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List of Gods : "Death"
NameOriginDescription
Abou Jahia Arab The angel of death in Mohammedan mythology. Called Azrael by the Arabs, and Mordad by the Persians.
Aderyn y Corph Welsh A supernatural bird which appears as a foreteller of death. Welsh
Agamemnon Greek A son of Pleisthenes and grandson of Atreus, king of Mycenae, in whose house Agamemnon and Menelaus were educated after the death of their father. (Apollodorus. iii. ) Homer and several other writers call him a son of Atreus, grandson of Pelops, and great-grandson of Tantalus.
Ah Puch Maya He is the god of death
Ahnfrau German An ancestress whose spirit appears to give warning of an approaching disaster or death. German
Ahriman Zoroastrianism The supreme evil spirit & lord of the darkness and death
Ahriman / Arimanius / Angra Mainya, Zoroaster Aka Arimanius or Angra Mainya, stood high in the ranks of the enemies who opposed Ahura Mazda (aka Ohrmazd or Oromasdes). Ahriman is thought to be the first personification of "the Devil" the supreme evil spirit and lord of the darkness and death.
Aiaru Polynesia Goddess who predicts death. One of the Seven Guardians of the World. Polynesia
Ala Ibo Nigeria Goddess of the earth in its dual aspect of fertility and death. Nigeria
Alpleich or Elfenreigen Greek The weird spirit-song, the music which some hear before death.
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Amida-Nyorai Buddhist/Japan Presides over the Pure Land of the Western Paradise, the Japanese people turned to him at their moment of death. Buddhist/Japan
Angel of Death Pan-religions The appointed servant of God, with the task of bringing an end, at the appointed time, to the lives of humans. Pan-cultural. Pan-religions
Ani-lbo Africa Goddess of Birth, Death, Happiness and Love Africa
Anpao Celtic The god of death. Son of Mider and Fuamnach. Celtic
Antimachus Greek A Trojan, who, when Menelaus and Odysseus came to Troy to ask for the surrender of Helen, advised his countrymen to put the ambassadors to death. It was Antimachus who principally insisted upon Helen not being restored to the Greeks. He had three sons, and when two of them, Peisander and Hippolochus, fell into the hands of Menelaus, they were both put to death.
Anubis Egypt Aka Anpu, Sekhem Em Pet. Messenger from the gods to humans. Pictured with the head of a jackal or dog, or as a dark colored jackal. He, with Maat, weighed human souls for truth and he rules over Wisdom, intelligence, death, embalming, endings, truth, justice, surgery, hospital stays, finding lost things, anesthetics, medicine, journeys, protection, boats, diplomacy, astral travel, cemeteries. Egypt
Apep Egypt Aka Apepi, Apophis. Demon enemy of the Sun this huge serpent caused storms and eclipses and ate the sun at evening. Rules over: Darkness, storm, night, the Underworld, death, eclipses. Egypt
Ashriel Greek The angel that seperates the soul from the body at the time of death.
Asphodel Meadows Greek Is a section of the Ancient Greek underworld where indifferent and ordinary souls were sent to live after death. Hades, the Greek name for the underworld, also the name of the god Hades, is divided into two main sections: Erebus and Tartarus.
Asrael Arabic Aka Ezra'il or Ezra'eil one of the names of the angel of death, and is an English form of the Arabic name traditionally attributed to the angel of death in Islam,
Astovidatu Persian A spirit who divided the bones at death. Persian
Azan Greece A son of Ares and the nymph Erato, was the brother of Apheidas and Elatus, and father of Cleitor. The part of Arcadia which he received from his father was called, after him, Azania. After his death, funeral games, which were believed to have been the first in Greece, were celebrated in his honour.
Azrael Christian Also known as the Great Attractor and the Death of Universes, is apparently not a worshipped god on the Discworld, but he exists nonetheless, and is an entity of enormously unthinkable scope and size.
Azrail Mahometan The angel of death who sends souls to the angels of compassion or to the angels of punishment. Mahometan
Baalberith Canaanite Lord of covenant, god of death and demon master of the infernal alliance. Demon of blasphemy and murder. Demon of the second order. Chief Secretary and Archivist of Hell, master of the Infernal Alliance. He was one of the demons who possessed an Ursuline nun at Aix-en-Provence in 1610. Canaanite
Baiame / Baayami / Baayama Australia Baiame aka Baayami or Baayama, the ancestor and patron god of the Kamilaroi. He is a sky god and a deity of death and life, and a god of rain and the shamans. Australia
Baiame/ Daramulun/ Nurundere Kamilaroi/ Wiradyuri Aus A god of all things & master of life death
Balor Ireland God of war, death, inspiration, conquest, martial arts, sky, and fate. Ireland
Banshee Ireland Grey Lady of Death who haunts certain Irish families. A female spirit in Gaelic folklore believed to presage, by wailing, a death in a family. Ireland
Baron Samedi Haiti/ Vodun The god of death magic & the underworld
Bean Sidhe Celtic A Banshee an goddess of Death.Celtic
Binky Discworld The horse ridden by Death. Discworld
Bootes Greek Inventor of the plough. At his death he, his plough, and the two oxen yoked to it, were taken into the heavens as the constellation. Greek.
Bozaloshtsh Wendish A messenger of death who cries like a child outside a house where someone is about to die. Wendish
Buddha India He was deified after his death
Bune Unk A demon of death and Grand Duke of the infernal regions. He removes corpses, haunts cemeteries, and marshals the demons around the places of the dead. He has been depicted as a three-headed dragon, the heads being respectively those of a dog, griffin and man. Unk
Calounger Brazil Death goddess and/or Goddess of the sea Brazil
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
Cer Greek The personified necessity of death The passages in the Homeric poems in which death appears as a real personification are not very numerous and in most cases the word may be taken as a common noun. Greek
Chamer Mayan A god of death, particularly popular in Guatemala. He was married to Ixtab. Mayan
Charun Etruscan The Etruscan demon of death who torments the souls of the deceased in the underworld and guards its entrance to the underworld. Similar to the Greek Charon, is portrayed with the nose of a vulture, pointed ears, winged, holding a hammer, with which he finished off his victims.
Chloris Greek A daughter of the Theban Amphion and Niobe. According to an Argive tradition, her original name was Meliboea, and she and her brother Amyclas were the only children of Niobe that were not killed by Apollo and Artemis. But the terror of Chloris at the death of her brothers and sisters was so great, that she turned perfectly white, and was therefore called Chloris. Greek
Cizin Mayan God of death Mayan
Cleopatra Greek 1. A daughter of Idas and Marpessa, and wife of Meleager, is said to have hanged herself after her husband's death, or to have died of grief. Her real name was Alcyone. 2. A Danaid, who was betrothed to Etelces or Agenor. There are two other mythical personages of this name in Apollodorus iii. Greek
Clotho Greek One of the Three Fates. She presided over birth, and drew from her distaff the thread of life, Atropos presided over death and cut the thread of life, and Lachesis spun the fate of life between birth and death. Greek
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
Crnobog Slavic God of death. Slavic
Crnobog/ Crnoglav Slavic A black god of death
Cromm Cruaich Ireland Ancient deity, a harvest, death and sacrificial God. It is thought human sacrifices were once made to him at Samhain. Ireland
Crone Ireland Third aspect of the Triple goddess. She signifies old age or death, winter, the end of all things, the waning moon, post-mentrual phases of women's lives. Ireland
Cum Hau Maya A god of death
Cumhau Mayan God of death. Mayan
Cyhiraeth Welsh A disembodied moaning voice that sounds before a person's death. Welsh
Cynortes Greek Or Cynortas, a son of Amyclas by Diomede, and brother of Hyacinthus. After the death of his brother Argalus, he became king of Sparta and father of Oebalus or of Perieres. His tomb was shown at Sparta not far from the Scias. Greek
Cyoeraeths Welsh Welsh Banshees, horrible weeping women with emaciated faces and black teeth announce the approach of death.
Dabaiba Panama Mother of Creation and a goddess of thunder and lightning and in whose honour slaves were burnt to death.. Panama
Dagda Ireland God of the earth, death, rebirth and long life. He was famous as a warrior, harpist and he liked his porridge. Ireland
Dagda/ Daghdha/ Eochaidh/ Ollathair Irish The god of death, rebirth & long life
Dama Huli Invisible deities which control the weather, attack people and cause illness, sterility or death. Huli
Death Angel of Pan-religions The appointed servant of God, with the task of bringing an end, at the appointed time, to the lives of humans. Pan-cultural. Pan-religions
Deianira Greek Wife of Hercules, and the inadvertent cause of his death. Nessos told her that anyone to whom she gave a shirt steeped in his blood, would love her with undying love; she gave it to her husband, and it caused him such agony that he burnt himself to death on a funeral pile. Deianira killed herself for grief. Greek
Deion Greek A son of Aeolus and Enarete, was king in Phocis and husband of Diomede, by whom he became the father of Asteropeia, Aenetus, Actor, Phylacus, and Cephalus. After the death of his brother, Salmoneus, he took his daughter Tyro into his house, and gave her in marriage to Cretheus. His name occurs also in the form Deioneus. Greek
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
Dendritis Greek The goddess of the tree, occurs as a surname of Helen at Rhodes, and the following story is related to account for it. After the death of Menelaus, Helen was driven from her home by two natural sons of her husband. She fled to Rhodes, and sought the protection of her friend Polyxo, the widow of Tlepolemus. But Polyxo bore Helen a grudge, since her own husband Tlepolemus had fallen a victim in the Trojan war. Accordingly, once while Helen was bathing, Polyxo sent out her servants in the disguise of the Erinnyes, with the command to hang Helen on a tree.
Destroying Angel Roman Another name for the angel of destruction, aka the angel of death.
Dido Carthage Dido was queen of Carthage, who fell in love with ?neas, driven by a storm to her shores. After abiding awhile at Carthage, he was compelled by Mercury to leave the hospitable queen. Dido, in grief, burnt herself to death on a funeral pile.
Don Welsh Goddess who is called a god of death Ireland/Welsh
Don/ Donn/ Dhonn Irish/ Wales A goddess that is called a god of death
Dove Christian In Christian art, symbolises the Holy Ghost. In church windows the seven rays proceeding from the dove signify the seven gifts of the Holy Ghost. It also symbolises the human soul, and as such is represented coming out of the mouth of saints at death.
Dragon Christian Dragon in Christian art symbolises Satan or sin. In the pictures of St. Michael and St. Margaret it typifies their conquest over sin. Similarly, when represented at the feet of Christ and the Virgin Mary. The conquest of St. George and St. Silvester over a dragon means their triumph over paganism. In the pictures of St. Martha it means the inundation of the Rhone, spreading pestilence and death; similarly, St. Romanus delivered Rouen from the inundation of the Seine, and Apollo's conquest of the python means the same thing. St. John the Evangelist is sometimes represented holding a chalice, from which a winged dragon is issuing.
Elphame aka Elphlane Scotland Elphane, Goddess of death and disease. Scotland
Elphame/ Elphlane/ Elphane/ Queen of Elphame Scotland A goddess of death & disease
Emma O Buddhist/Japan God of death and lord of hell. Buddhist/Japan
Fata-Morgana Celtic Goddess of the sea, illusion, enchantment, fate and death and Queen of the Fortunate Isles. Celtic
Fland Greek The delinquent daughter of Flidais who grew up to become an evil water sprite who lures swimmers to their deaths. Ireland.
Flins Wendish The god of death. Wendish
Gabriel Hebrew/Christian The angel of death to the favoured people of God, the prince of fire and thunder, and the only angel that can speak Syriac and Chaldee. The Mahometans call him the chief of the four favoured angels, and the spirit of truth. In medi?val romance he is the second of the seven spirits that stand before the throne of God, and, as God's messenger, carries to heaven the prayers of men. Hebrew/Christian
Gaderel Jewish He who showed the children of the people all the blows of death, who misled Eve, who showed the children of the people how to make the instruments of death, the shield, the breastplate, and the sword for warfare, and all the other instruments of death to the children of the people" - 1 Enoch 69:4-12. Quite a busy boy... Jewish demonology
Gauna aka Gauna Botswana Gawa, Gawama, was death, the underworld leader of spirits and Death. Botswana
Gaunab Africa The Evil One. Responsible for all misfortune, disease and death. South Africa
Ghede Vodun God of death, and of fertility and love Vodun
Giltine Lithuania The goddess of death whose sacral bird is the owl. Giltine proclaims disaster. She goes with the goddesses of black death. Lithuania
Gul-ses Hittite Scribes of the gods who dispense good, evil, life and death Hittite
Gul-ses/ Gul-ases Hittite These goddesses apparently are the scribes of the gods that dispense good, evil, life & death
Guta Hungary Demonic being who who beats his victims to death. Hungary
Hades/ Pluto Greek A god of death & one of the Olympian gods
Hameh Arabian In mythology, a bird formed from the blood near the brains of a murdered man. This bird cries "Iskoonee!" (Give me drink!), meaning drink of the murderer's blood; and this it cries incessantly till the death is avenged, when it flies away. Arabian
Hathor Egypt "The Beautiful Face In The Boat For Thousands Of Years". Goddess of procreation, sexuality, romance, trees, poetry, music, alcohol, childbirth, infants, death, fertility, love, marriage, beauty, joy and the sky. Egypt
Haurvatat Zoroastrian One of the spirits, it is associated with life after death. Zoroastrian
Hel Scandinavia Goddess of death and the underworld. The Christian concept of "Hell" came from this goddess, however, her realm of the dead for those who were wicked was cold and dark, not fiery. Scandinavia
Hel[i] Germanic A goddess of death
Heli Germanic Goddess of death germanic
Hi-No-Kagu-Tsuchi Japan Fire god whose birth caused the death of the primordial goddess Izanami Japan/Shinto
Hine-Nui-Te-Po Maori Giant goddess of death, of night and of the underworld. She married her father, fled in horror to the underworld when she found out and cursed humanity with death in retribution. Maori
Hippocoon Greek The eldest, but natural son of Oebalus and Bateia, and a step­brother of Tyndareus, Icarius and Arene, at Sparta. After his father's death, Hippocoon expelled his brother Tyndareus, in order to secure the kingdom to himself; but Heracles led Tyndareus back and slew Hippocoon and his sons. Greek
Hogfather Europian The Discworld's version of Father Christmas or Santa Claus. He wears a red, fur-lined cloak, and rides a sleigh pulled by four wild boars, Gouger, Rooter, Tusker and Snouter. In earlier times he gave households pork products, and naughty children a bag of bloody bones. Earlier than that, he was a winter god of the death-and-renewal kind. The modern version is a jolly toymaker, with vestiges of the earlier myths (such as his Castle of Bones, a vast palace of ice which has nothing notably bony about it, except for the suggestion of a protruding femur or scapula here and there) still clinging to him.
Hun Hau Mayan God of death and the Head of Demons. Mayan
Hunahpu Mayan A god, who with his twin Xbalamwque, overcame the powers of evil and of death of his father, then rose to the heavens to become the sun and the moon. Mayan
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.
Hypnos Greek The personification and god of sleep, the Greek Hypnos, is described by the ancients as a brother of Death and as a son of Night. At Sicyon there was a statue of Sleep surnamed the giver. In works of art Sleep and Death are represented alike as two youths sleeping or holding inverted torches in their hands. Greek
Ihoiho Tahiti The ghosts of the dead, which were supposed often to visit the living, especially relatives, and to inflict illness or death. Tahiti
Ikal Ahau Maya A chthonic death god, that strangely enough, is considered to inhabit Christian church towers in Mexico
Iku Nigeria God of death Nigeria
Imhotep Egypt The first architect and physician known by name in written history. Two thousand years after his death, his status was raised to that of a god. He became the god of medicine and healing. He was linked to Asclepius by the Greeks. Egypt
Ina Polynesia A lunar deity daughter of Kui or Vaitere, who kept an eel in a jar, but it soon grew into the eel-god, Tuna, who tried to rape her. The people of Upolo rescued her and sentenced him to death. At his request, she buried his head in the sand and from it grew the first coconut. Ina is married to Marama, the god of the night. She lives in the sky during the daytime when her husband is not visible. Polynesia
Indagarra Burundi The supreme being and god of judgment after death created a man and a woman. Under him is Ryangombe. The Wa-Twa, Burundi
Isdes Egypt Chthonic god of death Egypt
Ishtar Assyrian/Babylon A mother goddess, fertility goddess, the goddess of spring, a storm goddess, a warrior goddess and goddess of war, a goddess of the hunt, a goddess of love, goddess of marriage and childbirth, and a goddess of fate. She was also an underworld deity, her twin sister being Ereshkigal, the Goddess of Death, but her dominant aspects are as the mother goddess of compassion and the goddess of love, sex and war. Assyrian/Babylon
Isis Egypt Goddess of childbirth, death, the earth, fertility, marital devotion, motherhood, healing, home, magic, the moon and the mother goddess Egypt
Itonde Mongo Zaire The god of death and hunters Zaire
Itonde Mongo/ Nkuando Zaire the god of death & hunters
Kaladuti Buddhist Goddess whose name means messenger of death Buddhist/Mahayana
Kali Hindu Goddess of cemeteries, destruction and death who helped dance the universe into existence Hindu/Puranic/India
Kali Hindu/ Puranic/ India A goddess of cemeteries, destruction & death that helped dance the universe into existence
Kalma Finnish A goddess of death
Ke'lets Chukchee/ Siberia The demon of death
Ke'lets Chukchee Siberia Demon of death Siberia
Ker Greek A goddess of violent death
Ker or Cer Greek The personified necessity of death. Greek
Kiki Greek The underlying flow of spirit and creativity that are inseperable, embracing the cycles of Life and Death and the freedom of honoring the ancient, wild, inner woman. New Age
Kisin Mayan The god of death and earthquakes. If a person lied, was a thief, or committed murder or incest, their soul is given to Kisin, who punishes the spirit by alternate burning or freezing. Mayan
Knaritja Australia The earth and the sky had always existed and had always been the home of Supernatural Beings. The western Aranda believe that the sky is inhabited by an emu-footed Great Father (Knaritja), who is also the Eternal Youth (altjira nditja). He has dog-footed wives and many sons and daughters. "They lived on fruits and vegetable foods in an eternally green land, unaffected by droughts, through which the Milky Way flowed like a broad river...".' They have an Eden-like place where only trees, fruits and flowers flourish. All these sky-dwellers are seen as ageless and beyond death. The Aranda, Australia
Koshchei Russia The Deathless, a powerful wizard or demigod who kidnapped Marena (Mara, the Russian goddess of death. Koshchie is the son of Vij, lord of the Underground, and travels on a war-horse or as a whirlwind. Russia
Kuvalayapida Hindu An immense elephant, or a demon in elephantine form, belonging to Kansa, and employed by him to trample the boys Krishna and Balarama to death. The attempt failed and the elephant was killed. Hindu
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.
Lalita India Has three aspects as virgin (Bala), mother (Tripurasundari) and crone (Tripura Bhairavi) and is the waxing Moon as Kali is the waning Moon. She represents love and sexuality while Kali represents death. India
Laocoon Greek A Trojan hero, who plays a prominent part in the post-Homeric legends about Troy: a son of Priam, famous for the tragic fate of himself and his two sons, who were crushed to death by serpents. Greek
Latur Dano Indonesia Counterpart of their supreme god which causes sickness, death and bad weather Indonesia/Nias Is.
Limbus Patrum Roman The half-way house between earth and heaven, where the patriarchs and prophets, after death, await the coming of Messiah. According to the Roman Catholic notion, this is the "hell," or hades, into which Jesus Christ descended after He gave up the ghost on the cross.
Linden Tree Greek Baucis was converted into a linden tree. Philemon and Baucis were poor cottagers of Phrygia, who entertained Jupiter so hospitably that he promised to grant them whatever request they made. They asked that both might die together, and it was so. At death Philemon became an oak and Baucis a linden tree. Their branches intertwined at the top. Greek
Lir Ireland Father of Fionmala. On the death of Fingula, the mother of his daughter, he married the wicked Aoife, who, through spite, transformed the children of Lir into swans, doomed to float on the water till they heard the first mass-bell ring. Ireland
Llud Welsh A death God. Welsh
Locrin Britain Or Locrine. Father of Sabrina, and eldest son of the mythical Brutus, King of ancient Britain. On the death of his father he became king of Loegria.
Loki Norse Loki. To end, finish; Loke is the end and consummation of divinity. The evil giant-god of the Norse mythology. He steers the ship Naglfar in Ragnarok. He borrows Freyja's feather-garb and accompanies Thor to the giant Thrym, who has stolen Thor's hammer. He is the father of Sleipner; also of the Midgard serpent, of the Fenris-wolf and of Hel. He causes Balder's death, abuses the gods in ?ger's feast, but is captured in Fraanangerforce and is bound by the gods. Norse
Luchtain Ireland Minor god of war and death. Ireland
Luchtain/ / Luchtar Irish A Minor war & death god
Macaber Arabic The dance macaber. The Dance of the dead (French, dance macabre.) A dance over which Death presides, supposed to be executed by the dead of all ages and conditions. Arabic
Magi Christian According to Christian fable, were Melchior, Gaspar, and Balthazar, three kings of the East. The first offered gold, the emblem of royalty, to the infant Jesus; the second, frankincense, in token of divinity; and the third, myrrh, in prophetic allusion to the persecution unto death which awaited the "Man of Sorrows."
Man of Brass Crete Talos, the work of Heph?stus. He traversed Crete to prevent strangers from setting foot on the island, and threw rocks at the Argonauts to prevent their landing. Talos used to make himself red-hot, and hug intruders to death.
Mara Buddhist Goddess of death or the evil principle Buddhist
Masauwu Hopi God of fire, war, death, and the night Hopi
Maugys Britain A giant who keeps a bridge leading to a castle by a riverside, in which a beautiful lady is besieged. Sir Lybius, one of Arthur's knights, does battle with the giant; the contest lasts a whole summer's day, but terminates with the death of the giant and liberation of the lady. Britain
Meretseger Egypt Chthonic underworld goddess who brings illness and death to the disrespectful. Egypt
Meretseger/ Meresger Egypt A chthonic underworld goddess who brings illness and death to the disrespectful
Mictecachiuatl Aztec Goddess of death and Lady of Mictlan, the underworld. Aztec
Mictlantecuhtli Aztec The god of death and Lord of Mictlan, also as god of the south, one of the skybearers. Aztec
Minos Greek The son of Zeus and Europa, brother of Rhadamanthus, and king of Crete, where he is said to have given many and useful laws. After his death he became one of the judges of the shades in Hades. Greek
Mistilleinn Norse Mistletoe. The mistletoe or mistle-twig, the fatal twig by which Balder, the white sun-god was slain. After the death of Balder, Ragnarok set in. Balder's death was also symbolical of the victory of darkness over light, which comes every year at midwinter.. The mistletoe in English households at Christmas time is no doubt a relic of a rite lost in the remotest heathendom, for the fight of light and darkness at midwinter was a foreshadowing of the final overthrow in Ragnarok. The legend and the word are common to all Teutonic peoples of all ages. Norse
Morrigan Celtic Morrigan, Morrighan, Goddesses of war of death and destruction from prehistoric origins Celtic/Ireland
Mors Roman The personification of death. Roman
Mort Discworld Having proved himself unworthy as a scarecrow he is chosen by Death to be his apprentice. Discworld
Morta Roman Was the goddess of death. She is one of the Parcae. The term Morta is related to the Roman conception of the Fates. Roman
Mot Semitic God of death, fertility and sterility.
Mutu Assyria Personification of death and the god of the underworld Assyria
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
Nanna Norse Daughter of Nep (bud); mother of Forsete and wife of Balder. She dies of grief at the death of Balder. Norse
Naphtha Greek The drug used by Medea for anointing the wedding robe of Glauce, daughter of King Creon, whereby she was burnt to death on the morning of her marriage with Jason. Greek
Nehebkau Egypt Originally the explanation of the cause of binding of Ka and Ba after death. Thus his name, which means one who brings together Ka. Since these aspects of the soul were said to bind after death, Nehebkau was said to have guarded the entrance to Duat, the underworld. Egypt
Nemean Lion Greek The first of the labours of Hercules was to kill the Nemean lion (of Argolis), which kept the people in constant alarm. Its skin was so tough that his club made no impression on the beast, so Hercules caught it in his arms and squeezed it to death. He ever after wore the skin as a mantle. Greek
Nephthys Egypt Goddess of death, war, of warriors. Egypt
Nergal Assyrian/ Babylonian One of the divinities who ruled the netherworld, a goddess of war & death
Nergal Babylon One of the divinities who ruled the netherworld, amorality personified, and a goddess of war and death. Babylon
Ninlil Sumeria "lady of the open field"). After her death, she became the goddess of the air, like Enlil. She may be the Goddess of the South Wind referred to in the story of Adapa, as her husband Enlil was associated with northerly winter storms. Sumeria
Nirriti Buddhist Goddess of misery, misfortune, disease and death and the embodiment of all sins. Appeared at the time of the churning of the ocean before the goddess of fortune. Buddhist
Nirriti Hindu/Vedic One of the Guardians of the directions, representing the southwest. She was originally a goddess of death, connected with Devi, who later became the male Guardian. The gender shift also involved a union with Nirrta, the masculine aspect of the female Nirrti. Hindu/Vedic
Nkuando Zaire The god of death and hunters. Zaire
Noctiluca Spanish Goddess of the moon, fertility, life, death and hunting. Spanish
Nyasi Kenya The supreme being and creator god who controls birth and death. Kenya
Nzambi Africa Goddess of justice, the earth and of death. Africa
Ocellatae Greek Sisters and vestal virgins, to whom the emperor, Domitian, gave the choice of the mode of their death, when they were proved to have been unfaithful to their vow of chastity. Greek
Ochu Nigeria Goddess of the moon who sweeps away the ashes of death. Nigeria
Odin/ Othin/ Oden/ Wotan Norse A god of war, death, wisdom & divination. Chief of the gods
Ogiuwu Edo Benin The harbinger of death who is supposed to own the blood of all living things. Benin
Olokun Africa The patron orisa of the descendants of Africans that were carried away during the Maafa, the Transatlantic Slave Trade or Middle Passage. Olokun works closely with Oya, Deity of Sudden Change, and Egungun, Collective Ancestral Spirits, to herald the way for those that pass to ancestorship, as it plays a critical role in Death (Iku), Life and the transition of human beings and spirits between these two existences.
Omphale Greek A daughter of the Lydian king Jardanus, and wife of Tmolus, after whose death she undertook the government herself. When Heracles, in consequence of the murder of Iphitus, was ill of a serious disease, and received the oracle that he could not be released unless he served some one for wages for the space of three years, Hermes, accordingly, sold Heracles to Omphale, by whom he became the father of several children. Greek
Ovda Finnish An evil spirit of the forest who appears naked with backward pointing feet. After being danced to death, the victim is eaten. Finnish
Persephone Greek Goddess of death and spring, queen of the underworld. Greek
Phaedra Greek A daughter of Minos by Pasiphae or Crete, and the wife of Theseus. She was the stepmother of Hippolytus, the son of Theseus, by Antiope or Hippolyte, and having fallen in love with him he repulsed her, whereupon she calumniated him before Theseus. After the death of Hippolytus, his innocence became known to his father, and Phaedra made away with herself. Greek
Philter s A draught or charm to incite in another the passion of love. The Thessalian philters were the most renowned, but both the Greeks and Romans used these dangerous potions, which sometimes produced insanity. Lucretius is said to have been driven mad by a love-potion, and Caligula's death is attributed to some philters administered to him by his wife, C?sonia.
Pikuolis Europe One of the trinity of gods and is the god of death, the underworld and of evil intent. Eastern Europe
Proserpine's Divine Calidore Roman Sleep. In the beautiful legend of Cupid and Psyche, by Apuleius, after Psyche had long wandered about searching for her lost Cupid, she is sent to Prosperine for "the casket of divine beauty," which she was not to open till she came into the light of day. Psyche received the casket, but just as she was about to step on earth, she thought how much more Cupid would love her if she was divinely beautiful; so she opened the casket and found the calidore it contained was sleep, which instantly filled all her limbs with drowsiness, and she slept as it were the sleep of death. Roman
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.
Queen of Elphame Celtic Goddess of death and disease often equated with Hecate. Celtic
Reliquiae Sanskrit The astral shells or spooks of human beings and animals which are left in the lower strata after death. Similar to bhuta. Sanskrit
Rhadamanthys Greek A son of Zeus and Europa, and brother of king Minos of Crete, or, according to others, a son of Hephaestus. From fear of his brother he fled to Ocaleia in Boeotia, and there married Alcmene. In consequence of his justice throughout life, he became, after his death, one of the judges in the lower world, and took up his abode in Elysium. Greek
Ruydera Britain The duenna of Belerma She had seven daughters, who wept so bitterly at the death of Durandarte that Merlin, out of pity, turned them into lakes or estuaries. Britain
Samael Chaldean The Prince of Darkness, the Angel of Death or Poison. Hebreo-Chaldean Qabbalah
Sarapis Egyptian Serapis, an Egyptian divinity, the worship of which was introduced into Greece in the time of the Ptolemies. Apollodorus (ii) states that Serapis was the name given to Apis after his death and deification.
Somnus Greek The personification and god of sleep, the Greek Hypnos, is described by the ancients as a brother of Death and as a son of Night Roman
Spadareamet Armenia Chthonic goddess concerned with fertility of the earth and death, the Christians equate her name with hell Armenia
Sraddha-deva Hindu An epithet of Yama, the god of death and king of the Underworld. Hindu
Suoyatar Finnish One of the forces of evil in the Kalevala, who gives birth to the serpent of evil or death by means of her spittle. Finnish
Supai Inca God of death Inca
Surma Finland The personification of a violent death.
Ta'xet Haida God of the sky, who receives the souls of those who die by violence. With Tia, he makes up the Dual Death God. Haida
Tai Yi Jiu Ku Tian Cun Taoist Tai Yi Jiu Ku Tian Cun, one of the highest rulers in the 10-stage Taoist Hell. Upon death, all human souls must appear before him to be sentenced. Taoist
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
Thammuz Ezekiel The Syrian and Phoenician name of Adonis. His death happened on the banks of the river Adonis, and in summer-time the waters always become reddened with the hunter's blood. Ezekiel
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
Thoth Egypt A god of astronomy, science, death, education, wisdom, geometry, law, magic, mathematics, medicine, the moon & surveying