Agamemnon Son of King Atreus of Mycenae and Queen Aerope. Commander-in-chief of the Greek forces during the Trojan war.
Ajax. Son of Telamon, the king of Salamis. He was known for his exceptional strength and bravery in battle. After Achilles’ death, Ajax competed with Odysseus for the armor of Achilles, which was awarded to Odysseus, leading to Ajax’s deep disappointment and anger.
Amphion. Son of Zeus, and Antiope, a mortal queen. He was renowned for his musical talent, and, along with His brother Zethus, he usurped the throne of Thebes from Laius the great-grand-son of Cadmus.
Aphrodite . Goddess of love, according to Hesiod she emerged from the sea foam near the island of Cyprus after the severed genitals of the sky god Uranus were cast into the sea. She was a major protagonist in Greek affairs: While being married to Hephaestus, she had an affair with Ares with whom she had several children including Eros and Harmonia. The latter would play a tragic role by a curse associated to a necklace given to her by Hephaestus.
Apollo. Son of Zeus and Leto — twin to Artemis. He is associated with music, poetry, and prophecy. The temple of Delphi is dedicated to him.
Ares. Son of Zeus, and Hera. He was the god of war and a lover of Aphrodite with whom he had Eros (erotic love), Harmonia (concord), Phobos (fear) and Deimos (terror),
Artemis. the twin sister of Apollo by Zeus and Leto, was a virgin goddess, depicted as a young and vigorous huntress a protector of young girls and a symbol of female independence.
Athena. Daughter of Zeus, associated with wisdom and strategic warfare. She is the patron Goddess of Athens, guardian of the city and a symbol of rational thought, strategy, and justice.
Atreus. Son of Pelops and Hippodamia, twin brother to Thyestes. He was father to Agamemnon, Menelaus, and other children. The rivalry between Atreus and Thyestes was the starting point of the tragedies resulting from the curse issued to Pelops by Myrtilus.
Aegisthus Son of Thyestes and his daughter Pelopia. He is the agent of revenge of his father Thyestes and becomes involved with Clytemnestra in the assassination of Agamemnon.
Broteas. Son of Cadmus and Harmonia. Twin brother to Echion.
Cadmus. Son of King Agenor of Phoenicia and Queen Telephassa. He was the brother of Europa, who was abducted by Zeus in the form of a bull. He was the founder of Thebes and married Harmonia with whom he had several children including Agave, Semele, Broteas and others. He is credited with bringing the Phoenician alphabet used as the basis of the Greek alphabet.
Calchas. Seer for the Greeks before and during the Trojan way. He advised Agamemnon to sacrifice his daughter Iphigenia, to appease Artemise and allow the winds to blow favorably for the ships to reach Troy.
Cassandra. Trojan seer, daughter of Priam and Hecuba, who was cursed by Apollo not to be believed when she prophesized anything. She prophesized her own demise and that of Agamemnon.
Castor. Son of Tyndareus and Leda and twin brother of Pollux. The twins were known as the Dioscuri and had a very strong fraternal bond. He was known as a great horseman and warrior and when he died, he was given half of Pollux immortality.
Catreus. Son of king Minos II of Crete. He and his siblings Androgeos, Ariadne, Phaedra, and Deucalion, played important roles in the history of Crete. His daughter, Aerope, was married to Atreus.
Chrysippus. Son of Pelops and the nymph Danais, He was Pelops favorite son who was killed by his brothers Atreus and Aegisthus.
Chrysotemis. Chrysothemis is the daughter of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra and the sister of Orestes, Iphigenia, and Electra.
Clotho is one of the three fates (Moirai). The Morai determine the fate of all mortals. The other two fates are Lachesis and Atropos.
Clytemnestra. Daughter of Tyndareus and Leda. She was the twin sister of Helen and was married to Agamemnon whom she later killed in revenge for the sacrifice of their daughter Iphigenia,
Danais Naiad-nymph of a well or fountain of the town of Pisa in Elis (southern Greece). She was loved by the Pisan king Pelops.
Demeter. Daughter of Cronus and Rhea. She was responsible for the fertility of the earth, the growth of crops, and the abundance of the harvest. Her daughter Persephone was abducted by Hades. In her grief over her loss, she caused the earth to become barren. Eventually, a compromise was reached where Persephone would spend half of the year with Hades and the other half with her mother.
Diomedes. He was one of the contenders for the hand of Helen and a hero in the Trojan War. He was known for his exceptional bravery and combat prowess.
Dione Daughter of the titan Atlas, was a mountain nymph -like her sisters the Pleiades and Hyades–who resided on Mount Sipylus in Lydia. She was the wife of the Lydian king Tantalus.
Elektra. Daughter of Clytemnestra. She and her brother Orestes would plot the murder of her mother and her lover Aegisthus.
Eris. Daughter of Nix (Night), she was the goddess of strife. She started the Trojan war by throwing a golden apple during a celebration of the gods with the words “For the most beautiful” inscribed in it. Paris of Troy was called upon to judge who among Aphrodite, Hera and Athena were to receive it and, when Aphrodite promised him the most beautiful woman in the world, Paris gave her the apple.
Hades was a son of titans Cronus and Rhea. He ruled the realm of the dead in the underworld.
Harmonia. Daughter of Aphrodite by Ares. She was given to Cadmus in marriage and, received from Hephaestus a necklace with a curse that would have dire consequences for she who would wear it..
Hector. Trojan hero, son pf Priam and Hecuba, brother of Paris and Cassandra. He was killed by Achilles in single combat.
Hecuba was the queen of Troy in Greek mythology, wife of King Priam and mother to nineteen children, the most famous of them being Hector, Paris and Cassandra.
Helen of Sparta. The most beautiful woman in the world, was the daughter of Leda by Zeus. She married Menelaus and was later abducted by Paris of Troy unleashing a war which lasted ten years.
Helenus. Son of king Priam and Hecuba. Was a seer, lover of Apollo. He played a prominent role in Trojan history.
Hephaestus. According to Hesiod, Hephaestus was a son of Hera alone. He was the god of craft and construction who produced marvelous objects in his forge. He was married to Aphrodite and, was protagonist in many of the great events in the Greek mythology.
Hera. She is known as the queen of the gods and protector of marriage and childbirth, she was jealous and vengeful.
Hermes a god of travel, trade, diplomacy, persuasion, writings, and athletics. He was also the messenger of gods because he could move freely and fast between the worlds of mortal and divine.
Hermione. Daughter of Helen of Troy and Menelaus.
Hippodamia. Daughter of Oenomaus and mother of Atreus and Thyestes. With them she conspired to kill Chrysippus who was Pelops’s favorite son. She, Atreus and Thyestes were exiled, and she hung herself.
Iphigenia. Daughter of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra. Sacrificed by her father to propitiate the gods for favorable winds for the Trojan expedition.
Jocasta. She was the wife of Laius, who was given a prophecy saying that if he ever had a child, the child would kill him and marry his wife. However, one night, Laius drank too much and after sleeping with her, they had a son, Oedipus.
Laius. King of Thebes, father of Oedipus who -fulfilled a prophecy by killing him and marrying his mother Jocasta.
Leda. Mother of Helen and Pollux by Zeus and Castor and Clytemnestra by Tyndareus.
Menelaus. Son of Atreus, brother of Agamemnon and husband of Helen of Sparta.
Minos II of Crete. Grandchild of Minos I (Son of Zeus and Europe) He was the father of King Catreus who fathered Aerope, the wife of Atreus and secret lover of Thyestes.
Myrthilus. He was Oenomaus charioteer who was bribed by Pelops to cause Oenomaus death and, was betrayed by Pelops who threw him down a cliff. As he fell, he cursed Pelops and all his descendants.
Niobe. was a daughter of Tantalus and Dione. She was the wife of Amphion and the sister of Pelops and Broteas.
Odysseus. The most prominent hero in the Greek Mythology. His cunning ways were as well-known as his prowess.
Oedipus Son of Jocasta and father of Antigone, Polynices, Eteocles and Ismene with his mother Jocasta after he killed his father thus fulfilling a prophesy.
Onoemaus A powerful king. son of Ares, father of Hippodamia. He was killed in a chariot race by Pelops, his son-in-law to be.
Orestes Brother of Elektra. He killed his mother Clytemnestra and her lover Aegisthus.
Paris. Trojan prince. He abducted Helen of Sparta triggering thus the Trojan war.
Pelopia. Daughter of Thyestes who fathered Aegisthus with her fulfilling thus a prophesy of terrible revenge.
Pelops Son of Tantalus. He killed Oenomaus with the help of Myrtilus who in turn was killed by him. As result, he was cursed to have, along with all his descendants, a most unhappy life.
Persephone . Daughter of Demeter abducted by Hades lord of the underworld.
Plouto. Mother of Tantalus by Zeus Father of Pelops
Pollux. Son of Zeus by Leda
Priam. Trojan King, father of Paris, Hector, Cassandra, Helenus, and many other.
Tantalus Son of Zeus and Plouto, father of Pelops
Thyestes. Son of Pelops and Hippodamia, brother of Atreus, Father of Aegisthus.
Tyndareus King of Sparta. Father of Castor and Clytemnestra with Leda.
Zethus Brother of Amphion. They usurped the throne of Thebes from Laius.
Zeus The supreme Olympian god.