Greek gods and goddesses ii



Greek Gods and Goddesses ii 

... More Greek gods and goddesses ...


In the wide variety of legends and stories that constitute ancient Greek mythology, the deities that were native to the Greek peoples are described as having essentially human but ideal bodies. Although each god's physical appearance is distinct, they have the power to take on whatever form they choose. Below are other Gods and Goddesses  other than The 12 Olympians.
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Demeter  

Earth Mother and Goddess of Grain


Goddess of fertility, agriculture, nature, and the seasons. Symbols include the poppy, wheat, torch, and pig. Middle daughter of Cronus and Rhea. Her Latin name, Ceres, gave us the word cereal."





Eros

The god of sexual love and beauty. 


Eros was a beautiful and very cunning small boy with wings. Eros was said to be born out of Chaos; according to another legend, though, Eros was the son of Ares, the god of War and Aphrodite, the goddess of Beauty, of whom Eros was the steady companion.





Asclepius

The god of medicine and healing.


The god of medicine and healing. He represents the healing aspect of the medical arts; his daughters are Hygieia ("Hygiene"), Iaso ("Medicine"), Aceso ("Healing"), Aglæa/Ægle ("Healthy Glow"), and Panacea ("Universal Remedy").




Persephone

Queen of the Underworld 


Queen of the Underworld and a daughter of Demeter and Zeus. She became the consort of Hades when he became the deity who governed the underworld. Also goddess of spring time.





Pan

God of the Shepherds and the Flocks


The god of the wild, shepherds and flocks, of mountain wilds, hunting and rustic music, as well as the companion of the nymphs.





Dionysus
God of Wine and Fertility


God of wine, celebrations and ecstasy. Patron god of the art of theatre. Symbols include the grapevine, ivy, cup, tiger, panther, leopard, dolphin and goat. Son of Zeus and the mortal Theban princess Semele. Married to the Cretan princess Ariadne. The youngest Olympian, as well as the only one to have been born of a mortal woman.




Aeolus 


King of the winds, keeper of the Anemoi, master of the seasonal
winds.







Amphitrite 


Queen of the Sea, wife of Poseidon







Anemoi

Wind gods consisting of Boreas (north wind), Notus (south), 
Zephyrus (west), and Eurus (east).


Boreas (north wind) 

Greek god of the cold north wind and the bringer of winter. His name meant "North Wind" or "Devouring One". Boreas is depicted as being very strong, with a violent temper to match.





Zephyrus (west) 

Greek god of the west wind. The gentlest of the winds, Zephyrus is known as the fructifying wind, the messenger of spring. It was thought that Zephyrus lived in a cave in Thrace



Eurus (east) 

Greek deity representing the unlucky east wind. He was thought to bring warmth and rain, and his symbol was an inverted vase, spilling water




Notus (south) 

Greek god of the south wind. He was associated with the desiccating hot wind of the rise of Sirius after midsummer, was thought to bring the storms of late summer and autumn, and was feared as a destroyer of crops







AGLAEA (Aglaia) 

The goddess of beauty and adornment. She was one of the three Charites and the wife of the god Hephaestus






AEGLE (Aigle) 

The goddess of the radiant glow of good health. She was a daughter of the medicine-god Asclepius. 







AKESO 

The goddess of curing illness. She was one of the daughters of Asclepius









ALEXIARES

A son of the god Heracles, who with his brother Anicetus guarded the gates of Olympus. His name means "the unconquerable." 







ARIADNE 

The wife of the god Dionysos. She was granted a seat beside her husband amongst the gods of heavens







BIA 

The goddess of force. Personification of violence. She was one of four winged daemones who stood attendant on the throne of Zeus








Circe 

minor goddess of magic, not to be confused with Hecate. 






CHARITES (Kharites) 

The goddesses of joy, pleasure, mirth, beauty, dancing, feasts and banquets. The three Graces were handmaidens of the goddesses Hera and Aphrodite, and attendants of Dionysus. They were numbered amongst the Theoi Gamelioi (gods of marriage) and Theoi Datioi (gods of the banquet). 






CLYMENE (Klymene) 

The Titan goddess of fame and renown. She was a handmaiden of the goddess Hera




CRATUS 

The god of strength and power. He was one of four winged Daemones who stood attendant by the throne of Zeus

 




DEIMUS (Deimos) 

The god of fear. God of terror, brother of Phobos. He was a son of Ares who accompanied his father on the battlefield








DIONE 

The Titaness mother of the goddess Aphrodite. She was a prophetic goddess, associated with the great oracle of Zeus at Dodona







DIOSCURI (Dioskouroi)

The gods of horsemen and gymnasia, patron gods of the Games, and protectors of sailors. Castor and Polydeuces, the Dioscuri twins, were originally a pair of mortal heroes. When Polydeuces was offered immortality by his father Zeus he insisted on sharing the benefaction with his brother. As a result the pair spent alternating days in heaven and the netherworld. 



EILEITHYIA 

The goddess of childbirth and the pains of labour. She was a daughter of Zeus and Hera









ENYO 

The goddess of war, a companion of Ares












EPIONE 

The goddess of the soothing of pain. She was the wife of the medicine-god Asclepius













ERIS 

The goddess of strife. Goddess of discord. She was a sister and companion of the god Ares






EROTES

The winged gods of love. A flock of these or three (Himerus, Pothos and Eros) accompanied the goddess Aphrodite. 




HIMERUS (Himeros)
The god of sexual desire. The Erotes Himerus, Pothus and Eros were minions of the goddess Aphrodite

 








POTHUS (Pothos) 

The god of sexual yearning. He was a winged Erote (Love-God) in the service of Aphrodite




HYMENAEUS (Hymenaios) 

The god of the weddings and the marriage hymn. He was a winged minion of the goddess Aphrodite, numbered amongst the gods of marriage










EURYNOME 

The goddess of flowery pastures. Eurynome was mother of the Charites and a handmaiden of the goddess Hera







GANYMEDES 

The cupbearer of Zeus who served nectar at the feasts of the gods. He was originally a Trojan prince whose beauty caught the eye of Zeus






Graces 

Goddesses of beauty and attendants of Aphrodite and Hera







Hecate 

Goddess associated with magic, witches and crossroads 






Hypnos 

God of sleep, father of Morpheus and son of Nyx






HARMONIA 

The goddess of harmony. As a daughter of Ares and Aphrodite. Harmonia represented unity and harmonious action

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HEBE 

The goddess of youth. She was one of the Theoi Gamelioi or gods of marriage, a daughter of Zeus and Hera, and wife of Heracles
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HERACLES 

The greatest of the Greek heroes. Upon his death he was welcomed into Olympus, becoming the gatekeeper of heaven, and the god of strength and heroic endeavor and the averter of evil
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HORAE 

The goddesses of the seasons and the ordering of heaven. Individually they presided over peace (Eirene), justice (Dike) and good order (Eunomia). The Horae were also guardians of the gates of heaven and handmaidens of the goddess Hera. 

EIRENE

The goddess of peace. She was one of the three Horae, goddesses of the heavenly order and the seasons
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EUNOMIA 

The goddess of good order. She was one of the three Horae and an attendant of Aphrodite who was numbered amongst the Theoi Gamelioi or gods of marriage






DIKE 

The goddess of justice, who reported the misdemeanors of man to her father Zeus. She was one of the three Horae, goddesses of the seasons and heavenly order


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