Music

If you really really listen, an impressive amount of music down through the ages — even after humanity supposedly stopped worshipping the Deities of Greece and Egypt and Rome — is actually about Them. Today, Pagan (and non-Pagan) musicians are creating new music in Their honor.

Below, an incomplete list. This list runs the gamut from Classical to Heavy Metal to Filk, and it is (loosely) arranged by Deity or hero. In some cases, the music explicitly references a particular God or Goddess (such as Corvus Corax’ “Hymnus Apollon”), while in other cases the music feels like a particular Deity to the listener (such as Blind Guardian’s “And Then There Was Silence”). If you encounter any music that you feel strongly should be included, please email us at baeditor@gmail.com.

Format: “title” — artist — album (genre)

Aphrodite

“Venus” — Frankie Avalon (pop)

“Bedroom Shrine” — Marc Almond (emo)

“The Rhythm” — The Cat Empire — The Cat Empire (rock)

“Star of Venus” — Inkubus Sukkubus — Beast With Two Backs (goth)

“Three Botticelli Pictures” — Geoffery Simon and the Philharmonic Orchaestra — Respighi: Ballad of the Gnomes (classical)

“Venus: The Bringer of Peace” — Gustav Holst — The Planets (classical)

“Aphrodite” — Clifford White — The Gods of Olympus (new age)

“Aphrodite” — Kelly Andrew — Olympus (soundtrack)

Apollo

“Hymn to Apollo” — Arthur Bliss — Checkmate Suite (classical)

“Hymnus Apollon” — Corvus Corax — Seikilos (medieval rock)

“The Sorrow of Young Apollo” — Point of Ares (rock)

“Hush, Apollo’s Here” — Joe Crocker — Graces and Trespasses (rock)

“Apollo” — Clifford White — The Gods of Olympus (new age)

“Apollo” — Kelly Andrew — Olympus (soundtrack)

Ares

“Mars, The Bringer of War” — Gustav Holst — The Planets (classical)

“Ares” — Clifford White — The Gods of Olympus (new age)

“Ares” — Kelly Andrew — Olympus (soundtrack)

“Ares” — Kellyyss — Memories of Greek Mythology (electronic)

Artemis

“Children of Artemis” — Daughters of Gaia — Invocation (rock)

“Dea Noctu” — The Moors — The Moors (dark wave)

“Goddess of the Hunter Moon” — Laura Powers — Legends of the Goddess (celtic/new age)

“Artemis” — aesma daeva — Dawn of the New Athens (orchestral/new age)

“The Horned Goddess” — The Sword — Age of Winters (rock)

“Artemis” — Clifford White — The Gods of Olympus (new age)

“Artemis” — Kelly Andrew — Olympus (soundtrack)

Athena

“Lantern Night Hymn (Pallas Athena Thea)” — Bryn Mawr Chorus (choral)

“The Goddess and the Weaver” — Spiral Dance — Woman of the Earth (folk/celtic)

“Athena” — Clifford White — The Gods of Olympus (new age)

“Athena” — Kelly Andrew — Olympus (soundtrack)

Cybele

“Cybelle” — Pentaphobe — Sa’lyr a Tribal Metamorphosis (rock/middle eastern)

“Our Mountain the Mother” — Fern Knight — Leaves of Life — (singer/songwriter)

Demeter

“Demeter” — Clifford White — The Gods of Olympus (new age)

“Demeter” — Kelly Andrew — Olympus (soundtrack)

Dionysus

“Bacchus” — Corvus Corax — Viator (medieval rock)

“Dionysia” — Dionysia (rock)

“Never Say Never” — Fisher — One (pop)

“Rhythm of the Heart” — Peter Gabriel — Security (worldbeat/rock)

“The Cult of Dionysus” — The Orion Experience — Cosmicandy (rock)

“Hymn to Dionysus” — Stephen Sondheim — The Frogs (broadway)

“Becoming the Bull” — Atreyu — Lead Sails Paper Anchor (rock)

“The Wine Song” — The Cat Empire — The Cat Empire (rock)

“Mr Tambourine Man” — Bob Dylan — Bringing It All Back Home (pop)

“Dionysus Child” — Gideon Smith and the Dixie Damned — Southern Gentlemen (rock)

“Flesh” — David Grey — Flesh (rock)

“I Am the Bulldog” — Kid Rock — Devil Without a Cause (rock/hip-hop)

“The Sound of Drums” — Kula Shaker — Peasants, Pigs and Astronauts (rock)

“The Other Side of Life” — Moody Blues — The Other Side of Life (rock)

“Come to the Dance” — Emerald Rose — Songs for the Night (celtic/folk rock)

“Dionysus” — Clifford White — The Gods of Olympus (new age)

Gaia

“Earth Mother” — Daughters of Gaia — Invocation (rock)

“Ancient Mother” — Robert Gass and On Wings of Silence — Ancient Mother (new age/chant)

“Gaia” — Faun — Totem (medieval rock)

“Mother Earth’s Revenge” — Karan Casey — Chasing the Sun — (singer/songwriter)

“Sancta Terra” — Epica — The Divine Conspiracy (rock)

Hekate

“Hekate” — Hecate’s Wheel — Hecate (pagan folk)

Helios

“Hymn to the Sun” — aesma daeva — Dawn of the New Athens (orchaestral/rock)

Hephaestus

“Hephaestus” — Clifford White — The Gods of Olympus (new age)

“Hephaestus” — Kelly Andrew — Olympus (soundtrack)

Hera

“Hera” — Clifford White — The Gods of Olympus (new age)

“Hera” — Kelly Andrew — Olympus (soundtrack)

Herakles

“Herakles’ Theme” — Hercules and Love Affair (club/electronica)

Hermes

“Red Right Hand” — Nick Cave and TheBad Seeds — Let Love In (rock)

“Radar Love” — Golden Earring — Moontan (rock)

“Thief” — Our Lady Peace — Happiness …. (rock)

“Rabbit’s Song” — SJ Tucker — Blessings (pagan folk)

“Mercury” — Heidi Berry — Pomegranate: An Anthology (folk)

“Mercury, The Winged Messenger” — Gustav Holst — The Planets (classical)

“Hermes” — Kelly Andrew — Olympus (soundtrack)

Hestia

“Our House” — Crosby Stills, Nash and Young — Deja Vu (pop)

“Hestia” — Clifford White — The Gods of Olympus (new age)

“Hestia” — Kelly Andrew — Olympus (soundtrack)

The Muses

“Invocation to the Muse/Tourdion” — Jennifer Pratt-Walter — Ancient Muse (harp)

Pan

“Creature of the Wood” — Heather Alexander — Life’s Flame (folk)

“Hymn to Pan” (not the Crowley version) — An Cat Dubh — Something Old (folk)

“The Pan Within” — The Waterboys — This Is The Sea (rock)

“Last of the Wilds” — Nightwish — Dark Passion Play (rock)

Persephone

“Persephone’s Song” — Escape Key (folk)

“Persephone” — Kellianna — Lady Moon (pagan folk)

“Persephone” — Kula Shaker — Strangefolk (rock)

“Persephone” — Revel Moon — Revel Moon (folk)

“Kore Evohe” — John Schrag (choral)

“Long Long Gone” — Laurell — Laurell (pop)

“The Pomegranate Seed” — Cosy Sheridan — The Pomegranate: An Anthology (singer/songwriter)

Poseidon

“Neptune, The Mystic” — Gustav Holst — The Planets (classical)

“Poseidon” — The Appleseed Cast — Mare Vitalis (rock)

“Poseidon” — Christophe Beck — Percy Jackson and the Olympians (soundtrack)

“Poseidon” — Clifford White — The Gods of Olympus (new age)

“Poseidon” — Kelly Andrew — Olympus (rock/new age)

“Rage of Poseidon” — Apocalyptica — 7th Symphony (heavy metal)

“The Temple of Poseidon” — James Horner — Troy (soundtrack)

“Poseidon” — Kellyyss — Memories of Greek Mythology (elecrtonic)

Zeus

“Jupiter, The Bringer of Jollity” — Gustav Holst — The Planets (classical)

“Zeus” — Kabul Workshop — Trigana (world)

“Jupiter” — Bandari — Summerdreams (new age)

“Jupiter” — John Coltrane — Interstellar Space (jazz)

“Zeus” — Clifford White — The Gods of Olympus (new age)

“Zeus” — Kelly Andrew — Olympus (soundtrack)

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