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NameOriginDescription
"Echidna" Greek A daughter of Tartarus and Ge, or of Chrysaor and Callirrhoe and according to others again, of Peiras and Styx. Half-woman, half-serpent. She was mother of the Chim?ra, the many-headed dog Orthos, the hundred-headed dragon of the Hesperides, the Colchian dragon, the Sphinx, Cerberus, Scylla, the Gorgons, the Lern?an hydra, the vulture that gnawed away the liver of Prometheus, and the Nemean lion. Greek
"Echinades" Greek One of the five surviving Spartae that had grown up from the dragon's teeth, which Cadmus had sown. Greek
King name "Echo" Greek An Oreade, who when Zeus was playing with the nymphs, used to keep Hera at a distance by incessantly talking to her. In this manner Hera was not able to detect her faithless husband, and the nymphs had time to escape. Greek
"Ecstatici" Greek A class of Diviners among the ancient Greeks, who used to lie in trances, and when they came to themselves gave strange accounts of what they had seen while they were "out of the body."
King name "Eetion" Greek A king of the Placian Thebe in Cilicia, and father of Andromache and Podes. Greek
Nymph name "Egeria" Greek The nymph who instructed Numa in his wise legislation. Numa used to meet her in a grove near Aricia. Greek
Angel name "Eheres" Greek The angel invoked to remove earwax.
"Eidothea" Greek A daughter of the aged Proteus, who instructed Menelaus, in the island of Pharos at the mouth of the river Aegyptus, in what manner he might secure her father and compel him to say in what way he should return home. Greek
Goddess name "Eileithyia" Greek Also called Eleithyia, Eilethyia, or Eleutho. The ancients derive her name from the coming or helping goddess. She was the goddess of birth, who came to the assistance of women in labour; and when she was kindly disposed, she furthered the birth, but when she was angry, she protracted the labour and delayed the birth. Greek
Goddess name "Eirene" Greek Goddess of peace and one of the Horae Greek
Goddess name "Eirene" Greek Goddess of peace. The daughter of ZEUS and THEMIS and the sister of Horae, DIKE and EUNOMIA. See also HOURS....
God name "Elagabul" Greek The God of Emesa[Syria]
"Elais" Greek One of the Oenotropae. Greek
Goddess name "Elara" Greek A daughter of Orchomenus or Minyas, who became by Zeus the mother of the giant Tityus and Zeus, from fear of Hera, concealed her under the earth. (Apollodorus i. Argonautica) This was where she gave birth to Tityas, who some traditions state to be the son of Elara and Gaia, the earth goddess. Greek
Goddess name "Elasii" Greek Goddesses of healing and epilepsy Greek
King name "Elatus" Greek A son of Ares by Leaneira, Metaneira, or by the nymph Chrysopeleia. He was a brother of Azan and Apheidas, and king of Arcadia. By his wife Laodice he had four sons, Stymphalus, Aepytus, Cyllen, and Pereus. Greek
"Electra" Greek 2. A daughter of Atlas and Pleione, was one of the seven Pleiades, and became by Zeus the mother of Jasion and Dardanus.
"Electra" Greek 1. A daughter of Oceanus and Tethys, and the wife of Thaumas, by whom she became the mother of Iris and the Harpies, Aello and Ocypete.
Goddess name "Electryone" Greek Goddess of the moon Greek
Goddess name "Eleithyia" Greek A goddess of childbirth & midwives
Goddess name "Eleos" Greek Goddess of peace and mercy Greek
God name "Eleuther" Greek A son of Apollo and Aethusa, the daughter of Poseidon, was regarded as the founder of Eleutherae in Boeotia. He was the grandfather of Jasius and Poemander, the founder of Tanagra. He is said to have been the first that erected a statue of Dionysus, and spread the worship of the god. Greek
"Eloi" Greek Patron saint of artists and smiths.
"Elousinian Mysteries" Greek Bacchus, Persophone and Demeter.
"Elpenor" Greek One of the companions of Odysseus, who were metamorphosed by Circe into swine, and afterwards back into men. Greek
Goddess name "Elpis" Greek The personification of hope, perhaps a child of Nyx and mother of Pheme, the goddess of rumour. Greek
"Elysion" Greek A section of the underworld (the spelling Elysium is a Latinization of the Greek word Elysion). Elysium is an obscure and mysterious name that evolved from a designation of a place or person struck by lightning, enelysion, enelysios. Greek
"Elysium" Greek Elysian Fields. The Paradise or Happy Land of the Greek poets.
Monster name "Empusa" Greek A monstrous spectre, which was believed to devour human beings. It could assume different forms, and was sent out by Hecate to frighten travellers. It was believed usually to appear with one leg of brass and the other of an ass. Whenever a traveller addressed the monster with insulting words, it used to flee and utter a shrill sound. The Lamiae and Mormolyceia, who assumed the fonm of handsome women for the purpose of attracting young men, and then sucked their blood like vampyrs and ate their flesh, were reckoned among the Empusae. Greek
Deity name "Empyrean" Greek There are five heavens, the last of which is pure elemental fire and the seat of deity; this fifth heaven is called the empyrean. Greek
God name "Encelados" Greek The most powerful of the giants that conspired against Zeus. The king of gods and men cast him down, and threw Mount Etna over him. The poets say that the flames of this volcano arise from the breath of this giant. The battle-field of his contest was Phlegra, in Macedonia. Greek
God name "Enceladus" Greek A son of Tartarus and Ge, and one of the hundred-armed giants who made war upon the gods. He was killed, according to some, by Zeus, by a flash of lightning, and buried under mount Aetna and according to others, he was killed by the chariot of Athena, or by the spear of Seilenus. Greek
"Endymion" Greek A youth distin­guished for his beauty, and renowned in ancient story by the perpetual sleep in which he spent his life. Greek
Angel name "Enejie" Greek The angel called up to grant wishes.
God name "Enipeus" Greek A river-god in Thessaly, who was beloved by Tyro, the daughter of Salmoneus. Poseidon, who was in love with her, assumed the appearance of Enipeus, and thus visited her, and she became by him the mother of twins, Pelias and Neleus. Greek
Goddess name "Enodia" Greek Goddess of crossroads and gates. Greek
"Enorches" Greek A son of Thyestes by his sister Daeta, was born out of an egg, and built a temple to Dionysus. Greek
"Enyalius" Greek The warlike, frequently occurs in the Iliad (never in the Odyssey) as an epithet of Ares. Greek
Goddess name "Enyo" Greek The goddess of war, who delights in bloodshed and the destruction of towns, and accompanies Mars in battles. Greek
Goddess name "Eos" Greek In Latin Aurora, the goddess of the morning red, who brings up the light of day from the east. She was a daughter of Hyperion and Theia or Euryphassa, and a sister of Helios and Selene. Greek
God name "Epactaeus or Epactius" Greek The god worshipped on the coast and used as a surname of Poseidon in Samoa. Greek
Goddess name "Epaine" Greek The fearful, a surname of Persephone. Plutarch suggests, that it might also be understood in a euphemistic sense as the praised goddess. Greek
"Epaphos" Greek The progenitor of the Egyptians
"Epaphos aka Epaphus" Greek A son of Zeus and Io, who was born on the river Nile, after the long wanderings of his mother. He was then concealed by the Curetes, by the request of Hera, but Io sought and afterwards found him in Syria. Greek
King name "Epaphus" Greek A son of Zeus and was concealed by the Curetes, by the request of Hera. He subsequently became king of Egypt and built the city of Memphis. Greek
God name "Ephesus" Greek A son of the river-god Caystrus, who was said, conjointly with Cresus, to have built the temple of Artemis at Ephesus, and to have called the town after himself. Greek
"Ephialtes" Greek A giant who was deprived of his left eye by Apollo, and of his right eye by Hercules. Greek
God name "Ephialtes" Greek One of the giants, who in the war against the gods was deprived of his left eye by Apollo, and of the right by Heracles. Greek
"Ephialtes" Greek One of the Aloeidae. When Iphimedeia and her daughter, Pancratis, celebrated the orgies of Dionysus on Mount Drius, they were carried off by Thracian pirates to Naxos or Strongyle; but both were delivered by the Aloadae Otus and Ephialtes. Greek
"Epiales" Greek The personification of the cold shivering fit which precedes an attack of fever. Greek
"Epidaurus" Greek The mythical founder of Epidaurus, a son of Argos and Evadne, but according to Argive legends a son of Pelops, and according to those of Elis a son of Apollo. Greek
God name "Epidotes" Greek A divinity who was worshipped at Lacedaemon, and averted the anger of Zeus Hicesius for the crime committed by Pausanias. Epidotes, which means the "liberal giver," occurs also as a surname of other divinities, such as Zeus at Mantineia and Sparta, of the god of sleep at Sicyon. Greek
Hero name "Epigones" Greek One of the sons of the seven heroes who were beaten before Thebes. Greek
"Epimetheus" Greek Was the brother of Prometheus ("foresight", literally "fore-thought"), a pair of Titans who "acted as representatives of mankind". They were the inseparable sons of Japetus, who in other contexts was the father of Atlas. Greek
Spirit name "Epimetheus" Greek / Roman Minor creator god. One of the four sons of IAPETOS and Klymene (Titan), and the brother of PROMETHEUS. Jointly responsible for the creation of mankind. Epimetheus' strongest claim to fame lies in his liaison with the first mortal woman, Pandora, whom the gods had cautioned him to avoid. Her curiosity caused her to open the box belonging to JUPITER in which he had placed all the vices, diseases and sufferings of humanity, but which also included the benevolent spirit of hope....
"Erato" Greek The Muse of lyric poetry & mime
Nymph name "Erato" Greek A nymph and the wife of Ares, by whom she became the mother of Elatus, Apheidas, and Azan. She was said to have been a prophetic priestess of the Arcadian Pan. Greek
Deity name "Erebos" Greek / Roman A primordial deity, different
God name "Erebus" Greek A primordial god, the personification of darkness. Greek
Hero name "Erechtheus Erichthonius" Greek There can be little doubt but that the names Erichthonius and Erechtheus are identical; but whether the two heroes mentioned by Plato, Hyginus, and Apollodorus, the one of whom is usually called Erichthonius or Erechtheus I. and the other Erechtheus II., are likewise one and the same person, as Muller and others think, is not so certain, though highly probable. Greek
"Erigone" Greek A daughter of Aegisthus and Clytaemnestra, and by Orestes the mother of Penthilus. Greek
Goddess name "Eriiys" Greek Chthonic goddess of wrath. According to legend she was a consort of POSEIDON by whom she bore the fabulous horse Areon. By implication she may also have been a grim maternal figure who engendered all horses. She may be equated with a wrathful DEMETER who is sometimes given the epithet Erinys. Erinys appears in the collec tive form of three Erinyes, their heads covered with snake locks and bearing torches from the underworld. In the Iliad they are described as those “who beneath the earth punish dead men, whoever has sworn a false oath.” In Roman mythology they are the Furies....
"Erinnyes" Greek Erinnyes, Eumenides or Erinys (the Romans called them the Furies) were female personifications of vengeance. When a formulaic oath in the Iliad invokes "those who beneath the earth punish whoever has sworn a false oath" - "the Erinyes are simply an embodiment of the act of self-cursing contained in the oath" Greek
Goddess name "Erinys" Greek A goddess of wrath
"Eriphila" Greek The personification of avarice, who guards the path that leads to pleasure, in Orlando Furioso. Greek
"Eriphyle" Greek A daughter of Talaus and Lysimache, and the wife of Amphiaraus, whom she betrayed for the sake of the necklace of Harmonia. Greek
Goddess name "Eris" Greek Born of Ate and Zeus, or, according to Homer, Hera and Zeus (Iliad IV), she is the goddess who calls forth war and discord. According to the Iliad, she wanders about, at first small and insignificant, but she soon raises her head up to heaven (IV). Greek
Goddess name "Eris" Greek Goddess of dissent or strife. The consort of ARES, the god of war, and the mother of HORKOS (oath). She is depicted throwing the apple of discord among guests at a wedding, offering it “to the fairest” to provoke argument. In Roman mythology she becomes DISCORDIA....
"Erix" Greek Son of Goliath and grandson of Atlas. He invented legerdemain. Greek
God name "Eros" Greek In Latin, Amor or Cupido, the god of love. In the sense in which he is usually conceived, Eros is the creature of the later Greek poets; and in order to understand the ancients properly we must distinguish three Erotes: viz. the Eros of the ancient cosmogonies, the Eros of the philosophers and mysteries, who bears great resemblance to the first, and the Eros whom we meet with in the epigrammatic and erotic poets, whose witty and playful descriptions of the god, however, can scarcely be considered as a part of the ancient religious belief of the Greeks. Greek
"Ersa and Pandeia" Greek 1. The wife of Danaus and mother of Hippodice and Adiante. (Apollod. ii. 1.) 2. A daughter of Cecrops and sister of Agraulos, Pandrosos, and Erysichthon. She was the beloved of Hermes, and the mother of Cephalus. Greek
"Erymanthean" Greek A devastating boar which wandered about in Arcadia. Its capture was one of the labours of Hercules. Greek
"Erysichthon" Greek That is, the tearer up of the earth. Greek
"Eryx" Greek In Apollodorus. ii he is called a son of Poseidon though others call him a son of Aphrodite and Butes of Sicily. Greek
Goddess name "Esenchebis" Greek The Greek name of the goddess Isis. Greek
"Eteocles" Greek 1. A son of Andreus and Evippe, or of Cephisus, who was said to have been the first that offered sacrifices to the Charites at Orchomenos, in Boeotia.
"Eteocles2" Greek A son of Oedipus and Jocaste. Greek
God name "Euboea" Greek A daughter of the river-god Asterion near Mycenae, who together with her sisters Acraea and Prosymna acted as nurses to Hera. Greek
Goddess name "Eucharis" Greek A nymph of the goddess Calypso. Greek
"Eucleia" Greek A personification of the glory which the Athenians had reaped in the battle of Marathon. Greek
"Eudora" Greek A daughter of Nereus and Doris. Greek
Goddess name "Eumenides" Grek Eumenides [the good-tempered goddesses ]. A name given by the Greeks to the Furies, as it would have been ominous and bad policy to call them by their right name, Erinnyes.
Goddess name "Eumenides/ Erinyes" Greek A goddesses of justice
"Eumeus" Greek A faithful servant and guardian of the troops of Ulysses. Greek
"Eumolpus" Greek That is, " the good singer," a Thracian who is described as having come to Attica either as a bard, a warrior, or a priest of Demeter and Dionysus. Greek
"Euneus" Greek A son of Jason by Hypsipyle, in the island of Lemnos, from whence he supplied the Greeks during their war against Troy with wine. Greek
Goddess name "Eunomia" Greek One of the Horae and goddess of order and lawful conduct. Greek
Goddess name "Eunomia" Greek Goddess of order. One of the children of ZEUS and THEMIS, her siblings include the Horae, DIKE and EIRENE.See also HOURS....
Goddess name "Eunostos" Greek Goddess of flour mills Greek
"Euphemus" Greek A son of Poseidon by Europa, the daughter of Tityus, or by Mecionice or Oris, a daughter of Orion or Eurotas. Greek
"Eupheno" Greek wife of Hyperbios.
"Euphorbus" Greek A son of Panthous and brother of Hyperenor, was one of the bravest among the Trojans. He was the first who wounded Patroclus, but was afterwards slain by Menelaus, who subsequently dedicated the shield of Euphorbus in the temple of Hera, near Mycenae. Greek
Goddess name "Euphrosyne" Greek One of the three Charites or Graces. The cheerful one, or life lived in exuberance and joy, the Goddess of mirth, and the incarnation of grace and beauty. A daughter of Zeus and Eurynome, or of Dionysus and Aphrodite. Greek
Planet name "Eurabatres" Greek An angel from the planet Venus.
Demon name "Euronomus" Greek A demon who ate the flesh of corpses. Greek
King name "Europa" Greek The daughter of Agenor, king of Phoenicia, or Telephassa, Her famous brother was Cadmus. She was a beautiful girl who caught the eye of Zeus one day while on the shore at Sidon (Tyre). He transformed himself into a snow-white bull with crescent horns among the herds of Agenor and lay down at her feet as she gathered flowers in the meadows with her attendants. Greek
God name "Euros" East God of the east winds Roman / Greek
"Eurotas" Greek A son of Myles and grandson of Lelex. He was the father of Sparta, the wife of Lacedaemon, and is said to have carried the waters, stagnating in the plain of Lacedaemon, into the sea by means of a canal, and to have called the river which arose therefrom after his own name, Eurotas. Greek
"Eurus" Greek The east wind. Greek
"Euryale" Greek The name of the three sisters known as the Gorgons; her name means Wide-Wanderer. Greek
"Eurybates" Greek The herald of Odysseus, who followed his master to Troy. He is humorously described as hump-backed, of a brown complexion, and witn curly hair; but he was honoured by his master, since he was kind and obedient. Greek
"Eurybates aka Eribotes" Greek The son of Teleon, was one of the Argonauts, and appears to have acted as surgeon, as he is represented as attending on Oileus when he was wounded by one of the Stymphalian birds.. (Argonautica). Greek
"Eurybia" Greek A daughter of Pontus and Ge, who became by Crius the mother of Astraeus, Pallas, and Perses. Greek
Demon name "Eurydamas" Greek 1. A son of Irus and demonassa, was one of the Argonauts. Apollonius Rhodius calls him a son of Ctimenus. 2. One of the suitors of Penelope, who was killed by Odysseus. Greek
Nymph name "Eurydice" Greek A mountain valley nymph with a sad love story[ aren't they all?]
God name "Eurydice" Greek The most famous was a woman-or a nymph-who was the wife of Orpheus. While fleeing from Aristaeus, she was bitten by a serpent and died. Distraught, Orpheus played such sad songs and sang so mournfully that all the nymphs and gods wept and gave him advice. Orpheus accomplished something no other person ever has: he traveled to the underworld and by his music softened the heart of Hades and Persephone, who allowed Eurydice to return with him to the world of the living. Greek
"Eurylochus" Greek One of the companions of Odysseus in his wanderings. He was the only one that escaped from the house of Circe, while his friends were metamorphosed into swine; and when Odysseus went to the lower world, Eurylochus and Perimedes performed the prescribed sacrifices. It was on his advice that the companions of Odysseus carried off some of the oxen of Helios. Greek
"Eurymedon" Greek A Cabeirus, a son of Hephaestus and Cabeiro, and a brother of Alcon. 2. One of the attendants of Nestor. 3. A son of Ptolemaeus, and charioteer of Agamemnon; his tomb was shown at Mycenae. Greek
"Eurynome" Greek A daughter of Oceanus. When Hephaestus was expelled by Hera from Olympus, Eurynome and Thetis received him in the bosom of the sea. Greek
Goddess name "Eurynome" Greek Sea goddess. The daughter of Nisos and mother of the Graces. Also the mother of Bellepheron, fathered by POSEIDON, though she is accounted as the consort of GLAUKOS. Little else is known, but her cult center was apparently at Phigaleia (Arcadia)....
"Eurynomus" Greek A daemon of the lower world, concerning whom there was a tradition at Delphi, according to which, he devoured the flesh of dead human bodies, and left nothing but the bones. Greek
King name "Eurypylus" Greek A son of Euaemon and Ops. He appears in the different traditions about him, as a hero of Ormenion, or Hyria, or as a king of Cyrene. Greek
Nymph name "Euryte" Greek A nymph, the daughter of Hippodamas. She married Porthaon and produced Licymnius, Sterope, Agrius and Oeneus. Greek
Demon name "Eurytion" Greek A son of Irus and demonassa, and a grandson of Actor, is mentioned among the Argonauts. (Argonautica) According to others he was a son of Actor, and he is also called Eurytus. (Apollodorus i) When Peleus was expelled from his dominions, he fled to Eurytion and married his daughter Antigone but in shooting at the Calydonian boar, Peleus inadvertently killed his father-in-law, (Apollodorus iii)
God name "Eurytos" Greek One of the giants that made war with the gods. Bacchus killed him with his thyrsus. Greek
King name "Eurytus" Greek A son of Melaneus and Stratonice was king of Oechalia, probably the Thessalian town of this name. He was a skilful archer and married to Antioche, by whom he became the father of lole, Iphitus, Molion or Deion, Clytius, and Toxeus. Greek
"Euterpe" Greek Muse of lyric poetry and music. Greek
Goddess name "Eutychia" Greek The goddess of good fortune. Greek
King name "Evadne" Greek 1. A daughter of Poseidon and Pitane. Immediately after her birth, she was carried to the Arcadian king Aepytus, who brought her up. She afterwards became by Apollo the mother of Iamus. 2. A daughter of Iphis, or Philax. (Apollodorus iii) There are three other mythical personages of the same name. Greek
Hero name "Evangelos" Greek The bearer of good news. Under this name the shepherd Pixodarus had a sanctuary at Ephesus where he enjoyed heroic honours, because he had found a quarry of beautiful marble, of which the Ephesians built a temple. Greek
"Evippe" Greek The name of five mythological personages, concerning whom nothing of interest is related. (Apollodorus. ii. Metamorphoses) Greek
"Exadius" Greek One of the Lapithae, who distinguished himself in the contest at the nuptials of Peirithous. Greek
God name "Fates" Greek Properly signifies "a share," and as a personification "the deity who assigns to every man his fate or his share," or the Fates. Homer usually speaks of only one Moira, and only once mentions the Motpai in the plural. In his poems Moira is fate personified, which, at the birth of man, spins out the thread of his future life, follows his steps, and directs the consequences of his actions according to the counsel of the gods. Homer thus, when he personifies Fate, conceives her as spinning, an act by which also the power of other gods over the life of man is expressed. Greek
"Faula" Greek Was, according to some, a concubine of Heracles in Italy while, according to others, she was the wife or sister of Faunus. Latinus, who is called a son of Heracles by a concubine, was probably considered to be the son of Faula whereas the common tradition describes him as a son of Faunus. Faula was identified by some of the ancients with the Greek Aphrodite. Greek
Goddess name "Faun" Roman Place-spirits (genii) of untamed woodland. Romans connected their fauns with the Greek satyrs, wild and orgiastic drunken followers of Dionysus. However, fauns and satyrs were originally quite different creatures. Both have horns and both resemble goats below the waist, humans above; but originally satyrs had human feet, fauns goatlike hooves. The Romans also had a god named Faunus and a goddess Fauna, who, like the fauns, were goat-people. Roman
God name "Faunus" Roman Minor vegetation god. Consort of FAUNA with guardianship of woods and plants. He was given many of the attributes of the Greek god PAN including horns and legs of a goat....
"Fidius" Greek The son of Zeus, that is, Hercules. Greek
"Fland" Greek The delinquent daughter of Flidais who grew up to become an evil water sprite who lures swimmers to their deaths. Ireland.
Goddess name "Fortuna" Roman Goddess of good fortune. A deity who particularly appealed to women, partly in an oracular context. She is depicted carrying a globe, rudder and cornucopiae. She probably evolved from the model of the Greek goddess TYCHE. Her main symbol is the wheel of fate which she may stand upon and Renaissance artists tended to depict her thus. Among her more celebrated sanctuaries in Rome, the temple of Fortuna Redux was built by Domitian to celebrate his victories in Germany. She is depicted in a well-known stone carving in Gloucester Museum, England, holding her three main attributes....
"Fracassus" Greek Father of Ferrgas, the giant, and son of Morgante.
"Fraus" Greek The Roman personification of fraud and deceit, counterpart of the Greek Apate.
"Fulvius Stellus" Greek Had an aversion to women and entertained himself with a mare, by which he had a very handsome daughter, that he called Epona
Goddess name "Furiae aka dirae" Greek / Roman Eumenides, erinyes,, were originally nothing but a personification of curses pronounced upon a guilty criminal. The name Erinnys, which is the more ancient one, was derived by the Greeks from "I hunt up or persecute", or from the Arcadian "I am angry"; so that the Furiae were either the angry goddesses, or the goddesses who hunt up or search after the criminal. Greek / Roman
"Furiae or Furies" Greek The Roman name for the Greek Erinnyes.
"Furor" Greek Roman personification of rage and fury, counterpart of the Greek Lyssa or Erinnys.
Goddess name "Gad" Western Semitic / Punic / Carthaginian God of uncertain status. Probably concerned with chance or fortune and known from Palmyrene inscriptions, and from the Vetus Testamentum in place names such as Baal-Gad and Midal-Gad. Popular across a wide area of Syrio-Palestine and Anatolia in preBiblical times. Thought to have been syncretized ultimately with the Greek goddess TYCHE....
Goddess name "Gaea/ Gaia/ Ge" Greek The earth goddess & first born of chaos
"Gaia aka Gaea" Greek Ge, the Protogenos and the personification of the earth. Mother earth emerged at the beginning of creation to form the foundation of the universe. Greek
Nymph name "Galatea" Greek A sea-nymph, beloved by Polypheme, but herself in love with Acis. Acis was crushed under a huge rock by the jealous giant, and Galatea threw herself into the sea, where she joined her sister nymphs. Greek
"Galathe" Greek Hector's horse. Greek
"Galligantus" Greek A giant who lived with Hocus-Pocus in an enchanted castle. By his magic he changed men and women into dumb animals, amongst which was a duke's daughter, changed into a roe. Jack the Giant Killer, arrayed in his cap, which rendered him invisible, went to the castle and read the inscription: "Whoever can this trumpet blow, will cause the giant's overthrow." He seized the trumpet, blew a loud blast, the castle fell down, Jack slew the giant, and was married soon after to the duke's daughter. Fairy tale
"Gamelii" Greek The divinities protecting and presiding over marriage. Plutarch says, that those who married required the protection of five divinities: Zeus, Hera, Aphrodite, Peitho, and Artemis. Greek
God name "Ganymede" Greek A mortal boy that was given immortality & the job of cup bearer to the gods
God name "Ganymedes" Greek According to Homer and others, he was a son of Tros by Calirrhoe, and a brother of Ilus and Assaracus. Being the most beautiful of all mortals, he was carried off by the gods that he might fill the cup of Zeus, and live among the eternal gods. Greek
"Garanus" Italy A shepherd of gigantic bodily strength, who is said to have come from Greece into Italy in the reign of Evander, and slew Cacus. Aurelius Victor calls him Recaranus, but both writers agree in identifying him with the Greek Heracles. Italy
"Gargittios" Greek One of the dogs that guarded the herds and flocks of Geryon, and which Hercules killed. The other was the two-headed dog, named Orthos, or Orthros.
"Gartiae" Greek Roman version of the Greek graces Roman
"Ge" Greek A shortened form of Gaea. Greek
King name "Geleon" Greek A son of Ion, a king of Athens between the reigns of Erechtheus and Cecrops
Goddess name "Geras" Greek God of old age. A son of Nyx and Erebus, he was depicted as a tiny shrivelled up old man. Geras' opposite was Hebe the goddess of youth. Greek
Angel name "Germael" Greek The angel sent by God to create Adam from dust. moon lore
King name "Geryones Geryon" Greek A son of Chrysaor and Calirrhoe, a fabulous king of Hesperia, who is described as a being with three heads, and possessing magnificent oxen in the island of Erytheia. He acts a prominent part in the stories of Heracles. Greek
Angel name "Gethel" Greek An angel set over hidden things.
"Gethsemane" Greek The Orchis maculata, supposed in legendary story to be spotted by the blood of Christ.
"Giants" Greek Of Greek mythology, sons of Tartaros and Ge. When they attempted to storm heaven, they were hurled to earth by the aid of Hercules, and buried under Mount Etna.
God name "Gigantes" Greek According to Homer, they were a gigantic and savage race of men, governed by Eurymedon, and dwelling in the distant west, in the island of Thrinacia; but they were extirpated by Eurymedon on account of their insolence towards the gods. Greek
God name "Gilgamesh" Greek A demigod of superhuman strength who built a great wall to defend his people from external threats, a sort of Sumerian equivalent to the Greek Heracles.
"Glauca" Greek wife of Alcis.
"Glaucippa" Greek wife of Potamon.
God name "Glaucus" Greek This sea god went around muttering prophesies
"Glaucus" Greek A grandson of Aeolus, son of Sisyphus and Merope, and father of Bellerophontes. Greek
God name "Glaukos" Greek A sea god, a rather bizarre story like many other god claims
God name "Glaukos" Greek Sea god. Allegedly an impoverished fisherman who ate a sea-grass with magical properties, dived into the ocean and remained there as a guardian deity of fishermen and their nets.See also PROTEUS....
"Golgus" Greek A son of Adonis and Aphrodite, from whom the town of Golgi, in Cyprus, was believed to have derived its name. Greek
"Gorga" Greek wife of Hyppothooa.
"Gorge" Greek A daughter of Oeneus and Althaea, and the wife of Andraemon. When Artemis metamorphosed her sisters into birds, on account of their unceasing lamentations about their brother Meleager, Gorge and Deianeira alone were spared. Greek
"Gorgo" Greek According to the Odyssey, was one of the frightful phantoms in Hades. In the Iliad the Aegis of Athena contains the head of Gorgo, the terror of her enemies.
"Gorgophon" Greek wife of Proteus.
King name "Gorgophone" Greek A daughter of Perseus and Andromeda. Her name means "Gorgon Slayer", a tribute to her father who killed Medusa, the mortal Gorgon. Gorgophone is a central figure in the history of Sparta, having been married to two kings, Oebalus of Sparta (actually Lakonia, Sparta's region) and Perieres of Messenia, the region to the west of Lakonia which Sparta, in the late 8th or early 7th century B.C. enslaved. Greek
"Graces" Roman Roman version of the Greek Charities. Roman
"Graces/ Gratiae" Roman These are the Roman version of the Greek Charities
"Graeae" Greek That is, " the old women," were daughters of Phorcys and Ceto. They had grey hair from their birth. Hesiod mentions only two Graeae, viz. Pephredo and Enyo; Apollodorus adds Deino as a third, and Aeschylus also speaks of three Graeae. Greek
"Graeae/ Graii" Greek The three old women or gray ones
Goddess name "Gratiae" Greek Greek Triple goddessess similary to the Graces.
Goddess name "Gratiae" Roman Goddesses. The counterparts of the Greek Charites. Identified with the arts and generally depicted with long flowing tresses, but otherwise naked....
"Griffin" Greek Griffon or Gryphon, has the body of a lion and the head and wings of an eagle. In heraldry the griffin was thought to be an especially powerful and majestic creature.
Goddess name "Gunabibi" Australian aboriginal Creator goddess. Also known as Kunapipi, she is extensively revered by aborigines in northern Australia, including the Yolngu people. Her cult bears some similarity to that of the Greek mother goddess DEMETER and to Tantric cults in India. For this reason the cult is thought to have been introduced from Asia to Arnhem Land and then to other parts of the Australian continent as early as the sixth century. Mythology indicates that Gunabibi has been perceived as a deity who came from the sea or the rivers during the Dreamtime but who reigns now over dry land. Among modern aborigines she is the subject of esoteric rituals which also involve the great serpent Yulunggul with whom Gunabibi has been closely involved....
"Gyges" Greek The ordinary name of the hundred-armed giant, who is sometimes called Gyas or Gyes. Greek
God name "Gynaecothoenas" Greek the god feasted by Women, a surname of Ares at Tegea. In a war of the Tegeatans against the Lacedaemonian king Charillus, the women of Tegea made an attack upon the enemy from an ambuscade. This decided the victory. The women therefore celebrated the victory alone, and excluded the men from the sacrificial feast. Greek
God name "Gzizis" Greek The Sun god of the Algonquians
Goddess name "Hadad" Western Semitic / Syrian / Phoenician weather god. Derived from the Akkadian deity ADAD. In texts found at the site of the ancient Canaanite capital of Ugarit [Ras Samra] , the name of Hadad apparently becomes a substitute for that of BAAL. His voice is described as roaring from the clouds and his weapon is the thunderbolt. His mother is the goddess ASERAH. During Hellenic times he was predominantly worshiped at Ptolemais and Hierapolis. His Syrian consort is ATARGATIS, who overshadowed him in local popularity at Hierapolis. Statues of the two deities were carried in procession to the sea twice yearly. According to the Jewish writer Josephus, Hadad also enjoyed a major cult following at Damascus in the eighth and ninth centuries BC. By the third century BC the Hadad-Atargatis cult had extended to Egypt, when he becomes identified as the god SUTEKH. In the Greek tradition his consort becomes HERA.See also ADAD....
God name "Hades" Greek Or Pluton, Pluto, Plouton, Dis (Roman), and Aidoneus, the god of the lower world; Plato observes that people preferred calling him Pluton (the giver of wealth) to pronouncing the dreaded name of Hades or Aides. Hence we find that in ordinary life and in the mysteries the name Pluton became generally established, while the poets preferred the ancient name Aides or the form Pluteus. Greek
God name "Hades/ Pluto" Greek A god of death & one of the Olympian gods
"Haemon" Greek 1. A son of Pelasgus and father of Thessalus. The ancient name of Thessaly, viz. Haemonia, or Aemonia, was believed to have been derived from him.
"Hag" Greek A female fury.
Nymph name "Hagno" Greek An Arcadian nymph, who is said to have brought up Zeus. Greek
"Halia" Greek A sister of the Telchines in Rhodes, by whom Poseidon had six sons and one daughter, Rhodos or Rhode, from whom the island of Rhodes received its name. Halia, after leaping into the sea, received the name of Leucothea, and was worshipped as a Divine being by the Rhodians. Greek
God name "Haliacmon" Greek A son of Oceanus and Tethys, was a river god of Macedonia.
"Haliartus" Greek A son of Thersander, and grandson of Sisyphus, founded the town of Haliartus in Boeotia. He is further said to have been adopted with Coronus by Athamas
"Halimede" Greek One of the Nereides. Greek
"Halios" Greek The name of two mythical personages, one a Lycian, who was slain by Odysseus and the other a son of Alcinous and Arete. Greek
"Halios or Halius" Greek The name of two mythical personages, one a Lycian, who was slain by Odysseus and the other a son of Alcinous and Arete.
"Halirrhothius" Greek A son of Poseidon and Euryte. He attempted by violence to seduce Alcippe, the daughter of Ares and Agraulos, but he was taken by surprise by Ares, who killed him. Greek
"Halitherses" Greek A son of Mastor of Ithaca. He was a soothsayer. Greek
"Halmus" Greek A son of Sisyphus, and father of Chryse and Chrysogeneia. He was regarded as the founder of the Boeotian town of Halmones. Greek
Goddess name "Halsodyne" Greek That is, "the sea-fed," or the sea-born goddess, occurs as a surname of Amphitrite and Thetys. Greek
Nymph name "Hamadryad" Greek A wood-nymph. Each tree has its own wood-nymph, who dies when the tree dies. Greek
Spirit name "Hamadryades" Greek / Roman Tree spirits whose existence is restricted to the tree that the guard when it dies they die
Nymph name "Hamadryads" Roman / Greek nymphs of trees supposed to live in Forest-trees, and die when the tree dies. The nymphs of fruit-trees were called Melides or Hamamelids. Roman / Greek
Nymph name "Hamadryas" Greek A daughter of Oreios who was the mother of eight Hamadryad nymphs by her brother Oxylus