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Names of Greek Goddesses
The Roles and Names of Greek Goddesses. There were many deities and divinities of ancient Greece and their names and roles are detailed in the charts in this article. The names of the most famous goddesses were those who are associated with the mythology of Mount Olympus: Hera, Athena, Hestia, Artemis and Demeter.

Names of Greek Goddesses
The charts also include the names of the first, primordial deities and the names of the female Titans, called the Titanides and also the names of minor goddesses and nymphs. Additional interesting facts and information about the mythology of individual gods and goddesses of these ancient civilizations can be accessed via the following links:

Ancient Greek Gods and Goddesses

 

 

Names of Greek Goddesses
The names of the Ancient Greek goddesses are detailed in the mythology and legend of ancient Greece and the stories of their beginnings can be found in the the Greek Creation Myth. The most important divinities consisted of 3 major generations of goddesses. Our list of names of Greek Goddesses are therefore categorised as:

  • The Ancient, Primeval Gods
  • The Titans - the names of the Titanides (goddesses of this giant race)
  • The Names of the Olympian goddesses

Greek Goddesses & Nymphs

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The Olympian gods achieved their supremacy over the elder primeval gods when they were won the Battle of the Titans. The Names of Greek Goddesses and Nymphs are provided in the following chart and categorised into the Primeval Gods, the Titans and the Olympians - also refer to A -Z Names of Goddesses & Gods:

Chart of the Names of the Major Greek Goddesses

The AncientsThe TitanidesThe Olympians
 NyxRheaHera
 HemeraPhoebeDemeter
 GaiaTethysAthena
 MnemosyneArtemis
 TheiaAphrodite
 ClymeneHestia
The AncientsThe TitanidesThe Olympians

Chart containing Names of the Ancient Greek Goddesses

Names of Greek Goddesses - Names of the Minor Goddesses & Nymphs
The minor deities and nymphs are detailed in the following chart:

Chart containing names of the Minor Goddesses & Nymphs

Names of Nymphs

Amphitrite (War)
Ariadne (Passion)
Calypso (Nymph)
Clymene (Demigoddess)
Dione (Nymph)
Eileithyia (Childbirth)
Enyo (War & peacekeeping)
Scylla (Nymph)

Eos (Dawn)
Eris (Discord)
Eutychia (Success)
Harmonia (Harmony)
Hebe (Youth)
Hecate (Magic)
Helen of Troy (Demigoddess)
Psyche (Compassion)Thetis (Sea)

Iris (Rainbow)
Khione (Snow)
Leto (Motherhood)
Maia (Nymph)
Melinoe (Ghosts)
Nemesis (Revenge)
Nike (Victory)
Persephone (Spring)
Selene (Moon)
Tyche (Luck)
Names of Nymphs

Chart of the Lesser Goddesses and Nymphs

The Pleiades

Picture of the Seven Pleiades (nymphs)

Roles and Names of Greek Goddesses - The Female Olympians
The most famous of all the ancient deities were the Olympian Gods and Goddesses. The domains, realms and roles of the female Olympians according the Greek Mythology and legend were:

  • Hera was the name of the queen of the Olympians
  • Aphrodite was the name of the goddess of love and beauty
  • Demeter was the name of the goddess of agriculture
  • Athena was the name of the goddess of wisdom
  • Artemis was the name of the goddess of the hunt
  • Hestia was the goddess of the home and hearth

Roles and Names of Greek Goddesses - The Titans
The Titans and Titanides - The domains, realms and roles of the Titanides according the Greek Mythology and legend were:

  • Rhea was the name of the Titan goddess of fertility and the mother of gods
  • Phoebe was the name of the Titan goddess of the Moon
  • Tethys was the name of the Titan goddess of the rivers
  • Mnemosyne was the Titan goddess of memory and the inventor of words
  • Theia was the name of the Mother of the Sun and Titan goddess of all that glitters
  • Themis was the name of the Titan goddess of justice and order
  • Clymene was the name of the Titan goddess of fame and glory

Roles and Names of Greek Goddesses - The Primeval Ancient Goddesses
The Ancients - The domains, realms and roles of the ancient deities and divinities, according the Greek Mythology and legend, were:

  • Gaia was the name of the Earth Mother
  • Nyx was the name of the Goddess of night
  • Hemera was the name of the goddess of the daytime

Names of Greek Goddesses
The names of the Greek goddesses who took a prominent role in Greek mythology, and the relationships between the different generations, can be clarified by an overview of their Family Tree and Genealogy:

Greek Gods Family Tree & Genealogy

Names of Greek Goddesses

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