King of the gods, associated with the sky, especially lightning, his
weapon of mass destruction.
God of the sea, but also associated with earthquakes and the
raising of horses. Often depicted with a trident, a three-pronged harpoon
God of wisdom and moderation. Associated with art of prophecy
(divination), especially at Delphi. Often depicted with a bow and arrow.
Messenger god. Associated with travel, commerce, oaths, lies,
Craftsman-god. He is the only god who is depicted as ugly and limping.
God of war, especially insofar as it relates to killing people and destroying things.
Wife of Zeus. Associated with cattle, marriage and the Greek city Argos.
Goddess of erotic love.
Goddess of the fertility of animals as well as the hunting of animals. Often depicted with a bow and arrow. Associated with the moon in later times.
Goddess of grain (wheat and barley)
Goddess of weaving and war, especially insofar as it relates to planning and strategy. Often depicted with a shield (aegis), helmet and spear.
Goddess of the hearth, the fireplace in the ancient home. Hestia is more important for ancient ritual than for classical mythology.
The god of the dead, but also the name of the Underworld, where the dead resided.
Wife of Hades
God of intoxication. His followers carried a thyrsus, a wand wrapped with ivy with a pinecone at its tip. Bacchus is his cult title.
A traditional tale with secondary partial reference to something of collective importance
Myths with structure, narrative patterns and motifs
Blind poet who sung songs of gods and men, story and rhythm never changes but the words are improvised