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God Name and Meaning

List of Gods : "Thracian"   (21 records)

NameOriginDescription
Goddess name
"Bendis"
Greece A Thracian divinity in whom the moon was worshipped. Hesychius says "that the poet Cratinus called this goddess Two Spears, either because she had to discharge two duties, one towards heaven and the other towards the earth, or because she bore two lances, or lastly, because she had two lights, the one her own and the other derived from the Sun. In Greece she was sometimes identified with Persephone, but more commonly with Artemis.
Goddess name
"Bendis"
Thracian Mother goddess. Hellenized and linked stylistically with ARTEMIS as a huntress. Appeared in Athens during the Peloponnesian war. Attributes: boots, torch and pointed cap....

"Biston"
Greek A son of Ares. Bistonians The Thracians; so called from Biston, son of Mars, who built Bistonia on the lake Bistonis. Greek
God name
"Boreas"
Greek / also Roman God of the north wind. He controlled the storm which destroyed the Persian fleet sailing against Athens. Identified with Winter frosts. According to the Theogony (Hesiod), he is the son of EOS and Astraeos and is of Thracian origin: “ . . . when Thracian Boreas huddles the thick clouds.”...

"Butes"
Greek Son of Boreas, a Thracian, was hostile towards his step-brother Lycurgus, and therefore compelled by his father to emigrate. He accordingly went with a band of colonists to the island of Strongyle, afterwards called Naxos. But as he and his companions had no women, they made predatory excursions, and also came to Thessaly, where they carried off the women who were just celebrating a festival of Dionysus. Butes himself took Coronis; but she invoked Dionysus, who struck Butes with madness, so that he threw himself into a well. Greek

"Cotys"
Phrygian A Thracian divinity, whose festival resembled that of the Phrygian Cybele, and was celebrated on hills with riotous proceedings.
Spirit name
"Derzelas"
Dacian God of health and human spirit's vitality, also known under the names of Great God Gebeleizis, Derzis or the Thracian Knight.

"Ephialtes"
Greek One of the Aloeidae. When Iphimedeia and her daughter, Pancratis, celebrated the orgies of Dionysus on Mount Drius, they were carried off by Thracian pirates to Naxos or Strongyle; but both were delivered by the Aloadae Otus and Ephialtes. Greek

"Eumolpus"
Greek That is, " the good singer," a Thracian who is described as having come to Attica either as a bard, a warrior, or a priest of Demeter and Dionysus. Greek
God name
"Heros"
Thracian Chthonic underworld god. Depicted as a horseman. His image regularly appears on funerary stelae....

"Kotys or Cotys"
Phrygian A Thracian divinity, whose festival, the Cotyttia resembled that of the Phrygian Cybele, and was celebrated on hills with riotous proceedings.
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

"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
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
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
Goddess name
"Semele (earth)"
Greco - Roman but probably of Thracian or Phrygian origin Mother goddess. According to legend she was the mortal daughter of Cadmos and became the mother of the god DIONYSOS (BACCHUS) after a brief liaison with ZEUS (JUPITER), also in mortal guise. Semele was burned to death on Olympus, unable to withstand the presence of Zeus in godly form, but was subsequently deified by him....
King name
"Tereus"
Greek A son of Ares, a king of the Thracians, in Daulis, afterwards Phocis. Some traditions place Tereus at Pegae, in Megaris. Greek
Nymph name
"Thamyris"
Greek An ancient Thracian bard, was a son of Philammon and the nymph Argiope. He went so far in his conceit as to think that he could surpass the Muses in song; in consequence of which he was deprived of his sight and of the power of singing. He was represented with a broken lyre in his hand. Greek
God name
"Zalmoxis"
Greek A legendary social and religious reformer, regarded as the only true god by the Thracian Dacians. According to Herodotus (IV), the Getae, who believed in the immortality of the soul, looked upon death merely as going to Zalmoxis, as they knew the way to become immortals. Greek
God name
"Zalmoxis"
Thracian sky god. Known from the writings of Herodotus. According to tradition he lived for some time on earth and then became ruler of the underworld. His makeup may have been influenced by the Osirian cult in Egypt....
God name
"Zibelthiurdos"
Thracian storm god. Believed to send thunder and lightning....