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List of Gods : "Bird"
NameOriginDescription
Aboulomri Arab A fabulous bird of the vulture sort which lives 1,000 years. Called by the Persians Kerkes, and by the Turks Ak-Baba. Mohammedan mythology
Aderyn y Corph Welsh A supernatural bird which appears as a foreteller of death. Welsh
Alkonost Greek The bird of paradise in Slavic mythology. It has the body of a bird with the face of a woman. The name Alkonost came from the name of Greek demi-goddess Alcyone transformed by gods into a kingfisher.
Angus Gaelic A Gaelic god of amorous dalliance. A son of Dugda, his harp was so sweet that whoever heard must follow; his kisses became invisible love-whispering birds.
Anqa Turkish A fabulous bird of enormous size which inhabits the Caucasus range. Turkish
Ara Borneo Primeval creator god, in the form of a bird, who created the heavens , and with Irik, created mankind from clay. The Sea Dyaks of Sarawak, Borneo
Argus Greek A beast and son of Arestor with a hundred eyes of which he could only close two at a time. He was placed by Juno to guard Io, whom Jupiter had changed into a heifer. But Mercury, who was sent to carry her off, managed to surprise and kill Argus whereupon Juno transfered his eyes to the tail of a peacock, her favourite bird. In Greek mythology, Argus was the name of the builder of the Argo, the ship that carried the hero Jason in his quest for the Golden Fleece.
Asbolus Greek A centaur, whom Hesiod ( Shield Of Heracles) calls a diviner, probably from his skill in observing or prophesying from the flight of birds. Greek
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.
Ba Egyptian One part of the ancient Egyptian concept of the soul which was imagined as a bird body with a human head.
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Bangma or Bangmi India A fabulous bird in India, which can talk and give oracular advice.
Barbatos Greek A great count and duke, who appears when the sun is in Sagittarius with four noble kings and three companies of troops; he gives instructions in all the sciences, reveals treasures concealed by enchantment, knows the past and future, reconciles friends and those in power, and is of the Order of the Virtues. He also understands the songs of birds and the language of other animals. Unk
Benu Egypt God of the sun in a bird like form Egypt
Birdu Babylon/Akkadia Minor underworld god. Babylon/Akkadia
Bmola Abenaki Bird spirit. Abenaki
Camulatz Mayan A bird that ate the heads of the first men. Mayan
Canens Greek A nymph, wife of Picus, King of the Laurentes. When Circe had changed Picus into a bird, Canens lamented him so greatly that she pined away. Greek
Chakora Hindu A fabulous bird, similar to a partridge that lives upon the beams of the moon. Hindu
Cliodna Ireland/Scotland Sea and Otherworld Goddess who usually took the form of a sea bird and therefore symbolized the Celtic afterlife. Ireland/Scotland
Cock of Heaven Crow Mahomet found in the first heaven a cock of such enormous size that its crest touched the second heaven. The crowing of this celestial bird arouses every living creature from sleep except man. The Moslem doctors say that Allah lends a willing ear to him who reads the Koran, to him who prays for pardon, and to the cock whose chant is divine melody. When this cock ceases to crow, the day of judgment will be at hand.
Corpse Bird Whales "derwyn corph" the phantom of a bird that sits on a windowsill and taps on the glass when someone is about to die. Whales
Eurybates aka Eribotes Greek The son of Teleon, was one of the Argonauts, and appears to have acted as surgeon, as he is represented as attending on Oileus when he was wounded by one of the Stymphalian birds.. (Argonautica). Greek
Giltine Lithuania The goddess of death whose sacral bird is the owl. Giltine proclaims disaster. She goes with the goddesses of black death. Lithuania
Gorge Greek A daughter of Oeneus and Althaea, and the wife of Andraemon. When Artemis metamorphosed her sisters into birds, on account of their unceasing lamentations about their brother Meleager, Gorge and Deianeira alone were spared. Greek
Hameh Arabian In mythology, a bird formed from the blood near the brains of a murdered man. This bird cries "Iskoonee!" (Give me drink!), meaning drink of the murderer's blood; and this it cries incessantly till the death is avenged, when it flies away. Arabian
Horus Egyptian The Egyptian day-god, represented in hieroglyphics by a sparrow-hawk, which bird was sacred to him. He was son of Osiris and Isis, but his birth being premature he was weak in the lower limbs. As a child he is seen carried in his mother's arms, wearing the pschent or atf, and seated on a lotus-flower with his finger on his lips. As an adult he is represented hawk-headed. Strictly speaking, Horus is the rising sun, Ra the noonday sun, and Osiris the setting sun.
Huma China A fabulous Oriental bird which never alights, but is always on the wing. It is said that every head which it overshadows will wear a crown.
Irik Borneo A primeval creator spirit, in the form of a bird, who created the earth; with Ara, created mankind from clay. The Sea Dyaks of Sarawak, Borneo
Kinnara India Group of spirit beings who it looked like birds with a human heads India
Krodha India The mother "of all sharp-toothed monsters, whether on the earth, amongst the birds, or in the waters, that were devourers of flesh." India
Kun China A mythological bird. China
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
Le Tkakawash Klamath Goddess of birds Klamath
Makonaima British Makunaima. The supreme god and creator who sent his son Sigu to rule over the earth. Among the Makushi he created the sky and earth, vegetation, animals and men. Among the Ackawoi and Caribs, he created birds, animals, and food plants, assisted by his son Sigu. British Guiana
Mog Ruith Ireland A powerful blind druid of Munster who lived on Valentia Island, County Kerry. He could grow to enormous size, and his breath caused storms and turned men to stone. He wore a hornless bull-hide and a bird mask, and flew in a machine called the roth ramach, the "oared wheel". He had an ox-driven chariot in which night was as bright as day, a star-speckled black shield with a silver rim, and a stone which could turn into a poisonous eel when thrown in water. Ireland
Mundane Egg Egyptian In the Phoenician, Egyptian, Hindu, and Japanese systems, it is represented that the world was hatched from an egg. In some mythologies a bird is represented as laying the mundane egg on the primordial waters.
Nemglan Ireland Bird god who fathered Conaire Mor Ireland
Nyambi Africa In the beginning Nyambi made all things. He made animals, birds. At that time he lived on earth with his wife, Nasilele. Africa
Old Man Blackfoot Came from the south, making the mountains, the prairies, and the forests as he passed, the birds and the animals too. He traveled north making things as he went and arranging the world as we see it today. Blackfoot
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
Pegasus Greek The famous winged horse, whose origin is thus related. When Perseus struck off the head of Medusa, with whom Poseidon had had intercourse in the form of a horse or a bird, there sprang forth from her Chrysaor and the horse Pegasus. The latter obtained the name Pegasus because he was believed to have made his appearance near the sources of Oceanus. Greek
Qa Gigo Goddess of the Omnibombly bird. Gigo
Rhiannon Ireland Chthonic goddess of birds and horses. Ireland
Seemurgh Persian The wonderful bird that could speak all the languages of the world, and whose knowledge embraced past, present, and future events. Persian
Simorgh Persian Gigantic bird like the hippogriff or griffin; half phoenix, half lion. Persian
Sirin Russian A mythological creature with the head and chest of a beautiful woman and the body of a bird. According to the myth, they lived near Eden or around the Euphrates River. Russian
Stymphalides Greek The celebrated rapacious birds near the Stymphalian lake in Arcadia, whence they were driven by Heracles and compelled to take refuge in the island of Aretias in the Euxine, where they were afterwards found by the Argonauts. Greek
Svyatogor Slavic A hero who fought the demon Nightingale, a bird-headed human whose weapons were hurricanes. Slavic
Tane aka Tane Mahuta Maori the god of forests and of birds. Maori
Trgiaob Nazorean As an angel who protects wild birds from extinction, pollution and destruction of their habitat. Early Nazorean
Uairebhuidhe Ireland Bird goddess and possibly a goddess of death. Ireland
Veja Mate Latvia Goddess of the wind was also responsible for birds and the woodlands. Latvia
White Merle Basques Of the old Basques. A white fairy bird, which, by its singing, restored sight to the blind.
Yaxcocahmut Aztecs A bird god of the Aztecs
Zal Persian Son of Sam Neriman, exposed on Mount Elburz, because he was born with white hair, and therefore supposed to be the offspring of a deer. He was brought up by the wonderful bird Seemurgh, and when claimed by his father, received from the foster-bird a feather to give him insight into futurity. Persian
Zu Akkadian A lesser divinity of Akkadian mythology, and the son of the bird goddess Siris. Both Zu and Siris are seen as massive birds who can breathe fire and water, although Zu is alternately seen as a lion-headed eagle