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Names of Principle Greek Goddesses - The Olympian Goddesses
What were the names and the roles of famous female Olympians? The following list contains the names of the famous Olympians who featured in the legends from classical mythology and legends:

  • Aphrodite was the goddess of love, beauty and passion. Her Roman goddess counterpart was Venus

  • Artemis was the goddess of the hunt and the moon, she was also known as the Virgin goddess. Her Roman goddess counterpart was Diana

  • Athena was the goddess of wisdom, spinning and weaving. Her Roman goddess counterpart was Minerva

  • Demeter was the goddess of nature and a sister of Zeus. Her Roman goddess counterpart was Ceres

  • Hera was the Queen of the Olympians and the goddess of the family. Her Roman goddess counterpart was Juno

  • Hestia was the goddess of the hearth and the home. Her Roman goddess counterpart was Vesta

Names of Minor Greek Goddesses
The following list contains the names of lesser Greek Goddesses and Nymphs who featured in the legends from classical ancient Greek mythology and legends. The ancient Greek goddesses were famous for their beauty but they also include some dark and evil Greek goddesses.

  • Amphitrite was a War Goddess

  • Ariadne was a minor goddess of passion and mazes and the wife of the god Dionysus

  • Calypso was a Nymph who detained Ulysses on Ogygia seven years

  • Clymene was a female demigod and the daughter of the Titan gods Oceanus and Tethys and the mother of Atlas and Prometheus.

  • Dione was one of the Oceanides, a descendent of the Titans, and a lover of Zeus, they had a daughter, Aphrodite the goddess of love.

  • Goddess of childbirth

  • Goddess of war and peacekeeping

  • Goddess of dawn

  • Eris, the goddess of Discord

  • Goddess of success

  • Goddess of harmony, agreement & understanding

  • Hebe was the daughter of Hera and Zeus and the goddess of youth.

  • Hecate was the Goddess of magic and witchcraft

  • Helen of Troy was a demigod, the daughter of the Greek god Zeus and Leda.

  • Iris was the Goddess of the rainbow and messenger of Halcyone

  • Goddess of snow

  • Leto was the Goddess of motherhood

  • Maia was a 'Pleiades' one of the seven daughters of Atlas and Pleione. Maia was a lover of Zeus and bore him a son, Hermes.

  • Goddess of ghosts

  • Goddess of consequences and revenge

  • Nike was the winged goddess of victory

  • Persephone was the goddess of of spring and flowers, queen of the Underworld

  • Psyche was the Goddess of compassion

  • Goddess of the moon

  • Scylla was the favorite of all the water-nymphs

  • Thetis was a minor sea-goddess and mother of Achilles

  • Goddess of luck, destiny and fortune

Greek Goddesses - The Titanides
The Titans were a race of giant gods who preceded the Olympians. The name of the female Titans was the Titanides and the six principle Titanides were important goddesses.

  • 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

The Ancient, Primordial Greek Goddesses
The first important goddesses that feature in Greek Mythology were the predecessors of the Titans and Olympians.

  • Nyx was the name of the Goddess of night

  • Hemera was the name of the goddess of the daytime

  • Gaia, or Gaea, was known as Earth or Mother Earth and was born from Chaos. The Titans were born from her union with Uranus (the sky)

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