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Greek God Name Generator & Backstories

The twig was passed into the fire until it caught alight, then hoisted above the head of the priest.

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Ancient Greece and is a setting ripe with gods and goddesses for inspiration for your own stories. Take a look at some of the most famous ones below!

Good Greek God Names

There are a number of iconic Greek gods and goddesses, we’ve compiled a list here that takes inspiration from real Greek Mythology.

  • Achelos
  • Aeolus
  • Aether
  • Alastor
  • Apollo
  • Ares
  • Ariasteus
  • Ascipleus
  • Atlas
  • Attis
  • Boreas
  • Caerus


Charon is the ferryman who takes the souls of the deceased across the river Styx, into the underworld. In time, everyone must pay the ferryman.

  • Cronos
  • Dinlas
  • Deimos
  • Dionysus
  • Erebus
  • Eros
  • Eurus
  • Helios
  • Hephaetus
  • Hermes
  • Hymenios


Hypnos is the Greek god of sleep and dreams, said to watch over those at rest in order to ward away nightmares.

  • Kratos
  • Morpheus
  • Oceanus
  • Onerei
  • Paean
  • Pan
  • Plutus
  • Pollux
  • Pontus
  • Posiedon
  • Priapus


Pricus is the immortal father of all of the mythical sea-goats, who eventually ascended to the heavens to become the constellation Capricorn.

  • Prometheus
  • Thanatos
  • Triton
  • Typhon
  • Uranus
  • Zelus
  • Zephyrus
  • Zeus
  • Achelios
  • Aclyone
  • Alectrona


Amphitrite is the goddess of the sea, wife of Poseidon, who rules at his side and watches over his watery kingdom.

  • Antheia
  • Apate
  • Aphaea
  • Aphrodite
  • Artemis
  • Astraea
  • Athena
  • Atropos
  • Bia
  • Brizo


Calliope was the daughter of Zeus himself. As such, she was the wisest of all the muses, and goddess of epic poetry.

  • Calypso
  • Celaeno
  • Ceto
  • Circe
  • Clio
  • Clotho
  • Cybele
  • Demeter
  • Eileithyia
  • Elpis
  • Enyo


Eos was one of the primordial titans who came before the gods themselves, she was the goddess of the dawn light. Prayed to by all those hoping to see out the long night.

  • Erato
  • Eris
  • Eutepre

Hopefully there was something in this epic list that you can take into your own stories in the future! Make sure to share this with your friends if you enjoyed it!

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Cassidy Ferrari
D&D is a creative practice for me, in which I can explore everything from the surreal to the divine. I like to use names as a storytelling device, so every interaction helps players to build a stronger mental image of the world. I hope that my articles for Codex Nomina help you have more fun with fantasy names!

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