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List of Greek mythological figures. The following is a list of gods, goddesses and many other divine and semi-divine figures from Ancient Greek mythology and Ancient Greek Religion.

List of Greek mythological figures

(The list does not include creatures; for these, see List of Greek mythological creatures.) Immortals[edit] The Greeks created images of their deities for many purposes. A temple would house the statue of a god or goddess, or multiple deities, and might be decorated with relief scenes depicting myths. Divine images were common on coins. Major gods and goddesses[edit] Primordial deities[edit] The Titans are depicted in Greek art less commonly than the Olympians. Gigantes and other "giants"[edit] Personified concepts[edit] Ancient Greece - Gods and Goddesses - The British Museum.

Greek Gods Family Tree / Genealogy. Doing homework? Your teacher has already seen this. See Theoi; it has properly-sourced information. Known errors: Generally inconsistent sourcing. This chart was made in 2004, and Wikipedia was treated as a primary source. Hyperion is also a Titan.


Pan (god) In Greek religion and mythology, Pan (/ˈpæn/;[1] Ancient Greek: Πᾶν, Pān) is the god of the wild, shepherds and flocks, nature of mountain wilds, hunting and rustic music, and companion of the nymphs.[2] His name originates within the Ancient Greek language, from the word paein (πάειν), meaning "to pasture.

Pan (god)

"[3] He has the hindquarters, legs, and horns of a goat, in the same manner as a faun or satyr. With his homeland in rustic Arcadia, he is recognized as the god of fields, groves, and wooded glens; because of this, Pan is connected to fertility and the season of spring. The ancient Greeks also considered Pan to be the god of theatrical criticism.[4] The Roman Faunus, a god of Indo-European origin, was equated with Pan. The worship of Pan began in Arcadia which was always the principal seat of his worship. Representations of Pan on 4th century BC gold and silver Pantikapaion coins Pan is famous for his sexual powers, and is often depicted with a phallus.

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Heros of Greek Myth. Muse. The nine muses—Clio, Thalia, Erato, Euterpe, Polyhymnia, Calliope, Terpsichore, Urania, Melpomene—on a Roman sarcophagus (2nd century AD, from the Louvre) The Muses, (Ancient Greek: Μοῦσαι, moũsai:[1] perhaps from the o-grade of the Proto-Indo-European root *men- "think"[2]) in Greek mythology, poetry and literature, are the goddesses of the inspiration of literature, science and the arts.


They were considered the source of the knowledge, related orally for centuries in the ancient culture, that was contained in poetic lyrics and myths. The Muses were both the embodiments and sponsors of performed metrical speech: mousike (hence the English term "music") was just "one of the arts of the Muses". Others included Science, Geography, Mathematics, Philosophy, and especially Art, Drama, and inspiration. Some authors invoke Muses when writing poetry, hymns or epic history. Origins[edit] Muse reading a scroll, perhaps Clio (Attic red-figure lekythos, Boeotia c. 435–425 BC) In myth[edit] O Muse!

The Muses. The Muses "[The Muses] are all of one mind, their hearts are set upon song and their spirit is free from care.

The Muses

He is happy whom the Muses love. For though a man has sorrow and grief in his soul, yet when the servant of the Muses sings, at once he forgets his dark thoughts and remembers not his troubles. Such is the holy gift of the Muses to men. " ~Hesiod~ It is well known (or it should be) that there were nine Muses who played, sang, danced, and inspired others to do the same. Melete, or PracticeMneme, or MemoryAeode, or SongThese were, I suppose, the three important parts of music, but Cicero added another to the three originals named Telsiopes. Back to Classical Mythology. There are cool stories about each of the Muses, and some other Muses you probably didn't know about. Homepage | The Famous Ones | Goddesses | Humans | Nymphs | Monstresses & Monstrosities | The Myths Pages | Amazons | Men | Terms | Gallery | Dreambook | References & Links Contact me at Muses. The embodiment of the classical idea of the poetical faculty as a divine gift, these famous sisters dwelt on Mount Helicon, and drank of the fountain Hippocrene.


Minerva presented to them the winged horse Pegasus, upon which, if one rode, she would soar aloft among the creatures and creations of fancy. The nine Muses are the daughters of the Zeus and of Mnemosyne, the goddess of memory. The Muses preside over the arts and sciences, inspire all artists, especially poets, philosophers, and musicians. Calliope. was the muse of epic poetry Clio of history Euterpe of lyric poetry Melpomene. of tragedy Terpsichore. of choral songs and the dance Erato of love poetry Polyhymnia. of sacred poetry Urania of astronomy Thalia of comedy. The Muses.

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The Muses

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