Oreas and Nesus: Unknown Mythological Gods

     Oreas and Nesus were two Mythological Gods forgotten within Greek Mythology! Both are the representation of the Mountains and Islands. Check out all about these Elder Gods below.

Nesus in Greek Mythology:

     Nesus, in Greek Mythology, were the island goddesses. Each island was said to have its own personification. They were classified as one of the ancient elementary deities called primordial gods. It was said that the Nesos were actually mountains, but Poseidon (Poseidon) hit them violently and plunged them into the sea with his trident.

Oreas in Greek Mythology:

     Oreas or golds, in Greek Mythology, were the mountain gods, sons of Gaia (the Earth) without a father, and therefore brothers of Uranus (Heaven) and Ponto (the Sea). The ancient Greeks believed that each mountain had a deity that was named after its own mountain, for example:
  • Acts (Άθως) - Thrace mountain (northern Greece).
  • Cilene (Κυλλήνη) - Arcadian mountain, birthplace of Hermes.
  • Citerão (Κιθαιρών) - mountainous group from Boeotia (central Greece).
  • Dicte (Δίκτη) - mountain of the island of Crete, place of the birth of Zeus.
  • Etna (Αἴτνη) - the volcano on the island of Sicily.
  • Hemo (Αἷμος) and Ródope (Ροδόπη) - two Thracian mountains.
  • Hélicon (Ἑλικών) - mountain of Boeotia, which competed with Citéron.

Unknown Mythological Gods:

  • Ida (Ίδη) - two mountains, one located on the island of Crete and the other in the region of Troia.
  • Nisa (Νύσα) - mountain from Boeotia that created Dionysus.
  • Olympus (Όλυμπος) - home of the Olympic gods and the highest mountain in Greece, located in Thessaly
  • Ótris (Όθρυς) - mountain in Malis (southern Thessaly); the mountain was used by the titans in Titanomachy
  • Parnes (Πάρνης) - mountain of Boeotia.
  • Parnaso (Παρνασσός) - mountain in the center of Greece, dedicated to Apollo and home of the Muses.
  • Tmolos (Τμώλος) - Lydia Mountain (in Anatolia)


     The other deities are lesser gods. Often children of the Olympic gods or the Titans. Despite their little participation, they are no less important. Some of them are of vital importance in the ancient world.
  • Macaria - Goddess of good death;
  • Métis - Goddess of prudence;
  • Morpheus - god of dreams;
  • Mania - Goddess of madness;
  • Melinoe - Goddess of ghosts;
  • Cratos - God of Power and Strength;
  • Nice - Goddess of victory;
  • Nemesis - Goddess of vengeance;
  • Persephone - Goddess of spring, wife of Hades and queen of the underworld;
  • Pan - God of the woods, of domestic animals and of shepherds;
  • Priapus - God of erection;
  • Pandia - Goddess of the phases of the moon;
  • Pallas - The Old God of War;
  • Selene - Goddess of the moon;
  • Thanatos - God of death;Zeal - God of rivalry;


  • Anoia - Goddess of dementia;
  • Amphitrite - Goddess of the seas and wife of Poseidon;
  • Bia - Goddess of violence;
  • Coalemos - God of stupidity;
  • Cyamites - God of beans;
  • Deimos - Personification of terror;
  • Eos - Goddess of the dawn;
  • Eris - Goddess of discord;
  • Esculapius - God of medicine and healing;
  • Phobos - Personification of fear;
  • Geras - God of old age;
  • Hebe - Goddess of eternal youth, immortality and young brides;
  • Hécate - Goddess of magic and witchcraft;
  • Hélio - God of the sun;
  • Hypnos - God of sleep;
  • Iris - Goddess of the rainbow;
  • Ilítia - Goddess of childbirth and birth;
  • Janus - God of paths and changes;
  • Kairos - God of time;
  • Leto - Goddess of twilight;
  • Lissa - Goddess of uncontrollable fury;

Check Now:

Erebus is, in Greek Mythology, the God of Darkness and the personification of evil and darkness; he is Nix's brother and lives in a dark and empty place called Void, check.

Meet the Goddess of Night: Nix and her relevant role within Greek Mythology. Nix was also known to be a primordial and very powerful Titaness. Check everything about this goddess.

Chaos is a Greek God and was considered by Hesiod as the first deity to appear in the universe, therefore he is the oldest of the Gods and Titans. He is also known as the primordial God of Creation in Greek Mythology.

Selene is, in Greek Mythology, the Goddess of the Moon. But unlike Artemis (who is of the new generation), Selene is the Old Goddess who represents the moon star. This deity was very dear among ancient peoples.

Neptune or Netune is the name given, in Roman Mythology, to the Greek God Poseidon (or Posídon). Neptune is the Sea King. He is also considered the god of animals and even of the earth.

Pluto, is the name given, in Roman Mythology, to the Greek God Hades. Pluto is the King of the Underworld and has as a pet, Cerberus, the three-headed Hound and guardian of the underworld.

Jupiter is the name given - in Roman Mythology to Zeus, the Greek God of Thunder and King of the Gods. Zeus was the most relevant deity in Greek and Roman mythologies, learn more about this icon below.

Thalia is, in Greek Mythology, one of dozens of daughters of the thunder god Zeus. This "demigod" appears in the Percy Jackson movie saga and became well known from there. Learn more about Thalia below.

Phanes is a little known deity in Greek Mythology and is associated with the God of Life. He is often associated with Chaos as well as the deity of creation. He was the son of Chronos, check below.

Aurora was, in Roman Mythology, the Goddess of the Dawn. This deity (theoretically) was a plagiarism of the Greek Goddess "Eos" and also of the Hindu Goddess Hausus, check out the article below.