GREEK WEEK!!!: 10 Movies based on Greek Mythology

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Greek Week again!

hellooo readers!!

Today, toninght, this morning, eh,… This afternoon I want to tell you about 10 movies bsed on greek mythology you need to see. Hehehehehe

Do you like greece?

Do you like greek?

Maybe some of you do.. but some of you don’t…

but.. if you ask me, “Do you like greece or greek?”

I will answer… “Hmmmmmmmmm… MAYBE, YES.. or maybe, No” but I almost like the first answer, YES! hhohhohohohohoho

We are EXO!!! O.o wait! what is the relation between EXO and Greek or Greece??? hehhehee Who knows?? maybe EXO will held their concert in Greece.
“Ehm… Ehmm… Excuse me, Author…. we are talking about Greece and Greek.. not EXO at this time… -_-“.. ”

“Oh… Sorry! heheheh Forgive me! 😀 ”

Let’s back to the topic! Check it out!!!

Ancient Greece had a great impact over the perception of arts that we have nowadays. The Greeks had a special sensibility for fine arts and beauty that was reflected in everything that they created, and for that reason, the fascination for their culture has endured through the ages.

Greek mythology, a body of myths and legends that portray stories about gods and heroes has been the inspiration for many artists throughout history. Thousands of sculptures, painted pots, tiles, books, and now movies, have their roots in Greek myths. Despite the fact that their civilization disappeared almost 2500 years ago, the stories created by geniuses like Homer or Sophocles seem to be more alive than ever.

This article features some of the best movies inspired by Greek mythology in the story of the seventh art:

 

1. HELENA (1924)

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Written by Hans Kyser and directed by Manfred Noa, this German movie was the first one to take a Greek myth to the big screen. The film was based on the story of Helena of Troy, daughter of the gods Zeus and Leda, whose abduction by Paris, the king of Troy, caused the Trojan War. Divided in two parts, “The rape of Helen” and “The fall of Troy” the movie severely damaged the producer “Bavaria Films” due to its high cost. Certainly it might not be one of the best movies in the list, but given its historical value, it deserves to be mentioned.

2. ORPHEOUS (1950)

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This masterpiece filmed by Jean Cocteau is inspired by the story of Orpheus, a character of the Greek mythology. Death seduces Orpheus and murders his wife, so after that, he decides to travel to the underworld to save her. Instead of recreating the story the traditional way, Cocteau adapts the movie to the modern times, bringing the myth to life in the Paris of the 1950s.

3. ULYSSES (1954)

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Getting directly into Hollywood’s golden age, we find Ulysses. This very successful film starring Kirk Douglas and Anthony Quinn is based on Homer’s Odyssey. Ulysses was the legendary king of Ithaca, who fought with his army in the Trojan War. On the way home, their ships were deviated by the storm, and spent 10 years trying to find the way back to Ithaca. With no doubts a true classic!

4. JASON AND THE ARGONAUTS (1963)

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Starring Todd Armstrong and with Don Chaffey as a director, this movie is one of the best in the list. The plot narrates the story of Jason, son of the King Aristo, who was killed by Pelias, in his crusade to overthrow his father’s murderer. One of the most impressive aspects of the movie is the animation sequences, very advanced for its time.

5. OEDIPUS THE KING (1968)

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The adaptation of Sophocles’ play was directed by Philip Saville, having Christopher Plummer and Lilli Palmer as starring actors. This classic tragedy tells the story of Oedipus, destined from birth to kill his father and marry his mother as a condition to be the king of Thebes.

6. THE TROJAN WOMEN (1971)

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Starring Katharine Hepburn, the film is inspired by its homonymous play by Euripides. The movie narrates the sufferings experienced by the inhabitants and royalty of the Troy, at the end of the war with Sparta. With control over the city, the Greek king decides to kill Agamemnon and his brother Menelaus in order to end with the Trojan dynasty.

7. CLASH OF THE TITAN (1981)

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The film, directed by Desmond Davis is based on the adventure of the Greek hero Perseus in winning Princess Andromeda’s hand in marriage. To do that, he will have to release her from a terrible curse that doesn’t allow her to marry anyone until her suitor answers a riddle. However things won’t be easy for them, as Calibos, previously engaged to Andromeda, and her mother, Queen Cassiopea, plan to murder Andromeda. A remake of the same film was released in 2010.

8. MEDEA (1988)

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Directed by the usually controversial Lars Von Trier, this drama is based on the Greek tragedy by Euripides. The films tell the story of Medea, Jason’s wife, a mythological hero that abandons her and their sons when Creon, king of Corinth, offers him his daughter. After that takes place, Medea will take revenge against them.

9. HERCULES (1987)

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Disney adapted this classic Greek myth to the format of an animation movie with great success. Hercules was the son of the God Zeus, and the mortal Alcmene. In this animation movie the strong and ingenious semi-god will have to train and become a true hero, in order to save the gods of the Olympus from Hades.

10. TROY (2004)

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Given the cast full of stars like Brad Pitt, Orlando Bloom or Sean Bean, and the fact that this is the most recent film, it may well be the most popular name in the list. The film is loosely based on the Iliad by Homer, and tells the story of the war between Troy and Sparta, after the Trojan prince Paris, kidnaps Helen of Sparta and takes her with him. This movie was a real blockbuster, reaching almost 500 gross benefits around the world.

These are the best ones, so represent just a small portion, but there are lots of other movies that directly or indirectly relate to the Greek Mythology. No matter how long ago the Ancient Greece disappeared, we are still fascinated by their culture, as cinema can prove.

 

Hehehehhee… There were so many movies based on Greek Mythology. But for now, I just give you 10 examples. I hope you enjoy it. JALGAHYO!!!! ADIOS!!! SAYONARA!!! :DKa

 

Greek MyThOloGy WeEk!!!: The Monsters!!

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God??? Goddesses?? Heroes???

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Monsters in Greek Mythology

Argus

Argus may have had as many as one hundred eyes, which were located all over his body. Hera employed him as a guard. He was killed by Hermes. Afterward, Hera put Argus’s eyes in the tail of the peacock, her favorite bird.

Cerberus

Cerberus was a huge and powerful three-headed dog. He was owned by Hades, god of the dead, who used the fearsome hound to guard the entrance to the underworld. In his final labor, Hercules went to the underworld and kidnapped Cerberus.

Cyclopes

Each of the Cyclopes was gigantic and had a single eye in the middle of its forehead. The Cyclopes made lightning and thunderbolts for Zeus to use. The brutal Polyphemus, a Cyclops and a son of Poseidon, lived on an island, where he was blinded by Odysseus.

Gorgons

The Gorgons were horrifyingly ugly monsters who lived at the edge of the world. Their hair was made of serpents, and one look from a Gorgon’s eyes would turn a man to stone. Perseus killed the Gorgon Medusa by beheading her while looking only at her reflection.

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Hydra

The Hydra was a massive and poisonous serpent with nine heads. Every time one head was injured, another two grew in its place. Hercules sought out the monster in its dark marsh and succeeded in destroying it.

Minotaur

The Minotaur was a man-eating monster with the head of a bull. King Minos kept it hidden in a labyrinth (a maze) in Knossos, on the island of Crete, where he used it to frighten his enemies. Theseus killed the Minotaur.

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Scylla and Charybdis

The powerful monsters Scylla and Charybdis lived together in a sea cave. Scylla had many fierce dog heads and ate sailors alive; Charybdis created whirlpools by sucking in and spitting out seawater. Both Jason and Odysseus safely traveled by these monsters.

Sirens

The Sirens were giant, winged creatures with the heads of women. They lived on rocks on the sea, where their beautiful singing lured sailors to shipwreck. Odysseus filled his sailors’ ears with wax so that they might sail safely past the Sirens.

Greek Mythology WEEK!!!: The Twelve Labors of Hercules

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The Twelve Labors of Hercules

Hercules performed twelve labors given to him by King Eurystheus of Tiryns. For twelve years, he traveled all over to complete these incredible tasks. NOTE: Because different ancient poets gave their own accounts of Hercules’s labors, some details may vary.

One: Kill the Nemean Lion

This monster of a lion had a hide was so tough that no arrow could pierce it. Hercules stunned the beast with his olive-wood club and then strangled it with his bare hands. It is said that he skinned the lion, using the lion’s sharp claws, and ever after wore its hide.

Two: Kill the Lernean Hydra

The evil, snakelike Hydra had nine heads. If one got hurt, two would grow in its place. But Hercules quickly sliced off the heads, while his charioteer, Iolaus, sealed the wounds with a torch. Hercules made his arrows poisonous by dipping them in the Hydra’s blood.

Three: Capture the Cerynian Hind

The goddess Artemis loved and protected this stubborn little deer, which had gold horns. Hercules found it a challenge to capture the delicate hind without hurting it (and making Artemis angry). After following the hind for an entire year, he safely carried it away.

Four: Capture the Erymanthian Boar

The people of Mount Erymanthus lived in fear of this deadly animal. Hercules chased the wild boar up the mountain and into a snowdrift. He then took it in a net and brought it to King Eurystheus, who was so frightened of the beast that he hid in a huge bronze jar.

Five: Clean the Augean Stables

Thousands of cows lived in these stables belonging to King Augeas. They had not been cleaned in 30 years, but Hercules was told to clean them completely in a single day. To do so he made two rivers bend so that they flowed into the stables, sweeping out the filth.

Six: Kill the Stymphalian Birds

These murderous birds lived around Lake Stymphalos. Their claws and beaks were sharp as metal and their feathers flew like darts. Hercules scared them out of their nests with a rattle and then killed them with the poison arrows he had made from the Hydra‘s blood.

Seven: Capture the Cretan Bull

This savage bull, kept by King Minos of Crete, was said to be insane and breathe fire. Hercules wrestled the mad beast to the ground and brought it back to King Eurystheus. Unfortunately, the king set it free, and it roamed Greece, causing terror wherever it went.

Eight: Capture the Horses of Diomedes

King Diomedes, leader of the Bistones, fed his bloodthirsty horses on human flesh. Hercules and his men fought and killed King Diomedes and fed the king to his horses. This made the horses tame, so that Hercules was able to lead them to King Eurystheus.

Nine: Take the Girdle of the Amazon Queen Hippolyte

Hercules went to the land of the Amazons, where the queen welcomed him and agreed to give him her girdle for Eurystheus’s daughter. But Hera spread the rumor that Hercules came as an enemy. In the end he had to conquer the Amazons and steal the golden belt.

Ten: Capture the Cattle of Geryon

Geryon, a winged monster with three human bodies, had a herd of beautiful red cattle. He guarded his prized herd with the help of a giant and a vicious two-headed dog. Hercules killed Geryon, the giant, and the dog and brought the cattle to King Eurystheus.

Eleven: Take the Golden Apples of the Hesperides

The Hesperides were nymphs. In their garden grew golden apples protected by Ladon, a dragon with a hundred heads. Hercules struck a bargain with Atlas, who held up the earth. Hercules shouldered the earth while Atlas, the nymphs’ father, fetched the apples.

Twelve: Capture Cerberus

Hercules was ordered to capture Cerberus, the three-headed guard dog of the underworld, without using weapons. Hercules wrestled down the dog’s wild heads, and it agreed to go with him to King Eurystheus. Cerberus was soon returned unharmed to the underworld.

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GREEK MYTHOLOGY week!!!: Heroes in Greek Mythology :D

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Heroes in Greek Mythology

Achilles

Achilles was the strongest and most fearless warrior in the Greek war against the Trojans. As an infant his mother dipped him into the River Styx, which made him invulnerable everywhere but the heel by which she held him. For ten years Achilles was a great hero in the Trojan War. But in the end Paris, son of the Trojan king, fatally wounded Achilles in the heel. Today, the tendon that connects the calf muscles to the heel bone is called the Achilles tendon, and a small but dangerous weakness is known as an “Achilles heel.”

See also: Achilles: The Angry Young Hero.

Hercules (Herakles)

 

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Brave and powerful Hercules is perhaps the most loved of all Greek heroes. The son of Zeus and Alcmene (a granddaughter of Perseus), Heracles grew up to become a famed warrior. But Zeus’s jealous wife, Hera, made him temporarily insane, and he killed his wife and children. As punishment Heracles performed twelve seemingly impossible labors (see The Twelve Labors of Hercules), which have been the subject of countless works of art and drama. Heracles is often depicted wearing a lion skin and wielding a club.

See also: The Labors of Heracles.

Jason

Jason was the leader of the Argonauts, the 50 heroes who sailed in search of the Golden Fleece. Jason’s uncle, Pelias, had stolen the kingdom that should belong to Jason. He promised to return it only if Jason would bring home the Golden Fleece—the wool from the magical winged ram that became the constellation Aries. On their journey Jason and the Argonauts faced down such dangers as the deadly singing Sirens. They ultimately captured the fleece with the help of the sorceress Medea, who became Jason’s wife.

See also: Crimes of Passion: Jason, Medea, and the Argonauts.

Odysseus (Ulysses)

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King of Ithaca and a celebrated warrior, Odysseus helped the Greeks triumph in the Trojan War. Afterward he journeyed nearly ten years to return home to Ithaca and his wife Penelope. Along the way Odysseus’s courage and cleverness saved him and his men from such monsters as the Cyclops Polyphemus, the Sirens, and Scylla and Charybdis. Back in Ithaca, Odysseus proved his identity to Penelope and once again ruled his homeland. These adventures are told in Homer’s epic poem, the Odyssey.

See also: Odysseus.

Perseus

The son of Zeus and Danaë, Perseus completed dangerous feats with his quick thinking and talents as a warrior. Most famous was his slaying of the Gorgon Medusa. Because looking directly at the monstrous Medusa would turn a man to stone, Perseus killed her while watching her reflection in a mirror. After beheading the Gorgon with his sword he kept her head in his satchel. Later, to save the princess Andromeda from being eaten by a sea monster, Perseus pulled out Medusa’s head and turned the creature to stone.

See also: The Model Hero: Perseus.

Theseus

Theseus was known for his triumph over numerous monsters, especially the Minotaur, which lived in a labyrinth on the island of Crete. Every year the people of Athens had been forced to send fourteen young people for the Minotaur to eat alive. But Theseus, using a ball of magic thread from the princess Ariadne, found his way in and out of the labyrinth and killed the beast. Theseus was the son of either Aegeus, king of Athens, or the sea god Poseidon. In later life he became king of Athens and a famous warrior.

 

GREEK MYTHOLOGY week! (english version): GOD and GODDESSES

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Helloooooo Readers!!!!!

Long time no see.. 😀

Do you like Greek??

Do you like Greek Mythology???

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Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm……

I think, some of you Love it very much or so much or really much or anything you want to express… and maybe some of you don’t.

but, today I want to give you a list.. 😀

I took it from : http://www.gods-and-monsters.com

This is not Shopping list! Check it out… 😀

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List of Greek Gods and Goddesses – A

  • Achelois – One of the moon goddesses.
  • Achelous – The patron god of the Achelous river.
  • Aeolus – (a.k.a. Aeolos, Aiolos, Aiolus, Eolus) God of air and the winds.
  • Aether – (a.k.a. Aither, Akmon, Ether) God of light and the atmosphere.
  • Alastor – God of family feuds.
  • Alcyone – One of the seven daughters of Atlas and Pleione.
  • Alectrona – Early Greek goddess of the sun.
  • Amphitrite – (a.k.a. Salacia) The wife of Poseidon and a Nereid.
  • Antheia – Goddess of gardens, flowers, swamps, and marshes.
  • Aphaea – (a.k.a. Aphaia) A Greek goddess who was worshipped exclusively at a single sanctuary on the island of Aegina in the Saronic Gulf.
  • Aphrodite – (a.k.a. Anadyomene, Turan, Venus) Goddess of love and beauty.
  • Apollo – (a.k.a. Apollon, Apulu, Phoebus) God of the sun, music, healing, and herding.
  • Ares – (a.k.a. Enyalius, Mars, Aries) God of chaotic war.
  • Aristaeus – (a.k.a. Aristaios) Patron god of animal husbandry, bee-keeping, and fruit trees.
  • Artemis – (a.k.a. Agrotora, Amarynthia, Cynthia, Kourotrophos, Locheia, Orthia, Phoebe, Potnia Theron) Goddess of the moon, hunting, and nursing.
  • Asclepius – (a.k.a. Aesculapius, Asklepios) God of health and medicine.
  • Astraea – The Star Maiden – a goddess of justice, included in Virgo and Libra mythologies.
  • Até – Goddess of mischief.
  • Athena – (a.k.a. Asana, Athene, Minerva, Menerva) Goddess of wisdom, poetry, art, and the strategic side of war.
  • Atlas – The Primordial Titan who carried the world on his back.
  • Atropos – (a.k.a. Aisa, Morta) One of The Fates – She cut the thread of life and chose the manner of a persons death.
  • Attis – The (minor) god of rebirth.

List of Greek Gods and Goddesses – B

  • Bia – The goddess of force.
  • Boreas – (a.k.a. Aquilo, Aquilon) The North Wind. One of the Anemoi (wind gods).
  • Brizo – Protector of Mariners.

List of Greek Gods and Goddesses – C

  • Caerus – (a.k.a. Kairos, Occasio, Tempus) The (minor) god of luck and opportunity.
  • Calliope – One of the Muses. Represented epic poetry.
  • Calypso – (a.k.a. Kalypso) The sea nymph who held Odysseus prisoner for seven years.
  • Castor – (a.k.a. Castore, Kastor) One of the twins who represent Gemini.
  • Celaeno – The name of a wife of Poseidon.
  • Cerus – The wild bull tamed by Persephone, made into the Taurus constellation.
  • Ceto – (a.k.a. Keto) a sea monster goddess who was also the mother of other sea monsters.
  • Chaos – (a.k.a. Khaos) The nothingness that all else sprung from.
  • Charon – (a.k.a. Charun) The Ferryman of Hades. He had to be paid to help one cross the river Styx.
  • Chronos – (a.k.a. Chronus, Khronos) God of time.
  • Circe – (a.k.a. Kirke) A goddess who transformed her enemies into beasts.
  • Clio – One of the Muses. She represented History.
  • Clotho – (a.k.a. Nona) One of the Fates – Spun the thread of life from her distaff onto her spindle.
  • Crios – The crab who protected the sea nymphs, made into the Cancer constellation.
  • Cronus – (a.k.a. Cronos, Kronos, Saturn) God of agriculture, father of the Titans.
  • Cybele – (a.k.a. Agdistis, Magna Mater, Meter, Meter Oreie) Goddess of caverns, mountains, nature and wild animals.

List of Greek Gods and Goddesses – D

  • Demeter – (a.k.a. Ceres, Demetra, Tvath) Goddess of the harvest.
  • Dinlas – Guardian of the ancient city of Lamark, where wounded heroes could heal after battle.
  • Dionysus – (a.k.a. Bacchus, Dionysos, Liber) God of wine and pleasure.
  • Doris – A Sea Nymph, mother of the Nereids.

List of Greek Gods and Goddesses – E

  • Eileithyia – (a.k.a. Eileithyiai, Eilithia, Eilythia, Eleuthia, Ilithia, Ilithyia, Lucina) Goddess of childbirth.
  • Eireisone – The deity who embodied the sacred ceremonial olive branch.
  • Electra – (a.k.a. Atlantis) One of the seven Pleiades.
  • Elpis – (a.k.a. Spes) The spirit of Hope.
  • Enyo – (a.k.a. Bellona) A (minor) goddess of war, connected to Eris.
  • Eos – (a.k.a. Aurora, Eosphorus, Mater Matuta, Thesan) Goddess of the Dawn.
  • Erato – One of the Muses – represents Lyrics/Love Poetry.
  • Erebus – (a.k.a. Erebos) God of darkness.
  • Eris – (a.k.a. Discordia) Goddess of strife, connected to Enyo.
  • Eros – (a.k.a. Amor, Cupid, Eleutherios) God of love, procreation and sexual desire.
  • Eurus – (a.k.a. Euros, Vulturnus) The East Wind – One of the Anemoi (wind gods).
  • Euterpe – One of the Muses – represents Music/Lyrics/Poetry.

List of Greek Gods and Goddesses – G

  • Gaia – (a.k.a. Celu, Gaea, Terra) Goddess of the Earth, also known as Mother Earth.
  • Glaucus – (a.k.a. Glacus, Glaukos) A fisherman turned immortal, turned Argonaut, turned a god of the sea.

List of Greek Gods and Goddesses – H

  • Hades – (a.k.a. Aita, Dis Pater, Haidou, Orcus, Plouton, Pluto) God of the Dead, King of the Underworld.
  • Harmonia – (a.k.a. Concordia) Goddess of Harmony and Concord.
  • Hebe – (a.k.a. Juventas) Goddess of youth.
  • Hecate – (a.k.a. Hekat, Hekate, Trivia) Goddess of magic, witchcraft, ghosts, and the undead.
  • Helios – (a.k.a. Sol) God of the Sun.
  • Hemera – (a.k.a. Amar, Dies, Hemere) Goddess of daylight.
  • Hephaestus – (a.k.a. Hephaistos, Vulcan, Sethlans, Mulciber) God of fire and blacksmithing who created weapons for the gods.
  • Hera – (a.k.a. Juno, Uni) Goddess of goddesses, women, and marriage and wife of Zeus.
  • Heracles – (a.k.a. Herakles, Hercules, Hercle) An immortal hero of many Greek legends, the strongest man on Earth.
  • Hermes – (a.k.a. Pyschopompus, Mercury, Turms) God of commerce and travel, and messenger of the gods.
  • Hesperus – (a.k.a. Hesperos, Vesper) The Evening Star.
  • Hestia – (a.k.a. Vesta) Greek goddess of the home and fertility. One of the Hesperides.
  • Hygea – (a.k.a. Hygieia, Salus) Goddess of cleanliness and hygeine.
  • Hymenaios – (a.k.a. Hymenaeus, Hymen) God of weddings.
  • Hypnos – (a.k.a. Somnus) God of sleep.

List of Greek Gods and Goddesses – I-L

  • Iris – Goddess of rainbows.
  • Khione – The goddess of snow and daughter of the North Wind (Boreas).
  • Kotys – (a.k.a. Cotys, Cottyto, Cottytus) A Dionysian goddess whose celebrations were wild and liscivious.
  • Kratos – A god of strength and power.
  • Lacheses – (a.k.a. Decima) One of the Fates. Measured the thread of life with her rod.

List of Greek Gods and Goddesses – M

  • Maia – (a.k.a. Mya, Fauna, Maia Maiestas, Bono Dea) One of the seven Pleiades, Goddess of fields.
  • Mania – (a.k.a. Mania, Manea) Goddess of insanity and the dead.
  • Melpomene – One of the Muses – represented Tragedy.
  • Merope – One of the seven Pleiades, married to king Sisyphos.
  • Metis – Titan goddess of wisdom.
  • Momus – (a.k.a. Momos) God of satire, writers, and poets.
  • Morpheus – God of dreams and sleep.

List of Greek Gods and Goddesses – N-O

  • Nemesis – (a.k.a. Rhamnousia, Invidia) Goddess of retribution (vengeance).
  • Nereus – (a.k.a. Phorcys, Phorkys) Titan God who Fathered the Nereids. God of the Sea before Poseidon.
  • Nike – (a.k.a. Victoria, Nice) Goddess of victory.
  • Notus – (a.k.a. Auster) The South Wind. One of the Anemoi (wind gods).
  • Nyx – (a.k.a. Nox) Goddess of night.
  • Oceanus – Titan god of the ocean.

List of Greek Gods and Goddesses – P

  • Pallas – A giant who was one of the ancient Titan gods of war.
  • Pan – (a.k.a. Faunus, Inuus) God of woods, fields, and flocks. Also a Satyr.
  • Peitha – (a.k.a. Peitho, Suadela) Goddess of persuasion.
  • Persephone – (a.k.a. Persephassa, Persipina, Persipnei, Persephatta, Proserpina, Kore, Kora, Libera) Goddess of the Spring who lives off-season in the Underworld.
  • Pheme – (a.k.a. Fama) Goddess of fame and gossip.
  • Phosphorus – (a.k.a. Phosphor, Lucifer) The Morning Star.
  • Plutus – God of wealth.
  • Pollux – (a.k.a. Polydeuces) One of the twins who represent Gemini.
  • Polyhymnia – One of the Muses – represents sacred poetry and geometry.
  • Pontus – (a.k.a. Pontos) Ancient god of the deep sea.
  • Poseidon – (a.k.a. Neptune, Nethuns, Neptunus) God of the sea and earthquakes.
  • Priapus – (a.k.a. Priapus, Mutinus, Mutunus) A (minor) god of gardens and fertility, best known for having an enormous penis.
  • Pricus – The immortal father of sea-goats, made into the Capricorn constellation.
  • Proteus – An early sea god before Poseidon.

List of Greek Gods and Goddesses – R-S

  • Rhea – (a.k.a. Cybele) Goddess of nature.
  • Selene – (a.k.a. Luna) Goddess of the Moon and the ‘mother’ of vampires.
  • Sterope – (a.k.a. Asterope) One of the seven Pleiades, who bore a child of Ares.
  • Styx – A Naiad who was the first to aid Zeus in the Titan war. (Not to be confused with the river Styx).

List of Greek Gods and Goddesses – T

  • Tartarus – (a.k.a. Tartaros, Tartarizo) God of the depths of the Underworld – a great storm pit – and the father of Typhon.
  • Taygete – (a.k.a. Taygeti, Taigeti) One of the seven Pleiades, a mountain nymph.
  • Terpsichore – One of the Muses – represented Dancing.
  • Thalia – One of the Muses – represented Comedy.
  • Thanatos – (a.k.a. Mors) God of death.
  • Themis – Ancient goddess of divine order, law, and custom.
  • Thetis – Leader of the Nereids, a shapeshifter, and a prophet.
  • Triton – (a.k.a. Triton) Trumpeter of the sea and messenger of the deep.
  • Tyche – (a.k.a. Fortuna, Nortia) Goddess of fortune and prosperity.
  • Typhon – (a.k.a. Typhaon, Typhoeus, Typhus) God of monsters, storms, and volcanoes. Challenged Zeus for control of Mount Olympus.

List of Greek Gods and Goddesses – U-Z

  • Urania – One of the Muses – represented Astronomy and Astrology.
  • Uranus – (a.k.a. Ouranos, Caelus) God of the sky and the heavens. Father of the Titans.
  • Zelus – The god of zeal, rivalry, and jealousy.
  • Zephyrus – (a.k.a. Zephyros, Favonius, Zephyr) The West Wind. One of the Anemoi (wind gods).
  • Zeus – (a.k.a. Dias, Jupiter, Tinia, Jove, Jovis Pater) Leader of the Olympic gods, and god of lightning, thunder, and the heavens.