Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Greece

Ancient Greek Heroes


The Greek heroes were playing a significant part in the Greek myths and folk tales. They usually were characters with a daring personality and extraordinary abilities, mostly arising from the Trojan War.

Famous Greek Heroes

heracles, the strongest hero of Ancient Greece

Heracles

the strongest hero of Ancient Greece
jason-and-the-argonauts, the Leader of the Argonauts

Jason

the Leader of the Argonauts

Trojan War Heroes

achilles, the most important hero of the Trojan War

Achilles

the most important hero of the Trojan War
odysseus, the cunning hero of the Trojan War

Odysseus

the cunning hero of the Trojan War

Famous Seers

calchas, the interpreter of omens

Calchas

the interpreter of omens
tiresias, the blind seer from Thebes

Tiresias

the blind seer from Thebes

Kings and Founders

agamemnon, the King of Mycenae

Agamemnon

the King of Mycenae
cephalus, the First King of Cephalonia

Cephalus

the First King of Cephalonia
glaucos, the King of Corinth

Glaucos

the King of Corinth
inachos, the king and presumable founder of Argos

Inachos

the king and presumable founder of Argos
pelias, the power-loving King of Iolcos

Pelias

the power-loving King of Iolcos
perseus, the founder of Mycenae

Perseus

the founder of Mycenae
theseus, the King and Founding Hero of Athens, Greece

Theseus

the King and Founding Hero of Athens, Greece

Extraordinary Women

alcestis, the woman of Sacrifice

Alcestis

the woman of Sacrifice
atalanta, the swift-footed huntress

Atalanta

the swift-footed huntress
danae, the mother of Perseus

Danae

the mother of Perseus
europe, the beautiful princess abducted by Zeus

Europe

the beautiful princess abducted by Zeus
helen, the most beautiful woman in the world

Helen

the most beautiful woman in the world
medea, the revengeful enchantress

Medea

the revengeful enchantress
pandora, the first woman ever created

Pandora

the first woman ever created
psyche, the deification of the human's soul

Psyche

the deification of the human's soul

Olympic Heroes

pelops, the mythical founder of the Olympic Games

Pelops

the mythical founder of the Olympic Games

Further Greek Heroes

actaeon, the unfortunate hunter of Boeotia

Actaeon

the unfortunate hunter of Boeotia
bellerophon, the Master of Pegasus

Bellerophon

the Master of Pegasus
daedalus, the great artist and inventor

Daedalus

the great artist and inventor
endymion, the unaging shepherd

Endymion

the unaging shepherd
ganymede, the cup-bearer of the gods

Ganymede

the cup-bearer of the gods
linus, the Music teacher of Heracles

Linus

the Music teacher of Heracles
narcissus, the handsome boy in love with himself

Narcissus

the handsome boy in love with himself
orion, the greatest hunter of all times

Orion

the greatest hunter of all times
orpheus, the Father of the Songs

Orpheus

the Father of the Songs
sisyphus, the cunning cheater of death

Sisyphus

the cunning cheater of death
tantalus, the greedy sufferer of the Underworld

Tantalus

the greedy sufferer of the Underworld