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Names of Gods
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.

Names of Gods & Goddesses
The Roles and Names of 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. 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 Gods - Greek Gods Dictionary

Dictionary of Names of Greek Gods and Goddesses
Click one of the following links to access the Dictionary of all the names of the Greek gods and goddesses with short definitions of the roles of the deities and goddesses, according to ancient Greek myths and legends.

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Names of Gods
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.

Names of Greek Goddesses
Names of Greek Gods
Names of Gods - Roman God Dictionary

Dictionary of Names of Roman Gods and Goddesses
Click one of the following links to access the dictionary of all the names of the Roman Gods and goddesses with short definitions of their roles and functions, according to ancient myths and legends.

 

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Names of Gods & Goddesses - Greek
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 deities
  • The Titans - the names of the deities and goddesses of this giant race
  • The Names of the Olympians

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 Gods and Goddesses are categorised into the Primeval deities, the Titans and the Olympians:

Names of the Ancients
 Chaos
 Nyx
 Erebus
 Aether
 Hemera
 Tartarus
 Eros
 Pontus
 Gaia
 Uranus

Names of the Titans
Cronus
Rhea
Coeus
Phoebe
Oceanus
Tethys
Iapetus
Hyperion
Mnemosyne
Theia
Crius
Themis

Names of the Olympians
Zeus
Hera
Demeter
Athena
Artemis
Apollo
Ares
Hephaestus
Hermes
Aphrodite
Hestia
Hades
Poseidon
Dionysus

Roles and Names of 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

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

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

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