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List of Gods
NameOriginDescription
Ichthyocentaurus Greek A fish-centaur, or a particular kind of Triton. Ichthyocentauri were fabulous beings, the upper part of whose body was conceived to have a human form, and the lower that of a fish, while the place of the hands was occupied by a horse's feet. Greek
Ictinike Sioux The 'father of lies' who was expelled from heaven for deceit and trickery. Sioux
Id?'an Mother Asia Minor Cybele, who had a temple on Mount Ida, in Asia Minor.
Ida Hindu Of the earth, abundant food, and nourishment. She is also the granter of any blessings evoked through her. Hindu
Ida Ten Japan Young god who protects monasteries and is rather quick Japan
Ida-Ten Japan Buddhist god of law and monasteries. Japan
Idaeus Greek A son of Dardanus and Chryse, and brother of Deimas, went with his father from Peloponnesus, by way of Samothrace, to Phrygia, and settled on the mountains of Phrygia, which derived from him the name of Ida, or the Idaean mountains.Greek
Idas Greek A son of Aphareus and Arene, the daughter of Oebalus, whence he and his brother Lyriceus are called Apharetides, or Aphareidae.Greek
Idavold Norse A plain where the gods first assemble, where they establish their heavenly abodes, and where they assemble again after Ragnarok. The plains of Ida. Norse
Idem Huva Finnish Ugric Goddess of autumn Ugric
Idem Huva Finno Ugric A goddess of autumn
Idliragijenget Inuit Goddess of the sea. Inuit
Idlirvirisong Inuit Demonic cousin of the sun Inuit
Idothea Greek A goddess of the sea
Idothea aka Eidothea Greek The nymph, a daughter of the aged Proteus, who instructed Menelaus, in the island of Pharos at the mouth of the river Aegyptus, in what manner he might secure her father and compel him to say in what way he should return home. Greek
Idun or Idunn Norse Daughter of the dwarf Svald, and wife of Bragi. She kept in a box the golden apples which the gods tasted as often as they wished to renew their youth. Loki on one occasion stole the box and hid it in a wood; but the gods compelled him to restore it. Norse
Idunn Nordic The keeper of the apples of immortality
Iegad Pelew Is this is the god that is guilty of bringing light to earth
Iemaparu Pueblo/ Kachina? Corn mother
Ifa Yoruba God of wisdom, knowledge and divining Yoruba
Ifing Norse A river which divides the giants from the gods. Norse
Ifreet or Afreet or Afrit Arabian A powerful evil jin or spirit of Arabian mythology.
Ifru Roman/ N Africa A god known from an inscription at Crita
Ifru Roman Africa God known from an inscription at Crita Africa
Ifurin Celtic The Hades of the ancient Gauls. A dark region infested by serpents and savage beasts. Here the wicked are chained in loathsome caverns, plunged into the lairs of dragons, or subjected to a ceaseless distillation of poison. Celtic
Igaehinvdo Cherokee Goddess of the sun Cherokee
Igalilik Inuit Hunting spirit who travels through the icy wastes. Inuit
Igaluk Inuit God of the moon Inuit
Igigi Mesopotamia Collective name for the group of younger sky gods. They were the gods of heaven, in contrast to the Anunnaki, who were the gods of the earth. Mesopotamia
Ignerssauk Inuit God of the sea, generally benevolent Inuit
Ignirtoq Inuit A god of light and truth. Inuit
Ignis Fatuus Russian According to a Russian superstition, these wandering fires are the spirits of still-born children which flit between heaven and the Inferno.
Iguanchi Peru The benevolent and friendly chief spirit who directs all the important acts in the life of the Jivaro. Peru
Igwekaala Nigeria A sky god. Igbos. Nigeria
Ih P'en Mayan Chthonioc fertility god, concerned with the growth of plants as well as family, property and other wealth Mayan
Ihi Tahiti Goddess of learning, of wisdom. Tahiti
Ihi aka Ehi Egypt God of the sistrum. Egypt
Ihi/ Ehi Egypt He is the lord of the sistrum
Ihoiho Society Isl Creator god who created everything including the primeval waters Society Is.
Ihoiho Tahiti The ghosts of the dead, which were supposed often to visit the living, especially relatives, and to inflict illness or death. Tahiti
Ihy Egypt A young god personifying the jubilation emanating from the sacred rattle. Egypt
Iju aka Ba-Chi Nigeria The sky god who sends the fertilizing rain. Nigeria
Ikal Ahau Maya A chthonic death god, that strangely enough, is considered to inhabit Christian church towers in Mexico
Ikanam Chinook A kind being who touched up the coyote's crude essays with a sharp stone, opening the eyes of men, and giving their hands and feet the powers of movement. He also acted as a "culture-hero," introducing the first arts. The Chinook, Oregon/Washington
Ikas Algonquin Mother Earth Algonquin
Ikebana Discworld The Goddess of Topiary, worshipped by the Militant Servitors of Ikebana. She is named after the Japanese art of formal flower arranging. Discworld
Ikenga Nigeria God of fortune and industry. Nigeria
Ikenga Ibo Nigeria A god of fortune, a benevolent deity
Ikhekhu or Akhekhu Egypt A semi-supernatural being described as a serpent with four legs, resembling an European griffin. Egypt
Ikoro Nigeria The spirit of the drums. Igbos. Nigeria
Ikto Sioux God of human speech. Sioux
Iku Nigeria God of death Nigeria
Iku-Ikasuchi-No-Kami Japan God of thunder, the most significant of the eight thunder deities, Japan/Shinto
Iku-Turso Finland A malevolent sea monster and a god of war. Finland
Ikvaku Hindu/ Vedic An ancestral sun god, that creator god
Il Canaan Creator god Syria/Canaan/Lebanon
Il Semitic A Semitic name for god, similar to El.
Il-a-bi Ugaritic The father god. Ugaritic
Ila Hindu Minor goddess of sacrifices Hindu/Vedic
Ilaalge Semitic Local god Semitic
Ilabrat Mesopotamia/ Babylon/ Akkadia A minor god, heavy into politics
Ilaeira Greek A daughter of Leucippus and Philodice, and a sister of Phoebe, together with whom she is often mentioned by the poets under the name of Leucippidae. Greek
Ilah Semitic Moon god. South Semitic
Ilai Indonesia The male aspect of the supreme power, Indara being the female aspect. Together they made humankind. Indonesia
Ilamatecuhtli Aztec Old mother goddess
Ilankaka Nkundo Goddess of the sun Nkundo
Ilankaka Zaire A goddess of war
Ilankaka Zaire Goddess of war Zaire
Ilanzi Tanzania The supreme god and creator. Tanzania
Ilat Arabian Allat. "The Goddess", a pre-Islamic Arabian goddess who was one of the three chief goddesses of Mecca who the pre-Islamic Meccans referred to as "The Daughters of God".
Ilat Kenya Means "thunder." In Suk it means rain, and is the name of the rain-god, as in Elgeyo. But some Suk say that Ilat is the supreme god. Kenya
Ilazki Basque Apotheosis of the moon in a feminine form Basque
Ilem Siberian 'One who cannot speak'. The supreme God of the Siberian Ostiaks.
Ilithyia Greek A goddess of childbirth Eileithyia, Eilethyia, Eleuto
Ilithyia Eileithyia Greek Eilethyia, Eleuto, Goddess of childbirth. Greek
Ilkwang Korea The Bodhisattva of Sunlight. Korea
Illalei Ethiopian Yet another supreme being and the creator humanity. Ethiopian this time
Illapa or Illapa Inca God of lightning, thunder and rain storms. Inca
Illapa/ Illyapa/ Katoyalla Inca He is the god of lightning, thunder & rain storms
Illargui Basque Goddess of the moon Basque
Illujanka Hittite Hittite snake demon.
Ilma Finland God of air. Symbolizes element of Air, the element of wind. Finland
Ilmarinen Finnish Finnish creator god, also a sky and smith god. He is also protective deity of travelers
Ilmarinen Finnish A god of good weather & the wind, he is also a protective deity of travelers & for a lark he forged the sun
Ilmatar Finland Female spirit of air; the daughter of primeval substance of creative spirit. Mother of Vдinдmцinen in Kalevala.
Ilmatar Finland The virgin goddess of the air. She is portrayed as androgynous with both male and female aspects, though she is primarily female. Despite her virginity, she was the mother of Vainamoinen, the god of music, Lemminkainen, god of magic, and Ilmarinen, the god of smithing. Finland
Ilmatecuhtli Aztec The goddess of the beauty and creator of the stars. Aztec
Ilu Polynesia Father of night. Samoa, Polynesia
Ilus Greek 1. A son of Dardanus by Bateia, the daughter of Teucer. Ilus died without issue, and left his kingdom to his brother, Erichthonius. 2. A son of Tros, and grandson of Erichthonius. His mother was Calirrhoe, and being a great-grandson of Dardanus, he is called Dardanides.Greek
Ilyapa Inca God of storms and weather Inca
Im Mesopotamia Storm god Mesopotamia
Im Norse A son of the giant Vafthrudner. Norse
Imana Rwanda The Creator deity in Banyarwanda mythology in Rwanda.
Imana Banyarwanda Africa Chief god Africa(east)
Imazuma Japan Goddess of lightning Japan/Shinto
Imberombera Australia Travels over the country making everything and leaving spirit children behind her. She sends out her spirit children to different parts of the country telling them to talk different languages. Kakadu, Australia.
Imd Norse One of Heimdal's nine giant mothers. Norse
Imhotep Egypt The first architect and physician known by name in written history. Two thousand years after his death, his status was raised to that of a god. He became the god of medicine and healing. He was linked to Asclepius by the Greeks. Egypt
Imiut Egypt Minor chthonic protective god Egypt
Immaculate Conception Roman The dogma that the Virgin Mary was conceived without Original sin. This dogma was first broached by St. Bernard, and was stoutly maintained by Duns Scotus and his disciples, but was not received by the Roman Catholic Church as an article of faith till 1854.
Immap Ukua Inuit Goddess of the sea, mother to all of the sea creatures Inuit/Greenland
Immat Islam Ensures the balance between the shariah or the exoteric aspect of the faith, and its esoteric, spiritual essence. Neither the exoteric nor the esoteric obliterates the other. While the Imam is the path to a believer's inward, spiritual elevation, he is also the authority who makes the shariah relevant according to the needs of time and universe. Islam
Imntd Enochian A minor angel. Enochian
Imo Africa Goddess of justice Africa
Imo miri Nigeria River spirit. Igbos. Nigeria
Imp Greek A puny demon or spirit of mischief.
Improcitor Roman A minor god of agriculture that worried over harrowing of the fields
Imps Discworld Imps are tiny demons that perform minor tasks rapidly. A number of Discworld labour-saving devices exist which function by trapping small imps. The most notable is the iconograph, but others include watches, food processors, razors and personal organisers. The imps in these devices seem not to mind their jobs, although they get sarcastic if overworked or asked to do things outside their purview. Discworld
Imra Hindu/Kush The chief pre-Islamic god of the Hindukush Kafir people. He was worshipped as the god of creation. By his breath, Imra created other gods of Kafir pantheon. Frequent sacrifiices were made to Imra, sometimes for recovery from sickness, seasonable weather, or other material benefits, sometimes from motives of simple piety. Imra was more honored than the other gods at the religious dances. Hindu/Kush
Imra Kafir/ Afghanistan A creator god that is still worshipped today
Imset Egypt Funerary god charged with the care of the liver of the deceased. Egypt
Imset/ Amset Egypt This god is a funerary god charged with the care of the liver of the deceased
Imtd Enochian A minor angel. Enochian
In-Shushinak Babylonia The supreme god of the Elamites. East of Babylonia
Ina Polynesia A lunar deity daughter of Kui or Vaitere, who kept an eel in a jar, but it soon grew into the eel-god, Tuna, who tried to rape her. The people of Upolo rescued her and sentenced him to death. At his request, she buried his head in the sand and from it grew the first coconut. Ina is married to Marama, the god of the night. She lives in the sky during the daytime when her husband is not visible. Polynesia
Ina'hitelan Koryak/ Siberia A guardian spirit that supervises the skies
Inachus Greek A river god and king of Argos, is described as a son of Oceanus and Tethys. By a Melian nymph, a daughter of Oceanus, or, according to others, by his sister Argeia, he became the father of Phoroneus and Aegialeus, to whom others add Io, Argos Panoptes, and Phegeus or Pegeus. Greek
Inahitelan Siberia The supreme being whose name maens "Supervisor." Siberia
Inana Mesopotamian/ Sumeria A goddess of fertility, of love & war
Inana, Ištar,Ishtar Akkadian / Sumerian The most important of all Mesopotamian goddesses, and a multi-faceted personality, occurring in cuneiform texts of all periods. The Sumerian name probably means "Lady of Heaven", and the Akkadian name Ishtar is related to the Syrian Astarte and the biblical Ashtaroth is usually considered as a daughter of Anzu, with her cult located in Uruk, but there are other traditions as to her ancestry, and it is probable that these reflect originally different goddesses that were identified with her. Ishtar is the subiect of a cycle of texts describing her love affair and ultimately fatal relationship with Tammuz.
Inanna Mesopotamia Inana, the original "Holy Virgin," as the Sumerians called her, is the first known divinity associated with the planet Venus. This Sumerian goddess became identified with the Semitic goddesses Ishtar and later Astarte, Egyptian Isis, Greek Aphrodite, Etruscan Turan and the Roman Venus. Mesopotamia
Inanna Sumaria "Queen Moon". Near Eastern queen of heaven. She ruled over the stars, planets, water, and light. Also symbolizes love, destruction of the indestructible, health, the moon workings. Sumaria
Inanna Sumeria A goddess of heaven, light, long life, the moon, & war
Inanupdikile Panama A goddess of rain
Inapirikuri Venezuela The primordial god who drew mankind from the ground and gave them their moral precepts. Venezuela
Inara Hurrian The daughter of the Storm-god Teshub or Tarhunt and the goddess of the wild animals of the steppe. Hurrian
Inaras Hittite The goddess of the wild animals of the steppe
Inaras Hittite Goddess of the wild animals of the steppe. The one who set a trap for Illuyankas. Hittite
Inari Japan/Shinto God of fertility, rice, agriculture, and foxes. Inari's foxes, or kitsune, are pure white and act as his messengers. Japan/Shinto
Incubus Roman A nightmare, anything that weighs heavily on the mind. At one time supposed to consort with women an their sleep. Roman
Indagarra Burundi The supreme being and god of judgment after death created a man and a woman. Under him is Ryangombe. The Wa-Twa, Burundi
Indara Indonesia The Maiden, the earth. With Ilai, the sun, they are the supreme powers of the Torajas. They created mankind, but not plants and animals. Celebes, Indonesia
Indeesa Tanzania The creator gooddess who caused no afflictions and is invoked for inner reflection. Tanzania
India Indian Numerous Indian tribes keep Yuletide as a religious festival.
Indr Afghanistan Tutelary and weather god. Afghanistan
Indra Hindu A god of rain, storms, thunder & clouds
Indra Hindu The king of the gods and ruler of the heavens, the god of thunder and rain and a great warrior who symbolises courage and strength. His mount is an elephant called Airavata and he has a golden chariot drawn by ten thousand horses. Hindu
Indra Mongolia The god of the sun and of light, associated with the east. Mongolia
Indrani Hindu The goddess of wrath and jealousy, and a daughter of Puloman, a demon who was killed by Indrani's future husband, Indra. She is beautiful and has one-thousand eyes. She is associated with lions and elephants. Hindu
Indukari Hindu Goddess Hindu/Puranic/Epic
Inemes Micronesia Goddess of love and of sexuality Micronesia
Infoniwoo Taiwanese God of child-birth and generation. Taiwanese
Ing Anglo-Saxon Ancestral god. Anglo-Saxon
Inghean Ireland One of the sisters who made up a triple goddess and goddess of summer. Ireland
Inghean/ Crobh/ Dearg Bhuidhe Irish One of the isters who made up a triple goddess & goddess of summer
Inguma Basque The god of dreams. He was regarded as a malevolent force who entered houses at night and plagued the residents with nightmares. Basque
Ingun's Frey Norse One of the names of Frey. Norse
Ini Egypt Goddess of justice Egypt
Ini Heret Egypt She is the goddess of mediators, diplomats, statesman's & other professional liars
Inkanyamba Africa A legendary serpent living in a waterfall lake area in the northern forests near Cape Town, South Africa
Inkosazana Africa Who came out on the same day that men came out of the earth. She is not commonly seen. We hear it said the primitive men knew her. No one existing at the present time ever saw her. She is said to be a very little animal, as large as a polecat, and is marked with little white and black stripes; on one side there grows a bed of reeds, a forest, and grass;97 the other side is that of a man. Such is her form. South Africa
Inkosikasi Africa A Chicken hypnotist and a beneficent sky goddess. The Zulu, South Africa
Inmar Finnish/Ugric Sky goddess. Finnish/Ugric
Inmar Votyak Finnish/ Ugric A sky goddess that was taken over by the Christians and called of the Mother of God
Inmutef Egyptian Egyptian bearer of the heavens.
Inmutef/ Inummutef Egypt A minor canopic god
Inna Africa Goddess of justice. Africa
Innana Sumeria Goddess of love, procreation, and war Sumeria.
Ino Greek Greek heroine who raised the infant Dionysus. Later she was elevated to a sea goddess under the name of Leukothea. Greek
Inous Greek That is, the son of Ino, a name given to Melicertes and Palaemon. Greek
Insitor Roman God concerned with the sowing of crops and a helper of Ceres. Roman
Instein Norse The father of Ottar Heimske; the favourite of Freyja. Norse
Inta Aztec God of fire who is associated with paternalism. Aztec
Intercidona Roman One of the Deverra, three symbolic beings 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
Inti Inca God of war and the sun and a patron deity of Tahuantinsuyu. Inca
Intonsus Greek I. e. unshorn, a surname of Apollo and Bacchus, alluding to the eternal youth of these gods, as the Greek youths allowed their hair to grow until they attained the age of manhood, though in the case of Apollo it may also allude to his being the god of the sun, whence the long floating hair would indicate the rays of the sun. Greek
Inuat Inuit These are the spirit beings that reside with all living creatures & maintain the lamp of life
Inuus Roman An ancient protector of livestock, one of the di indigetes, indigenous gods. He was probably a god of fertility or sexual intercourse, as his name was thought by some to be connected with the word inire, "to copulate". He was also sometimes identified with the Roman god Faunus. Roman
Invidia Greek The personification of envy, is described as a daughter of the giant Pallas and Styx. Greek
Inyan Lakota The first of the superior Gods. Uncreated and existing before time, he created Maka and gave it the Earth Goddess Maka-akan, the second of the superior Gods and a part of Inyan. Creating Maka required all of Inyan's blood, which was blue, to form a great disk, beyond which there was nothing. This effort made Inyan hard and powerless. His blood became the blue waters and the sky, and Nagi Tanka (Sky God), the Great Spirit who is all powerful and called Skan (Most Holy), the third superior God. Lakota
Inzak Arabia The god who watches over his people. Bahrain, Arabia
Io Greek A Nymph of the Argive River Inachos who was loved by Zeus. Greek
Io/ Khio New Zealand The chief god who appears to be known only to the nobility & the priests
Iodameia Greek A priestess of Athena Itonia, who was changed into a block of stone on seeing the head of Medusa. Greek
Iole Greek The last beloved of Heracles, and a daughter of Eurytus of Oechalia. According to some writers, she was a half-sister of Dryope.
Ion Greek The fabulous ancestor of the Ionians, a son of Apollo by Creusa, the daughter of Erechtheus and wife of Xuthus.
Iormungandur Scandinavian Iormungandr. The Midgard serpent. The serpent that encompasses the whole earth. Scandinavian
Ioskeha Iroquois Creator of the first man and woman Iroquois
Ipalnemohuani Aztec 'he by whom the people live'. The supreme god and the giver of Life. Aztec
Ipet Egypt She was originally the demon-wife of Apep, the original god of evil. Egypt
Ipet/ Ipi Egypt She started life as a hippopotamus goddess
Iphicles' Oxen Greek Iphiclos or Iphicles was the possessor of large herds of oxen, and Neleus promised to give his daughter in marriage to Bias if he would bring him the oxen of Iphicles, which were guarded by a very fierce dog. Melampos contrived to obtain the oxen for his brother, but being caught in the act, he was cast into prison. Melampos afterwards told Astyocha, wife of Iphicles, how to become the mother of children, whereupon Iphicles gave him the coveted herd, and his brother married the daughter of Neleus. The secret told by Melampos to Astyocha was "to steep the rust of iron in wine for ten days, and drink it." This she did, and became the mother of eight sons.
Iphigeneia Greek According to the most common tradition, a daughter of Agamemnon and Clytaemnestra but, according to others, a daughter of Theseus and Helena, and brought up by Clytaemnestra only as a foster-child. Agamemnon had once killed a stag in the grove of Artemis, or had boasted that the goddess herself could not hit better, or, according to another story, in the year in which Iphigeneia was born, he had vowed to sacrifice the most beautiful thing which that year might produce, but had afterwards neglected to fulfil his vow.Greek
Iphimedeia Greek A daughter of Triops, and the wife of Aloeus. Being in love with Poseidon, she often walked to the sea, and collected its waters in her lap, whence she became, by Poseidon, the mother of the Aloadae, Otus and Ephialtes.Greek
Iphimedusa Greek wife of Euchenor.
Iphis Greek A young man of humble parentage who died for love of Anaxarete. Greek
Iphitus Greek A son of Naubolus, and father of Schedius, Epistrophus, and Eurynome, in Phocis, was likewise one of the Argonauts.Greek
Iphthima Greek A daughter of Icarius, and sister of Penelope. Athena assumed the appearance of Iphthime, when she appeared to the unfortunate mother of Telemachus.Greek
Ipy Egypt A mother goddess that occasionally will wet nurse the king
Ipy aka Ipet Egypt Apet, Opet, a benign hippopotamus goddess known as a protective and nourishing deity. Egypt
Irene Greek A goddess of peace
Irene aka Eirene Greek Goddess of peace and of spring. Greek
Irik Borneo A primeval creator spirit, in the form of a bird, who created the earth; with Ara, created mankind from clay. The Sea Dyaks of Sarawak, Borneo
Irioba Tanzania Iriuba, Enokwe. The sun, the sky, the only real god who created the world and all that it contains. Tanzania
Iris Greek A daughter of Thaumas (whence she is called Thaumantias) and Electra, and sister of the Harpies. Greek
Iris Greek/Roman Goddess of the rainbow, or the rainbow itself. In classic mythology she is called the messenger of the gods when they intended discord, and the rainbow is the bridge or road let down from heaven for her accommodation. When the gods meant peace they sent Mercury. Greek/Roman
Irma Peru An early coastal name of the creator god. Peru
Irmin Germanic The mythical founder of the Hermiones tribe, son of Mannus, war god, Germanic
Irminsul Saxons The pillar that was said to connect heaven and earth, represented by oak or wooden pillars venerated by the Saxons.
Irmiongot Germanic This possibly Irmin, found in The Hildebrandslied, strangely the poem shows Christian influence