Odin was the leader of the gods in Norse mythology and the father to several of them, including Thor. In certain narratives, Odin was a creator god, who created the Universe after defeating the Ymir in battle.
The queen goddess of Olympus, Hera was both sister and wife to Zeus. Though she is often depicted as reserved and austere, she was mercilessly vindictive when it came to her husband’s [many] extramarital adventures.
The gods, much like the Greek goddesses of history, have very exaggerated personalities and they are plagued with personal flaws and negative emotions despite they immortality and superhero-like powers.
This list includes Etruscan, Greek, Roman, Norse and Meitei versions of similar gods and goddesses. The table is ordered by the Greek god's name. Versions of gods;
From the Olympian goddesses right down to the many minor goddesses. Greek goddesses are good archetypal figures because of their exaggerated personalities. Despite their immortality and similarities to modern day superheroes, they are still plagued with personal flaws and negative emotions which caused destruction in their lives and the lives of other gods and mortals.
Over the course of Egyptian history hundreds of gods and goddesses were worshipped. The characteristics of individual gods could be hard to pin down. Most had a principle association (for example, with the sun or the underworld) and form.
All ancient civilizations on our planet have gods and goddesses, or at least important, mythical leaders who brought the world into existence. These beings could be called on in times of trouble, or to pray to for good harvests, or to support the people in wars. Commonalities are widespread.
Themis - Ancient goddess of divine order, law, and custom. Thetis - Leader of the Nereids, a shapeshifter, and a prophet. Tyche - (a.k.a. Fortuna, Nortia) Goddess of fortune and prosperity. Urania - One of the Muses - represented Astronomy and Astrology. Click here for a list of male gods from Greek mythology.
King of the gods, ruler of Mount Olympus, and god of the sky, weather, thunder, lightning, law, order, and justice. He is the youngest son of Cronus and Rhea . He overthrew Cronus and gained the sovereignty of heaven for himself.
Hermes is the Greek god of travel, athletes, sports, mischief, and trade. Hermes was considered the messenger of the gods. Hermes delivered the message to Hades that Demeter requested he releases Persephone back to the earth.