Britomartis, Minoan Goddess of hunting and mountains

In Greek mythology, Britomartis (“sweet maid”, “good maiden”, “sweet virgin”) was a nymph (an Oread) also known as Aphaea and Diktynna. She was also associated with Potnia and Artemis. Britomartis was worshipped as the Minoan goddess of mountains and hunting. … Britomartis, Minoan Goddess of hunting and mountains »»

Asterope was one of the Pleiades, a star grouping also referred to as the Seven Sisters. Perhaps better known as Hesperia, she was the wife or lover of Aesacus and daughter of Cebren (Erebus) and Nyx.

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In Greek mythology, Oenone (“wine woman”) was the first wife of Paris. She was a mountain nymph (an Oread) on Mount Ida in Phrygia, a mountain associated with the Mother Goddess Cybele. Her father was Cebren, a river-god. Her very name links her to the natural but civilizing gift of wine. … Oenone »»

Introduction to Greek Mythology

Greek mythology comprises the collected legends about Greek gods and goddesses and ancient heroes and heroines, originally created and spread within an oral-poetic tradition. Our surviving sources of greek mythology are either transcriptions of this spoken word, or are later literary reworkings. … Introduction to Greek Mythology »»


In Greek mythology, Cynosura was a nymph (an Oread) on Mount Ida, Crete. According to some legends, she nursed Zeus when he was being hidden from his father, Cronus. In gratitude, Zeus placed her in the stars when she died.


In Greek mythology, Dryope was the daughter of Dryops or of Eurytus (and hence half-sister to Iole). She was sometimes thought of as one of the Pleiades. There are two stories of her metamorphosis into a black poplar. … Dryope »»