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The Top 100 Interesting Male Greek God Names & Their Realms

Updated on 27 August 2021 • 15 minute read
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Overview

For centuries, Greek god names remain a popular choice for parents to pick as names for their babies. Many parents are fascinated by the Greek myths that these gods figure in.

These Greek gods often have counterparts in Roman mythology, usually with the same powers, realms, and stories.

For example, in Greek mythology, Zeus is the chief ruler and the god of the sky, thunder, lightning, law, and justice. He’s married to his sister Hera and fathered many children with her and various consorts, Greek goddesses and mortals alike.

In Roman mythology, Zeus’ counterpart is Jupiter, the king of the gods and the god of the sky and lightning. Like Zeus, he’s married to his sister Juno.

Their respective children also have similar powers.

Jupiter’s children are the following:

  • Mars (god of war)
  • Minerva (goddess of wisdom)
  • Vulcan (god of fire)
  • Bellona (goddess of war and destruction)
  • Juventas (goddess of youth)
  • Hercules (hero famous for extraordinary strength)

 

Zeus had many children, but the counterparts to Jupiter’s children are the following:

  • Ares (god of war)
  • Athena (goddess of wisdom)
  • Hephaestus (god of fire)
  • Enyo (goddess of war and destruction)
  • Hebe (goddess of youth)
  • Heracles (hero famous for extraordinary strength)

 

You can find more interesting male Greek god names below.

 

Popular Male Greek Baby Names for Boys

Their name spellings might differ, but Uranus (Greek) and Caelus (Roman) share similar powers, realms, and stories, too. They were both primordial gods who were the personification of heaven, overthrown by their children, and their genitals were cast to sea.

Did you know that Aphrodite (Greek goddess of love) was born from the foam produced when Uranus’ severed genitals fell into the sea?

Her Roman counterpart, Venus, was also born in the same manner, from seafoam produced by Caelus’ severed genitals.

Aside from Uranus and Zeus, there are many Greek gods whose stories might be exciting to parents searching for inspiring baby names.

The following is our list of Greek gods and other mighty Greek heroes that you can choose as inspiration for naming your baby boy:

 

Abraxas 

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: Supreme deity and source of divine inspiration
  • Variations/Synonyms: Abrasax
  • Description: Some scholars believe Abraxas isn’t just one being but a group of mystical beings. 
  • Others think that the word itself represents the seven classical planets or the Greek form of “abracadabra.”

 

Achelous

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: Shape-shifting river god
  • Variations/Synonyms: Akheloios
  • Description: He’s also the personification of the Achelous River, one of Greece’s longest rivers.
  • He’s identified as the oldest and leader among the other 3,000 river gods and spirits who were the children of Oceanus and Tethys.

 

Achilles

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: Great warrior of the Trojan War
  • Description: He’s recognized as the main hero of Homer’s “Iliad.”
  • He’s not just an ordinary mortal but the demigod son of Peleus (Zeus’ grandson and king of the Myrmidons) and the sea nymph Thetis.

 

Adonis

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: God of attraction and beauty
  • Variations/Synonyms: Adon
  • Description: He’s the mortal lover of Aphrodite. He was gored by a wild boar, believed to be the god Ares (Aphrodite’s other lover).
  • The handsome youth died in Aphrodite’s arms. The goddess sought help from Zeus, who pitied her. Zeus resurrected the young man, allowing Aphrodite to spend six months with him every year. But Adonis still has to spend the rest of the year in the Underworld.

 

Aeolus

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: Divine keeper of the winds 
  • Variations/Synonyms: Aiolos
  • Description: He’s the king of the mythical island of Aiolia or Aeolia.
  • He’s tasked to keep the violent storm winds locked on the island, only releasing them to wreak devastation upon the world when commanded by the great gods.

 

Aeson

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: Father of Jason (leader of the Argonauts)
  • Variations/Synonyms: Aison
  • Description: According to legend, Jason’s sorceress wife Medea rejuvenated Aeson’s youth by slitting his throat and putting his corpse in a pot. He was resurrected as a young man.

 

Aether

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: God of light
  • Variations/Synonyms: Upper Sky
  • Description: He’s the primordial god responsible for the life spark in every creature.

 

Agamemnon

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: King of Mycenae who led the Greeks to the Trojan War
  • Description: He’s the brother of Menelaus (husband of Helen of Troy). When Helen was taken to Troy, Agamemnon led the Greek troops to retrieve her.

 

Aion

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: God of eternity
  • Description: He’s portrayed as a huge monster with a snake body and three heads: a man, a lion, and a bull.

 

Ajax

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: Great hero of the Trojan War
  • Variations/Synonyms: Ajax the Great or Aias 
  • Ajax is a mortal but considered one of the greatest Greek heroes during the Trojan War. He’s credited for the Greeks’ impressive defense and battled Hector twice in intense duels.

 

Alastor

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: God of family feuds
  • Variations/Synonyms: Avenger of evil deeds
  • Description: He’s sometimes considered as a byname of Zeus.

 

Apollo

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: God of light, healing, prophecy, music, and poetry
  • Variations/Synonyms: Apollon, Phoebus, or Apulu
  • Description: He’s the twin brother of Artemis; their parents were Zeus and the Titan goddess Leto.
  • He’s the teacher of the nine beautiful Muses, his half-sisters. He often accompanies them with his famous lyre (given by Hermes).

 

Ares

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: God of war
  • Variations/Synonyms: Mars (Roman), Enyalius, or Aries
  • Description: He’s the son of Zeus and Hera.
  • His parents are famous, but the people hate him because of his love for war.

 

Argos

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: Vigilant guardian
  • Variations/Synonyms: Argus
  • Description: According to Greek mythology, he was the guardian of the heifer-nymph Io (known as one of Zeus’ mortal lovers).
  • He’s a giant whose hundred eyes were transferred by Hera to a peacock’s tail when Hermes slew him.

 

Aristaeus

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: Protector of herdsmen and hunters
  • Variations/Synonyms: Aristaios
  • Description: He’s credited for discovering many useful arts, including beekeeping.

 

Asclepius

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: God of medicine
  • Variations/Synonyms: Aesculapius (Latin) or Asklepios (Greek)
  • Description: He’s the demigod son of Apollo and the mortal princess Coronis.
  • He learned the healing art from Chiron, a Centaur.

 

Astraeus

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: Father of the Anemoi (wind gods)
  • Variations/Synonyms: Astraios 
  • Description: He’s the husband of Eos (Dawn).

 

Atlas

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: Bearer of the heavens
  • Variations/Synonyms: Atlaô
  • Description: He has four arms and is the strongest of the Titans
  • Because he supported Cronus during the coup led by Zeus, he was told by Zeus to carry the world on his back as punishment after the Olympians defeated the Titans.

 

Attis

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: God of vegetation, fruits of the earth, and rebirth
  • Description: He’s a minor god who’s the consort of Cybele (the Earth goddess).

 

Boreas

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: God of the north wind
  • Variations/Synonyms: Bringer of winter
  • Description: He’s an Anemoi (wind god) and is the personification of the north wind.

 

Brontes

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: Cyclops whose name means “thunder.”
  • Description: He’s one of the three Cyclops who were the sons of Uranus and Gaia.

 

Cadmus

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: First Greek hero
  • Variations/Synonyms: Kadmos
  • Description: He’s the husband of Harmonia and the grandson of Poseidon
  • He’s the first Greek hero who killed a water dragon sacred to Ares (god of war).

 

Caerus

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: God of luck, opportunity, and favorable moments
  • Variations/Synonyms: Occasio, Kairos, Tempus, or Cerus
  • Description: He’s a minor god.

 

Castor

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: Patron of sailors
  • Variations/Synonyms: Kastur
  • Description: He’s one of the Dioscuri (Gemini twins), the twin sons of Leda with Zeus and the mortal king of Sparta, Tyndareus.
  • Although they’re twins, they have different fathers. Castor is mortal while his twin half-brother Pollux is immortal (conceived after Zeus visited Leda in the form of a swan).

 

Cepheus

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: Father of Andromeda
  • Variations/Synonyms: Kepheus
  • Description: He’s the mythical king of Aethiopia (ancient Ethiopia) and husband of Cassiopeia.
  • He was immortalized as a constellation alongside his wife.

 

Chaos

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: Primordial god of the empty abyss
  • Variations/Synonyms: Khaos
  • Description: He’s both the god and the personification of the huge empty void that preceded the creation of the universe.
  • He’s considered as the father of Gaia (Earth), Tartarus (Underworld), Eros (Love), Erebus (Darkness), and Nyx (Night).

 

Charon

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: Ferryman to the Underworld
  • Variations/Synonyms: Kharon
  • Description: He’s the son of Erebus (Darkness) and Nyx (Night).
  • He brings souls across the river Styx to the Underworld.

 

Coeus

  • Origin: Ancient Greek
  • Meaning: Titan god of intelligence
  • Variations/Synonyms: Koios
  • Description: He’s the husband of Phoebe and the father of Leto.

 

Crius

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: Titan god of heavenly constellations
  • Variations/Synonyms: Krios or Crios 
  • Description: He’s associated with the start of each season. 

 

Cronos

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: God of time
  • Variations/Synonyms: Chronos or Kronos
  • Description: He’s also called “Father Time.”
  • Due to similarities in their name, he’s often confused with Titan leader Cronus.

 

Cronus

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: King of the Titans
  • Variations/Synonyms: Saturn (Roman version) or Kronus 
  • Description: The youngest of the Titans, he became the leader after overthrowing their father, Uranus (Heaven). He cut his father’s genitals with a scythe, symbolically and physically separating him from their mother Gaia (Earth).

 

Daedalus

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: Skillful craftsman who made the Labyrinth
  • Description: He created the famous Labyrinth for King Minos of Crete, who imprisoned the Minotaur (half-man, half-bull monster) inside. The craftsman was imprisoned in his creation for helping the hero Theseus escape the Labyrinth after killing the Minotaur.

 

Damon

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: Symbol of true friendship
  • Description: Damon and Pythias were best friends, with a story that symbolizes true friendship.
  • According to legend, Pythias was supposed to be executed after getting falsely accused of plotting against King Dionysius I of Syracuse. He asked permission to go home to bid goodbye to his family. Of course, the king wouldn’t believe him. Damon offered to become a hostage until his friend’s return. 
  • The king truly thought Pythias had run away. So, he ordered Damon’s execution. But Pythias returned just in time to save him. Impressed, the king released them both — and even asked to be their third best friend.

 

Deimos

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: God of terror and dread 
  • Variations/Synonyms: Metus (Roman) or Formido 
  • Description: He’s known as the personification of dread and terror.
  • He’s the son of Ares (War) and Aphrodite (Love).

 

Dinlas

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: God of hatred and chaos 
  • Description: He’s the son of Ares and Aphrodite. But Aphrodite didn’t like him and threw him to the Underworld. Hades raised him as his son and made him the guardian god of Lamark, the city where wounded battle heroes are healed.

 

Dionysus

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: God of wine
  • Variations/Synonyms: Dionysos, Liber, or Bacchus (Roman)
  • Description: He’s the son of Zeus and Semele (a mortal).
  • He’s a demigod but became one of the Olympian gods because he won the other gods’ hearts.

 

Endymion

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: Demigod put to eternal sleep
  • Description: Selene (goddess of the moon) falls in love with him when she sees him sleeping. She asked Zeus to keep him that way. Surprisingly, Zeus granted the wish and put the young man to eternal sleep.
  • Each night, the goddess visits him in the cave. She bore him 50 beautiful daughters.

 

Epimetheus

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: God of excuses and afterthought 
  • Description: According to legend, Zeus tasked Epimetheus and his brother Prometheus to create the animals and mankind. 
  • But Epimetheus quickly used up the gifts they were given to equip animals. This left Prometheus with no choice but to equip mankind (his creation) with the fire he stole from heaven. Furious, Zeus sent Pandora (the first mortal woman who becomes Epimetheus’ wife) to deliver evil to Earth.

 

Erebus 

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: God of darkness
  • Variations/Synonyms: Scotus (Roman) or Érebos 
  • Description: He’s the son of Chaos and becomes the consort of his sister Nyx (Night).

 

Eros

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: God of fertility and love 
  • Variations/Synonyms: Cupid (Roman), Eleutherios, or Amor
  • Description: He can cause lust or infatuation on anyone, monsters, god, or mortals alike.

 

Eryx

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: Excellent boxer
  • Description: The son of Poseidon and Aphrodite, he’s known for being an excellent boxer. Only Heracles (Hercules) beat him in a match.

 

Eurus

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: God of the east wind
  • Variations/Synonyms: Vulturnus (Roman) or Euros 
  • Description: He’s one of the Anemoi (wind gods) and is the personification of the east wind.

 

Evander

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: Strong man
  • Variations/Synonyms: Euandros
  • Description: The son of Hermes and the nymph Carmentis, he’s known for killing Eurulus (the Italian king with three souls) three times in one day.
  • He also founded the Pallantium, the city that would later become the site of Rome.

 

Glaucus

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: Minor god of the sea
  • Variations/Synonyms: Glaukos or Glacus 
  • Description: He’s originally a mortal fisherman who became a sea god when he ate a magical herb. He turned into a creature similar to a merman, with fins and a fishtail. Surprisingly, he was gladly accepted by Oceanus and his wife, Tethys.

 

Griffin

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: Half eagle and half lion creatures
  • Variations/Synonyms: Griffon or Gryphon
  • Description: They aren’t human, but the Greeks revere these mythical creatures. The name “Griffin” has also become popularly used in modern times.

 

Hades 

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: God of the Underworld and death
  • Variations/Synonyms: Pluton, Plotus, or Pluto (Roman)
  • Description: He’s the son of Cronus and Rhea. His wife is Demeter’s daughter Persephone.
  • He got the Underworld after drawing lots with his brothers when they had successfully overthrown their father. Zeus got the heavens, and Poseidon got the seas.

 

Hector

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: Trojan prince
  • Description: He’s a Trojan prince and the greatest warrior for Troy during the 10-year war with the Greeks.

 

Helios

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: Titan god of the sun
  • Description: He’s the personification of the sun and is depicted riding his sun chariot across the sky.

 

Hephaestus

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: God of fire and blacksmiths
  • Description: His mother (Hera) hated his face and couldn’t nurse him. She threw him from Mt. Olympus, but he was saved and raised by the Nereids (sea nymphs).
  • He became a skillful blacksmith and later sent Hera a golden throne that bound her with invisible chains. The other gods only managed to save her after getting Hephaestus drunk.

 

Heracles

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: God of heroes, sports, athletes, fertility, health, oracles, and trade
  • Variations/Synonyms: Herakles or Hercules (Roman)
  • Description: He’s the greatest Greek hero and the divine protector of mankind.
  • He’s also known as the strongest man on Earth. Because of his achievements, he was turned immortal upon his death.

 

Hermes

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: God of trade, wealth, thieves, and traveler 
  • Description: He’s known as the messenger of the gods and is one of the Olympians.
  • He’s mischievous and arrogant, but also a skilled god who invented the lyre by killing a turtle and putting strings on its shell. After angering Apollo with a prank (stealing his oxen and hiding them in a cave), Hermes gave him the lyre to appease his fury.

 

Hesperus

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: Evening star
  • Variations/Synonyms: Hesperos or Vesper
  • Description: He’s said to be the son of Astraeus and Eos (Dawn).

 

Homer

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: Famous ancient Greek literature author
  • Description: He’s not a Greek god, but Homer is a famous figure in Greek mythology. He wrote the “Iliad” and the “Odyssey.” 

 

Hymenaios

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: God of marriage ceremonies, inspiring feasts, and songs
  • Variations/Synonyms: Talasius (Roman) or Hymen
  • Description: His name comes from an ancient marriage song.

 

Hyperion

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: Titan of light
  • Description: He’s called “The High One” and considered the father of the sun, the dawn, and the moon.

 

Hypnos

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: God of sleep 
  • Variations/Synonyms: Sopor (Roman) or Somnus 
  • Description: He’s the son of Nyx (Night) and the twin brother of Thanatos (Death).

 

Iapetus

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: Titan god of mortal life
  • Description: He’s the personification of the Earth’s west pillar. 
  • He and his brothers (Coeus, Crius, and Hyperion) helped hold Uranus in place so Cronus could castrate him with a sickle.

 

Icarus

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: Boy who flew too close to the sun
  • Description: After King Minos of Crete imprisoned Daedalus and his son Icarus in the Labyrinth, the two managed to escape by flying with the wings Daedalus created.
  • The craftsman made two sets of wings and warned Icarus to follow him. He instructed his son not to fly too close to the sun because the wax holding the wings could melt in the heat. They escaped Crete, but the excited Icarus soared high into the sky. As his father predicted, the wax melted. The young man fell to the sea and drowned.

 

Jason 

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: Leader of the Argonauts
  • Variations/Synonyms: Iásōn
  • Description: He’s the fearsome leader of the Argonauts, a group of heroes tasked to find the Golden Fleece. They were able to get this and return home safely with the help of his sorceress wife, Medea.

 

Kratos

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: God of power and strength
  • Variations/Synonyms: Cratos
  • Description: He’s the personification of strength.

 

Leander

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: Lion man
  • Description: He was a mortal man who loved Hero, a virgin priestess of Aphrodite. She isn’t supposed to love him back, but the young man swims across the Hellespont (Dardanelles Strait) to visit her every night. The light on her tower guides him. 
  • This light died one stormy night, causing Leander to lose his way. His body washed ashore by morning. Seeing his dead body, Hero jumped from the tower to meet him in the afterlife.

 

Lycus

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: Ruler of the Fortunate Isles
  • Variations/Synonyms: Lycaon
  • Description: Many men were named Lycus in Greek mythology, but the most notable among them was the son of Poseidon and Celaeno. He ruled the Fortunate Isles in peace, alongside his brother Eurypylus.

 

Midas

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: King with the golden touch
  • Description: He was the kind king who welcomed Silenus, a satyr known as Dionysus’ foster father and old schoolmaster. As a reward, Dionysus granted him any wish he wanted – and he asked for the ability to turn anything that he touches to gold. It was fun at first until the food and drinks he touched also turned to gold.
  • But King Midas realized that the gift was a curse after he accidentally turned his daughter into gold. He begged Dionysus to remove the gift. The god obliged, telling him to reverse the curse by putting everything into the river Pactolus. 

 

Momus

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: God of mockery, ridicule, blame, scorn, harsh criticism, and complaint 
  • Description: He’s also the personification of satire and mockery.

 

Morpheus

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: God of dreams and sleep
  • Description: He’s the dream messenger of the gods. He sends divine messages using stories and images in dreams.

 

Neoptolemus

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: Brave son of Achilles
  • Variations/Synonyms: Pyrrhus 
  • Description: He was enlisted for the Trojan war after the Trojan seer Helenus said that the Greeks could only win the war if he’s in it. They also had to get Hercales’ poisonous arrows and steal the Palladium.

 

Nereus

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: Titan god of the sea
  • Description: He fathered the Nereids (sea nymphs) with his wife, Doris.

 

Notus

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: God of the south wind
  • Description: He’s an Anemoi (wind god) and personification of the south wind.
  • He’s feared as the destroyer of crops because he brings hot winds from the south.

 

Oceanus

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: Titan god of the ocean
  • Variations/Synonyms: Okeanus
  • Description: He’s the personification of the sea.
  • He and Tethys had six thousand children: half were called the Oceanids, and half were river gods.

 

Odysseus

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: Legendary hero and King of Ithaca 
  • Variations/Synonyms: Ulysses (Latin)
  • Description: He’s the protagonist in Homer’s “Odyssey,”  which narrated his adventures and the long journey home after the Trojan War.
  • He created the Trojan horse that led to Troy’s defeat.
  • Aside from killing numerous monsters, he’s also known for being the lucky Greek hero to have a faithful wife, Penelope.

 

Oedipus

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: King of Thebes
  • Description: He’s the mythical king of Thebes. He unknowingly killed his father and married his mother, despite them going to great lengths so this prophecy won’t be fulfilled.

 

Orion

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: Giant huntsman
  • Description: He’s believed to be the son of Poseidon and Euryale, the daughter of King Minos of Crete.
  • He hunted with Artemis and her mother, Leto. After he threatened to kill all the beasts on Earth, Mother Earth (Apollo in some versions) sent a giant scorpion to kill him. Grieving, Artemis and Leto asked Zeus to put him among the stars. Zeus did so. But the god also sent the scorpion and Orion’s dog, Sirius, up into the heavens.

 

Orpheus

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: Musician with superhuman skills
  • Description: He’s said to be the son of Apollo and Calliope (a Muse).
  • He’s also the patron of a religious movement that’s based on his sacred writings.

 

Paean

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: Physician of the gods
  • Variations/Synonyms: Paeëon, Paion, or Paieon
  • Description: He’s the famous physician of the gods. He even healed Ares on Mount Olympus after being wounded by the hero Diomedes.

 

Pallas

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: Titan god of warcraft and battle 
  • Description: He’s the father of Bia (Power), Kratos (Strength), Zelos (Rivalry), and Nike (Victory).

 

Pan

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: God of the wild, rustic music, goatherds, and shepherds
  • Variations/Synonyms: Faunus (Roman)
  • Description: He’s the son of Hermes.
  • He’s known for having goat feet and horns, but the rest of his body appears human.

 

Paris

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: Prince of Troy who caused Trojan War
  • Description: He’s the son of King Priam and Queen Hecuba of Troy.
  • He caused the lengthy Trojan War after abducting the beautiful Helen, later known as Helen of Troy.

 

Parthenios

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: God of River Parthenios
  • Variations/Synonyms: Parthenius
  • Description: He’s also the personification of River Parthenios.
  • In drawings, he’s often depicted as a man draped in a toga.

 

Perseus 

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: Slayer of the Medusa monster
  • Description: He’s the son of Zeus and the mortal Danae.
  • He’s famous for slaying the Gorgon Medusa, a terrible monster with snakes for hair. This monster turned anyone to stone if they looked into her eyes.

 

Phobos

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: God of fear and panic
  • Variations/Synonyms: Pavor or Terror (Roman)
  • Description: He’s the personification of fear and panic.

 

Phosphorus

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: God of the morning star
  • Variations/Synonyms: Phōsphoros
  • Description: He’s the son of Eos (Dawn) and is the personification of the morning star.

 

Plutus

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: God of abundance or wealth
  • Variations/Synonyms: Ploutos 
  • Description: He’s the son of Demeter (goddess of fruitfulness) and Iasion.

 

Pollux

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: The immortal Dioscuri (Gemini twins)
  • Variations/Synonyms: Polydeuces 
  • Description: He’s the immortal son of Zeus and the half-twin brother of the mortal Castor, who had a different father, Tyndareus.
  • When Castor died, Pollux chose to share his immortality with his mortal twin, and they lived in alternate realms forever. 
  • The two were later honored and sent to the stars to become the Gemini constellation.

 

Pontus

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: Primordial god of the sea
  • Description: He’s the father of the sea creatures.
  • He’s known as Gaia’s son. In some legends, he didn’t have a father, but other myths claim that he’s the son of Aether (Upper Sky).

 

Poseidon

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: God of the sea
  • Variations/Synonyms: Neptunus (Latin) or Neptune (Roman
  • Description: He was first known as the god of freshwater but later chosen as the sea god.

 

Priam

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: Last king of Troy
  • Description: He’s the father of Hector and Paris and was the king of Troy during the Trojan War.
  • After Achilles killed Hector, he pleaded at the Greek hero’s feet to get the body back. Moved, Achilles returned Hector’s body. Achilles also announced a truce and allowed the Trojans to do funeral games in Hector’s honor.

 

Priapus

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: God of animal and vegetable fertility
  • Description: He’s a minor god who’s also the protector of livestock and male genitals.

 

Pricus

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: Sea-goat and ruler of time
  • Description: He’s the first of the sea-goats and is believed to be immortal.

 

Prometheus

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: Titan god of fire, crafty counsel, and forethought
  • Description: He’s credited with creating humans from clay, then stealing fire from heaven to equip them.

 

Proteus

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: Shepherd of the sea’s flocks
  • Description: He can foretell the future and change his shape to avoid getting captured.

 

Pyramus

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: Thisbe’s ill-fated lover
  • Description: Pyramus and Thisbe were star-crossed lovers whose story became the basis for “Romeo and Juliet.” They lived in connected houses but were forbidden to marry by their parents, who were rivals.

 

Tartarus

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: Primordial god of the Underworld
  • Variations/Synonyms: Tartaros
  • Description: He’s also the personification of the Underworld.

 

Thanatos

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: God of non-violent death
  • Variations/Synonyms: Mors (Roman) or Letum 
  • Description: He’s the personification of death and is the twin brother of Hypnos (Sleep).

 

Theseus

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: Demigod hero who defeated the Minotaur
  • Description: He’s the son of Poseidon.
  • He defeated the Minotaur imprisoned in the Labyrinth by King Minos of Crete. He escaped the Labyrinth using the silk thread given by Ariadne, the king’s daughter.

 

Triton

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: Demigod of the sea
  • Description: He’s Poseidon’s son with the sea nymph Amphitrite.
  • He’s known as the gods’ messenger of the sea and is depicted as a merman with a trident.

 

Typhon

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: God of the storms, monsters, and volcanoes
  • Variations/Synonyms: Typhus, Typhaon, or Typhoeus
  • Description: He’s the personification of storms and volcanic forces. He’s described as a fearsome serpentine giant who dared to challenge Zeus.

 

Uranus

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: God of the heavens, chief god, and ruler of the world
  • Variations/Synonyms: Caelus (Roman)
  • Description: He’s the son and consort of Gaia.
  • He’s the personification of heaven, the original sky god, and the father of the Titans.

 

Zelus

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: God of rivalry, envy, jealousy, and zeal
  • Variations/Synonyms: Zelos 
  • Description: He’s the personification of jealousy and eager rivalry.

 

Zephyrus

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: God of the west wind
  • Variations/Synonyms: Zéphyros or Zephyr 
  • Description: He’s an Anemoi (wind gods), known to be the messenger of spring.

 

Zeus

  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: Olympian god of the sky and chief god
  • Variations/Synonyms: Jupiter (Roman)
  • Description: He’s the king of the gods, chief deity, and the god of the sky and thunder. He got these titles after leading the other Olympian gods in overthrowing their Titan father, Cronus.

 

 

 

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