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Minor Gods and Demi Gods A-D

Acantha
The spirit of the acanthus tree who was once a nymph loved by the sun god and who, at her death, was transformed into a sun-loving herb.
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Achelois
A moon-goddess (she who drives away pain) to whom sacrifice was ordered by the Dodonian Oracle.
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Achelous
River God.
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Adonis
Lord. Ancient God. God of rebirth, seasons love and beauty.
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Aelous
God of the winds.
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Aether
The god representing pure air, light, and clear skies. Son of Erebus (The dark region of the underworld through which the dead must pass before they reach Hades) and Nyx (She was the goddess of night), and the brother of Hemera (she was the representation of day).
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Aetna
Personification of Mt.Etna.
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Agdistis
Mother Goddess. Indenitfied with Cybele.
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Aglaia
One of the three Graces.
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Aidos
Personification of of conscience.
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Alastor
An avenging deity or spirit, the masculine personification of Nemesis.
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Alcyone
Demi-Goddess.
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Alecto
One of the three Erinyes, goddesses of vengeance.
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Alectrona
An early goddess who was a daughter of the sun.
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Alethia
Goddess of truth.
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Alpheus
River God.
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Alphito
White-Goddess.
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Ananke
Mother of the Fates (the Moirae). Also mother of Adrasteia (daughter of Jupiter and distributor of rewards and punishments). Goddess of unalterable necessity .
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Andromeda
A goddess of dreams. Daughter of King Cepheus and Queen Cassiope. Cassiope offended the Nereids by boasting that Andromeda was more beautiful than they were. In retaliation Poseidon, their father, sent a sea monster to devastate the kingdom. In order to escape from this destruction it was determined that Andromeda had to be sacrificed to the monster. She was chained to a rock at the shore for the monster to devour. Perseus, flying by on the winged horse Pegasus saw her and fell in love with her. He slew the sea monster and married her. They had six sons and a daughter. At her death she was placed among the stars as the constellation Andromeda.
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Angitia
Snake-Goddess.
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Anteros
Brother of Eros and god of returned or opposite love, passion, mutual love and tenderness; he punished those who defied and scorned love.
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Antheia
Goddess of blooming, flowers, vegetation, lowlands, gardens, blossoms, the budding earth and human love.
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Apate
The goddess of deceit.
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Arete
Arete is the goddess of virtue and justice, and teacher of Heracles.
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Arges
Personification of brightness.
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Ariadne
A goddess of dreams. She was the daughter of King Minos and Pasiphae. She fell in love with Theseus and helped him escape the Labyrinth after he killed the Minotaur. There are three different endings to this story. One, she died in childbirth. Two, Theseus took her to Naxos where he left her to marry Dionysus with whom she bore many children. Three, Theseus abandoned her and she hanged herself.
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Aristaeus
Protector of flocks. God and patron of the hunt, agriculture cattle and bees.
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Asopus
River God.
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Astraea
Star Maiden. Daughter of Zeus and Themis and one of the goddesses of justice who resided among mortals. During the Golden Age this star-maiden (meaning of her name) lived on earth and blessed mortals. After the age ended she was placed in the heavens as the constellation Virgo.
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Astraeus
God of the four winds.
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Ate
A daughter of Zeus and Eris (the goddess of discord). Zeus rejected her and hurled her to earth. She was a minor goddess of folly, moral blindness, rashness, infatuation, sudden impulses, evil, mischief, discord and strife. Personification of infatuation and rash foolishness of blind impulses.
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Aurora
Goddess of dawn.
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Auxesia
Goddess of growth.
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Basileous
King. Zeus, Neptune, Apollo.
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Baubo
A Greek goddess of laughter of the kind generated by indecent gestures or ribald jokes. She is supposed to have tried to comfort Demeter who was sadly searching for Persephone. When Demeter resisted Baubo's efforts to cheer her, Baubo lifted her dress and exposed herself. This brought a grin to Demeter's face, the barren earth stirred and soon Persephone returned. An almost identical story is told in Japan involving Uzume and the goddess Amaterasu.
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Bendis
(Thracian) Goddess of the moon and fertility.
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Bia
Goddess of violence. Personification of power and force.
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Boreas
God of the north wind, prosperity, growth and riches. Personification of the North wind.
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Britomartis
Dictyanna. Law-Giver. Sweet Virgin. Forest Huntress. A Minoan (Crete) goddess depicted as a hunter, often accompanied by a baby and/or a snake. She was relentlessly pursued by Minos II, and rather than submit, committed suicide by jumping off a cliff. Goddess of chasity.
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Brizo
(Delos) Goddess worshiped as a prophet specialising in the interpretation of dreams. She was also a minor goddess of the sea invoked to protect ships/crews.
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Brontes
Personification of thunder.
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Cabari
Fertility Deities. Protectors of misfortune and dangers.
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Cabiri
Fertility Deities. Protectors of sailors. Identified with the Dioscuri, Curetes and Corybantes. Certain gods (Phrygian) worshipped in Asia Minor and Greece. The religion of the Phrygians was an ecstatic nature worship, in which the Great Mother of the Gods, Rhea, or Cybele, and a male deity, Sabazius, played a prominent part. The orgiastic rites of this religion influenced both the Greeks and the Romans. Their center of worship was Samothrace, and their rituals involved scandalous obscenities. The main gods were Axierus, Axiocersa, Axiocersus, and Cadmilus who promoted fertility and guarded mariners.
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Caerus
Personification of the favorable moment.
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Calliope-beautiful voice
Chief of the nine Muses. She was the patron of epic poetry. In various accounts she is the mother of Orpheus, or of Hymen and Ialemus, or of Rhesus, or of Linus. And those four groups were sired by four different men, one of whom was the god Apollo.
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Carya
In pre-classical mythology, Carya was a Greek goddess of the walnut tree. She was later assimilated into the Artemis myth, as Caryatis in this form.
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Castalia
A fountain goddess. Her fountain on Mt Parnassus was the sacred place of the Muses.
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Cephissus
River God.
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Cer
Goddess of violent death.
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Ceto-sea monster
Sea Goddess. Ceto is the daughter of Gaia and Pontus. She is the sister of Phorcys (who was also her husband), Thaumas and Eurybia. She is the personification of the dangers and horrors of the sea. Her name eventually became a name for any generic sea monster. Ceto is regarded as the mother of the Gorgons and many other monsters.
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Charon
God of hell.
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Chloris
Goddess of flowers, places shaded by trees, shrubs, and vines. She was the wife of Zephyrus.
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Circe
She-Falcon. Moon Goddess. Goddess of physical love, sorcery, enchantments, evil spells, vengeance, dark magick, witchcraft and cauldrons.
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Clio-proclaimer
One of the nine Muses. She was the patron of history, and inventor of historical and heroic poetry. From a union with King Pierus she bore a son, Hyacinthus. He was a handsome lad who was killed by his lover, Apollo. From his blood grew the flower that bears his name.
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Cotys
Goddess of sexuality.
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Cotytto
The Thracian goddess of immodesty and debauchery.
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Crimisus
River God.
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Crinisus
River God.
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Cybele
Great Mother. Earth Goddess. Goddess of the earth, caves, the natural world and its formation, wild beasts, dominion over wild animals, dark magick and revenge.
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Dactyls
Fingers. Divine Beings. Form of Earth Elementals.
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Damia
Goddess of growth in nature.
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Deimos
A son of Ares and brother of Phobos. The god of terror and panic.
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Demogorgon
A mysterious spirit or deity often explained as a primeval creator god who antedates the gods of Greek mythology.
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Derceto
A goddess of fertility.
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Destiny
Ancient Goddess of destiny.
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Dike (Dice)
One of the Horae; she was the personification of justice. Also known as Astraea. She protected those that administered justice; she encouraged rewarding the good as well as punishing the evil. Her assistant was Poena, the goddess of retaliation and retribution.
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Doris
Goddess of the sea.
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Dryads oak-nymphs
The Dryads were tree-nymphs who had beautiful female shapes. Dryads (Hamadryads) were elemental forces but mortal, dying when the tree died. A dryad punished mortals for thoughtlessly breaking her branches or harming her.
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