Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Primordial Greek Deities

Ancient Greek name English name Description
Αἰθήρ (Aithḗr) Aether The god of the upper air and light.
Ἀνάγκη (Anánkē) Ananke The goddess of inevitability, compulsion, and necessity.
Ἔρεβος (Érebos) Erebos or Erebus The god of darkness and shadow.
Γαῖα (Gaîa) Gaia or Gaea Personification of the Earth (Mother Earth); mother of the Titans.
Ἡμέρα (Hēméra) Hemera Goddess of daylight.
Χάος (Cháos) Chaos The nothingness from which all else sprang.
Χρόνος (Chrónos) Chronos The god of time. Not to be confused with the Titan Cronus, the father of Zeus.
Nῆσοι (Nē̂soi) The Nesoi The goddesses of the islands.
Νύξ (Nýx) Nyx or Night The goddess of night.
Οὐρανός (Ouranós) Uranus The god of the heavens (Father Sky); father of the Titans.
Οὔρεα (Oúrea) The Ourea The gods of mountains.
Φάνης (Phánēs) Phanes The god of procreation in the Orphic tradition.
Πόντος (Póntos) Pontus The god of the sea, father of the fish and other sea creatures.
Τάρταρος (Tártaros) Tartarus The darkest, deepest part of the underworld.
Θάλασσα (Thálassa) Thalassa Spirit of the sea and consort of Pontos.

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