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List of Gods   : "Cow"

NameOriginDescription
Goddess name "Aditi (the free one)" Hindu / Vedic Archaic mother goddess. According to the Rg Veda Aditi is said to be the wife of KASYAPA or of BRAHMA and mother of the ADITYAS, a group of minor gods including MITRA, ARYAMAN, BHAGA, VARUNA, DAKSA and Anisa. No other consort is mentioned in the literature. She is also accounted as the mother of HARI. Other legends account her as the mother of the Rain god INDRA. No human physical features are drawn, though she is sometimes identified in the guise of a cow. Aditi is also perceived as a guardian goddess who brings prosperity and who can free her devotees from problems and clear away obstacles. She disappears largely from later Hindu traditions....
Demon name "Aesma Daeva" Persia 'Fury'. demon of lust and anger. Gets very angry at cows. Persia
Goddess name "Ahat" Egypt cow goddess Egypt
Goddess name "Amutnen" Egypt Goddess of milk cows. Egypt
Goddess name "Anqet" Egypt / Libya Aka Anuket, Anukis, "The Clasper." water Goddess of the Nile Cataracts. Her symbal was the cowrie shell. Pictured as a woman donning a tall plumed crown. Also has been depicted as having four arms. Rules Over: Producer and giver of life, water. Egypt / Libya
"Audhumbla" Norse Also written Audhumbla. The cow formed from the frozen vapors resolved into drops. She nourished the giant Ymer. Norse.
Supreme god name "Bagisht" Kafir / Afghanistan God of flood waters and prosperity. The son of the supreme goddess DISANI, conceived when she was raped from behind by an obscure demonic entity in the shape of a ram who violated her while she was milking cows by a lakeside. Bagisht is said to have been born in the current of the Prasun river whereupon the turbulent waters became smooth-flowing and parted to allow the infant to reach the bank. There seem to have been no elaborate sanctuaries but rather an abundance of simple shrines always placed close to water. The god was celebrated at the main festivals of the Kafir agricultural year and received sacrificial portions of meat. Also Opkulu....
Goddess name "Bat" Egypt / Upper cow goddess of fertility. She was probably well known in the Old kingdom (circa 2700 BC onward). Associated principally with Upper Egypt, for a while she may have rivaled Hathor in Lower Egypt but by the time of the New kingdom (sixteenth century BC) her influence had waned. She may be represented on the Narmer Palette (Cairo Museum) which com memorates the unification of the two kingdoms. Bat is only rarely found in large sculptures and paintings, but is often the subject of Egyptian period jewelry, including amulets and ritual sistrum rattles. Depicted as a cow or anthropo morphically with bovine ears and horns. Also Bata....
Goddess name "Baty" Egypt A cow goddess of fertility
Goddess name "Bo Dhu" Ireland Black cow goddess. Ireland
Goddess name "Bo Find" Ireland White cow goddess. Ireland
Goddess name "Boann (she of the white cows)" Celtic / Irish River goddess. The local goddess of the river Boyne. She is one of the consorts of the DAGDA, alternatively of a minor local deity Elcmar, cuckolded by the Dagda who sent him away on an errand for nine months. The mother of Angus mac Og.See also AENGUS....
God name "Bor" Nordic / Icelandic Archetypal god. In the creation account, according to Snorri, a living creature called Ymir was formed in the misty void of Ginnungagap. Ymir was nourished by the milk of the cow Audhumla, who licked salty ice blocks and released a second individual called BURI. He had a son called Bor. Bor, in turn, engendered the AESIR gods OTHIN, VILI and VE. Also Borr.See also Othin....
"Brags" England Mischievous Goblins that can take the form of a cow with a white flag around its neck, an ass, or a naked man flapping a white sheet, a chanting girl, or a giant, white singing cat. England
Spirit name "Brownies" Scotland house spirits of Scotland doing the housework, guiding cows back to the farmyard and ushering their hens back to their roosts.
God name "Buri" Nordic / Icelandic Archetypal god. According to Snorri, one of two primordial beings. Ymir was formed from the misty void of Ginnungagap, and Buri emerged from the blocks of salty ice on which the cosmic cow Audhumla fed. He had a son, BOR, who engendered the AESIR gods OTHIN, VILI and VE. Also Bori....
King name "Burl aka Bure" Norse The father of Bor. He was produced by the cow's licking the stones covered with rime, frost. Norse
God name "Candesvara (the lord of Canda)" Hindu / Epic / Puranic Minor god. A benevolent aspect of S IVA. Also an attendant on S iva, said to have been a youthful cowherd. He sits on a lotus throne. Attributes: arrow, ax, bow, club, crown, hatchet, noose, rosary, snake, trident and water jar....
Monster name "Chichivache" French Chichivache the "sorry cow," a monster that lived only on good women- all skin and bone, because its food was so extremely scarce. The old English romancers invented another monster, which they called Bicorn, as fat as the other was lean; but, luckily, he had for food "good and enduring husbands," of which there is no lack. French
God name "Cian" Ireland God of Medicine who went to retrieve a cow which had been stolen by Balor. Ireland
"Cowalker" Scotland An apparition that is identical to the living person, which shows itself shortly before the persons death or at his or her funeral. Scotland
Goddess name "Damona" Gaul Goddess of cows, worshipped as the consort of Apollo Borvo. Gaul
Goddess name "Devaki (divine)" Hindu / Epic / Puranic Mother goddess. Daughter of Devaka and consort of the mythical king VASUDEVA, Devaki bore eight sons, including KRSNA and BALARAMA. Her brother Kamsa believed that the eighth child would kill him and he slaughtered the first six sons. In order to save the remaining two, VISNU implanted the “seed” of his avataras in Devaki's womb (in the form of hairs from his head), before transferring Balarama to the womb of the goddess ROHINI and Krsna to Yasoda, the wife of a cowherd, Nanda....
Goddess name "Diang" Sudan cow goddess and the wife of the first human, Omara, sent by the creator god. Her son is Okwa, who married the crocodile goddess Nyakaya. Shilluk, Sudan
Goddess name "Diang" Shilluk / Sudan cow goddess. Living along the west bank of the Nile, the Shilluk perceive Diang as the consort of the first human, Omara, sent by the creator god. Her son is Okwa, who married the crocodile goddess NYAKAYA. Thus the three main elements of Shilluk life are contained in their religious beginnings—men (sky), cows (earth) and crocodiles (water)....
Goddess name "Diang Shilluk" Sudan A cow goddess
"Dun Cow" Britain The dun cow of Dunsmore heath was a savage beast slain by Sir Guy, Earl of warwick. A huge tusk, probably that of an elephant, is still shown at Harwich Castle as one of the horns of the dun-cow. The fable is that this cow belonged to a giant, and was kept on Mitchell Fold (middle fold), Shropshire. Its milk was inexhaustible; but one day an old woman who had filled her pail, wanted to fill her sieve also. This so enraged the cow, that she broke loose from the fold and wandered to Dunsmore heath, where she was slain by Guy of warwick. Britain
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
God name "Enten" Mesopotamian / Sumerian Fertility god. Created by ENLIL as a guardian deity of farmers alongside the minor god EMES , Enten was given specific responsibility for the fertility of ewes, goats, cows, donkeys, birds and other animals. He is identified with the abundance of the earth and with the Winter period....
"Fuwch Frech" Welsh A fairy cow who gave milk to anyone in need until a witch milked her dry. Welsh
Spirit name "Ganiklis" Lithuania A household spirit of herds, sheep, and cowboys. Lithuania
Goddess name "Gav" Vedic earth goddess and the Cosmic cow. Vedic
God name "Geus Urvan" Persian / Iran Cattle god. The guardian of cattle who appears in the guise of a cow....
God name "Goraknath" Hindu Guardian god. An avatara of Si iva, worshiped among cow-herders and the founder of the gorakbnatbi sect in Nepal....
"Grimner" Norse A kind of hood or cowl covering the upper part of the face. Grimner is a name of Odin from his traveling in disguise. Norse
Goddess name "Hertha" Scandinavian Mother earth. Worshipped by all the Scandinavian tribes with orgies and mysterious rites, celebrated in the dark. Her veiled statue was transported from district to district by cows which no hand but the priest's was allowed to touch. Tacitus calls this goddess Cybele.
Goddess name "Hesat" Egypt Goddess of birth. Minor guardian of pregnant and nursing mothers whose milk, the “beer of Hesat,” nourishes humanity. Identified in some texts as the mother of ANUBIS. Depicted as a cow....
"Hundred-eyed" Greek Argus, in Greek and Latin fable. Juno appointed him guardian of Io [the cow], but Jupiter caused him to be put to death, whereupon Juno transplanted his eyes into the tail of her peacock.
Goddess name "Ila" Hindu / Vedic Minor god(dess) of sacrifices. She is invoked to appear on the sacrificial field before a ritual. Usually associated with the goddess SARASVATI, Ila is linked with the sacred cow and her epithets include “butter-handed” and “butter-footed.”...
God name "Jokinam" Lake Albert / East Africa lake god. The owner of the “lake cows” which graze at the bottom of lake Albert and which are herded by drowned fishermen....
Goddess name "Kaladuti (messenger of death)" Buddhist / Mahayana Goddess. May be accompanied by a horse. Color: red. Attributes: cow head, cup, hammer and trident....
"Kamadhenu" Hindu The cow which grants desires, belonging to the sage Vasishtha. She was produced at the churning of the ocean. Hindu
Goddess name "Kiyo Hime" Japan Goddess of justice, opened Her heart to a mortal. But then she was abandoned by her lover. When She sought him, he fled from Her. coward, he hid in a temple bell. She took the form of a snake and enwrapped him until Her love-turned-to-anger ended his mortal existence. Japan
Goddess name "Lamaria" Svan / Caucasus Tutelary goddess. Particularly invoked by women as a hearth goddess and protector of cows. Her name may have been derived under Christian influence....
God name "Mah" Persia God, the progenitor of the cow who also presides over tides and time as well as God of the moon Persia
God name "Mah" Persian / Iran moon god. The progenitor of the cow, typically depicted with the tips of a sickle moon projecting from his shoulders....
Goddess name "Mehet-Weret (great flood)" Egypt Minor goddess associated with creation accounts. In some versions of the story she epitomizes the primeval ocean, while in others she is the waterway on which the barque of the Sun god RE travels. She is depicted as a cow bearing a Sun disc between its horns and lying on papyrus reeds....
Deity name "Moschel" Latvia The deity in charge of cows, feminine duties and patroness of economic activities. Latvia
Deities name "Nanahuati (rumor)" Aztec / Mesoamerican / Mexico Creator god. In cosmogony, when on the fifth day of creation the gods sat in judgment to elect the new Sun god, Nanahuatl and TECCIZTECATL cremated themselves in the sacred fire. The heart of Nanahuatl ascended to become the new Sun and that of Tecciztecatl became the moon. Tradition suggests that Nanahuatl is diseased and impoverished but of great courage, while Tecciztecatl is wealthy and a coward. In an alternative tradition, in which Nanahuatl is the son of QUETZALCOATL and Tecciztecatl is the son of TLALOC, both deities are hurled into the fire by their fathers. NOTE: eventually all the gods sacrificed themselves so that mankind might be engendered from their remains. Also Nanahuatzin....
"Nechmetawaj aka Hathor" Egypt A personification of the milky Way, which was seen as the milk that flowed from the udders of a heavenly cow. Egypt
Goddess name "Nekhbet" Egypt / Upper Local mother goddess. Known from Nekhab (el-Kab), she is generally depicted in the form of a vulture with one or both wings spread and holding the symbols of eternity in her talons. Nekhbet is known from at least 3000 BC and is mentioned in the Pyramid Texts as the “great white cow”—a familiar epithet in respect of Egyptian mother or creator goddesses....
Goddess name "Ninsun" Akkadia Mother of Gilgamesh and the wild bull Dumuzi, and wife of Lugalbands. A goddess of Gudea, Babylon, Mesopotamia, Akkadia and Sumeria. Aka, "Rimat-Ninsun", the "august cow";, the "Wild cow of the Enclosure", and "The Great queen.
Goddess name "Ninsun(a) (lady wild cow)" Mesopotamian / Sumerian / Babylonian - Akkadian cow goddess. Tutelary goddess of Gudea of Lagas.. Consort of the Sumerian heroic king Lugalbanda and also identified as the mother of the hero Gilgames.....
Goddess name "Ninsun[a]" Mesopotamia / Sumeria / Babylon / Akkadian A cow goddess that was the tutelary goddess of Gudea
Goddess name "Ninsuna" Sumeria The "august cow";, the "Wild cow of the Enclosure", and "The Great queen";. A goddess, best known as the mother of the legendary hero Gilgamesh. In the Epic of Gilgamesh, Ninsun is depicted as a human queen who lives in Uruk with her son as king. Sumeria
"Odras" Ireland Refused to let her cow be mated with the bull belonging to the Morrigan. So they took the cow away and she followed them to the underworld where she was turned into a pool of water. Ireland
Hero name "Prithu" Indian The favourite hero of the Indian Puranas. Vena having been slain for his wickedness, and leaving no offspring, the saints rubbed his right arm, and the friction brought forth Prithu. Being told that the earth had suspended for a time its fertility, Prithu went forth to punish it, and the earth, under the form of a cow, fled at his approach; but being unable to escape, promised that in future "seed-time and harvest should never fail."
God name "Proteus" Greek Minor sea god. Depicted as an old man who attends Triton and whose principal concern is the creatures of the oceans. He also has oracular powers. The poet cowper wrote: “In ages past old Proteus, with his droves Of sea calves sought the mountains and the groves.” Also known as GLAUKOS, NEREUS and PHORKYS....
Goddess name "Prsni" Hindu / Vedic Primordial earth goddess. The socalled “dappled cow” of the Rg Veda. She is also perceived as the brightly colored soma stalk and is linked with a male counterpart, also Prsni, the dappled bull of the Sun....
God name "Radegaste" Slavonic A tutelary god of the Slavi. The head was that of a cow, the breast was covered with an aegis, the left hand held a spear, and a cock surmounted its helmet. Slavonic
Spirit name "Radha" Hindu A celebrated cowherdess beloved by Krishna, mystically interpreted as the human ego seeking Krishna, the spiritual ego. Hindu
Goddess name "Sarama (the nimble one)" Hindu / Vedic, Epic / Puranic Attendant goddess. She acts as a messenger to the god INDRA and guards his herds. In later Hindu texts Sarama is reputedly the mother of all dogs and is given the epithet the “bitch of heaven.” The Rg Veda accounts her as having punished the minor deity Panis for stealing cows....
Goddess name "Sekhet-Hor" Egypt The cow goddess of lower Egypt
Goddess name "Sekhet-Hor" Egypt / Lower cow goddess. The fostermother of the god HORUS and particularly invoked to safeguard cattle....
God name "Soului" Hua / southeastern Ghana, West Africa vegetation god. A benevolent deity who can bestow wealth as well as good harvests. He is also god of Medicine and of the sounds of music. His devotees wear white and daub white chalk on their faces. His symbol is the cowrie shell....
Goddess name "Sravana (lame cow)" Hindu / Epic / Puranic Minor goddess of fortune. A benevolent NAKSATRA; daughter of DAKSA and wife of CANDRA (SOMA). Also Srona....
"Surabhi" Hindu The mystical cow of plenty. Hindu
God name "Tecciztecatl (conch shell lord)" Aztec / Mesoamerican / Mexico moon god. In cosmogony, when on the fifth day of creation the gods sat in judgment to elect the new Sun god, NANAHUATL and Tecciztecatl cremated themselves in the sacred fire. The heart of Nanahuatl ascended to become the new Sun and that of Tecciztecatl became the moon. Tradition suggests that Nanahuatl is diseased and impoverished but of great courage, while Tecciztecatl is wealthy and a coward. Alternatively, the pair are sons of QUETZALCOATL and of TLALOC and were hurled into the fire by their fathers. Also one of the group classed as the TEZCATLIPOCA complex. NOTE: eventually all the gods sacrificed them selves for mankind....
Goddess name "Usas" Hindu / Vedic Goddess of the dawn. The daughter of Dyaus and, according to some texts, the consort of the Sun god SURYA. An auspicious deity, Usas brings the dawn, heralding Surya, and drives away darkness. She is the all-seeing eye of the gods. In the Rg Veda she is depicted as a beautiful young virginal figure who rides in a hundred chariots. She sets all things in motion and can render strength and fame to her devotees. In addition to being perceived as a sky goddess, she is also drawn as a mother goddess in the guise of a cow. Epithets include “mother of the gods” and “mother of cows.” She is invoked to give the boon of longevity, but a more malignant aspect reveals her as a huntress who wastes human life. Usas sometimes enjoys a domestic worship as a guardian hearth goddess who drives away darkness and evil spirits. She disappears, however, from the later traditions of Hinduism....
Goddess name "Yemoja" Yoruba / Nigeria, West Africa Goddess of water. The creatrix of all the rivers in the area, particularly the river Ogun. She is chiefly worshiped by women and the sacred river water is considered a remedy for infertility. She is propitiated with animal and vegetable sacrifices. Attributes: cowrie shells....