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The Greek and Roman Mythology guide provides definitions of gods, people, places and events starting with 'N'

Greek and Roman Mythology - Starting with 'N'
The Greek and Roman Mythology guide provides a short glossary of terms starting with 'N' that relate to the gods, goddesses, people, places and events that feature in Roman and Greek myths and legends. A fast, at-a-glance list of short definitions starting with 'N' are provided in this section on Greek and Roman Mythology. A who's-who of the heroes, villains, gods, goddesses, monsters and mythical creatures in classical Roman and Greek mythology starting with 'N'.

Greek and Roman Mythology starting with 'N'
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Greek and Roman Mythology starting with 'N'
This section of the Greek and Roman Mythology provides short definitions of the gods, goddesses, people, places and events that feature in Roman and Greek myths and legends. Short definitions in the Greek and Roman Mythology Dictionary and glossary of terms starting with the letter 'N'.

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Greek and Roman Mythology starting with 'N'
Naiades: Fountain nymphs subject to Neptune

Napaeae: Valley nymphs, who looked after the flocks also

Narcissus: Youth loved by Echo; enamored with his own image

Nausicaa: Daughter of Alcinous and Arete; befriends Ulysses

Naxos: Island visited by Theseus and Bacchus,

Nectar: Beverage of the gods, poured out by Hebe and Ganymede. Ambrosia was the food of the gods

Neleus: Son of Neptune; brother of Pelias

Nemea: Forest in Greece, devastated by a lion slain by Hercules

Nemean Games: Games in honor of Jupiter and Hercules

Nemean Lion: Monster slain by Hercules

Nemesis: Greek goddess of consequences and revenge, Roman counterpart Invidia
 - pursues Orestes

Neoptolemus: Same as Pyrrhus; Achilles’ son; slays Priam

Nephele: Wife of Athamas; mother of Phryxus and Helle
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Neptune: Same as Poseidon, god of the sea
 - son of Cronus
 - kingdom given to
 - Deluge controlled by,
 - horse created by
 - Delos created by
 - walls built by
 - Mars punished by
 - girl protected by
 - Vesta wooed by
 - Minos punished by
 - Pegasus created by
 - Hippolytus slain by
 - Thetis wooed by
 - Trojans punished by,
 - Polyphemus, son of
 - Ulysses’ men slain by,
 - Aeneas saved by

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Greek and Roman Mythology starting with 'N'

Greek and Roman Mythology starting with 'N'
This section of the Greek and Roman Mythology provides short definitions of the gods, goddesses, people, places and events that feature in Roman and Greek myths and legends. Short definitions in the Greek and Roman Mythology Dictionary and glossary of terms starting with the letter 'N'.

Greek and Roman Mythology starting with 'N'
Nereides: Water nymphs; daughters of Nereus and Doris,

Nereus: God of the sea; the personification of its pleasant aspect,
 - father of Thetis

Nessus: The Centaur who carries Deianeira across the river; slain by Hercules,

Nestor: Greek hero during Trojan war; noted for wise counsel

Nike: Greek goddess of victory, Roman counterpart Victoria; attendant of Jupiter

Night: Same as Nyx or Nox,

Nightmares: Attendants of Somnus, crouching in his cave

Niobe: Daughter of Tantalus, whose children are slain by Apollo and Diana,

Nisus: Youth who accompanies Euryalus to summon Aeneas back to camp

Noman: Name assumed by Ulysses to mislead Polyphemus,

Notus: Greek god of the South wind, Roman counterpart Auster. Southwest wind; son of Aeolus and Aurora

Nox: Same as Nyx, goddess of night; marries Chaos and Erebus

Numa Pompilius: Second king of Rome; built Vesta’s temple

Nymphs: Name given to female minor divinities

Nysiades: Nymphs who cared for Bacchus, and form a constellation

Nyx: Same as Nox, goddess of night; mother of Day and Light

Achilles dragging Hector during the Trojan War

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Discover interesting information and facts about Roman and Greek mythology and legend in the Greek and Roman Mythology starting with 'N'. The Greek and Roman Mythology guide provides a short glossary of terms relating to the gods, goddesses, people, places and events that feature in Roman and Greek legends and myths that begin with 'N'. A fast, at-a-glance list of short definitions starting with 'N' are provided in this section on Greek and Roman Mythology. A who's-who of the heroes, villains, gods, goddesses, monsters and mythical creatures in classical Roman and Greek mythology.

 

 
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