Mythological Characters

Mythological Characters

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This is just an initial draft, and I hope to add to it from time to time.   I’m working on Scandanavian Gods, and intend to add other characters, particularly from Greek and Roman Mythology.

Click for characters from Greek, Roman or Egyptian Mythology

Greek Mythology•••••Back to top of page

Name Function Notes
Aphrodite Goddess Of Beauty
Apollo God Of The Sun, Poetry & Music
Ares God Of War
Artemis Goddess Of The Hunt & Moon
Athena Goddess Of Wisdom
Atropos The oldest of the Three Fates She cut the thread of life and chose the manner of a person’s death
Calliope Muse of Epic or Heroic Poetry Chief of the Muses
Clio Muse of History
Clotho Youngest of the Three Fates She spun the thread of life from her distaff onto her spindle
Demeter Goddess Of The Harvest & Nature
Dionysus God Of Wine
Eos Goddess Of The Dawn
Erato Muse of Love or Erotic Poetry, Lyrics, and Marriage Songs
Eris Goddess Of Discord
Eros God Of Love (Cupid)
Euterpe Muse of Music and Lyric Poetry
Fates Also known as The Moirai – see Atropos, Clotho and Lachesis
Gaia Goddess Of Earth Also called Gaea or Ge
Hades God Of The Underworld
Hebe Wife Of Heracles
Hekate Goddess Of Witchcraft
Helios God Of The Sun He drove the Chariot of the Sun across the Sky each day
Hephaestus God Of Smiths
Hera Chief Goddess, Goddess Of Marriage
Heracles Porter Of Olympus
Hermes Messenger Of The Gods
Hestia Goddess Of The Hearth
Kronos God Of Time
Lachesis The second of the Three Fates She measured the thread of life with her rod
Melpomene Muse of Tragedy
Moirai The white-robed incarnations of destiny Also known as The Fates – see Atropos, Clotho and Lachesis
Muses The nine goddesses, the daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne, who preside over the arts and sciences See Calliope, Clio, Erato, Euterpe, Melpomene, Polyhymnia, Terpsichore, Thalia and Urania
Pan God Of Shepherds
Persephone Queen Of The Dead
Polyhymnia or Polymnia Muse of Sacred Song, Oratory, Lyric, Singing, and Rhetoric
Poseidon God Of The Sea
Selene Goddess of The Moon She drove the Moon across the Sky each night
Terpsichore Muse of Choral Song and Dance
Thalia Muse of Comedy and Bucolic Poetry
Thanatos God Of Death
Urania Muse of Astronomy
Uranus God Of The Heavens
Zeus God Of Sky And Air Ruler Of The Greek Gods

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Roman Mythology•••••Back to top of page

Name Function Notes
Apollo God of the Sun, Poetry & Music
Ares God of War
Artemis Goddess of the Hunt & Moon
Athena Goddess of Wisdom
Aurora Goddess of the Dawn
Bacchus God of Wine
Ceres Goddess of the Harvest
Cupid God of Love
Decima The Goddess of Childbirth – one of the Parcae She measured the thread of life with her rod
Demeter Goddess of the Harvest & Nature
Diana Goddess of the Hunt
Dionysus God of Wine
Eris Goddess of Discord
Eros God of Love (Cupid)
Fates See Parcae
Gaia Goddess of Earth
Hades God of the Underworld
Hebe Wife of Heracles
Hekate Goddess of Witchcraft
Helios God Of The Sun He drove the Chariot of the Sun across the Sky each day
Hephaestus God of Smiths
Hera Chief Goddess, Goddess of Marriage
Janus Two-Headed God of Beginnings and Endings
Juno Chief Goddess, Marriage
Jupiter God of the Sky Ruler Of The Roman Gods
Kronos God of Time,
Maia The Goddess of the Spring The “Good Goddess”
Mars God of War
Mercury Messenger of the Gods
Minerva Goddess of Wisdom, Civilization
Morta The Goddess of Death – one of the Parcae She cut the thread of life and chose the manner of a person’s death
Neptune God of the Sea
Nona The Goddess of Pregnancy – one of the Parcae She spun the thread of life from her distaff onto her spindle
Parcae The female personifications of destiny Also known as The Fates – see Nona, Decima and Morta
Pluto God of the Underworld
Plutus God of Wealth
Proserpina Queen of the Underworld
Saturn Father of Jupiter
Uranus Father of Saturn
Venus Goddess of Beauty
Vesta Goddess of the Hearth
Vulcan God of the Forge

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Egyptian Mythology•••••Back to top of page

Name Function Notes
Amun Creator
Anubis God Of The Dead
Apep Serpent Of The Underworld
Atum A Creator And The Sun God
Bast Goddess Of Cats
Bes God-Demon Of Protection, Childbirth And Entertainment
Geb God Of The Earth
Hapy God Of The Nile And Fertility
Hathor Goddess Of Love And Music
Heget Goddess Of Childbirth
Horus The Falcon-Headed God
Imhotep God Of Wisdom, Medicine And Magic
Isis Goddess Of Magic
Khnum A Creator
Maahes God Of War
Menhit Goddess Of War
Mont God Of War
Naunet The Primal Waters
Neith Goddess Of War, Then Great Mother Goddess
Nephthys Mother Of Anubis
Nut Goddess Of Heaven And The Sky
Osiris God Of The Underworld, Fertility And Agriculture
Ptah A Creator
Ra The Sun God
Sekhmet Goddess Of War And Battles
Set God Of Storms And God Of Evil
Sobek Crocodile God
Taweret Goddess Of Pregnant Women And Protecter At Childbirth
Tefnut Goddess Of Order, Justice, Time, Heaven And Hell And Weather
The Aten
The Four Sons Of Horus
Thoth God Of The Moon, Drawing, Writing, Geometry, Wisdom, Medicine, Music, Astronomy, And Magic
Wepwawet A War God

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