List of demigods
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.
- Achilles: son of the sea nymph Thetis (daughter of sea god Nereus), and Peleus, king of the Myrmidons.
- Aeacus: son of a 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 Remo, 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
- 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: Daughter of Zeus and Leda, wife of Tyndareus, the king of Sparta.
- 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, the eldest of the Gorgons.
- Orpheus: son of Calliope and the god Apollo.
- 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.
- 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.
- Bacchus: son of Zeus and Semele, a mortal.The Roman god of agriculture, wine and fertility copied from the Greek god Dionysus.
- Hercules: son of Zeus and Alcmene. Often portrayed in popular fiction as either a demigod and as a god.
- Romulus and Remus: twin sons of Mars and Rhea Silvia, co-founders of Rome.
- Arjuna: son of Indra
- Dhristadyumna: materialised out of a ritual fire-altar; quasi son of fire god Agni; Draupadi's brother.
- Draupadi: materialised out of a ritual fire-altar; quasi daughter of fire god Agni; Dhristadyumna's sister.
- Drona: contained spark of Brihaspati.
- Ghatotkacha: born of a demigod and a demoness.
- Hanuman: son of Vayu.
- Iravan: The son of Pandava prince Arjuna (one of the main heroes of the Mahabharata) and the Naga (snake) princess Ulupi.
- Karna: son of sun god Surya and Kunti.
- Lakshmana: incarnation of the great serpent god Ananta.
- Nakula: son of one of the gods Ashvini Kumaras.
- Pradyumna: incarnation of Sanatkumara.
- Sahadeva: son of one of the gods Ashvini Kumaras.
- Devavrata, named Bhishma: son of Shantanu and Ganga, the river goddess.
- Sugreeva: son of sun god Surya
- Turnus: son of Venilia
- Vali: son of the king of all gods, the thunder god Indra.
- Yudhishthira: son of the god of death and justice Yama.
- Cú Chulainn: Son of the god Lugh, and the mortal woman Deichtine.
- Māui (Maori, New Zealand)
- Gilgamesh: Sumerian king. Recent research claims he was not a demigod after all.
- Semiramis: Assyrian queen who, according to some legends was daughter of the fish goddess Atargatis or Derketo of Ascalon in Assyria and a mortal.
- Wonder Woman: In the fictional world of DC Comics, she is Diana, the daughter of Zeus and Hippolyta, queen of the Amazons of Themyscira.