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List of Gods   : "Benign"

NameOriginDescription
Goddess name "Amaunet (the hidden one)" Egypt / Upper Fertility goddess. Amaunet seems to have a taken a role as an early consort of AMUN, one of the eight deities of the OGDOAD and representing hidden power. In that context she is depicted anthropomorphically but with the head of a snake. She is shown in reliefs and as the subject of a notable statue from the Record Hall of Tuthmosis III at the Karnak complex of Thebes, where she was recognized as a benign protective deity especially called on at times of royal accession. As a fertility goddess she was largely eclipsed by the goddess MUT. She is sometimes equated with NEITH, the creator goddess of Sais, and her attributes may include the red crown of the Delta....
Goddess name "Aranyani" Hindu / Vedic Minor goddess of woodlands. Possibly having evolved from a primitive animistic guardian spirit of animals, Aranyani is an elusive, rarely seen, deity who is recognized in the sounds of the trees, particularly at dusk. She is a benign figure, sweet-scented and unwilling to destroy unless severely provoked....
God name "As" Egypt / western Sahara Local fertility god. Known from the Early Dynastic Period. By inference a benign god of oases and other fertile areas of the desert. Epithets include “lord of Libya.” Depicted anthropomorphically, occasionally hawk-headed....
Deity name "BES" Egypt Guardian deity of women in labor. A dwarfish and hideous, but essentially benign deity whose ugliness wards off evil. He is generally present at births exerting a protective influence. Bes appears with a large-bearded and barely human face, a thick body, short arms and short bandy legs....
Ghost name "Brahmadaityas" Hindu Benign ghosts of Brahmin priests with four faces and four hands. They guard their master against Shiva the destroyer.
Goddess name "Ipy" Egypt Mother goddess. In the Pyramid Texts Ipy appears occasionally as a benevolent guardian and wet nurse to the king. She is also perceived to exert a benign influence on amulets. Depicted as a hippopotamus or anthropomorphically with a hippo's head. Also Ipet....
Goddess name "Ipy aka Ipet" Egypt Apet, Opet, a benign hippopotamus goddess known as a protective and nourishing deity. Egypt
Goddess name "Kuan Yin" China Benign guardian goddess, probably of India origin China / Taoist
Goddess name "Meretseger" Egypt Localized chthonic goddess associated with the underworld. At Thebes she acted in either benign or destructive fashion against workers building tombs in the Valley of the kings. She is generally depicted as a coiled cobra which may possess a human head and arm. One of the best representations is on the sarcophagus of Rameses III. She lost her popularity when the use of Thebes as a royal cemetery was discontinued early in the first millennium BC....
Goddess name "Naksatra(s)" Hindu Generic title for a group of astral goddesses. Stars or constellations which became personified as deities, accounted as twenty-seven daughters of DAKSA and consorts of CANDRA or SOMA. They can exert benign or evil influence....
Deity name "Narada (giver of advice)" Hindu / Vedic, Epic / Puranic Minor but popular deity. Narada is depicted as a sage who is also a messenger and teacher. Born from the head, or throat, of BRAHMA, and alternatively a minor incarnation of V IS'NU. In various roles he is a guardian deity of women, a musician and a wanderer. Narada, often bearded, is generally depicted standing with the musical instrument which is his invention, the vina (lute). By contrast to his benign nature he is also described as a “maker of strife” and as “vile.” Also Kali-karaka; Pisuna....
God name "Osande" Ovimbundu / central Angola, southwest Africa Guardian deity. A benign elderly god who forms an integral part of ancestor worship. Considered to be the founder of each family lineage....
God name "Osandobua Edo" Benin A benign creator god that controls prosperity, health & happiness
Goddess name "Ratri" Hindu / Vedic Goddess of the night. Ratri is the personification of darkness bedecked with stars. Her sister is USAS, the dawn goddess, who, with Agni the fire god, chases her away. She is perceived as the guardian of eternal law and order in the cosmos and of the waves of time. Ratri is generally regarded as a benign deity who offers rest and renewed vigor, and who may be invoked to ensure safety through the hours of darkness. She deposits the gift of morning dew. However she also offers a bleaker aspect as one who brings gloom and barrenness....
God name "Res”ep (A) Mukal" Western Semitic / Canaanite / Phoenician / , originating in Syria war and plague god. Introduced into Egypt by the XVIII Dynasty during the sixteenth century BC and rapidly achieved some prominence. His wife is Itum and he was also known as Res ep-Amukal and Res epSulman. Res ep is probably modeled on the Mesopotamian NERGAL. He is depicted as a youthful, warlike god, often with a gazelle's head springing from his forehead, and with a spear in his right hand. In Egyptian iconography he is depicted wearing the crown of Upper Egypt surmounted in front by the head of a gazelle. He has links with the Theban war god MONTU and was thought of as a guardian deity in battle by many Egyptian pharaohs; he is said to have shot firebrands with a bow and arrow. He also exerted a benign influence against disease. The influence of Res ep extended to Cyprus during the preHellenic period and at the time of Hellenization he was allied to and perhaps syncretized with APOLLO. Also Ras ap, Res ef....
God name "S e ab" Egypt Minor god of wine and oil presses. Known from circa 3000 BC until the end of Egyptian history, circa AD 400. In later iconography he is depicted as a lion, but more generally is in human form. Sezmu had a definite cult following in the fertile Faiyum region of the Nile valley, but was probably represented in most sanctuaries, particularly where ritual unguents were made and stored. He is recognized in both benign and malevolent roles. In the latter he is reputed to squeeze human heads like grapes, but in beneficent mood he provides aromatic oils and ointments....
"Tonttu" Finland Generally benign tutelary. Originally, a patron of cultivated land, keeper of lot.