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List of Gods : "Bel"
NameOriginDescription
Accasbel Ireland A Partholan who is credited with making the first tavern in Ireland. Most likely was an early God of wine or meade. Rules over the vine harvest, Beltane's blessing of the meade. Ireland
Achiroe Greek According to Apollodorus ii Anchinoe, which is perhaps a mistake for Anchiroe, was a daughter of Nilus, and the wife of Belus, by whom she became the mother of Aegyptus and Danaus.
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
Adibuddha Buddhist The primeval buddha, is believed to be the primordial cosmic force from which the five dhyanibuddhas arose. This is the embodiment of the concept of emptiness.
Aethra Greek A daughter of king Pittheus of Troezen. Bellerophon sued for her hand, but was banished from Corinth before the nuptials took place.
Aethusa Greek A daughter of Poseidon and Alcyone, who was beloved by Apollo, and bore to him Eleuther. (Apollodorus iii)
Agenor Libya A son of Poseidon and Libya, king of Phoenicia, and twin-brother of Belus. (Apollod. ii. 1. § 4.) He married Telephassa, by whom he became the father of Cadmus, Phoenix, Cylix, Thasus, Phineus, and according to some of Europa also. 2 3 4 5 6
Aglibol Roman/Syria/Greek/Palmaryia A lunar deity in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra. His name means "Calf of Bel" ("Calf of the Lord"). He is depicted with a Lunar disk decorating his head, and sometimes his shoulders. Roman/Syria/Greek/Palmaryia
Agrotera Greek The huntress, a surname of Artemis. At Agrae on the Ilissus, where she was believed to have first hunted after her arrival from Delos, Artemis Agrotera had a temple with a statue carrying a bow. Greek
Aino Japan The name Fuji is believed to be derived from "Huchi" or "Fuchi", the words for the Aino Goddess of Fire. Japan
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Aisha aka A'ishah Islamic Ayesha, A'isha, or Aisha, "she who lives", was a wife of Muhammad. In Islamic writings, she is thus often referred to by the title "Mother of the Believers"
Aittsamka Bella Coola A goddess of teaching
Aleria Egypt One of the Amazons, and the best beloved of the ten wives of Guido the Savage.
Alk'unta'm Bella Coola The sun god
Alkuntam Coola Alkuntam of the Bella Coola, might be Thunder related. Coola
Alope Greek A daughter of Cercyon, who was beloved by Poseidon on account of her great beauty, and became by him the mother of a son, whom she exposed immediately after his birth.
Amagandar Siberia / Tungus Protective female spirits who protect innocent souls from the curse that belongs anothers. Siberia
Amathes Greek A son of Heracles, from whom the town of Amathus in Cyprus was believed to have derived its name.
Ame-No-Tanabata-Hime-No-Mikoto Japan/Shinto Star god identified with the Pole-star, is believed to guard the land and to prevent disasters, and more particularly to cure eye-diseases. Japan/Shinto
Amesha Spentas/Yazatas The seven divine beings who belong to the retinue of Ahura Mazda. Spentas/Yazatas
Amoghapasa Buddhist Brings believers hope and tranquility. Amoghapasa has four pairs of arms. One pair is held with palms together in a prayerful attitude. Some are raised, others are held slightly away from the body. The hands may be in symbolic positions called mudra or may hold symbolic articles like a lotus blossom, symbol of compassion; a monk's staff; a whisk representing the brushing away of earthly cares; and the lasso. Buddhist
Among the Yoruba Africa / Nigeria Aja also refer to a "wild wind". It's believed that if someone is carried away by aja, and then returns,he becomes a powerful "jujuman". The journey supposedly will have a duration of between seven days to three months, and the person so carried is thought to have gone to the land of the dead or heaven (0run).
Anaulikutsai'x Bella Coola A river goddess that oversees the salmon's cycle of life
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.
Aon Greek A son of Poseidon, and an ancient Boeotian hero, from whom the Boeotian Aonians and the country of Boeotia (for Boeotia was anciently called Aonia) were believed to have derived their names.
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.
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)
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.
Atthis Greek Or Attis, a daughter of Cranaus, from whom Attica, which was before called Actaea, was believed to have derived its name. The two birds into which Philomele and her sister Procne were metamorphosed, were likewise called Attis.
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.
Azan Greece A son of Ares and the nymph Erato, was the brother of Apheidas and Elatus, and father of Cleitor. The part of Arcadia which he received from his father was called, after him, Azania. After his death, funeral games, which were believed to have been the first in Greece, were celebrated in his honour.
Baal Assyrian Baal is a Northwest Semitic title and honorific meaning "master" or "lord" that is used for various gods, spirits and demons particularly of the Levant, cognate to Assyrian belu.
Baiamai Australia He is considered by some to be the creator. Others believe he created his son, Burambin, who then created the world. Australia
Banshee Ireland Grey Lady of Death who haunts certain Irish families. A female spirit in Gaelic folklore believed to presage, by wailing, a death in a family. Ireland
Bargylus Greek A friend of Bellerophon, who was killed by Pegasus. Greek
Bayard France A horse of incredible swiftness, belonging to the four sons of Aymon. If only one of the sons mounted, the horse was of the ordinary size; but if all four mounted, his body became elongated to the requisite length. The name is used for any valuable or wonderful horse, and means a "high-bay". France
Begoe Etruscan An Etruscan nymph, who was believed to have written the Ars fulguritarum, the art of purifying places which had been struck by lightning. This religious book was kept at Rome in the temple of Apollo together with the Sibylline books and the Carmina of the Marcii.
Behemoth Islam When God created the earth, he realized that it was not secure. To stabilize it, he placed under it first an angel, then a huge rock made of ruby, then a bull with four thousand eyes, ears, nostrils, mouths, tongues, and feet. But even the bull did not stand firm. So below it God placed Behemoth, who rested on water which was surrounded by darkness. Islam
Bel Akkadian Bel became especially used of the Babylonian god Marduk and when found in Assyrian and neo-Babylonian personal names or mentioned in inscriptions in Mesoptamian context it can usually be taken as referring to Marduk and no other god. Similarly Belit without some disambiguation mostly refers to Bel Marduk's spouse Sarpanit. However Marduk's mother, the Sumerian goddess called Ninhursag, Ningal and Ninmah and other names in Sumerian, was often known as Belit-ili 'Lady of the Gods' in Akkadian.
Bel Babylonian Signifying "lord" or "master", is a title rather than a genuine name, applied to various gods in Babylonian religion. The feminine form is Belit 'Lady, Mistress'. Bel is represented in Greek and Latin by Belos and Belus respectively. Linguistically Bel is an East Semitic form cognate with Northwest Semitic Ba‘al with the same meaning.
Belas Indonesian Indonesian tree spirits who should be asked to move before chopping a tree down
Belata-Cardu Gaul God of the destruction of your enemies. Gaul
Belatu-Cadros aka Belatucadros Britain Belatucadrus, "fair shining one" or "fair slayer", a deity worshipped in northern Britain, particularly in Cumberland and Westmorland. He may be related to Belenus and Cernunnos, equated with Mars.
Belatucadros Britain The war god
Bele Sudan/Africa God of fear, mischief and trickery who gave fire and water to mankind. Sudan/Africa
Bele Alua Ghana Tree goddess. Ghana
Bele/ Tule/ Azapane/ Mba Sudan/ Africa A god of fear, mischief & trickery who gave fire & water to mankind
Belenus Celtic God charged with the welfare of sheep and cattle, he also was God of the sun and healer in some regions and associated with Beltane Pan-Celtic
Belesis or Belesys Assyrian The noblest of the Chaidaean priests at Babylon, who, according to the account of Ctesias, is said, in conjunction with Arbaces, the Mede, to have overthrown the old Assyrian empire. Beiesis afterwards received the satrapy of Babylon from Arbaces.
Belet-Seri Akkadia Goddess of the underworld, who kept track of the dead coming through Babylon/Akkadia
Belet-Seri/ Belitsari Babylon/ Akkadia The underworld goddess that kept track of the dead coming through
Beleth Hebrew Beleth A great king and terrible, he commands eighty-five legions and is very furious when first summoned so must be commanded into a triangle or circle with the hazel wand of the Magician pointed to the South-East. Hebrew
Beli aka Bele Norse A giant, brother of Gerd, who was slain by Frey. Norse
Belili Mesopotamia Goddess of the moon Mesopotamia
Belisama Gaul A goddess of crafts & the forge
Belisama Gaul Goddess connected with lakes and rivers, fire, crafts and light. Identified with Minerva/Athena and has been compared with Brigid. Gaul
Belit Ilani Babylon Mistress of the gods. Evening Star of Desire. Babylon
Belit Seri Babylon Goddess of justice and fairness. She kept the records of human activities. Babylon
Belit-Ili Babylon/Akkadia Mother goddess, the mother of Enlil. Babylon/Akkadia
Bella Penu Khond India a local deity Orissa
Bellerophones Greek Or Bellerophon, properly called Hipponous, was a son of the Corinthian king Glaucus and Eurymede, and a grandson of Sisyphus. According to Hyginus, he was a son of Poseidon and Eurymede. Greek
Bellerus Cornwall Bellerium is the Land's End, Cornwall England, the fabled land of the giant Bellerus
Bellona Greek The goddess of war among the Romans. It is very probable that originally Bellona was a Sabine divinity whose worship was carried to Rome by the Sabine settlers. Greek
Bellona Roman Goddess of war and mother goddess Roman the goddess of war among the Romans. It is very probable that originally Bellona was a Sabine divinity whose worship was carried to Rome by the Sabine settlers. She is frequently mentioned by the Roman poets as the companion of Mars, or even as his sister or his wife. Virgil describes her as armed with a bloody scourge. (The Aeneid Book VIII)
Belobog Belun/Slavic God of light, sun, happiness, luck, and order. Belun/Slavic
Belogob Slavic God of the living. A wise old man with a long beard dressed in white, Belobog appears only during the day. Slavic
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
Belphegor aka Belphegore Moabite Baalphegor. Demon of discovery, invention, and riches. Moabite
Beltiya Babylon/Akkadia Sublime and elevated, incomparable among the goddesses. Babylon/Akkadia
Belus Greek A son of Poseidon by Libya or Eurynome. He was a twin-brother of Agenor, and father of Aegyptus and Danaus. He was believed to be the ancestral hero and national divinity of several eastern nations, from whence the legends about him were transplanted to Greece and became mixed up with Greek myths. Greek
Bene Elohim Hebrew Angels who belong to the choir of thrones having the duty of forever singing the ineffable praise of God. Hebrew
Bibi the Child-Strangler Bibi Sometimes affectionately known as "Aunty Bibi," is a Romany witch-goddess. Bibi is an old crone who either wears torn black garments or is entirely naked. Like the Romanian goddess Dschuma, Bibi is disease incarnate, particularly cholera. She is referred to as "the child-strangler" because it is believed that disease often effects children, who are young and weak.
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
Bogeyman Scotland Boogyman, or bogyman, is a legendary ghost-like monster often believed in by children. The bogeyman has no specific appearance. The term bogeyman is also used metaphorically to mean a person or thing of which someone else has an irrational fear.
Borvo/ Bromo/ Bormanus/ Gramnnos/ Belenos/ Toutiorix Britain/ Gaul The god of hot springs who replaced his mother Sirona
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
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
Byzas Greek A son of Poseidon and Ceroessa, the daughter of Zeus and Io. He was believed to be the founder of Byzantium. Greek
Cacodaemons Greek Minor deities, one of whom it was believed was attached to each mortal from his birth as a constant companion and acting as a sort of messenger between the gods and men.
Cacus Greek A fabulous Italian shepherd, brother of Caca, who was believed to have lived in a cave, and to have committed various kinds of robberies. Among others, he also stole a part of the cattle of Hercules or Recaranus and, as he dragged the animals into his cave by their tails, it was impossible to discover their traces. But when the remaining oxen passed by the cave, those within began to bellow, and were thus discovered. Greek
Cakra Hindu Is thought to be a nexus of metaphysical and/or biophysical energy residing in the human body. The New Age movement, and to some degree the distinctly different New Thought movement, have also adopted and elaborated on this belief. Hindu
Candybus Greek A son of Deucalion, from whom Candyba, a town in Lycia, was believed to have received its name. Greek
Canidia Greek A Neapolitan hetaira beloved by Horace but when she deserted him, he revenged himself upon her by holding her up to contempt as an old sorceress. Greek
Canola Ireland Believed to be one of the oldest of the Ireland deities. Ireland
Castalia Greek Nymph of the Castalian spring at the foot of mount Parnassus. She was regarded as a daughter of Achelous and was believed to have thrown herself into the well when pursued by Apollo. Greek
Celedones Greek The soothing goddesses were believed to be endowed, like the Sirens, with a magic power of song. Hephaestus was said to have made their golden images on the ceiling of the temple at Delphi. Greek
Cernunnos aka Cernowain Pan-Celtic Cernenus, Herne The Hunter, Hu Gadarn, Belatucadros, Vitiris. The Horned God, God of Nature, God of the Underworld. The Druids knew him as Hu Gadarn, the Horned God of Fertility. Pan-Celtic
Cghene Nigeria The supreme God of the Isoko people in southern Nigeria. He is believed to have created the world and all peoples, including the Isoko. Cghene is beyond human comprehension and is only known by his actions. Because the God is so distant and unknown he has no temples or priests, and no prayers or sacrifices are offered directly to him.
Charopus Greek Or Charops, bright-eyed or joyful-looking, a surname of Heracles, under which he had a statue near mount Laphystion on the spot where he was believed to have brought forth Cerberus from the lower world. Greek
Chinta-mani aka Divya-ratna Hindu "The wish-gem" a jewel, said to have belonged to Brahma, which has the power to grant all desires. It is who himself is called by this name.
Chung K'uei China God of the afterlife who belongs to the Ministry of exorcism China/Taoist
Cirrha Greek A nymph from whom the town of Cirrha in Phocis was believed to have derived its name. Greek
Cithaeron Greek A mythical king in Boeotia, from whom mount Cithaeron was believed to have derived its name. Greek
Cleone Greek Goddess of water. One of the daughters of Asopus, from whom the town of Cleonae in Peloponnesus was believed to have derived its name. Greek
Corythus Greek 1. An Italian hero, a son of Jupiter, and husband of Electra, the daughter of Atlas, by whom he became the father of Jasius and Dardanus. He is described as king of Tuscia, and as the founder of Corythus. 2. A son of Paris and Oenone. He loved Helena and was beloved by her, and was therefore killed by his own father. Greek
Coyolxauhqui Aztec "She with the bells on her cheeks". Goddess of the moon. Aztec
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
Creiddylad aka Creudylad Wales Cordelia. Connected with Beltane and often called the May Queen. Goddess of summer flowers. Wales
Cromus Greek A son of Poseidon, from whom Cromyon in the territory of Corinth was believed to have derived its name. Greek
Cyclopes Greek Cyclopes According to the ancient cosmogonies, the Cyclopes were the sons of Uranus and Ge; they belonged to the Titans, and were three in number, whose names were Arges, Steropes, and Brontes, and each of them had only one eye on his forehead. Together with the other Titans, they were cast by their father into Tartarus, but, instigated by their mother, they assisted Cronus in usurping the government.
Cycnus Greek A son of Apollo by Thyria or Hyria, the daughter of Amphinomus. He was a handsome hunter, living in the district between Pleuron and Calydon, and although beloved by many, repulsed all his lovers. Greek
Cymidei Cymeinfoll Welsh Cymidei Cymeinfoll (big belly of battle), was a goddess of the Mabinogi. Cymidei gave birth to one fully-formed and armed warrior every six weeks. Welsh
Cyparissus Greek A youth of Cea, a son of Telephus, was beloved by Apollo and Zephyrus or Silvanus. When he had inadvertently killed his favourite stag, he was seized with immoderate grief, and metamorphosed into a cypress. Greek
Cyrene Greek A daughter of Hypseus or Peneius by Chlidanope, a granddaughter of Peneius and Creusa, was beloved by Apollo, who carried her from mount Pelion to Libya, where Gyrene derived its name from her. Greek
Damara British Goddess of fertility associated with Beltane. British
Danaus Greek A son of Belus and Anchinoe, and a grandson of Poseidon and Libya. He was brother of Aegyptus, and father of fifty daughters, and the mythical ancestor of the Danai. (Apollodorus. ii.) Greek
Dancing-water French Which beautifies ladies, makes them young again, and enriches them. It fell in a cascade in the Burning Forest, and could only be reached by an underground passage. Prince Chery fetched a bottle of this water for his beloved Fair-star, but was aided by a dove. French Fairy Tale
Daphnis Greek A Sicilian hero, to whom the invention of bucolic poetry is ascribed. He is called a son of Hermes by a nymph, or merely the beloved of Hermes. Ovid calls him an Idaean shepherd; but it does not follow from this that Ovid connected him with either the Phrygian or the Cretan Ida, since Ida signifies any woody mountain. Greek
Deidameia Greek 1. A daughter of Bellerophontes and wife of Evander, by whom she became the mother of Sarpedon. Homer calls her Laodameia. 2. A daughter of Lycomedes in the island of Scyrus. When Achilles was concealed there in maiden's attire, Deidameia became by him the mother of Pyrrhus or Neoptolemus, and, according to others, of Oneirus also. (Apollodorus iii) 3. The wife of Peirithous, who is commonly called Hippodameia. Greek
Devi Russia Giants, usually believed to be evil beings. Russia
Dicte Greece A nymph from who was beloved and pursued by Minos, but she threw herself into the sea, where she was caught up and saved in the nets of fishermen. Greece
Diomede Greek A daughter of Phorbaa of Lemnos, was beloved by Achilles. Greek
Dione Greek A female Titan, a daughter of Oceanus and Tethys, and, according to others, of Uranus and Ge, or of Aether and Ge. She was beloved by Zeus, by whom she became the mother of Aphrodite. Greek
Dodon Greek A son of Zeus by Europa, from whom the oracle of Dodona was believed to have derived its name. Other traditions traced the name to a nymph of the name of Dodone. Greek
Dun Cow Britain The dun cow of Dunsmore heath was a savage beast slain by Sir Guy, Earl of Warwick. A huge tusk, probably that of an elephant, is still shown at Harwich Castle as one of the horns of the dun-cow. The fable is that this cow belonged to a giant, and was kept on Mitchell Fold (middle fold), Shropshire. Its milk was inexhaustible; but one day an old woman who had filled her pail, wanted to fill her sieve also. This so enraged the cow, that she broke loose from the fold and wandered to Dunsmore heath, where she was slain by Guy of Warwick. Britain
Durandana or Durindana s Orlando's sword, given him by his cousin Malagigi. It once belonged to Hector, and was made by the fairies. It could cleave the Pyrenees at a blow.
Dvergr Norse A dwarf. In modern Icelandic lore dwarfs disappear, but remain in local names, as Dverga-steinn, and in several words and phrases. From the belief that dwarfs lived in rocks an echo is called dwerg-mal (dwarf talk), and dwerg-mala means to echo. The dwarfs were skilled in metal-working. Norse
Dymphna Britain Saint of those stricken in spirit. She was a native of Britain, and a woman of high rank. It is said that she was murdered, at Geel, in Belgium, by her own father, because she resisted his incestuous passion. Geel, or Gheel, has long been a famous colony for the insane, who are sent thither from all parts of Europe, and are boarded with the peasantry. Britain
Dysponteus aka Dyspontius Greek A son of Oenomaus or Pelops, believed to be the founder of the town of Dyspontium, in Pisatis. Greek
Echtghe Ireland Believed to be another form of Dana, the first Great Mother Goddess of Ireland.
Edusa aka Edulica Cuba A Roman divinity, who was worshipped as the protectress of children, and was believed to bless their food, just as Potina and Cuba blessed their drinking and their sleep.
Empusa Greek A monstrous spectre, which was believed to devour human beings. It could assume different forms, and was sent out by Hecate to frighten travellers. It was believed usually to appear with one leg of brass and the other of an ass. Whenever a traveller addressed the monster with insulting words, it used to flee and utter a shrill sound. The Lamiae and Mormolyceia, who assumed the fonm of handsome women for the purpose of attracting young men, and then sucked their blood like vampyrs and ate their flesh, were reckoned among the Empusae. Greek
En-lil Babylon The name of Bel in the oldest inscriptions Bel. Babylon
Enipeus Greek A river-god in Thessaly, who was beloved by Tyro, the daughter of Salmoneus. Poseidon, who was in love with her, assumed the appearance of Enipeus, and thus visited her, and she became by him the mother of twins, Pelias and Neleus. Greek
Eros Greek In Latin, Amor or Cupido, the god of love. In the sense in which he is usually conceived, Eros is the creature of the later Greek poets; and in order to understand the ancients properly we must distinguish three Erotes: viz. the Eros of the ancient cosmogonies, the Eros of the philosophers and mysteries, who bears great resemblance to the first, and the Eros whom we meet with in the epigrammatic and erotic poets, whose witty and playful descriptions of the god, however, can scarcely be considered as a part of the ancient religious belief of the Greeks. Greek
Errata Discworld The Goddess of Misunderstandings. This little known goddess was the cause of the Tsortean Wars; not, as most people believe, Elenor. Understandably not the most liked goddess, Errata wasn't invited to many weddings. Discworld
Ersa and Pandeia Greek 1. The wife of Danaus and mother of Hippodice and Adiante. (Apollod. ii. 1.) 2. A daughter of Cecrops and sister of Agraulos, Pandrosos, and Erysichthon. She was the beloved of Hermes, and the mother of Cephalus. Greek
Fascinus Roman An early Latin divinity, and identical with Mutinus or Tutinus. He was worshipped as the protector from sorcery, witchcraft, and evil daemons and represented in the form of a phallus, the genuine Latin for which iafascimtm, this symbol being believed to be most efficient in averting all evil influences. He was especially invoked to protect women in childbed and their offspring.
Faun Roman Place-spirits (genii) of untamed woodland. Romans connected their fauns with the Greek satyrs, wild and orgiastic drunken followers of Dionysus. However, fauns and satyrs were originally quite different creatures. Both have horns and both resemble goats below the waist, humans above; but originally satyrs had human feet, fauns goatlike hooves. The Romans also had a god named Faunus and a goddess Fauna, who, like the fauns, were goat-people. Roman
Fornjot Norse The most ancient giant. He was father of ?ger, or Hler, the god of the ocean; of Loge, flame or fire, and of Kaare, wind. His wife was Ran. These divinities are generally regarded as belonging to an earlier mythology, probably to that of the Fins or Celts. Norse
Fravasi or Fravartin Iran Denotes the spirit of the pre-existence of the believer who watches over him as Protective spirit. Iran
Fravasi/ Fravartin Iran Interesting - The concept denotes the spirit of the pre-existence of the believer that watches over him as a protective spirit
Frey Norse He is son of Njord, husband of Skade, slayer of Bele, and falls in conflict with Surt in Ragnarok. Alfheirn was given him as a tooth-gift. The ship Skidbladner was built for him. He falls in love with Gerd, Gymer's fair daughter. He gives his trusty sword to Skirner. Norse
Freya, Freyja Norse Freya or Freyja [Feminine of Freyr]. The daughter of Njord and sister of Frey. She dwells in Folkvang. Half the fallen in battle belong to her, the other half to Odin. She lends her feather disguise to Loke. She is the goddess of love. Her husband is Oder. Her necklace is Brisingamen. She has a boar with golden bristles. Norse
Galatea Greek A sea-nymph, beloved by Polypheme, but herself in love with Acis. Acis was crushed under a huge rock by the jealous giant, and Galatea threw herself into the sea, where she joined her sister nymphs. Greek
Gerda Norse Daughter of the frost giant Gymer, a beautiful young giantess; beloved by Frey. She is so beautiful that the brightness of her naked arms illuminates both air and sea. Frey (the genial spring) married Gerda (the frozen earth), and Gerda became the mother of children. Norse
Ghantapani Buddhist God running a round with a bell in his hand Buddhist/Mahayana
Glaucus Greek A grandson of Aeolus, son of Sisyphus and Merope, and father of Bellerophontes. Greek
Glipzo Discworld The Howondalandish tribe of this Goddess believed that their ancestors resided in the Moon. After a signal from their ancestors they were urged to kill anyone who didn't believe in Glipzo. Three years later the tribe was destroyed by a rock falling out of the sky, as a result of a star exploding a billion years before. Discworld
God of Evolution Discworld Is found 'sculpting' animals and since he hasn't figured out reproduction yet, he makes every animal unique. Although no-one believes in the God of Evolution, he survives thanks to his own strong belief. He does not believe in himself, because he is an atheist, but he believes in what he does. Discworld
Golgus Greek A son of Adonis and Aphrodite, from whom the town of Golgi, in Cyprus, was believed to have derived its name. Greek
Gymer Norse A giant; the father of Gerd, the beloved of Frey. Norse
Haemon Greek 1. A son of Pelasgus and father of Thessalus. The ancient name of Thessaly, viz. Haemonia, or Aemonia, was believed to have been derived from him.
Hano Bella Coola A goddess of teaching
Harpina Greek A daughter of Asopus, from whom the town of Harpina or Harpinna in Elis was believed to have derived its name. She became by Ares the mother of Oenomaus. Greek
Hekenjuk Eskimo "My people call the sun Hekenjuk. We believe she is the sister of the moon, Taktik. They share the same house but visit the sky at different times. There is always one coming when one is going away." The Ihalmiut Eskimo
Hel Keplein German A mantle of invisibility belonging to the dwarf-king Laurin. German
Helice Greek A daughter of Selinus, and the wife of Ion. The town of Helice, in Achaia, was believed to have derived its name from her.
Helice Greek A daughter of Lycaon, was beloved by Zeus, but Hera, out of jealousy, metamorphosed her into a she-bear, whereupon Zeus placed her among the stars, under the name of the Great Northern Bear.
Hermanubis Egyptian A god who combined Hermes with Anubis. He was popular during the period of Roman domination. Depicted as having a human body and jackal head, with the sacred caduceus that belonged to the Greek god Hermes, he represented the Egyptian priesthood.
Herse Greek 1. The wife of Danaus and mother of Hippodice and Adiante. 2. A daughter of Cecrops and sister of Agraulos, Pandrosos, and Erysichthon. She was the beloved of Hermes, and the mother of Cephalus. Greek
Hloride Norse One of the names of Thor; the bellowing thunderer. Norse
Hotei Japan God of happiness and one of the seven gods of luck. If you rub his belly, you will receive good fortune. Japan
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
Huchi Japan Goddess of fire and of volcanic eruptions. The name Fuji is believed to be derived from "Huchi" or "Fuchi", the words for the Aino Goddess of Fire. Japan
Hyacinthus Greek The youngest son of the Spartan king Amyclas and Diomede (Apollodorus iii), but according to others a son of Pierus and Clio, or of Oebalus or Eurotas. He was a youth of extraordinary beauty, and beloved by Thamyris and Apollo, who unintentionally killed him during a game of discus. Greek
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
Iole Greek The last beloved of Heracles, and a daughter of Eurytus of Oechalia. According to some writers, she was a half-sister of Dryope.
Ischys Greek A son of Elatus, and the beloved of Coronis at the time when she was with child (Asclepius) by Apollo. The god wishing to punish her faithlessness, caused Artemis to kill her, together with Ischys.Greek
Issa Greek A daughter of Macareus in Lesbos, and the beloved of Apollo, from whom the Lesbian town of Issa is said to have received its name. Greek
Italus Italy An ancient king of the Pelasgians, Siculians, or Oenotrians, from whom Italy was believed to have derived its name.
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
Jesus aka Iesous Christian Joshua, Yehoshua, Yeshua. Another Son of God, the second person in the Trinity of Jehovah, and the source of Christian belief.
Juturna Roman Juterna, the nymph of a well in Latium, famous for its excellent healing qualities. She is said to have been beloved by Jupiter, who rewarded her with immortality and the rule over the waters. Arnobius calls her the wife of Janus and mother of Fontus, but in the Aeneid she appears as the affectionate sister of Turnus. Roman
Kabandha India A monstrous evil spirit slain by Rama. A son of the goddess Sriand "covered with hair, vast as a mountain, without head or neck, having a mouth armed with immense teeth in the middle of his belly, arms a league long, and one enormous eye in his breast." India
Kai-matutsi N American Kai-matutsi lived on the earth and below. The word associated is with 'earth occupation.' Pomo
Kamadhenu Hindu The cow which grants desires, belonging to the sage Vasishtha. She was produced at the churning of the ocean. Hindu
Kiyo Hime Japan Goddess of justice, opened Her heart to a mortal. But then she was abandoned by her lover. When She sought him, he fled from Her. Coward, he hid in a temple bell. She took the form of a snake and enwrapped him until Her love-turned-to-anger ended his mortal existence. Japan
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
Koolukoolwani Africa "It is agreed among the Zoolus, that their forefathers believed in the existence of an overruling spirit, whom they called Villenangi [Umvelinqangi] (literally the First Appearer), and who soon after created another heavenly being of great power, called Koolukoolwani, [Unkulunkulwana,] who once visited this earth, in order to publish the news (as they express it), as also to separate the sexes and colours among mankind. Duling the period he was below, two messages were sent to him from Villenangi, the first conveyed by a cameleon, announcing that men were not to die; the second, by a lizard, with a contrary decision. The lizard, having outrun the slow-paced cameleon, arrived first, and delivered his message before the latter made his apperance." Amazulu, South Africa
Kun Lun Chinese The Kunlun mountains are well known in Chinese mythology and are believed to be Taoist paradise. The first to visit this paradise was King Mu. He supposedly discovered there the Jade Palace of Huang-Di, the mythical Yellow Emperor and originator of Chinese culture, and met Hsi Wang Mu, the 'Spirit Mother of the West' usually called the 'Queen Mother of the West', who was the object of an ancient religious cult which reached its peak in the Han Dynasty, also had her mythical abode in these mountains.
Kuvalayapida Hindu An immense elephant, or a demon in elephantine form, belonging to Kansa, and employed by him to trample the boys Krishna and Balarama to death. The attempt failed and the elephant was killed. Hindu
L'etsa'aplelana Bella Coola/ PNW Canada The goddess who initiates the shamans
Lactanus Greek Lactans, Lacturnus, and Lacturcia, Lactura, Roman divinities, who were believed to protect the young fruits of the field. Some believe that Lactans and Lacturcia are mere surnames of Ops, and that Lacturnus is a surname of Saturnus. Greek
Ladon Greek The dragon who was believed to guard the apples of the Hesperides. He is said to have been able to assume various tones of voice, and to have been the offspring of Typhon and Echidna but he is also called a son of Ge, or of Phorcys and Ceto. He had been appointed to watch in the gardens of the Hesperides by Juno, and never slept; but he was slain by Heracles and the image of the fight was placed by Zeus among the stars. Greek
Lahama Sumeria The water condition demons that it belonged to Enki
Lalaia'il Bella Coola The Manitou that initiated the shaman
Lamia Greek A female phantom, by which children were frightened. According to tradition, she was originally a Libyan queen, of great beauty and a daughter of Belus. She was beloved by Zeus, and Hera in her jealousy robbed her of her children. Lamia, from revenge and despair, robbed others of their children, and murdered them; and the savage cruelty in which she now indulged rendered her ugly, and her face became fearfully distorted. Zeus gave her the power of taking her eyes out of her head, and putting them in again. Greek
Lamia s A hag or demon. Keats's Lamia is a serpent which had assumed the form of a beautiful woman, beloved by a young man, and gets a soul.
Lampus Greek The name of two horses, one belonging to Eos, the other to Hector. Greek
Lemures Greek Spectres or spirits of the dead, which were believed by the Romans to return to the upper world and injure the living. Some writers describe Lemures as the common name for all the spirits of the dead and divide all Lemures into two classes; viz. the souls of those who have been good men are said to become Lares, while those of the wicked become Larvae. Greek
Lethe Greek The personification of oblivion, is called by Hesiod (Theogony of Hesiod 227) a daughter of Strife. Lethe is one of the rivers of Hades. Drinking from the river Lethe caused complete forgetfulness. Some ancient Greeks believed that souls were made to drink from the river before being reincarnated, so they would not remember their past lives. Greek
Libya Greek 1. A daughter of Epaphus and Memphis, from whom Libya (Africa) is said to have derived its name. By Poseidon she is said to have been the mother of Agenor, Belus and Lelex. 2. A daughter of Palamedes, and by Hermes the mother of Libys. 3. A sister of Asia. Greek
Libystnus Greek That is, the Libyan, a surname under which Apollo was worshipped by the Sicilians, because he was believed to have destroyed by a pestilence a Libyan fleet which sailed against Sicily. Greek
Lichas Greek An attendant of Heracles. He brought to his master the deadly garment, and as a punishment, was thrown by him into the sea, where the Lichadian islands, between Euboea and the coast of Locris, were believed to have derived their name from him. Greek
Limnaea Greek Limnetes, Limnades, Limnegenes, i. e. inhabiting or born in a lake or marsh, is a surname of several divinities who were believed either to have sprung from a lake, or had their temples near a lake. Instances are, Dionysus at Athens, and Artemis at Sicyon, near Epidaurus, on the frontiers between Laconia and Messenia, near Calamae, at Tegea, Patrae; it is also used as a surname of nymphs that dwell in lakes or marshes. Greek
Liris Hebrew A proud but lovely daughter of the race of man, beloved by Rubi, first of the angel host. Her passion was the love of knowledge, and she was captivated by all her lover told her of heaven and the works of God. At last she requested Rubi to appear before her in all his glory, and as she fell into his embrace was burnt to ashes by the rays which issued from him. Hebrew
Little-Endians Swift The two great empires of Lilliput and Blefuscu waged a destructive war against each other, exhausted their treasures, and decimated their subjects on their different views of interpreting this vital direction contained in the 54th chapter of the Blun-decral: "All true believers break their eggs at the convenient end." The godfather of Calin Deffar Plane, the reigning emperor of Lilliput, happened to cut his finger while breaking his egg at the big end, and very royally published a decree commanding all his liege and faithful subjects, on pains and penalties of great severity, to break their eggs in future at the small end. The orthodox Blefuscudians deemed it their duty to resent this innovation, and declared a war of extermination against the heretical Lilliputians. Swift
Lur Basques Lurbira. Earth mother of the Sun and of the Moon. One of the main spirits of the beliefs and mythical traditions of the Basques.
Lybie and Lamia Greek Lybie was the mother of Lamia by Poseidon and as there are virtually no references to Lybie in classical literature it seem likely that Lamia, Lybie and the Lamiae are all variations of the same myth concerning the beautiful queen of Libya, daughter of Belus and Libya. Lamia, in Greek mythology, queen of Libya. She was beloved by Zeus, and when Hera robbed her of her children out of jealousy, she killed every child she could get into her power. Hence Lamia came to mean a female bogey or demon, whose name was used by Greek mothers to frighten their children; from the Greek she passed into Roman demonology. Greek
Lycoreus or Lycoris Greek 2 A son of Apollo and the nymph Corycia, from whom Lycoreia, in the neighbourhood of Delphi, was believed to have derived its name. There are two other mythical personages of this name.
Lyterius Roman I. e. the Deliverer, a surname of Pan, under which he had a sanctuary at Troezene, because he was believed during a plague to have revealed in dreams the proper remedy against the disease. Roman
Ma Comana A warlike deity identified by the Greeks with Enyo and by the Romans with Bellona. Comana
Macedon Greek A son of Zeus and Thyia, and a brother of Magnes, from whom Macedonia was believed to have derived its name. Greek
Magic Rings Italy This superstition arose from the belief that magicians had the power of imprisoning demons in rings. The power was supposed to prevail in Asia, and subsequently in Salamanca, Toledo, and Italy.
Malak-bel Palmyra Of course other gods called "Lord" could be and sometimes were identified totally or in part with Bel Marduk. The god Malak-bel of Palmyra is an example, though in the later period from which most of our information comes he seems to have become very much a sun god which Marduk was not.
Manannan Manx Is believed to have three legs and his form of walking was to roll in a circular motion on his three legs like a wheel in order to get from place to place. Manx
Mariana Belem A goddess of healing & protector of sailors
Mariana Belem Goddess of healing and protector of sailors Belem
Marpessa Greek A daughter of Evenus and Alcippe. She was the wife of Idas and became by him the mother of Cleopatra, or Alcyone, wife of Meleager. Their daughter was called Alcyone because Marpessa was once carried off by Apollo, and lamented over the separation from her beloved husband, as Alcyon had once wept about Ceyx. Greek