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God Name and Meaning

List of Gods 

NameOriginDescription
Goddess name "Onuava" Celtic Goddess of earth and fertility, known only from inscriptions Celtic/Gaelic
God name "Onuris" Egypt/ Hellenic A God of hunting & war
God name "Onuris aka Anhur" Egypt Slayer of Enemies God of hunting and war and the personification of royal warriors. Egypt
"Onyankopon" Akan The Supreme Being and the One Greater infiniteness. Akan
Angel name "Onzo" Ejit An Angel who removes earwax. Ejit
Angel name "Oodpz" Enochian A minor Angel. Enochian
Angel name "Oopz" Enochian A minor Angel. Enochian
Angel name "Opad" Enochian A minor Angel. Enochian
Angel name "Opama" Enochian A minor Angel. Enochian
Angel name "Opamn" Enochian A minor Angel. Enochian
"Opheltes" Greek 1. A son of Lycurgus, who was killed by a snake at Nemea, as his nurse Hypsipyle had left him alone. Greek
"Ophion" Greek A Titan, was married to Eurynome, with whom he shared the supremacy previous to the reign of Cronos and Rhea; but being conquered by the latter, he and Eurynome were thrown into Oceanus or Tartarus. Greek
Goddess name "Ophthalmitis" Greek Goddess of the eye. Greek
Angel name "Opiel" Aramaic An Angel whose name can be found written on Aramaic love charms.
Monster name "Opinicus" Arabic A fabulous Monster, composed of dragon, camel, and lion, used in heraldry. It forms the crest of the Barber Surgeons of London.
Angel name "Opmn" Enochian A minor Angel. Enochian
Angel name "Opna" Enochian A minor Angel. Enochian
Angel name "Opnad" Enochian A minor Angel. Enochian
"Opo" Indonesia Supernatural beings including revered ancestors. Indonesia
God name "Opo Akan" Ghana The God the ocean & inland lakes & rivers
God name "Opo Wananatas" Indonesia God in the Highest. Indonesia
God name "Opocchtli" Aztec A minor God of light a fisherman & hunters
God name "Opochtli" Aztec A God of hunting and fishing. Aztec
"Ops" Roman A female Roman divinity of plenty and fertility, as is indicated by her name, which is connected with opimus opulentus, inops, and copia. She was regarded as the wife of Saturnus, and, accordingly, as the protectress of every thing connected with agriculture. Her abode was in the earth, and hence those who invoked her, or made vows to her, used to touch the ground, and as she was believed to give to human beings both their place of abode and their food, newly-born children were recommended to her care.
King name "Oraios" Christian Seven appeared in chaos, androgynous. They have their masculine names and their feminine names. The feminine name is Pronoia (Forethought) Sambathas, which is 'week'. And his son is called Yao: his feminine name is Lordship. Sabaoth: his feminine name is Deity. Adonaios: his feminine name is Kingship. Elaios: his feminine name is Jealousy. Oraios: his feminine name is Wealth. And Astaphaios: his feminine name is Sophia (Wisdom). These are the seven forces of the seven heavens of chaos. And they were born androgynous, consistent with the immortal pattern that existed before them, according to the wish of Pistis: so that the likeness of what had existed since the beginning might reign to the end. Christian/Gnostic. The Nag Hammadi
Angel name "Oranir" Nazorean One of the nine Angels in charge of the Summer Equinox. Early Nazorean
"Orbona" Roman A female Roman divinity, to whom an altar was erected at Rome, near the temple of the Lares in the Via Sacra. She was invoked by parents who had been deprived of their children, and desired to have others, and also in dangerous maladies of children. Roman
"Orchomenus" Greek 1. A son of Lycaon, and the reputed founder of the Arcadian towns of Orchomenus and Methydrium. (Apollodorus iii)
God name "Orcus" Roman A chthonic underworld God
God name "Orcus aka Hades or Pluton" Roman Orcus aka Hades or Pluton, the God of the lower world. Roman
Demon name "Ordog" Christian A Demonic creature from Hungarian mythology. It personifies the dark aspects of the world. Later it is identified with the Christian devil.
Nymph name "Orea" Greek A Hamadryad Nymph of the Oak tree. Greek
Nymph name "Oreades" Greek Nymphs of the mountains, with names appropriate to the district they inhabit. Greek
Nymph name "Oreads" Greek Mountain Nymphs. Greek
God name "Orehu" Peru A woman sent by the God Arawanili to teach the Arawaks about religion. Peru
"Oreithyia" Greek 1. One of the Nereides.
"Orekajuvakai" Brazil The demiurge who vomited forth men from the bowels of the earth. The Tereno, Brazil
"Orgoglio" Italy Means "Arrogant Pride," or The Man of Sin. A hideous giant as tall as three men; he was son of Earth and Wind. Italy
"Ori" Norse One of the Dwarves named in Norse Mythology.
Spirit name "Ori" Yoruba A metaphysical concept important to Yoruba Spirituality and Orisha worship.
God name "Oriax" Goethe God of Divination and Transformation. Goethe
Angel name "Oriel" French Angel of Destiny and the ruler of the tenth hour of the day. Old French
Book name "Oril'o or Orillo" Egypt Oril'o or Orillo (in Orlando Furioso, Bookviii.). A magician and robber who lived at the mouth of the Nile. He was the son of an imp and fairy. When any limb was lopped off he restored it by his magic power, and when his head was cut off he put it on his neck again.
"Orion" Greek A son of Hyrieus, of Hyria, in Boeotia, a very handsome giant and hunter, and said to have been called by the Boeotians Candaon. Greek
God name "Orisanla" Nigeria Orishanla, Sky God who was designated to be the creator of earth and living things. Nigeria
Supreme god name "Orisha" Yoruba Orisa, Orixa, a spirit that reflects one of the manifestations of Olodumare, Supreme God, in the Yoruba spiritual or religious system.
God name "Orisha Nla" Yoruba God ordered by Olorun to create solid ground. Yoruba
God name "Orlog" Scandinavia The Old Norse for cycle of fate, or for the unalterable destiny of the world. Orlog encompasses all, including the Gods. One aspect of Orlog is the "Ragnarok." Orlog is the collective wyrd of the world as a whole, whereas "wyrd" is more individual. Scandinavia
"Ormandine" Christian The necromancer who by his magic arts threw St. David for seven years into an enchanted sleep, from which he was redeemed by St. George. Christian
Angel name "Ormn" Enochian A minor Angel. Enochian
Angel name "Ormusd or Ormuzd" Magian The principle or Angel of light and good, and creator of all things, according to the Magian system.
God name "Ormuzd" Iran Ohrmazd, a later form of Ahura-Mazda, creator God of Iran.
"Orneus" Greek A son of Erechtheus, father of Peteus, and grandfather of Menestheus; from him the town of Orneae was believed to have derived its name. Greek
God name "Oro" Tahiti A God of both war and peace in Polynesia. During peacetime he was called Oro-i-Te-Tea-Moe ("Oro with the spear down"). He is a son of Tangaroa and Hina-Tu-A-Uta, and father of Hoa-Tapu, Toi-Mata, Ai-Tupuai and Mahu-Fatu-Rau. Tahiti
"Oro Ibah Aozpi" Enochian A holy name ruling fire. Enochian
God name "Oro Polynesia/" Tahiti A God of war
Spirit name "Orokannar" Tungus Protective female Spirits. Tungus
"Oromasdes" Zoroastrian The first of the Zoroastrian trinity. The divine goodness of Plato; the deviser of creation (the father). The second person is Mithras, the eternal intellect, architect of the world; the third, Ahrimanes.
God name "Orotalt" Greek According to the Greek writers, was the Bacchus of the ancient Arabs. This, however, is a mistake, for the word is a corruption of Allah Taala; God the Most High.
God name "Orotalt of" Lake A tutelary God
"Orpheus" Greek All that part of the mythology of Orpheus which connects him with Dionysus must be considered as a later invention, quite irreconcilable with the original legends, in which he is the servant of Apollo and the Muses: the discrepancy extends even to the instrument of his music, which was always the lyre, and never the flute. Greek
Angel name "Orpmn" Enochian A minor Angel. Enochian
Goddess name "Orthia" Sparta a locally worshipped mother Goddess of later syncretized with the more widely accepted maternal deities such as Kybele
God name "Orunmila" Nigeria God of mercy and destiny. Yoruba, Nigeria
"Osael" s A cherub summoned from Tinkabell's Wishing Well.
Spirit name "Osande" Angola Guardian deity and the Spirit of the much-honoured founder of the family of man. Ovimbundu, Angola
God name "Osande Ovimbundu" Angola A benevolent God that is a guardian deity
God name "Osandobua Edo" Benin A benign creator God that controls prosperity, health & happiness
God name "Osanyin" Africa God of medicine and herbs. Africa
God name "Oshala" Brazil In Brazil a God of creation.
God name "Oshats" Mexico A sky God and the sun. The Sia, Pueblo Indians. New Mexico
God name "Oshe" Yoruba God of thunder and lightning. Yoruba
God name "Oshossi" Yoruba God of the forest and hunting. Yoruba
Goddess name "Oshun" Santeria Goddess of love, maternity and marriage. Santeria
Goddess name "Oshun" Yoruba A Goddess of healing, fertility & rivers
Goddess name "Oshun" Yoruba A spirit-Goddess who reigns over love, intimacy, beauty, wealth and diplomacy. Yoruba
Goddess name "Oshun Ana" Yoruba Goddess of love. Yoruba
God name "Osiris" Egyptian The great Egyptian divinity, and husband of Isis. According to Herodotus they were the only divinities that were worshipped by all the Egyptians (Herodotus ii). Osiris is described as a son of Rhea and Helios. Osiris was the God of the Nile.
Spirit name "Osmand" George A necromancer who by his enchantments raised up an army to resist the Christians. Six of the Champions of Christendom were enchanted by Osmand, but St. George restored them. Osmand tore off his hair in which lay his Spirit of enchantment, bit his tongue in two, disembowelled himself, cut off his arms, and then died.
God name "Osowo" Nigeria The supreme being, a sky God, who is also identified with or represented by the big tree which is worshipped. Indem, Nigeria
"Ossa" Greek The personification of rumour or report, the Latin Fama. As it is often impossible to trace a report to its source, it is said to come from Zeus, and hence Ossa is called the messenger of Zeus. Greek
King name "Osseo" Hiawatha Son of the Evening Star. When "old and ugly, broken with age, and weak with coughing," he married Oweenee, youngest of the ten daughters of a North hunter. She loved him in spite of his ugliness and decrepitude, because "all was beautiful within him." One day, as he was walKing with his nine sisters-in-law and their husbands, he leaped into the hollow of an oak-tree, and came out "tall and straight and strong and handsome;" but Oweenee at the same moment was changed into a weak old woman, "wasted, wrinkled, old, and ugly;" but the love of Osse'o was not weakened. The nine brothers and sisters-in-law were all transformed into birds for mocking Osseo and Oweenee when they were ugly, and Oweenee, recovering her beauty, had a son, whose delight as he grew up was to shoot at his aunts and uncles, the birds that mocked his father and mother. Hiawatha
"Ossipaga" Roman Ossipanga, Ossilago, a Roman divinity, who was prayed to, to harden and strengthen the bones of infants.
"Ostara" German The old High German name for the Easter festival.
Goddess name "Ostara/ Easter" Germanic A Goddess of spring & the sun
Spirit name "Ostaraki" Buddhist Spirit of divinity and wisdom. Buddhist
Goddess name "Osun" Yoruba Goddess of fertility who still has a Sacred Grove on the outskirts of the city of Osogbo. Yoruba
Goddess name "Ot" Mongol Queen of fire and Goddess of marriage. Mongol
Angel name "Otheos" Gigo An Angel called up to assist in treasure hunting. Gigo
God name "Othin" Scandinavian The God of magic, but there is no other reference to his ever having disguised himself as a witch. Poetic Eddas
King name "Oto Hime" Japan Hereupon the Heavenly Sovereign, to assure himself of what he had heard of the beauty of the two maidens Ye-hime and Oto-hime, daughters of King Kamu-ohone, ancestor of the Rulers of the Land of Minu, sent his august child, His Augustness Oho-usu, to summon them up to the Capital. So His Augustness Oho-usu who had been sent, instead of summoning them up, forthwith wedded both the maidens himself, and then sought other women, to whom he falsely gave the maidens' names, and sent them up. Hereupon the Heavenly Sovereign, knowing them to be other women, frequently subjected them to his long glances; but, never wedding them, caused them to sorrow. So the child that His Augustness Oho-usu begot on wedding Ye-hime, was King Oshi-kuro-no-ye-hiko (he was the ancestor of the Lords of Unesu in Minu.) Again, the child that he begot on wedding Oto-hime, was King Oshi-kuro-no-oto-hiko, the ancestor of the Dukes of Mugetsu. The Kojiki, Japan
Angel name "Otoi" Enochian A minor Angel. Enochian
Goddess name "Otontecuhtli aka Xiuhtecuhtli" Aztec Goddess of the earth, flowers, plants, games and dance, love. She is also the patroness of artisans, prostitutes, pregnant women and birth. Aztec
"Otos" Greek A giant, brother of Ephialtes. Both brothers grew nine inches every month. According to Pliny, Otos was forty-six cubits (sixty-six feet) in height. Greek
"Otrera" Greek A daughter or wife of Ares, who is said to have built the temple of Artemis at Ephesus. Greek
King name "Otreus" Greek A King of Phrygia, whom Priam assisted against the Amazons. Greek
Angel name "Otroi" Enochian A minor Angel. Enochian
God name "Otshirvani" Siberia The creator God, and with Chagan-Shukuty, the creators of man. Central Siberia
Spirit name "Otso" Finland The Spirit of bear (one of many circumlocutory epithets).
"Otus" Greek A son of Poseidon, and Iphimedeia, was one of the Aloeidae. Greek
Angel name "Ouestucati" Nazorean A female Angel who brings the sea wind. Early Nazorean
Angel name "Oumriel" Nazorean Angelic house cleaner who lives in the fourth heaven. Early Nazorean
"Ouphe" Ireland A fairy or goblin.
Goddess name "Ouranos" Greek The primordial Goddess of heaven and created and was the consort of the earth mother Gaia
God name "Ourea" Greek The Protogenoi of the mountains, and according to the Theogony of Hesiod, children of Gaia and the Greek personifications of mountains. Each mountain was said to have its own God. Greek
Spirit name "Ovda" Finnish An evil Spirit of the forest who appears naked with backward pointing feet. After being danced to death, the victim is eaten. Finnish
God name "Owiot" California God of the moon and the Father of the Luiseno. California
God name "Owiot Luiseno" Cal us the moon God who is the ancestral deity of this tribe
God name "Oxlahun Ti Ku" Mayan Literally the Thirteen Gods, are probably the Gods of the thirteen heavens of the Maya cosmos, but they are usually treated as a single god. Mayan
Goddess name "Oxomogo" Mexico Oxomoco. Goddess of Astrology and Calenders. Mexico
"Oxylus" Greek 1. A son of Ares and Protogeneia.
Goddess name "Oya" West Africa Oya made the first element from which the universe exists. She is one of the three river Goddesses and personificates the river Niger. West Africa
Goddess name "Oya" West Indies Goddess of the ancestors, war, the cemetery and the rainbow. West Indies
Goddess name "Oya" Yoruba A warrior Goddess of fire, rainstorms, justice & the wind
Goddess name "Oya-Yansan" Yoruba Goddess of the Niger River. She is seen in aspects of warrior-Goddess of wind, lightning, fertility, fire and magic. She creates hurricanes and tornadoes and guards the underworld. Yoruba
Angel name "Oyaub" Enochian A minor Angel. Enochian
Angel name "Oyub" Enochian A minor Angel. Enochian
Angel name "Ozaab" Enochian A minor Angel. Enochian
Angel name "Ozab" Enochian A minor Angel. Enochian
Goddess name "P'an Chin Lien" China The Goddess of brothels and prostitution who enjoyed drunken orgies. China
Goddess name "P'an Niang" China A Goddess of vaccination
God name "P'i Chia Ma" China A God of ribs
God name "P:erende" Albanian A storm God that lets you know he is around with thunder & lightning. It was used by the Christians to identify their god in that region
Goddess name "Pa" China Goddess of droughts. China
"Pa Hsien" China The Eight Immortals of the Taoists.
God name "Pa-bil-sag" Mesopotamia/ Sumeria/ Babylon/ Akkadia The tutelary God of Isin
Goddess name "Pabilsag" Mesopotamia Tutelary god of Isin The consort of the Goddess Nininsinna, he was identified with the lost city of Larak. Mesopotamia
Spirit name "Pabothkew" Shawnee The Great Spirit and Creator of Mother Earth. The Shawnee
God name "Pacha Kamaq" Inca Pacha Kamaq the 'Earth-Maker', the creator God of the peoples who lived in Peru before the Inca conquest.
Goddess name "Pacha Mama" Inca A chthonic Goddess of fertility & the earth, now syncretized with the Christian Virgin Mary
God name "Pachamac" Inca Creator God and a god of the earth. Inca
Goddess name "Pachamama" Inca A dragoness fertility Goddess who presided over planting and harvesting. She caused earthquakes. After conquest by Catholic Spain her image was replaced by the Virgin Mary. Inca
Goddess name "Pacis" Roman An altar to Peace, envisioned as a Roman Goddess.
Angel name "Paco" Enochian A minor Angel.. Enochian
King name "Pacolet" France A dwarf in the service of Lady Clerimond. He had a winged horse, which carried off Valentine, Orson, and Clerimond from the dungeon of Ferragus to the palace of King Pepin, and afterwards carried Valentine to the palace of Alexander, Emperor of Constantinople, his father. France
God name "Padma" Hindu Snake God Hindu/Puranic/Epic
Goddess name "Padma" Hindu The Goddess that is the incarnation of Laksmi
Goddess name "Padma" Hindu Goddess who is the incarnation of Laksmi Hindu
God name "Padmantaka" Buddhist God who is the guardian of the Western direction Buddhist
God name "Padmapani" Buddhist God, a Buddha designate Buddhist
Goddess name "Padmatara" Buddhist Minor Goddess Buddhist/Mahayana
Angel name "Pado" Enochian A minor Angel.. Enochian
Deities name "Padsmosnisa" Buddhist God who is connected with the guardian Deities Buddhist
God name "Paean" Greek The physician of the celestial Gods; the deliverer from any evil or calamity. Greek
Angel name "Paeoc" Enochian A minor Angel. Enochian
God name "Paeon" Crete God of war Greek/Crete
God name "Paeon/ Paiawon" Greek/ Crete A war God
"Pagan" Christian Pagan properly means "belonging to a village". The Christian Church fixed itself first in cities, the centres of intelligence. Long after it had been established in towns, idolatrous practices continued to be observed in rural districts and villages, so pagan and villager came to mean the same thing.
Goddess name "Pagoda" Slavic 'Giver of Favorable Winds', a weather and agriculture Goddess. Cattle and sheep are sacrificed to her. Slavic
Spirit name "Pah" Pawnee Moon Spirit Pawnee
Spirit name "Pah-ah" Indians The Great Spirit of the Paiute Indians.
Angel name "Pahad" Hebrew The Angel who personifies fear and terror. Hebrew
Deity name "Pahtecatl" Aztec Deity who represents the plants that are used for the fermentation of pulque. Aztec
Spirit name "Pahtumawas" Indians The Great Spirit of the Lenape Indians
God name "Pai Chung" China Agriculture God. China
God name "Pai Yu" China God of the guitar. China
Deity name "Paiawon" Greek A military Deity(god) at Knossos.
Angel name "Paico" Enochian A minor Angel. Enochian
Goddess name "Paimon" Greek Goetic Goddess of Magic.
Goddess name "Paiowa Yana Piaute" Greek Goddess of the Evening star, she and her daughter created the first people USA
"Paiowa/ Yana Piaute" W USA She & her daughter created the first people
Goddess name "Pairikas" Persia Goddesses of drought. Persia
God name "Paiva" Finnish Sun God. Finnish
Goddess name "Paivatar" Finnish Goddess of summer. Finnish
God name "Pajainen" Finnish A God, the deity that killed the great bull in the legends of Finland
Goddess name "Pajau Yan" Cambodian Goddess of health and healing who was sent to live in the moon, where she provides flowers to the newly dead to ease their transition as they move into the underworld. Cambodian
God name "Pajonn" Finland God of thunder known as the one who dwells in the heaven. Finland
God name "Pak Tai" China Astral God of war China/Taoist
God name "Pak Tai/ Hsuan T'ien/ Shang Ti" Chinese/ Taoist An astral God of war
God name "Paka'a" Hawaii God of the wind and the inventor of the sail. Hawaii
"Pakbangha" Indonesia Pakbangha The supreme being of the Chawte. Indonesia
Goddess name "Pakhet" Egypt Bast and Sekhmet were similar feline war gods, one for Upper Egypt and the other for Lower Egypt. Where the two groups met, at Beni Hasan, the similarity of the Goddesses lead to a new merged form known as Pakhet.
God name "Pakrokitat" California Creator God who made people with a face at the front and back of their heads. After a hissy fit, he decended to the middle of the earth. The Serrano Indians, California
"Palaemon" Greek Signifies the wrestler, as in the surname of Heracles in Lycophron but it also occurs as a proper name of several mythical personages.
God name "Palaniyantavan" Hindu/ Dravidian/ Tamil A local God
God name "Pale Fox aka Ogo" Dogon Pale Fox aka Ogo. Trickster God of the Dogon people.
God name "Palemon" Greek/ Roman A human that suffered apotheosis & became a minor sea God
Deity name "Pales" Roman A Deity(god) of shepherds, flocks and livestock. Roman
Goddess name "Pali Kongju" Korea Goddess of healing who rescues souls from the clutches of brutal guards of Hell. Korea
God name "Palici" Greek Twin Gods, originating in Sicily. They were sometimes said to have been the sons of Zeus by Thaleia the daughter of Hephaestus, sometimes the sons of Zeus by Aetna. While she was pregnant with the twins, Thaleia, fearing Hera's jealousy hid in the earth and when the time came the twin boys emerged from the ground, which explains their name 'the Returners'. Greek
"Pallas" Greek A name of Minerva, sometimes called Pallas Minerva. According to fable, Pallas was one of the Titans, of giant size, killed by Minerva, who flayed him, and used his skin for armour; whence she was called Pallas Minerva. More likely the word Pallas is from pallo, to brandish; and the compound means Minerva who brandishes the spear. Greek
Goddess name "Pallas" Greek Surname of Athena. In Homer this name always appears united with the name Athena, but in later writers we also find Pallas alone instead of Athena. Plato derives the surname from "to brandish", in reference to the Goddess brandishing the spear or aegis, whereas Apollodorus derives it from the giant Pallas, who was slain by Athena. But it is more probable that Pallas is the same word as virgin or maiden. Another female Pallas, described as a daughter of Triton, is mentioned under palladium. Greek
"Pallene" Greek 1. A daughter of Sithon, from whom the town of Pallene in the peninsula of the same name was said to have derived its name.
God name "Pallian" Australia God Australia
"Pamphyle" Greek A sorceress who converted herself into an owl (Apuleius). There was another Pamphyle, the daughter of Apollo, who first taught women to embroider with silk.
"Pamulak" Philippines The creator of the universe, of vegetation and of man. The Bagobo, Philippines
God name "Pan" Greek The great God of flocks and shepherds among the Greeks; his name is probably connected with the verb pasco, so that his name and character are perfectly in accordance with each other. Greek
God name "Pan-Gu" Chinese The Chinese creator God who was born from the Cosmic Egg.
God name "Pan/ Consentes" Greek/ Roman A God of flocks, herds & of shepherds
"Pana" Inuit She cares for the souls of the dead
King name "Pana-ewa" Islands Had many bodies. He attacked Hiiaka in his fog body, Kino-ohu, and threw around her his twisting fog-arms, chilling her and choKing her and blinding her. He wrapped her in the severe cold mantle of heavy mists. Pacific Islands
Goddess name "Panacea" Greek Goddess of health and cures. She was a daughter of the medicine-god Asclepius. Greek
Deities name "Panao" Afghanistan Creator god, also generic title for Deities controlling the natural world, they lived in the mountains. Afghanistan
"Pancabrahma" Hindu this is the collective name for the five aspects of Siva
God name "Pancamukha-Patradeva" Buddhist God, a beggar Buddhist
"Pancratis" Greek A daughter of Aloeus and Iphimedeia, in the Phthiotian Achaia. Once when Thracian pirates, under Butes, invaded that district, they carried off from Mount Drius the women who were solemnizing a festival of Dionysus. Among them was Iphimedeia and her daughter Pancratis. Greek
"Pandara" Buddhist The Shakti of Amitabha, and a feminine bodhisattva. Buddhist
"Pandora" Greek I. e. the giver of all, or endowed with every thing, is the name of the first woman on earth and she plays an important role in numerous versions of the Greek creation myths. Her name means 'all gifts' and reflects her story. Greek
"Pandora's Box" Greek A present which seems valuable, but which is in reality a curse; as when Midas was permitted, according to his request, to turn whatever he touched into gold, and found his very food became gold, and therefore uneatable. Prometheus made an image and stole fire from heaven to endow it with life. In revenge, Jupiter told Vulcan to make a female statue, and gave her a box which she was to present to the man who married her. Prometheus distrusted Jove and his gifts, but Epimetheus, his brother, married the beautiful Pandora, and received the box. Immediately the bridegroom opened the box all the evils that flesh is heir to flew forth, and have ever since continued to afflict the world. The last thing that flew from the box was Hope. Greek
"Pandrosos" Greek I. e. "refreshing," was a daughter of Cecrops and Agraulos, and a sister of Erysichthon, Herse, and Aglauros. Greek