Rhea ("Ray-uh"--but a little breathier, "Rhhey-uh"). Likely meaning 'to flow'. This one may seem modern, but it has a large place in the founding of both Greek and Roman mythology/legend. She is mother of Zeus, Poseidon, Hera, Demeter, Hestia, and Hades in Greek myth; in Roman legend, she was the mother of the twin brothers who founded Rome, Remus and Romulus. For more names, please visit http://pinterest.com/meggiemaye/for-love-of-names/

Rhea ("Ray-uh"--but a little breathier, "Rhhey-uh"). Likely meaning 'to flow'. This one may seem modern, but it has a large place in the founding of both Greek and Roman mythology/legend. She is mother of Zeus, Poseidon, Hera, Demeter, Hestia, and Hades in Greek myth; in Roman legend, she was the mother of the twin brothers who founded Rome, Remus and Romulus. For more names, please visit http://pinterest.com/meggiemaye/for-love-of-names/

In greek mythology, Asteria ( Ἀστερία, “of the stars, starry one”) was the Titan goddess of the oracles and prophecies of night, (including prophetic dreams, and necromancy), and falling stars. She was daughter of the Titans Coeus and Phoebe and mother of Hecate, goddess of magic. After the fall of the Titans, Asteria was pursued by the god Zeus. She fled his advances, transforming herself into a quail and leaping into the sea where she became the island of Delos.

In greek mythology, Asteria ( Ἀστερία, “of the stars, starry one”) was the Titan goddess of the oracles and prophecies of night, (including prophetic dreams, and necromancy), and falling stars. She was daughter of the Titans Coeus and Phoebe and mother of Hecate, goddess of magic. After the fall of the Titans, Asteria was pursued by the god Zeus. She fled his advances, transforming herself into a quail and leaping into the sea where she became the island of Delos.

Rhea - Titan of female fertility, motherhood, and generation. She is the sister and consort of Cronus, and mother of Zeus, Hades, Poseidon, Hera, Demeter and Hestia

Rhea - Titan of female fertility, motherhood, and generation. She is the sister and consort of Cronus, and mother of Zeus, Hades, Poseidon, Hera, Demeter and Hestia

Gaia. Greek mythology's mother earth. Mother of Cronus and grandmother of Zeus . The great mother of all: the gods, titans, giants, and the oceans.

Gaia. Greek mythology's mother earth. Mother of Cronus and grandmother of Zeus . The great mother of all: the gods, titans, giants, and the oceans.

Nyx, goddess of night - A shadowy figure, Nyx stood at or near the beginning of creation, and was the mother of other personified deities such as Hypnos (Sleep) and Thanatos (Death). Her appearances are sparse in surviving mythology, but reveal her as a figure of such exceptional power and beauty, that she is feared by Zeus himself. She is found in the shadows of the world and only ever seen in glimpses.

Nyx, goddess of night - A shadowy figure, Nyx stood at or near the beginning of creation, and was the mother of other personified deities such as Hypnos (Sleep) and Thanatos (Death). Her appearances are sparse in surviving mythology, but reveal her as a figure of such exceptional power and beauty, that she is feared by Zeus himself. She is found in the shadows of the world and only ever seen in glimpses.

Hestia [aka Vesta]    The Hearth-goddess and daughter of Cronus, she swore to remain a maiden forever after Apollo and Poseidon tried to when her hand. Zeus then bestowed her with the title of chiefly worship of the family Hearth. In later versions she would become the hearth-goddess of the universe and become the personification of earth as the center of the universe.

Hestia [aka Vesta] The Hearth-goddess and daughter of Cronus, she swore to remain a maiden forever after Apollo and Poseidon tried to when her hand. Zeus then bestowed her with the title of chiefly worship of the family Hearth. In later versions she would become the hearth-goddess of the universe and become the personification of earth as the center of the universe.

Dionysus God of wine, celebrations and ecstasy. Patron god of the art of theatre. . Son of Zeus and the mortal Theban princess Semele. Married to the Cretan princess Ariadne. The youngest Olympian, as well as the only one to have a mortal mother.

Dionysus God of wine, celebrations and ecstasy. Patron god of the art of theatre. . Son of Zeus and the mortal Theban princess Semele. Married to the Cretan princess Ariadne. The youngest Olympian, as well as the only one to have a mortal mother.

According to Hesiod, Dione (Διώνη, the Greek feminine forme of Zeus) was an Oceanid, a saltwater nymph, one of the three thousand daughters of the Titans Oceanus and Thetys.   According to Apollodorus, instead, she was a prophetic Titaness-goddess, daughter of Uranus and Gaia. She presided over the Oracle at Dodona alongside Zeus. It’s also assumed that she was the mother of the goddes Aphrodite.

According to Hesiod, Dione (Διώνη, the Greek feminine forme of Zeus) was an Oceanid, a saltwater nymph, one of the three thousand daughters of the Titans Oceanus and Thetys. According to Apollodorus, instead, she was a prophetic Titaness-goddess, daughter of Uranus and Gaia. She presided over the Oracle at Dodona alongside Zeus. It’s also assumed that she was the mother of the goddes Aphrodite.

Rhea was the Titaness daughter of the sky god Uranus and the earth goddess Gaia, in Greek mythology.

Rhea was the Titaness daughter of the sky god Uranus and the earth goddess Gaia, in Greek mythology.

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