Greek Names Pronunciation Guide

 

Love The Gatekeeper’s Saga but aren’t sure how to pronounce a lot of the names of the gods and places? Here’s a handy Greek names pronunciation guide created by the narrator of the audiobook editions of the Gatekeeper books, Debbie Andreen. You can learn more about Debbie at her Facebook Page.

Achaeans                   ah KEY ens

Acheron                        AK ur on

Acteon                         ak TEE un

Adgistis                       a JISS tis

Admetus                     ad MEE tus

Aeneas                       ee NEE us

Aeolus                         EE eh les

Aiakos                         ay YA kos

Algaea                         al JEE ah

Algaia                          al GAY ah

Amphisbaena              am fes BEE nah

Amphitrite                   am feh TRY tee

Adrasteia                     uh DRAS tee uh

Anteros                       an TAIR os

Antiope                       an TY oh pee

Apotheosis                  ah pah thee OH sus

Arcas                           AR cuss

Ares                             AIR eez

Arges                           ARE jiz

Ariadne                       AIR ee AD nee

Arion                           AIR ee un

Aristaios                      AIR is TY ohs

Ascalaphus                 as CAL a fus

Asklepios                    as KLEEP ee us

Asphodel                     ASS fah dill

Asterion                      as TEER ee on

Atropos                       A (like cat) trah pahs

Augean Stables           aw JEE un

Baqlawa                      BOCK la va

Boracay                       BOR ah cay

Boreas                         BOR ee us

Bosporus                     BOSS pur us

Briareos                       bri AR ee os

Brontes                        BRAUN teez

Cerberus                      SER ber us

Charybdis                    kur RIB dis

Charon                         KAIR en

Chione                         KY uh nee

Chrysaor                     CRY say or

Clotho                         CLOH thoh

Cocytus                      co KYE tus

Cubie                           KEW bee

Curetes                        cur RET eez

Cyclopes                     sy CLOH peez

Cybele                         SEH bul ee

Daedalus                     DAY dul lus

Deimos                        DEE mows

Deity                            DEE ah tee

Delos                           DEE lahs

Dione                          dy OH nee

Dionysus                     die uh NYE sus

Eirene                          ee REE nee

Enyalios                       en YAY lee os

Enyo                            eh NY yo

Eos                              EE as

Erebus                         AIR ah bus

Eris                              AIR us

Eros                             AIR ahs

Eunomia                      you NO mee ah

Euphrosyne                 yew FRAHS sin nee

Eurydice                      yur RID ah see

Eurynome                    yur RIN ah mee

Gaia                             GUY ah

Galin                           GAY lin

Geryon                        GER yawn

Harmonia                    har MO nee ah

Hecate                         HEH kah tee

Hecuba                        HEH kew bah

Hephaestus                 heh FAST us

Heraklion                     her RACK lee on

Hermaphroditus          her maa fro DYE tus

Hermes                       HER meez

Hesiod                         HEE see ud

Hesperides                 hes PER ah deez

Hestia                         HES tee ah

Hippolyta                    heh PAUL eh tah

Ida                              EYE duh

Iolaus                         eye oh LAY us

Kaveh Grahib            kah veh graw HEEB

Ketamine                   KEY tah meen

Keto                           KEY tow

Kithairon, Mount         KEY thair on

Knossos                      NAW ses

Lachesis                      LACK eh sis

Ladon                          LAY dun

Laodice                       lay ODD eh see

Lethe                           LEE thee

Leto                             LEE toh

Litohoro                       li TOE ho ro

Maenads                      MEE nahds

Matapan, Cape            MAT (like cat) ah PAN

Majorelle Gardens       mah jah RELL

Megaera                      ma JEER ah

Melinoe                       MEL uh no

Metis                           may TEES

Minos                          MY nus

Minotaur                     MIN ah tor

Mont Forel                   mont FOUR el

Mytikas                       MIT uh kus

Oceanid                      oh SEE ah nid

Nereids                        NEER ee ids

Palaistra                       pah LES trah

Papasan chair              PAH pah sahn

Pasithea                       pa SITH ee ah

Pelops                          PEE lops

Perins Peak                  PAIR ens

Philotes                       fil LOW teez

Phlegethon                  FLEG eh thon

Phorcys                       FOR sis

Polyhymnia                 poly HIM nee ah

Polyphemus                 paul ah FEE mus

Priam                           PRY um

Rhadamanthys            rah dah MAN this

Rhea                            REE ah

Rhode                         ROE dee

Sahin                           Sha HEEN

Satyrs                          SAY turs

Scythe                         SIGH th

Scylla                          SIL uh

Semele                         SEM uh lee

Sisyphus                      SIS a fuss

Steropes                      STAIR uh peez

Stymphalus                 STEM fa lus

Styx                             Stix

Tartarus                       TAR tah rus

Thalia                          thuh LY uh

Theseus                      THEE soos

Thetis                          THEE tus

Thrace                         Thrays

Thyrsus                        THUR sus

Tiresias                        ty REE see us

Tisiphone                     tih SIPH oh nee

Tyche                           TY key

Uranus                         YUR en us

Wight                          WHYt

 

 

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