Aeolus - god of the winds

Alecto - a Fury

Charon - ferryman on the River Styx

Cupid - god of love, son of Venus, half-brother of Aeneas

Iris - goddess of the rainbow, messenger of Juno

Juno - queen of the gods, wife and sister Jupiter

Jupiter - king of gods and men

Juturna - sister Turnus, made immortal after a love affair with Jupiter

Mercury - god of speed, messenger of Jupiter, sometimes called son of Maia

Neptune - god of the sea, brother of Jupiter and Juno

Sybil - prophetess who lived in a cave, priestess of Apolio

Venus - goddess of love and beauty, daughter of Jupiter, mother Aeneas


Achates - faithful companion of Aeneas

Aeneas - son of Venus and Anchises, leader of the Trojans

Amata - wife of Latinus, queen of the Italians

Anchises - father Aeneas, once the husband of Venus

Andromache - widow of Hector, wife of Helenus, mother of Astyanax

Anna - sister of Dido

Ascanius (Iulus, Iulius) - Trojan son of Aeneas and Creusa

Camilla - Italian warrior maiden; killed in battle with the Trojans

Cassandra - daughter of Priam and Hecuba, always predicting truly but never believed

Creusa - Trojan wife of Aeneas

Dide (Elissa) - queen of Carthage

Eurylass - Trojan hero, friend of Nisus who died with him

Evander - Greek now ruling over an Italian kingdom, friend of Aeneas

Hector - son of Priam and Hecuba, first husband of Andromache, greatest defender of Troy

Hecuba - queen of Troy, wife of Priam

Helenus - Trojan priest and prophet, second husband of Andromache

Laocoon - priest of Troy

Latinus - king of the Italians

Lausus - son Mezentius, killed by Aeneas

Lavinia - daughter of Latinus and Amata, future Italian wife of Aeneas

Mezentius - Italian tyrant, killed by Aeneas

Nisus - Trojan hero, friend of Euryalus who died with him

Pallas - son Evander, killed by Turnus

Priam - king of Troy, husband of Hecuba, father of Hector and Cassandra

Pyrrhus (Neoptolemus) - son of Achilles, slayer of Priam

Silvius - future Italian son of Aeneas and Lavinia

Sinon - Greek fifth-columnist befriended by the Trojans

Turnus - Italian prince, suitor of Lavinia, killed by Aeneas


Achaeans - Greeks

Argives - Greeks

Carthage - city in North Africa

Danaans - Greeks

Dardanian - Trojan

Hesperia - Italy

Ilium - Troy

Latium - Italy

Lavinium - Italy or a city to be founded in Italy

Libya - North Africa

Phrygian - Trojan

Punic - Carthaginian

Teucrians - Trojans

This list of names in Vergil's Aeneid has been used for many years by Professor Tom Sienkewicz in his courses at Howard University and at Monmouth College in Monmouth, Illinois. If you have any questions, you may contact him at

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