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The Greek gods

Zeus, God of gods, god of the sky and thunder, ruler of Olympus

Zephyrus, God of the west wind

Tyche, Goddess of fortune

Themis, Goddess of law and justice

Poseidon, God of the sea, god of earthquakes, the Earth Shaker and Storm Bringer

Pan, God of the mountains and the wild, half man half goat

Ouranos, God of the heavens, father of the titans

Nyx, Goddess of night

Morpheus, God of dreams

Hygeia, Goddess of health – from whom we derived the word hygiene

Hestia, Goddess of the hearth and home

Hermes, Messenger of the gods, god of commerce, flight, thieves and travelers

Hera, Wife and sister of Zeus, goddess of marriage, women, and childbirth

Hephaestus, God of fire and forge

Hemera, Goddess of the sun and daylight

Hades, God of the underworld

Gaia, Goddess of Mother Earth, mother of the titans

Erebus, God of darkness and shadow

Eos, Goddess of dawn

Dionysus, God of wine, festivals, madness and merriment

Demeter, Goddess of fertility, grain and harvest

Cronus, Titan of eternal time, father of Zeus, Poseidon and Hades

Clio, Muse of history and epic poetry – considered the inventor of the guitar

Chloris, Goddess of flowers

Athena, Goddess of wisdom, warfare, reason and handicrafts and reason

Artemis, Goddess of the hunt, the wild and the moon, protector of the dewy young

Ares, God of war, murder and bloodshed

Apollo, God of music, poetry, prophecies, archery, light and truth, most beautiful god

Aphrodite, Goddess of love, lust and beauty, most beautiful goddesses

Aether, God of the upper air and sky

02/05/2010. Category: religion. Tags: .

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