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List of Gods   : "Ana"

NameOriginDescription
King name "Acastus" Greek A son of Pelias, king of lolcus, and of Anaxibia, or as others call her, Philomache.
Goddess name "Ala" Ibo / eastern Nigeria, West Africa Chthonic fertility goddess. A popular deity who is also goddess of the underworld linked with a cult of the dead (which rest in her womb). Her temple is the Mbari which contains a cult statue depicting the goddess seated with a child in her arms and adorned with the crescent moon. She is flanked by attendant deities. She enjoys a profusion of local shrines which are well supplied with votive offerings. Serious crimes including murder are considered to be offenses against her. An annual yam festival is celebrated in her honor. Also Ale, Ana, ANI....
Goddess name "Ala aka Ale" Africa Ana, Ani, Chthonic fertility goddess who is also goddess of the underworld linked with a cult of the dead, which rest in her womb . Ibo Eastern Nigeria, West Africa
King name "Alcmene" Greek A daughter of Electryon, king of Messene, by Anaxo, the daughter of Alcaeus. According to other accounts her mother was called Lysidice or Eurydice.
Planet name "Anael" Babylon Aka Hanael or Aniel, an angel in Jewish lore and angelology, and is often included in lists as being one of the seven archangels. Haniel is generally associated with the planet Venus. Babylon
Archangel name "Anael" Christian The prince of the Archangels and one of the seven angels of creation. He is in charge of Fridays, Venus, the moon and human sexuality. Christian
Goddess name "Anahita" Babylon / Egypt Goddess of water and war. Babylon / Egypt
Goddess name "Anahita" Persia A goddess of fertility, semen & of water
Deity name "Anahita" Persia queen of heaven, name means "unstained" or "immaculate", was an ancient Persian deity.
Goddess name "Anaitis" Persia Goddess of fertility Persia
Goddess name "Anaitis" Persian / Iran Fertility goddess. Her influence extended through eastern Europe. In pre-Christian Armenia, the center of her cult was at Acilisena where noble families regularly surrendered their daughters to service as cultic prostitutes....
"Anakadundubhi" Hindu Drums, the father of Lord Krishna, a name of Vasudeva called thus because the drums of heaven resounded at his birth. Hindu
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
Deities name "Anala (fire)" Hindu / Puranic Attendant god. One of a group of eight Vasu deities answering to the god INDRA....
God name "Ananga" Hindu The bodyless; it is a name of Kama, god of love. Hindu
Hero name "Ananke" Roman The Protogenos of inevitability, compulsion and necessity and the personification of destiny, unalterable necessity and fate. She was also the mother of Adrasteia and of the Moirae. She was rarely worshipped until the creation of the Orphic mystery religion. In Roman mythology, she was called Necessitas ("necessity"). From Herodotus, The History Book Eight
Goddess name "Ananke" Greek Goddess of destiny. Considered to be a universal presence. Depicted holding a spindle....
God name "Ananse" Ashanti Creator of the Sun, stars, day, moon and night who often intercedes between gods and mortals Ashanti
God name "Ananse Ashanti" Africa The creator of the Sun, stars, day, moon & night who often intercedes between gods & mortals
Deities name "Ananta" Hindu / Puranic A snake god & one of the seven snake deities
Deities name "Ananta" Hindu / Puranic The world serpent in Hindu mythology. During the night of Brahma, Vishnu sleeps on coils of prodigious snake, Sesha, also known as Ananta, 'the endless' whose thousand heads rise above the deity like a canopy. This scene and everything in it, the deities' serpentine couch, the water on which the snake lies, are all manifestations of the primeval essence. Hindu / Puranic
Deities name "Ananta" Hindu / Puranic Snake god. One of a group of seven snake deities or MAHANAGAS....
"Anantamukhi" Buddhist 1 of the 12 Dharnis
"Anantamukhi (with the face of Ananta)" Buddhist Deification of literature. One of a group of twelve DHARANIS. Color: green. Attributes: staff and water jar with treasure....
Deity name "Anantesa" Hindu Minor deity and one of the eight Lords of of knowledge Hindu / Puranic
Deity name "Anantesa" Hindu / Puranic Minor deity. One of a group of eight emancipated “lords of knowledge” or VIDYESVARAS considered to be aspects of SIVA....
Goddess name "Anapel" Siberia / Koryak Little Grandmother Goddess who presides over birth and reincarnation Koryak
"Anasuya" Hindu That is, the charity, was wife of an ancient Indian rishi (sage) named Atri. In the Ramayana, she appears living with her husband in a small hermitage in the southern periphery of the Forest of Chitrakuta. She was very pious, and always practiced austerities and devotion. Hindu
Goddess name "Anat" Hebrew / Israel The goddess ‘Anat is never mentioned in Hebrew scriptures as a goddess, though her name is apparently preserved in the city names Beth Anath and Anathoth. Anathoth seems to be a plural form of the name, perhaps a shortening of bêt ‘anatôt 'House of the ‘Anats', either a reference to many shrines of the goddess or a plural of intensification. The ancient hero Shamgar son of ‘Anat is mentioned in Judges 3.31;5:6 which raises the idea that this hero may have been imagined as a demi-god, a mortal son of the goddess.
Goddess name "Anat" Phonecian major Goddess of battle, bloodshed, and hunting, renowned for her hot temper and excitability. She killed the God Mot (temporarily) for her brother's sake. Daughter of Baal, sister of Aleyin. She appears as a maiden who rides a lion and carries shield, spear, and axe. Phonecian
Goddess name "Anat" Ugarit A violent war-goddess and the sister of the great Ba‘al known as Hadad. warrior virgin, slayer of snakes, goddess of fertility. Ugarit
Goddess name "Anat / Athene" Greek Anat and Athene In a Cyprian inscription the Greek goddess Athêna Sôteira Nikê is equated with ‘Anat. Anat is also presumably the goddess whom Sanchuniathon calls Athene, a daughter of El, mother unnamed, who with Hermes (that is Anubis) councelled El on the making of a sickle and a spear of iron, presumably to use against his father Uranus. However, in the Baal cycle, that rôle is assigned to Asherah / Elat and Anat is there called the "Virgin."
Goddess name "Anat in Egypt" Egypt Anat first appears in Egypt in the 16th dynasty (the Hyksos period) along with other northwest Semitic deities. She was especially worshipped in her aspect of a war goddess, often paired with the goddess ‘Ashtart. In the Contest Between Horus and Set, these two goddesses appear as daughters of Re and are given in marriage to the god Set, who had been identified with the Semitic god Hadad.
Goddess name "Anat in Mesopotamia" Akkadian In Akkadian the form one would expect ‘Anat to take would be Antu earlier Antum. This would also be the normal femanine form that would be taken by Anu, the Akkadian form of An 'Sky', the Sumerian god of heaven. Antu appears in Akkadian texts mostly as a rather colorless consort of Anu, the mother of Ishtar in the Gilgamesh story, but is also identified with the northwest Semitic goddess ‘Anat of essentially the same name. It is unknown whether this is an equation of two originally separate goddesses whose names happened to fall together or whether ‘Anat's cult spread to Mesopotamia where she came to be worshippped as Anu's spouse because the Mesopotamia form of her name suggested she was a counterpart to Anu.
Goddess name "Anat/ Anath" Canaan A goddess of war, hunting & love
Goddess name "Anath" Phoenicia The chief W. Semitic goddess of love & war
Goddess name "Anatis" Egypt Goddess of the moon. Egypt
Goddess name "Anatu" Mesopotamia Goddess of the sky and ruler of the earth. Consort of the sky god Anu. Mesopotamia
Goddess name "Anaulikutsai'x" Bella Coola A river goddess that oversees the salmon's cycle of life
Goddess name "Anaulikutsai'x" Bella Coola Indian / British Columbia, Canada River goddess. Said to oversee the arrival and departure of the salmon in the rivers. She lives in a cave called Nuskesiu'tsta....
Goddess name "Anaulikutsaix" Pacific Goddess of rivers of ancestral knowledge, spiritual warriors, wisdom, instinct, determination and persistence. Very fond of salmon.
"Anaxibia" Greek 1. A daughter of Bias and wife of Pelias, by whom she became the mother of Acastus, Peisidice, Pelopia, Hippothoe, and Alcestis. (Apollodorus) 2. A daughter of Cratieus, and second wife of Nestor. (Apollodorus) 3. A daughter of Pleisthenes, and sister of Agamemnon, married Strophius and became the mother of Pylades.
"Anaxibia" Greek wife of Archelaos.
"Anaxithea" Greek One of the daughters of Danaus and the mother of Olenus by Jupiter.
Goddess name "Anceta" Roman Aka Angizia, Anagtia, Anagtia, Anguitia, Anguitina, Angitia. A healing and snake Goddess who was especially revered by the Marsi, a warlike tribe of people who lived to the east of Rome. Roman
Goddess name "Antu aka Antum" Babylon / Akkadia A goddess, the first consort of Anu. They were the parents of the Anunnaki and the Utukki. Antu was replaced as consort by Ishtar or Inanna, who may also be a daughter of Anu and Antu. She is similar to Anat. Babylon / Akkadia
Goddess name "Anu aka Anann" Ireland Dana, Dana-Ana, Catana. Mother earth, Great Goddess, Greatest of all Goddesses. Another aspect of the Morrigu. The fertility Goddess, sometimes she formed a trinity with Badb and Macha. Her priestesses comforted and taught the dying. Fires were lit for her on Midsummer. Guardian of cattle and health. Ireland
Goddess name "Anu/ Anann/ Dana/ Dana Ana/ Catana" Irish A mother goddess associated with fertility & the primordial mother
Deities name "Anunnaki aka Anunnaku" Babylon Ananaki, a group of Sumerian and Akkadian deities related to, and in some cases overlapping with, the Annuna (the 'Fifty Great Gods') and the Igigi (minor gods). Babylon
God name "Aqhat" Phonecian Mortal and hero, handsome and favoured of the gods, who gave him a Divine bow. Anat coveted it and had her henchman Yatpan kill him for it, but the bow was destroyed in the act. Phonecian
Goddess name "Aradvi Sura Anahita" Persia Another minor goddess. Persia
Goddess name "Ararat" Anatolia The ancient creator goddess
Goddess name "Ardvi Sura Anahita/ Anahita" Persia The goddess of rivers & water
Goddess name "Arm (2)" Celtic / Irish Chthonic mother goddess. Closely associated with fertility and the primordial mother of the TUATHA DE DANANN. Twin hills near Killarney in Munster are called “The Paps of Anu.” Also Ana....
Goddess name "Arthapratisamvit" Buddhist Goddess of logical analysis. Buddhist
Goddess name "Arthapratisamvit" Buddhist / Vajrayana Goddess of logical analysis. One of a group of four. Color: green. Attributes: jewel and noose....
Goddess name "Astrik aka Anastasius" Slavic Astericus, Ascrick, Astricus, lesser goddess of deception and illusion. Slavic
Goddess name "Balarama (strength of Rama)" Hindu / Epic / Puranic Incarnation of the god VIS'NU. May have originated in Vedic times as an agricultural fertility deity. He is the son of VASUDEVA and DEVAKI, though born from the womb of ROHINI. Jointly with KRSNA (his brother), he is identified as the eighth avatara (incarnation) of Vis'nu, or, with RAMA, as the seventh. Legend describes how Vis'nu impregnated the belly of the goddess Devaki with two hairs, one black, one white. To ensure their safety against a demon king, they were transferred before birth to Rohini. Krsna grew to be dark-skinned, and Balarama light. The latter enjoys similar characteristics to Krsna but fails to attract the same popularity. He is usually depicted on the right side of Krsna, rarely standing alone. The consort of Balarama is REVATI and his sons are Nisatha and Ulmuka. Epithets included Ananda (joy). In Jainism he is known as Baladeva. Attributes: arrow, club, drinking cup, fan palm, honey pot, lotus, pestle, pitcher, plough, prayer wheel, shield and sword....
"Cleolla" Greek According to Hesiod, Catalogues of Women, Pleisthenes was a son of Atreus and Aerope, and Agamemnon, Menelaus and Anaxibia were the children of Pleisthenes by Cleolla the daughter of Dias. Greek
Goddess name "Dana/ Donu/ Don/ Ana" Welsh / Irish The mortal Celtic race are her descendants, she is a goddess
Goddess name "Dharmapratisamvit (analysis of nature)" Buddhist / Vajrayana Goddess of nature analysis. One of a group of four PRATISAMVITS. Color: whitish-red. Attributes: noose and staff with crook....
Goddess name "Gad" Western Semitic / Punic / Carthaginian God of uncertain status. Probably concerned with chance or fortune and known from Palmyrene inscriptions, and from the Vetus Testamentum in place names such as Baal-Gad and Midal-Gad. Popular across a wide area of Syrio-Palestine and Anatolia in preBiblical times. Thought to have been syncretized ultimately with the Greek goddess TYCHE....
King name "Genii of Fire" Occultism There are three genii of fire: Anael, king of astral light; Michael, king of the Sun; and Sammael, king of volcanoes. Occultism
"Hippothoe 4" Greek A daughter of Pelias and Anaxibia
"Iphis" Greek A young man of humble parentage who died for love of Anaxarete. Greek
God name "Isakakate" Crow Ruler of the Anasazi and a god of the heavens and the sky. Crow
Deities name "Kabeiroi" Greek Blacksmith gods. According to tradition the sons or grandsons of the blacksmith god HEPHAISTOS. The cult was centered particularly on Lemnos, where there was an Etruscan tradition until circa 500 BC, and at Thebes. The Kabeiroi are thought to derive from pre-Greek Asian fertility deities in Anatolia [Turkey]....
Goddess name "Kubaba" Anatolian / northern Syrian Mother goddess. She was worshiped particularly at Carchemish and seems to equate with the Hittite goddess SAUSKA. Attributes include pomegranate and mir ror. Also Gubaba, Kupapa....
Goddess name "Kubai-khotun" Anatolian 'Great Mother'; she dwells in the 'tree of life' or under its roots and protects and supports humans and animals. Her milk is the origin of the milky Way. She was the primordial mother-goddess. Anatolian
God name "Kus”uh" Hittite / Hurrian / Anatolia moon god. Also KAS'KU....
Goddess name "MORRIGAN (queen of demons)" Celtic / Irish war, fertility and vegetation goddess. A complex goddess displaying various characteristics which are both generative and destructive (see also ANAT, INANA, IS'TAR, ATHENE). At the festival of Samain, she mates with the DAGDA to ensure the future prosperity of the land and as queen Maeve (Medb) of Connaught she was ritually wedded to the mortal king whose antecedent was Ailill. As Nemain (panic) and Badb Catha (raven of battle), she takes on a more warlike and destructive aspect. Rather than engaging directly in conflict, she uses her supernatural powers to spread fear and disarray. The Irish hero Cu Chulainn was thus visited on the battle field by BADB driving a chariot and dressed in a red cloak and with red eyebrows presenting an intimidating appearance. She is capable of changing her shape into various animal forms and in the guise of a raven or a crow is able to foretell the outcome of battle....
God name "MOT (death)" Canaanite / Phoenician / northern Israel, Lebanon / Syrian coastal regions God of natural adversity. ot is the Canaanite representation of adversity in the natural world. He lives in a pit within the earth and is responsible for its annual death from drought and heat: “he has scorched the olive, the produce of the earth and the fruit of the trees.” He engages in the classic confrontation with the Canaanite hero and national god, BAAL. Though the duel results in Baal's demise, his death is avenged by his twin sister ANAT, who slays Mot, then cleaves, winnows, burns and grinds him with a millstone, in what appears to be a ritual allied to the sowing of seed and harvesting (see OSIRIS). Baal is later restored. The conflict probably formed the basis of an annual ritual drama at the Canaanite New Year which was held in the autumn. In the texts Mot is the son of Il and his mother is AS'ERAH (ATHIRAT)....
Goddess name "Ma" Anatolia mountain Mother and a fertility and vegetation goddess. Anatolia
Goddess name "Ma" Cappadocia / Anatolia / Turkey A fertility & vegetation goddess
Goddess name "Ma" Cappadocian / Anatolia / Turkey Fertility and vegetation goddess. The tutelary goddess of Pontic Comana, she was served by votary priestesses acting as sacred prostitutes, and biennial festivals were celebrated in her honor. Gradually she took on an added role as a warrior goddess with solar connotations and ultimately became syncretized with the Roman goddess BELLONA. On coins of the Comana region she is depicted with the radiate head of a solar deity carrying weapons and a shield....
"Mah-Abadean Dynasty" Persia The first dynasty of Persian mythological history. Mah Abad (the great Abad) and his wife were the only persons left on the earth after the great cycle, and from them the world was peopled. Azer Abad, the fourteenth and last of this dynasty, left the earth because "all flesh had corrupted itself," and a period of anarchy ensued.
King name "Megapenthes" Greek A son of Proetus, was king of Argos, and father of Anaxagoras and Iphianeira. He exchanged his dominion for that of Perseus, so that the latter received Tiryns instead of Argos. (Apollodorus. ii.) He is said to have afterwards slain Perseus. Greek
King name "Menelaus" Greek A son of Atreus, and younger brother of Agamemnon and Anaxibia. He was king of Lacedaemon, and married to the beautiful Helen, by whom he was the father of Hermione and Megapenthes. Greek
Goddess name "N u a sam" Buddhist / Vajrayana Goddess of etymological analysis. One of a group of four. Color: red. Attributes: chain and lotus....
Goddess name "Nascio" Roman A Roman divinity, presiding over the birth of children, and accordingly a goddess assisting Lucina in her functions, and analogous to the Greek Eileithyia. Roman
Demon name "Nataraja (lord of the dance)" Hindu / Puranic Form of the god SI IVA. Emerging from AD 1200 onward, this form depicts SI iva as “lord of the dance” ringed by fire and with one foot on a demon in the form of a black dwarf. Nataraja arguably epitomizes the moving power in the cosmos. Largely seen in southern Indian bronzes which display the dance-form anandatandava....
"Nestor" Greek A son of Neleus and Chloris of Pylos in Triphylia, and husband of Eurydice (or, according to others, of Anaxibia, the daughter of Cratieus), by whom he became the father of Peisidice, Polycaste, Perseus, Stratius, Aretus, Echephron, Peisistratus, Antilochus, and Thrasymedes. Greek
Deities name "Nsab and Anan-Ns'ab" Nazorean Nsab means the implanter or impregnator, Anan Nsab means spouse of the planter. Fertility deities. heavenly Helpers of earthly Nazoreans in implanting righteousness, goodness and virtue within others. Early Nazorean
Goddess name "Oshun Ana" Yoruba Goddess of love. Yoruba
"Pleisthenes" Greek A son of Atreus, and husband of Aerope or Eriphyle, the daughter of Catreus, by whom he became the father of Agamemnon, Menelaus, and Anaxibia. Greek
Goddess name "Pratibhanapratisamvit" Buddhist / Vajrayana Goddess of context analysis. One of a group of four. Color: green. Attributes: three-pronged staff and bell....
Goddess name "Pratibhanaspratisamvit" Hindu A goddess, one of context analysis
Goddess name "Pratisamvit (analytical science)" Buddhist Generic name for four goddesses. (Vajrayana). The personifications of logical analysis....
"Quaayayp" Greek The son of the creator of the world, Niparaya, and the virgin Anayicoyondi. North America
God name "Sesa(naga) (remainder)" Hindu / Vedic, Epic / Puranic Snake god or naga. The great serpent lying in the primeval sea and encircling the world. The son of KASYAPA and KADRU. A many-headed attendant on VIS'NU who uses the snake as a couch on which to rest between cycles of the universe. Its many hoods overshadow and protect him. Not technically a deity but important enough in literature to be included here. Also Adisesa; ANANTA....
Goddess name "Sipylene" Anatolia / Symnra Mother goddess worshiped in the Metroon sanctuary. Anatolia / Symnra
Goddess name "Sipylene" Smyrna / Anatolia / west coast of Turkey Mother goddess. The localized name of the great mother, worshiped in the Metroon sanctuary....
God name "Tarhunt" Anatolia weather god Hurrian / Anatolia
God name "Tarhunt" Hurrian / Anatolian weather god. Known from inscriptions as the father of TELEPINU....
Angel name "Tsaphiel" Nazorean Anangel governing the moon. Early Nazorean
God name "Vahagn" Armenia Armenia's national god. Some time in his existence, he formed a "triad" with Aramazd and Anahit. Vahagn fought and conquered dragons, hence his title Vishabakagh, "dragon reaper". He was invoked as a god of courage, later identified with Heracles. He was also a Sun-god, rival of Baal-shamin and Mihr.
"Vaikuntha" Hindu / Puranic Aspect of VISNU. Vis'nu is depicted under this title residing in his own heaven, known as Vaikuntha. He is seen with four heads in an attribute known as caturmukha, where the central head is human, that to the left is Sakti, to the right NARASINHA, and facing behind, VARAHA. As such Vis'nu's vehicle is either the mythical bird, GARUDA, or he reposes on the serpent ANANTA (SESA). The aspect may also be known as Trailokyamohana....
God name "Vigrieaetaka (remover of obstacles)" Buddhist / Mahayana God. An emanation of AKSOBHYA who may equate with the Hindu god GANESA. Color: blue. He is also seen as a dikpala or guardian of the northerly direction, in which case his color is green. Attributes: cup, drum, hook, knife, noose and staff. Three-headed. Also Analarka....
"Yoni" Sanskrit The Sanskrit word for "Divine Passage". The Ayurveda, or Science of Life, described yoni as a part of the female anatomy. Here the term was meant as a designation of respect for women who gave birth, thus contributing to the continuation of the community.
God name "Zababa" Akkadian An Akkadian war god. He was also adopted by the Hittites, who brought his worship to Anatolia.