Being OlderThanFeudalism, ClassicalMythology is a prolific TropeNamer. It is the biggest TropeNamer on this site. It is one of only two works on this site to have [[TropeNamer named over 50 Tropes]] (the other one being Literature/TheBible).

* '''Titans and Protogenoi'''

** GaiasVengeance: Mother earth was a vengeful woman.
** PrimordialChaos: EldritchAbomination and personification of Chaos. The first being in the Universe, Chaos is the TropeNamer.
** TheUnderworld: Pretty much the Greeks' answer to hell, Tartarus would line up with the Bible's Abbaddon, river of fire or bottomless pit.
** OurTitansAreDifferent: The parents of the Gods.

* '''Gods'''

** CupidHatesOddCouples: Cupid.
** EverybodyHatesHades: Hades being cast as a villain in modern works because he was the God of the Dead. In the actual myths he was one of the nicer Gods.
** HadesShaded: Hades when he's darkened.
** ForgedByTheGods: Hephastus, God of the Forge is the TropeNamer. If there's any powerful weapons or master craftworking in a myth, 9 times out of 10 it was made by him.
** FatherNeptune: Neptune isn't an example, but he's the TropeNamer none the less.
** TheFerryMan: Charon, ferryman of the dead is the TropeNamer and the UrExample.
** LivingAphrodisiac: Named for the Goddess of love.
** MercurysWings: Winged feet or wings on the head, named by Mercury, the messenger of the Roman Gods.
** ProngsOfPoseidon: Poseidons trident is the Trope Namer.
** SpearCounterpart: Named after the symbol for Mars.

* '''Monsters and Beasts'''

** GorgeousGorgon: Sort of. Gorgons weren't beautiful, but this is for when they are.
** EnthrallingSiren: ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin.
** FaunsAndSatyrs: Creatures from ClassicalMythology.
** {{Medusa}}: The lady with the snake hair. Contrary to popular belief, she was not a monster, nor was she actually evil.
** OurCentaursAreDifferent: Half man and half horse.
** {{Pegasus}}: Flying Horse.
** SirensAreMermaids: Sort of. Sirens are from ClassicalMythology.
** AnsweringEcho
** WesternZodiac: The constellations are based on or in some cases named by characters from ClassicalMythology. Mostly monsters.

* '''Hercules'''

** AllAmazonsWantHercules: Named by Hercules. The Amazon queen Hyppolita, who was a strong indipendent woman, fell in love with Hercules.
** AtlasPose: Atlas' pose basically.
** TheHero: The word was first used for Greek mythology. In fact, hero is derived from Heracles.
** HydraProblem: Named for the Hydra who grew two heads to replace one that was cut.
** NemeanSkinning: Hercules is the TropeNamer of this one too.
** WorldsStrongestMan: Hercules. However, unlike Helen he was stronger than the Gods too.

* '''Amazons'''

** AmazonBrigade: Sort of. An Amazon is a member of the tribe of Warrior Women in ClassicalMythology.
** AmazonianBeauty: Same as above.
** AmazonChaser: Characters who are attracted to an woman ''because'' of her Amazon-like traits.
** NoGuyWantsAnAmazon: Amazons again.

* '''Bronze Age'''

** DontLookBack: Orpheus went to TheUnderworld to get his wife after she died. Hades, Lord of the Underworld told him that he could take his wife so long as he didn't look back before getting out of the Underworld. He did right before leaving.
** TheHecateSisters: The Maiden, the mother, and the crone. Named for the Goddess.
** {{Hermaphrodite}}: Half man and half woman.
*** EverybodyWantsTheHermaphrodite
** PygmalionPlot: Falling in love with your creation.
** OedipusComplex: Kill the father and marry the mother.
** OrpheanRescue: Get someone back who is lost in an unconventional sense
** WomanScorned: Medea is the TropeNamer. She sacrificed a lot for Jason because she loved him. Then he ditched her. That was a bad idea.
** AtTheCrossroads

* '''Iliad'''

** AchillesHeel: Named for Achilles' heel. In the story of Achilles, his mother made him NighInvulnerable in every part of the body except for his heel. Didn't end well for him.
** AchillesInHisTent: Another one named by Achilles. Achilles' BeautifulSlaveGirl Briseis was taken away from him by Agammemnon, so in anger he chose not fight for the Greeks. Considering the fact that he was their ace it really screwed them over.
** AppleOfDiscord: The Apple of Discord that caused the TrojanWar.
** CassandraTruth: Cassandra was a princess of Troy who could read the future, but was cursed to never be believed.
** LauncherOfAThousandShips: Helen of Troy is the TropeNamer. So beautiful that almost every prince in Greece wanted to marry her. Her father, who was afraid of upsetting them, was advised by Odysseus, to make them take an oath that they'd protect her should anything happen to her. Then Paris came along and eloped with her. And suddenly a 1000 Greek ships were setting off for Troy.
** TheCassandra: Someone who is not believed, even though they speak the truth.
** TrojanHorse: A tactic, where a group or person pretends to give up and offers a gift. They hide in that gift, in order to pass their enemies defenses and catch them off guard.
** TrojanPrisoner: The TrojanHorse without the gift.
** WatchingTroyBurn: ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin.
** WorldsMostBeautifulWoman: Helen of Troy again. Aphrodite was considered the most beautiful if we're counting the Gods though.

* '''Odyssey'''

** LotusEaterMachine: A hallucination-creating machine, named for the machine in Literature/TheOdyssey.
** ScyllaAndCharybdis: Monsters from the Odyssey.
** TheMentor: The guise that Athena took to advise Telemachus.

* '''Miscellany'''
** TheseusShipParadox: If a ship slowly has all of it's parts replaced is it the same ship? The actual philosophy questions whether the "real ship" should be Ship A with all the original components, or Ship B with the entire history of the ship. A metaphor for human growth or something. Theseus was the guy that killed the Minotaur.

* '''It is also the TropeNamer for the Ages of Man'''
** GoldenAge
*** TheGoldenAge
*** UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks
*** UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfHollywood
*** TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation
*** TheGoldenAgeOfVideoGames
** It stands to reason that these were also named by ClassicalMythology.
*** UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks
*** UsefulNotes/TheBronzeAgeOfComicBooks
*** UsefulNotes/TheIronAgeOfComicBooks
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