Greek Heroes and Heroines
Orion | A great hunter. Orion was the son of Poseidon and Euryale.
Orpheus | Son of Apollo whose song was so mellifluous that it charmed inanimate objects.
Pandora | The first woman, created by Zeus. Pandora’s name means “all gifts”.
Paris | He was the judge in the famous contest between three goddesses (Aphrodite, Athena, and Hera).
Patroclus | Friend of Achilles who played a key role in the Trojan War.
Penelope | The circumspect wife of Odysseus, whose intelligence made her an exemplar.
Penthesilea | Queen of the Amazons. Penthesilea was killed by Achilles.
Pentheus | Ill-fated king of Thebes, who refused to acknowledge the divinity of Dionysos.
Perseus | Hero who destroyed Medusa. Perseus also rescued Andromeda.
Sarpedon | A son of Zeus. Sarpedon participated in the Trojan War.
Telemachus | The son of Odysseus and Penelope. Telemachus plays an important role in the Odyssey of Homer.
Telephus | Son of the Greek hero Herakles and Auge.
Theseus | Hailed as the hero who conquered the deadly Minotaur.