70 Lesser Known Greek Gods and Goddesses

Zeus, the chief god; Hera, the wife of Zeus and goddess of marriage; Aphrodite, the goddess of beauty; Athena, the goddess of wisdom are some of the most popular Greek gods and goddesses.

1. Hymen

Hymen is the goddess of marriage.

2. Iris

Iris, daughter of Titan Thaumas and Electra, is the goddess of the rainbow.

3. Mnemosyne

Mnemosyne is the goddess of memory.

4. Hygeria

Hygeria is the goddess of mental and physical health.

5. Nike

Nike, daughter of the Titan Pallas and the river Styx, is the goddess of victory.

6. Flora

Flora is the goddess of fruits and flowers

7. Pan

Pan, from which the word panic was derived, is god of shepherds and flocks, of mountain wilds, hunting and rustic music.

8. Eos

Eos is the goddess of the dawn.

9. Asclepius

Asclepius, son of Apollo and Coronis, is the god of medicine and healing.

10. Hebe

Hebe, daughter of Zeus and Hera, is the goddess of the youth.

11. Astraea

Astraea, daughter of Zeus and Themis, was the virgin goddess of justice.

12. Aurora

Aurora was the goddess of the dawn.

13. Persephone

Persephone was the goddess of the dead and the goddess of the fertility of the earth.

14. Aether

Aether is the god of the upper air.

15. Chaos

A non-gendered deity of the nothingness from which all else sprang

16. Kronos

Kronos is The Keeper of the Time

17. Chronos

Chronos is the father of Zeus, Poseidon and Hades

18. Erebos

Erebos is the god of darkness and shadow.

19. Gaia

Gaia is the goddess of the Earth (Mother Earth), mother of Kronos

20. Oranos

Oranos is the god of the heavens (Father Sky) and father of the Titans.

21. Aeolus

Aeolus is the god of the winds

22. Hemera

Hemera is the goddess of daylight.

23. Nyx

Nyx is the goddess of darkness/night.

24. Alectrona

Alectrona is the goddess of the morning or waking up

25. Eros

Eros, from which the word erotic was derived, is the god of lust, love, and sex

26. Alexiares and Anicetus

Alexiares and Anicetus were the twin guardians of Mt. Olympus

27. Hygieia

Hygieia, from which the word hygiene was derived, is the goddess of cleanliness

28. Amphitrite

Amphitrite is the goddess of the sea, wife of Poseidon

29. Cybele

Cybele is the goddess of caverns, mountain walls and fortress, nature, wild animals

30. Antheia

Antheia is the goddess of flowers and flowery wreaths

31. Boreas

Boreas is the god of the north wind and of winter

32. Aphaea

Aphaea is a minor goddess of agriculture and fertility

33. Priapus

Priapus is the god of male virility

34. Aristaeus

Aristaeus, son of Apollo and Cyrene, is a minor god and a good hunter and inventor. He discovered bee-keeping.

35. Brizo

Brizo is the goddess of sailors

36. Helios

Helios is the god of the sun

37. Cragus

Cragus is the god of victory and strength

38. Dike

Dike is the goddess of Justice

39. Eileithyia

Eileithyia is the goddess of childbirth

40. Doris

Doris is the goddess of the sea’s bounty

41. Elpis

Elpis is the goddess of hope or expectation

42. Ceto

Ceto is the goddess of the dangers of the ocean and of sea monsters

43. Envalius

Envalius is a minor god of war

44. Caerus

Caerus is the god of luck and opportunity

45. Enyo

Enyo is the goddess of destructive war

46. Hybris

Hybris is the god of hubris

47. Eosphorus

Eosphoru is the god of the morning star

48. Psyche

Psyche is the goddess of the soul

49. Euros

Euros is the god of the east wind

50. Glaucus

Glaucus is a minor sea god

51. Hypnos

Hypnos is the god of sleep

52. Metis

Metis is the goddess of wisdom and thought

53. Proteus

Proteus is a minor sea god

54. Morpheus

Morpheus is the god of dreams

55. Nemesis

Nemesis is the goddess of retribution

56. Momus

Momus is the god of satire and criticism

57. Notus

Notus is the god of the south wind

58. Phoebe

Phoebe is the goddess of the moon and brightness

59. Selene

Selene is the goddess of the moon

60. Persephone

Persephone is the goddess of the earth’s fertility

61. Zephyrus

Zephyrus is the god of the west wind

62. Adephagia

Adephagia was the goddess and personification of gluttony.

63. Eris

Eris is the goddess of strife and discord

64. Agdistis

Agdistis is a hermaphroditic demon (possessing both male and female sexual organ)

65. Mania

Mania is the goddess of insanity

66. Alastor

Alastor is the god/demon of family feuds

67. Peitho

Peitho is the goddess of persuasion and seduction

68. Ate

Ate is the goddess of foolish acts

69. Thanatos

Thanatos is the god/demon of death and mortality

70. Bia

Bia is the goddess of violence

See also

10 Famous Surviving Greek Sculptures

Famous Surviving Greek Literary Masterpieces

The Greatest Surviving Greek Architectures

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