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List of Gods
NameOriginDescription
Biame Australia The "Great One," or creator. Australia
Bias Greek Son of Amythaon, and brother of the seer Melampus. He married Pero, daughter of Neleus, whom her father had refused to give to any one unless he brought him the oxen of Iphiclus. Greek
Biasd na Srogaig Celtic A mythical animal that had one horn on its forehead and dwelt in lochs. Celtic. Isle of Skye
Bibi Gypsy A goddess of healing & cholera
Bibi the Child-Strangler Bibi Sometimes affectionately known as "Aunty Bibi," is a Romany witch-goddess. Bibi is an old crone who either wears torn black garments or is entirely naked. Like the Romanian goddess Dschuma, Bibi is disease incarnate, particularly cholera. She is referred to as "the child-strangler" because it is believed that disease often effects children, who are young and weak.
Biblys Greek Fell in love with her brother and when he refused her love, she turned into a constantly. flowing fountain. Greek
Biddy Mannion Ireland Goddess of midwives. Ireland
Bidhata Purusha Hindu A god of fate and the Hindu equivalent of the Fates and the Norns. He writes the child’s future life on its forehead, on the sixth day after its birth.
Bidhgoe Celtic Female of Illusion, Goddess of love and of sexuality Celtic
Biersel German A Kobold who lives in the cellar, drinks beer and cleans the jugs and bottles. German Torgau District
Biffant France A little-known demon, chief of a legion who was said to have entered the body of Denise de la Caille and who was obliged to sign with his claws the proces verbal of exorcisms. France
Bifrons Unk Demon of astronomy, geometry, and other such sciences, planetary influences. He often takes the form of a man. He is acquainted with the virtues of herbs, precious stones and plants. He can transport corpses from one place to another. It is he who lights the strange corpse lights above the tombs of the dead. Unk
Bifrost Norse [To tremble; the trembling way]. The rainbow. Norse
Bikeh Hozho Navaho The personification of speech. Navaho
Bila Australia Cannibal sun goddess. She provided light for the world by cooking her victims over a giant flame. Australia
Bile Celtic God of Hell. Celtic
Bileth Hebrew One of the 72 Spirits of Solomon. Hebrew
Biliku N Amerian Goddess of weavery, storytelling, arts and crafts Native American
Bilskirnir aka Bilskirner Norse The heavenly abode of Thor, from the flashing of light in the lightning. Norse
Bilwis Teutonic A maleficent spirit who was active on Walpurgis Night and wrought havoc to the crops. Teutonic
Binky Discworld The horse ridden by Death. Discworld
Bintang Borneo A goddess of love
Binzuru-Sonja Japan One of the pupils of Buddha, the first of the Sixteen Rakan. Rakan with grey hair and long eyebrows. Originally he was a retainer of the king, Uuten. He became a priest and attained miracle power by performing Arakan’s vow. It is said that he was praised by Shaka for he used the miracle power for the world and that he didn't enter Nirvana and made efforts cultivating ordinary people. He was worshipped on the above in Theravada Buddhism, however, many are worshipped in restaurants in China. He is enshrined in front of a temple in Japan. It is believed that stroking him eliminates distresses. Japan
Bir India A very malignant village demon. India
Birdu Babylon/Akkadia Minor underworld god. Babylon/Akkadia
Bisal Mariamna India Shakti of Sunlight in Mysore. Symbolized by a brass pot full of water called the Kunna-Kannadi or 'eye mirror'. India
Bisam India Goddess of health and diseases. India
Bishamon Japan One of the seven gods of luck and the Buddhist patron of warriors. Japan
Bishamon-Ten/ Bishamontenno/ Tiamontennu Japan A god of wealth & protector of human life that chases demons
Biston Greek A son of Ares. Bistonians The Thracians; so called from Biston, son of Mars, who built Bistonia on the Lake Bistonis. Greek
Bitol Mayan A sky god and one of the creator deities who participated in the last two attempts at creating humanity. Mayan
Bitru aka Sytry Greek Great Prince of Hell who appears in the form of a leopard with the wings of a griffon.
Black Angels Islamic A name used for the fallen angels and are generally considered demons. Islamic
Bladud Welsh God of the sun Welsh
Blathnat Welsh Maiden form of the triple goddess Ireland/Welsh
Bleidablik [vast splendour] Scandinavian The abode of Baldur, the Scandinavian Apollo.
Blemmyae Greek A race of people described by Pliny, they are headless and have their eyes and mouths in their breasts.
Blemys Indian Along with Orontes, and Oruandes, was a chief of the Deriades who fought against Dionysus in the Indian War.
Blid Norse Goddess of happiness. Norse
Blinded Angel Catholic The devil Satan. According to Pope John Paul II the devil exists in perpetual darkness because he has blinded himself to the light and beauty of God. Catholic
Blisargon Hebrew The Grand Enticer of Thieves, he eventually leads all of his followers to destruction. Unk
Blud Wendish A Will-o’-the-wisp and is the soul of an unbaptized child. Wendish
Blue Goblin Carnarvonshire A malevolent demon in Carnarvonshire.
Blue Men Scotland "The fallen angels were driven out of Paradise in three divisions, one became the Fairies of the land, one the Blue Men in the sea and one the Nimble Men . . . or Merry Dancers of the sky." Campbell. Superstitions of Scotland.
Blue Men of the Minch Islands Blue Men of the Minch, fallen angels who dwell in the strait between Long Island and the Shiant Islands and responsible for sudden thunderstorms and shipwrecks.
Bmola Abenaki Bird spirit. Abenaki
Bo Benin God of the Ewe people in Benin. He was a protector of warriors.
Bo Dhu Ireland Black cow goddess. Ireland
Bo Find Ireland White cow goddess. Ireland
Bo Hsian China/Taoist God. China/Taoist
Bo Ruadh Ireland Goddess who helped bring fertility to barren. Ireland
Boaliri Australia The younger of the two sister goddesses that created life. The other was Waimariwi. Australia
Boamiel Jewish An angel with authority over the four divisions of heaven. Jewish
Boann Ireland Goddess of fertility and the river Boyne. Ireland
Boann/ Boannan Boyne Irish A goddess of fertility & the river Boyne
Bochica Chibcha Supreme sun god and a god of law Chibcha
Bod Indian The divinity invoked by Indian women who desire fecundity. Children born after an invocation to Bod must be redeemed, or else serve in the temple of the goddess. Indian
Bodachs Scotland Malicious house spirits of the Scottish Highlands in the form of a shriveled old man who lives up the chimney in the daytime and comes out at night to punish naughty children. Scotland
Bodn Norse One of the three vessels in which the poetical mead was kept. Hence poetry is called the wave of the bodn. Norse
Bodua Celtic Goddess of war Celtic
Boel Zohar The angel with the keys to the Garden of Eden. He's also in charge of Saturn. Zohar
Boeotus Greek A son of Poseidon or Itonus and Arne (Antiope or Melanippe), and brother of Aeolus. He was the ancestral hero of the Boeotians, who derived their name from him. Greek
Bogan aka Bauchan Celtic A type of Hobgoblin. Celtic
Bogeyman Scotland Boogyman, or bogyman, is a legendary ghost-like monster often believed in by children. The bogeyman has no specific appearance. The term bogeyman is also used metaphorically to mean a person or thing of which someone else has an irrational fear.
Boggart Scotland A local hobgoblin or spirit. Scotland
Bogie or Bogle Scotish A bugbear (Scotish form of bug).
Bogles Scotland A form of Goblin with a very nasty temperament.
Boibhniu Celtic Blacksmith god Celtic
Bokwus Kwakiutl Fearsome spirit in the great North Western American forests. Kwakiutl
Bolay or Boley Indian The giant which conquered heaven, earth, and the inferno. Indian
Bolbe Greek An extremely beautiful Lake Goddess, the daughter of Oceanus and Tethys. Bolbe's offspring was Limnades who are Nymphs living in fresh water lakes. Greek
Boldogasszony Hungary Virgin goddess who protected mothers and children. Hungary
Bolon Ti Ku Mayan Collective name for the the nine underworld gods who are not well defined Mayan
Bolon tza cab Maya Ruling God of All. Maya
Bolontiku Maya A group of underworld gods. Maya
Bolthorn Norse A giant, father of Bestla, Odin's mother. Norse
Bolverkr aka Bolverk Norse [Working terrible things]. An assumed name of Odin, when he went to get Suttung's mead. Norse
Bomazi Congo Ancestral deity of the Bushongo and other peoples of the Congo.
Bombat KaMayann Hindu Local deceased goddess. Hindu
Bombat Kamayan Hindu A local deceased goddess
Bomo Rambi Zimbabwe Goddess of the moon. Zimbabwe
Bomo Rambi/ Bomu Rambi Zimbabwe A moon goddess
Bomong Minyong Goddess of war. Minyong
Bona Dea Roman A Roman divinity, who is described as the sister, wife, or daughter of Faunus, and was herself called Fauna, Fatua, or Oma, worshipped at Rome from the earliest times as a chaste and prophetic divinity; and her worship was so exclusively confined to women.
Bona Dea/ Fauna Roman A goddess of fertility, great prophecy, the dispenser of healing herbs & rather prim & chaste
Bonchor Tunisia God thought to be the creator deity Tunisia
Boon-givers India Favourers, finders of light, and Heaven, with gracious love accept my songs, my prayer, my hymn. The Rig-Veda
Boora Pennu Khondi India God of light who created the goddess of the earth and they made the other great gods India
Bootes Greek Inventor of the plough. At his death he, his plough, and the two oxen yoked to it, were taken into the heavens as the constellation. Greek.
Borak Arab Borak or Al Borak (the lightning). The animal brought by Gabriel to carry Mahomet to the seventh heaven. It had the face of a man, but the cheeks of a horse; its eyes were like jacinths, but brilliant as the stars; it had the wings of an eagle, spoke with the voice of a man, and glittered all over with radiant light. This creature was received into Paradise.
Boraspati ni Tano Batak Earth spirit Batak
Boreas Greek Bopeas, or Bopas), the North wind, was, according to Hesiod (Theogony 379), a son of Astraeus and Eos, and brother of Hesperus, Zephyrus, and Notus. He dwelt in a cave of mount Haemus in Thrace. Greek
Borghild Norse Goddess of the moon norse
Bormanus Briton God of hot springs Celtic/Briton
Bormonia Roman Yet another goddess of healing. Roman
Bormus Greek A son of Upius, abducted by nymphs. Greek
Borr / Bor Norse Borr aka Bor [burr, a son; Scotch bairn]. A son of Bure and father of Odin, Vile and Ve. Norse
Borvo British/Gaul God of hot springs equated with Apollo and has similarities to the goddess Sirona, who was also a healing deity associated with mineral springs. British/Gaul
Borvo/ Bromo/ Bormanus/ Gramnnos/ Belenos/ Toutiorix Britain/ Gaul The god of hot springs who replaced his mother Sirona
Borysthenes Arab The Scythian river god of Borysthenes, now called the Dneiper.
Bossum African One of the two chief deities of the Gold Coast, the other being Demonio. Bossum, the principle of good, is said to be white; and Demonio, the principle of evil, black. African
Botis Hebrew A horrid viper, but when commanded, assumes a human shape, with large teeth and horns. He bears a sharp sword in his hand, discerns past, present and future, and reconciles friends and foes. One of the three demons in the service of Agaliarept. Hebrew
Bottomless Pit Hebrew The abyss, often referred to as hell. The angel in charge is called Abaddon or Appolyon. He has a key that can bind Satan for a thousand years. Hebrew
Bouders or Boudons Indian A tribe of giants and evil genii, the guard of Shiva. Indian
Bower of Bliss France A Wandering Island, the enchanted residence of Acrasia, destroyed by Sir Guyon. France
Bozaloshtsh Wendish A messenger of death who cries like a child outside a house where someone is about to die. Wendish
Brag srin mo Tibet Goddess of fertility and an ancestral goddess Tibet
Bragi Norse God of eloquence and wisdom. Norse
Bragi aka Brage Norse The god of poetry. A son of Odin. He is the best of skalds. Norse
Brags England Mischievous Goblins that can take the form of a cow with a white flag around its neck, an ass, or a naked man flapping a white sheet, a chanting girl, or a giant, white singing cat. England
Brahani Hindu Mother goddess Hindu/Puranic/Epic
Brahma Hindu Supreme god and creator of the cosmos. Hindu
Brahma Hindu Creator god, part of the main hindu trinity, the other two being Vishnu and Shiva. Brahma is the unmoved, uncaused first cause, and he created everything. Hindu
Brahmadaityas Hindu Benign ghosts of Brahmin priests with four faces and four hands. They guard their master against Shiva the destroyer.
Brahman Hindu The one and only (formless) supreme aspect of God. The Universe in Potential Static Energy. Hindu
Brahmins Hindu Their "tri-murti" is a three-headed deity, representing Brahma (as creator), Vishnu (as preserver), and Siva (as destroyer).
Branab Llyr Celtic He is a god of the dead & can restore him is to life
Brangwaine Welsh Goddess of love. Welsh
Branwen Ireland/Welsh/Manx Venus of the Northern Seas and a goddess of love. Ireland/Welsh/Manx
Branwen/ Branwyn Irish/ Manx/ Wales The Venus of the Northern Seas & a goddess of love
Brap Enochian A minor angel, skilled at locating precious metals. Enochian
Brcn Enochian A minor angel. Enochian
Breasal Welsh/Cornwall A legendary High King of Ireland of the 2nd or 3rd century BCE. Welsh/Cornwall
Breath-of-the-Wind Iroquoi A spirit of the air and child of Ataensic. Iroquoi
Breidablik Norse [Literally to gleam, twinkle]. Balder's dwelling. Norse
Breksta Lithuania A goddess of twilight. Lithuania
Brekyirihunuade Akan Brekyirihunuade is the highest god in the religion of the Akan people, "he who knows and sees everything".
Brenos Celtic God of war. Celtic
Bres Maclatha Ireland Vegetation god. Ireland
Brhaspati Hindu Astral god personifying Jupiter Hindu/Puranic/Epic
Briant Britain Goddess of the river which holds her name. Britain
Briap Enochian An alternative name for the angel Brap. Enochian
Briareos Greek A giant with fifty heads and a hundred hands. Homer says the gods called him Briareos
Briareus Greek Also called Aegaeon, a son of Uranus by Gaea. Aegaeon and his brothers Gyges and Cottus are known under the name of the Uranids (Theogony of Hesiod 502), and are described as huge monsters with a hundred arms and fifty heads. (Apollodorus i. Theogony of Hesiod 149) Greek
Brigantia British A goddess in Britain and Europe. She was the tutelary goddess of the Brigantes in northern Britain (modern Yorkshire) and of the Brigantes on Lake Constance in Austria. British
Brigantia Celtic Goddess of the seasons, doctors smiths, poets, and women in childbirth Pan-Celtic
Brigantia/ Bridget/ Brigit Pan-Celtic The goddess of the seasons, doctors smiths, poets, & women in childbirth
Brigantis Celtic Goddess of the moon Celtic
Brighid Celtic A goddess of education, healing, sore eyes
Brighid Celtic Goddess of education, healing, sore eyes Celtic
Brighid Gaelic Goddess of metal working Gaelic
Brigit Irish A fertility goddess
Brigit aka Brigid Ireland Brighit, Bridget ("exalted one") was the daughter of Dagda and wife of Bres of the Fomorians. She had two sisters, also named Brighid, and is considered a classic Celtic Triple Goddess. Ireland
Brihaspati India God of incantation and ritual India
Brimo Greek The angry or the terrifying, occurs as a surname of several divinities, such as Hecate or Persephone (Argonautica), Demeter, and Cybele. Greek
Brisaya Greek Goddess of the dawn and the violet light of morning Greek
Briseis Greek A patronymic from Briseus, and the name of Hippodameia, the daughter of Briseus of Lyrnessus, who fell into the hands of Achilles, and about whom the quarrel arose between Achilles and Agamemnon. Greek
Brisingamen Scandinavian Freyja's necklace made by the fairies. Freyja left her husband Odin in order to obtain this necklace; and Odin deserted her because her love was changed into vanity. It is not possible to love Brisingamen and Odin too, for no one can serve two masters.
Britannia British Genia Lord of British British
Britomartis Greek Appears to have originally been a Cretan divinity of hunters and fishermen. Her name is usually derived from sweet or blessing, and a maiden, so that the name would mean, the sweet or blessing maiden. Greek
Brizo Greek A prophetic goddess of the island of Delos, who sent dreams and revealed their meaning to man. Her name is connected to falling asleep. Greek
Brollachans Scottish Scottish fairies that help with housework. When frightened they may bleat like a goat.
Brome Greek Another nymph who was a nurse for Dionysus
Brome aka Bromie Greek One of the nymphs who brought up Dionysus on mount Nysa. Greek
Bronach Ireland Goddess linked to forgotten Samhain rituals Ireland
Brono Norse God of light norse
Brontes Greek A blacksmith personified, one of the Cyclops. The name signifies Thunder. Greek
Brown Man Of The Muirs Scotland Brown Man Of The Muirs, the protector of wild animals. Scotland
Brownie Scotland A domestic fairy; the servants friend if well treated. Scotland
Brownies Scotland House spirits of Scotland doing the housework, guiding cows back to the farmyard and ushering their hens back to their roosts.
Brycea Greek Brycea wife of Pandion.
Buadza Ghana God of the wind. Ghana
Buadza Gan Ghana A god of the wind
Bubak Bohemian A Bohemian bogeyman used to frighten children.
Bubastis Egypt A daughter of Osiris and Isis, and sister of Horus (Apollo). Her mother, Isis, entrusted Bubastis and Horns to Buto, to protect them from Typhon. Egypt
Bubilas Lithuania A household god of bees. Later hypothetical reconstructions say that people sacrificed honey for Bubilas. People believed that doing so would make bees swarm better. Bubilas is the husband of Austeja. Lithuania
Bubilas Lithuanian A household god of bees. Later hypothetical reconstructions say that people sacrificed honey for Bubilas. People believed that doing so would make bees swarm better. Bubilas is the husband of Austeja. Lithuanian
Bucca Cornwall A goblin of the wind, supposed by the ancient inhabitants of Cornwall to foretell shipwrecks.
Bucentaur Venetian Half-man and half-ox. The Venetian state-galley employed by the Doge when he went on Ascension Day to wed the Adriatic was so called
Bucolion Greek A son of Laomedon and the nymph Calybe, who had several sons by Abarbarea
Buddha India He was deified after his death
Buddhaalocana Buddhist Goddess and female Buddha Buddhist/Shingon
Buddhabodhiprabhavasita Buddhist "Born to be Englightened". Minor goddess Buddhist
Buddhakapala Buddhist/ Mahayana A god
Budha Hindu/ Vedic/ Epic/ Puranic/ Buddhist An astral god
Budhi Pallien India A fearsome goddess of forests and jungles, who roams northern India in the form of a tiger. India
Budhi Pallien Indian Assamese Forest Goddess, appears as a tiger prowling through the jungle. Indian
Buer Unk A demon of the second order and has the form of a star, though sometimes depicted with the head of a lion and the feet of a goat. He appears when the Sun is in Sagittarius. Unk
Bug or Bugbear Welsh Any imaginary thing that frightens a person. Welsh
Buga Siberia/Tungus The supreme god and represents the entire universe. Siberia/Tungus
Bugaboo Italian A monster, or goblin, introduced into the tales of the old Italian romancers.
Bugady Musun Siberian Revered by many Siberian peoples. Bugady Musun was the patron of wildlife and the guardian of animals.
Bugarik Assam / Garos A lovely river siren with the body and arms of a woman, but no legs. Her head floats on the current and she will kill anyone she catches.
Bugarit British The spirit found on building sites and invoked as the cause of minor accidents. British
Bugid Y Alba Haiti God of war Haiti/Puerto Rico
Buk Neur/ Sudan The goddess of rivers & streams
Buk Neur Sudan Goddess of rivers and streams Sudan
Buku Africa God/goddess of the sky Africa(west)
Bulaing Karadjeri Australia Goddess Australia
Bulan Indonesia Goddess of the moon Indonesia/Malaysia
Bulane Mozambique God of water Mozambique
Bulderbasse Danish A Poltergeist. Danish
Bulis Greek Bulis metamorphosed into a drake; and his son, Egypios, into a vulture. Greek
Bulla Roman An amulet worn, by Roman children, intended to ward off ghostly anger.
Bullkater German A field-spirit resembling a tom-cat. German
Buluc Chabtan Mayan Sometimes referred to as "God F," he was a war god who received human sacrifices. Mayan
Buluga Andaman Islands A god
Bumann German A bogeyman of an undefined nature. German
Bumba Bantu/ Africa A god of fire
Bumba Bantu Africa God of fire. Africa