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List of Gods : "As"
NameOriginDescription
A / Aa, Sirdu, Sirrida Akkadia / Semitic A (also Aa, Sirdu, Sirrida). Moon Goddess of Chaldeans. Symbolized by a disk with eight rays, this figure is frequently associated with goddesses of light across many cultures including Babylon, Mesopotamia, Akkadia and Semitic.
Aaetpio Enochian A senior of Fire associated with Mars. Enochian
Aam Egyptian A name for the god Tem, a form of the sun god in the city of Annu. The Book of the Dead associates Aam with the sun god Ra. Egyptian
Aatxe Basque A Basque ghost. He is a cave-dwelling divinity who adopts the form of a young red bull, but sometimes in the shape of a man. At night, more so in stormy weather, he arises from the hollow which is his lair, also known as Euskal Herria. He attacks criminals and other mean people. He also protects people by making them stay home when danger is near.
Abarta Ireland Aka Abartach, God of the Tuatha De Danann. or Abarta (performer of feats) was one of the Tuatha Dй Danann. He was also known as the Giolla Deacair (the hard servant) and was associated with Fionn mac Cumhaill. Ireland
Abel Christian Angel assistant to St. Peter. He checks souls as they arrive in Heaven. Christian
Abhijit Hindu Name means triumphator. A benevolent astral deity and goddess of fortune Hindu/Puranic
Abomination of Desolation Roman The Roman standard is so called (Matthew xxiv. 15). As it was set up in the holy temple, it was an abomination; and, as it brought destruction, it was the "abomination of desolation."
Abracadabra Assyrians A charm. It is said that Abracadabra was the supreme deity of the Assyrians. Q. Severus Sammonicus recommended the use of the word as a powerful antidote against ague, flux, and toothache. The word was to be written on parchment, and suspended round the neck by a linen thread.
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.
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Abraxas Greek Aka Abraxis, Abrsax, viewed as the supreme deity and the source of divine emanations, the ruler of all the 365 heavens, or circles of creation--one for each day of the year. The number 365 corresponds to the numerical value of the seven Greek letters that form the word abraxas. The name Abraxas was taken from abra-cadabra.
Acastus Greek A son of Pelias, king of lolcus, and of Anaxibia, or as others call her, Philomache.
Acca Roman A goddess associated with Hercules
Acca Larentia Etruscan A mythical woman who occurs in the stories in early Roman history. Associated with Hercules she was a goddess of the earth and goddess of winter Roman/Etruscan
Achlys Greek According to some ancient cosmogonies, the eternal night, and the first created being which existed even before Chaos. According to Hesiod, she was the personification of misery and sadness, and as such she was represented on the shield of Heracles: pale, emaciated, and weeping, with chattering teeth, swollen knees, long nails on her fingers, bloody cheeks, and her shoulders thickly covered with dust.
Achtland Celtic Goddess queen who no mortal man could sexually satisfy, so she took a giant from the faery realm as her mate. Celtic
Acmbicu Enochian A senior of Air associated with Mercury. Enochian
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.
Acraea Greek A daughter of the river-god Asterion near Mycenae, who together with her sisters Euboea and Prosymna acted as nurses to Hera.
Acragas Greek A son of Zeus and the Oceanid Asterope
Acrasia Britain Self-indulgence. An enchantress who lived in the "Bower of Bliss," situate in "Wandering Island" She transformed her lovers into monstrous shapes, and kept them captives. Sir Guyon having crept up softly, threw a net over her, and bound her in chains of adamant; then broke down her bower and burnt it to ashes. Britain.
Aczinor Enochian A senior of Earth associated with Jupiter. Enochian
Adamastor Greek The spirit of the stormy Cape (Good Hope), described by Camoens in the Lusiad as a hideous phantom. According to Barreto, he was one of the giants who invaded heaven.
Adamida Christian A planet on which reside the unborn spirits of saints, martyrs, and believers. U'riel, the angel of the sun, was ordered at the crucifixion to interpose this planet between the sun and the earth, so as to produce a total eclipse. Early Christian
Addanc aka adanc Welsh Addane, afanc, avanc, abhac, abac, a lake monster that also appears in Celtic and British folklore. It is described alternately as resembling a crocodile, beaver or dwarf, and is sometimes said to be a demon. The lake in which it dwells also varies; it is variously said to live in Llyn Llion, Llyn Barfog, near Brynberian Bridge or in Llyn yr Afanc, a lake in Betws-y-Coed that was named after the creature. Welsh
Aderyn y Corph Welsh A supernatural bird which appears as a foreteller of death. Welsh
Adi-Shakti Hindu The Female aspect of the Supreme Divine in Kinetic Dynamic Form. Hindu
Adikia Greek The goddess of injustice and wrong-doing. She was depicted as an ugly barbarian woman with tattooed skin. Greek
Adnachiel Christian The angel of the sun sign Sagittarius. Ask him nicely and he'll grant you independence, honesty and chat-up lines. Christian
Adoeoct Enochian A senior of Fire associated with Jupiter. Enochian
Adonis Assyria A son of Cinyras and Medarme, according to Hesiod a son of Phoenix and Alphesiboea, and according to the cyclic poet Panyasis, a son of Tlieias, king of Assyria, who begot him by his own daughter Smyrna. (Myrrha.)
Adrammelech Assyria God of the people of Sepharvaim, to whom infants were burnt in sacrifice (Kings xvii, 31). Probably the sun.
Adroa Africa A god of the Lugbara people of central Africa. Adroa has two aspects: one good and one evil. He is the creator of Heaven and Earth, and he appears to those about to die. Adroa is depicted as a tall, white man with only half a body – one eye, one arm, one leg, one ear. Africa
Adsullata Balkans A river goddess, associated with the River Savus in the Balkans
Aeacus Greek A son of Zeus and Aegina, a daughter of the river-god Asopus.
Aegina Greek A daughter of the river god Asopus.
Aeneas Greek The son of Anchises and Aphrodite, and born on mount Ida. On his father's side he was a greatgrandson of Tros, and thus nearly related to the royal house of Troy, as Priam himself was a grandson of Tros. He was educated from his infancy at Dardanus, in the house of Alcathous, the husband of his sister.
Aeolus Greece In the mythical history of Greece there are three personages of this name, who are spoken of by ancient writers as connected with one another, but this connexion is so confused, that it is impossible to gain a clear view of them.
Aericura aka Erecura Roman/Celtic Herecura, Eracura, was a goddess worshipped in ancient times, often thought to be Celtic in origin, mostly represented with the attributes of Proserpina and associated with the Roman underworld god Dis Pater. Roman/Celtic
Aesculapius/ Asklepios Greek/ Roman A god of healing & of medicine
Aesma Persian An outrageous and assaulting demon, whose name has been thought to be reflected as Asmodaeus in the Book of Tobit. Persian
Aetna Roman A Sicilian nymph, and according to Alcimus, a daughter of Uranus and Gaea, or of Briareus. Simonides said that she had acted as arbitrator between Hephaestus and Demeter respecting the possession of Sicily.
Agasaya Semitic "The Shrieker," was a Semitic war goddess who was merged into Ishtar in her identity as warrior of the sky.
Agave Greek Daughter of Cadmus, and wife of the Spartan Echion, by whom she became the mother of Pentheus, who succeeded his grandfather Cadmus as king of Thebes. Agave was the sister of Autonoe, Ino, and Semele (Apollodorus iii), and when Semele, during her pregnancy with Dionysus, was destroyed by the sight of the splendour of Zeus, her sisters spread the report that she had only endeavoured to conceal her guilt, by pretending that Zeus was the father of her child, and that her destruction was a just punishment for her falsehood.
Agnikumara Jain/ India They are youthful appearing gods associated with rain & thunder
Agnostos Theos Greek Unknown gods who were always worshipped as a group Greek
Agrat Bat Mahalat Semitic Goddess known for her role as sexual temptress and seductress. According to the Talmud, she is the "spirit of uncleanness". Semitic
Agrotes Phonecian Lesser God of the earth, horses, hunting, and wanderers. Appears as a charioteer, sometimes accompanied by packs of dogs. Phonecian
Agyieus Greek A surname of Apollo describing him as the protector of the streets and public places. Greek
Ah Bolon Dz'acab Mayan Fertility god associated with rain and thunder Mayan
Ah Hulneb Mayan Associated with the island of Cozumel, he was a god of war. Ah Hulneb means "he the spear thrower." Mayan
Ah Kin Mayan God of the sun, who brings drought but protects man from the powers of evil associated with darkness Mayan
Ahlmakoh Islands A demoniac wood-spirit. His nasal mucus plays an important part in rituals and is valued as an amulet for invulnerability. Vancouver Islands
Aibell Ireland Goddess of Munster whose legends were almost lost until she was 'demoted' to a faery queen. She had in her possession a magickal harp which did her bidding, but which human ears could not hear or else the eavesdropper would soon die. She was associated with stones and leaves. Ireland
Aibheaeg Ireland Fire goddess who had a magic well that contained mighty healing powers, especially effective against toothache so long as the petitioner left a small white stone at the well to represent the decayed tooth. She is associated with wells and the number 5. Ireland
Aigipan Greek One of the rustic gods known as Panes, son of Aix and Zeus and a companion of Pan, with whom he is sometimes identified, and Dionysus.
Aimend Ireland/Scotland Minor Sun Goddess who is thought to be the daughter of the king of the region known as Corco Loidhe. Ireland/Scotland
Aisha Qandisha Morocco "loving to be watered" a jinniya (female spirit), recognized by her beautiful face, pendulous breasts and goat legs. She was wanton and free, seducing young men, despite having a jinn-consort named Hammu Qaiyu. Her name strongly suggests a connection to the Qadesha, the sexually free temple women of Canaan who served Astarte. Morocco
Aius Locutius Gallic Loquens, was a Roman numen associated with the Gallic invasions of the early 4th century. In 390 BC, the Gauls moved in the direction of Rome. According to Roman folklore, a Roman named Caedicius kept hearing a disembodied nocturnal voice at the base of the Palatine hill in the Forum Romanum. The voice warned Caedicius of the oncoming attack and recommended that the walls of Rome be fortified.
Aix Greek A nymph and the wife of Pan. She was seduced by Zeus and bore him Aigipan. Aix is also mentioned as the nurse of the infant Zeus and may also identified with the Gorgon Aix.
Aje Africa Goddess of wealth who appears as a fowl scratching the earth and was sent down with Oduduwa, the earth goddess.
Akasagarbha Buddhist/India Bodhisattva one of the eight great bodhisattvas. His name can be translated as "boundless space treasury" or "void store" as his wisdom is said to be boundless as space itself. He is sometimes known as the twin brother of the "earth store" bodhisattva Ksitigarbha. In Japan he is known as Kokuzo. Buddhist/India
Akuj Africa Chief deity associated with the sky. Turkana Africa
Ala Ibo Nigeria Goddess of the earth in its dual aspect of fertility and death. Nigeria
Alabandus Greek A Carian hero, son of Euippus and Calirrhoe, whom the inhabitants of Alabanda worshipped as the founder of their town.
Alacomenia Greek One of the daughters of Ogyges, who as well as her two sisters, Thelxionoea and Aulis, were regarded as supernatural beings, who watched over oaths and saw that they were not taken rashly or thoughtlessly. Greek
Alaghom Naom Mayan Alaghom Naom goddess of wisdom, consciousness, education and the intellect. Also known as Alaghom Naom Tzentel and the Mother of Mind. Mayan
Alako Norway/Gypsy Sent to the earth as a human to reveal the secret laws and a band of lore of the the gypsies, he stayed over in a the moon. Norway/Gypsy
Alako/ Dundra Norway/ Gypsy Sent to the earth as a human to reveal the secret laws & a band of lore of the the gypsies, he stayed over in a the moon
Alat Arabic An astral goddess
Aldebaran Arabian The sun in Arabian mythology. In astronomy, the star called the Bull's eye in the constellation Taurus.
Alectorian Stone Greek A stone said to be of talismanic power, found in the stomach of cocks. Those who possess it are strong, brave, and wealthy. Milo of Crotona owed his strength to this talisman. As a philtre it has the power of preventing thirst or of assuaging it. Greek
Alfodr or Alfadir Norse Alfodr or Alfadir [Father of all]. The name of Odin as the supreme god. Norse
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
Alloces Greek Commands thirty-six legions. He dresses as a knight and rides a horse. His face is characteristic of a lion, with an inflamed complexion and fervent eyes. He is said to teach astronomy and liberal arts.
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
Aloeus Greek 1. A son of Poseidon and Canace. He married Iphimedeia, the daughter of Triops, who was in love with Poseidon, and used to walk by the sea-side, take her hands full of its water, and sprinkle her bosom with it. The two sons whom she had by Poseidon were called Aloeidae. 2. A son of Helios by Circe or Antiope, who received from his father the sovereignty over the district of Asopia.
Alpanu aka Alpan Etruscan Goddess of love and one of the Lasas, and a ruler of the underworld. Possibly equated with the Greek goddess Persephone. In art, she was usually depicted as a nude or semi-nude winged maiden. Etruscan
Alpheus Greece Alpheus as man. Hunting in the forests of Greece, Alpheus saw Artemis and desired her. Alpheus as a river (present Alfeios River) and river-god, thus like most river-gods a son of Oceanus and Tethys.
Althaea Greek A daughter of the Aetolian king Thestius and Eurythemis, and sister of Lecla, Hypermnestra, Iphiclus, Euippus, etc. She was married to Oeneus, king of Calydon, by whom she became the mother of Troxeus, Thyreus, Clymenus, and Meleager, and of two daughters, Gorge and Deianeira. (Apollodorus i) Apollodorus states, that according to some, Meleager was regarded as the fruit of her intercourse with Ares, and that she was mother of Deianeira by Dionysus.
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.
Amdusias Greek Aka Amduscias, governs twenty-nine legions. His true form is as a unicorn, but appears as human form when summoned.
Ame-No-Kagase-Wo Japan/ Shinto An astral deity that had to be executed
Ame-No-Toko-Tachi-No-Kami Japan Heavenly deity, the fifth deity formed, who is interpreted as "Eternal Law, which is formless, but acts upon existing matter." Japan/Shinto
Amen aka Amoun Egypt Amun, Amon, Ammon. "Hidden God"; "Great Father." Phallic deity sometimes pictured with the head of a ram and other times pictured as a man with a crown with two tall straight plumes. He rules over reproduction, fertility, generation, wind, air, prophecy, agriculture. Egypt
Amitabha Buddhist/India A celestial buddha described in the scriptures of the Mahayana school of Buddhism. According to these scriptures, Amitabha possesses infinite merits resulting from good deeds over countless past lives as a bodhisattva named Dharmakara. Buddhist/India
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".
Amotken Salish Creator god of the Salish, a kind, elderly man who lives alone in heaven. He created five women from five hairs from his head and asked them what they wanted to be. Each gave him a different answer: wickedness and cruelty, goodness, mother of the Earth, fire, water. Amotken did as they asked and declared that wickedness would rule Earth for a time, but goodness would win in the end.
Amphilochus Greek A son of Amphiaraus and Eriphyle, and brother of Alcmaeon. (Apollodorus iii) When his father went against Thebes, Amphiloehus was, according to Pausanias, yet an infant, although ten years afterwards he is mentioned as one of the Epigoni, and according to some traditions assisted his brother in the murder of his mother.
Amphitrite Greek According to Hesiod (Theogony) and Apollodorus a Nereid, though in other places Apollodorus calls her an Oceanid. She is represented as the wife of Poseidon and the goddess of the sea (the Mediterranean), and she is therefore a kind of female Poseidon.
Amurru Akkadian Or Martu are also names given in Akkadian and Sumerian texts to the god of the Amorite/Amurru people, often forming part of personal names. He is sometimes called Ilu Amurru. Sometimes described as a 'shepherd', and as a son of the sky-god Anu.
Amyclas Sparta A son of Lacedaemon and Sparta, and father of Hyacinthus by Diomede, the daughter of Lapithus. He was king of Laconia, and was regarded as the founder of the town of Amyclae.
An Zu Assyria Goddess of chaos Assyria
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
Ananse Ashanti Creator of the sun, stars, day, moon and night who often intercedes between gods and mortals Ashanti
Ananse Ashanti Africa The creator of the sun, stars, day, moon & night who often intercedes between gods & mortals
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
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 bкt ‘anatфt '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.
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
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
Anat / Athene Greek Anat and Athene In a Cyprian inscription the Greek goddess Athкna Sфteira Nikк 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 rфle is assigned to Asherah / Elat and Anat is there called the "Virgin."
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.
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.
Ancaeus Greek 1. A son of the Arjadian Lycurgus and Creophile or Eurynome, and father of Agapenor. He was one of the Argonauts and partook in the Calydonian hunt in which he was killed by the boar. (Apollodorus i. 9.) 2. A son of Poseidon and Astypalaea or Alta, king of the Leleges in Samos, and husband of Samia, the daughter of the river-god Maeander, by whom he became the father of Perilaus, Enodos, Samos, Alitherses, and Parthenope.
Ancasta British Warrior Goddess, may be taken to be a local goddess, associated with the River Itchen.
Anchises Greek A son of Capys and Themis, the daughter of Ilus. His descent is traced by Aeneas, his son, from Zeus himself. (Apollodorus iii) Hyginus makes him a son of Assaracus and grandson of Capys.
Anextiomarus Roman/British A Celtic epithet of the sun-god Apollo recorded in a Romano-British inscription from South Shields, England. The form is a variant of Anextlomarus 'Great protector', a divine style or name attested in a fragmentary Gallo-Roman dedication from Le Mans, France. Anextlomarus is also attested as a Gaulish man's father's name at Langres, and a feminine divine form, Anextlomara, appears in two other Gallo-Roman dedications from Avenches, Switzerland. Roman/British
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
Aningan Inuit The moon, brother to the sun whom Moon chases across the sky. Aningan has a great igloo in the sky where he rests. Irdlirvirissong, his demon cousin, lives there as well. The moon is a great hunter, and his sledge is always piled high with seal skins and meat. Inuit
Anito Luzon The souls of the ancestors worshiped as household deities. Irayas, Catalangans. Luzon
Annwn Celtic The British Hades, represented as a sea-girdled, revolving fortress. Celtic
Anqet Egypt/Libya Aka Anuket, Anukis, "The Clasper." Water Goddess of the Nile Cataracts. Her symbal was the cowrie shell. Pictured as a woman donning a tall plumed crown. Also has been depicted as having four arms. Rules Over: Producer and giver of life, water. Egypt/Libya
Anshur aka Ashur Akkadian Or Asshur, a sky god and the husband of his sister Kishar ("earth axle"); they are the children of the serpents Lahmu and Lahamu, and the parents of Anu and Ea. He is sometimes depicted as having Ninlil as a consort. As Anshar, he is progenitor of the Akkadian pantheon; as Ashur, he is the head of the Assyrian pantheon
Anshur/ Ashur/ Asshur Assyria Not only be goddess of the sun, but it was the that killed the dragon of chaos during creation
Antaeus Libya Son of Poseidon and Ge, a mighty giant and wrestler in Libya, whose strength was invincible so long as he remained in contact with his mother earth.
Anteros Greek (Anterфs) was the son of Ares and Aphrodite, given to his brother Eros, who was lonely, as a playmate. He is the personification of unrequited love and punisher of those who scorn love, and is depicted as similar to Eros in every way, but with long hair and butterfly wings. The term was also used for the love which arises in the beloved boy in a pederastic relationship.
Anteros Greek/Etruscan The son of Ares and Aphrodite in Greek mythology, given to his brother Eros, who was lonely, as a playmate. He is the personification of unrequited love and punisher of those who scorn love, and is depicted as similar to Eros in every way, but with long hair and butterfly wings. Greek/Etruscan
Antheia Greek The blooming, or the friend of flowers, a surname of Hera, under which she had a temple at Argos. Before this temple was the mound under which the women were buried who had come with Dionysus from the Aegean islands, and had fallen in a contest with the Argives and Perseus. Antheia was used at Gnossus as a surname of Aphrodite. Greek
Antimachus Greek A Trojan, who, when Menelaus and Odysseus came to Troy to ask for the surrender of Helen, advised his countrymen to put the ambassadors to death. It was Antimachus who principally insisted upon Helen not being restored to the Greeks. He had three sons, and when two of them, Peisander and Hippolochus, fell into the hands of Menelaus, they were both put to death.
Antiope Greece A daughter of Nycteus and Polyxo or of the river god Asopus in Boeotia. She became by Zeus the mother of Amphion and Zethus, Dionysus threw her into a state of madness on account of the vengeance which her sons had taken on Dirce. In this condition she wandered about through Greece, until Phocus, the grandson of Sisyphus, cured and married her. She was buried with Phocus in one common tomb.
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
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
Anu/ Anann/ Dana/ Dana Ana/ Catana Irish A mother goddess associated with fertility & the primordial mother
Anubis Egypt Aka Anpu, Sekhem Em Pet. Messenger from the gods to humans. Pictured with the head of a jackal or dog, or as a dark colored jackal. He, with Maat, weighed human souls for truth and he rules over Wisdom, intelligence, death, embalming, endings, truth, justice, surgery, hospital stays, finding lost things, anesthetics, medicine, journeys, protection, boats, diplomacy, astral travel, cemeteries. Egypt
Anumati Sanskrit A lunar deity and goddess of wealth, intellect, children, spirituality and prosperity. Also Anumati is a type of full moon day in which the moon remains slightly cut and not fully full moon called as Chaturdashi bhiddha purnima Sanskrit
Anunit aka Anunitu Chaldea The Assyrian and Babylonian counterpart to the Sumerian Inanna and to the cognate northwest Semitic goddess Astarte. Anunit, Astarte and Atarsamain are alternative names for Ishtar. Chaldea
Anunnaki Babylon The seven judges of the Underworld they began as fertility deities
Anyigba Ewe An aspect of Trowo. Ewe god-created beings.
Apap Teso Uganda Creator god who as a benevolent sky god brings rain Uganda
Apdoce Enochian A senior of Fire associated with Mercury. Enochian
Apuat Egypt Aka Upuat. Pictured as Anubis is except he is white or gray instead of black. He guides souls to their place of rest after their hearts are weighed against the feather. Egypt
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
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
Arduinna Roman/Celtic Goddess of the Ardennes forest. Her cult thus originated in the Ardennes, which derived its name from her. She was assimilated to the Roman Diana. Roman/Celtic
Ardwinna aka Dea Arduinna Britain Woodland and animal Goddess who haunted the forests of Ardennes riding a wild boar. She commanded a fine for any animal killed on her land, yet asked for animal sacrifices on her feast day. Britain
Ares Greek The god of war and one of the great Olympian gods of the Greeks. He is represented as the son of Zeus and Hera. A later tradition, according to which Hera conceived Ares by touching a certain flower, appears to be an imitation of the legend about the birth of Hephaestus, and is related by Ovid.
Areskoui Haudenosaunee Areskoui The Great Spirit as Patron of the hunt and of war. Haudenosaunee
Arete Greek The wife of Alcinous, king of the Phaeacians. In the Odyssey she appears as a noble and active superintendent of the household of her husband, and when Odysseus arrived in the island, he first applied to queen Arete to obtain hospitable reception and protection. Respecting her connexion with the story of Jason and Medeia.
Arete Greek The wife of Alcinous, king of the Phaeacians. In the Odyssey she appears as a noble and active superintendent of the household of her husband, and when Odysseus arrived in the island, he first applied to queen Arete to obtain hospitable reception and protection. Respecting her connexion with the story of Jason and Medeia, see Alcinous. Greek
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.
Arianrhod Wales Keeper of the circling Silver Wheel of Stars, a symbol of time and karma. Mother aspect of the Triple Goddess. Honoured at the Full Moon. Wales
Aricina Greek A surname of Artemis, derived from the town of Aricia in Latium, where she was worshipped. A tradition of that place related that Hippolytus, after being restored to life by Asclepius, came to Italy, ruled over Aricia, and dedicated a grove to Artemis. Greek
Ariel Greek Oversees the sprites, the nature spirits associated with water and is involved with healing and protecting nature
Arinna Hittite The "sun goddess of Arinna". As well as the Weather God later associated with the Hurrian "Teshup", Arinna, the sun goddess and their children are all deriviations from the former Hatti Pantheon. Hittite
Arion Greek A fabulous horse, which Poseidon begot by Demeter; for in order to escape from the pursuit of Poseidon, the goddess had metamorphosed herself into a mare, and Poseidon deceived her by assuming the figure of a horse. Demeter afterwards gave birth to the horse Arion, and a daughter, Despoena.
Aristaeus Greece An ancient divinity worshipped in various parts of Greece, as in Thessaly, Ceos, and Boeotia, but especially in the islands of the Aegean, Ionian, and Adriatic seas, which had once been inhabited by Pelasgians. He is described either as a son of Uranus and Ge, or according to a more general tradition, as the son of Apollo by Cyrene, the grand-daughter of Peneius.
Arne (Metamorphoses) 1. A daughter of Aeolus, from whom the Boeotian town Arne, afterwards called Chaeroneia, as well as the Thessalian Arne, were believed to have derived their name. 2. A woman who betrayed her native country for gold, and was therefore metamorphosed into a jackdaw. (Metamorphoses)
Arsinoe Grek A daughter of Phegeus, and wife of Alcmaeon. As she disapproved of the murder of Alcmaeon, the sons of Phegeus put her into a chest and carried her to Tegea, where they accused her of having killed Alcmaeon herself.
Arsu Arabic The Palmyran god of the evening star and usually portrayed as riding a camel with his twin brother Azizos. Arabic
Artio Switzerland Bear Goddess whose shrine once stood in what is now Berne, Switzerland. She is usually depicted as being surrounded by full baskets and animals. Goddess of fertility and wildlife. She is associated with the bear, claws and teeth, geode stones.
Aruru Babylon A goddess to whom is ascribed the creation of Gilgamesh and Eabani. Babylon
Aryaman Hindu One of the early Vedic deities (devas). His name literally means a bosom friend, but is often confused as "the protector of the Aryans" Hindu/Vedic
As Egypt Local fertility god. Egypt
As Norse Asa or Ass; plural ЖSIR. The asas, gods. The word appears in such English names as Osborn, Oswald, etc. With an n it is found in the Germ. Ansgar (Anglo-Sax. Oscar). The term aesir is used to distinguish Odin, Thor, etc., from the vanir (vans). Norse.
As ava Russia The goddess of fresh water
Asa Poorna Chohan/ India A goddess of happiness
Asa-Loke Norse Asa-Loki. Loke, so called to distinguish him from Utgard-Loke, who is a giant. Norse.
Asa-Thor(r) Norse A common name for Thor. Norse.
Asakku Babylonian Plague spreading demons. Babylonian
Asalluha Babylon/Akkadia/Sumeria Minor god who acts as a messenger and reporter to Enki. Babylon/Akkadia/Sumeria
Asar Arabian A horse-god revered in ancient Palmyra, possibly of Arabian origin.
Asase Afua Ghana A goddess
Asase Ya Ghana The earth goddess of fertility in the mythology of the Ashanti people of Ghana. She is the wife of Nyame the sky god. In Ashanti mythology she gave birth to two sons, Bia and Tano. Ghana
Asase Ya Ashanti Ghana A goddess of the earth, fertility & the creator of humanity
Asase Yaa / Asase Efua Africa Chthonic fertility goddess. As the womb of the earth, she represents and is also goddess of truth. Ghana, West Africa
Asbamaeus Greek A surname of Zeus, the protector of the sanctity of oaths. Greek
Asbit Egypt Goddess of fire. Egypt
Asbolus Greek A centaur, whom Hesiod ( Shield Of Heracles) calls a diviner, probably from his skill in observing or prophesying from the flight of birds. Greek
Ascanius Greek A son of Aeneas by Creusa or by Lavinia. Greek
Ascelpius/ Aesculapius Greek A moral taught medicine Chiron the Centaur & could raise the dead
Aschtoreth aka Ascherah Canaanitian Aschirat, Goddess of fertility, as well as sun and ocean. Canaanitian
Asclepius Greek Or Aesculapius, the god of the medical art. In the Homeric poems Aesculapius does not appear to be considered as a divinity, but merely as a human being. No allusion is made to his descent, and he is merely mentioned as the the father of Machaon and Podaleirius.
Aseb Egypt Fire God. Egypt
Asertu Canaan/ Hittite A fertility goddess
Asertu aka Ashera Canaan Asherah, Goddess of fertility. Generally taken as identical with the Ugaritic goddess Athirat Hittite/Canaan
Ases Scandinavian Gods of benevolence. Scandinavian
Asgaya Gigagei Cherokee The Red Man or Woman evoked in spells to cure the ill. Asgaya Gigagei is either male or female, depending on the sex of the patient. Cherokee
Ashera Phoenicia A goddess of fertility
Asherah Canaan A goddess of the sea
Asherali Canaan Moon and goddess of fertility Canaan
Asherat Phonecian Major Goddess of marriage, fidelity, and home life. Phonecian
Asherat-of-the-sea Phonecian Great Goddess of wisdom and the sea. Mother of the Gods and mistress of the Gods in wisdom. El's wife and counsellor, said to have 70 children, including Baal. Phonecian
Ashi India Goddess of wisdom India
Ashiakle Africa Goddess of wealth. The daughter of Nai, god of the sea, she was born in the ocean and came to land in a canoe. Ghana, West Africa
Ashima Semitic Goddess of the moon. Semitic
Ashimbabbar Semitic Goddess of the moon. Semitic
Ashirat Akkadia Goddess of the Evening star. Akkadia
Ashis India Goddess of happiness. India
Ashkit Egypt Goddess of the winds. Egypt
Ashnan Sumeria Goddess of drunkenness, wine and grains Sumeria
Ashnan/ Asnan Sumeria A goddess of drunkenness, wine & grains
Ashriel Greek The angel that seperates the soul from the body at the time of death.
Ashtaroth Phoenicia A moon & fertility goddess
Ashur Assyria The chief deity of war & fertility
Ashvins Hindu Sons of the sun. Hindu
Asi Persia Goddess of wisdom. Persia
Asia Greek 1. A surname of Athena in Colchis. Her worship was believed to have been brought from thence by Castor and Polydeuces to Laconia, where a temple was built to her at Las. 2. A daughter of Oceanus and Tethys, who became by Japetus the mother of Atlas, Prometheus, and Epimetheus. (Theogony of Hesiod 359.) According to some traditions the continent of Asia derived its name from her.
Asiaq Inuit Goddess of weather. Inuit
Asima Si Brazil Goddess of water and fish. Brazil