Greek Goddesses List • Names of the Greek Goddesses (2024)

A Complete List of Greek Goddesses, Their Names & Their Realms of Influence

Throughout the course of the history of Greek mythology their have been many Greek goddesses. From the Olympian goddesses right down to the many minor goddesses.

Greek goddesses are good archetypal figures because of their exaggerated personalities. Despite their immortality and similarities to modern day superheroes, they are still plagued with personal flaws and negative emotions which caused destruction in their lives and the lives of other gods and mortals.

This page is a list of the Greek goddesses of ancient mythology and will be continually updated with additions, corrections and more information on each of the goddesses.

Achelois

A minor moon goddess whose name means “she who washes away pain”.

Alcyone

One of the seven, Pleiades and daughter of Atlas and Pleione. She bore several children with the god Poseidon.

Alectrona

An early Greek goddess of the sun, daughter of Helios and Rhode, and possibly goddess of the morning.

Amphitrite

Greek goddess of the sea, wife of Poseidon and a Nereid.

Antheia

Goddess of gardens, flowers, swamps, and marshes.

Apate

Goddess of gardens, flowers, swamps, and marshes.

Aphaea

A Greek goddess who was worshipped almost exclusively at a single sanctuary on the island of Aegina in the Saronic Gulf.

Aphrodite

Goddess of love and beauty and married to Hephaestus.

Artemis

Virginal goddess of the hunt and twin sister of Apollo.

Astraea

Known as the “Star Maiden”, daughter of either Zeus and Themis, or of Astraeus and Eos and associated with the Greek goddess of justice, Dike.

Até

Greek goddess of mischief, delusion, ruin, and folly.

Athena

Goddess of wisdom, poetry, art, and war strategy. Daughter of Zeus and born from his forehead fully grown, wearing battle armour.

Atropos

Eldest of the three Moirai, goddesses of fate and destiny (also known as The Fates). Atropos chose the mechanism of death and ended the life of each mortal by cutting their thread.

Bia

The goddess of force and raw energy, daughter of Pallas and Styx, and sister of Nike, Kratos, and Zelus.

Brizo

Ancient Greek prophet goddess who was known as the protector of mariners, sailors, and fishermen.

Calliope

Calypso

Sea nymph who lived on the island of Ogygia, where she detained Odysseus for several years. Generally said to be the daughter of the Titan Atlas.

Celaeno

One of the Pleiades, and a wife of Poseidon. Said to be the mother of the sea god’s children Lycus and Nycteus.

Ceto

Primordial sea monster goddess, the daughter of Gaia and Pontus and mother of sea monsters.

Circe

A goddess of magic who transformed her enemies, or those that insulted her, into beasts.

Clio

The muse of history and one of the nine muses known as “The Muses”. Like all the muses, Clio is the daughter of Zeus and the Titaness Mnemosyne.

Clotho

Youngest of the Three Fates and responsible for spinning the thread of human life.

Cybele

The Greek goddess of caverns, mountains, nature and wild animals.

Demeter

Goddess of agriculture, fertility, sacred law and the harvest.

Doris

A sea nymph whose name represented the bounty of the sea. Mother of the Nereids.

Eileithyia

Goddess of childbirth, referred to by Homer as “the goddess of the pains of birth”.

Electra

One of the seven daughters of Atlas and Pleione, known as The Pleiades.

Elpis

The spirit and personification of hope. Hope was usually seen as an extension to suffering by the Greek, not as a god.

Enyo

Minor goddess of war and destruction, the companion and lover of the war god Ares and connected to Eris.

Eos

A Titaness and the goddess of the dawn.

Erato

One of the Muses, the muse of lyric poetry, especially love and erotic poetry.

Eris

Greek goddess of chaos, strife and discord and connected to the war-goddess Enyo.

Euterpe

One of the Muses, the muse of music and lyric poetry.

Gaia

The primal Greek goddess of the Earth. Known as the great mother of all and often referred to as “Mother Earth”.

Harmonia

The Greek goddess of harmony and concord.

Hebe

Goddess of eternal youth.

Hecate

The goddess of magic, crossroads, moon, ghosts, witchcraft and necromancy (the undead).

Hemera

Primordial goddess of the day, daytime and daylight. Daughter to Erebus and Nyx (the goddess of night).

Hera

Goddess of goddesses, women, and marriage. Married to Zeus and known as Queen of the Gods.

Hestia

goddess of the hearth, home, architecture, domesticity, family, and the state. Also one of the Hesperides.

Hygea

Goddess of good health, cleanliness, and sanitation. This is where the word “hygiene” comes from.

Iris

Greek goddess of the rainbow and messenger of the gods. She is also known as one of the goddesses of the sea and the sky.

Keres

The Keres were female spirits, the daughters of Nyx, the goddess of night.

Kotys

A Dionysian goddess whose celebrations were wild and lascivious.

Lachesis

Second of the Three Fates, the measurer of the thread of life woven by Clotho’s spindle which determines Destiny.

Maia

Eldest of the seven Pleiades and the greek goddess of fields.

Mania

Spirit goddess of insanity, madness, crazed frenzy and the dead.

Melpomene

One of the Muses. Originally the muse of singing, she then became the muse of tragedy.

Merope

One of the seven Pleiades and married to king Sisyphos of Ephyra.

Metis

Titan goddess of wisdom, an Oceanid, and the first great spouse of Zeus.

Nemesis

The goddess of retribution and personification of vengeance.

Nike

Goddess of victory, known as the Winged Goddess of Victory.

Nyx

Primordial goddess of the night.

Peitho

Greek goddess of persuasion and seduction.

Persephone

Goddess of vegetation and spring and queen of the underworld. Lives off-season in the underworld as the wife of Hades.

Pheme

The goddess of fame, gossip and renown. Her favour is notability, and her wrath is scandalous rumors.

Polyhymnia

One of The Muses, the muse of sacred poetry, sacred hymn, dance, and eloquence as well as agriculture, geometry and pantomime.

Rhea

Titaness and goddess of nature. Daughter of the earth goddess Gaia and the sky god Uranus, and known as “the mother of gods”.

Selene

Goddess of the Moon, sometimes referred to as Luna and the ‘mother’ of vampires.

Sterope

One of the seven Pleiades (the daughters of Atlas and Pleione) and the wife of Oenomaus – although according to some accounts, she is his mother by Ares.

Styx

Goddess of the river Styx and a Naiad who was the first to aid Zeus in the Titan war.

Taygete

A mountain nymph and one of the seven Pleiades.

Terpsichore

Goddess of dance and chorus and one of the nine Muses.

Thalia

One of the Muses, the muse of comedy and idyllic poetry.

The Erinnyes

Goddesses of retribution and vengeance whose job was to punish men who committed heinous crimes.

The Graces

Goddesses of retribution and vengeance whose job was to punish men who committed heinous crimes.

The Muses

The nine Muses were the goddesses the arts.

Themis

Ancient Greek Titaness and goddess of divine order, law, natural law and custom.

Thetis

Sea nymph, goddess of water and one of the fifty Nereids, daughters of the ancient sea god Nereus. Also a shapeshifter and a prophet.

Tyche

Goddess of prosperity and fortune.

Urania

One of the Muses, the muse of astronomy and astrology.

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