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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.
God name "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.
King name "Acrisius" Greek A mythical king of Argos, and a son of Abas and Ocalea (or Aglaea, depending on the author). He quarrelled constantly with his twin brother Proetus, inventing bucklers in the process, and in the end expelled him to Tiryns.
"Actaeon" Greek Son of Aristaeus and Autonoe, a daughter of Cadmus. He was trained in the art of hunting by the centaur Cheiron, and was afterwards torn to pieces by his own 50 hounds on mount Cithaeron. The names of these hounds are given by Ovid (Metamorphoses III) and Hyginus.
"Actor" Greek Son of Aristaeus and Autonoe, a daughter of Cadmus. He was trained in the art of hunting by the centaur Cheiron, and was afterwards torn to pieces by his own 50 hounds on mount Cithaeron. The names of these hounds are given by Ovid (Metamorphoses III) and Hyginus.
Deities name "Adibuddha (the primeval buddha)" Buddhist The original BUDDHA. The primordial force in the cosmos from whom the five DHYANIBUDDHAS arose. The embodiment of the concept of emptiness. He is considered by some authorities to be identical with Vaharaja and Vajrasattva. His image, sitting on a lotus leaf, is often carried by other Buddhist deities. Epithets include Svabhava (self-creating), Svayambhu (self-enlightened)....
God name "Aeolus" Roman God of storms and winds. Derived from the Greek storm god AEOLOS, he is the consort of AURORA and the father of six sons, BOREAS the north wind, CORUS the northwest wind, AQUILO the west wind, NOTUS the southwest wind, Eurus the east wind and ZEPHYRUS the south wind....
King name "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.
God name "Ah Kin Xoc" Mayan / Mesoamerican / Mexico God of poetry. Regarded as a great singer and musician since most Mayan poetry is Sung or chanted. He may appear as a hummingbird and is considered by some authorities to be an avatara of the Sun god. Also Ah Kin Xocbiltun; P'izlimtec....
Deity name "Akert khentet auset[s]" Egypt Book of the Dead deity. Egypt
"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
God name "Amatsu-Mikaboshi" Japan / Shinto August Star of heaven; also called Ama-no-kagaseo "Brilliant Male" is the god of evil and of the stars, specifically the pole star. Japan / Shinto
King name "Amphictyon" Greek A son of Deucalion and Pyrrha or according to others an autochthon, who after having married Cranae, the daughter of Cranaus, king of Attica, expelled his father-in-law from his kingdom and usurped his throne. He ruled for twelve years, and was then in turn expelled by Erichthomus.
"Amphidamas" Greek A son of Lycurgus and Cleophile, and father of Antimache, who married Eurystheus. (Apollodorus iii) According to Pausanias and Apollonius Rhodius (Argonautica) he was a son of Aleus, and consequently a brother of Lycurgus, Cepheus, and Auge, and took part in the expedition of the Argonauts.
"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 "Anieros" Phrygian Early earth goddess, who with her daughter Axiocersa, personified the earth in spring and in autumn Roman / Phrygian
Spirit name "Anjea" Australia Fertility spirit. People's souls reside within her in between their incarnations. Australia
Spirit name "Anjea" Australasia Animistic fertility spirit. Known to tribesmen on the Pennefather River, queensland, Australia and believed to place mud babies in the wombs of pregnant women. The grandmother of a newly born infant buried the afterbirth, which was collected by Anjea and kept in a hollow tree or some such sanctuary until the time came to instill it into another child in the womb....
"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.
God name "Ari Au Tchesf" Egypt A lion god
God name "Aristaios" Greek God of herdsmen. The consort of Autonoe. Of ancient origin, worshiped by peasants as a guardian of herds and beekeepers. The cult continued for many centuries at Kyrene [Libya]....
Goddess name "Atargatis" Asia Minor Ocean Mermaid a Goddess of Creation and Fertility. She was usually depicted with a fish tail; hence her modern identification as the Mermaid Goddess Known to the Romans as Dea Syria. She was worshipped by men performing auto-castration. Asia Minor
God name "Au" Gilbert Island God of the Sun and sky lord Gilbert Island.
"Au Co" Vietnam An immortal fairy who married a dragon, their hundred children being the ancestors of the Vietnam people. Vietnam
God name "Aua" Egypt God of Gifts. Egypt.
Goddess name "Auchimalgen" Chile moon goddess, wife of the Sun. Only Auchimalgen cares anything for the human race, all the rest of the gods being utterly malevolent. Auchimalgen wards off evil spirits and turns red when some important person is about to die. Chile
"Audhumbla" Norse Also written Audhumbla. The cow formed from the frozen vapors resolved into drops. She nourished the giant Ymer. Norse.
"Auditors of Reality" Discworld Supernatural entities and celestial bureaucrats. They make sure that gravity works, file the appropriate paperwork for each chemical reaction, and so forth. Discworld
Goddess name "Audjal Caroline" Islands The earth goddess
God name "Auf" Egypt Aka Euf Ra. An aspect of the Sun god Ra. Shown as a ram-headed man wearing the solar disk. Rules over Peace, rest, sleep, courage.
Goddess name "Aufaiiae" Celtic / Continental / European Collective name for a group of mother goddesses. Known only from votive inscriptions and largely restricted to the Rhineland....
Goddess name "Aufaniae" Celtic A collective name for a group of Celtic mother goddesses worshipped throughout Celtic Europe. They are known only from symbolical inscriptions and they appear to have been found mainly in the German Rhineland. Celtic
Goddess name "Auge" Greek Princess of Arkadia and a priestess of Athena, who birthed her illegitimate son within the sacred precincts of the goddess. As punishment for the sacriligeous act, Athena made the land barren until the king had the girl exiled and sold into slavery. Greek
King name "Augeas" Greek A son of Phorbas and Hermione, and king of the Epeians in Elis. According to some accounts he was a son of Eleios or Helios or Poseidon.
God name "Augeus" Greek A god of healing
Goddess name "Augralids" Greek A goddesses of justice
God name "Auilix" Mayan God of dawn. Mayan
God name "Aukaneck" Inuit God that lived in the sea, whose movements created the waves. Inuit
God name "Aumanil" Inuit God that lived on land and controlled the movements of the whales. Inuit
God name "Aura" Greek A daughter of Lelas and Periboea, was one of the swift-footed companions of Artemis. She was beloved by Dionysus, but fled from him, until Aphrodite, at the request of Dionysus, inspired her with love for the god.
"Aurboda" Norse Gymer's wife and Gerd's mother. Norse.
"Aurgelmer" Norse A giant; grandfather of Bergelmer; called also Ymer. Norse.
Archangel name "Auriel" Christian The archangel of alchemy and vision, the tallest of the archangels with eyes that can see across eternity and the ability to let you into the fairy kingdoms. Christian
Goddess name "Aurita" Roman A goddess that heals earaches
Goddess name "Aurora" Roman A goddess of warriors & of the dawn
Goddess name "Aurora" Roman Goddess of the dawn. Derived from the...
God name "Ausaitis" Lithuania God of health. Lithuania
God name "Ausautas" Lithuanian God of health and Medicine. Lithuanian
Goddess name "Auseklis" Latvia Goddess linked to fertility, involved in the heavenly bathhouse. Latvia
God name "Auseklis" Latvian A Latvian god, and the personification of Venus. He is third most popular deity in Latvian mythology after Saule and Me-ness.
God name "Auseklis (morning star)" Pre - Christian Latvian Minor astral god. An attendant of the Sun god, linked with fertility and involved in the activity of the heavenly bath house....
Goddess name "Auset" Egypt Goddess of Sirius. Egypt
Goddess name "Austeja" Lithuania Bee goddess. Lithuania
"Austre" East A dwarf presiding over the east region. Norse.
Goddess name "Austrine" Lithuania / Baltic Goddess of the dawn. Lithuania / Baltic
"Autholea" Greek wife of Cisseus.
"Autolycus" Greek A son of Hermes or Daedalion by Chione, Philonis, or Telauge. He was the husband of Neaera, or according to Homer, of Amphithea, by whom he became the father of Anticleia, the mother of Odysseus and Aesimus.
"Automata" Greek wife of Architelos.
"Autonoe" Greek A daughter of Cadmus and Harmonia, was the wife of Aristaeus, by whom she became the mother of Polydorus. (Theogony of Hesiod) According to Apollodorus (Apollodorus iii), Polydorus was a brother of Autonoe, and Actaeon was her son.
Goddess name "Autyeb" Egypt Goddess of happiness and joy. Egypt
Goddess name "Auxesia" Greek The goddess who grants growth and prosperity to the fields, a surname of Persephone. Greek
"Auxo 1" Greek One of the Horae. 2. An ancient Attic divinity, who was worshipped, according to Pausanias, together with Hegemone, under the name of Charites
God name "BAIAME" Australian aboriginal Creator God. Baiame is a creator god, revered as the supreme being and instrument of good, principally by the Wiradyuri and Kamilaroi groups of aborigines in the southeast of Australia. His chief consort is generally referred to as BIRRAHGNOOLOO. In other aboriginal traditions he is known as Twanyrika....
God name "Bagadjimbiri" Australia Two brothers and creator gods. They arose from the ground as dingos and made water-holes, sex organs from a mushroom and another fungus for the androgynous first people, and invented circumcision. Australia
"Baiamai" Australia He is considered by some to be the creator. Others believe he created his son, Burambin, who then created the world. Australia
Spirit name "Baiame" Australia The omniscient intangible great spirit is self-created, lives in the sky, is the creator of all things. He is important in initiation rites; he "receives the souls of the innocent." His voice is the thunder, his will is manifest through the wind. The Kamilaroi, Wiradjuri, and Euahlayi, Australia
God name "Baiame / Baayami / Baayama" Australia Baiame aka Baayami or Baayama, the ancestor and patron god of the Kamilaroi. He is a sky god and a deity of death and life, and a god of Rain and the shamans. Australia
God name "Baiame/ Daramulun/ Nurundere Kamilaroi/ Wiradyuri" Aus A god of all things & master of life death
Demon name "Baltazo" France One of the demons supposed to have possessed Nicole Aubry of Laon, France, in the year 1566. He went to dine with her husband under the pretext of freeing her from demon possession, which he did not accomplish. It was observed that at supper he did not drink, which showed that demons are averse to water.
King name "Bamapana" Australia Is a trickster hero who causes discord. He is obscene and profane and once committed incest, thus breaking a strict taboo. Australia
God name "Banaitja" Australia Banaitja is a creator god. Australia
Angel name "Barbeliots" Greek A sect of Gnostics. Their first immortal son they called Barbeloth, omniscient, eternal, and incorruptible. He engendered light by the instrumentality of Christ, author of Wisdom. From Wisdom sprang Autogenes, and from Autogenes, Adam (male and female), and from Adam, matter. The first angel created was the Holy ghost, from whom sprang the first prince, named Protarchontes, who married Arrogance, whose offspring was Sin. Burnt by the Christians
God name "Batara Guru" Indonesia Has full authority from Sang Hyang Wenang, the power holder of all gods, to direct other gods to perform their duties, as well as to govern all kinds of life in the universe included life and fate of human beings. Indonesia
God name "Belatucadros" Celtic / British war god. According to some authors he is the horned god of the north equating to CERNUNNOS. The Romans syncretized him with the god MARS....
God name "Benu" Egypt / Upper Transmuted bird-like form of a Sun god. A deity mentioned in Pyramid Texts (circa twenty-fifth century BC) and linked with the Sun god of Heliopolis, ATUM. He is also said to have been self-created from the primeval ocean and is sometimes a symbol of rebirth in the afterlife. Benu may have augmented the Greek classical tradition of the Phoenix. He appears in the Old kingdom as a yellow wagtail but later becomes a heron, wearing the conical white crown of Upper Egypt with two slender feathers pointing backwards from its crest....
"Bergelmir aka Bergelmer" Scandinavian A frost-giant, father of the Jotuns, or second dynasty of giants, son of Thrudgelmer and grandson of Aurgelmer. Scandinavian
Planet name "Bethor" Hebrew One of the seven angelic beings ruling the 196 divisions of heaven. His authority also extends to to the planet Jupiter. Hebrew
"Biame" Australia The "Great One," or creator. Australia
Goddess name "Bila" Australia Cannibal Sun goddess. She provided light for the world by cooking her victims over a giant flame. Australia
Goddess name "Birrahgnooloo" Australian aboriginal Creator goddess. She is recognized by several aboriginal clans as the chief consort of BAIAME, the creator god. Revered as the all-mother of humankind and creator of living things on earth, her role largely parallels that of Baiame. Traditions suggest that during the Dreamtime she planted vegetation as she moved through the primordial world, fashioning creatures from clay and breathing spirit into human beings. Her eldest son is DARAMULUM or Gayandi, regarded as an intermediary between Baiame and humankind....
Goddess name "Boaliri" Australia The younger of the two sister goddesses that created life. The other was Waimariwi. Australia
Angel name "Boamiel" Jewish An angel with authority over the four divisions of heaven. Jewish
God name "Bor" Nordic / Icelandic Archetypal god. In the creation account, according to Snorri, a living creature called Ymir was formed in the misty void of Ginnungagap. Ymir was nourished by the milk of the cow Audhumla, who licked salty ice blocks and released a second individual called BURI. He had a son called Bor. Bor, in turn, engendered the AESIR gods OTHIN, VILI and VE. Also Borr.See also Othin....
Goddess name "Brigantia" British A goddess in Britain and Europe. She was the tutelary goddess of the Brigantes in northern Britain (modern Yorkshire) and of the Brigantes on lake Constance in Austria. British
God name "Bubilas" Lithuania A household god of bees. Later hypothetical reconstructions say that people sacrificed honey for Bubilas. People believed that doing so would make bees swarm better. Bubilas is the husband of Austeja. Lithuania
God name "Bubilas" Lithuanian A household god of bees. Later hypothetical reconstructions say that people sacrificed honey for Bubilas. People believed that doing so would make bees swarm better. Bubilas is the husband of Austeja. Lithuanian
Goddess name "Bulaing Karadjeri" Australia Goddess Australia
Goddess name "Bumerali" Australia Goddess of physical prowess. Australia
Goddess name "Bunbulama" Australia Goddess of Rain. Australia
Supreme god name "Bunjil" Australia Supreme god, represented as an eagle. The Kulin claim he is a culture-hero who taught them all the important skills of life, but the Wurundjeri claims he created mankind. He now lives in the sky. Binbeal, the Rainbow spirit, is his son. Australia
"Buri" Norse One of two primordial beings, licked out of the stones by Audhumla. Norse
God name "Buri" Nordic / Icelandic Archetypal god. According to Snorri, one of two primordial beings. Ymir was formed from the misty void of Ginnungagap, and Buri emerged from the blocks of salty ice on which the cosmic cow Audhumla fed. He had a son, BOR, who engendered the AESIR gods OTHIN, VILI and VE. Also Bori....
King name "Cecrops" Greek According to Apollodorus the first king of Attica, which derived from him its name Cecropia, having previously borne the name of Acte. He is described as an autochthon, the upper part of whose body was human, while the lower was that of a dragon. Hence he is gemimis. Greek
King name "Cranaus" Greek An autochthon and king of Attica, who reigned at the time of the flood of Deucalion. He was married to Pedias, by whom he became the father of Cranae, Cranaechme, and Atthis, from the last of whom Attica was believed to have derived its name. Greek
"Cunnembeille" Australia wife of Biame. She lives in the heavens with him and his other wife, Birrahgnooloo. Australia
"Daramulum" Australia Lunar being and mediator between the creator and humans. Australia
God name "Daramulum" Australian aboriginal Creator god. Otherwise known as Gayandi he is the son of BAIAME and BIRRAHGNOOLOO and is worshiped principally by the Wiradyuri and Kamilaroi groups of aborigines in the southeast of Australia, who regard him as an intermediary between his father, the supreme being, and the human race. To an extent this role may have developed through Christian missionary influence....
Demon name "Darawigal" Australian aboriginal Personification of evil. This demonic deity stands opposed to BAIAME, the creator spirit who represents good in the world. He is generally recognized as an offspring of Baiame who once lived in the sky but fell from grace during the Dreamtime and was sent to the underworld as its ruler. From there he now dispenses death and sickness....
Goddess name "Dharti Mata" Hindu / Puranic Mother goddess. A deity who appears late in Hinduism and equates with PRTHIVI or BHUMIDEVI. According to some authors she is the consort of THAKUR DEO. Also Dhartri Mai, Darti Awwal....
Goddess name "Disir" Nordic / Icelandic / / Germanic Collective name for guardian goddesses. They were the subject of a sacrificial ritual in autumn and have strong fertility connotations as vegetation and fertility deities. They are identified in the Sigr drifumal (Poetic Edda) and include the Valkyries and Norns of Germanic mythology....
"Djamar" Australia The supreme being and creator, the giver of the moral laws and of initiation rites. He was responsible for the first bull-roar.
Goddess name "Djanggau / Djunkgao" Australian Djanggau with Her sister Djunkgao, are dual fertility goddess who brought forth all life in the beginning. Australian
Goddess name "Djanggawuls" Aus The goddesses of fertility that messed up & created humanity & of vegetation
Spirit name "Donaufurst" Austrian An water-spirit who asks all who come to the river what they wish most, and then ducks them in the river. Austrian
"Dragons Guardin Ladies" European The walls of feudal castles ran winding round the building, and the ladies were kept in the securest part. As adventurers had to scale the walls to gain access to the ladies, the authors of romance said they overcame the serpent-like defence, or the dragon that guarded them. Sometimes there were two walls, and then the bold invader overcame two dragons in his attempt to liberate the captive damsel. European
Goddess name "Eingana" Australian The world-creator, the birth mother, maker of all water, land, animals, and kangaroos. This huge snake goddess still lives in the Dreamtime. Australian
Angel name "El Auria" Wicca angel of flame, similar to Uriel. Wicca
Goddess name "Eos" Greek In Latin Aurora, the goddess of the morning red, who brings up the light of day from the east. She was a daughter of Hyperion and Theia or Euryphassa, and a sister of Helios and Selene. Greek
Goddess name "Eos" Hellenized Indo - European sky goddess. The spirit of the dawn. She is the daughter of HYPERION and THEA, and the sister of HELIOS (sun) and SELENE (moon). The consort of AEOLOS, the storm god son of POSEIDON, she bore six children who represent the various winds. Hesiod accounts her as the consort of Astraeos. In separate tradition she is the mother of Memnon who was slain at Troy, and her tears are the morning dew. See also AURORA....
"Erathipa" Australian A huge boulder in the shape of a pregnant woman. It is said that the souls of dead children reside within it, and that if a woman of child-bearing age walks by a soul slips from the boulder and into her womb to be reborn. Australian
Goddess name "Feronia" Etruscan Goddess of the autumn, fire and volcanoes. She also served as a goddess of travel, fire, and waters. Erilio, the king of Preneste, was her son according to one tradition. According to another tradition her son was the underworld god Herulus. Etruscan
Angel name "Gabamiah" Germany Recite the following words: "Gabamiah, Adonay, Agla, O Lord God of Powers, do Thou assist us!" When you see the angel, say in an affable tone of voice: "Blessed spirit, be thou welcome! I conjure thee once more, in the Name of the Most Holy Adonay, to give me prompt enlightenment about stuff. And if for reasons unknown to us, thou art unwilling to proceed in an audible tone of voice, I conjure thee in the Most Holy Name of Adonay to write upon the virgin parchment here present, between now and to-morrow morning, or at least reveal unto me that which I desire this coming might in my sleep. Solonic goetic rite.
"Garanus" Italy A shepherd of gigantic bodily strength, who is said to have come from Greece into Italy in the reign of Evander, and slew Cacus. Aurelius Victor calls him Recaranus, but both writers agree in identifying him with the Greek Heracles. Italy
God name "Gidja" Australia God of the moon. He can bestow the power of Dreamwalking. Australia
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
Goddess name "Gnowee" Australia Sun goddess who lived on earth before there was a Sun. Gnowee's baby son wandered off while she was gathering yams and she began searching for him carrying a large torch. She continues to do so and her torch is the Sun. Australia
Angel name "Guabarel" Roman The angel who makes the leaves fall in autumn. Occult Lore
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 "Harmonia" Greco - Roman Goddess of joining. Daughter of ARES (MARS) and APHRODITE (VENUS) or Cytherea. The consort of Cadmus and mother of Ino, SEMELE, Agave, Autonoe and Polydorus. She is the apotheosis of harmony in life which is also displayed in musical euphony. Also Hermione....
"Harrimiah" Australian The abused twin brother of Perindi, buries himself in the sand and is watched over by the wattle and apple trees. Australian
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....
Hero name "Hell" Greek rivers of. Classic authors tell us that the Inferno is encompassed by five rivers: Acheron, Cocytus, Styx, Phlegethon, and Lethe. Acheron from the Greek achos-reo, grief-flowing; Cocytus, from the Greek kokuo, to weep, supposed to be a flood of tears; Styx, from the Greek stugeo, to loathe; Phlegethon, from the Greek phleo to burn; and Lethe, from the Greek letle, oblivion.
God name "Hoenir" Nordic / Icelandic / Identified in the Voluspa / Poetic Edda / as the priest of the Viking gods who handles the “blood wands” i God. e. Divines future events. Some authors believe Hoenir to be a hypostasis of the god OTHIN, particularly concerned with giving the human race senses and feelings. Also known in north Germanic culture. He is said to have fled to Vanaheim after the great battle between the AESIR and VANIR gods....
"Hornie" Scotland Auld Hornie. The devil, so called in Scotland. The allusion is to the horns with which Satan is generally represented.
"Hu" Egypt The personification of Divine Utterance, the voice of authority. Egypt
Deities name "Hu" Egypt God personifying royal authority. One of several minor deities born from drops of blood emitting from the penis of the Sun god RE (see also SIA). Hu epitomizes the power and command of the ruler....
"Huecuvoe" Chile The evil supreme being. Auraucanians, Chile
God name "IS KUR" Mesopotamian / Sumerian / Iraq storm god. The chief Rain and thunder god of herdsmen, Is”kur is described as the brother of the Sun god UTU. In creation mythology Is”kur is given charge over the winds, the so-called “silver lock of the heart of heaven,” by the god ENKI. According to some authors, in prehistoric times he was perceived as a bull or as a lion whose roar is the thunder. He may be depicted as a warrior riding across the skies in a chariot, dispensing Raindrops and hailstones. In one text he is identified as the son of AN and twin brother of Enki. He is to be compared with NINURTA who was primarily a god of farmers. He was also adopted by the Hittites as a storm god....
Goddess name "Idem Huva Finnish" Ugric Goddess of autumn Ugric
Goddess name "Idem Huva Finno" Ugric A goddess of autumn
Spirit name "Imberombera" Australia Travels over the country making everything and leaving spirit children behind her. She sends out her spirit children to different parts of the country telling them to talk different languages. Kakadu, Australia.
Spirit name "Immat" Islam Ensures the balance between the shariah or the exoteric aspect of the faith, and its esoteric, spiritual essence. Neither the exoteric nor the esoteric obliterates the other. While the Imam is the path to a believer's inward, spiritual elevation, he is also the authority who makes the shariah relevant according to the needs of time and universe. Islam
Goddess name "Inkanyamba" Zulu / southern Africa storm god. The deity specifically responsible for tornados and perceived as a huge snake coiling down from heaven to earth. According to some Zulu authorities, Inkanyamba is a goddess of storms and water....
Goddess name "Iunones" Greco - Roman Goddesses of femininity. Generally depicted as a trio of MATRES. A shrine at Saintes Maries on the Rhone delta was originally dedicated to the Iunones Augustae....
Goddess name "Izanagi-No-Kami (his augustness the one who invites)" Shinto / Japan Creator god. One of seventeen beings involved in creation. His consort is IZANAMI-NO-KAMI. They are strictly of Japanese origin with no Chinese or Buddhist influence. Jointly they are responsible to the other fifteen primordial deities to “make, consolidate and give birth to this drifting land.” The reference, in the Kojiki sacred text, is to the reed beds which were considered to float on the primal waters. The pair were granted a heavenly jeweled spear and they stood upon the floating bridge of heaven, stirring the waters with the spear. When the spear was pulled up, the brine which dripped from it created the island of Onogoro, the first dry land, believed to be the island of Nu-Shima on the southern coast of Awagi. According to mythology, the pair created two beings, a son HIRUKO and an island Ahaji. They generated the remaining fourteen islands which make up Japan and then set about creating the rest of the KAMI pantheon. Izanagi's most significant offspring include AMATERASU, the Sun goddess, born from his nose and SUSANOWO, the storm god, born from his left eye, who are the joint rulers of the universe. Also IzanagiNo-Mikoto....
Goddess name "Izanami-No-Kami (her augustness the one who invites)" Shinto / Japan Creator goddess. See IZANAGINO-KAMI for full details. Izanami was burned to death by the birth of the fire god HI-NO-KAGUTSUCHI, after which the eight thunders sprang from her corpse. Also Izanami-No-Mikoto....
God name "Jar'Edo Wens" Australian A god of earthly knowledge and physical might, created by Altjira to ensure that people did not get too arrogant or self-conceited. He is associated with victory and intelligence. Australian aboriginal
Spirit name "Julana" Jumu A lecherous spirit who surprises women by burrowing beneath the sand. He was alive, and wandered the earth with his father, Njirana, during the Dreamtime. Jumu, Australian aboriginal
God name "Julunggul" Aus A creator god that was the bringer of culture & identified with of the Rainbow-snake
Goddess name "Julunggul" Australia A Rainbow snake goddess, who oversaw the maturing and initiation of boys into manhood. She was a fertility goddess, associated with rebirth and the weather. Australia
Goddess name "Junkgowa" Australia Sisters and goddesses of the Sea and Marine Life. Active during the Dreamtime. Australia
Hero name "Kabibonokka" North-American Son of Mudjekeewis, and the Indian Boreas, who dwelt in Wabasso (the North). He paints the autumn leaves scarlet and yellow, sends the snow, binds the rivers in ice, and drives away the seagull, cormorant, and heron. North-American
Goddess name "Kala-Bhadra" Hindu / Puranic Minor goddess of death. An auspicious attendant of funerals who is invoked in burial grounds in order to safeguard the passage of the dead to the otherworld. She is sometimes referred to as Karala-Bhadra....
Demon name "Kankala(murti)" A violent / heavily armed aspect of SIVA Minor god. Traditionally accompanied in artworks by a skeleton, Kankala takes his place in mythology as the representation of the deity who slew V ISNU'S bodyguard VISVAKSENA. This was prompted by the refusal of Visvaksena to permit Siva an audience with Vis'nu. These illustrations were designed by Saivites as part of a propaganda exercise to demonstrate the superiority of Siva over Vis'nu....
God name "Karora" Australia A creator god. He was born in a lake and, after fathering many children, he returned there to slumber. Australia
Spirit name "Katajalina" Australian aboriginal Animistic spirit. Invoked at the ceremony of initiation by the Binbinga people once living on the west side of the Gulf of Carpentaria. Katajalina is reputed to live in an anthill and to carry off the spirit of the young initiate, kill him and then restore him to life as an adult. His presence is announced in the noise of the bull-roarer....
God name "Ki (the great one)" Mesopotamian / Sumerian Archetypal chthonic principle. According to some traditions, Ki is the daughter of ANS'AR and KIS'AR and consort of AN. As the cosmos came into being, An took the role of god of heaven and Ki became the personification of the earth and underworld. She is the mother of the god of the air, ENLIL, with whom she descended from the heavens. Some authorities argue that she was never regarded as a deity. There is no evidence of a cult and the name appears in a limited number of Sumerian creation texts. The name URAS (tilth) may relate.See also ANTU(M)....
"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
"Kunapipi Alawa" Australia Type of magna mater, rather unpleasant who is still a part of the rite of passage for males Australia
"Kunmanngur" Australia Is a serpent from an Aboriginal tale, "The Flood and the bird Men", told by Kianoo Tjeemairee of the Murinbata tribe. There are many names for the Rainbow serpent in Aboriginal mythology, depending on location and language. It is a powerful symbol of fertility and creation. Australia
Spirit name "Kutji" Australian aboriginal Animistic spirits. Malevolent beings who conceal themselves in undergrowth and rock crevices and manifest as animals and birds, including eagles, crows, owls, kangaroos and emus. Kutji are considered to have taken over wild creatures if their behavior assumes unfamiliar patterns. Only shamans may contain the influence of these spirits. Otherwise, they possess the potential to inflict disease and death on to human beings....
God name "Laksmana (with auspicious marks)" Hindu / Epic / Puranic God. A halfor younger brother of the god RAMA. The son of Dasaratha and Sumitra, his consort is Urmita. He often stands to the left of Rama and may be depicted holding a bow (see also SATRUGHNA). Color: golden. Attributes: bow and ornaments....
"Lampos and Phaeton" Greek The two steeds of Aurora. One of Act?on's dogs was called Lampos. Greek
Goddess name "Latiaran" Celtic Youngest of the three sisters who made up a triune goddess and a goddess of autumn and fire.
Book name "Lausus" Greek 1. A son of Mezentius, who was slain while defending his father against Aeneas. (The Aeneid Book VII) According to the author of the De Orig. Gent. Rom., Lausus fell at a later time, during the siege of Lavinium, by the hand of Ascanius. 2. A son of Numitor and brother of Ilia, was fraudulently killed by Amulius. Greek
Deities name "Liu Pei" Taoist / Chinese God. The third member of a trio of deities with KUAN TI and CHANG FEI. He is the embodiment of the imperial ideal and he carries the seal of heaven's authority. He is con sidered to be humane and moderate. In art he usually takes a central position between Chang Fei on his left and Kuan Ti on his right....
God name "Lothur" Nordic / Icelandic God of physical senses. According to a brief mention in the Voluspa (Poetic Edda) the god concerned with physical being i.e. sight, hearing and speech. According to some authors he may be a hypostasis of the god OTHIN. Lothur is also known in northern Germanic tradition. Also LODUR....
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 "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 "Madalait" Australia Creator goddess and the sister-in-law of Wala, a Sun goddess. Australia
"Mahrem Auxmite" Ethiopia Head of the pantheon responsible for war Ethiopia
God name "Makumba" Rhodesia A great god, the tribal god from whom the chief gets his authority. He gives, deprives, and kills, is invoked and made offerings. The Baushi , Rhodesia
Goddess name "Mama Pacha" Inca Goddess of autumn Inca
Goddess name "Mangala" Hindu Goddess, a form of auspicious bliss. Hindu
Goddess name "Mangala (auspicious)" Hindu (1) Astral god. Personification of the planet MARS. Depicted by a chariot drawn by eight red fire-horses. According to some authors Mangala is a form of the god S IWA in his cruel aspect. Attributes: club and lotus. Three-eyed.(2) Goddess. A form of PARWATI. She rides upon a lion and may bear up to ten arms, carrying arrow, mirror, moon disc, rosary, shield and sword. Three-eyed....
God name "Mangar-kunjer-kunja" Australia A lizard god who created humans. He found the first beings, Rella manerinja, on one side of a hill; they were fused together and he separated them with a knife and cut holes for their mouths, ears, and noses, then gave them the knife, spear, shield, fire, boomerang, and the tjurunga, and lastly gave them a system of marriage. Australia
God name "Mi-Toshi-No-Kami (the august harvest kami)" Shinto / Japan Agricultural god. The offspring of O-TOSHI-NO-KAMI, the harvest god of rice, and Kagayo-Hime (refulgent princess), he is in charge of crops other than rice....
God name "Mikal" Western Semitic / Phoenician Local god. The cult was followed strongly on Cyprus. Some authorities believe he was invoked as a plague god....
Goddess name "Modron (another)" Celtic / Welsh Mother goddess. The mother of MABON, whom she subsequently loses. Her cult is closely linked with that of Mabon and she may originally have been one of the aspects of the goddess(es) MORRIGAN. In Christian times some authors believe that she became St. Madrun....
Angel name "Mormon" Hebrew / Christian The last of a pretended line of Hebrew prophets, and the pretended author of The Book of Mormon, or Golden Bible, written on golden plates. This work was in reality written by the Rev. Solomon Spalding, but was claimed by Joseph Smith as a direct revelation to him by the angel Mornion.
Goddess name "Mujaji" Lovedu / South Africa Rain goddess. She is said to reside in the northern Drakensberg mountains and sends both destructive tempests and gentle generative Rain. In past times she was propitiated with sacrifices of cattle and occasionally young girls. She is represented by a lineage of mortal queens on whose fabulous reputation the author Rider Haggard based the novel She. Also Modjadji....
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....
God name "Murcury" Greek The name Mercury is connected with the root merx (merchandise) and mercari (to deal, trade). The early Romans, being above all countrymen, had no need for a god of commerce. The Roman Mercury appeared only about the fifth century BCE. and was exclusively the god of merchants. For long he was known only in this capacity so that Plautus, in his prologue to Amphitryon, reminds his audience that Mercury presided over messages and commerce. Like certain other minor divinities - Pecunia, Aesculanus, Argentinus - he watched over tradesmen's profits. Greek
"Musaeus" Greek A semi-mythological personage, to be classed with Olen, Orpheus, and Pamphus. He was regarded as the author of various poetical compositions, especially as connected with the mystic rites of Demeter at Eleusis, over which the legend represented him as presiding in the time of Heracles. Greek
Goddess name "Mut" Egypt An ancient Egyptian mother goddess with multiple aspects that changed over the centuries. Rulers of Egypt supported her worship in their own way to emphasize their own authority and right to rule. Egypt
Goddess name "NINURTA (lord plough)" Mesopotamian / Sumerian / Babylonian - Akkadian / Iraq God of thunderstorms and the plough. Ninurta is the Sumerian god of farmers and is identified with the plough. He is also the god of thunder and the hero of the Sumerian pantheon, closely linked with the confrontation battles between forces of good and evil that characterize much of Mesopotamian literature. He is one of several challengers of the malignant dragon or serpent Kur said to inhabit the empty space between the earth's crust and the primeval sea beneath. Ninurta is the son of Enlil and Ninhursaga a, alternatively Ninlil, and is the consort of Gula, goddess of healing. He is attributed with the creation of the mountains which he is said to have built from giant stones with which he had fought against the demon Asag. He wears the horned helmet and tiered skirt and carries a weapon Sarur which becomes personified in the texts, having its own intelligence and being the chief adversary, in the hands of Ninurta, of Kur. He carries the double-edged scimitar-mace embellished with lions' heads and, according to some authors, is depicted in nonhuman form as the thunderbird lmdugud (sling stone), which bears the head of a lion and may represent the hailstones of the god. His sanctuary is the E-padun-tila. Ninurta is perceived as a youthful warrior and probably equates with the Babylonian heroic god Marduk. His cult involved a journey to Eridu from both Nippur and Girsu. He may be compared with Is”kur, who was worshiped primarily by herdsmen as a storm god....
God name "Nara (man)" Hindu / Epic / Puranic Minor incarnation(s) of the god VISNU. Some authorities place these as separate avataras, but they are usually linked....
Spirit name "Nepelle" Australia The ruler of the heavens and the father of all spirits. Australia
God name "Ngunyari" Australia A sky god important in initiation ceremonies having made the bull-roarer and established the rules regarding it. The Ungarinyin, Australia
Spirit name "Nogomain" Australia Nogamain, a god who gives spirit children to mortal parents. He created himself from nothingness. Australia
"Notos" Greek The south wind and bringer of the storms of late summer and autumn. Greek
God name "Notus" Roman God of the southwest winds. Derived from a Greek model. Also Auster....
God name "Notus/ Auster" Roman A god of the southwest wind
Deities name "Numbakulla" Australia Were two sky gods who created all life on earth, including humans, from the Inapertwa. Afterwards, they became lizards. The Numakulla are sometimes described as a dual-aspect deity rather than two separate deities. Australia
Goddess name "Numma Moiyuk" Australia Goddess of fertility. Australia
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....
"Nurundere 'made everything'" Australia Nurundere is but an idealised wizard and hunter, with a rival of his species. Narrinyeri, Australia
"Nyege" Australia The supreme being at Fowler's Bay, Australia
"Olen" Greek A mythical personage, who is represented as the earliest Greek lyric poet, and the first author of sacred hymns in hexameter verse. He is closely connected with the worship of Apollo, of whom, in one legend, he was made the prophet. Greek
Goddess name "Ops" Greco - Roman Goddess of harvests. Honored in an annual festival on August 25. She is also concerned with regulating the proper growth of seeds. A sanctuary is dedicated to her in the Regia in Rome....
King name "Osseo" Hiawatha Son of the Evening Star. When "old and ugly, broken with age, and weak with coughing," he married Oweenee, youngest of the ten daughters of a North hunter. She loved him in spite of his ugliness and decrepitude, because "all was beautiful within him." One day, as he was walking with his nine sisters-in-law and their husbands, he leaped into the hollow of an oak-tree, and came out "tall and straight and strong and handsome;" but Oweenee at the same moment was changed into a weak old woman, "wasted, wrinkled, old, and ugly;" but the love of Osse'o was not weakened. The nine brothers and sisters-in-law were all transformed into birds for mocking Osseo and Oweenee when they were ugly, and Oweenee, recovering her beauty, had a son, whose delight as he grew up was to shoot at his aunts and uncles, the birds that mocked his father and mother. Hiawatha
King name "Oto Hime" Japan Hereupon the heavenly Sovereign, to assure himself of what he had heard of the beauty of the two maidens Ye-hime and Oto-hime, daughters of king Kamu-ohone, ancestor of the Rulers of the Land of Minu, sent his august child, His Augustness Oho-usu, to summon them up to the Capital. So His Augustness Oho-usu who had been sent, instead of summoning them up, forthwith wedded both the maidens himself, and then sought other women, to whom he falsely gave the maidens' names, and sent them up. Hereupon the heavenly Sovereign, knowing them to be other women, frequently subjected them to his long glances; but, never wedding them, caused them to sorrow. So the child that His Augustness Oho-usu begot on wedding Ye-hime, was king Oshi-kuro-no-ye-hiko (he was the ancestor of the Lords of Unesu in Minu.) Again, the child that he begot on wedding Oto-hime, was king Oshi-kuro-no-oto-hiko, the ancestor of the Dukes of Mugetsu. The Kojiki, Japan
God name "Pallian" Australia God Australia
God name "Papang" Australia Creator and sky god who lives in the moon. Australia
Spirit name "Pax" Roman spirit of peace. Became well-known as Pax Romana and Pax Augusta from the second century BC and was accorded a shrine on the Field of Mars. Depicted as a young woman bearing a cornucopia, an olive branch and a sheaf of corn....
God name "Phariebal (face of Baal)" Western Semitic Minor attendant god. A youthful warrior deity with right hand raised who appears on coins struck at Ascalon from the time of Augustus....
"Phyleus" Greek A son of Augeias, was expelled by his father from Ephyra, because he gave his evidence in favour of Heracles. He then emigrated to Dulichium. By Ctimene or Timandra Phyleus became the father of Meges, who is hence called Phyleides. Greek
God name "Pietas" Roman Minor god. A sanctuary dedicated to him circa 191 BC is still in existence in Rome. He became Pietas Augusta and is associated with family solidarity and patriotism....
God name "Pilirin" Australia God of fire who taught men to make fire. Australia
"Polymede" Greek A daughter of Autolycus, was married to Aeson, and by him became the mother of Jason. Apollonius Rhodius ( Argonautica) calls her Alcimede. Greek