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NameOriginDescription
God name "Lisa Fon" Africa God of the Sun Africa
God name "Lisa Fon/ Dahomey" Africa A Sun god
"Litae" Greek A personification of the prayers offered up in repentance. They are described as the daughters of Zeus, and as following closely behind crime, and endeavouring to make amends for what has been done but whoever disdains to receive them, has himself to atone for the crime that has been committed. Greek
God name "Litavis" Breton God of the forge. Breton
"Liter" Norse A dwarf that Thor kicked into Balder's funeral pile. Norse
God name "Little-Endians" Swift The two great empires of Lilliput and Blefuscu waged a destructive war against each other, exhausted their treasures, and decimated their subjects on their different views of interpreting this vital direction contained in the 54th chapter of the Blun-decral: "All true believers break their eggs at the convenient end." The godfather of Calin Deffar Plane, the reigning emperor of Lilliput, happened to cut his finger while breaking his egg at the big end, and very royally published a decree commanding all his liege and faithful subjects, on pains and penalties of great severity, to break their eggs in future at the small end. The orthodox Blefuscudians deemed it their duty to resent this innovation, and declared a war of extermination against the heretical Lilliputians. Swift
"Lityerses" Greek Lived in Phrygia, engaged in rural pursuits, and hospitably received all strangers that passed his house, but he then compelled them to assist him in the harvest, and whenever they allowed themselves to be surpassed by him in their work, he cut off their heads in the evening, and concealed their bodies in the sheaves, accompanying his deed with songs. Heracles, however, slew him, and threw his body into the Maeander. Greek
God name "Liu Meng" China Agriculture god China
God name "Liu Pei" China God of basket makers China
Deities name "Liu Pei" Taoist / Chinese God. The third member of a trio of deities with KUAN TI and CHANG FEI. He is the embodiment of the imperial ideal and he carries the seal of heaven's authority. He is con sidered to be humane and moderate. In art he usually takes a central position between Chang Fei on his left and Kuan Ti on his right....
"Lizard Islands" Torquemada Fabulous islands where damsels outcast from the rest of the world are received. Torquemada
Demon name "Ljubi" Albania demoness who could cause drought on less a virgin was sacrificed to her Albania
God name "Llasar Llaesgyfnewid" Welsh Battle god. Welsh
God name "Llasar/ Llaesgyfnewid" Wales A battle god
"Llevelys" Brittany The ruler of Brittany who got the dragon drunk on Meade. Brittany
Spirit name "Llew Llaw Gyffes" Welsh His mother would not name him; cursed him never to marry; and that he could only be killed a certain, secret way. The Celts equated the name with a spirit essence and true being. Llew turned into an eagle and flew away. Welsh
Spirit name "Llorna" Spain this female spirit Lehrer's people to their, normally, drowning in bogs, swamps, etc.
God name "Llud" Welsh A death God. Welsh
God name "Llyr" Welsh God of the sea and water Ireland / Welsh
God name "Llyr/ Lear Lir" Irish / Wales A god of the sea & water
Angel name "Lmag" Enochian A minor angel. Enochian
Angel name "Lmmag" Enochian A minor angel. Enochian
Goddess name "Lo Shen" China Goddess of rivers China
God name "Lo Tsu Ta Hsien" China God of barbers and beggars China
God name "Lo Yu" China God of tea China
Spirit name "Lo'cin-coro'mo" Yukaghir / southeastern Siberia Hearth spirit. The guardian of the household who migrates with the family. Also Lo'cil, Yegi'le....
Spirit name "Lo'cin-coro'mo/ Lo'cil/ Yegl'ie" Yukaghir / Siberia A hearth spirit
Spirit name "Lo'cin-po'gii" Yukaghir / southeastern Siberia Fire spirit. One of the “owners,” the apotheosis of fire....
Spirit name "Loa" Africa spirit beings who were imported by Africa slaves Haiti / Puerto Rico
Spirit name "Loa" Puerto Rico / Haiti spirit beings. The gods of the voodoo cult who were originally imported by slaves from West Africa. An amount of Christian influence is present in their makeup....
"Loathly Lady" France A lady so hideous that no one would marry her except Sir Gawain; and immediately after the marriage her ugliness - the effect of enchantment - disappeared, and she became a model of beauty. love beautifies. France
God name "Loba" Duala / Cameroon, West Africa Sun god. Local people pray to this deity after Sunset to ensure that he will appear again the following morning....
God name "Loba Duala" Africa God of the Sun Africa / Cameroon
Goddess name "Locana" Buddhist Goddess Buddhist / Mahayana
Goddess name "Locana (the eye)" Buddhist / Mahayana Goddess. The SAKTI of a DHYANIBUDDHA (spiritual meditation buddha), generally AKSOBHYA or VAIROCANA. Color: blue or white. Attributes: cup, prayer wheel and lotus with one or more staves. Also BUDDHALOCANA....
"Loco" Haiti / Vodun Patron of healers and plants, especially trees. Haiti / Vodun
King name "Locrin" Britain Or Locrine. Father of Sabrina, and eldest son of the mythical Brutus, king of ancient Britain. On the death of his father he became king of Loegria.
King name "Locrus" Greek 1. A son of Physcius and grandson of Amphictyon, became by Cabya the father of Locrus, the mythical ancestor of the Ozolian Locrians. According to some the wife of the former Locrus was called Cambyse or Protogeneia. 2. A son of Zeus and Maera, the daughter of the Argive king Proetus arid Antaia. Greek
God name "Loder" Norse To flame. One of the three gods (Odin, Haener and Loder) who create Ask and Embla, the first man and woman. He is identical with Loke. Norse
"Lodfafner" Norse A protege of Odin. Norse
God name "Lodur" Germanic Creator god mentioned in the creation myth. germanic
Deities name "Lodur" Germanic Creator god. Mentioned in passing in the creation mythology as being one of a trio of deities, with Odin and HOENIR, who engendered mankind.See also OTHIN....
God name "Lodur[r]" Germanic A creator god mentioned in the creation myth
Goddess name "Lofn" Norse Goddess of love norse
Goddess name "Lofn" Norse A goddess of illicit unions
Goddess name "Lofn" Norse Goddess of illicit unions norse
Goddess name "Logia" Ireland Goddess of the Lagan River Ireland
Book name "Logistilla" Orlando The good fairy, and sister of Alcina the sorceress. She teaches Ruggiero to manage the hippogriff, and gives Astolpho a magic Book and horn. The impersonation of reason. Orlando Furioso
"Logos" Christian The principle embodied in the flesh by Jesus the Christ
God name "Logos" Christian Word coming from the mind of their god Christian / Gnostic
"Logos" Christian Principle embodied in the flesh by Jesus the Christ Christian
God name "Logos" Gnosticn Christian The word coming from the mind of their god
Spirit name "Logos" Greek Primordial spirit of reason Greek
Deities name "Logos" Greek Primordial spirit of reason. A concept pro moted by the Stoics, who perceived Logos as the mind of JUPITER, but more generally recognized as the Divine essence from which all deities arise. Philo of Alexandria apportioned human charac teristics to Logos. The Gnostic Christian, Valenti nus, identified Logos as the word coming from the mind of the father. The Christian father Clement of Alexandria claimed it to be the first principle of the universe, while Origen perceived it as the prin ciple embodied in the flesh by Jesus Christ....
Goddess name "Loha" Klamath Beneficent goddess portrayed as a beautiful woman Klamath
Goddess name "Lohasur Devi" India Goddess of the forging of iron India
"Lokapaia (protectors of the world)" Hindu / Buddhist Guardians of the four directions. Often placed in pairs at the entrance to tombs....
God name "Lokapala" Hindu Gods Hindu
Deities name "Lokesvara" Buddhist Generic name for a group of deities such as Siva and Visnu Buddhist
Deities name "Lokesvara (lord of the world)" Buddhist Generic name for a group of deities. These are thought to be a syncretization of Hindu and Buddhist deities and include such gods as SIVA, V IS'NU and others which have come to be defined as forms of a primeval buddha or DHYANIBUDDHA. The lokesvara are usually repre sented by a small figure, identified as ADIBUD DHA or AMITABHA, which rests on the head of the main statue. Also a group name for the many forms of the Buddhist deity AVALOKITESVARA....
God name "Loki" Norse Loki. To end, finish; Loke is the end and consummation of divinity. The evil giant-god of the Norse mythology. He steers the ship Naglfar in Ragnarok. He borrows Freyja's feather-garb and accompanies Thor to the giant Thrym, who has stolen Thor's hammer. He is the father of Sleipner; also of the Midgard serpent, of the Fenris-wolf and of Hel. He causes Balder's death, abuses the gods in ?ger's feast, but is captured in Fraanangerforce and is bound by the gods. Norse
God name "Loko" Benin God of trees. Fon Benin
Goddess name "Loko" Fon / Benin, West Africa God of trees. The brother of the hearth goddess AYABA. Invoked particularly by herbalists before obtaining Medicines from the bark and leaves of Forest trees....
God name "Loko Fon" Benin A god of trees
Goddess name "Lomo" Ngbandi / Democratic Republic of Congo, central Africa Goddess of peace. One of seven deities invoked at Sunrise each day....
Goddess name "Lomo Ngbandi" Zaire Goddess of peace, invoked at Sunrise every day. Zaire
Goddess name "Long Mu" Chinese Mother of dragons was a Chinese woman who was deified as a goddess after raising five infant dragons.
"Longatis" Greek A surname of Athena derived from her being worshipped in a Boeotian district called Longas. Greek
King name "Longius" Roman The Roman soldier who smote Jesus with his spear. In the romance of king Arthur, this spear was brought by Joseph of Arimathea to Listenise, when he visited king Pellam, "who was nigh of Joseph's kin." Sir Balim the Savage, being in want of a weapon, seized this spear, with which he wounded king Pellam. "Three whole countries were destoyed" by that one stroke, and Sir Balim saw "the people thereof lying dead on all sides."
"Longmen" China The dragon gate where a carp can transform into a dragon. China
God name "Lono" Hawaii Primordial god of Agriculture, peace, Rain, clouds and the sky Hawaii
God name "Lono (sound)" Polynesian / Hawaii Primordial being. An aspect of a tripartite god which also includes KANE, the light, and KU, stability. They first existed in chaos and night which they broke into pieces, allowing light to come in. Also Ono (Marquesas Islands)....
Goddess name "Loo Wit" Klickitat / PNW A goddess of fire, volcanoes
Goddess name "Loo Wit Klickitat" Native American Goddess of fire, volcanoes PNW
Goddess name "Lopemat" Latavia This is the goddess that created cattle
"Lopter" Norse The aerial. Another name of Loke. Norse
Goddess name "Lot" Ireland Hideous Formorian war goddess and goddess of physical prowess and strength Ireland
God name "Lothur" Norse God of physical senses norse / Icelandic
God name "Lothur" Nordic / Icelandic God of physical senses. According to a brief mention in the Voluspa (Poetic Edda) the god concerned with physical being i.e. sight, hearing and speech. According to some authors he may be a hypostasis of the god OTHIN. Lothur is also known in northern Germanic tradition. Also LODUR....
Nymph name "Lotis" Greek A nymph, who in her escape from the embraces of Priapus was metamorphosed into a tree, called after her Lotis. Greek
God name "Lotus" Egypt The Egyptians pictured God sitting on a lote-tree, above the watery mud. Jamblichus says the leaves and fruit of the lote-tree being round represent "the motion of intellect;" its towering up through mud symbolises the eminency of Divine intellect over matter; and the deity sitting on the lote-tree implies His intellectual sovereignty. Egypt
"Lotus" Greek Lotus-eaters or Lotophagi, in Homeric legend, are a people who ate of the lotus-tree, the effect of which was to make them forget their friends and homes, and to lose all desire of returning to their native land, their only wish being to live in idleness in Lotus-land. Greek
"Louhi" Finland The matriarch of Pohjola, hostess of the underworld.
Goddess name "Louhi" Finnish Goddess of the ocean and Winter Finnish
"Lover's Leap" Greece The promontory from which Sappho threw herself into the sea; now called Santa Maura. Greece
"Loviatar" Finland The blind daughter of Tuoni and the mother of Nine diseases.
God name "Lowalangi" Indonesia God of the world above and source of anything good Indonesia / Nais Is.
God name "Loxias" Greek A surname of Apollo, which is derived by some from his intricate and ambiguous oracles and describes the god as the prophet or interpreter of Zeus. Greek
"Loxo" Greek A daughter of Boreas, one of the Hyperborean maidens, who brought the worship of Artemis to Delos, whence it is also used as a surname of Artemis herself. Greek
Angel name "Lsraphm" Enochian A sub-angelic Watchtower leader in the North. Enochian
Demon name "Lu Dong-bin" Taoist / Chinese Immortal being. One of the “eight immortals” of Taoist mythology, he was once a mortal being who achieved immortality through his lifestyle. The tutelary god of barbers. Attributes include a sword with which he conquers demons.See also BA XIAN....
"Lu Dongbin" China One of the Eight Immortals. China
God name "Lu Hsing" China God of employees, justice and salaries and another of the three gods who were known as Fu Shou Lu. China
God name "Lu Pan" Chinese God of artisans. The deity concerned with builders, bricklayers, housepainters and carpenters. He is particularly revered in Hong Kong. According to tradition he was born in 606 BC in the kingdom of Lu, where he became a skilled carpenter. He turned into a recluse on the Li Shan mountain, where he perfected his skills. He is said to have constructed the palace of the queen of the western heaven. Because of his powers he was murdered. He is also an invoker of harmonious relationships. His festival takes place on the thirteenth day of the sixth month, when the Rains are due. Attributes include a set square and carpenter's plane. He is also depicted with an ax, the symbol of a marriage go-between....
God name "Lu Tong-Pin" China / Taoist Immortal being, he is Tutelary god of barbers. China / Taoist
God name "Lu pan" China God of carpenters. China
Monster name "Lu' dja lako" Indians Lu Dja Lako, a monster bull turtle. Southeastern Indians
"Lua" Roman Also called Lua mater or Lua Saturni, one of the early Italian divinities, whose worship was forgotten in later times. Roman
Goddess name "Luamerava" Africa Goddess of sexual desire. Africa
Goddess name "Luandinha" Brazil Goddess of water pictured as a snake. Brazil
Goddess name "Luaths Lurgann" Celtic warrior goddess. Celtic
Goddess name "Luaths Lurgann" Ireland Goddess of midwives. Ireland
Goddess name "Luaths Lurgann" Ireland Luaths Lurgann "the speedy-footed one" warrior Goddess who was known the fastest runner in Ireland.
Goddess name "Luaths Lurgann" Irish A goddess of midwives
God name "Lubanga" Bunyoro / Uganda, East Africa God of health. He is invoked by offerings of beer and his sanctuaries are surrounded by rows of trees....
God name "Lubanga Buynyopro" Uganda God of health. Uganda
God name "Lubangala" Bakongo / Democratic Republic of Congo, central Africa Rainbow god. The chief adversary of the storm god. He stills the thunder and makes his appearance in the sky. Considered to be the guardian of the earth and sea, including the village and its community....
God name "Lubangala Bakongo" Zaire God of the Rainbow Zaire
"Lubberkin or Lubrican" Irish (Irish, Lobaircin or Leprechaun. ) A fairy resembling an old man, by profession a maker of brogues, who resorts to out-of-the-way places, where he is discovered by the noise of his hammer. He is rich, and while anyone keeps his eye fixed upon him cannot escape, but the moment the eye is withdrawn he vanishes. Irish
"Lubins" Ireland A species of goblins in Normandy that take the form of wolves, and frequent churchyards. They are very timorous, and take flight at the slightest noise.
"Lucerius aka Luceria" Greek Lucetius and Lucetia, that is, the giver of light, occur as surnames of Jupiter and Juno.
God name "Luchtain" Ireland Minor god of war and death. Ireland
God name "Luchtain / Luchtar" Irish A Minor war & death god
God name "Luchtar Lud" Welsh Chief god Ireland / Welsh
Demon name "Lucifer" Babylon Very haughty and overbearing. Lucifer is the name given by Isaiah to Nebuchadnezzar, the proud but ruined king of Babylon: "Take up this proverb against the king of Babylon, and say, ... How art thou fallen, from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning!" (Isa. XIV. 4, 12). The poets feign that Satan, before he was driven out of heaven for his pride, was called Lucifer. Milton, in his Paradise Lost, gives this name to the demon of "Sinful Pride." Christian / Gnostic
"Lucifer" Gnostic The morning star. Venus is both an evening and a morning star: When she follows the Sun, and is an evening star, she is called Hesperus; when she precedes the Sun, and appears before Sunrise, she is called Lucifer, the light-bringer. Gnostic
"Lucifera" Fairy Tale Pride lived in a splendid palace, only its foundation was of sand. The door stood always open, and the queen gave welcome to every comer. Her six privy ministers are Idleness, Gluttony, Lechery, Avarice, Envy, and Revenge. These six, with Pride herself, are the seven deadly sins. Her carriage was drawn by six different animals- viz. an ass, swine, goat, camel, wolf, and lion, on each of which rode one of her privy councillors, Satan himself being coachman. While here the Red-Cross Knight was attacked by Sansjoy, who would have been slain if Duessa had not rescued him.
Goddess name "Lucina" Roman The goddess of light, or rather the goddess that brings to light, and hence the goddess that presides over the birth of children; it was therefore used as a surname of Juno and Diana. Roman
Goddess name "Lucina" Roman Minor goddess of birth. Concerned with bringing the child into the light. Usually associated with CANDELIFERA and CARMENTES....
God name "Lucy" Christian Patron saint for those afflicted in the eyes. It is said that a nobleman wanted to marry her for the beauty of her eyes; so she tore them out and gave them to him saying, "Now let me live to God." The story says that her eyesight was restored; but the rejected lover accused her of "faith in Christ," and she was martyred by a sword thrust into her neck. Christian
King name "Lud" Celtic / British London; so called from Lud, a mythical king of Britain. Ludgate is, by a similar tradition, said to be the gate where Lud was buried. Celtic / British
God name "Lud" Welsh Chief god Ireland / Welsh
God name "Lud/ Nudd/ Nuada" Britain This god is London's namesake
God name "Ludd" Celtic / British God of the ocean, war and light. Celtic / British
"Luduan" China A beast which could detect truth. China
God name "Lug" Ireland God of commerce, magic and war. Ireland
God name "Lugal-Irra" Akkadia Chthonic underworld god Babylon / Mesopotamia / Akkadia / Sumeria
God name "Lugal-Irra" Mesopotamian / Sumerian / Babylonian - Akkadian Chthonic underworld god. Probably a minor variation of ERRA, the Babylonian plague god. The prefix Lugal means ”lord.” Often coupled with MES LAM TAEA, god of war....
God name "Lugeilan" Caroline Is God of knowledge, strange but knowledge Caroline Is.
God name "Lugeilan/ Luk" Caroline Is He is a god of knowledge, strange but knowledge
"Luggie" s The warlock who, when storms prevented him from going to sea, used to sit on "Luggie's Knoll." and fish up dressed food.
"Luggnagg" s An island mentioned in Gulliver's Travels, where people live for ever. Swift shows the evil of such a destiny, unless accompanied with eternal youth.
God name "Lugh" Pan-Celtic The Shining One, "Sun God", "Many Skilled", "Fair-Haired One", "White or Shining". A hero and god of war. Pan-Celtic
Deity name "Lulal" Sumeria The younger son of Inanna. He was the patron deity of Bad-tibira while his older brother, Shara was located at neighboring Umma. Sumeria
God name "Lulal" Mesopotamian / Sumerian / Babylonian - Akkadian God of uncertain status. Mentioned as living in BadtIbira in the Sumerian text Descent of Inana. Also linked with a god Latarak....
Goddess name "Lulong" Borneo Goddess of love Borneo
Supreme god name "Lumauwig" Philippines Lumawig The supreme god and creator of all things. Philippines
God name "Luna" Greek The moon. The Sun and the moon were worshipped both by Greeks and Romans, and among the latter the worship of Luna is said to have been introduced by the Sabine T. Tatius, in the time of Romulus. But, however this may be, it is certain, notwithstanding the assertion of Varro, that Sol and Luna were reckoned among the great gods, that their worship never occupied any prominent place in the religion of the Romans, for the two divinities had between them only a small chapel in the Via Sacra. Greek
Goddess name "Luna" Roman moon goddess. She derives from the Greek model of SELENE, but is also comparable with HEKATE. She enjoyed a major temple on the Aventine Hill in Rome....
Goddess name "Lunang" Kafir / Afghanistan The patron goddess of the Prasun river
Goddess name "Lunang" Kafir / Afghanistan—Hindukush River goddess. The patron goddess of the Prasun river, Lunang is perceived as a young and capricious girl, reflecting the turbulent moods of the river. She rules over the watermills....
Goddess name "Lunang Kafir" Afghanistan Patron goddess of the Prasun river Afghanistan
God name "Lung Yen" China God of the liver China
Spirit name "Luonnotar" Finland spirit of nature, feminine creator.
Goddess name "Luonnotar" Finnish Goddess of the ocean Finnish
Goddess name "Luot Hozjit" Saami Goddess of summer Saami / Lappland
"Luperca" Roman Or Lupa, an ancient Italian divinity, the wife of Lupercus, who, in the shape of a she-wolf, performed the office of nurse to Romulus and Remus. Roman
God name "Lupercal" Roman The place where Romulus and Remus were suckled by the wolf (lupus). A yearly festival was held on this spot on Feb. 15, in honour of Lupercus, the god of fertility. On one of these festivals Antony thrice offered to Julius C?sar a kingly crown, but seeing the people were only half-hearted, C?sar put it aside, saying, "Jupiter alone is king of Rome." Roman
"Lupercus" Roman An ancient Italian divinity, who was worshipped by shepherds as the protector of their flocks against wolves, and at the same time as the promoter of the fertility among sheep, whence he was called Inuus. Roman
God name "Lupercus" Roman God of wolves. Celebrated in the festival of Lupercalia on February 15....
God name "Lupi" Aymara God of the Sun whose wife is the moon. Aymara
Spirit name "Lur" Basques Lurbira. earth mother of the Sun and of the moon. One of the main spirits of the beliefs and mythical traditions of the Basques.
God name "Lutinus" Roman God of fertility Roman
"Luz or Luez" Daft The indestructible bone; the nucleus of the resurrection body. Daft
Demon name "Lybie and Lamia" Greek Lybie was the mother of Lamia by Poseidon and as there are virtually no references to Lybie in classical literature it seem likely that Lamia, Lybie and the Lamiae are all variations of the same myth concerning the beautiful queen of Libya, daughter of Belus and Libya. Lamia, in Greek mythology, queen of Libya. She was beloved by Zeus, and when Hera robbed her of her children out of jealousy, she killed every child she could get into her power. Hence Lamia came to mean a female bogey or demon, whose name was used by Greek mothers to frighten their children; from the Greek she passed into Roman demonology. Greek
"Lycabas" Greek The name of three fictitious personages mentioned by Ovid Metamorphoses. (iii, v, xii.) Greek
King name "Lycaon" Greek A son of Pelasgus by Meliboea, the daughter of Oceanus, and king of Arcadia. Others call him a son of Pelasgus by Cyllene , and Dionysius of Halicarnassus distinguishes between an elder and a younger Lycaon, the former of whom is called a son of Aezeus and father of Deianeira, by whom Pelasgus became the father of the younger Lycaon. Greek
"Lycisca" Greek Half-wolf, half-dog. One of the dogs of Act?on. In Latin it is a common term for a sheperd's dog, and is so used by Virgil. Greek
King name "Lycomedes" Greek A king of the Dolopians, in the island of Scyros, near Euboea, father of Deidameia, and grandfather of Pyrrhus or Neoptolemus. Once when Theseus came to him, Lycomedes, dreading the influence of the stranger upon his own subjects, thrust him down a rock. Some related that the cause of this violence was that Lycomedes would not give up the estates which Theseus had in Scyros, or the circumstance that Lycomedes wanted to gain the favour of Menestheus. Greek
Nymph name "Lycoreus or Lycoris" Greek 2 A son of Apollo and the nymph Corycia, from whom Lycoreia, in the neighbourhood of Delphi, was believed to have derived its name. There are two other mythical personages of this name.
God name "Lycurgus" Greek A son of Dryas, and king of the Edones in Thrace. He is famous for his persecution of Dionysus and his worship on the sacred mountain of Nyseion in Thrace. The god himself leaped into the sea, where he was kindly received by Thetis. Zeus thereupon blinded the impious king, who died soon after, for he was hated by the immortal gods. Greek
King name "Lycus" Greek 1. One of the sons of Aegyptus. 2. A son of Poseidon and Celaeno, who was transferred by his father to the islands of the blessed. 3. A son of Hyrieus, and husband of Dirce, one of the mythical kings of Thebes. 4. A tyrant of Thebes, is likewise called by some a son of Poseidon, though Euripides calls him a son of Lycus. Greek
King name "Lydia" Greek Daughter of the king of Lydia, was sought in marriage by Alcestes, a Thracian knight; his suit was refused, and he repaired to the king of Armenia, who gave him an army, with which he laid siege to Lydia. He was persuaded by Lydia to raise the siege. The king of Armenia would not give up the project, and Alcestes slew him. Lydia now set him all sorts of dangerous tasks to "prove the ardour of his love," all of which he surmounted. Lastly, she induced him to kill all his allies, and when she had thus cut off the claws of this love-sick lion she mocked him. Alcestes pined and died, and Lydia was doomed to endless torment in hell, where Astolpho saw her, to whom she told her story. Greek
God name "Lykurgos" Greek The name of a god of N.Arabia, that was supposed to promote fruit bearing trees
Goddess name "Lympha" Roman Goddess of healing waters. Roman
King name "Lynceus" Greek A son of Aegyptus and Argyphia, and husband of the Danaid Hypermnestra, by whom he became the father of Abas. He was king of Argos, whence that city is called Abas. Greek
God name "Lyr" Welsh LLyr, a god of the sea. Welsh
God name "Lyre" Greek A lyre is a stringed musical instrument well known for its use in Classical Antiquity. The recitations of the Ancient Greeks were accompanied by it. According to ancient Greek mythology, the young god Hermes created the lyre from the body of a large tortoise shell (khelus) which he covered with animal hide and antelope horns. Lyres were associated with Apollonian virtues of moderation and equilibrium, contrasting the Dionysian pipes which represented ecstasy and celebration. Greek
"Lyrus" Greek A son of Anchises and Aphrodite and brother of Aeneas Greek
"Lysithea" Greek A daughter of Oceanus by Tethys and one of Zeus' lovers. Greek
God name "Lysius" Greek I. e. the Deliverer, a surname of Dionysus, under which he was worshipped at Corinth, where there was a carved image of the god, the whole figure of which was gilt, while the face was painted red. Greek
Goddess name "Lysizona" Greek I. e. the goddess who loosens the girdle, is a surname of Artemis and Eileithyia, who were worshipped under this name at Athens. Greek
"Lyssa" Greek The personification of rage, particularly martial rage, fury, raging madness, frenzy, and, in animals, the madness of rabies. Greek
"Lyterius" Roman I. e. the Deliverer, a surname of Pan, under which he had a sanctuary at Troezene, because he was believed during a plague to have revealed in dreams the proper remedy against the disease. Roman
God name "MIMIR" Nordic / Icelandic God of wisdom and inspiration. An AESIR god who lives in the world of the Frost Giants. He guards the well of knowledge, filled by a spring which flows beneath the world Tree, Yggdrasil, and which is supplied from the primeval waters. The god OTHIN drank from the spring to acquire knowledge, having forfeited one of his eyes to Mimir. Said to be the wisest among the gods. According to some sources he was sent as hostage to the VANIR in their war with the Aesir and was killed by them (see Othin). Some authors argue that he is more properly a giant than a god. Said to be accompanied often by the silent god HOENIR. Mimir warns Othin of the final onslaught at Ragnarok (doom)....
God name "MIN" Egypt Fertility god. Min is the most significant deity in the Egyptian pantheon in respect of sexual virility. In some genealogies he is the son of ISIS, in others he represents Isis's consort with HORUS as their child. Min is depicted in anthropomorphic form wearing a modius bearing two plumes and a hanging ribbon. He is generally drawn in profile, legs together and with his left arm raised into the angle made by his royal flail. The most obvious feature of the iconography is a strongly erect penis. Min is represented in older art by two serrated cones projecting horizontally from a disc. His sacred animal is probably a white bull and he is also associated with the tall lettuce species (Lac tuca sativa), the shape of which may be reminiscent of an erect phallus....
God name "MITHRA (friend)" Persian / Iran God of the upper air. Originating in India, Mithra is a god of light who was translated into the attendant of the god AHURA MAZDA in the light religion of Persia; from this he was adopted as the Roman deity Mithras. He is not generally regarded as a sky god but a personification of the fertilizing power of warm, light air. According to the Avesta, he possesses 10,000 eyes and ears and rides in a chariot drawn by white horses. In dualistic Zoroastrianism, which effectively demoted him, Mithra is concerned with the endless battle between light and dark forces; he represents truth. He is responsible for the keeping of oaths and contracts. He was born from a rock and, according to legend, engaged in a primeval struggle with Ahura Mazda's first creation, a wild bull, which he subdued and confined to a cave. The bull escaped, but was recaptured by Mithra, who slit its throat. From the blood sprang plant life on earth. His chief adversary is AHRIMAN, the power of darkness. Mithra is not generally worshiped on his own, but as an integral part of the Mithraic worship of Ahura Mazda, where he acts as an intercessor between gods and men. In the Hellenic period he was transformed more closely to the role of a Sun god. See also AHURA MAZDA....
Demon name "MON (great god)" Kafir / Afghanistan—Hindukush warrior god and hero. Mon is a senior deity in the Kafir pantheon who challenges and defends mankind against demons and giants. He is the first offspring of the creator god Imra. He is also a weather god who controls clouds and mist. Mon is perceived as a deity of vast size and vigor who creates glaciers with his footprints. He is also a god of flowing water. Some legends place him as a creator of mankind and law-giver, but only mirroring the actions of the supreme creator IMRA. He appears as a mediator between heaven and earth....
Goddess name "MORRIGAN (queen of demons)" Celtic / Irish war, fertility and vegetation goddess. A complex goddess displaying various characteristics which are both generative and destructive (see also ANAT, INANA, IS'TAR, ATHENE). At the festival of Samain, she mates with the DAGDA to ensure the future prosperity of the land and as queen Maeve (Medb) of Connaught she was ritually wedded to the mortal king whose antecedent was Ailill. As Nemain (panic) and Badb Catha (raven of battle), she takes on a more warlike and destructive aspect. Rather than engaging directly in conflict, she uses her supernatural powers to spread fear and disarray. The Irish hero Cu Chulainn was thus visited on the battle field by BADB driving a chariot and dressed in a red cloak and with red eyebrows presenting an intimidating appearance. She is capable of changing her shape into various animal forms and in the guise of a raven or a crow is able to foretell the outcome of battle....
God name "MOT (death)" Canaanite / Phoenician / northern Israel, Lebanon / Syrian coastal regions God of natural adversity. ot is the Canaanite representation of adversity in the natural world. He lives in a pit within the earth and is responsible for its annual death from drought and heat: “he has scorched the olive, the produce of the earth and the fruit of the trees.” He engages in the classic confrontation with the Canaanite hero and national god, BAAL. Though the duel results in Baal's demise, his death is avenged by his twin sister ANAT, who slays Mot, then cleaves, winnows, burns and grinds him with a millstone, in what appears to be a ritual allied to the sowing of seed and harvesting (see OSIRIS). Baal is later restored. The conflict probably formed the basis of an annual ritual drama at the Canaanite New Year which was held in the autumn. In the texts Mot is the son of Il and his mother is AS'ERAH (ATHIRAT)....
Goddess name "Ma" Africa The Goddess of Creation, and mother of Mbali-yamswira. South Africa
Goddess name "Ma" Anatolia mountain Mother and a fertility and vegetation goddess. Anatolia
"Ma" Asia Minor The personification of fruitfulness. Asia Minor
Goddess name "Ma" Cappadocia / Anatolia / Turkey A fertility & vegetation goddess
Deity name "Ma" Comana A warlike deity identified by the Greeks with Enyo and by the Romans with Bellona. Comana
Nymph name "Ma" Greek The name of a nymph in the suite of Rhea, to whom Zeus entrusted the bringing up of the infant Dionysus. Greek
"Ma" Greek Ma signifies probably mother, as in Aeschylus, who applies it to the earth to designate her as the mother of all. Greek
"Ma" Greek Rhea herself was by the Lydians called Ma, and that bulls were sacrificed to her, whence the name of the town Mastaura was derived. Greek
Goddess name "Ma" Cappadocian / Anatolia / Turkey Fertility and vegetation goddess. The tutelary goddess of Pontic Comana, she was served by votary priestesses acting as sacred prostitutes, and biennial festivals were celebrated in her honor. Gradually she took on an added role as a warrior goddess with solar connotations and ultimately became syncretized with the Roman goddess BELLONA. On coins of the Comana region she is depicted with the radiate head of a solar deity carrying weapons and a shield....
Goddess name "Ma Emma" Baltic Goddess of Midsummer. Baltic
"Ma Kiela" Africa The personification of boiling and dyeing fabrics. Southern Africa
Spirit name "Ma Kiela" Bakongo / Democratic Republic of Congo, central Africa Female spirit being. The deified head of a band of mortal women who died specifically from knife wounds....
"Ma Kiela Bakongo" Zaire The deified head of a band of mortal women
Goddess name "Ma Ku" China Goddess of springtime. China
"Ma Rba" Nazorean One of the names of the Great Sealing of the Mighty Sublime Life. Early Nazorean
Goddess name "Ma Shi" China A goddess & stellar deity
Goddess name "Ma Shi-Ko" China queen of heavens and Goddess of the Seven Seas. China
"Ma'at" Egypt Truth, order, balance and justice personified. Egypt
Goddess name "Ma-ku" China Goddess of spring. China
Goddess name "Ma-zu" China A sea goddess that is a benevolent guardian of fisherman