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

Achilles

Uh-KILL-eez

Acteon

ak TEE un

Adgistis

a JISS tis

Admetus

ad MEE tus

Adrasteia

uh DRAS tee uh

Aeneas

ee NEE us

Aeolus

EE eh les

Aiakos

ay YA kos

Algaea

al JEE ah

Alecto

uh LEK toh

Algaia

al GAY ah

Amphisbaena

am fes BEE nah

Amphitrite

am feh TRY tee

Anteros

an TAIR os

Antiope

an TY oh pee

Aphrodite

a fro DIE tee

Apollo

uh-PAUL-oh

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

Artemis

AR tuh miss

Ascalaphus

as CAL a fus

Asklepios

as KLEEP ee us

Asphodel

ASS fah dill

Asterion

as TEER ee on

Athena

a-THEE-nuh

Atlas

AT luss

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

Charon

KAIR en

Charybdis

kur RIB dis

Chione

KY uh nee

Chiron

KEER on

Chrysaor

CRY say or

Clotho

CLOH thoh

Cocytus

co KYE tus

Cronos

CROW nus

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

Demeter

duh MEE ter

Dione

dy OH nee

Dionysus

die uh NYE sus

Echidna

uh KID nuh

Eirene

ee REE nee

Enyalios

en YAY lee os

Enyo

eh NY yo

Eos

EE as

Erebus

AIR ah bus

Eris

AIR us

Eros

EAR ohs

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

Hades

HAY deez

Harmonia

har MO nee ah

Hecate

HEH kah tee

Hecuba

HEH kew bah

Helios

HEEL lee ohs

Hephaestus

heh FEST us

Hera

HAIR uh

Heracles

HAIR uh cleez

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

Hydra

HI druh

Hypnos

HIP nos

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

Medusa

meh DOO suh

Megaera

ma GEER ah

Melinoe

MEL uh no

Metis

may TEES

Minos

MY nus

Minotaur

MIN ah tor

Mont Forel

mont FOUR el

Mytikas

MIT uh kus

Nereids

NEER ee ids

Oceanid

oh SEE ah nid

Odysseus

o DEE see us

Orpheus

OR phee us

Palaistra

pah LES trah

Papasan chair

PAH pah sahn

Pasithea

pa SITH ee ah

Pelops

PEE lops

Perins Peak

PAIR ens

Persephone

per SEF fuh nee

Philotes

fil LOW teez

Phlegethon

FLEG eh thon

Phorcys

FOR sis

Polyhymnia

poly HIM nee ah

Polyphemus

paul ah FEE mus

Poseidon

puh SI duhn

Priam

PRY um or PREE um

Prometheus

pro MEE thee us

Rhadamanthys

rah dah MAN this

Rhea

REE ah or RAY uh

Rhode

ROE dee

Sahin

Sha HEEN

Satyrs

SAY turs

Scylla

SIL uh

Scythe

SIGH th

Selene

suh LEEN

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

Thanatos

THAN uh tos

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

Zeus

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