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Acraea

-goddess whose temple was fixed upon a hill
-Aphrodite
-Artemis
-Athena
-Hera

2

Alma Mater

-nourishing mother
-Aphrodite

3

Amathusia/Amathentia

-Amathus, Cyprus (ancient seats of her worship)
-Aphrodite

4

Ambologera

-delaying old age
-Aphrodite

5

Antheia

-attendant of Aphrodite
-flower/blossom
-Hera
-Aphrodite

6

___ of the Gardens

-patronage over vegetation and garden fertility
-Aphrodite

7

Chryse

-golden
-Athena
-Aphrodite

8

Despoina

-Aphrodite
-Demeter
-Hecate

9

Kourotrophos

-child nurturer
-Aphrodite
-Apollo
-Artemis
-Athena
-Hermes

10

Pandemos

-for all the people

11

Urania

-the heavenly Aphrodite
-Aphrodite

12

Abaeus

-Abae, Phocis (rich temple of Apollo renowned for its oracles)
-Apollo

13

Acesius

-healing
-Apollo

14

Acestor

-healer/averter of evil
-Apollo

15

Acraephiaeus

-Acraephian
-Apollo

16

Actiacus

-Actian
-Apollo

17

Aegletes

-light of the sun
-Apollo

18

Clarius

-allotted lot
-Apollo

19

Coelispex

-sky/to look at
-Apollo

20

Culicarius

-of midgets
-Apollo

21

Cynthius

-Cynthian
-Apollo

22

Cynthogenes

-born of Cynthus
-Apollo

23

Agetor

-Leader
-Apollo

-leader (because he lead souls to the underworld)
-Hermes

24

Agonius

-helper in struggles or contests/protectors of soldiers
-Apollo

-presides over all solemn contests
-Hermes

25

Agraeus

-the hunter/after he killed the Kithairon lion
-Apollo

26

Agyieus

-protector of the streets, public places, and the entrances to homes
-Apollo

27

Alexicacus

-averter of evil
-Apollo
-Heracles

28

Amazonius

-the Amazons found his temple at Pyrrhichus in Laconia
-Apollo

29

Aphetor/Aphetorus

-to let loose
-Apollo

30

Aplu

-of the plague (bring or protecting from it)
-Apollo

31

Musagetes

-leader
-Apollo

32

Apotropaeus

-to avert
-Apollo

33

Archegetes

-founder
-Apollo

34

Argyrotoxus

-with silver bow
-Apollo

35

Articenes

-bow-carrying
-Apollo

36

Averruncus

-to avert
-Apollo

37

Delius

-Delian/of Delos
-Apollo

38

Delphinus

-Delphic (because of his oracle at Delphi)
-Apollo

39

Didymaeus

-twin (Artemis was his twin)
-Apollo

40

Epicurius

-to aid
-Apollo

41

Galaxius

-synonymous to Ismenius
-Apollo

42

Genetor

-ancestor
-Apollo

43

Hecaergus

-far-shooting
-Apollo

44

Hecebolus

-far-shooting
-Apollo

45

Helius

-sun (he was mistaken as the sun god)
-Apollo

46

Iatromantis

-physician/prophet
-Apollo

47

Iatrus

-physician
-Apollo

48

Ismenius

-of Ismenus (the son of Amphion and Niobe, whom he killed with an arrow)
-Apollo

49

Leschenorius

-converser
-Apollo

50

Leucadius

-Apollo

51

Loxias

-to say/amibuous
-Apollo

52

Lycegenes

-born of a wolf/born of Lycia
-Apollo

53

Lyceus

Apollo

54

Lycoctonus

-wolf/to kill
-Apollo

55

Manticus

-prophetic
-Apollo

56

Medicus

-physician (temple was dedicated to Medicus in Rome)
-Apollo

57

Nomius

-pastoral
-Apollo

58

Nymphegetes

-leader
-Apollo

59

Paean

-to touch
-Apollo
-Asclepius

60

Parnopius

-locust
-Apollo

61

Patrous

Apollo

62

Phanaeus

-giving of bringing light
-Apollo

63

Ptoion

-a mountain chain (an oracle of his was there)
-Apollo

64

Pythius

-an area around Delphi and he killed the Python
-Apollo

65

Smintheus

-of mouses or the bringer and healer of plague in the Iliad
-Apollo

66

Sosianus

- Gaius Sosius rebuilt the temple dedicated to Medicus
-Apollo

67

Enyalius

Ares

68

Gynaecothoenas

-the god feasted by women
-Ares

69

Agoraea

-protector of the assemblies of the people in the agora
-Artemis
-Athena

70

Agraea

-the hunter
-Artemis

71

Agrotera

-the huntress (the most important goddess to the Attic hunters)
-Artemis

72

Alpaea

-derived from the river god Alpheius who was in love with her
-Artemis

73

Orthia

-there was a sanctuary in Sparta for Artemis Orthia
-Artemis

74

Boibe

-a dialectal form of Phoibe another epithet
-Artemis

75

Caryatis

Artemis

76

Daduchos

-torch-bearer
-Artemis
-Demeter

77

Delia

-comes from Artemis' birthplace Delos
-Artemis

78

Limnaea

-inhabiting or born in a lake/marsh
-Artemis

79

Parthenos

-virgin/maiden
-Artemis
-Athena
-Hera

80

Phoebe

Artemis

81

Tauropolos

Artemis

82

Kauos

-location in Arcadia
-Asclepius

83

Soter

-saviour
-Asclepius
-Poseidon

84

Ageleia

-leading/spoils
-Athena

85

Alcimache

Athena

86

Pallas

Athena

87

Alalcomeneis

-powerful defender (there is a temple near the town of Alalcomenae)
-Athena

88

Alea

Athena

89

Ambulia

-delayer of death
-Athena

90

Alkidemos

-defender of the people
-Athena

91

Budeia

-oxen-yoker
-Athena

92

Hellotia

Athena

93

Itonia

-derived from the town Phthiotis
-Athena

94

Phrygia

Athena

95

Promachos

-who fights in the front line
-Athena

96

Amphictyonis

-goddess of wine and friendship between nations
-Demeter

97

Chthonia

-of the earth
-Demeter

98

Epipole

Demeter

99

Thesmophoria

-laws by which the land must work the land
-Demeter

100

Aesymnetes

-lord/ruler
-Dionysus

101

Agrionius

-fierce
-Dionysus

102

Antheus

Dionysus

103

Bromius

-noisy,roaring, and boisterous
-Dionysus

104

Chthonius

-of the earth or underworld
-Dionysus

-of the earth of underworld
-Hermes

-of the underworld
-Hades

105

Dendrite

-tree
-Dionysus

106

Dithyrambos

Dionysus

107

Eleutherios

-the liberator
-Dionysus

108

Enorches

Dionysus

109

Iacchus

Dionysus

110

Limnaeus

-inhabiting of born in a lake or marsh
-Dionysus

111

Pseudanor

-false man
-Dionysus

112

Thriambus

Dionysus

113

Agesilaus

Hades

114

Aidoneus

Hades

115

Megistos

-great
-Helios

116

Panoptes

-the all seeing
-Helios

117

Terpsimbrotos

-gladdens mortals
-Helios

118

Aetnaeus

-dealing with Mt. Aetna
-Hephaestus

119

Aegophagus

Hera

120

Alexandros

-defender of men
-Hera

121

Ammonia

Hera

122

Bounos

-this man built a temple to Hera
-Hera

123

Henioche

-charioteer
-Hera

124

Buphagus

-bull/cattle eater
-Heracles

125

Charops

-bright-eyed
-Heracles

126

Kynagidas

-the huntsman
-Heracles

127

Patroos

-ancestor
-Heracles

128

Makistios

-tallest/greatest
-Heracles

129

Promachus

-the champion
-Heracles at Thebes

130

Agoraeus

-protector of the assemblies of the people in the agora
-Hermes

-watcher over the agora and traders
-Zeus

131

Argeiphontes

-Argus slayer (because he killed Argus while he was protecting Io)
-Hermes

132

Trismegistus

-thrice-greatest
-Hermes

133

Kriophoros

-ram-bearer
-Hermes

134

Leucus

-white
-Hermes

135

Socus

-strong/whole/safe
-Hermes

136

Olympios

-king of Olympus
-Zeus

137

Panhellenios

-of all the Hellenes
-Zeus

138

Xenios

-patron of hospitality and guests
-Zeus

139

Philoxenon

-patron of hospitality and guests
-Zeus

140

Hospites

-patron of hospitality and guests
-Zeus

141

Horkios

-keeper of oaths
-Zeus

142

Aegiduchos

-bearer of the Aegis
-Zeus

143

Aegiochos

-bearer of the Aegis
-Zeus

144

Meilichios

-easy to be entreated
-Zeus

145

Tallaios

-solar
-Zeus in Crete

146

Labrandos

Zeus

147

Naos

Zeus

148

Bouleus

Zeus

149

Georgos

-earth worker/farmer
-Zeus

150

Kasios

-Zeus

151

Ithomatas

Zeus

152

Astrapios

-lightninger
-Zeus

153

Brontios

-thunderer
-Zeus

154

Diktaios

Zeus

155

Bottiaeus

Zeus