Pronunciation guide

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This guide details how to pronounce the Greek names of the Gods, uſing the claſsical Attic pronunciation of the 9500s HE (400s BCE), and Latiniſed according to this webſite's conventions. The deſcriptions aſsume a Britiſh Engliſh pronunciation, and will not be accurate for US-Americans. They are alſo inaccurate for Modern Greek.

Spelling Pronunciation
Greek Latin IPA Respelling Description
α a /a/ a Like the a in cat
ā /aː/ aa Like for α, but drawn out
αι æ /ai̯/ y Like the y in scry
āi /aːi̯/ yy Like for αι, but drawn out
αυ au /au̯/ ow Like the ow in cow
β b /b/ b Like the b in ball
γ g /ɡ/ g Like the g in goodness
δ d /d/ d Like the d in devotion
ε e /e/ e Like the e in pet
ει ei /eː/ ay Like the ay in pay
ευ eu /eu̯/ ayw Like for ει, but with a w sound at the end
ζ z /zd/ zd Like the sd in wisdom
η ē /ɛː/ eh Like the ear in bear
ēi /ɛːi̯/ ey Between the ay in pay and the ie in pie
θ th /tʰ/ Like the t in tip, with a puff of air
ι i /i/ ee Like the y in happy
ī /iː/ ee Like the ee in see
κ c /k/ k Like the k in skin, with no puff of air
λ l /l/ l Like the l in land
μ m /m/ m Like the m in memory
ν n /n/ n Like the n in ran
ξ x /ks/ ks Like the x in fox
ο o /o/ o Like the o in snow
οι œ, oi /oi̯/ oy Like the oy in boy
ου ou /uː/ oo Like the oo in cool
π p /p/ p Like the p in spin, with no puff of air
ρ r /r/ r Like the r in Scottish roses
σ/ς s /s/ s Like the s in soft
/z/ z Like the s in Muse (before β, γ, and μ)
τ t /t/ t Like the t in stop, with no puff of air
υ y /y/ ui Like the ui in Scottish guid
/yː/ uu Like in υ, but drawn out
υι yi
φ ph /pʰ/ Like the p in pit, with a puff of air
χ ch /kʰ/ Like the k in kin, with a puff of air
ψ ps /ps/ ps Like the ps in lapse
ω ō /ɔː/ aw Like the aw in raw
ōi /ːi̯/ ooy Like in οι, but drawn out
h /h/ h Like the h in hill

In addition, the acute accent (e.g. the ' over á) or circumflex (e.g. the ^ over ô) is used to indicate that syllable is stressed; which is used depends on the tones of the original Ancient Greek.

Some example pronunciations: