Greek gods and goddesses iii

Greek gods and goddesses 
iii


Greek Gods and Goddesses iii 

... 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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HYGEIA 

The goddess of good health, one of the many daughters of Asclepius. 






IASO 

The goddess of cures and remedies, a daughter of the medicine-god Asclepius. 







IRIS 

The goddess of the rainbow and messenger of the gods. She was the personal handmaiden of the goddess Hera. 







Kratos

Personification of power.






LEUCIPPIDES (Leukippides)

The goddess wives of the Dioscuri twins. They were originally mortal princesses who were carried up to heaven by the gods.







LITAE (Litai)

The elderly goddesses of prayer who delivered the prayers of men to the gods in heaven. 






Momus

God of satire, mockery, satires, and poets.








Morpheus

God of dreams. 







MOIRAI (Moirae) 

The three goddesses of fate who spun the thread of human destiny. They were attendants of Zeus Moiragete ("Leader of the Fates"). 






MUSES (Mousai) 
Nine sister goddesses of music, song, dance and the other arts. They were minions of the god Apollo Musagete ("Leader of the Muses"), and sang as a choir at the feasts of the gods. 



CALLIOPE (Kalliope) 
The leader of the nine Muses, and goddess of epic poetry. She also bestowed the gift of eloquence upon kings and princes. 






CLIO (Kleio) 
The Muse of historical writings.




MELPOMENE
 The goddess muse of tragedy plays.
  




ERATO 
The Muse of love poetry and mimicry. 










POLYHYMNIA 
The goddess muse of religious hymns. She was also known as Polymnia





EUTERPE 
One of the nine Muses. She presided over lyric poetry. 








 URANIA (Ourania) 
The goddess Muse of astronomy and astronomical writings. 







THALIA (Thalia) 
The Muse of comedy drama and idyllic poetry. 




TERPSICHORE (Terpsikhore) 
The Muse of choral dance and song. 










Nemesis

Greek goddess of retribution and revenge.







NIKE 

The goddess of victory. She was one of four winged siblings who guarded the throne of Zeus, the others being Bia, Cratus and Zelus. Nike was also Zeus' personal charioteer.








Perseus

Son of Zeus, slayer of Medusa, the legendary founder of Mycenae and of the Perseid dynasty.







OCEANIDES (Okeanides) 

Goddess and nymph daughters of the great earth-encircling river Oceanus. Many of these were handmaidens of the Olympian gods, including Artemis' troupe, Demeter's entourage, Hera's Clymene and Aphrodite's Peitho. 








PAEON (Paion) 

The physician of the Olympian gods. He was perhaps the same as Asclepius.








PANACEIA (Panakeia) 

The goddess of curatives, literally named "All-Cure." She was one of the daughters of the medicine god Asclepius. 






PEITHO

The goddess of persuasion and seductive speech. She was a handmaiden of Aphrodite and one of the Theoi Gamelioi (gods of marriage).








PHOBUS (Phobos) 

The god of panic. He was one of the Theoi Polemikoi (gods of war), a minion of his father Ares. 








PSYCHE (Psykhe) 

The goddess of the soul and wife of the god Eros. 








Thanatos

God of Death.






Triton

Messenger of the Seas, Son of Poseidon and Amphitrite. He holds a twisted conch shell.








THYONE 

The mother of the god Dionysus. Thyone is the divine name of Semele, who was brought to Olympus by her son subsequent to her death. 







TYCHE (Tykhe) 

The goddess of good fortune. She was sometimes represented as a handmaiden of the goddess Hera. 








ZELUS (Zelos) 

The god of rivalry and competition. He was one of four winged Daemones who guarded the throne of Zeus.










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3 comments:

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Becky said...

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