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Abæus - See Avaios.

Acersecomes - See Akærsækómis

Acesius - See Akǽsios.

Acræphnius - See Akraiphnios.

Acritas - See Akrítas Apóllohn.

Actius - See Áktios.

Aegletes - See Aiglitis.

Aegyptius - See Aigyptios.

Ækáærgos - (hecaergus; Gr. ἑκάεργος, ΕΚΑΕΡΓΟΣ) he who works from afar. 2. Pythagorean word for the number nine.

Ækativælǽtis - (hecatebeletes; Gr. ἑκατηβελέτης, ΕΚΑΤΗΒΕΛΕΤΗΣ. Literally, shooting a hundred.)
hitting the mark at will.

Ækativólos - (hecatebolos; Gr. ἑκατηβόλος, ΕΚΑΤΗΒΟΛΟΣ) - hitting the mark at will. Cf. Ækáærgos and Ækativælǽtis.

Ækatómvaios - (hecatombaeus; Gr. ἑκατόμβαιος, ΕΚΑΤΟΜΒΑΙΟΣ) he to whom the ækatómvi (hekatomb; Gr. ἑκατόμβη) (a sacrifice of 100 cattle or oxen) is offered.

Ǽkatos - (hecatos; Gr. ἕκατος, ΕΚΑΤΟΣ. Shorted form of ἑκατηβόλος.) hitting the mark at will.

Ækivólos - (hecebolus; ἑκηβόλος, ΕΚΗΒΟΛΟΣ) he who attains his aim (with his arrows). (Orphic Hymn 34.6)

Ælæléfs - (eleleus; Gr. ἐλελεύς, ΕΛΕΛΕΥΣ. From ἐλελελεῦ, a war-cry.) he who utters a war cry.

Æmvásios - (embasius; Gr. ἐμβάσιος, ΕΜΒΑΣΙΟΣ) he who blesses those who embark on journeys.

Ǽnolmos - (enolmus; Gr. ἔνολμος, ΕΝΟΛΜΟΣ) sitting on the tripod.

Æpikourios - (epicurius; Gr. ἐπικούριος, ΕΠΙΚΟΥΡΙΟΣ) assistant.

Æpidílios - (Epidelius; Gr. Επιδήλιος, ΕΠΙΔΗΛΙΟΣ. Spartan word.) born in Dílos (Delos; Gr. Δήλος).

Æpivatírios - (epibaterius; Gr. ἐπιβατήριος, ΕΠΙΒΑΤΗΡΙΟΣ) seafaring. Diomídis (Diomede; Gr. Διομήδης), having escaped a storm while returning from Tría (Troy; Gr. Τροία), dedicated a temple at Trizín (Troezen; Gr. Τροιζήν) to Apóllohn under this name. 

Ærázmios - (erasmius; Gr. ἐράσμιος, ΕΡΑΣΜΙΟΣ) lovelybeloved. (Orphic Hymn 34.5)

Ævdomayænís - (hebdomagenes; Gr. ἑβδομᾱγενής, ΕΒΔΟΜΑΓΕΝΗΣ. Etym. ἑβδομάς = seven.) born on the seventh day [of the month].

Ævdómeios - (hebdomeios; Gr. ἑβδόμἑιος, ΕΒΔΟΜΕΙΟΣ. Etym. ἑβδομάς = seven.) worshipped on the seventh day. Cf. Ævdomayænís.

Aglaótimos - (aglaotimus; Gr. ἀγλαότιμος, ΑΓΛΑΟΤΙΜΟΣ) he who is splendidly honored. (Orphic Hymn 34.2)

Agnós - (hagnos; Gr. ἁγνός, ΑΓΝΟΣ) holypure. (Orphic Hymn 34.7)

Agréfs - (agreus; Gr. ἀγρεύς, ΑΓΡΕΥΣ. Also ἀγραῖοςhunter.

Agreus - See Agréfs.

Ágrios - (agrius; Gr. ἄγριος, ΑΓΡΙΟΣ) wild. (Orphic Hymn 34.5)

Aguieus - See Ayiéfs.

Aiglítis - (aegletes; Gr. αἰγλήτης, ΑΙΓΛΗΤΗΣ) the radiant one.

Aiyíptios - (Aegyptius; Gr. Αἰγύπτιος, ΑΙΓΥΠΤΙΟΣ. Aiyíptios simply means Egyptian.) Aiyíptios as an epithet of Apóllohn is the Egyptian God Horus, the son of Osiris and Isis, who some equate with Apóllohn. 

Akærsækómis - (acersecomes; Gr. ἀκερσεκόμης, ΑΚΕΡΣΕΚΟΜΗΣ) with uncut hair, meaning that the God is forever young. Greek boys kept their hair long until they became men.

Akǽsios - (acesius; Gr. ἀκέσιος, ΑΚΕΣΙΟΣ) healing.

Akrítas - (Acritas; Gr. ἀκρίτας, ΑΚΡΙΤΑΣ) the tall or mighty one, or because of his temple in Sparta situated at a great height.

Alæxíkakos - (alexicacus; Gr. ἀλεξίκακος, ΑΛΕΞΙΚΑΚΟΣ) he who diverts calamity and plague.

Alaios - (alaeus; Gr. ἀλαίος, ΑΛΑΙΟΣ) wanderer, perhaps in reference to the founding of cities. (Ἀπολλόδωρος Epitome 6.15b)

Alexicacus - See Alæxíkakos.

Amazónios - (Amazonius; Gr. Ἀμαζόνιος, ΑΜΑΖΟΝΙΟΣ) surname of Apóllohn in Λακεδαίμων (Παυσανίας 3.25.3)

Amyklaios - (Amyclaeus; Gr. Ἀμυκλαῖος, ΑΜΥΚΛΑΙΟΣ) from Ἀμύκλαι, a city of Λακωνία. At the famous sanctuary in this place was a temple housing a colossal statue of the God forty-five feet tall (30 cubits). (Παυσανίας 3.19.2)

Amphrýssios - (Amphryssius; Gr. Ἀμφρύσσιος, ΑΜΦΡΥΣΣΙΟΣ) Amphrýssios is an epithet of Apóllohn derived from the name of the river Amphrýssos (Amphryssus; Gr. Αμφρύσσως) in Thæssalía (Thessaly; Gr. Θεσσαλία). Here the God had been sentenced by Zefs (Zeus; Gr. Ζεύς) to tend the flocks of Ádmitos (Admetus; Gr. Ἄδμητος), King of Phærai (Pherae; Gr. Φεραί), for having killed Dælphýni (Delphyne; Gr. Δελφύνη) [or the Cyclops]. (Καλλίμαχος Εἰς Ἀπόλλωνα 48)

Amyclaeus - See Amyklaios.

Anaphaeus - See Anaphaios.

Anaphaios - (Anaphaeus; Gr. Ἀναφαίος, ΑΝΑΦΑΙΟΣ) surname of Apóllohn after an island in the Cretan sea, Anáphi (Anaphe; Gr. Ἀνάφη), which Apóllohn made appear, (ἀνέφηνεν, "he made appear") from the light of an arrow, to the Argonáftai (Argonauts; Gr. Ἀργοναῦται) as shelter from a storm. (Ἀπολλώνιος Ῥόδιος Ἀργοναυτικά 4.1717)

Ánax - (Gr. Ἄναξ, ΑΝΑΞ) Apóllohn is Ánax, a true king. Apóllohn is the ambassador of the Olympian Gods of the Solar System and as such, he is on the level of the Zefs of our system and thereby worthy the title Ánax.

Apǽllon - (Apellon; Gr. Ἀπέλλων, ΑΠΕΛΛΩΝ) Apǽllon is the Doric spelling of Apóllohn.

Aphítohr - (aphetor; Gr. ἀφήτωρ, ΑΦΗΤΩΡ) archer.

Áploun - (Gr. Ἄπλουν, ΑΠΛΟΥΝ) Áploun is the Thessalian spelling of Apóllohn. Cf. Aplous.

Aplous - (Gr. Ἁπλοῦς, ΑΠΛΟΥΣ) = Apóllohn, variation of Ἄπλουν. Cf. Áploun.

Apóllohn - (Apollo; Gr. Ἀπόλλων, ΑΠΟΛΛΩΝ) Apóllohn is his most common name.

Apóllohnos - (Apollonos; Gr. Ἀπόλλωνος, ΑΠΟΛΛΩΝΟΣ) Greek genitive case of Apóllohn, as in the title to his Orphic hymn; most titles in ancient Greek are in the genitive case.

Apotrópaios - (apotropaeus; Gr. ἀποτρόπαιος, ΑΠΟΤΡΟΠΑΙΟΣ) averting evil.

Argurotoxus - See Aryirótoxos.

Arótrios - (arotrius; Gr. ἀρότριος, ΑΡΟΤΡΙΟΣ) he who blesses those who farm and pasture.

Aryirótoxos - (argurotoxus; Gr. ἀργυρότοξος, ΑΡΓΥΡΟΤΟΞΟΣ) bearer of the silver bow.

Ayiéfs - (aguieus; Gr. ἀγυιεύς, ΑΓΥΙΕΥΣ. Pron. ah-yee-EFS) guardian of streets and roadways.

Basses – See Vássæs.

Biodotes - See Viodóhtis.

Boedromius - See Voïdrómios.

Branchides - See Vrangkhídis.

Carneius - See Kárneios.

Carneus - See Kárneios.

Cerdous - See Kǽrdous.

Charopoius - See Kharopiós.

Chresmodus - See Khrismohdós.

Chrysaorus - See Khrysáoros.

Chrysokomes - See Khrysokómis.

Chrysotoxus - See Khrysótoxos.

Cillaeus - Killaios.

Cirrhæus - Kirraios.

Clarius - See Klários.

Coelispex - See Caelispex.

Comaeus - See Kohmaios.

Cosmoplocus - See Kozmoplókos.

Courotrophus - See Kourotróphos.

Cynthius - See Kýnthios.

Cyrius Orcheseos - See Kýrios Orkhísæohs.

Cyrus Aestheseon - See Kýros Aisthísæohn.

Dælphikós - (Delphicus; Gr. Δελφικός, ΔΕΛΦΙΚΟΣ) he who presides over the temple at Dælphí (Delphi; Gr. Δελφοί), this epithet being derived from Δελφύνη, a name for the Pýthohn (Python; Gr. Πύθων) which he slew at Dælphí. (Orphic Hymn 34.4). Cf. Dælphínios.

Dælphínios - (Delphinius; Gr. Δελφίνιος, ΔΕΛΦΙΝΙΟΣ) of the dolphin, surname of Apóllohn, who assumed the shape of a dolphin. (Homeric Hymn III to Pythian Apóllohn beginning at 388.) Another possible meaning of the epithet is Dælphic, he who presides over the temple at Dælphí (Delphi; Gr. Δελφοί), Δελφύνη being a name for the Pýthohn (Python; Gr. Πύθων) which he slew at Dælphí. Cf. Dælphikós.

Daphnaios - (daphnaeus; Gr. δαφναῖος, ΔΑΦΝΑΙΟΣ) from δάφνῃ, the word for bay laurel (Laurus nobilis), sacred to the God, from the myth of Dáphni who was transformed into the tree as in the famous myth. 

Daphniphóros - (daphnephoros; Gr. δαφνηφόρος, ΔΑΦΝΗΦΟΡΟΣ) he who carries the branches of laurel. 

Decatephorus - See Dækatiphóros.

Delios - See Dílios.

Delphicus - See Dælphikós

Delphinius - See Dælphínios.

Dicerus - See Dikǽros.

Didymaios - (Didymaeus; Gr. Διδυμαῖος, ΔΙΔΥΜΑΙΟΣ) after his temple at Dídyma (Didyma; Gr. Δίδυμα), a location near Mílitos (Miletus; Gr. Μíλητος) (Orphic Hymn 34.7) Cf. Didyméfs.

Didyméfs - (Didymeus; Gr. Διδυμεύς, ΔΙΔΥΜΕΥΣ) (Orphic Hymn 34.7)
- so named because he is δίδυμος, a twin.
- referring to a place-name, Dídyma (Didyma; Gr. Δίδυμα), a location near Mílitos (Miletus; Gr. Μíλητος) where resided an oracle of the God.
- Cf. Didymaios.

Didymeus - See Didyméfs.

Dikǽros - (Dicerus; Gr. Δικέρως, ΔΙΚΕΡΩΣ) Dikǽros is an epithet meaning two-horned, applied to Diónysos (Orphic Hymn 30.3) and Apóllohn (Orphic Hymn 34.25), or to any God, for all true Gods have "horns." This phenomena of the Gods is a vast effusion of Aithír (Aether; Gr. Αἰθήρ) which flows from their heads and which appears as something like horns; thus, in iconography, horned animals are symbolic of divinity.

Dílios - (Delios; Gr. Δήλιος, ΔΗΛΙΟΣ) referring to the place of his birth.

Dílios Ánax - (Delios Anax; Gr. Δήλιος Ἄναξ, ΔΗΛΙΟΣ ΑΝΑΞ) king of Dílos (Delos; Gr. Δῆλος), the place of his birth. (Orphic Hymn 34.8)

Dromaios - (Dromaeus; Gr. δρομαῖος, ΔΡΟΜΑΙΟΣ) swift, epithet denoting patronage of the races.

Ecatebeletes - See Ekativælǽtis.

Efpharǽtris - (eupharetres; Gr. εὐφαρέτρης, ΕΥΦΑΡΕΤΡΗΣ) possessing a beautiful quiver (case for holding arrows).

Ekativælǽtis - (ecatebeletes; Gr. ἑκατηβελέτης, ΕΚΑΤΗΒΕΛΕΤΗΣ) far-darting.

Eleleus - See Ælæléfs.

Embasius - See Æmvásios.

Enolmus - See Ǽnolmos.

Epicurius - See Æpikourios.

Epibaterius - See Æpivatírios.

Epidelius - See Æpidílios.

Erasmius - See Ærázmios.

Ersos - See Ǽrsos.

Eurypharetres - See Evrpharǽtris.

Eutresius - See Eftrísios.

Evrypharǽtris - (eurypharetres; Gr. εὐρυφαρέτρης, ΕΥΡΥΦΑΡΕΤΡΗΣ) with wide quiver.

Exacesterius - See Exakæstírios.

Exakæstírios - (exacesterius; Gr. ἐξακεστήριος, ΕΞΑΚΕΣΤΗΡΙΟΣ) he who averts evil.

Eye, All-Seeing - See Pandærkǽs Ómma.

Galáxios - (Galaxius; Gr. Γαλάξιος, ΓΑΛΑΞΙΟΣ) name for the God at the festival of Galaxía (Γαλαξία).

Genetor - See Yænǽtohr.

Grýneios - (Gryneus; Gr. Γρύνειος, ΓΡΥΝΕΙΟΣ) from Grýneion (Gr. Γρύνιον) the Aeolic city near Kými (Cyme; Gr. Κύμη) where was an oracle of the God.

Hagnos - See Agnós.

Hebdomagenes - See Ævdomayænís.

Hebdomeios - See Ævdómeios.

Hecaergus - See Ækáærgos.

Hecatebeletes - See Ækatibælǽtis.

Hecatebolos - See Ækatibólos.

Hecatombaeus - See Ækatómvaios.

Hecatos - See Ǽkatos.

Hecebolus - See Ækivólos.

Horion - See Órion.

Horios - See Órion.

Horus - Horus, the Egyptian God, son of Osiris and Isis, is frequently equated with Apóllohn.

Hyperboreus - See Ypærvóræos.

Hyperion - See Ypæríohn.

Iatrós - (Gr. ἰατρός, ΙΑΤΡΟΣ) healerphysician.

Iíïos - (Iéïos; Gr. ἰήϊος, ΙΗΙΟΣ. Pronounced: ee-EE-ee-os) invoked with the cry ἰή or ἰὴ παιών.

Ismenius - See Ismínios.

Kǽrdous - (Cerdous; Gr. κέρδους, ΚΕΡΔΟΥΣ) the beneficial or fruitful one.

Kárneios - (Carneus or Carneius; Gr. Κάρνειος, ΚΑΡΝΕΙΟΣ) the special Apóllohn of the Dorians and Spartans.

Kharopiós - (charopoius; Gr. χαροποιός, ΧΑΡΟΠΟΙΟΣ) he who brings joy. (Orphic Hymn 34.6)

Khrysáoros - (chrysaorus; Gr. χρυσάορος, ΧΡΥΣΑΟΡΟΣ; masc. and fem. adj. = χρυσάωρ.) he who wields a golden sword.

Khrismohdós - (chresmodos; Gr. χρησμῳδός, ΧΡΗΣΜΩΔΟΣ. Adjective.) oracular.

Khrysokómis - (chrysokomes; Gr. χρυσοκόμης, ΧΡΥΣΟΚΟΜΗΣ) golden-haired. (Orphic Hymn 34.9)

Khrysolýris - (chrysolyres; Gr. χρυσολύρης, ΧΡΥΣΟΛΥΡΗΣ) he who plays the golden lyre.

Khrysótoxos - (chrysotoxus; Gr. χρυσότοξος, ΧΡΥΣΟΤΟΞΟΣ) with bow of gold.

Kitharohdós (Citharede; Gr. κιθαρῳδός, ΚΙΘΑΡΩΔΟΣ) A kitharohdós is a professional singer who also played the kithára (cithara; Gr. κιθάρα), an ancient type of lyre.

Klários - (Clarius; Gr. Κλάριος, ΚΛΑΡΙΟΣ) from Kláros (Claros; Gr. Κλάρος), a famous oracular sanctuary near the Ionian city of Kolophóhn (Colophon; Gr. Κολοφών).

Kohmaios - (comaeus; Gr. κωμαῖος, ΚΩΜΑΙΟΣ) epithet of the God used at the Egyptian city of Náfkratis (Naucratis; Gr. Ναύκρατις),

Kourotróphos - (courotrophus; Gr. κουροτρόφος, ΚΟΥΡΟΤΡΟΦΟΣ) nurturer of children.

Kourídios - (couridios; Gr. κουρίδιος, ΔΟΥΡΙΔΙΟΣ) Kourídios is an epithet of Apóllohn in Lakohnía (Laconia; Gr. Λακωνία), this according to Isýkhios (Hesychius; Gr. Ἡσύχιος). The word is connected with nuptial things and refers to the rightful wedded partner of someone, so the meaning may be something like Apóllohn the legitimate husband or suitable partner (of Lakohnía?).

Kozmoplókos - (cosmoplocus; Gr. κοσμοπλόκος, ΚΟΣΜΟΠΛΟΚΟΣ) he who holds together the world.

Kýdimos Kouros - (cydimus kouros; Gr. κύδιμος κοῦρος, ΚΥΔΙΜΟΣ ΚΟΥΡΟΣ) renowned son (of Zefs). (Orphic Hymn 34.5)

Kýnthios - (Cynthius; Gr. Κύνθιος, ΚΥΝΘΙΟΣ) from Mount Kýnthos (Cynthus; Gr. Κύνθος) in Dílos (Delos; Gr. Δήλος).

Kýrios Orkhísæohs - (Cyrius Orcheseos; Gr. Κύριος Ὀρχήσεως, ΚΥΡΙΟΣ ΟΡΧΗΣΕΩΣ) As leader of the Mousai (Μουσαγέτης), Apóllohn is the Lord of the Dance. It is interesting to note that in the modern world of ballet, as it has been since its inception in the Renaissance, Apóllohn is acknowledged as such and his statue is on top of several of the ballet theaters, such as the Bolshoi.

Kýros Aisthísæohn - (Cyrus Aestheseon; Gr. Κύρος Αἰσθήσεων, ΚΥΡΟΣ ΑΙΣΘΗΣΕΩΝ) Lord of FeelingLord of Sensation. When mortals feel (ψαύω), we are often overwhelmed by our sensations, and our senses (αἰσθήσεις) are crippled by the defensiveness of ego, but Apóllohn is completely open and feeling, and the master of what he feels and the natural geometry of sensation.

Læskhinórios - (leschenorius; Gr. λεσχηνόριος, ΛΕΣΧΗΝΟΡΙΟΣ) guardian of the meeting-halls (λέσχαι).

Leschenorius - See Læskhinórios 

Leucadius - See Lefkádios.

Límios - (loimius; Gr. λοίμιος, ΛΟΙΜΙΟΣ) Apóllohn was given this title as a God of healing at Líndos (Lindus; Gr. Λίνδος), a city of Ródos (Rhodes; Gr. Ῥόδος) (Macr.Sat.1.17.15).

Loimius - See Límios.

Loxías - (Gr. Λοξίας, ΛΟΞΙΑΣ) the great oracle of his father Zefs (Zeus; Gr. Ζεύς). (Orphic Hymn 34.7)

Lycaeus - See Lykaios.

Lycegenes - See Lykiyænís.

Lycius - See Lýkios.

Lycoctonus – See Lykoktónos.

Lycoreus - See Lykohréfs.

Lykaios - (lycaeus; Gr. λυκαῖος, ΛΥΚΑΙΟΣ) destroyer of wolves.

Lýkeios - (lyceius; Gr. λύκειος, ΛΥΚΕΙΟΣ. Etym. λυ “light” + ειος “birth.”) born of light. Another frequent translation is wolf-Godλύκος being the word for wolf.

Lýkios - (Lycius; Gr. Λύκιος, ΛΥΚΙΟΣ) from the oracular sanctuary at Lykía (Lycia; Gr. Λυκία).

Lykiyænís - (Lycegenes; Gr. Λυκηγενής) born of light.

Lykohréfs - (Lycoreus; Gr. Λυκωρεύς, ΛΥΚΩΡΕΥΣ) from Lykóhreia (Lycoreia; Gr. Λυκώρεια), the highest summit of Parnassós (Parnassus; Gr. Παρνασσός) above Dælphí (Delphi; Gr. Δελφοί). (Orphic Hymn 34.1)

Lykoktónos – (lycoctonus; Gr. λυκοκτόνος, ΛΥΚΟΚΤΟΝΟΣ) the slayer of wolves.

Lýkos - (Gr. λύκος, ΛΥΚΟΣ) The Lýkos is the wolf, a symbol of Apóllohn's power. Wolves are usually seen at the break of dawn; therefore, the wolf is symbolic of the coming light, for which this animal is known as an Æöhsphóros (Eosphoros; Gr. Εωσφόρος), a herald of the light of the dawn.

Mælioukhos týrannæ - (Gr. μελιοῦχος τύραννε, ΜΕΛΙΟΥΧΟΣ ΤΥΡΑΝΝΕ) he who rules with sweetness.

Mákar - (Gr. μάκαρ, ΜΑΚΑΡ. Adj. masc. & fem. nom. sing.) Apóllohn is mákarblessed and happy, as are all the Gods. (Orphic Hymn 34.1)

 Malæátis. - (Maleates; Gr. Μαλεάτης, ΜΑΛΕΑΤΗΣ) title for the God used in his temple on the headland of Malǽa (Malea; Gr. Μαλέα) in southern Lakohnía (Laconia; Gr. Λακωνία). (Παυσανίας 3.12.7 and 2.27.7)

Maleates - See Malæátis.

Malóeis - (Gr. Μαλόεις, ΜΑΛΟΕΙΣ) name for Apóllohn in Lǽsvos (Lesbos; Gr. Λέσβος). (Στέφανος Βυζάντιος)

Mæmphíta - (Memphita; Gr. Μεμφῖτα, ΜΕΜΦΙΤΑ) dweller of (Egyptian) Mǽmphis (Memphis; Gr. Μέμφις). (Orphic Hymn 34.2) The meaning of this epithet is obscure. Apóllohn is often equated with the Egyptian Horus who united upper and lower Egypt at Mǽmphis.

Mándis - (mantis; Gr. μάντις, ΜΑΝΤΙΣ. Feminine: μάντισσα) Apóllohn is the true mándis, the prophet, the seer. Apóllohn is the genuine mándis because he knows and speaks the mind of Zefs (Zeus; Gr. Ζεύς). (Orphic Hymn 34.4)

Metageitnius - See Mætayeitnios.

Milesius - See Milísios.

Mousarkhos - (Mousarchos; Gr. Μούσαρχος, ΜΟΥΣΑΡΧΟΣ) leader of the Mousai (Muses; Gr. Μοῦσαι), and, therefore, the fountain of all culture. Cf. Mousayǽtas.

Mousayǽtis - (Mousagetes; Gr. Μουσαγέτης, ΜΟΥΣΑΓΕΤΗΣ which is the Attic form. The Dorian form is Μουσαγέτας.) leader of the Mousai (Muses; Gr. Μοῦσαι), and, therefore, the fountain of all culture. (Orphic Hymn 34.6) Cf. Mousarkhos.

Myricaeus - See Myrikaios.

Myrikaios - (myricaeus; Gr. μυρικαῖος, ΜΥΡΙΚΑΙΟΣ) title used in Lǽsvos (Lesbos; Gr. Λέσβος). He holds a branch of myríki (myríki, tamarisk; Gr. μυρίκη), a symbol of divination, over which he presides.

Myriómorphos - (Gr. μυριόμορφος, ΜΥΡΙΟΜΟΡΦΟΣ) of myriad shapes.

Næomínios - (neomenius; Gr. νεομήνιος, ΝΕΟΜΙΝΙΟΣ) invoked at the commencement of every lunar month, at the new moon. Cf. Noumínios.

Neomenius - See Næomínios.

Nómios - (nomius; Gr. νόμιος, ΝΟΜΙΟΣ) of pastures and flocks, pastoral.

Noumenius - See Noumínios.

Noumínios - (noumenius; Gr. νουμήνιος, ΝΟΥΜΗΝΙΟΣ) invoked at the commencement of every lunar month, at the new moon. Cf. Næomínios.

Ogygius - See Oyíyios.

Ohrohpaios - (Oropaeus; Gr. Ωρωπαῖος, ΩΡΩΠΑΙΟΣ) after the oracular shrine of Ohrohpós (Oropus; Gr. Ωρωπός) in Évvia (Euboea; Gr. Εύβοια).

Olbiodotes - See Olviodótis.

Olviodóhtis - (olbiodotes; Gr. ὀλβιοδώτης, ΟΛΒΙΟΔΩΤΗΣ) he who fills our souls with bliss.

Ómma - See Pandærkǽs Ómma.

Órion - (horion or horios; Gr. ὅριον, ΟΡΙΟΝ. Also, ὅριος.) of boundaries.

Órios - See Órion.

Oropaeus - See Ohrohpaios.

Orthós Lógos - (Gr. Ὀρθός Λόγος) Apóllohn is the Orthós Lógos, the True Word, for he never lies.

Ortyyía - (Ortygia; Gr. Ὀρτυγία, ΟΡΤΥΓΙΑ. Pronounced: or-tee-YEE-ah) Ortyyía is an old name for Dílos and is used as an epithet for both Apóllohn and Ártæmis. 

Oyíyios - (Ogygius; Gr. Ὠγύγιος, ΩΓΥΓΙΟΣ. Pronounced: oh-YEE-yee-ohs) a name for the God in Attica, originally called Oyiyía (Ogygia; Gr. Ὠγυγία) after the king Oyíyis (Ogyges; Gr. Ὠγύγης).

Paián - (Paeon; Gr. Παιάν, ΠΑΙΑΝ. Pronounced pay-AHN.) physician, healersavior, deliverer. 

Pan - (Gr. Ράν, ΠΑΝ) Apóllohn is called Pan in Orphic Hymn 34 at line 25.

Pancrates - See Pangkratís.

Pandærkǽs Ómma - (Panderkes Omma; Gr. Πανδερκές Ὄμμα, ΠΑΝΔΕΡΚΕΣ ΟΜΜΑ) Apóllohn is the Pandærkǽs (all-seeing) Ómma (eye), the All-Seeing Eye which brings the light which shines on mortals. (Orphic Hymn 34.8)

Panderkes Omma – See Pandærkǽs Ómma.

Pandothalís - (pantothales; Gr. παντοθαλής, ΠΑΝΤΟΘΑΛΗΣ) he makes everything bloom. (Orphic Hymn 34.16)

Pangkratís - (pancrates; Gr. παγκρατής, ΠΑΓΚΡΑΤΗΣ. Adj.) all-powerful.

Pantothales - See Pandothalís.

Parnópios (parnopius; Gr. παρνόπιος, ΠΑΡΝΟΠΙΟΣ) after the word for grasshopper, for he had saved Athens from an infestation of them. (Παυσανίας 1.24.8)

Pataréfs - (Patareus; Gr. Παταρεύς, ΠΑΤΑΡΕΥΣ) from his oracular temple at Pátara (Gr. Πάταρα), a town of Lykía (Lycia; Gr. Λυκία).

Patareus - See Pataréfs.

Patír - (Gr. πατήρ, ΠΑΤΗΡ. Noun.) Patír means father. All those who love Apóllohn may worship him as father. Cf. Patróös.

Patróös - (Gr. Απολλων ΠατρῷοςΑΠΟΛΛΩΝ ΠΑΤΡΩΟΣ. Adjective.) the fatherly one. More ancient still is Apóllohn patír (Gr. πατήρ), a noun. Apóllohn can be worshiped as father by anyone who loves him.

Phanaeus - See Phanaios

Phanaios - (phanaeus; Gr. φαναῖος, ΦΑΝΑΙΟΣ) he who brings light.

Philalǽxandros - (philalexandrus; Gr. φιλαλέξανδρος, ΦΙΛΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΣ) friend of Alǽxandros. Before the conquest of Týros (Tyre; Gr. Τύρος) it is said that Alǽxandros the Great (Gr. Ἀλέξανδρος ὁ Μέγας). (Alexander; Gr. Ἀλέξανδρος) removed golden chains which bound a statue of the God.

Philalexandrus - See Philalǽxandros.

Philesius - See Philísios.

Philísios - (philesius; Gr. φιλήσιος, ΦΙΛΗΣΙΟΣ. Variant of φίλιοςfriendly) amicableaffectionate

- Cf. Phílios.

Phílios - (philius; Gr. φίλιος, ΦΙΛΙΟΣ) amicableaffectionate. Cf. Philísios.

Philius - See Phílios

Phívos - (Phoebus, Phœbus, Phoibos; Gr. Φοίβος, ΦΟΙΒΟΣ) the bright onethe radiant one, expressive of splendor and brightness. This is the major epithet of Apóllohn. The God received the oracle at Dælphí (Delphi; Gr. Δελφοί) as a birthday present from the Titan Goddess Phívi (Phoebe; Gr. Φοίβη) and he was then known as Phívos Apóllohn. Apóllohn is the light of enlightenment who has governance over the natural law of Freedom and is by nature bright.

Phohsphóros Daimohn - (phosphorus daemon; Gr. φωσφόρος δαίμων, ΦΩΣΦΟΡΟΣ ΔΑΙΜΩΝ) light-bearing divinity. (Orphic Hymn 34.5)

Phýxios - (phyxius; Gr. φύξιος, ΦΥΞΙΟΣ) protector of fugitives.

Phyxius - See Phýxios.

Phosphorus Daemon – See Phohsphóros Daimohn.

Platanístios - (platanistius; Gr. πλατανίστιος, ΠΛΑΤΑΝΙΣΤΙΟΣ) of the plane tree, on account of all the plane trees growing around his temple at Ílis (Elis; Gr. Ἦλις) in the Pælopónnisos (Peloponnese; Gr. Πελοπόννησος).

Platanistius - See Platanístios

Ploutodotír - (plutodoter; Gr. πλουτοδοτήρ, ΠΛΟΥΤΟΔΟΤΗΡ = πλουτοδότης.) giver of riches.

Plutodoter - See Ploutodotír.

Prómantis – (Gr. πρόμαντις, ΠΡΟΜΑΝΤΙΣ) prophet

Pröópsios - (proöpsius; Gr. προόψιος, ΠΡΟΟΨΙΟΣ) the foreseeing one.

Proöpsius - See Pröópsios.

Prophítis - (prophetes; Gr. προφήτης, ΠΡΟΦΗΤΗΣ) prophet of Zefs.

Prostaterius - See Prostatírios.

Prostatírios - (prostaterious; Gr. προστατήριος, ΠΡΟΣΤΑΤΗΡΙΟΣ) guardian.

Psykhodotír - (psychodoter; Gr. ψυχοδοτήρ, ΨΥΧΟΔΟΤΗΡ) giver of the soul.

Pyctes - See Pýktis.

Pýktis - (pyctes; Gr. πύκτης, ΠΥΚΤΗΣ) boxer, for defeating the robber Phórvas (Phorbas; Gr. Φόρβας).

Pythikós - (Pythicus; Gr. Πυθικός, ΠΥΘΙΚΟΣ. = Πύθιος.) Pythian


Pýthios - (Pythius, Pythian; Gr. Πύθιος, ΠΥΘΙΟΣ) slayer of the Pythohn (Gr. Πύθων).

- Cf. Pythoktónos and Pytholǽtis.

Pythius, Pythian – See Pýthios.

Pythoctonus - See Pythoktónos.

Pythoktónos - (Pythoctonus; Gr. Πυθοκτόνος, ΠΥΘΟΚΤΟΝΟΣ) the slayer of the Python. Cf. Pýthios and Pytholǽtis.

Pytholǽtis - (pytholetes; Gr. πυθολέτης, ΠΥΘΟΛΕΤΗΣ) dragon-slayerPythoktónos and Pýthios.

Pytholetes - See Pytholǽtis.

Sæmnós - (semnos; Gr. σεμνός, ΣΕΜΝΟΣ. σεμνός is masculine; σεμνή is feminine.) august, holy, revered.

Sauroctonus - See Savroktónos.

Savroktónos - (sauroctonus; Gr. σαυροκτόνος, ΣΑΥΡΟΚΤΟΝΟΣ) The word savroktónos means lizard slayer. Praxitǽlis (Praxiteles; Gr. Πραξιτέλης), the great sculptor, created a famous statue of the God known as Savroktónos. Apóllohn rests his arm on a tree as he observes a lizard on its trunk. The symbolism is uncertain, some believing that the lizard represents the Python or that it simply represents pestilence which the God has the ability to conquer.

Sciastes - See Skiastís.

Semnos - See Sæmnós.

Sminthéfs - (sminthian or smintheus; Gr. σμινθεύς, ΣΜΙΝΘΕΥΣ) mouse-killer, presumably from his ability to destroy infestations of mice.

Smintheus - See Sminthéfs.

Sminthian - See Sminthéfs.

Smínthios - (Gr. σμίνθιος, ΣΜΙΝΘΙΟΣ) = Sminthéfs.

Sohtír - (soter; Gr. σωτήρ, ΣΩΤΗΡ) saviordeliverer, guardian.

Soter - See Sohtír.

Spærmeios - (spermeius; Gr. σπερμεῖος, ΣΠΕΡΜΕΙΟΣ) Apóllohn is spærmeioshe who presides over all of life's generation.

Spelaites - See Spilaitis.

Spermeius - See Spærmeios.

Spilaitis - (spelaites; Gr. σπηλαῖτης, ΣΠΗΛΑΙΤΗΣ. ? Etym. σπήλαιον, "grotto.") worshipped in grottos.

Spódios - (spodius; Gr. σπόδιος, ΣΠΟΔΙΟΣ) of the ashes (σποδός). Pafsanías speaks of a place in Viotía (Boeotia; Gr. Βοιωτία) where was an altar consisting of the ashes of victims sacrificed to the God.

Spodius - See Spódios.

Sympárædros - (symparedros; Gr. συμπάρεδρος, ΣΥΜΠΑΡΕΔΡΟΣ. To sit beside.) Apóllohn is sympárædros, joint-throne-holder with the Zefs of our Earthly system.

Tælǽstohr - (telestor; Gr. τελέστωρ, ΤΕΛΕΣΤΩΡ, poet. for τελεστής.) initiator or priest.

Tæmænítis - (temenites; Gr. τεμενίτης, ΤΕΜΕΝΙΤΗΣ) of the tǽmænos (Gr. τέμενος, religious area set apart).

Tegyraeus - See Tæyiraios.

Telchinius - See Tælkhínios

Telestor - See Tælǽstohr.

Temenites - See Tæmænítis.

Thæoxǣnios - (Theoxenius; Gr. Θεοξένιος, ΘΕΟΞΕΝΙΟΣ) from the Thæoxǽnia (Theoxenia; Gr. Θεοξένια) festival, celebrated in ancient Grecian cities to honor the God (and Ærmís).

Thǽrmios - (thermius; Gr. θέρμιος, ΘΕΡΜΙΟΣ) he who expresses warmth, referring to his dominion over the sun.

Thǽzmios - (thesmios; Gr. θέσμιος, ΘΕΣΜΙΟΣ; fem. and masc. nom.) the lawful or just one.

Theoxenius - See Thæoxǣnios.

Thermius - See Thǽrmios.

Thesmius - See Thǽzmios.

Thoraeus - See Thoraios.

Thoraios - (thoraeus; Gr. θοραῖος, ΘΟΡΑΙΟΣ) of semen, from his ability to affect increase and fertility.

Thorates - See Thorátis.

Thorátis - (thorates; Gr. θοράτης, ΘΟΡΑΤΗΣ. Etym. θορός, semen genitale.) generative.

Τιτάν - (Titan; Gr. Τιτάν, ΤΙΤΑΝ) Apóllohn (Orphic Hymn 34.3) and his sister Ártæmis (Orphic Hymn 36.2) are called Titánæs (Titans; Gr. Τιτᾶνες, plural.) because they are progeny of the Titan Goddess Litóh (Leto; Gr. Λητώ).

Tityoktónos - (Tityoctonus; Gr. Τιτυοκτόνος, ΤΙΤΥΟΚΤΟΝΟΣ. Pronounced: tee-tee-ok-TOH-nos.) Slayer of Tityós (Τιτυός), an epithet of both Apóllohn and his sister Ártæmis (Artemis; Gr. Ἄρτεμις). Tityós was a monstrous giant who attempted to rape Litóh (Leto; Gr. Λητώ), the mother of the twins, for which they slew him.

Thyrxeus - See Thyrxéfs.

Toxobelemnus - See Toxovǽlæmnos.

Toxophóros - (Gr. τοξοφόρος, ΤΟΞΟΦΟΡΟΣ) bearer of the bow.

Toxovǽlæmnos - (toxobelemnus; Gr. τοξοβέλεμνος, ΤΟΞΟΒΕΛΕΜΝΟΣ) he of the bow and arrows. (Orphic Hymn 34.6)

Triopius - See Triópios.

Vákkhos - (Bacchus; Gr. Βάκχος, ΒΑΚΧΟΣ) Apóllohn is called Vákkhos (Diónysos) in Orphic Hymn 34.7. The two half-brothers share the throne at the great sanctuary of Dælphí (Delphi; Gr. Δελφοί), the center of the ancient religion and the navel of the world. They together are the means by which Zefs (Zeus; Gr. Ζεύς) manifests himself in the world, for Apóllohn expresses his will and voice while Diónysos expresses his action on Earth.

Viodóhtis - (biodotes; Gr. βιοδώτης, ΒΙΟΔΩΤΗΣ) life-giver or giver of livelihood

Voïdrómios - (boedromius; Gr. βοηδρόμιος ΒΟΗΔΡΟΜΙΟΣ) the helper in distress who runs to your aid.

Vrangkhídis - (Branchides; Gr. Βραγχίδης, ΒΡΑΓΧΙΔΗΣ) after the Vrangkhídai (Branchidae; Gr. Βραγχίδαι), the priests of Apóllohn Didymaios (Didymaeus; Gr. Διδυμαῖος) at the oracular sanctuary of Dídyma (Gr. Δίδυμα).

Yænǽtohr - (genetor; Gr. γενέτωρ, ΓΕΝΕΤΩΡ) Apóllohn yænǽtohr is the ancestor. There was in Dílos (Delos; Gr. Δήλος) an altar dedicated to Apóllohn yænǽtohr in which only bloodless offerings were allowed.

Ypæríohn - (Hyperion; Gr. Ὑπερίων, ΥΠΕΡΙΩΝ) While Ypæríohn is the Titan God of light, the son of Ouranos and Yaia, this name is sometimes applied to Apóllohn.

Ypærvóræos - (Hyperboreus; Gr. Ὑπερβόρεος, ΥΠΕΡΒΟΡΕΟΣ) - he who is worshiped by the Hyperboreans.

Zohstírios - (zosterius; Gr. ζωστήριος, ΖΩΣΤΗΡΙΟΣ) he who surrounds the world.

Zöógonos - (zoögonus; Gr. ζωόγονος, ΖΩΟΓΟΝΟΣ. Literally, producing animals.) generative

Zoögonus - See Zöógonos.

Zosterius - See Zohstírios.      


The story of the birth of the GodsOrphic Rhapsodic Theogony.
We know the various qualities and characteristics of the Gods based on metaphorical stories: Mythology
Dictionary of terms related to ancient Greek mythology: Glossary of Hellenic Mythology.

Introduction to the Thæí (the Gods): The Nature of the Gods.
How do we know there are Gods? Experiencing Gods.


The logo to the left is the principal symbol of this website. It is called the CESS logo, i.e. the Children of the Earth and the Starry Sky. The Pætilía (Petelia, Πετηλία) and other golden tablets having this phrase (Γῆς παῖς εἰμί καὶ Οὐρανοῦ ἀστερόεντος) are the inspiration for the symbol. The image represents this idea: Earth (divisible substance) and the Sky (continuous substance) are the two kozmogonic substances. The twelve stars represent the Natural Laws, the dominions of the Olympian Gods. In front of these symbols is the seven-stringed kithára (cithara, κιθάρα), the lyre of Apóllohn (Apollo, Ἀπόλλων). It (here) represents the bond between Gods and mortals and is representative that we are the children of Orphéfs (Orpheus, Ὀρφεύς).



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We know the various qualities and characteristics of the Gods based on metaphorical stories: Mythology
Dictionary of terms related to ancient Greek mythology: Glossary of Hellenic Mythology.

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