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List of Gods   : "Ama"

Name OriginDescription
Goddess name "AMATERASU-O-MI-KAMI" Shinto / Japan Sun goddess. The central figure of Shintoism and the ancestral deity of the imperial house. One of the daughters of the primordial god IZANAGI and said to be his favorite offspring, she was born from his left eye. She is the sibling of SUSANO-WO, the storm god. According to mythology she and Susano-Wo are obliged to join each other in order to survive....
"Acmonian Wood" Greek The trystplace of unlawful love. It was here that Mars had his assignation with Harmonia, who became the mother of the Amazons.
"Aleria" Egypt One of the Amazons, and the best beloved of the ten wives of Guido the Savage.
Goddess name "Ama" Siberia Goddess of the dark and of the underworld. Siberia
Goddess name "Ama No Uzume" Japan The goddess of dawn and revelry in the Shinto. She famously relates to the tale of the missing Sun deity, Amaterasu. Japan
Goddess name "Ama Terasu" Japan The Sun goddess queen of the universe
God name "Ama-Tsu-Mara" Japan / Shinto The god of smiths
Goddess name "Ama-Tsu-Mara" Shinto / Japan God of smiths. Depicted as a one-eyed ithyphallic god comparable to the Greek Cyclopes. He is strongly instrumental in fashioning the “perfect Divine mirror” with which the Sun goddess, AMATERASU, is lured from her cave. Also Ma-Hiko-Tsu-No-Kami....
Goddess name "Ama-arhus" Akkadian Babylonian and Akkadian fertility goddess
Goddess name "Ama-arhus" Mesopotamian / BabylonianAkkadian Fertility goddess. Mentioned in texts as being among the pantheon at Uruk in Hellenistic times but also found as an earlier manifestation of the god GULA. Also Arad-Ama-arhus, Amat-Ama-arhus....
Goddess name "Ama-arhus/ Arad-Ama-arhus/ Amat-Ama-arhus" Babylonia / Akkadia A fertility goddess
Deities name "Ama-no-Koyane-no-mikoto" Japan / Shinto Is a kami, a male deity of the Japanese religion of Shinto. He is one of the deities of Kasuga Shrine, Nara, Japan and is considered to be an ancestor of the Fujiwara family. Japan / Shinto
God name "Amaethon" Celtic A god of Agriculture
God name "Amaethon" Celtic / Welsh God of Agriculture. A son of DON and brother of GWYDION, he is known from a limited number of Welsh texts and was engaged in a mythical battle against the ARAWN. Associated with ploughing and husbandry. The modern Welsh name for a farmer is amaetbwr....
Deity name "Amaethon / Amathaon" Celtic Amaethon aka Amathaon ‘great ploughman', was a son of Don and an agricultural deity. Celtic
Spirit name "Amagandar" Siberia / Tungus Protective female spirits who protect innocent souls from the curse that belongs anothers. Siberia
Spirit name "Amagandar/ Orokannar" Tungus / Siberia Protective female spirits
"Amaimon" Hebrew One of the chief devils whose dominion is on the north side of the infernal gulf. He might be bound or restrained from doing hurt from the third hour till noon, and from the ninth hour till evening. Hebrew
Spirit name "Amalivaca" Native America A Native American spirit, who had seven daughters. He broke their legs to prevent their running away, and left them to people the Forests.
Nymph name "Amalthea" Greek? A nymph of springs
Goddess name "Amaltheia" Crete The nurse of the infant Zeus after his birth in Crete. The ancients themselves appear to have been as uncertain about the etymology of the name as about the real nature of Amaltheia. Hesychius derives it from the verb to nourish or to enrich, others from firm or hard; and others again from to signify the Divine goat, or the tender goddess. The common derivation is from to milk or suck.
God name "Amanikable" Philippines God of the sea. Philippines
God name "Amano-Iwato" Japanese Means "The cave of the Sun god" of "heavenly rock cave". In Japanese mythology, Susanoo, the Japanese god of the seas, was the one who drove Amaterasu into Ame-no-Iwato. This caused the Sun to hide for a long period of time.
Demon name "Amarum" Equador One of the most formidable demons, he father of witchcraft and appears in the form of a huge water-boa. Quichas
Goddess name "Amasagnul" Babylon / Akkadia Goddess of fertility Babylon / Akkadia
Goddess name "Amasagnul" Mesopotamian / BabylonianAkkadian Fertility goddess. Mentioned in prebend documents from the Hellenistic period at Uruk and thought to be the consort of the god PAPSUKKAL....
Goddess name "Amat-Asherat" Phonecian Minor Goddess of alchemy and conjuration. Banished by El to the desert, where she raised shinx-like creatures with a lion and a human head to fight Baal. Phonecian
King name "Amata" Greek The wife of king Latinus and mother of Lavinia.
Goddess name "Amaterasu" Japan The Sun goddess, grandmother of Jimmu Tenno, the first ruler of Japan.
Goddess name "Amaterasu" Japan / Shinto Sun Goddess, to unite the gods, she is given the highest respect The Great Ise Shrine in the east coast of Japan is dedicated to her. called Amaterasusume Omikami. Japan / Shinto
Goddess name "Amaterasu O-Mi-Kami/ Amaterasu Omikami" Japan / Shinto The Sun goddess
"Amathes" Greek A son of Heracles, from whom the town of Amathus in Cyprus was believed to have derived its name.
"Amathusia" Greek A surname of Aphrodite, which is derived from the town of Amathus in Cyprus.
Angel name "Amatiel" Christian The angel of spring. Christian
Ghost name "Amatongo" Zulu A generic name for ghosts. Zulu
God name "Amatsu Mikaboshi" Japan A god of evil
God name "Amatsu-Mikaboshi" Japan / Shinto August Star of heaven; also called Ama-no-kagaseo "Brilliant Male" is the god of evil and of the stars, specifically the pole star. Japan / Shinto
Goddess name "Amaunet" Egypt Goddess of fertility. Egypt
Goddess name "Amaunet (the hidden one)" Egypt / Upper Fertility goddess. Amaunet seems to have a taken a role as an early consort of AMUN, one of the eight deities of the OGDOAD and representing hidden power. In that context she is depicted anthropomorphically but with the head of a snake. She is shown in reliefs and as the subject of a notable statue from the Record Hall of Tuthmosis III at the Karnak complex of Thebes, where she was recognized as a benign protective deity especially called on at times of royal accession. As a fertility goddess she was largely eclipsed by the goddess MUT. She is sometimes equated with NEITH, the creator goddess of Sais, and her attributes may include the red crown of the Delta....
Supreme god name "Amayicoyondi" Peru Goddess of the sky and the wife of Niparaja, the omnipotent supreme god and creator of heaven and earth. Peru
Goddess name "Ame-No-Uzume" Shinto / Japan Goddess of dancers. She plays a part in enticing the Sun goddess, AMATERASU, from her cave using the perfect Divine mirror....
"Appiades" Roman Five divinities whose temple stood near the fountains of Appius, in Rome. Their names are Venus, Pallas, Concord, Peace, and Vesta. They were represented on horse-back, like Amazons. Roman
God name "Attar" Western Semitic God of the morning star. In Canaanite legend, he attempts to usurp the dead BAAL but proves inadequate to fill the god's throne. In semi-arid regions of western Asia where irrigation is essential, he was sometimes worshiped as a Rain god. His female counterpart is the Phoenician ASTARTE. Also probably identified as Dhu-S amani in more southerly regions....
Goddess name "Aya" Mesopotamian / Babylonian Akkadian Mother goddess. Derived from the Sumerian model of S ERIDA. Consort of the Sun god S AMAS whose marriage was celebrated at New Year in Babylon....
"Baira" Ethiopia The supreme being of the Amar Kokke. Ethiopia
King name "Camilla" Roman Of the Volsci was the daughter of king Metabus and Casmilla. Driven from his throne, Metabus was chased into the wilderness by armed Volsci, his infant daughter in his hands. The river Amasenus blocked his path, and, fearing for the child's welfare, Metabus bound her to a spear. He promised Diana that Camilla would be her servant, a warrior virgin. He then safely threw her to the other side, and swam across to retrieve her. Roman
"Chalcon2" Greek Of Cyparissus, the shield-bearer of Antilochus. He was in love with the Amazon Penthesileia, but on hastening to her assistance he was killed by Achilles, and the Greeks nailed his body to a cross. Greek
Goddess name "Futo-Tama" Shinto / Japan Ancestral god. A significant deity in mythology because he took part in the divination and ritual necessary before the process of drawing the Sun goddess AMATERASU out of her cave could begin. He collected together various magical objects, pushed forward the perfect Divine mirror, recited the sacred liturgy and begged Amaterasu never again to hide her face. The guardian of Prince NINIGI, ancestor of the imperial dynasty, Futo-Tama is more specifically the ancestor of the Imba clan in Japan....
Goddess name "Govannon" Welsh A smith and the son of the goddess Don. He killed his nephew, Dylan Eil Don, not knowing who he was. One of the tasks given to Culhwch if he were to win the hand of Olwen was to get Gofannon to sharpen Amaethon's plough. Welsh
Goddess name "Hiko-Sashiri-No-Kami" Shinto / Japan God of carpenters. One of several minor deities involved in the building of a sacred hall of great beauty, used to entice the Sun goddess Amaterasu from her cave. Linked with the god TAOKI-HO-OI-NO-KAMI....
"Hippolyta" Greek queen of the Amazons, and daughter of Mars. Hippolyta was famous for a girdle given her by her father, and it was one of the twelve labours of Hercules to possess himself of this prize. greek
"Hippolyte" Greek A daughter of Ares and Otrera, was queen of the Amazons, and a sister of Antiope and Melanippe. She wore, as an emblem of her dignity, a girdle given to her by her father; and when Heracles, by the command of Eurystheus, came to fetch this girdle, Hippolyte was slain by Heracles. Greek
"Hippothoe 3" Greek An Amazon
God name "Hiruko" Shinto / Japan Minor Sun god. Identified as having been engendered after the Sun and moon. Probably eclipsed by AMATERASU....
Goddess name "Ishi-Kori-Dome" Shinto / Japan God(dess) of stone cutters. Of ambiguous gender, this deity created the stone mold into which the bronze was cast to make the perfect Divine mirror. It was used so that AMATERASU, the Sun goddess, could see her glorious reflection and so be enticed from the dark cave where she had hidden herself to escape the excesses of the god SUSANO-WO. Ishi-Kori-Dome is also the tutelary deity of mirror makers and was one of the escorts for Prince NINIGI when he descended from heaven to earth. Generally invoked beside fire and smith KAMIS....
God name "Izanagi and Izanami" Japanese were the two young gods chosen to bring order to the world of chaos in Japanese mythology. Izanagi was a tall and as strong as a willow sapling, while Izanami, his consort, was delicate in manner and speech, and as beautiful as the air that filled the High Plain of heaven. The Lord of heaven then gave Izanagi his legendary spear, Amanonuboko.
Goddess name "Izanagi-No-Kami (his augustness the one who invites)" Shinto / Japan Creator god. One of seventeen beings involved in creation. His consort is IZANAMI-NO-KAMI. They are strictly of Japanese origin with no Chinese or Buddhist influence. Jointly they are responsible to the other fifteen primordial deities to “make, consolidate and give birth to this drifting land.” The reference, in the Kojiki sacred text, is to the reed beds which were considered to float on the primal waters. The pair were granted a heavenly jeweled spear and they stood upon the floating bridge of heaven, stirring the waters with the spear. When the spear was pulled up, the brine which dripped from it created the island of Onogoro, the first dry land, believed to be the island of Nu-Shima on the southern coast of Awagi. According to mythology, the pair created two beings, a son HIRUKO and an island Ahaji. They generated the remaining fourteen islands which make up Japan and then set about creating the rest of the KAMI pantheon. Izanagi's most significant offspring include AMATERASU, the Sun goddess, born from his nose and SUSANOWO, the storm god, born from his left eye, who are the joint rulers of the universe. Also IzanagiNo-Mikoto....
Spirit name "Koolukoolwani" Africa It is agreed among the Zoolus, that their forefathers believed in the existence of an overruling spirit, whom they called Villenangi [Umvelinqangi] (literally the First Appearer), and who soon after created another heavenly being of great power, called Koolukoolwani, [Unkulunkulwana,] who once visited this earth, in order to publish the news (as they express it), as also to separate the sexes and colours among mankind. Duling the period he was below, two messages were sent to him from Villenangi, the first conveyed by a cameleon, announcing that men were not to die; the second, by a lizard, with a contrary decision. The lizard, having outrun the slow-paced cameleon, arrived first, and delivered his message before the latter made his apperance. Amazulu, South Africa
Goddess name "Kushi-Dama-Nigi-Haya-Hi (soft fast sun)" Shinto / Japan Sun god. The apotheosis of the morning Sun sent down by the Sun goddess AMATERASU before Prince NINIGI appeared on earth....
King name "Latinus" Greek A king of Latium, is described in the common tradition as a son of Faunus and the nymph Marica, as a brother of Lavinius, and the husband of Amata, by whom he became the father of Lavinia, whom he gave in marriage to Aeneas. Greek
King name "Melissus" Greek An ancient king of Crete, who, by Amalthea, became the father of the nymphs Adrastea and Ida, to whom Rhea entrusted the infant Zeus to be brought up. Other accounts call the daughters of this king Melissa and Amalthea. Greek
Goddess name "Mere Ama" Finnish Goddess of the ocean, streams and brooks Finnish
God name "Mes Ai Du" Mesopotamian / Sumerian / BabylonianAkkadian God. Probably an alternative title for the Sun god (see S AMAS )....
Goddess name "Mika-Hiya-Hi (terrible swift sun)" Shinto / Japan Sun god. A deity subservient to the Sun goddess AMATERASU and engendered from the blood of the fire KAMI KAGU-TSUCHI. Certain Japanese still worship the Sun, going outside in the morning, facing east, bowing and clapping their hands in a daily ritual.See also HI-HIYA-HI....
"Mimallones" Greek The Macedonian name of the Bacchantes, or, according to others, of Bacchic Amazons. Greek
"Molpadia" Greek An Amazon, who was said to have killed Antiope, another Amazon, and was afterwards slain herself by Theseus. Her tomb was shown at Athens. Greek
Goddess name "Mut" Egypt The patron goddess of Thebes. In Upper Egypt she is the counterpart of SAKHMET, the Lower Egyptian goddess from Memphis. After superseding the goddess AMAUNET, she became locally the consort of the Sun god AMUN, in which capacity she is the mother of the moon god KHONSU. She was also regarded as the Divine mother of the Theban kings. Mut is depicted in human form wearing a vulture headdress sur mounted by the twin crowns of Upper and Lower Egypt. She is typically dressed in a bright red or blue patterned gown. Less frequently she is drawn with a lion's head. She enjoyed a cult center at Thebes where her sanctuary was known as the Iseru....
"Ninigi" Japan The son of Ame no Oshihomimi no Mikoto, and grandson of Amaterasu, who sent him down to earth to plant rice there. He was the grandfather of Emperor Jimmu. Amaterasu sent him to pacify Japan by bringing the three celestial gifts used by the emperor. The sword, Kusanagi, the mirror, Yata no kagami, and the jewel, Yasakani no magatama. Japan
Goddess name "Ninigi (Prince)" Shinto / Japan Ancestral god. The deity who, according to tradition, is the heir apparent of the Sun goddess Amaterasu. He was sent to earth from heaven to rule at the behest of the gods. His parents are Taka-Mi-Musubi and Ame-No-OshiHo-Mimi and he takes the title of “divine grandchild.” He is the ancestral deity of the imperial dynasties....
God name "Ogdoad" Egypt Primordial forces. The elements of chaos, eight in number, which existed before the creation of the Sun god and which are known from Khemnu in Middle Egypt (Greek Heliopolis). The Ogdoad also had a sanctuary at Medinet Habu. They created, out of themselves rather than by sexual coupling, the mound which emerged from the primeval waters and upon which rested the egg from which the young Sun god emerged. They are usually depicted as baboons heralding the Sun as it rises. They are grouped in pairs and include NUN and NAUNET representing the primordial abyss, KEK and KAUKET representing darkness, HEH and HAUHET representing infinity, and AMUN and AMAUNET representing hidden power....
King name "Otreus" Greek A king of Phrygia, whom Priam assisted against the Amazons. Greek
God name "Papsukkal" Mesopotamian / BabylonianAkkadian Messenger god. Identified in late Akkadian texts and known chiefly from Hellenistic Babylonian times. His consort is AMASAGNUL and he acts as both messenger and gatekeeper for the rest of the pantheon. A sanctuary, the E-akkil, is identified from the Mesopotamian site of Mkis'. He becomes syncretized with NINS'UBUR....
"Penthesilea" Greek A daughter of Ares and Otrera, and queen of the Amazons. Greek
"Pleiades" Greek Called daughters of Atlas by Pleione or by the Oceanid Aethra, of Erechtheus, of Cadmus or of the queen of the Amazons. Greek
God name "Sakka(n)" Mesopotamian / BabylonianAkkadian God of cattle. A patron god of herdsmen, probably deriving from the Sumerian god LAHAR. Also Amakandu, Sumuqan....
God name "Sakka[n]/ Amakandu/ Sumuqan" Mesopotamia / Babylon / Akkadian A patron god of herdsmen & A god of cattle
Goddess name "Samas'" Mesopotamian / Babylonian - Akkadian Sun god. The patron deity of Sippar and Larsa. His consort is the mother goddess A-A. S amas derives from the god UTU in the Sumerian pantheon. He is associated with justice. His symbol is the Sun disc and a star surrounded with radiating Sunbeams. He may carry a single-headed scimitar embellished with a panther head. His sanctuary is known as the E-babbar. Also associated with human-headed bulls. His attendant deities include Mes aru, justice, and Kettu, righteousness. He came to much greater prominence in the pantheon at Babylon from about the eighteenth century BC....
Deity name "Sams" Pre - Islamic / Arabian Sun deity. In the north the being is male, in the south female. Probably derived from S AMAS ....
"Smyrna" Greek A daughter of Theias and Oreithya, or of Cinyras and Cenchreis: she is also called Myrrhe, and is said to have given the name to the town of Smyrna. (Apollodorus iii. Metamorphoses X). mentions an Amazon who bore the same name. Greek
God name "Sullat" Mesopotamian / BabylonianAkkadian Minor god. An attendant of the Sun god S AMAS ....
Goddess name "Susano-Wo ascends with her to heaven but is thrown out after trying to enter her house and committing various excesses. Amaterasu refuses to be sullied and obstinately hides herself away in a cave. It requires the combined diplomacy and craft of many other deities to persuade her to come out. The lure is the “perfect divine mirror” in which she sees her reflection. The birth of the two deities is considered to mark the transition between cosmic and material genesis." Sometimes her shrines are placed adjacent to those of Susano - Wo The Ise Naiku sanctuary is visited by about five million devotees each year and Amaterasu takes pride of place in every family shrine. She is also the tutelary goddess of the emperor. Hers tends to be a monotheistic cult in which all other deities take a subservient place. Though powerful she does not always succeed and is often subject to attack. She has been arguably identified with the god VAIROCANA in Buddhist religion....
Goddess name "Tama-No-Ya" Shinto / Japan God of jewelers. The deity who made a complete string of curved jewels nearly three meters long, one of the lures which enticed the Sun goddess AMATERASU from the cave where she hid herself....
Goddess name "Taoki-Ho-Oi-No-Kami" Shinto / Japan God of carpenters. One of the gods who built the beautiful sacred hall designed, in part, to lure the Sun goddess AMATERASU from the cave in which she hid herself.See also HIKO-SASHIRI-NO-KAMI....
Goddess name "Toyo-Uke-Bime" Shinto / Japan Goddess of foodstuffs. An ambiguous deity often identified with Inari, she is said in the Kojiki to be a daughter of WakuMusubi-No-Kami and a great granddaughter of IZANAGI and IZANAMI. Her main sanctuary is the Geku in Ise, whither she was allegedly removed from Tamba after the emperor had received a dream-message from the Sun goddess AMATERASU in AD 478....
God name "Tsuki-Yomi" Shinto / Japan moon god. Engendered from the right eye of IZANAGI immediately after AMATERASU was engendered from the left. There is very little reference to him in the sacred texts and his is a highly aesthetic form of worship. Allegedly he slew the food KAMI Uke-Mochi. He is depicted riding a horse and a number of sanctuaries are addressed to his cult, including the two TsukiYomi-No-Miya shrines in the Ise Jingu temple. He also enjoys an ancient sanctuary on the island of Iki. Also Tsuki-Yomi-Otoko....
Deity name "Umlimo" Africa The creator deity of the Amantebele (Zulu). South Africa
"Umvelatanqi" Africa Ukqamata. The supreme being of the Amakxosa. South Africa
Goddess name "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
Nymph name "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.)
Goddess name "Waka-H ru-Me" Shinto / Japan Sun goddess. Arguably the younger sister of the great Shinto Sun goddess AMATERASU, or an early manifestation, she is associated with the morning Sunrise. Also involved with weaving the garments of the KAMI....
Goddess name "Wakahirume" Japan The favourite maiden of the Japanese Sun goddess Amaterasu. Wakahirume fell onto her shuttle and fatally punctured her vagina. Japan
Monster name "Yacu-mama" Indian Mother of waters. A fabulous sea-snake, fifty paces long and twelve yards in girth, said to lurk in the lagunes of South America, and in the river Amazon. This monster draws into its mouth whatever passes within a hundred yards of it, and for this reason an Indian will never venture to enter an unknown lagune till he has blown his horn, which the yacu-mama never fails to answer if it is within hearing. By this means the danger apprehended is avoided. South America