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List of Gods : "Bod"
Abida Kalmuck A god of the Kalmucks, who receives the souls of the dead at the moment of decease, and gives them permission to enter a new body, either human or not, and have another spell of life on earth. If the spirit is spotless it may, if it likes, rise and live in the air.
Abominable snowman Himalayas A legendary creature, said to resemble a human, with long arms and a thickset body covered with reddish gray hair. Reports of its existence in the Himalayas have been made since 1832.
Adaro Melanesia/Polynesia A creature which is half human, half fish, having the upper body of a human and the lower part of its body is like a fish. They live in the sun, and travel to earth on rainbows. Melanesia/Polynesia
Adroa Africa A god of the Lugbara people of central Africa. Adroa has two aspects: one good and one evil. He is the creator of Heaven and Earth, and he appears to those about to die. Adroa is depicted as a tall, white man with only half a body – one eye, one arm, one leg, one ear. Africa
Akasagarbha Buddhist/India Bodhisattva one of the eight great bodhisattvas. His name can be translated as "boundless space treasury" or "void store" as his wisdom is said to be boundless as space itself. He is sometimes known as the twin brother of the "earth store" bodhisattva Ksitigarbha. In Japan he is known as Kokuzo. Buddhist/India
Albadara Arab A bone which the Arabs say defies destruction, and which; at the resurrection, will be the germ of the new body. The Jews called it Luz and the "Os sacrum" refers probably to the same superstition.
Alimon Christian Angel of body armour who protects from gunshot wounds and pointed sticks. He's helped by Reivtip and Tafthi. Christian
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.
Amitabha Buddhist/India A celestial buddha described in the scriptures of the Mahayana school of Buddhism. According to these scriptures, Amitabha possesses infinite merits resulting from good deeds over countless past lives as a bodhisattva named Dharmakara. Buddhist/India
Amithba Buddhist/India The boddhisattva of 'infinite light'. Amithba represents the primordial, self-existent Buddha. This god was born from a lotus and ceaselessly stretches out aid to the weak and faltering. Amithba became a popular way of salvation for many Buddhists because he was the archetype of compassion, gentle and easygoing.
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
Ananga Hindu "The bodyless"; it is a name of Kama, god of love. Hindu
Andras Greek A Great Marquis of Hell who commands thirty legions, has the body of an angel and the head of an owl. He rides a black wolf and carries a saber. He can give advice on how to kill, and he can escalate quarrels and discord.
Apedemak Sudan God of war. Depicted with a lion's head and a human body. The elephant and cattle were sacred to him. Sudan
Ashriel Greek The angel that seperates the soul from the body at the time of death.
Askefruer Denmark "Ash-nymphs." Danish forest-spirits with bodies covered with hair, with wrinkled faces, hanging breasts and dishevelled hair and are usually dressed in moss. They are endowed with powers to cure disease. Denmark
Awataerohi Haudenosaunee A disease spirit, caused when it takes up residence within a victim's body. Haudenosaunee
Ayya Vaikundar Tamil According to Akilattirattu Ammanai, a scripture of the Ayyavazhi, was an avatar of Narayana. As per the Ayyavazhi mythology the body in which Ayya Vaikundar incarnated is that of Mudisoodum Perumal. Tamil
Ba Egyptian One part of the ancient Egyptian concept of the soul which was imagined as a bird body with a human head.
Badb/ Bodva Irish A goddess of war
Bathym aka Bathim Greek Bathin, Marthin. One of the three demons in the service of Fleuretty. Duke of the Infernal Regions he has the appearance of a robust man but his body ends in a serpent's tail. He is well versed in the virtues of herbs and precious stones according to Wierius. He is able to transport men from one place to another with wondrous speed. He commands thirty legions. One of the 72 spirits of Solomon.
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
Bheem or Bhima Indian One of the five Pandoos, or brotherhoods of Indian demi-gods, famous for his strength. He slew the giant Kinchick, and dragged his body from the hills, thereby making the Kinchick ravine.
Bhumi India The ten stages a Bodhisattva advances through in the path to become a Buddha. India
Biffant France A little-known demon, chief of a legion who was said to have entered the body of Denise de la Caille and who was obliged to sign with his claws the proces verbal of exorcisms. France
Bod Indian The divinity invoked by Indian women who desire fecundity. Children born after an invocation to Bod must be redeemed, or else serve in the temple of the goddess. Indian
Bodachs Scotland Malicious house spirits of the Scottish Highlands in the form of a shriveled old man who lives up the chimney in the daytime and comes out at night to punish naughty children. Scotland
Bodn Norse One of the three vessels in which the poetical mead was kept. Hence poetry is called the wave of the bodn. Norse
Bodua Celtic Goddess of war Celtic
Bugarik Assam / Garos A lovely river siren with the body and arms of a woman, but no legs. Her head floats on the current and she will kill anyone she catches.
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
Camazotz Mayan The cult of Camazotz worshipped an anthropomorphic monster with the body of a human, head of a bat. The bat was associated with night, death, and sacrifice. Mayan
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
Chalcon2 Greek Of Cyparissus, the shield-bearer of Antilochus. He was in love with the Amazon Penthesileia, but on hastening to her assistance he was killed by Achilles, and the Greeks nailed his body to a cross. Greek
Charon Greek A son of Erebos, the aged and dirty ferryman in the lower world, who conveyed in his boat the shades of the dead - though only of those whose bodies were buried across the rivers of the lower world. Greek
Cipactli Aztec A vicious primeval sea monster, part crocodile and part fish. Always hungry, every joint on her body was adorned with an extra mouth. Aztec
Condatis Roman/British God of confluence whose sacred places were wherever two rivers or bodies of water met. Roman/British
Da-Shi-Zhi Buddhist/China One of Amitabha Buddha's two great female Bodhisattva companions in the Pure Land. Buddhist/China
Da-Shi-Zhi Buddhism China A female Bodhisattva
Delias Greek The sacred vessel made by Theseus and sent annually from Athens to Delos. This annual festival lasted 30 days, during which no Athenian could be put to death, and as Socrates was condemned during this period his death was deferred till the return of the sacred vessel. The ship had been so often repaired that not a stick of the original vessel remained at the time, yet was it the identical ship. So the body changes from infancy to old age, and though no single particle remains constant, yet the man 6 feet high is identical with his infant body a span long. Greek
Devata Hindu The gods in general or, as most frequently used, the whole body of inferior gods. Hindu
Dirce Greek A daughter of Helios and wife of Lycus. Her body was changed by Dionysus into a well on mount Cithaeron. Greek
Druj nasu Avesta A "Corpse-fiend", the incarnation of pollution and contagion arising from decomposition of a dead body. Avesta
Eckhardt German In German legends, appears on the evening of Maundy Thursday to warn all persons to go home, that they may not be injured by the headless bodies and two-legged horses which traverse the streets on that night.
Ecstatici Greek A class of diviners among the ancient Greeks, who used to lie in trances, and when they came to themselves gave strange accounts of what they had seen while they were "out of the body."
Eurynomus Greek A daemon of the lower world, concerning whom there was a tradition at Delphi, according to which, he devoured the flesh of dead human bodies, and left nothing but the bones. Greek
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
Gluskap Algonquin Was responsible for making all the good things in the universe from his mother's body. His evil brother Malsum created the mountains and valleys and all the nasty things. Algonquin
Glykon Gnostic-Mitharic The reincarnation of Asklepios, a demon with a human head & body of a snake
Gong Gong China Water god who is responsible for the great floods, together with his associate, Xiang Yao who has nine heads and the body of a snake. China
Griffin Greek Griffon or Gryphon, has the body of a lion and the head and wings of an eagle. In heraldry the griffin was thought to be an especially powerful and majestic creature.
Hahgwehdiyu Iroquois The creator god; he planted a single maize plant in his mother's body. This single plant grew and was a gift to mankind. Iroquois
Haumia Maori The god of wild or uncultivated foods. Haumia was a son of Rangi and Papa, and agreed to the forced separation of his parents. Because of this he was subjected to the fury of his brother Tawhirimatea, god of winds and storms, who would have killed him if their mother had not hidden him in her body. Maori
Hekoolas Miwok A sun goddess whose body is covered in abalone shells. Miwok
Hel or Hela Scandinavian Queen of the dead, is goddess of the ninth earth or nether world. She dwelt beneath the roots of the sacred ash (yggdrasil), and was the daughter of Loki. The All-father sent her into Helheim, where she was given dominion over nine worlds, and to one or other of these nine worlds she sends all who die of sickness or old age. Her dwelling is Elvidnir (dark clouds), her dish Hungr (hunger), her knife Sullt (starvation), her servants Ganglati (tardy-feet), her bed Kor (sickness), and her bed-curtains Blikiandabol (splendid misery). Half her body was blue. Scandinavian
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.
Hermaphroditos Greek The name is compounded of Hermes and Aphrodite. He was originally a male Aphrodite (Aphroditus), and represented as a Hermes with the phallus, the symbol of fertility, but afterwards as a divine being combining the two sexes, and usually with the head, breasts, and body of a female, but with the sexual parts of a man. Greek
Hringhorn Norse The ship upon which Balder's body was burned. Norse
Ibis or Nile-bird Egypt The Egyptians call the sacred Ibis Father John. It is the avatar' of the god Thoth, who in the guise of an Ibis escaped the pursuit of Typhon. The Egyptians say its white plumage symbolises the light of the sun, and its black neck the shadow of the moon, its body a heart, and its legs a triangle. It was said to drink only the purest of water, and its feathers to scare or even kill the crocodile. Egypt
Icarius Greek Also called Icarus and Icarion. An Athenian, who lived in the reign of Pandion, and hospitably received Dionysus on his arrival in Attica. The god showed him his gratitude by teaching him the cultivation of the vine, and giving him bags filled with wine. Icarius now rode about in a chariot, and distributed the precious gifts of the god; but some shepherds whom their friends intoxicated with wine, and who thought that they were poisoned by Icarius, slew him, and threw his body into the well Anygrus, or buried it under a tree. Greek
Ichthyocentaurus Greek A fish-centaur, or a particular kind of Triton. Ichthyocentauri were fabulous beings, the upper part of whose body was conceived to have a human form, and the lower that of a fish, while the place of the hands was occupied by a horse's feet. Greek
Ilkwang Korea The Bodhisattva of Sunlight. Korea
Jambhala Buddhist Embodies the Wealth Deity aspect of all the Buddhas and bodhisattvas of past, present and future, and grants longevity and prosperity in daily life. Buddhist
Kahukura aka Rongo Maori A major god, the god of cultivated food. He separated the primordial parents Rangi and Papa to allow daylight into the world. Tawhirimatea, the god of storms did not consent to this plan and afterwards attacked his brothers with unrelenting fury. Rongo and Haumia, the god of wild food, took refuge in the body of Papa, mother earth, who hid them until the storm passed. Maori
Kebechsenef Egypt Funerary god responsible for at the lower portion of the body Egypt
Kinorohingan Malaysia And his wife Suminundu had a beautiful daughter Huminodun. The people of Sabah were starving, so Kinoingan sacrificed Huminodun. Out of her body came rice seeds which grew bountifully. Malaysia
Ksitigarbha Buddhist/Mahayana 'Earth-Womb'. "Name of a Bodhisattva who saves suffering beings in the hell" he aspires to deliver sentient beings wandering astray in the five(or six) paths of mundane existence. Buddhist/Mahayana
Kuan-Yin China Merciful One. A Buddhist boddhisattva and Asian Goddess. China
Kuk Egypt Primeval god, one of a pair, a member of the Ogdoad, who represent the darkness who reigned prior to the creation of any heavenly body. Egypt
Kwannon Japan Merciful One. A Buddhist boddhisattva and Asian Goddess. Japan
Kwanonn Japan Merciful One. A Buddhist boddhisattva and Asian Goddess. Japan
Kwanseieun Korea Merciful One. A Buddhist boddhisattva and Asian Goddess. Korea
Lais Greek A courtesan or Greek Hetaira. There were two of the name; the elder was the most beautiful woman of Corinth, and lived at the time of the Peloponnesian War. The beauty of the latter excited the jealousy of the Thessalonian women, who pricked her to death with their bodkins. She was contemporary with Phryne, her rival, and sat to Apelles as a model.
Lityerses Greek Lived in Phrygia, engaged in rural pursuits, and hospitably received all strangers that passed his house, but he then compelled them to assist him in the harvest, and whenever they allowed themselves to be surpassed by him in their work, he cut off their heads in the evening, and concealed their bodies in the sheaves, accompanying his deed with songs. Heracles, however, slew him, and threw his body into the Maeander. Greek
Luz or Luez Daft The indestructible bone; the nucleus of the resurrection body. Daft
Lyre Greek A lyre is a stringed musical instrument well known for its use in Classical Antiquity. The recitations of the Ancient Greeks were accompanied by it. According to ancient Greek mythology, the young god Hermes created the lyre from the body of a large tortoise shell (khelus) which he covered with animal hide and antelope horns. Lyres were associated with Apollonian virtues of moderation and equilibrium, contrasting the Dionysian pipes which represented ecstasy and celebration. Greek
Manjughosa Buddhist Speaks from the depths of Enlightened awareness and transforms wrong views into Wisdom. A Buddhist Bodhisattva
Manjusri Buddhist The bodhisattva of keen awareness. Buddhist
Mantchu Muchangu Africa Strange but by teaching humans how to make clothes & covering their bodies he ended up being the god of dressmakers
Manzasiri Kalmyk Mongol Primeval god from whose body at the world of was formed Mongol
Mimas2 Italy A giant who is said to have been killed by Ares, or by Zeus with a flash of lightning. The island of Prochyte, near Sicily, was believed to rest upon his body.
Minotaurus Greek A monster with a human body and a bull's head, or, according to others, with the body of an ox and a human head, is said to have been the offspring of the intercourse of Pasiphae with the bull sent from the sea to Minos, who shut him up in the Cnossian labyrinth, and fed him with the bodies of the youths and maidens whom the Athenians at fixed times were obliged to send to Minos as tribute. The monster was slain by Theseus. Greek
Muati Mesopotamia/Sumeria Maat is merely the moral expression of Muat in the social world. An individual of this expression is known as a Muati i.e. "One who affirms Reality". The collective body of all Muati individuals have the anthropomorphic reference of Haru, the establisher of Maat. Mesopotamia/Sumeria
Munkar and Nakir Arabic Two black angels of appalling aspect, the inquisitors of the dead. The Koran says that during the inquisition the soul is united to the body. If the scrutiny is satisfactory, the soul is gently drawn forth from the lips of the deceased, and the body is left to repose in peace; if not, the body is beaten about the head with iron clubs, and the soul is wrenched forth by racking torments.
Nakeer and Munkar Arabic Two black angels of appalling aspect, the inquisitors of the dead. The Koran says that during the inquisition the soul is united to the body. If the scrutiny is satisfactory, the soul is gently drawn forth from the lips of the deceased, and the body is left to repose in peace; if not, the body is beaten about the head with iron clubs, and the soul is wrenched forth by racking torments.
Namtaru Mesopotamia A hellish deity, god of death, and the messenger of An, Ereshkigal, and Nergal, considered responsible for diseases and pests. It was said that he commanded sixty diseases in the form of demons that could penetrate different parts of the human body. Mesopotamia
Neptune's Horse Roman Hippocampos; it had but two legs, the hinder part of the body being that of a fish. Roman
Nicor Scandinavian A sea-devil, in Scandinavian mythology, who eats sailors. It was three fathoms long, with the body of a bison-bull, and the head of a cat, the beard of a man, and tusks an ell long, lying down on its breast.
Nuckelavee Scotland A monster of unmixed malignity, never willingly resting from doing evil to mankind. He was a spirit in flesh. His home was the sea; and whatever his means of transit were in that element, when he moved on land he rode a horse as terrible in aspect as himself. Some thought that rider and horse were really one, and that this was the shape of the monster. Nuckelavee's head was like a man's, only ten times larger, and his mouth projected like that of a pig, and was enormously wide. There was not a hair on the monster's body, for the very good reason that he had no skin. Scotland
Nuli'rahak Inuit Sea Spirit, she lives in the ocean depths, owns all sea creatures, and feeds off the bodies of drowned a fisherman Siberia/Inuit
Nuli'rahak/ Arna'kuagsak Inuit/ E Siberia The Sea Spirit, she lives in the ocean depths, owns all sea creatures, & feeds off the bodies of drowned a fisherman
Oannes s The Chaldean sea-god. It had a fish's head and body, and also a human head; a fish's tail, and also feet under the tail and fish's head. In the day-time he lived with men to instruct them in the arts and sciences, but at night retired to the ocean.
Obatala Yoruba A creator god; he made human bodies, and his father, Olorun breathed life into them. While Olorun is considered the creator of the universe, Obatala created the world and humanity, being seen as the father of orishas and humankind. Yoruba
Oculata fides Christian The eye of faith is the eagle-eye that discerns the Lord's body. Christian
Olosa s The goddess of the Lagos Lagoon, and the principal wife of her brother Olokim, the sea-god. Like her husband she is long-haired. She sprang from the body of Yemaja and supplies her votaries with fish. Crocodiles ate Olosa's messengers, and may not be molested. They are supposed to bear to the goddess the offerings which the faithful deposit on the shores of the lagoon or throw into the sedge.
Pana-ewa Islands Had many bodies. He attacked Hiiaka in his fog body, Kino-ohu, and threw around her his twisting fog-arms, chilling her and choking her and blinding her. He wrapped her in the severe cold mantle of heavy mists. Pacific Islands
Pandara Buddhist The Shakti of Amitabha, and a feminine bodhisattva. Buddhist
Pisacas Hindu Demigods created by Brahma, the creator of the universe. People, with all parts of their bodies smeared with mud; besmearing their friends here and there with mud; speaking, for the sake of love, various beautiful utterances concerning persons having sexual intercourse and the women fit for cohabitation, instigating sex-instinct; saying indecent words and crying aloud - should play. On that day, in the morning, the Pisacas of dreadful sight - the followers of Nikumbha - enter all the human beings. In the evening, they leave the body of one who does so and is bathed and enter that of another, cursing him, who does not do so. Then the bathed persons should worship Kes'ava. Hindu
Pistris Greek Pistrix, Pristis or Pristrix. The sea-monster sent to devour Andromeda. In ancient art it is represented with a dragon's head, the neck and head of a beast, fins for the forelegs and the body and tail of a fish. In Christian art the pistris was usually employed to represent the whale which swallowed Jonah. Greek
Prabhapala Buddhist Protector of light. In Buddhism, the name of a bodhisattva.
Promethean Unguent Greek Made from a herb on which some of the blood of Prometheus had fallen. Medea gave Jason some of this unguent, which rendered his body proof against fire and warlike instruments. Greek
Purgatory Jewish The Jewish Rabbi believed that the soul of the deceased was consigned to a sort of purgatory for twelve months after death, during which time it was allowed to visit its dead body and the places or persons it especially loved. This intermediate state they called by various names, as "the bosom of Abraham," "the garden of Eden," "upper Gehenna." The Sabbath was always a free day, and prayer was supposed to benefit those in this intermediate state.
Purva Phalguni Hindu Purva Phalguni is the 11th star of the zodiac. Those born under this constellation are marked by stout body with frequent sweating. This people have an intuitive ability to sense others unspoken problems, for which they extend support without being asked.. This quality earns them a great respect and name. Most of them are famous in one way or other and will excel in one special field. Hindu Zodiac
Puspa Tibet Goddess of flowers and the natural environment as well as the Bodhisattva of vision and sight. Tibet
Pusya Hindu Goddess of fortune. After performing Sraddha one should pass the night, with effort, in celibacy. When the full-moon night of the Pausa be associated with Pusya, then a person, smeared with the powder of white mustards, should anoint his body with purified butter. Hindu
Puttam Hindu A malicious imp or ghost who haunts the places where bodies are burned. Hindu
Pyramus Greek The lover of Thisbe. Supposing Thisbe to be torn to pieces by a lion, he stabbed himself, and Thisbe, finding the dead body, stabbed herself also. Both fell dead under a mulberry-tree, which has ever since borne blood red fruit. Greek
P’an-ku China Born from the primordial cosmic egg, and the mass divided into the heavens and the earth. From his eyes the sun and moon appeared, from his sweat, rain and dew, from his voice, thunder, and from his body all the natural features of the earth arose. Southern China
Quan Yin Asian The bodhisattva of compassion as venerated by East Asian Buddhists.
Rahu Blavatsky The seizer supposed to seize the sun and moon and thus cause eclipses. "A giant, a Demi-god, the lower part of whose body ended in a Dragon or Serpent's tail. During the churning of the Ocean, when the gods produced amrita -- the water of Immortality -- he stole some of it, and drinking, became immortal. The Sun and Moon, who had detected him in his theft, denounced him to Vishnu, who placed him in the stellar spheres, the upper portion of his body representing the Dragon's head and the lower the Dragon's tail; the two being the ascending and descending nodes. Since then, Rahu wreaks his vengeance on the Sun and Moon by occasionally swallowing them. The Secret Doctrine, by H. P. Blavatsky
Raiden-Kiedde Europe The creator of all things. Son of Raiden Atzhie. He provides the soul or human spirit to Maddar-akko to care for until the body is formed when she turns it over to Sar-Akka to deliver to the mother. The Lapps, Northern Europe
Ratri Hindu/Vedic The personification of Night, the darkness and stillness of the night; one of the four bodies of Brahma. Hindu/Vedic
Recaranus aka Garanus Roman , a fabulous Italian shepherd of gigantic bodily strength and courage. The fact of his being a gigantic shepherd who recovered stolen oxen from him, led the Romans to consider him as identical with the Greek Heracles. Roman
Rukko Mandaean The creator goddess. She makes human bodies and her husband adds the souls. Mandaean
Sadaksari Buddhist The tantric form of the bodhisattva Avalokitesvara. Buddhist
Sagaramati Buddhist The Bodhisattva whose Mind is like the Ocean. Buddhist
Sahu Egyptian The entity of the deceased in heaven which grew out of the dead body and was called into being by the ceremonies performed over the dead. Egyptian
Sarpa-rajni Blavatsky The queen of the serpents; "Before our globe became egg-shaped (and the Universe also) 'a long trail of Cosmic dust (or fire mist) moved and writhed like a serpent in Space.' The 'Spirit of God moving on Chaos' was symbolized by every nation in the shape of a fiery serpent breathing fire and light upon the primordial waters, until it had incubated cosmic matter and made it assume the annular shape of a serpent with its tail in its mouth -- which symbolises not only Eternity and Infinitude, but also the globular shape of all the bodies formed within the Universe from that fiery mist. The Universe, as well as the Earth and Man, cast off periodically, serpent-like, their old skins, to assume new ones after a time of rest " The Secret Doctrine, by H. P. Blavatsky
Semargl Slavic Simargl, Semargl-Pereplut, a griffin with the body of a dog. Slavic
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
Suksma s "We also find that the suksma-sarira is always in keeping with the sthula-sarira it adapts itself to. Thus, only a cat's suksma-sarira is present in a cat's body, and not a human suksma-sarira. Otherwise, the cat will not mew at you; it will talk to you, saying `Come on, it's morning. Get up!" Puranic
Talos Greek A man of brass, the work of Hephaestus. This wonderful being was given to Minos by Zeus or Hephaestus, and watched the island of Crete by walking round the island thrice every day. Whenever he saw strangers approaching, he made himself red-hot in fire, and then embraced the strangers when they landed. He had in his body only one vein, which ran from the head to the ankles, and was closed at the top with a nail. When he attempted to keep the Argonauts from Crete by throwing stones at them, Medeia by her magic powers threw him into a state of madness, or, according to others, under the pretence of making him immortal, she took the nail out of his vein and thus caused him to bleed to death. Greek
Thanatos Greek Latin Mors, a personification of Death. In the Homeric poems Death does not appear as a distinct divinity, though he is described as the brother of Sleep, together with whom he carries the body of Sarpedon from the field of battle to the country of the Lycians. Greek
Tum Egypt A primordial divinity issued from Nut. One of the main functions of Tum is generating the heavenly bodies and all celestial beings. Egypt
Udens Mate Latvia Mother of water, presided over small bodies of water such as wells and ponds. Latvia
Uma Hindu Consort of Siva, famous for her defeat of the army of Chanda and Munda, two demons. She is represented as holding the head of Chanda in one of her four hands, and trampling on Munda. The heads of the army., strung into a necklace, adorn her body, and a girdle of the same surrounds her waist. Hindu
Utlunta Cherokee Goddess of physical prowess. Her body has the density of stone and the ground shudders with her awesome weight. Cherokee
Vampire Europe An extortioner. The vampire is a dead man who returns in body and soul from the other world, and wanders about the earth doing mischief to the living. He sucks the blood of persons asleep, and these persons become vampires in turn. Middle Europe
Vasudhara Buddhist The Buddhist bodhisattva of abundance and fertility. She is considered to be the consort of Kuvera, the god of wealth.
Vile Norse Vili. Brother of Odin and Ve. These three sons of Bor and Bestla construct the world out of Ymer's body. Vile. Norse
Wintersmith Discworld The personification of Winter. At his core he is the elemental personification of ice. Originally just a shape in the snow, with two violet eyes, he later formed a "snowman" out of all the elements that make a human body. He creates snowflakes and icebergs, and also the patterns of ice on windows. Discworld
Xolas Tierra del Fuego The supreme deity. At birth he is said to place the soul into every body, receiving it back after death to await rebirth. Tierra del Fuego
Yamanduga Tibetan One of the Nadman-Dobshot, an emenation of Monsushari. He was changed into a horrible sight by Jakshiamuni so he could go against Tjotjitjalba. Yamanduga is depicted surrounded by flames, with a blue body, with ten heads, twenty horribly-beweaponed arms and twenty clawed feet dancing on a heap of tortured people. Tibetan
Ymir Norse A primal giant, also called Aurgelmir; he was androgynous and had six heads. He was created as the first living being together with Audhumla when the fire of Muspellsheimr met the water of Niflheimr. Ymir is the ancestor of the Thursir, the Hrymthussir, and of the Aesir. Slain by his grandson Odin, his body was set adrift in the emptiness, and from the parts of his body the nine worlds were created. His blood is the water of the worlds, his hair are the trees, his skull is the sky, the brain the clouds, his flesh is Midgard and his eyebrows are a fence which protects Midgard. Norse
Yuanni Karaiben One of the many souls which inhabit the human body, this has its seat in the heart and it rises after death into the sky to receives a completely new body. Karaiben