Gods, Goddesses and
Other Immortals of the
Ancient World...
....a quick guide
Aphrodite  the golden goddess of Love; born of the blood of Ouranos (the Heavens) and the foam of the sea.

Apollo the son of Zeus and Leto; the brother of Artemis, god of  healing, music, medicine and prophecy. Patron god of
archers.  Also called the Sun God
Ares  the god of War (more correctly war frenzy); the son of Zeus and Hera.

Artemis twin sister of Apollo, the virgin goddess of the hunt

Athena  the goddess of Wisdom; the daughter of Zeus and Metis; the virgin goddess of intellect and invention.

Demeter the goddess of the Harvest; the daughter of Kronos (Cronos) and Rheia (Rhea).

Dione the Mother Goddess of Mount Olympos (Olympus).

Eos the Dawn; mother of the Winds.

Enyo one of the Graiai (the Gray Sisters); the daughters of Keto (Ceto) and Phorkys (Phorcys).

Erida the wearisome goddess of Hate.

Erinys the Mist-Walking and the Kindly One; punisher of the unfaithful.

Eris the goddess of Discord and Strife.

Eros the primal god of Love; using arrows of gold and lead, he would wound the hearts of mortals and Immortals alike.

Eurynome one of the many daughters of Ocean; the mother of the Graces.

Fates the Daughters of Necessity; born of Zeus and Themis.

Gorgons the daughters of Phorkys and Keto (Ceto); with snakes about their heads and wrists, Medusa, Sthenno and
Euryale were so hideous, the shock of seeing them would turn anyone to stone.

Graces  the daughters of Zeus and Eurynome; the attendants of Aphrodite (goddess of Love) and the incarnations of
Grace and Charm.

Hades Lord of the Underworld; the son of Kronos (Cronos) and Rheia (Rhea).

Hebe the goddess of Youth; the daughter of Zeus and Hera

Hephaistos (Hephaestus)  the god of the Smith; the son of Hera and artificer of the Olympians.

Hera the daughter of Kronos (Cronos) and Rheia (Rhea); the wife to Zeus; the most beautiful of the Immortals.

Hermes the wing shod messenger of the Olympians; the son of Zeus and Maia.

Hestia  the virgin goddess of the Hearth and humble domestic joy.

Hypnos the god of Sleep; a child of Nix (Night) and the brother of Thanatos (Death).

Iris the Wind-Footed messenger of the Immortals.

Kalypso (Calypso)  the queenly Nymph and lover of Odysseus.

Kheiron (Chiron) the most righteous of the Centaurs; the powerful master of many arts and sciences.

Kronos the Titan; father of the Olympians.

Leto  the consort of Zeus and mother of Apollo and Artemis.

Muses The Muses attend the festivals on Olympus and entertain and inspire the other gods with their wit and charm.

Orai the three sisters, Eunomia (Harmony), Dyke (Justice) and Eirene (Peace) assist the Olympians by organizing the
Seasons and adding balance to Nature.

Pan the Goat-God; he prances through the fertile countryside in the company of Nymphs playing his seven-reed pipe in
wild abandon.

Persephone  the daughter of Demeter and Zeus; the wife of Hades and queen of the Underworld.

Poseidon the lord the Sea; son of Kronos (Cronos) and Rheia (Rhea).

Prometheus the rebel god; in defiance of Zeus, he gave fire and other comforts to the mortals on the earth.

Rheia (Rhea) the wife of devious Kronos (Cronos) and mother to the Olympians.

Rivers  the children of Poseidon; Immortals who have chosen rivers as their earthly bodies.
(Rivers, Acheloios, Akheloios, Aiseopos, Alpheios, Asopos, Axios, Boagrios, Grenikos, Gyge, Hermos, Hyllos, Hypereia,
Karesos, Kephisos, Lykia, Maiandros, Messeis, Minyeios, Ocean, Okeanos, Parthenios, Peneios, Rhesos, Rhodios,
Sangarious, Satnioeis, Simoei, Skamandros, Spercheios, Styx, Titaressos, Xanthos)  

Skylla the man-eating she-beast with six heads.

Styx Styx, the eldest daughter of Poseidon and Tethys; any Immortal who pours the waters of Styx and swears an oath,
is solemnly bound to tell only the truth.

Thanatos the god of Death; a child of Nix (Night) and the brother of Hypnos (Sleep).

Winds The Winds are Immortals who have chosen the air as their earthly bodies.
(Winds, Eos, Boreas, Eurus, Notus, Zephyros, North Wind, East Wind, South Wind, West Wind, Kaikias, Caicias,
Apeliotes, Lips, Skiron, Sciron)   

Zeus the Olympian; the son of Kronos (Cronos) and Rheia (Rhea); lord of the Sky, king of all the Gods.