First of all, let’s define what an epithet is in Classical mythology. It is basically a surname, or as I like to think of it, a poetic nickname. Epithets often reveal a role, characteristic, or even a nuance of a particular god or goddess.
Some of my favorite epithets follow:
Anadyomene – One of the many names of Aphrodite. I’ve seen the word defined as “she who emerges”.
Caelestis – This word means celestial. It appears as an epithet in conjunction primarily with the goddesses Juno, Aphrodite, and Diana.
Glaukopis – Athena sports this poetic nickname in Homer’s Odyssey. It means “grey-eyed” or “bright-eyed”.
Natalis - A name applied to the Roman goddess Juno. It was given to women on their birthdays.