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List of Gods
NameOriginDescription
Damara British Goddess of fertility associated with Beltane. British
Damballah Haiti Goddess of sweet waters. Haiti
Dame du Lac Britain A fay, named Vivienne, who plunged with the infant Lancelot into a lake. This lake was a kind of mirage, concealing the demesnes of the lady "en la marche de la petite Bretaigne." Britain
Damgalnuna Babylon/Akkadia/Sumeria Mother goddess who whelped Marduk. Babylon/Akkadia/Sumeria
Damkina Babylon/Akkadia/Sumeria Earth mother goddess and consort of Ea. Babylon/Akkadia/Sumeria
Damocles' Sword Greek Evil foreboded or dreaded. Damocles, the sycophant of Dionysius the elder, of Syracuse, was invited by the tyrant to try the felicity he so much envied. Accordingly he was set down to a sumptuous banquet, but overhead was a sword suspended by a hair. Damocles was afraid to stir, and the banquet was a tantalising torment to him. Related by Cicero
Damona Gaul Goddess of cows, worshipped as the consort of Apollo Borvo. Gaul
Damone Greek wife of Amyntor.
Damu Sumeria God of exorcism. Sumeria
Dan Benin/Mahi Goddess of order and the rainbow. Benin/Mahi
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Dan Fon God of unity. Fon
Dan Mahi/ Benin A goddess of order & the rainbow
Dana Ireland/Welsh Goddess, ancestor of mortal celtic people. Ireland/Welsh
Dana/ Donu/ Don/ Ana Welsh/ Irish The mortal Celtic race are her descendants, she is a goddess
Danace Greek A coin placed by the Greeks in the mouth of the dead to pay their passage across the ferry of the Lower World.
Danae Greek A daughter of King Acrisius of Argos and Eurydice (no relation to Orpheus' Eurydice). She was the mother of Perseus by Zeus. She was sometimes credited with founding the city of Ardea in Latium. Greek
Danaides Greek Daughters of Danaus. They were fifty in number, and married the fifty sons of ?gyptos. They all but one murdered their husbands on their wedding-night, and were punished in the infernal regions by having to draw water everlastingly in sieves from a deep well.
Danaids Greek The goddesses of fountains & water
Danaparamita Buddhist Philosophical deity. Buddhist
Danaus Greek A son of Belus and Anchinoe, and a grandson of Poseidon and Libya. He was brother of Aegyptus, and father of fifty daughters, and the mythical ancestor of the Danai. (Apollodorus. ii.) Greek
Danavas India Danava. An ancient name for demons. Half divine/half demonic beings. India
Dancing-water French Which beautifies ladies, makes them young again, and enriches them. It fell in a cascade in the Burning Forest, and could only be reached by an underground passage. Prince Chery fetched a bottle of this water for his beloved Fair-star, but was aided by a dove. French Fairy Tale
Danhyang Desa Java Each village has a Danhyang Desa which is a spirit who lives in a large tree near to or in the village. All blessings emanate from him. Any disasters occurring to the village are seen as a sign that he has been neglected.
Dannebrog or Danebrog Denmark The old flag of Denmark. The tradition is that Waldemar II. of Denmark saw in the heavens a fiery cross which betokened his victory over the Esthonians (1219).
Dano Indian An Indian demon who is similar to the Bir.
Danu Greek The Aegean mother goddess
Danu Hindu Primordial goddess Hindu/Vedic
Danu Ireland Major mother goddess ancestress of the Tuatha De Danann. She gave her name to the Tuatha De Dannan (People of the Goddess Danu). Another aspect of the Morrigu. Ireland
Danu/ / Danann/ Dana Irish The major mother goddess
Danus Greek The father of the Danaids, 50 beautiful women
Daoji Buddhist A Buddhist monk who became a minor Taoist deity
Daphnaea and Daphnaeus Greek Surnames of Artemis and Apollo respectively, derived from a laurel, which was sacred to Apollo. In the case of Artemis it is uncertain why she bore that surname, and it was perhaps merely an allusion to her statue being made of laurel-wood. Greek
Daphne Greek A fair maiden who is mixed up with various traditions about Apollo. According to Pausanias she was an Oreas and an ancient priestess of the Delphic oracle to which she had been appointed by Ge. Diodorus describes her as the daughter of Teiresias, who is better known by the name of Manto. Greek
Daphnis Greek A Sicilian hero, to whom the invention of bucolic poetry is ascribed. He is called a son of Hermes by a nymph, or merely the beloved of Hermes. Ovid calls him an Idaean shepherd; but it does not follow from this that Ovid connected him with either the Phrygian or the Cretan Ida, since Ida signifies any woody mountain. Greek
Darago Philippines Goddess of fire and volcanos. Philippines
Daramulum Australia Lunar being and mediator between the creator and humans. Australia
Darbas India "The Tearers". Rakshasas and other destructive demons.
Dardanus Greek A son of Zeus and Electra, the daughter of Atlas. He was the brother of Jasus, Jasius, Jason, or Jasion, Aetion and Harmonia, and his native place in the various traditions is Arcadia, Crete, Troas, or Italy. Dardanus is the mythical ancestor of the Trojans, and through them of the Romans. It is necessary to distinguish between the earlier Greek legends and the later ones which we meet with in the poetry of Italy. Greek
Dark Angel Hebrew The angel who wrestled with Jacob the Book of Genesis in the Old Testament. There has long been question as to which angel was sent to wrestle Jacob. Hebrew
Darkness Angel of Christian Often said to be Satan or the fallen Lucifer. Christian
Daronwy Wales This god appears only in the songs/ book of Taleisin
Darzamat Latvia Goddess of the gardens. Latvia
Dashizhi China Goddess of knowledge. China
Dasim Arabic A son of Iblis, a jinn, who causes hatred between husband and wife. Arabic
Daspi Enochian A minor angel. Enochian
Dasyllius Greek The giver of foliage. Greek
Datin Arabic A deity worshipped in pre-Islamic northern Arabia. Datin was an oracular deity also associated with oaths and justice. Arabic
Datt Enochian A minor angel. Enochian
Daunus Greek A son of Pilumnus and Danae, was married to Venilia.
Davas Persia Malevolent spirits. Persia
Davas/ Daevas/ Devas/ Devs Persia Rather malevolent spirits
Davy Jones's Locker Indian I.e. he is dead. Jones is a corruption of Jonah, the prophet, who was thrown into the sea. Locker, in seaman's phrase, means any receptacle for private stores; and duffy is a ghost or spirit among the West Indian negroes. So the whole phrase is, "He is gone to the place of safe keeping, where duffy Jonah was sent to."
Daya Hindu/ Puranic A goddess who oddly enough is considered a minor aspect of the god of Visnu
Dayan Borneo Goddess of fire. Borneo
Dayang Raca Borneo A goddess of fire
Dazhbog Slavic God of the sky, wealth and war. Slavic
Dazhbog/ Dabog/ Dazbog Slavic A god of the sky, wealth & war
Dazimus Sumeria Goddess of healing. Sumeria
Dea Matrona / Deae Matres Deae Matrones British Dea Matrona aka Deae Matres Deae Matrones, Mother goddesses, who in many areas was worshipped as a triple goddess. British
Deae Matres Britain The mother goddesses, a triune of earth goddesses
Death Angel of Pan-religions The appointed servant of God, with the task of bringing an end, at the appointed time, to the lives of humans. Pan-cultural. Pan-religions
Debata Toba-Batak Sumatra Word used to denote an individual god/divine power. Sumatra
Debena Czechoslovakia A goddess of the forests
Debena Slavic Goddess of hunting and forests. Slavic
Dechtere aka Dechtire Ireland Goddess who alternately takes on the images of maiden, mother and crone. Ireland
Dechtere/ Dechtire Irish A trinity unto herself
Decima Roman Goddess of birth who watches over the pregnancy, one of the Parcae, the personifications of destiny. Roman
Dedun aka Dedwen Egypt God who was the lord and giver of incense, depicted as a lion. Egypt
Dedun/ Dewden Egypt A god that was the lord & giver of incense
Dedwin Nubian a god of riches & incense that was nailed by the Egyptians
Degei Fiji God of the Kauvadra hills who interrogates the souls of the dead and punishes the souls of lazy people while rewarding those of hard working people. Fiji
Dei Judicium Latin The judgment of God; so the judgment by ordeals was called, because it was supposed that God would deal rightly with the appellants. Latin
Dei Lucrii Roman Early gods of wealth, profit, commerce and trade. They were later subsumed by Mercury. Roman
Deianeira Greek A daughter of Althaea by Oeneus, Dionysus, or Dexamenus (Apollodorus i), and a sister of Meleager. Greek
Deianira Greek Wife of Hercules, and the inadvertent cause of his death. Nessos told her that anyone to whom she gave a shirt steeped in his blood, would love her with undying love; she gave it to her husband, and it caused him such agony that he burnt himself to death on a funeral pile. Deianira killed herself for grief. Greek
Deidameia Greek 1. A daughter of Bellerophontes and wife of Evander, by whom she became the mother of Sarpedon. Homer calls her Laodameia. 2. A daughter of Lycomedes in the island of Scyrus. When Achilles was concealed there in maiden's attire, Deidameia became by him the mother of Pyrrhus or Neoptolemus, and, according to others, of Oneirus also. (Apollodorus iii) 3. The wife of Peirithous, who is commonly called Hippodameia. Greek
Deima Greek The personification of fear. She was represented in the form of a fearful woman on the tomb of Medeia's children at Corinth. Greek
Deimas Greek A son of Dardanus and Chryse and brother of Idaeus, who when his family and a part of the Arcadian population emigrated, remained behind in Arcadia. Greek
Deimos Greek The god of terror & panic
Deion Greek A son of Aeolus and Enarete, was king in Phocis and husband of Diomede, by whom he became the father of Asteropeia, Aenetus, Actor, Phylacus, and Cephalus. After the death of his brother, Salmoneus, he took his daughter Tyro into his house, and gave her in marriage to Cretheus. His name occurs also in the form Deioneus. Greek
Deiphobe Greek A daughter of the seer Glaucus and one of the Cumaean Sibyls. (Aeneid Book IV) Greek
Deiphobus Greek 1. A son of Priam and Hecabe, was next to Hector the bravest among the Trojans. When Paris, yet unrecognized, came to his brothers, and conquered them all in the contest for his favourite bull, Deiphobus drew his sword against him, and Paris fled to the altar of Zeus Herceius.
Deiphontes Greek A son of Antimachus, and husband of Hyrnetho, the daughter of Temenus the Heracleide, by whom he became the father of Antimenes, Xanthippus, Argeius, and Orsobia.
Deive Latvia The supreme god. The same word refers to the Christian deity in modern Latvian. In ancient Latvian mythology, Dievs was not just the father of the gods, he was the essence of them all. Latvia
Dekla Latvia One of a trinity of fate goddesses that included her sisters Karta and Laima. Latvia
Delectable Mountains s In Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress, are a range of mountains from which the "Celestial City" may be seen. They are in Immanuel's land, and are covered with sheep, for which Immanuel had died.
Delhan Arabic An ostrich riding demoniacal being who inhabits the islands of the seas who eats the flesh of shipwrecked seamen. Arabic
Delias Greek The sacred vessel made by Theseus and sent annually from Athens to Delos. This annual festival lasted 30 days, during which no Athenian could be put to death, and as Socrates was condemned during this period his death was deferred till the return of the sacred vessel. The ship had been so often repaired that not a stick of the original vessel remained at the time, yet was it the identical ship. So the body changes from infancy to old age, and though no single particle remains constant, yet the man 6 feet high is identical with his infant body a span long. Greek
Delling [Dayspring] Norse The father of Day. Norse
Delos Greek A floating island made fast to the bottom of the sea by Poseidon. Apollo having become possessor of it by exchange, made it his favourite retreat. It is one of the Cyclades.
Delphian Oracle Greek The most famous oracle in the world. The oracles were given forth by a priestess, the Pythia, who seated herself upon a golden tripod above a chasm, whence issued mephitic vapours. Greek
Deluges Chinese The principle ones are: the deluge of Fohi, Chinese. The Satyavrata, of the Indians; the Xisuthrus, of the Assyrians; the Mexican deluge; Noah's Flood and the Greek deluges of Deucalion and Ogyges.
Demeter Greek One of the great divinities of the Greeks. The name Demeter is supposed by some to be the same as mother earth, while others consider Deo, which is synonymous with Demeter and as derived from the Cretan word barley, so that Demeter would be the mother or giver of barley or of food generally. Greek
Demi-Gods Greek The "half-gods", is used to describe mythological figures or heroes such as Hercules, Achilles, Castor and Pollux, etc. Sons of mortals and gods or goddesses, they raised themselves to the standard of gods by their acts of bravery.
Demiurge Platonists The mysterious agent which made the world and all that it contains. The Logos or Word spoken of by St. John, in the first chapter of his gospel, is the Demiurgus of Platonising Christians. In the Gnostic systems, Jehovah (as an eon or emanation of the Supreme Being) is the Demiurge. Platonists
Demo Greek A name of Demeter. It also occurs as a proper name of other mythical beings, such as the Cumaean Sibyl and a daughter of Celeus and Metaneira, who, together with her sisters, kindly received Demeter at the well Callichoros in Attica. Greek
Demogorgon Christian Often ascribed to Greek mythology, is actually an invention of Christian scholars, imagined as the name of a pagan god or demon, associated with the underworld and envisaged as a powerful primordial being, whose very name had been taboo.
Demonassa Greek 1. The wife of Irus, and mother of Eurydamas and Eurytion. (Argonautica) 2. A daughter of Amphiaraus and Eriphyle, was the wife of Thersander, by whom she became the mother of Tisamenus. 3. The mother of Aegialus by Adrastus. Greek
Demophon Greek The youngest son of Celeus and Metaneira, who was entrusted to the care of Demeter. He grew up under her without any human food, being fed by the goddess with her own milk, and ambrosia. During the night she used to place him in fire to secure to him eternal youth ; but once she was observed by Metaneira, who disturbed, the goddess by her cries, and the child Demophon was consumed by the flames. Greek
Demurge Gnostic "artisan" or "craftsman" the Creator or Maker of the world. Gnostic
Dena Persia Goddess the daughter of Ahura Mazda. Persia
Dendrites Greek The god of the tree, a surname of Dionysus, which has the same import as Dasyllius, the giver of foliage. Greek
Dendritis Greek The goddess of the tree, occurs as a surname of Helen at Rhodes, and the following story is related to account for it. After the death of Menelaus, Helen was driven from her home by two natural sons of her husband. She fled to Rhodes, and sought the protection of her friend Polyxo, the widow of Tlepolemus. But Polyxo bore Helen a grudge, since her own husband Tlepolemus had fallen a victim in the Trojan war. Accordingly, once while Helen was bathing, Polyxo sent out her servants in the disguise of the Erinnyes, with the command to hang Helen on a tree.
Dendritus Greek A goddess of the tree
Deng Sudan God of rain. Dinka, Sudan
Deng Dinka/ Neur Sudan A god of rain
Deo Hindu Originally the term for the thirty-three great divinities. Hindu
Deo Qui Vias Et Semitas Britain Deo Qui Vias Et Semitas Commentus Est. 'The God who Invented Roads and Pathways' is mentioned on a single altarstone in Britain.
Deohako Seneca Collective name of the three daughters of the Earth Mother. Seneca
Deosil s Clockwise. The term used to refer to the direction of a witch's dance or Circle-casting.
Deputy Angels Jewish Certain angels who, in Jewish lore and magic, act as spirit servants. Jewish scholar Eleazar of Worms declared them to be entirely good.
Dercetius Roman God of mountains Roman/Iberia/Hispanic
Derceto Greek A goddess of fertility
Derceto Greek Goddess of fertility and mermaids. Greek
Dercynus Greek A son of Poseidon and brother of Albion. Greek
Derketo Chaldea Goddess of the moon associated with fertility. Chaldea
Derrhiatis Sparta A surname of Artemis, which she derived from the town of Derrhion on the road from Sparta to Arcadia.
Derzelas Dacian God of health and human spirit's vitality, also known under the names of Great God Gebeleizis, Derzis or the Thracian Knight.
Descended into hell Greek Means the place of the dead. (Anglo-Saxon, helan, to cover or conceal, like the Greek "Hades," the abode of the dead, from the verb a-cido, not to see. In both cases it means "the unseen world" or "the world concealed from sight." The god of this nether world was called "Hades" by the Greeks, and "Hel" or "Hela" by the Scandinavians. In some counties of England to cover in with a roof is "to hell the building," and thatchers or tilers are termed "helliers."
Despina Greek Or Despoena, the daughter of Poseidon and Demeter after they mated disguised as horses. Despoena, the ruling goddess or the mistress, occurs as a surname of several divinities, such as Aphrodite, Demeter and Persephone. Greek
Despoena Greek 1. A goddess of fruit. A daughter of Demeter and Poseidon. Known as Pomona to the Romans 2. The ruling goddess or the mistress, occurs as a surname of several divinities, such as Aphrodite, Demeter and Persephone. Greek
Destroying Angel Roman Another name for the angel of destruction, aka the angel of death.
Destruction Angels Jewish A fearsome type of angel who descends to the earth to inflict terrible suffering upon the wicked and in need of punishment. Jewish
Deucalion Greek Son of Prometheus and Clymene. He was king in Phthia, and married to Pyrr. When Zeus, after the treatment he had received from Lycaon, had resolved to destroy the degenerate race of men who inhabited the earth, Deucalion, on the advice of his father, built a ship, and carried into it stores of provisions and when Zeus sent a flood all over Hellas, which destroyed all its inhabitants, Deucalion and Pyrrha alone were saved. Greek
Deus Coelestis Libya Another name of Baal Hamon. Libya
Deus Munificentissimus Roman Latin for "The most bountiful God"
Deus ex machina Roman The intervention of a god, or some unlikely event. Literally, it means "a god let down upon the stage or flying in the air by machinery."
Deva Hindu/Puranic/Vedic Generic name of a god. Hindu/Puranic/Vedic
Devaki Hindu/Puranic/Epic Mother goddess. Hindu/Puranic/Epic
Devala Hindu Music personified as female. Hindu
Devana Czechoslovakia/ Slavic A goddess of the hunt
Devananda Jain Mother goddess of happiness and joy. Jain
Devaputra Buddhist Designation for the lower ranked gods. Buddhist
Devas India Some gods at perpetual war with the demons
Devas India Some gods at perpetual war with the demons. India
Devas aka daeva Hindu A type of celestial being that appears in both Persian mythology and Hinduism. Named after a Sanskrit word meaning "god," the deva emerged in Hindu teachings as a spiritual being, serving the supreme beings.
Devasena Hindu/Puranic Goddess. Hindu/Puranic
Devata Hindu The gods in general or, as most frequently used, the whole body of inferior gods. Hindu
Devel Gypsy Highest being/god. Gypsy
Devel/ Del Gypsy The highest being/ god
Deverra Roman One of the three symbolic beings, Pilumnus, Intercidona, and Deverra, whose influence was sought by the Romans at the birth of a child, as a protection for the mother against the vexations of Sylvanus. Roman
Devi Hindu A twelve armed warrior goddess
Devi Hindu Twelve armed warrior goddess. Hindu
Devi Hindu The consort of Siva and daughter of Himavat, the Himalaya Mountains. As the female energy of Siva she considered either as a beneficent or as a malignant deity. Hindu
Devi India These are female deities
Devi Russia Giants, usually believed to be evil beings. Russia
Devil Christian The supreme spirit of evil, the tempter and spiritual enemy of mankind, the foe of God and holiness. Jewish and Christian
Devil's Advocate Christian In the Catholic Church when a name is suggested for canonisation, some person is appointed to oppose the proposition, and is expected to give reasons why it should not take place. This person is technically called Advocatus Diaboli. Having said his say, the conclave decides the question.
Devil's Arrows Britain Three Druid stones near Boroughbridge. Britain
Deving Iching Latvia God of horses. Latvia
Devona Briton Goddess of the rivers of Devon. Briton
Devonshire Britain A corruption of Debon's-share. This Debon was one of the heroes who came with Brute from Troy. One of the giants that he slew in the south coasts of England was Coulin, whom he chased to a vast pit eight leagues across. The monster trying to leap this pit, fell backwards, and lost his life in the chasm. When Brutus allotted out the island, this portion became Debon's-share. Britain
Dewden aka Dedun Nubian A Nubian god worshipped since at least 2400BC. There is much uncertainty about his original nature, especially since he was depicted as a lion, but the earliest known information indicates that he had become a god of incense.
Dewi Ratih Bali Goddess of the moon. Bali
Dewi Shri Bali Rice goddess. Bali
Dewy Canaan Goddess rain. Canaan
Dhanada Buddhist/Mahayana Form of the goddess Tara. Buddhist/Mahayana
Dhanistha Hindu/Puranic Minor goddess of misfortune to and malevolent astral deity. Hindu/Puranic
Dhanvantari Hindu/Puranic/Vedic/Epic God of the sun who later became an avatar of the god Visnu. Hindu/Puranic/Vedic/Epic
Dhara Hindu Attendant god Hindu/Puranic
Dharma Hindu God of justice, righteousness and virtue Hindu
Dharmadhatuvagisvara Buddhist Physician god Buddhist
Dharmamegha Buddhist Minor goddess Buddhist/Vajrayana
Dharmapala Buddhist Minor goddess concerned with law Buddhist/Vajrayana
Dharni Pinnu India Goddess of health India
Dharti Mata Hindu Mother goddess Hindu/Puranic
Dhat Badan Yemen Primary goddess Yemen
Dhatar Hindu God of the sun Hindu/Puranic
Dhavajagrakeyura Buddhist Goddess who sits on a sun throne Buddhist/Mahayana
Dhisana Hindu Minor goddess of prosperity Hindu
Dhrti Jain Minor goddess who apparently just hangs around Jain
Dhruva Hindu Astral god Hindu/Puranic/Epic
Dhumavati Hindu Goddess Hindu/Puranic/Epic
Dhumorna Hindu Goddess Hindu/Puranic/Epic
Dhumravati Hindu Rather terrible goddess, walks around with a skull in the hand Hindu/Puranic
Dhupa Buddhist Minor goddess and a censor Buddhist/Mahayana
Dhurjati Hindu God, a manifestation of Siva Hindu/Puranic/Epic
Dhvajosnisa Buddhist God, apparently Guardian deity Buddhist
Dhyanaparmita Buddhist Philosophical deity Buddhist
Dhyani Buddhas Five meditating Buddhas who came from the primeval Buddha Buddhist
Dhyanibuddha Buddhist Generic name for a spiritual or meditation Buddha Buddhist
Dhyanibuddhasakti Buddhist Collective name for a specific group of goddesses Buddhist
Di Jun China God of the eastern sky China
Dia Griene Scotland Goddess of war Scotland
Diablesse Haiti Goddesses of justice Haiti
Dian Cecht Irish A god of crafts & healing
Dian-Cecht Irish Physician magician of the Tuatha Dian Cecht
Diana Greek/ Roman A goddess of childbirth, chastity, virginity, fertility, hunting, the moon & the sky
Diancecht Irish Physician magician of the Tuatha Dian Cecht
Diang Sudan Cow goddess and the wife of the first human, Omara, sent by the creator god. Her son is Okwa, who married the crocodile goddess Nyakaya. Shilluk, Sudan
Diang Shilluk Sudan A cow goddess
Dianic Wicca Greek A Wiccan path that focuses on the strong female Deity Diana.
Diari Enochian A minor angel. Enochian
Diarmaid Celtic Had a beauty spot which, any woman chanced to see it, would make her instantly fall in love with him. Celtic
Dias Greek Father of Cleolla, the mother of Agamemnon by Pleisthenes. Greek
Dice Greek The personification of justice, was, according to Hesiod, a daughter of Zeus and Themis, and the sister of Eunomia and Eirene. She was considered as one of the Horae; she watched the deeds of man, and approached the throne of Zeus with lamentations whenever a judge violated justice. Greek
Dice/ Dike Greek A goddess of justice
Dicilla s One of Logistilla's handmaids, famous for her chastity. Orlando Furioso
Dickepoten Germanic The Jack-o’-Lantern of Mark and Lower Saxony.
Dictaeus Greek A surname of Zeus, derived from mount Dicte in the eastern part of Crete. Greek