The Supercelestial Gods

These antique woodcuts of the gods were not made to illustrate Plethonís ideas about the gods (and were made 50 to 200 years after he died), but they are not incompatible. In addition to coloring them, I have made some minor changes (and even repurposed a few images). Most are from Vincenzo Cartari, Imagini delli Dei di glíAntichi (Venice, 1647); a few are from D. Gregorius Pictorius, Apotheseos tam Exterarum Gentium quam Romanorum Libri Tres (Basil, 1558), and one is adapted from Gregor Reisch, Margarita Philosophica Nova (Freiberg, 1503). Click on the image to go to a page describing the god.



0. Zeus


1. Poseidon


2. Hera

3. Apollo


4. Artemis


5. Hephaistos


6. Dionysos or Bacchus


7. Athena


8. Atlas


9. Tithonos


10. Dione

11. Hermes


12. Pluto


13. Rhea


14. Leto


15. Hekate

16. Tethys


17. Hestia

18. Kronos


19. Aphrodite

20. Pan


21. Demeter


22. Kore


Celestial Gods


23. Helios (Sun)

24. Selene (Moon)

Rulers of the five lesser planets and fixed stars.


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Last updated: August 9, 2021