Greek Gods Chart

By Matt Baker email   Updated 15 Jul 2012

Roman names are shown in blue; Greek names are shown in red

Uranus and GaiaImage © D'Aulaires' Greek Myths

In the beginning, Father Sky (Caelus/Uranus) and Mother Earth (Terra/Gaia) came together to give birth to:

  • The 12 Titans
  • The 3 Hecatonchires (giants with 100 hands and 50 heads)
  • The 3 Cyclops (one-eyed giants)
  • several other forces and powers

Caelus despised the Hecatonchires and placed them in the underworld. This angered Terra and at her request, Saturn/Cronus (one of the Titans) killed Caelus by cutting off his genitals. From the blood came the Furies, the underworld goddesses of vengeance.

After killing Caelus, Saturn took his father's place as king of the gods. However, he was later told that one of his own sons would someday replace him. In order to avoid this, he ate all of his children. His wife Ops/Rhea eventually hid his last son, Jupiter/Zeus, and when this son was old enough, he released his brothers and sisters, waged war with the Titans and became the third and final king of the gods.

Through Jupiter and various women (including both goddesses and mortals), came most of the other well-known gods and goddesses of Greco-Roman mythology.

The Titans (The Old Gods)

The Original Twelve Titans:

Oceanus - God of the Ocean
Tethys - Goddess of the Rivers

Hyperion - God of Light
Theia - Goddess of Light

Polus/Coeus - God of Intelligence
Phoebe - Goddess of Wisdom
Roman god Saturn
Saturn/Cronus
God of the Harvest & King of the Gods prior to Jupiter
Roman goddess Ops
Ops/Rhea
Goddess of Fertility & Wife of Saturn
Themis - Goddess of Law & Order

Mnemosyne - Goddess of Memory

Crius - God of the Constellations

Iapetus - God of Mortality

Children of Hyperion & Theia: Children of Iapetus:
Roman god Sol
Sol/Helios
original God of the Sun
Roman goddess Luna
Luna/Selene
original Goddess of the Moon
Roman goddess Aurora
Aurora/Eos
Goddes of the Dawn
Greek god Atlas
Atlas
was forced to carry the Earth
Greek god Prometheus
Prometheus
God of Foresight; creator of humans; stole fire from the gods
Greek god Epimetheus
Epimetheus
God of Hindsight; husband of Pandora, the first woman
Children of Themis: Children of Mnemosyne: Grandchildren of Iapetus
(via Atlas):
Grandchild of Crius
(via Pallas):
The Fates
The Fates
The controllers of destiny
The Fates
Justitia/Dike
Goddess of Justice
The Muses
The Muses
The inspiration for artists
The Pleiades
The Pleiades
Nymphs of Artemis
Greek goddess Nike
Victoria/Nike
Goddess of Victory

The Olympians (The New Gods)

Children of Saturn & Ops:

Roman god Jupiter
Jupiter/Jove/Zeus
KING OF THE GODS
God of the Sky
Roman goddess Juno
Juno/Hera
Queen of the gods
Goddess of Women & Marriage
Roman god Neptune
Neptune/Poseidon
God of the Sea
Roman god Pluto
Pluto/Hades
God of the Underworld
Roman goddess Ceres
Ceres/Demeter
Goddess of Agriculture
Roman goddess Vesta
Vesta/Hestia
Goddess of the Hearth

Children of Jupiter:

by Juno: by Leto (daughter of Coeus & Phoebe):
Roman god Mars
Mars/Ares
God of War
Roman goddess Vulcan
Vulcan/Hephaestus
God of Fire
Greek goddess Hebe
Juventia/Hebe
Cupbearer of the gods & Goddess of Youth
Greek goddess Eris
Disconcordia/Eris
Goddess of Discord
Greek god Apollo
Apollo
God of the Sun, Medicine & the Arts
Roman goddess Diana
Diana/Artemis
Goddess of the Moon & Hunting
by Maia, daughter of Atlas: by Dione: from the head of Jupiter: by Ceres: by Semele (a mortal): by Alcmene (a mortal):
Roman god Mercury
Mercury/Hermes
Messenger of the gods & God of Commerce
Roman goddess Venus
Venus/Aphrodite
Goddess of Love & Beauty
(also said to have been birthed out of the sea after the castration of Uranus)
Roman goddess Minerva
Minerva/Athena
Goddess of Wisdom & Civilization
Roman goddess Proserpina
Proserpina/
Persephone
Goddess of the Spring & the stolen wife of Pluto
Roman god Bacchus
Bacchus/Dionysus
God of Wine
Hercules
Hercules/Heracles
The hero who became a god

Grandchildren of Jupiter:

Son of Mars & Venus: Son of Mercury & Venus: Son of Mercury & a nymph:
Roman god Cupid
Cupid/Eros
God of Love
Roman goddess Minerva
Hermaphroditus
The androgynous god
Roman god Faunus
Faunus/Pan
God of Shepherds & Flocks

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