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Arke (mythology)

In Greek mythology, Arke is the daughter of Thaumas. Her sister is Iris, the rainbow goddess. Arke and her sister Iris had wings and were the messengers of the Olympian gods. When the gods were fighting the Titans, Arke betrayed the gods and join ...

                                               

Charon (mythology)

In mythology, Charon was the ferryman of Hades. He was the son of Erebos and Nyx. Charon took the newly dead people across the river Acheron or Styx to the Greek underworld, if they paid him three obolus a Greek silver coin. Because of this, peop ...

                                               

Chronos

Chronos is the Greek God of time. He is the personification of time in philosophy before Socrates, and in later literature. Chronos controls the past, present, and future of everything. Without Chronos, the other Greek Gods would have never exist ...

                                               

Cybele

In Anatolian mythology, Cybele was the personification of the earth. She was the goddess of nature, fertility, mountains, and wild animals. She is often represented sitting on a throne, flanked by two lions, and wearing a mural crown. In Phrygian ...

                                               

Erinyes

The Erinyes were the goddesses of revenge in Greek mythology. They are also known as the Furies. These three female divinities were named Alecto, Tisiphone, and Megaera.

                                               

Eris

Eris is the goddess of strife and discord in Greek mythology. She is the daughter of Nyx, but has no father. She is the opposite of Harmonia, who is the goddess of harmony. The Romans called her Discordia. In Roman statues of Discordia, and in ot ...

                                               

Eros

Eros is the god of love, lust, and sex in Greek mythology. According to Hesiods Theogony, Eros came from the Chaos. Later it was said that he was the son of Ares and Aphrodite. His lover is Psyche. Eros has a bow and golden arrows with whom he ca ...

                                               

Gaia (mythology)

Gaia, also spelled Gaea, is the personification of the Earth in Greek mythology. She was a primordial being, one of the first to have sprung forth from the void of Chaos. She is the mother and wife of Ouranos, with whom she sired the Titans, the ...

                                               

Ganymede (mythology)

In Greek mythology, Ganymede or Ganymedes was an extremely handsome youth. Homer said he was the most beautiful of all mortals. He was born a prince of Troy. His parents were King Tros, and Queen Callirrhoe, daughter of the river god Scamander. W ...

                                               

Hades

Hades is the god of the dead and the king of the underworld in ancient Greek religion and myth. He is the eldest son of the Titans Kronos and Rhea and brother to Zeus, Poseidon, Hestia, Hera, Demeter and Chiron. As the lord of the dead, Hades was ...

                                               

Harmonia

Harmonia is the goddess of harmony and concord in Greek mythology. She is the daughter of Ares and Aphrodite. She is the opposite of Eris, goddess of strife and discord. Her Roman counterpart is Concordia.

                                               

Hecate

Hecate is the goddess of magic, crossroads, witchcraft, sorcery, ghosts and necromancy in ancient Greek religion and myth. The daughter of Perses and Asteria, Hecate was a member of the third generation of Titans, but sided with Zeus and his sibl ...

                                               

Hermaphroditus

In Greek mythology, Hermaphroditus was the two-sexed son of Hermes and Aphrodite. He was a minor god of androgeny, effeminacy and hermaphroditism. He also symbolized the unity of male and female. He was one of the members of the Erotes, a group o ...

                                               

Iambe

Iambe is said to have created the iambic pentameter verse pattern in poetry. This is a metered verse with two different sounds, and it was named after Iambe. The iambic pentameter verse is used by many poets, one of which is William Shakespeare.

                                               

Iris (goddess)

Iris was known as the goddess of the rainbow and another messenger for the gods in Greek mythology. She is depicted as a beautiful golden goddess, with wings for flight, sandals, a staff, and a tunic. There is often much art, such as vases and mu ...

                                               

Kratos

Kratos is a minor Ancient Greek god or demon. His name comes from the Greek word for "power" or "strength". He was a guardian of the throne of Zeus. Kratos was the second son of Zeus and also the brother of Nike, Zelus, and Bia. He was one of the ...

                                               

Melinoe

In Greek mythology, Melinoe is the goddess of ghosts. She is the daughter of Persephone and Hades. She lives in the Underworld. She has a pale complexion and a short temper and takes after her father in almost every way, except from her beauty th ...

                                               

Moirai

The Moirai were the three goddesses of destiny in Greek mythology. They were Clotho, Lachesis and Atropos. They controlled the life and destiny of everyone. Clotho spins the thread of life begins a persons or creatures life, Lachesis measures it ...

                                               

Muse

For the British musical group of the same name, see Muse band. for the fruit called the Euterpe see Açai palm. The Muses are goddesses representing different arts and sciences in Greek mythology. They are the daughters of Mnemosyne and Zeus. Most ...

                                               

Nike (mythology)

Nike is the goddess of victory in Greek mythology. She was the daughter of Styx and Pallas and the sister of Cratos, Bia, and Zelus. Nike and her brothers and sister were all friends of Zeus. Nike could run very fast, had wings and brings good lu ...

                                               

Nyx

Nyx was the goddess of the night in Greek mythology. She came out of Chaos. Her Roman equivalent was Nox. Nyx could not die. This is because she was sent to Earth by the Greek Gods and Goddesses.

                                               

Oneiroi

The Oneroi were the sons of Hypnos, the god of sleep in Greek mythology. They were the personification of dreams. They were Morpheus, Phobetor and Phantasos. They lived in caves in the far west, near the gates of the Underworld. They were sent th ...

                                               

Orpheus

Orpheus is the god of music in Greek mythology. When he played his harp the world would sway to the music. He was the son of a Muse. Orpheus was married to a dryad named Eurydice. While trying to get away from a satyr, she was bitten by a snake a ...

                                               

Paean (god)

In the Iliad, book 5, the Olympian god of war Ares is wounded by mortal hero Diomedes. Ares is to Olympus in a hurry, where Paeon applies medicine that gave an instant relief. Hades too was helped by Paeon when he was shot with an arrow by Heracl ...

                                               

Pan (mythology)

Pan was the Ancient Greek god of pastures, flocks, the mountain wilds and rustic music. In Rome, he was called Faunus. He had the body of a satyr. He was also known to produce a sound called a "panic" that caused extreme pain to any who heard it, ...

                                               

Persephone

Persephone is the goddess of the dead and queen of the underworld in ancient Greek religion and myth. She is the daughter of Zeus and Demeter and is married to the god Hades, with whom she rules over the souls of the dead. As a vegetation goddess ...

                                               

Priapus

Priapus was a minor fertility god in Greek mythology, who was also the protector of livestock, fruit plants, and male genitals. He was depicted as having an oversized and permanent erection. Sources differ as to who his parents were. Some say he ...

                                               

Thanatos

Thanatos is the god of death in Greek mythology. He is the son of Nyx and the twin brother of Hypnos, the god of sleep. Sigmund Freud, a famous psychologist, used the word in one of his theories. THANATOS was the god or personified spirit daimon ...

                                               

Tyche

Tyche, also known as Tuch, was the goddess of destiny in Greek mythology. She controlled the good and bad of fortune and prosperity of a city. Her name means "luck" in Greek. She is often represented wearing a mural crown. The crown looks like th ...

                                               

Uranos

Uranos, also called Ouranos in, is the personification of the sky in Greek mythology. He is the son and husband of the primordial goddess Gaia and father of the Titans, Hekatonkheires, and Elder Cyclopes. His Roman equivalent was Caelus, the husb ...

                                               

Devi

Devi is the word for "goddess" in Hinduism. The male equivalent is Deva, the female aspect of the divine. Devi is synonymous with Shakti, the female aspect of the divine. She has many different incarnations. Among these incarnations are Saraswati ...

                                               

Bhūmi

Bhumi is the goddess of earth in Hinduism. She is shown as a beautiful woman sitting on a lotus. She has an owl as her vahana or vehicle. She plays major role in the Hindu epics Ramayana and Mahabharata. She is always regarded as an equivalent to ...

                                               

Brahma

According to Hinduism and Hindu mythology, Brahma is one of the three major gods of Hindus. Brahma is said to be the creator of the whole universe. The other two gods are Vishnu, the preserver, and Shiva, the destroyer, all three of which make up ...

                                               

Dattatreya

Dattatreya is the God who is an incarnation of the Divine Trinity Brahma, Vishnu and Siva. The word Datta means "Given", Datta is called so because the divine trinity have "given" themselves in the form of a son to the sage couple Guru Atri and M ...

                                               

Durga

Durga is one of the goddesses in Hinduism and is a form of Devi, the supreme goddess. In Bengal, she is said to be the mother of Ganesha and Kartikeya as well of Saraswati and Lakshmi. She is considered a divine mother, a guardian, and a warrior ...

                                               

Hindu gods

In Hinduism there are many beliefs regarding gods. But in most of them a god is in charge. Supreme god is regarded as a creator of the universe, an entity that exists and gives life to all things. It is believed to have created the universe and m ...

                                               

Kali

Kali is one of the goddesses in Hinduism and aspect of Parvati. She is the goddess of creation, destruction, time and commonly presented as dark and violent. Various Shakta Hindu cosmologies, as well as Shakta Tantric beliefs, worship her as the ...

                                               

Lakshmi

Lakshmi is the goddess of money, wisdom and good luck in Hinduism. Most Hindus pray to her on Diwali, which is a festival in India. She is regarded as an equivalent goddess of Emoinu, her Meitei counterpart. Lakshmi has four arms, fair skin and s ...

                                               

Manasa

Manasa also known as Manasa Devi is the Hindu goddess of snakes and poison. She is mainly worshiped by Hindus for the prevention and cure of snakebites and infectious diseases like smallpox and chicken pox as well as for prosperity and fertility. ...

                                               

Murugan

Lord of the universe tamil lord Murugan, also known as Kandhan is the Tamil god of war and victory. Murugan is the main god worshipped in India, Sri Lanka, Mauritius, Singapore, Malaysia and many other places of the world where Tamils live. Murug ...

                                               

Parvati

According to Hinduism and Hindu mythology, Parvati is considered to be a mother goddess by many people. Parvati is a word in the Sanskrit language that means "daughter of the mountain". Hindu teachings call Parvati the daughter of the Himalayas M ...

                                               

Saraswati

Saraswati is one of the Hindu goddesses. The Vedas also mention her name. She is the goddess of speech, learning and knowledge. The legend states that she created the Sanskrit language and invented the vina, a musical instrument similar to a lute ...

                                               

Shiva

Shiva or Mahadeva is the supreme god in Hinduism and one of the chief deities as a member of the Trimurti. Shiva is causeless auspiciousness. An embodiment of ultimate space of enlightenment. He assumed human form to guide humans in the past and ...

                                               

Sita

In Hinduism, Sita was the daughter of Janaka and wife of Rama, an avatar of god Vishnu. The word Sita means" furrow”, that is, the line created on the farm when it is ploughed. She is believed to be the daughter of Bhūmi in many legends. There is ...

                                               

Vishnu

Lord Maha Vishnu is the Supreme Godhead of Vaishnavism in puranas. He is called Swambhagwan in the Ramayana and Mahabharata. Vishnu is one of the three main gods in Hinduism and the Absolute Supreme being in the Vaishnava tradition. Vishnu is one ...

                                               

Vithoba

Vithoba is a Hindu god worshipped mainly in the Indian states of Maharashtra and Karnataka. He is also known as Vitthala and Panduranga. He is generally considered a form of the Hindu god Vishnu or Krishna. In stone images and pictures, he is sho ...

                                               

Ama-no-Uzume

Ame-no-Uzume-no-mikoto is the Kami of dawn, happiness and joy in the Shinto religion of Japan. She is famous for her role in the tale of the sun goddess, Amaterasu. Amaterasus brother, the storm god Susanoo 須佐之男命, had vandalised her sacred b ...

                                               

Amaterasu

Amaterasu, Amaterasu-ōmikami or Ōhirume-no-muchi-no-kami, is a goddess in Japanese mythology. She is the Sun Goddess, and the most sacred of all Shinto deities. Her name, Amaterasu, means illuminates Heaven." Her shrine is at Ise.

                                               

Benzaiten

Benzaiten is the Japanese name of the goddess Saraswati. Worship of Benzaiten arrived in Japan in the 6th to 8th centuries, mainly through the Chinese translations of the Sutra of Golden Light. Her Sanskrit name is "Sarasvati Devi", which means " ...

                                               

Daikokuten

In Japan, Daikokuten, is one of the Seven Lucky Gods. Daikokuten came from the Indian god, Shiva. Daikoku wears Japanese robes and has a happy and smiling personality.