Greek Mythology

The Classical Gods of Ancient Greece

HYMENAEUS

Greek Marriage God

Also known as Hymen, Hymenaios

God of Weddings and Getting Married

He’s in charge of the wedding procession, the marriage feast, and the little bits of confetti. You’d better pray to him it all goes well. (His brother Priapus no doubt offers support for the night-time ceremony.)

Ironically for a God of Weddings, his parentage is subject to a degree of speculation. Was his dad Apollo with one of the Muses for a mum? Or was it Dionysus and Aphrodite?

He certainly has strong love lines from somewhere and is irresistibly handsome.

Hymenaeus Facts and Figures

Name: Hymenaeus
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Hymen, Hymenaios

Gender: Male
Type: God
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Marriage
Area of expertise: Marriage

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 1323

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Article last revised on September 06, 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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