greek mythology

Mythology of Greece

Introduction to Greek Mythology

The Greek mytholgy 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.

The usual practice when naming a child in Greece is to use one of the grandparents' name. Ancient names from history and myth are getting more and more popular and there are many Aphrodites and Socrates around. You might also have a Greek name without even knowing it. Have a look at " Is your name Greek?" to find out.

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.