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NameOriginDescription
"A" Egypt / Greek A, among the Egyptians is denoted by the hieroglyphic which represents the ibis. Among the Greeks it was the symbol of a bad augury in the sacrifices.
"Aakuluujjusi" Inuit The great creator mother among the Inuit people.
God name "Abhijnaraja" Buddhist / Tibet A physician god. He is accounted among a series of Medicine buddhas and typically depicted with stretched earlobes, and color is red. Buddhist / Tibet
God name "Abhijnaraja" Buddhist - Lamaist / Tibet Physician god. Accounted among a series of SMAN-BLA (medicine buddhas). Typically depicted with stretched earlobes. Color: red....
God name "Achelous" Greece The god of the river Achelous which was the greatest, and according to tradition, the most ancient among the rivers of Greece.
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....
"Among the Yoruba" Africa / Nigeria Aja also refer to a "wild wind";. It's believed that if someone is carried away by aja, and then returns,he becomes a powerful "jujuman". The journey supposedly will have a duration of between seven days to three months, and the person so carried is thought to have gone to the land of the dead or heaven (0run).
Goddess name "Amphitrite" Greek Sea goddess. According to Theogony (Hesiod), one of the fifty daughters of NEREUS and DORIS. Considered to calm stormy seas, traveling in a boat made of mussels. She was among those present at the birth of APOLLO....
God name "Anala" Hindu / Puranic Is one of the Vasus, gods of the material world. He is equated with Agni, and the name usually used for Agni when listed among the Vasus. Hindu / Puranic
Angel name "Angels of Vengeance" Greek Twelve angels among the first formed at Creation, although according to official Catholic doctrine, all angels were formed simultaneously. Only five are mentioned by name: Saten'el, Michael, Uriel, Rappheal and Nathan'el.
God name "Anila" Hindu / Puranic One of the Vasus, gods of the elements of the cosmos. He is equated with the wind god Vayu, Anila being understood as the name normally used for Vayu when numbered among the Vasus. Hindu / Puranic
Nymph name "Arethusa" Greek One of the Nereid, and the nymph of the famous well, thus in the island of Ortygia near Syracuse. Alpheius reckons her among the Sicilian nymphs, and as the divinity who inspired pastoral poetry.
God name "Asokottamasri (the great beauty of Asoka)" Buddhist - Lamaist / Tibet Physician god. Accounted among one of a series of Medicine buddhas or SMAN-BLA in Lamaism. Typically depicted with stretched earlobes. Color: red....
King name "Astypalaea" Greek A daughter of Phoenix and Perimede, the daughter of Oeneus. She was a sister of Europa, and became by Poseidon the mother of the Argonaut Ancaeus and of Eurypylus, king of the island of Cos. The island Astypalaea among the Cyclades derived its name from her.
Goddess name "Atars'amain (morning star of heaven)" Pre - Islamic northern / central Arabian Astral deity of uncertain gender. Worshiped particularly by the Is”amme tribe, but revered widely among other Arabs. Known from circa 800 BC and identified in letters of the Assyrian kings Es”arhaddon and Assurbanipal. May be synonymous with the Arab goddess ALLAT whose cult was centered on Palmyra....
Spirit name "Ba-Pef" Egypt Chthonic underworld god. An obscure malevolent deity known from the Old kingdom (circa 2700 BC) in which he may have enjoyed a priesthood. According to limited references among the Pyramid Texts, he had a cult following and was associated in some way with pain or spiritual anguish affecting the king....
God name "Baeldaeg aka Baldag" Saxons Teutonic god of the day, of light-the name used among the Saxons and Westphalians.
God name "Balanke" Mayan The name of the Sun god among the Kekchi. Mayan
Spirit name "Bannik" Slavic The spirit of the bath house who flits amongst the dense steam of the sauna bath.
"Barbata" Roman The bearded, a surname of Venus among the Romans.
Goddess name "Beda" Germanic Goddess who, along with the Alaisiagae sisters and Fimmilena and Mars Thingsus was popular among the Tubantes.
Goddess name "Bellona" Greek The goddess of war among the Romans. It is very probable that originally Bellona was a Sabine divinity whose worship was carried to Rome by the Sabine settlers. Greek
Goddess name "Bellona" Roman Goddess of war and mother goddess Roman the goddess of war among the Romans. It is very probable that originally Bellona was a Sabine divinity whose worship was carried to Rome by the Sabine settlers. She is frequently mentioned by the Roman poets as the companion of Mars, or even as his sister or his wife. Virgil describes her as armed with a bloody scourge. (The Aeneid Book VIII)
Goddess name "Beltiya" Babylon / Akkadia Sublime and elevated, incomparable among the goddesses. Babylon / Akkadia
Goddess name "Benten-San" Japan / Shinto The only goddess among of the seven deities of good fortune
God name "Bhaisajyaguru (supreme physician)" Buddhist - Lamaist / Tibet Physician god. Accounted among one of a series of Medicine buddhas known as a SMAN-BLA in Tibet. In Lamaism he is the fifth in a series of manusibud dhas. Typically depicted with stretched earlobes and a row of small curls fringing the forehead. Color: blue or gold. Attributes: fruit, sometimes with a bowl....
"Buto" Egypt An Egyptian divinity, whom the Greeks identified with their Leto, and who was worshipped principally in the town of Buto, which derived its name from her. Festivals were celebrated there in her honour, and there she had also an oracle which was in high esteem among the Egyptians. Egypt
"Cacos or Cacus" Greek Lived in a cave and committed various kinds of robberies. Among others, he also stole a part of the cattle of Hercules. Greek
"Cacus" Greek A fabulous Italian shepherd, brother of Caca, who was believed to have lived in a cave, and to have committed various kinds of robberies. Among others, he also stole a part of the cattle of Hercules or Recaranus and, as he dragged the animals into his cave by their tails, it was impossible to discover their traces. But when the remaining oxen passed by the cave, those within began to bellow, and were thus discovered. Greek
"Calyce" Greek Three mythical beings, the one a daughter of Aeolus and Enarete, and mother of Endymion (Apollodorus i.); the second a daughter of Hecaton and mother of Cygnus by Poseidon and the third is mentioned by Apollodorus among the daughters of Danaus; but the whole passage is probably corrupt. Greek
Goddess name "Camunda" Hindu / Epic / Puranic (1) Goddess. A distinct form of DURGA. The name is said to be a contraction of the names of the demonic beings Camda and Munda killed by her. She is also recognized among the SAPTAMATARA and ASTAMATARA mothers as well as sometimes being regarded as a NAVASAKTI. She stands variously on a lion, an owl and a corpse. Attributes: a large and varied assortment of objects are held. Three-eyed. Also YAMI.(2) Goddess. Buddhist. She stands upon a corpse. Color: red. Attributes: cup and knife....
Goddess name "Candika (fierce)" Hindu / Epic / Puranic Goddess of desire. May be included among the SAPTAMATARAS or ASTAMATARAS (mothers)....
"Cassandra" Greek Also called Alexandra, was the fairest among the daughters of Priam and Hecabe. There are two points in her story which have furnished the ancient poets with ample materials to dilate upon. The first is her prophetic power, concerning which, we have the following traditions: Greek
"Cithara" Greek One of the most ancient stringed instruments, traced back to 1700 B.C. among the Semitic races, in Egypt, Assyria, Asia Minor, Greece and the Roman empire, whence the use of it spread over Europe. Greek
"Core" Greece Of Corinth, mentioned among the mythic stories of the invention of sculpture. Greece
"Cronus" Greek A son of Uranus and Ge, and the youngest among the Titans. He was married to Rhea, by whom he became the father of Hestia, Demeter, Hera, Hades, Poseidon, and Zeus. Cheiron is also called a son of Cronus. Greek
Nymph name "Cynosura" Greek An Idaean nymph and one of the nurses of Zeus, who placed her among the stars. Greek
Ghost name "Davy Jones's Locker" Indian I.e. he is dead. Jones is a corruption of Jonah, the prophet, who was thrown into the sea. Locker, in seaman's phrase, means any receptacle for private stores; and duffy is a ghost or spirit among the West Indian negroes. So the whole phrase is, "He is gone to the place of safe keeping, where duffy Jonah was sent to."
"Deiphobus" Greek 1. A son of Priam and Hecabe, was next to Hector the bravest among the Trojans. When Paris, yet unrecognized, came to his brothers, and conquered them all in the contest for his favourite bull, Deiphobus drew his sword against him, and Paris fled to the altar of Zeus Herceius.
God name "Dharmakirtisagaraghosa (sound of the ocean of the glory of the law)" Buddhist - Lamaist / Tibet Physician god. Accounted among one of a series of Medicine buddhas known as a SMAN-BLA in Lamaism. Typically depicted with stretched earlobes. Color: red....
Goddess name "Dipa (personification of the oil lamp)" Buddhist - Lamaist / Tibet Goddess of light. Considered to be among the group of ASTAMATARAS (mothers). Color: blue or red. Attribute: a lamp....
Goddess name "Doris" Greek Sea goddess. Daughter of OKEANOS and TETHYS and consort of NEREUS. In Hesiod's Theogony her children include AMPHITRITE and THETIS among many minor figures....
God name "Dus”ara (‘the one' of s ara)" Western Semitic / Nabataean Local tutelary god. Associated with vegetation and fertility in the Hauran region from about 312 BC until circa AD 500. Regarded as a supreme deity, comparable to BAAL S AMIN, who never achieved Dus ara's popularity among the nomadic Nabataeans, for whom farming was precarious. He was represented by a black obelisk at Petra. Sacred animals are the eagle and panther. Attributes include a vine stem. In Hellenic times he was the subject of inscriptions at Delos and Miletus and he was equated with DIONYSOS. Also Dus ares; Dus-S ara....
God name "Ebisu" Shinto / Japan God of luck. The most popular of seven gods of fortune recognized in Shintoism and frequently linked with the god DAIKOKU. He is depicted as a fat, smiling and bearded fisherman holding a fishing rod in one hand and a sea bream in the other. The name does not appear in the classical sacred texts Nibongi and Kojiki, but Ebisu is known to have been worshiped in ancient times among fishermen. From about the sixteenth century his character changed and he became a deity associated with profit. Thus he is a patron of commerce and his picture hangs in most establishments. He is perhaps syncretized with the gods HIRUKO and KOTO-SHIRO-NUSHI. He may also be identified with Fudo, the god of knowledge. He does not join the rest of the Shinto pantheon in the great October festival at Izumo because he is deaf. His festival is celebrated concurrently in his own temple....
Hero name "Echetlaeus" Greek A mysterious being who during the battle of Marathon appeared among the Greeks a man, who resembled a rustic, and slew many of the barbarians with his plough. After the battle, when he was searched for, he was not to be found anywhere, and when the Athenians consulted the oracle, they were commanded to worship the hero Echetlaeus. Greek
"Ecstatici" Greek A class of Diviners among the ancient Greeks, who used to lie in trances, and when they came to themselves gave strange accounts of what they had seen while they were "out of the body."
Monster name "Empusa" Greek A monstrous spectre, which was believed to devour human beings. It could assume different forms, and was sent out by Hecate to frighten travellers. It was believed usually to appear with one leg of brass and the other of an ass. Whenever a traveller addressed the monster with insulting words, it used to flee and utter a shrill sound. The Lamiae and Mormolyceia, who assumed the fonm of handsome women for the purpose of attracting young men, and then sucked their blood like vampyrs and ate their flesh, were reckoned among the Empusae. Greek
Goddess name "Eris" Greek Goddess of dissent or strife. The consort of ARES, the god of war, and the mother of HORKOS (oath). She is depicted throwing the apple of discord among guests at a wedding, offering it “to the fairest” to provoke argument. In Roman mythology she becomes DISCORDIA....
God name "Eshu" Yoruba / Nigeria, West Africa Itinerant god. An ancient deity regarded as the attendant and messenger of the creator god OLODUMARE. He passes among mortal people assessing character and meting out punishment. Devotees are identified by necklaces of black or brown beads....
"Euphorbus" Greek A son of Panthous and brother of Hyperenor, was one of the bravest among the Trojans. He was the first who wounded Patroclus, but was afterwards slain by Menelaus, who subsequently dedicated the shield of Euphorbus in the temple of Hera, near Mycenae. Greek
King name "Europa" Greek The daughter of Agenor, king of Phoenicia, or Telephassa, Her famous brother was Cadmus. She was a beautiful girl who caught the eye of Zeus one day while on the shore at Sidon (Tyre). He transformed himself into a snow-white bull with crescent horns among the herds of Agenor and lay down at her feet as she gathered flowers in the meadows with her attendants. Greek
Demon name "Eurytion" Greek A son of Irus and demonassa, and a grandson of Actor, is mentioned among the Argonauts. (Argonautica) According to others he was a son of Actor, and he is also called Eurytus. (Apollodorus i) When Peleus was expelled from his dominions, he fled to Eurytion and married his daughter Antigone but in shooting at the Calydonian boar, Peleus inadvertently killed his father-in-law, (Apollodorus iii)
King name "Faunus" Roman The son of Picus and father of Latinus, was the third in the series of the kings of the Laurentes. In his reign Faunus, like his two predecessors, Picus and Saturn, had promoted Agriculture and the breeding of cattle among his subjects, and also distinguished himself as a hunter. Roman
"Februus" Roman An ancient Italian divinity, to whom the month of February was sacred, for in the latter half of that month great and general purifications and lustrations were celebrated, which were at the same time considered to produce fertility among men as well as beasts. Roman
Goddess name "Fortuna" Roman Goddess of good fortune. A deity who particularly appealed to women, partly in an oracular context. She is depicted carrying a globe, rudder and cornucopiae. She probably evolved from the model of the Greek goddess TYCHE. Her main symbol is the wheel of fate which she may stand upon and Renaissance artists tended to depict her thus. Among her more celebrated sanctuaries in Rome, the temple of Fortuna Redux was built by Domitian to celebrate his victories in Germany. She is depicted in a well-known stone carving in Gloucester Museum, England, holding her three main attributes....
"Galligantus" Greek A giant who lived with Hocus-Pocus in an enchanted castle. By his magic he changed men and women into dumb animals, amongst which was a duke's daughter, changed into a roe. Jack the Giant Killer, arrayed in his cap, which rendered him invisible, went to the castle and read the inscription: "Whoever can this trumpet blow, will cause the giant's overthrow." He seized the trumpet, blew a loud blast, the castle fell down, Jack slew the giant, and was married soon after to the duke's daughter. Fairy tale
God name "Ganymedes" Greek According to Homer and others, he was a son of Tros by Calirrhoe, and a brother of Ilus and Assaracus. Being the most beautiful of all mortals, he was carried off by the gods that he might fill the cup of Zeus, and live among the eternal gods. Greek
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....
Demon name "Glasya-Labolas" Christian A mighty President of Hell who commands thirty-six legions of demons. He teaches all arts and sciences just in an instant. He is the author and captain of manslaughter and bloodshed, tells all things past and to come, gains the minds and love of friends and foes causing love among them if desired, incites homicides and can make a man invisible. Christian demonology
God name "Goraknath" Hindu Guardian god. An avatara of Si iva, worshiped among cow-herders and the founder of the gorakbnatbi sect in Nepal....
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....
Goddess name "Gunabibi" Australian aboriginal Creator goddess. Also known as Kunapipi, she is extensively revered by aborigines in northern Australia, including the Yolngu people. Her cult bears some similarity to that of the Greek mother goddess DEMETER and to Tantric cults in India. For this reason the cult is thought to have been introduced from Asia to Arnhem Land and then to other parts of the Australian continent as early as the sixth century. Mythology indicates that Gunabibi has been perceived as a deity who came from the sea or the rivers during the Dreamtime but who reigns now over dry land. Among modern aborigines she is the subject of esoteric rituals which also involve the great serpent Yulunggul with whom Gunabibi has been closely involved....
Goddess name "He Xian-gu" Taoist / Chinese Immortal being. One of the “eight immortals” of Taoist mythology, she was once a mortal being who achieved immortality through her lifestyle. The tutelary goddess of housewives and the only female deity among the group. Attributes include a ladle, lotus and peach fruit....
Goddess name "Helen" Helen is frequently alleged, in Homeric tradition, to have been a mortal heroine or a demigoddess Goddess [Greek] associated with the city of Troy. In his Catalogues of Women Hesiod, the Greek contemporary of Homer and author of the definitive Theogony of the Greek pantheon, confounds tradition by making Helen the daughter of ZEUS and Ocean. Other Greek authors contemporary with Hesiod give Helen's mother as NEMESIS, the Greco-Roman goddess of justice and revenge, who was raped by Zeus. The mythology placing Helen as a demigoddess identifies her mother as Leda, the mortal wife of Tyndareus, also seduced by Zeus who fathered POLLUX as Helen's brother. However Hesiod strongly denied these claims. Homeric legend describes Helen's marriage to king Menelaus of Sparta and her subsequent abduction by Paris, said to have been the catalyst for the Trojan war. After her death, mythology generally places her among the stars with the Dioscuri (sons of Zeus), better known as Castor and Pollux, the twins of the Gemini constellation. Helen was revered on the island of Rhodes as the goddess Dendritis.See also DISKOURI....
"Helice" Greek A daughter of Lycaon, was beloved by Zeus, but Hera, out of jealousy, metamorphosed her into a she-bear, whereupon Zeus placed her among the stars, under the name of the Great Northern Bear.
God name "Hermes" Greek A son of Zeus and Maia, the daughter of Atlas, was born in a cave of Mount Cyllene or in Olympus. In the first hours after his birth, he escaped from his cradle, went to Pieiria, and carried off some of the oxen of Apollo. The herald and messenger of the gods, of his travelling from place to place and the concluder of treaties and the promoter of social intercourse and of commerce among men. Regarded as the maintainer of peace, and as the god of roads, who protected travellers, and punished those who refused to assist travellers who had mistaken their way. Greek
Goddess name "Hi'aika" Hawaiian Goddess. The daughter of HAUMEA and younger sister of PELE, the volcano goddess, Hi'aika is the mistress of the dance and especially of the hula. Separate traditions identify her with LAKA, the god of the hula and the son of KANE, the god of light; and with a goddess, Na Wahine, the daughter of the primordial creator principle KEAWE. The hula was designed to give a formalized structure to the enactment of myths and among the favorite topics is the romance between Pele and the hero Lohiau. According to mythology Hi'aika was entrusted with a mission to find Lohiau on Pele's behalf and to bring him back to her, a mission that subsequently enflamed the jealousy of Pele over her sister's developing relationship with Lohiau, and brought about his death in Pele's fiery lava....
Goddess name "Is'ara" Mesopotamian / Babylonian - Akkadian / / western Semitic Goddess of marriage and childbirth. Also a deity concerned with the enforcing of oaths. Known chiefly from early inscriptions and some Akkadian texts. Her Mesopotamian cult center was the Babylonian town of Kisurra, but she is also thought to have been worshiped across a wide area among Syrians, Canaanites and Hittites. Her symbol is the scorpion. Also Es ara....
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
Monster name "Krodha" India The mother "of all sharp-toothed monsters, whether on the earth, amongst the birds, or in the waters, that were devourers of flesh." India
Cyclop name "Kronos or Cronus" Greek A son of Uranus and Ge, and the youngest among the Titans. He was married to Rhea, by whom he became the father of Hestia, Demeter, Hera, Hades, Poseidon, and Zeus. Cheiron is also called a son of Cronus. At the instigation of his mother, Cronus unmanned his father for having thrown the Cyclopes, who were likewise his children by Ge, into Tartarus. Out of the blood thus shed sprang up the Erinnyes. Greek
"Ladon" Greek The dragon who was believed to guard the apples of the Hesperides. He is said to have been able to assume various tones of voice, and to have been the offspring of Typhon and Echidna but he is also called a son of Ge, or of Phorcys and Ceto. He had been appointed to watch in the gardens of the Hesperides by Juno, and never slept; but he was slain by Heracles and the image of the fight was placed by Zeus among the stars. Greek
God name "Lendix-Tcux" Chilcotin Indian / British Columbia, Canada Tutelary god. The so-called transformer known by different names among many Indian tribes. He is a wanderer who can change shape from human to animal and who educates the human race. He often appears in the guise of a raven, or as a dog, and has three sons....
"Leucippus" Greek 1. A son of Oenomaus. 2. A son of Perieres and Gorgophone, and brother of Aphareus. He was the father of Arsinoe, Phoebe, and Hilaeira, and prince of the Messenians. He is mentioned among the Calydonian hunters, and the Boeotian town of Leuctra is said to have derived its name from him. Greek
God name "Luna" Greek The moon. The Sun and the moon were worshipped both by Greeks and Romans, and among the latter the worship of Luna is said to have been introduced by the Sabine T. Tatius, in the time of Romulus. But, however this may be, it is certain, notwithstanding the assertion of Varro, that Sol and Luna were reckoned among the great gods, that their worship never occupied any prominent place in the religion of the Romans, for the two divinities had between them only a small chapel in the Via Sacra. Greek
"Lupercus" Roman An ancient Italian divinity, who was worshipped by shepherds as the protector of their flocks against wolves, and at the same time as the promoter of the fertility among sheep, whence he was called Inuus. Roman
God name "MIMIR" Nordic / Icelandic God of wisdom and inspiration. An AESIR god who lives in the world of the Frost Giants. He guards the well of knowledge, filled by a spring which flows beneath the world Tree, Yggdrasil, and which is supplied from the primeval waters. The god OTHIN drank from the spring to acquire knowledge, having forfeited one of his eyes to Mimir. Said to be the wisest among the gods. According to some sources he was sent as hostage to the VANIR in their war with the Aesir and was killed by them (see Othin). Some authors argue that he is more properly a giant than a god. Said to be accompanied often by the silent god HOENIR. Mimir warns Othin of the final onslaught at Ragnarok (doom)....
God name "Mahadeya (mighty god)" Hindu / Puranic God. An important epithet of SIVA with three heads (two male, one female) signifying the three aspects—Aghora (right), Saumya (center) and Sakti (left). Attributes: ax, bell, hook, mirror, noose, staff, sword, tree and trident. Also identified as a manifestation of Siva and one of the EKADASARUDRAS (eleven forms of RUDRA). In northern India among tribes including the Gonds, the expression Mahadeo (great god) is directed toward Siva as the supreme deity....
God name "Maira-Monan" Brazil Maire-Monan. Among the Tupinamba, the creator god. Among the Tupi, a culture hero. Brazil
Supreme god name "Makonaima" British Makunaima. The supreme god and creator who sent his son Sigu to rule over the earth. Among the Makushi he created the sky and earth, vegetation, animals and men. Among the Ackawoi and Caribs, he created birds, animals, and food plants, assisted by his son Sigu. British Guiana
God name "Malik" Arabic Tutelary god, this name is found among other Semitic people and used as a designator for a god Arabic
Goddess name "Mawu" Fon / Benin, West Africa (1) moon goddess. The sister of the Sun god LISA. She is also considered to bestow fertility and motherhood and is generally benevolent in nature.(2) sky god. Ewe [Togo, West Africa]. Among the tribe neighboring the Fon. Mawu is perceived as male and a creator deity. He favors the color white and is also benevolent and generous in nature....
Spirit name "Mbomba" Mongo / Nkundo / Democratic Republic of Congo, central Africa Creator god. He operates through intermediaries known as bilima and through the spirits of the dead, bakali. Also known as landa, Komba, Mbombo, Njakomba and WAI. Among the Ngbandi people there is recognized a vast water monster or river god by the same name....
"Melanippe" Greek A daughter of Cheiron, is also called Euippe. Being with child by Aeolus, she fled to mount Pelion but Cheiron made search after her and in order that her condition might not become known, she prayed to be metamorphosed into a mare. Artemis granted the prayer, and in the form of a horse she was placed among the stars. Greek
"Mithras" Roman About the time of the Roman emperors his worship was introduced at Rome, and thence spread over all parts of the wearing the Phrygian cap and attire, and kneeling on a bull which is thrown on the ground, and whose throat he is cutting. The bull is at the same time attacked by a dog, a serpent, and a scorpion. This group appears frequently among ancient works of art. Roman
God name "Mithras" Greco - Roman God of soldiers. Derived from the Indian-Persian model. He became particularly prominent among military people throughout the Roman Empire during the first and second centuries AD, as a god symbolizing loyalty and truth. The cult was performed in an underground temple, the mitbraeum, and involved the sacrifice of a bull. Mithraism, under Roman influence, was an exclusively male cult....
"Moneta" Roman A surname of Juno among the Romans, by which she was characterised as the protectress of money. Roman
God name "Mugasa" Bambuti The moon god who originally lived among humankind in an earthly Paradise. But, because humans disobeyed his commandments he retreated to the heavens. Since then humans are mortal. Bambuti
God name "Mungan Ngour" Australian aboriginal Creator god. Chiefly revered among the Kurnai Koori aborigines in Victoria State. The Southern Lights or Aurora australis are regarded as a sign of his displeasure when the law and order given to humankind by the gods are abused. His son is Tundun, who is responsible for the secret ceremonies originally divulged only to men and including the initiation rights of passage from boyhood to maturity. When these were revealed to women, the Dreamtime ended, a period of chaos ensued and Mungan Ngour elected to live henceforth in the sky....
Deity name "Munisvara" Hindu / Dravidian A regional Tamil deity who is popular amongst the least Sanskritized social groups of South India specifically Tamil Nadu. Hindu / Dravidian
Deity name "Muruga" Hindu Is the most popular Hindu deity amongst Tamils of Tamil Nadu state in India and in the Tamil diaspora.
Goddess name "Nemain" Celtic A goddess of war, and possibly an aspect of the Morrigan. Her name means 'panic' or 'frenzy', and causing it among warriors was her specialty. Celtic
"Nindara" Nijin Who gives advice on the rooftops; you who among powerful lords are, who among rulers hold the staff, a shepherd who oversees the teeming people; who strides about the city's squares by night at the middle of the watch; you who open the gates at daybreak, who make their doors stand open onto the street: you have great Divine powers, more than anyone could require. Nijin
Goddess name "Nintu" Mesopotamian / Sumerian / Babylonian - Akkadian Mother goddess. According to legend she pinched off fourteen pieces of primordial clay which she formed into womb deities, seven on the left and seven on the right with a brick between them, who produced the first seven pairs of human embryos. She is closely identified with the goddess Ninhursaga a and may have become Belet Ili (mistress of the gods) when, at Enki's suggestion, the gods slew one among themselves and used his blood and flesh, mixed with clay, to create mankind....
"Nireus" Greek 1. A son of Charopus and Aglaia, was, next to Achilles, the handsomest among the Greeks at Troy, but unwarlike. He came from the island of Syme (between Rhodes and Cnidus), and commanded only three ships and a small number of men. According to Diodorus he also ruled over a part of Cnidus, and he is said to have been slain by Eurypylus or Aeneias. His beauty became proverbial.
"Norwan" Wintun The dancing porcupine. The great war among the first people is caused by the woman Norwan. Norbis Kiemila, who claims to be her husband, is descended from the heavenly white oak which forms part of Olelpanti Hlut, the Divine mansion in the "Central Blue." Wintun
God name "Nurelli (Nooralie)" Australian aboriginal Creator god. Chiefly revered among the Wiimbaio aborigines living in the area of the Murray River, he is believed to have created the land of Australia and then brought law and order to humankind. His son is Gnawdenoorte....
God name "Obatala" Yoruba / Nigeria, West Africa Fertility god. The first deity engendered by the creator god OLODUMARE. His consort is Yemowo. Among other responsibilities, he makes barren women fertile and shapes the fetus in the womb. He is considered to be the sculptor of mankind. He is depicted wearing white robes and symbolizes cleanliness. Offerings include coconuts and maize fruits. A jar of clean water is carried by a priestess to his sanctuary each morning and the water is drunk by women to make them fertile. Also Orishanla (archaic); Orisha-Popo; Orisha-Ogiyan; Orisha-Ijaye....
God name "Olokun" Fon / Yoruba / Benin / Nigeria, West Africa God of fresh waters and oceans. The eldest son of the creator god OSANOBUA. He is symbolized in the sacred river Olokun, which runs almost the length of Benin and from the source of which come the souls of unborn children. A girl baby is given a shrine of the god which includes a pot of river water and which she takes with her to her new home when she marries. The god is particularly popular among women and has a cult of priestesses. Olokun is also a guardian deity of mariners....
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
"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
Hero name "Peitho" Greek The personification of Persuasion (Suada or Suadela among the Romans), was worshipped as a divinity at Sicyon, where she was honoured with a temple in the agora. (The History of Herodotus, VIII) Peitho also occurs as a surname of other divinities, such as Aphrodite, whose worship was said to have been introduced at Athens by Theseus and of Artemis. Greek
"Pluvius" Roman The sender of Rain, a surname of Jupiter among the Romans.
Goddess name "Poluknalai" Kafir / Afghanistan Goddess of animals. Locally revered, with the goddess DISANI, among Askun villages in the southwest of Kafiristan....
"Puck or Robin Goodfellow" Britain A fairy and merry wanderer of the night, "rough, knurly-limbed, faun-faced, and shock-pated, a very Shetlander among the gossamer-winged" fairies around him. Britain
"Quetzalcoatl" Aztec A great teacher, according to the traditions of the Toltecs, who came to them from Tullan or Yucatan and dwelt for twenty years among the people, teaching them to follow a virtuous life, to cease all wars and violent deeds of any kind, to abolish human and animal sacrifices and instead to give offerings of bread and flowers. Aztec
Deities name "Raijin" Shinto / Japan weather god(s). A generic title for a large group of deities controlling thunder, storms and Rain. Among the most significant is RYUJIN, the dragon god of thunder and Rain....
Demon name "Rakshasas" Scandinavian when Brahma created the demons, Yakshas and the Rakshasas, both of which kinds of demons, as soon as born, wished to devour their creator, those among them that called out 'Not so! oh, let him be saved were named Rakshasas. The Bhagavata Purana
Nymph name "Rhodope" Greek The nymph of a Thracian well, was the wife of Haemus and mother of Hebrus, and is mentioned among the playmates of Persephone. Greek
Goddess name "Rukmini" Hindu / Puranic / Epic A goddess who is avatar of Laksmi among other things
"Runcina" Roman Was probably only a surname of Ops, by which he was invoked by the people of Italy, to prevent the growth of weeds among the corn, and promote the harvest.. Roman
"Rungin" Italy A was probably only a surname of Ops, by which he was invoked by the people of Italy, to prevent the growth of weeds among the corn, and promote the harvest.
"Saitis" Greek A surname of Athena, under which she had a sanctuary on Mount Pontinus, near Lerna in Argolis. The name was traced by the Greeks to the Egyptians, among whom Athena was said to have been called Sai's. Greek
"Salacia" Greek The female divinity of the sea among the Romans, and the wife of Neptune.
Goddess name "Salus" Greek The personification of health, prosperity, and the public welfare, among the Romans. In the first of these three senses she answers very closely to the Greek Hygieia, and was accordingly represented in works of art with the same attributes as the Greek goddess. In the second sense she represents prosperity in general and was invoked by the husbandmen at seed-time. In the third sense Salus is the goddess of the public welfare.
Goddess name "Saule" Pre - Christian Latvian Sun goddess. Also having agricultural links, she is perceived as living on a heavenly farm atop a mythical mountain and invoked to induce fertility and ripening among crops. Her consorts are the sky god DIEVS and the moon god MENESS....
God name "Scniitic Bel" Babylon A Sun-god who rules among the shades below. Babylon
Goddess name "Si n" Nordic / Icelandic Goddess. The consort of LOKI and listed among the AESIR goddesses. Her son is Nari or Narfi. According to tradition, SKADI, the consort of NJORD, set a poisonous snake to drip poison on to a captive Loki but Sigyn collected most of the venom in a bowl and threw it away....
God name "Sikhin" Buddhist - Lamaist / Tibet Physician god. Accounted among one of a series of Medicine buddhas or SMAN-BLA. Typically depicted with stretched earlobes. Color: yellowish red. NOTE: the term also defines the symbolic use of fire....
God name "Silik-muludag" Akkadian The god among all the gods, offspring of the abstract Divine wisdom and the great unseen Divine. Akkadian
God name "Sinhanada (lion's roar)" Buddhist - Lamaist / Tibet Physician god. A variety of AVALOKITESVARA. Typically depicted with stretched earlobes and attended by a lion. Color: white. Attributes: cup, fly whisk, image of the AMITABHA on the crown, lotus, moon disc, rosary, skin, snake, sword and trident. Three-eyed. Also accounted among one of a series of Medicine buddhas or SMAN-BLA....
"Soma" Vedic A plant, ritual, intoxicating drink and divinity among Vedic and greater Persian cultures.
Goddess name "Suijin" Shinto / Japan Collective name for water gods. These deities are worshiped at shrines at the sources of irrigation canals, lakes and ponds. They are depicted as snakes, eels and fish and invoked particularly by women. Chief among them is the goddess MIZU-HA-NO-ME....
God name "Suparikirtitariamasri (lord with a celebrated name)" Buddhist - Lamaist / Tibet Physician god. Accounted among a series of Medicine buddhas or SMAN-BLA. Typically depicted with stretched earlobes. Color: yellow....
God name "Svaraghosaraja" Buddhist - Lamaist / Tibet Physician god. Accounted among a series of Medicine buddbas or SMAN-BLA. Typically depicted with stretched earlobes. Color: yellowish red....
God name "Terra" Greek Another form for terra, the name under which the earth was personified among the Romans, as Ge was among the Greeks. She is often mentioned in contrast with Jupiter, the god of heaven, and connected with Dis and the Manes. Greek
Goddess name "Thetis" Greek Goddess of rivers and oceans. One of the daughters of NEREUS, Thetis takes responsibility, with OKEANOS, for the oceans and rivers. She is among the lesser known deities; according to mythology she is a mermaid, but she is particularly significant as the mother of Achilles by an unnamed mortal. According to legend she attempted to render him immortal by immersing him in the waters of the Styx. She failed because the heel by which she held him had remained dry. His education she entrusted to the centaur Chiron. She was surrounded by attendant sea creatures known as Nereids and after Achilles's death she returned to the ocean depths....
"Tzyphon" Hebrew Tsaphon, the north wind and, because the north was regarded among the ancients as a land of darkness and obscurity, this word came to mean whatever is hid or concealed, hence treasured up or held back. Hebrew
"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
God name "Ve" Nordic / Icelandic God. Listed by Snorri in the Prose Edda as one of the sons of Bori and, among the gods of Asgard, the brother of OTHIN and VILI. The three gods are said to have made the land and sea out of the flesh and blood of the primeval giant Ymir.See also BURI....
Goddess name "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.
God name "Vili" Nordic / Icelandic God. Listed by Snorri in Prose Edda as one of the sons of Bori and, among the gods of Asgard, the brother of OTHIN and VE. The three gods are said to have made the land and sea out of the flesh and blood of the primeval giant Ymir.See also BURI....
"Volupia" Roman The personification of sensual pleasure among the Romans. She is also called Voluptas.
Deities name "Whiro" Polynesian / Maori God of death. Regarded as an errant son of the creator deities, RANGINUI and PAPATUANUKU, Whiro stands as the chief antagonist of TANEMAHUTA, the creator god of light. He is, therefore, the personification of darkness and evil. During the time of creation from chaos, Whiro is said to have fought an epic battle against Tanemahuta in the newly formed heavens. He was vanquished and forced to descend into the underworld where he became ruler over the dead and chief among the lesser underworld deities who are responsible for various forms of disease and sickness. In the temporal world the lizard, a symbol of death, embodies him, and various creatures of the night, including the owl and the bat, are earthly representatives from his kingdom, as are such malignant insect pests as the mosquito. This deity is not to be confused with the legendary human voyager and adventurer of the same name whose traditions have, in the past, often been muddled with those of the god....
Goddess name "Xochiquetzal" Aztec / classi cal Mesoamerican / Mexico Goddess of fertility and childbirth. The mother of the demigoddess (unnamed) whose consort was Piltz intecuhtli and who engendered the first mortals Oxomoco and CIPACTONAL. One of the group classed as the TETEOINNAN complex. A popular deity among Aztec women, the goddess is invoked particularly to make a marriage fruitful. The bride plaits her hair and coils it around, leaving two “plumes” representing the feathers of the Quetzal which is sacred to Xochiquetzal. Pottery figurines are adorned with plumes of feathers. Worshiped at various sites, including Tula (Hidalgo). Also recognized as the patron goddess of weavers....
Spirit name "Yeth-Hounds" Britain Dogs without heads, said to be the spirits of unbaptised children, which ramble among the woods at night, making wailing noises. Devonshire, Britain
Goddess name "Yogesvari" Buddhist / Epic / Puranic Mother goddess. Personifying desire and listed among both the SAPTAMATARAS and the ASTAMATARAS. Attributes: bell, club, drum, shield, sword and trident....
"Yule Swain" s A kind of Santa Klaus among the Lapps. He is eleven feet high, and rides on a goat. He appears on St. Thomas's Day, and continues his visits till Christmas Eve; but where he comes from and whither he goes nobody has the least idea.
"Zosteria" Locris A surname of Athena among the Epicnemidian Locrians. Locris