Three-headed dog that guards the gates to the underworld.
(Ceres) Daughter of Cronus, Goddess of corn/the harvest, one of the two Great Gods of the Earth, Mother of Persephone (responsible for seasons because of "The Rape of Persephone")
(Bacchus) The God of wine and partying, son of Zeus and Semele, Maenads are his followers, mans blessing sometimes his ruin, kills cousin King Pentheus.
The chief god of goatherds ad shepherds, loud, half goat, PANIC
Half men/half horse creatures, more like beasts
The three hideous sisters with snakes as hair that would turn men to stone when they looked at them, Medusa
The three sisters who would share one eye amongst themselves
The three female creatures that would live in the sea and sing sailors to jump into the water and die, Odysseus' crew members avoid them with beeswax and he ties himself to the mast
Maiden of the spring, daughter of Demeter, famous for being taken to the underworld by Hades during the winter and creating the seasons from her mothers sorrow
(Bacchantes) Women who were crazy with wine, lived in the forest, would tear people apart (famous for killing Orpheus)
King of Thebes, cousin of Dionysus, doesn't believe that Dionysus is Semele's son and disrespects him, gets killed by Dionysus
The first woman, let all plagues and evils of the earth out in "Pandora's Box" (given a box that everything bad thing was in and her curiosity got the better of her and she released them)
A surpassingly beautiful mortal whom Cupid loves and then leaves when Psyche discovers his true identity, become immortal when Cupid forgives her and they marry, Aphrodite dislikes because of how beautiful she is
Lover of Pyramus, kills herself after she finds Pyramus who killed himself because he thought she was dead
Lover of Thisbe, kills himself when he finds Thisbe's torn and bloddy cloak
A horrible half bull/half man beast, resides in the labyrinth built by Daedalus, killed by Theseus
A great architect and inventor who created the inescapable labyrinth for the Minotaur to live in
Daughter of King Minos, falls in love with Theseus and helps him to escape the labyrinth by telling him to carry yarn and retrace his steps
Lover of Orpheus, a beautiful young woman who gets killed shortly after her marriage by a viper, almost gets saved by Orpheus but must return to the underworld because he looks at her
Lover of Eurydice, son of muse, constantly around music, given amazing musical talent (can hypnotize animate and inanimate things), dared more for love than anyone before, cannot get Eurydice from underworld because he looks back at her
Son of Helios, goes to Sun god to claim birthright, wishes to use chariot and loses control, gets killed by Zeus' arrow when he tries to stop the car
Son of King Aegues, Hero, kills the Minotaur and escapes the labyrinth, good friends with Hercules
King of Crete, had a son who died because King Aegues sent him on a dangerous journey, the reason Athens must sacrifice fourteen youths to the Minotaur
Father of Theseus, kills himself when he sees the black sail of Theseus' ship because he thinks he's dead
Cousin of Hercules, makes Hercules do the 12 labors
A nine-headed monster, one immortal head, 8 others double when cut off, killed by Hercules on one of his 12 labors
Giant wrestler who is only invincible when touching the ground, killed by Hercules when he held him in the air and strangled him
A centaur that acts as a ferryman across a river, insults Deianira (Hercules' second wife) so shot by Hercules, tricks Deianira into taking his own blood and poisoning Hercules if he ever loves a woman more than she
Hercules' second wife, gets tricked into taking some of Nessus' blood and giving it to Hercules' because she thinks he loves someone more than her, causes him to kill himself
Goddess of discord that causes Trojan war by throwing an apple into a banquet labeled "For the fairest"
Zeus' shepherd, the boy who judges Athena, Aphrodite, and Hera for who deserves the apple (chooses Aphrodite)
Son of Agamemnon, man chosen by Helen's father to be Helen's Husband, she gets taken away from him when Paris takes her
The most beautiful woman on earth who inadvertently starts the Trojan war because everyone is fighting over her, chosen to be with Menelaus but ends up with Paris because of Aphrodite
A warrior for the Greek army during the Trojan war, famous for Trojan horse, his adventures are written in the Odyssey
Son of Peleus and the sea nymph Thetis, mother didn't want him to go to war so she sent him to the court of Lycomedes, He was shot at his ankle which was the only place he could get hit and get wounded/die because when he was dipped into the River Styx, that is where his mom was holding him so he didn't get wet there, was to die if he entered the war
Commander and chief, sacrificed his daughter Iphidenia to endure a safe trip, general for Greek
Daughter of Agamemnon, gets sacrificed because someone killed a hare (Artemis' sacred animal) and only way to calm her is sacrifice
Most famous hero in Greek mythology, son of Zeus, great strength and power, undergoes "the 12 labors", committed suicide because his pain from drinking the poison was so great
it was between him and Odysseuss to get the arms, Athena got him angry-slaughtered animals all over the field and murdered himself because he felt so horrible
He was a greek who was left behind at the camp. He was the most plausible speaker, seized and dragged to priam, protested he didn't want to be a Greek, told stories (Odysseus' masterpieces)
Aphrodite's son, fought greeks as long as he had another Trojan with him, last Trojan leader standing,urged family to keep safe from the flames, led family out into the country
King of Titans, Zeus's father
sister and wife of Cronus, Zeus's mother
"Forethought," gave humans fire and made them upright
"afterthought," made animals with great talents
Bears the world on his shoulders
God of all Gods, supreme ruler
Zeus's wife and sister, goddess of married women, severely punished women who deceive her (have affairs with Zeus) - jealous.
Zeus's brother, ruler of the Sea, control storm and calm. Gave first horse to man. Trident.
3rd brother. Underworld and ruler of the dead. God of wealth. Terrible. Rarely left Underworld. Invisible helmet.
daughter of Zeus alone. Battle goddess, goddess of city, and agriculture. Parthenon. Rep's wisdom and purity.
God of light and truth. Golden. Direct link between god and men, purifier.
Apollo's twin, lady of wild things, protectress of youth, she was moon to Apollo's sun.
goddess of love and beauty, poss. Born from sea foam. Can be malicious
graceful, swift, Zeus's messenger, winged sandals, Master Thief, cunning, God of Commerce and Market. Divine herald - led souls to underworld. Most popular of gods - appears most in myths
god of war, murderous but cowardly.
god of fire, ugly and lame, kind, peace-loving, blacksmith, and forge.
Zeus's sister, Goddess of the Hearth, meals began and ended with her blessing. Home.
God of Love
queens of song
9 sisters that represented the arts
aged boatman, who ferries the souls of the dead to the gates of Tarturus, receives only souls with money.
Lord of the Taphians that Athena takes form of, his father is Anchialus, friend of Odysseus
Old friend of Odysseus that Athena disguises as to encourage Telemachus to continue on his trip
Man who rebels against Telemachus when he yells at the suitors for plaguing him mother (Penelope), head suitor, tells Telemachus that he should not me bad at the suitors but should be mad at his mother.
Son of Clytemnestra and Agamemnon, avenges his father's death by killing his mother's lover Aegisthus
Mother of Orestes, wife of Agamemnon, lover of Aegisthus
One of the chief Greek soldiers, his wife, Clyemnestra, and her lover, Aegisthus, when he returned from war
Lover of Clytemnestra that kills Agamemnon and is killed by Orestes
Fought with Odysseus to defeat troy, Telemachus stays with him to find out about his father
Red haired king of Sparta, one of the two Greeks brothers that led the expedition home from Troy, reputation of being wife
Father of Odysseus, Penelope weaves a shroud for him.
"Most beautiful women in the world", face that launched a thousand ships,
King of Argos and son of Tydeus, with Odyssus and Menelaus in the Trojan horse
Daughter of Proteus, helps Menelaus and his comrades by telling them how to capture and get past her father
Shape shifting demi-god, father of Eidothea, lives in ocean, gets tricked by Menelaus
Daughter of Cadmus, sea nymph, gives Odysseus an immortal scarf
Daughter of King Alcinous and Queen Arete, white-armed princess of Phaecia
Goddess of the morning, used in the text to transition between books and days, rose red fingers that stretch across the sky.
King of Phaecia, husband of Arete, father of Nausicaa
Queen of Phaecia, hospitable toward Odysseus when he comes to their house, wife of Alcinous, mother of Nausicaa
Seductive nymph with lovely braids that holds Odysseus captive for 7 years on the island of Ogygia
Blind-bard of Phaecia, possibly Homer himself, entertains the kingdom
Son of Poseidon, cyclops, blinded and tricked by Odysseus, also known as "nobody"
Master of the winds gives Odysseus a bag of winds for his journey
Witch sorceress of Aeaea that turns some of Odysseus' men into swine
Cannablistic giants that destroy all of Odysseus' ships except the one he is on, Antiphates is their king
Blind seer of Thebes who retains his prophetic powers even in the underworld, drinks blood from Odysseus' sword,
One of Odysseus' shipmates that falls off Circe's roof, breaks his neck, and dies, asks Odysseus to go back and give him a proper burial.
Monster with 12 legs and 6 heads, each of which have 3 rows of fangs, sits on a steep cliff
Monster whirlpool that vomits and sucks down 3 times a day
Lord of the Sun, has sheep
Loyal swineherd that loves Odysseus
Son of Nestor, accompanies Telemachus to Sparta
Argive seer of prophetic lineages, son of Polyphides, similar to Telemachus because he left his land because of killing people
Ithacan friend of Telemachus that houses Theoclymenus
Dog of Odysseus
Ithacan beggar that relays messages, gets in a fight with Odysseus the beggar,
One of Penelope's maids that she raised, daughter of Dolius, mocks Odysseus the beggar, lover of Eurymachus
Penelope's father that named Odysseus after "son of pain"
Loyal cowherd that is loyal to Odysseus
Son of Terpis, bard of suitors, sparred from carnage because Telemachus is inspired and says he is not responsible.
Herald who cared for Telemachus that is sparred from carnage.