Tag: Greek

Hamadryad

Hamadryads are tree nympths or dryads whose life is bound to the tree whose life they share. Alternate Name(s): Hammadryads Folklore Origin: Greek Appearance: Upper half of a woman/man Bottom […]

Posted August 9, 2011

Hades

Hades (person) is the god of the Underworld. He is the son of the Titans Cronus and Rhea, the brother of Zeus, and the husband of Persephone. Origin: Greek, Roman […]

Posted July 29, 2011

Daimon

Daimons are ministering beings (like angels) between god and humans, and sometimes souls of the dead. Name Meaning: Daimon means ‘divine being’ Folklore Origin: Greek Appearance: Resemble angels Some claim […]

Posted July 28, 2011

Cerberus

Cerberus (Kerberos) is a three-headed dog the size of a bullock who guards the entrance to the underworld (click on the link to read the post about the underworld), both […]

Posted July 22, 2011

Nemesis

Nemesis is the Greek goddess of vengeance, justice, and retribution against evil deeds. She personifies resentment toward criminals, greedy and wicked men. Meaning of Name: Nemesis: ‘dispenser of dues’ Other […]

Posted May 20, 2011

Lamiae

Lamiae are female demons who attack children, drinking their blood and eating their flesh. They have the upper half of beautiful women and the lower half of serpents. Origin: Greek […]

Posted May 16, 2011

Empousai

Empousai/Empusa (“forcers in”) are female demons who seduce men and then eat their flesh and drink their blood. They are the children of Hecate, goddess of the underworld, ghosts, and […]

Posted May 7, 2011

Nymphs

Nymphs are a form of nature deity. They are often the protectors of a certain spot in nature (i.e. a lake or grotto) and will defend their home fiercely if […]

Posted April 16, 2011