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The Names & Mythology of Ancient Greek Women
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Ancient Greek Women
Discover the names of the famous Ancient Greek Women who featured in the legends and myths of Ancient Greece. Goddesses, Nymphs, Mortals, Amazons, Female Monsters all played a part in the mythology of the Ancient World. This article provides a list of the names of the Ancient Greek Women who played a prominent role in some of the most famous myths and legends from Ancient Greece.

Ancient Greek Women
The heroines and villains, the strong women, the weak women, those who performed good deeds and those who were famous for their bad deeds. In these old stories a woman was usually defined by either her beauty, her wits or whether her actions helped or hindered the heroes of legend and mythology. Additional, intriguing information about ancient gods and goddesses is also available via:

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List of Famous Ancient Greek Women
The following list contains the names of many famous Ancient Greek Women who featured in the legends from classical mythology and include Goddesses, Nymphs, Mortals, Amazons, Heroines, Villains and Female Monsters:

Ancient Greek Women from Mythology

Names of Women Description of Ancient Greek Women

Amazons
The Amazons were a nation of fierce women warriors who burned off the right breast in order to use a bow and arrow more effectively.
Alcmene Alcmene was a lover of Zeus
Andromeda Andromeda was chained to a rock and exposed to a sea monster but was rescued by Perseus
Antigone Antigone was the daughter of King Oedipus who disobeyed her father and was condemned to death
Antiope Antiope was a lover of Zeus who seduced her in the guise of a satyr.
Aphrodite Aphrodite was the goddess of love, beauty and passion.
Ariadne Ariadne was the wife of the god Dionysus
Artemis Artemis was the goddess of the hunt and the moon, she was also known as the Virgin goddess
Atalanta Atalanta was the mortal who arranged a competition with her suitors and was won by Hippomenes
Athena Athena was the goddess of wisdom, spinning and weaving
Calypso Calypso was a Nymph who detained Ulysses on Ogygia seven years
Cassandra Cassandra was the daughter of the Trojan king Priam, whose prophecies were disbelieved.
Ceto Ceto was the mother of monsters
Circe Circe was the sorceress who changes Ulyssesí men into swine
Clymene Clymene was a female demigod and the daughter of the Titan gods Oceanus and Tethys and the mother of Atlas and Prometheus.
Clytemnestra Clytemnestra was a sister of Helen of Troy and the wife of Agamemnon
Danae Danae was a lover of Zeus and mother of Perseus
Demeter Demeter was the goddess of nature and a sister of Zeus
Dione Dione was one of the Oceanides, a descendent of the Titans, and a lover of Zeus, they had a daughter, Aphrodite the goddess of love.
The Dryads The Dryads & Hamadryads were the nymphs of the wood
Echo The maiden who talked too much
Electra Electra was the daughter of Agamemnon who saved Orestes
Eileithyia Eileithyia was a daughter of Zeus and Hera
Erinyes The Furies (Erinyes) were three sisters who inflicted tortures and punishments on behalf of Hades
Names of Women Description of Ancient Greek Women

Ancient Greek Women from Mythology and Legends

Wedding of Psyche

The Wedding of Psyche

List of Famous Ancient Greek Women
Ancient Greek Women. The following list contains the names of famous Ancient Greek Women who featured in the legends from classical mythology and include Goddesses, Nymphs, Mortals, Amazons, Heroines, Villains and Female Monsters:

Ancient Greek Women from Mythology

Names of Women Description of Ancient Greek Women
Eris Eris was the Goddess of discord
Europa Europa was a fair maiden who fell in love with Cadmus
Fates The Fates were three goddesses, Clotho, Lachesis, and Atropos, who presided over the destiny of beings
Furies The Furies (aka Erinyes) were three sisters who inflicted tortures and punishments on behalf of Hades
Gaia Gaia, or Gaea, was known as Earth or Mother Earth and was born from Chaos. The Titans and the Giants or Gigantes were born from her union with Uranus (the sky). The sea-gods were born from her union with Pontus (the sea).
The Gorgons The Gorgons were three sisters who had serpents instead of hair
The Graeae The Graeae (Gray Witches) were three sisters who had to share just one eye and one tooth among them and featured in the myth of Perseus.
The Graces The three Graces were daughters of Aphrodite and goddesses who presided over the banquet, the dance, and all social enjoyments. Mount Olympus home of the gods
Hamadryads The Hamadryads were the nymphs of the wood
Harmonia Harmonia was the daughter of Zeus and Electra and was the wife of Cadmus. The gods turned Harmonia into a serpent.
The Harpies The Harpies were winged monsters with the bodies of birds and the heads and bodies of women
Hebe Hebe was the daughter of Hera and Zeus and the goddess of youth. Her brothers were Hephaestus and Ares. She married Heracles (Hercules) after he became a god.
Hecate Hecate was a goddess of the Underworld and protector of witches
Helen of Troy Helen of Troy was the daughter of the Greek god Zeus and Leda. She married Menelaus the, king of Sparta. Prince Paris of Troy abducted Helen and took her to Troy, which started the 9 year Trojan War.
Hera Hera was a daughter of the Titans who married her brother Zeus and became Queen of the gods and was the goddess of the family.
Hestia Hestia was a daughter of the Titans and was the Virgin goddess of the hearth, home and cooking.
The Horae The Horae were the minor deities called 'the Seasons' or 'Horae', the goddesses of time who guarded the gates to the home of the gods. Mount Olympus home of the gods
Io Io was a lover of Zeus from the hundred-eyed giant Argos called Panoptes
Iris Iris was the messenger of Halcyone
Jocasta Jocasta was the Queen of Thebes
Leto Leto was the daughter of the Titans Phoebe and Coeus and a lover of Zeus by whom she bore the twin gods Artemis and Apollo.
Maia Maia was a 'Pleiades' one of the seven daughters of Atlas and Pleione. Maia was a lover of Zeus and bore him a son, Hermes.
The Maenads The Maenads were wild women, flushed with wine, their shoulders draped with a fawn skin, carrying rods tipped with pine cones (thyrsos).
Medea Medea was an enchantress who helped Jason
Medusa, the Gorgon Medusa was a Gorgon who had serpents instead of hair
Names of Women Description of Ancient Greek Women

Ancient Greek Women from Mythology and Legends

The head of Medusa, the Gorgon

Ancient Greek Women - Picture of the head of Medusa, the Gorgon, who was slain by the hero Perseus

Famous Ancient Greek Women
List of Ancient Greek Women. The following list contains the names of famous Ancient Greek Women who featured in the legends from classical mythology and include Goddesses, Nymphs, Mortals, Amazons, Heroines, Villains and Female Monsters:

Ancient Greek Women from Mythology

Names of Women Description of Ancient Greek Women

The Muses
The Muses were the nine daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne. The Muses all had wonderful gifts that allowed them to entertain the gods
The Naiads The Naiades were the nymphs of the rivers and streams
The Nereids The Nereids were the nymphs of the ocean
Nike Nike was the winged goddess of victory
Niobe Niobe was a lover of Zeus
The Oceanides The Oceanides were the three thousand daughters of Gaia and Uranus
Pandora Pandora was the young maiden who unleashed the 'Troubles'
Pasiphae Pasiphae was the wife of King Minos who fell in love with the bull and produced the Minotaur
Penelope Penelope was the wife of Odysseus
Persephone Persephone was the goddess of the underworld and the daughter of the gods Zeus and Demeter.
Phaedra Phaedra was a Princess of Crete torn by love
Phaedra Phoebe was a daughter of Gaia and Uranus and one of the Titanides. She was the wife of Coeus, the mother of Leto
The Pleiades The Pleiades were one of the seven daughters of Atlas and Pleione.
Procris Procris was a favorite of Diana, the goddess of hunting and the wife of Cephalus
Psyche Psyche was the beautiful maiden forced to visit the Underworld by Aphrodite
  Pyramus and Thisbe, the lovers who talked through a hole in the wall
Rhea Rhea was the daughter of Gaia and Uranus and one of the Titanides. She married her brother Cronus and their children were Demeter, Hestia, Hera, Hades, Poseidon and Zeus.
Scylla Scylla was the favorite of all the water-nymphs
Semele Semele was a lover of Zeus
The Sirens The Sirens  were sea nymphs who sing so sweetly that they lured to death every man who listened
Taygete Taygete was a lover of Zeus
The Sphinx The Greeks sphinx was a creature with the body of a lion and the head of a woman
Tethys Tethys was a daughter of Gaia and Uranus and one of the Titanides and the wife of Oceanus. Their children were the Oceanides (three thousand daughters).
Themis Themis was a lover of Zeus
Thetis Thetis was a minor sea-goddess and mother of Achilles
Thisbe Pyramus and Thisbe, the lovers who talked through a hole in the wall
Titanides Titanides were the female Titans
Names of Women Description of Ancient Greek Women

Ancient Greek Women from Mythology and Legends

Satyr

Ancient Greek Women - Picture of the Death of Procris

Pictures of Ancient Greek Women
The following four pictures of Ancient Greek Women were painted by the artist Evelyn de Morgan. Cassandra and Helen both featured in the legend of the Trojan War.

Helen of Troy
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Cassandra
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Helen of Troy - Demigod

Cassandra

Helen of Troy
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Cassandra
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Dryad - Wood Nymph
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Sea Nymphs
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Dryad

Water Nymphs

Dryad - Wood Nymph
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Sea Nymphs
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Ancient Greek Women
We hope that you have enjoyed discovering interesting information and facts about the Ancient Greek Women who featured in the legends and mythology of Ancient Greece. The ancient Myth Stories about famous Greek Women contain many tales with morals (fables) that provided the old story tellers of Greece with interesting examples of simple but exciting stories of how to act and behave. Fascinating, fun information to increase your knowledge about the Ancient Greek Women and the role of the females in Greek Mythology and Legend.

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