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. Gods and Goddesses of Greek and Roman Mythology and the following table shows those areas and the names of the important deities in each mythology. Meet the Greek Gods. Please select a name from the list below to view the Greek god's description. Zeus. zeus God of the Sky (Zoos) Distinguishing Features. She is a daughter of Rhea and Cronus , and a sister of Zeus. Agon Panathenaic Games Rhieia. You never know when the next person you meet might be packing the master bolt. The leader of the Olympian gods was Zeus. He is a son of Cronus and Rhea , and the brother of Zeus and Hades. Hypnos appears as a young man with wings sprouting from his brow, probably to keep him from doing a face plant whenever he falls asleep. Mycenaean gods Decline of Hellenistic polytheism Julian restoration. He is often accompanied by the Muses. Did you have a question about his activities as god of thieves? Adamant Aegis Ambrosia Apple of Discord Ara Argo Baetylus Caduceus Cornucopia Dragon's teeth Galatea Golden apple Golden Fleece Gorgoneion Greek terracotta figurines Harpe Ichor Lotus tree Minoan sealstone Moly Necklace of Harmonia Omphalos Orichalcum Palladium Panacea Pandora's box Petasos Winged helmet Philosopher's stone Ring of Gyges Rod of Asclepius Sacrificial tripod Sceptre Shield of Achilles Shirt of Nessus Sword of Damocles Talaria Thunderbolt Thymiaterion Thyrsus Trident Trojan Horse Winnowing Oar Wheel of Fortune Xoanon. On his bad days, he caused minor problems like destroying cities with earthquakes or sinking entire fleets of ships. According to most traditions, she was born from Zeus's forehead, fully formed and armored. It was best just to steer clear! You might win the favor of a goddess! They lived inside human-like bodies with an ethereal fluid called ichor running through the veins. Not to be confused with the Titan Cronus Kronos , the father of Zeus. History Mycenaean gods Decline of Hellenistic polytheism Julian restoration. There were twelve major gods and goddesses who are collectively called the Olympians but the list of all Greek Gods also details the names of the primeval deities, the names of the Titans and also the lesser gods and goddesses. Ancient Greek religion Gnosticism Paleo-Balkan mythology Hellenistic religion Magic Alchemy Orphism Pythagoreanism.