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Greek & Roman Mythology starting with 'O'

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Greek and Roman Mythology starting with 'O'
Short definitions in the Greek and Roman Mythology Dictionary and glossary of terms starting with the letter 'O'.

Oceanides: Daughters of Oceanus; nymphs of the ocean


Oceanus: River surrounding the earth, according to ancients
One of the Titans; son of Uranus and Gaea

Ocrisia: A slave; wife of Vulcan; mother of Servius Tullius

Odysseus: Same as Ulysses; hero of the Odyssey

Odyssey: Epic poem of Homer on the adventures of Ulysses

Oedipus: Son of Laius and Jocasta; King of Thebes

Oeneus: Father of Meleager and Deianeira; husband of Althaea,

Oenone: Wife of Paris, son of Priam,
 - she dies on his funeral pyre

Oenopion. Father of Merope; blinds Orion

Oeta: Mountain on whose summit Hercules builds his funeral pyre

Ogygia: Island where Calypso detains Ulysses seven years

Olympia: City in Elis noted for its temple and games

Olympiad: Time between Olympian Games; i.e., four years

Olympian Games: Games instituted by Hercules in honor of Jupiter,

Olympus: Mountain north of Greece; the abode of the gods
 - gods fly from
 - Prometheus visits
 - Ganymede transported to
 - Vulcan expelled from
 - Ceres visits
 - Bellerophon storms
 - Thetis visits

Omphale: Queen of Lydia; the taskmistress of Hercules

Oneicopompus: Name borne by Mercury as conductor of dreams,

Ops: Same as
Cybele; name given to Rhea, and also to Ceres

Oreades: Mountain nymphs who guided travelers

Orestes: Son of Agamemnon and Clytaemnestra; friend of Pylades

Orion: Youth loved by
Diana, and accidentally slain by her

Orithyia: Wife of Boreas; mother of Calais, Zetus, Cleopatra, and Chione

Orpheus: Musician; son of Apollo and Calliope,

Ossa: Mountain in Thessaly, upon which the Titans piled Pelion

Otus: Giant son of
Neptune; slain by Diana and Apollo

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