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List of Gods
NameOriginDescription
Aimend Ireland/Scotland Minor Sun Goddess who is thought to be the daughter of the king of the region known as Corco Loidhe. Ireland/Scotland
Ain/ Aine Irish A goddess of war, of fertility, love & of Midsummer Lair Derg
Aine Ireland A faerie goddess, sister to Fennine, daughter to Egogabal who was a king of the Tuatha de Danann. Ireland
Aine of Knockaine Ireland Moon Goddess who was connected with the Summer Solstice. Goddess of war, fertility, love and Midsummer Lair Derg Ireland
Aino Japan The name Fuji is believed to be derived from "Huchi" or "Fuchi", the words for the Aino Goddess of Fire. Japan
Aiolos/ Aelus Latin/ Greek The ruler of the winds
Aion and Protogonos Phonecian The first mortal men. Phonecian
Aipalovik Inuit Evil god of the sea that liked to chew wooden boats. Inuit
Aira Enochian A minor angel with power over medicine. Aira is ruled by Angpoi Unman. Enochian
Airapadam Indian The white elephant, one of the eight which, according to Indian mythology, sustain the earth.
Airavat Hindu An elephant produced at the churning of the ocean and appropriated by the god Indra. Hindu
Airi Indian The ghost of someone who killed in hunting. Those who see him face to face are burnt by the flash of his eye, or are torn to pieces by his dogs, or have their livers extracted and eaten by the fairies who accompany him. Indian
Airmid Irish A goddess of all healing arts & witchcraft
Airsekui Huron Great spirit invoked at times of great danger. Huron
Airyaman Persia God of social bonds, contracts, and marriage who at the end of time will fish souls of the the temporarily damned called a Hell by using a net Persia
Aisha Arabic A goddess of water
Aisha Qandisha Morocco "loving to be watered" a jinniya (female spirit), recognized by her beautiful face, pendulous breasts and goat legs. She was wanton and free, seducing young men, despite having a jinn-consort named Hammu Qaiyu. Her name strongly suggests a connection to the Qadesha, the sexually free temple women of Canaan who served Astarte. Morocco
Aisha aka A'ishah Islamic Ayesha, A'isha, or Aisha, "she who lives", was a wife of Muhammad. In Islamic writings, she is thus often referred to by the title "Mother of the Believers"
Aittsamka Bella Coola A goddess of teaching
Aitu Polynesia Ghosts or spirits, often malevolent. Polynesia
Aitvaras Lithuanian A household spirit in Lithuanian mythology. An Aitvaras looks like a white or black rooster with a fiery tail. An Aitvaras may hatch from an egg of a 9 – 12 year old rooster. If the Aitvaras dies, he becomes a spark.
Aius Locutius Gallic Loquens, was a Roman numen associated with the Gallic invasions of the early 4th century. In 390 BC, the Gauls moved in the direction of Rome. According to Roman folklore, a Roman named Caedicius kept hearing a disembodied nocturnal voice at the base of the Palatine hill in the Forum Romanum. The voice warned Caedicius of the oncoming attack and recommended that the walls of Rome be fortified.
Aix Greek A nymph and the wife of Pan. She was seduced by Zeus and bore him Aigipan. Aix is also mentioned as the nurse of the infant Zeus and may also identified with the Gorgon Aix.
Aizen-Myo-o Japan/Shinto The god of love and lust. Originally a Hindu deity, Ragaraja, Aizen Myo-o became part of Buddhism, and Kobo Daishi Kukai transmitted the teaching of him to Japan. Japan/Shinto
Aizen-Myoo Japan The god of tavern keepers, musicians, singers, prostitutes & love
Aja African  Aja is an Orisha, patron of the forest, the animals within it and herbal healers, whom she taught their art.
Aja Surya Is the son of king Raghu, and thus a scion of the Ikshavaku dynasty, who claimed descent from the sun-God Surya. His paternal grandfather was the pious king Dileepa. King Aja's consort was the heavenly nymph Indumati; they were the parents of King Dasaratha of Ayodhya, who was the father of Rama.
Aja Yoruba A goddess of healing, herbs & of knowledge
Ajalamo Africa God of unborn children. Nigeria, West Africa
Ajalamo Yoruba Africa God of fetuses. west Africa()/Nigeria
Ajatar Finnish Goddess of evil Finnish
Ajatar (sometimes Ajattara) Finland An evil forest spirit.
Ajax Greek A great Greek warrior, son of Telamon, king of Salamis, by Periboea or Eriboea and a grandson of Aeacus.
Ajax /Lesser Ajax Greek Ajax aka the Lesser Ajax, mistreated Cassandra and threatened her with his pet dragon. Greek
Ajaya Buddhist Minor goddess Buddhist/Mahayana
Ajbit Mayan One of the thirteen creator gods who helped construct humanity from maize. Mayan
Aje Africa Goddess of wealth who appears as a fowl scratching the earth and was sent down with Oduduwa, the earth goddess.
Aje Yoruba Goddess of wealth in all its forms Yoruba
Aji Suki Taka Hi Kone Japan A god of thunder
Aji-Suki-Taka-Hi-Kone Japan God of thunder Japan
Ajisukitakahikone Islands A god of thunder. He is the brother of Takemikazuchi and of Kaminari (Raijin). In infancy, his crying and screaming were so loud that he had to be placed in a boat and sailed around the islands of Japan until he was calm. In adulthood, he was the father of Takitsuhiko, a rain god.
Ajok Louko Chief god Louko
Ajtzak Mayan One of the thirteen creator gods who helped construct humanity from maize. Mayan
Ajysyt Siberia / Yakut Goddess of healing and birth. she writes every new birth into a golden book. Siberia
Aka Turkey Mother goddess Turkey
Akandoji Shinto This monster had stolen a great deal of gold and silver from the villagers. It was said that he was so terrible that no one dared go against him, to try to recover the riches. Shinto
Akasagarbha Buddhist/India Bodhisattva one of the eight great bodhisattvas. His name can be translated as "boundless space treasury" or "void store" as his wisdom is said to be boundless as space itself. He is sometimes known as the twin brother of the "earth store" bodhisattva Ksitigarbha. In Japan he is known as Kokuzo. Buddhist/India
Akatriel Christian The angel who sits close to God and speaks for Him. Christian
Akbatekda Crow A variant name of Akbatekdia, the supreme being. The Crow, Montana
Akelos Greek A river god
Aken Egypt Underworld god and keeper of the underworld ferryboat. Egypt
Aker Egypt God of the earth who guards in the entrance to the underworld. He rules rver earth, fields, poisons, anecdotes, weaving. Egypt
Akerbeltz Basque Avatar of the god Mari Basque
Akert khentet auset[s] Egypt Book of the dead deity. Egypt
Akeru Egypt Pluralistic earth gods. Egypt
Akewa Toba Sun and war goddess Toba
Akhkhazu Babylonian "The Seizer." An evil spirit, who had the power of securing his victim under his control. Babylonian
Akhushtal Maya She is the goddess of childbirth
Akka Finland The consort of Ukko. Finland
Akka (old lady) Finland Female spirit, feminine counterpart of "Ukko"[7].
Akonadi Ghana Oracle goddess of justice Ghana
Akongo Ngombe Supreme and creator god. Ngombe
Akras Finland The god of fertility and the protector of plants, especially the turnip.
Akratos Greek The spirit of the unmixed wine. Greek
Aksayajnana-Karmanda Buddhist 1 of the 12 Dharnis & the deification of literature
Aksobhya Buddhist 'immovable' or 'imperturbable' - is the name given to a Buddha who is said to reside in the eastern paradise of Abhirati. Buddhist
Aktunowihio Cheyenne Soul of the earth and a subterranean spirit. Cheyenne
Akuan Persian The giant whom Rustan slew. Persian
Akuj Africa Chief deity associated with the sky. Turkana Africa
Akuj Akuj Africa The chief deity
Akuman Arab The most malevolent of all the Persian gods.
Akupara Hindu The turtle on which the earth rests. Hindu
Akusaa Egypt Goddess of war and sunset. Egypt
Akuti Hindu The daughter of Manu, who was given to Ruchi. Her twins, Yajсa and Dakshina, became husband and wife and had twelve sons, the deities called Yamas. Hindu
Akycha Alaskan A goddess of war
Akycha Inuit Goddess of war in Alaska, god of the sun. Inuit
Al Borak Arabic The animal which carried Mahomet to the seventh heaven. Brought by Gabriel, he had a human face, the cheeks of a horse and the wings of an eagle and spoke good Arabic.
Al Lat Arabic A goddess of fertility, procreation & the earth
Al Raqim Quran The dog of the Seven Sleepers, now in Paradise and in charge of letters and other correspondence. Quran
Al Shua India Goddess of Ursa Major. India
Al Uzza Arabic Goddess of the dawn. Arabic
Al-A’war Jewish A son of Iblis, a jinn who encourages debauchery and jolly bonking. Jewish
Ala Nigeria Goddess of fertility, morality and of justice. Nigeria
Ala Ibo Nigeria Goddess of the earth in its dual aspect of fertility and death. Nigeria
Ala Muki Polynesia Goddess of rivers who takes the form of a dragon. Polynesia
Ala aka Ale Africa Ana, Ani, Chthonic fertility goddess who is also goddess of the underworld linked with a cult of the dead, which rest in her womb . Ibo Eastern Nigeria, West Africa
Alabandus Greek A Carian hero, son of Euippus and Calirrhoe, whom the inhabitants of Alabanda worshipped as the founder of their town.
Alacomenia Greek One of the daughters of Ogyges, who as well as her two sisters, Thelxionoea and Aulis, were regarded as supernatural beings, who watched over oaths and saw that they were not taken rashly or thoughtlessly. Greek
Alaghom Naom Mayan Alaghom Naom goddess of wisdom, consciousness, education and the intellect. Also known as Alaghom Naom Tzentel and the Mother of Mind. Mayan
Alaghom Naom Tzentel Maya The goddess of thought & intellect
Alagonia Greek A daughter of Zeus and Europa, from whom Alagonia, a town in Laconia, derived its name. Greek
Alaisiagae British Early British house and altar god.
Alaisiagae the Celtic/ British/ Roman They are minor goddess
Alako Norway/Gypsy Sent to the earth as a human to reveal the secret laws and a band of lore of the the gypsies, he stayed over in a the moon. Norway/Gypsy
Alako/ Dundra Norway/ Gypsy Sent to the earth as a human to reveal the secret laws & a band of lore of the the gypsies, he stayed over in a the moon
Alalahe Polynesia Goddess of love. Polynesia
Alalcomeneis Greek A surname of Athena, derived from the hero Alalcomenes, signifies "powerful defender".
Alalu Babylonian The first king of the heavens in Babylonian mythology.
Alalu Ossetian Cen Caucasians A spirit of smallpox & protects women
Alalus Hittite First heavenly King who lasted for 9 years. The eldest of all Hittite gods. Alalus was the father of the Hittite pantheon.
Alasnam's Mirror Arabian The "touch-stone of virtue," given to Alasnam by one of the Genii. If he looked in this mirror it informed him whether a damsel would remain to him faithful or not. If the mirror remained unsullied so would the maiden; if it clouded, the maiden would prove faithless. Arabian
Alastor Greek A mortal that became a minor spirit that avenged evil deeds & demanded vengeance for crimes
Alat Arabic An astral goddess
Alatangana Africa With Sa, one of two creator deities he created land from swamp and placed vegetation on earth. He then eloped with the Sa's daughter and fathered seven boys and seven girls. Kono - Eastern Guinea, West Africa
Alatangana Kono Africa One of the two creator deities, this god created land from swamp Africa(west)/Guinea
Alaunus Celtic a local name from the Mannheim area for Mecurius
Alauwaimis Hittite Demon who drives away evil and sickness Hittite
Albadara Arab A bone which the Arabs say defies destruction, and which; at the resurrection, will be the germ of the new body. The Jews called it Luz and the "Os sacrum" refers probably to the same superstition.
Albasta Slavic Goddess of evil. She has a big head and massive breasts. Slavic
Albina Etruscan Dawn goddess and protector of ill fated lovers. Etruscan
Albion Britain Son of a forgotten Sea God who may have been part of a lost creation myth. Was once said to rule the Celtic world. His name became the poetic name for Britain.
Albion the Giant Britain Fourth son of Neptune, sixth son of Osiris, and brother of Hercules, his mother being Amphitrita. Albion the Giant was put by his father in possession of the isle of Britain, where he speedily subdued the Samotheans, the first inhabitants. His brother Bergion ruled over Ireland and the Orkneys. Another of his brothers was Lestrigo, who subjected Italy.
Albunea Greek A prophetic nymph or Sibyl, to whom in the neighbourhood of Tibur a grove was consecrated, with a well and a temple. Near it was the oracle of Faunus Fatidicus. (The Aeneid by Virgil vii)
Alcidameia Greek A wife of Hermes and mother to Bunus.
Alcinous Greek A son of Nausithous, and grandson of Poseidon. His name is celebrated in the story of the Argonauts, and still more in that of the wanderings of Odysseus.
Alcippe Greek Daughter of Ares and Agraulos, the daughter of Cecrops. Halirrhothius, the son of Poseidon, intended to violate her, but was surprised by Ares, and killed, for which Poseidon bore a grudge against Ares. (Apollodorus iii.)
Alcis Greek A goddess of physical prowess & strength
Alcmaeon Greek A son of Amphiaraus and Eriphyle, and brother of Amphilochus, Eurydice, and Demonassa. (Apollodorus iii) His mother was induced by the necklace of Harmonia, which she received from Polyneices, to persuade her husband Amphiaraus to take part in the expedition against Thebes.
Alcmene Greek A daughter of Electryon, king of Messene, by Anaxo, the daughter of Alcaeus. According to other accounts her mother was called Lysidice or Eurydice.
Alcyoneus or Alcion Argonautica Jupiter sent Hercules against him for stealing some of the Sun's oxen. But Hercules could not do anything, for immediately the giant touched the earth he received fresh strength. At length Pallas carried him beyond the moon. His seven daughters were metamorphosed into halcyons. Argonautica
Aldebaran Arabian The sun in Arabian mythology. In astronomy, the star called the Bull's eye in the constellation Taurus.
Alecto Greek One of the Furies, whose head was covered with snakes. Greek
Alecto of Eumenides Greek A goddess of justice
Alectorian Stone Greek A stone said to be of talismanic power, found in the stomach of cocks. Those who possess it are strong, brave, and wealthy. Milo of Crotona owed his strength to this talisman. As a philtre it has the power of preventing thirst or of assuaging it. Greek
Alectrona Greek An early goddess
Alemona Roman A goddess of fetuses
Alephus Greek Minor river god. Greek
Aleria Egypt One of the Amazons, and the best beloved of the ten wives of Guido the Savage.
Aleyin Phonecian Major God of springs and rainy-season vegetation. 'He who rides the clouds' often has with him seven companions and eight wild boars. Phonecian
Alfhild Norse Goddess of wrestling norse
Alfodr or Alfadir Norse Alfodr or Alfadir [Father of all]. The name of Odin as the supreme god. Norse
Alfr Norse An elf, fairy; a class of beings like the dwarfs, between gods and men. They were of two kinds: elves of light (Ljosalfar) and elves of darkness (Dokkalfar). The abode of the elves is Alfheimr, fairy-land, and their king is the god Frey. Norse
Alfs Norse Male ancestral spirits. Norse
Algebar Arabic The giant Orion is so called by the Arabs.
Alichino Roman Wing-drooped. A devil, in The Inferno of Dante.
Alicon Islam The seventh heaven, to which Azrael conveys the spirits of the just. Islam
Alifanfaron Greek A furious pagan and in love with the daughter of Pentapolin. Don Quixote
Alifanfaron the giant Greek Don Quixote attacked a flock of sheep, which he declared to be the army of the giant Alifanfaron. Similarly Ajax, in a fit of madness, fell upon a flock of sheep, which he mistook for Grecian princes.
Alignak Inuit A lunar deity and god of weather, water, tides, eclipses and earthquakes. Inuit
Alii Menehune Hawaii Chief of the Little People. His favorite food is the mai'a (banana) Hawaii
Alimon Christian Angel of body armour who protects from gunshot wounds and pointed sticks. He's helped by Reivtip and Tafthi. Christian
Alisanos Celtic/France A personification of "alder-tree forestation. Celtic/France
Alk'unta'm Bella Coola The sun god
Alkonost Greek The bird of paradise in Slavic mythology. It has the body of a bird with the face of a woman. The name Alkonost came from the name of Greek demi-goddess Alcyone transformed by gods into a kingfisher.
Alkuntam Coola Alkuntam of the Bella Coola, might be Thunder related. Coola
Allah East / Arab God Middle east
Allah Mid East A god
Allat Arabic A pre-Islamic Arabian goddess who was one of the three chief goddesses of Mecca and one of three goddesses that the pre-Islamic Meccans referred to as "The Daughters of God". Arabic
Allatu[m] W Semitic An underworld goddess
Allatum Iranian Underworld goddess Iranian
Alloces Greek Commands thirty-six legions. He dresses as a knight and rides a horse. His face is characteristic of a lion, with an inflamed complexion and fervent eyes. He is said to teach astronomy and liberal arts.
Almaqah S Arabia An astral god
Almaqah aka Ilmuqah Arabic The moon god of the South Arabian kingdom of Saba and the Ethiopian kingdoms of D'mt and Aksum. The ruling dynasty of Saba regarded themselves as his children. Arabic
Almha Ireland Goddess of the Tuatha De Danann and a hill in southern Ireland was named for her. Ireland
Almoshi Slavic A goddess of healing & cattle
Aloadae/ Aloidae Greek they were 54 ft. tall and warred with the gods, they lost
Aloeidae Greek Aloiadae, Aloadae, are patronymic forms from Aloeus, but are used to designate the two sons of his wife Iphimedeia by Poseidon: viz. Otus and Ephialtes.
Aloeos Greek Son of Poseidon Canace. Each of his two sons was 27 cubits high. Greek
Aloeus Greek 1. A son of Poseidon and Canace. He married Iphimedeia, the daughter of Triops, who was in love with Poseidon, and used to walk by the sea-side, take her hands full of its water, and sprinkle her bosom with it. The two sons whom she had by Poseidon were called Aloeidae. 2. A son of Helios by Circe or Antiope, who received from his father the sovereignty over the district of Asopia.
Alohura Polynesia The lightning goddess of the beTrobi people. Mentioned in The Colour of Magic.
Alom Mayan Sky god and one of the creator deities who participated in the last two attempts at creating humanity. Mayan
Alope Greek A daughter of Cercyon, who was beloved by Poseidon on account of her great beauty, and became by him the mother of a son, whom she exposed immediately after his birth.
Alopurbi India A goddess of hunting
Alpanu Etruscan An underworld goddess
Alpanu aka Alpan Etruscan Goddess of love and one of the Lasas, and a ruler of the underworld. Possibly equated with the Greek goddess Persephone. In art, she was usually depicted as a nude or semi-nude winged maiden. Etruscan
Alpheus Greece Alpheus as man. Hunting in the forests of Greece, Alpheus saw Artemis and desired her. Alpheus as a river (present Alfeios River) and river-god, thus like most river-gods a son of Oceanus and Tethys.
Alphito Greek "the White Goddess," originally the Danaan Barley-goddess of Argos. Greek
Alpleich or Elfenreigen Greek The weird spirit-song, the music which some hear before death.
Alraune East A Kobold who brings gold through the chimneys. East Friesland
Alrinach Eastern The demon who causes shipwrecks and presides over storms, rain, hail and earthquakes. Appears in the form and dress of a woman. Eastern mythology
Alruna-wife German The Alrunes were the lares or penates of the ancient Romans. An Alruna-wife was the household goddess of a German family. An Alruna-maiden is a household maiden goddess.
Altan Telgey Mongol Goddess of the earth Mongol
Alte German "The Old One" A field-spirit in human form. German
Althaea Greek A daughter of the Aetolian king Thestius and Eurythemis, and sister of Lecla, Hypermnestra, Iphiclus, Euippus, etc. She was married to Oeneus, king of Calydon, by whom she became the mother of Troxeus, Thyreus, Clymenus, and Meleager, and of two daughters, Gorge and Deianeira. (Apollodorus i) Apollodorus states, that according to some, Meleager was regarded as the fruit of her intercourse with Ares, and that she was mother of Deianeira by Dionysus.
Altria Etruscan Ancient goddess of the earth. Etruscan
Alu Babylonian "The strong one". A Babylonian demon.
Aluelp Greek An Indian nymph, who was passionately loved by Dionysus, but could not be induced to yield to his wishes, until the god changed himself into a tiger, and thus compelled her by fear to allow him to carry her across the river Sollax, which from this circumstance received the name of Tigris. Greek
Aluluei Islands God of knowledge. Caroline Islands
Alwantin Deccan The spirit of a pregnant woman who died in childbirth. Deccan
Am-Heh Egypt Underworld god and minor deity who lives in a lake of fire. Egypt
Ama Siberia Goddess of the dark and of the underworld. Siberia
Ama No Uzume Japan The goddess of dawn and revelry in the Shinto. She famously relates to the tale of the missing sun deity, Amaterasu. Japan
Ama Terasu Japan The sun goddess queen of the universe
Ama-Tsu-Mara Japan/ Shinto The god of smiths
Ama-arhus Akkadian Babylonian and Akkadian fertility goddess
Ama-arhus/ Arad-Ama-arhus/ Amat-Ama-arhus Babylonia/ Akkadia A fertility goddess
Ama-no-Koyane-no-mikoto Japan/Shinto Is a kami, a male deity of the Japanese religion of Shinto. He is one of the deities of Kasuga Shrine, Nara, Japan and is considered to be an ancestor of the Fujiwara family. Japan/Shinto
Amaethon Celtic A god of agriculture
Amaethon / Amathaon Celtic Amaethon aka Amathaon ‘great ploughman’, was a son of Don and an agricultural deity. Celtic
Amagandar Siberia / Tungus Protective female spirits who protect innocent souls from the curse that belongs anothers. Siberia
Amagandar/ Orokannar Tungus/ Siberia Protective female spirits
Amaimon Hebrew One of the chief devils whose dominion is on the north side of the infernal gulf. He might be bound or restrained from doing hurt from the third hour till noon, and from the ninth hour till evening. Hebrew
Amalivaca Native America A Native American spirit, who had seven daughters. He broke their legs to prevent their running away, and left them to people the forests.
Amalthea Greek? A nymph of springs
Amaltheia Crete The nurse of the infant Zeus after his birth in Crete. The ancients themselves appear to have been as uncertain about the etymology of the name as about the real nature of Amaltheia. Hesychius derives it from the verb to nourish or to enrich, others from firm or hard; and others again from to signify the divine goat, or the tender goddess. The common derivation is from to milk or suck.
Amanikable Philippines God of the sea. Philippines
Amano-Iwato Japanese Means "The cave of the sun god" of "heavenly rock cave". In Japanese mythology, Susanoo, the Japanese god of the seas, was the one who drove Amaterasu into Ame-no-Iwato. This caused the sun to hide for a long period of time.
Amarum Equador One of the most formidable demons, he father of witchcraft and appears in the form of a huge water-boa. Quichas
Amasagnul Babylon/ Akkadia Goddess of fertility Babylon/Akkadia
Amat-Asherat Phonecian Minor Goddess of alchemy and conjuration. Banished by El to the desert, where she raised shinx-like creatures with a lion and a human head to fight Baal. Phonecian