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List of Gods   : "Afghanistan"

NameOriginDescription
Goddess name "Arom" Kafir / Afghanistan A minor goddess contracts
God name "Arom" Kafir / Afghanistan Minor god of contractual agreements. Arom appears to have been significant only to a tribe known as the Kam in the southern Hindukush. He was honored by sacrifice of a male goat on the occasion of a peace treaty, and had seven brothers....
God name "Bagishi" Afghanistan God of flood waters and posterity. Afghanistan
Supreme god name "Bagisht" Kafir / Afghanistan God of flood waters and prosperity. The son of the supreme goddess DISANI, conceived when she was raped from behind by an obscure demonic entity in the shape of a ram who violated her while she was milking cows by a lakeside. Bagisht is said to have been born in the current of the Prasun river whereupon the turbulent waters became smooth-flowing and parted to allow the infant to reach the bank. There seem to have been no elaborate sanctuaries but rather an abundance of simple shrines always placed close to water. The god was celebrated at the main festivals of the Kafir agricultural year and received sacrificial portions of meat. Also Opkulu....
Supreme god name "Dagan" Kafir / Afghanistan A local supreme god that it bears no relation to be Semitic god Dagan
Supreme god name "Dagan (3)" Kafir / Afghanistan Local supreme god. This god bears no relation to the Semitic god Dagan, but is known by several synonyms including Dagon, Doghan and Deogan. He has been identified in several villages in the south of the Kafir region [southern Nuristan]. “Dagan” may be less a proper name than a title of respect....
Goddess name "Disani" Afghanistan Supreme fertility and mother goddess. Afghanistan
God name "Dogumrik" Afghanistan Local warrior and guardian god. Afghanistan
God name "Dogumrik" Kafir / Afghanistan Local guardian and warrior god. Known from the village of Shtiwe in the southeastern Hindukush, Dogumrik is the herdsman to the daughters of the god IMRA and possibly a localized equivalent of the god MON....
God name "Duzhi" Kafir / Afghanistan Local god of uncertain affinities. Known only from an altar stone which was generally erected beside that of the water god BAGISHT. Sacrifice was in the form of a male goat....
God name "Duzi" Kafir / Afghanistan a local god known only from of an altar stone, but he did like male goats as a sacrifice
God name "Gish" Afghanistan God of war Afghanistan
Goddess name "Gish" Kafir / Afghanistan God of war. Known chiefly among the Kati people in the southern Hindukush. Gish seems partly modeled on the Aryan (Vedic) god INDRA (see also INDR). One of the offspring of the creator god IMRA, his mother is named as Utr; she carried him for eighteen months before he wrenched himself from her belly, stitching her up with a needle. His consort is the goddess SANJU. He slaughters with great efficiency but is considered lacking in graces and intellect, emerging in a generally boorish light (see also THOR). His home is a fortress of steel atop a mythical walnut tree propped up by his mother which provides nourishment and strength for his warriors. The Rainbow is a sling with which he carries his quiver. Gish is associated chiefly with the villages of Kamdesh and Shtiwe but has been worshiped throughout the Kafir region with the sacrifice of hornless oxen, particularly prior to combat. A feast was given in his honor if the outcome was successful. Also Giwish....
Goddess name "Gujo" Kafir / Afghanistan Tutelary guardian deity. A god of whom there is nothing other than a passing reference from among the extinct southern Hindukush tribe of Pachags. He may have been a local consort of the messenger goddess Zhiwu....
Demon name "Immat" Kafir / Afghanistan demonic god. A deity to whom sacrifices were addressed in the Ashkun villages of southwestern Kafiristan. Legend has it that Immat carries off twenty virgin daughters every year. A festival includes blood sacrifice and dances by twenty carefully selected young priestesses....
God name "Imra" Kafir / Afghanistan A creator god that is still worshipped today
God name "In r" Kafir / Afghanistan Tutelary and weather god. The brother of GISH and father of DISANI and Pano. Probably derived from the more widely recognized Aryan god INDRA, Indr is known chiefly from the Waigal and Prasun areas of the southern Hindukush. It is generally assumed that he was ousted from major importance by the god IMRA. Indr is also a god of wine who owns substantial vineyards and is associated in south Nuristan with wine rituals (the annals of Alexander the Great suggest that he met with winedrinking “worshipers of DIONYSOSin the Hindukush). In the Ashkun region of southwestern Kafiristan, a famous vineyard near the village of Wamais is sacred to Indr. Also Inder....
God name "Indr" Afghanistan Tutelary and weather god. Afghanistan
Goddess name "Kshumai" Kafir / Afghanistan A beneficent fertility goddess
Goddess name "Kshumai" Kafir / Afghanistan Fertility goddess. A benefi cent goddess appearing in the guise of a goat. Legend has it that either she or her eldest daugh ter is the mother of the god MON. She is said to have given mankind the boon of goats, grapes, other fruit and vegetation in general. She was called upon in times of sickness. She is depicted in wooden statues with prominent long breasts and vulva. Also Kime....
Goddess name "Kshumai Kafir" Afghanistan Beneficent goddess of fertility Afghanistan
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
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....
God name "Maramalik" Kafir / Afghanistan Chthonic underworld god. No details known....
God name "Marmalik" Kafir / Afghanistan A chthonic underworld god
God name "Marmalik Kafir" Afghanistan Chthonic underworld god Afghanistan
God name "Mon" Kafir / Afghanistan / Hindukush A warrior god & hero from prehistoric origins and around today
God name "Mon Kafir" Afghanistan warrior god and hero from prehistoric origins and around today Afghanistan / Hindukush
God name "Munjem Malik" Kafir / Afghanistan Chthonic or earth god. He appears as a rival and possible predecessor of the god IMRA, but one whose realm is in the earth rather than the sky. Imra controls mountains and high pastures. Munjem Malik rules the earth of the valleys. He presides over the council of gods. His main sanctuary was at Arte in the Parun valley where a large boulder represented his head....
God name "Munjen Malik" Kafir / Afghanistan A chthonic earth god
Goddess name "Nirmali" Kafir / Afghanistan Birth goddess. Goddess of the childbirth but usually separated from the rest of the village. She is invoked by women during labor or menstruation. Her sacred animal is the ram. There is an argument that she is, in fact, a manifestation of the goddess Disani rather than a distinct deity. Also Shuwe....
Goddess name "Nirmali/ Shuwi" Kafir / Afghanistan A goddess of childbirth
God name "Nong" Afghanistan God of Winter and cold weather who lives in a glacier, he does not like women Afghanistan
God name "Nong" Kafir / Afghanistan God of Winter and cold weather. Nong lives in a glacier. He cracks the ice and is seen in the melt water. He is perceived as a misogynist and depicted in a wooden effigy, though whether in human form is unclear. His cult center seems to have been the village of Zumu in the southern Hindukush. Also Zuzum....
God name "Nong/ Zuzum" Kafir / Afghanistan The god of Winter & cold weather that lives in a glacier, he does not like women
Deities name "Panao" Afghanistan Creator god, also generic title for deities controlling the natural world, they lived in the mountains. Afghanistan
Deities name "Panao" Kafir / Afghanistan Creator god. Local deity worshiped in Ashkun villages in southwestern Kafiristan. Also a generic title for deities controlling the natural world and said to live in the mountains. These include Lutkari Panao (fertility), Saramun Panao (health), Plossa Panao (rain and good health), Passamun Panao (rain and good health), Indermun Panao (fruit and wine), and Malek Panao (nut trees). These gods were generally worshiped in sacred open spaces where their wooden images were regularly drenched with blood sacrifices....
God name "Paneu" Afghanistan Seven Divine brother gods. Kafir, Afghanistan
Supreme god name "Paneu" Kafir / Afghanistan A collective term for seven gods. The Divine brothers are cast as the hunters and henchmen of the supreme goddess DISANI. Each is equipped with a golden bow and quiver. They are generally portrayed as merciless and malignant forces. Also Paradik, Purron....
Goddess name "Poloknalai" Kafir / Afghanistan A goddess of animals
Goddess name "Poloknalai Kafir" Afghanistan Goddess of animals Afghanistan
Goddess name "Poluknalai" Kafir / Afghanistan Goddess of animals. Locally revered, with the goddess DISANI, among Askun villages in the southwest of Kafiristan....
Deity name "Prakde" Kafir / Afghanistan A local deity
Deity name "Prakde (parade)" Kafir / Afghanistan Local deity. Known from Ashkun villages in southwestern Kafiristan and perhaps one of the seven Divine PANAO or Paradik brothers....
Deity name "Prakde Kafir" Afghanistan Local deity Afghanistan
Goddess name "Sanju" Kafir / Afghanistan A harvest goddess
Goddess name "Sanju" Kafir / Afghanistan Harvest goddess. A littlereported deity, the consort of the war god GISH and daughter of SANU. She controls the harvesting, threshing and winnowing of grain and the safe storage of wheat and butter. She carries a golden winnow and is either depicted in human form or as a goat. Her cult is known chiefly from the village of Pronz in the southern Hindukush where she enjoyed an important sanctuary with stone seats around the icon, part of which reportedly still exists. Wooden statues depict her in human form, nude to the waist. Alternatively, she is perceived as a bird that acts as a messenger. The blood of sacrificial animals was poured over the figure. Also Sulmech; SANU....
Goddess name "Sanju Kafir" Afghanistan Harvest goddess Afghanistan
God name "Sanu" Kafir / Afghanistan A god
Goddess name "Sanu" Kafir / Afghanistan God of obscure affinities. The father of the goddess SANJU and an adversary of the war god GISH. Described as a “Muslim,” so perhaps of foreign import. Also Sanru....
God name "Sanu Kafir" Afghanistan God Afghanistan
God name "Shomde" Afghanistan Local creator god of the Hindu Kush, Afghanistan
God name "Shomde" Kafir / Afghanistan Creator god of localized observance. Known from various villages in the southern Hindukush. Shomde is regarded either as equating or senior to the more generally recognized god IMRA. According to observers he provides gold, silver and silk as well as butter, cheese, cream and flour. The main sanctuary was probably at the village of Dewa and in various wooden sculptures Shomde is depicted in human form. Also Wushum; Usum....
God name "Sudrem" Afghanistan weather god created from the breath of the god Imra. Afghanistan
Supreme god name "Sudrem" Kafir / Afghanistan weather god. Little is known of this deity. He was created from the breath of the supreme god IMRA. Alternatively he sprang from a juniper branch. His wife is the goddess NangiWutr and he is the father of the major fertility goddess DISANI. He is depicted as a great golden buck with horns reaching to the sky. As a deity specifically concerned with Rain, he lives in a sacred lake, Sudrem Sur, at which all wild animals must drink once to survive. Also Sujum; Sudaram; Sataram....
Goddess name "Zhiwud" Kafir / Afghanistan Messenger goddess. A deity connected and possibly syncretizing with the goddess DISANI but who, according to legend, carried vital messages to the heroic god MON during a primordial battle between gods and giants. Mon lives by a lake surrounded by fire, and the goddess's wings (a solitary inference that she can appear in the form of a bird) are scorched in the process until Mon heals them. In some variations Mon lives in the form of a bull which breathes fire. Also Zhuwut....