Looking for Greek Mythology Gods? In this article, you will learn a little more about Greek myology, culture and also about their gods.
The ancient Greeks worshiped many gods, each with a distinct personality and domain.
Greek myths explained the origins of the gods and their individual relationships with humanity. As you will see in this article, our society is still influenced by this rich mythology to this day.
Classification of the Gods of Greek Mythology
Art from Archaic and Classical Greece illustrates many mythological episodes, including an established iconography of attributes that identify each god.
There were twelve main deities in the Greek pantheon. First, Zeus, the god of heaven and father of gods, to whom the ox and the oak were sacred; his two brothers, Hades and Poseidon, reigned over the underworld and the sea, respectively.
Hera, sister and wife of Zeus, was queen of the gods; she is often portrayed wearing a tall crown, or poles. Sage Athena, the patron goddess of the city of Athens, who normally appears in full armor with her aegis (a goatskin with a snake-like fringe), helmet and spear. She was also the patroness of weaving and carpentry. The owl and the olive tree were sacred to her.
Apollo, who is often depicted with the kithara, was the god of music and prophecy. Judging by his many places of worship, he was one of the most important gods in Greek religion. His main sanctuary at Delphi, where the Greeks came to ask questions about the oracle, was regarded as the center of the universe.
Apollo’s twin sister Artemis, patroness of hunting, often carried a bow and quiver. Hermes, with his winged sandals and elaborate staff of the herald, the kerykeion, was the messenger God.
Other important deities were Aphrodite, the goddess of love; Dionysus, the god of Wine and Theater; Ares, the god of war; and lame Hephaistos, the god of metallurgy. The ancient Greeks believed that Mount Olympus, the highest mountain in mainland Greece, was the home of the gods.
See also: List of Greek Goddesses.
List of Names of Goddesses and Gods of Greek Mythology
Now that we know more about mythology, it’s time to talk about the gods of Greek mythology.
The patron god of the Achelous River.
Greek god of winds and air
Primordial God of the upper air, light, atmosphere, space and sky.
God of family disputes and avenger of wrongdoings.
Olympian god of music, poetry, art, oracles, archery, Prague, medicine, sun, light and knowledge.
God of War. It represented the physical, violent, and indomitable aspect of war.
Minor patron god of animal creation, beekeeping and fruit trees. Son of Apollo.
God of medicine, health, healing, rejuvenation and doctors.
The Primordial Titan of Astronomy. Condemned by Zeus to carry the world on his back after the Titans lost the war.
A minor god of vegetation, fruits of the earth and rebirth.
A god of wind (Anemoi) and the Greek god of the cold north wind and the bringer of winter. Referred to as “the North Wind”.
Lesser God of opportunity, luck and favorable moments.
One of the twins, Castor and Pollux, known as Dioskouri. Zeus turned them into the constellation Gemini.
The great and powerful wild bull tamed by Persephone and transformed into the constellation Taurus.
The nothing from which everything else came. A God who bridged the gap between heaven and earth and created the first beings Gaia, Tartarus, Uranus, Nyx and Erebos.
The Boatman from Hades. He took the newly dead across the rivers Styx and Acheron to the Greek underworld if they paid him three Obol (one Greek silver coin).
The god of time. Not to be confused with Cronus, the Titan father of Zeus.
The Titan God of the Celestial Constellations and the Measure of the Year..
God of agriculture, leader and youngest of the first generation of Titans and father of the Titans. Not to be confused with Kronos, God of Time.
Guardian god of the ancient city of Lamark, where wounded heroes could find comfort and heal after battle. He was the son of Aphrodite.
Deimos is the personification of fear and terror.
An Olympic god of vintage, vintage and wine, of ritual madness, of religious ecstasy and of Theatre.
Primordial God of Darkness.
God of sexual desire, attraction, love and procreation.
One of the wind gods known as Anemoi and god of the unlucky east wind. Referred to as “the east wind”.
A fisherman who became immortal by eating a magical herb, an Argonaut who may have built and piloted the Argo, and became a god of the sea.
God of the dead, of riches and the King of the underworld.
God of the Sun and also known as the Sun.
God of fire, metallurgy, stone masonry, forges and the art of sculpture. He created weapons for the gods and married Aphrodite.
The greatest of Greek heroes, he became God of heroes, sports, athletes, health, agriculture, fertility, commerce, oracles, and the divine protector of mankind. Known as the strongest man on Earth.
God of commerce, thieves, travelers, sports, athletes and border crossings, guide to the underworld and messenger of the gods.
The night star – the planet Venus at night.
God of wedding ceremonies, inspiring parties and songs.
The Greek god of sleep.
God of strength and power.
God of satire, mockery, censorship, writers and poets, and a spirit of unjust blame and criticism.
God of Dreams and Sleep – Has the ability to take any human form and appear in dreams.
The Titan God of the sea before Poseidon and father of the Nereids (sea nymphs).
Another Anemoi (God of Wind) and Greek God of the South Wind. Known as “The South Wind”.
Titan, god of the ocean. It is believed to be the personification of the World Ocean, a huge river encircling the world.
Black-winged daimons who personified dreams.
The doctor of the Olympic gods.
The Titan god of warcraft and of the springtime campaign season.
God of nature, the wild, shepherds, herds, goats, mountain forests, and is often associated with sexuality. Also a satyr (half man, half goat).
The morning star – the planet Venus as it appears in the morning.
The Greek god of wealth.
Castor’s twin brother, known as Dioskouri, who was transformed into the constellation Gemini.
ancient, Pre-Olympic god of the deep sea, one of the primordial Greek deities and son of Gaia.
Olympian Greek god of the sea, earthquakes, storms and horses.
God of rustic fertility minor, protector of flocks, fruit trees, bees and gardens and known for having a huge penis.
The immortal father of sea goats, made in the constellation Capricorn.
Titan, God of prudence and cunning advice, who was given the task of molding humanity out of clay.
A group of gods that came before everything else.
The god of the deep abyss, a great pit in the depths of the underworld, and father of Typhon.
A minor god and the god of death.
Messenger of the Sea and son of Poseidon and Amphitrite.
The deadliest monster in Greek mythology and “father of all monsters”. Last child of Gaia, son of Tartarus and God of monsters, storms and volcanoes. He challenged Zeus for Control of Mount Olympus.
Primordial God of the sky and the skies, and father of the Titans.
The god of dedication, emulation, anxious rivalry, envy, jealousy and zeal.
A god of wind (Anemoi). God of the West Wind and known as “the West Wind”.
God of heaven, lightning, thunder, law, order, justice, King of gods and the “Father of gods and men”.