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List of Gods
NameOriginDescription
Umaj Bulgarian Proto-Bulgarian goddess of fertility.
Umaj Yakut Goddess of midwives, fertility, and birth. Yakut
Umashii-Ashi -Kabi-Hiko-Ji-No-Kami Japan/ Shinto A creator being formed from the reeds floating on the primordial waters
Umbanda Afro-Brazilian Afro-Brazilian religion that blends African traditions with Roman Catholicism,
Umlimo Africa The creator deity of the Amantebele (Zulu). South Africa
Umlungu Africa The invisible supreme being of the Lake Nyasi region. East Africa
Umubumbi Uganda The aspect of God as the creator, "the potter." The Gisu, Uganda
Umusemyi Burundi A creator god of the Barundi. Burundi
Umvelatanqi Africa Ukqamata. The supreme being of the Amakxosa. South Africa
Umvelinkwangi/ Umvelinqangi Zulu/ S Africa The sky god
Umvelinqangi Zulu The Sky God who has a voice like thunder and is known to send down lightning bolts. He descended from heaven to marry Uthlanga and created the primeval reeds from which Unkulunkulu emerged. Zulu
Una Christian Truth, so called because truth is one. She starts with St. George on his adventure, and being driven by a storm into "Wandering Wood," retires for the night to Hypocrisy's cell. St. George quits the cell, leaving Una behind. In her search for him she is caressed by a lion, who afterwards attends her. She next sleeps in the hut of Superstition, and next morning meets Hypocrisy dressed as St. George. As they journey together Sansloy meets them, exposes Hypocrisy, kills the lion, and carries off Una on his steed to a wild forest. Una fills the air with her shrieks, and is rescued by the fauns and satyrs, who attempt to worship her, but, being restrained, pay adoration to her ass. She is delivered from the satyrs and fauns by Sir Satyrane, and is told by Archimago that St. George is dead, but subsequently hears that he is the captive of Orgoglio. She goes to King Arthur for aid, and the king both slays Orgoglio and rescues the knight. Una, now takes St. George to the house of Holiness, where he is carefully nursed, and then leads him to Eden, where their union is consummated. Spenser: Faerie Queene
Undine Greek The water-nymph, who was created without a soul, like all others of her species. By marrying a mortal she obtained a soul, and with it all the pains and penalties of the human race. Greek
Unelanuhi Cherokee Goddess of the sun who invented hours and minutes. Cherokee
Ungamilia Australia Goddess of the evening star. Australia
Ungud Australia A snake god who is sometimes male and sometimes female. He is associated with rainbows and the fertility and erections of the tribe's shamans. Australia
Uni Etruscan The supreme goddess and the patron goddess of Perugia. Etruscan
Unicorn Europian According to a belief once popular, the unicorn by dipping its horn into a liquid could detect whether or not it contained poison. In the designs for gold and silver plate made for the Emperor Rudolph II. by Ottavio Strada is a cup on which a unicorn stands as if to essay the liquid.
Unk Oglata A female being of magical beauty full of passion but having, in part, an evil nature. Oglala.
Unkulunkulu Zulu The creator god and great ancestral spirit of the Zulu people. Unkulunkulu is believed to have grown on a reed in the mythical swamp of Uhlanga. Zulu
Untombinde Africa "Tall-Maiden". A beautiful maiden who became the goddess of the sea. Africa
Unumbotte Togo Creator god. Bassari, Togo
Unumbotte Bassari Togo A creator god
Unvelingange Africa The uncreated creator god, father of mankind. The Kaffir, South Africa
Unwabu Zulu A chameleon who was sent to humanity to grant them immortality. Unwabu was too slow, leading to the current mortality of humanity. The chameleon's color changes from green to brown because it is mourning Unwabu's sloth. Zulu
Unxia Roman Minor goddess of marriage, concerned with anointing the bridgegroom's door. Roman
Upakesini Buddhist Minor goddess of cultivation accomplished through the merits of generosity. Buddhist
Upayapattivasita Buddhist A minor goddess
Upelluri Hurrian The Hurrian "dreaming god". The gods placed the stone giant Ullikummi on Upelluri's shoulders to form the world. In his slumber, Upelluri was unaware of his burden.
Upes Mate Latvia Mother of rivers, presided over rivers. Latvia
Upius Greek A king of Bithynia whose son, Bormus, a youth of extraordinary beauty, was abducted by nymphs. Greek
Upulero Indonesia The god of heaven, who fertilizes Upunusa, the earth. Indonesia
Upulvan Sri Lanka 'the water-lily colored' One of a group of "four great gods", and each of these four gods was the patron of a certain part of the Island. Sri Lanka
Upunusa Grandmother Earth Indonesia The female principle who was fertilized by Upulero. Indonesia
Urania Greek One of the Muses, a daughter of Zeus by Mnemosyne. (Theogony of Hesiod 78. Fasti by Ovid) The ancient bard Linus is called her son by Apollo and Hymenaeus also is said to have been a son of Urania. Greek
Uranus Greek Also known as Ouranos, the Latin Caelus, a son of Gaea (Theogony of Hesiod 126), but is also called the husband of Gaea, and by her the father of Oceanus, Coeus, Crius, Hyperion, Lapetus, Theia, Rheia, Themis, Mnemosyne, Phoebe, Tethys, Cronos, of the Cyclopes, Brontes, Steropes, Arges, and of the Hecatoncheires Cottus, Briareus and Gyes. (Theogony 133) Greek
Uras Sumeria Urash, a goddess of earth, and one of the consorts of the sky god An. She is the mother of the goddess Nininsinna. Sumeria
Urd Norse A goddess of fate
Urda Scandinavian Verdandi, and Skulda. The three Nornir (Past, Present, and Future) who dwell in a beautiful hall below the ash-tree Yggdrasil'. Their employment is to engrave on a shield the destiny of man. Scandinavian
Urda Urdan Scandinavian Urda or Urdan Fount. The sacred fount of light and heat, situated over the Rainbow Bridge, Bifrost. Scandinavian
Urgan s A mortal born and christened, but stolen by the king of the fairies and brought up in elf-land. He was sent to Lord Richard, the husband of Alice Brand, to lay on him the "curse of the sleepless eye" for killing his wife's brother Ethert. When Lord Richard saw the hideous dwarf he crossed himself, but the elf said, "I fear not sign made with a bloody hand." Then forward stepped Alice and made the sign, and the dwarf said if any woman would sign his brow thrice with a cross he should recover his mortal form. Alice signed him thrice, and the elf became "the fairest knight in all Scotland, in whom she recognised her brother Ethert." Scotland
Urgel Slavic Satan's son who became lord of the Pleiades. Slavic
Urjani Hindu Goddess of physical prowess and strength Hindu
Ursa Major Roman Calisto, daughter of Lycaon, was violated by Jupiter, and Juno changed her into a bear. Jupiter placed her among the stars that she might be more under his protection. Roman
Ursule Haiti Goddess of love Haiti/Vodun
Uru'n Ajy Toyo'n Egyptian "Thou Beautiful Power, thou Beautiful Rudder of the Northern Heaven, Power of Heaven, Opener of the Disk, thou Beautiful Rudder of the Northern Heaven" Egyptian Book of the Dead
Uru'n Ajy Toyo'n/ Ayi' Uru'n Toyoy'n Yakut/ Siberia A creator being that lived in the north east
Ururupuin Micronesia Goddess of flirting, happiness and playfulness. Micronesia
Uruzimu Urartan One of the fiends who seek to cast down the Seven Gates of the Stars. Urartan
Usas Hindu A beneficient goddess who produces daylight and urges men to their works. Hindu
Ushas Sanskrit Sanskrit for "dawn", is a Vedic deity. She is the chief goddess, sometimes imagined as several goddesses, Dawns, exalted in the Rig Veda. She is portrayed as a beautifully adorned, sexually attractive young woman riding in a chariot. She is the daughter of Dyaus "Heaven".
Usins Latavia An astral god that was affiliated with both the morning & evening star, he sidelined with beekeepers & spring until the Christians showed up and then he became St. George
Uslo Siberia Spirit of the mountains, one of the guardians of the natural world Yakut, Siberia
Usnisa Buddhist The deity who can eliminate all evil karmic hindrances and eradicate the suffering of all evil paths." Buddhist
Usnisavijaya Buddhist A goddess of longevity in Buddhism. She wears an image of the Budda Vairocana in her headdress. She is the most popular Budda goddess in Nepal, Tibet, and Mongolia.
Uso Dori Japan Goddess of singing. Japan
Utgard Norse [The out-yard]. The abode of the giant Utgard-Loke. Norse
Utgard-Loke Norse The giant of Utgard visited by Thor. He calls himself Skrymer. Norse
Uthlanga Africa The supreme father and creator god; the source of all beings. The Zulu, South Africa
Utixo Khoi A benevolent deity who lived in the sky, sending rain for the crops, and speaking with thunder. Khoi
Utlunta Cherokee Goddess of physical prowess. Her body has the density of stone and the ground shudders with her awesome weight. Cherokee
Utnapishtim Sumerian Utnapishtim is the wise king of the Sumerian city state of Shuruppak who, along with his wife, survived a great flood sent by Enlil to drown every living thing on Earth. Utnapishtim was secretly warned by the water god Ea of Enlil's planned and constructed a great boat or ark to save himself, his family and representatives of each species of animal.
Uttara Bhadrapada Hindu A goddess of the hunt and one of Shiva's servants. Hindu
Uttara Palguni Hindu Minor goddess of healing and disease. Hindu
Uttarabhadrapada Hindu/ Puranic/ Epic A minor goddess of fortune
Uttarapalguni Hindu/ Puranic/ Epic A minor goddess
Uttarasadha Hindu Minor goddess of fortune revered by seers and poets, by gods and then by men. Hindu
Uttu Sumeria The goddess of weaving and clothing. Sumeria
Utu Sumeria God of the sun and justice who rules the fate of the dead. Sumeria
Uwolowu Togo Creator god who first made a woman on the earth and bore with her the first child, the first human being. Akposso, Togo
Uzume Japan The Great Persuader, and The Heavenly Alarming Female. The goddess who lured out the sun deity, Amaterasu, by dancing naked in a bath. Japan
Va'irgin Chukchee/ E Siberia The supreme being whose name means "I exist"
Vaasa Enochian A minor angel. Enochian
Vac Buddhist A variety of Manjusri
Vac Hindu The personification of the sacred river, the Sarasvati. Hindu
Vac Hindu The goddess of language, writing and writing-systems. She is the matron of mental endeavours and the source of voice. Hindu
Vacuna Sabine A Sabine divinity identical with Victoria, the personification of victory.
Vafthrudner Norse A giant visited by Odin. They try each other in questions and answers. The giant is defeated and forfeits his life. Norse
Vaga s "Sabra, goddess of the Severn, being a prudent, well-conducted maiden, rose with the first streak of morning dawn, and, descending the eastern side of the hill, made choice of the most fertile valleys, whilst as yet her sisters slept. Vaga, goddess of the Wye, rose next, and, making all haste to perform her task, took a shorter course, by which means she joined her sister ere she reached the sea. The goddess Rhea, old Plinlimmon’s pet, woke not till roused by her father’s chiding; but by bounding down the side of the mountain, and selecting the shortest course of all, she managed to reach her destination first. Thus the Cymric proverb, "There is no impossibility to the maiden who hath a fortune to lose or a husband to win."" Welsh
Vagisvara Buddhist Lord of Speech; a form of Manjusri who often received a vision of Tara who solved any problems of understanding he had. Buddhist
Vagitanus Roman this minor god of passage was the guardian of the press first cry at birth
Vahagn Armenia Armenia's national god. Some time in his existence, he formed a "triad" with Aramazd and Anahit. Vahagn fought and conquered dragons, hence his title Vishabakagh, "dragon reaper". He was invoked as a god of courage, later identified with Heracles. He was also a sun-god, rival of Baal-shamin and Mihr.
Vahgan Armenia A god of victory, born from fire & has flames for hair
Vahguru Sikh India The creator god
Vahguru or Waheguru India "The Wonderful Lord", the infinite creator. Sikh, India
Vaimanika Jain/ India The generic title for a group of deities
Vaimanika deities Jain The lunar mansions, and the Daityas the first and lowest rank of the existences caused by Goodness. Jain
Vainamoinen Finnish The central character in the Finnish folklore and the main character in the national epic Kalevala. He was described as an old and wise man, and he possessed a potent, magical voice.
Vairacocha Inca The creator god worshipped by the Huari, the Inca, and the Chavin as a distant relative of their sky god, was portrayed as a fair skinned man with a white beard who wore sandals and a long robe, and carried a staff.
Vairacocha/ Huiracocha/ Viracpocha Inca The creator god
Vairgin Chukchee The sun, moon, stars, and constellations are also known as vairgit; but the sun is a special vairgin, represented as a man clad in a bright garment, driving dogs or reindeer. He descends every evening to his wife, the 'Walking-around-Woman'. The moon is also represented as a man. He is not a vairgin, however, but the son of a kele of the lower worlds. He has a lasso, with which he catches people who look too fixedly at him. Shamans invoke the moon in incantations and spells. Chukchee
Vairgit Chukchee Benevolent supernatural beings. Chukchee
Vairocana Buddhist A Buddha who is the embodiment of Dharmakaya and the universal aspect of the historical Gautama Buddha. In the conception of the Five Wisdom Buddhas, Vairocana is at the center. Buddhist
Vairocana/ Buddhaheruka Buddhist The First & oldest meditation Buddha
Vairotya Jain One of the sixteen Mahavidyas who were accorded the most favoured position after the Jinas in Western India. Jain
Vaisnavi Hindu One of seven mother-goddesses, each of whom is the sakti, or female counterpart, of a god. Hindu
Vaizgantas Lithuanian A god of flax. Lithuanian
Vajardaka Buddhist A fierce and wrathful deity invoked for purifying negative actions. Buddhist
Vajracarcika Buddhist Goddess in charge of wells and springs. Buddhist
Vajradhara Buddhist The ultimate Primordial Buddha, or Adi Buddha, according to the cosmology of Tibetan Buddhism.
Vajradhara Buddhist The ultimate Primordial Buddha. Buddhist
Vajradhatvisvari Buddhist The musicality of being lies in the flowing and streaming of all manifest consciousness. It greases friction, it smoothes communication, it lingers that all may gently wave around it. Buddhist
Vajragandhari (Mahayana Minor goddess. Buddhist
Vajravarahi India "Strength-of-the-Sow" is the goddess of wisdom through experience who drives away evil spirits such as depression. India
Vakarine Lithuanian The evening Venus, who makes the bed for the Sun. Lithuanian
Valaskjalf Norse One of Odin's dwellings. Norse
Vale Norse Is a brother of Balder, who slays Hoder when only one night old. He rules with Vidar after Ragnarok. Vale. Norse
Valetudo Italy Goddess of good health. Italy
Valevalenoa Polynesia God of space and the son of tangaloa-the-explorer-of-lands and the queen of earth. Samoa, Polynesia
Valfather Norse Valfather [Father of the slain]. A name of Odin. Norse
Valgrind Norse A gate of Valhal. Norse
Valholl Norse Valhal, Valhalla [The hall of the slain]. The hall to which Odin invited those slain in battle. Norse
Vali Norse A son of Loke who will survive Ragnarok. Norse
Valkyrie Norse Valkyrie [The chooser of the slain]. A troop of goddesses, handmaidens of Odin. They serve in Valhal, and are sent on Odin's errands. Norse
Valli Hindu The name of prominent Hindu god Murugan's consort, according to Tamil traditions. She is depicted as a the daughter of a tribal chief.
Valtam Norse A fictitious name of Odin's father. Norse
Vamana Hinduism A personality described in the Puranic texts of Hinduism as the Fifth Avatara of Vishnu, and the first incarnation of the Second Age, or Treta yuga. Also he is the first Avatar of Vishnu which appears with a completely human form, though it was that of a dwarf brahmin. He is also sometimes known as Upendra.
Vampire Europe An extortioner. The vampire is a dead man who returns in body and soul from the other world, and wanders about the earth doing mischief to the living. He sucks the blood of persons asleep, and these persons become vampires in turn. Middle Europe
Van plural Vanir Norse Those deities whose abode was in Vanaheim, in contradistinction to the asas, who dwell in Asgard: Njord, Frey and Freyja. The vans waged war with the asas, but were afterwards, by virtue of a treaty, combined and made one with them. The vans were deities of the sea. Norse
Vanaheim Norse The abode of the vans. Norse
Vanapagan Estonian Old Nick, "Old Heathen", the devil depicted as dumb giant farmer. Estonian
Vanatuhi Estonian "Old Empty One", the devil. Estonian
Vanemuine Estonian The god of songs. Estonian
Vanir Nordic/ Icelandic A major group of Norse gods the concerned with peace, prosperity & the fertility of the land
Var Norse Goddess of marriage vows. Norse
Varaha Hindu The third avatar of Vishnu, in the form of a boar, who appeared in order to defeat Hiranyaksha, a demon who had taken the Earth and carried it to the bottom of the cosmic ocean. Hindu
Varahi Hindu The new-moon and the illumination aspects of the mother-goddess. Hindu
Varahmukio Buddhist/ Mayhayana A minor goddess
Varalden-olmai Lapland Queen and mother of the gods, a goddess of virgins and wedding rituals. Lapland
Varali Mahayana Minor moon goddess. Mahayana
Vari Polynesia A self created being of the beginning times. Polynesia
Vari-Ma-Te-Takere Polynesian The primal generator, the female spirit who dwells in darkness at the base of the dark underworld of Avaiki. Polynesian
Vari-ma-te-takere Polynesia The primeval mother who lived in Avaiki, the coconut shell at the begining of the universe. Mangaia, Polynesia
Varuna Hindu A thousand-eyed god who sees all that happens in the world. Hindu
Varuni Hindu Originally the waters of origin, she became the goddess of golden liquor, wine and intoxication. Hindu
Vasa Enochian A minor angel. Enochian
Vasanta India Goddess of spring, learning, music, poetry and disco. North India
Vasantadevi Buddhist/ Tibet A goddess of spring
Vasio Gaelic God of the Vocontii. Gaelic
Vasu[s] Hindu/ India A generic title for the gods/ deities that attend Indra
Vasudeva Hindu Interpreted as 'descendant of Vasudeva', another name for Krishna. Hindu
Vasudhara Buddhist A female Buddha designate
Vasudhara Buddhist The Buddhist bodhisattva of abundance and fertility. She is considered to be the consort of Kuvera, the god of wealth.
Vasudhara Nepal Popular in Nepal, where she is a common household deity. She is one of the Vasus mentioned in the Rig Veda.
Vasumattisri Buddhist/ Mayhayana A minor goddess
Vasus Hindu Attendant deities of Indra, and later Vishnu. They are eight elemental gods representing aspects of nature, representing cosmic natural phenomenon. The name Vasu means 'Dweller' or 'Dwelling'. Hindu
Vasusri Buddhist Minor goddess Buddhist/Mahayana
Vasya-Tara Java The presiding deity of Candi Kalasan. Java
Vata Hindu/Persian God of the wind and a deity with a violent personality. Hindu/Persian
Vayu Buddhist A god of the northwestern quarter
Vayu Vedic Personification of the wind. Vedic
Vayukmara Jain/ India A god
Ve Norse Brother of Odin and Vili. He was one of the three deities who took part in the creation of the world. Norse
Ve'ai Koryak/ S Siberia The feminine vegetation spirit & personification of the grasslands
Ved Ava Russia A personification of the water. Russia
Veden Emo Finnish Goddess of water. Finnish
Vedenemo Finnish "mother of waters", Karelian goddess of water. Finnish
Vedenemo (mother of waters) Finland Karelian goddess of water
Vedma Slavic Goddess on a broomstick who causes storms, keeps the water of life and death, and knows all about herbs. She can appear either young and beautiful or old and ugly. Slavic
Veehaldjas Estonian Spirit of the water, the weaver of a spring. Estonian
Veen Finnish The Water Mother, a spirit believed to rule the waters and their bounty. Finnish
Vegtam Norse A name assumed by Odin. Norse
Veiovis Etruscan Vedius, "little Jupiter" or "the destructive Jupiter," and identified with Pluto. But Veiovis seems to designate an Etruscan divinity of a destructive nature, whose fearful lightnings produced deafness in those who were to be struck by them, even before they were actually hurled. He was represented as a youthful god armed with arrows, and his festival fell before the nones of March.
Veive Etruscan Another name for the Etruscan god Veiovis.
Veja Mate Latvia Goddess of the wind was also responsible for birds and the woodlands. Latvia
Vejopatis Lithuanian The spirit of wind. He is the father of the winds, usually described as a wrathful, inexorable, evil spirit with a beard, wings and two faces. Lithuanian and Prussian
Velaute'mtilan Koryak/ SE Siberia He is a vegetation spirit
Vele Lithuanian Spirits of dead human beings. Lithuanian
Veles Slavic A major Slavic god of earth, waters and the underworld, associated with dragons, cattle, magic, musicians, wealth and trickery. He is also the opponent of thunder-god Perun, and the battle between two of them constitutes one of the most important myths of Slavic mythology.
Veles/ Volos Russia/ Slavic A god of flocks & herds, death & the Underworld
Veliuona Lithuanian A goddess of death. Lithuanian
Vellamo Finland The wife of Ahti, goddess of the sea, lakes and storms. A current image of Vellamo can be seen on the coat of arms of Pдijдnne Tavastia.
Vellamo Finnish Goddess the goddess of the sea, the wife of Ahti, the god of the sea and of fishing. Finnish
Velnias Lithuanian The devil or evil personified. Lithuanian
Velu Mate Latvia Chthonic underworld goddess and the queen of the dead Latvia
Venda Dravidian Creator god, an ancient vegetation deity Dravidian/Tamil
Venilia Roman A Roman divinity connected with the winds (venti) and the sea. Virgil and Ovid describe her as a nymph, a sister of Amata, and the wife of Faunus, by whom she became the mother of Turnus, Jutuma, and Canens. Aeneid x. Metamorphoses by Ovid xiv.)
Venkata Hindu Form of the god of Visnu Hindu/Puranic/Epic
Venti Greek The winds. They appear personified even in the Homeric poems, but at the same time they are conceived as ordinary phenomena of nature. The master and ruler of all the winds is Aeolus, but the other gods also, especially Zeus, exercise a power over them. Greek
Venus Greek The goddess of love among the Romans, and more especially of sensual love. Previously to her identification with the Greek Aphrodite, she was one of the least important divinities in the religion of the Romans, and it is observed by the ancients themselves, that her name was not mentioned in any of the documents relating to the kingly period of Roman history.
Venus Victrix Roman Venus, as goddess of victory, represented on numerous Roman coins.
Venus/ Dion/ Cytherea Roman A goddess of love, beauty, springtime, vineyards
Veor [Defender] Norse A name of Thor. Norse
Verbeia British Goddess of the Wharfe and Avon Rivers. British
Verbti Albania God of fire His name means "blind one". In Albanian folklore he has perfect hearing and an aversion to obscene language and corruption. With Christianization he was reviled as a demon and associated with hell. Albania
Verdandi Norse One of the three norns, along with Urd and Skuld. Her name literally is the present tense of be or "to be" and is commonly translated as "in the making" or "that which is happening/becoming". She is the present moment. Norse
Vere-pas Russia The supreme god, ‘the god who is above’. The Ezra, Russia
Verethragna Persia Iran The god of victory, he is perceived to be present in the wind
Verevctor Roman A minor god of plowing who was associated with the sacrifices to Tellus & Ceres
Veritas Roman The goddess of truth and a daughter of Saturn. Roman
Veronica Christian It is said that a maiden handed her handkerchief to Jesus on His way to Calvary. He wiped the sweat from his brow, returned the handkerchief to the owner, and went on. The handkerchief was found to bear a perfect likeness of the Saviour, and was called Vera-Iconica (true likeness), and the maiden was ever after called St. Veronica. One of these handkerchiefs is preserved at St. Peter's church in Rome, and another in Milan cathedral. Christian
Verplaca Roman Goddess of family harmony. Roman
Verticordia Roman "Changer of the Heart", an attribute of Venus, the goddess who turns the hearts of men. Roman
Vertumnus Roman A minor god of orchards & gardens, likely of of Etruscan origin his festival is beingVertumnalia on August 13th
Vertumnus Roman Is said to have been an Etruscan divinity whose worship was introduced at Rome by an ancient Vulsinian colony. The name signifies "the god who changes or metamorphoses himself." For this reason the Romans connected Vertumnus with all occurrences to which the verb verto applies, such as the change of seasons, purchase and sale, the return of rivers to their proper beds,etc. But in reality the god was connected only with the transformation of plants, and their progress from being in blossom to that of bearing fruit. Roman
Vesna Slavic Goddess of the spring. Slavic
Vesta Roman Was the goddess of the hearth, and therefore inseparably connected with the Penates, for Aeneas was believed to have brought the eternal fire of Vesta from Troy, along with the images of the Penates. The praetors, consuls, and dictators, before entering upon their official functions, sacrificed not only to the Penates, but also to Vesta at Lavinium. (The Aeneid by Virgil. Book II)
Vestal Virgin Greek A nun, a religieuse, properly a maiden dedicated to the service of the goddess Vesta. The duty of these virgins was to keep the fire of the temple always burning, both day and night. They were required to be of spotless chastity. Greek
Vestre Norse The dwarf presiding over the west region. Norse
Vetali Buddhist Goddess of terrifying appearance and the destroyer of Mara. Buddhist