A Complete List of Greek Gods, Their Names & Their Realms of Influence
There have been many Greek gods mentioned across thousands of stories in Greek mythology – from the Olympian gods all the way down to the many minor gods.
The gods, much like the Greek goddesses of history, have very exaggerated personalities and they are plagued with personal flaws and negative emotions despite they immortality and superhero-like powers.
This page is a list of the names of Greek gods in ancient mythology and their roles. It will be continually updated with additions, corrections and more information on each of the gods.
The patron god of the “silver-swirling” Achelous River.
Greek god of the winds and air
Primordial god of the upper air, light, the atmosphere, space and heaven.
God of family feuds and avenger of evil deeds.
Olympian god of music, poetry, art, oracles, archery, plague, medicine, sun, light and knowledge.
God of war. Represented the physical, violent and untamed aspect of war.
Minor patron god of animal husbandry, bee-keeping, and fruit trees. Son of Apollo.
God of medicine, health, healing, rejuvenation and physicians.
The Primordial Titan of Astronomy. Condemned by Zeus to carry the world on his back after the Titans lost the war.
A minor god of vegetation, fruits of the earth and rebirth.
A wind god (Anemoi) and Greek god of the cold north wind and the bringer of winter. Referred to as “The North Wind”.
Minor god of opportunity, luck and favorable moments.
One of the twins, Castor and Pollux, known as Dioscuri. Zeus transformed them into the constellation Gemini.
The large and powerful wild bull tamed by Persephone and turned into the Taurus constellation.
The nothingness that all else sprung from. A god who filled the gap between Heaven and Earth and created the first beings Gaia, Tartarus, Uranus, Nyx and Erebus.
The Ferryman of Hades. Took the newly dead people across the rivers Styx and Acheron to the Greek underworld if they paid him three obolus (a Greek silver coin).
Greek name: Κρόνος (Krónos)
The god of time. Not to be confused with Cronus, the Titan father of Zeus.
Greek name: Κρεῖος (Kreîos)
One of the twelve Titan Gods, Crios was known as the god of the heavenly constellations and the measure of the year. He was father to Astraeus, Pallas, and Perses.
God of agriculture, leader and the youngest of the first generation of Titans and father of the Titans. Not to be confused with Cronos, god of time.
Guardian god of the ancient city Lamark, where wounded heroes could find comfort and heal after battle. He was the son of Aphrodite.
Deimos is the personification of dread and terror.
Greek name: Διόνυσος, Diónusos
An Olympian god of the grape harvest, winemaking and wine, of ritual madness, religious ecstasy and theatre.
Greek name: Ἐπιμηθεύς (Epimētheús)
God of the afterthought.
Primordial god of darkness.
God of sexual desire, attraction, love and procreation.
One of the wind god known as Anemoi and god of the unlucky east wind. Referred to as “The East Wind”.
A fisherman who became immortal upon eating a magical herb, an Argonaut who may have built and piloted the Argo, and became a god of the sea.
Greek name: ᾍδης, Háidēs
God of the Dead and Riches and King of the Underworld.
Greek name: Ἥλιος (Hḗlios)
God of the Sun and also known as Sol.
Greek name: Ἥφαιστος, Hḗphaistos
God of fire, metalworking, stone masonry, forges and the art of sculpture. Created weapons for the gods and married to Aphrodite.
The greatest of the Greek heroes, he became god of heroes, sports, athletes, health, agriculture, fertility, trade, oracles and divine protector of mankind. Known as the strongest man on Earth.
Greek name: Ἑρμῆς, Hērmês
God of trade, thieves, travelers, sports, athletes, and border crossings, guide to the Underworld and messenger of the gods.
The Evening Star – the planet Venus in the evening.
God of marriage ceremonies, inspiring feasts and song.
Greek name: Ὑπερίων (Hyperíōn)
Titan God of Heavenly Light & Pillar of the East. Hyperion is the father of Helios, the embodiment of the sun; Selene, the personification of the moon; and Eos, the herald of dawn. His wife, Theia, who belongs to the Titan lineage, shares a familial bond as his sister and presides as the goddess overseeing sight and the azure expanse of the sky.
The Greek god of sleep.
Greek name: Ἰαπετός (Iapetós)
Iapetus was the Greek god of Mortality. He is the son of Uranus and Gaia.
God of strength and power.
Greek name: Λήλαντος (Lēlantos)
God of Air
Greek name: Μενοίτιος (Menoítios)
Menoetius is the Titan god of rash actions, violent anger, and human mortality.
God of satire, mockery, censure, writers and poets and a spirit of evil-spirited blame and unfair criticism.
God of dreams and sleep – has the ability to take any human form and appear in dreams.
Greek name: Μόρος
The physical embodiment of doom
Greek name: Νηρέας
The Titan god of the sea before Poseidon and father of the Nereids (nymphs of the sea).
Greek name: Νότος
Another Anemoi (wind god) and Greek god of the south wind. Known as “The South Wind”.
Greek name: Ὠκεανός (Ōceanós)
Titan god of the ocean. Believed to be the personification of the World Ocean, an enormous river encircling the world.
Black-winged daimons that personified dreams.
Greek name: Παιάν
The physician of the Olympian gods.
Greek name: Πάλλας (Pállas)
The Titan god of warcraft and of the springtime campaign season.
God of nature, the wild, shepherds, flocks, goats, mountain wilds, and is often associated with sexuality. Also a satyr (half man, half-goat).
Greek name: Πέρσης (Pérsēs)
The greek god of destruction.
The Morning Star – the planet Venus as it appears in the morning.
The Greek god of wealth.
Twin brother of Castor, together known as the Dioskouri, that were transformed into the constellation Gemini.
Greek name: Πόντος (Póntos)
Ancient, pre-Olympian sea-god of the deep sea, one of the Greek primordial deities and son of Gaia.
Greek name: Ποσειδῶν, Poseidôn
Olympian Greek god of the sea, earthquakes, storms, and horses.
Greek name: Πρίαπος
Minor rustic fertility god, protector of flocks, fruit plants, bees and gardens.
The immortal father of sea-goats, made into the Capricorn constellation.
Greek name: Προμηθεύς (Promētheús)
Titan god of forethought and crafty counsel who was given the task of moulding mankind out of clay.
A group of gods that came before all else.
Greek name: Συκεύς (Sykeús)
Syceus, a Titan born of Gaia, found refuge from Zeus’s wrath when Gaia transformed him into a fig tree, shielding him from harm.
Greek name: Τάρταρος (Tártaros)
The god of the deep abyss, a great pit in the depths of the underworld, and father of Typhon.
A minor god and the god of death.
Messenger of the sea and the son of Poseidon and Amphitrite.
The deadliest monster in Greek mythology and “Father of All Monsters”. Last son of Gaia, fathered by Tartarus and god of monsters, storms, and volcanoes. He challenged Zeus for control of Mount Olympus.
Primordial god of the sky and heavens, and father of the Titans.
The god of dedication, emulation, eager rivalry, envy, jealousy, and zeal.
A wind god (Anemoi). God of the west wind and known as “The West Wind”.
God of the sky, lightning, thunder, law, order, justice, King of the Gods and the “Father of Gods and men”.