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NameOriginDescription
King name "Mezentius" Greek A mythical king of the Tyrrhenians or Etruscans, at Caere or Agylla, and father of Lausus. When he was expelled by his subjects on account of his cruelty he took refuge with Turnus, king of the Rutulians, and assisted him in his war against Aeneas and the Trojans. Greek
Goddess name "Mida" Greek Goddess of oaths Greek
King name "Midas" Greek A son of Gordius by Cybele, a wealthy but effeminate king of Phrygia, a pupil of Orpheus, and a promoter of the worship of Dionysus. His wealth is alluded to in a story connected with his childhood, for it is said that while yet a child, ants carried grains of wheat into his mouth to indicate that one day he should be the richest of all mortals. Greek
King name "Midas-eared" Greek Without discrimination or judgment. Midas, king of Phrygia, was appointed to judge a musical contest between Apollo and Pan, and gave judgment in favour of the satyr; whereupon Apollo in contempt gave the king a pair of ass's ears. Midas hid them under his Phrygian cap; out his servant, who used to cut his hair, discovered them, and was so tickled at the "joke," which he durst not mention, that he dug a hole in the earth, and relieved his mind by whispering in it "Midas has ass's ears." Greek
"Mimallones" Greek The Macedonian name of the Bacchantes, or, according to others, of Bacchic Amazons. Greek
King name "Mimas3" Greek A son of Aeolus, king of Aeolis, and father of Hippotes.
"Mimas4" Greek A son of Amycus and Theano, was born in the same night as Paris. He was a companion of Aeneas, and slain by Mezentius. Greek
Goddess name "Minerva" Greek The name Minerva is connected with the root man as or mens. She first appeared in Etruria under the names of Minrva, Menrfa, Menervra. Menarv, and was perhaps a goddess of the thunderbolt. It seems that this Etruscan Minerva very early merged with the Greek Athene. Minerva is hence the least ltalic of the divinities with whom she formed the triad Jupiter-Juno-Minerva. Greek
King name "Minos" Greek The son of Zeus and Europa, brother of Rhadamanthus, and king of Crete, where he is said to have given many and useful laws. After his death he became one of the judges of the shades in Hades. Greek
Monster name "Minotaurus" Greek A monster with a human body and a bull's head, or, according to others, with the body of an ox and a human head, is said to have been the offspring of the intercourse of Pasiphae with the bull sent from the sea to Minos, who shut him up in the Cnossian labyrinth, and fed him with the bodies of the youths and maidens whom the Athenians at fixed times were obliged to send to Minos as tribute. The monster was slain by Theseus. Greek
"Misenus" Greek A companion of Odysseus. Greek
"Mneme" Greek She is the Muse of memory
Goddess name "Mnemosyne" Greek She is the goddess of memory
Goddess name "Mnemosyne" Greek Goddess of memory. A consort of ZEUS and mother of the legendary nine Muses of Helicon....
"Mnestra" Greek Mnestra wife of Egios.
Goddess name "Moerae" Greek A goddess of reason
God name "Moira/ Moirai/ Moerae/ Mories/ Fates" Greek They are supreme even over the gods of Olympus
God name "Moirai" 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
Goddess name "Moirai" Greek Collective name for a group of goddesses. The Fates of human life: KLOTHO, the spinner, LACHESIS, the caster of lots, and ATROPOS, the unturnable inevitability of death. The daughters of ZEUS and THEMIS, depicted with spindle, scroll and scales respectively. Also Moires....
"Molpadia" Greek An Amazon, who was said to have killed Antiope, another Amazon, and was afterwards slain herself by Theseus. Her tomb was shown at Athens. Greek
"Momus" Greek A son of Nyx, is a personification of mockery and censure. Thus he is said to have censured in the man formed by Hephaestus, that a little door had not been left in his breast, so as to enable one to look into his secret thoughts, Greek
"Momus's Lattice" Greek Momus's Lattice or window. Momus blamed Vulcan because he did not set a window or lattice in the human breast for discerning secret thoughts. Greek
God name "Monoecus" Greek A surname of Heracles, signifying the god who lives solitary, perhaps because he alone was worshipped in the temples dedicated to him. Greek
God name "Monos" Greek The god of pain & sarcasm
"Monychus" Greek A centaur who is mentioned by Ovid (Metamorphoses xii) Greek
Nymph name "Mopsus" Greek 1. A son of Ampyx or Ampycus by the nymph Chloris and, because he was a seer, he is also called a son of Apollo by Himantis.
Angel name "Moriel, Ruhiel, Ben Nez and Rujiel" Greek angels of the wind.
"Morius" Greek That is, the protector of the sacred olive trees, occurs as a surname of Zeus. Greek
"Mormo" Greek A female spectre, with which the Greeks used to frighten little children. Mormo was one of the same class of bugbears as Empusa and Lamia.
"Mormolyce or Mormolyceion" Greek The same phantom or bug­bear as Mormo, and also used for the same purpose. Greek
God name "Moros" Greek The personification of impending doom, who drove every being, mortal, god, or whatever else to his fated doom. He was omnipotent, omniscient and omnipresent, and not even Zeus can defeat him. He was a son of Erebus and Nyx, and brother of the Moirae, his agents and servants. Greek
God name "Morpheus" Greek The son of Sleep, and the god of dreams. The name signifies the fashioner or moulder, because he shaped or formed the dreams which appeared to the sleeper. Greek
God name "Morpheus" Greek Minor god of dreams. The son of HYPNOS, there is no record of worship of this deity....
"Morpho" Greek Or the-fair shaped, occurs as a surname of Aphrodite at Sparta. She was represented in a sitting posture, with her head covered, and her feet fettered. Greek
Goddess name "Mors" Roman Minor god of death. Mors replaces the Greek THANATOS and, according to legend, is one of the twin sons of NYX, goddess of the night. He lives in part of the remote cave occupied by SOMNUS, god of sleep, beside the river Lethe. Ovid depicts him as a hideous and cadaverous figure dressed in a winding sheet and holding a scythe and hour glass. Known particularly through Lacedaemonian culture where twin statues of Mors and Somnus were placed side by side....
"Munchia" Greek A surname of Artemis, derived from the Attic port-town of Munychia. Greek
"Munychia" Greek A surname of Artemis, derived from the Attic port-town of Munychia, where she had a temple. Her festival was celebrated at Athens in the month of Munychion. Greek
God name "Murcury" Greek The name Mercury is connected with the root merx (merchandise) and mercari (to deal, trade). The early Romans, being above all countrymen, had no need for a god of commerce. The Roman Mercury appeared only about the fifth century BCE. and was exclusively the god of merchants. For long he was known only in this capacity so that Plautus, in his prologue to Amphitryon, reminds his audience that Mercury presided over messages and commerce. Like certain other minor divinities - Pecunia, Aesculanus, Argentinus - he watched over tradesmen's profits. Greek
"Musaeus" Greek A semi-mythological personage, to be classed with Olen, Orpheus, and Pamphus. He was regarded as the author of various poetical compositions, especially as connected with the mystic rites of Demeter at Eleusis, over which the legend represented him as presiding in the time of Heracles. Greek
"Muses" Greek Daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne, presided over the liberal arts particularly, were nine in number, and dwelt along with Apollo near Parnassus, Pieria, and Helicon; Clio presided over history, Euterpe over music, Thalia over comedy, Melpomene over tragedy, Terpsichore over choral dance and song, Erato over erotic poetry and elegy, Polyhymnia over lyric poetry, Urania over astronomy, and Calliope over eloquence and epic poetry. Greek
Nymph name "Mycalesides" Greek The mountain nymphs of Mycale. Greek
Goddess name "Mycalessia" Greek A surname of Demeter, derived from Mycalessus in Boeotia, where the goddess had a sanctuary. Greek
King name "Myles" Greek A son of Lelex, brother of Polycaon, father of Eurotas, and king of Lacedaemon, was regarded as the inventor of mills. Stephanus Byzantius mentions Myles as the protectors of mills. Greek
Goddess name "Mylitta" Greek Goddess. The Hellenized version of the Akkadian goddess MULLILTU, consort of ELLIL and of ASSUR....
"Myrmidon" Greek A son of Zeus and Eurymedusa, the daughter of Cleitos, whom Zeus deceived in the disguise of an ant. Her son was for this reason called Myrmidon and was regarded as the ancestor of the Myrmidons in Thessaly. He was married to Peisidice, by whom he became the father of Antiphus and Actor. Greek
God name "Myrrah" Greek A daughter of Cinyras and, mother of Adonis. Aphrodite inspired Myrrha with lust to commit incest with her father, Theias. Myrrha's nurse helped with the scheme. When Theias discovered this, he flew into a rage, chasing his daughter with a knife. The gods turned her into a myrrh tree and Adonis eventually sprung from this tree. Greek
"Myrto" Greek A personification of the Myrtoan sea derived its name. Greek
Nymph name "Myrtoessa" Greek The nymph of a well of the same name in Arcadia. Greek
"Mysia" Greek A surname of Demeter, derived from an Argive Mysius, who received her kindly during her wanderings, and built a sanctuary to her. Greek
God name "Mystis" Greek A nurse of the god Dionysus and the nymph who personified initiation into the mysteries of the god while her son Corymbus represented the sacred ivy, with which the initiates were dressed. Greek
Nymph name "Naiad[s]" Greek Any nymph who presided over brooks , springs or fountains
Nymph name "Naiads" Greek nymphs who presided over brooks, springs or fountains. Greek
Angel name "Nama" Greek A daughter of the race of man, who was beloved by the angel Zaraph. Her one wish was to love purely, intensely, and holily; but she fixed her love on a seraph, a creature, more than her Creator; therefore, in punishment, she was condemned to abide on earth, "unchanged in heart and frame," so long as the earth endureth; but when time is no more, both she and her angel lover will be admitted into those courts "where love never dies." Hebrew
God name "Namea" Greek 1. Mamea was the nymph of the springs of the town of Nemea in Argos and a daughter of the local river-god Asopos. 2. Nemea was possibly identical to Pandeia, a daughter of Zeus by Selene. Greek
Goddess name "Namrus" Greek Nimrus, another name for Ruha. Possibly derived from the Greek for Law, meaning Torah goddess. Early Nazorean
Nymph name "Nana" Greek A nymph of Sangarius, a river located in present-day Turkey. She became pregnant when an almond from an almond tree fell on her lap. The almond tree had sprung where Agdistis, a mythical being connected with the Phrygian worship of Attes, was slain. Agdistis was a son of Cybele, the Mother of all things. Nana abandoned the baby, who was adopted by his grandmother, Cybele. The baby, Attis, grew up to become Cybele's servant and lover. Greek
God name "Napaeae" Greek nymphae, the name of a numerous class of inferior female divinities, though they are designated by the title of Olympian, are called to the meetings of the gods in Olympus, and described as the daughters of Zeus. Greek
King name "Naphtha" Greek The drug used by Medea for anointing the wedding robe of Glauce, daughter of king Creon, whereby she was burnt to death on the morning of her marriage with Jason. Greek
"Narcaeus" Greek A son of Dionysus and Narcaea, established a sanctuary of Athena Narcaea in Elis, and also introduced there the worship of Dionysus. Greek
Nymph name "Narcissus" Greek A son of Cephissus and the nymph Liriope of Thespiae. He was a very handsome youth, but wholly inaccessible to the feeling of love. The nymph Echo, who loved him, but in vain, died away with grief. One of his rejected lovers, however, prayed to Nemesis to punish him for his unfeeling heart. Greek
God name "Narkissos" Greek Minor god. The son of the river god Kephissos, he wasted away after falling in love with his own image reflected in water. The gods took pity on him and changed him into the flower of the same name. In Roman religion he becomes Narcissus....
God name "Narkissos/ Narcissus" Greek A minor god that was rather enamored of himself
Goddess name "Nascio" Roman A Roman divinity, presiding over the birth of children, and accordingly a goddess assisting Lucina in her functions, and analogous to the Greek Eileithyia. Roman
"Nauplius" Greek A son of Poseidon and Amymone, of Argos, the husband of Philyra and a famous navigator, and father of Proetus and Damastor (Apollon. Rhod. i. 136). He is the reputed founder of the town of Nauplia, which derived its name from him. He is also said to have discovered the constellation of the great bear. Greek
King name "Nausithous" Greek A son of Poseidon with Periboea the daughter of Eurymedon, was the father of Alcinous and Rhexenor, and king of the Phaeacians, whom he led from Hypereia in Thrinacia to the island of Scheria, in order to escape from the Cyclopes. Greek
"Nebrophonus" Greek A son of Jason and Hypsipyle, and brother of Euneus. Greek
God name "Neleus" Greek A son of Cretheus and Tyro, the daughter of Salmoneus. Tyro, previous to her marriage with Neleus, is said to have loved the river-god Enipeus and in the form of Enipeus Poseidon once appeared to her, and became by her the father of Pelias and Neleus. Tyro exposed the two boys, but they were found and reared by horse-herds, and when they had grown up they learned who their mother was, and Pelias killed their foster-mother, who had ill-used Tyro. Greek
"Nemea" Greek A daughter of Asopus, from whom the district of Nemea between Cleonae and Phlius in Argolis was said to have received its name. Greek
"Nemean Lion" Greek The first of the labours of Hercules was to kill the Nemean lion (of Argolis), which kept the people in constant alarm. Its skin was so tough that his club made no impression on the beast, so Hercules caught it in his arms and squeezed it to death. He ever after wore the skin as a mantle. Greek
"Nemeius" Greek The Nemeian, a surname of Zeus, under which he had a sanctuary at Argos, with a bronze statue, the work of Lysippus, and where games were celebrated in his honour. Greek
"Nemertes" Greek That is, the Unerring, a daughter of Nereus and Doris. Greek
"Nemesis" Greek Is most commonly described as a daughter of night, though some call her a daughter of Erebus or of Oceanus. Nemesis is a personification of the moral reverence for law, of the natural fear of committing a culpable action, and hence of conscience, and for this reason she is mentioned along with Shame. Greek
Planet name "Neptunus" Italic / Roman God of irrigation. Identified with the planet Neptune, but thought to have originated as an agricultural deity concerned with watering. He was celebrated in the festival of Neptunalia on July 23. Also the patron deity of horseracing. He became syncretized with the Greek god POSEIDON, but Neptune's modern association with the sea is a misrepresentation....
Nymph name "Nereid" Greek Any one of the of the fifty sea nymphs
Nymph name "Nereides" Greek Or Nereides or Nerine, is a patronymic from Nereus, and applied to his daughters by Doris, who were regarded by the ancients as marine nymphs of the Mediterranean, in contra-distinction from the Naiades, or the nymphs of fresh water, and the Oceanides, or the nymphs of the great ocea. Greek
"Nereus" Greek A son of Pontus and Gaea, and husband of Doris, by whom he became the father of the 50 Nereides. He is described as the wise and unerring old man of the sea, at the bottom of which he dwelt. Greek
God name "Nereus" Greek Minor sea god. The son of PONTOS and GAIA, and the father of the NEREIDES.See also PROTEUS....
"Neso" Greek A child of Nereus and Doris, one of the Nereides (Theogony of Hesiod 261); but Lycophron (1468) mentions one Neso as the mother of the Cumaean sibyl. Greek
"Nestor" Greek A son of Neleus and Chloris of Pylos in Triphylia, and husband of Eurydice (or, according to others, of Anaxibia, the daughter of Cratieus), by whom he became the father of Peisidice, Polycaste, Perseus, Stratius, Aretus, Echephron, Peisistratus, Antilochus, and Thrasymedes. Greek
"Nete" Greek Delphic Muse of the lyre. The other Delphic Muses were Hypate and Mese. Greek
God name "Nethuns" Etruscan God of wells and of all water, including the sea. He was the same as the Greek Poseidon and Roman Neptune. Etruscan
God name "Nicaea" Greek A nymph, the daughter of the river-god Sangarius and Cybele. A passionate huntress of exquisite beauty, she was beloved by a shepherd, Hymnus, who followed her and watched her closely. She finally became angry and shot him with one of her arrows. Greek
"Nicephorus" Greek Bringing victory, occurs as a surname of several divinities, such as Aphrodite.
"Nike" Greek Personified triumph. She was a daughter of Pallas and Styx, and the sister of Cratos, Bia, and Zelus. Nike and her siblings were all attendants of Zeus. Greek
Goddess name "Nike" Greco - Roman Goddess of victory. Depicted as a winged messenger bringing the laurel wreath to the victor of battle. Though of Greek origin, appearing in the Theogony of Hesiod, she was adopted by the Romans and worshiped extensively throughout Asia Minor, including Sardis. In some depictions the goddess ATHENA carries NIKE as a small winged figure. Also VICTORIA (Roman)....
God name "Nilus" Greek The god of the river Nile in Egypt, is said to have been a son of Oceanus and Thetys, and father of Memphis and Chione. Pindar calls him a son of Cronos. Greek
"Niobe" Greek 1. A daughter of Phoroneus, and by Zeus the mother of Argus and Pelasgus. In other traditions she is called the mother of Phoroneus and wife of Inachus. 2. A daughter of Tantalus by the Pleiad Taygete or the Hyad Dione, or, according to others, a daughter of Pelops and the wife of Zethus or Alalcomeneus, while Parthenius relates quite a different story, for he makes her a daughter of Assaon and the wife of Philottus, and relates that she entered into a dispute with Leto about the beauty of their respective children. Greek
"Nireus" Greek 1. A son of Charopus and Aglaia, was, next to Achilles, the handsomest among the Greeks at Troy, but unwarlike. He came from the island of Syme (between Rhodes and Cnidus), and commanded only three ships and a small number of men. According to Diodorus he also ruled over a part of Cnidus, and he is said to have been slain by Eurypylus or Aeneias. His beauty became proverbial.
God name "Nixies" Teutonic The counterpart of the Greek water nymphs, and by the river-gods of the Rhine. Teutonic
"Nomius" Greek A surname of divinities protecting the pastures and shepherds, such as Apollo, Pan, Hermes, and Aristaeus. Greek
God name "Nomos" Greek A personification of law, described as the ruler of gods and men. Greek
Goddess name "Nortia" Etruscan Goddess of fate. She enjoyed an important sanctuary at Volsini, where her presence was symbolized by a large nail. In a New Year rite, the nail was hammered into a block of wood, probably derived from an old fertility ritual symbolizing the impregnation of life into the new year. She has been identified with the Greek goddess TYCHE....
"Notos" Greek The south wind and bringer of the storms of late summer and autumn. Greek
God name "Notus" Roman God of the southwest winds. Derived from a Greek model. Also Auster....
Nymph name "Nycteus" Greek A son of Hyrieus by the nymph Clonia, brother of Lycus and Orion, and husband of Polyxo, by whom he became the father of Antiope. Greek
God name "Nymphae" Greek The name of a numerous class of inferior female divinities, though they are designated by the title of Olympian, are called to the meetings of the gods in Olympus, and described as the daughters of Zeus. But they were believed to dwell on earth in groves, on the summits of mountains, in rivers, streams, glens, and grottoes. Greek
God name "Nysa" Greek A daughter of Aristaeus, who was believed to have brought up the infant god Dionysus, and from whom one of the many towns of the name of Nysa was believed to have derived its name. Greek
Nymph name "Nyseides" Greek The nymphs of Nysa, who are said to have reared Dionysus, and whose names are Cisseis, Nysa, Erato, Eriphia, Bromia, and Polyhymno. (Apollodorus iii, Metamorphoses III, Fasti by Ovid, Hymns of Orpheus) Greek
God name "Nyx" Greek Nox or night personified. Homer calls her the subduer of gods and men, and relates that Zeus himself stood in awe of her. Greek
Goddess name "Nyx" Greek Primordial goddess. The essence of the night whose sons were the twin brothers HYPNOS, god of sleep, and THANATOS, god of death....
"Obiism" Egyptian serpent-worship. From Egyptian Ob (the sacred serpent). The African sorceress is still called Obi. The Greek ophis is of the same family. Moses forbade the Israelites to inquire of Ob, which we translate wizard.
Nymph name "Oceanides" Greek The Oceanids were the three thousand children of the Titans Oceanus and Tethys. Each of these nymphs was the patron of a particular spring, river, ocean, lake, pond, pasture, flower or cloud. Greek
God name "Oceanus" Greek The god of the river Oceanus, by which, according to the most ancient notions of the Greeks, the whole earth was surrounded. An account of this river belongs to mythical geography, and we shall here confine ourselves to describing the place which Oceanus holds in the ancient cosmogony. Greek
"Ocellatae" Greek Sisters and vestal virgins, to whom the emperor, Domitian, gave the choice of the mode of their death, when they were proved to have been unfaithful to their vow of chastity. Greek
"Ocypete" Greek The name of two mythical beings, one a Danaid, and the other a Harpy. Greek
"Ocyrhoe" Greek One of the daughters of Oceanus and Tethys. Greek
"Odites" Greek The name of two mythical beings, one a centaur, and the other an Ethiopian, who was slain by Clymenus at the wedding of Perseus. Greek
Hero name "Odyssey" Greek The poem of Homer which records the adventures of Odysseus (Ulysses) in his home-voyage from Troy. The word is an adjective formed out of the hero's name, and means the things or adventures of Ulysses. Greek
King name "Oeagrus" Greek A king of Thrace, and father of Orpheus and Linus hence the sisters of Orpheus are called Oeagrides, in the sense of the Muses. Greek
King name "Oebalus" Greek 1. A son of Cynortes, and husband of Gorgophone, by whom he became the father of Tyndareus, Peirene, and Arene, was king of Sparta. According to others he was a son of Perieres and a grandson of Cynortas, and was married to the nymph Bateia, by whom he had several children (Apollodorus iii). The patronymic Oebalides is not only applied to his descendants, but to the Spartans generally, and hence it occurs as an epithet or surname of Hyacinthus, Castor, Pollux and Helena. 2. A son of Telon by a nymph of the stream Sebethus, near Naples. Telon, originally a king of the Teleboans, had come from the island of Taphos to Capreae, in Italy and Oebalus settled in Campania. (The Aeneid Book VII) Greek
King name "Oeneus" Greek 1. One of the sons of Aegyptus. 2. A son of Pandion, and one of the eponymic heroes at Athens. 3. A son of Portheus, brother of Agrius and Melas, and husband of Althaea, by whom he became the father of Tydeus and Meleager, and was thus the grandfather of Diomedes. He was king of Pleuron and Calydon in Aetolia. Greek
King name "Oenomaus" Greek A son of Ares and Harpina, the daughter of Asopus, and husband of the Pleiad Sterope, by whom he became the father of Hippodameia, was king of Pisa in Elis. According to others he was a son of Ares and Sterope, or a son of Alxion, or of Hyperochus and Sterope. Greek
God name "Oenone" Greek A daughter of the river god Cebren, and the wife of Paris. Greek
Nymph name "Oenopion" Greek A son of Dionysus and husband of the nymph Helice, by whom he became the father of Thalus, Euanthes, Melaa, Salagus, Athamas, and Merope, Aerope or Haero. Some writers call Oenopion a son of Rhadamanthys by Ariadne, and a brother of Staphylus and Servius also calls him the father of Orion. Greek
Hero name "Oeolycus" Greek A son of Theras of Sparta and brother of Aegeus, was honoured at Sparta with an heroum. Greek
Hero name "Oetosyrus" Greek The name of a Scythian divinity whom Herodotus identifies with the Greek Apollo. (Herodotus, iv.) Greek
Hero name "Oetylus" Greek A son of Amphianax, and grandson of Antimachus of Argos. The Laconian town of Oetylus was believed to have received its name from him, and he there enjoyed heroic honours. Greek
"Oewiros" Greek A personification of dream, and in the plural of dreams. According to Homer Dreams dwell on the dark shores of the western Oceanus, and the deceitful dreams come through an ivory gate, while the true ones issue from a gate made of horn. Hesiod (Theogony. 212) calls dreams the children of night, and Ovid, who calls them children of Sleep, mentions three of them by name, viz. Morpheus, Icelus or Phobetor, and Phantasus. Euripides called them sons of Gaea, and conceived them as genii with black wings. Greek
"Ogoa" Greek The Carian name of Zeus at Mysala, in whose temple a sea-wave was seen from time to time.
"Oicles" Greek Or Oicleus, a son of Antiphates, grandson of Melampus and father of Amphiaraus, of Argos. Diodorus on the other hand, calls him a son of Amphiaraus, and Pausanias a son of Mantius, the brother of Antiphates. Greek
"Oime" Greek wife of Arbelos.
Goddess name "Okeanides" Greek / Roman Minor sea goddesses There were assigned to guard ship motions by the larger gods & invoked by seafarers, others say that they are river gods
God name "Okeanos" Greek The god of the oceans
God name "Okeanos" Greek God of the oceans. A deity who remained at his post when most of the other gods were summoned to Olympus by ZEUS. His consort is TETHYS and he fathered children who included the OKEANIDES, mainly river gods, and a large number of daughters headed by STYX, and including DORIS, METIS, and TYCHE....
"Olen" Greek A mythical personage, who is represented as the earliest Greek lyric poet, and the first author of sacred hymns in hexameter verse. He is closely connected with the worship of Apollo, of whom, in one legend, he was made the prophet. Greek
"Olenus" Greek A person living on Mount Ida, who wanted to take upon himself the punishment which his wife had deserved by her pride of her beauty, and was metamorphosed along with her into stone. Greek
"Omadius" Greek That is, the flesh-eater, a surname of Dionysus, to whom human sacrifices were offered in Chios and Tenedos. Greek
"Ombrius" Greek I. e. the Rain-giver, a surname of Zeus, under which he had an altar on Mount Hymettus in Attica. Greek
King name "Omphale" Greek A daughter of the Lydian king Jardanus, and wife of Tmolus, after whose death she undertook the government herself. When Heracles, in consequence of the murder of Iphitus, was ill of a serious disease, and received the oracle that he could not be released unless he served some one for wages for the space of three years, Hermes, accordingly, sold Heracles to Omphale, by whom he became the father of several children. Greek
"Onomacritus" Greek An Athenian who occupies an interesting position in the history of the early Greek religious poetry. Greek
Goddess name "Onuris [Greek]" Egypt God of hunting and war. Onuris is first known from This, near Abydos in Upper Egypt. In later times his main cult center was at Samannud in the Nile delta. His consort is the lion goddess Mekhit. Onuris is generally depicted in human form as a bearded figure wearing a crown with four plumes and wielding a spear or occasionally holding a rope. He is sometimes accompanied by Mekhit in iconography. Seen as a hunter who caught and slew the enemies of RE, the Egyptian Sun god, some legends place him close to the battle between HORUS and SETH. In classical times, Onuris became largely syncretized with the Greek war god ARES. Also Anhuret (Egyptian)....
"Opheltes" Greek 1. A son of Lycurgus, who was killed by a snake at Nemea, as his nurse Hypsipyle had left him alone. Greek
"Ophion" Greek A Titan, was married to Eurynome, with whom he shared the supremacy previous to the reign of Cronos and Rhea; but being conquered by the latter, he and Eurynome were thrown into Oceanus or Tartarus. Greek
Goddess name "Ophthalmitis" Greek Goddess of the eye. Greek
"Orchomenus" Greek 1. A son of Lycaon, and the reputed founder of the Arcadian towns of Orchomenus and Methydrium. (Apollodorus iii)
God name "Orcus" Roman Chthonic underworld god. Modeled on the Greek god HADES....
Nymph name "Orea" Greek A Hamadryad nymph of the Oak tree. Greek
Nymph name "Oreades" Greek nymphs of the mountains, with names appropriate to the district they inhabit. Greek
Nymph name "Oreads" Greek mountain nymphs. Greek
"Oreithyia" Greek 1. One of the Nereides.
"Orion" Greek A son of Hyrieus, of Hyria, in Boeotia, a very handsome giant and hunter, and said to have been called by the Boeotians Candaon. Greek
"Orneus" Greek A son of Erechtheus, father of Peteus, and grandfather of Menestheus; from him the town of Orneae was believed to have derived its name. Greek
God name "Orotalt" Greek According to the Greek writers, was the Bacchus of the ancient Arabs. This, however, is a mistake, for the word is a corruption of Allah Taala; God the Most High.
"Orpheus" Greek All that part of the mythology of Orpheus which connects him with Dionysus must be considered as a later invention, quite irreconcilable with the original legends, in which he is the servant of Apollo and the Muses: the discrepancy extends even to the instrument of his music, which was always the lyre, and never the flute. Greek
"Ossa" Greek The personification of rumour or report, the Latin Fama. As it is often impossible to trace a report to its source, it is said to come from Zeus, and hence Ossa is called the messenger of Zeus. Greek
"Otos" Greek A giant, brother of Ephialtes. Both brothers grew nine inches every month. According to Pliny, Otos was forty-six cubits (sixty-six feet) in height. Greek
"Otrera" Greek A daughter or wife of Ares, who is said to have built the temple of Artemis at Ephesus. Greek
King name "Otreus" Greek A king of Phrygia, whom Priam assisted against the Amazons. Greek
"Otus" Greek A son of Poseidon, and Iphimedeia, was one of the Aloeidae. Greek
Goddess name "Ouranos" Greek The primordial goddess of heaven and created and was the consort of the earth mother Gaia
God name "Ouranos" Greek Primordial god of heaven. The creator and incestuous consort of the earth mother GAIA with whom he engendered six giant sons—OKEANOS, Koeos, Kreos, HYPERION, IAPETOS and KRONOS—and six daughters—Klymene, RHEA, THEA, THETIS, MNEMOSYNE and Phoebe—the twelve collectively being known as the TITANS. fearing their power, Ouranos hurled them into the abyss of Tartaros and chained them up....
God name "Ourea" Greek The Protogenoi of the mountains, and according to the Theogony of Hesiod, children of Gaia and the Greek personifications of mountains. Each mountain was said to have its own god. Greek
"Oxylus" Greek 1. A son of Ares and Protogeneia.
God name "Paean" Greek The physician of the celestial gods; the deliverer from any evil or calamity. Greek
God name "Paeon" Crete God of war Greek / Crete
God name "Paeon/ Paiawon" Greek / Crete A war god
Deity name "Paiawon" Greek A military deity at Knossos.
God name "Paiawon" Greek / Cretan war god. Known from Knossos and mentioned in the Iliad (Homer) as Paean....
Goddess name "Paimon" Greek Goetic Goddess of Magic.
Goddess name "Paiowa Yana Piaute" Greek Goddess of the Evening star, she and her daughter created the first people USA
"Palaemon" Greek Signifies the wrestler, as in the surname of Heracles in Lycophron but it also occurs as a proper name of several mythical personages.
God name "Palemon" Greek / Roman A human that suffered apotheosis & became a minor sea god
God name "Palici" Greek Twin gods, originating in Sicily. They were sometimes said to have been the sons of Zeus by Thaleia the daughter of Hephaestus, sometimes the sons of Zeus by Aetna. While she was pregnant with the twins, Thaleia, fearing Hera's jealousy hid in the earth and when the time came the twin boys emerged from the ground, which explains their name 'the Returners'. Greek
"Pallas" Greek A name of Minerva, sometimes called Pallas Minerva. According to fable, Pallas was one of the Titans, of giant size, killed by Minerva, who flayed him, and used his skin for armour; whence she was called Pallas Minerva. More likely the word Pallas is from pallo, to brandish; and the compound means Minerva who brandishes the spear. Greek
Goddess name "Pallas" Greek Surname of Athena. In Homer this name always appears united with the name Athena, but in later writers we also find Pallas alone instead of Athena. Plato derives the surname from "to brandish", in reference to the goddess brandishing the spear or aegis, whereas Apollodorus derives it from the giant Pallas, who was slain by Athena. But it is more probable that Pallas is the same word as virgin or maiden. Another female Pallas, described as a daughter of Triton, is mentioned under palladium. Greek
Goddess name "Pallas (Athene)" Greek Goddess. The full name of the deity who is thus Pallas of Athens. The origin and meaning of the word Pallas is unknown.See also ATHENA....
"Pallene" Greek 1. A daughter of Sithon, from whom the town of Pallene in the peninsula of the same name was said to have derived its name.
"Pamphyle" Greek A sorceress who converted herself into an owl (Apuleius). There was another Pamphyle, the daughter of Apollo, who first taught women to embroider with silk.
God name "Pan" Greek The great god of flocks and shepherds among the Greeks; his name is probably connected with the verb pasco, so that his name and character are perfectly in accordance with each other. Greek
God name "Pan/ Consentes" Greek / Roman A god of flocks, herds & of shepherds
Goddess name "Panacea" Greek Goddess of health and cures. She was a daughter of the Medicine-god Asclepius. Greek
"Pancratis" Greek A daughter of Aloeus and Iphimedeia, in the Phthiotian Achaia. Once when Thracian pirates, under Butes, invaded that district, they carried off from Mount Drius the women who were solemnizing a festival of Dionysus. Among them was Iphimedeia and her daughter Pancratis. Greek
"Pandora" Greek I. e. the giver of all, or endowed with every thing, is the name of the first woman on earth and she plays an important role in numerous versions of the Greek creation myths. Her name means 'all gifts' and reflects her story. Greek
"Pandora's Box" Greek A present which seems valuable, but which is in reality a curse; as when Midas was permitted, according to his request, to turn whatever he touched into gold, and found his very food became gold, and therefore uneatable. Prometheus made an image and stole fire from heaven to endow it with life. In revenge, Jupiter told Vulcan to make a female statue, and gave her a box which she was to present to the man who married her. Prometheus distrusted Jove and his gifts, but Epimetheus, his brother, married the beautiful Pandora, and received the box. Immediately the bridegroom opened the box all the evils that flesh is heir to flew forth, and have ever since continued to afflict the world. The last thing that flew from the box was Hope. Greek
"Pandrosos" Greek I. e. "refreshing," was a daughter of Cecrops and Agraulos, and a sister of Erysichthon, Herse, and Aglauros. Greek
King name "Panic" Greek On one occasion Bacchus, in his Indian expeditions, was encompassed with an army far superior to his own; one of his chief captains, named Pan, advised him to command all his men at the dead of night to raise a simultaneous shout. The shout was rolled from mountain to mountain by innumerable echoes, and the Indians, thinking they were surrounded on all sides, took to sudden flight. Greek
"Panthomorphos" Greek Having all shapes, and therefore mystically the totality of manifested nature as including all beings, things, and shapes. Greek
Goddess name "Parce" Greek / Roman A pair birth goddesses became the goddesses of fate
"Paris" Greek Also called Alexander, was the second son of Priam and Hecabe. Previous to his birth Hecabe dreamed that she had given birth to a firebrand, the flames of which spread over the whole city. This dream was interpreted to her by Aesacus, or according to others by Cassandra, by Apollo, or by a Sibyl, and was said to indicate that Hecabe should give birth to a son, who should bring about the ruin of his native city, and she was accordingly advised to expose the child. Greek
"Parthenope" Greek 1. A daughter of Stymphalus, and by Heracles the mother of Eueres. (Apollodorus. ii)
"Parthenos" Greek I. e. the virgin, a surname of Athena at Athens, where the famous temple Parthenon was dedicated to her. Greek
"Pasiphae" Greek 1. A daughter of Helios and Perseis, and a sister of Circe and Aeetes, was the wife of Minos, by whom she was the mother of Androgeos, Catreus, Deucalion, Glaucus, Minotaurus, Acalle, Xenodice, Ariadne, and Phaedra. (Argonautica. Apollodorus i. Metamorphoses by Ovid XV)
Goddess name "Pasithea" Greek / Roman A goddess of relaxation, meditation and hallucinations (the wife of Hypnos, god of sleep)
"Patroclus" Greek 1. A son of Heracles by Pyrippe. (Apollodorus. ii)
"Pegasus" Greek The famous winged horse, whose origin is thus related. When Perseus struck off the head of Medusa, with whom Poseidon had had intercourse in the form of a horse or a bird, there sprang forth from her Chrysaor and the horse Pegasus. The latter obtained the name Pegasus because he was believed to have made his appearance near the sources of Oceanus. Greek
"Peirithous" Greek A son of Ixion or Zeus by Dia, of Larissa in Thessaly. He was one of the Lapithae, and married to Hippodameia, by whom he became the father of Polypoetes. Greek
Hero name "Peitho" Greek The personification of Persuasion (Suada or Suadela among the Romans), was worshipped as a divinity at Sicyon, where she was honoured with a temple in the agora. (The History of Herodotus, VIII) Peitho also occurs as a surname of other divinities, such as Aphrodite, whose worship was said to have been introduced at Athens by Theseus and of Artemis. Greek
Goddess name "Peitho" Greek Goddess of persuasion. A minor attendant of the goddess APHRODITE....
"Pelasgus" Greek The mythical ancestor of the Pelasgians, the earliest inhabitants of Greece who established the worship of the Dodonaean Zeus, Hephaestus, the Cabeiri, and other divinities that belong to the earliest inhabitants of the country. Greek
King name "Peleus" Greek A son of Aeacus and Endeis, was king of the Myrmidons at Phthia in Thessaly. He was a brother of Telamon and step-brother of Phocus, the son of Aeacus, by the Nereid Psamathe. Greek
Hero name "Pelias" Greek The huge spear of Achilles, which none but the hero could wield; so called because it was cut from an ash growing on Mount Pelion, in Thessaly. Greek
Hero name "Pelides" Greek Son of Peleus, that is, Achilles, the hero of Homer's Iliad, and chief of the Greek warriors that besieged Troy.
"Pelops" Greek A grandson of Zeus, and son of Tantalus and Dione, the daughter of Atlas. He was thus a great-grandson of Cronos. Some writers call the mother of Pelops Euryanassa or Clytia. Greek
Deities name "Penates" Roman Hearth deities. These gods are a peculiarly Roman innovation, unknown to the Greeks. The penates, chosen individually by the head of the household, oversaw the domestic affairs of most Roman families. They were considered sufficiently important that, if a move was anticipated, they were taken to and established in the new residence a priori. They are represented in the form of small statues made of anything from clay to gold according to the wealth of the owner, and were provided with regular offerings of scraps of food....
"Penelope" Greek A daughter of Icarius and Periboea of Sparta. According to Didymus, Penelope was originally called Ameirace, Arnacia, or Arnaea, and Nauplius or her own parents are said to have cast her into the sea where she was fed by sea-birds from which she derived her name. Greek
"Penetralis" Greek A surname or epithet given to the several divinities at Rome, that were worshipped in the Penetrale, or the central part of the house, such as Jupiter, Vesta, the Penates, etc. Greek
God name "Peneus" Greek Also called Peneius, a Thessalian river god, and a son of Oceanus and Tethys. (Theogony of Hesiod 343; Metamorphoses by Ovid i.) By the Naiad Creusa he became the father of Hypseus, Stilbe, and Daphne. Cyrene also is called by some his wife, and by others his daughter, and hence Peneius is called the genitor of Aristaeus. Greek
"Penthesilea" Greek A daughter of Ares and Otrera, and queen of the Amazons. Greek
"Peparethos" Greek A son of Dionysus by Ariadne. Greek
"Periboea" Greek The wife of Icarius, and mother of Penelope.