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Names of Greek Gods & Goddesses
The Roles and Names of Greek Gods and goddesses. There were many deities and divinities of ancient Greece and their names and roles are detailed in the charts in this article. According to Greek mythology there were 12 major gods and goddesses who are collectively called the Olympians and their names are the most famous. However, the charts also include the names of the primeval deities and the names of the Titans and the names of gods and goddesses who were considered the lesser or minor gods. Additional interesting facts and information about the mythology of individual gods and goddesses of these ancient civilizations can be accessed via the following links:

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Names of Greek Gods & Goddesses
The names of the Greek gods and goddesses are detailed in the mythology and legends of ancient Greece and the stories of their beginnings can be found in the the Greek Creation Myth. The names of the Greek gods and goddesses consisted of 3 major groups and generations:

  • The Names of the Ancient, Primeval Gods
  • The Titans - the names of the gods and goddesses of this giant race
  • The Names of the Olympian gods

Life of the gods

Picture of the Olympian Gods
The Olympian gods and goddesses achieved their supremacy over the elder primordial gods when they were won the Battle of the Titans. The names of Greek Gods and Goddesses are provided in the following chart and categorised into the Primeval Gods, the Titans and the Olympians:

Names of Greek Gods
Chart of the Names of the Ancient Greek Gods & Goddesses

Names of the
Ancients
Names of the TitansNames of the
Olympians
 ChaosCronusZeus
 NyxRheaHera
 ErebusCoeusDemeter
 AetherPhoebeAthena
 HemeraOceanusArtemis
 TartarusTethysApollo
 ErosIapetusAres
 PontusHyperionHephaestus
 GaiaMnemosyneHermes
 UranusTheiaAphrodite
 CriusHestia
 ThemisHades
  Poseidon
  

Dionysus

Names of the
Ancients
Names of the TitansNames of the
Olympians

Names of Greek Gods
Chart containing Names of the Ancient Greek Deities & Goddesses

The Gigantes and Battle of the Titans against the Olympians

The Battle of the Titans

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

  • Zeus was the name of the king of the Olympians
  • Hera was the name of the queen of the Olympians
  • Hermes was the name of the messenger of the Olympians
  • Aphrodite was the name of the goddess of love and beauty
  • Ares was the name of the god of war
  • Demeter was the name of the goddess of agriculture
  • Hephaestus was the name of the god of fire and metal-working
  • Poseidon was the name of the god of the sea
  • Athena was the name of the goddess of wisdom
  • Artemis was the name of the goddess of the hunt
  • Apollo was the name of the god of the sun and music
  • Hestia was the goddess of the home and hearth

Names of Greek Olympians

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

  • Cronus was the name of the Titan god of time
  • Coeus was the name of the Titan god of Intelligence
  • 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
  • Oceanus was the name of the Titan lord of the ocean
  • Tethys was the name of the Titan goddess of the rivers
  • Iapetus was the name of the Titan god of Mortal Life
  • Hyperion was the name of the Titan lord of light
  • 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
  • Crius was the name of the Titan god of the constellations
  • 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 Gods & Goddesses - The Primeval Ancient Gods
The Ancients - The domains, realms and roles of the ancient deities and divinities, according the Greek Mythology and legend, were:

  • Chaos was the name of the first of all divinities, who ruled over confusion
  • Nyx was the name of the Goddess of night
  • Erebus was the name of the god of darkness
  • Aether was the name of the god of the sky
  • Hemera was the name of the goddess of the daytime
  • Tartarus was the name of the god who ruled the abyss beneath the Underworld
  • Eros was the name of the god of procreation (not to be confused with Eros, the god of love)
  • Pontus was the name of the god of the sea
  • Gaia was the name of the Earth Mother
  • Uranus was the name of the god of the heavens

Names of Greek Gods & Goddesses - Names of the Minor Gods & Goddesses
The minor Greek gods and goddesses are detailed in the following chart:

Names of Greek Gods
Chart containing names of the Minor Gods & Goddesses

Names of Minor Greek Deities and Goddesses
Aeolus
Achlys
Achos
Alala
Alastor
Amphitrite
Ania
Ariadne
Asclepius
Asteria
Astraeus
Atlas
Bia
Charon
Cratus
Deimos
Eileithyia
 
Elpis
Enyo
Eos
Epimetheus
Eris
Eros, god of love
Eurus
Eutychia
Geras
Harmonia
Hebe
Hecate
Helios
Heracles
Homados
Hypnos
Iris
Khione
Kydoimos
Leto
Lethe
Lupe
Melinoe
Momus
Moros
Morpheus
Nemesis
Nike
Notus
Oizys
Paean
Palaemon
Pallas
Palioxis
Pan
Persephone
Perses
Phobos
Phrike
Polemos
Proioxis
Prometheus
Psyche
Selene
Soter
Soteria
Thanatos
Triton
Tyche
Zelus
Zephyrus
Names of Minor Greek Deities and Goddesses

Names of Greek Gods
Chart of the Lesser Gods & Goddesses

Names of Principle Greek Gods & Goddesses
The Principle Greek Deities and divinities and the relationships between the different generations of the principle deities can be clarified by an overview of their Family Tree and Genealogy:

Greek Gods Family Tree & Genealogy

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