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Athena Polias

Definition
Epithet of Athena as protector of the city.
Type
Deity, Concept

Centaur

Definition
A centaur, or occasionally hippocentaur, is a creature from Greek mythology with the upper body of a human and the lower body and legs of a horse.
Type
Deity, Concept

Cronus

Definition
In Greek mythology, Cronus was the leader and youngest of the first generation of Titans, the divine descendants of Uranus, the sky, and Gaia, the earth.
Type
Deity, Concept

Chiron

Definition
Chiron was held to be the superlative centaur amongst his brethren since he was called the "wisest and justest of all the centaurs".
Type
Deity, Concept

Bes

Definition
Bes, together with his feminine counterpart Beset, is an ancient Egyptian deity worshipped as a protector of households and, in particular, of mothers, children, and childbirth. Worship of Bes spread as far north as the area of Syria and as far west as the Balearic Islands (Ibiza) in Spain, and later into the Roman and Achaemenid Empires.
Type
Deity, Concept

Britannia

Definition
Britannia is the Roman personification of the region and Roman province of Britannia. Usage of the personification persists in numismatics into the modern era.
Type
Deity, Concept

Cupid

Definition
In Roman mythology, Cupid is the god of desire, erotic love, attraction and affection.
Type
Deity, Concept

Chrysaor

Definition
Chrysaor, was the brother of the winged horse Pegasus, often depicted as a young man, the son of Poseidon and Medusa, born when Perseus decapitated the gorgon.
Type
Deity, Concept

Ceres

Definition
In ancient Roman religion, Ceres was a goddess of agriculture, grain crops, fertility and motherly relationships.
Type
Deity, Concept

Concordia

Definition
In ancient Roman religion, Concordia is the goddess who embodies agreement in marriage and society.
Type
Deity, Concept

Diana

Definition
Diana is a goddess in Roman and Hellenistic religion, primarily considered a patroness of the countryside, hunters, crossroads, and the Moon. She is equated with the Greek goddess Artemis, and absorbed much of Artemis' mythology early in Roman history.
Type
Deity, Concept

Demeter

Definition
In ancient Greek religion and mythology, Demeter is the goddess of the harvest and agriculture, presiding over grains and the fertility of the earth.
Type
Deity, Concept

Cybele

Definition
Cybele is an Anatolian mother goddess. Phrygia's only known goddess, she was probably its national deity. Greek colonists in Asia Minor adopted and adapted her Phrygian cult and spread it to mainland Greece and to the more distant western Greek colonies around the 6th century BC.
Type
Deity, Concept

Flora

Definition
Flora is a Roman goddess of flowers and of the season of spring – a symbol for nature and flowers (especially the may-flower). While she was otherwise a relatively minor figure in Roman mythology, being one among several fertility goddesses, her association with the spring gave her particular importance at the coming of springtime.
Type
Deity, Concept

Eileithyia

Definition
Eileithyia or Ilithyia was the Greek goddess of childbirth and midwifery, and the daughter of Zeus and Hera.
Type
Deity, Concept

Eirene

Definition
Eirene more commonly known in English as Peace, was one of the Horae, the personification of peace. She was depicted in art as a beautiful young woman carrying a cornucopia, sceptre, and a torch or rhyton.
Type
Deity, Concept

Diomedes

Definition
Diomedesis a hero in Greek mythology, known for his participation in the Trojan War, and later legendary king of Argos.
Type
Deity, Concept

Dike

Definition
Dike or Dice is the goddess of justice and the spirit of moral order and fair judgement as a transcendent universal ideal or based on immemorial custom.
Type
Deity, Concept

Fecunditas

Definition
In Roman mythology, Fecunditas was the goddess of fertility. She was portrayed as a matron, sometimes holding a cornucopia or a hasta pura, with children in her arms or standing next to her.
Type
Deity, Concept

Gorgon

Definition
A Gorgon is a creature in Greek mythology. Gorgons occur in the earliest examples of Greek literature. While descriptions of Gorgons vary, the term most commonly refers to three sisters who are described as having hair made of living, venomous snakes and horrifying visages that turned those who beheld them to stone.
Type
Deity, Concept

Hephaestus

Definition
Hephaestus is the Greek god of blacksmiths, metalworking, carpenters, craftsmen, artisans, sculptors, metallurgy, fire (compare, however, with Hestia), and volcanoes.
Type
Deity, Concept

Hecate

Definition
Hecate or Hekate is a goddess in ancient Greek religion and mythology, most often shown holding a pair of torches, a key, snakes or accompanied by dogs and in later periods depicted in triple form. She is variously associated with crossroads, entrance-ways, night, light, magic, witchcraft, knowledge of herbs and poisonous plants, ghosts, necromancy, and sorcery.
Type
Deity, Concept

Helios

Definition
Helios, also Helius, in ancient Greek religion and myth, is the god and personification of the Sun, often depicted in art with a radiant crown and driving a horse-drawn chariot through the sky.
Type
Deity, Concept

Hades

Definition
Hades, in the ancient Greek religion and myth, is the god of the dead and the king of the underworld, with which his name became synonymous.
Type
Deity, Concept

Griffin

Definition
The griffin, griffon, or gryphon is a legendary creature with the body, tail, and back legs of a lion; the head and wings of an eagle; and sometimes an eagle's talons as its front feet.
Type
Deity, Concept

Hathor

Definition
Hathor was a major goddess in ancient Egyptian religion who played a wide variety of roles, including a sky goddess and patron of music, dance, joy, love, sexuality, and maternal care.
Type
Deity, Concept

Hebe

Definition
Hebe, in ancient Greek religion and mythology, often given the ephitet Ganymeda (meaning "Gladdening Princess"), is the goddess of youth or the prime of life.
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Deity, Concept

Fortuna

Definition
Fortuna (equivalent to the Greek goddess Tyche) is the goddess of fortune and the personification of luck in Roman religion
Type
Deity, Concept

Hydra

Definition
The Lernaean Hydra or Hydra of Lerna, more often known simply as the Hydra, is a serpentine water monster in Greek and Roman mythology. Its lair was the lake of Lerna in the Argolid, which was also the site of the myth of the Danaïdes. Lerna was reputed to be an entrance to the Underworld, and archaeology has established it as a sacred site older than Mycenaean Argos. In the canonical Hydra myth, the monster is killed by Heracles (Hercules) as the second of his Twelve Labors.
Type
Deity, Concept

Horus

Definition
Horus or Heru, Hor, Har in Ancient Egyptian, is one of the most significant ancient Egyptian deities who served many functions, most notably as god of kingship and the sky. He was worshipped from at least the late prehistoric Egypt until the Ptolemaic Kingdom and Roman Egypt.
Type
Deity, Concept

Hippocamp

Definition
The hippocampus or hippocamp, often called a sea-horse in English, is a mythological creature shared by Phoenician, Etruscan, Pictish, Roman and Greek mythology, though its name has a Greek origin. The hippocampus has typically been depicted as having the upper body of a horse with the lower body of a fish.
Type
Deity, Concept

Hyacinth

Definition
Hyacinth or Hyacinthus is a gentle and clever divine hero and a lover of Apollo from Greek mythology. His cult at Amyclae southwest of Sparta dates from the Mycenaean era.
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Deity, Concept

Hermes

Definition
Hermes is an Olympian deity in ancient Greek religion and mythology. Hermes is considered the herald of the gods.
Type
Deity, Concept

Hera

Definition
Hera is the goddess of women, marriage, family and childbirth in ancient Greek religion and mythology, one of the twelve Olympians and the sister and wife of Zeus.
Type
Deity, Concept

Hygieia

Definition
Hygieia is a goddess from Greek, as well as Roman, mythology. Hygieia is a goddess of health, cleanliness and hygiene.
Type
Deity, Concept

Iolaus

Definition
Iolaus was a Theban divine hero. He was famed for being Heracles' nephew and for helping with some of his Labors, and also for being one of the Argonauts.
Type
Deity, Concept

Herophile

Definition
Herophile was a mythical sibyl, or prophet, of Delphi.
Type
Deity, Concept

Isis

Definition
Isis was a major goddess in ancient Egyptian religion whose worship spread throughout the Greco-Roman world. In the Hellenistic period (323–30 BCE), when Egypt was ruled and settled by Greeks, Isis was worshipped by Greeks and Egyptians, along with a new god, Serapis. Their worship diffused into the wider Mediterranean world.
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Deity, Concept

Jupiter

Definition
Jupiter is the god of the sky and thunder and king of the gods in ancient Roman religion and mythology.
Type
Deity, Concept

Justitia

Definition
Lady Justice (Latin: Iustitia) is an allegorical personification of the moral force in judicial systems.
Type
Deity, Concept

Jason

Definition
Jason was an ancient Greek mythological hero and leader of the Argonauts, whose quest for the Golden Fleece featured in Greek literature. He was the son of Aeson, the rightful king of Iolcos.
Type
Deity, Concept

Mars

Definition
In ancient Roman religion and myth, Mars was the god of war and also an agricultural guardian, a combination characteristic of early Rome. He was the son of Jupiter and Juno, and he was the most prominent of the military gods in the religion of the Roman army.
Type
Deity, Concept

Juno

Definition
Juno was an ancient Roman goddess, the protector and special counsellor of the state. She was equated to Hera, queen of the gods in Greek mythology.
Type
Deity, Concept

Maenad

Definition
In Graeco-Roman mythology, a maenad is a female follower of Dionysus or Bacchus.
Type
Deity, Concept

Lamia

Definition
Lamia in ancient Greek mythology, was a child-eating monster and, in later tradition, was regarded as a type of night-haunting spirit (daemon).
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Deity, Concept

Luna

Definition
In ancient Roman religion and myth, Luna is the divine embodiment of the Moon.
Type
Deity, Concept

Minotaur

Definition
In Greek mythology, the Minotaur is a mythical creature portrayed during classical antiquity with the head and tail of a bull and the body of a man. He dwelt at the center of the Labyrinth, which was an elaborate maze-like construction designed by the architect Daedalus and his son Icarus, on the command of King Minos of Crete. The Minotaur was eventually killed by the Athenian hero Theseus.
Type
Deity, Concept

Nemean Lion

Definition
The Nemean lion was a monster in Greek mythology that lived at Nemea. Eventually, it was killed by Heracles (Hercules).
Type
Deity, Concept

Mercury

Definition
Mercury is a major god in Roman religion and mythology, being one of the 12 Dii Consentes within the ancient Roman pantheon. He is the god of financial gain, commerce, eloquence, messages, communication (including divination), travelers, boundaries, luck, trickery, and thieves; he also serves as the guide of souls to the underworld.
Type
Deity, Concept

Medusa

Definition
In Greek mythology, Medusa also called Gorgo, was one of the three monstrous Gorgons, generally described as winged human females with living venomous snakes in place of hair.
Type
Deity, Concept

Neoptolemus

Definition
Neoptolemus, originally called Pyrrhus at birth, was the son of the warrior Achilles and the princess Deidamia, and the brother of Oneiros. He became the mythical progenitor of the ruling dynasty of the Molossians of ancient Epirus.
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Deity, Concept

Marsyas

Definition
In Greek mythology, the satyr Marsyas is a central figure in two stories involving music: in one, he picked up the double oboe (aulos) that had been abandoned by Athena and played it; in the other, he challenged Apollo to a contest of music and lost his hide and life.
Type
Deity, Concept

Minerva

Definition
Minerva is the Roman goddess of wisdom and strategic warfare, justice, law, victory, and the sponsor of arts, trade, and strategy.
Type
Deity, Concept

Melqart

Definition
Melqart (also Melkarth or Melicarthus) was the tutelary god of the Phoenician city-state of Tyre and a major deity in the Phoenician and Punic pantheons. Often titled the "Lord of Tyre" (Ba‘al Ṣūr), he was also known as the Son of Baal or El (the Ruler of the Universe), King of the Underworld, and Protector of the Universe.
Type
Deity, Concept

Nemea

Definition
Nemea is a nymph associated with the ancient city of Nemea in the Argolid, the daughter of Asopus or Zeus.
Type
Deity, Concept

Oceanus

Definition
In Greek mythology, Oceanus was a Titan son of Uranus and Gaia, the husband of his sister the Titan Tethys, and the father of the river gods and the Oceanids, as well as being the great river which encircled the entire world.
Type
Deity, Concept

Nephthys

Definition
Nephthys or Nebet-Het in ancient Egyptian was a goddess in ancient Egyptian religion. A member of the Great Ennead of Heliopolis in Egyptian mythology, she was a daughter of Nut and Geb. Nephthys was typically paired with her sister Isis in funerary rites.
Type
Deity, Concept

Osiris

Definition
Osiris is the god of fertility, agriculture, the afterlife, the dead, resurrection, life, and vegetation in ancient Egyptian religion.
Type
Deity, Concept

Neptune

Definition
Neptune is the god of freshwater and the sea in Roman religion.
Type
Deity, Concept

Nike

Definition
In ancient Greek civilization, Nike was a goddess who personified victory. Her Roman equivalent was Victoria.
Type
Deity, Concept

Orpheus

Definition
Orpheus in Greek mythology was a Thracian bard, legendary musician and prophet.
Type
Deity, Concept

Nergal

Definition
Nergal was a Mesopotamian god worshiped through all periods of Mesopotamian history, from Early Dynastic to Neo-Babylonian times, with a few attestations indicating that his cult survived into the period of Achaemenid domination. He was primarily associated with war, death, and disease, and has been described as the "god of inflicted death".
Type
Deity, Concept

Pelops

Definition
Pelops was king of Pisa in the Peloponnesus region. He was venerated at Olympia, where his cult developed into the founding myth of the Olympic Games.
Type
Deity, Concept

Pan

Definition
In ancient Greek religion and mythology, Pan is the god of the wild, shepherds and flocks, nature of mountain wilds, rustic music and impromptus, and companion of the nymphs.
Type
Deity, Concept

Persephone

Definition
In Greek mythology, Persephone, also called Kore or Kora, is the daughter of Zeus and Demeter. She is both a vegetation goddess and the queen of the Underworld, following her abduction by Hades.
Type
Deity, Concept

Philoctetes

Definition
Philoctetes, or Philocthetes, according to Greek mythology, was the son of Poeas, king of Meliboea in Thessaly, and Demonassa or Methone. He was a Greek hero, famed as an archer, and a participant in the Trojan War.
Type
Deity, Concept

Proserpina

Definition
Proserpina is an ancient Roman goddess whose cult, myths and mysteries were combined from those of Libera, an early Roman goddess of wine. She is the Roman equivalent to the Greek, Persephone.
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Deity, Concept

Pluto

Definition
In ancient Greek religion and mythology, Pluto was the ruler of the Greek underworld. The earlier name for the god was Hades, which became more common as the name of the underworld itself. Pluto represents a more positive concept of the god who presides over the afterlife.
Type
Deity, Concept

Procris

Definition
In Greek mythology, Procris was an Athenian princess as the third daughter of Erechtheus, king of Athens and his wife, Praxithea, daughter of Phrasimus and Diogeneia. Homer mentions her in the Odyssey as one of the many dead spirits Odysseus saw in the Underworld.
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Deity, Concept

Protesilaus

Definition
Protesilaus was a hero in the Iliad who was venerated at cult sites in Thessaly and Thrace.
Type
Deity, Concept

Phrixus

Definition
In Greek mythology Phrixus was the son of Athamas, king of Boeotia, and Nephele (a goddess of clouds).
Type
Deity, Concept

Pietas

Definition
Pietas, or "filial piety", was one of the chief virtues among the ancient Romans. Pietas was the divine presence in everyday life that cautioned humans not to intrude on the realm of the gods.
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Deity, Concept

Perpetuitas

Definition
Perpetuitas is the Roman personification of permanence.
Type
Deity, Concept

Remus

Definition
Remus is the twin brother of Romulus, the founder of Rome.
Type
Deity, Concept

Saturn

Definition
Saturn was a god in ancient Roman religion, and a character in Roman mythology. He was described as a god of generation, dissolution, plenty, wealth, agriculture, periodic renewal and liberation. Saturn's mythological reign was depicted as a Golden Age of plenty and peace. After the Roman conquest of Greece, he was conflated with the Greek Titan Cronus.
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Deity, Concept

Scylla

Definition
In Greek mythology, Scylla is a legendary monster who lives on one side of a narrow channel of water, opposite her counterpart Charybdis.
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Deity, Concept

Sabazius

Definition
Sabazios is the horseman and sky father god of the Phrygians and Thracians. Though the Greeks interpreted Phrygian Sabazios as both Zeus and Dionysus, representations of him, even into Roman times, show him always on horseback, wielding his characteristic staff of power.
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Deity, Concept

Rhea Silvia

Definition
Rhea (or Rea) Silvia was the mythical mother of the twins Romulus and Remus, who founded the city of Rome.
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Deity, Concept

Rhodus

Definition
In Greek mythology, Rhodos/Rhodus or Rhode, was the goddess and personification of the island of Rhodes and a wife of the sun god Helios.
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Deity, Concept

Salus

Definition
Salus was the Roman goddess of safety and well-being (welfare, health and prosperity) of both the individual and the state.
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Deity, Concept

Rodon

Definition
Rodon or Redon is a god of the sea in Illyrian mythology.
Type
Deity, Concept

Sphinx

Definition
A sphinx is a mythical creature with the head of a human, the body of a lion, and the wings of an eagle. In Greek tradition, the sphinx is a treacherous and merciless being with the head of a woman, the haunches of a lion, and the wings of a bird. According to Greek myth, she challenges those who encounter her to answer a riddle, and kills and eats them when they fail to do so.
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Deity, Concept

Serapis

Definition
Serapis is a Graeco-Egyptian syncretic deity. The cult of Serapis was introduced during the third century BC on the orders of Pharaoh Ptolemy I Soter of the Ptolemaic Kingdom as a means to unify the Greeks and Egyptians in his realm.
Type
Deity, Concept

Tarpeia

Definition
In Roman mythology, Tarpeia, daughter of the Roman commander Spurius Tarpeius, was a Vestal virgin who betrayed the city of Rome to the Sabines at the time of their women's abduction for what she thought would be a reward of jewelry. She was instead crushed to death and her body cast from the southern cliff of Rome's Capitoline Hill, thereafter called after her the Tarpeian Rock (Rupes Tarpeia).
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Deity, Concept

Silenus

Definition
In Greek mythology, Silenus was a companion and tutor to the wine god Dionysus.
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Deity, Concept

Selene

Definition
In Greek mythology, Selene is the goddess of the Moon.
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Deity, Concept

Silvanus

Definition
Silvanus was a Roman tutelary deity of woods and uncultivated lands, perhaps from the Etruscan Selvans.
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Deity, Concept

Tanit

Definition
Tanit (Punic: 𐤕𐤍𐤕) was a Punic goddess. She was the chief deity of Carthage alongside her consort Baal-Hamon. She is worshipped as Dea Caelestis in Romanized Carthage.
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Deity, Concept

Spes

Definition
In ancient Roman religion, Spes was the goddess of hope.
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Deity, Concept

Tyche

Definition
Tyche was the presiding tutelary deity who governed the fortune and prosperity of a city, its destiny. In Classical Greek mythology, she is the daughter of Aphrodite and Zeus or Hermes.
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Deity, Concept

Thetis

Definition
Thetis is a figure from Greek mythology with varying mythological roles. She mainly appears as a sea nymph, a goddess of water, and one of the 50 Nereids, daughters of the ancient sea god Nereus.
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Deity, Concept

Triptolemus

Definition
In Greek mythology, Triptolemus is a figure connected with the goddess Demeter of the Eleusinian Mysteries.
Type
Deity, Concept

Triton

Definition
Triton is a Greek god of the sea, the son of Poseidon and Amphitrite, god and goddess of the sea respectively.
Type
Deity, Concept

Telesphorus

Definition
In ancient Greek religion, Telesphorus was a minor child-god of healing. He was a possible son of Asclepius and frequently accompanied his sister Hygieia. He was depicted as a dwarf whose head was always covered with a cowl hood or cap.
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Deity, Concept

Tellus

Definition
In ancient Roman religion and mythology, Tellus Mater or Terra Mater ("Mother Earth") is the personification of the Earth.
Type
Deity, Concept

Tiberinus

Definition
Tiberinus (or Tiber) is the Roman personification of the Tiber River, which runs through Rome.
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Deity, Concept

Tranquillitas

Definition
In Roman mythology, Tranquillitas was the personification of tranquility. Tranquillitas seems to be related to Annona (the goddess of the corn harvest from Egypt) and Securitas, implying reference to the peaceful security of the Roman Empire.
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Deity, Concept

Ubertas

Definition
Ubertas, sometimes Fertilitas or Uberitas, is the Roman personification of wealth.
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Deity, Concept

Venus

Definition
Venus is a Roman goddess, whose functions encompassed love, beauty, desire, sex, fertility, prosperity, and victory. In Roman mythology, she was the ancestor of the Roman people through her son, Aeneas, who survived the fall of Troy and fled to Italy.
Type
Deity, Concept

Zeus

Definition
Zeus is the sky and thunder god in ancient Greek religion, who rules as king of the gods of Mount Olympus.
Type
Deity, Concept
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