List of Greek mythological figures

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Ancient Greek Religion

This following is a list of Greek mythological figures.

Contents

Immortals

Olympian deities

Protogenoi (primordial deities)

Titans

Gigantes (giants)

  • The Hekatoncheires (Ἑκατόγχειρες), the Hundred-Handed Ones, giant gods of violent storms and hurricanes
    • Briareus or Aigaion (Βριάρεως)
    • Cottus (Κόττος)
    • Gyges (Γύγης)
  • Agrius (Ἄγριος), a man-eating Thracian giant who was half-man and half-bear
  • Alcyoneus (Ἀλκυονεύς), the king of the Thracian giants, who was slain by Heracles
  • Aloadae (Αλοάδαι), twin giants who attempted to storm heaven
    • Otos (Ότος)
    • Ephialtes (Εφιάλτης)
  • Antaeus (Ανταίος), a Libyan giant who wrestled all visitors to the death until he was slain by Heracles
  • Argus Panoptes (Ἄργος Πανόπτης), a hundred-eyed giant tasked with guarding over Io
  • Cyclopes (Elder), three one-eyed giants who forged the lightning-bolts of Zeus
    • Arges (Ἄργης)
    • Brontes (Βρόντης)
    • Steropes (Στερόπης)
  • Cyclopes (Younger), a tribe of one-eyed cannibalistic giants who shepherded flocks of sheep on the island of Sicily
  • Enceladus (Εγκέλαδος), one of the Thracian giants who made war on the gods
  • The Gegenees (Γεγενεες), a tribe of six-armed giants fought by the Argonauts on Bear Mountain in Mysia
  • Geryon (Γηρυών), a three-bodied, four-winged giant who dwelt on the red island of Erytheia
  • The Laestrygonians (Λαιστρυγόνες), a tribe of man-eating giants encountered by Odysseus on his travels
  • Orion (Ωρίων), a giant huntsman whom Zeus placed among the stars as the constellation of Orion
  • Porphyrion (Πορφυρίων), the king of the Gigantes who was struck down by Herakles and Zeus with arrows and lightning-bolts after he attempted to rape Hera
  • Talos (Τάλως), a giant forged from bronze by Hephaestus, and gifted by Zeus to his lover Europa as her personal protector
  • Tityos (Τίτυος), a giant slain by Apollo and Artemis when he attempted to violate their mother Leto.
  • Typhon (Τυφῶν), a monstrous immortal storm-giant who was defeated and imprisoned by Zeus in the pit of Tartarus

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