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List of Gods   : "Forest"

NameOriginDescription
Goddess name "Abnoba" Roman / Celtic / European Forest and river goddess. Known locally from the Black Forest region of Germany. The name “Avon,” associated with many rivers, derives from her name....
"Aja" African  Aja is an Orisha, patron of the Forest, the animals within it and herbal healers, whom she taught their art.
Spirit name "Ajatar (sometimes Ajattara)" Finland An evil Forest spirit.
Deities name "Alcis" Germanic / possibly Icelandic / Nordic Unknown status. The Alcis are twin deities (brothers) known only as sons of the sky gods. From Germanic times we have a La Tene urn with pictures of paired men on horseback and linked by a wooden beam. Tacitus describes the worship of twin gods by the Naharvali tribe, their priests dressed in effeminate costume (see also the Phrygian deity ATTIS). They may have been worshiped in Forest sanctuaries along the northern coast of Europe....
"Alisanos" Celtic / France A personification of "alder-tree Forestation. Celtic / France
God name "Alpheus" Greece Alpheus as man. Hunting in the Forests of Greece, Alpheus saw Artemis and desired her. Alpheus as a river (present Alfeios River) and river-god, thus like most river-gods a son of Oceanus and Tethys.
Spirit name "Amalivaca" Native America A Native American spirit, who had seven daughters. He broke their legs to prevent their running away, and left them to people the Forests.
"Anasuya" Hindu That is, the charity, was wife of an ancient Indian rishi (sage) named Atri. In the Ramayana, she appears living with her husband in a small hermitage in the southern periphery of the Forest of Chitrakuta. She was very pious, and always practiced austerities and devotion. Hindu
Goddess name "Arduinna" Roman / Celtic Goddess of the Ardennes Forest. Her cult thus originated in the Ardennes, which derived its name from her. She was assimilated to the Roman Diana. Roman / Celtic
Goddess name "Arduinna" Roman / Celtic / European Goddess of Forests and hunting. Known only from inscriptions and figurines in the Ardennes region. Depicted riding on the back of a wild boar and presumed to be a guardian deity of boars. Identified by the Romans with the goddess DIANA....
Goddess name "Ardwinna aka Dea Arduinna" Britain Woodland and animal Goddess who haunted the Forests of Ardennes riding a wild boar. She commanded a fine for any animal killed on her land, yet asked for animal sacrifices on her feast day. Britain
Spirit name "Askefruer" Denmark Ash-nymphs. Danish Forest-spirits with bodies covered with hair, with wrinkled faces, hanging breasts and dishevelled hair and are usually dressed in moss. They are endowed with powers to cure disease. Denmark
"Awaeh Yegendji" Haudenosaunee Mother Swan. She is a aged wisewoman living alone in the Forest with Her three daughters. Haudenosaunee
Spirit name "Baba Yaga" Slavic The wild old woman; the dark lady; and mistress of magic. She is also seen as a Forest spirit, leading hosts of spirits. Slavic
God name "Baj Bajania" Yakut Rather joyous Forest god.Yakut
God name "Berstuk" Slavic evil god of the Forest. Slavic
Spirit name "Bokwus" Kwakiutl fearsome spirit in the great North Western American Forests. Kwakiutl
Goddess name "Budhi Pallien" India A fearsome goddess of Forests and jungles, who roams northern India in the form of a tiger. India
Goddess name "Budhi Pallien" Indian Assamese Forest Goddess, appears as a tiger prowling through the jungle. Indian
Spirit name "Buschweiber" German Forest-spirits aka "Wild-maidens". German.
"Centaurs" Greek That is, the bull-killers, are according to the earliest accounts a race of men who inhabited the mountains and Forests of Thessaly. Greek
Spirit name "Chickcharney" Bahamas Small furred / feathered spirit of the Forest. Andros Is. Bahamas
"Corybantes aka Kurbantes" s Corybants, were Rhea's enthusiastic priests, who with drums, cymbals, horns, and in full armour, performed their orgiastic dances in the Forests and on the mountains of Phrygia.
"Daemones" Greek family of elementals who inhabit fields, Forests, mountains, oceans, streams, lakes, valleys, desert, some towns and they are immortal Greek
"Dancing-water" French Which beautifies ladies, makes them young again, and enriches them. It fell in a cascade in the Burning Forest, and could only be reached by an underground passage. Prince Chery fetched a bottle of this water for his beloved Fair-star, but was aided by a dove. French Fairy Tale
Goddess name "Debena" Czechoslovakia A goddess of the Forests
Goddess name "Debena" Slavic Goddess of hunting and Forests. Slavic
Goddess name "Diana" Roman moon goddess. Living in the Forests, she is a huntress and protector of animals, also the guardian of virginity. Generally modeled on the Greek goddess ARTEMIS, she had a sanctuary on the Aventine Hill in Rome and, under Roman rule, took over the Temple of Artemis at Ephesus....
Spirit name "Dive zeny" Bohemian Wild women, female Forest-spirits. Bohemian
King name "Erlking" German king of the elves, who prepares mischief for children, and even deceives men with his seductions. He is said to haunt the Black Forest. German
Goddess name "Fauna" Etruscan Goddess of the earth, wildlife, Forests, and fertility. Symbolizes prosperity as well. Etruscan
"Flidais" Irish Ruler of wild beasts of the Forests\woodlands
Goddess name "Frjorgyn" Germanic Goddess with no known cult, the name suggests she is a mountain / Forest goddess and possibly revered as a goddess of fertility norse / germanic
"Gaasyendietha" Haudenosaunee Meteor Fire Lizards, they travel quickly from lake to lake to avoid setting the Forest ablaze. Haudenosaunee
Goddess name "Gauri (whitish brilliant)" Hindu / Vedic / Puranic (1) Goddess. Consort of the god VARUNA, said to have been created at the churning of the ocean of milk. An epithet of PARVATI as a goddess of the corn. Also a SAKTI of Mahesvara, a minor aspect of S IVA. Her attendant animal is a lion or a wolf. Attributes: fish, Forest garland, image of GANESA, lotus, mirror, rosary, trident and water jar. Three-eyed. Also Varuni.(2) Goddess. Buddhist. One of eight GAURIS of terrible appearance. Attributes: head and noose.(3) Messenger goddess. Jain [India]. A SASANADEVATA. Also one of sixteen VIDYADEVIS or goddesses of learning headed by SARASVATI. Color: white. Attribute: a hook....
Goddess name "Gyhldeptis" Haida Kindly Forest goddess Tlingit / Haida
Nymph name "Hamadryads" Roman / Greek nymphs of trees supposed to live in Forest-trees, and die when the tree dies. The nymphs of fruit-trees were called Melides or Hamamelids. Roman / Greek
Goddess name "Hanuman (with large jaws)" Hindu / Epic / Puranic Monkey god. Hanuman attends RAMA, one of the incarnations of VISINU, and personifies the ideal and faithful servant. He is the son of PAVANA, the god of winds, and is noted for his speed and agility in which context he is often worshiped by young men and athletes. He leads a mythical Forest army of monkeys, and is depicted as a monkey with a long tail. He takes a major role in the Ramayana epic searching for, and rescuing, the goddess SITA who has been captured by the demon Ravana. He may appear trampling on the goddess of Lanka [Sri Lanka]. Worshiped particularly in southern India but more generally in villages. Color: red. Attributes: bow, club, mane, rock and staff. May appear five-headed....
Goddess name "Hi'iaka" Hawaii The patron goddess of Hawaiii and the hula dancers, and lived in a sacred grove where she spent her days dancing with the Forest spirits.
God name "Hiisi" Pre - Christian Karelian / Finland Tree god. Said to reside in pine Forests. After Christianization he was degraded to a troll....
"Hodmimer's forest" Norse Hodmimer's holt or grove, where the two human beings Lif and Lifthraser were preserved during Ragnarok. Norse
God name "Ika ere" Polynesian Fish god. The son of Punga and grandson of TANGAROA, the sea and creator god, he is revered in various regions of Polynesia as the progenitor of all life in the sea, especially fish. His brother is Tu-Te-Wanawana, the deity responsible for the well-being of lizards, snakes and other reptiles. When fierce storms arose at the time of creation under the control of TAWHIRIMATEA, the god of winds, mythology records that Tu-Te-Wanawana went inland to escape the devastation while Ikatere took to the safety of the sea. The incident became known as the schism of Tawhirimatea and has resulted in an eternal conflict between TANE(MAHUTA) the Forest god and Tangaroa, the sea god....
"Inkanyamba" Africa A legendary serpent living in a waterfall lake area in the northern Forests near Cape Town, South Africa
"Inkosazana" Africa Who came out on the same day that men came out of the earth. She is not commonly seen. We hear it said the primitive men knew her. No one existing at the present time ever saw her. She is said to be a very little animal, as large as a polecat, and is marked with little white and black stripes; on one side there grows a bed of reeds, a Forest, and grass;97 the other side is that of a man. Such is her form. South Africa
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....
Hero name "Kalevanpoika (son/ man of Kaleva)" Finland A giant hero who can cut down Forests and mow down huge meadows, identical with Estonian national epic hero Kalevipoeg.
God name "Kalisia" Pygmy / Zaire / Congo A creator god that is the guardian of hunters & the jungle Forests
God name "Kalisia" Pigmy / Democratic Republic of Congo / Congo, central Africa Creator god. The guardian of hunters and the jungle Forests. Pigmy hunters invoke the god with special rituals and he delivers dream messages identifying the location of game....
God name "Kalisia Pygmy" Congo Creator god who is the guardian of hunters and the jungle Forests Congo / Zaire
Goddess name "Khasa" Hindu Minor goddess who controls the spirits of Forests Hindu / Vedic
Goddess name "Khasa (itch)" Hindu / Vedic Minor goddess. Daughter of DAKSA, consort of KASYAPA and a deity controlling spirits of Forests....
Demon name "Kirmira" India A monster, brother of Vaka. He opposed the entrance of the Pandavas into the Kamyaka Forest, and threatened that he would eat Bhima. A furious combat ensued, in which Bhima and he hurled large trees at each other, but the demon was at length strangled and had all his bones broken by Bhima. India
Deities name "Kouretes" Greek Forest deities. Known from Ephesus and other sites as the spirits of trees and streams, they are also perceived as nymphs who dance in attendance on the baby ZEUS. The term is also applied to a bride or young woman....
Spirit name "Kubera (misshapen)" Hindu / Vedic, Epic / Puranic (1) God of riches. He was originally the head of the YAKSAS spirits of the Forests, but by Puranic times was associated with wealth and productivity. He is also a dikpala guardian of the northern quarter. The son of Pulastya and Idavida, his consorts include Yaksi, VASUDHARA and Vriddhi. Identified with the city of Alaka. He is depicted as a dwarfish figure riding upon a Brahman or a chariot. Color: white. Attributes: generally carrying a purse, but occasionally with various other items. Also Kuvera, Kauveri.(2) God of riches. Buddhist-Lamaist [Tibet]. One of a group of DHARMAPALA with terrible appearance and royal attire. Also a dikpala or guardian of the northern quarter. Color: yellow. Attributes: ax, banner, club, cup, hook, Ichneumon disgorging jewels, noose, reliquary and occasionally a trident....
Goddess name "Laka" Hawaii Goddess of the wild plants which grow in the Forest. Very fond of singing and dancing. Hawaii
God name "Lalaia'il" Bella Coola Indian / British Columbia, Canada God of shamans. The deity who initiates into the shamanistic circle. He lives in the Forest and carries a wooden wand bound with cedar bark which he waves, creating a singing noise. He also frequents woodland lakes and ponds. When a woman meets him she is said to menstruate, while a man develops a nose bleed. Also Kle-klati-e'il....
"Landvide" Norse A mountain range overgrown with trees. Vidar's abode. The primeval Forests. Norse
Spirit name "Laskowice" Slavic These are satyr type Forest spirits with a close relationship with the Wolf
Goddess name "Leshachikha" Slavonic Forest Goddess, wife of the Forest god, Leshy and mother of Leshonki. Slavonic
Goddess name "Loko" Fon / Benin, West Africa God of trees. The brother of the hearth goddess AYABA. Invoked particularly by herbalists before obtaining Medicines from the bark and leaves of Forest trees....
Goddess name "Mala (garland)" Buddhist - Lamaist / Tibet Mother goddess. One of a group of ASTAMATARA deities. Color: red or yellow. Attributes: garland of Forest flowers, or of jewels....
Goddess name "Medeine" Lithuania Goddess of the Forests Lithuania
Goddess name "Medeine/ Mejdejn" Lithuania A goddess of the Forests
God name "Meiden" Lithuania He is the god of Forest & animals, figures doesn't it
Goddess name "Mejdejn" Lithuanian Goddess of trees and Forests. Lithuanian
Goddess name "Mezamat" Latvia Goddess of all Forests Latvia
Goddess name "Mezamat/ Mezamate" Latvia She is the goddess of all Forests
God name "Mezavirs" Latvia God of all Forests Latvia
God name "Mezavirs/ Mezadeva" Latvia He is the god of all Forests
Goddess name "Mielikki" Finland wife of Tapio, the goddess of the Forest.
Ghost name "Mombo Wa Ndhlopfu" Mozambique Masters of the Forest, serpents that were credited with speech and bad breath. Often associated with the flesh-eating maggots of corpses, ancestral spirits and ghosts took that form as a disguise. Ronga, Mozambique
God name "Mombo Wa Ndhlopfu (elephant face)" Ronga / Mozambique, southern Africa Tutelary god. An ancestral deity who lives in and controls the Forests, also appearing in the guise of a huge snake. He is propitiated by the sacrifice of a cockerel....
God name "Mombo Wa Ndhlopfu Ronga" Mozambique A tutelary god that lives in & controls the Forest
"Mowis" Indian The bridegroom of snow, who, according to American Indian tradition, wooed and won a beautiful bride; but when morning dawned, Mowis left the wigwam, and melted into the Sunshine. The bride hunted for him night and day in the Forests, but never saw him more.
God name "Nainuema" Uitoto Indian / South America Creator god. He created the earth from his own imagination and stamped upon it until it was flat. He then engendered the Forests and other living things from his saliva....
Spirit name "Nyan" Tibet spirits who live in Forests and mountains. Tibet
King name "Old Man" Blackfoot Came from the south, making the mountains, the prairies, and the Forests as he passed, the birds and the animals too. He traveled north making things as he went and arranging the world as we see it today. Blackfoot
God name "Oshossi" Yoruba God of the Forest and hunting. Yoruba
Spirit name "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
"Pau-o-palae" Pacific Islands Pau-o-palae was clothed with a network of most delicate ferns. She was noted because of her magic power over all the ferns of the Forest, and for her skill in using the most graceful fronds for clothing and garlands.
God name "Picvu'cin" Siberia God of hunters who lives in deep ravines, and stays near the Forest. Chukchee, Siberia
Spirit name "Poluvirica" Slavic A female Forest spirit who appears naked, with a long face, pendulant breasts and three braids of hair down her back. Slavic
Goddess name "Puspatara (flower-Tara)" Buddhist / Mahayana Minor goddess. Color: white. Attribute: a Forest garland....
God name "Ranginui" Polynesian / including Maori sky god. The socalled sky father of the Polynesian culture whose consort is PAPATUANUKU, the earth mother. During a prolonged period of inseparable intercourse they became the prime parents of the Polynesian pantheon of gods. The children found life between the bodies of the parents too cramped and conspired to force them apart. Though one offspring, TUMATAUENGA, wanted to slay them, the advice of TANEMAHUTA, the Forest god, prevailed and RANGINUI and Papatuanuku were merely forced apart....
God name "Revanta (with wealth)" Hindu God of hunters. The son of SURYA and SANJNA. Known mainly from eastern India and Gujarat, he protects mankind against the dangers of the Forest. Infrequently depicted in art....
God name "Silvanus" Roman A Latin divinity of the fields and Forests, to whom in the very earliest times the Tyrrhenian Pelasgians are said to have dedicated a grove and a festival. He is described as a god watching over the fields and husbandmen, and is also called the protector of the boundaries of fields.
Deities name "Silvanus" Roman Minor god of woodlands and Forests. Worship of Silvanus seems largely to have been limited to northern Italy. He became incorporated into the Celtic pantheon where his symbolism includes a bill-hook, pots and hammers. His sacred animal is the stag. The name was extended to embrace groups of woodland deities, the Silvani or Silvanae....
God name "Ta'pi-o" Finland The god of the Forest. The Kalevala. Finland
God name "Tane aka Tane Mahuta" Maori the god of Forests and of birds. Maori
Goddess name "Tane(mahuta)" Polynesian / including Maori God of light. One of the children of the prime parents RANGINUI and PAPATUANUKU. Also god of trees, Forests and boat-builders, his consort is the goddess HINEAHU-ONE and he is the father of HINE-ATA-UIRA who descended to the underworld to become the goddess of death, HINE-NUI-TE-PO. In other traditions he is the consort of Hine-Nui-Te-Po, whom he joins each evening when he descends to the underworld. It was he who proposed that his parents should be pushed apart rather than slaughtered. In Maori culture Tanemahuta, like all deities, is represented only by inconspicuous, slightly worked stones or pieces of wood and not by the large totems, which are depictions of ancestors. Also KANE (Hawaiian)....
Spirit name "Tapio" East Forest spirit or god. Hunters prayed to him before a hunt. East Finnish
God name "Tapio" Finland The god of the Forest.
God name "Tapio" Pre - Christian Finnish Hunting god. Believed to inhabit Forests and invoked before a hunt....
Goddess name "Tellervo" Finland The goddess of the Forest, daughter of Tapio and Mielikki.
Goddess name "Uke Mochi" Japan Goddess of food, she prepared a feast by facing the ocean and spitting out a fish, then she faced the Forest and bountiful game spewed out of her mouth, finally turning to a rice paddy she coughed up a bowl of rice. Japan
Goddess name "Uli" Polynesia A Forest goddess who also dabbles in sorcery. Polynesia
King name "Una" Christian Truth, so called because truth is one. She starts with St. George on his adventure, and being driven by a storm into "Wandering Wood," retires for the night to Hypocrisy's cell. St. George quits the cell, leaving Una behind. In her search for him she is caressed by a lion, who afterwards attends her. She next sleeps in the hut of Superstition, and next morning meets Hypocrisy dressed as St. George. As they journey together Sansloy meets them, exposes Hypocrisy, kills the lion, and carries off Una on his steed to a wild Forest. Una fills the air with her shrieks, and is rescued by the fauns and satyrs, who attempt to worship her, but, being restrained, pay adoration to her ass. She is delivered from the satyrs and fauns by Sir Satyrane, and is told by Archimago that St. George is dead, but subsequently hears that he is the captive of Orgoglio. She goes to king Arthur for aid, and the king both slays Orgoglio and rescues the knight. Una, now takes St. George to the house of Holiness, where he is carefully nursed, and then leads him to Eden, where their union is consummated. Spenser: Faerie queene
Goddess name "Vana-Durga" Hindu / Puranic Aspect of DURGA. A form of the goddess invoked by woodsmen and Foresters. She often wears an elephant skin, is eight-armed and carries an assortment of weapons....
Goddess name "Vivasvan (shining)" Hindu / Vedic / Puranic Sun god. The original Vedic list of six descendants of the goddess ADITI or ADITYAS, all of whom take the role of Sun gods was, in later times, enlarged to twelve, including Vivasvan. One of his titles is the “embodiment of ancestral law.” His consort is SARANYU and he is identified as the father of YAMA and YAMI, as well as MANU and the ASVINS. His color is golden and his attributes a Forest garland, two lotuses and a trident. Also Vivasvat....
God name "Wa" Ntomba / Democratic Republic of Congo, central Africa Sun god. Probably originating as a god of hunters who protects and controls the animals in the Forest. He has a son, Mokele....
God name "Wer" Mesopotamian / Babylonian - Akkadian storm god. A minor deity linked with ADAD and AMURRU. His attendant is the fierce guardian of the pine Forest, Huwawa, the focus of one of the Gilgames epic sagas. Cult centers include Afis, south of Aleppo....
"Wild Huntsman" German The German tradition is that a spectral hunter with dogs frequents the Black Forest to chase the wild animals. The English name is "Herne the Hunter," who was once a keeper in windsor Forest. In Winter time, at midnight, he walks about Herne's Oak, and blasts trees and cattle. He wears horns, and rattles a chain in a "most hideous manner". Another legend is that a certain Jew would not suffer Jesus to drink out of a horse-trough, but pointed to some water in a hoof-print as good enough for "such an enemy of Moses," and that this man is the "Wild Huntsman." Various
"Yetl" Tlingit The Raven of Tlingit legend, was the symbol of creation, maker of Forests and mountains, rivers and seas. He guided the Sun, the moon, and the stars and controlled the winds and the floods. Yetl gave light to the world.
Spirit name "Yobin-Pogil" Yukaghir / southeastern Siberia Forest spirit. The apotheosis of the woodlands and their guardian deity....