Knowing the god and goddesses is awesome because sometimes it helps us to become creativity or think outside the box especially what are they powers. Also how it affect the people. We need to know these people because they are Greeks especially what they contributed in the past.
I will give some list of them. I hope it will help you to know the famous Greeks.
My reference is dictionary.com
Notable Greek gods and goddesses
god of war, a son of Zeus and Hera, identified by the Romans with Mars.
the ancient Greek goddess of the hearth.
Greek and Roman god of light, healing, music, poetry, prophecy, and manly beauty; the son of Leto and brother of Artemis.
n eer-os, er-os
the ancient Greek god of love, identified by the Romans with Cupid.
the supreme deity of the ancient Greeks, a son of Cronus and Rhea, the god of the heavens.
the ancient Greek herald and messenger of the gods and the god of roads, commerce, invention, cunning, and theft.
the ancient Greek god of fire, metalworking, and handicrafts, identified by the Romans with Vulcan.
goddess of agriculture and the protector of marriage and the social order, identified by the Romans with Ceres.
the god ruling the underworld; Pluto
a daughter of Zeus and Demeter, abducted by Pluto to be queen of Hades, but allowed to return to the surface of the earth for part of the year.
the queen of heaven, a daughter of Cronus and Rhea and the wife and sister of Zeus.
the ancient Greek god of forests, pastures, and shepherds, represented with the head, chest, and arms of a man and the legs, horns and ears of a goat.
goddess associated with the moon, virginity, and hunting, she is the sister of Apollo.
the ancient Greek god of the sea; identified by the Romans with Neptune.
the god of fertility, wine, and drama; Bacchus.
goddess of wisdom, fertility, the useful arts, and prudent warfare.
deity of love and beauty, identified by the Romans with Venus.