Who are the most significant goddesses in Greek mythology?

By Sunil Kumar

From what I’ve read a long time back; book by Edith Hamilton, a few major Greek goddesses. After the Roman empire conquered Greece; many of their names had Roman equivalents which are equally famous.

Aglaia: The Greek goddess of beauty, splendor or grace. Literally means illuminating brilliance.

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Aphrodite – (a.k.a. Anadyomene, Turan, Venus) She is the Goddess of love and beauty. One of the most popular in myths and TV adaptations.

Artemis – (a.k.a. Agrotora, Amarynthia, Cynthia, Kourotrophos, Locheia, Orthia, Phoebe, Potnia Theron) Goddess of the moon, hunting, and sometimes nursing; the lady is mentioned in many stories.

Athena: (alternative names: Asana, Athene, Minerva, Menerva) Goddess of wisdom, poetry, art, and also the strategic side of war.

Persephone – (a.k.a. Persephassa, Persipina, Persipnei, Persephatta, Proserpina, Kore, Kora, Libera) Goddess of the Spring who lives off-season in the Underworld.

In the famous Trojan war; Paris has been appointed by Zeus; Chief God to judge the most beautiful of the three; Athena, Hera(his wife and sometimes mentioned as sister); or Athena. After Aphrodite promises him the most beautiful of the three; Paris chooses her. This makes the other two angry; and is one of the reasons for the Trojan war.

Themis – This dame is the ancient goddess of divine order, law, and custom.

Hera – (a.k.a. Juno, Uni) Goddess of goddesses, women, and marriage. Also the wife of Zeus.

Other source for this information:

Check the link below;

List of Greek Gods and Goddesses

Greek Gods & Goddesses

 

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