Asteria's family tree - updated Picture

I know this doesn't classify as art nor poetry, however this is key character building and world building. And submitted to scraps so no harm done. If you know enough of Greek mythology, this will be easy to understand. If not, well I gave an attempt to explain/provide detail. So here's the longest description I've done in a long time..

Easy to see that I'm a total geek for Greek/Roman mythology and I do research on myths for fun. I give my characters the names of gods and goddess all the time. Guess who was one of them? That's right, Asteria. After getting the urge to create more god based characters I figured I need to establish their hierarchy to figure out who holds the most cosmic power. Turns out its far more complicated than I initially thought, and Asteria has connections to certain gods in ways I was previously unaware of. It was really fun and intense to read about. However the flowchart website I was linked to help me turned out to be...not free. Making it a bit more stressful to complete in terms of perfection and accuracy. I screenshot it after finishing...

Anyone with a star around them is relevant and/or relating to the hierarchy. If I accidentally skipped over one family tree that has a god or goddess that should be part of this list I will be very sad. I put hours worth of research into this project that I can't edit because I couldn't save the actual file. (btw I didn't feel as though Atlas counted as he was forced to hold the globe as a punishment)


Hierarchy explained
  • Nyx IS the darkess and night, therefore the highest of them all. Zeus also fears her so I mean, yeah.
  • Asteria creates starlight and what falls within that category. She creates galaxies, and has a greater impact of space itself than those who simply control night and day.
  • Selene, Helios, Eos work together. Day cannot be without night or dawn, and night without dawn or day. Selene is the goddess of the moon, Helios is the god of the sun, and Eos is the goddess of dawn. On a worldly scale they have great impact, however on a galactic scale it has little impact.
  • Astraios is the god of dusk, and all of their children (excluding Astraea/one's not mentioned) are associated with twilight.
  • Phainon, Phaethon, Pyroeis, Eosphoros and Stilbon are The Astra Planeta. The only one with any sort of personification is Esophoros/Hesperos who in some cases are distinctive divinities but still the same planet. Esophoros is the morning star while Hesperos is the evening star. All are mostly considered "planets" and not "gods", so they are lower on the hierarchy.
  • Artemis and Apollo hold the same roles of Selene and Helios, but they are lesser ones. They are worshipped for other things than the sun and moon.
  • Hecate is the daughter of Asteria, and regarded to hold some power over the moon/cosmic world. Astraea's name means star-maiden however she is considered a goddess of justice and stayed on earth until the Bronze age due to a sudden distaste in humans. Both have more terrestrial purposes, which is why they are the last on the hierarchy.
When I learned of (one of the many) consorts of Eos and her children that are relevant to the family tree I had to change things up quite a update!

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