Greek Heroes and Heroines
Achilles | Greek hero of the Trojan war. Achilles was son of the sea nymph Thetis and King Peleus.
Agamemnon | King of Mycenae and key participant in the Trojan war.
Ajax | Greek warrior, second only to Achilles during the Trojan war.
Alcestis | The legendary devoted wife of Admetus who gave up her life for her husband.
Alcmene | The lovely mother of the hero Herakles.
Anchises | This mortal man was the father of the legendary hero Aeneas.
Andromache | The wife of the Trojan hero Hector.
Andromeda | The beautiful daughter of Queen Cassiopeia. Andromeda was rescued by the hero Perseus.
Antigone | Daughter of Oedipus who sacrificed herself in the name of justice and honor.
Ariadne | Daughter of King Minos. Ariadne helped Theseus to escape from the island of Crete.
Atalanta | A huntress who in many respects resembles the goddess Artemis.
Atreus | Father of Agamemnon and Menelaus.
Autolycus | This son of Hermes took after his father - he was a legendary thief.
Bellerophon | Hero who tamed the winged horse Pegasus.
Briseis | She was a captive of the hero Achilles during the Trojan War.
Cadmus | He founded the city of Thebes by sowing the teeth of a dragon.
Cassandra | She had the gift of prophecy, but her curse was that no one believed her visions of the future.
Cassiopeia | The boastful and vain mother of Andromeda.
More Heroes (Castor - Hippolytus)