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God name "AGNI (fire)" Hindu / India God of fire. God of the sacrificial fire and the intercessor between gods and mankind, Agni is the son of KASYAPA and ADITI or, alternatively, of Dyaus and PRTHIVI. Color: red. Attributes: seven arms and sometimes the head of a goat, carrying a wide variety of objects....
Spirit name "AKSOBHYA (imperturbable)" Buddhist / India The second dbyani buddba or meditation buddha. One of five mystic spiritual counterparts of a human buddha in Vajrayana Buddhism. Emanations include HERUKA, MANJUSRI, VAJRAPANI and a large number of minor names. See also AMITABHA, AMOGHASIDDHI, RATNASAMBHAVA and VAIROCANA....
Spirit name "AMITABHA" Buddhist / India The fourth dhyani buddha or meditation buddha. One of five mystic spiritual counterparts of a human buddha in Vajrayana Buddhism. Color: red. Attributes: lock of hair, lotus, monk's robe and water jar. Amitabha is also taken as a tutelary god in Lamaism [Tibet] in which case his attributes include bell, jewel and three monkish robes. Emanations include PADMAPANI, MANJUSRI and many other minor names. See also AKSOBHYA, AMOGHASIDDHI, RATNASAMBHAVA and VAIROCANA....
Spirit name "AMOGHASIDDHI" Buddhist / India The fifth dhyanibuddha or meditation buddha. One of five mystic spiritual counterparts of a human buddha in Vajrayana Buddhism. Color: green. Attributes: staff and sometimes seven-headed snake. Amoghasiddhi is also taken as a tutelary deity in Lamaism [Tibet] in which case his attributes include bell, three monkish robes and prayer wheel. Emanations include Visvapani and many other minor names. See also AKSOBHYA, AMITABHA, RATNASAMBHAVA and VAIROCANA....
Goddess name "AVALOKITESVARA (merciful lord)" Buddhist / India Bodhisattva or buddhadesignate. One of the most important deities of the Mahayana sect of Buddhism. In Lamaism he is the tutelary god of Tibet. He equates with VIS NU in Hinduism and bears links with PADMAPANI. In cosmic mythology he is a creator deity. Color: white or red. Attributes: blue lotus, image of Amitabha (topmost pyramidal head), lotus, rosary, sword and water jar. NOTE: in Chinese Buddhism he is represented by the goddess Kuan-Tin, and in Japanese by KWANNON....
God name "Abhasvara" India A class of 64 devas or demigods created by Brahman. India
"Abhigit" Indian The propitiatory sacrifice made by an Indian rajah who has slain a priest without premeditation.
Spirit name "Acacila" Aymara Indian / Peru / Bolivia—Titicaca Basin Animistic spirit. One of a group of vaguely defined beings who control the weather, including Rain, hail and frost....
God name "Acala" India / Buddhism This god is protector of of the teaching & defends temples
King name "Acala aka Achala" Buddhist / India Acala, is the best known of the Five Wisdom kings of the Womb Realm. Acala means "The Immovable One" in Sanskrit. Acala is also the name of the eighth of the ten stages of the path to buddhahood. Acala is the destroyer of delusion and the protector of Buddhism. Buddhist / India
Goddess name "Acchupta (untouched)" Jain / India Goddess of learning. One of sixteen VIDYADEVI headed by the goddess SARASVATI....
Ghost name "Acheri" Indian They are the ghosts of little girls, who live on the tops of mountains but descend at night to hold their revels in more convenient places. Indian
"Adissechen" Indian The serpent with a thousand heads which sustains the universe. Indian
God name "Agni" India A god of lightning, fire, & the Sun & who also mediates between the gods & humans
God name "Agni" India God of lightning, fire, and the Sun and who also mediates between the gods and humans. India
God name "Agnikumara" Jain / India They are youthful appearing gods associated with Rain & thunder
God name "Agnikumara" Jain / India God. One of the groups under the general title of BHAVANAVASI (dwelling in places). They have a youthful appearance and are associated with Rain and thunder....
Supreme god name "Ai Apaec" Mochica Indian / pre - Columbian South America / northern coast of Peru Supreme god. Probably originated as a jaguar god but came to rule the destinies of the world. He was thought to live like ordinary people and could reveal himself as man or god at will. He is depicted in anthropomorphic form, but with huge fangs and a cat-like wrinkled face with whiskers coming from his nose. He received sacrificial victims hurled from the top of a high cliff....
"Airapadam" Indian The white elephant, one of the eight which, according to Indian mythology, sustain the earth.
Ghost name "Airi" Indian The ghost of someone who killed in hunting. Those who see him face to face are burnt by the flash of his eye, or are torn to pieces by his dogs, or have their livers extracted and eaten by the fairies who accompany him. Indian
"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
Goddess name "Al Shua" India Goddess of Ursa major. India
God name "Alk'unta'm" Bella Coola Indian / British Columbia, Canada Sun god. Linked closely with SENX, both are of equal significance. His mother is a cannibal woman, Nunuso' mikeeqone'im, who can turn into a mosquito....
Goddess name "Alopurbi" India A goddess of hunting
God name "Aluelp" Greek An Indian nymph, who was passionately loved by Dionysus, but could not be induced to yield to his wishes, until the god changed himself into a tiger, and thus compelled her by fear to allow him to carry her across the river Sollax, which from this circumstance received the name of Tigris. Greek
Goddess name "Amba" India Goddess of the earth, one of the deities of Pre-Aryan race, which Aryans absorbed in their pantheon. India
Goddess name "Amba Dravidian" India A goddess of the earth
"American Indians" American Indians Otkon, Messou, and Atahuata.
"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
God name "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.
God name "Amma (1)" Dravidian / Tamil Local tutelary god. Known from southern India....
Goddess name "Ammavaru" Hindu / India / Dravidian Primordial mother goddess who laid an egg that hatched into the Divine trinity of Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva. Hindu / India / Dravidian
Goddess name "Ammavaru" Hindu - Dravidian Primordial mother goddess. Known locally from east central India and worshiped by the Dravidian tribe of Telugu. She is said to have generated the cosmic egg in the sea of milk from which the major gods BRAHMA, VIS'NU and SIVA were born....
"Anasuya" Hindu That is, the charity, was wife of an ancient Indian rishi (sage) named Atri. In the Ramayana, she appears living with her husband in a small hermitage in the southern periphery of the Forest of Chitrakuta. She was very pious, and always practiced austerities and devotion. Hindu
Goddess name "Anaulikutsai'x" Bella Coola Indian / British Columbia, Canada River goddess. Said to oversee the arrival and departure of the salmon in the rivers. She lives in a cave called Nuskesiu'tsta....
God name "Animisha" Indian One who does not wink, a general epithet of all Indian gods.
Goddess name "Ankalamman" Hindu - Dravidian / Tamil Guardian goddess. Known particularly in southern India where she wards off demons. Alternatively she is an aspect of KALI....
Goddess name "Anna Kmari" Indian Local vegetation goddess. Worshiped by the Oraon tribe of Chota Nagpur. The recipient of human sacrifice in the spring months, she was believed to endow riches on the sacrificer and to ensure plentiful harvest while living in his house in the form of a child....
Goddess name "Anna Kuari" India / Oraon Local vegetation goddess who can give good crops and make a man rich, but to induce her to do so it is necessary to offer human sacrifices. India / Oraon
God name "Annammr i" Hindu / Puranic Form of the god V IS'NU. The patron deity of kitchens and food. A shrine at Srirangam in southern India contains two-armed bronze images of the god. Attributes: a ball of rice in one hand, and in the other a container of payasa (sweetened milk and rice)....
"Annapurna" India A Hindu avatar of Durga who ruled over food production. India
Goddess name "Antai" India The goddess of mercy, healing and whooping cough. India
God name "Apo (lord)" Inca / pre Columbian South America / Peru, etc mountain god. The apotheosis of an Andean mountain, all mountains being sacred to the South American Indians....
God name "Ardhanari(svara) (the lord being half woman)" Hindu / Puranic God. The god SI IVA combined with his SAKTI as a single being. His attendant animal is the bull. In iconography the left side of the image is female and the right male. A tutelary deity of eunuchs in India. Attributes: (right side) blue lotus, cup, hatchet, lute, moon disc, pestle, skin, sword and trident; (left side) ax, mirror, noose, pitcher, rosary, sacred rope and trident. May appear as three-headed. Also Ammaiappan (Tamil); Naranari....
Goddess name "Asa Poorna" Chohan / India A goddess of happiness
Goddess name "Ashi" India Goddess of wisdom India
Goddess name "Ashis" India Goddess of happiness. India
God name "Asurakumara" Jain / India God. One of the groups under the general title of BHVANAVASI (dwelling in places). They have a youthful appearance and are associated with Rain and thunder....
"Atma" India The Divine spark, whatever that is, in humans
"Atma / Atman" India Atma aka Atman a philosophical term used within Hinduism and Vedanta to identify the soul. It is one's true self beyond identification with the phenomenal reality of worldly existence. India
God name "Awonawilona" Pueblo Indian / Zuni / Mesoamerica Creator god. The androgynous creator of heaven and earth and of all life, which he engendered by tossing pieces of his skin into the primeval ocean....
Goddess name "Axo-Mama" South American Indian / Peru Goddess of potato crops. A model of this minor deity was made out of parts of the plant as a harvest fetish and kept for a year before being burned in a ritual to ensure a good potato harvest....
Deities name "BRARMA (the creator)" Hindu / India Creator god. With VIS'NU and SIVA, Brahma is one of a trinity of supreme creator deities in the Hindu pantheon. Brahma is depicted with four heads, often bearded, facing in four directions, and with four hands, sometimes with one of them raised in blessing or promise. As a god of knowledge he often carries the Vedas (earliest Sanskrit mythology said to have sprung from his head) in one of his hands. According to one legendary source he was created from the right side of the primordial creator force....
God name "BUDDHA" Buddhist / India The founder of Buddhism. The deity is regarded as having been an historical figure, born at Kapilavastu near Gorakhpur. He died at Kusinagara in circa 486 BC. His father was SUDDHODANA of the Sakya clan, his mother was MAYA and his wife YASODHARA. Buddha is, in certain respects, the equal of the Hindu god VIS NU. H...
Goddess name "Badi Mata" Hindu / northern Indian Mother goddess. A SAKTI and one of the seven SAPTAMATARAS (mothers) who in later Hinduism became regarded as of evil intent, attacking children during puberty. Particularly recognized in Bengal....
"Bahu" India the Creating Mother. India
Goddess name "Bala-Sakti" Dravidian / Tamil / southern India Goddess. Youthful deity who presides over six CAKRAS or prayer wheels. Often accompanied by a geometric magical diagram or yantra. Attributes: Book, hook, noose and rosary....
God name "Balarama" India God of Agriculture. India
"Bangma or Bangmi" India A fabulous bird in India, which can talk and give oracular advice.
Goddess name "Banka Mundi" India A goddess of the hunt and fertility. India
Goddess name "Bardaichila" India Assamese storm Goddess.
God name "Bella Pennu" Indian / Khond Sun god. A local deity in the Orissa province synonymous with BOORA PENNU....
Deity name "Bella Penu Khond" India a local deity Orissa
Goddess name "Bentakumari" India Goddess of water. The first fish of the season was given to her. India
Goddess name "Bera Pennu" India earth and vegetation goddess. India
Goddess name "Bera Pennu" Northern Indian vegetation goddess. Worshiped by the Khonds in Bengal. She was the recipient of human sacrifice to ensure good harvest, particularly of the spice turmeric, and as a protection against disease and infirmity. The sacrificial victim or meriab was youthful, often kept for years as a holy person before death and was always either the offspring of a previous sacrificial victim, or purchased from impoverished families for the purpose. He or she was generally strangled, sometimes in the fork of a tree, after days of festivities. In other instances the victim was cut up alive....
Demon name "Beyreva" Indian Indian demon, master of souls that roam through space after being changed into airy demons. It is said to have crooked nails with which it lopped off one of Brahma's heads.
God name "Bhaga" India One of the Adityas, a god of wealth and marriage in Hinduism.
"Bhagavan" India The Supreme Being or Absolute Truth. India
Spirit name "Bhagavan (the lord)" Northern / central Indian Tutelary god. Worshiped by the Bhils and other tribes as the original creator spirit and a judge of the dead soul. Also an epithet of VISNU and KRSNA. Also Bhagwan....
God name "Bhagavan India" N Cent A tutelary god
Goddess name "Bharat Mata" Hindu Mother goddess who is the mother of India Hindu
Goddess name "Bharat Mata (Mother India)" Modern Hindu Mother goddess. Evolved from the writings of the nineteenth century Bengali, Bankim Chandra Chatterjee. Shrines are designed in the form of a map of India....
Goddess name "Bhavani" India A ferocious aspect of Hindu goddess Shakti or Devi. Bhavani means "giver of life", the power of nature or the source of creative energy. In addition to her ferocious aspect, she is also known as Karunaswaroopini, "filled with mercy". India
Deities name "Bhavariavasi" Jain / India Gods. A generic name given to deities of youthful appearance who are arranged in ten groups all with the suffix -kumara. Thus AGNI-; ASURA-; DIK-; DVIPA-; NAGA-; STANITA-; SUPARNA-; UDADHI-; VAYU-; VIDYUT-....
God name "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
Goddess name "Bhumi Devata" India A vegetation goddess
Goddess name "Bhumi Devata" Indian vegetation goddess. Worshiped by many primitive tribes....
Goddess name "Bhumidevi (the earth goddess)" Hindu / Epic / Puranic / southern India Fertility goddess. The second wife of VIS NU (or KRSNA). Her son is Naraka. Bhumidevi is often depicted standing on the left (occasionally right) hand of the VARAHA avatara of Vis nu. In the north she is known as PUSTI. She is often depicted sitting on a lotus throne with bared breasts. Attributes: blue lotus, lotus, lute, pomegranate, pot with herbs, pot with vegetables and water jar. Also Bhu, Bhudevi, BHUMI, MAHI, PRTHIVI, VASUDHARA and Zami-Mata....
God name "Bhumiya (guardian of fields)" Hindu / Vedic / Puranic / northern India Fertility god. Guardian deity of fields, worshiped as a rough stone icon. In later times a form of VIS NU....
Ghost name "Bhut" India A type of evil spirit. It is especially the evil ghost of a man who has died due to execution, accident, or suicide. People protect themselves by lying on the ground, because the bhutas never rest on earth. In the Bhagvad Gita, Krishna the Avatar declares that the humans who worship bhutas become bhutas themselves. India
Demon name "Bir" India A very malignant village demon. India
"Bisal Mariamna" India Shakti of Sunlight in Mysore. Symbolized by a brass pot full of water called the Kunna-Kannadi or 'eye mirror'. India
Goddess name "Bisam" India Goddess of health and diseases. India
"Blemys" Indian Along with Orontes, and Oruandes, was a chief of the Deriades who fought against Dionysus in the Indian war.
Goddess name "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
"Bodhisattva (one whose essence is perfect knowledge)" Buddhist / northern India, Tibet, China / Japan Generic title for a buddha-designate. Any one of the earlier stages of a future buddha. Depicted wearing regal dress and trappings, including a crown. The most significant include AVALOKITESVARA, MAITREYA and MANJUSRI....
"Bolay or Boley" Indian The giant which conquered heaven, earth, and the inferno. Indian
Deities name "Bolon Ti Ku" Mayan / Mesoamerican / Mexico Chthonic underworld gods. A collective term for a group of nine deities not otherwise clearly defined. They are probably still invoked by modern Mexican Indians....
Goddess name "Bombay Kamayan" Hindu / northern India Local disease goddess. Particularly worshiped at Gaya....
"Boon-givers" India Favourers, finders of light, and heaven, with gracious love accept my songs, my prayer, my hymn. The Rig-Veda
Goddess name "Boora Pennu" Indian / Khond God of light. A local deity in the Orissa province who created the earth goddess TARI PENNU as his consort and through her engendered the other great gods. Until recently this deity was the subject of sacrifice in notorious meriah rituals, which involved violent human sacrifice....
Goddess name "Boora Pennu Khondi" India God of light who created the goddess of the earth and they made the other great gods India
"Bouders or Boudons" Indian A tribe of giants and evil genii, the guard of Shiva. Indian
God name "Brihaspati" India God of incantation and ritual India
"Buddha" India He was deified after his death
Goddess name "Budhi Pallien" India A fearsome goddess of Forests and jungles, who roams northern India in the form of a tiger. India
Goddess name "Budhi Pallien" Indian Assamese Forest Goddess, appears as a tiger prowling through the jungle. Indian
God name "Bugid Y Aiba" Puerto Rico / Haiti God of war. Classed as one of the ZEMIS. The local Indians have believed that the deity can give them strength. When they smoke in a ritual ceremony in honor of the god, their arms increase in size. He will also restore failed eyesight....
Goddess name "Cakresvari (lady of the cakra)" Jain / India Goddess of learning. One of sixteen VIDYADEVI headed by the goddess SARASVATI. Also one of the twenty-four SASANADEVATA or messenger goddesses....
God name "Cama" Indian The God of love and marriage. Indian
Goddess name "Candi" India demon-destroying form of the Hindu goddess Sakti. India
God name "Cankilikkaruppan (the black man of the chain)" Hindu - Dravidian / Tamil Local god. Worshiped in southern India....
Goddess name "Cenaaianiyammai (lady of the red paddyfield)" Hindu - Dravidian / Tamil Local goddess. Guardian of paddyfields in southern India....
Goddess name "Challalamma" India Goddess of buttermilk [?] India
Goddess name "Chinnintamma" India Goddess of households. India
Ghost name "Choorail" Moslem The ghost of a pregnant woman. India. Moslem
Goddess name "Chowa" India Goddess of health India
Goddess name "Coca-Mama" South American Indian / Peru Goddess of the coca plant. Minor goddess who oversees the harvest of the coca crop. Models of the deity were made from the leaves of the plant and kept for a year before being burned in a ritual to ensure a good coca harvest....
God name "DARARIA" Hindu / India Jjustice. The god of law who originates as a creator god and one of the sons of Brahma, but almost certainly derives from the dharmas or archetypal patterns of society identified in the Rg Veda. According to tradition he is the consort of thirteen daughters of DAKSA and the father of Yudhisthra. Also regarded as a minor avatara of VISNU, appearing as a bull standing for the redemption of souls....
God name "Daityas" India A race of giants who fought against the gods because they were jealous of their Deva half-brothers. India
Demon name "Danavas" India Danava. An ancient name for demons. Half Divine / half demonic beings. India
Demon name "Dano" Indian An Indian demon who is similar to the Bir.
Demon name "Darbas" India The Tearers. Rakshasas and other destructive demons.
Ghost name "Davy Jones's Locker" Indian I.e. he is dead. Jones is a corruption of Jonah, the prophet, who was thrown into the sea. Locker, in seaman's phrase, means any receptacle for private stores; and duffy is a ghost or spirit among the West Indian negroes. So the whole phrase is, "He is gone to the place of safe keeping, where duffy Jonah was sent to."
"Deluges" Chinese The principle ones are: the deluge of Fohi, Chinese. The Satyavrata, of the Indians; the Xisuthrus, of the Assyrians; the Mexican deluge; Noah's Flood and the Greek deluges of Deucalion and Ogyges.
Goddess name "Devananda (delight of the gods)" Jain / India Goddess. The mother of Mahavira....
Demon name "Devas" India Some gods at perpetual war with the demons
Demon name "Devas" India Some gods at perpetual war with the demons. India
Deities name "Devi" India These are female deities
Goddess name "Dharni Pinnu" India Goddess of health India
Goddess name "Dhrti (firmness)" Jain / India Goddess. A minor deity with no significant role or attributes....
Goddess name "Didi Thakrun" Hindu / northern India Plague goddess. Associated with cholera. Worshiped locally at Bardvan....
God name "Dikkumara" Jain / India A god associated with Rain & thunder
God name "Dikkumara" Jain / India God. One of the groups under the general title of BHAVANAVASI (dwelling in places). They have youthful appearance and are associated with Rain and thunder....
Goddess name "Dil Ki Baat" India Goddess of strength and wisdom. India
Goddess name "Diwali" India / Bhil Goddess of happiness and merriment. India / Bhil
Goddess name "Djila'qons" Haida Indian / Queen Charlotte Island, Canada Sea goddess. An old woman who lives at the head of a major inlet in Haida territory and controls all the creatures of the sea....
"Djinnestan" India The realm of the djinns or genii of Oriental mythology.
"Dondasch" India An Oriental giant contemporary with Seth, to whose service he was attached. He needed no weapons, as he could destroy anything by the mere force of his arms.
God name "Dvipakumara" Jain / India God. One of the groups under the general title of BHAVANAVASI (dwelling in places). They are of youthful appearance and associated with Rain and thunder....
God name "Dyaus Pitar" Hindu / India / Vedic Creator god. Hindu / India / Vedic
Supreme god name "Dyaush" India First supreme god. India
Goddess name "Eithne" Ireland Old goddess who lived off nothing but the milk of a sacred Indian cow and was protected by a spirit who chased away all would-be suitors. Ireland
Goddess name "Ekastaka" India Goddess of healthy children India
King name "Elfin" India The first fairy king. He ruled over India and America. Middle Age Romance
Goddess name "Ellaman (lady of the boundary)" Hindu - Dravidian / Tamil / southern India Goddess of passage. A goddess guarding boundaries of villages and fields. One of the NAVASAKTI or astral deities. Also Ellaiyamman....
God name "Gajavahana" Hindu - Dravidian / Tamil God. A form of SKANDA who has an elephant as a vehicle. Mainly from southern India. Attributes: cockerel and spear....
God name "Gal Bapsi (‘hook' god)" Hindu - Dravidian / Tamil / southern India Local god. Worshiped particularly by the Bhils. To expiate sins, the penitent thrusts a hook into his back and is suspended from it on the day when the Sun enters Aries....
God name "Ganapati (lord of hosts)" Hindu / Puranic (1) God. The more commonly recognized name of the elephant god GANESA, particularly favored in western India.(2) God. Buddhist (Mahayana). The name of a deity influenced by the Hindu god Ganesa. Depicted riding upon a rat or mouse and carrying an assortment of attributes....
Goddess name "Gandhari (of Ghandhara)" Jain / India Goddess of learning. One of sixteen SASANADEVATAS headed by the goddess SARASVATI. May also be a VIDYADEVI....
God name "Gangaditya" India The Sun god of the Murshodabad District. India
God name "Garuda" India God-mount of Vishnu and his consort Lakshmi, is usually pictured as a creature with the head, talons, beak, and wings of an eagle and limbs and trunk of human shape. India
Goddess name "Gauri" India The Goddess of Spring, Wishes, Equality, Fertility, Harvest, Humour, beauty and Protection. India
Angel name "Genii" Indian The Persian and Indian genii had a corporeal form, which they could change at pleasure. They were not guardian or attendant spirits, but fallen angels, dwelling in Ginnistan, under the dominion of Eblis. They were naturally hostile to man, though compelled sometimes to serve them as slaves.
God name "Ghentu" Hindu Minor god. Known in northern India as the god who “sends the itch.”...
Goddess name "Giia" Buddhist - Lamaist / Tibet Mother goddess. One of a group of Astamataras (mothers). Color: red. Attributes: Indian gong and lute....
God name "Gomaj" India The Sun and moon are both called Gomaj, which is also used as a general term of god. India
God name "Gramadevata" India Generic term for the local tutelary gods India
Goddess name "Gramadevata" India Generic term for a local tutelary deity. Such deities are identified as “not being served by Brahman priests.” Most are goddesses e.g. CAMUNDA, DURGA and KALI. Generally they are invoked in small villages where they guard boundaries and fields and are represented by a painted stone, but they are also to be found in larger towns and cities....
God name "Grhadevi" India God of the household. India
Goddess name "Grismadevi" India Seasonal goddess who looks after summer, time, cycles, recreation and rest. India
Goddess name "Gujeswari" India Mother goddess. Pray to her and you'll be granted los of goodies. India
Goddess name "Gunabibi" Australian aboriginal Creator goddess. Also known as Kunapipi, she is extensively revered by aborigines in northern Australia, including the Yolngu people. Her cult bears some similarity to that of the Greek mother goddess DEMETER and to Tantric cults in India. For this reason the cult is thought to have been introduced from Asia to Arnhem Land and then to other parts of the Australian continent as early as the sixth century. Mythology indicates that Gunabibi has been perceived as a deity who came from the sea or the rivers during the Dreamtime but who reigns now over dry land. Among modern aborigines she is the subject of esoteric rituals which also involve the great serpent Yulunggul with whom Gunabibi has been closely involved....
Spirit name "Gunnodoyak" A youthful heroic deity who was once mortal Iroquois (North American Indian). He was empowered by the spirit of thunder, Hino, to conquer the Great water Snake, enemy of humankind. The serpent devoured Gunnodoyak but was then slain by Hino, who cut open the snake, recovered the body of Gunnodoyak and returned him to his rightful place in heaven....
Goddess name "Hadakai" India Goddess of health and Rabies India
God name "Haili'laj" Haida Indian / Queen Charlotte Island, Canada Plague god. Particularly associated with smallpox. Believed to be so terrible that he is not even propitiated with food. He sails in a canoe of pestilence with huge sails like those of the white man's ships which brought plague to the Indians....
Spirit name "Hamendiju" India The Great sky spirit who watches over the people to see that no harm came to them.
"Han" India The black of darkness who was banished to the underworld then became the nighttime. Plains Indians
"Hanoona Wilapona" Mexico The Sun-father of the Zuni Indians. New Mexico
Goddess name "Hanuman (with large jaws)" Hindu / Epic / Puranic Monkey god. Hanuman attends RAMA, one of the incarnations of VISINU, and personifies the ideal and faithful servant. He is the son of PAVANA, the god of winds, and is noted for his speed and agility in which context he is often worshiped by young men and athletes. He leads a mythical Forest army of monkeys, and is depicted as a monkey with a long tail. He takes a major role in the Ramayana epic searching for, and rescuing, the goddess SITA who has been captured by the demon Ravana. He may appear trampling on the goddess of Lanka [Sri Lanka]. Worshiped particularly in southern India but more generally in villages. Color: red. Attributes: bow, club, mane, rock and staff. May appear five-headed....
God name "Hardaul" Hindu Plague god, also a wedding god. A locally worshiped deity known particularly in Bundelkhand, northern India, as a protector against cholera and considered to have been an historical figure who died in AD 1627....
Deity name "Hari" India A name of Vishnu as a solar deity. India
"Harihara" India Twin divinity composed of Visnu and Siva. India
Goddess name "Hariti (green or stealing)" Hindu / Epic / Puranic (1) Mother goddess. One of the group of MATARAS (mothers) who are the patrons of children. Considered by some to be identical with the goddess Vriddhi. Her consort is Pancika, alternatively KUBERA. In her destructive aspect she steals and eats children. Particularly known from the north and northwest of India. Attribute: a child may be held at her hip, sometimes being eaten.(2) Plague goddess. Buddhist. Associated with smallpox. Also regarded in some texts as the goddess of fertility....
Goddess name "Hatthi" Hindu Plague goddess. Particularly associated with cholera in northwestern India....
Spirit name "Hawenniyu" Iroquois Great spirit who gives the gifts of the earth. From a buckskin pouch he takes the sacred Indian tobacco and sprinkling it on the fire for incense makes certain motions of his hands toward the sky. Sometimes he will fan the fire with a turkey wing fan. Iroquois
God name "Heammawihio" India A sky and creator god who taught his people to make arrow points, knives, bows and arrows, how to hunt, and to make fire. Plains Indians
Deities name "Heruka" Buddhist / Mahayana God. One of the most popular deities in the pantheon, though probably owing much to the influence of the Hindu god S IWA. Originally an epithet for another Hindu god, GANESA, but in Buddhism seen as an emanation of AKSOBHYA. His SAKTI is NAIRAMATA and the product of their liaison is nirvana (eternal bliss). Typically he stands upon a corpse. In northeastern India, Heruka is worshiped as a compassionate god. Attributes: club, flayed human skin, image of Aksobhya, jewel, knife, fifty skulls, sword, staff and teeth....
"Heva" Polynesia The legendary "first woman" who, together with Ad-ima, arrived at the Indian subcontinent after the Great Flood destroyed a former age of civilized greatness. Polynesia
God name "Hi'lina" Haida Indian / Queen Charlotte Island, Canada Tribal god. The personification of the thunderbird known to many Indian tribes. The noise of the thunder is caused by the beating of its wings, and when it opens its eyes there is lightning. The thunder clouds are its cloak....
Goddess name "Hinglaj(-Mata)" Hindu Mother goddess. Locally worshiped in northern India and particularly in Baluchistan....
Demon name "Hiranyakasipu" India demon who held the earth prisoner, under flood waters. India
Spirit name "Hisagitaimisi" Creek 'The One Who Sits Above'. The Great spirit who manifested himself in bush fires. Creek Indians
Goddess name "Holi" India Goddess of happiness and merriment India
Goddess name "Huruing Wuhti" Hopi In the Hopi Indian creation story, they were a pair of women who survived the Great Flood. The Huruing Wuhti were later venerated as mother goddesses, because they gave birth to the Hopi people.
God name "Imyapa" Inca / pre - Columbian South America / Peru, etc weather god. Also perceived as a thunder god, he became syncretized with Santiago, the patron saint of Spain. The Indians called Spanish firearms Ilyapa. Also Inti-Ilyapa; Coqi-Ilya; Illapa; Katoylla....
"India" Indian Numerous Indian tribes keep Yuletide as a religious festival.
Goddess name "Indrani" Hindu / Vedic / Puranic Goddess of wrath. Daughter of Puloman, a demonic figure killed by the god INDRA, and the SAKTI and consort of Indra. One of seven MATARAS (mothers) who in later Hinduism became regarded as of evil intent. Also one of a group of eight ASTAMATARAS personifying jealousy (also named Aindri in this capacity). In another grouping one of nine NAVASAKTIS or astral deities who, in southern India, rank higher than the SAPTAMATARAS. Her attendant animal is either an elephant or a lion. Attributes: hook, rosary, Santana flower, staff and waterjar. One thousand-eyed. Also Aindri; Mahendri; Paulomi; Saci; Sujata....
Goddess name "Inlti (sun)" Inca / pre - Columbian South America / Peru, etc Sun god. His consort is the moon goddess MAMA-KILYA. Inti was depicted as a trinity in the sanctuaries in Cuzco, possibly in deference to the Christian Trinity. The Temple of the Sun is reported to have housed images, in gold, of all the sky gods in the Inca pantheon on more or less equal terms, since the Sun is regarded as one of many great celestial powers. Inti may also have been depicted as a face on a gold disc. The socalled “fields of the Sun” supported the Inca priesthood. The three Sun deities are Apo-Inti (lord Sun), Cori-Inti (son Sun) and Inti-Wawqi (sun brother). The Sun god(s) is perceived as the progenitor of the Inca rulers at Cuzco through two children—a son Manco Capac and his sister / consort Mama Ocllo Huaco. The Quechua Indians of the central Andes call the same deity Inti Huayna Capac and perceive him as part of a trinity with the Christian god and Christ....
"Isakakate" Crow The supreme being of the Crow. Plains Indians
Goddess name "Isi" India Goddess moderating the whole world, giving laws to heaven, earth, and Ocean, as the common parent both of gods and men, and as the productive cause both of corn and trees. India
Goddess name "Ix Chel" Mayan / Yucatec / Quiche, Mesoamerican / Mexico moon goddess. Also the goddess of childbirth and Medicine and of Rain bows. A consort of the Sun god. She has a major shrine as Cozumel and small figurines of the goddess have been conventionally placed beneath the beds of women in labor. Such women are considered to be in great danger at times of lunar eclipse when the unborn child may develop deformities. Ix Chel is a guardian against disease and the Quiche Indians regard her as a goddess of fertility and sexual inter course. A goddess of weaving, believed to be the first being on earth to weave cloth, she was employed in this craft when she first attracted the attention of the Sun god. She carries her loom sticks across the sky to protect her from jaguars. Under Chris tian influence she has been largely syncretized with the Virgin Mary.See also IX CHEBEL YAX....
"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
"Jongsuli-Young-Jongbu" India At first there was neither earth nor sky, Shuzanghu and his wife Zumiang-Nui lived alone...In due time Zumiang-Nui gave birth to a baby-girl, Subbu-Khai-Thung, who is the earth and to a baby-boy, Jongsuli-Young-Jongbu, who is the sky. India
God name "Jyotiska" Jain / India The stellar gods, there are five classes
Goddess name "Jyrstha" Hindu / Puranic / earlier Goddess of misfortune. The elder sister of the goddess LAKSMI, Jyestha personifies poverty and is depicted with a large belly and long nose. In earlier Hinduism she was worshiped particularly in southern India. Also a NAKSATRA of evil influence; daughter of DAKSA and wife of CANDRA (SOMA). Her animal is an ass. Attributes: arrow, banner with crow, cup, blue lotus, hair-ornament and staff....
Goddess name "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
Hero name "Kabibonokka" North-American Son of Mudjekeewis, and the Indian Boreas, who dwelt in Wabasso (the North). He paints the autumn leaves scarlet and yellow, sends the snow, binds the rivers in ice, and drives away the seagull, cormorant, and heron. North-American
Spirit name "Kachina" Pueblo Indians Ancestor spirits and the souls of virtuous dead people. Pueblo Indians
God name "Kadavul" India An ancient Tamil word for God meaning, "He who is both immanent and transcendent." India
Goddess name "Kali" Hindu Goddess of cemeteries, destruction and death who helped dance the universe into existence Hindu / Puranic / India
Goddess name "Kali" Hindu / Puranic / India A goddess of cemeteries, destruction & death that helped dance the universe into existence
"Kali" India 'The black.' In Vedic days this name was associated with Agni (fire), who has seven flickering tongues of flame for devouring oblations of butter. Of these seven, Kali was the black or terrific tongue. India
"Kali-matutsi" N American Lived in the sky and heavens above. The word is associated with 'sky occupation.' Pomo Indians, California
Deities name "Kalki(n) (with white horse)" Hindu / Vedic, Epic / Puranic horse god. Possibly the tenth avatara of VIS'NU. He rewards the good and punishes evil. The counterpart of the Buddhist deity MAITREYA. horses became associated with Divine kingship in ancient India because of their speed of movement. Solar deities were perceived to ride horses across the sky and horse sacrifice became highly significant. Kalki is depicted either anthropomorphically or with the head of a horse and has four arms. He is attended by a white horse. Attributes: arrow, conch, prayer wheel, shield and sword. Also Vis'nuyasas....
"Kalpa" India A day and night of Brahma, a period of 4,320,000,000 solar-sidereal years. Some say there are an infinity of Kalpas, others limit the number to thirty. A Great Kalpa is a life of Brahma; the whole duration of time from the creation to the destruction of the world.
"Kalpa-Tarou" Indian A tree in Indian mythology from which might be gathered whatever a person desired. This tree is "the tree of the imagination."
God name "Kama/ Kama[Deva]" Hindu / Puranic / Indian A god of love & carnal desire