I need some dark greek names?
like teresa, which means reaper or hades the unseen, anything thats a dark greek name :) thank you
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
I'll try and list some (some of them are not exactly gods, but titans, demons or monsters, but since you asked for anything dark, here it goes)
[Note-1: Yahoo doesn't let me to put many links.So, i had to get rid of some. But you can find them easily on Google. So, no harm.
Note-2: Orphism, Dionysian Mysteries, and probably the most important Eleusinian Mysteries had to do with the occult, 'dark' Gods, orgies (some of them), ecstasy, 'shamanism', odd (many unknown) rituals.I said 'dark', because every God-creature was important in the balance of greek ancient world and highly respected.]
1.Erevos or Erebus ('Ερεβος) the son of Chaos (Χάος) and brother/husband of Nyx (Νύκτα)
2.Nyx (Νύξ or Νύχτα) daughter of Chaos, and Erebus wife/sister. Mother of many important deities.
3.Python (serpent) who was killed by God Apollo just after the God's birth
4.Nemesis (Νέμεσις) i can't say she's actually dark, but she does appear very often in the ancient greek occult as a dark-cruel judge/punisher.
5.Cybele (Κυβέλη) i think is dark. Or at least her followers were...
6.Dragon -or Drakon or Drakontas- (Δράκων or Δράκοντας) well, which culture doesn't have it's dragon? it's pretty much the same as with any 'dragon' creature in the world.
7.Ophis (Όφις) the snake, the serpent
http://www.theosociety.org/pasadena/etgloss/oa-oz.... (search for 'Ophis', this link also contains some other important stuff like 'Orphism', but also important info of other cultures too)
8.[a]Persephone -Queen of the Underworld, wife of Hades-along with her mother Demeter were both worshipped in the Eleusinian Mysteries (occult)
[b]about the Eleusinian Mysteries
9. Pan (Πάν or Πάνας) he was actually a good God in the beginning, but...Well what can i say about him? He was a rockstar, hahaaah even the word 'panic' derives from his name, you will find easily anything you need to know about him on the internet. Oh! And because of him,as you may already know, Satan in Christianity has his figure (goat legs, horns, orgy, lust etc)
10.Dionysus or Dionysos (Διόνυσος) he did had a great connection between the living and the dead. He was worshipped by people, at the Dionysian Mysteries. Similar to the Eleusinian Mysteries in importance. Again, you'll find all the info you want on the internet. It's endless.
11. Of course Hades..
12. Hermes (Ερμής) (my ultra-favorite God) he had a dual aspect (at least!) and they were both highly important. In a few lines, he was the (oficiall) Messenger of the Gods, but he also was the one who helped the dead on their way to Hades. He was also named 'psychopompos' because of that, it means 'guide of souls'. Another 'form' of Hermes, is Hermes Trismegistus ('Τhrice-Great Hermes') a combination of the Greek god Hermes and the Egyptian god Thoth (occult). Hermitism, the religion is based on him(or should i say,'them'?).Again, many info out there.
about Hermetism :
13. Orpheus wasn't a God, but a mythical poet/hero. He was one of the few living people that went to Hades and came back alive. (Ulysses did the same once, but that's a different story). He's worth mentioning though, because of Orphism. (occult)
14. You'll find the rest, (creatures who followed Gods mostly), like Satyrs, Erinyes,Cerberus, Gorgons, Minotaur etc here
I hope i helped a bit.There are many other too,the other Greek yahoo users named a few, but i think these are enough for now.
edit: i thought it would be better for you to find the name it suits for you based on their stories/myths. It's hard to find the meaning of the names, even though you can look them up. But i think the stories will give you a better clue.
- 4 years ago
Drusilla Corella Throne Stone Blake Amoury Darcel Colden blackney Dolan Darrah Dwade Grimshaw Dougal Heathcliff Raven kerwin Phoenix Seymour Kolby
- 1 decade ago
I don't know any since most people usually give cheer full names to their children.
But here's some ideas
-anaygetos (modern greek pronunciation anafgitos):a nickname of hades meaning the one without dawning
-nyctor:from nyx=night,a person of night (but ancients used to say that meaning a spy)
also you can make another question giving more information and we will easily creaty a new word perfectly greek
PS you're scaring me a little(I hope it is for an RPG or a band name)
and who told you teresa means that?The reaper in greek is theristes
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- yíoταLv 51 decade ago
The closest thing I can think of as being a dark, Greek name (and I thought about this for a while) is a guy's name Aris, which is the God of War in ancient Greek mythology.
I don't know if you consider that dark, but I tried.
Hope I've helped :)
I'll Edit when I think of something else...
- CMLLv 41 decade ago
Interesting, I liked Μέδουσα [Méthusa, Medusa] mentioned above.
I know of a girl named Κίρκη [Circe, pronounced Kírki], who was a witch.
I really like this name. Ulysseus met Circe in his travels.
About Μαύρος [Mávros], This name exists in female, Μαύρα [Mávra],
after Saint Mávra. It means black and despite the fact that Saing Mávra was not dark at all, due to the etymology of her name there are some traditional superstitions in rural Greece connected with the colour black.
I'll think of some more and I'll be back to you!
mmm Εκάτη [Ekáti] and Κασσάνδρα [Cassándra] are wonderful suggestions. Love them both. Νύχτα [Nyhta] is also very beautiful.
Άτροπος [átropos] was the name of the third Moira [Goddess of Destiny and Fate] that cut the thread of life. It means Inevitable.
Πυθία [Pythia] probably after Python (Πύθων) [dragon or snake]. She was a priestess at the Oracle of Delphi giving prophecies.
Νέμεσις [Némesis], the spirit of divine punishment.
Μήδεια [Medea], Circe's niece and Jason's wife.
Another dark name of hebrew origin is Σαλώμη [Salome].
- 1 decade ago
I knew a girl given the name of Εκάτη (Ekati), who was the ancient Greek goddess of crossroads, and was often associated with magic, witchcraft, and the like. This girl asked me out on a date (yes, she asked me), and then she stood me up. I could understand being stood up if I was the one who asked her out. But come on, who asks somebody out only to stand the person up?! She was a very strange girl.
- hi-cLv 51 decade ago
medusa? try looking up ancient greek mythology for names
- 1 decade ago
Cassandra is a good one, considered the prophet of doom in ancient Greece, I worked in a company were the email server has called Cassandra, a joke from our IT dep.