Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Greek Sky Deities

Sky deities
Achelois (Ἀχελωΐς), "she who washes pain away", a minor moon goddess
Aeolus (Aiolos) (Αίολος), god of the winds.
Aether (Αιθήρ), primeval god of the upper air
Alectrona (Αλεκτρονα), solar goddess of the morning or waking up
Anemoi, gods of the winds
Boreas (Βορέας), god of the north wind and of winter
Eurus (Εύρος), god of the unlucky east or southeast wind
Notus (Νότος) god of the south wind
Zephyrus (Ζέφυρος), god of the west wind
Aparctias (Απαρκτίας), another name for the north wind (not identified with Boreas)
Apheliotes (Αφηλιώτης), god of the east wind (when Eurus is considered southeast)
Argestes (Αργέστης), another name for the west or northwest wind
Caicias (Καικίας), god of the northeast wind
Circios (Κίρκιος) or Thraskias (Θρασκίας), god of the north-northwest wind
Euronotus (Ευρονότος), god of the southeast wind
Lips (Λίψ), god of the southwest wind
Skeiron (Σκείρων), god of the northwest wind
Arke (Άρκη), messenger of the Titans and twin sister of Iris
Astraios (Ἀστραῖος), Titan god of stars and planets, and the art of astrology
The Astra Planeti (Αστρα Πλανετοι), gods of the five wandering stars or planets
Stilbon (Στιλβών), god of Hermaon, the planet Mercury
Eosphorus (Ηωσφόρος), god of Venus the morning star
Hesperus (Ἓσπερος), god of Venus the evening star
Pyroeis (Πυρόεις), god of Areios, the planet Mars
Phaethon (Φαέθων), god of Dios, the planet Jupiter
Phaenon (Φαίνων), god of Kronion, the planet Saturn
Aurai (Αὖραι), nymphs of the cooling breeze
Aura (Αὖρα), goddess of the breeze and the fresh, cool air of early morning
Chaos (Χάος), the nothingness from which all else sprang, she also represented the lower atmosphere which surrounded the earth
Chione (Χιόνη), goddess of snow and daughter of Boreas
Eos (Ἠώς), Titan goddess of the dawn
Helios (Ἥλιος), Titan god of the sun and guardian of oaths
Hemera (Ημέρα), primeval goddess of daylight and the sun
Hera (Ήρα), Queen of Heaven and goddess of the air and starry constellations
Herse (Ἕρση), goddess of the morning dew
The Hesperides (Ἑσπερίδες)
The Hyades, nymphs that represented a star cluster in the constellation Taurus and were associated with rain
Iris (Ίρις), goddess of the rainbow and divine messenger
The Menae (Μήναι), fifty goddesses of phases of the moon and the fifty lunar months of the four-year Olympiad
Nephelai (Νεφήλαι), cloud nymphs
Ouranos (Ουρανός), primeval god of the heavens
Pandia (Πανδία), daughter of Selene and Zeus; goddess of the full moon and of the earth-nourishing dew
The Pleiades (Πλειάδες), goddesses of the constellation Pleiades
Alcyone (Αλκυόνη)
Sterope (Στερόπη)
Celaeno (Κελαινώ)
Electra (Ηλέκτρα)
Maia (Μαία)
Merope (Μερόπη)
Taygete (Ταϋγέτη)
Selene (Σελήνη), Titan goddess of the moon
Zeus (Ζεύς), King of Heaven and god of the sky, clouds, rain, thunder and lightning

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