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NameOriginDescription
God name "Harmachis" Greek Another form of the Egyptian god Horus
God name "Harmonia" Greek A daughter of Ares and Aphrodite, or, according to others, of Zeus and Electra, the daughter of Atlas, in Samothrace. When Athena assigned to Cadmus the government of Thebes, Zeus gave him Harmoia for his wife, and all the gods of Olympus were present at the marriage. Cadmus on that day made her a present of a peplus and a necklace, which he had received either from Hephaestus or from Europa. Greek
"Harmonia's Robe" Greek On the marriage of Harmonia, Vulcan, to avenge the infidelity of her mother, made the bride a present of a robe dyed in all sorts of crimes, which infused wickedness and impiety into all her offspring. Both Harmonia and Cadmos, after having suffered many misfortunes, and seen their children a sorrow to them, were changed into serpents. Greek
God name "Haroeris" Greek Another form of the Egyptian god Horus, but this time as an adult
"Harpina" Greek A daughter of Asopus, from whom the town of Harpina or Harpinna in Elis was believed to have derived its name. She became by Ares the mother of Oenomaus. Greek
Goddess name "Harpina" Greek River goddess. Daughter of the river god ASOPOS, she was seduced by ARES, who fathered Oenomaus (a king said to have reigned near Olympia) on her....
God name "Harpocrates" Greek The Greek form of the Egyptian god Har-pi-kruti (Horus the Child), made by the Greeks and Romans the god of silence. This arose from a pure misapprehension. It is an Egyptian god, and was represented with its "finger on its mouth," to indicate youth, but the Greeks thought it was a symbol of silence. Greek
God name "Harpokrates" Greek Another form of the Egyptian god Horus, as a child sitting on his mother's knee
"Harpyia" Greek That is, "the swift robbers," are, in the Homeric poems, nothing but personified storm winds. Homer mentions only one by name, viz. Podarge, who was married to Zephyrus, and gave birth to the two horses of Achilles, Xanthus and Balius. Greek
God name "Harsaphes" Egypt Ram-headed god of fertility and water Egypt / Greek
"Harsomtus" Egypt From the Greek, indicating a form of Horus as a child. Harsomtus unifies northern and southern Egypt. At the Edfu Temple, he is identified as the offspring of Horus the elder and Hathor.
God name "Hebe" Greek The personification of youth, is described as a daughter of Zeus and Hera ( Apollodorus i), and is, according to the Iliad IV, the minister of the gods, who fills their cups with nectar; she assists Hera in putting the horses to her chariot and she bathes and dresses her brother Ares. She was married to Heracles after his apotheosis. Greek
Goddess name "Hebe" Greek Goddess of youth. The daughter of ZEUS and HERA and the consort of HERAKLES. The cup-bearer of the gods of Olympus. In the Roman pantheon she becomes JUVENTAS....
God name "Hecabe" Greek Or in Latin Hecuba, a daughter of Dymas in Phrygia, and second wife of Priam, king of Troy. Some described her as a daughter of Cisseus, or the Phrygian river-god Sangarius and Metope. Greek
Goddess name "Hecaerge" Greek Goddess of archery Greek
"Hecate" Greek A mysterious divinity, who, according to the most common tradition, was a daughter of Persaeus or Perses and Asteria, whence she is called Perseis. Others describe her as a daughter of Zeus and Demeter, and state that she was sent out by her father in search of Persephone; others again make her a daughter of Zeus either by Pheraea or by Hera; and others, lastly, say that she was a daughter of Leto or Tartarus. Greek
"Hecatoncheires - Hundred-armed" Greek Were three gargantuan figures of Greek mythology. They were known as Briareus the Vigorous, Cottus the Furious, and Gyges (or Gyes) the Big-Limbed. Their name derives from Greek and means "Hundred-Handed", "each of them having a hundred hands and fifty heads";. Greek
Hero name "Hector" Greek The chief hero of the Trojans in their war with the Greeks, was the eldest son of Priam by Hecabe, the husband of Andromache, and father of Scamandrius.
"Hecuba" Greek Second wife of Priam, and mother of nineteen children. When Troy was taken by the Greeks she fell to the lot of Ulysses. She was afterwards metamorphosed into a dog, and threw herself into the sea. Greek
"Hegemone" Greek That is, the leader or ruler, is the name of one of the Athenian Charites. When the Athenian ephebi took their civic oath, they invoked Hegemone. Hegemone occurs also as a surname of Artemis at Sparta, and in Arcadia. Greek
"Hegemone" The name given to one of the GRATIAE in the traditions of Athens Greek. Heh...
Goddess name "Hekate" Greek The chthonic goddess of the moon & pathways as well as nocturnal evil
God name "Helara" Greek A daughter of Orchomenus, became by Zeus the mother of Tityus, but the god, from fear of Hera, concealed her under the earth. Greek
"Helcita" Greek wife of Cassos.
"Helen" Greek A daughter of Zeus and Leda, and the sister of Polydeuces and Castor; some traditions called her a daughter of Zeus by Nemesis. She was of surpassing beauty, and is said to have in her youth been carried off by Theseus, in conjunction with Peirithous to Attica. When therefore Theseus was absent in Hades, Polydeuces and Castor (the Dioscuri) undertook an expedition to Attica. Athens was taken, Helena delivered, and Aethra, the mother of Theseus, was taken prisoner, and carried by the Dioscuri, as a slave of Helena, to Sparta. Greek
Goddess name "Helen" Helen is frequently alleged, in Homeric tradition, to have been a mortal heroine or a demigoddess Goddess [Greek] associated with the city of Troy. In his Catalogues of Women Hesiod, the Greek contemporary of Homer and author of the definitive Theogony of the Greek pantheon, confounds tradition by making Helen the daughter of ZEUS and Ocean. Other Greek authors contemporary with Hesiod give Helen's mother as NEMESIS, the Greco-Roman goddess of justice and revenge, who was raped by Zeus. The mythology placing Helen as a demigoddess identifies her mother as Leda, the mortal wife of Tyndareus, also seduced by Zeus who fathered POLLUX as Helen's brother. However Hesiod strongly denied these claims. Homeric legend describes Helen's marriage to king Menelaus of Sparta and her subsequent abduction by Paris, said to have been the catalyst for the Trojan war. After her death, mythology generally places her among the stars with the Dioscuri (sons of Zeus), better known as Castor and Pollux, the twins of the Gemini constellation. Helen was revered on the island of Rhodes as the goddess Dendritis.See also DISKOURI....
"Helena" Greek A daughter of Zeus and Leda, and the sister of Polydeuces and Castor; some traditions called her a daughter of Zeus by Nemesis. She was of surpassing beauty, and is said to have in her youth been carried off by Theseus, in conjunction with Peirithous to Attica. Greek
Goddess name "Helene" Greek A vegetation goddess, she is the one the Trojan war was fought over
"Helenos" Greek The prophet, the only son of Priam that survived the fall of Troy. He fell to the share of Pyrrhos when the captives were awarded; and because he saved the life of the young Grecian was allowed to marry Andromache, his brother Hector's widow. (Virgil: ?neid.)
"Heliadae" Greek The male and female descendants of Helios, and might accordingly be applied to all his children, but in mythology the name is given more particularly to the seven sons and the one daughter of Helios by Rhode or Rhodos. Their names are, Cercaphus, Actis, Macareus, Tanages, Triopas, Phaeton, Ochimus, and Electryone. Greek
"Helice" Greek A daughter of Selinus, and the wife of Ion. The town of Helice, in Achaia, was believed to have derived its name from her.
"Helice" Greek A daughter of Lycaon, was beloved by Zeus, but Hera, out of jealousy, metamorphosed her into a she-bear, whereupon Zeus placed her among the stars, under the name of the Great Northern Bear.
God name "Helios" Greek In Greece the cult of Helios was very ancient and was practised throughout the land, at Elis, at Apollonia, on the Acropolis of Corinth, at Argos, at Troezen, on Cape Taenarum, at Athens, in Thrace and finally, and especially, in the island of Rhodes which was sacred to him. In Rhodes could be seen.the colossal statue of HeIios, the renowned work of the sculptor Chares. It was about thirty yards high, and ships in full sail could pass between the god's legs. Greek
Hero name "Hell" Greek rivers of. Classic authors tell us that the Inferno is encompassed by five rivers: Acheron, Cocytus, Styx, Phlegethon, and Lethe. Acheron from the Greek achos-reo, grief-flowing; Cocytus, from the Greek kokuo, to weep, supposed to be a flood of tears; Styx, from the Greek stugeo, to loathe; Phlegethon, from the Greek phleo to burn; and Lethe, from the Greek letle, oblivion.
Goddess name "Helle" Greek Goddess of the sea Greek
Nymph name "Hellen" Greek A son of Deucalion and Pyrrha, or, according to others, a son of Zeus and Dorippe (Argonautica), or of Prometheus and Clymene, and a brother of Deucalion. By the nymph Orseis, that is, the mountain nymph, he became the father of Aeolus, Dorus, and Xuthus to whom some add Amphictyon. Greek
Goddess name "Hemera" Greek The light of the terrestrial regions as Aether is the light of the heavenly regions. The Protogenos and the female personification of day. Both were the offspring of Erebus and Nyx. Hemera was closely identified with Hera, the wife of Zeus, and Eos the goddess of the morning red, who brings up the light of day from the east. Greek
God name "Hephaestos" Greek A god of volcanoes, fire & metal working
God name "Hephaestus" Greek The god of fire, was, according to the Homeric account, the son of Zeus and Hera The Romans, when speaking of the Greek Hephaestus, call him Vulcan or Vulcanus, although Vulcanus was an original Italian divinity. Later traditions state that he had no father, and that Hera gave birth to him independent of Zeus, as she was jealous of Zeus having given birth to Athena independent of her. Greek
God name "Hephaistos" Greek The god of smiths and metal-workers was the son of Hera. He was born lame, and his mother was so displeased at the sight of him that she flung him out of Olympus. Other accounts say that Zeus threw him out for taking his mother's part in a quarrel which occurred between them. Hephaistos's lameness, according to this account, was the consequence of his fall. He was a whole day falling, and at last alighted in the island of Lemnos, which was thenceforth sacred to him. Greek
Hero name "Hera" Greek Probably identical with kera, mistress, just as her husband, Zeus, was called eppos in the Aeolian dialect. The derivation of the name has been attempted in a variety of ways, from Greek as well as oriental roots, though there is no reason for having recourse to the latter, as Hera is a purely Greek divinity, and one of the few who, according to Herodotus, were not introduced into Greece from Egypt. Greek
Goddess name "Hera/ Here" Greek A goddess of childbirth, marriage, motherhood, of the sky, & storms
Hero name "Heracles" Greek The most celebrated of all the heroes of antiquity. The traditions about him are not only the richest in substance, but also the most widely spread for we find them not only in all the countries round the Mediterranean, but his wondrous deeds were known in the most distant countries of the ancient world.
God name "Herma" Greek In ancient Greece, before his role as protector of merchants and travelers, Hermes was a phallic god, associated with fertility, luck, roads and borders. His name comes from the word herma (plural hermai) referring to a square or rectangular pillar of stone, terracotta, or bronze; a bust of Hermes' head, usually with a beard, sat on the top of the pillar, and male genitals adorned the base. Greek
God name "Hermanubis" Egyptian A god who combined Hermes with Anubis. He was popular during the period of Roman domination. Depicted as having a human body and jackal head, with the sacred caduceus that belonged to the Greek god Hermes, he represented the Egyptian priesthood.
"Hermaphroditos" Greek The name is compounded of Hermes and Aphrodite. He was originally a male Aphrodite (Aphroditus), and represented as a Hermes with the phallus, the symbol of fertility, but afterwards as a Divine being combining the two sexes, and usually with the head, breasts, and body of a female, but with the sexual parts of a man. Greek
Goddess name "Hermaphroditos" Greek God (Goddess) of uncertain status. The offspring of HERMES and APHRODITE and the lover of the water nymph Salmakis. Tradition has it that their passion for one another was so great that they merged into a single androgynous being....
God name "Hermes" Greek A god of athletes, sport, gambling, commerce, communications, eloquence, luck, Medicine, oratory, roads, & wind
God name "Hermes" Greek A son of Zeus and Maia, the daughter of Atlas, was born in a cave of Mount Cyllene or in Olympus. In the first hours after his birth, he escaped from his cradle, went to Pieiria, and carried off some of the oxen of Apollo. The herald and messenger of the gods, of his travelling from place to place and the concluder of treaties and the promoter of social intercourse and of commerce among men. Regarded as the maintainer of peace, and as the god of roads, who protected travellers, and punished those who refused to assist travellers who had mistaken their way. Greek
"Hermione" Greek The only daughter of Menelaus and Helena, and beautiful, like the golden Aphrodite. As she was a granddaughter of Leda, the mother of Helena Virgil calls her Ledaea. During the war against Troy, Menelaus promised her in marriage to Neoptolemus and after his return he fulfilled his promise. Greek
Goddess name "Hermraphroditos" Greek A god that it became one with a goddess & is now of uncertain status
God name "Heron" Egypt God appearing on the monuments of the Greek and Roman eras, thought to be a horseman god Egypt
"Herophilus aka Herophile" Greek A daughter of Poseidon and Aphrodite and a sister of the Oceanide Rhode. The younger of the Erythraean Sibylla she prophesied that Helen would be the ruin of both Asia and Europe. Greek
"Herse" Greek 1. The wife of Danaus and mother of Hippodice and Adiante. 2. A daughter of Cecrops and sister of Agraulos, Pandrosos, and Erysichthon. She was the beloved of Hermes, and the mother of Cephalus. Greek
Monster name "Hesione" Greek A daughter of Laomedon, and consequently a sister of Priam. When Troy was visited by a plague and a monster oh account of Laomedon's breach of promise, Laomedon, in order to get rid of these calamities, chained Hesione to a rock, in accordance with the command of an oracle, where she was to be devoured by wild beasts. Greek
Goddess name "Hesperides" Greek These goddesses of evenings and the golden light of Sunset were the famous guardians of the golden apples which Ge had given to Hera at her marriage with Zeus. Their names are Aegle, Erytheia, Hestia, and Arethusa, but their descent is not the same in the different traditions; sometimes they are called the daughters of night or Erebus (Theogony of Hesiod 215), sometimes of Phorcys and Ceto, sometimes of Atlas and Hesperis, whence their names Atlantides or Hesperides, and sometimes of Hesperus, or of Zeus and Themis Greek
Goddess name "Hesperos" Greek The goddess of evening
"Hesperus" Greek The evening-star, is called by Hesiod a son of Astraeus and Eos, and was regarded, even by the ancients, as the same as the morning star, whence both Homer and Hesiod call him the bringer of light. Diodorus calls him a son of Atlas, who was fond of astronomy, and once, after having ascended Mount Atlas to observe the stars, he disappeared. Greek
Goddess name "Hestia" Greek The goddess of the hearth, or rather the fire burning on the hearth, was regarded as one of the twelve great gods, and accordingly as a daughter of Cronus and Rhea. Greek
"Hierax" Greek 1. the name of two mythical personages, respecting whom nothing of interest is related. 2. A musician of the Mythic period, before the Trojan war. He is said to have invented the Hieracian measure and to have been the friend and disciple of Olympus the musician. He died young. Greek
"Hilaeira" Greek One of the fair daughters of Leucippus of Mycenae, was carried off with her sisters by the Dioscuri. The name occurs also as a surname of Selene. Greek
Nymph name "Himalia" Greek A nymph. Zeus was enamoured with her and she produced three sons with him, Spartaios, Kronios, and Kytos. Greek
"Himerus" Greek The personification of longing love, is first mentioned by Hesiod, where he and Eros appear as the companions of Aphrodite. He is sometimes seen in works of art representing erotic circles and in the temple of Aphrodite at Megara, he was represented by Scopas, together with Eros and Pothus. Greek
God name "Himerus or Phanes" Greek A mystic divinity in the system of the Orphics, is also called Eros, Ericapaeus, Himerus Metis, and Protogonus. He is said to have sprung from the mystic mundane egg, and to have been the father of all gods, and the creator of men. Phanes means "Manifestor" or "Revealer," and is related to the Greek words "light" and "to shine forth." Greek
King name "Hippocoon" Greek The eldest, but natural son of Oebalus and Bateia, and a step­brother of Tyndareus, Icarius and Arene, at Sparta. After his father's death, Hippocoon expelled his brother Tyndareus, in order to secure the kingdom to himself; but Heracles led Tyndareus back and slew Hippocoon and his sons. Greek
"Hippocrene" Greek The fountain of the Muses, produced by a stroke of the hoof of Pegasus. Greek
"Hippodamia" Greek wife of Ister.
"Hippodica" Greek wife of Idras.
"Hippogriff" Greek The winged horse, whose father was a griffin and mother a horse. A symbol of love. Greek
"Hippolyta" Greek queen of the Amazons, and daughter of Mars. Hippolyta was famous for a girdle given her by her father, and it was one of the twelve labours of Hercules to possess himself of this prize. greek
"Hippolyte" Greek A daughter of Ares and Otrera, was queen of the Amazons, and a sister of Antiope and Melanippe. She wore, as an emblem of her dignity, a girdle given to her by her father; and when Heracles, by the command of Eurystheus, came to fetch this girdle, Hippolyte was slain by Heracles. Greek
God name "Hippolytos" Greek One of the giants who made war with the gods. He was killed by Hermes. Greek
"Hippomeduse" Greek wife of Alcmenon.
"Hippotes" Greek 1. The father of Aeolus. 2. A son of Phylas by a daughter of Iolaus, and a great-grandson of Heracles. When the Heracleidae, on their invading Peloponnesus, were encamped near Naupactus, Hippotes killed the seer Carnus, in consequence of which the army of the Heracleidae began to suffer very severely, and Hippotes by the command of an oracle was banished for a period of ten years. Greek
"Hippothoe" Greek 1. a daughter of Nereus and Doris.
"Hippothoe 2" Greek A daughter of Danaus
"Hippothoe 3" Greek An Amazon
"Hippothoe 4" Greek A daughter of Pelias and Anaxibia
"Hippothoe 5" Greek A daughter of Nestor and Lysidice, became by Poseidon the mother of Taphius. Greek
Hero name "Hippothoon" Greek An Attic hero, a son of Poseidon and Alope, the daughter of Cercyon. He had a heroum at Athens and one of the Attic phylae was called after him Hippothoontis. Greek
King name "Hippothous" Greek A son of Cercyon, and father of Aepytus, who succeeded Agapenor as king in Arcadia, where he took up his residence, not at Tegea, but at Trapezus. Greek
"Historis" Greek A daughter of Teiresias, and engaged in the service of Alcmene. By her cry that Alcmene had already given birth, she induced the Pharmacides to withdraw, and thus enabled her mistress to give birth to Heracles. Greek
"Holmus" Greek A son of Sisyphus, and father of Minyas. Greek
God name "Homagyrius" Greek The god of the assembly or league, a surname of Zeus, under which he was worshipped at Aegium. Greek
"Homeric Hymns" Greek By Andrew Lang Greek
King name "Hoples" Greek A son of Ion, a king of Athens between the reigns of Erechtheus and Cecrops
Goddess name "Horae" Greek Horai, originally the personifications or goddesses of the order of nature and of the seasons, but in later times they were regarded as the goddesses of order in general and of justice. In Homer, who neither mentions their parents nor their number, they are the Olympian divinities of the weather and the ministers of Zeus; and in this capacity they guard the doors of Olympus, and promote the fertility of the earth, by the various kinds of weather they send down. Greek
Goddess name "Horae/ Horai" Greek The goddesses of order & the seasons, all three of them
"Horcus" Greek Horkos, the personification of an oath, the son of Eris, and the avenger of perjury. Greek
God name "Horkos" Greek The god of oaths
God name "Horkos" Greek God of oaths. The son of ERIS (strife)....
"Horme" Greek The personification of energetic activity. Greek
God name "Horus-Harpocrates" Greek / Roman the god of quiet life and silence. Greek / Roman
Goddess name "Hosia" Greek Goddess of holy rituals Greek
Spirit name "Hubris" Greek The daughter of Erebus and Nyx and the female spirit of insolence, violence, wantonness, reckless pride, arrogance and outrageous behaviour in general. Greek
"Hundred-eyed" Greek Argus, in Greek and Latin fable. Juno appointed him guardian of Io [the cow], but Jupiter caused him to be put to death, whereupon Juno transplanted his eyes into the tail of her peacock.
King name "Hyacinthus" Greek The youngest son of the Spartan king Amyclas and Diomede (Apollodorus iii), but according to others a son of Pierus and Clio, or of Oebalus or Eurotas. He was a youth of extraordinary beauty, and beloved by Thamyris and Apollo, who unintentionally killed him during a game of discus. Greek
Nymph name "Hyades" Greek That is, the Rainy, the name of a class of nymphs whose number, names, and descent, are described in various ways by the ancients. Their parents were Atlas and Aethra, Atlas and Pleione, or Hyas and Boeotia; and others call their father Oceanus, Melisseus, Cadmilus, or Erechtheus. Greek
God name "Hyakinthos" Greek God of vegetation. An ancient pre-Homeric deity known particularly from Amyklai (preDorian seat of kingship at Sparta). He is beloved by APOLLO who perversely kills him with a discus and changes him into a flower. At Amyklai the bronze of Apollo stands upon an altar-like pedestal said to be the grave of Hyakinthos and, prior to sacrifice being made to Apollo, offerings to Hyakinthos were passed through a bronze door in the pedestal....
God name "Hyaninthos" Greek A god of vegetation. Hyacinthus is a Divine hero from Greek mythology.
"Hyas" Greek The name of the father and brother of the Hyades. The father was married to Boeotia, and was looked upon as the ancestor of the ancient Hyantes. His son, or the brother of the Hyades, was killed in Libya by an animal, a serpent, a boar, or a lion. Greek
Monster name "Hydra" Greek A monster of the Lernean marshes, in Argolis. It had nine heads, and Hercules was sent to kill it. As soon as he struck off one of its heads, two shot up in its place. Greek
God name "Hyeeiioi" Greek God of primordial light. A pre-Homeric deity, one of the race of TITANS whose consort is, according to some texts, THEA and who is the father of HELIOS and SELENE....
Goddess name "Hyeios" Greek God of sleep. One of the sons of the goddess of the night NYX and the brother of THANATOS....
God name "Hyes" Greek The moist or fertilising god, occurs like Hyetius, as a surname of Zeus, as the sender of Rain. Greek
God name "Hyesistos" Greco - Roman Local tutelary god. Known from the region of the Bosphorus circa 150 BC until AD 250. As late as the fourth century AD there are mentions in texts of bypsistarii in Cappadocia, who seem to have been unorthodox, Greek-speaking, Jewish fringe sectarians. The word bypsistos occurs in the Septuagint version of the Vetus Testamentum and means “almighty.”...
Goddess name "Hygeia" Roman / Greek Goddess of health and the daughter of ?sculapios. Her symbol was a serpent drinking from a cup in her hand. Roman / Greek
Goddess name "Hygieia" Greek Goddess of health. The daughter of ASKLEPIOS, the physician god of healing. Hygieia was also a remedial drink made from wheat, oil and honey. She is depicted as Hygieia-Salus in a marble group sculpture in the Vatican, with Asclepius (the Roman god of healing) and the snake, which she is touching....
King name "Hylas" Greek A son of Theiodamas, king of the Dryopes, by the nymph Menodice or a son of Heracles, Euphemus, or Ceyx. He was the favourite of Heracles, who, after having killed his father, Theiodamas, took him with him when he joined the expedition of the Argonauts. When the Argonauts landed on the coast of Mysia, Hylas went out to fetch water for Heracles but when he came to a well, his beauty excited the love of the Naiads, who drew him down into the water, and he was never seen again. Greek
God name "Hymen" Greek The god of marriage, was conceived as a handsome youth, and invoked in the hymeneal or bridal song. The names originally designated the bridal song itself, which was subsequently personified. The first trace of this personification occurs in Euripides or perhaps in Sappho. Greek
Goddess name "Hymenaeus" Greek This poor god is the goddess of marriage
God name "Hymenaios" Greek / Roman A god of marriage
Hero name "Hyperenor" Greek One of the Spartae, or the men that grew up from the dragon's teeth sown by Cadmus, was worshipped as a hero at Thebes. (Apollodorus iii) There are two other mythical personages of this name, one a son of Poseidon and Alcyone (Apollodorus iii), and the other a son of the Trojan Panthous, who was slain by Menelaus. Greek
"Hyperion" Greek A Titan, a son of Uranus and Ge, and married to his sister Theia, or Euryphaessa, by whom he became the father of Helios, Selene, and Eos. Greek
"Hyperippa" Greek wife of Hippocoristes.
"Hypermnestra" Greek wife of *Lynceus (saved by his wife).
"Hypermnestra" Greek A daughter of Thestius and Eurythemis, and the wife of Oicles, by whom she became the mother of Amphiaraus. Her tomb was shown at Argos. One of the daughters of Danaus was likewise called Hypermnestra. Greek
Goddess name "Hyperopia" Discworld The Goddess of Shoes. She has a small following that gathers in the Temple of Small Gods and worships the Sacred Lace of Hyperopia. Named after the technical term for long-sightedness, and it is possible that she is inspired by the Greek goddess Nike, and the shoes named after her. Discworld
God name "Hypnos" Greek The personification and god of sleep, the Greek Hypnos, is described by the ancients as a brother of death and as a son of night. At Sicyon there was a statue of Sleep surnamed the giver. In works of art Sleep and death are represented alike as two youths sleeping or holding inverted torches in their hands. Greek
King name "Hypseus" Greek A son of Peneius, and the Naiad Creusa, or Phillyra, the daughter of Asopus, was king of the Lapithae, and married to Chlidanope, by whom he became the father of Cyrene, Alcaea, Themisto, and Astyageia. (Apollodorus) Another personage of this name occurs in Ovid (Metamorphoses v by Ovid). Greek
Supreme god name "Hypsistos" Hebrew / Greek The part of the Supreme Godhead that lets us understand the structure of nature from Infinity. Hebrew / Greek
King name "Hyrieus" Greek A son of Poseidon and Alcyone, was king of Hyria in Boeotia, and married to the nymph Clonia, by whom he became the father of Nycteus, Lycus, and Orion. Greek
"Iacchus" Greek The solemn name of the mystic Bacchus at Athens and Eleusis. The Phrygian Bacchus was looked upon in the Eleusinian mysteries as a child, and as such he is described as the son of Demeter and Zeus, and as the brother of Cora, that is, the male Cora or Corus.
"Iakchos" Greek An epithet of Dionysus in the Eleusinian mysteries, derived from the element iacho, meaning "to shout." Greek
"Ialemus" Greek A personification of the dirge, or a song of a very serious and mournful character, only to be Sung on the most melancholy occasions. Greek
"Ialmenues" Greek A son of Ares and Astyoche, and brother of Ascalaphus. One the Argonauts and a suitor of Helena. Greek
Goddess name "Iambe" Greek Daughter of Pan and Echo, and a slave of Metaneira, the wife of Hippothoon. Others call her a slave of Celeus. The extravagant hilarity displayed at the festivals of Demeter in Attica was traced to her for it is said that when Demeter, in her wanderings in search of her daughter, arrived in Attica, Iambe cheered the mournful goddess by her jokes. Greek
"Iamus" Greek A son of Apollo and Evadne, was initiated in the art of prophecy by his father, and was regarded as the ancestor of the famous family of seers, the Lamidae at Olympia. Greek
"Iapetos" Greek The father of Atlas and ancestor of the human race, called genus Iapeti, the progeny of Iapetus. By many considered the same as Japheth, one of the sons of Noah. Greek
God name "Iapetos" Greek God. One of the sons of OURANOS (heaven) and a member of the TITAN race which clashed with the Olympian gods. He is the father of the heroes Atlas and PROMETHEUS....
"Iapis or Iapyx" Greek Was a son of Iasus, and a favourite of Apollo, who wanted to confer upon him the gift of prophecy and the lyre, but Iapis, wishing to prolong the life of his father, preferred the more tranquil art of healing to all the others. He also cured Aeneas of the wound he had received in the war against La- tinus. Greek
Nymph name "Iasion" Greek Also called Iasius, was, according to some, a son of Zeus and Electra, tLe daughter of Atlas, and a brother of Dardanus (Theogony of Hesiod 970 ) but others called him a son of Corythus and Electra, of Zeus and the nymph Hemera, or of Ilithyius, or of Minos and the nymph Pyronia.Greek
Goddess name "Iaso" Greek A daughter of Asclepius or Amphiaraus, and sister of Hygieia, was worshipped as the goddess of recovery. Greek
"Iasus 1" Greek A son of Phoroneus, and brother of Pelasgus and Agenor, or Arestor.
"Iasus 2" Greek A son of Argus and Evadne, a daughter of Strymon, or a son of Peitho, the father of Agenor, and father of Argus Panoptes.
"Iasus 3" Greek A son of Argus Panoptes and Ismene, the daughter of Asopus, and the father of Io.
"Iasus 4" Greek A son of Io.
"Iasus 5" Greek A son of Triopas, grandson of Phorbas, and brother of Agenor.
"Iasus 6" Greek An Arcadian, a son of Lycurgus and Cleophile or Eurynome, a brother of Ancaeus and Amphidamas, and the husband of Clymene, the daughter of Minyas, by whom he became the father of Atalante.
"Iasus 7" Greek A son of Eleuther, and father of Chaeresileus.
"Iasus 9" Greek A son of Sphelus, the commander of the Athenians in the Trojan war, was slain by Aeneias.
God name "Icarius" Greek Also called Icarus and Icarion. An Athenian, who lived in the reign of Pandion, and hospitably received Dionysus on his arrival in Attica. The god showed him his gratitude by teaching him the cultivation of the vine, and giving him bags filled with wine. Icarius now rode about in a chariot, and distributed the precious gifts of the god; but some shepherds whom their friends intoxicated with wine, and who thought that they were poisoned by Icarius, slew him, and threw his body into the well Anygrus, or buried it under a tree. Greek
"Ichthyocentaurus" Greek A fish-centaur, or a particular kind of Triton. Ichthyocentauri were fabulous beings, the upper part of whose body was conceived to have a human form, and the lower that of a fish, while the place of the hands was occupied by a horse's feet. Greek
"Idaeus" Greek A son of Dardanus and Chryse, and brother of Deimas, went with his father from Peloponnesus, by way of Samothrace, to Phrygia, and settled on the mountains of Phrygia, which derived from him the name of Ida, or the Idaean mountains.Greek
"Idas" Greek A son of Aphareus and Arene, the daughter of Oebalus, whence he and his brother Lyriceus are called Apharetides, or Aphareidae.Greek
Goddess name "Idothea" Greek A goddess of the sea
Nymph name "Idothea aka Eidothea" Greek The nymph, 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
"Ilaeira" Greek A daughter of Leucippus and Philodice, and a sister of Phoebe, together with whom she is often mentioned by the poets under the name of Leucippidae. Greek
Goddess name "Ilithyia" Greek A goddess of childbirth Eileithyia, Eilethyia, Eleuto
Goddess name "Ilithyia Eileithyia" Greek Eilethyia, Eleuto, Goddess of childbirth. Greek
King name "Ilus" Greek 1. A son of Dardanus by Bateia, the daughter of Teucer. Ilus died without issue, and left his kingdom to his brother, Erichthonius. 2. A son of Tros, and grandson of Erichthonius. His mother was Calirrhoe, and being a great-grandson of Dardanus, he is called Dardanides.Greek
God name "Imhotep" Egypt The first architect and physician known by name in written history. Two thousand years after his death, his status was raised to that of a god. He became the god of Medicine and healing. He was linked to Asclepius by the Greeks. Egypt
Demon name "Imp" Greek A puny demon or spirit of mischief.
God name "Inachus" Greek A river god and king of Argos, is described as a son of Oceanus and Tethys. By a Melian nymph, a daughter of Oceanus, or, according to others, by his sister Argeia, he became the father of Phoroneus and Aegialeus, to whom others add Io, Argos Panoptes, and Phegeus or Pegeus. Greek
Goddess name "Inanna" Mesopotamia Inana, the original "Holy Virgin," as the Sumerians called her, is the first known divinity associated with the planet Venus. This Sumerian goddess became identified with the Semitic goddesses Ishtar and later Astarte, Egyptian Isis, Greek Aphrodite, Etruscan Turan and the Roman Venus. Mesopotamia
Goddess name "Ino" Greek Greek heroine who raised the infant Dionysus. Later she was elevated to a sea goddess under the name of Leukothea. Greek
"Inous" Greek That is, the son of Ino, a name given to Melicertes and Palaemon. Greek
God name "Intonsus" Greek I. e. unshorn, a surname of Apollo and Bacchus, alluding to the eternal youth of these gods, as the Greek youths allowed their hair to grow until they attained the age of manhood, though in the case of Apollo it may also allude to his being the god of the Sun, whence the long floating hair would indicate the rays of the Sun. Greek
"Invidia" Greek The personification of envy, is described as a daughter of the giant Pallas and Styx. Greek
Nymph name "Io" Greek A nymph of the Argive River Inachos who was loved by Zeus. Greek
"Iodameia" Greek A priestess of Athena Itonia, who was changed into a block of stone on seeing the head of Medusa. Greek
"Iole" Greek The last beloved of Heracles, and a daughter of Eurytus of Oechalia. According to some writers, she was a half-sister of Dryope.
"Ion" Greek The fabulous ancestor of the Ionians, a son of Apollo by Creusa, the daughter of Erechtheus and wife of Xuthus.
"Iphicles' Oxen" Greek Iphiclos or Iphicles was the possessor of large herds of oxen, and Neleus promised to give his daughter in marriage to Bias if he would bring him the oxen of Iphicles, which were guarded by a very fierce dog. Melampos contrived to obtain the oxen for his brother, but being caught in the act, he was cast into prison. Melampos afterwards told Astyocha, wife of Iphicles, how to become the mother of children, whereupon Iphicles gave him the coveted herd, and his brother married the daughter of Neleus. The secret told by Melampos to Astyocha was "to steep the rust of iron in wine for ten days, and drink it." This she did, and became the mother of eight sons.
Goddess name "Iphigeneia" Greek According to the most common tradition, a daughter of Agamemnon and Clytaemnestra but, according to others, a daughter of Theseus and Helena, and brought up by Clytaemnestra only as a foster-child. Agamemnon had once killed a stag in the grove of Artemis, or had boasted that the goddess herself could not hit better, or, according to another story, in the year in which Iphigeneia was born, he had vowed to sacrifice the most beautiful thing which that year might produce, but had afterwards neglected to fulfil his vow.Greek
"Iphimedeia" Greek A daughter of Triops, and the wife of Aloeus. Being in love with Poseidon, she often walked to the sea, and collected its waters in her lap, whence she became, by Poseidon, the mother of the Aloadae, Otus and Ephialtes.Greek
"Iphimedusa" Greek wife of Euchenor.
"Iphis" Greek A young man of humble parentage who died for love of Anaxarete. Greek
"Iphitus" Greek A son of Naubolus, and father of Schedius, Epistrophus, and Eurynome, in Phocis, was likewise one of the Argonauts.Greek
"Iphthima" Greek A daughter of Icarius, and sister of Penelope. Athena assumed the appearance of Iphthime, when she appeared to the unfortunate mother of Telemachus.Greek
Goddess name "Irene" Greek A goddess of peace
Goddess name "Irene aka Eirene" Greek Goddess of peace and of spring. Greek
"Iris" Greek A daughter of Thaumas (whence she is called Thaumantias) and Electra, and sister of the Harpies. Greek
Goddess name "Iris" Greek / Roman Goddess of the Rainbow, or the Rainbow itself. In classic mythology she is called the messenger of the gods when they intended discord, and the Rainbow is the bridge or road let down from heaven for her accommodation. When the gods meant peace they sent Mercury. Greek / Roman
Goddess name "Iris (rainbow)" Greek / Roman Messenger goddess. The special attendant of the goddess HERA, Iris is a virgin goddess who forms the Rainbow bridge between heaven and earth. Depicted with wings and carrying a staff....
"Irus" Greek A son of Actor, and father of Eurydamas and Eurytion. He propitiated Peleus for the murder of his brother but during the chase of the Calydonian boar, Peleus unintentionally killed Eurytion, the son of Irus, Peleus endeavoured to soothe him by offering him his flocks but Irus would not accept them, and at the command of an oracle, Peleus allowed them to run wherever they pleased. A wolf devoured the sheep, but was thereupon changed into a stone, which was shown in later times on the frontier between Locris and Phocis. Greek
God name "Ischys" Greek A son of Elatus, and the beloved of Coronis at the time when she was with child (Asclepius) by Apollo. The god wishing to punish her faithlessness, caused Artemis to kill her, together with Ischys.Greek
King name "Ismene" Greek Daughter of OEdipus and Jocasta. Antigone was buried alive by the order of king Creon, for burying her brother Polynices, slain in combat by his brother Eteocles. Ismene declared that she had aided her sister, and requested to be allowed to share the same punishment. Greek
God name "Ismenius" Greek 1. A son of Apollo and Melia, who is said to have given his name to the Boeotian river which was before called Ladon or Cadmus. 2. A surname of Apollo at Thebes, who had a temple on the river Ismenus. The sanctuary of the god, at which the Daphnephoria was celebrated, bore the name of Ismenium, and was situated outside the city.Greek
God name "Isodaetes" Greek The god who distributes his gifts equally to all, occurs as a surname of Dionysus Zagreus. Greek
God name "Isodetes" Greek The god who binds all equally, is used as a surname of Pluto, to express his impartiality, and of Apollo. Greek
"Issa" Greek A daughter of Macareus in Lesbos, and the beloved of Apollo, from whom the Lesbian town of Issa is said to have received its name. Greek
"Issoria" Greek A surname of the Laconiaii Artemis, derived from , Mount Issorion, on which she had a sanctuary. Greek
God name "Isthmus" Greek The god worship­ped on the Isthmus (of Corinth), a surname of Poseidon, in honour of whom the Isthmian games were celebrated. Greek
King name "Ithacensian Suitors" Greek The suitors of Penelope, wife of Ulysses, king of Ithaca. While Ulysses was absent, many suitors presented themselves to Penelope, affirming that Ulysses was certainly dead. Penelope put them off, saying she would give a definite answer when she had finished the robe she was weaving for Laertes, but at night she unravelled all she had woven during the day. At last Ulysses returned and slew the suitors. Greek
God name "Ithomatas" Greek A surname of Zeus, derived from the Messenian hill of Ithome, where the god had a sanctuary, and where an annual festival, the Ithomaea was celebrated in his honour. Greek
God name "Ithome" Greek A nymph from whom the Messenian hill of Ithome derived its name. According to a Messenian tradition, Ithome and Neda, from whom a small river of the country derived its name, were said to have nursed Zeus, and to have bathed the infant god in the well Clepsydra. Greek
"Itonia" Greek Itonias, Itonis, a surname of Athena, derived from the town of Iton, in the south of Phthiotis. Greek
Goddess name "Itonius" Greek Itonia, Itonias, Itonis or Itonius, a surname of Athena, derived from the town of Iton, in the south of Phthiotis. The goddess there had a celebrated sanctuary and festivals, and is hence also called Incolaltoni. From Iton her worship spread into Boeotia and the country about lake Copais, where the Pamboeotia was celebrated, in the neighbourhood of a temple and grove of Athena. Greek
Nymph name "Itonus" Greek A son of Amphictyon, and husband of the nymph Melanippe, by whom he became the father of Boeotus and Chromia.Greek
Goddess name "Iunones" Greek Goddesses of femininity Roman / Greek
King name "Ixion" Greek A son of Phlegyas or, according to others, a son of Antion by Perimela, of Pasion, or of Ares. According to the common tradition, his mother was Dia, a daughter of Deioneus. He was king of the Lapithae or Phlegyes, and the father of Peirithous. He was bound to a revolving wheel of fire in the Infernal regions, for his impious presumption in trying to imitate the thunder of heaven. Greek
"Japetus" Greek A son of Uranus and Ge, a Titan and brother of Cronus, Oceanus, Coeus, Hyperion, Tethys, Rhea, etc. According to Apollodorus he married Asia, the daughter of his brother Oceanus, and became by her the father of Atlas, Prometheus, Epimetheus, and Menoetius, who was slain by Zeus in the war against the Titans, and shut up in Tartarus. Greek
Goddess name "Jaso" Greek Goddess of health and recovery Iaso Greek
Hero name "Jason" Greek I.e. the healer or atoner, a name which the hero was said to have received from Cheiron, his instructor, having before been called Diomedes. The chief exploits of this hero are related in the article Argonautae, and we therefore confine ourselves now to his personal history. Greek
"Joachim" Greek The father of the Virgin Mary. Generally represented as an old man carrying in a basket two turtle-doves, in allusion to the offering made for the purification of his daughter. His wife was Anne or Anna. Fairy Tale
God name "Jove" Greek He who thunders from on high, archaic latin for the father god, and is another name for Jupiter
Goddess name "Juga Or Jugalis" Greek That is, the goddess of marriage, occurs as a surname of Juno, in the same sense as the Greek Zygia.
Goddess name "Juno" Roman A Roman goddess of marriage and the long-suffering wife of Jupiter. Like her Greek equivalent, Hera, she was the protector of women, in particular married women. A festival took place in her honour on the calends (first) of March. Roman
Planet name "Jupiter" Roman Jupiter is, properly speaking, a derivation of Jove and pater (Latin for father) The name of the god was also adopted as the name of the planet Jupiter, and was the original namesake of the weekday that would come to be known in English as Thursday (the etymological root can be seen in French jeudi, from Jovis Dies). The Indo-European deity who also evolved into the Germanic Tiwaz (after whom Tuesday was named), the Greek Zeus, and Dyaus Pita of the Vedic religion. Jove is a vocative form of the name, evolved from Dyeus. Roman