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Names of Gods heroes and kings in Ancient Greek Mythology

Ancient Greek mythology names include the names of Gods, Heroes, Kings and smaller dieties and creatures . In this article you eill find a list of who is who in Greek Mythology. The Greek Mythology is an amazing collection from wonderful myths, names, gods and heroes.

Almost every Greek child will grow up with those famous stories. Among the most famous are the Epic poems of Homer, the Iliad, the story the Trojan war and the Odyssey who tells about the journeys of Odysseus after the end of the Trojan war. The Epics of Homer have kept alive the Greek Spirit alive for more than 3000 years. Great Alexander’s favourite book was the Iliad, but most of the Greeks have been grown up with those stories since then .The famous tales of Aesop was the first fables that had always a teaching meaning. Many fairy tale writers used the fables of Aesop as a base like the famous La Fontaine.

The story of Perseus has inspired also many fiction books and films with the adventures of Perseus in his quest to kill the Medusa in order to liberate Andromeda. In many Greek myths you will find as main heroes 2 persons like the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice. There are myths and stories for almost every God of the Greek Pantheon. The mythology of the Greek gods is what made the Ancient Greek culture and civilisation so much different then any other civilisation of this time. The Ancient Greeks show their gods as humans with human feelings and passions. Their difference from the humans was the immortality and their power but they where personalised as humans and not as animals or nature creatures.

The Greek mythology is very rich, so this list is far from complete. Hopefully you will find the name you are looking for. Since myth and history sometimes mix, you might not find the name you want here, but in the Who is Who in Antiquity section.

Most people have heard of the ancient Greek gods, who lived on Mt Olympos. The twelve major Gods were: Zeus, Hera, Athena, Apollo, Artemis, Aphrodite, Ares, Demeter, Poseidon, Hermes, Hestia and Hephaestus. There were of course hundreds of lesser gods, semigods and heroes, some of which you will find here.

Greek Mythology names begining with A

Acacallis
Achilles
Achlys
Adonis
Aeacus
Aedon
Aegeus
Aegisthus
Aegyptus
Aeneas
Aeolus
Aeolus, King
Aerope
Aethra
Agamemnon
Agave
Agdistis
Aglaia
Ajax
Ajax the Lesser
Alcestis
Alcmaeon
Alcmena
Alcyone
Alephesiboea
Alope
Amalthea
Amazons
Amphiaraos
Amphion
Amphitryon
Amphitrite
Anaxibia
Andromache
Andromeda
Antigone
Aphrodite
Apollo
Arachne
Ares
Arethusa
Argonauts
Argus
Ariadne
Aristaeus
Arne
Artemis
Asclepius
Asia
Atalanta
Ate
Athena
Atlas
Atreus

Greek Mythology names begining with B

Balius
Bellerophon
Boreas
Briseis
Britomartis
Byblis

Greek Mythology names begining with C

Cadmus
Cainis
Calchas
Calliope
Calypso
Carya
Cassandra
Cassiopeia
Cassiphone
Cecrops
Centaurs
Cerberus
Charon
Chelone
Chimera
Cimmerians
Circe
Cleobis
Clytemnestra
Codros
Creon
Cronus
Cybele
Cyclops
Cyrene

D

Daedalion
Daedalus
Danae
Danaus
Daphne
Daphnis
Dardanus
Deianeira
Demeter
Deucalion
Dido
Diomedes
Dionysus
Dionysus Zagreus
Dioscoures
Dryades
Dryope

E

Echidna
Echo
Eileithyia
Electra
Eleutho
Endymion
Eos
Epimetheus
Erechteus
Erichthonius
Erinyes
Eris
Eros
Eumenides
Europa
Eurydice
Furies

G

Gaea
Galatea
Ganymede
Gerana
Gorgons
Graces
Graeae

H

Hades
Harmonia
Harpies
Hebe
Hecate
Hector
Hecuba
Helen
Helios
Hellen
Hephaestus
Hera
Heracles
Hercules
Hermaphroditus
Hermes
Hermione
Hero
Hesperides
Hestia
Hippodameia
Hippolyte
Hippolytus
Hyacinthus
Hydra
Hygieia
Hylas
Hyperion
Hypsipyle
Hyreios

I – J

Icarus
Idomeneus
Io
Iphigenia
Iphimedeia
Iris
Ixion
Iynx
Jason
Jocasta

L – M

Laius
Laocoon
Laodamia
Laomedon
Leda
Lethe
Leto
Maenads
Marsyas
Medea
Medusa
Meleager
Memnon
Menelaus
Mentor
Midas
Minos
Minotaur
Mnemosyne
Moirae
Morpheus
Muses
Myrmidons

N – O

Naiads
Narcissus
Nemesis
Neoptolemus
Nereids
Nereus
Nestor
Nike
Niobe
Nymphs
Nyx
Oceanus
Odysseus
Oedipus
Oenotropae
Oreads
Orestes
Orion
Orpheus

P

Palamedes
Pan
Pandora
Paris
Pasiphae
Patroclus
Pegasus
Peitho
Peleus
Pelias
Pelops
Penelope
Penthelisea
Persephone
Perseus
Phaedra
Phaeton
Philoctetes
Phrixos
Phyllis
Pitys
Pleiades
Polynikes
Polyphemus
Poseidon
Priam
Priapus
Procne
Procrustes
Prometheus
Protesilaus
Proteus
Pygmalion
Python

R – S

Rhadamanthus
Rhea
Satyrs
Selene
Selemnus
Semele
Serapis
Sibyl
Silenus
Sirens
Sisyphus
Sosipolis
Sphinx
Staphylos

T – Z

Tantalus
Telamon
Telemachus
Themis
Theseus
Thetis
Thetys
Thyestes
Timandra
Tiresias
Titans
Tithonus
Triptolemus
Triton
Uranus
Xanthus
Zephyrus
Zethos
Zeus