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List of Gods   : "Death"

NameOriginDescription
Angel name "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
King name "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.
God name "Ah Puch" Maya He is the god of death
Spirit name "Ahnfrau" German An ancestress whose spirit appears to give warning of an approaching disaster or death. German
Spirit name "Ahriman" Zoroastrianism The supreme evil spirit & lord of the darkness and death
Spirit name "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.
Goddess name "Aiaru" Polynesia Goddess who predicts death. One of the Seven Guardians of the world. Polynesia
Goddess name "Ala Ibo" Nigeria Goddess of the earth in its dual aspect of fertility and death. Nigeria
Spirit name "Alpleich or Elfenreigen" Greek The weird spirit-song, the music which some hear before death.
"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
God name "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
Goddess name "Ani-lbo" Africa Goddess of Birth, death, Happiness and love Africa
God name "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.
Deities name "Anu-Mate" Polynesian God of space. One of the sons of RANGINUI by Pokoharua, the sister of TANGAROA, the sea god. He belongs to a group of deities engendered at the time of creation that includes ANU-MATE, Anu-Matao, Anu-Whakarere and Anu-Whakatoro, all of whom rule over different aspects of space above the upper world. AnuMate is perceived as the god responsible for the “space of cold death” and in fact all of the group are envisaged as deities ruling over realms of great cold....
God name "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
Goddess name "Anunnaki" Mesopotamian / Sumerian / Babylonian - Akkadian Children and courtiers of the god of heaven. Known from at least 2500 BC until circa 200BC (in Babylon). The Anunnaki originate as chthonic fertility deities but later feature as the seven fearsome judges of the underworld who answer to Kur and ERES KIGAL and who are responsible for passing sentences of death including that placed on the goddess INANA. They are often closely identified with the IGIGI....
Demon name "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
God name "Apsu" Mesopotamian / Babylonian - Akkadian God of underground primeval waters. Derived from the Sumerian ABZU. In the Babylonian creation epic Enuma Elis Apsu is killed, while sleeping, by ENKI, who establishes his own abode above the deeps. Apsu's death triggered the cosmic challenge between the forces of MARDUK and TIAMAT....
Angel name "Ashriel" Greek The angel that seperates the soul from the body at the time of death.
God name "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.
Angel name "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,
Spirit name "Astovidatu" Persian A spirit who divided the bones at death. Persian
Goddess name "Atropos" Pre - Homeric Greek Goddess of fate. According to Hesiod, one of the daughters of ZEUS and THEMIS. One of an ancient trio of MOIRAI with LACHESIS and KLOTHO. She is responsible for the final part of a mortal life, the unturning inevitability of death, and she is depicted holding a pair of scales. The name of the plant Atropa belladonna (deadly nightshade) derives from her....
Nymph name "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.
God name "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.
Angel name "Azrail" Mahometan The angel of death who sends souls to the angels of compassion or to the angels of punishment. Mahometan
God name "BACCHUS" Roman God of wine and intoxication. Bacchus is modeled closely on the Greek god DIONYSOS. In Roman mythology his parents are JUPITER and SEMELE, the daughter of Kadmos, who became deified only after her death by fire on Olympus....
Demon name "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
Goddess name "Badb" Celtic / Irish war goddess. One of the aspects of the MORRIGAN. Capable of changing shape at will. She confronts the Irish hero Cu Chulainn before a battle and terrifies him by turning into Badb Catha, the crow and harbinger of death....
God name "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
God name "Baiame/ Daramulun/ Nurundere Kamilaroi/ Wiradyuri" Aus A god of all things & master of life death
God name "Balor" Ireland God of war, death, inspiration, conquest, martial arts, sky, and fate. Ireland
Spirit name "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
God name "Baron Samedi" Haiti / Vodun The god of death magic & the underworld
Goddess name "Bean Sidhe" Celtic A Banshee an goddess of death.Celtic
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....
"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
Demon name "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
Goddess name "Calounger" Brazil death goddess and / or Goddess of the sea Brazil
Monster name "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
God name "Chamer" Mayan A god of death, particularly popular in Guatemala. He was married to Ixtab. Mayan
God name "Chamer" Mayan / Chorti, Mesoamerican / eastern Guatemala God of death. Appears as a skeleton dressed in white. His consort is Xtabai. Attributes include a scythe with a bone blade, probably copied from the traditions of Christian immigrants....
Demon name "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
God name "Cizin" Mayan God of death Mayan
God name "Cizin (stench)" Mayan / Yucatec / other tribes, Mesoamerican / Mexico God of death. The most important death god in the Mayan cultural area. Said to live in Metnal, the Yucatec place of death, and to burn the souls of the dead. He first burns the mouth and anus and, when the soul complains, douses it with water. When the soul complains of this treatment, he burns it again until there is nothing left. It then goes to the god Sicunyum who spits on his hands and cleanses it, after which it is free to go where it chooses. Attributes of Cizin include a fleshless nose and lower jaw, or the entire head may be depicted as a skull. Spine and ribs are often showing. He wears a collar with death eyes between lines of hair and a long bone hangs from one earlobe. His body is painted with black and particularly yellow spots (the Mayan color of death)....
"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
God name "Crnobog" Slavic God of death. Slavic
God name "Crnobog/ Crnoglav" Slavic A black god of death
God name "Cromm Cruaich" Ireland Ancient deity, a harvest, death and sacrificial God. It is thought human sacrifices were once made to him at Samhain. Ireland
Goddess name "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
God name "Cum Hau" Maya A god of death
God name "Cum Hau" Mayan / Mesoamerican / Mexico Chthonic god of death. One of several names for a death god listed in the codices....
God name "Cumhau" Mayan God of death. Mayan
"Cyhiraeth" Welsh A disembodied moaning voice that sounds before a person's death. Welsh
King name "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.
Goddess name "Dabaiba" Panama Mother of Creation and a goddess of thunder and lightning and in whose honour slaves were burnt to death.. Panama
God name "Dagda" Ireland God of the earth, death, rebirth and long life. He was famous as a warrior, harpist and he liked his porridge. Ireland
God name "Dagda/ Daghdha/ Eochaidh/ Ollathair" Irish The god of death, rebirth & long life
Deities name "Dama" Huli Invisible deities which control the weather, attack people and cause illness, sterility or death. Huli
Demon name "Darawigal" Australian aboriginal Personification of evil. This demonic deity stands opposed to BAIAME, the creator spirit who represents good in the world. He is generally recognized as an offspring of Baiame who once lived in the sky but fell from grace during the Dreamtime and was sent to the underworld as its ruler. From there he now dispenses death and sickness....
God name "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
King name "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
Goddess name "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.
Angel name "Destroying Angel" Roman Another name for the angel of destruction, aka the angel of death.
God name "Dhanvantari (traveling through an arc)" Hindu / Vedic, Epic / Puranic Sun god. In later tradition a minor incarnation or avatara of the god VISNU, also closely associated with Medicine. In Vedic mythology Dhanvantari carried the ambrosia created from the primeval ocean of milk. He brought medical science to mankind. Only as the religion evolved did he become identified as an avatara. As KANTATMAN (PRADYUMNA), he is thought to be Kama reincarnated after his death at the hands of SIVA. Various other epithets and existences are attributed to this deity. Offerings are due to him at dusk in the northeastern quarter. He is the guardian deity of hospitals which are usually in the vicinity of a sanctuary of Vis”nu. Attributes: two bowls containing ambrosia. Also Kantatman....
"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.
Goddess name "Don" Welsh Goddess who is called a god of death Ireland / Welsh
Goddess name "Don/ Donn/ Dhonn" Irish / Wales A goddess that is called a god of death
Ghost name "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.
Angel name "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.
Goddess name "Elphame aka Elphlane" Scotland Elphane, Goddess of death and disease. Scotland
Goddess name "Elphame/ Elphlane/ Elphane/ Queen of Elphame" Scotland A goddess of death & disease
God name "Emma O" Buddhist / Japan God of death and lord of hell. Buddhist / Japan
Goddess name "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.
God name "Flins" Wendish The god of death. Wendish
Angel name "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
Demon name "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
Spirit name "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
God name "Ghede" Vodun God of death, and of fertility and love Vodun
Goddess name "Giliiie" Pre - Christian Lithuanian Goddess of death. She is said to enter the house of a dying person, dressed in a white gown, and suffocate them....
Goddess name "Giltine" Lithuania The goddess of death whose sacral bird is the owl. Giltine proclaims disaster. She goes with the goddesses of black death. Lithuania
Goddess name "Gul-Ses”" Hittite Collective name for goddesses of fate. They dispense good or evil, life or death. Also Hutena (Hurrian)....
God name "Gul-ses" Hittite Scribes of the gods who dispense good, evil, life and death Hittite
Goddess name "Gul-ses/ Gul-ases" Hittite These goddesses apparently are the scribes of the gods that dispense good, evil, life & death
Demon name "Guta" Hungary demonic being who who beats his victims to death. Hungary
Goddess name "HUITZILPOCHTLI" Aztec / Mesoamerican / Mexico Blue hummingbird on left foot. Sun god, patron god of the Aztec nation. The tutelary god of the Aztecs who also regarded him as a war god. He is the southern (blue) aspect or emanation of the Sun god TEZCATLIPOCA, the so-called high-flying Sun, and the head of the group classed as the Huitzilpochtli complex. He is regarded, in alternative tradition, as one of the four sons of Tezcatlipoca. His mother is the decapitated earth goddess COATLICUE, from whose womb he sprang fully armed. He slaughtered his sister (moon) and his 400 brothers (stars) in revenge for the death of his mother, signifying the triumph of Sunlight over darkness....
God name "Hachiman" Shinto / Japan God of war and peace. A deity whose origins are confused. The name does not appear in either of the sacred texts of Shintoism, but such a deity was probably worshiped in the distant past with the alternative title of HimeGami or Hime-O-Kami. The cult center was on the southern island of Kyushu at Usa. In modern Shintoism, Hachiman originates as a member of the imperial dynasty. Named Ojin-Tenno and born in AD 200 to the empress Jingu-Kogo, he greatly improved the living standards and culture of Japan during his remarkable reign. The place of his birth was marked by a sanctuary and several centuries after his death, a vision of a child KAMI appeared there to a priest. The kami identified himself by the Chinese ideogram representing the name Hachiman, and thus the link developed. The site is, today, the location of a magnificent shrine, the Umi-Hachiman-Gu, where Hachiman has been perceived as a god of war. Soldiers departing for battle once took with them relics from the shrine. Hachiman is also a deity of peace and a guardian of human life and, when pacifism dominated Japan during the post-war era, he became more strongly identified in the latter context....
God name "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
God name "Harendotes [Greek]" Egypt Form of the god HORUS. Under this name, Horus specifically guards and protects his father OSIRIS in death. He thus becomes associated with sarcophagi and appears frequently in coffin texts. Also Har-nedj-itef (Egyptian)....
Goddess name "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
Spirit name "Haurvatat" Zoroastrian One of the spirits, it is associated with life after death. Zoroastrian
Goddess name "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
Goddess name "Hel[i]" Germanic A goddess of death
Goddess name "Helen" Helen is frequently alleged, in Homeric tradition, to have been a mortal heroine or a demigoddess Goddess [Greek] associated with the city of Troy. In his Catalogues of Women Hesiod, the Greek contemporary of Homer and author of the definitive Theogony of the Greek pantheon, confounds tradition by making Helen the daughter of ZEUS and Ocean. Other Greek authors contemporary with Hesiod give Helen's mother as NEMESIS, the Greco-Roman goddess of justice and revenge, who was raped by Zeus. The mythology placing Helen as a demigoddess identifies her mother as Leda, the mortal wife of Tyndareus, also seduced by Zeus who fathered POLLUX as Helen's brother. However Hesiod strongly denied these claims. Homeric legend describes Helen's marriage to king Menelaus of Sparta and her subsequent abduction by Paris, said to have been the catalyst for the Trojan war. After her death, mythology generally places her among the stars with the Dioscuri (sons of Zeus), better known as Castor and Pollux, the twins of the Gemini constellation. Helen was revered on the island of Rhodes as the goddess Dendritis.See also DISKOURI....
Goddess name "Heli" Germanic Goddess of death germanic
Goddess name "Hi'aika" Hawaiian Goddess. The daughter of HAUMEA and younger sister of PELE, the volcano goddess, Hi'aika is the mistress of the dance and especially of the hula. Separate traditions identify her with LAKA, the god of the hula and the son of KANE, the god of light; and with a goddess, Na Wahine, the daughter of the primordial creator principle KEAWE. The hula was designed to give a formalized structure to the enactment of myths and among the favorite topics is the romance between Pele and the hero Lohiau. According to mythology Hi'aika was entrusted with a mission to find Lohiau on Pele's behalf and to bring him back to her, a mission that subsequently enflamed the jealousy of Pele over her sister's developing relationship with Lohiau, and brought about his death in Pele's fiery lava....
Goddess name "Hi-No-Kagu-Tsuchi" Japan Fire god whose birth caused the death of the primordial goddess Izanami Japan / Shinto
Goddess name "Hi-No-Kagu-Tsuchi" Shinto / Japan Fire god. The deity whose birth caused the death by burning of the primordial goddess IZANAMI after which the eight thunders sprang from her corpse....
Goddess name "Hine-Ata-Uira (daughter of the sparkling dawn)" Polynesian / including Maori Goddess of light. The daughter of the creator god TANE and HINEAHU-ONE. She did not remain a sky goddess but descended into the underworld, where she became the personification of death, HINE-NUITE-PO....
Goddess name "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
King name "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
God name "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.
Demon name "Hun Hau" Mayan God of death and the Head of demons. Mayan
God name "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.
God name "Hunhau" Mayan / Yucatec / Quiche, Mesoamerican / Mexico God of death. One of the several “lords of death” listed in the codices who rule the underworld, Mictlan. Hunhau is generally depicted with canine attributes, or with the head of an owl.See also YUM CIMIL. Also God A....
God name "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
Ghost name "Ihoiho" Tahiti The ghosts of the dead, which were supposed often to visit the living, especially relatives, and to inflict illness or death. Tahiti
Angel name "Ikal Ahau" Maya A chthonic death god, that strangely enough, is considered to inhabit Christian church towers in Mexico
God name "Ikal Ahau" Mayan / Tzotzil, Mesoamerican / Mexico Chthonic god of death. Perceived as a diminutive figure who lives in a cave by day but wanders at night attacking people and eating raw human flesh. He is also considered to inhabit Christian church towers in Mexico and is probably personified by vampire bats....
God name "Iku" Nigeria God of death Nigeria
Deities name "Iku-Ikasuchi-No-Kami" Shinto / Japan God of thunder. The most significant of the eight thunder deities which emerged from the corpse of IZANAMI after she was burned to death....
God name "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
God name "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
God name "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
God name "Isdes" Egypt Chthonic god of death Egypt
Deities name "Isdes" Egypt Chthonic god of death. Known from the Middle kingdom onward he is one of the minor deities concerned with the judgment of the dead. He became syncretized with ANUBIS....
Goddess name "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
Goddess name "Isis" Egypt Goddess of childbirth, death, the earth, fertility, marital devotion, motherhood, healing, home, magic, the moon and the mother goddess Egypt
Spirit name "Itonde" Mongo / Nkundo / central Democratic Republic of Congo, Africa God of death. He consumes rats as food and is also the god of hunters in the dark jungle Forests. Described in the Epic of Lianja as the first man to die whose spirit reincarnated at the instant of death, into his son LIANJA. He possesses a bell with magical properties, the elefo, by which he predicts where death will strike....
God name "Itonde Mongo" Zaire The god of death and hunters Zaire
God name "Itonde Mongo/ Nkuando" Zaire the god of death & hunters
Goddess name "Izanami-No-Kami (her augustness the one who invites)" Shinto / Japan Creator goddess. See IZANAGINO-KAMI for full details. Izanami was burned to death by the birth of the fire god HI-NO-KAGUTSUCHI, after which the eight thunders sprang from her corpse. Also Izanami-No-Mikoto....
God name "Kala" Hindu / Vedic / Puranic God of death. An epithet of YAMA and occasionally of S IVA. Also the personification of time in the Atbarvaveda....
Goddess name "Kala-Bhadra" Hindu / Puranic Minor goddess of death. An auspicious attendant of funerals who is invoked in burial grounds in order to safeguard the passage of the dead to the otherworld. She is sometimes referred to as Karala-Bhadra....
Goddess name "Kaladuti" Buddhist Goddess whose name means messenger of death Buddhist / Mahayana
Goddess name "Kaladuti (messenger of death)" Buddhist / Mahayana Goddess. May be accompanied by a horse. Color: red. Attributes: cow head, cup, hammer and trident....
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
Goddess name "Kalma" Finnish A goddess of death
Demon name "Ke'lets" Chukchee / Siberia The demon of death
Demon name "Ke'lets Chukchee" Siberia demon of death Siberia
Goddess name "Ker" Greek A goddess of violent death
"Ker or Cer" Greek The personified necessity of death. Greek
Spirit name "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
Spirit name "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
Goddess name "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
Spirit name "Kutji" Australian aboriginal Animistic spirits. Malevolent beings who conceal themselves in undergrowth and rock crevices and manifest as animals and birds, including eagles, crows, owls, kangaroos and emus. Kutji are considered to have taken over wild creatures if their behavior assumes unfamiliar patterns. Only shamans may contain the influence of these spirits. Otherwise, they possess the potential to inflict disease and death on to human beings....
Demon name "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
Goddess name "LIbitina" Roman Chthonic goddess of death. Associated with funerals and interment....
"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
Hero name "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
Supreme god name "Latur Dano" Indonesia Counterpart of their supreme god which causes sickness, death and bad weather Indonesia / Nias Is.
Ghost name "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
God name "Llud" Welsh A death God. Welsh
King name "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.
God name "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
God name "Luchtain" Ireland Minor god of war and death. Ireland
God name "Luchtain / Luchtar" Irish A Minor war & death god
God name "MOT (death)" Canaanite / Phoenician / northern Israel, Lebanon / Syrian coastal regions God of natural adversity. ot is the Canaanite representation of adversity in the natural world. He lives in a pit within the earth and is responsible for its annual death from drought and heat: “he has scorched the olive, the produce of the earth and the fruit of the trees.” He engages in the classic confrontation with the Canaanite hero and national god, BAAL. Though the duel results in Baal's demise, his death is avenged by his twin sister ANAT, who slays Mot, then cleaves, winnows, burns and grinds him with a millstone, in what appears to be a ritual allied to the sowing of seed and harvesting (see OSIRIS). Baal is later restored. The conflict probably formed the basis of an annual ritual drama at the Canaanite New Year which was held in the autumn. In the texts Mot is the son of Il and his mother is AS'ERAH (ATHIRAT)....
"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
Goddess name "Macha" Celtic / Irish Fertility goddess. One of the aspects of the MORRIGAN (a trio of warrior goddesses with strong sexual connotations), she appears as the consort of Nemed and of Crunnchu. She is also a warrior goddess who influences the outcome of battle by magical devices. She can change shape from girl to hag and is generally dressed in red. She is depicted with red hair. She appears thus to the Irish hero, Cu Chulainn, before the Battle of Moytura when she suddenly changes herself into a crow, the harbinger of death. heads of slaughtered soldiers were fixed on the so-called Pole of Macha, and the ancient religious center of Emain Macha in Ulster is named after her.See also Banbha, ERIU and Fodla....
King name "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."
God name "Mahakala (the great death)" Hindu / Puranic (1) God. A violent aspect of S IVA. His SAKTI is Mahakah. Rides upon a lion. Color: black. Attributes: five arrows, ax, Brahma-egg, club, cup, rosary of skulls, staff and trident. Three-eyed. Also considered to be a form of the god BHAIRAVA in which context he is a guardian of the faith.(2) Guardian god of tents and science. BuddhistLamaist [Tibet]. Derived from the Hindu god S iva and an emanation of the five DHYANIBUDDHAS. Also one of a group of DHARMAPALAS with terrible appearance and royal attire. A deity of riches. He treads on the god Vinayaka, or on a man, a corpse, or on two elephant-headed men. Color: black, blue or white. Attributes: mainly elephant skin, prayer wheel and trident, but may hold various other objects....
"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.
Goddess name "Mara" Buddhist Goddess of death or the evil principle Buddhist
Goddess name "Mari Mai (mother death)" Hindu Plague goddess. The sister of SITALA, associated with cholera. Her Tamil counterpart is MARIYAMMAN....
God name "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
Goddess name "Maui" Polynesian / Maori / New Zealand Tutelary god. Not a creator god but one who assists mankind in various supernatural ways. According to tradition he was aborted at birth and cast into the sea by his mother, who thought he was dead. He was rescued entangled in seaweed. He is the deity who drew the islands of New Zealand from the floor of the ocean in a net. Maui caught the Sun and beat it into submission, making it travel more slowly across the sky so that the days became longer. He also brought fire from the underworld for mankind and tried, unsuccessfully, to harness immortality for him by entering the vulva of the underworld goddess HINE-NUI-TE-PO while she was asleep. She awoke and crushed him to death. Though a deity, he had been made vulnerable to death by a mistake during his rites of birth (see also Balder). Also Mawi....
Goddess name "Meretseger" Egypt Chthonic underworld goddess who brings illness and death to the disrespectful. Egypt
Goddess name "Meretseger/ Meresger" Egypt A chthonic underworld goddess who brings illness and death to the disrespectful
Goddess name "Metsaka" Huichol Indian / Mesoamerican / Mexico moon goddess. Known as “grandmother moon,” she is the consort of the fire god TATEVALI. She guards the Huichol against the god of death, TOKAKAMI....
Goddess name "Mictecachiuatl" Aztec Goddess of death and Lady of Mictlan, the underworld. Aztec
God name "Mictlantecuhtli" Aztec The god of death and Lord of Mictlan, also as god of the south, one of the skybearers. Aztec
King name "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
God name "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
Goddess name "Moirai" Greek Collective name for a group of goddesses. The Fates of human life: KLOTHO, the spinner, LACHESIS, the caster of lots, and ATROPOS, the unturnable inevitability of death. The daughters of ZEUS and THEMIS, depicted with spindle, scroll and scales respectively. Also Moires....
Goddess name "Morrigan" Celtic Morrigan, Morrighan, Goddesses of war of death and destruction from prehistoric origins Celtic / Ireland
"Mors" Roman The personification of death. Roman
Goddess name "Mors" Roman Minor god of death. Mors replaces the Greek THANATOS and, according to legend, is one of the twin sons of NYX, goddess of the night. He lives in part of the remote cave occupied by SOMNUS, god of sleep, beside the river Lethe. Ovid depicts him as a hideous and cadaverous figure dressed in a winding sheet and holding a scythe and hour glass. Known particularly through Lacedaemonian culture where twin statues of Mors and Somnus were placed side by side....
"Mort" Discworld Having proved himself unworthy as a scarecrow he is chosen by death to be his apprentice. Discworld
Goddess name "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
Goddess name "Morta" Roman Goddess of death. In later Roman times she becomes linked with the birth goddesses DECIMA and NONA, as a trio of goddesses of fate, the PARCAE....
God name "Mot" Semitic God of death, fertility and sterility.
God name "Mutu" Assyria Personification of death and the god of the underworld Assyria
Goddess name "Namtar (fate)" Mesopotamian / Sumerian Messenger god(dess). A go-between and either minister or maid-servant of the underworld goddess ERES KIGAL, who brings death to mankind at the appropriate time....
Demon name "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
King name "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
God name "Ndjambi" Herero / Namibia, southwest Africa sky god. A benevolent deity who protects and lifts up all who die natural deaths. The utterance of his name is generally forbidden....