[Top 50] Greek Mythological Characters

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The heros and gods from the ancient tales of the Greeks continue to inject their influence into modern day from their perch atop Olympus.

The images of the Greek gods, heroes, and villains have been burned into contemporary Story and to this day their influence has continued to insert itself into our modern world. 

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Achilles

 

The greatest warrior of the fabled Trojan War whose only weakness was his heel. 

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Aeneas 

 

Another great hero from the Trojan War and the son of the goddess Aphrodite and Prince Anchises of Troy.

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Agamemnon 

King of Mycenae and commander in chief of the forces fighting against the Trojans. Story Details
 

Amazons 

A group of fierce female warriors said to inhabit Asia Minor. Story Details
 

Aphrodite

 

The goddess of love, procreation, beauty, and pleasure.

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Apollo

 

Twin brother of Artemis and leader of the Muses, Apollo is the god of music, poetry, and medicine.

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Arachne 

A talented weaver who challenged Athena and was turned into a spider. Story  

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Ares 

God of war and the most despised of the Olympians. Story Details
 

Artemis 

Twin sister of Apollo, Artemis is the goddess of the moon, the hunt, and chastity. Story Details
 

Athena 

 

Goddess of wisdom, justice and much more, Athena is one of the most powerful Olympians.

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Atlanta 

 

Abandoned in the woods as a child for being born a woman, Atlanta was rescued by a bear and brought up to be a skilled hunter. 

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Atlas 

 

One of the last remaining Titans who is forced to hold up the earth and heaven for all eternity.

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Bellerophon

Considered to be one of the greatest heroes of Greek mythology, Bellerophon defeated the monster Chimera and tamed Pegasus. Story Details
 

Cadmus 

 

The first greek hero and founder of the city of Thebes.

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Charon

 

The mythological ferryman of the underworld who takes the souls of the dead across the river Styx in his boat.

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Circe 

 

A mysterious sorceress and nymph and daughter of the god Helios.

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Cronus 

 

One of the greatest of the titans and the father of most of the Olympians.

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Daedalus 

 

The greatest architect and craftsman of the ancient world and designer of the Labyrinth that housed the Minotaur. 

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Demeter 

Goddess of the harvest and fertility.  

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Dionysus

 

God of wine, pleasure, and madness. 

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Fates 

The three goddesses Clotho, Lachesis, and Atropos, who gather to assign mortals their destinies at birth. Story Details
 

Furies

Female goddesses of vengeance. Story Details
 

Gaia 

 

Mother of the titans and the personification of the earth.

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Graeae

 

Sisters of the gorgons, Deino, Enyo, and Pemphredo shared one eye and one tooth together.

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Hades

 

One of the three head Olympians and god of the underworld and death.

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Hecate 

The goddess of magic and witchcraft. Story Details
 

Hector 

 

Prince of Troy and one of the fiercest warriors in the Trojan War. 

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Helios 

 

God of the sun, oaths, and sight. 

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Hera 

 

Goddess of marriage and birth, Hera is the queen of the gods and wife to her brother Zeus.

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Hercules 

 

Son of Zeus and a mortal woman, Hercules is a demigod and one of the most powerful greek heroes.

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Hermes 

 

Considered to be the messenger of the gods, Hermes is the son of Zeus and the god of athletics, trade, travel, and thieves. 

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Hephaestus 

 

Son of Zeus and Hera, Hephaestus is the god of the forge and the art of sculpture. 

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Hestia 

 

The firstborn child of Kronos and Rhea, Hesti,  is the goddess of the hearth and the home. 

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Icarus 

 

Son of Daedalus, Icarus flew with his father to escape their prison but was stricken down by the sun and drowned in the ocean.

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Jason

 

Jason was the heroic leader of the Argonauts who sought after the Golden Fleece. 

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Medusa

 

The most infamous of the three gorgons, Medusa’s stare could turn anyone who looked into her eyes to stone. 

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Minos 

 

In life, he was the dreaded king of Crete where he sent young boys and girls to be slain in the Labyrinth, but in death, Minos serves as the judge of the underworld condemning souls to Hades. 

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Minotaur 

 

Half man and half bull, the Minotaur stalked the halls of the Labyrinth under Crete and feasted on human sacrifices. 

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Muses 

 

The Muses comprised of nine goddesses who each supervised an aspect of the arts.

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Odysseus 

 

King Odysseus of Ithaca is the hero of Homer’s epic poem and one of the great warriors from the Trojan War.

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Orpheus 

Orpheus was the greatest musician the Greeks had ever known and he had been taught to play the lyre by Apollo. Story Details
 

Pandora 

 

Pandora was the first human woman made by Hephaestus. 

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Persephone 

 

Queen of the underworld and the goddess of vegetation. 

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Perseus 

 

One of the greatest heroes, Perseus slew the Gorgon Medusa and the sea monster Cetus.

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Poseidon 

 

One of the ruling gods of Olympus, Poseidon is the god of the sea, storms, and horses. 

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Prometheus 

 

A mischievous god of fire, Prometheus stole fire from Olympus to give to the humans and was punished by Zeus for it. 

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Rhea 

 

Rhea is the daughter of the earth Gaia and mother of the Olympians. 

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Theseus 

 

Theseus was a great warrior and founder of Athens. 

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Uranus 

 

The ancestor of all greek gods, Uranus embodied the heavens called Father Sky.

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Zeus 

 

King of the Olympians, Zeus is the ruler of the skies and all other gods. 

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