Know the area each character reigns over and both their Greek and Roman names.
The first divine race.
Ultimately honored as ancestors of humans.
Credited with the invention of the arts and magic.
Son of titans.
Married to his sister, Rhea. They gave birth to 3 daughters-Hestia, Demeter, and Hera, and 3 sons-Poseidon, Hades, and Zeus.
Roman counterpart: Saturn
Created humans from earth and water.
Though a titan, he was allowed to live on Olympus.
The first woman.
Created by all the divinities.
Unleashed terrible afflictions which spread over the earth.
Unites in himself all attributes of divinity-omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresent.
Ruled according to fate and his own will.
Lived on Mount Olympus.
Roamn counterpart: Jupiter.
Woman deified, presided over all stages of feminine existence, primarily marriage and maternity.
Represents idealized wife.
Roman counterpart: Juno.
Warrior goddess, goddess of arts of peace, and goddess of prudent intelligence.
Zeus's daughter, she was born, fully armed, out of his skull.
Roman counterpart: Minerva.
A son-god, god of the light.
God of divination and prophecy.
Cultivated and protected crops.
Associated with music.
Represented as an archer.
Son of Zeus and Leto.
Roman counterpart: Apollo.
Apollo's habitual companions.
Goddesses of memory and poetic inspiration.
The nine muses: Clio(history), Euterpe(flute), Thalia(comedy), Melpomene(tragedy), Terpsichore(lyric poetry and dance), Erato(love poetry), Polyhymnia(mimic art), Urania(astronomy), Calliope(epic poetry and eloquence).
Goddess of the chase and of forests.
Associated with moonlight.
Represented as an archer.
Apollo's twin sister, also daughter of Zeus and Leto.
Roman counterpart: Diana
God of travellers.
God of commerce and profit.
Conducted the souls of the dead to the underworld.
Tireless runner, messenger of Zeus.
Son of Zeus and Maia.
Roman counterpart: Mercury.
God of war, of blind, brutal courage, and of bloody rage and carnage.
Son of Zeus and Hera.
Roman counterpart: Mars.
Goddess of love. Goddess of pure and ideal love as well as of marriage and of lust and venal love.
Essence of feminine beauty.
Daughter of Zeus.
Roman counterpart: Venus.
Youngest of the gods, a winged child, gracious and rebellious.
Armed with bow and arrows which would cause people to fall in love if hit by them.
Son of Aphrodite.
Roman equivalent: Cupid.
God of the sea.
Personification of water-god of vegetation and fecundity.
Son of Cronus.
Roman equivalent: Neptune.
Beautiful giant, son of Mother Earth.
Passionate hunter, accompanied by his dog, Sirius.
Banished to live in the sky, and now an easily recognized constellation.
Strange sea creatures, half-men, half-fish, with scales, sharp teeth, claws, fins and forked tails.
Hedonistic and lascivious.
Sea monsters with bird's bodies and women's heads.
Sang sweetly and irresistibly to lure travellers and then killed them.
Charybdis and Scylla
Dwelt in same Sicilian sea as the Sirens.
Charybdis, daughter of Poseidon and the earth, was a whirlpool who swallowed ships.
Scylla, once a beautiful woman, was changed into a monster, with six ugly heads.
Goddess of the earth and the underworld.
Represents motherhood and fertile, cultivated soil.
Daughter of Cronus and Rhea.
Roman counterpart: Ceres.
God of wine and pleasure.
Son of Zeus.
Roman counterpart: Bacchus.
Part of the retinue of Dionysus.
Represented the elementary spirits of forests and mountains.
Half-man and half-goat, they were sensual and lascivious.
Shepherd god of woods and pastures, protector of shepherds and flocks.
Son of Hermes.
Not a satyr, though he also was half-goat.
God of the underworld.
Invisible, god of buried treasure and agricultural wealth.
Son of Cronus and Rhea, brother of Zeus.
Roman equivalent: Pluto.
Daughter of Demeter, wife of Hades.
Spent part of the world in the underworld and part on earth, and therefore associated with seasons of the year and myths of regeneration.
Roman counterpart: Proserpina.
Not a god, but a hero.
Personification of physical strength.
Founder of Olympic Games.
Had to perform twelve superhuman labors.
Son of Zeus and a mortal woman.
Roman counterpart: Hercules.
Not a god, but a hero.
Like Heracles, destroyed many monsters, including the Minotaur on Crete.
Son of a mortal woman, a mortal man, and the god, Poseidon.
Son of a mortal woman and Zeus, who impregnated her disguised as a shower of gold.
Also a hero, not a god, who had many adventures.
Killed the snake headed monster, Medusa, and a sea monster to save a beautiful princess named Andromeda.
Woman whose beauty launched a thousand ships and began the Trojan War.
Wife to Menelaus, but carried off by lovestruck Paris.
Son of King of Thebes.
Unwittingly killed his father and married his mother, which caused him to blind himself.
Answered the riddle of the Sphinx.
One of the few Greek heroes not known for warlike exploits.
Son of Apollo.
Sang and played the lyre so beautifully that trees and savage beasts would follow him.
Performed miracles on the voyage of the Argonauts to find the Golden Fleece.