Greek Gods & Goddesses

 

Area : Greek Mythology : Gods & Goddesses

The gods of the Greek pantheon are divided here into several categories. The first three of these--the Olympian gods, Titan gods, & primeval gods--represent the three different generations of gods to rule the cosmos. The next five categories divide the gods according to domain, namely the gods of sky, sea, earth (i.e. rustic and agricultural) and underworld. The final category contains personifications, those gods and spirits which represented abstract ideas, human emotions and conditions.

Olympian Gods & Goddesses
OLYMPIAN GODS
Titans & Titanesses
TITAN GODS
Primeval Gods & Goddesses
PRIMEVAL GODS
 
Underworld Gods & Goddesses
UNDERWORLD
GODS
Sea Gods & Goddesses
SEA GODS
Sky Gods & Goddesses
SKY GODS
 
Rustic Gods & Goddesses
RUSTIC GODS
Agricultural Gods & Goddesses
AGRICULTURAL
GODS
Personifications
ABSTRAcT
PERSONIFICATIONS
 
Deified Men & Women
DEIFIED MORTALS
Cults of the Greek Gods
CULT OF THE GODS
 

HESIOD'S FAMILY TREE OF THE GREEK GODS

Hesiod was the author of the Theogony, an ancient Greek poem describing the genealogy of the gods. A graphic chart of Hesiod's family tree can be found here.

A larger set of family trees including all the gods not mentioned by Hesiod is available here.


MYTHOLOGY IN POST-CLASSICAL ART

The Birth of Aphrodite by the Italian Renaissance painter Botticelli (1444-1510). The wind gods Boreas and Zephyrus waft the goddess to shore where she is clothed by one of the Seasons.

The Birth of Aphrodite by Botticelli

MAIN GODS I OLYMPIANS

GREEK ROMAN
Aphrodite Venus
Apollo Apollo
Ares Mars
Artemis Diana
Athena Minerva
Demeter Ceres
Dionysus Liber
Hephaestus Vulcan
Hera Juno
Hermes Mercury
Hestia Vesta
Poseidon Neptune
Zeus Jupiter

MAIN GODS II OLYMPIANS

GREEK ROMAN
Asclepius Aesculapius
Charites Gratiae
Dioscuri Dioscuri
Eileithyia Lucina
Eros Cupid
Hebe Juventas
Heracles Hercules
Horae Horae
Leto Latona
Moirae Parcae
Muses Musae
Nike Victoria
Tyche Fortuna

MAIN GODS III TITANS

GREEK ROMAN
Atlas Atlas
Cronus Saturn
Oceanus Oceanus
Prometheus Prometheus
Rhea Ops
Tethys Tethys
Themis Themis

MAIN GODS IV PRIMEVAL

GREEK ROMAN
Gaea Tellus
Nyx Nox
Uranus Caelus

MAIN GODS V UNDERWRLD

GREEK ROMAN
Charon Charon
Erinyes Furiae
Hades Dis, Pluto
Hecate Hecate
Persephone Proserpine