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Greek God Names

A complete list of the Greek gods of ancient mythology, their names and the areas of influence they had.


 

Here are some Greek God names that we went over when we were naming our cute little baby. We had a hard time but were happy when we found the perfect Hebrew or Jewish name. Boys and girls Greek God names are below:

  • Callista: latin form of greek kallistê, meaning "most beautiful." in mythology, this is the name of a haliad nymph, the daughter of the sea godtriton. This is also a surname belonging to artemis. 
  • Chlo: greek name meaning "green shoot." in mythology, this is a surname of the goddess demeter. In the new testament bible, this name is mentioned by paul in 1 corinthians 1:11. Also spelled khloe.
  • Mnemosyne: latin form of greek mnêmosynê, meaning "memory." in mythology, this is the name of the personification of memory, a titaness and daughter of gaia and uranus. 

  • Vishnu: hindi myth name of one of the trimurti, meaning "the preserver." the other two are shiva "the destroyer" and brahma "the creator." 
  • Idothea: latin form of greek eidothea, meaning "knowing goddess." in mythology, this is the name of a sea nymph, the daughter of proteus.
  • Delphinios: greek name meaning "of delphi" or "of the dolphins." in mythology, this is a title belonging to apollo.
  • Lakshmi: hindi name derived from the sanskrit word laksya, meaning "aim, goal, mark." in mythology, this is the name of the wife of vishnu, goddess of fortune and wisdom.
  • Fhina: celtic name meaning "wine." in mythology, this is another name belonging to the goddess crobh dearg.
  • Prometheus: latin form of greek promêtheus, meaning "forethought." in mythology, this is the name of the titan who was punished by zeus for stealing fire to give to mankind.
  • Åsdis: older form of norwegian asdis, meaning "god-goddess."
  • Demogorgon: greek myth name of a god of the underworld, thought to be a name for satan, possibly composed of the greek elements daimon"demon, devil" and gorgos "grim," hence "grim demon."
  • Hippolyta: latin form of greek hippolyte, meaning "horse-freer." in mythology, this is a name of the daughter of ares. 
  • Zephyr: short form of greek zephyros, meaning "west wind." in mythology, this is the name of a god of the west wind.
  • Aruna: alternate name for hindi arun, the charioteer of the sun, meaning "redness of the rising sun." 
  • Izanagi: japanese myth name of the husband of izanami, meaning "male who invites."
  • Phobos: greek name meaning "fear." in mythology, this is the name of a son of ares. It is also the name of a moon of mars.
  • Vesperus: roman latin form of greek hesperos, meaning "evening." in mythology, this is the name of a son of eos, the masculine personification of the evening star venus. 
  • Chandra: hindi unisex name meaning "moon." in mythology, this is the name of a lunar and fertility god.
  • Horus: latin form of greek horos, meaning "the distant one." in mythology, this is the name of the son of isis, a falcon-headed god of the sky.
  • Kalligeneia: greek name composed of the elements kallos "beauty" and genes "born," hence "beauty-born." in mythology, this is the name of the nymph nurse of the goddess demeter and her daughter persephone.
  • Jagannath: hindi name composed of the sanskrit elements jagat "world, universe" and natha "lord, master," hence "master of the universe." in mythology, this is a title belonging to vishnu.
  • Janus: variant spelling of roman latin ianus, meaning "door, gate" or "archway." in mythology, this is the name of a two-faced god of gateways. With his two faces he looks into the past and future simultaneously. The month of january was named after this god.
  • Harmonia: greek name meaning "concord, harmony." in mythology, this is the name of the daughter of ares and aphrodite. Her latin name is concordia.
  • Azeneth: variant form of hebrew acnath, meaning "belonging to the goddess neith."
  • Angra mainyu: old persian myth name of the source of all evil, the twin brother and main enemy of ahura mazda, meaning "evil spirit; devil."

  • Chernobog: russian form of slavic crnobog, composed of the elements cherno "black" and bog "god," hence "black god." in slavic mythology, this is the name of a god of evil and darkness, the counterpart of belobog ("white god").
  • Marduk: akkadian name meaning "solar calf." in babylonian mythology, this is the name of a god said to have killed a dragon named tiamat. In the bible, he is known by the hebrew name merodach, and is a babylonian idol, probably the planet mars, which like saturn was regarded by ancient semites as the author of bloodshed and slaughter, and was propitiated with human victims.
  • Vesna (serbian: ): slavic myth name of a goddess of spring, meaning "messenger." in use by the croatians, latvians, and serbians.
  • Horos: greek form of egyptian hor, meaning "the distant one." in mythology, this is the name of the son of isis, a falcon-headed god of the sky.
  • Neith: egyptian name meaning either "water" or "weaver." in mythology, this is the name of a mother goddess, the personification of the waters of life.
  • Thalia: latin form of greek thaleia, meaning "blooming, flourishing." in mythology, this is the name of the muse of comedy and pastoral poetry.
  • Iuturna: roman myth name of a goddess of fountains, springs and wells, derived from latin iuvare, meaning "to help."
  • Waldis: norwegian form of old norse valdís, meaning "goddess of the slain in battle."
  • Hemera: greek name meaning "day." in mythology, this is the name of a primeval goddess of day, the daughter of erebos and nyx, and sister-wife of æther.
  • Hecate: latin form of greek hekate, meaning "worker from far off." in mythology, this is the name of a goddess of witchcraft, demons, graves, and the underworld.
  • Minerva: roman name, possibly derived from latin mens, meaning "intellect." in mythology, this is the name of a goddess of wisdom and war. Equated with greek athene.
  • Mabon: welsh name meaning "divine son." in celtic mythology, this is the name of the son of modron ("divine mother"). He was a hunter god who was stolen by annwn from his mother three days after his birth. He was rescued by culhwch, a cousin to arthur, but because of the time he spent with annwn, he remained young. He later assisted culhwch in his search of olwen. 
  • Sampsa: finnish form of greek sampson, meaning "like the sun." in mythology, this is the name of a god of harvest who wakes up in the spring and dances through the fields sowing corn and oats. His full name is sampsa pellervoinen and he is also known by the name pellervo.
  • Bharat: hindi name meaning "india," from bharat mata ("mother india"). In mythology she was the personification of india, and more recently considered a goddess of fertility. She is usually depicted wearing a saree and holding a flag.
  • Xenia: from the ancient greek word xenia, from xenos "stranger, foreigner," but sometimes rendered "hospitable (esp. To foreigners)." zeuswas sometimes referred to as zeus xenia because he was also a god of "travelers." for this reason the ancient greeks considered it a religious obligation to be "hospitable" to travelers. It is said that the trojan war began as a result of a violation of xenia, for paris had been a guest of menelausand violated xenia by abducting his host's wife.
  • Ceres: roman name derived from the proto-indo-european root ker, meaning "to grow." in mythology, this is the name of a goddess of agriculture.

  • Acnath: hebrew name of egyptian origin, meaning "belonging to the goddess neith." in the bible, this is the name of joseph's egyptian wife.
  • Baldr: old norse name derived from the word baldr, meaning "lord, prince." in mythology, this is the name of the second son of odin and frigg. He was a god of beauty, joy, purity and peace. His death was seen as the triggering event which brought about the destruction of all the gods at ragnarok. He was ceremonially cremated upon his ship, hringhorni, largest of all ships ever built.
  • Kali: hindi myth name of the wife of shiva, meaning "the black one" and "devourer of time." compare with another form of kali.
  • Portumnus: variant form of roman portunus, meaning "of the harbor." in mythology, this is the name of a sea god equated with greek palaemon.
  • Hermês: greek name meaning "of the earth." in mythology, this is the name of a son of zeus and maia. His roman name is mercury.
  • Melpomenê: greek name meaning "choir." in mythology, this is the name of the muse of tragedy.
  • Astraea: latin form of greek astraia, meaning "starry one." in mythology, this is the name of a goddess of justice.
  • Eileithyia: greek name derived from the word eleluthyia, meaning "relieve." in mythology, this is the name of a goddess of childbirth. Her latin name is lucina.
  • Murali: hindi myth name attributed to krishna, meaning "flute."
  • Dionysos: greek name composed of the elements dios "zeus" and nysa, hence "zeus-nysa," i.E. "god of nymphs." in mythology, this is the name of a god of revelry and the intoxicating effect of wine. Nysa is the name of a legendary land/mountain where dionysos was raised and nursed by rain-nymphs. There are many places bearing the name nysa in anatolia, turkmenistan, poland and serbia. The serbian nysa is spelled nis and has been interpreted as an indo-european word meaning "nymph."
  • Hephaistos: greek name said to be pre-hellenic and of unknown origin, but possibly from the word hepta, meaning "seven." in mythology, this is the name of the lame god of artisans, craftsmen, metallurgy and fire. His roman name is vulcan. It was from the forge of this god that prometheus stole fire to give to man. He is also known by the epithet "both feet crooked."
  • Áine (pron. Awnya): irish name derived from the proto-celtic element *aidn, meaning "radiance." in mythology, this is the name of a queen of the fairies. She may have originally been a goddess of light.
  • Uranus: latin form of greek ouranos, meaning "the heavens." in mythology, this is the name of the husband of gaia and father of the titans.

  • Erebos: greek name, probably borrowed from hebrew erebh or akkadian erebu ("sunset, evening"), hence "darkness." in mythology, this is the name of the offspring of chaos, brother of nyx, and father of æther. He is the personification of primordial darkness. In later legends erebosbecame the name of a place in hades, the underworld. 
  • Calligenia: latin form of greek kalligeneia, meaning "beauty-born." in mythology, this is the name of the nymph nurse of the goddess demeter and her daughter persephone.
  • Apollon: greek myth name of a god of archery, healing, light, poetry, prophecy, music, and the sun. He is the son of zeus and leto, and the twin brother of artemis, goddess of the hunt and moon. According to æschylus, the name comes from apollumi, meaning "to destroy," hence "the destroyer." 
  • Mneme: latin form of greek mnêmê, meaning "memory." in mythology, this is the name of one of the three original muses.
  • Iacchus: latin form of greek iakkhos, meaning "to shout." in greek mythology, this is an epithet of the god dionysos, associated with the eleusinian mysteries.
  • Niamh: irish gaelic myth name of the daughter of a sea god, meaning "beauty, brightness." 
  • Sri: hindi myth name borne by lakshmi, meaning "beauty, light."
  • Adad: akkadian name of a babylonian-assyrian god of thunder and storms, meaning "thunder." adad is called ishkur in sumerian. He is also known by the akkadian name ramman, meaning "thunderer." his syrian counterpart is hadad, meaning "thunder." compare with another form of adad.
  • Arun: hindi name meaning "redness of the rising sun." in mythology, this is the name of the charioteer of the rising sun. He is said to be a cripple having no thighs.
  • Khthonios: greek name derived from the word khthonios, meaning "of the earth (especially the inner earth, i.E. Underworld)." in mythology, this is an epithet applied to hermes and zeus. It is the masculine form of khthonia.
  • Cupid: short form of latin cupido, meaning "desire." in roman mythology, this is the name of a god of love, the son of venus. He is also known asamor, "love." his greek name is eros, meaning "sexual love."
  • Kallistê: greek name derived from the word kallistos, meaning "most beautiful." in mythology, this is the name of a haliad nymph, the daughter of the sea god triton. This is also a surname belonging to artemis. The latin forms are calliste and callista.
  • Andraste: celtic myth name of a briton goddess of victory, meaning "invincible."
  • Vasu: hindi myth name of one of the gods who represent the different aspects of nature and natural phenomenon, meaning "dweller."
  • Ouranos: greek name meaning "the heavens." in mythology, this is the name of the husband of gaia and father of the titans.
  • Het-heru: egyptian name composed of the elements hwt "house" and hr "horus," hence "house of horus." in mythology, this is the name of a cow-headed goddess of love.
  • Bergdis: old norse name composed of the elements bjarga "to rescue" and dís "goddess, woman," hence "rescue-goddess." 
  • Ereshkigal: mesopotamian name meaning "great lady earth." in mythology, this is the name of a goddess of irkalla, the land of the dead.
  • Skuld: old norse name meaning "debt; future; that which ought to be." in mythology, this is the name of one of the three norns, a goddess of destiny. The other two are urðr ("fate; that which happened") and verðandi ("present").
  • Cælestis: latin unisex name meaning "heavenly." in roman mythology, this is an epithet belonging to the god jupiter (jupiter cælestis) and the goddess diana (diana cælestis).
  • Nyx: greek name meaning "night." in mythology, this is the name of a goddess of night.

  • Shivali: hindi myth name borne by the goddess parvati, meaning "beloved of shiva."
  • Cardea: latin name meaning "door-pivot." in roman mythology, this is the name of a goddess of health, door hinges, handles, and thresholds.
  • Enyo: greek counterpart of roman latin bellona, meaning "warlike." in mythology, this is the name of a goddess of war known as the "waster of cities," depicted as being covered in blood and carrying weapons. She was a companion of ares and is sometimes said to be his sister or mother.
  • Ashtoreth: hebrew name meaning "star." in the bible, this is the name of the principal female deity of the semitic nations, worshiped in war and fertility. Equated with assyrian ishtar and greek astarte. 
  • Pontus: latin form of greek pontos, meaning "sea." in mythology, this is the name of a god of the sea, the father of nereus, phorkys, and other sea-gods. Compare with another form of pontus.
  • Quetzalcoatl: aztec nahuatl name meaning "feathered serpent." in mythology, this is the name of a god of the sky.
  • Eupheme: anglicized form of greek euphêmê, meaning "well i speak." in mythology, this is the name of a goddess of good omen, praise, and shouts of triumph.
  • Ahti: another name for finnish lemminkäinen, the myth name of a god of magic, a sorcerer said to be able to "sing the sand into pearls." 
  • Parvati: hindi myth name of a wife of shiva, meaning "she of the mountains."
  • Summanus: roman myth name of a god of nocturnal lightning and thunder, meaning "nighttime."
  • Hercules: latin form of greek herakles, meaning "glory of hera." in mythology, this is the name of a son of zeus by the mortal woman alcmene. He is noted for his exceptional physical strength and the twelve labors he completed after which he was made a god. 
  • Zherneboh: slavic name meaning "black god." 
  • Juno: roman latin name meaning "vital force." in mythology, this is the name of the wife of jupiter and mother of mars. 
  • Spes: latin name meaning "hope." in roman mythology, this is the name of "the last goddess," so-called because hope is the last resource available to men. She is equated with greek elpis.
  • Rajani: hindi name meaning "night." in mythology, this is another name of the goddess kali.
  • Prôteus: greek name derived from the word protos, meaning "of the first." in mythology, this is the sea god homer called the "old man of the sea." some equate him with the phoenician sea-god milk-qart.
  • Anu: sumerian babylonian myth name of a god of the heavens, meaning "heaven; sky." also spelled an.
  • Maponos: celtic myth name of a god of youth and music, meaning "divine son." 
  • Mnêmosynê: greek name meaning "memory." in mythology, this is the name of the personification of memory, a titaness and daughter of gaia and uranus. 
  • Aigle: greek name meaning "radiance, splendor." in mythology, this is the name of several characters, including a goddess of good health.
  • Ahura mazda ( ): persian myth name of the uncreated creator of everything in the universe, whose archenemy is ahriman. In avestan, ahura is the term for a good divinity. Mazda stands for wisdom. Hence, the name means "divinity of wisdom."
  • Pellervo: finnish unisex name meaning "field." it is another name for the harvest god sampsa.
  • Cernunnos: celtic myth name of an antlered god of animals, fertility and the underworld, from gaulish carnon/cernon, "horn, antler," hence "horned."
  • Sága: old norse name derived from the word sága, meaning "the seeing one." in mythology, this is the name of a goddess of the aesir, and possibly another name for frigg.

  • Sibyl: short form of greek sibylla, meaning "prophetess." the sibyls are first mentioned by heraclitus in the 5th century bc. "the sibyl, with frenzied mouth uttering things not to be laughed at, unadorned and unperfumed, yet reaches to a thousand years with her voice by aid of the god," originally one of the chthonic earth-goddesses.
  • Aither: greek name meaning "bright, upper air." in mythology, this is the name of one of the first gods, the son of erebus and nyx. He is the god of the pure, upper air that only the gods breathe, as opposed to the gloomy, lower "aer" breathed by mortals.
  • Gunnarr: old norse name composed of the elements gunnr "battle, fight" and arr "army, war," hence "soldier, warrior." in mythology, this is the name of the husband of brynhildr.
  • Hadad: syrian name of a god of storms and rain, meaning "thunder." hadad is equated with akkadian adad, and is also known by the bynameramman, meaning "thunderer." compare with other forms of hadad.
  • Zaramama: quechua myth name of the inca goddess of grain, meaning "grain mother."
  • Amaterasu: japanese name composed of the elements ama "heaven, sky" and terasu "to shine," hence "shining over heaven." in mythology, this is the name of a sun goddess who rules the heavens.
  • Alecto: latin form of greek alekto, meaning "unceasing." in mythology, this is the name of one of the furies (gr. Erinyes, eumenides). Virgil named two others: megaera "grudge," and tisiphone "murder-retribution."
  • Aton: variant spelling of egyptian aten, meaning "solar disk." in mythology, this is the name of a sun god represented by the sun's disk. He is said to be the creator of the universe. 
  • Leucetius: gallo-roman myth name of a god of thunder, meaning "white light." 
  • Pallas: greek unisex name derived from the word pallô, meaning "to brandish a weapon." in mythology, this is the name of many characters in greek mythology: a son of evander; a giant son of uranus and gaia; a titan son of crius and eurybia; the father of the 50 pallantids; a daughter oftriton; and it is an epithet of athena. 
  • Ríg: old norse name meaning "king." in mythology, this is the name of the god who brought into being the progenitors of the three classes of human beings.
  • Lemminkäinen: finnish myth name of a hero of the kalevala, a sorcerer or magician said to be able to "sing the sand into pearls." the meaning of the name is unknown but it is probably related to the name lempi, meaning "love."
  • Athirat: ugaritic name meaning "she who treads on the sea." in semitic mythology, this is the name of a mother goddess.
  • Alcippe: latin form of greek alkippe, meaning "mighty mare." in greek mythology, this was the name of a daughter of ares.
  • Eupraxia: greek name composed of the elements eu "good," and praxis "action, exercise, practice," hence "good conduct." in mythology, this is the name of a goddess or spirit of good conduct.
  • Jupiter: latin name derived from the indo-european compound *dyus-pter, meaning "god the father." in mythology, this is the name of the god of the roman state, in charge of laws and social order. He is also the god of daylight thunder as opposed to summanus, god of night thunder. The planet jupiter was named after him. Equated with greek zeus ("god").
  • Kalliope: greek name composed of the elements kallos "beauty" and ops "voice," hence "beautiful voice." in mythology, this is the the name of the muse of epic poetry.
  • Maris: myth name of an etruscan god of agriculture whom roman mars was later associated with, derived from latin maris, meaning "of the sea." compare with feminine maris.
  • Saranyu: hindu myth name of the wife of surya, a goddess of clouds and dawn.
  • Pluto: latin form of greek plouton, meaning "wealth." in mythology, this is the name of a god of the underworld. The planet pluto was named after him.

  • Amoun: variant spelling of greek ammon, a form of egyptian yamanu, the myth name of a god of wind and air, meaning "the hidden one."
  • Bacchus: latin form of greek bakchos, meaning "noisy, riotous." in roman mythology, this is a name applied to dionysos (roman liber), a god of revelry and the intoxicating power of wine. 
  • Haru: original form of egyptian hor ("distant one"), meaning "falcon." in mythology, this is the name of the son of isis, a falcon-headed god of the sky.
  • Zephyros: greek name meaning "west wind." in mythology, this is the name of a god of the west wind.
  • Anatu: variant spelling of semitic (ugaritic) anat, meaning "water spring." in mythology, this is the name of a goddess of war, the sister and lover of the great storm god ba'al. She is said to have been a consumer of blood and flesh.
  • Aonghas: gaelic name composed of the elements aon "excellent" and gais "boldness, valor," hence "excellent valor." in celtic mythology, this is the name of a god of youth and love. Also spelled aonghus. Translated by the scottish into aeneas. 
  • Faunus: roman latin name meaning "to favor." in mythology, this is the name of the father of fauna and latinus by the nymph marica who was also sometimes said to be his mother. His greek name is pan. 
  • Iris: greek name meaning "rainbow." in mythology, this is the name of a rainbow goddess. In use by the english as a feminine name, and by the jews as a unisex name.
  • Loki: old norse name, possibly derived from the root *leug, meaning "to break." in mythology, this is the name of a god of mischief and foster brother of odin, described as the contriver of all fraud.
  • Phanês: orphic myth name of the first god to appear at the beginning of creation, derived from the greek word phaino, meaning "bring to light; make appear." according to orphic tradition, he passed the scepter of kingship to his only child, nyx, who passed it on to ouranos from whom it was seized by kronos and finally by zeus who devoured phanes in order to obtain his primal powers. He has been described as a golden-winged hermaphrodite. 
  • Ixchel: nahuatl name of a mayan goddess of the earth, moon, and medicine, meaning "rainbow lady."
  • Amphitrite: greek name composed of the elements amphi "around, of both kinds, on both sides," and the triton "sea," hence "around the sea" or "on both sides of the sea." in mythology, this is the name of a sea goddess, who became the consort of poseidon. It is also the name of an asteroid.
  • Cronus: latin form of greek kronos, meaning "time." in mythology, this is the name of the titan father of zeus.
  • Asnat: variant spelling of hebrew asenath, meaning "belonging to the goddess neith." in the bible, this is the name of joseph's egyptian wife.
  • Delia: greek name meaning "of delos." in mythology, this is a name borne by artemis, referring to her place of birth.
  • Megaira: greek name meaning "grudge." in mythology, this is the name of one of the furies (erinyes). Virgil named two others: alecto"unceasing" and tisiphone "murder-retribution."
  • Brigantia: name of the tutelary goddess of the brigantes (british celts) from which the mythic irish bríghid, daughter of dagda, is probably an offshoot.
  • Raiden: japanese myth name of a god of thunder, meaning "thunder and lightning."
  • Kleio: greek name derived from the word kleos, meaning "glory." in mythology, this is the name of a muse of poetry and history.
  • Vulcan: roman name meaning "flash." in mythology, this is the name of a god of fire.
  • Neptune: short form of latin neptunus, probably meaning "moist, wet." in mythology, this is the name of a god of horses and the sea. His greek name is poseidon. The planet neptune was named after him.
  • Promêtheus: greek name derived from the word promethes, meaning "foresight." in mythology, this is the name of the titan who was punished by zeus for stealing fire to give to mankind.
  • Haides: greek name derived from the word aides, meaning "unseen." in mythology, this is the name of the god of the underworld, brother ofzeus and husband of persephone. In the greek bible, haides is associated with orcus, the realm of the dead, the infernal regions where disembodied spirits live, a dark and dismal place in the depths of the earth. Only later was haides described as the grave, death, and hell. Also spelled hades. 
  • Phoibe: greek name meaning "shining one." in mythology, this is the name of a titan goddess of bright intellect.
  • Terra: roman equivalent of latin gæa (greek gaia), meaning "earth." in mythology, this is the name of a goddess of earth. Compare with another form of terra.
  • Orion: greek name, probably meaning "mountain man." but some sources say that the name may actually be of akkadian origin; if so, it means "light of heaven." in mythology, this is the name of one of the titan gods, a primordial hunter who was killed by a scorpion. A constellation was named after him. Orion had two dogs; their names were: arktophonos and ptoophagos. 
  • Circe: latin form of greek kirke, meaning "hoop-round." in mythology, this is the goddess pharmakeia (witch or sorceress) who lived on the island of aiaia and changed odysseus's men into hogs. 

  • Hebe: latin form of greek hêbê, meaning "young." in mythology, this is the name of a goddess of youth. 
  • Tethys: greek name meaning "grandmother; nurse." in mythology, this is the name of a titaness and sea goddess, the daughter of uranusand gæa.
  • Bel: welsh myth name of an ancestor deity, meaning "shining." the name was derived from the same root (bel) as celtic belenus, but bel's character and attributes are said to be much different. 
  • Savitr: hindi myth name of a sun god, meaning "sunray."
  • Freyr: old norse name possibly derived from the word *fraujar, meaning "lord, master." in mythology, this is the name of a god of rain and sunlight.
  • Phanes: latin form of greek phanês, meaning "bring to light; make appear." in mythology, this is the name of the first god to appear at the beginning of creation. According to tradition, he passed the scepter of kingship to his only child, nyx, who passed it on to ouranos from whom it was seized bykronos and finally by zeus who devoured phanes in order to obtain his primal powers. He has been described as a golden-winged hermaphrodite. 
  • Anat: semitic (ugaritic) name of a goddess of war, the sister and lover of the great storm god ba'al, meaning "water spring." she is said to have been a consumer of blood and flesh.
  • Krishna: hindi myth name of an incarnation of vishnu, meaning "the black" and "the blue."
  • Izanami: japanese myth name of the wife of izanagi, meaning "female who invites."
  • Mictlantecuhtli: aztec name meaning "lord of mictlan." in mythology, this is the name of a god of the underworld.
  • Aeronwen: welsh name popularly translated aeron "berries" and gwen "white," yielding "white berries," but the first element is more likely to have come from the name of a celtic goddess of war, aeron, meaning "carnage, slaughter," hence "white slaughter." 
  • Diônê: greek name meaning "the goddess." in mythology, this is the name of the titan mother of aphrodite. It is a feminine form of zeus. 
  • Tiamat: babylonian name composed of the sumerian elements ti "life," and ama "mother," hence "mother of life." in mythology, this is the name of a primeval sea dragon goddess, the embodiment of chaos, and mother of the first gods.
  • Ganesha: hindi name composed of the elements gana "horde" and isa "lord," hence "lord of the horde." in hindu mythology, this is the name of a god of good luck and wisdom. Also spelled ganesa and ganesh.
  • Euphêmê: greek name composed of the elements eu "good, well" and phemi "i speak," hence "well i speak." in mythology, this is the name of a goddess of good omen, praise, and shouts of triumph.
  • Dione: latin form of greek diônê, meaning "the goddess." in mythology, this is the name of the titan mother of aphrodite. Compare with another form of dione.
  • Lir: irish name meaning "the sea." in mythology, this is the name of a god of the sea. He is identified with welsh llr.
  • Hor: altered form of egyptian haru ("falcon"), meaning "the distant one." in mythology, this is the name of the son of isis, a falcon-headed god of the sky.
  • Lugobelinos: old celtic name composed of the word *lugios "oath" and the name of a god of fire, hence "oath of belenus."
  • Kallisto: greek name derived from the word kallistos, meaning "most beautiful." in mythology, this is the name of the daughter oflycaon, king of arcadia. The latin form is callisto.
  • Ananta: hindi myth name meaning "infinite; without end." this is the name of another incarnation of vishnu.

  • Polymnia: greek name composed of the elements polys "much" and hymnos "hymn, song," hence "very musical" or "many hymns." in mythology, this is the name of the muse of dance and sacred hymns. 
  • Crius: latin form of greek krios, meaning "master, ruler." in mythology, this is the name of one of the titans.
  • Bes: egyptian myth name of a dwarf god, meaning "brings joy."
  • Terpsichore: latin form of greek terpsikhore, meaning "enjoying the dance." in mythology, this is the name of a muse of dance.
  • Céibhfhionn: irish gaelic name meaning "fair locks." in mythology, this is the name of a water goddess of inspiration, intelligence, knowledge and creativity.
  • Ing: old norse name derived from proto-germanic ingwaz, meaning "lord of the inguins." in mythology, this is the name of a fertility god.
  • Proteus: latin form of greek prôteus, meaning "of the first." in mythology, this is the sea god homer called the "old man of the sea." some equate him with the phoenician sea-god milk-qart.
  • Leucothea: latin form of greek leucothea, meaning "white goddess." in mythology, this is the name of a sea goddess who assisted sailors in distress.
  • Inanna: sumerian name, possibly meaning "lady of heaven." in babylonian mythology, this is the name the daughter of ea and sister of nanshe; she is a goddess of the sky, earth, love, fertility and war.
  • Tanit: phoenician myth name of a goddess of love, the moon and the stars, possibly meaning "serpent lady. In egyptian her name means "land ofneith."
  • Tjernobog: danish form of slavic crnobog, meaning "black god." in slavic mythology, this is the name of a god of evil and darkness, the counterpart of belobog ("white god").
  • Anpu: egyptian myth name of a jackal-headed god of the underworld, meaning "royal child."
  • Kharis: greek name meaning "charm, grace, kindness." in mythology, this is the singular form of plural kharites (charites), a name for the goddesses of charm.
  • Astraia: greek name meaning "starry one." in mythology, this is the name of a goddess of justice.
  • Sutekh: egyptian name, possibly meaning "one who dazzles." in mythology, this is the name of an ancient evil god of chaos, storms, and the desert, who slew osiris. 
  • Delphinia: feminine form of greek delphinios, meaning "of delphi" or "of the dolphins." in mythology, this is the surname of artemis. 

  • Surya: hindi myth name of a sun god and husband of saranyu, meaning "sun." 
  • Amardad: persian form of avestan ameretat, meaning "immortality." in zoroastrian mythology, this is the name of a goddess of immortality.
  • Palaemon: latin form of greek palaimon, meaning "wrestler." in mythology, this is the name of a young sea god who aided sailors in distress.
  • Consus: roman name, probably of etruscan or sabine origin, meaning "to sow." in mythology, this is the name of a god of grains and subterranean silos. 
  • Aten: egyptian name of the "solar disk." in mythology, this is the name of a sun god represented by the sun's disk. He is said to be the creator of the universe. Also spelled aton.
  • Taranis: celtic myth name of a thunder god, meaning "thunder." 
  • Erebus: latin form of greek erebos, meaning "darkness." in mythology, this is the name of the offspring of chaos, brother of nyx, and father ofæther. He is the personification of primordial darkness. In later legends erebos became the name of a place in hades, the underworld. 
  • Lucina: latin name derived from the word lucus, meaning "grove." in roman mythology, this is the name of a goddess of childbirth. She is equated with latin ilithyia (greek eileithyia), meaning "to relieve." an asteroid was named after her. 
  • Eir: old norse name derived from the word eir, meaning "help, mercy." in mythology, this is the name of a goddess of healing and medicine.
  • Harish: hindi name composed of the elements hari "monkey" and isa "lord," hence "monkey lord." in mythology, this is a name borne byvishnu.
  • Gæa: latin form of greek gaia, meaning "earth." in mythology, this is the name of the goddess of earth, the wife of uranus and mother of the titans. Her roman name is terra.
  • Demeter: greek myth name of a goddess of agriculture, derived from doric da-mater, meaning "earth mother." compare with masculinedemeter.
  • Hera: latin form of greek hêrâ. In mythology, this is the name of the wife of zeus. Of unknown meaning. She may originally have been a female deity of the minoan pantheon or of some other unidentifiable pre-greek people. Her roman name is juno, meaning "vital force."
  • Podarge: greek unisex name meaning "fleet-foot." in mythology, this is the name of several characters: 1) one of the harpies who was the mother of balius and xanthus; 2) another name for the rainbow goddess iris; and 3) it was priam's birth name; he changed it after buying his life fromherakles.
  • Adonis: greek name derived from hebrew adonai, meaning "my lord." in mythology, this is the name of a beautiful youth who was loved byaphrodite. He was killed while hunting a boar and the anemone flower sprang from his blood. 
  • Frigg: icelandic name derived from old norse fría, meaning "to love." in mythology, this is the name of a goddess of earth, the queen of the aesir and wife of odin.
  • Melqart: persian form of phoenician milk-qart, meaning "king of the city." in mythology, this is the name of the tutelary god of tyre. Some believe melqart began as a sea god.
  • Asherah: hebrew name meaning "groves (for idol worship)" or "blessed, fortunate." in the bible, this is the hebrew name for the babylonian-canaanite goddess astarte. It is also the name for her images and sacred trees or poles used for worshiping her. 
  • Aegle: latin form of greek aigle, meaning "radiance, splendor." in mythology, this is the name of several characters, including a goddess of good health.
  • Sudarshan: hindi name meaning "seeing one's self correctly; right vision." in mythology, this is part of the name of a sharp-edged, spinning disc-like weapon--sudarshan chakra--belonging to vishnu who used it to decapitate various wicked personalities. 

  • Ether: variant spelling of latin æther, a form of greek aither, meaning "bright, upper air." in mythology, this is the name of one of the first gods, the son of erebus and nyx. He is the god of the pure, upper air that only the gods breathe, as opposed to the gloomy, lower "aer" breathed by mortals.
  • Hjördis: old norse name composed of the elements hjörr "sword" and dis "goddess," hence "sword goddess."
  • Hemigidius: latin name meaning "half-god; demigod." 
  • Borghildr: old norse name composed of the elements bjorg "help, salvation" and hildr "battle, fight," hence "helpful battle maid." in mythology, this is the name of the goddess of the evening mist who slays the sun every night. 
  • Dylan: welsh name composed of the elements dy "great" and llanw "sea," hence "great sea." in mythology, this is the name of a sea god, son ofaranrhod, and twin brother to lleu llaw gyffes.
  • Rama: hindi myth name of a hero of the ramayana, meaning "black, dark" or "darkness." compare with another form of rama.
  • Vigdís: old norse name composed of the elements vig "war" and dís "goddess," hence "war goddess."
  • Kunti: hindi myth name of the mother of karna, meaning "to call, to invoke, to pray."
  • Adrasteia: feminine form of greek adrastos, meaning "inescapable" or "not running away." in greek mythology, this is the name of a nymph who cared for the infant zeus, and also an epithet belonging to the goddess nemesis.
  • Terpsikhore: greek myth name of a muse of dance, meaning "enjoying the dance."
  • Clio: latin form of greek kleio, meaning "fame, glory." in mythology, this is the name of the muse of poetry and history.
  • Irene: latin form of greek eirênê, meaning "peace." in mythology, this is the name of a goddess of peace. 
  • Gaia (�): greek name meaning "earth." in mythology, this is the name of the goddess of earth, the wife of uranus and mother of the titans. Her roman name is terra.
  • Sachin: hindi myth name borne by indra, meaning "pure."
  • Valdís: old norse name composed of the elements valr "the dead, the slain" and dís "goddess, woman," hence "goddess of the slain in battle."
  • Thanatos: greek myth name of a god of death, meaning "death."
  • An: sumerian mesopotamian name meaning "heaven; sky." in mythology, this is the name of a god of the heavens. Also spelled anu. Compare with another form of an.
  • Deimos: greek name meaning "fear, terror." in mythology, this is the name of a son of ares and aphrodite.
  • Kerecacpa: avestan name meaning "he of the lean horse." in mythology, this is the name of a hero god of second-rank in heaven who avenges his brother urvaksha.
  • Palaimon: greek name meaning "wrestler." in mythology, this is the name of a young sea god who aided sailors in distress.
  • Venus: roman myth name of a goddess of love, meaning "love." her greek name is aphrodite. This is also the name of the second planet in our solar system.
  • Bellona: roman name derived from the latin word bellum ("to fight"), hence "warlike." in mythology, this is the name of a goddess of war. The english word belligerent ("war-bearing") was derived from the same root. Bellona predates both mars and ares and may have been the romans' first war deity. In art she is usually depicted wearing a helmet and carrying a weapon. She is equated with greek enyo.
  • Þunor: anglo-saxon equivalent of old norse þórr, meaning "thunder." in mythology, this is the name of a god of thunder.
  • Eos: greek name meaning "dawn." in mythology, this is the name of the goddess of dawn. Equated with latin aurora.
  • Aristaios: greek name meaning "excellence." in mythology, this is the name of the son of apollo and a mortal woman. He was raised on ambrosia and made immortal by gaia. 
  • Hekate: variant spelling of greek hekabe, meaning "worker from far off." in mythology, this is the name of a goddess of witchcraft, demons, graves, and the underworld.
  • Nêreus: greek name derived from the word neros "water," hence "wet one." in mythology, this is the name of a god of the sea.
  • Damodar: hindi name composed of the sanskrit elements daama "cord" and udara "waist," hence "waist-cord." in mythology, this is krishna's 367th name.
  • Khloe: variant spelling of greek chlo, meaning "green shoot." in mythology, this is a surname of the goddess demeter. 
  • Selene: greek myth name of a moon goddess, meaning "moon."
  • Proserpina: roman form of greek persephone ("person-slayer"), derived from latin proserpere, meaning "to emerge." in mythology, this is the name of a daughter of ceres and jupiter. 
  • Anhur: egyptian myth name of a sky god, meaning "skybearer," or "brings back the distant one." 
  • Aku: babylonian myth name of a god of the moon, meaning "moon." compare with another form of aku.
  • Belobog: slavic name composed of the elements byelo "white" and bog "god," hence "white god." in mythology, this is the name of a god of light and sun, the counterpart of crnobog ("black god"), the cursed god of darkness. 
  • Hafren: modern form of welsh habren, a form of severn, the name of a river in england where a celtic goddess dwelt, possibly meaning "thorny cactus." see sabrina, the latin form.
  • Carme: latin form of greek karme, meaning "to shear." in mythology, this is the name of a harvest goddess. Compare with another form of carme.
  • Makednos: greek name derived from the word makedones, meaning "the high/tall one." in mythology, this is the name of a son of zeusand thyia.
  • Terminus: roman myth name of a god of boundaries, meaning "boundary."
  • Zeus: greek name derived from the first element of the indo-european compound dyeus phter ("god-father"), hence "god." in mythology, this is the name of the highest of the greek olympian gods.
  • Karme: greek name meaning "to shear." in mythology, this is the name of a harvest goddess.
  • Ukko: finnish myth name of a sky and thunder god, meaning "old man."
  • Goibniu: celtic name derived from the word gobha, meaning "smith." in mythology, this is the name of a god of craftsmanship who provided weapons for the tuatha de danaan.
  • Eirênê: greek name meaning "peace." in mythology, this is the name of a goddess of peace. Her latin name is pax.
  • Athena: latin form of greek athene, of unknown etymology, fancifully rendered "mind of god" by plato. In mythology, this is the name of a goddess of wisdom. Her roman name is minerva ("intellect").
  • Hêbê: greek name derived from the word hebos, meaning "young." in mythology, this is the name of a goddess of youth.
  • Diona: variant spelling of latin dione, meaning "the goddess."
  • May: english name sometimes given to baby girls born in the month of may which was named after the greek goddess maia, meaning "nursing mother." compare with another form of may.
  • Valli (tamil: ): hindi myth name of the wife of murugan, meaning "a creeping or winding plant."
  • Perun: slavic myth name of a god of lightning, meaning "thunder."
  • Aser: variant spelling of egyptian asar, possibly meaning "something that has been made; a product." in mythology, this is the name of a god of the underworld. 
  • Vidya: hindi myth name borne by saraswati, meaning "knowledge.
  • Ilmarinen: finnish name derived from the element ilma, meaning "air." in mythology, this is the name of a sky god.
  • Alekto: greek name meaning "unceasing." in greek mythology, this is the name of one of the furies (gr. Erinyes, eumenides). Virgil named two others: megaera "grudge," and tisiphone "murder-retribution."
  • Habren: old welsh form of severn, the name of a river in england where a celtic goddess dwelt, possibly meaning "thorny cactus." see sabrina, the latin form.
  • Aodh (pronounced ee): modern irish and scottish gaelic form of old gaelic áed, meaning "fire." in celtic mythology, this is the name of a sun god. 
  • Khloris: greek name, meaning "green buds." in mythology, this is the name of a goddess of flowers and vegetation.
  • Vasant: hindi myth name of a god of spring, meaning "spring."
  • Nephelê: greek name meaning "cloud." in mythology, this is the name a goddess of the clouds and mother of the centaurs.
  • Adrastia: latin form of greek adrasteia, meaning "inescapable" or "not running away." in mythology, this is the name of a nymph who cared for the infant zeus, and also an epithet belonging to the goddess nemesis.
  • Xochipilli: aztec myth name of a god of love, music, and flowers, meaning "flower prince."
  • Pomona: roman name derived from latin pomus, meaning "fruit tree." in mythology, this is the name of a goddess of fruit trees.
  • Balarama: hindi myth name of the elder brother of sri krishna, composed of the sanskrit elements bala "strength" and rama "pleasing," hence "strongly pleasing."
  • Concordia: latin name meaning "harmony; peace; with (one) heart." in mythology, this is the name of a goddess of peace. Her greek name isharmonia.
  • Thoth: greek form of egyptian djehuty, meaning "he who balances." in mythology, this is the name of a god of the moon, magic and science.
  • Galene: latin form of greek galênê, meaning "calm seas." in greek mythology, this is the name of a sea nymph and goddess of calm seas.
  • Phosphoros: greek name meaning "bearer of light." in mythology, this is the name of the personification of the planet venus. He is also called eosphoros.
  • Deucalion: greek name possibly meaning "new wine sailor." in mythology, this is the name of a son of prometheus, and a son of minos.
  • Ops: roman latin name meaning "plenty." in mythology, this is the name of an earth goddess, the wife of saturn. Identified with greek rhea.
  • Ptah: egyptian name meaning "opener (of the mouth)." in mythology, this is the name of a god of the primordial mound known as the ta-tenen ("risen land"). He was the god who spoke the universe into being.
  • Cybele: latin form of greek kybele, traditionally rendered "she of the hair." in mythology, this is the name of a phrygian goddess of fertility.
  • Shyam: hindi name derived from the sanskrit element syama, meaning "black, blue." in mythology, this is a name belonging to krishna.
  • Ashtaroth: anglicized form of hebrew ashtarowth, meaning "star." in the bible, this is the name applied to false goddesses in the canaanite religion, usually related to a fertility cult. It is also the name of a city in bashan east of the jordan given to manasseh.
  • Linos: greek name derived either from the word ailinon, a ritual "cry of grief," or, from linon, meaning "flax, linen." in the bible, this is the name of one of paul's christian associates. In mythology, this is the name of a musician, the personification of lamentation. He was killed by apollo who was his rival in music. Another version of the story says he was killed by hercules. 
  • Artemis: greek name derived from the word artémes, meaning "safe and sound." in mythology, this is the name of a daughter ofzeus and leto and twin sister to apollo. 
  • Ramman: akkadian name of a babylonian-assyrian god of thunder and storms, meaning "thunderer." ramman is also known by the name adad, meaning "thunder." 
  • Keto: greek name meaning "sea monster." in mythology, this is the name of a goddess of sharks, whales, and other dangers of the sea.
  • Triton: greek name derived from the word tritos, meaning "of the third." in mythology, this is the name of a son of poseidon, a sea god and messenger of the deep.
  • Okeanos: greek name meaning "ocean." in mythology, this is the name of a titan, son of uranus and gaia, the personification of the world-ocean once believed to encircle the world.
  • Despoine: greek name meaning "mistress." in mythology, this is the name of a daughter of poseidon and demeter.
  • Lêtô: greek name meaning "the hidden one." in mythology, this is the name of the mother of apollo and artemis.
  • Diana: latin name meaning "divine, heavenly." in roman mythology, this is the name of a goddess of the moon and hunting.
  • Ammon: greek form of egyptian yamanu, meaning "the hidden one." in mythology, yamanu is the name of a god of wind and air. Compare with another form of ammon.
  • Pan: greek name derived from the word pa-on, meaning "herdsman." in mythology, this is the name of a god of shepherds and flocks, who had the horns, hindquarters and legs of a goat.
  • Ériu: irish name meaning "peace." in mythology, this is the name of a goddess of peace and patroness of ireland.
  • Maneesh: variant spelling of hindi manish, meaning "god of the mind."
  • Dôn: welsh name of unknown meaning. In mythology, this is the name of a mother goddess, the consort of beli mawr. 
  • Shiva: hindi myth name of one of the trimurti, meaning "the destroyer." iva means "auspicious" and is an epithet of several deities. In tamil,iva means "red." the other two trimurti are brahma "the creator" and vishnu "the preserver." 
  • Aiolos: greek name meaning "sparkling; quick-shifting; quick-moving." in mythology, this is the name of the god of winds. 

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