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List of Gods : "Ara"
NameOriginDescription
A'ra W Arabia A local god
Abdiel Arabic An Arabic demon said to be the lord of slaves and slavery. His name is derived from the Arabic word 'Abd', meaning 'slave'.
Abou Jahia Arab The angel of death in Mohammedan mythology. Called Azrael by the Arabs, and Mordad by the Persians.
Abou-Bekr Arab Called Father of the Virgin, i.e. , Mahomet's favourite wife. He was the first caliph, and was founder of the sect called the Sunnites.
Aboulomri Arab A fabulous bird of the vulture sort which lives 1,000 years. Called by the Persians Kerkes, and by the Turks Ak-Baba. Mohammedan mythology
Abraham aka Avraham Arabic Ashkenazi, Avrohom, Avruhom, regarded as the founding patriarch of the Israelites and of the Arabic people in Jewish, Christian and Islamic tradition. In that tradition, Abraham is brought by God from his home in the ancient city of Ur into a new land, Canaan, where he enters into a covenant: in exchange for sole recognition of Yahweh as supreme universal authority.
Adam was buried Arabia According to Arabian tradition, on Aboucais, a mountain of Arabia.
Adha Arab (the slit-eared). The swiftest of Mahomet's camels.
Adhab-al-Cabr Arab The first purgatory of the Mahometans.
Afreet Arabic Aka Ifrit, efreet, ifreet, afrit, are a kind of Jinn mentioned in the Qur'an. Arabic
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Afreet or Efreet Arab One of the Jinn tribe, of which there are five.
Aisha Arabic A goddess of water
Akuman Arab The most malevolent of all the Persian gods.
Al Borak Arabic The animal which carried Mahomet to the seventh heaven. Brought by Gabriel, he had a human face, the cheeks of a horse and the wings of an eagle and spoke good Arabic.
Al Lat Arabic A goddess of fertility, procreation & the earth
Al Uzza Arabic Goddess of the dawn. Arabic
Alasnam's Mirror Arabian The "touch-stone of virtue," given to Alasnam by one of the Genii. If he looked in this mirror it informed him whether a damsel would remain to him faithful or not. If the mirror remained unsullied so would the maiden; if it clouded, the maiden would prove faithless. Arabian
Alat Arabic An astral goddess
Albadara Arab A bone which the Arabs say defies destruction, and which; at the resurrection, will be the germ of the new body. The Jews called it Luz and the "Os sacrum" refers probably to the same superstition.
Aldebaran Arabian The sun in Arabian mythology. In astronomy, the star called the Bull's eye in the constellation Taurus.
Algebar Arabic The giant Orion is so called by the Arabs.
Allah East / Arab God Middle east
Allat Arabic A pre-Islamic Arabian goddess who was one of the three chief goddesses of Mecca and one of three goddesses that the pre-Islamic Meccans referred to as "The Daughters of God". Arabic
Almaqah S Arabia An astral god
Almaqah aka Ilmuqah Arabic The moon god of the South Arabian kingdom of Saba and the Ethiopian kingdoms of D'mt and Aksum. The ruling dynasty of Saba regarded themselves as his children. Arabic
Ama-arhus/ Arad-Ama-arhus/ Amat-Ama-arhus Babylonia/ Akkadia A fertility goddess
Amm Arabian Moon god worshipped in ancient Qataban. The inhabitants of that South Arabian kingdom referred to themselves as the Banu Amm, or the "Children of Amm".
Anbay S Arabia A god of justice & an oracular source
Anbay and Haukim Arabic God of justice and an oracular source Arabic
Ara Borneo Primeval creator god, in the form of a bird, who created the heavens , and with Irik, created mankind from clay. The Sea Dyaks of Sarawak, Borneo
Arabati Africa Creator god worshipped by a pigmy tribe living along the banks of the river Ituri. Congo, West Africa
Arachne Greek A Lydian maiden who challenged Athena to a weaving contest. Arachne produced a piece of cloth as and Athena could find no fault with it, she tore the work to pieces, and Arachne in despair hung herself. The goddess loosened the rope and saved her life, but the rope was changed into a cobweb and Arachne herself into a spider, the animal most odious to Athena. Greek
Aradia Italy/ Etruscan A Lunar deity
Aradvi Sura Anahita Persia Another minor goddess. Persia
Araethyrea Greek A daughter of Aras, an autochthon who was believed to have built Arantea, the most ancient town in Phliasia. She had a brother called Aoris, and is said to have been fond of the chase and warlike pursuits. When she died, her brother called the country of Phliasia after her Araethyrea.
Aralo Armenia Agriculture "the beautiful one", god Georgia/Armenia/Crimea
Aralo/ Aparajita/ Aray Georgia/ Armenia/ Crimea A god of agriculture
Aramazd Armenia The father of all gods and goddesses, the creator of heaven and earth. Armenia
Aranyani Hindu/Vedic Minor goddess of woodlands. Hindu/Vedic
Aranzahas Hittite Tigris river deified. Hittite
Arapacana Buddhist God. Buddhist
Ararat Anatolia The ancient creator goddess
Arariel Jewish An angel who, according to the rabbis of the Talmud, takes charge of the waters of the earth. Fishermen invoke him so that they may take large fish. Arariel has also traditionally been invoked as a cure for stupidity. Jewish
Araua Brazil Mother to the stars and the moon. Brazil
Arava Roman A moon goddess
Arawa Kenya Moon goddess and the daughter of the creator god Tororut and his consort Seta. Kenya and Uganda
Arawn aka Arawyn Wales Arrawn, Arawen. King of Hell, God of Annwn. Ruled the underground kingdom of the dead. Rules over revenge, terror, war, spirit contact, picking names, strengthening friendships, reincarnation. Wales
Arawn/ Arawyn/ Arrawn/ Arawen Wales The god of Annwn ruled the underground
Arazu Babylon The god of construction that was completed
Arsu Arabic The Palmyran god of the evening star and usually portrayed as riding a camel with his twin brother Azizos. Arabic
Asar Arabian A horse-god revered in ancient Palmyra, possibly of Arabian origin.
Asira Arabian Pre-Islamic north Arabian local god.
Asrael Arabic Aka Ezra'il or Ezra'eil one of the names of the angel of death, and is an English form of the Arabic name traditionally attributed to the angel of death in Islam,
Atasamain N Arabia an astral deity
Bab Arabia The founder and prophet of Babism. He was a merchant from Shiraz, who at the age of twenty-five claimed to be the promised Qa'im (or Mihdi). After his declaration he took the title of Bab meaning "Gate". Six years later he was shot by a firing squad in Tabriz.
Bajura Arabia Mahomet's standard.
Baltis Arab Goddess revered in the ancient Levant.
Basamum Arabia The god of healing in pre-Islamic South Arabia. His name may be derived from the proto-Arabic basam, or balsam, a plant that was used in ancient medicines.
Belomancy Greek Divination by arrows. Labels being attached to a given number of arrows, the archers let them fly, and the advice on the label of the arrow which flies farthest is accepted and acted on. This practice is common with the Arabs. Greek
Binzuru-Sonja Japan One of the pupils of Buddha, the first of the Sixteen Rakan. Rakan with grey hair and long eyebrows. Originally he was a retainer of the king, Uuten. He became a priest and attained miracle power by performing Arakan’s vow. It is said that he was praised by Shaka for he used the miracle power for the world and that he didn't enter Nirvana and made efforts cultivating ordinary people. He was worshipped on the above in Theravada Buddhism, however, many are worshipped in restaurants in China. He is enshrined in front of a temple in Japan. It is believed that stroking him eliminates distresses. Japan
Borak Arab Borak or Al Borak (the lightning). The animal brought by Gabriel to carry Mahomet to the seventh heaven. It had the face of a man, but the cheeks of a horse; its eyes were like jacinths, but brilliant as the stars; it had the wings of an eagle, spoke with the voice of a man, and glittered all over with radiant light. This creature was received into Paradise.
Borysthenes Arab The Scythian river god of Borysthenes, now called the Dneiper.
Caaba Arab The shrine of Mecca, said by the Arabs to be built on the exact spot of the tabernacle let down from heaven at the prayer of repentant Adam. Adam had been a wanderer for 200 years, and here received pardon. The shrine was built, according to Arab tradition, by Ishmael, assisted by his father Abraham, who inserted in the walls a black stone presented to him by the angel Gabriel.
Choimha Arab "beautiful water", she was a woman created by the gods specifically to marry B'alam Agab.
Dasim Arabic A son of Iblis, a jinn, who causes hatred between husband and wife. Arabic
Datin Arabic A deity worshipped in pre-Islamic northern Arabia. Datin was an oracular deity also associated with oaths and justice. Arabic
Delhan Arabic An ostrich riding demoniacal being who inhabits the islands of the seas who eats the flesh of shipwrecked seamen. Arabic
Dives aka Divs Arab Deevs. Demons of Persian mythology. According to the Koran, they are ferocious and gigantic spirits under the sovereignty of Eblis.
Djibril Arabic The Arabic name for the archangel Gabriel.
Djinn Arabian Jin, Ginn, spirits of vanished ancient peoples who acted during the night and disappeared with the first light of dawn. Arabian
Dom-Daniel Arabian The abode of evil spirits, gnomes, and enchanters, somewhere "under the roots of the ocean," but not far from Babylon. (Continuation of the Arabian Tales.)
Du-l Halasa SW Arabia A god that was demoted to the rank of an idle
El Khidr Arab One of the good angels, according to the Koran.
Elagabalus Arab A Syro-Phanician sun-god, represented under the form of a huge conical stone.
Esceheman Arapaho Grandmother earth. Arapaho
Gaeto-Syrus Arab Scythian solar deity.
Gian ben Gian Arabia King of the Ginns or Genii, and founder of the Pyramids. He was overthrown by Azazil or Lucifer. Arabia
Guinechen Araucanian A god whose fights with Pillan the thunder-god and Guecufu king of the demons keeps the universe in equilibrium. Araucanian
Hameh Arabian In mythology, a bird formed from the blood near the brains of a murdered man. This bird cries "Iskoonee!" (Give me drink!), meaning drink of the murderer's blood; and this it cries incessantly till the death is avenged, when it flies away. Arabian
Haubas Arabia God worshipped in pre-Islamic southern Arabia, particularly Sheba. Haubas's advice was often sought via consultation with oracles.
Haukim and Anbay Arabic Haukim and Anbay were oracular judge-gods and divine administrerors of justice. Arabic
Hilal Arabic God of the new moon. Arabic
Houri Koran The large blackeyed damsels of Paradise, possessed of perpetual youth and beauty, whose virginity is renewable at pleasure. Every believer will have seventy-two of these houris in Paradise, and his intercourse with them will be fruitful or otherwise, according to his wish. If an offspring is desired, it will grow to full estate in an hour. (Persian, huri; Arabic, huriya, nymphs of paradise. Koran
Hubal Arabic An Arab idol brought from Bulka, in Syria, by Amir Ibn-Lohei, who asserted that it would procure rain when wanted. It was the statue of a man in red agate; one hand being lost, a golden one was supplied. He held in his hand seven arrows without wings or feathers, such as the Arabians use in divination. This idol was destroyed in the eighth year of "the flight." Arabic
Ifreet or Afreet or Afrit Arabian A powerful evil jin or spirit of Arabian mythology.
Ilat Arabian Allat. "The Goddess", a pre-Islamic Arabian goddess who was one of the three chief goddesses of Mecca who the pre-Islamic Meccans referred to as "The Daughters of God".
Inzak Arabia The god who watches over his people. Bahrain, Arabia
Irik Borneo A primeval creator spirit, in the form of a bird, who created the earth; with Ara, created mankind from clay. The Sea Dyaks of Sarawak, Borneo
Isa Arabic The Muslim Jesus. The Messiah supported by the Holy Spirit
Isaf Arabian An Arabian idol in the form of a man, brought from Syria, and placed in Es-Safa, near the temple of Mecca. Some say Isaf was a man converted into stone for impiety, and that Mahomet suffered this one "idol" to remain as a warning to his disciples.
Itzeti Mara Edutzi Bolivia The sun god of the Araona. Bolivia
Jack A-Lantern Arabian A bog or marsh spirit who delights to mislead. These Arabian spirits were formed of "smokeless fire."
Jehennam India The Gehenna or Inferno of the Arabs. It consists of seven stages, one below the other. The first is allotted to atheists; the second to Manicheans; the third to the Brahmins of India; the fourth to the Jews; the fifth to Christians; the sixth to the Magians or Ghebers of Persia; and the seventh to hypocrites. The Koran
Jinn Arabian A sort of fairies in Arabian mythology, the offspring of fire. They propagate their species like human beings, and are governed by a race of kings named Suleyman, one of whom built the pyramids. Their chief abode is the mountain Kaf, and they appear to men under the forms of serpents, dogs, cats, monsters, or even human beings, and become invisible at pleasure. The evil jinn are hideously ugly, but the good are exquisitely beautiful. According to fable, they were created from fire two thousand years before Adam was made of earth. The singular of jinn is jinnee.
Juti Mara Edutzi Bolivia The sun god of the Araona. Bolivia
Kabirim Arabic Phoenician name for the Kabiri
Kahilan Arabic A tutelary god known only from inscriptions
Knaritja Australia The earth and the sky had always existed and had always been the home of Supernatural Beings. The western Aranda believe that the sky is inhabited by an emu-footed Great Father (Knaritja), who is also the Eternal Youth (altjira nditja). He has dog-footed wives and many sons and daughters. "They lived on fruits and vegetable foods in an eternally green land, unaffected by droughts, through which the Milky Way flowed like a broad river...".' They have an Eden-like place where only trees, fruits and flowers flourish. All these sky-dwellers are seen as ageless and beyond death. The Aranda, Australia
Labe Arabian The Circe of the Arabians, who, by her enchantments, transformed men into horses and other brute beasts. She is introduced into the Arabian Nights' Entertainments, where Beder, Prince of Persia, marries her, defeats her plots against him, and turns her into a mare. Being restored to her proper shape by her mother, she turns Beder into an owl; but the prince ultimately regains his own proper form.
Lat Arabic A female idol made of stone, and said to be inspired with life; the chief object of adoration by the Arabs before their conversion.
Macaber Arabic The dance macaber. The Dance of the dead (French, dance macabre.) A dance over which Death presides, supposed to be executed by the dead of all ages and conditions. Arabic
Makawe New Zealand The chief god of the Arawa, Ngatituwharetoa, and Whanganui tribes. New Zealand
Malakbel N Arabia A vegetation god
Malakbel N Arabic , Vegetation god Arabic
Malik Arabic Tutelary god, this name is found among other Semitic people and used as a designator for a god Arabic
Manat Arabic Goddess, a daughter of Allah Arabic
Mandah Arabic Collective name of gods, guardian deities who took care of irrigation Arabic
Mandah/ Mundih Arabic A collective name of gods, guardian deities that took care of irrigation
Mara d Rabuta Aramaic Mara-d-Rabutha-'laita, Aramaic word meaning Priest and King and Angel.
Mara d Rabutha Aramaic Mara d Rabutha is the Lord of Greatness. Aramaic
Marnas N Arabia A local tutelary god
Marnas N Arabic , Local tutelary god Arabic
Mazikeen or Shedeem Arabian A species of beings in Jewish mythology exactly resembling the Arabian Jinn or genii, and said to be the agents of magic and enchantment. When Adam fell, says the Talmud, he was excommunicated for 130 years, during which time he begat demons and spectres; for, it is written, "Adam lived 130 years and (i.e. before he) begat children in his own image". Genesis v
Mecca's Three Idols Arabic Lata, Aloza, and Menat, all of which Mahomet overthrew.
Melki-Ziwa Aramaic King of Light behind the north star. Aramaic
Mermaid Arabic A sea-spirit, the upper part a woman and the lower half a fish.
Moakkibat Arabic A class of angels. Two angels of this class attend every child of Adam from the cradle to the grave. At sunset they fly up with the record of the deeds done since sunrise. Every good deed is entered ten times by the recording angel on the credit or right side of his ledger, but when an evil deed is reported the angel waits seven hours, "if haply in that time the evil-doer may repent." The Koran.
Monkir and Nakir Arabic According to Mahometan mythology, are two angels who interrogate the dead immediately they are buried. The first two questions they ask are, "Who is your Lord?" and "Who is your prophet?" Their voices are like thunder, their aspects hideous, and those not approved of they lash into perdition with whips half-iron and half-flame.
Munkar and Nakir Arabic Two black angels of appalling aspect, the inquisitors of the dead. The Koran says that during the inquisition the soul is united to the body. If the scrutiny is satisfactory, the soul is gently drawn forth from the lips of the deceased, and the body is left to repose in peace; if not, the body is beaten about the head with iron clubs, and the soul is wrenched forth by racking torments.
Nahi Arabia The patron god of Thamud, in northern Arabia.
Nakeer and Munkar Arabic Two black angels of appalling aspect, the inquisitors of the dead. The Koran says that during the inquisition the soul is united to the body. If the scrutiny is satisfactory, the soul is gently drawn forth from the lips of the deceased, and the body is left to repose in peace; if not, the body is beaten about the head with iron clubs, and the soul is wrenched forth by racking torments.
Nekmet Arabic Ireland
Nesr Arabic An idol of the ancient Arabs. It was in the form of a vulture, and was worshipped by the tribe of Hemyer.
Nesrem Arabia A statute some fifty cubits high, in the form of an old woman. It was hollow within for the sake of giving secret oracles. Arabia
Opiel Aramaic An angel whose name can be found written on Aramaic love charms.
Opinicus Arabic A fabulous monster, composed of dragon, camel, and lion, used in heraldry. It forms the crest of the Barber Surgeons of London.
Orehu Peru A woman sent by the god Arawanili to teach the Arawaks about religion. Peru
Orotalt Greek According to the Greek writers, was the Bacchus of the ancient Arabs. This, however, is a mistake, for the word is a corruption of Allah Taala; God the Most High.
Peri Arabia Delicate, gentle, fairy-like beings of Eastern mythology, begotten by fallen spirits. They direct with a wand the pure in mind the way to heaven. These lovely creatures, according to the Koran, are under the sovereignty of Eblis; and Mahomet was sent for their conversion, as well as for that of man.
Phlias Greek A son of Dionysus and Chthonophyle, also called Phlius, was a native of Araithyrea in Argolis, and is mentioned as one of the Argonauts. (Argonautica) According to Pausanias, he was a son of Ceisus and Araithyrea, and the husband of Chthonophyle, by whom he became the father of Androdamas and Hyginus calls him Phliasus, and a son of Dionysus and Ariadne. Greek
Phoenix Arabia Said to live a certain number of years, when it makes in Arabia a nest of spices, sings a melodious dirge, flaps his wings to set fire to the pile, burns itself to ashes, and comes forth with new life, to repeat the former one.
Pwyll Welsh In the tale of Pwyll, the earliest reference to Annwn, the Welsh mythological otherworld, occurs. It is ruled by Arawn, at war with Hafgan. Arawn obtains the help of Pwyll by exchanging kingdoms with him for a year, and Pwyll defeats Hafgan. Welsh
Qasynan S Arabia the god of the of smithies
Qawm Arabic The Nabataean god of war and the night, and guardian of caravans.
Quzah Arabic God of storms, thunder, hailstorms, mountain and the weather. Arabic
Ruda N Arabia A tutelary god, an androgynous being
Safa Arabian The hill on which Adam and Eve came together, after having been parted for two hundred years, during which time they wandered homeless over the face of the earth. Arabian
Sahar Aramaic God of the moon. Aramaic
Salm of Mahram Arabia A goddess from the pantheon of Tayma introduced to North Arabia from North Syria.
Salm of Mahram/ Salman N Arabia A local tutelary god
Singala N Arabia A local god
Singala N Arabic , Local god Arabic
Ta'lab Arabia The moon god in pre-Islamic southern Arabia.
Ta'lab Arabia God of the moon in pre-Islamic southern Arabia. His oracle was consulted for advice.
Theandrios Arabic Part of the Nabataen trinity. Arabic
Theandros N Arabia A god known only from Greek & Roman inscriptions
Tian-zhu Arab A mountain god of somewhere you've never heard of.
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.
Wa cinaci Guiana Our Father who art in heaven. The supreme being of the Arawak. Guiana
Wah-con-tun-ga Arabic The creator of all things. The Assiniboin
Yagute Arabian A deity depicted in the form of a lion. Arabian
Zabi Arabia In the morning, when she wakes, the particles of musk are lying over her bed. She sleeps much in the morning; she does not need to gird her waist with a working dress. She gives with thin fingers, not thick, as if they were the worms of the desert of Zabi. In the evening she brightens the darkness, as if she were the light-tower of a monk. Ancient Arabia
Zem Arabic The sacred well of Mecca. According to Arab tradition, this is the very well that was shown to Hagar when Ishmael was perishing of thirst. Mecca is built round it.
Zig Arabis A prodigious cock, which stands with its feet on the earth and touches heaven with its head. When its wings are spread it darkens the sun, and causes a total eclipse. This cock crows before the Lord, and delighteth Him. Babylonish Talmud