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Names of Greek Goddesses
The Roles and Names of Greek Goddesses. There were many deities and divinities of ancient Greece and their names and roles are detailed in the charts in this article. The names of the most famous goddesses were those who are associated with the mythology of Mount Olympus: Hera, Athena, Hestia, Artemis and Demeter.

Names of Greek Goddesses
The names of the Ancient Greek goddesses are detailed in the mythology and legend of ancient Greece and the stories of their beginnings can be found in the the Greek Creation Myth. The most important divinities consisted of 3 major generations of goddesses. Our list of names of Greek Goddesses are therefore categorised as:

  • The Ancient, Primeval Gods
  • The Titans - the names of the Titanides (goddesses of this giant race)
  • The Names of the Olympian goddesses

The Olympian gods achieved their supremacy over the elder primeval gods when they were won the Battle of the Titans.

The Ancients
 Nyx
 Hemera
 Gaia

The Titanides

Rhea
Phoebe
Tethys
Mnemosyne
Theia
Clymene

The Olympians
Hera
Demeter
Athena
Artemis
Aphrodite
Hestia

Names of Greek Goddesses - Names of the Minor Goddesses & Nymphs
The minor deities and nymphs are detailed in the following list:

Amphitrite (War)
Ariadne (Passion)
Calypso (Nymph)
Clymene (Demigoddess)
Dione (Nymph)
Eileithyia (Childbirth)
Enyo (War & peacekeeping)
Eos (Dawn)
Eris (Discord)
Eutychia (Success)
Harmonia (Harmony)
Hebe (Youth)
Hecate (Magic)
Helen of Troy (Demigoddess)
Iris (Rainbow)
Khione (Snow)
Leto (Motherhood)
Maia (Nymph)
Melinoe (Ghosts)
Nemesis (Revenge)
Nike (Victory)
Persephone (Spring)
Psyche (Compassion)
Selene (Moon)
Scylla (Nymph)
Thetis (Sea)
Tyche (Luck)

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

  • Hera was the name of the queen of the Olympians

  • Aphrodite was the name of the goddess of love and beauty

  • Demeter was the name of the goddess of agriculture

  • Athena was the name of the goddess of wisdom

  • Artemis was the name of the goddess of the hunt

  • Hestia was the goddess of the home and hearth

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

  • 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

Roles and Names of Greek Goddesses - The Primeval Ancient Goddesses
The Ancients - The domains, realms and roles of the ancient deities and divinities, according the Greek Mythology and legend, were:

  • Gaia was the name of the Earth Mother

  • Nyx was the name of the Goddess of night

  • Hemera was the name of the goddess of the daytime

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