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List of demigods

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This is a list of notable offspring of a deity with a mortal, in mythology and modern fiction; such entities are sometimes referred to as demigods, although the term "demigod" can also refer to a minor deity, or great mortal hero with god-like valour and skills, who sometimes attains divine status after death.[citation needed]

Greek mythology[edit]

  • Achilles: son of the sea nymph Thetis (daughter of sea god Nereus), and Peleus, king of the Myrmidons.
  • Aeacus: son of Zeus and Aegina who was the daughter of a river god. He was the father of Telamon and Peleus and grandfather of Ajax and Achilles.
  • Aeneas: Trojan hero, son of Aphrodite, goddess of love and Prince Anchises. He fled to Italy and became the father of Romulus and Remus, founders of Rome.
  • Amphion: son of Zeus and Antiope, and twin brother of Zethus.
  • Arcas: son of Zeus and Callisto, a nymph and minor goddess associated with Aphrodite.
  • Asclepius: according to D’Aulaires book of Greek Myth, Asclepius was a son of Apollo who achieved divine status after death. He became such a great healer, that he could bring back the dead. Zeus killed him for this, but raised him from the dead as the god of healing and medicine.
  • Athis: son of Limnaee, a nymph of Gange.
  • Bellerophon: according to Homer's Iliad, son of Glaucus and Eurymede of Corinth. According to Apollodorus and Hesiod's catallouges by Hyginus, he was a son of the sea god Poseidon by Eurymede.
  • Dardanus: son of Zeus and Electra, daughter of Atlas.
  • Dionysus: son of Zeus and Semele, a mortal. Later on he became a god, part of the Olympians when Hestia gave up her seat for him
  • Epaphus: son of Zeus and Io, a priestess of the goddess Hera (Zeus' wife).
  • Harmonia: daughter of Zeus and Electra.
  • Heracles: son of Zeus (king of the gods) and Alcmene, a mortal woman.
  • Helen of Sparta, also known as Helen of Troy: According to older sources, daughter of king Tyndareus and Leda[1], but Homer also calls her daughter of Zeus and Leda. Wife of Menelaus, the king of Sparta.
  • Hippolyta: daughter of Ares, a Queen of the Amazons.
  • Iasus: son of Zeus and Electra (one of the seven daughters of Atlas and Pleione). He was the brother of Dardanus.
  • Memnon: son of Tithonus and Eos, a Titan goddess of the dawn.
  • Orion: son of Poseidon (the sea god) Euryale.
  • Orpheus: son of Calliope and the god Apollo.
  • Penthesilea: daughter of Ares and Otrera, a Queen of the Amazons
  • Perseus: son of Zeus and mortal princess Danae, whom he impregnated as a golden shower.
  • Polydeuces, also known by his Roman name of Pollux: one of the Dioscuri and twin brother of Kastor. He was son of Zeus and the mortal Leda while his twin had a mortal father, king Tyndareus (Leda's husband).
  • Theseus: son of Poseidon (the sea god) and Aethra, the wife of king Aegeus.
  • Tityos: a giant, son of Zeus and Elara.
  • Zethes: son of Boreas (the Greek god of the cold north wind and the bringer of winter) and Oreithyia, daughter of King Erechtheus of Athens. His brother was Calais, and they are collectively known as Boreads.
  • Zethus: son of Zeus and Antiope, twin brother of Amphion, co-founder of Thebes.

Roman mythology[edit]

Hindu mythology[edit]

Norse mythology[edit]

  • Sæmingr: king of Norway, son of god Odin and queen Skade.
  • Bragi: another son of Odin.

Celtic mythology[edit]


Popular fiction[edit]


  1. ^ Preller "Griech. Myth." II, 90

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