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NameOriginDescription
Goddess name "Jvvritas" Roman Goddess of youth. Modeled on the Greek goddess HEBE....
"Kabeiroi" Greek Cabeiri, mystic divinities who occur in various parts of the ancient world.
Deities name "Kabeiroi" Greek Blacksmith gods. According to tradition the sons or grandsons of the blacksmith god HEPHAISTOS. The cult was centered particularly on Lemnos, where there was an Etruscan tradition until circa 500 BC, and at Thebes. The Kabeiroi are thought to derive from pre-Greek Asian fertility deities in Anatolia [Turkey]....
Deities name "Kabiri" Greek deities and very mysterious gods with the ancient nations, including the Israelites, and were held in the highest veneration at Thebes, Lemnos, Phrygia, Macedonia, and at Samothrace.
Deities name "Kabirroi" Greek bees were of vegetation and deities, commonly thought of as twins & Mail
Spirit name "Kakia" Greek spirit of vice and sister of Arete ("virtue"). Greek
Goddess name "Kalligeneia" Greek Obscure birth goddess. Known only from ritual texts in Athens....
Goddess name "Kallingenia" Greek Rather obscure goddess of birth found only in the ritual texts of Athens Greek
God name "Kemos" Moabite / Jordan Tutelary god. Mentioned under the name of Chemosh in the Vetus Testamentum kings, as being one of the gods worshiped by the Israelite king Solomon. Eventually adopted by the Greeks and absorbed into the cult of ARES....
Goddess name "Ker" Greek A goddess of violent death
"Ker or Cer" Greek The personified necessity of death. Greek
Demon name "Keres" Greek These were rather evil demon
Spirit name "Kiki" Greek The underlying flow of spirit and creativity that are inseperable, embracing the cycles of Life and death and the freedom of honoring the ancient, wild, inner woman. New Age
God name "Kinyras" Greek Local god of metalwork. Known from Cyprus as a magician and smith. Derived from an older western Asiatic model.See also KOTAR....
Goddess name "Klotes" Greek A goddess of spinning
Goddess name "Klotho" Greek Clotho or Moirae, Goddess of spinning, one of the three fates. Hesiod (Theogony 127) has the personification complete for he calls them, together with the Keres, daughters of night; and distinguishes three, viz. Clotho, or the spinning fate; Lachesis, or the one who assigns to man his fate and Atropos, or the fate that cannot be avoided. Greek
Goddess name "Klotho" Pre - Homeric Greek Goddess of spinning. According to Hesiod, one of the daughters of ZEUS and THEMIS. An ancient deity linked with LACHESIS and ATROPOS as one of a trio of MOIRAI or Fates. She is depicted with a spindle....
Spirit name "Kneph" Egypt Was originally the breath of life, his name meaning soul-breath. Indeed, according to Plutarch and Diodorus, kneph was identical with the Greek pneuma. Kneph in this context was a spirit that breathed life into things, giving them form. Egypt Kneph eventually became considered to be the creator god himself, in Elephantine, although his identity was finally assimilated into the more important god Amun.
Goddess name "Kolias" Greek Goddess of foothills Greek
Goddess name "Komodia" Greek Goddess of happiness and amusement Greek
Goddess name "Kore (tbe girl)" Greek Youthful goddess of the corn. The more generic name for the goddess PERSEPHONE. Identified as the daughter of DEMETER. She is the spirit of the corn as distinct from her mother who is the giver of the corn. Depicted on coinage as a woman's head adorned with ears of corn. She is integral to the Eleusinian Mysteries in which she is abducted to Hades, resulting in the distress of her mother and the blighting of nature. At Samaria-Sebaste in Syrio-Palestine, Kore was the only deity worshiped, apart from the emperor....
"Kore or Core" Hopi The maiden, a name by which Persephone is often called. Greek
Goddess name "Kore/ Core" Greek A goddess of springtime
Goddess name "Koros" Greek Goddess of extravagant joy and exuberance Greek
Goddess name "Kostroma" Russian Benevolent and malevolent fertility goddess; like the Greeks' Persephone, she is a dying and reborn daughter. Russian
"Kottos" Greek One of the Titans. He had a hundred hands. (See Briareus.) Greek
Spirit name "Kouretes" Greek Rustic spirits appointed by Rhea to guard the infant god Zeus in a cave on Mount Ida. Greek
Deities name "Kouretes" Greek Forest deities. Known from Ephesus and other sites as the spirits of trees and streams, they are also perceived as nymphs who dance in attendance on the baby ZEUS. The term is also applied to a bride or young woman....
Goddess name "Kourothropis" Greek A really obscure goddess, who wet nursed, this goddess is known only from ritual texts
Goddess name "Kourotrophos" Greek Obscure wet-nurse goddess. Known only from ritual texts....
Goddess name "Kratesis" Greek Goddess of victory Greek
God name "Kratos" Greek God of strength Greek
Goddess name "Kratos" Greek God of strength. One of the sons of the goddess STYX and brother of BIA (force)....
Supreme god name "Kronos" Pre - Greek Archetypal fertility god. He is of unknown origin but is the son of the earth mother GAIA and the sky god OURANOS, whom he usurped after castrating him. His consort is RHEA. So as not to suffer a similar fate to his father he swallowed all his children except ZEUS who was kept from him by a ruse. Zeus eventually hurled Kronos into Tartaros, the abyss in which all the TITANS were confined. He was celebrated in the Greek harvest festival of kronia which equalled the Roman saturnalia. During Hellenic times he was the supreme god at Byblos [Syria]. He is depicted on coinage of Antiochus IV (175-164 BC) nude, leaning on a scepter, with three pairs of wings, two spread and one folded....
Cyclop name "Kronos or Cronus" Greek A son of Uranus and Ge, and the youngest among the Titans. He was married to Rhea, by whom he became the father of Hestia, Demeter, Hera, Hades, Poseidon, and Zeus. Cheiron is also called a son of Cronus. At the instigation of his mother, Cronus unmanned his father for having thrown the Cyclopes, who were likewise his children by Ge, into Tartarus. Out of the blood thus shed sprang up the Erinnyes. Greek
"Kuretes" Greek The nine dancers who venerate Rhea, who clashed their spears and shields to drown out the wails of infant Zeus. Greek
"L?laps" Greek A very powerful dog given by Diana to Procris; Procris gave it to Cephalos. While pursuing a wild boar it was metamorphosed into a stone. Greek
"Lachesis" Greek One of the fates. Greek
Goddess name "Lachesis" Pre - Homeric Greek Goddess of lot-casting. According to Hesiod one of the daughters of ZEUS and THEMIS. One of an ancient trio of MOIRAI with KLOTHO and ATROPOS, she sustains the thread of life and is depicted carrying a scroll....
"Lactanus" Greek Lactans, Lacturnus, and Lacturcia, Lactura, Roman divinities, who were believed to protect the young fruits of the field. Some believe that Lactans and Lacturcia are mere surnames of Ops, and that Lacturnus is a surname of Saturnus. Greek
Goddess name "Lactura" Greek A grain goddess
"Ladogenes or Ladonis" Greek A name by which the poets sometimes designated Daphne, the daughter of Ladon. Greek
"Ladon" Greek The dragon who was believed to guard the apples of the Hesperides. He is said to have been able to assume various tones of voice, and to have been the offspring of Typhon and Echidna but he is also called a son of Ge, or of Phorcys and Ceto. He had been appointed to watch in the gardens of the Hesperides by Juno, and never slept; but he was slain by Heracles and the image of the fight was placed by Zeus among the stars. Greek
"Lais" Greek A courtesan or Greek Hetaira. There were two of the name; the elder was the most beautiful woman of Corinth, and lived at the time of the Peloponnesian war. The beauty of the latter excited the jealousy of the Thessalonian women, who pricked her to death with their bodkins. She was contemporary with Phryne, her rival, and sat to Apelles as a model.
"Lamia" Greek The friend and charioteer of Antilochus. Greek
Hero name "Lamia" Greek A daughter of Poseidon, became by Zeus the mother of the Sibyl Herophile. Greek<.li>.
"Lamia" Greek Lamia by John Keats, A son of Apollo and Phthia, a brother of Dorus and Polypoethes, in Curetis, was killed by Aetolus.
"Lamia" Greek A son of Bias and Pero, and a brother of Talaus, took part in the expedition of the Argonauts, and in that of the Seven against Thebes. Greek
King name "Lamia" Greek A female phantom, by which children were frightened. According to tradition, she was originally a Libyan queen, of great beauty and a daughter of Belus. She was beloved by Zeus, and Hera in her jealousy robbed her of her children. Lamia, from revenge and despair, robbed others of their children, and murdered them; and the savage cruelty in which she now indulged rendered her ugly, and her face became fearfully distorted. Zeus gave her the power of taking her eyes out of her head, and putting them in again. Greek
"Lamp of Phoebus" Greek The Sun. Phoebus is the mythological personification of the Sun. Greek
"Lampos and Phaeton" Greek The two steeds of Aurora. One of Act?on's dogs was called Lampos. Greek
"Lampus" Greek The name of two horses, one belonging to Eos, the other to Hector. Greek
"Lampus" Greek A son of Laomedon, and father of Dolops, was one of the Trojan elders. Greek
Hero name "Laocoon" Greek A Trojan hero, who plays a prominent part in the post-Homeric legends about Troy: a son of Priam, famous for the tragic fate of himself and his two sons, who were crushed to death by serpents. Greek
"Laocoosa" Greek The wife of Aphareus, and mother of Idas. Greek
King name "Laodamas 1" Greek A son of Aleinous, king of the Phaeacians, and Arete, was the favourite of his father.
"Laodamas 2" Greek A son of Antenor, was slain at Troy by the Telamonian Ajax.
King name "Laodamas 3" Greek A son of Eteocles, and king of Thebes: in his youth he had been under the guardianship of Creon.
God name "Laodameia" Greek A daughter of Acastus, and wife of Protesilaus. As the latter, shortly after his marriage, joined the Greeks in their expedition against Troy, and was the first that was killed there, Laodameia sued for the favour of the gods to be allowed to converse with him only for three hours. The request was granted: Hermes led Protesilaus back to the upper world, and when Protesilaus died a second time, Laodameia died with him. Greek
"Laodice" Greek A Hyperborean maiden, who, together with Hyperbche, and five companions, was sent from the country of the Hyperboreans to carry sacrifices to the island of Delos. Greek
"Laodocus" Greek A son of Apollo and Phthia, a brother of Dorus and Polypoethes, in Curetis, was killed by Aetolus. Greek
"Lapithes" Greek A son of Apollo and Stilbe, the brother of Centaurus, and husband of Orsinome, the daughter of Eurynomus, by whom he became the father of Phorbas, Triopas, and Periphas. He was regarded as the ancestor of the Lapithae in the mountains of Thessaly. Greek
King name "Latinus" Greek A king of Latium, is described in the common tradition as a son of Faunus and the nymph Marica, as a brother of Lavinius, and the husband of Amata, by whom he became the father of Lavinia, whom he gave in marriage to Aeneas. Greek
Goddess name "Latona" Greek The Roman name of the Greek goddess Leto. One of the Titans - the first generation of Greek gods, she was the daughter of the Titan Coeus and Phoebe and mother to the twin gods, Apollo and Artemis, whose father was Zeus. Greek
Book name "Lausus" Greek 1. A son of Mezentius, who was slain while defending his father against Aeneas. (The Aeneid Book VII) According to the author of the De Orig. Gent. Rom., Lausus fell at a later time, during the siege of Lavinium, by the hand of Ascanius. 2. A son of Numitor and brother of Ilia, was fraudulently killed by Amulius. Greek
"Lavinia" Greek The daughter of Titus Andronicus, bride of Bassianus, brother of the Emperor of Rome. Being grossly abused by Chiron and Demetrius, sons of Tamora, queen of the Goths, the savage wantons cut off her hands and pluck out her tongue, that she may not reveal their names Lavinia, guiding a stick with her stumps, makes her tale known to her father and brothers; whereupon Titus murders the two Moorish princes and serves their heads in a pasty to their mother, whom he afterwards slays, together with the Emperor Saturninus her husband. Greek
"Leaneira" Greek The daughter of Amyclas and by Arcas the mother of Elatus and Apheidas.
"Leda" Greek A daughter of Thestius, whence she is called Thestias but others call her a daughter of Thespius, Thyestes, or Glaucus, by Laophonte, Deidamia, Leucippe, Eurythemis, or Paneidyia. She was the wife of Tyndareus, by whom she became the mother of Timandra, Clytaemnestra, and Philonoe. Greek
King name "Lelex" Greek One of the original inhabitants of Laconia which was called after him, its first king, Lelegia. He was married to the Naiad Cleochareia, by whom he became the father of Myles, Polycaon, and Eurotas. Greek
Spirit name "Lemures" Greek Spectres or spirits of the dead, which were believed by the Romans to return to the upper world and injure the living. Some writers describe Lemures as the common name for all the spirits of the dead and divide all Lemures into two classes; viz. the souls of those who have been good men are said to become Lares, while those of the wicked become Larvae. Greek
"Lerna" Greek A Lerna of ills (malorum Lerna). A very great evil. lake Lerna is where Hercules destroyed the hydra which did incalculable evil to Argos. Greek
King name "Lestrigons" Greek A race of giants who lived in Sicily. Ulysses sent two of his men to request that he and his crew might land, but the king of the place ate one for dinner and the other fled. The Lestrigons assembled on the coast and threw stones against Ulysses and his crew. Greek
King name "Lethe" Greek The personification of oblivion, is called by Hesiod (Theogony of Hesiod 227) a daughter of Strife. Lethe is one of the rivers of Hades. Drinking from the river Lethe caused complete forgetfulness. Some ancient Greeks believed that souls were made to drink from the river before being reincarnated, so they would not remember their past lives. Greek
"Lethean Dew" Greek Dreamy forgetfulness; a brown study. Lethe is the river of forgetfulness. Sometimes incorrectly called Lethean. Greek
"Leto" Greek In Latin Latona, according to Hesiod (Theogony of Hesiod), a daughter of the Titan Coeus and Phoebe, a sister of Asteria, and the mother of Apollo and Artemis by Zeus, to whom, she was married before Hera. Greek
Nymph name "Leucippe" Greek 1. One of the nymphs who was with Persephone at the time she was carried off. 2. The wife of Ilus, and mother of Laomedon. 3. A daughter of Thestor. 4. The wife of Thestius. 5. A daughter of Minyas of Orchomenos. Greek
"Leucippus" Greek 1. A son of Oenomaus. 2. A son of Perieres and Gorgophone, and brother of Aphareus. He was the father of Arsinoe, Phoebe, and Hilaeira, and prince of the Messenians. He is mentioned among the Calydonian hunters, and the Boeotian town of Leuctra is said to have derived its name from him. Greek
Goddess name "Leucothea" Greek Leukothea. [White Goddess]. So Ino was called after she became a sea nymph. Her son Pal?mon, called by the Romans Portunus, or Portumnus, was the protecting genius of harbours. Greek
Goddess name "Leucothea/ Leukothea" Greek / Roman A sea goddess who protects her worshippers from being shipwrecked
"Libya" Greek 1. A daughter of Epaphus and Memphis, from whom Libya (Africa) is said to have derived its name. By Poseidon she is said to have been the mother of Agenor, Belus and Lelex. 2. A daughter of Palamedes, and by Hermes the mother of Libys. 3. A sister of Asia. Greek
"Libys" Greek The name of two mythical personages, one a son of Libya, and the other one of the Tyrrhenian pirates whom Bacchus changed into dolphins. Greek
"Libystnus" Greek That is, the Libyan, a surname under which Apollo was worshipped by the Sicilians, because he was believed to have destroyed by a pestilence a Libyan fleet which sailed against Sicily. Greek
"Lichas" Greek An attendant of Heracles. He brought to his master the deadly garment, and as a punishment, was thrown by him into the sea, where the Lichadian islands, between Euboea and the coast of Locris, were believed to have derived their name from him. Greek
Nymph name "Ligeia" Greek I. e. the shrill sounding, occurs as the name of a seiren and of a nymph. Greek
"Ligyron" Greek I. e. the whining, is said to have been the original name of Achilles, and to have been changed into Achilles by Cheiron. Greek
Monster name "Limits" Greek The Latin Fames, or personification of hunger. Hesiod describes hunger as the offspring of Eris or Discord. A poetical description of Fames occurs in Ovid and Virgil places it along with other monsters, at the entrance of Orcus. Greek
Goddess name "Limnades" Greek A goddesses of lakes, marshes, swamps
Nymph name "Limnaea" Greek Limnetes, Limnades, Limnegenes, i. e. inhabiting or born in a lake or marsh, is a surname of several divinities who were believed either to have sprung from a lake, or had their temples near a lake. Instances are, Dionysus at Athens, and Artemis at Sicyon, near Epidaurus, on the frontiers between Laconia and Messenia, near Calamae, at Tegea, Patrae; it is also used as a surname of nymphs that dwell in lakes or marshes. Greek
Goddess name "Lina" Greek Goddess of spring. Greek
"Linden Tree" Greek Baucis was converted into a linden tree. Philemon and Baucis were poor cottagers of Phrygia, who entertained Jupiter so hospitably that he promised to grant them whatever request they made. They asked that both might die together, and it was so. At death Philemon became an oak and Baucis a linden tree. Their branches intertwined at the top. Greek
"Lindia" Greek A surname of Athena, derived from the town of Lindus, in the island of Rhodus, where she had a celebrated temple. Greek
"Linus" Greek The personification of a dirge or lamentation, and therefore described as a son of Apollo by a Muse. Greek
Goddess name "Lipse" Greek wind goddess Greek
"Litae" Greek A personification of the prayers offered up in repentance. They are described as the daughters of Zeus, and as following closely behind crime, and endeavouring to make amends for what has been done but whoever disdains to receive them, has himself to atone for the crime that has been committed. Greek
"Lityerses" Greek Lived in Phrygia, engaged in rural pursuits, and hospitably received all strangers that passed his house, but he then compelled them to assist him in the harvest, and whenever they allowed themselves to be surpassed by him in their work, he cut off their heads in the evening, and concealed their bodies in the sheaves, accompanying his deed with songs. Heracles, however, slew him, and threw his body into the Maeander. Greek
King name "Locrus" Greek 1. A son of Physcius and grandson of Amphictyon, became by Cabya the father of Locrus, the mythical ancestor of the Ozolian Locrians. According to some the wife of the former Locrus was called Cambyse or Protogeneia. 2. A son of Zeus and Maera, the daughter of the Argive king Proetus arid Antaia. Greek
Spirit name "Logos" Greek Primordial spirit of reason Greek
Deities name "Logos" Greek Primordial spirit of reason. A concept pro moted by the Stoics, who perceived Logos as the mind of JUPITER, but more generally recognized as the Divine essence from which all deities arise. Philo of Alexandria apportioned human charac teristics to Logos. The Gnostic Christian, Valenti nus, identified Logos as the word coming from the mind of the father. The Christian father Clement of Alexandria claimed it to be the first principle of the universe, while Origen perceived it as the prin ciple embodied in the flesh by Jesus Christ....
"Longatis" Greek A surname of Athena derived from her being worshipped in a Boeotian district called Longas. Greek
Nymph name "Lotis" Greek A nymph, who in her escape from the embraces of Priapus was metamorphosed into a tree, called after her Lotis. Greek
"Lotus" Greek Lotus-eaters or Lotophagi, in Homeric legend, are a people who ate of the lotus-tree, the effect of which was to make them forget their friends and homes, and to lose all desire of returning to their native land, their only wish being to live in idleness in Lotus-land. Greek
God name "Loxias" Greek A surname of Apollo, which is derived by some from his intricate and ambiguous oracles and describes the god as the prophet or interpreter of Zeus. Greek
"Loxo" Greek A daughter of Boreas, one of the Hyperborean maidens, who brought the worship of Artemis to Delos, whence it is also used as a surname of Artemis herself. Greek
"Lucerius aka Luceria" Greek Lucetius and Lucetia, that is, the giver of light, occur as surnames of Jupiter and Juno.
God name "Luna" Greek The moon. The Sun and the moon were worshipped both by Greeks and Romans, and among the latter the worship of Luna is said to have been introduced by the Sabine T. Tatius, in the time of Romulus. But, however this may be, it is certain, notwithstanding the assertion of Varro, that Sol and Luna were reckoned among the great gods, that their worship never occupied any prominent place in the religion of the Romans, for the two divinities had between them only a small chapel in the Via Sacra. Greek
Goddess name "Luna" Roman moon goddess. She derives from the Greek model of SELENE, but is also comparable with HEKATE. She enjoyed a major temple on the Aventine Hill in Rome....
Demon name "Lybie and Lamia" Greek Lybie was the mother of Lamia by Poseidon and as there are virtually no references to Lybie in classical literature it seem likely that Lamia, Lybie and the Lamiae are all variations of the same myth concerning the beautiful queen of Libya, daughter of Belus and Libya. Lamia, in Greek mythology, queen of Libya. She was beloved by Zeus, and when Hera robbed her of her children out of jealousy, she killed every child she could get into her power. Hence Lamia came to mean a female bogey or demon, whose name was used by Greek mothers to frighten their children; from the Greek she passed into Roman demonology. Greek
"Lycabas" Greek The name of three fictitious personages mentioned by Ovid Metamorphoses. (iii, v, xii.) Greek
King name "Lycaon" Greek A son of Pelasgus by Meliboea, the daughter of Oceanus, and king of Arcadia. Others call him a son of Pelasgus by Cyllene , and Dionysius of Halicarnassus distinguishes between an elder and a younger Lycaon, the former of whom is called a son of Aezeus and father of Deianeira, by whom Pelasgus became the father of the younger Lycaon. Greek
"Lycisca" Greek Half-wolf, half-dog. One of the dogs of Act?on. In Latin it is a common term for a sheperd's dog, and is so used by Virgil. Greek
King name "Lycomedes" Greek A king of the Dolopians, in the island of Scyros, near Euboea, father of Deidameia, and grandfather of Pyrrhus or Neoptolemus. Once when Theseus came to him, Lycomedes, dreading the influence of the stranger upon his own subjects, thrust him down a rock. Some related that the cause of this violence was that Lycomedes would not give up the estates which Theseus had in Scyros, or the circumstance that Lycomedes wanted to gain the favour of Menestheus. Greek
Nymph name "Lycoreus or Lycoris" Greek 2 A son of Apollo and the nymph Corycia, from whom Lycoreia, in the neighbourhood of Delphi, was believed to have derived its name. There are two other mythical personages of this name.
God name "Lycurgus" Greek A son of Dryas, and king of the Edones in Thrace. He is famous for his persecution of Dionysus and his worship on the sacred mountain of Nyseion in Thrace. The god himself leaped into the sea, where he was kindly received by Thetis. Zeus thereupon blinded the impious king, who died soon after, for he was hated by the immortal gods. Greek
King name "Lycus" Greek 1. One of the sons of Aegyptus. 2. A son of Poseidon and Celaeno, who was transferred by his father to the islands of the blessed. 3. A son of Hyrieus, and husband of Dirce, one of the mythical kings of Thebes. 4. A tyrant of Thebes, is likewise called by some a son of Poseidon, though Euripides calls him a son of Lycus. Greek
King name "Lydia" Greek Daughter of the king of Lydia, was sought in marriage by Alcestes, a Thracian knight; his suit was refused, and he repaired to the king of Armenia, who gave him an army, with which he laid siege to Lydia. He was persuaded by Lydia to raise the siege. The king of Armenia would not give up the project, and Alcestes slew him. Lydia now set him all sorts of dangerous tasks to "prove the ardour of his love," all of which he surmounted. Lastly, she induced him to kill all his allies, and when she had thus cut off the claws of this love-sick lion she mocked him. Alcestes pined and died, and Lydia was doomed to endless torment in hell, where Astolpho saw her, to whom she told her story. Greek
God name "Lykurgos" Greek The name of a god of N.Arabia, that was supposed to promote fruit bearing trees
King name "Lynceus" Greek A son of Aegyptus and Argyphia, and husband of the Danaid Hypermnestra, by whom he became the father of Abas. He was king of Argos, whence that city is called Abas. Greek
God name "Lyre" Greek A lyre is a stringed musical instrument well known for its use in Classical Antiquity. The recitations of the Ancient Greeks were accompanied by it. According to ancient Greek mythology, the young god Hermes created the lyre from the body of a large tortoise shell (khelus) which he covered with animal hide and antelope horns. Lyres were associated with Apollonian virtues of moderation and equilibrium, contrasting the Dionysian pipes which represented ecstasy and celebration. Greek
"Lyrus" Greek A son of Anchises and Aphrodite and brother of Aeneas Greek
"Lysithea" Greek A daughter of Oceanus by Tethys and one of Zeus' lovers. Greek
God name "Lysius" Greek I. e. the Deliverer, a surname of Dionysus, under which he was worshipped at Corinth, where there was a carved image of the god, the whole figure of which was gilt, while the face was painted red. Greek
Goddess name "Lysizona" Greek I. e. the goddess who loosens the girdle, is a surname of Artemis and Eileithyia, who were worshipped under this name at Athens. Greek
"Lyssa" Greek The personification of rage, particularly martial rage, fury, raging madness, frenzy, and, in animals, the madness of rabies. Greek
Deity name "Ma" Comana A warlike deity identified by the Greeks with Enyo and by the Romans with Bellona. Comana
Nymph name "Ma" Greek The name of a nymph in the suite of Rhea, to whom Zeus entrusted the bringing up of the infant Dionysus. Greek
"Ma" Greek Ma signifies probably mother, as in Aeschylus, who applies it to the earth to designate her as the mother of all. Greek
"Ma" Greek Rhea herself was by the Lydians called Ma, and that bulls were sacrificed to her, whence the name of the town Mastaura was derived. Greek
"Macar or Macareus" Greek 1. A son of Helios and Rhodes, or, according to others, a son of Crinacus, who after the murder of Tenages fled from Rhodes to Lesbos. Greek
"Macedon" Greek A son of Zeus and Thyia, and a brother of Magnes, from whom Macedonia was believed to have derived its name. Greek
Demon name "Maenades" Greek The priestesses of Dionysus, who at the celebration of his festivals gave way to expressions of frenzied enthusiasm, as if they were under the spell of some demonic power. Greek
Goddess name "Maenads" Greek A goddesses of intoxication
"Maera" Greek One of the four daughters of Erasinus of Argos.
"Maera" Greek A daughter of Atlas, was married to Tegeates, the son of Lycaon.
"Maera" Greek A daughter of Proetus and Anteia, was one of the companions of Artemis, but was killed by her after she had become by Zeus the mother of Locrus
"Magnes" Greek 1. A son of Aeolus and Enarete, became the father of Polydectes and Dictys by a Naiad. The scholiast of Euripides calls his wife Philodice, and his sons Eurynomus and Eioneus but Eustathius calls his wife Meliboea, and mentions one son Alector, and adds that he called the town of Meliboea, at the foot of mount Pelion, after his wife, and the country of Magnesia after his own name. 2. A son of Argos and Perimele, and father of Hymenaeus from him also a portion of Thessaly derived its: name Magnesia. 3. A son of Zeus and Thyia, and brother of Macedon. Greek
Goddess name "Maia" Greek Goddess of midwives, the night sky, spring, fertility and fire Greek
"Maia" Greek Or Mcuas, a daughter of Atlas and Pleione (whence she is called Atlantis and Pleias), was the eldest of the Pleiades, and in a grotto of mount Cyllene in Arcadia she became by Zeus the mother of Hermes. Areas, the son of Zeus by Callisto, was given to her to be reared. Greek
Nymph name "Maliades" Greek nymphs who were worshipped as the protectors of flocks and of fruit-trees. The same name is also given to the nymphs of the district of the Malians on the river Spercheius. Greek
God name "Mammon" Syriac The god of this world. Mammon was the Syrian god of wealth, similar to Plutus of Greek and Roman mythology. Syriac
God name "Mandulis" Greek God of the Sun Greek / Nubian
Goddess name "Mandulis [Greek]" Nubian Sun god. Mandulis was chiefly revered in a Greco-Roman cult. His most important sanctuary was at Kalabsha, close to the Aswan High Dam, and now relocated. A sanctuary was also constructed on the Greek island of Philae where he seems to have enjoyed an association with the goddess ISIS. Also Merwel (Egyptian)....
God name "Mandulis/ Merulis" Greek / Nubian a Sun god
Spirit name "Manes" Greek I.e. "the good ones" [mana], is the general name by which the Romans designated the souls of the departed but as it is a natural tendency to consider the souls of departed friends as blessed spirits, the name of Lares is frequently used as synonymous with Manes, and hence also they are called dii Manes, and were worshipped with Divine honours. Greek
"Mantius" Greek A son of Melampus, brother of Antiphates and the father of Cleitus. Greek
"Manto" Greek 1. A daughter of the Theban soothsayer Teiresias.
"Manto" Greek 2. A daughter of the soothsayer Polyeidus (Polyidus)
Goddess name "Marian" Greek An ancient pagan Sea-goddess
"Marpessa" Greek A daughter of Evenus and Alcippe. She was the wife of Idas and became by him the mother of Cleopatra, or Alcyone, wife of Meleager. Their daughter was called Alcyone because Marpessa was once carried off by Apollo, and lamented over the separation from her beloved husband, as Alcyon had once wept about Ceyx. Greek
God name "Mars" Roman An ancient Roman god, who was at an early period identified by the Romans with the Greek Ares, or the god delighting in bloody war, although there are a variety of indications that the Italian Mars was originally a divinity of a very different nature. Roman
"Marsyas" Greek Or Mapotfas, a mythological personage, connected with the earliest period of Greek music. He is variously called the son of Hyagnis, or of Oeagrus, or of Olympus. Some make him a satyr, others a peasant. Greek
"Mastor" Greek Two mythical personages, one the father of Lycophron in Cythera, and the other the father of Halitherses in Ithaca.
Angel name "Matriel, Matarel, Matariel, Ridya and Zalbesal" Greek angels of the Rain.
King name "Medea" Greek A sorceress, daughter of the king of Colchis. She married Jason, the leader of the Argonauts, whom she aided to obtain the golden fleece. Greek
"Medea's Kettle or Caldron" Greek Medea's Kettle or Caldron, to boil the old into youth again. Medea, the sorceress, cut an old ram to pieces, and, throwing the pieces into her caldron, the old ram came forth a young lamb. The daughters of Pelias thought to restore their father to youth in the same way; but Medea refused to utter the magic words, and the old man ceased to live. Greek
"Medeia" Greek A daughter of Aeetes by the Oceanid Idyia, or, according to others, by Hecate, the daughter, of Perses. Greek
"Medon" Greek 2. A son of Oileus and Rhene, and a brother of the lesser Ajax.
"Medusa" Greek A daughter of Phorcys and Ceto, and one of the Gorgons. Greek
Goddess name "Megaera of Eumenides" Greek Goddess of justice Greek
King name "Megapenthes" Greek A son of Proetus, was king of Argos, and father of Anaxagoras and Iphianeira. He exchanged his dominion for that of Perseus, so that the latter received Tiryns instead of Argos. (Apollodorus. ii.) He is said to have afterwards slain Perseus. Greek
"Megisto" Greek Another form for Callisto, the mother of Areas, who is also called Thernisto. Greek
Goddess name "Meiboia" Greek Goddess of bees Greek
Goddess name "Meilichia" Greek An underworld goddess
God name "Meilichius" Greek I. e. the god that can be propitiated, or the gracious, is used as a surname of several divinities. 1. Of Zeus, as the protector of those who honoured him with propitiatory sacrifices. At Athens cakes were offered to him every year at the festival of the Diasia.
"Melampus" Greek A son of Amythaon by Eidomene, or according to others, by Aglaia or Hhodope and a brother of Bias. He was looked upon by the ancients as the first mortal that had been endowed with prophetic powers, as the person that first practised the medical art, and established the worship of Dionysus in Greece. Greek
King name "Melaneus" Greek A son of Apollo, and king of the Dryopes, He was the father of Eurytus and a famous archer. According to a Messenian legend Melaneus came to Perieres who assigned to him a town as his habitation which he called Oechalia, after his wife's name. Greek
"Melanippe" Greek A daughter of Cheiron, is also called Euippe. Being with child by Aeolus, she fled to mount Pelion but Cheiron made search after her and in order that her condition might not become known, she prayed to be metamorphosed into a mare. Artemis granted the prayer, and in the form of a horse she was placed among the stars. Greek
Angel name "Melas" Greek A son of Poseidon by a nymph of Chios, and brother of angelus.
"Melas" Greek A son of Phrixus and Chalciope, was married to Eurycleia, by whom he became the father of Hyperes.
"Meleager" Greek A son of Oeneus and Althaea, the daughter of Thestius, and was married to Cleopatra, by whom he became the father of Polydora. Greek
Nymph name "Melia" Greek A nymph, a daughter of Oceanus and Tethys, became by Inachus the mother of Phoroneus and Aegialeus or Pegeus. (Apollodorus. ii) By Seilenus she became the mother of the centaur, Pholus (Apollodorus. ii), and by Poseidon of Amycus. Greek
"Meliboea" Greek 1. A daughter of Oceanus and Tethys, and, by Pelasgus, the mother of Lycaon. 2. A daughter of Magnes, who called the town of Meliboea, in Magnesia, after her. 3. One of the daughters of Niobe. Greek
Goddess name "Melicertes" Greek Son of Ino, a sea deity. Athamas imagined his wife to be a lioness, and her two sons to be lion's cubs. In his frenzy he slew one of the boys, and drove the other, Melicertes, with his mother into the sea. The mother became a sea-goddess, and the boy the god of harbours. greek
Goddess name "Melinoe" Greek Or Chthonia, may mean the subterraneous, or the goddess of the earth, that is, the protectress of the fields, whence it is used as a surname of infernal divinities, such as Hecate, but especially of Demeter. Greek
King name "Melissus" Greek An ancient king of Crete, who, by Amalthea, became the father of the nymphs Adrastea and Ida, to whom Rhea entrusted the infant Zeus to be brought up. Other accounts call the daughters of this king Melissa and Amalthea. Greek
Nymph name "Melobosis" Greek A nymph, said to have been a daughter of Oceanus. Greek
Goddess name "Melpomene" Greek The singing goddess, one of the nine Muses, became afterwards the Muse of Tragedy. Greek
"Melpomenus" Greek The singer, was a surname of Dionysus at Athens, and in the Attic demos of Acharne. Greek
God name "Memphis" Greek 1. A daughter of Nilus and wife of Epaphus, by whom she became the mother of Libya. The town of Memphis in Egypt was said to have derived its name from her. Others call her a daughter of the river-god Uchoreus, and add that by Nilus she became the mother of Aegyptus. 2. One of the daughters of Danaus. Greek
God name "Men" Phrygian / Turkey moon god. Ruler of both upper and lower worlds. Probably also a god of healing, he was subsequently adopted by the Greeks and Romans. The cult was popular during the imperial period, but its inscriptions were written in Greek....
"Mene" Greek A female divinity presiding over the months. Greek
King name "Menelaus" Greek A son of Atreus, and younger brother of Agamemnon and Anaxibia. He was king of Lacedaemon, and married to the beautiful Helen, by whom he was the father of Hermione and Megapenthes. Greek
God name "Menesthius" Greek 1. A son of Areithous and Philomedusa, of Arne in Boeotia, was slain at Troy by Paris. 2. A son of the river-god Spercheius or of Borus and Polydora, was one of the commanders of the hosts of Achilles. Greek
"Menoetius" Greek 1. A son of Japetus and Clymene or Asia, and a brother of Atlas, Prometheus and, Epimetheus, was killed by Zeus with a flash of lightning, in the fight of the Titans, and thrown into Tartarus. (Theogony of Hesiod 507)
"Menoetius 2" Greek A son of Ceuthonyraus, a guard of the oxen of Pluto.
"Menoetius3" Greek A son of Actor and Aegina, a step-brother of Aeacus, and husband of Polymele, by whom he became the father of Patroclus. Greek
Goddess name "Menrva" Etruscan Spiting image of the Greek goddess Athena in all aspects Etruscan
Goddess name "Menrva/ Menerva" Etruscan A spiting image of the Greek goddess Athena in all aspects
King name "Mentes" Greek 1. The leader of tho Cicones in the Trojan war, whose appearance Apollo assumed when he went to encourage Hector. 2. A son of Anchialus, king of the Taphians north of Ithaca. He was connected by ties of hospitality with the house of Odysseus. When Athena visited Telemachus, she assumed the personal appearance of Mentes. Greek
Hero name "Meret" Greek A son of Molus, conjointly with Idomeneus, led the Cretans in 80 ships against Troy where he was one of the bravest heroes, and usually acted together with his friend Idomeneus. Greek
"Merope" Greek 1. A daughter of Oceanus and Tethys, and by Clymenus the mother of Phaeton. 2. One of the Heliades or sisters of Phaeton Greek
Goddess name "Messene" Greek A daughter of Triopas, and wife of Polycaon, whom she induced to take possession of the country which was called after her, Messenia. She is also said to have introduced there the worship of Zeus and the mysteries of the great goddess of Eleusis. In the town of Messene she was honoured with a temple and heroic worship. Greek
"Mestor" Greek The name of four mythical personages, of whom nothing of interest is related. Greek
"Mestra" Greek A daughter of Erysichthon, and granddaughter of Triopas. She was sold by her hungry father, that he might obtain tha means of satisfying his hunger. In order to escape from slavery she prayed to Poseidon, who loved her, and conferred on her the power of metamorphosing herself whenever she was sold, and of thus each time returning to her father. Greek
"Metabus" Greek A son of Sisyphus, from whom the town of Metapontum, in Southern Italy, was believed to have derived its name. Greek
"Metaneira" Greek The wife of Celeus, and mother of Triptolemus, received Demeter on her arrival in Attica. Pausanias calls her Meganaera. Greek
Goddess name "Meter" Greek Mother goddess Greek
Goddess name "Meter" The essence of the great mother of all gods, equating most closely to GAIA Mother goddess, Greek. Known throughout the Greek Empire and generally the object of devotion by individuals rather than large cult followings. Also known as Meter oriae (mother of the mountain). Her popularity is thought to have spread from northern Ionia. Herodotus mentions a festival of Meter in Kyzikos. Probably derived originally from the western Asiatic great mother (see KYBELE)....
King name "Metion" Greek A son of Erechtheus and Praxithea, and husband of Alcippe. His sons, the Metionidae, expelled their cousin Pandion from his kingdom of Athens, but were themselves afterwards expelled by the sons of Pandion. Greek
"Metis" Greek The personification of prudence, is described as a daughter of Oceanus and Thetys. At the instigation of Zeus, she gave to Cronos a vomitive, whereupon he brought back his children whom he had devoured. Greek
Goddess name "Metis" Greek Goddess of wisdom. The daughter of OKEANOS and TETHYS. The original consort of ZEUS and mother of ATHENA. According to legend, Zeus swallowed her because he feared she would engender a child more powerful than he....