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NameOriginDescription
Goddess name "Aclla" Inca / Quechua Goddesses of war and virgins comparable to the Roman Vestal Virgins. Inca / Quechua
"Angitia" Greek Taught the people remedies against the poison of serpents, and had derived her name from being able to kill serpents by her incantations. Greek
Spirit name "Anjea" Australia Fertility spirit. People's souls reside within her in between their incarnations. Australia
God name "Anti-Christ / AntiChrist" Christian Anti-Christ or the Man of Sin, expected by some to precede the second coming of Christ. St. John so calls every one who denies the incarnation of the eternal Son of God. Christian
Spirit name "Apacita" Inca Guardian spirit. Represented by a pile of stones by the side of mountain passes and trails. He was invoked by travellers to safeguard their journeys. Inca
Spirit name "Apacita" Inca / pre - Columbian South America / Peru, etc Guardian spirit. The apotheosis of a pile of stones marking the top of a pass or some other critical point on a route invoked by travelers with small offerings to strengthen them on their journey....
God name "Apo" Inca mountain god. Inca
God name "Apo" Inca God of mountains. Inca
God name "Apo (lord)" Inca / pre Columbian South America / Peru, etc mountain god. The apotheosis of an Andean mountain, all mountains being sacred to the South American Indians....
God name "Apocatquil" Inca / Peru God of lightning. He recalled his mother to life and made an aperture in the earth with a golden spade, through which the race of the Peruvians emerged and took possession of the land. Inca / Peru
God name "Arjuna (silvery)" Hindu / Vedic, Epic / Puranic Heroic god. Arjuna appears in the Mahabharata epic. One of the princely sons of the mythical Pandu family, his father is INDRA. He generally appears with the warrior god BHIMA. Allegedly responsible for requesting VIS'NU to take his VISVARUPA form but also identified as a minor incarnation or avatara of Vis'nu. Attributes: usually depicted bearing a bow received from AGNI the fire god, but may also appear carrying a sword and shield. Also NARA....
Deity name "Atunis aka Atuns" Etruscan The Etruscan incarnation of the popular life-death-rebirth deity. He is a consort for Turan. Originally non-Etruscan, directly from Greek Adonis. Etruscan
"Avatar" Hindu Avatar, avatara or avataram, most commonly refers to the incarnation of a higher being, or the Supreme Being onto earth. Hindu
"Ayya Vaikundar" Tamil According to Akilattirattu Ammanai, a scripture of the Ayyavazhi, was an avatar of Narayana. As per the Ayyavazhi mythology the body in which Ayya Vaikundar incarnated is that of Mudisoodum Perumal. Tamil
Goddess name "Balarama (strength of Rama)" Hindu / Epic / Puranic Incarnation of the god VIS'NU. May have originated in Vedic times as an agricultural fertility deity. He is the son of VASUDEVA and DEVAKI, though born from the womb of ROHINI. Jointly with KRSNA (his brother), he is identified as the eighth avatara (incarnation) of Vis'nu, or, with RAMA, as the seventh. Legend describes how Vis'nu impregnated the belly of the goddess Devaki with two hairs, one black, one white. To ensure their safety against a demon king, they were transferred before birth to Rohini. Krsna grew to be dark-skinned, and Balarama light. The latter enjoys similar characteristics to Krsna but fails to attract the same popularity. He is usually depicted on the right side of Krsna, rarely standing alone. The consort of Balarama is REVATI and his sons are Nisatha and Ulmuka. Epithets included Ananda (joy). In Jainism he is known as Baladeva. Attributes: arrow, club, drinking cup, fan palm, honey pot, lotus, pestle, pitcher, plough, prayer wheel, shield and sword....
"Baron Samedi / Baron Saturday, Baron Samdi, Bawon Samedi, Bawon Sanmdi" Haiti / Vodun Baron Samedi aka Baron Saturday, Baron Samdi, Bawon Samedi, Bawon Sanmdi, a loa of the dead, along with Baron's other incarnations Baron Cimetiere, and Baron La Croix. Baron Samedi is usually depicted with a top hat, black tuxedo, dark glasses, and cotton plugs in the nostrils, as if to resemble a corpse dressed and prepared for burial in Haitian style. Haiti / Vodun
Goddess name "Bhaga (the dispenser of fortune)" Hindu / Vedic / Puranic Minor Sun god. In Vedic times, the incarnation of women's good fortune in marriage. One of six ADITYAS, sons of the goddess ADITI. Consort: SIDDHI. Attributes: two lotuses, prayer wheel and trident....
King name "Bhrkuti-Tara" Buddhist / Tibet The Nepalese queen of Tibet's first great religious king, songtsen Gambo and credited with the introduction of Buddhism to Tibet and China. In the Lamaeist Tradition, Bhrkuti-Tara is incarnate in all good women. Buddhist / Tibet
Goddess name "Bibi the Child-Strangler" Bibi Sometimes affectionately known as "Aunty Bibi," is a Romany witch-goddess. Bibi is an old crone who either wears torn black garments or is entirely naked. Like the Romanian goddess Dschuma, Bibi is disease incarnate, particularly cholera. She is referred to as "the child-strangler" because it is believed that disease often effects children, who are young and weak.
God name "Brihaspati" India God of incantation and ritual India
Goddess name "Candra Kirana" Hindu An incarnation of Dewi Ratih, a goddess of love. Hindu
God name "Catequil" Inca God of lightning and thunder. Inca
God name "Chaitanya" Hindu / Puranic Mendicant god. A deified mortal who became one of the many incarnations of the god VIS NU. Born at Nadiya in AD 1484, he died at Puri in 1527. Chaitanya was a sickly child who, according to legend, was left to his fate, hanging in a tree to die, but was revived by the gods and thus became deified. He was married twice before adopting a strict ascetic existence at the age of twenty-four, from which time he traveled extensively, eventually settling in the holy city of Benares. He is remembered as a great social reformer. His main sanctuary at Nadiya includes a small statue of KRSNA to whom he devoted himself....
Goddess name "Chasca" Inca Goddess of the dawn and the dew Inca
Goddess name "Coyolxauhqui (golden bells)" Aztec / Mesoamerican / Mexico Astral goddess. A deification and incarnation (avatara) of the moon. According to tradition she is the half-sister of the Sun god HUITZILOPOCHTLI. The god sprang, fully armed, from his decapitated mother, COATLICUE, and engaged all his enemies who, by inference, are the 400 astral gods, his half-brothers. He slew his sister and hurled her from the top of a mountain. Alternative tradition suggests his sister was an ally whom he was unable to save, so he decapitated her and threw her head into the sky, where she became the moon. She was represented in the Great Temple at Tenochtitlan, where she was depicted in front of successive Huitzilopochtli pyramids. She is also a hearth deity within the group classed as the XIUHTECUHTLI complex....
Deity name "Dalai-Lama" Tibet Chief of the two Tartar priests and a sort of incarnate deity. The other lama is called the "Tesho-lama." Tibet
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....
"Druj nasu" Avesta A "Corpse-fiend", the incarnation of pollution and contagion arising from decomposition of a dead body. Avesta
God name "Ea/ Enki" Babylon / Mesopotamia The god of wisdom, spells, incantations, & the seas
Goddess name "Euphrosyne" Greek One of the three Charites or Graces. The cheerful one, or life lived in exuberance and joy, the Goddess of mirth, and the incarnation of grace and beauty. A daughter of Zeus and Eurynome, or of Dionysus and Aphrodite. Greek
"Hanuman" Hindu A celestial being, named Punjikasthala, who, due to a curse, was born on the earth as a female vanara. The curse was to be removed on her giving birth to an incarnation of Lord Shiva. Hindu
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....
God name "Har" Scandinavian The first person of the Scandinavian Trinity, which consists of Har (the Mighty), the Like Mighty, and the Third Person. This Trinity is called "The Mysterious Three," and they sit on three thrones above the Rainbow. The next in order are the Aesir, of which Odin, the chief, lives in Asgard, on the heavenly hills between earth and the Rainbow. The third order is the Vanir - the gods of the ocean, air, and clouds - of which Van Niord is the chief. Har has already passed his ninth incarnation; in his tenth he will take the forms first of a peacock, and then of a horse, when all the followers of Mahomet will be destroyed.
God name "Hari (yellowish brown)" Hindu / Epic / Puranic Minor incarnation of the god V IS'NU. Popularized by modern religious movements, Hari is one of the sons of the god DHARMA who sprang from the heart of BRAHMA. He is most closely linked with KRSNA, but he and Krsna also parallel Dharma's other sons, NARA and NARAYANA. Hari can be a more generic epithet applied to several Hindu gods....
"Hayagriva" Hindu Incarnation of Vishnu Hindu / Puranic / Epic
"Hayagriva" Hindu / Puranic / Epic The most important incarnation of Vishnu
Demon name "Hayagriva (horse neck)" Hindu / Epic / Puranic (1) The most significant minor incarnation of the god VIS'NU. He probably originated as a horse god and later became an avatara associated with wisdom and knowledge. At the behest of BRAHMA, Hayagriva rescued the Vedas, stolen by two demons, from the bottom of the primeval ocean. Depicted in human form with the head of a horse and, according to the texts, eight hands. Attributes: Book (Veda), horse's mane and rosary. Also the attributes of Vis'nu. Also Hayasirsa, Vadavavaktra.(2) Patron god of horses. Buddhist-Lamaist [Tibet]. One of a group of DHARMAPALA with terrible appearance and royal attire, he is considered to be an emanation of AKSOBHYA or AMITABHA. His SAKTI is MARICI. Color: red. Attributes: horse heads, staff and trident, but also arrow, ax, banner, bow, club, flames, flower, image of Aksobhya or Amitabha on the crown, lotus, noose, prayer wheel, skin, snakes, sword and trident. Three-eyed....
"Hibil-Ziwa" Nazorean The Primal Man of Mani. Yeshua the Nazorean is said in the Ginza to have declared himself an incarnation of Hibil-Ziwa. Early Nazorean
Spirit name "Huaca" Inca / pre - Columbian South America / Peru, etc spirit being. The apotheosis of a natural object such as a rock or a place of local importance such as a spring. It is uncertain whether the principle is one of animism (when a deity takes on different natural shapes at will) or anImatism (when an object is a supernatural being in its own right)....
Spirit name "Huanacari" Inca A guardian spirit
Spirit name "Huanacauri" Inca / pre - Columbian South America / Peru, etc Guardian spirit. The apotheosis of a special spindle-shaped stone sited near Cuzco which protected the Inca royal family and also featured strongly in the maturation rites of male Inca adolescents. Also Wanakawri....
"Huiracocha" Inca The creator of the world. Inca
Deity name "Huiracocha/ Viracocho" Inca The supreme deity accused of a virgin birth & creator of of the world
God name "Illapa or Illapa" Inca God of lightning, thunder and Rain storms. Inca
God name "Illapa/ Illyapa/ Katoyalla" Inca He is the god of lightning, thunder & Rain storms
God name "Ilyapa" Inca God of storms and weather Inca
God name "Imyapa" Inca / pre - Columbian South America / Peru, etc weather god. Also perceived as a thunder god, he became syncretized with Santiago, the patron saint of Spain. The Indians called Spanish firearms Ilyapa. Also Inti-Ilyapa; Coqi-Ilya; Illapa; Katoylla....
Goddess name "Inlti (sun)" Inca / pre - Columbian South America / Peru, etc Sun god. His consort is the moon goddess MAMA-KILYA. Inti was depicted as a trinity in the sanctuaries in Cuzco, possibly in deference to the Christian Trinity. The Temple of the Sun is reported to have housed images, in gold, of all the sky gods in the Inca pantheon on more or less equal terms, since the Sun is regarded as one of many great celestial powers. Inti may also have been depicted as a face on a gold disc. The socalled “fields of the Sun” supported the Inca priesthood. The three Sun deities are Apo-Inti (lord Sun), Cori-Inti (son Sun) and Inti-Wawqi (sun brother). The Sun god(s) is perceived as the progenitor of the Inca rulers at Cuzco through two children—a son Manco Capac and his sister / consort Mama Ocllo Huaco. The Quechua Indians of the central Andes call the same deity Inti Huayna Capac and perceive him as part of a trinity with the Christian god and Christ....
God name "Inti" Inca God of war and the Sun and a patron deity of Tahuantinsuyu. Inca
"KRSNA" Hindu Incarnation of Vishnu known as the dark one Hindu / Puranic / Tamil / Epic
"KRSNA/ Kannan" Hindu / Puranic / Epic / Tamil An incarnation of Vishnu known as the dark one
God name "Katoyalla aka Apu Illapu" Inca Katoyalla aka Apu Illapu, a very popular weather god. He was said to keep the milky Way in a jug and use it to create Rain. He appeared as a man in shining clothes, carrying a club and stones. Inca
God name "Khusor" Semitic God of navigation and incantations Semitic
Goddess name "Kilya" Inca Goddess of marriage Inca
God name "Kon" Inca The god of Rain and wind that came from the south. He was a son of Inti and Mama Quilla. Inca
Deities name "Krishna" Indian The modern deity Krishna is the most celebrated hero of Indian mythology, and the most popular of all the deities. He is said to be the eighth Avatara or incarnation of Vishnu, or rather a direct manifestation of Vishnu himself. This hero, around whom a vast mass of legend and fable has been gathered, probably lived in the Epic age, when the Hindus had not advanced far beyond their early settlements in the north-west.
Goddess name "Kumari (virgin)" Hindu Goddess. Generally recognized to be an epithet of DURGA. Worshiped at a famous temple on the southernmost tip of India at Cape Comorin. Also known in Nepal, where a small girl provides an earthly incarnation of the goddess....
Deities name "Kurma(vatara)" Hindu / Epic / Puranic Incarnation of the god VIS'NU. The second avatara of Vis'nu, Kurma appears in the form of a tortoise which acts as a pivot for the mountainous churning rod the gods employ to make ambrosia from the primal sea of milk after the flood. Kurma is depicted with a human torso surmounting a tortoise shell. Vis'nu is said to have appeared in this form in order to recover some of the possessions lost during the deluge. Attributes: club, conch, lotus and prayer wheel. Also the name for a vehicle of various deities....
God name "Kusor the Mariner" Phonecian Great God of Mariners and Inventors. Brother of Hasisu, 'son of law', craftsman of the gods. Invented mechanical devices, the fishing boat and fishing, architecture, and navigation. Skilled in divination, soothsaying, and the arts of incantation and magic formulas. Phonecian
"Lerna" Greek A Lerna of ills (malorum Lerna). A very great evil. lake Lerna is where Hercules destroyed the hydra which did incalculable evil to Argos. Greek
God name "Mahakapi" Buddhist God and epitaph of the Buddha in a previous incarnation when he was an ape Buddhist
God name "Mahakapi (great ape)" Buddhist God. Epithet of the BUDDHA in a previous incarnation, appearing as an ape....
Goddess name "Mama Cocha" Inca Goddess Rain, wind and the ocean Inca / Peru
Goddess name "Mama Kilya" Inca Goddess of the moon Inca
Goddess name "Mama Pacha" Inca Goddess of autumn Inca
Goddess name "Mama Qoca" Inca Goddess of the ocean Inca
Goddess name "Mama Qoca (mother sea)" Inca / pre - Columbian South America / Peru, etc Goddess of the ocean. Originally a pre-Inca goddess of coastal regions who retained her influence under Inca rule. Invoked by all Indians who gain their livelihood from the sea. Today probably syncretized largely with the Christian Virgin Mary. Also Mama Cocha....
Goddess name "Mama Quilla" Inca Goddess of the moon Inca
Goddess name "Mama-Kilya (mother moon)" Inca / pre - Columbian South America / Peru, etc moon goddess. The consort of the Sun god INTI, she is important in the calculation of time and regulating the Inca festival calendar. The Indians consider that an eclipse of the moon is a time of great danger, caused by a mountain lion or snake eating the moon, and perform a ritual making as much noise as possible to frighten the predator off....
God name "Manco Capac" Inca God of war and the Sun Inca / Quechua
God name "Matsya" Hindu Incarnation of the god Visnu Hindu / Puranic / Epic
Demon name "Matsya" Hindu / Epic / Puranic Incarnation of the god VIS'NU. In this first avatara Vis'nu appears as a fish which, according to one legend, tows a ship carrying the law-giver MANU to safety after the primal flood. Matsya engages in an epic battle with the demon HAYAGRIVA who stole the Vedas from a sleeping BRAHMA. Usually depicted with a human torso carrying symbols, e.g. wheel and conch, on a fish's body....
"Miryai dMagdala aka Mary Magdalene" Nazorean Miryai dMagdala aka Mary Magdalene, revered by the Order of Nazorean Essenes as the earthly spouse and chief disciple of Yeshu the Nazorean (Jesus) and as an incarnation of the Maiden of Light. Early Nazorean
Demon name "Mohini (illusion)" Hindu / Epic / Puranic Minor incarnation of VIS'NU. Mohini is an avatara who appears in the form of an enchantress whose form Vis'nu adopted briefly to deceive demons attempting to remove the ambrosia created by churning the primeval ocean of milk (see also GARUDA). Vis'nu used the same guise to dupe and seduce the god SIVA....
"Moon-drop" Roman In Latin, virus lunare, a vaporous drop supposed to be shed by the moon on certain herbs and other objects, when influenced by incantations. Roman
God name "Nara" Hindu / Puranic / Epic Minor incarnation of the god of Visnu
God name "Nara (man)" Hindu / Epic / Puranic Minor incarnation(s) of the god VISNU. Some authorities place these as separate avataras, but they are usually linked....
Deity name "Narada (giver of advice)" Hindu / Vedic, Epic / Puranic Minor but popular deity. Narada is depicted as a sage who is also a messenger and teacher. Born from the head, or throat, of BRAHMA, and alternatively a minor incarnation of V IS'NU. In various roles he is a guardian deity of women, a musician and a wanderer. Narada, often bearded, is generally depicted standing with the musical instrument which is his invention, the vina (lute). By contrast to his benign nature he is also described as a “maker of strife” and as “vile.” Also Kali-karaka; Pisuna....
God name "Narasinha" Hindu Another incarnation of the god Visnu. Hindu
Goddess name "Narasinha (man-lion)" Hindu / Epic / Puranic Incarnation of the god Vis'nu. The fourth avatara of the god is depicted as a man-lion hybrid. According to legend, the demonic king Hiranyakasipu had taken on a dangerous invulnerability. To thwart this, VIS'NU took the form of Narasinha and hid inside a pillar of the king's palace whence he sprang, capturing Hiranyakasipu and tearing out his entrails. IconographicalIy, the scene is portrayed with the victim thrown across Narasinha's lap and the god's claws plunged into his body. Narasinha may also appear seated in a yoga position with the goddess LAKSMI on his knee....
Goddess name "Paca-Mama (earth mother)" Inca / pre - Columbian South America / highlands of Peru Chthonic earth goddess. Worshiped extensively by farmers but now largely syncretized with the Christian Virgin Mary....
God name "Pacha Kamaq" Inca Pacha Kamaq the 'Earth-Maker', the creator god of the peoples who lived in Peru before the Inca conquest.
Goddess name "Pacha Mama" Inca A chthonic goddess of fertility & the earth, now syncretized with the Christian Virgin Mary
God name "Pachacamac (earth creator)" South American Indian / Lima region of Peru Creator god. Near the town of Pachacamac is the site of a huge pyramidal sanctuary dedicated to the god. In origin he is pre-Inca but the Inca rulers who took over the region allowed his worship to continue; eventually he became syncretized with the god VAIRACOCHA....
God name "Pachamac" Inca Creator god and a god of the earth. Inca
Goddess name "Pachamama" Inca A dragoness fertility goddess who presided over planting and harvesting. She caused earthquakes. After conquest by Catholic Spain her image was replaced by the Virgin Mary. Inca
Goddess name "Padma" Hindu The goddess that is the incarnation of Laksmi
Goddess name "Padma" Hindu Goddess who is the incarnation of Laksmi Hindu
Goddess name "Padma (lotus)" Hindu / Epic / Puranic (1) Snake god. One of a group of seven MAHANAGAS. Attributes: rosary and water jar. Three-eyed.(2) Goddess. An incarnation of LAKSMI, the consort of an avatara of VIS NU. She is depicted as emanating from the padma or lotus (Nelumbium speciosum) which is the symbol of creation and one of the most important iconographic devices in Hinduism. Also KAMALA....
God name "Parasurama" Hindu Incarnation of the god of Visnu. Hindu
Demon name "Parasurama (Rama-with-the-ax)" Hindu / Epic / Puranic Incarnation of the god VIS'NU. The sixth avatara of Vis'nu (see also RAMA) in which form he saved the world from an army of tyrannical warriors. According to legend, Rama, the son of a wise man, became a skilled bowman and in gratitude he went to the Himalaya where he stayed, devoting himself to SIVA. His consort is DHARANI. Though without his bow, Rama acted as a champion of the gods in a war against the demons and was rewarded with an ax. In another legend, Vis'nu took the form of Parasurama to rid the world of despotic rulers. This avatara appears in human form, with two arms and with an ax in the right hand. Other attributes: arrow, bow, knife, skin and sword. Also Parasuramavatara....
God name "Pariacaca" Inca weather god response will for Rain and thunder. Inca
God name "Pariacaca" Pre - Inca central Andean / South America weather god. The deity responsible for Rain and thunder, personified by the falcon....
God name "Piyusaharana" Hindu / Epic / Puranic Obscure physician god. Identified in the texts as the eighteenth of the thirty-nine minor incarnations of the god VISNU; said to be a “carrier of nectar.”...
Goddess name "Poleramma" India One of the incarnations of the goddess associated with smallpox. India
Goddess name "Priti (pleasure)" Hindu / Epic / Puranic Goddess. A daughter of DAKSA and consort of the god of love KAMADEVA. One of twelve SAKTIS associated with the god VIS'NU in his various incarnations....
Goddess name "Quilla" Inca moon goddess married to Inti, the Sun god. Inca
Goddess name "Quinuama" Inca Goddess of grain. Inca
King name "Rama" India The seventh incarnation of Vishnu and the eldest son of king Dasaratha of the solar race. India
Demon name "Rama (pleasing)" Hindu / Epic / Puranic Incarnation of the god VIS NU. The seventh avatara (sun aspect) of Vis nu. Rama began as a comparatively minor incarnation who became one of the great heroes of the Ramayana epic, as well as featuring in the Mahabharata. The son of Dasaratha and Kausalya, he was a king of Ayodhya who, in the Ramayana, slew the demon Ravana that had captured his consort SITA and was upheld as a deity par excellence in respect of manhood and honor, though his subsequent treatment of his wife might be regarded as cavalier (see Sita). The Ramayana epic was composed by the poet and sage Valmeeki during the reign of Ramachandra and it gave form to a story that had been in existence for many centuries as an oral tradition. Valmeeki portrayed Rama not as an incarnate deity but as a great mortal hero. The saga is strongly political and serves to unite a vast and fragmented people in a common focus, irrespective of caste and language. It defines the historical schism between the Hindu culture of India and the largely Buddhist tradition of Sri Lanka. Rama rides in a chariot and is depicted in human form with two arms, typically holding a sugar cane bow and with a quiver at his shoulder. Also Ramacandra....
Goddess name "Rati" Hindu / Epic / Puranic Goddess of sexual desire. A daughter of DAKSA (in some texts SIVA) and the consort of the god KAMADEVA. One of twelve SAKTIS associated with the god VISINU in his various incarnations. Attribute: a sword....
"Sadaksari (Lokesvara)" Buddhist - Lamaist / Tibet Variety of AVALOKITESVARA. The form of Avalokitesvara that is incarnate in the succession of Dalai Lamas. Color: white. Attributes: Book, conch, jewel, lotus and rosary....
"Sadaksari[Lokesvara]" Buddhist / Lamaist / Tibet A variety of Avalokitesvara that is incarnate in succession of the Dali Lamas
God name "Samba" Hindu / northern India Heroic god. The son of KRSNA and RUKMINI, alternatively the son of VIS NU. The younger brother of the god KAMA and consort of INDUKARI. Also one of the minor incarnations of Vis nu worshiped in the cult of the pancaviras by the Vrisni clans....
God name "Sepo Malosi" Savaii A war god and incarnate in a large bat, or flying-fox. Savaii
Goddess name "Sitatara (the ‘white Tara')" Buddhist - Lamaist / Tibet Goddess. Of mild disposition, she is regarded as one of the forms of the goddess TARA and an emanation of AMOGHASIDDHI or VAIROCANA. In later times she became identified as a female variety of AVALOKITESVARA PADMAPANI. By tradition she is the incarnation of a Chinese princess. Color: white. Attributes: arrow, blue or white lotus, bow, image of Amoghasiddhi, jewel, moon disc and rosary. Threeor seven-eyed....
God name "Somhlth" Ireland / Scotland / Manx God who had no corporeal incarnation apart from pure masculine energy. Ireland / Scotland / Manx
God name "Supai" Inca God of death Inca
Goddess name "Syamatara" Buddhist Goddess, believed to be incarnated as the Nepali princess. Buddhist
Goddess name "Ta-Bitjet" Egypt Scorpion goddess. In incantations against scorpion bite she is identified as a consort of the god HORUS. Her blood, which flowed when Horus ruptured her hymen, is considered to possess magical and remedial properties against the poison....
Spirit name "Tenanto'mwan" Koryak / southeastern Siberia Creator spirit. Identified particularly with the reindeer-hunting Koryak on the Taigonos peninsula. An indefinite and remote character living somewhere in the zenith of the sky. He created the world which was then transformed into its present state by QUIKINNA'QU. Tenanto'mwan is the name always used when addressing the creator in incantations.See also YA'QHICNIN....
God name "Tlahuizcalaantecuhtli (lord of the dawn)" Aztec / Mesoamerican / Mexico God of the morning star (Venus). An incarnation or avatara of the god creator QUETZALCOATL and one of the group classed as the Mixcoatl complex. The ruler of the twelfth of the thirteen heavens known at the time of the Spanish conquest, Teotl Tlatlauhcan (the place of the red god). In other traditions (described in codices Borgia and Vaticanus B) he is one of the four gods supporting the lowest heaven at each cardinal point; he resides in the east....
God name "Trivikrama" Hindu / Puranic / Epic A god that may have been a Sun god but is accepted as an incarnation of Visnu
God name "Trivikrama (taking three steps)" Hindu / Epic / Puranic God. It may originally have been the name of a Sun god, but is taken as the incarnation of VISNU which strides the world in three steps in his dwarfish manifestation, and is linked with the Hindu perception of the three parts of the world—heaven, air and earth. His SAKTI is SANTI. Normally depicted with the left leg raised. Attributes: arrow, bow, club, conch, knife, lotus, noose, plough, prayer wheel, staff and sword....
God name "Uitzilopchtli" Aztec God of the incarnating of the Sun at Midday. Aztec
God name "Vairacocha" Inca The creator god worshipped by the Huari, the Inca, and the Chavin as a distant relative of their sky god, was portrayed as a fair skinned man with a white beard who wore sandals and a long robe, and carried a staff.
God name "Vairacocha/ Huiracocha/ Viracpocha" Inca The creator god
King name "Vairgin" Chukchee The Sun, moon, stars, and constellations are also known as vairgit; but the Sun is a special vairgin, represented as a man clad in a bright garment, driving dogs or reindeer. He descends every evening to his wife, the 'Walking-around-Woman'. The moon is also represented as a man. He is not a vairgin, however, but the son of a kele of the lower worlds. He has a lasso, with which he catches people who look too fixedly at him. Shamans invoke the moon in incantations and spells. Chukchee
"Vamana" Hinduism A personality described in the Puranic texts of Hinduism as the Fifth Avatara of Vishnu, and the first incarnation of the Second Age, or Treta yuga. Also he is the first Avatar of Vishnu which appears with a completely human form, though it was that of a dwarf brahmin. He is also sometimes known as Upendra.
God name "Vamana" Hindu / Epic / Puranic Incarnation of the god VISNU. The fifth avatara of Vis'nu which appears as a dwarf, symbolizing the puny state of mankind in the cosmos. According to legend, the god took the guise in order to trick BALI, a greatgrandson of Hiranyakashipu (see NARASINHA), whose prestige had begun to overshadow that of INDRA. To restore a proper balance Vamana requested from Bali a plot of land three paces wide on which to meditate. Vis'nu returned to his proper stature and claimed heaven and earth in two steps. He declined to take the third which would have also claimed the underworld, but instead gave its rule to Bali. The dwarfish form bears two arms. Attributes: umbrella and waterpot....
Demon name "Varaha (boar)" Hindu / Epic / Puranic Incarnation of the god VISNU. The third avatara of Vis'nu, which appears as a boar. According to legend, he descends in this guise to the bottom of the primeval sea to rescue the earth, which has been removed there by a demon. He retrieves it in the shape of a girl. The avatara may be depicted in wholly animal form or as a human with a boar's head. Epithets include Adivaraha....
Deities name "Vijaya (victory)" Hindu / Epic / Puranic God. An EKADASARUDRA (one of the eleven RUDRA deities). Hiranyaksa is considered one of his incarnations. Attributes: club, knife, rosary and staff. Vijaya is also the name of the bow of INDRA....
God name "Viracocha" Inca God of storms and war, the chief deity. Inca
God name "Visvarupa" Hindu Lesser known incarnation of the god VISNU. In Vedic literature he is identified as the son of TVASTAR. Visnu took the avatara at the request of ARJUNA. His animal is GARUDA. Attributes: many. Also Viratapurusa....
God name "Vitthali" Hindu / Epic / Puranic God. A lesser known incarnation of the god VISNU (or KRSNA). The cult of Vitthali is centered mainly on Panharpur, near Bombay, where he is the object of devotion by the Varkari sect. Generally depicted standing on a brick, wearing a fez-like hat and with hands on hips. Also Vithoba; Panduranga....
God name "Vyasa" Hindu / Vedic, Epic / Puranic Minor incarnation of the god VISNU. Vyasa is said to be the author of the Vedas, the Mababbarata epic and the Puranas. He ranks with Hyagriva and SARASVATI as a lord of knowledge and wisdom, and is responsible for dividing the Tree of Knowlege into parts. In the texts he is depicted as darkskinned and accompanied by four students, Sumanta, Paila, Vaisampayana and Jaimini. He may be bearded. Also Vedavyasa....
Spirit name "Wanka" Inca / pre - Columbian South America / Peru, etc Guardian spirit. The apotheosis of a tall stone or boulder (HVACA) set upright in the center of a field....
Spirit name "Wawki" Inca / pre - Columbian South America / Peru, etc Guardian spirit. The apotheosis of a stone or HVACA which each Inca emperor carried with him as a personal tutelary deity. The object was known as a “brother.”...
God name "Wong Taisin (the great immortal Wong)" Chinese God. Probably an incarnation or avatara of the god HUANG TI (the yellow emperor), he is considered benevolent. Closely associated with a district in Kowloon which is named after him. His cult arrived in Hong Kong in 1915 from Kwangtung in the form of a painting brought by a man and his son. It was installed in a small temple in Wanchai. In 1921 a larger sanctuary was built, from public funds, facing the sea and backed by Lion Rock....
God name "Ynti" Inca Sun god and the god of the Collas. Inca
Supreme god name "Yu Huang Shang Ti" Taoist / Chinese Supreme god. He achieved paramount prominence during the Sung Dynasty and the Jade Emperor is his earthly, mortal incarnation. As a deity he is remote and out of touch with ordinary people. No iconography is applied to him and he has no physical description. He engendered the universe from chaos and is the unifying principle of the cosmos which is perceived to be divided into thirty-six heavens above the earth. Also SHANG TI; Shang Di....
God name "Yu-ti" Taoist / Chinese sky god. The title by which the “Jade Emperor,” the most senior deity in the Taoist pantheon, is commonly known. He emerges as a deity circa AD 1000-1100 during the Sung Dynasty. The Chinese emperor is his earthly and more accessible incarnation.See also Yu HUANG SHANG TT....
Goddess name "Zaramama" Peru ("grain mother") or Mama Zara was the Inca mythology goddess of grain. She was associated with maize that grew in multiples or were similarly strange. These strange plants were sometimes dressed as dolls of Zaramama. She was also associated with willow trees. Peru