hera as the eldest daughter of Kronos, i.e. implying he knows of the younger daughters as well), Eros (except perhaps as himeros on the girdle of Aphrodite), Prometheus, Triton, Pan, the Satyrs, the Kouretes (Curetes), Selene (the Moon), Nemesis, and Hekate (however the masculine form of her name, hekatos, is a common epithet for Apollon).


Some of the text of the Iliad and Odyssey may be later interpolations, e.g. Hebe as the wife of Herakles on Olympos.

thelktêsia (beguilements, charms, spells; philotes (loveliness, friendship, love, affection, sexual love, intercourse), himeros (passion of sex, longing, yearning), oaristos (whispered endearment, fond discourse) 14.215

Hebe, Odyssey wife of Herakles

add info on winds, Boreas, Zephyros, etc.

Ate " πρέσβα Διὸς θυγάτηρ Ἄτη"

(epainê Persephoneia)

Zephyros, Xanthos add Iliad 19.415

Zeus erigdoupos, loud-sounding, thunderous

Hephaistos epedanos, weakly, halting ἠπεδα^νός

Helios phaesimbrotos, bringing light ot mortals, shining on them Odyssey 10.138, 191

Atlas holophronos, crafty, sagacious, (magician)

dia Neaira

Titanes called ἔνερθε θεοὶ "[Hypnos asks Hera to swear an oath witnessed by the Titanes below:] With one hand take hold of the prospering earth, with the other take hold of the shining salt sea, so that all the undergods who gather about Kronos may be witnesses to us. Swear that . . .
He spoke, nor failed to persuade the goddess Hera of the white arms, and she swore as he commanded, and called b their names on all those gods who live beneath the Pit, and who are called Titenes. Then when she had sworn this, and made her oath a complete thing, the two went away." Iliad 14.272 ὑποταρτάριος beneath Tartaros, under Tartaros (term also used Hesiod Theogony 851)

Titenes 15.224 "In turth this would have been a fight those other gods whould have heard about, who gather to Kronos beneath us."

Ἠελίου τ᾽ αὐγὴ Ὑπεριονίδαο ἄνακτος

Phorkys, lord of the barren sea atrygetos halos medôn, ἁλὸς ἀτρυγέτοιο μέδοντος

Iliad 19.398 (êlektôr Hyperiôn) like the sun when he crosses above us. (êlektôr = the beaming sun

Persephoneia Iliad 9.456 Zeus Katakhthonios

Maia, spelt Maias Odyssey

Naiades ref

Nymphs ref

Anemoi refs

Titenes epithets

Dionysos spelt Diônyusos, Iliad, Odyssey, as well as Dionusos in Odyssey, Boeotian Diônousos;; other Deunusos, Dinusos, Deinusos

Boreas, Thuellai
"[Zeus to Hera:] You with Boreas (the North Wind's) aid winning over the Thuellai (Stormwinds) drove him [Herakles] on across the desolate sea in evil intention and then on these swept him away to Kos." Iliad 15.26

Golden Maidens Neanides khryseiai, Neanis khryseia Iliad 18.417

Aineias 20.89 , ketos 20.145

Nymphai Orestiades Iliad 6.420 and HH 19.19 sing. Orestias

5.738 AEGIS Phobos (Terror), Eris (Hatred), Alkê (battle-strength, strength, prowess, courage, Iôkê, Gorgeios

ENYO Iliad 5.333, 5.592 same as Eris

Enyo, Enyalios 20.69, Pallas, Atrytone, Phoibos, Kypris, Kronides, Argeiphontes, Tritogeneia, Enn..

ambrosia Odyssey 4.445, 5.93; Iliad 14.170, 16.680, 4.777

ambrosia? 23.185

Aphrodite -- 20.444 "[Odysseus to Telemakhos:] Take the maidservants outside the building . . . and strike them with your long sharp swords till you have taken the life form them and they ahve forgotten all the delights of Aphrodite [i.e. of love] that they had once in the suitor's arms."



ABARBAREE Nêïs Nymphe; Mother of Aisepos and Pedasos by Boukolion, Iliad 6.21

AIDES Son of Kronos and Rhea, brother of Zeus and Poseidon, Iliad 15.187; Husband of Persephoneia, Iliad 9.457, 9.569, Odyssey 10.491, 10.534. 11.635 [i.e. they are paired as a couple, for example, references to the "house of Aides and Persephoneia."]
Other refs: Iliad 1.4, 5.394, 8.367 (Aides), 9.456 (named Zeus Katakhthonios), 20.61 (named Aidoneus) [N.B. There are also many other references to the "House of Aides".]

AIETES Son of Helios and Perse, brother of Kirke, Odyssey 10.136
Other refs: Odyssey 12.70

AIGAIOS Father of Briareus, Iliad 1.403

AIOLOS Son of Hippotas (i.e. patronym Hippotadês), Odyssey 10.1; Father of six daughters and six sons, sons married to daughters, Odyssey 10.5; Warden/Controller of the Winds (tamiês anemôn), Odyssey 10.21
Other refs: Odyssey 10.1-79, 23.314

AISA Destiny, Iliad 20.127 [See also Moira.]

AKHELOIOS a River-God; Iliad 21.194

ALKE Battle-Strength, Iliad 5.740

ALPHEIOS a River-God; Father of Ortilokhos, Iliad 5.545, Odyssey 3.489. 15.187
Other refs: Iliad 11.727, 21.194

AMPHITRITE Odyssey 3.91, 5.422, 12.60;
Named Halosydne, mother of the seals (phôkoi nepodes, seals her brood/children), Odyssey 4.440

ANEMOI the Winds; Iliad 2.145 (Euros, Notos, Zephyros), 5.524 (anemoi, Boreas), 9.4 (anemoi, Boreas, Zephyros), 15.26 (thuellai, Boreas), 23.194-230 (anemoi, Boreas, Zephyros, others); Odyssey 5.295 (Euros, Notos, Zephyros, Boreas), 5.317-332 (anemos thuella, Boreas, Notos, Euros, Zephyros), 5.383 (anemoi, Boreas), 9.71 (anemoi), 9.81 (anemoi, Boreas), 10.19 (anemoi, Aiolos, Zephyros), 11.399 & 406 (anemoi), 12.326 (anemos, Euros, Notos), 12.288 (anemos thuella, Notos, Zephyros), 12.426 (Zephyros, Notos), 13.110 (Boreas, Notos), 14.253 (anemos Boreas), 19.200 (anemos Boreas), 19.206 (Euros, Zephyros)

ANTIOPE Daughter of Asopos, mother of Amphion and Zethos by Zeus, Odyssey 11.261

APHRODITE Daughter of Zeus, Iliad 3.374, 5.131, 5.312, 5.348, 5.427, 5.820, 14.193, 14.224, 20.105, 21.107, 21.416, 23.185, Odyssey 8.308-320; Daughter of Dione, Iliad 5.370; Sister of Ares, Iliad 5.357; Wife of Hephaistos, Iliad 8.267-366; Mother of Aineias by Ankhises, Iliad 2.820, 5.247, 5.312, 20.105 & 112, 20.208, 23.185; Mother of Aineias, Iliad 5.377
Other refs: numerous
N.B. The story of the adultery of Aphrodite is told at a feast by the bard Demodokos and so is not concurrent with the events of the Odyssey. It seems to suggest that the couple were afterwards divorced or their marriage annulled (see Hephaistos below.) In the Iliad as well as Hesiod's Theogony, Aphrodite's consort is Ares, and Hephaistos' wife is one of the Kharites.

APOLLON Son of Zeus and Leto, Iliad 1.9, 1.36, Odyssey 11.318; Son of Zeus, Iliad 15.264, etc., Odyssey 8.334; Son of Leto, Iliad 16.849, 19.413; Son of Leto, brother of Artemis, Iliad 24.604-8; Brother of Artemis, Iliad 20.71, 21.470; Nephew of Poseidon (patrokasignêtos, his father's brother), Iliad 21.469
Other refs: numerous

ARES Son of Zeus and Hera, Iliad 5.888-898; Son of Hera, Iliad 21.412; Brother of Eris, Iliad 4.440; Brother of Aphrodite 5.357; Father of Phobos, Iliad 13.299; Full brother of Hephaistos (implied), Odyssey 8.309;
Father of Askalaphos and Ialmenos by Astyokhe, Iliad 2.512; Father of Askalaphos 13.518, 15.111
Named Enyalios, Iliad 2.651, 20.69
Other refs: numerous

ARIADNE Daughter of Minos, lover of Theseus and (perhaps) of Dionysos (possibly implied, the passage is vague), Odyssey 11.321
Other refs: Iliad 18.591

ARTEMIS Daughter of Zeus and Leto, Iliad 21.502-6; Daughter of Zeus, Iliad 9.536, Odyssey 20.61; Daughter of Leto, Odyssey 6.106; Daughter of Leto, sister of Apollon, Iliad 24.604-8; Sister of Apollon, Iliad 20.71, 21.470
Other refs: Iliad 5.51, 5.447, 6.205, 6.427, 9.532, 16.183, 19.59, 20.39, 20.70, 20.470-513; Odyssey 5.123, 6.102, 11.172, 11.324, 15.410, 15.478, 17.37, 18.202, 19.54, 20.60,

ASOPOS a River-God; Father of Antiope, Odyssey 11.261

ATE Delusion, Ruin; Elder daughter (presba thugatêr) of Zeus, Iliad 19.91 & 126 [N.B. It is perhaps implies that Hera is her mother, for she acts as an agent of the goddess in this passage.]
Other refs: Iliad 9.504

ATHENE Daughter of Zeus, Iliad 1.201, 2.157, 4.22, 8.373, 8.420, 21.420, etc., Odyssey 1.45, 13.359, etc. Brought forth by Zeus 5.875 [N.B. Probably alluding to her birth from the head of Zeus.]; Niece of Poseidon (patrokasignêtos, her father's brother), Odyssey 6.330, 13.341
Other refs: numerous
Odyssey 24.376 (Athenaiê)

ATLAS Father of Kalypso, Odyssey 1.52. 7.245

AXIOS Father of Pelegon by Periboia, Iliad 21.141; Father of Pelegon, Iliad 21.157

BALIOS Horse, Son of Zephyros and the Harpyia Podarge, Iliad 16.149; Son of Podarge, Iliad 19.400
Other refs: Iliad 23.276 (hippoi athanatoi, immortal horses, not named individually here)

BOREAS the North Wind; Twelve horses by the mares of Erikhthonios, Iliad 20.221
Other refs: Iliad 5.524, 5.697, 9.4, 9.357, 15.26, 19.358, 21.346, 23.194-230; Odyssey 5.295. 5.328, 5.328-332. 5.383, 9.67, 9.81, 10.507, 13.110, 14.253, 14.299, 14.475, 14.533, 19.200

BRIAREUS Son of Aigaios, Iliad 1.403

DEIMOS Fear; Iliad 4.440, 15.119 [N.B. He is always paired with Phobos who described as a son of Ares in the Iliad 13.299.]

DEMETER Loved by Zeus (and mother of Persephoneia, implied), Iliad 14.326; Consort of Iasion, Odyssey 5.125
Other refs: Iliad 2.696, 5.500, 13.322, 21.76

DIONE Mother of Aphrodite, Iliad 5.370

DIONYSOS Son of Zeus and Semele, Iliad 14.323-5; Son of Zeus (implied), Iliad 6.138; Husband of Ariadne (perhaps implied, the passage is vague), Odyssey 11.324
Other refs: Iliad 6.132, Odyssey 24.74

EIDOTHEÊ Thea (goddess), daughter of Proteus, Odyssey 4.365, 4.387
Other refs: Odyssey 4.364-446

EILETHYIA Iliad 16.187, 19.103, 19.119; Odyssey 19.188

EILEITHYIAI Daughters of Hera, Iliad 11.270 [N.B. Presumably their father is Zeus. They are named as daughters of Hera first and foremost because they preside over childbirth, which was one of that goddess' prerogatives.]

ENIPEUS a River-God; Odyssey 11.231

EOS the Dawn; Consort of Tithonos, Iliad 11.1, Odyssey 5.1; Lover of Orion, Odyssey 5.121; Lover of Kleitos, Odyssey 15.250; Mother of (Memnon), Odyssey 4.187 [N.B. Memnon is simply referred to as the "son of Eos" here. His name, Memnon, occurs later at 11.522.]
Other refs: Iliad 1.477, 2.48, 8.1, 9.240, 9.662, 11.722, 19.1, 23.109, 23.227, 24.695; Odyssey 2.1, 3.404, 3.491, 4.306, 4.431, 4.576, etc., 23.241, 23.348

EOSPHOROS the Dawn Star, Iliad 23.226 (lower case, slightly personified)

EPHIALTES Giant; Son of Aloeus, brother of Otos, Iliad 5.385; Son of Poseidon and Iphimedeia the wife of Aloeus, brother of Otos, Odyssey 11.305; Nine fathoms tall (enneorgyios)l, nine cubits in breadth (enneapêkhys), Odyssey 11.311

ERINYS the Fury; Iliad 9.454, 9.571, 19.87; Odyssey 2.135, 15.234

ERINYES the Furies; Iliad 15.204, 19.259, 19.418, 21.412; Odyssey 11.280, 20.77

ERIS Battle-Strife, Hatred; Sister of Ares, Iliad 4.440
Other refs: Iliad 5.518, 5.740, 11.73, 18.535, 20.48 (Eris); Iliad 11.3 (Erida); Iliad 5.333, 5.592 (Enyo)

EUROS the East Wind; Iliad 2.145; Odyssey 5.295, 5.331, 12.326, 19.206

EURYMEDON King (basileus) of the Gigantes, father of Periboia, Odyssey 7.57

EURYNOME Daughter of Okeanos, Iliad 18.399

EURYTION A kentauros (centaur), Oydssey 21.295

GAIA the Earth; Mother of Tityos, Odyssey 7.324, 11.576
Other refs: Iliad 3.277, 15.36 (named Gaia); 3.104, 19.259 (named Gê)

GANYMEDES Son of Tros, apotheosis, Iliad 20.232

GIGANTES (Giants), Eurymedon king of the Gigantes, Odyssey 7.59; Kin (egguthen) of the Kyklopes and Phaiekes, Odyssey 7.206
Other refs: Odyssey 7.206; 10.120

GORGO the Gorgon; Iliad 5.741, 8.348, 11.36, 18.240; Odyssey 11.634

GYGE a Lake-God (Limnê), Iliad 20.390 (Iphition, son of Otrynteus, was of his generation, patroiôn, i.e. a descendant of the lake.) [See also NYMPHE NÊÏS of Lake Gyge below.]

HARPYIAI Harpyia Podarge, Iliad 16.150; Harpyiai, Odyssey 1.241, 20.77

HEBE Daughter of Zeus and Hera, wife of Herakles, Odyssey 11.603
Other refs: Iliad 4.2, 5.722, 5.905 [N.B. She attends Hera and Ares, implying that the poet regarded her as the daughter and sister of these two.]

HELENE Daughter of Zeus, Iliad 3.418, 3.426; Daughter of Zeus, wife of Menelaos, Odyssey 4.569

HELIOS the Sun; Son of Hyperion (i.e. patronym Hyperionides), Odyssey 12.176; Father of Aietes and Kirke by Perse, Odyssey 10.136; Father of Lampetie and Phaethousa by Neaira, Odyssey 12.131
Other refs: Iliad 3.104, 3.277, 14.344, 18.239, 19.197, 19.259; Odyssey 1.8, 3.1, 8.271, 11.109, 12.4, 12.269, 12.374, 19.275, 22.388, 23.329, 24.12
Epithet Hyperion refs: Iliad 8.480 (Hyperion Helios), 19.398 (êlektôr Hyperiôn), Odyssey 1.8 (Hyperion Helios), 1.24 (Hyperion), 12.133 (Helios Hyperion), 12.176 (Helios t' augê Hyperionidês anax), 12.346, 12.374 (Helios Hyperion)

HEPHAISTOS Son of Zeus and Hera, Iliad 1.571-9, Odyssey 8.309 (implied, "my two parents"); Son of Hera, Iliad 14.166, 14.239, 14.338, 18.395, 21.330, 21.378; Full brother of Ares (implied), Odyssey 8.309; Husband of Kharis, Iliad 18.382; Husband of Aphrodite, Odyssey 8.267- 366
Other refs: numerous
N.B. Hephaistos is the son of both Zeus and Hera in the Odyssey, and not of Hera alone as in Hesiod's Theogony. In the words of Hephaistos himself says: "I am a cripple from my birth; yet for that my two parents (tokêe duô) are to blame, no one else at all, and I wish they had never begotten me." He further contrasts himself with his (full) brother Ares: "he is handsome and sound-footed and I am a cripple." Odyssey 8.310ff
In the Iliad Hephaistos' wife is Kharis. In the Odyssey a bard named Demodokos tells the tale of Hephaistos' marriage to Aphrodite. The story is from the past and not something concurrent with the events of the Odyssey. It is perhaps implied that the couple were subsequently divorced: "Hold them both fast till her [Aphrodite's] father Zeus has given me [Hephaistos] back all the betrothal gifts I bestowed on him for his wanton daughter." Odyssey 8.317ff

HERAKLES Son of Zeus and Alkmene, Iliad 14.324, 19.98, Odyssey 11.266; Son of Zeus, Iliad 5.396, 5.631, 8.362, 14.250, 14.266, 15.25, 18.117, Odyssey 11.620, 21.25, 21.36; Apotheosis, husband of Hebe, Odyssey 11.601-5; Husband of Megara, Odyssey 11.269; Father of Tlepolemos by Astyokheia, Iliad 2.657; Father of Tlepolemos, Iliad 2.653, 5.627; Father of Thessalos, Iliad 2.679; Sons and grandsons, Iliad 2.666
Other refs: Iliad 11.689, 15.640, 20.145, Odyssey 8.224, 11.601
[N.B. His apotheosis and marriage to Hebe is a late interpolation and not part of the original Homeric text..]

HERÊ (Hera) Daughter of Kronos and Rhea, Iliad 14.203; Eldest (presbytatê) daughter of Kronos, sister and consort (parakoitis) of Zeus, Iliad 4.58; Daughter of Kronos, Iliad 5.720, 8.382, 14.194, 14.243;
Sister (autokasignêtos, her own brother) and sister-in-law (daêr, her husband's brother) of Poseidon, wife and sister of Zeus, Iliad 14.154; Wife and sister of Zeus, Iliad 14.293, 16.432, 18.356 (alokhos, wife, kasignêtê, sister); Wife of Zeus, Iliad 1.518-587 & 609 (alokhos, wife), 1.609, 18.184, 18.365 (parakoitis, consort), 7.411, 10.5, 10.329,13.154, 16.88 (posis, her husband), 14.346, 21.479, 21.512 (alokhos, wife),16.91 (akoitês, her husband), 16.39 (lekhos, marriage-bed); Odyssey 8.465, 15.112, 15.180 (Zeus posis, husband);
Mother of Ares by Zeus, Iliad 5.892; Mother of Ares, Iliad 21.412; Mother of Hephaistos by Zeus, Iliad 1.571-9, Odyssey 8.309 (implied, "my two parents"); Mother of Hephaistos, Iliad 14.166, 14.239, 14.338, 18.396, 21.330, 21.378; Mother of the Eileithyiai, Iliad 11.270; Mother of Hebe by Zeus, Odyssey 11.603
N.B. Hera is descrobed as the eldest daughter of Kronos: "I am likewise a god, and my race is even what yours [Zeus'] is, and I am first of the daughters of devious-devising Kronos, both ways, since I am eldest born and am called your consort, yours, and you in turn are lord over all the immortals." Iliad 4.58ff
Other refs: numerous

HERMES Son of Zeus, Iliad 24.333, Odyssey 5.28, 8.335; Son of Maias, Odyssey 14.435; Father of Eudoros by Polymele, Iliad 16.179
Other refs: numerous

HIPPOI (immortal)

HIPPOI (ERIKHTHONIOI) Horses; Twelve offspring of Boreas by the mares of Erikhthonios, Iliad 20.221
Other refs:

HORAI the Seasons; Iliad 5.749, 8.393, 8.432

HUS (KALYDONIOS) Calydonian Boar, Iliad 9.538

HYPERION Father of Helios (i.e. Helios given patronym Hyperionides), Odyssey 12.176
Other refs: see Helios, the name Hyperion is a common Homeric epithet or by-name for the sun-god

HYPNOS Sleep, Son of Nyx, Iliad 14.259; Brother (kasignetos) of Thanatos, Iliad 14.231; Twin (didymaon) brother of Thanatos, Iliad 16.453, 16.672, 16.681 (didymaon, twins); Bethrothed of Pasithea, Iliad 14.267, 14.275
Other refs: Iliad 14.230-291. 352-278

IAPETOS Iliad 11.479

IASION Consort of Demeter, Odyssey 5.125

IOKE Rout; Iliad 5.740

IRIS the Rainbow; Iliad 2.786. 3.121, 5.353, 5.368, 8.398, 11.185, 15.55, 15.143, 18.166, 23.198, 24.77, 14.143
[N.B. Possibly a daughter of Zeus. Iris refers to Zeus as "my father" or "father" in the Iliad 11.201, although this may simply be the common epithet of the gods rather than an actual family relationship.]

KALYPSO (Calypso), Daughter of Atlas, Odyssey 1.52, 7.245
Other refs: Odyssey 1.14 (thea, nymphe), 1.86 (nymphe)

KASTOR Son of Tyndareos and Leda, brother of Polydeukes, apotheosis, Odyssey 11.298

KENTAUROI (Centaurs); Kheiron as one of the Kentauroi, Iliad 11.832; Kentauros Eurytion, Odyssey 21.295; Kentauroi, Odyssey 21.303
Also named Pheres (Beast-Men), Iliad 1.266, 2.742

KEPHISOS a River-God; Iliad 2.522 (Kephisos potamos dios, the divine river)

KER Death-Doom, Iliad 18.535; Odyssey 11.171 (Ker Thanatoio)

KERES Death-Dooms; Iliad 2.834 (Keres thanatoio), 8.73, 9.411, 12.326 (Keres myriai) 23.79

KETEA Sea-Monsters, Iliad 13.27; Sea-Monster (kêtos), Odyssey 12.60

KETOS Trojan Sea-Monster, Iliad 20.145

KHARIS Wife of Hephaistos, Iliad 18.382

KHARITES (Charites) Graces, Iliad 5.338, 14.267, 14.275; Odyssey 6.18, 8.364, 18.194
Kharites Hoploterai (the younger Graces), Iliad 14.267, 14.275

KHARYBDIS (Charybdis)

KHEIRON (Chiron) One of the Kentauroi (Centaurs), Iliad 11.831
Other refs: Iliad 4.219

KHIMAIRA (the Chimera) Iliad 6.179

KIRKE (Circe), Daughter of Helios and Perse, sister of Aietes,Odyssey 10.136

KRATAIIS Mother of Skylla, Odyssey 12.124 [N.B. The stone of Sisyphos in the Underworld is also called krataiis, Odyssey 11.597.]

KRONOS Father of Zeus, Poseidon and Aides by Rhea, Iliad 15.187; Father of Zeus and Poseidon, Iliad 13.345; Father of Hera by Rhea, Iliad 14.203; Father of Zeus, Hera, other daughters (implied), Iliad 4.58; Father of Zeus, Iliad 1.398, etc.; Father of Hera, Iliad 5.720, 8.382, 14.194, 14.243
Other refs: Iliad 11.479, 14.203, 15.224; Zeus was also frequently titled Kronides or Kronion (son of Kronos)

KYDMOIMOS Confusion; Iliad 18.535

KYKLOPES (Cyclopes), Kin (egguthen) of the Gigantes and Phaiekes, Odyssey 7.206
Odyssey 1.69, 6.4, 9.275, 9.509

KYNA AIDAO Hound of Hades, Iliad 8.367; Odyssey 11.623 [N.B.Later authors name this hound Kerberos (Cerberus).]

KYNES ARGYREIOI KAI KHRYSEIOI Gold and Silver Dogs, Odyssey 7.91 [N.B. These were animated statues crafted by Hephaistos.]

LAISTRYGONES Giants; King Lamos of the Laistrygones, Odyssey 10.81; King (basileus) Antiphates of the Laistrygones and his giant wife (gynê) and daughter (the daughter is "tall and powerful," and the wife "tall as a mountain peak," hosên t' oreos koruphên), Odyssey 10.106-118; Laistrygones resemble Gigantes, Odyssey 10.120
Other refs: Odyssey 10.80-132, 10.198, 23.318

ὅσην τ᾽ ὄρεος κορυφήν

King Lamos Odyssey 10.80

LAMPETIE & PHAETHOUSA Theai, nymphai, daughters of Helios and Neaira, Odyssey 12.131
Lampetie 12.374

LAMPOS Horse; Odyssey 23.246 [N.B. He is one of the two horses of Eos, goddess of the dawn. The other is Phaethon.]

LETO Wife (alokhos) of Zeus, Iliad 21.499; lover of Zeus, Iliad 14.327; consort (parakoitis) of Zeus, Odyssey 11.580; Mother of Apollon by Zeus, Iliad 1.9, 1.36, Odyssey 11.318; Mother of Apollon, Iliad 16.849, 19.413; Mother of Artemis by Zeus, Iliad 21.502-6; Mother of Apollon and Artemis, Iliad 24.604-8; Mother of Artemis, Odyssey 6.106
Other refs: Iliad 5.447, 20.40, 20.72, 21.497ff

LEUKOTHEA Daughter of Kadmos, also named Ino, apotheosis, Odyssey 5.333
Other refs: Odyssey 5.333-374

LITAI Prayers; Daughters/maidens (kourai) of Zeus, Iliad 9.502

MAIAS Mother of Hermes, Odyssey 14.435 [N.B. Her name is spelt Maia by later authors.]

MAIRA Odyssey 11.326

MOIRA Destiny (sing.), Iliad 4.517, 5.613, 5.629, 12.116, 13.602, 18.119, 19.87, 19.410, 21.83, 24.209; Odyssey 3.269, 11.292 [See also Aisa.]

MOIRAI Fates, Destinies; Iliad 24.49 (Moirai); Odyssey 7.197 (named Klôthes, Spinners)

MOUSA Muse (sing.), Daughter (thugater) of Zeus, Odyssey 1.10, 8.488;
Other refs: Iliad 1.1 (invoked simply as thea, goddess), 2.761; Odyssey 1.1, 8.63, 8.480

MOUSAI Muses, Daughters (thugateres) of Zeus, Iliad 2.491, 2.597; Nine (ennea) Mousai, Odyssey 24.60
Other refs: Iliad 1.604, 2.484, 2.594, 11.218, 14.508, 16.112

NEAIRA Mother of Lampetie and Phaethousa by Helios, Odyssey 12.131

NEANIDES KHRYSEIAI Golden Maidens, Iliad 18.417 [N.B. These were animated statues crafted by Hephaistos.]

NEREIDES Daughters of Nereus (i.e. the patronym Nerêides) theai (goddesses), Iliad 18.38, 18.49; Daughters of Geron Halios (the Old Man of the Sea), Iliad 18.36, 18.141; Sisters (kasignêtai) of Thetis, Iliad 18.52, 18.139
Named: Thetis, Glauke, Kymodoke, Thaleia, Nesaie, Speio, Thoë, Halia, Kymothoë, Aktaia, Limnoreia, Melite, Iaira, Amphithoë, Agauë, Doto, Proto, Dynamene, Pherousa, Dexamene, Amphinome, Kallianeira, Doris, Panope, Galateia, Nemertes, Apseudes, Kallianassa, Klymene, Ianeira, Ianassa, Maira, Orietheryia, Amatheia, "and the rest", Iliad 18.39-49
Other refs: Iliad 18.65, 18.432 (named "women of the sea", andrides haliai, not Nereides); 24.84 (named "sea goddesses", theai haliai, not Nereides)

NEREUS [N.B. He is never specifically named Nereus in Homer, although his daughters are given the patronym Nereides.]
Geron Halios, the Old Man of the Sea; Father of Thetis and the Nereides, Iliad 18.36, 18.141; Father of Thetis, Iliad 20.107
[N.B. Phorkys and Proteus are given the title of geron halios in the Odyssey.]

NOTOS the South Wind; Iliad 2.145; Odyssey 5.295, 5.331, 12.288, 12.325, 12.426, 13.110

NYMPHAI Nymphs; : Iliad 11.8, 20.7, 24.615; Odyssey 12.318, 14.435
"The Nymphai who live in the lovely groves, and the springs of rivers and grass of the meadows." Iliad 20.7
[N.B. They are called kourai (maidens) of Zeus, rather than thugateres (daughters) of Zeus.]

NYMPHAI ARGONOMOI Nymphs of the Pastures, Daughters/maidens (kourai) of Zeus, Odyssey 6.105

NYMPHAI NEIADES Nymphs of the Springs; Daughters/maidens (kourai) of Zeus, Odyssey 13.356
Other refs: Iliad 6.21, 20.383 (sing. nymphe nêïs), Odyssey 13.104, 13.356 (pl. nymphai nêiades)
[N.B. In one passage they are described as the kourai (maidens) of Zeus while Athene is named the thugatêr (daughter) of Zeus, Odyssey 13.356.]

NYMPHE NÊÎS (Of Lake Gyge?), Mother of Iphition by Otrynteus, Iliad 20.383

NYMPHAI ORESTIADES Nymphs of the Mountains, Daughters/maidens (kourai) of Zeus, Iliad 6.419

NYSIADES Iliad 6.132 (Dionysoio tithênai, fosterers of Dionysos, of the Nyseion hill) [N.B. Later authors named them Nysiades after the hill.]

NYX Night; Mother of Hypnos and Thanatos (implied), Iliad 14.231 & 259

OKEANOS (River Oceanus), Husband of Tethys, Iliad 14.200, 14.302; Father of the Potamoi (Rivers) (implied), Iliad 20.7, 21.194; Father of Eurynome, Iliad 18.399; Father of Perse, Odyssey 10.136
Other refs: Iliad 11.7, 14.245, 18.402, 18.606; Odyssey 4.567
He is described as the progenitor of the gods, although this is not reflected in the actual offpsring attributed him by Homer:
"I go now to the ends of the generous earth, on a visit to Okeanos, whence the gods have risen, and Tethys our mother." Iliad 14.200
"That river Okeanos, whence is risen the seed of all the immortals." Iliad 14.245

ONEIROI Dreams; Odyssey 24.12

ONEIROS Dream; Iliad 2.6

ORION Giant, Lover of Eos, Odyssey 5.121
Other refs: Oydyssey 11.310

OSSA Rumour; Odyssey 24.413

OTOS Giant; Son of Aloeus, brother of Ephialtes, Iliad 5.385; Son of Poseidon and Iphimedeia the wife of Aloeus, brother of Ephialtes, Odyssey 11.305; Nine fathoms tall (enneorgyios)l, nine cubits in breadth (enneapêkhys), Odyssey 11.311

OURANOS Heaven; Iliad 15.36

PAIËON His descendants (genethlê) in Aigyptos (Egypt), Odyssey 4.232 (iatros, physician)
Other refs: Iliad 5.401, 5.899

PASITHEA One of the younger (hoploterai) Kharites, betrothed of Hypnos, Iliad 14.267, 14.275

PERIBOIA Daughter of Eurymedon, mother of Nausithoos by Poseidon, Odyssey 7.56

PERSE Daughter of Okeanos, mother of Aietes and Kirke by Helios, Odyssey 10.136

PERSEPHONEIA Daughter of Zeus and Demeter (couple named, daughter implied), Iliad 14.326; Daughter of Zeus, Odyssey 11.217; Wife of Aides (i.e. they are paired as a couple), Iliad 9.457, 9.569, Odyssey 10.491, 10.534, 10.564, 11.47, 11.635
Other refs: Odyssey 10.509, 11.213, 11.217, 11.226, 11.385

PHAETHON Horse; Odyssey 23.246 [N.B. He is one of the two horses of Eos, goddess of the dawn. The other is Lampos.]

PHAETHOUSA see Lampetie

PHAIEKES (Phaeacians), Kin (egguthen) of the Kyklopes and Gigantes, Odyssey 7.206; Descended (genethlê, generation) from Poseidon, Odyssey 13.130 [N.B. Perhaps referring only to their kings who were descended from Poseidon.];
Other refs: Odyssey 6.3

PHOBOS Terror; Son of Ares, Iliad 13.299
Other refs: Iliad 4.440, 5.739, 15.119 [He is usually paired with Deimos.]

PHORKYS Father of Thoosa, Odyssey 1.71
Other refs: Odyssey 13.96, 13.345 (Phorkys, halios geron, the old man of the sea) [N.B. In the Iliad the father of Thetis and the Nereides is named halios geron.]

PODARGE Harpyia mother of Xanthos and Balios by Zephyros, Iliad 16.149; Mother of Xanthos and Balios, Iliad 19.400

POLYDEUKES Son of Tyndareos and Leda, brother of Kastor, apotheosis, Odyssey 11.298

POLYPHEMOS Son of Poseidon and Thoosa, Odyssey 1.68-72; Son of Poseidon, Odyssey 9.412. 9.528-36, 11.102

POSEIDON Son of Kronos and Rhea, brother of Zeus and Aides, Iliad 15.187; Younger brother of Zeus, Iliad 15.165, 15.181, 15.204; Son of Kronos, younger brother of Zeus, Iliad 13.345-355; Brother (autokasignêtos, her own brother) and brother-in-law (daêr, husband's brother) of Hera, brother of Zeus, Iliad 14.154; Uncle (patrokasignêtos, father's brother) of Apollon, Iliad 21.469; Uncle of Athene (patrokasignêtos, father's brother), Odyssey 6.330, 13.341;
Father of Polyphemos by Thoosa, Odyssey 1.68-72; Father of Polyphemos, Odyssey 9.412, 9.528-36, 11.102; Father of Otos and Ephialtes by Iphimedeia, Odyssey 11.305;
Father of Kteatos, Iliad 13.185 & 206 (i.e. Kteatos' son is described as the grandson (uiônos) of Poseidon); Father of Nausithoos by Periboia, Odyssey 7.56; Ancestor (genethlê, generation) of the Phaiêkes, Odyssey 13.130; Father of Pelias and Neleus by Tyro, Odyssey 11.241-54
Other refs: numerous

POTAMOI the Rivers; Sons of Okeanos (implied), Iliad 21.194
Other refs: Iliad 3.277, 11.7, 12.17, 20.7, 21.184

POTAMOS Unnamed river-god of Skheriê, Odyssey 5.464

PROTEUS Father of Eidotheê, Odyssey 4.365, 4.387
Names, titles: Odyssey 4.365, 4.384, 4.401, 4.450 (halios gerôn, the old man of the sea), 4.385 (Proteus Aigyptios, of Egypt), 4.386 (hypodmôs, vassal or servant of Poseidon)
Other refs: Odyssey 4.383-573

RHADAMANTHYS Son of Zeus and Europa, brother of Minos, Iliad 14.321
Other refs: Odyssey 4.564 (in Elysion), 7.323

RHEA Mother of Zeus, Poseidon and Aides by Kronos, Iliad 15.187; Mother of Hera by Kronos, Iliad 14.203
[N.B. The Homeric spelling of her name is Rhea rather than Rheia.]

SEIRENES two sirens

SIMOEIS a River-God; Brother of Skamandros, Iliad 21.307
Other refs: Iliad 5.774-8

SKAMANDROS a River-God; Brother of SImoeis, Iliad 21.307
XANTHOS Son of Zeus, Iliad 24.693
Iliad 5.774, 20.40, 20.73, 21.145, 21.194, 21.212-384
"The great deep-eddying river hwo is caleld Xanthos by the gods, but by mortals Skamandros." Iliad 20.73

SKYLLA Daughter of Krataiis, Odyssey 12.124

SPERKHEIOS a River-God; Father of Menesthios by Polydore, Iliad 16.174
Other refs: Iliad 23.141

STYX a River-Goddess; (barely personified)

TETHYS Wife of Okeanos, Iliad 14.200, 14.302

THANATOS Death, Son of Nyx (implied), brother of Hypnos, Iliad 14.231 and 259; Twin (didymaon) brother of Hypnos, Iliad 16.453, 16.672, 16.681
Other refs: Odyssey 11.134, 23.281 (scarcely personified)

THEMIS Iliad 15.87, 20.5; Odyssey 2.68

THETIS Daughter of the Old Man of the Sea 1.358, 1.538, 1.556, 18.36, 18.141, 21.107; Sister of the Nereides, 18.52, 18.139; Wife of Peleus, Iliad 18.432; Mother of Akhilleus, Iliad 1.351, etc.; Wife of Peleus, mother of Akhilleus by Peleus, Iliad 20.206, 24.59
Other refs: numerous

THOOSA Nymphe, mother of Polyphemos by Poseidon, Odyssey 1.70

TITENES Iliad 14.272-80 (named as the "undergods who gather around Kronos" and as Titênes), Iliad 8.479 (Iapetos and Kronos seated in Tartaros, not named Titênes), 15.224 ("gods who gather to Kronos beneath us", not named Titênes) [N.B.The Homeric spelling is Titênes rather than Titanes and it only occurs once in the Iliad 14.279.]

TITHONOS Son of Laomedon, brother of Priamos and others, Iliad 20.237; Consort of Eos, Iliad 11.1, Odyssey 5.1

TITYOS Giant, Son of Gaia, Odyssey 7.324, 11.576; Nine roods tall (ennea pelethra) (about 700 feet), Odyssey 11.577

TYPHOEUS Iliad 2.782 (Typhon), 2.783 (Typhoeus)

XANTHOS see Skamandros

XANTHOS Horse, Horse, Son of Zephyros and the Harpyia Podarge, Iliad 16.149; Son of Podarge (by Zephyros implied), Iliad 19.400 & 415
Other refs: Iliad 23.276 (hippoi athanatoi, immortal horses, not named individually here)

ZEPHYROS the West Wind, Anemos (wind) father of Xanthos and Balios by the Harpyia Podarge, Iliad 16.149, & Iliad 19.415 (implied)
Other refs: Iliad 2.145, 9.4, 19.415, 23.194-230; Odyssey 2.421, 4.402, 4.567, 5.295, 5.331, 7.118, 10.25, 12.408, 12.426, 12.288, 14.458, 19.206

ZEUS Son of Kronos (i.e. epithet Kronides), Iliad 1.498, 2.102, 2.669, etc, Odyssey 1.45, etc.
Son of Kronos and Rhea, brother of Poseidon and Aides, Iliad 15.187; Son of Kronos, elder (proteros) brother of Poseidon, Iliad 13.345-355; Elder brother (proteros genea, elder born) of Poseidon, 15.165, 15.181, 15.204; Brother (daêr, husband's brother re Hera) of Poseidon, brother and husband of Hera,, Iliad 14.154; Brother and husband of Hera, Iliad 14.293, 16.432 (alokhos, his wife, kasignêtê, his sister); Husband of Hera, Iliad 1.518-587 (alokhos, his wife), 1.609, 18.184 (parakoitis, his wife, consort), 7.411, 10.5, 10.329, 13.154 (posis, husband), 13.825, 14.346, 21.479, 21.512 (alokhos, his wife) wife (akoitês, husband) of Hera, son of Kronos 15.91; Odyssey 8.465, 15.112, 15.180 (posis, husband);
Father of Athene, Iliad 1.201, 2.157, 4.22, 8.373, 8.420, etc., Odyssey 1.45, etc.
Father of Ares by Hera, Iliad 5.892; Father of Hephaistos by Hera, Iliad 1.571-9, Odyssey 8.312 (implied, "my two parents"); Father of Apollon, Iliad 15.264;
Father of Artemis, Iliad 9.536; Father of Artemis by Leto, Iliad 21.502-6;
Father of Aphrodite, Iliad 3.374, 5.131, 5.312, 5.348, 5.427, 5.820, 14.193, 14.224, 20.105, 21.107, 21.416, 23.185, Odyssey 8.308-320;
Father of the Mousai (Muses), Iliad 2.491, 2.597; Father of the Mousa (Muse), Odyssey 1.10, 8.488
Father of Hebe by Hera, Odyssey 11.603;
Father of Xanthos (i.e. the river Skamandros), Iliad 24.693;
Father of the Litai, Iliad 9.502; Father of Ate, Iliad 19.91;
Father of Herakles by Alkmene, Iliad 14.324, 19.98, Odyssey 11.266; Son of Zeus, Iliad 5.396, 5.631, 8.362, 14.250, 14.266, 15.25, 18.117, Odyssey 11.620, 21.25, 21.36;
Father of Helene, Iliad 3.418, 3.426, etc. Odyssey 4.184, 4.569, 23.218; Father of Sarpedon by Laodameia 6.198; Father of Sarpedon, Iliad 5.629, 5.673
Father of Minos by Krete, Iliad 13.450; Father of Minos, Odyssey 19.178; Father of Amphion and Zethos by Antiope, Odyssey 11.261
Father of Dardanos, Iliad 20.304; Father of Peirithoös by the wife of Ixion, Perseus by Danaë, Minos and Rhadamanthys by Europa, Herakles by Alkmene, Dionysos by Semele, and children by Demeter and Leto, Iliad 14.317-27
Other refs: numerous