Abaris
In Greek mythology Abaris was a priest to the god Apollo. Apollo gave him a golden arrow which rendered him invisible and also cured diseases and gave oracles. Abaris gave the arrow to Pythagoras.
Abas
Abas was the son of Celeus and Metaneira. He mocked Demeter and was turned into a lizard. By some accounts he was the 12th king of Argolis who owned a magic shield.
Abdera
Abdera was an ancient Greek city supposedly founded by Hercules in honour of his friend Abderus.
Abderus
Abderus was a friend of Hercules. Hercules left him to look after the mare of Diomedes, which ate him.
Absyrtus
Absyrtus (Apsyrtus) was a son of Aeetes, King of Colchis and brother of Medea. When Medea fled with Jason she took Absyrtus with her and when her father nearly overtook them she murdered Absyrtus and cut his body into pieces and threw it around the road so that her father would be delayed picking up the pieces of his son.
Acacetus
Acacetus is a name sometimes given to Hermes because of his eloquence.
Acamas
Acamas was a son of Theseus and Phaedra. He went to Troy with Diomedes to demand the return of Helen.
Acastus
Acastus was a son of Pelias. He was one of the argonauts.
Acestes
In Greek mythology, Acestes was a Sicilian bowman who in a trial of skill discharge an arrow with such force that it ignited.
Achaeus
In Greek mythology, Achaeus was a son of Xuthus and Creusa. He returned to Thessaly and recovered the dominions of which his father had been deprived.
Achates
In Greek mythology Achates was a companion of Aeneas in his wanderings subsequent to his flight from Troy. He typified a faithful friend and companion.
Achemon
Achemon and his brother Basalas were two Cercopes who were for ever arguing. One day they insulted Hercules, who tied them by their feet to his club and marched off with them like a brace of hares.
Acheron
Acheron was one of the rivers of Hades.
Acherusia
In Greek mythology, Acherusia was a cave on the borders of Pontus which led to the infernal regions. It was through this cave that Hercules dragged Cerberus to earth.
Achilles
In Greek mythology, Achilles was the son of Peleus, king of the Myrmidons in Thessaly, and of the sea nymph Thetis, who rendered him invulnerable, except for the heel by which she held him, by dipping him in the river Styx. Achilles killed Hector at the climax of the Iliad, and according to subsequent Greek legends was himself killed by Paris, who shot a poisoned arrow into Achilles' heel.
Achmon
Achmon is an alternative spelling for Achemon.
Acis
In Greek mythology, Acis was a son of Faunus and a river nymph. He loved the sea-nymph Galatea and was killed by his jealous rival Polyphemus.
Acrisius
In Greek mythology, Acrisius was a son of Abas and the twin brother of Proetus with whom he quarrelled even in the womb. He was the father of Danae. When Abas died, Acrisius expelled Proetus from his inheritance, but Proetus returned supported by Iobates and Acrisius was compelled to give him Tiryns while he kept Argos.
Actaeon
In Greek mythology, Actaeon was a great hunter who was turned into a stag by Artemis for looking on her while she was bathing. He was subsequently torn to pieces by his own dogs.
Adaro
In the mythology of the Solomon Islands, Adaro is a sea-spirit.
Addanc
The addanc was a dwarf or marine monster which lived near lake llyon. He was killed in some accounts by Peredu who obtained a magic stone which made him invisible.
Adrastea
Adrastea was an alternative name for Nemesis.
Adrastus
Adrastus was the son of Talaus and the king of Argos. He attempted to restore Polynices to his throne at Thebes, he failed but led a second assault leading the Epigoni. He died of grief when he heard that his son had been killed in the Epigoni assault.
Aello
Aello was one of the harpies.
Aeneas
Aeneas was a Trojan hero. He was the son of Anchises and Aphrodite. He led the survivors of the Trojan war to Italy.
Aeolus
Aeolus was the son of Hippotes. He lived on a rocky island where the winds were trapped in caves. He let the winds out as commanded by the gods.
Aesculapius
Aesculapius was the son of Apollo and Coronis. His mother died at his birth, struck by an arrow of Artemis. His father saved him and took him to the physician Chiron who taught Aesculapius about healing.
Agamemnon
In Greek mythology, Agamemnon was a Greek hero of the Trojan wars, son of Atreus, king of Mycenae, and brother of Menelaus. He married Clytemnestra, and their children included Electra, Iphigenia, and Orestes. He sacrificed Iphigenia in order to secure favorable winds for the Greek expedition against Troy and after a ten years' siege sacked the city, receiving Priam's daughter Cassandra as a prize. On his return home, he and Cassandra were murdered by Clytemnestra and her lover, Aegisthus. His children Orestes and Electra later killed the guilty couple.
Ajax
In Greek mythology, Ajax was son of Telamon, king of Salamis, he was second only to Achilles among the Greek heroes in the Trojan War. According to subsequent Greek legends, Ajax went mad with jealousy when Agamemnon awarded the armor of the dead Achilles to Odysseus. He later committed suicide in shame.
Alcaeus
Alcaeus was a son of Perseus and Andromeda.
Alcestis
Alcestis was the wife of Admetus in Greek mythology. Her husband was ill, and according to an oracle would not recover unless someone vowed to die in his place. Alcestis made the vow and her husband recovered. After she died Hercules brought her back from the infernal regions.
Alcides
Alcides is an alternative name for Hercules.
Amaethon
Amaethon was the celtic god of husbandry.
Amazon
in Greek mythology, the Amazons were a group of female warriors living near the Black Sea, who cut off their right breasts to use the bow more easily. Their queen, Penthesilea, was killed by Achilles at the siege of Troy. The Amazons attacked Theseus and besieged him at Athens, but were defeated, and Theseus took the Amazon Hippolyta captive; she later gave birth to Hippolytus.
Ambrosia
In Greek mythology, ambrosia was the food of the gods which was supposed to confer eternal life upon all who ate it.
Amor
Amor was the Roman god of love.
Amphion
In Greek mythology, Amphion was a son of Zeus and Antiope. He was the husband of Niobe. Amphion had great skill in music which he was taught by Hermes. He helped build the walls of Thebes, the stones moving themselves into position at the sound of his lyre.
Amphitrite
Amphitrite was the Greek goddess of the sea and wife of Poseidon.
Amphitryon
In Greek mythology, Amphitryon was King of Thebes, son of Alcaeus and husband of Alcmena.
Amymone
Amymone was a daughter of Danaus. She and her sisters were sent to search for water when Poseidon caused a drought in the district of Argos. Whilst searching she threw a spear at a dear, missed it and hit a satyr which pursued her. She called to Poseidon for help. He came, drove off the satyr and produced a perennial spring for her at Lerna, where he met her.
Anadyomene
Anadyomene is a name of Aphrodite when she was represented as rising from the sea.
Androcles
In Roman mythology, Androcles was a Roman slave who fled from a cruel master into the African desert, where he encountered a crippled lion and took a thorn from its paw. The lion later recognized the recaptured slave in the arena and spared his life. The emperor Tiberius was said to have freed them both.
Andromache
In Greek mythology, Andromache was the wife of Hector.
Andromeda
Andromeda was a daughter of Cepheus and Cassiopea. Perseus found her bound to a rock as a sacrifice to a sea monster. Perseus rescued her after killing the sea monster so that she might become his wife.
Antaeus
Antaeus was the giant son of Poseidon and Ge. He was invincible so long as he remained in contact with the earth. Hercules killed him by picking him up so that his feet were off the ground and then stifling him.
Anteros
In Greek mythology, Anteros was the god of mutual love. He was said to punish those who did not return the love of others.
Anthesteria
Anthesteria was a Greek festival held each year in honour of the gods, particularly Bacchus and to celebrate the beginning of spring.
Antigone
In Greek mythology Antigone was the daughter of Oedipus and Jocasta. She was celebrated for her devotion to her father and her brother Polynices.
Antilochus
In Greek mythology, Antilochus was a son of Nestor. He was a hero of the Trojan war and was renowned for his speed of foot. He was killed by Memnon.
Antiope
In Greek mythology, Antiope was a daughter of Nycteus, King of Thebes. Zeus was attracted by her beauty and came to her in the guise of a Satyr. Antiope conceived twins by Zeus, and scared of her father's wrath fled to Sicyon where she married King Epopeus.
Aphrodisia
Aphrodisia was the festival in celebration of Aphrodite celebrated throughout Greece and Cyprus.
Aphrodite
Aphrodite was the Greek goddess of love. The Romans called her Venus.
Apollo
Apollo was the Roman name of the Greek god Phoebus.
Arachne
In Greek mythology, Arachne was a Lydian woman who was so skillful a weaver that she challenged the goddess Athena to a contest. Athena tore Arachne's beautiful tapestries to pieces and Arachne hanged herself. She was transformed into a spider, and her weaving became a cobweb.
Arcadia
Arcadia was a green mountainous isolated region in the centre of Peloponnese inhabited by shepherds and peasants.
Ares
Ares was the Greek god of storms and tempests. He was a son of Zeus and Hera. He became symbolic with storms and turmoil in human relationships and hence to being the god of war. The Romans called him Mars.
Arethusa
In Greek mythology, Arethusa was a daughter of Nereus and Doris. She was a nympth changed by Artemis into a fountain to enable her to escape the pursuit of Alpheus.
Argonauts
In Greek mythology the Argonauts were heroes who made a hazardous voyage to Colchis with Jason in the ship the Argo to get the golden fleece.
Argus
In Greek mythology the Argus was a beast with a hundred eyes placed by Juno to guard Io.
Ariadne
In Greek mythology Ariadne was the daughter of King Minos. She helped Theseus out of the labyrinth with a thread. She was abandoned by Theseus on the Isle of Naxos where she subsequently met and married Bacchus.
Arimaspians
In Greek mythology the Arimaspians were a one-eyed people who conducted a perpetual war against the griffins in an attempt to steal the griffin's gold.
Aristaeus
In Greek mythology Aristaeus was the son of Apollo and Cyrene. He introduced bee-keeping.
Artemis
Artemis was a Greek goddess of the moon.
Aruspices
The Aruspices (Haruspices) were a class of priests in ancient Rome. Their job was to foretell the future from the entrails of sacrificial victims.
Ascanius
Ascanius was a son of Aeneas and Creusa. He escaped from Troy with his father.
Asclepius
Asclepius was a Greek god of healing. He was the son of Apollo and Coronis. He was taught the art of healing by Cheiron. Zeus killed him with a thunderbolt as a punishment for bringing a dead man back to life.
Astraea
In Greek mythology Astraea was the daughter of Zeus and Themis, the goddess of justice.
Atalanta
In Greek mythology Atalanta was a famous huntress of Arcadia. She was to be married only to someone who could outrun her in a race, the consequence of failure being death.
Ate
Ate was the goddess of infatuation, mischief and guilt. She would mislead men into actions which would be the ruin of them.
Athena
Athena (Athene) was the Greek goddess of intellect. She was the daughter of Zeus and Metis.
Athene
see "Athena"
Atlantiades
Atlantiades was another name for Hermes.
Atlantides
Atlantides was name given to the Pleiades who were fabled to be the seven daughters of Atlas.
Atlantis
In Greek mythology, Atlantis was an island continent, said to have sunk following an earthquake. The Greek philosopher Plato created an imaginary early history for it and described it as a utopia.
Atlas
Atlas was a giant who had to support the heavens upon his shoulders.
Atreus
In Greek mythology Atreus was the son of Pelops and Hippodamia. He was King of Mycenae. To seek revenge on his brother Thyestes for seducing his wife, Atreus gave a banquet at which Thyestes dined on the flesh of his own sons.
Attis
In classical mythology, Attis was a Phrygian god whose death and resurrection symbolized the end of winter and the arrival of spring. He was loved by the goddess Cybele, who drove him mad as a punishment for his infidelity, he castrated himself and bled to death.
Augean stables
in Greek mythology, the Augean stables were the stables of Augeas, king of Elis in southern Greece. One of the labours of Hercules was to clean out the stables, which contained 3,000 cattle and had never been cleaned before. He was given only one day to do the task so he diverted the river Alpheus through their yard.
Aurora
Aurora was goddess of the dawn. She was the daughter of Hyperion and Theia, and sister of Helios and Selene.
Autolycus
In Greek mythology, Autolycus was an accomplished thief and trickster. He was a son of the god Hermes, who gave him the power of invisibility.
Bacchanalia
Bacchanalia were feasts held in honour of Bacchus and characterized by licentiousness and revelry.
Bacchus
Bacchus was another name for Dionysus.
Basalas
see "Achemon"
Bateia
In Greek mythology, Bateia was a daughter of Teucer. She was married to Dardanus by whom she had two sons, Ilus and Erichthonius.
Bellerophon
In Greek mythology, Bellerophon was a victim of slander who was sent against the monstrous chimera, which he killed with the help of his winged horse Pegasus. After further trials, he ended his life as a beggar. His story was dramatized by Euripides.
Bellona
Bellona was the Roman goddess of war.
Beltaine
Beltaine is the name of the feast of the spring equinox.
Bia
In Greek mythology, Bia was a son of Styx and the Titan Pallas. Bia was the personification of might and force.
Boan
Boan was another name for Dana. In this version of events, Boan visited a sacred well which, to punish her for breaking the law, rose up and pursued her to the sea and thus became the river Boyne where lived the salmon of knowledge which fed on nuts dropped from the nine hazel trees at the water's edge.
Boreas
Boreas was the north wind god. He was the son of Astraeus and Aurora.
Bromius
Bromius was another name for Dionysus.
Bucentaur
The bucentaur was a mythical creature, half man and half ox
Cadmus
Cadmus was the founder of the ancient city of Cadmeia and gave the Greeks an alphabet.
Caduceus
Caduceus is the winged and serpent twisted staff or wand of Hermes.
Calliope
Calliope was the muse of heroic poems. She was the chief of the muses.
Callisto
Callisto was a daughter of Lycaon. She was one of Artemis' huntresses. She bore arcas to Zeus. To conceal their affair, Zeus turned her into a bear.
Calypso
In Greek mythology, Calypso was a sea nymph who waylaid the homeward-bound Odysseus for seven years.
Cassandra
In Greek mythology, Cassandra was the daughter of Priam, King of Troy. Her prophecies were never believed, because she had rejected the love of the god Apollo. She was murdered with Agamemnon by his wife Clytemnestra, having been awarded as a prize to the Greek hero on his sacking of Troy.
Castor
Castor was the twin brother of Polydeuces. He was a son of Zeus and Leda. He, like his brother was born from an egg after Zeus visited Leda disguised as a swan.
Celaeno
Celaeno was one of the harpies.
Celeus
In Greek mythology, Celeus was King of Eleusis and the husband of Metaneira.
Centaur
A centaur was a beast half horse, and with the head, torso and arms of a man.
Cepheus
Cepheus was the king of Aethiopia. He displeased Poseidon by having a beautiful daughter, Andromeda. Poseidon then sent floods and a sea monster to terrorise the area until cepheus gave his daughter as a sacrifice to the sea monster.
Cerberus
Cerberus was a huge and savage dog with 3 heads which guarded the entrance to Hades. He was the offspring of Echidne and Typhon.
Cercyon
Cercyon was a son of Hephaestus. He was king near Eleusis. He challenged all travellers and wrestled them to death untill he challenged and was killed by Theseus.
Ceres
Ceres was the Roman goddess of agriculture, equivalent to the Greek Demeter.
Cestus
In Greek mythology, the cestus was a girdle worn by Aphrodite and which was endowered with the power of exciting love towards the wearer.
Chalybes
The Chalybes were mythical inhabitants of north Asia Minor who invented iron working.
Chaos
In Greek mythology, Chaos was the infinite space before Ge (the earth) was created.
Charites
The Charites were the Greek goddesses of gracefulness and the charms of beauty.
Charon
Charon was the ferryman who transported the dead across the river Styx to Hades.
Charybdis
In Greek mythology, the charybdis was a whirlpool formed by a monster of the same name on one side of the narrow straits of Messina, Sicily, opposite the monster Scylla.
Cheiron
Cheiron was a centaur. He was a son of Cronus and Philyra. He learnt hunting and medicine from Apollo and Artemis.
Chimaera
The chimaera was a monster composed of the head of a lion, the body of a goat and a serpant for a tail. Bellerophon was sent to slay it.
Circe
In Greek mythology, Circe was an enchantress living on the island of Aeaea. In Homer's Odyssey, she turned the followers of Odysseus into pigs. Odysseus, bearing the herb moly provided by Hermes to protect him from the same fate, forced her to release his men.
Clio
Clio was the muse of history.
Clytemnestra
In Greek mythology, Clytemnestra was the wife of Agamemnon. With the help of her lover Aegisthus, she murdered her husband and his paramour Cassandra on his return from the Trojan War, and was in turn killed by her son Orestes.
Comus
Comus was a Greek and Roman god of banquets.
Corbenic
Corbenic was the castle in the Arthurian legend in which the Holy Grail was kept.
Cornucopia
In Greek mythology, the cornucopia was one of the horns of the goat Amaltheia, which was caused by Zeus to refill itself indefinitely with food and drink.
Cratos
Cratos was a son of Uranus and Gaea. He was very strong.
Creusa
In Greek mythology, Creusa was the daughter of Erechtheus and wife of Xuthus. She was also loved by Apollo.
Cronus
Cronus was the son of Uranus. He succeeded to the throne of the gods when Uranus was deposed. He married Rhea. He appears in Greek mythology.
Cupid
Cupid was another name for Amor.
Cupido
Cupido is an alternative spelling for Cupid.
Curetes
In Greek mythology the Curetes were attendants of Rhea. They were supposed to have saved the infant Zeus from his father Cronus and then to have become a sort of bodyguard of the god.
Cybele
Cybele was the Great Mother Goddess of the Phrygians and later the Greeks and Romans.
Cyclops
In Greek mythology, the Cyclops wereone of a race of Sicilian giants, who had one eye in the middle of the forehead and lived as shepherds. Odysseus blinded the Cyclops Polyphemus in Homer's Odyssey.
Daedalus
In Greek mythology, Daedalus was an Athenian artisan supposed to have constructed for King Minos of Crete the labyrinth in which the Minotaur was imprisoned. When Minos became displeased with him, Daedalus fled from Crete with his son Icarus using wings made by them from feathers fastened with wax.
Daemons
The daemons were an order of invisible beings. Zeus assigned one daemon to each man to attend, protect and guide him.
Danaans
The Danaans were one of the 3 Nemedian families who survived the Fomorian victory. The brought the stone of destiny from Falias.
Danae
In Greek mythology, Danae was daughter of Acrisius, king of Argos. He shut her up in a bronze tower because of a prophecy that her son would kill his grandfather. Zeus became enamored of her and descended in a shower of gold; she gave birth to Perseus.
Daphne
Daphne was a daughter of Peneus. She was pursued by Apollo and asked to be turned into a laurel tree to escape him, which she was.
Daphnis
Daphnis was a son of Hermes and a nymph. He was raised by Sicillian shepherds when his mother abandoned him.
Dardanus
In Greek mythology, Dardanus was a son of Zeus and Electra. He was originally a king in Arcadia, he migrated to Samothrace and from there to Asia where Teucer gave him the site of his town, Dardania. He married Bateia.
Deianeira
Deianeira was the daughter of Oeonus and the wife of Hercules.
Deidamia
Deidamia fell in love with Achilles and bore him Neoptolemus.
Demeter
Demeter was a Greek goddess of the earth. She is also called Ceres. She was the nourishing mother, bringing forth fruits. She was a daughter of Cronus and Rhea.
Demigod
A demigod was a Greek hero. They were men who posessed god-like strength and courage and who had performed great tasks in the past.
Deucalion
In Greek mythology, Deucalion was the son of Prometheus. Warned by his father of a coming flood, Deucalion and his wife Pyrrha built an ark. After the waters had subsided, they were instructed by a god to throw stones over their shoulders which then became men and women.
Dia
Dia is an alternative name for Hebe.
Diana
Diana was the Roman name for the Greek goddess Artemis.
Dike
Dike was the attendant of justice to Nemesis.
Dionysus
Dionysus was a Greek god of happiness. He was also called Bacchus and Iacchus.
Dis
In Roman mythology, Dis was the god of the underworld, also known as Orcus.
Discordia
Discordia was the Roman goddess of strife.
Dryades
The dryades were nymphs of the woods and trees.
Echo
Echo was a mountain nymph and a servant of Hecate.
Eirene
Eirene was the goddess of peace.
Electra
In Greek mythology, Electra was daughter of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra, and sister of Orestes and Iphigenia. Her hatred of her mother for murdering her father and her desire for revenge, fulfilled by the return of her brother Orestes, made her the subject of tragedies by the Greek dramatists Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides.
Electryon
Electryon was a son of Perseus and Andromeda.
Elementals
The Elementals are creatures or spirits of the elements. They are the forces of nature.
Elysium
In Greek mythology, Elysium was originally another name for the Islands of the Blessed, to which favored heroes were sent by the gods to enjoy a life after death. It was later a region in Hades.
Endymion
In Greek mythology, Endymion was a beautiful young man loved by Selene, the Moon goddess. He was granted eternal sleep in order to remain forever young.
Enyo
Enyo was the Greek goddess of war.
Eos
Eos was the goddess of dawn. She was the daughter of Hyperion and Thia, and sister of Helios and Selene.
Epaphus
In Greek mythology, Epaphus was a son of zeus and Io who was born on the River Nile. He became King of Egypt and married Memphis, or by some accounts Cassiopeia. he had a daughter, Libya, who gave her name to the African country of Libya.
Epigoni
The Epigoni were the descendants of the seven against Thebes who attacked the city ten years after their fathers had done so. They were organised by Adrastus.
Epimetheus
Epimetheus was the brother of Prometheus.
Erato
Erato was the muse of love and marriage songs.
Erebus
Erebus was the Greek god of darkness.
Erechtheus
In Greek mythology, Erechtheus (Erichthonius) was an Attic hero, said to have been the son of Hephaestus and Atthis. He was brought up by Athena.
Erichthonius
see "Erechtheus"
Eridanus
Eridanus was a Greek river god known as the king of rivers. He was a son of Oceanus and Tethys.
Erinys
Erinys was the attendant of vengeance to Nemesis.
Eris
Eris was the Greek goddess of strife.
Eros
Eros was the Greek god of love. He was the son of Aphropdite.
Eteocles
In Greek mythology, Eteocles was a son of the incestuous union of Oedipus and Jocasta and brother of Polynices. He denied his brother a share in the kingship of Thebes, thus provoking the expedition of the Seven against Thebes, in which he and his brother died by each other's hands.
Europa
Europa was the daughter of Agenor. She was carried off by Zeus who had transformed himself into a great white bull.
Eurus
Eurus was the east wind god.
Euryale
Euryale was one of the gorgons.
Eurydice
In Greek mythology, Eurydice was the wife of Orpheus. She was a dryad, or forest nymph, and died from a snake bite. Orpheus attempted unsuccessfully to fetch her back from the realm of the dead.
Euterpe
Euterpe was the muse of music.
Fama
Fama was an alternative name for Pheme.
Fate
In Greek and Roman mythology, the Fates was goddesses who decreed what would happen to both men and gods.
Fauna
Fauna was a Roman goddess.
Faunus
Faunus was a Roman god similar to Pan.
Flora
Flora was the Roman goddess of flowers, youth, and spring.
Fortuna
Fortuna was the Roman goddess of luck.
Furiae
The Furiae were attendants of Hades and Persephone.
Gaea
Gaea was a Greek goddess of the earth.
Galatea
In Greek mythology, Galatea was the daughter of Nereus and Doris. She rejected the advances of the Cyclops Polyphemus and instead gave herself to the Sicilian shepherd Acis. Polyphemus crushed Acis beneath a rock.
Ganymeda
Ganymeda is an alternative name for Hebe.
Ganymedes
Ganymedes was a son of the Trojan king Tros. He was carried off by Zeus and became the cup-bearer of the gods.
Genii
Genii is an alternative name for the daemons.
Golden fleece
The golden fleece was the fleece of the ram on which Phrixus had escaped and was given to aetes the king of colchis. It hung from an oak tree in the grove of Ares where a dragon guarded it.
Gordian Knot
In Greek mythology, the Gordian Knot was tied by King Gordius, and could only br unravelled by a future conquerer of Asia. Alexander cut it with his sword in 334BC.
Gorgons
The gorgons were three daughters of Phorcys and Ceto.
Graces
Graces is an alternative name for the Charites.
Graeae
The Graeae were three daughters of Phorcys and Ceto. They had only one eye and one tooth between them which they shared. Perseus forced them to tell him where he could find Medusa by stealing their solitary eye and tooth.
Griffin
The griffin was a mythical monster, the supposed guardian of hidden treasure, with the body, tail, and hind legs of a lion, and the head, forelegs, and wings of an eagle.
Guatrigakwitl
In Wishok mythology, Guatrigakwitl is the creator who made all things.
Hades
Hades was the Greek god of the underworld. He was a son of Cronus.
Haemus
In Greek mythology, Haemus was a son of Boreas and Oreithyia. He married Rhodope and by her had a son, Hebrus. He and his wife presumed to assume the names of Zeus and Hera and were turned into mountains for their insolence.
Harmonia
Harmonia was the daughter of Ares and Aphrodite. She married Cadmus. At the wedding she was given a necklace made by Hephaestus which confered irresistible beauty upon the wearer.
Harpies
The harpies were employed by the gods to carryout the punishment of crime.
Hebe
Hebe was the goddess of youth. She was the daughter of Zeus and Hera.
Hebrus
In Greek mythology, Hebrus was a river god. He was the son of Haemus and Rhodope.
Hecate
Hecate was a Greek goddess of the moon and spirits. Dogs were sacred to her.
Hector
In Greek mythology, Hector was a Trojan prince, son of King Priam and husband of Andromache, who, in the siege of Troy, was the foremost warrior on the Trojan side until he was killed by Achilles.
Helen
In Greek mythology, Helen was the daughter of Zeus and Leda, and the most beautiful of women. She married Menelaus, King of Sparta, but during his absence, was abducted by Paris, Prince of Troy. This precipitated the Trojan War. Afterwards she returned to Sparta with her husband.
Helicon
Helicon was a mountain in central Greece, on which was situated a spring and a sanctuary sacred to the Muses.
Helios
Helios was the Greek god of physical light.
Hemera
Hemera was the Greek goddess of day. She was born from Erebus and Nyx. She emerged from Tartarus as Nyx left it and returned to it as she was emerging from it.
Hephaestus
Hephaestus was the Greek god of volcanic fire. The Romans called him Vulcan. He was the son of Zeus and Hera.
Hera
Hera was a Greek goddess. She was mother to Hephaestus.
Heracles
see "Hercules"
Hercules
In Greek and Roman mythology, Hercules (Heracles) was considered as the perfect athlete. He was given twelve labours. 1) Kill the Nemean lion. 2) Destroy the Lernean hydra. 3) Capture alive the Erymanthian boar. 4) Capture alive the Ceryneian stag. 5) Kill the Stymphalian birds. 6) Clean the Augean stables. 7) Bring alive into Peloponnesus the Cretan bull. 8) Obtain the horses of Diomedes. 9) Obtain the girdle of Hippolyte. 10) Kill the monster and cattle of Geryon. 11) Obtain the apples of Hesperides. 12) Bring from the infernal regions Cerbeus the three headed dog of Hades.
Hermaphroditus
In Greek mythology, Hermaphroditus was the son of Hermes and Aphrodite. He was loved by a nymph who asked for eternal union with him. Her request was granted and they became one body with both male and female sex organs.
Hermes
Hermes was the Greek god of oratory. He was a son of Zeus and Maia.
Hesperides
The Hesperides were daughters of Atlas and Hesperis.
Hestia
Hestia was a Greek goddess. She was a daughter of Cronus and Rhea. She was goddess of the hearth. She was also called Vesta.
Hippocoon
In Greek mythology, Hippocoon was a King of Sparta. He was the son of Oebalus and Gorgophone. He refused to purify Hercules after he murdered Iphitus and further offended Hercules by killing Oeonus.
Hippolytus
In Greek mythology, Hippolytus was the son of Theseus. When he rejected the love of his stepmother, Phaedra, she falsely accused him of making advances to her and turned Theseus against him. Killed by Poseidon at Theseus' request, he was in some accounts of the legend restored to life when his innocence was proven.
Horae
The horae were the Greek goddesses of the seasons. They were daughters of Zeus and Themis.
Hydra
In Greek mythology, the Hydra was a huge monster with nine heads. If one were cut off, two would grow in its place. One of the 12 labours of Hercules was to kill it.
Hygea
Hygea was the daughter of Aesculapius. She was the goddess of health.
Hymen
Hymen was the Greek and Roman god of marriage.
Hymenaeus
Hymenaeus is an alternative name for Hymen.
Hypnos
Hypnos was a son of night, and twin brother of Thanatos. He provided rest and relieved pain.
Iacchus
Iacchus is an alternative name for Dionysus.
Icarus
Icarus escaped from the Minos labyrinth by means of wings made by his father Daedalus. In escaping he flew too close to the sun, the wax holding the feathers to the wings melted and icarus fell into the sea and drowned.
Io
In Greek mythology, Io was the daughter of Inachus. She was beloved of Zeus. Zeus changed her into a white heifer to protect her from the jealousy of Hera.
Iphigenia
In Greek mythology, Iphigenia was a daughter of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra. She was sacrificed by her father at Aulis to secure favorable winds for the Greek fleet in the expedition against Troy, on instructions from the prophet Calchas. According to some accounts, she was saved by the goddess Artemis, and made her priestess.
Irene
Irene was the Greek goddess of peace. She was sometimes regarded as one of the Horae, who presided over the seasons and the order of nature, and were the daughters of Zeus and Themis.
Iris
Iris was the goddess of the rainbow. She was the daughter of Thaumas and Electra. She was a sister of the harpies. She was a messenger who conveyed divine commands from Zeus and Hera to mankind.
Ixion
In Greek mythology, Ixion was King of the Lapithae in Thessaly who was punished for his wickedness by being tied to a perpetually revolving wheel of fire.
Janus
Janus was a two faced Roman god of beginnings and ends.
Jason
Jason was the rightful king of Iolcus. He was smuggled out of Iolcus by Cheiron. When Jason returned to claim his birthright, Pelias sent him to fetch the golden fleece from Colchis.
Jocasta
Jocasta was the wife of Laius the king of Thebes. She unwittingly had incest with Oedipus, bringing a plague on Thebes. Her father sacrificed himself to rid Thebes of the plague. Jocasta hanged herself when she learnt the truth of her marriage to Oedipus.
Juno
Juno was the Roman name for the Greek goddess Hera.
Jupiter
Jupiter was the Roman name for the Greek god Zeus.
Kahit
In Wintun mythology, Kahit is the wind god.
Khuno
In Aymara mythology, Khuno is the god of snowstorms.
Lacedaemon
In Greek mythology, Lacedaemon was a son of Zeus and Taygete. He married Sparte. He was King of Lacedaemon and named the capital city Sparta after his wife.
Laestrygones
The Laestrygones were a race of giant cannibals. They were ruled by Lamus. At Telepylos Odysseus lost all but one of his ships to them.
Laius
Laius was the king of Thebes and father of Oedipus.
Laocoon
Laocoon was a Trojan prophet, son of Antenor and a priest of Apollo and Poseidon. He warned the Trojans against the Wooden Horse.
Laodice
Laodice was a daughter of Priam and the wife of Helicaon. When Troy fell she was swallowed by the earth.
Lares
The Lares were beings of the Roman religion protecting households and towns.
Larissa
Larissa was a city in Thessaly where Achilles was reportedly born.
Leda
Leda was a daughter of Thestius. She was the wife of Tyndareus. She was seduced by Zeus and gave birth to two eggs. From one hatched her daughter Helen and son Polydeuces, and from the other hatched Castor.
Lemnos
Lemnos was a small island at the mouth of the Hellespont. Hephaestus landed on Lemnos when Zeus threw him out of heaven, and set up a forge on the island.
Lethe
In Greek mythology, Lethe was a river of the underworld whose waters, when drunk, brought forgetfulness of the past.
Leto
In Greek mythology Leto was the mother of Apollo.
Leuce
Leuce was a nymph loved by Hades. He turned her into a white poplar tree.
Liber Pater
Liber Pater was an ancient Italian god of the vine.
Libera
Libera was the Roman name for the Greek goddess Persephone.
Litai
Litai was the goddess of recompense.
Luna
Luna was the Roman name of the Greek goddess Selene.
Lutinus
Lutinus was the Roman name for the Greek god Priapus.
Maia
In Greek mythology, Maia was the daughter of Atlas and the mother of Hermes.
Manes
The manes were the souls of departed people in the Greek and Roman religions.
Mars
Mars was the Roman name for the Greek god Ares.
Marsyas
In Greek mythology, Marsyas was a satyr who took up the pipes thrown down by the goddess Athena and challenged the god Apollo to a musical contest. On losing, he was flayed alive.
Medea
In Greek mythology, Medea was the sorceress daughter of the king of Colchis. When Jason reached Colchis, she fell in love with him, helped him acquire the Golden Fleece, and they fled together. When Jason later married Creusa, daughter of the king of Corinth, Medea killed his bride with the gift of a poisoned garment, and then killed her own two children by Jason.
Meditrina
Meditrina was a Roman goddess of health. She was a sister of Hygea.
Medusa
Medusa was the youngest and most beautiful of the gorgons. She loved Poseidon and desecrated the temple of Athene by meeting Poseidon there. For this she was punished by having her hair turned to snakes. The result was her appearance was so hideous to behold that it would turn the viewer to stone.
Megapenthes
In Greek mythology, Megapenthes was a son of Proetus and King of Argos. He exchanged his dominion with that of Perseus and afterwards killed Perseus.
Melpomene
Melpomene was the muse of tragedy.
Memnon
Memnon was the son of Eos and Tithonus. He was the king of Ethiopia who helped the Trojans and killed many Greeks. He was killed by Achilles in single combat whilst Zeus weighed their fates in the balance.
Menelaus
Menelaus was the husband of Helen of Troy.
Mercury
Mercury was the Roman name for the Greek god Hermes.
Midas
In Greek mythology, Midas was a king of Phrygia who was granted the gift of converting all he touched to gold. He soon regretted his gift, as his food and drink were also turned to gold. For preferring the music of Pan to that of Apollo, he was given ass's ears by the latter.
Minerva
Minerva was the Roman name of the Greek goddess Athene.
Minos
In Greek mythology, Minos was a king of Crete (son of Zeus and Europa), who demanded a yearly tribute of young men and girls from Athens for the Minotaur. After his death, he became a judge in Hades.
Minotaur
In Greek mythology, the Minotaur was a monster, half man and half bull, offspring of Pasiphae, wife of King Minos of Crete, and a bull. It lived in the Labyrinth at Knossos, and its victims were seven girls and seven youths, sent in annual tribute by Athens, until Theseus killed it, with the aid of Ariadne, the daughter of Minos.
Mnemosyne
Mnemosyne was the mother of the muses. She signified the memory of great events.
Moerae
Moerae was the Greek goddess of right and reason.
Momus
Momus was the ancient Greek god of jeering.
Morpheus
Morpheus was an ancient Greek god of dreams.
Muse
see "muses"
Muses
The muses were nympths of the springs.
Myrtilus
Myrtilus was the son of Hermes.
Na'iads
In Greek mythology, the Na'iads were nymphs of fountains and brooks.
Narcissus
In Greek mythology, Narcissus was a beautiful youth who rejected the love of the nymph Echo and was condemned to fall in love with his own reflection in a pool. He pined away and in the place where he died a flower sprang up that was named after him.
Nauplius
Nauplius was the son of Amymone and Poseidon. He was the wrecker of Nauplia.
Nemesis
Nemesis was the goddess of punishment.
Neptune
Neptune was the Roman name for the Greek god Poseidon.
Nereid
In Greek mythology, the Nereid were 50 sea goddesses, or nymphs, who sometimes mated with mortals. Their father was Nereus and their mother was Doris.
Nereus
Nereus was a sea god. He was a son of Pontys and Gaea.
Nike
Nike was the goddess of victory. She was the daughter of Pallas and Styx.
Niobe
In Greek mythology, Niobe was the daughter of Tantalus and wife of Amphion, the king of Thebes. She was contemptuous of the goddess Leto for having produced only two children, Apollo and Artemis. She died of grief when her own 12 offspring were killed by them in revenge, and was changed to stone by Zeus.
Notus
Notus was the south wind god.
Nymph
A nymph was a higher being than a human, but not immortal like a god. They were respected in mythology.
Nymphs
see "nymph"
Nyx
Nyx was a goddess of night. She was a daughter of Chaos. She married Erebus.
Oceanides
The oceanides were 40 sea nymphs of the ocean. They were the daughters of Oceanus.
Oceanus
Oceanus was the son of Uranus and Gaea. He was the only Titan not to revolt against Uranus.
Ocypete
Ocypete was one of the harpies.
Odysseus
Odysseus was a Greek hero. He devised the strategy of the wooden horse used by the Greeks to conquer Troy.
Oedipus
Oedipus was the son of Laius. The Delphic oracle foretold that Laius would be killed by his son, so Oedipus was abandoned on mount Cithaeron with a nail through his feet. However, he was found by a shepherd and raised by Polybus. Hearing that he would kill his father, Oedipus left Corinth and met Laius on his travel. He killed him in an argument not knowing who he was.
Oeonus
In Greek mythology, Oeonus was a son of Licymnius. He was attacked by a dog belonging to the sons of Hippocoon, he threw a stone at the dog and in revenge the sons of Hippocoon killed him.
Oileus
Oileus was one of the Argonauts, he was the father of Ajax.
Omphale
Omphale was queen of Lydia. She bought Hercules as a slave who stayed with her for 3 years.
Oneiros
Oneiros was the ancient Greek god of dreams.
Ops
Ops was the Roman goddess of plenty and the personification of abundance.
Oreades
The oreades were mountain nymphs.
Orestes
Orestes was the son of Clytemnestra and Agamemnon. As a child he was smuggled out of Mycenae by his sister Electra when Clytemnestra and Aegisthus seized power. He later killed Clytemnestra with the help of Electra and Pylades and was punished by the Erinnyes.
Orion
Orion was a giant and son of Poseidon. He was a hunter and very handsome. He was promised the hand of Merope whom he loved if he could ride Chios. He did but was not given Merope so he seduced her. Apollo caused his death at the hands of Artemis who put his image in the stars.
Orpheus
Orpheus was a mythical Greek poet and musician. The son of Apollo and a muse, he married Eurydice, who died from the bite of a snake. Orpheus went down to Hades to bring her back and her return to life was granted on condition that he walk ahead of her without looking back. He did look back and Eurydice was irretrievably lost. In his grief, he offended the maenad women of Thrace, and was torn to pieces by them.
Pales
Pales was a Roman god of cattle-rearing.
Pallas
In Greek mythology Pallas was one of the Titans. He was a son of Crius and Eurybia and brother of Astraeus and Perses. He married Styx and fathered Zelus, Cratos, Bia and Nike.
Pan
Pan was the Greek god who looked after shepherds and their flocks. His parentage is unsure. In some accounts he is the son of Zeus, in others the son of Hermes. His mother was a nymph.
Pandarus
In Greek mythology, Pandarus was the leader of the forces of Zeleia in Lycia at the Trojan War. He was the second best Greek archer (next to Paris) and fought in the Trojan War as an archer.
Pandion
In Greek mythology, Pandion was a son of Erichthonius, the King of Athens.
Pandora
Pandora was a woman made by the gods. She was taken to Epimetheus by Hermes. He made her his wife, against his brother's advice. Pandora came with a sealed vase. Her husband was tempted and opened the vase from which came all the troubles, weariness and illnesses that mankind is now burderned with.
Paris
In Greek mythology, Paris was a prince of Troy whose abduction of Helen, wife of King Menelaus of Sparta, caused the Trojan War. Helen was promised to him by the goddess Aphrodite as a bribe, in his judgment between her beauty and that of two other goddesses, Hera and Athena. Paris killed the Greek hero Achilles by shooting an arrow into his heel, but was himself killed by Philoctetes before the capture of Troy.
Pasiphae
In Greek mythology, Pasiphae was the wife of King Minos of Crete and mother of Phaedra and of the Minotaur.
Patroclus
Patroclus was a cousin and close friend of Achilles. He was killed by Hector in the Trojan wars.
Pax
Pax is an alternative name for Eirene.
Pegasus
Pegasus was the winged horse offspring of Medusa and Poseidon.
Peirithous
In Greek mythology, Peirithous was a King of the Lapiths and a son of Ixion and Dia. He waged war against the Centaurs and helped Theseus carry off the Amazon Antiope and later Helen. He tried to abduct Persephone, but was bound to a stone seat by her husband Hades and remained a prisoner in the underworld.
Pelias
Pelias was king of Iolcus and half-brother of Jason.
Penelope
In Greek mythology, Penelope was the wife of Odysseus, the king of Ithaca; their son was Telemachus. While Odysseus was absent at the siege of Troy she kept her many suitors at bay by asking them to wait until she had woven a shroud for her father-in-law, but unraveled her work each night. When Odysseus returned, after 20 years, he and Telemachus killed her suitors.
Peneus
Peneus was a river god. He was a son of Oceanus and Tethys.
Persephone
Persephone was a Greek goddess. She was the daughter of Zeus and Demeter. Hades obtained sanction from Zeus to carry her off by force and marry her.
Perseus
Perseus found Medusa asleep and cut her head off which he presented to Athene. He married Andromeda.
Phaea
In Greek mythology, Phaea was the Crommyonium Sow a wild pig said to have been the offspring of Echidna and Typhon. It ravaged the town of Crommyon on the Isthmus of Corinth until it was destroyed by Theseus.
Phaedra
In Greek mythology, Phaedra was a daughter of Minos, King of Crete and Pasiphae. Her unrequited love for Hippolytus led to his death and her suicide.
Pheme
Pheme was the goddess of fame. She was a daughter of Gaea.
Phoebus
Phoebus was the Greek god of enlightenment.
Picus
Picus was a Roman god. He was the son of Saturnus and father of Faunus. His wife was Canens. He was a prophet and god of the forest.
Pitho
Pitho was the daughter of Aphrodite. She was the goddess of persuasion.
Pleiades
The Pleiades were the seven daughters of Atlas and Pleione. They were turned into doves by Zeus and and their image put into the stars to save them from the attentions of Orion.
Pleuron
In Greek mythology, Pleuron was a son of Aetolus and Pronoe and brother to Calydon. He married Xanthippe by whom he fathered Agenor, Sterope, Stratonice and Laophonte. He is said to have founded the town of Pleuron in Aetolia.
Pluto
Pluto was the Roman name for the Greek god Hades.
Poena
Poena was the attendant of punishment to Nemesis.
Polites
Polites was a son of Priam and Hecabe. He was killed before them by Neoptolemus.
Pollux
Pollux was the Roman name for Polydeuces.
Polybus
Polybus was king of Corinth. He raised Oedipus as his own son.
Polydeuces
Polydeuces was twin brother of Castor. He was a son of Zeus and Leda. He was born from an egg after Zeus visited Leda disguised as a swan.
Polydorus
In Greek mythology, Polydorus was a son of Cadmus and Harmonia. he was King of Thebes and husband of Nycteis by whom he fathered Labdacus.
Polymnia
Polymnia was the muse of song and oratory.
Polynices
In Greek mythology, Polynices was a son of Oedipus. He and his brother Eteocles were supposed to rule Thebes in alternate years, but Eteocles refused to relinquish the throne, and Polynices sought the help of Adrastus. Polynices and Eteocles killed each other in single combat.
Polyphemus
In Greek mythology Polyphemus was the most famous of the Cyclops. He is described as a giant cannibal living alone in a cave on Mount Etna. Odysseus and his companions unwarily sheltered in his cave, and Polyphemus killed and ate four of them before Odysseus intoxicated him with wine and when he fell asleep poked his eye out with a blazing stake. Polyphemus was also the despised lover of Galatea.
Pomona
Pomona was a Roman goddess of garden fruits.
Poseidon
Poseidon was the Greek god of the sea. He was a son of Cronus.
Priapus
Priapus was the Greek god of fertility in nature. He was a son of Dionysus and Aphrodite.
Procne
In Greek mythology, Procne was a daughter of King Pandion and Zeuxippe. She married Tereus.
Procris
In Greek mythology, Procris was a daughter of Erechtheus and wife of Cephalus. Artemis gave her the hound Laelaps which she gave to her husband.
Procrustes
In ancient Greek legends, Procrustes was a robber. He robbed people whilst they slept. If his victim was too short for his bed he was stretched to death. If the victim was too long for his bed, his feet or legs were cut off. Theseus treated Procrustes in the same way.
Proetus
In Greek mythology, Proetus was a son of Abas and the twin brother of Acrisius. In a dispute between the two brothers over the kingdom of Argos, Proetus was defeated and expelled. He fled to Iobates in Lycia and married his daughter Stheneboea. Iobates restored Proetus to his kingdom by force and Acrisius then agreed to share it, surrendering Tiryns to him. When Bellerophon came to Proetus to be purified for a murder, Sthenebeoa fell in love with him. Bellerophon refused her and she charged him with making improper proposals to her. Proetus then sent him to Iobates with a letter asking Iobates to murder Bellerophon.
Prometheus
Prometheus was a Greek hero. He was a son of the Titan Japetus. Prometheus obtained fire for mankind from Zeus.
Psyche
Psyche was the personification of the passion of love. She appears in Roman mythology.
Pygmalion
In Greek mythology, Pygmalion was a king of Cyprus who made an image in ivory of a maiden. He fell in love with the image and asked Venus to endow it with life. She did, and Pygmalion married the maiden.
Pylades
In Greek mythology, Pylades was son of Strophius and Anaxibia. He assisted Orestes in murdering Clytemnestra and eventually married his sister Electra.
Rhadamanthus
Rhadamanthus was a son of Zeus and Europa. He was famed for his wisdom and justice, and so after his death was made one of the judges of the underworld.
Rhamnusia
Rhamnusia was an alternative name for Nemesis.
Rhea
Rhea was the Greek goddess of the earth, mountains and forests.
Sarpedon
Sarpedon was a son of Zeus and Europa. He went to Asia Minor and became the king of the Lycians after helping Cilix of Cilicia to defeat them. He helped Troy in the Trojan wars before being killed by Patroclus.
Saturnus
Saturnus was the Roman god of learning and agriculture. He appeared to king Janus and gave lessons on agriculture to his subjects.
Satyr
The satyrs were attendants to the god Dionysus.
Sceiron
In Greek mythology, Sceiron (Sciron) was a robber who haunted the frontier between Attica and Megaris. He robbed travellers and kicked them into the sea where they were eaten by a tortoise that lived there. He was killed by Theseus.
Selene
Selene was a Greek goddess of the moon.
Semele
In Greek mythology, Semele was a daughter of Cadmus and Harmonia. She was beloved by Zeus and bore him Dionysus.
Silenius
Silenius was the oldest satyr.
Silvanus
Silvanus was a Roman god of the forest.
Sisyphus
In Greek mythology, Sisyphus was an evil King of Corinth. After he died he was condemned in the underworld to roll a huge stone uphill, which always fell back before he could reach the top.
Sol
Sol was the Roman name for the Greek god Helios.
Somnus
Somnus was an alternative name for the Greek and Roman god Hypnos.
Stheino
Stheino was one of the gorgons.
Strophius
In Greek mythology, Strophius was King of Phocis.
Styx
In Greek and Roman mythology, the Styx was the principal river in the underworld. Styx was the name of a nymph who was the daughter of Oceanus and Tethys. She dwelt at the entrance to Hades in a lofty grotto which was supported by silver columns. Styx took her children to help Zeus in the fight against the Titans.
Suada
Suada is an alternative name for Pitho.
Talaus
In Greek mythology, Talaus was King of Argos. He was the son of Nias and Pero. Talaus sailed with the Argonauts.
Talos
In Greek mythology, Talos was a bronze man given to Europa by Zeus to guard Crete. He would clutch people to his breast and jump into a fire so that they were burnt alive.
Tantalus
In Greek mythology, Tantalus was a son of Zeus. He was king of Phrygia, Lydia. He was admitted to the table of the gods, but displeased them and was punished by being put in a lake such that he just couldn't reach the water with his lips, and being tempted by fruit above him which again was just out of reach.
Tartarus
In Greek mythology, Tartarus was the part of Hades where the wicked were punished.
Telepylos
Telepylos was the capital city of the Laestrygones.
Telesphorus
Telesphorus was the god of that which sustains the convalescent. He is depicted with Aesculapius and Hygea.
Terminus
Terminus was the Greek and Roman god of boundaries.
Terpsichore
Terpsichore was the muse of dancing.
Tethys
Tethys was a Titan woman.
Teucer
There are two descriptions for Teucer, both refer to Greek mythology. The first is that Teucer was the first King of Troy. He was a son of the river god Scamander and Idaea. The second that Teucer was son of Telamon and Hesione and the best archer in the Greek army in the Trojan War. He would have shot Hector if Zeus had not broken his sbowstring.
Thalia
Thalia was the muse of comedy and burlesque.
Thanatos
Thanatos was the ancient Greek god of death and of pain.
Themis
In Greek mythology, Themis was a daughter of Uranus and Gaea. She was the Greek goddess of human rights.
Theseus
In Greek mythology, Theseus was a son of Aegeus and Aethra. He was king of Athens. Stories about him include his slaying of the Minotaur.
Thyrsus
A thyrsus was a wand wreathed with ivy leaves, and topped with a pine-cone carried by the Ancient Greeks as a symbol of Bacchus.
Titan
In Greek mythology, the Titans were the 12 sons of Ge and Uranus.
Titanomachia
Titanomachia was the 10 year war waged in Thessaly by Zeus and the Olympian gods against Cronos and the Titans led by Atlas. The war deposed the Titans.
Titans
see "Titan"
Tithonus
In Greek mythology, Tithonus was a son or brother of Laomedon the king of Troy. He was made immortal by by Zeus at the request of Eos who loved him.
Triton
Triton was a Herald of Neptune. In Greek mythology the Tritons were sea-gods with the upper half of a human and the lower part of the body that of a fish. They carried a trumpet which the blew to soothe the waves at the command of Poseidon.
Tros
Tros was the grandson of Dardanus and the father of Ilus. He gave his name to the city of Troy.
Tyche
Tyche was the Greek goddess of luck.
Tydeus
Tydeus was the son of Oeonus and Calydon. After commiting a murder whilst a youth he fled to the court of Adrastus.
Tyndareus
Tyndareus was the king of Sparta. He was deposed by his brother Hippocoon, and reinstated by Hercules.
Typhon
In Greek mythology, Typhon was the father of destructive and fierce winds. He is dereived from the Egyptian Set or Seth.
Ulysses
Ulysses was the Roman name for Odysseus.
Urania
Urania was the muse of astronomy.
Uranus
In Greek mythology, Uranus was a son of Gaea. He later married Gaea.
Venus
Venus was the Roman name for the Greek goddess Aphrodite.
Vertumnus
Vertumnus was a Roman god of garden fruits and seasons. He was the husband of Pomona.
Vesta
see "Hestia"
Victoria
Victoria is an alternative name for Nike.
Vulcan
Vulcan was the Roman name for the Greek god Hephaestus.
Xuthus
In Greek mythology, Xuthus was a son of Helen by the nymph Orseis. He was King of Peloponnesus and the husband of Creusa. After the death of his father, Xuthus was expelled from Thessaly by his brothers and went to Athens, where he married the daughter of Erechtheus.
Zagreus
Zagreus was a son of Zeus. He was torn apart and eaten by Titans apart from his heart which Athene saved. He is sometimes identified with Dionysus.
Zelus
In Greek mythology, Zelus was son of the Titan Pallas and Styx. He was a constant companion of Zeus and personified zeal.
Zethus
In Greek mythology, Zethus was a son of Zeus and Antiope and twin brother of Amphion.
Zeus
Zeus was the third king of the Greek gods. He had his throne on mount Olympus. He was a son of Cronus.
Zeuxippe
In Greek mythology, Zeuxippe was the daughter of Eridanus and the wife of Pandion.