Looking for a baby name that imparts a sense of strength, wisdom, and power? A name that has its roots in Greek mythology could be the answer! Read on to discover the meanings and stories behind some of the best Greek mythology baby names. Greek legend has it that Damon risked his life for his friend Pythias. Their friendship became symbolic of trust and loyalty. Jason: You may have heard of Jason and the Argonauts.
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The gods, much like the Greek goddesses of history, have very exaggerated personalities and they are plagued with personal flaws and negative emotions despite they immortality and superhero-like powers. This page is a list of the names of Greek gods in ancient mythology and their roles. It will be continually updated with additions, corrections and more information on each of the gods.
Looking for a baby name with a strong story behind it? From Athena to Zeus, these Greek mythology names are definitely worth a look. Mythology names have become red hot for babies—whether you choose from the stories of Greece, Rome, or other cultures. Here are some of the best and most popular picks from those ancient stories. Adonis was the human lover of Aphrodite, and was supposed to be the paragon of masculine beauty. The name has been on the rise since the turn of the century, and is currently in the top baby names. A rare but lovely name, Althea was a queen in Greek mythology, whose tragic story intertwined with her son's. The name means "healer. Andromeda was a beautiful princess—and when her father boasted too much of her beauty, the ocean god Poseidon sent a sea monster to attack her. It's also the name of a constellation.
The following is a list of gods , goddesses and many other divine and semi-divine figures from ancient Greek mythology and ancient Greek religion. The list does not include creatures; for these, see List of Greek mythological creatures. The Greeks created images of their deities for many purposes. A temple would house the statue of a god or goddess, or multiple deities, and might be decorated with relief scenes depicting myths. Divine images were common on coins. Drinking cups and other vessels were painted with scenes from Greek myths. Goddess of beauty, love, desire, and pleasure. In Hesiod 's Theogony — , she was born from sea-foam and the severed genitals of Uranus ; in Homer 's Iliad 5.