Friday, March 16, 2012

Greek Deities

Personified concepts
Achlys (Ἀχλύς), spirit of the death-mist
Adephagia (Ἀδηφαγία), spirit of satiety and gluttony
Adikia (Ἀδικία), spirit of injustice and wrong-doing
Aergia (Ἀεργία), spirit of idleness, laziness, indolence and sloth
Agon (Ἀγών), spirit of contest, who possessed an altar at Olympia, site of the Olympic Games.
Aidos (Αἰδώς), spirit of modesty, reverence and respect
Aisa (Αἲσα), personification of lot and fate
Alala (Ἀλαλά), spirit of the war cry
Alastor (Ἀλάστωρ), spirit of blood feuds and vengeance
Aletheia (Ἀλήθεια), spirit of truth, truthfulness and sincerity
The Algea (Ἄλγεα), spirits of pain and suffering
Achos (Άχος) "trouble, distress"
Ania (Ἀνία) "ache, anguish"
Lupe (Λύπη) "pain, grief, sadness"
Alke (Ἀλκή), spirit of prowess and courage
Amechania (Ἀμηχανία), spirit of helplessness and want of means
The Amphilogiai (Αμφιλογίαι), spirits of disputes, debate and contention
Anaideia (Ἀναίδεια), spirit of ruthlessness, shamelessness, and unforgivingness
The Androktasiai (Ανδροκτασίαι), spirits of battlefield slaughter
Angelia (Ἀγγελία), spirit of messages, tidings and proclamations
Apate (Ἀπάτη), spirit of deceit, guile, fraud and deception
Apheleia (Ἀφέλεια), spirit of simplicity
Aporia (Ἀπορία), spirit of difficulty, perplexity, powerlessness and want of means
The Arae (Ἀραί), spirits of curses
Arete (Aρετή), spirit of virtue, excellence, goodness and valour
Atë (Άτη), spirit of delusion, infatuation, blind folly, recklessness and ruin
Bia (Βία), spirit of force, power, bodily strength and compulsion
Caerus (Καιρός), spirit of opportunity
Corus (Κόρος), spirit of surfeit
Deimos (Δεῖμος), spirit of fear, dread and terror
Dikaiosyne (Δικαιοσύνη), spirit of justice and righteousness
Dike (Δίκη), spirit of justice, fair judgements and the rights established by custom and law
Dolos (Δόλος), spirit of trickery, cunning deception, craftiness, treachery and guile
Dysnomia (Δυσνομία), spirit of lawlessness and poor civil constitution
Dyssebeia (Δυσσέβεια), spirit of impiety
Eirene (Εἰρήνη), goddess of peace
Ekecheiria (Ἐκεχειρία), spirit of truce, armistice, and the cessation of all hostilities; honoured at the Olympic Games
Eleos (Ἔλεος), spirit of mercy, pity and compassion
Elpis (Ἐλπίς), spirit of hope and expectation
Epiphron (Ἐπίφρων), spirit of prudence, shrewdness, thoughtfulness, carefulness and sagacity
Eris (Ἐρις), spirit of strife, discord, contention and rivalry
The Erotes (ἔρωτες)
Anteros (Ἀντέρως), god of requited love
Eros (Ἔρως), god of love and sexual intercourse
Hedylogos (Ἡδύλογος), god of sweet talk and flattery
Himeros (Ἵμερος), god of sexual desire
Pothos (Πόθος), god of sexual longing, yearning and desire
Eucleia (Εὔκλεια), spirit of good repute and glory
Eulabeia (Εὐλάβεια), spirit of discretion, caution and circumspection
Eunomia (Εὐνομία), goddess of good order and lawful conduct
Eupheme (Εὐφήμη), spirit of words of good omen, acclamation, praise, applause and shouts of triumph
Eupraxia (Eὐπραξία), spirit of well-being
Eusebeia (Eὐσέβεια), spirit of piety, loyalty, duty and filial respect
Euthenia (Εὐθενία), spirit of prosperity, abundance and plenty
Geras (Γῆρας), spirit of old age
Harmonia (Αρμονία), goddess of harmony and concord
Hebe (Ήβη), goddess of youth
Hedone (Ἡδονή), spirit of pleasure, enjoyment and delight
Heimarmene (Εἵμαρμένη), personification of share destined by fate
Homados (Ὁμαδος), spirit of the din of battle
Homonoia (Ὁμόνοια), spirit of concord, unanimity, and oneness of mind
Horkos (Ὁρκος), spirit of oaths
Horme (Όρμη), spirit of impulse or effort (to do a thing), eagerness, setting oneself in motion, and starting an action
Hybris (Ύβρις), spirit of outrageous behaviour
Hypnos (Ύπνος), god of sleep
The Hysminai (Ηυσμιναι), spirits of fighting and combat
Ioke (Ἰωκή), spirit of pursuit in battle
Kakia (Kακία), spirit of vice and moral badness
Kalokagathia (Καλοκαγαθία), spirit of nobility
The Keres (Κῆρες), spirit of violent or cruel death
Koalemos (Κοάλεμος), spirit of stupidity and foolishness
Kratos (Κράτος), spirit of strength, might, power and sovereign rule
Kydoimos (Κυδοιμος), spirit of the din of battle, confusion, uproar and hubbub
Lethe (Λήθη), spirit of forgetfulness and oblivion, and of the river of the same name
Limos (Λιμός), spirit of hunger and starvation
The Litae (Λιταί), spirits of prayer
Lyssa (Λύσσα), spirit of rage, fury and rabies in animals
The Machai (Μάχαι), spirits of fighting and combat
Mania (Μανία), spirit or spirits of madness, insanity and frenzy
The Moirai, or "Fates" (Μοίραι)
Clotho (Κλωθώ), the spinner of the life thread
Lachesis (Λάχεσις), the measurer of the life thread
Atropos (Άτροπος), the severer of the life thread
Momus (Μῶμος), spirit of mockery, blame, censure and stinging criticism
Moros (Μόρος), spirit of doom
The Neikea (τὰ Νείκη), spirits of quarrels, feuds and grievances
Nemesis (Νέμεσις), goddess of revenge, balance, righteous indignation and retribution
Nike (Νίκη), goddess of victory
Nomos (Νόμος), spirit of law
Oizys (Ὀϊζύς), spirit of woe and misery
The Oneiroi (Όνειροι), spirits of dreams
Epiales (Επιάλης), spirit of nightmares
Morpheus (Μορφεύς), god of dreams, who takes shape of humans
Phantasos (Φάντασος) spirit of dreams of fantasy, who takes shape of inanimate objects
Phobetor (Φοβήτωρ) or Icelos (Ίκελος), spirit of nightmares, who takes shape of animals
Palioxis (Παλιοξις), spirit of backrush, flight and retreat from battle
Peitharchia (Πειθαρχία), spirit of obedience
Peitho (Πειθώ), spirit of persuasion and seduction
Penia (Πενία), spirit of poverty and need
Penthus (Πένθος), spirit of grief, mourning and lamentation
Pepromene (Πεπρωμένη), personification of the destined share, similar to Heimarmene
Pheme (Φήμη), spirit of rumour, report and gossip
Philophrosyne (Φιλοφροσύνη), spirit of friendliness, kindness and welcome
Philotes (Φιλότης), spirit of friendship, affection and sexual intercourse
Phobos (Φόβος), spirit of panic fear, flight and battlefield rout
The Phonoi (Φόνοι), spirits of murder, killing and slaughter
Phrike (Φρίκη), spirit of horror and trembling fear
Phthonus (Φθόνος), spirit of envy and jealousy
Pistis (Πίστις), spirit of trust, honesty and good faith
Poine (Ποίνη), spirit of retribution, vengeance, recompense, punishment and penalty for the crime of murder and manslaughter
Polemos (Πόλεμος), personification of war
Ponos (Πόνος), spirit of hard labour and toil
Poros (Πόρος), spirit of expediency, the means of accomplishing or providing, contrivance and device
Praxidike (Πραξιδίκη), spirit of exacting justice
Proioxis (Προίοξις), spirit of onrush and battlefield pursuit
Prophasis (Πρόφασις), spirit of excuses and pleas
The Pseudologoi, spirits of lies
Ptocheia (Πτωχεία), spirit of beggary
Soter (Σωτήρ), male spirit of safety, preservation and deliverance from harm
Soteria (Σωτηρία), female personification of safety, preservation and deliverance from harm
Sophrosyne (Σωφροσύνη), spirit of moderation, self-control, temperance, restraint, and discretion
Techne (Τέχνη), personification of art and skill
Thanatos (Θάνατος), spirit of death and mortality
Thrasos (Θράσος), spirit of boldness
Tyche (Τύχη), goddess of fortune, chance, providence and fate
Zelos ( Ζῆλος), spirit of eager rivalry, emulation, envy, jealousy and zeal

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