mythical deities

(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
Nouns
1. mythical deities, heathen gods and goddesses; god[dess], deity, divinity, demigod; pantheon, mythology, folklore.
2. (Greece) Zeus, [Phoebus] Apollo[n], Ares, Hephaestus, Hermes, Poseidon, Hades, Eros, Helios, Dionysus, Aeolus, Comus, Hymen, Hypnus, Morpheus, Plutus, Priapus, Thanatos, Zephyrus; Hera, [Pallas] Athena, Artemis, Aphrodite, Amphitrite, Chloris, Demeter, Eos, Eris, Hebe, Hecate, Hestia, Hygeia, Nemesis, Nike, Nyxe, Selene, Tyche; (Titans) Uranus, Gaea, Cronos, Oceanus, Coeus, Crius, Hyperion, Rhea, Mnemosyne, Themis, Phoebe, Dione, Cyclops, Helios.
3. (Rome) Jupiter, Jove, Apollo, Mars, Vulcan, Mercury, Neptune, Pluto, Orcus, Dis, Mors, Saturn, Cupid, Bacchus, Liber, Comus, Faunus, Janus, Pan, Picus, Sol, Somnus; Juno, Minerva, Diana, Venus, Aurora, Ceres, Flora, Juventas, Kore, Persephone, Luna, Nox, Pomona, Proserpina, Psyche, Salacia, Vesta, Victoria.
4. (Scandinavia) Woden, Odin, Thor, Balder, Loki, Bragi, Njord; Freya, Frigg, Sigurd, Brynhild, Gudrun, Fafnir, the Valkyries.
5. (India) Janaki, Sita, Ravana, Kama, Hanuman, Kubera, Mahakala, Surya.
6. (Egypt) Ra, Ptah, Osiris, Horus, Set[h], Anubis, Thoth, AmunRa, Geb; Isis, Hathor, Nut.
7. (Middle East) Baal, Bel, Astarte, Ashtoreth, Ishtar, Ashur, Anshar, Anu, Ea, Enlil, Marduk, Mot, Sin, Tammuz; Cybele, Gula.
8. (Far East) Benten, Daikoku, Emma-O, Fuhsing; KuanYin.
9. (Americas) Huitzilopochtli, Inti, Tialoc, Xipe, Xochipilli; Pauguk, Thunderbird.
10. (Celtic) Lug, Rhiannon, Tuatha Dé Danann.
11. (Oceania) Maui.
12. (mythical water creature) nymph, dryad, hamadryad, naiad, nereid, oread; sylph; salamander, undine; Pan, faun, satyr; mermaid, merman.
13. (mythical land creature) fairy, fay, sprite, elf, brownie, pixie, pixy,
Puck, Robin Goodfellow, dwarf, gnome, troll, kobold, peri, hobgoblin, leprechaun; wee folk, little or good people, good neighbors; manitou; fairy godmother or -father.
14. (evil spirit) familiar spirit, familiar, genius, genie, jinni; chimera; demon, incubus, succubus, vampire, harpy, werewolf; ogre, ogress.
Adjectives — mythical, mythological, legendary; fairylike, nymphlike, elfin, fey.
Quotations — Science must begin with myths, and with the criticism of myths (Karl Popper), It is convenient that there be gods, and, as it is convenient, let us believe that there are (Ovid).

English dictionary for students. 2013.

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