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Greek and Roman Gods

This page is designed to field questions of the form "Who was the Greek (or Roman) god of ... ?"

See also: The Primordial Greek Gods, Classical mythology, Titans, Homer, Graces etc.  (The last of these also includes the Muses, Furies, Fates and Gorgons.)

The Olympians

The Olympians were a group of 12 gods who ruled the earth after overthrowing the Titans. They lived on Mount Olympus, after which they are named.

The first five Olympians are the sons and daughters of the Titans Cronos and Rhea:

Greece Rome
Ruler of the Olympians; "father of gods and men"; god of the sky and thunder Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer
Wife of Zeus/Jupiter; mother of Ares/Mars, Hephaestus/Vulcan, Hebe/Juventa and (Roman) Minerva Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer
God of the sea; also had the power to cause earthquakes Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer
God of the Underworld Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer
Virgin goddess of the hearth Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer

Goddess of love, desire and beauty Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer

The remaining Olympians are all sons and daughters of Zeus:

Mother Greece Rome
God of war Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer
Goddess of wisdom, arts and crafts Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer
God of music, medicine and healing, light and truth Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer
The messenger of the gods Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer
Goddess of hunting, the moon, childbirth (etc.) – twin sister of Apollo Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer
God of fire and the forge Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer

Zeus was born on Click to show or hide the answer

Other

Domain Greece Rome
God of the winds Click to show or hide the answer  
Goddess (or personification) of necessity Click to show or hide the answer  
God of healing – at whose temple Hippocrates studied Click to show or hide the answer  
Goddess of criminal rashness and consequent punishment Click to show or hide the answer  
Goddess of flowers Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer
Goddess of agriculture (corn, grain, the harvest, and the fertility of the earth) Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer
Goddess and personification of justice Click to show or hide the answer  
God of wine Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer
Dawn Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer
Goddess of discord Click to show or hide the answer  
God of erotic love – son of Aphrodite Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer
Cupbearer to the gods Click to show or hide the answer  
Goddess of youth – wife of Heracles Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer
Goddess of crossroads, witchcraft, sorcery etc. Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer
God of the Sun Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer
God of fire, volcanoes, blacksmiths, etc. Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer
Goddess of the hearth, home and family Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer
Goddess of health and cleanliness Click to show or hide the answer  
Goddess of marriage Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer
God of sleep Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer
Goddess of peace Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer
God of mirth or fault–finding Click to show or hide the answer  
God of dreams – gave his name to morphine Click to show or hide the answer  
Goddess of revenge and retribution Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer
Goddess of victory Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer
God of flocks and herds Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer
Wife of Hades and goddess of the Underworld Click to show or hide the answer  
Personification of friendship Click to show or hide the answer  
God of wealth Click to show or hide the answer  
Goddess of the soul Click to show or hide the answer  
Goddess of the Moon Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer
God of death (overshadowed by Hades) Click to show or hide the answer  
Two–headed god of gates; chief God of Rome before Jupiter   Click to show or hide the answer
God of boundaries   Click to show or hide the answer
Morning star Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer
Evening star Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer
Spirits of the dead   Click to show or hide the answer
Household gods   Click to show or hide the answer
Spirits of ancestors   Click to show or hide the answer
Attendant spirit of each individual Roman   Click to show or hide the answer

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