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NOUNgroupGreek mythologythe mythology of the ancient Greeks
English > Greek mythology: 1 sense > noun 1, group
MeaningThe mythology of the ancient Greeks.
Category ofAcheron, River Acheron(Greek mythology) a river in Hades across which the souls of the dead were carried by Charon
Adonis(Greek mythology) a handsome youth loved by both Aphrodite and Persephone
Aegisthus(Greek mythology) the seducer of Clytemnestra and murderer of Agamemnon who usurped the throne of Mycenae until Agamemnon's son Orestes returned home and killed him
Agamemnon(Greek mythology) the king who lead the Greeks against Troy in the Trojan War
Aglaia(Greek mythology) one of the three Graces
Alcyone, Halcyon(Greek mythology) a woman who was turned into a kingfisher
Amazon(Greek mythology) one of a nation of women warriors of Scythia (who burned off the right breast in order to use a bow and arrow more effectively)
Andromeda(Greek mythology) an Ethiopian princess and daughter of Cassiopeia
Antigone(Greek mythology) the daughter of King Oedipus who disobeyed her father and was condemned to death
Apollo, Phoebus, Phoebus Apollo(Greek mythology) Greek god of light
Ares(Greek mythology) Greek god of war
Argonaut(Greek mythology) one of the heroes who sailed with Jason in search of the Golden Fleece
Argus(Greek mythology) a giant with 100 eyes
Artemis, Cynthia(Greek mythology) the virgin goddess of the hunt / hunt and the Moon
Athena, Athene, Pallas, Pallas Athena, Pallas Athene(Greek mythology) goddess of wisdom / wisdom / wisdom and useful arts and prudent warfare
Atlas(Greek mythology) a Titan who was forced by Zeus to bear the sky on his shoulders
Atreus(Greek mythology) the king of Mycenae and father of Agamemnon and of Menelaus
Augean stables(Greek mythology) the extremely dirty stables that were finally cleaned by Hercules who diverted two rivers through them
Augeas(Greek mythology) the mythical Greek king who for 30 years did not clean his stables which contained his vast herd of cattle
Bellerophon(Greek mythology) a mythical hero of Corinth who performed miracles on the winged horse Pegasus (especially killing the monster Chimera)
Boreas(Greek mythology) the god who personified the north wind
Cadmus(Greek mythology) the brother of Europa and traditional founder of Thebes in Boeotia
Calliope(Greek mythology) the Muse of epic poetry
Calypso(Greek mythology) the sea nymph who detained Odysseus for seven years
Cassandra(Greek mythology) a prophetess in Troy during the Trojan War whose predictions were true but were never / never believed
Cassiopeia(Greek mythology) the wife of Cepheus and mother of Andromeda
Cepheus(Greek mythology) king of Ethiopia and husband of Cassiopeia
Cerberus, hellhound(Greek mythology) the three-headed dog guarding / guarding the entrance to Hades
Chaos(Greek mythology) the most ancient of gods
Charon(Greek mythology) the ferryman who brought the souls of the dead across the river Styx or the river Acheron to Hades
Charybdis(Greek mythology) a ship-devouring whirlpool lying on the other side of a narrow strait from Scylla
Chimera, Chimaera(Greek mythology) fire-breathing female monster with a lion's head and a goat's body and a serpent's tail
Chiron(Greek mythology) the learned centaur who tutored Achilles, Asclepius, Hercules, Jason, and other heroes
Circe(Greek mythology) a sorceress who detained Odysseus on her island and turned his men into swine
Clio(Greek mythology) the Muse of history
Clytemnestra(Greek mythology) wife of Agamemnon who had him murdered when he returned from the Trojan War
Cocus(Greek mythology) one of the Titans
Cocytus, River Cocytus(Greek mythology) a river in Hades that was said to be a tributary of the Acheron
Colchis(Greek mythology) a region on the Black Sea to the south of the Caucasus that was the site of an ancient country where (according to Greek mythology) Jason sought the Golden Fleece
Creon(Greek mythology) the brother of Jocasta and uncle of Antigone who became king of Thebes after the fall of Oedipus
Crius(Greek mythology) one of the Titans
Cronus(Greek mythology) the supreme god until Zeus dethroned him
Cyclops(Greek mythology) one of a race of giants having a single eye in the middle of their forehead
Daedalus, Daedal(Greek mythology) an Athenian inventor who built the labyrinth of Minos
Damon and Pythias(Greek mythology) according to a Greek legend
Daphne(Greek mythology) a nymph who was transformed into a laurel tree to escape the amorous Apollo
Dardanus(Greek mythology) founder of Troy
Demeter(Greek mythology) goddess of fertility and protector of marriage in ancient mythology
Demogorgon(Greek mythology) a mysterious and terrifying deity of the underworld
DionysianOf or relating to or worshipping Dionysus
Dionysus(Greek mythology) god of wine and fertility and drama / drama
Doris(Greek mythology) wife of Nereus and mother of the Nereids
Echo(Greek mythology) a nymph who was spurned by Narcissus and pined away until only her voice remained
Electra(Greek mythology) the daughter of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra
Elysium, Elysian Fields(Greek mythology) the abode of the blessed after death
Eos(Greek mythology) the winged goddess of the dawn in ancient mythology
Epimetheus(Greek mythology) brother of Prometheus
Erato(Greek mythology) the Muse of lyric and love / love poetry
Erebus(Greek mythology) Greek god of darkness who dwelt in the underworld
Eris(Greek mythology) goddess of discord
Eros(Greek mythology) god of love / love
Euphrosyne(Greek mythology) one of the three Graces
Euryale(Greek mythology) one of the three Gorgons
Eurydice(Greek mythology) the wife of Orpheus
Euterpe(Greek mythology) the Muse of music (or the flute)
Gaea, Gaia, Ge(Greek mythology) goddess of the earth and mother of Cronus and the Titans in ancient mythology
Galatea(Greek mythology) a maiden who was first a sculpture created by Pygmalion and was brought to life by Aphrodite in answer to Pygmalion's prayers
Ganymede(Greek mythology) a Trojan boy who was so beautiful that Zeus carried him away to serve as cupbearer to the gods
Geryon(Greek mythology) a mythical monster with three heads that was slain by Hercules
Gorgon(Greek mythology) any of three winged sister monsters and the mortal Medusa who had live snakes for hair
Grace(Greek mythology) one of three sisters who were the givers of beauty and charm
Hades(Greek mythology) the god of the underworld in ancient mythology
Harpy(Greek mythology) vicious winged monster
Hebe(Greek mythology) the goddess of youth and spring
Hecate(Greek mythology) Greek goddess of fertility who later became associated with Persephone as goddess of the underworld and protector of witches / witches
Hector(Greek mythology) a mythical Trojan who was killed by Achilles during the Trojan War
Helen, Helen of Troy(Greek mythology) the beautiful daughter of Zeus and Leda who was abducted by Paris
Helios(Greek mythology) ancient god of the sun
Hephaestus, Hephaistos(Greek mythology) the lame god of fire and metalworking in ancient mythology
Hermaphroditus(Greek mythology) son of Hermes and Aphrodite who merged with the nymph Salmacis to form one body
Hermes(Greek mythology) messenger and herald of the gods
Hero(Greek mythology) priestess of Aphrodite who killed herself when her lover Leander drowned while trying to swim the Hellespont to see her
Hesperides, Atlantides(Greek mythology) group of 3 to 7 nymphs who guarded / guarded the golden apples that Gaea gave as a wedding gift to Hera
Hestia(Greek mythology) the goddess of the hearth and its fire in ancient mythology
Hyades(Greek mythology) 7 daughters of Atlas and half-sisters of the Pleiades
Hydra(Greek mythology) monster with nine heads
Hygeia(Greek mythology) the goddess of health
Hymen(Greek mythology) the god of marriage
Hyperborean(Greek mythology) one of a people that the ancient Greeks believed lived in a warm and sunny land north of the source of the north wind
Hyperion(Greek mythology) a Titan who was the son of Gaea and Uranus and the father of Helios and Selene and Eos in ancient mythology
Hypnos(Greek mythology) the Greek god of sleep
Iapetus(Greek mythology) the Titan who was father of Atlas and Epimetheus and Prometheus in ancient mythology
Icarus(Greek mythology) son of Daedalus
Io(Greek mythology) a maiden seduced by Zeus
Iphigenia(Greek mythology) the daughter of Clytemnestra and Agamemnon
Jason(Greek mythology) the husband of Medea and leader of the Argonauts who sailed in quest of the Golden Fleece
Jocasta(Greek mythology) queen / queen of Thebes who unknowingly married her own son Oedipus
Laertes(Greek mythology) the father of Odysseus
Laius(Greek mythology) king of Thebes who was unwittingly killed by his son Oedipus
Laocoon(Greek mythology) the priest of Apollo who warned the Trojans to beware of Greeks bearing gifts when they wanted to accept the Trojan Horse
Leander(Greek mythology) a youth beloved of Hero who drowned in a storm in the Hellespont on one of his nightly visits to see her
Leda(Greek mythology) a queen / queen of Sparta who was raped by Zeus who had taken the form of a swan
Lethe, River Lethe(Greek mythology) a river in Hades
Medea(Greek mythology) a princess of Colchis who aided Jason in taking the Golden Fleece from her father
Medusa(Greek mythology) a woman transformed into a Gorgon by Athena
Melpomene(Greek mythology) the Muse of tragedy
Menelaus(Greek mythology) the king of Sparta at the time of the Trojan War
Minotaur(Greek mythology) a mythical monster with the head of a bull and the body of a man
Mnemosyne(Greek mythology) the Titaness who was goddess of memory
Myrmidon(Greek mythology) a member of the warriors who followed Achilles on the expedition against Troy
Narcissus(Greek mythology) a beautiful young man who fell in love with his own reflection
Nemean lion(Greek mythology) an enormous lion strangled by Hercules as the first of his 12 labors
Nemesis(Greek mythology) the goddess of divine retribution and vengeance
Nereid(Greek mythology) any of the 50 sea nymphs who were daughters of the sea god Nereus
Nereus(Greek mythology) a sea god son of Pontus and Gaea
Nestor(Greek mythology) a wise / wise old counselor to the Greeks at Troy
Nike(Greek mythology) winged goddess of victory
Niobe(Greek mythology) the daughter of Tantalus whose boasting about her children provoked Apollo and Artemis to slay them all
Nyx(Greek mythology) Greek goddess of the night
Oceanid(Greek mythology) sea nymph who was a daughter of Oceanus and Tethys
Oceanus(Greek mythology) god of the stream that flowed around the earth in ancient mythology
Odysseus(Greek mythology) a famous mythical Greek hero
Oedipus, King Oedipus, Oedipus Rex(Greek mythology) a tragic king of Thebes who unknowingly killed his father Laius and married his mother Jocasta
Oread(Greek mythology) one of the mountain nymphs
Orestes(Greek mythology) the son of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra
Orion(Greek mythology) a giant Boeotian hunter who pursued the Pleiades and was eventually slain by Artemis
Orpheus(Greek mythology) a great musician
Ouranos, Uranus(Greek mythology) god of the heavens
Pan, goat god(Greek mythology) god of fields and woods and shepherds and flocks
Pandora(Greek mythology) the first woman
Pandora's box(Greek mythology) a box that Zeus gave to Pandora with instructions that she not open it
Paris(Greek mythology) the prince of Troy who abducted Helen from her husband Menelaus and provoked the Trojan War
Parnassus, Mount Parnassus, Liakoura(Greek mythology) a mountain in central Greece where (according to Greek mythology) the Muses lived
Pasiphae(Greek mythology) daughter of Helios and mother of Ariadne
Patroclus(Greek mythology) a friend of Achilles who was killed in the Trojan War
Pegasus(Greek mythology) the immortal winged horse that sprang from the blood of the slain Medusa
Penelope(Greek mythology) the wife of Odysseus and a symbol of devotion and fidelity
Persephone, Despoina, Kore, Cora(Greek mythology) daughter of Zeus and Demeter
Perseus(Greek mythology) the son of Zeus who slew Medusa (with the help of Athena and Hermes) and rescued Andromeda from a sea monster
Phaethon(Greek mythology) son of Helios
Philemon(Greek mythology) a simple countryman who offered hospitality to Zeus and Hermes when they came to earth without revealing their identities in order to test people's piety
Phoebe(Greek mythology) a Titaness who became identified with Artemis as goddess of the Moon
Pleiades(Greek mythology) 7 daughters of Atlas and half-sisters of the Hyades
Polyhymnia(Greek mythology) the Muse of singing and mime and sacred dance
Pontus, Pontos(Greek mythology) ancient personification of the sea
Poseidon(Greek mythology) the god of the sea and earthquakes in ancient mythology
Priam(Greek mythology) the last king of Troy
Procrustes(Greek mythology) a mythical giant who was a thief and murderer
Prometheus(Greek mythology) the Titan who stole fire from Olympus and gave it to mankind
Proteus(Greek mythology) a prophetic god who served Poseidon
Psyche(Greek mythology) a beautiful princess loved by Cupid who visited her at night and told her she must not try to see him
Pygmalion(Greek mythology) a king who created a statue of a woman and fell in love with it
Pythia, Pythoness(Greek mythology) the priestess of Apollo at Delphi who transmitted the oracles
Python(Greek mythology) dragon killed by Apollo at Delphi
Rhadamanthus(Greek mythology) a judge of the dead in the underworld
Sarpedon(Greek mythology) a son of Zeus who became king of Lycia
Scylla(Greek mythology) a sea nymph transformed into a sea monster who lived on one side of a narrow strait
Selene(Greek mythology) goddess of the Moon in ancient mythology
Sphinx(Greek mythology) a riddling winged monster with a woman's head and breast on a lion's body
StentorThe mythical Greek warrior with an unusually loud voice who died after losing a shouting contest with Hermes
Sterope, Asterope(Greek mythology) one of the 7 Pleiades
Stheno(Greek mythology) one of the three Gorgons
Styx, River Styx(Greek mythology) a river in Hades across which Charon carried dead souls
Tantalus(Greek mythology) a wicked king and son of Zeus
Temple of Apollo, Oracle of Apollo, Delphic oracle, oracle of Delphi(Greek mythology) the oracle at Delphi where a priestess supposedly delivered messages from Apollo to those who sought advice
Terpsichore(Greek mythology) the Muse of the dance and of choral song
Tethys(Greek mythology) a Titaness and sea goddess
Thalia(Greek mythology) the Muse of comedy and pastoral poetry
Thalia(Greek mythology) one of the three Graces
Thanatos(Greek mythology) the Greek personification of death / death / death
Thea, Theia(Greek mythology) the Titaness who was mother of Helios and Selene and Eos in ancient mythology
Themis(Greek mythology) the Titaness who was goddess of justice in ancient mythology
Theseus(Greek mythology) a hero and king of Athens who was noted for his many great deeds
Thetis(Greek mythology) one of the 50 Nereids
Tiresias(Greek mythology) the blind prophet of Thebes who revealed to Oedipus that Oedipus had murdered his father and married his mother
Titan(Greek mythology) any of the primordial giant gods who ruled the Earth until overthrown by Zeus
Titaness(Greek mythology) any of the primordial giant goddesses who were offspring of Uranus (heaven) and Gaea (earth) in ancient mythology
Triton(Greek mythology) a sea god
Trojan War(Greek mythology) a great war fought between Greece and Troy
Tyche(Greek mythology) the goddess of fortune
Typhoeus(Greek mythology) son of Gaea and Tartarus who created the whirlwinds
Typhon(Greek mythology) a monster with a hundred heads who breathed out flames
Urania(Greek mythology) the Muse of astronomy
Zephyr(Greek mythology) the Greek god of the west wind
Zeus(Greek mythology) the supreme god of ancient Greek mythology
bacchant(classical mythology) a priest or votary of Bacchus
bacchante(classical mythology) a priestess or votary of Bacchus
ichor(Greek mythology) the rarified fluid said to flow in the veins of the Gods
maenad(Greek mythology) a woman participant in the orgiastic rites of Dionysus
naiad(Greek mythology) a nymph of lakes and springs and rivers and fountains
sea nymph(Greek mythology) a water nymph who was the daughter of Oceanus or Nereus
water nymph(Greek mythology) any nymph of the water
Broaderclassical mythologyThe system of mythology of the Greeks and Romans together

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