Apollo Lyceus

Definition of the wolf form Apollo Lyceus (Apollo as wolf-god) definition was the wolf form of the Greek god Apollo. It was honored in ancient Athens especially at the Lyceum. … Read more

Cerberus

Cerberus is a dog in Greek and Roman mythology who had many heads and guarded gate of Hades, the Underworld, on the other side of the Styx to prevent the … Read more

Zeus

Zeus is a greek god, he was called the master of the gods, and “father of men” in greek mythology. The title may be more impressive than meritorious; it seemed … Read more

Zagreus

The legend of Zagreus is one of the strangest stories in Greek mythology. Zagreus was born after Zeus disguised himself as a serpent and ravished Persephone. The god wanted to make Zagreus his … Read more

Uranus

Uranus, or Ouranos, in greek mythology was the primordial god of the Greeks. Hesiod, in the seventh century BC, in his Theogony traced the genealogy of the Greek gods back to … Read more

Theseus

Theseus is said to be a legendary hero based on a historical personage, which is why the religious element is missing from his cycle of legends. Uncertainty surrounds the question of … Read more

Poseidon

Poseidon in greek mythology was a major deity in the Greek pantheon, son of Cronus and Rhea, and brother of Zeus and Hades. He reigned over the sea that was bestowed on him by … Read more

Phosphoros

Phosphoros in greek mythology was the Greek god of the morning star. His mother was Eos, the dawn, and he was depicted as a naked child running before her carrying … Read more

Phanes

Phanes in greek mythology was the Greek primordial sun god. He was the first god to emerge from the cosmic egg engendered by Cronus. He personifies the light emerging from … Read more

Persephone

Persephone was the daughter of Demeter, who is said to be one of seven wives of Zeus before he married Hera. Like the other daughters of Zeus she lived happily among the nymphs and thought … Read more

Pan

Pan in greek mythology legend was the son of Hermes and the nymph Penelope and very close to Dionysus. One of the company of the Satyrs, Pan possessed the horns and feet … Read more

Horae

Horae,in greek mythology, known as Hours or Seasons, were three daughters, the first offspring, of Zeus and Themis. Hesiod called them Eunomia, Dice, and Eirene, Order, Peace, and Justice. However, the … Read more

Hermes

Hermes, another son of Zeus, whose mother was Maia, the youngest of the Pleiades, was born in a cave on Mount Cyllene in Arcadia. His inventiveness was apparent from the moment … Read more

Hercules

Hercules (or Heracles) is thought to be one of the greatest heroes in Greek mythology. The name Heracles itself is significant since it means “The Glory of Hera“. It is believed that Heracles … Read more

Helios

Helios was a Greek sun god. However, this deity is not necessary Greek in origin since the concept of a sun god was universal in the ancient world, but in … Read more

Hecate

Hecate in Greek mythology was a powerful goddess representing the three aspects of the great Goddess, or Triple Goddess: goddess of fertility and plenty; goddess of the moon; and goddess of the … Read more

Hades

Hades is one of the ruling gods of the Greek pantheon, the son of Cronus and Rhea, brother of Zeus, and husband of Persephone. With the division of the world that came following the … Read more

Gorgons

The Gorgons in classic Greek mythology were three versions of the archaic Goddess. Their names were Medusa, Stheino, and Euryale: Wisdom, Strength, and Universality. Most Hellenic writers portrayed them as monsters, … Read more

Eileiyhyia

Eileiyhyia, the coming, is the Greek, previously Mycenaean, goddess of birth in greek mythology. She was primarily worshipped by women and invoked to to ease the pain and danger of childbirth. … Read more

Dyonisus

Dionysus was the last of the gods to become an Olympian. He was the son of Zeus and Semele, the daughter of Cadmus and Harmonia. This was another of the affairs of Zeus … Read more

Demeter

Demeter, who took her name from Mother Earth, in greek mythology was one in the generation of children born to Cronus and Rhea. Her name serves as a link to the … Read more

Daphne

Daphne was a Greek oracular goddess having a number or oracular shrines dedicated to her at various locations in Asia Minor such as Antiocheia, Mopsuoestia (Cilicia), Sura and Patara (Lycia), … Read more

Cyclopes

Cyclopes, literally “one-eyed,” were one-eyed giants in Greek mythology, the single eye was in their foreheads. According to the poet Hesiod, in his famous poem, Theogony, written in the eight century … Read more