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Greek

  • Acarnan - Epigone, son Alcmaeon
  • Actaeon - Huntsman turned into stag
  • Admetus - King of Thessaly (or Pherae)
  • Adonis - Beautiful mortal Aphrodite loved
  • Aedon - Wife of King Zethus of Thebes
  • Aegyptus - Became king of Egypt; twin of King Danaos
  • Aeolus, King - Son of Hellen, King of Thessaly
  • Agamedes - Son of Erginus, husband to Epicaste, father of Cercyon; stepfather or brother of Trophonius
  • Alcmaeon - Leader Epigoni, oracle made him kill mother
  • Amymone - Daughter of Danaus
  • Anaxarete - Lady of Cyprus, haughty, turned to stone by gods after she made her lover (Iphis) kill himself
  • Andraemon - Husband Dryope
  • Andromedes - Fisherman that lusts after Britomartis
  • Antea - Wife of Proetus
  • Anthor - Greek killed by Mezentius
  • Antiope - Queen of the Amazons; daughter of river god
  • Arachne - Weaver woman turned into spider
  • Archemorus - child killed by serpent through neglect of his guardian nymph
  • Ascalaphus - witnessed against Persephone; she turns him into an owl
  • Augeas - King Epeians, son Helios
  • Bellerophon - Grandson Sisyphus, slew Chimera on Pegasus
  • Beroe - Nurse of Semele
  • Biton - son of priestess of Hera
  • Caeneus - man who was girl that, after being raped, wished to become a man; killed by centaurs
  • Cecrops - First king Athens
  • Celeus - Husband Metanira, sheltered Ceres
  • Cephalus - Husband Procris; slays her while hunting
  • Cinyras - founder of cult of Aphrodite on Cyprus
  • Cimon - Athenian commander
  • Cleobis - son of priestess of Hera; brother of Biton
  • Cteatus - monstrous twin, son of Actor
  • Daedalus - Inventor
  • Damocles - tyrant of Syracuse; a sword is hung over his head by a hair
  • Deucalion - Survivor of deluge; son Prometheus
  • Dictys - Sailor
  • Dirce - Second wife Lycus, whom he abandons Antiope for
  • Endymion - Man loved by Diana
  • Epeius - makes wooden horse
  • Ephiliates - son of Aloes
  • Epopeus - King of Sicyon
  • Erectheus - king of Athens; sacrifices a daughter to save city (other two kill themselves); possibly same as Erichthonius (serpent king)
  • Erigone - daughter of Icarius; dies of grief over him
  • Erysichthon - Thessalian; cuts down grove of Demeter; given ruinous appetite
  • Eubuleus - swineherd; tells Demeter of Persephone’s rape
  • Evadne - Wife Capaneus; threw herself on his pyre
  • Evenus - King that drowns while chasing his daughter
  • Ganymede - Most beautiful mortal, carried to Olympus
  • Glaucus - ally of Trojans; son of Hippolochus; fisherman that becomes sea god
  • Gordius - Countryman made king
  • Helle - Daughter king Athamas
  • Hellen - child Pyrrha & Deucalion
  • Hero - Priestess of Venus, loved Leander
  • Hesione - daughter of Laomedon who offers her to Poseidon’s sea monster
  • Hippodamia - Wife Pirithous
  • Hippolyta - Queen Amazons
  • Hyacinthus - Youth killed while playing with Apollo
  • Hylas - Detained by spring nymphs
  • Hypermnestra - daughter of Danaus that disobeyed her father and didn’t kill her husband
  • Hypsipyle - daughter of Thoas; became queen of Lemnos after helping her father escape
  • Hyrieus - Grecian king; treasure stolen
  • Icarius - Spartan prince, father Penelope OR Athenian, father Erigone
  • Icarus - Son of Daedalus, died close to sun
  • Idas - Son Aphareus, brother Lynceus; kidnaps Marpessa
  • Io - Daughter Inachus, turned into heifer
  • Iobates - King Lycia, father-in-law Proteus
  • Iphis - Hanged himself over Anaxarete
  • Ixion - King Thessaly, sent to Tartarus, lashed w/ serpents
  • Kedalion - Guide to Orion
  • Laodamia - Wife Protesilaus, talked to his shade
  • Laomedon - Son Ilus & Eurydice
  • Laus - King Thebes
  • Lausus - Son Mezentius, slain by Aeneas
  • Leander - lover of Hero
  • Leda - Wife Tyndareus
  • Lycahas - Turbulent sailor
  • Lycurgus - King of the Edones; Dionysus drives him mad; kills own son then commits suicide
  • Lycus - Usurper king, husband Dirce
  • Lynceus - Brother Idas, killed by Pollux
  • Melampus - Soothsayer that understood speech of all creatures
  • Melanthus - Steersman of Bacchus
  • Melissa - daughter of Melissus; nursed Zeus
  • Melisseus - Cretan king that fed daughters to Zeus
  • Menoeceus - Son Creon, gave his life
  • Mentes - King of Taphians
  • Metanira - Wife Celeus
  • Mezentius - Etruscan king, cruel
  • Midas - Golden touch
  • Mopsus - seer; won contest against Calchas
  • Narcissus - Son of Cephisus, in love with self
  • Nephele - Mother Phryxus & Helle
  • Ocyroe - Prophetess, daughter of centaur Chiron
  • Oenopion - King of Chios, father Merope, blinded Orion
  • Omphale - Queen Lydia, masculine
  • Orpheus - Poet, traveled to Underworld
  • Otrera - Amazon queen; married Ares; mother of Antiope
  • Pandareos - stole golden dog
  • Pandora - first woman; brings evil; punish Prometheus
  • Penthesilea - Queen of Amazons
  • Perdix - Nephew Daedalus, skilled
  • Periander - King Corinth, wise
  • Phaea - giant pig, killed by Theseus
  • Phaon - Boatman of Mytilene
  • Philamela - daughter of Pandion, sister Procne
  • Philemon - Entertained Zeus and got wish, husband Baucis
  • Phryxus - Brother Helle
  • Polydamna - Wife Thon; Egyptian
  • Polyidus - Wisest man of Lycia
  • Pompilus - Fisherman Apollo turned into a fish
  • Procris - Wife Cephalus, accidentally slain
  • Proetus - Son-in-law of Iobates
  • Protogenea - child Pyrrha & Deucalion
  • Psyche - Beautiful maiden, human soul
  • Pyramus - Lover Thisbe
  • Pyrrha - Wife of Deucalion
  • Rhoecus - Youth loved by dryad, blinded by scorning her bee
  • Sabra - Thrown into river by Locrine’s wife
  • Salmoneus - King of Elis; blasted by Zeus
  • Sanchuniathon - Legendary Phoenician author
  • Scopas - Thessaly king buried under his palace
  • Silvia - Daughter Tyrheus
  • Sisyphus - King Corinth, condemned to Tartarus
  • Strophius - Father Pylades
  • Tantalus - Condemned to Tartarus
  • Teuthras - King of Mysia; kills boar of Artemis and gains leprosy
  • Thamyris - Thracian bard that challenged muses
  • Thoas - King of Lemnians; spared by his daughter Hypsipyle
  • Thon - Husband Polydamna; Egyptian
  • Thrasybulus - (real) Athenian general (411 BC)
  • Triptolemus - Son Celeus, kind to Ceres
  • Trophonius - Architect of Delphi
  • Tyndaerus - husband Leda; father of Helen, Clytemnestra, Castor, and Pollux
  • Xuthus - son of Hellen, grandson of Deucalion; married Creusa

Demi-Gods

  • Abas - Son of Poseidon & Arethusa, Thracian
  • Abderus - Son of Hermes, lover Heracles
  • Aeacus - King of Aegina; son Zeus & Aegina
  • Alcippe - Ares Daughter; he kills the man that rapes her
  • Amphion - Son Zeus & Antiope; twin Zethus; musician
  • Amycus - son Poseidon and Melia; king of Bebrycians; killed by Polydeuces
  • Arcas - Son Zeus & Callisto, in Arcadia
  • Athamas - Son Aeolus
  • Castor - Twin Pollox; son Leda
  • Cycnus - son of Apollo and Thyria; leaped into lake and became swan
  • Danaus - Grandson Neptune, founder Argos
  • Epaphus - Son Zeus & Io, king Egypt
  • Erymanthus - son of Apollo; blinded for seeing Aphrodite bathing
  • Halirrhothius - son of Poseidon; rapes Alcippe; killed by Ares
  • Heracles - Son of Zeus; originally named Alcides
  • Machaon - Son Aesculapius
  • Marpessa - Aetolian princess, granddaughter of Ares, daughter of Alcippe; kidnapped by Idas, loved by Apollo, married Idas
  • Oenomaus - son of Ares; King of Elis; father Hippodameia
  • Pollux - Twin Castor; son Leda
  • Rhadamanthus - Son Zeus & Europa, made a judge of dead
  • Sarpedon - Son Zeus & Europa
  • Zethus - Brother Amphion, son Antiope and Zeus

Agenor Legend

  • Achinoe - sister Telephassa, wife Belus
  • Agave - Daughter Cadmus & Harmonia
  • Agenor - Phoenician king; son of Poseidon
  • Autonoe - Daughter Cadmus
  • Belus - Egyptian son of Poseidon, King, brother Agenor
  • Cadmos - Son of Agenor
  • Cilix - Son of Agenor, brother Europa
  • Elissar/Elissa/Dido - Phoenician princess that founds Carthage; descendant of Agenor
  • Europa - Phoenician princess, daughter Agenor
  • Harmonia - Wife of Cadmus
  • Melicertes - Son of Ino, grandson Cadmus
  • Metharme - daughter of Pygmalion
  • Ninus - Son Belus
  • Paphos - Daughter Pygmalion
  • Pentheus - Grandson of Cadmus; King of Thebes
  • Polydorus - Son Cadmus
  • Pygmalion - Brother Dido, sculptor work came to life, king Tyre
  • Sychaeus - Uncle/husband Elissar, priest of Melqart
  • Telephassa - Wife of Agenor
  • Thasus - Son of Agenor
  • Zorus - Founder of Carthage

Calydonian Boar Legend

  • Althaea - Mother Meleager-- he kills her and her brothers
  • Atalanta - Heroine
  • Hippomenes - Won Atalanta in footrace
  • Iasius - Father Atalanta
  • Meleager - Son Oeneus, slew Calydonian boar, prophecy
  • Oeneus - King Calydon; father of Deianeira, Meleager
  • Plexippus - Brother Althea
  • Thestius - Father Althaea
  • Toxeus - Uncle Meleager
  • Tydeus - son of Oeneus; father Diomedes

Heracles Legend

  • Admeta - Daughter Eurystheus, helped by Heracles
  • Alastor - son Neleus; bro Nestor; married Harpalyce; killed by Heracles
  • Alcmena - Mother of Heracles
  • Deianira - Daughter Oeneus; wife Heracles
  • Eurystheus - Cousin Heracles; gave him 12 labors
  • Galinthias/Galanthis - servant of Alcmene
  • Hyllas - Son of Heracles
  • Iolaus - Servant Heracles
  • Iphicles - Son Alcema & Amphitryon; twin of Heracles
  • Iphitus - Friend of Heracles; killed by him
  • Lichus - Messenger that brings Heracles robe of Nessus
  • Linus - Instructor of Heracles--who kills him
  • Megara - first wife of Heracles
  • Philoctetes - Famous archer, given arrows by Heracles
  • Phyleus - son of Augeas; banished when he sides with Heracles over his father
  • Telephus - King of Mysians; son Heracles

Jason Legend

  • Absyrtus - Brother Medea; killed by her or Jason
  • Acastus - Son of Pelias; father Laodamia; Argonaut; slain by Peleus
  • Aeetes - King of Colchis, father Medea
  • Aeson - Son Tyro, father Jason, power-hungry, suicide
  • Alcestis - Daughter King Pelias; saved by Heracles
  • Alcinous - Husband of Arete, father of Nausicaa
  • Ancaeus - pilot of Argo; Arcadia; son of Poseidon
  • Arete - Queen of Phaiacia
  • Argo - Built Argo
  • Creusa/Glauce - Corinthian princess, wife Jason, killed by Medea
  • Demodocus - Bard of Alcinous in Phaiacia; blind
  • Jason - Hero, led Argonauts
  • Ilus - Son Mermerus, grandson Jason & Medea
  • Medea - Witch princess
  • Medeias - son of Jason and Medea
  • Medus - son of Medea and Aegus
  • Memeros - child of Medea that she kills
  • Nauplius - Argonaut; father Palamedes
  • Nausicaa - Daughter Alcinous & Arete, princess Phaiacia
  • Nausithous - King of Phaeacia, father Alcinous
  • Pasiphae - Aunt Medea, mother minotaur, queen Crete, witch
  • Pelias - Jason’s uncle, usurped his throne
  • Pheres - child of Medea that she kills
  • Tisandrus - son of Jason & Medea

Niobe Legend

  • Alphenor - Son of Niobe
  • Ilioneus - Son Niobe
  • Ismenos - Son Niobe, slain by Apollo
  • Niobe - Daughter Tantalus, sister Pelops, princess of Phrygia; prideful; boasts she's better than Leto; Artemis and Apollo kill her sons

Oedipus Legend

  • Antigone - Daughter Oedipus
  • Creon - King of Thebes; son of Menoeceus
  • Eurydice - Wife Oedipus
  • Haemon - Son Creon, lover Antigone; King of Thebes
  • Ismene - daughter of Oedipus and Jocasta
  • Jocasta - mother and wife of Oedipus
  • Laius - King of Thebes; father Oedipus, who kills him
  • Oedipus - Guesses riddle of sphinx
  • Tiresias - Blind prophet

Perseus Legend

  • Aconteus - Friend Perseus; turned to stone
  • Acrisius - King Argos, father Danae; accidentally killed by Perseus
  • Alcaeus - son of Perseus; husband Hipponome; father Amphitryon, Anaxo, Perimede
  • Amphitryon - Son of Alcaeus
  • Ampyx - Attacked Perseus, turned to stone
  • Anaxo - Daughter Alcaeus
  • Andromeda - Phoenician princess; daughter Cepheus; marries Perseus
  • Astyages - Assails Perseus
  • Cassiopeia - Mother Andromeda
  • Cepheus - King; father Andromeda
  • Cynurus - son of Perseus
  • Danae - Mother Perseus by Zeus
  • Gorgophone - Daughter of Perseus & Andromeda
  • Hippothoe - Daughter of Mestor, granddaughter of Perseus
  • Licyminus - Son Electryon
  • Lysidice - wife Mestor
  • Mestor - son of Perseus
  • Perses - Son Perseus & Andromeda
  • Perseus - Hero, slays Medusa
  • Phineus - Betrothed of Andromeda, turned to stone by Perseus
  • Polydectes - King of Seriphus, sheltered Danae
  • Thescelus - Enemy of Perseus, turned to stone

Seven Against Thebes Legend

  • Adrastus - King of Argos during Seven Against Thebes
  • Amphiaraus - Soothsayer of Argos
  • Capaneus - One of Seven Against Thebes
  • Eriphyle - Sister Polynices, bribed to decide husband’s death
  • Eteocles - Son Oedipus; twin Polynices; King of Thebes
  • Melanippus - Thebian defender against Seven
  • Polynices - Leader of Seven

Theseus Legend

  • Acacallis - Daughter Minos, seduced by Apollo, banished
  • Acamas - Son of Theseus & Phaedra
  • Aegeus - King Athens, father Theseus
  • Aethra - Mother of Theseus
  • Androgeus - son of Minos
  • Ariadne - Daughter Minos, loved Theseus
  • Astydamia - mother Anaxo
  • Demophon - son of Theseus; Phyllis loves him; Thracian, but leaves for Athens
  • Hippolytus - Son of Theseus
  • Idomeneus - grandson of Minos, king of Crete
  • Lycomedes - King Scyros, slew Theseus
  • Minos - King of Crete
  • Nisos - King Megara, father Scylla, turned in eagle; grandfather of Bellerophon; attacked by Minos
  • Phaedra - wife of Theseus
  • Theseus - Hero that slays minotaur

Trojan War Legend

  • Achates - Friend of Aeneas; faithful
  • Achilles - Hero Trojan War, son Thetis
  • Achaemenides - Odysseus’s crewman, stayed on Sicily w/ Polyphemus
  • Aegisthus - Love Clytemnestra, murderer Agamemnon
  • Aeneas - Son Aphrodite & Anchises; escaped Troy
  • Aerope - Princess Crete, granddaughter of Minos, mother of Agamemnon; adultery with Thyestes, drowned for it
  • Agamemnon - King Mycenae
  • Agelaus - Suitor to Penelope
  • Ajax - Son Telamon; big warrior, slow speech
  • Albanact - Son of Brut, descendent of Aeneas
  • Amphinomus - Suitor to Penelope; only decent one
  • Anchises - Father of Aeneas
  • Andromache - Wife of Hector, given to Neoptolemus
  • Antenor - Trojan wise elder
  • Anticlea - Mother of Odysseus; wife of Laertes
  • Antilochus - Son Nestor, friend Achilles
  • Antinous - Suitor of Penelope; greatest
  • Aretus - Son Nestor
  • Arnaeus - Ithacan vagabond
  • Ascanius - son of Aeneas (Roman Iulus)
  • Astyanax - Son Hector & Andromache
  • Atreus - grandson of Tantalus; son of Pelops; king of Mycenae; father of Agamemnon
  • Autolycus - Odysseus’s maternal grandfather
  • Baius - Odysseus’s helmsman
  • Briseis - Daughter Briseus, captive Achilles
  • Calchas - Wisest Greek soothsayer at Troy
  • Camber - Son of Brut, descendent of Aeneas
  • Cassandra - Prophetess of doom; daughter of Priam
  • Cebriones - Hector’s charioteer
  • Ceyx - King of Thessaly, husband Halcyone
  • Chryseis - Daughter Chryses, seized by Agamemnon
  • Chryses - Priest of Apollo; father Chryseis
  • Clytemnestra - Wife Agamemnon
  • Clytius - Attendant of Telemachus
  • Ctesippus - suitor to Penelope
  • Dardanus - Trojan progenitor
  • Deiphobus - Son Priam & Hecuba
  • Demoptolemus - Suitor Penelope
  • Diomedes - Hero of siege of Troy; king Aetolia, wounds gods
  • Dolius - old herdsman that support Odysseus
  • Dolon - Trojan spy
  • Echephron - Son of Nestor
  • Echetus - Cruel king Epirus (The Odyssey)
  • Elpenor - Youngest of Odysseus’s crew, dies in carelessness
  • Eumaeas - Loyal shepherd of Odysseus
  • Eupeithes - Father Antinous, tried for revenge, pirate
  • Euphorbus - Trojan slain by Menelaus
  • Euryalus - Gallant Trojan, slain with Nisus in Greek camp
  • Eurycleia - Old loyal maid of Telemachus
  • Eurylochus - Companion Odysseus; Kirke couldn’t enchant him
  • Eurymachus - Suitor to Penelope; deceitful
  • Eurypylus - Trojan fighting against Greeks
  • Halcyone - Daughter Aeneas, wife Ceyx, turned into bird
  • Halitherses - Prophet warns suitors to leave Penelope
  • Hector - Hero, warrior for Troy
  • Hecuba - Wife Priam, turned into dog
  • Helen of Troy - Daughter Zeus & Leda, wife of Menelaus
  • Helenus - Prophet, son Priam
  • Hermione - Daughter Menelaus & Helen, wife Pyrrhus
  • Idaeus - Trojan herald
  • Iphigenia - daughter Agememnon whom he sacrificed to Artemis
  • Laertes - Odysseus’s father
  • Laocoon - Son Priam; priest Apollo; offended his god
  • Lycaon - Son Priam
  • Medon - Odysseus’s herald
  • Melanthius - Treacherous goatherd that helped Penelope’s suitors
  • Melantho - Sister Melanthius, affair with Eurymachus
  • Memnon - Ethiopian prince, ally Troy
  • Menelaus - King of Sparta
  • Mentor - Friend of Odysseus
  • Mermerus - father of Ilus and Ephyra; skilled with poison; hosted Odysseus
  • Misenus - Friend of Odysseus
  • Neleus - son Poseidon; father Nestor
  • Nestor - King of Pylos, warrior Trojan War
  • Odysseus - Hero; King Ithaca; called Noman in cyclopes cave
  • Orestes - Son Agamemnon, avenges father
  • Palamedes - son Nauplius; as cunning as his rival Odysseus; may have invented alphabet
  • Palinurus - Pilot of Aeneas
  • Pandarus - Trojan leader that breaks truce
  • Paris - Son of Priam, abducted Helen
  • Patroclus - Friend Achilles
  • Peisistratus - Son Nestor; friend Telemachus
  • Peleus - King Mrymidons, father Achilles
  • Pelopia - daughter of Thyestes; mother Aegisthus
  • Pelops - son of Tantalus; father Atreus & Thyestes
  • Penelope - Odysseus’s wife
  • Perimedes - Companion Odysseus
  • Phemius - Poet in house of Odysseus
  • Philoetius - Friend Odysseus, cowherd
  • Phoenix - Messenger to Achilles; also, son of Cepheus
  • Phorbas - Companion Aeneas
  • Polites - Friend Odysseus, killed by Scylla
  • Polydore - Murdered kinsman of Aeneas
  • Polymestor - son-in-law of Priam; king of Chersonese; raised Polydorus
  • Polyxena - Daughter Priam, wooed by Achilles
  • Priam - King of Troy
  • Procrustes - Thief in Attica, defeated by Theseus (Damastes)
  • Protesilaus - First Greek to die in Trojan War
  • Pylades - Nephew Agamemnon
  • Pyrrhus/Neoptolemus - Son of Achilles
  • Silvius - Grandson Aeneas
  • Sinon - Induced Trojans to take horse
  • Stratichus - Son Nestor
  • Tarchon - Etruscan chief, host to Aeneas
  • Telamaon - Father Ajax, King of Salamis
  • Teucor - Half-brother Ajax, archer in Trojan War
  • Telegonos - Son Odysseus & Circe
  • Telemachus - Odysseus’s son
  • Theoclymenus - Prophet sails with Telemachus
  • Thersites - Deformed Greek at Troy; foul-mouthed
  • Thrasymedes - Warrior in Trojan War
  • Thyestes - bro Atreus; son Pelops & Hippodameia
  • Tithonus - Trojan prince
  • Troilus - slain son of Priam

Witches (Folklore)

  • Canidia - witch
  • Folia - witch
  • Meroe - witch
  • Pamphile - witch
  • Sagana - witch
  • Veia - witch

Dogs

  • Arctophonos - dog of Orion
  • Lelaps - Dog of Cepheus, turned to stone
  • Nape - Dog pursuing Actaeon
  • Pamphagus - Dog pursuing Actaeon
  • Ptoophagus - Orion’s dog
  • Sirius - Orion’s dog
  • Theron - Dog after Actaeon
  • Tigris - Dog after Actaeon

Italian

Roman

  • Acestes - Son of river god and Trojan woman
  • Amata - Wife of Latinus, driven mad
  • Aruns - Etruscan; killed Camilla
  • Camilla - Amazon, favorite of Diana
  • Constans - (real) Son Constantine (320-350)
  • Erictho - witch
  • Evander - Son Mercury & nymph, banished to Italy
  • Latinus - King of Latium
  • Lavinia - daughter of Latinus; betrothed to Turnus (Rutuli king), married Aeneas,
  • Menippus - student of Apollonius that saves him from an empusa
  • Metabus - King of Privernum, father Camilla
  • Philinnion - female revenant that returns to visit Machates when he stays with her parents
  • Remus - Twin of Romulus
  • Romulus - Founder Rome
  • Thisbe - Babylonian maiden loved by Pyramus
  • Turnus - Chief of Rutilians
  • Tyrrheus - Herdsman of Turnus
  • Volscens - Rutulian leader who killed Nisus