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NameOriginDescription
"Periclymenus" Greek Or Poriclymenus. One of the Argonauts, was a son of Neleus and Chloris, and a brother of Nestor. Greek
King name "Perieres" Greek A son of Aeolus and Enarete, king of Messene, was the father of Aphareus and Leucippus by Gorgophone. (Apollodorus) In some traditions Perieres was called a son of Cynortas, and besides the sons above mentioned he is said to have been, by Gorgophone, the father of Tyndareos and Icarius. Greek
"Periphetes" Greek 1. A son of Hephaestus and Anticleia, was surnamed Corynetes, that is, Club-bearer, and was a robber at Epidaurus, who slew the travellers he met with an iron club. Theseus at last slew him and took his club for his own use.
"Perse" Greek A daughter of Oceanus and Tethys, and wife of Helios, by whom she became the mother of Aeetes and Circe. She is further called the mother of Pasiphae, Perses and Aloeus. Homer and Apollonius Rhodius call her Perse, while others call her Perseis. Greek
Goddess name "Perse" Greek Chthonic underworld goddess. The consort of the Sun god Helios and the mother of Kirke and Pasiphae,...
Goddess name "Persephone" Greek Goddess of death and spring, queen of the underworld. Greek
Hero name "Perseus" Greek The famous Argive hero, was a son of Zeus and Danae, and a grandson of Acrisius. Acrisius, who had no male issue, consulted the Pythian oracle, and received the answer, that if Danae should give birth to a son, he would kill his father. Greek
"Phaea" Greek The name of the sow of Crommyon, which ravaged the neighbourhood, and was slain by Theseus.
"Phaeax" Greek A son of Poseidon and Cercyra, from whom the Phaeacians derived their name.
"Phaedra" Greek A daughter of Minos by Pasiphae or Crete, and the wife of Theseus. She was the stepmother of Hippolytus, the son of Theseus, by Antiope or Hippolyte, and having fallen in love with him he repulsed her, whereupon she calumniated him before Theseus. After the death of Hippolytus, his innocence became known to his father, and Phaedra made away with herself. Greek
"Phaenna" Greek A daughter of Zeus and Eurynome and one of the Charites. Greek
Book name "Phaethon" Greek That is, "the shining," occurs in Homer as an epithet or surname of Helios, and is used by later writers as a real proper name for Helios (Argonautica. The Aeneid Book V) but it is more commonly known as the name of a son of Helios by the Oceanid Clymene, the wife of Merops. Greek
God name "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." Phanes, or the personification of longing love, is first mentioned by Hesiod (Theogony 201), where he and Eros appear as the companions of Aphrodite. Greek
"Phanothea" Greek Was the wife of the Athenian Icarius. She was said to have invented the hexameter. Porphyrius designates her as the Delphic priestess of Apollo. Greek
God name "Phantasos" Greek God of dreams by inanimate objects Greek
God name "Pharies" Greek Primordial Sun god. The first god to emerge from the cosmic egg engendered by KRONOS, he personifies light emerging from chaos. According to one tradition, his daughter is NYX, the night....
"Pharis" Greek Or Phares, a son of Hermes and the Danaid Philodameia, by whom he became the father of Telegone. He is the reputed founder of the town of Pharae in Messenia. Greek
Goddess name "Pharmacides" Greek Goddesses of health and drugs Greek
"Pharte" Greek wife of Eurydamas.
King name "Phegeus" Greek A brother of Phoroneus, and king of Psophis in Arcadia. The town of Phegeia, which had before been called Erymanthus, was believed to have derived its name from him. Subsequently, however, it was changed again into Psophis. Greek
"Pheme" Greek The personification of gossip, rumour or report. Homer calls her Ossa (fame) and the Romans Fama, after the Greek Pheme. Greek
"Phemius" Greek 1. The famous minstrel, was a son of Terpius, and entertained with his song the suitors in the house of Odysseus in Ithaca.
"Phemonoe" Greek A mythical Greek poetess of the ante-Homeric period, was said to have been the daughter of Apollo, and his first priestess at Delphi, and the inventor of the hexameter verse. Greek
"Pheres" Greek 1. A son of Cretheus and Tyro, and brother of Aeson and Amythaon; he was married to Periclymene, by whom he became the father of Admetus, Lycurgus, Eidomene, and Periapis. He was believed to have founded the town of Pherae in Thessaly.
Nymph name "Philammon" Greek A mythical poet and musician of the ante-Homeric period, was said to have been the son of Apollo and the nymph Chione, or Philonis, or Leuconoe. Greek
King name "Philomela" Greek 1. A daughter of king Pandion in Attica, who, being dishonoured by her brother-in-law Tereus, was metamorphosed into a nightingale or swallow.
"Philter" s A draught or charm to incite in another the passion of love. The Thessalian philters were the most renowned, but both the Greeks and Romans used these dangerous potions, which sometimes produced insanity. Lucretius is said to have been driven mad by a love-potion, and Caligula's death is attributed to some philters administered to him by his wife, C?sonia.
Goddess name "Philyra" Greek A daughter of Oceanus and Tethys, and the mother of Cheiron by Cronus. Philyra was an Oceanid and was married to Nauplius and was the goddess of perfume, writing, healing, beauty and paper. Greek
"Phlegethon" Greek I. e. the flaming, a river in the lower world, is described as a son of Cocytus; but he is more commonly called Pyriphlegethon. It flowed with fire that burned but did not consume fuel. In the Divine Comedy the river is made of boiling blood and is part of the seventh circle of hell, containing the shades of tyrants, murderers, robbers and those guilty of sins involving violence against others. Greek
King name "Phlegyas" Greek A king of the Lapithae, a son of Ares and Chryse, the daughter of Halmus, succeeded Eteocles, who died without issue, in the government of the district of Orchomenos, which he called after himself Phlegyantis. Greek
"Phlias" Greek A son of Dionysus and Chthonophyle, also called Phlius, was a native of Araithyrea in Argolis, and is mentioned as one of the Argonauts. (Argonautica) According to Pausanias, he was a son of Ceisus and Araithyrea, and the husband of Chthonophyle, by whom he became the father of Androdamas and Hyginus calls him Phliasus, and a son of Dionysus and Ariadne. Greek
God name "Phobetus" Greek God of dreams by animals Greek
"Phobos" Greek The personification of fear, is described as a son of Ares and Cythereia, a brother of Deimos, and is one of the ordinary companions of Ares. Phobus was represented on the shield of Agamemnon, on the chest of Cypselus, with the head of a lion. Greek
"Phocus" Greek A son of Ornytion of Corinth, or according to others of Poseidon, is said to have been the leader of a colony from Corinth into the territory of Tithorea and Mount Parnassus, which derived from him the name of Phocis. He is said to have cured Antiope of her madness, and to have made her his wife. Greek
"Phoebe" Greek Daughter of Uranus and Ge, became by Coeus the mother of Asteria and Leto. According to Aeschylus she was in possession of the Delphic oracle after Themis, and prior to Apollo. Greek
God name "Phoebus" Greek God of enlightenment Greek
"Phorbas" Greek A son of Lapithes and Orsinome, and a brother of Periphas. Greek
Nymph name "Phorcys" Greek An old man ruling over the sea, or "the old man of the sea," to whom a harbour in Ithaca was dedicated. He is described as the father of the nymph Thoosa. Later writers call him the son of Pontus and Gaia and a brother of Thaumas, Nereus, Eurybia, and Ceto. Greek
God name "Phorkys" Greek A Minor sea god noted by Hesiod
God name "Phorkys" Greek Minor sea god. According to Hesiod, he is the son of PONTOS and GAIA. The consort of a sea-serpent, Keto, and the father of the Gorgons and Graii. Also Phorkos....
"Phoroneus" Greek A son of Inachus and the Oceanid Melia or Archia, was a brother of Aegialeus and the ruler of Peloponnesus. Greek
God name "Phosphoros" Greek This is the god of the morning star
God name "Phosphoros" Greek God of the morning star. His mother is EOS, the dawn, and he is depicted as a naked youth running ahead of her, carrying a torch. In Roman culture he becomes Lucifer....
God name "Phosphorus" Greek The lightbearer and god of the morning star. To dream of seeing phosphorus is indicative of evanescent joys. For a young woman, it foretells a brilliant but brief success with admirers. Greek
"Phrixus" Greek A son of Athamas and Nephele or of Athamas and Themisto and brother of Helle, and a grandson of Aeolus. In consequence of the intrigues of his stepmother, Ino (others state that he offered himself), he was to be sacrificed to Zeus but Nephele removed him and Helle, and the two then rode away on the ram with the golden fleece, the gift of Hermes, through the air. Greek
"Phthia" Greek A daughter of Amphion and Niobe. Greek
"Phthonus" Greek Son of Dionysus and Nyx and the Greek personification of envy. Greek
"Phusis" Greek The Protogeos of nature. Mother nature was one of the first beings to emerge at creation, a primal being of creation and regarded as both male and female. Similar in certain aspects to Gaia, Tethys, Eros and Phanes. Greek
"Phyleus" Greek A son of Augeias, was expelled by his father from Ephyra, because he gave his evidence in favour of Heracles. He then emigrated to Dulichium. By Ctimene or Timandra Phyleus became the father of Meges, who is hence called Phyleides. Greek
King name "Physignathos" Greek Physignathos [one who swells the checks]. king of the Frogs, and son of Pelus [mud], slain by Troxartas, the Mouse-king.
Nymph name "Picus" Greek A man turned into a woodpecker by Circe for scorning her love. His wife was Canens, a nymph, who killed herself after he was transformed. They had one son, Faunus. Metamorphoses XIV by Ovid Greek / Roman
Goddess name "Pidray" Canaanite / Phoenician Minor fertility goddess. Mentioned in epic creation texts and treaties at Ugarit (Ras S amra) as the first daughter of BAAL. She is the consort of BAAL SAPON, the mother of Tly and may be the goddess Peraia described by the Greek writer Philo....
"Pigwidgeon" Greek A fairy of very diminutive size.
"Pilarga" Greek wife of Idmon.
"Pirene" Greek wife of Agaptolemos.
"Pisces (the fishes)" Greek Winter signs. (Greek, zo-on, living creatures.)
Monster name "Pistris" Greek Pistrix, Pristis or Pristrix. The sea-monster sent to devour Andromeda. In ancient art it is represented with a dragon's head, the neck and head of a beast, fins for the forelegs and the body and tail of a fish. In Christian art the pistris was usually employed to represent the whale which swallowed Jonah. Greek
God name "Pitane" Greek A daughter of the river god Eurotas, became by Poseidon the mother of Evadne. From her the town of Pitana had its name. Greek
"Plataea" Greek A daughter of Asopus, who had a sanctuary at Plataeae which according to some derived its name from her. Greek
"Plato" Greek His triad was To Agathon (Goodness). Nous or Eternal Wisdom (architect of the world) , and Psyche (the mundane soul).
Goddess name "Pleiades" Greek Goddesses of the Pleiades Greek
"Pleiades" Greek Called daughters of Atlas by Pleione or by the Oceanid Aethra, of Erechtheus, of Cadmus or of the queen of the Amazons. Greek
God name "Pleione" Greek A daughter of Oceanus and Tethys, and mother of the Pleiades by Atlas. Her name means "to increase in number" and her grandson, Hermes, was the god of animal husbandry. Greek
"Pleisthenes" Greek A son of Atreus, and husband of Aerope or Eriphyle, the daughter of Catreus, by whom he became the father of Agamemnon, Menelaus, and Anaxibia. Greek
"Pluto" Greek 1. A daughter of Oceanus and Tethys, and one of the playmates of Persephone.
God name "Pluto" Roman God of the underworld. Derived from the Greek model of HADES, he abducted the daughter of CERES, PROSERPINA, to reign as his queen. The three-headed dog Cerberus was set to guard the gate of Hades and through the kingdom flowed the two rivers of death, the Cocytus and the Acheron which could be crossed only by the ferryman Charon. According to Roman tradition, the entrance to the underworld was at Avernus in Rome where the Christian church of St. Maria del Inferno was built.See also HADES....
God name "Pluton" Greek The giver of wealth, at first a surname of Hades, the god of the lower world. Greek
God name "Plutos" Greek He is a minor god of riches
Goddess name "Plutos" Greek Minor god of riches. A son of DEMETER who was abandoned in childhood and reared by the goddess of peace, EIRENE, who is sometimes depicted holding him in her lap. Plutos was blinded by ZEUS because of his discrimination in favor of the righteous....
"Plutus" Greek Sometimes also called Pluton, the personification of wealth, is described as a son of Iasion and Demeter. Greek
"Podaleirius" Greek A son of Asclepius and Epione or Arsinoe, and a brother of Machaon, along with whom he led the Thessalians of Tricca against Troy (Apollodorus iii). He was, like his brother, skilled in the medical art. Greek
"Podarca" Greek wife of ?neus.
"Poemander" Greek A son of Chaeresilaus and Stratonice, was the husband of Tanagra, a daughter of Aeolus or Aesopus, by whom he became the father of Ephippus and Leucippus. He was the reputed founder of the town of Tanagra in Boeotia which was hence called Poemandria. When Poemander inadvertently had killed his own son, he was purified by Elephenor. Greek
"Poena" Greek A personification of retaliation, is sometimes mentioned as one being, and sometimes in the plural. They belonged to the train of Dice, and are akin to the Erinnyes. Greek
"Polel" Polish One of the Divine twins who, along with Lel, equates to the Greek Pollux. Polish
"Pollux" Roman One of the Dioscuri. Castor was famous for his skill in taming and managing horses, and Pollux for his skill in boxing. Both had disappeared from the earth before the Greeks went against Troy. Roman
God name "Polybotes" Greek One of the giants who fought against the gods. The sea-god pursued him to the island of Cos, and, tearing away part of the island, throw it on him and buried him beneath the mass. Greek
Goddess name "Polyboulus" Greek A goddess of wisdom
King name "Polycaon" Greek 1. A son of Lelex, brother of Myles, and husband of Messene, the daughter of Triopas of Argos. He emigrated from Laconia to Messenia, which country he thus called after his wife. He was the first king of Messenia.
God name "Polydeukes" Greek horse god. One of the Dioskouroi twins; the other is Kastor. According to tradition, they are together associated with a Spartan cult whence they originated. The pair probably derive from the Indo-European model of the ASVINS in Vedic mythology. Kastor is mortal while Polydeukes is immortal. Thus, during battle, Kastor is mortally wounded but, even in death, the two brothers remain inseparable. They rescue individuals from distress and danger, particularly at sea, and are thought to be embodied in the electrical discharges known as St. Elmo's Fire. Also Castor and POLLUX (Roman)....
"Polydora" Greek 1. A daughter of Oceanus and Thetys. (Theogony of Hesiod 354)
King name "Polydorus" Greek 1. A son of Cadmus and Harmonia, was king of Thebes, and husband of Nycteis, by whom he became the father of Labdacus. (Theogony of Hesiod 978 ; Apollodorus iii)
"Polyidus or Polyeidus" Greek 2. A son of the Trojan Eurydamas, and a brother of Abas, was slain by Diomedes. Greek
"Polymede" Greek A daughter of Autolycus, was married to Aeson, and by him became the mother of Jason. Apollonius Rhodius ( Argonautica) calls her Alcimede. Greek
"Polymela" Greek 1. A daughter of Peleus, and the wife of Menoetius, by whom she became the mother of Patroclus. In some traditions she is called Philomela.
"Polymnia" Greek The muse of sacred hymn and eloquence. Greek
Nymph name "Polyphemus" Greek 1. The celebrated Cyclops in the island of Thrinacia, was a son of Poseidon, and the nymph Thoosa.
Nymph name "Polyphemus or Polypheme" Greek The celebrated Cyclops in the island of Thrinacia, was a son of Poseidon, and the nymph Thoosa.
God name "Pontos" Greek A god of the sea
God name "Pontos" Greek God of the sea. His mother and consort is GAIA and he is the father of the sea gods NEREUS and PHORKYS....
"Pontus" Greek Or Pontos, the Protogonoi and personification of the sea, is described in the ancient cosmogony as a son of Gaea, and as the father of Nereus, Thamnas, Phorcys, Ceto, and Eurybia, by his own mother. Hyginus calls him a son of Aether and Gaea, and also assigns to him somewhat different descendants. Greek
"Pope" Greek A priest who knocked on the head the ox offered in sacrifice, and cut it up, a very small part being burnt, and all the rest distributed to those concerned in the sacrifice. Wine was poured between the horns, but the priest first sipped it, and all those who assisted him. After the beast had been stunned it was stabbed, and the blood was caught in a vessel used for the purpose, for the shedding of blood was indispensable in every sacrifice. It was the duty of the pope to see that the victim to be sacrificed was without spot or blemish, and to ascertain that it had never been yoked to the plough. The head was crowned with a fillet, and the horns gift. Apparently the Roman soldiers of Pontius Pilate made a mockery imitation of these Roman and Greek sacrifices.
King name "Porthaon" Greek A son of Agenor and Epicaste, was king of Pleuron and Calydon in Aetolia, and married to Euryte, by whom he became the father of Oeneus, Agrius, Alcathous, Melas, Leucopeus, and Sterope.
God name "Poseidon" Greek The god of the Mediterranean sea and he is the god of the fluid element. Greek
God name "Posis Das" Greek sky god Greek
God name "Posis Das" Greek sky god. In pre-Hellenic times the consort of the earth mother GAIA. One of the primordial partnership identified in Theogony (Hesiod). He later becomes syncretized with ZEUS....
"Pothos" Greek A personification of love or desire, was represented along with Eros and Himeros, in the temple of Aphrodite at Megara, by the hand of Scopas. Greek
Goddess name "Praxidice" Greek A goddess of justice
Goddess name "Praxidice or Praxadike" Greek Goddess of exacting justice or she who watches that justice is done to men. Greek
"Praxithea" Greek 1. A daughter of Phrasimus and Diogeneia, was the wife of Erechtheus, and mother of Cecrops, Pandorus, Metion, Orneus, Procris, Creusa, Chthonia, and Oreithyia. Some call her a daughter of Cephissus.
King name "Priam" Greek The famous king of Troy, at the time of the Trojan war. He was a son of Laomedon and Strymo or Placia. His original name is said to have been Podarces, i. e. "the swift-footed," which was changed into Priamus, "the ransomed" because he was the only surviving son of Laomedon and was ransomed by his sister Hesione, after he had fallen into the hands of Heracles. Greek
God name "Priapos" Greek A fertility god that also guarded mariners
God name "Priapus" Greek Priapos, a son of Dionysus and Aphrodite. Aphrodite, it is said, had yielded to the embraces of Dionysus, but during his expedition to India, she became faithless to him, and lived with Adonis. On Dionysus return from India, she indeed went to meet him, but soon left him again, and went to Lampsacus on the Hellespont, to give birth to the child of the god. Greek
"Procne" Greek Procne or Prokne was a daughter of Pandion and Zeuxippe. She married Tereus and had one son: Itys. Tereus loved his wife's sister, Philomela. He raped her, cut her tongue out and held her captive so she could never tell anyone. Philomela wove a tapestry that told her story and gave it to Procne. In revenge, Procne killed her son by Tereus, Itys, and fed him to Tereus unknowingly. Greek
"Procris" Greek Unerring as the dart of Procris. When Procris fled from Cephalus out of shame, Diana gave her a dog that never failed to secure its prey, and a dart which not only never missed aim, but which always returned of its own accord to the shooter. Greek
"Promethean Fire" Greek The vital principle; the fire with which Prometheus quickened into life his clay images. Greek
"Promethean Unguent" Greek Made from a herb on which some of the blood of Prometheus had fallen. Medea gave Jason some of this unguent, which rendered his body proof against fire and warlike instruments. Greek
"Prometheus" Greek Is sometimes called a Titan, though in reality he did not belong to the Titans, but was only a son of the Titan Japetus (Theogony of Hesiod 528) by Clymene, so that he was a brother of Atlas, Menoetius, and Epimetheus (Theogony of Hesiod 507). Greek
"Pronoia" Greek The term for providence, usually Divine Providence, in ancient Greek philosophy.
Angel name "Pronoia" Greek Eros appeared, being androgynous. His masculinity is Himeros, being fire from light. His femininity, innate to him as well, is the soul of blood, the solution of the Pronoia... He is very lovely in his beauty, having charm beyond all the creatures of chaos. Then all the gods and their angels, when they beheld Eros, became enamored. And appearing in all of them Eros set them ablaze. Gaian creation myth
Goddess name "Proserpina" Roman but derived from a Greek model Goddess of death. Abducted by the underworld god PLUTO to reign as his queen (see PERSEPHONE)....
"Proserpine" Greek In Latin Proserpina, the daughter of Zeus and Demeter.
"Proteus" Greek The prophetic old man of the sea, occurs in the earliest legends as a subject of Poseidon, and is described as seeing through the whole depth of the sea, and tending the flocks (the seals) of Poseidon. Greek
God name "Proteus" Greek Minor sea god. Depicted as an old man who attends Triton and whose principal concern is the creatures of the oceans. He also has oracular powers. The poet cowper wrote: “In ages past old Proteus, with his droves Of sea calves sought the mountains and the groves.” Also known as GLAUKOS, NEREUS and PHORKYS....
"Protogeneia" Greek 1. A daughter of Deucalion and Pyrrha. She was married to Locrus, but had no children; Zeus, however, who carried her off, became by her, on mount Maenalus in Arcadia, the father of Opus. According to others she was not the mother, but a daughter of Opus. Eridymion also is called a son of Protogeueia.
God name "Protogenoi" Greek The first group of beings to come into existence at the beginning of the universe were the Protogenoi - First Born or Primeval and they form the very fabric of the universe and are immortal. The Protogenoi are the gods from which all the other gods descend. Greek
God name "Psamathe" Greek A daughter of Crotopus of Argos. She was loved by the god Apollo and by whom she had a son Linus. Greek
Nymph name "Psecas" Greek One of Diana's nymphs. Greek
"Psilas" Greek The giver of wings, or "the unbearded," a surname of Dionysus, under which he was worshipped at Amyclae.
"Psyche" Greek A beautiful maiden beloved by Cupid, who visited her every night, but left her at Sunrise. Cupid bade her never seek to know who he was, but one night curiosity overcame her prudence, and she went to look at him. A drop of hot oil fell on his shoulder, awoke him, and he fled. Psyche next became the slave of Venus, who treated her most cruelly; but ultimately she was married to Cupid, and became immortal. Greek
Spirit name "Psychography" Greek spirit-writing; writing said by spiritualists to be done by spirits.
"Psychopomp" Greek A conductor of souls; applied to Charon, Apollo, and especially to Hermes, who was the conductor of souls to Hades or the underworld and back again, an office assigned by Christians to Jesus Christ after his resurrection. Greek
Nymph name "Ptelea" Greek A Hamadryad nymph of the Oak tree.
Cyclop name "Pyracmon" Greek One of the Cyclops. Greek
"Pyramus" Greek The lover of Thisbe. Supposing Thisbe to be torn to pieces by a lion, he stabbed himself, and Thisbe, finding the dead body, stabbed herself also. Both fell dead under a mulberry-tree, which has ever since borne blood red fruit. Greek
"Pyrrha" Greek A daughter of Epimetheus and Pandora, and wife of Deucalion who together with her husband escaped the Great Deluge.
"Pythagoras" Greek His triad was the Monad or Unity, Nous or Wisdom, and Psyche
"Pythia" Greek An ancient Greek priestess at the Oracle of Apollo at Delphi. Greek
"Python" Greek The famous dragon who guarded the oracle of Delphi, is described as a son of Gaea. He lived in the caves of mount Parnassus, but was killed by Apollo, who then took possession of the oracle. Greek
"Quaayayp" Greek The son of the creator of the world, Niparaya, and the virgin Anayicoyondi. North America
"Queen of Heaven" Egyptian With the ancient Phoenicians was Astarte; Greeks, Hera; Romans, Juno; Trivia, Hecate, Diana, the Egyptian Isis, etc., were all so called; but with the Roman Catholics it is the Virgin Mary.
"Rabies" Greek The personification of mad rage, the Roman equivalent of the Greek Lyssa. Greek
"Recaranus aka Garanus" Roman , a fabulous Italian shepherd of gigantic bodily strength and courage. The fact of his being a gigantic shepherd who recovered stolen oxen from him, led the Romans to consider him as identical with the Greek Heracles. Roman
Goddess name "Redux" Greek I. e., "the divinity who leads the traveller back to his home in safety," occurs as a surname of Fortuna, the Greek goddess of good luck. Greek
Goddess name "Renenutet" Egypt Snake goddess. Also possessing fertility connotations, she guarded the pharaoh in the form of a cobra. There is some evidence that she enjoyed a cult in the Faiyum, the highly fertile region of the Nile valley. She is depicted either in human form or as a hooded cobra, in which case she bears close association with the goddess WADJET who is embodied in the uraeus. Her gaze has the power to conquer enemies. In her capacity as a fertility goddess she suckles infant rulers and provides good crops and harvests, linked in this capacity to OSIRIS and the more ancient grain god NEPER. She is also a magical power residing in the linen robe of the pharaoh and in the linen bandages with which he is swathed in death. At Edfu Renenutet takes the title “lady of the robes.” In the Greco-Roman period, she became adopted by the Greeks as the goddess Hermouthis and was syncretized with ISIS....
King name "Rhacius" Greek Rhacius was the son of Lebes, and the leader of the first Greeks to settle in Caria, and became king of Caria. His court was located at Colophon in Ionia. With his wife Manto, daughter of the seer Teiresias, he was the father of Mopsus, a renowned seer.
God name "Rhadamanthos" Greek / Roman A marriage of chthonic underworld god
King name "Rhadamanthys" Greek A son of Zeus and Europa, and brother of king Minos of Crete, or, according to others, a son of Hephaestus. From fear of his brother he fled to Ocaleia in Boeotia, and there married Alcmene. In consequence of his justice throughout life, he became, after his death, one of the judges in the lower world, and took up his abode in Elysium. Greek
"Rhamnusia" Greek A surname of Nemesis, who had a celebrated temple at Rhamnus in Attica. Greek
"Rharias" Greek A surname of Demeter, which she derived from the Rharian plain in the neighbourhood of Eleusis, the principal seat of her worship. Greek
"Rharus" Greek The father of Triptolemus at Eleusis. Greek
Goddess name "Rhea" Greek Pefa, Pea, Pefy, or Pe. The name as well as the nature of this divinity is one of the most difficult points in ancient mythology. Some consider 'Pea' to be merely another form of pa, the earth, while others connect it with pew, I flow; but thus much seems undeniable, that Rhea, like Demeter, was a goddess of the earth. According to the Hesiodic Theogony, Rhea was a daughter of Uranus and Ge, and accordingly a sister of Oceanus, Coeus, Hyperion, Crius, lapetus, Theia, Themis, and Mnemosyne. Greek
Goddess name "Rhea" Greek Primordial goddess. The daughter of OURANOS and GAIA, she is the consort of KRONOS and mother of ZEUS and other gods of Olympus, known only from the Theogony (Hesiod) and Iliad (Homer). She is also recognized in Roman literature under the same name. Also Rheie....
Goddess name "Rhea/ Rheie" Greek A primordial goddess of childbirth, earth, fertility, mountains
"Rhecas" Greek With his brother Amphistratus were the charioteers of the Dioscuri. Greek
Nymph name "Rhene" Greek 1. A nymph of the island of Samothrace, the mother of Saon by Hermes. Greek
God name "Rhesus" Greek A river-god in Bithynia, one of the sons of Oceanus and Thetys. Greek
King name "Rhexenor" Greek Two mythical personages, one the father of Chalciope, and the second a son of Nausithous the king of the Phaeacians, and accordingly a brother of Alcinous. (Apollodorus iii) Greek
"Rhoda" Greek wife of Hippolytos.
"Rhode" Greek The oldest of the Oceanides and a daughter of Tethys and Oceanus. Later, she was thought of as a daughter of Poseidon and Halia, or Poseidon and Amphitrite. Greek
"Rhodeia" Greek A daughter of Oceanus and Thetys and one of the playmates of Persephone. Greek
"Rhodia" Greek wife of Chalcedon.
Nymph name "Rhodope" Greek The nymph of a Thracian well, was the wife of Haemus and mother of Hebrus, and is mentioned among the playmates of Persephone. Greek
Nymph name "Rhodos" Greek A sea-nymph, according to Diodorus, a daughter of Poseidon and Halia, and sometimes called Rhode. The island of Rhodes was believed to have derived its name from her. Greek
"Rhoecus" Greek A centaur who, conjointly with Hylaeus, pursued Atalanta in Arcadia, but was killed by her with an arrow. Greek
"Rhoeo" Greek 1. A daughter of Staphylus and Chrysothemis, was beloved by Apollo. When her father discovered that she was with child, he put her in a chest, and exposed her to the waves of the sea. The chest floated to the coast of Euboea (or Delos), where Rhoeo gave birth to Anius. Subsequently she was married to Zarex
King name "Rhoeteia" Greek A daughter of the Thracian king Sithon and Achiroe, a daughter of Neilos. She was a sister of Pallene, and the Trojan promontory of Rhoeteium was believed to have derived its name from her. Greek
"Rhopalus" Greek A son of Heracles and father of Phaestus. Greek
"Rind" Norse A personification of the hard frozen earth. Mother of Vale. The loves of Odin and Rind resemble those of Zeus and Europa in Greek legends. Norse
"Robigus" Greek A divinity worshipped for the purpose of averting blight or too great heat from the young cornfields. Greek
Goddess name "Roma" Greek / Roman Tutelary goddess. The deity was actually conceived by the Greeks and shrines were set up at centers including Smyrna and Ephesus....
"Romus" Greek 1. A son of Odysseus and Circe.
"Rustam" Greek The Deev-bend and Persian Hercules, famous for his victory over the white dragon named Asdeev. He was the son of Zal, prince of Sedjistan. The exploits attributed to him must have been the aggregate of exploits performed by numerous persons of the same name. His combat for two days with Prince Isfendiar is a favourite subject with the Persian poets.
"Sabda" Sanskrit The cosmic Word, equivalent to the Greek Logos. Sanskrit
God name "Sadrapa" Western Semitic / Syrian / / Pontic God of healing. He is depicted on reliefs as a youth holding a scorpion or snake. Known originally from Palmyra, his popularity spread to Carthage and, during the Hellenic period, to the Greek coast. Also Satrapis (Greek)....
Goddess name "Sagaritis" Greek A nymph in whose embraces Attis became faithless to Cybele. The goddess avenged the wrong done to her by causing the tree with which the nymph's life was connected, to be cut down. Greek
"Saitis" Greek A surname of Athena, under which she had a sanctuary on Mount Pontinus, near Lerna in Argolis. The name was traced by the Greeks to the Egyptians, among whom Athena was said to have been called Sai's. Greek
"Salacia" Greek The female divinity of the sea among the Romans, and the wife of Neptune.
Spirit name "Salamander" Greek The nature spirits of fire, the fire elementals. The Greek salamandra was believed to have power over fire.
"Salamis" Greek A daughter of Asopis, and by Poseidon the mother of Cenchreus or Cychreus. Greek
"Salganeus" Greek A surname of Apollo, derived from the town of Salganeus in Boeotia. greek
"Salmacis" Greek A fountain of Caria, which rendered effeminate all those who bathed therein. It was in this fountain that Hermaphroditus changed his sex. Greek
Nymph name "Salmacis" Greek The nymph of the well Salmacis, near the mausoleum at Halicarnassus. The nymph fell in love with Hermaphroditos and tried to win his affections, but in vain. Greek
Goddess name "Salmaone" Greek A mother goddess
God name "Salmoneus" Greek A son of Aeolus by Enarete, and a brother of Sisyphus. Sangarius, a river-god, is described as the son of Oceanus and Tethys, and as the husband of Metope, by whom he became the father of Hecabe. (Theogony 344). Greek
Goddess name "Salus" Greek The personification of health, prosperity, and the public welfare, among the Romans. In the first of these three senses she answers very closely to the Greek Hygieia, and was accordingly represented in works of art with the same attributes as the Greek goddess. In the second sense she represents prosperity in general and was invoked by the husbandmen at seed-time. In the third sense Salus is the goddess of the public welfare.
God name "Samia" Greek A daughter of the river-god Maeander, and wife of Ancaeus, by whom she became the mother of Samos. Samia also occurs as a surname of Hera, which is derived from her temple and worship in the island of Samos. Greek
"Samius" Greek A surname of Poseidon, derived from his temples in Samos and Samicon in Elis. Greek
Deity name "Sams" Greek Sun deity who in the north is a male and in the south female. Greek
God name "Sangarius" Greek A river-god, is described as the son of Oceanus and Tethys, and as the husband of Metope, by whom he became the father of Hecabe. The river Sangarius (in Phrygia) itself is said to have derived its name from one Sangas, who had offended Rhea, and was punished lay her by being changed into water. Greek
Goddess name "Sao" Greek Goddess of sailing Greek
Nymph name "Saon" Greek A mythical lawgiver of Samothrace, is said to have been a son of Zeus by a nymph, or of Hermes by Rhene. Greek
God name "Sarapis" Late Egypt God. Known only from the Greco-Roman period of the early Ptolemies (fourth century BC) but persisting in Europe until second or third century AD. In Egyptian religion Sarapis is a hybridization of certain aspects of OSIRIS, the underworld god, and APIS, the bull god, who symbolizes the earthly presence of PTAH. Sarapis is perceived to epitomize both the fertility of the land and the life of the sacred bull after death. In Greek mythology he takes on aspects of ZEUS, HELIOS, ASKLEPIOS and DIONYSOS. He was worshiped extensively in the Roman Empire period. A sanctuary at York in England was dedicated by a soldier of the sixth legion, and magnificent statues were discovered in the Walbrook Mithraeum in London, and at Merida in Spain. Also Seraphis (Greek)....
"Saronis" Greek A surname of Artemis at Troezene, where an annual festival was celebrated in honour of her under the name of Saronia. Greek
King name "Sarpedon" Greek 1. A son of Zeus by Europa, and a brother of Minos and Rhadamanthys. Being involved in a quarrel with Minos about Miletus, he took refuge with Cilix, whom he assisted against the Lycians and afterwards he became king of the Lycians, and Zeus granted him the privilege of living three generations.
God name "Satyr" Greek Generic term for woodland gods and Divine beings Roman / Greek
"Satyrus" Greek The name of a class of beings in Greek mythology, who are inseparably connected with the worship of Dionysus, and represent the luxuriant vital powers of nature. In their appearance they somewhat resembled goats or rams. Greek
"Scaeus" Greek One of the sons of Hippocoon.
God name "Scamander" Greek An Oceanid, son of Oceanus and Tethys and the god of the river Scamander, in Troas, was called by the gods Xanthus. Being insulted by Achilles, he entered into a contest with the Greek hero but Hera sent out Hephaestus to assist Achilles, and the god of fire dried up the waters of Scamander, and frightened Scamander, until Hera ordered Hephaestus to spare the river-god. By Idaea, he fathered Teucrus.(Theogony 345.) Greek
"Scamandrius" Greek 1. The son of Hector and Andromache, whom the people of Troy called Astyanax, because his father was the protector of the city of Troy.
"Scamandrius2" Greek A Trojan, a son of Strophius. Greek
King name "Scylla" Greek And Charybdis, the names of two rocks between Italy and Sicily, and only a short distance from one another. In the midst of the one of these rocks which was nearest to Italy, there dwelt, according to Homer, Scylla, a daughter of Crataeis, a fearful monster, barking like a dog, with twelve feet, six long necks and mouths, each of which contained three rows of sharp teeth. The opposite rock, which was much lower, contained an immense fig-tree, under which there dwelt Charybdis, who thrice every day swallowed down the waters of the sea, and thrice threw them up again: both were formidable to the ships which had to pass between them. Greek
God name "Sebitti" Mesopotamian / Babylonian - Akkadian Group of minor war gods. The children of the god ANU who follow the war god ERRA into battle. They are, in alternative traditions, of good or evil influence. In Greek tradition they become the Pleiades....
Goddess name "Selene" Greek Also called Mene, a female divinity presiding over the months, or Latin Luna, was the goddess of the moon, or the moon personified into a Divine being. She is called a daughter of Hyperion and Theia, and accordingly a sister of Helios and Eos (Theogony 371 ; Apollodorus; Argonautica) ; but others speak of her as a daughter of Hyperion by Euryphaessa, or of Pallas, or of Zeus and Latona, or lastly of Helios. Greek
Goddess name "Selene (radiant)" Greek moon goddess. The daughter of HYPERION (a TITAN) and sister of the Sun god HELIOS. The tutelary deity of magicians, she rides in a chariot drawn by two horses. According to legend she fell in love with the sleeping Endymion. She becomes largely syncretized with HEKATE and in Roman culture equates with the goddess LUNA....
Goddess name "Selene/ Mene" Greek The goddess of the moon & stars
King name "Selinus" Greek A son of Poseidon, was king of Aegialos and father of Helice. Greek
"Semele" Greek A daughter of Cadmus and Harmonia, at Thebes, and accordingly a sister of Ino, Agave, Autonoe, and Polydorus. She was beloved by Zeus and Hera, stimulated by jealousy, appeared to her in the form of her aged nurse Beroe, and induced her to pray Zeus to visit her in the same splendour and majesty with which he appeared to Hera. Greek
Goddess name "Senecta" Greek Goddess of old age Greek
God name "Serenator" Greek A surname of the god Jupiter