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List of Gods   : "C America"

NameOriginDescription
God name "Ah Uincir Dz'acab" Mayan / Chorti, Meso american / eastern Guatemala God of healing. The patron of herbalists and concerned with the preparation of remedies, he is depicted as having male and female identities, each concerned with the healing of their respective sexes. Also Ah Uincir Kopot....
God name "Ahsonnutli" America The sky father and chief god for the Navajo. He created heaven, earth, and the sky.
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....
Goddess name "Anuanaitu" America Soul of the ocean, member of a sea monster family. Goddess of the ocean and whirlpools Caribbean, S. America
Spirit name "Apacita" Inca / pre - Columbian South America / Peru, etc Guardian spirit. The apotheosis of a pile of stones marking the top of a pass or some other critical point on a route invoked by travelers with small offerings to strengthen them on their journey....
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....
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....
God name "B'alam Quitze/ Balam Quitze,/ Balam Quitze" S America B'alam Quitze aka Balam Quitze, Balam Quitze, meaning "jaguar with the sweet smile," was the first of the men created from maize after the Great Flood sent by Hurakan. The gods created Caha-Paluma specifically for him to marry.
Goddess name "Biliku" N Amerian Goddess of weavery, storytelling, arts and crafts Native American
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....
Spirit name "Cururipur" S American spirit of the jungle that brings destruction to tortoise hunters. South American
Goddess name "Cutzi" Americas Goddess of the moon. Americas
God name "Erkilek" Inuit / North America Hunting god. A malev olent deity with the head and nose of a dog and the body of a man. He carries a bow, with arrows contained in a quiver, and is an expert archer....
God name "Gonaqade't" Chilkat / American north Pacific coast Sea god. By tradition he brings power and good fortune to all who see him. He appears in several guises, rising from the water as a gaily painted house inlaid with blue and green Haliotis shell, or as the head of a huge fish, or as a painted war canoe. Generally depicted in art as a large head with arms, paws and fins....
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....
Spirit name "Huaca" Inca / pre - Columbian South America / Peru, etc spirit being. The apotheosis of a natural object such as a rock or a place of local importance such as a spring. It is uncertain whether the principle is one of animism (when a deity takes on different natural shapes at will) or anImatism (when an object is a supernatural being in its own right)....
Spirit name "Huanacauri" Inca / pre - Columbian South America / Peru, etc Guardian spirit. The apotheosis of a special spindle-shaped stone sited near Cuzco which protected the Inca royal family and also featured strongly in the maturation rites of male Inca adolescents. Also Wanakawri....
Spirit name "Iatiku and Nautsiti" Acoma Sisters who, when giving life to the snakes and fishes, accidentally created the evil spirit. Acoma. Native American
Spirit name "Igalilik" Inuit / North American Hunting spirit. He travels the icy wastes with a kitchen strapped to his back which includes a pot big enough to carry a whole seal. It boils as he carries it....
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....
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....
God name "Ixpuztec (broken face)" Aztec / Meso american / Mexico Minor underworld god. One of the group classed as the Mictlantecuhtli complex....
God name "Ixtlilton (little black face)" Aztec / Meso american / Mexico Minor god of sexual lust. One of the group classed as the XIUHTECUHTLI complex....
God name "Jupka" N American Creator god and teacher of the people. The Yahi, California
"Kali-matutsi" N American Lived in the sky and heavens above. The word is associated with 'sky occupation.' Pomo Indians, California
Deities name "Kokopelli" S America A fertility deity, usually depicted as a humpbacked flute player (often with a huge phallus and antenna-like protrusions on his head), who has been venerated by many Native American cultures in the Southwestern United States. Like most fertility deities, Kokopelli presides over both childbirth and Agriculture. He is also a trickster god and represents the spirit of music.
Goddess name "Kokyan" S America Creator goddess; she created humans, plants, and animals Hopi
Spirit name "Koyote" North American Indian Tutelary god. Recognized by several tribes, including the Navaho and Apache. He acts as a cult hero who intercedes with more remote creator spirits and teaches the Indian....
Deity name "Madumda" N American The creator deity of the Pomo, frequently identified with Coyote.
"Makunaimma" Caribbean / C America He is the creator of the heavens, humans, & animals in no particular order
Goddess name "Mama Qoca (mother sea)" Inca / pre - Columbian South America / Peru, etc Goddess of the ocean. Originally a pre-Inca goddess of coastal regions who retained her influence under Inca rule. Invoked by all Indians who gain their livelihood from the sea. Today probably syncretized largely with the Christian Virgin Mary. Also Mama Cocha....
Goddess name "Mama-Kilya (mother moon)" Inca / pre - Columbian South America / Peru, etc moon goddess. The consort of the Sun god INTI, she is important in the calculation of time and regulating the Inca festival calendar. The Indians consider that an eclipse of the moon is a time of great danger, caused by a mountain lion or snake eating the moon, and perform a ritual making as much noise as possible to frighten the predator off....
God name "Moma" Uitoto Indian / South America Creator god. Originally the creator of mankind. When he was slain he entered and ruled the underworld. Also the apotheosis of the moon....
"Na Pe" N American Created men from clay and women from the leftovers. Native American Lore
God name "Nainuema" Uitoto Indian / South America Creator god. He created the earth from his own imagination and stamped upon it until it was flat. He then engendered the Forests and other living things from his saliva....
"Naionuema Uitoto" S America Created the earth from its own imagination South America
God name "Nanabohozo Ojibwa" N America God who influences the success or failure of hunters Canada / USA
"Nehalennia" S America The queen of the Dead moon Circus who is trapped within a mirror and searching for the legendary Golden Crystal, which will allow Nehellenia to break free of her entrapment and take over the earth. Sailor moon
God name "Ni" Chimu Indian / pre - Columbian South America / coastal areas of Peru Sea god. A significant deity in the pantheon, revered by fishermen. Often linked with SI, the moon god....
Spirit name "Omuqkatos" N America The Great spirit who is the Sun. The Blackfeet, Northern Plains, Canada / United States
Goddess name "Paca-Mama (earth mother)" Inca / pre - Columbian South America / highlands of Peru Chthonic earth goddess. Worshiped extensively by farmers but now largely syncretized with the Christian Virgin Mary....
God name "Pachacamac (earth creator)" South American Indian / Lima region of Peru Creator god. Near the town of Pachacamac is the site of a huge pyramidal sanctuary dedicated to the god. In origin he is pre-Inca but the Inca rulers who took over the region allowed his worship to continue; eventually he became syncretized with the god VAIRACOCHA....
God name "Pariacaca" Pre - Inca central Andean / South America weather god. The deity responsible for Rain and thunder, personified by the falcon....
God name "Pore" Guyanan Indian / South America Creator god. Engendered the earth and all living things. Also Pura....
Deity name "Qoluncotun" Nativ American Creator deity of the Sinkaietk who, angered by the ingratitude of their ancestors, hurled a star at the earth, which burst into flames. Southern Okanagon
"Quaayayp" Greek The son of the creator of the world, Niparaya, and the virgin Anayicoyondi. North America
"Quinanes" Central America A race of giants whose traditions were prevalent at the time of the conquest of Central America.
God name "Sga'na Haida" PNW / Pacific Northwest Coast of North America God of the sea
Hero name "Shingebis" Indian A diver who dared the North wind to single combat. The Indian Boreas rated him for staying in his dominions after he had routed away the flowers, and driven off the sea-gulls and herons. Shingebis laughed at him, and the North wind went at night and tried to blow down his hut and put out his fire. As he could not do this, he defied the diver to come forth and wrestle with him. Shingebis obeyed the summons, and sent the blusterer howling to his home. American Indian
"Wabun" Hiawatha Son of Mudjekeewis, East-Wind, the Native American Apollo. Young and beautiful, he chases darkness with his arrows over hill and valley, wakes the villager, calls the Thunder, and brings the Morning. He married Wabun-Annung, and transplanted her to heaven, where she became the Morning Star. Hiawatha
"Wabung Annung" Hiawatha The Morning Star. She was a country maiden wooed and won by Wabun, the Native American Apollo, who transplanted her to the skies. Hiawatha
Spirit name "Wanka" Inca / pre - Columbian South America / Peru, etc Guardian spirit. The apotheosis of a tall stone or boulder (HVACA) set upright in the center of a field....
Spirit name "Wawki" Inca / pre - Columbian South America / Peru, etc Guardian spirit. The apotheosis of a stone or HVACA which each Inca emperor carried with him as a personal tutelary deity. The object was known as a “brother.”...
God name "Yokomatis" N American One of the two great creator-gods of the Chungichnish. The other, his brother, is called Tuchaipa