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List of Gods : "India"   (200++ records)

NameOriginDescription
Spirit name
"Hisagitaimisi"
Creek 'The One Who Sits Above'. The Great spirit who manifested himself in bush fires. Creek Indians

"Kali"
India 'The black.' In Vedic days this name was associated with Agni (fire), who has seven flickering tongues of flame for devouring oblations of butter. Of these seven, Kali was the black or terrific tongue. India
Goddess name
"Mari (1) (killing)"
Buddhist (1) Deification of literature. One of a group of DHARANIS. Color: reddish white. Attributes: needle, thread and staff.(2) Mother goddess. Dravidian (Tamil) [southern India]. See also MARI MAI....
God name
"Ganapati (lord of hosts)"
Hindu / Puranic (1) God. The more commonly recognized name of the elephant god GANESA, particularly favored in western India.(2) God. Buddhist (Mahayana). The name of a deity influenced by the Hindu god Ganesa. Depicted riding upon a rat or mouse and carrying an assortment of attributes....
Goddess name
"Mahakali"
Jain / India (1) Goddess of learning. One of sixteen VIDYADEVI headed by the goddess SARASVATI.(2) Form of the goddess KALI. Hindu. Also a SAKTI of MAHAKALA. Attributes: conch, cup, headdress, hook, knife, noose, rosary of skulls, staff, sword, waterjar and wheel....
Goddess name
"Hariti (green or stealing)"
Hindu / Epic / Puranic (1) Mother goddess. One of the group of MATARAS (mothers) who are the patrons of children. Considered by some to be identical with the goddess Vriddhi. Her consort is Pancika, alternatively KUBERA. In her destructive aspect she steals and eats children. Particularly known from the north and northwest of India. Attribute: a child may be held at her hip, sometimes being eaten.(2) Plague goddess. Buddhist. Associated with smallpox. Also regarded in some texts as the goddess of fertility....
Goddess name
"Mahalaya"
India A Devi goddess, the source of the universe. India
Goddess name
"Mataras/ Ambikas"
India A Group of goddesses
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"Annapurna"
India A Hindu avatar of Durga who ruled over food production. India
God name
"Om"
India A Sanscrit word, somewhat similar to Amen. When the gods are asked to rejoice in a sacrifice, the god Savitri cries out Om (Be it so). When Pravahan is asked if his father has instructed him, he answers Om (Verily). Brahmins begin and end their lessons on the Veda with the word Om, for "unless Om precedes his lecture, it will be like water on a rock, which cannot be gathered up; and unless it concludes the lecture, it will bring forth no fruit."

"Kaustubha"
India A celebrated jewel obtained at the churning of the ocean, and worn by Vishnu or Krishna on his bosom. India

"Amitabha"
Buddhist / India A celestial buddha described in the scriptures of the Mahayana school of Buddhism. According to these scriptures, Amitabha possesses infinite merits resulting from good deeds over countless past lives as a bodhisattva named Dharmakara. Buddhist / India
Spirit name
"Kubera"
India A chief of the evil beings or spirits living in the shades: a sort of Pluto. India
Goddess name
"Tari Pennu Khond"
India A chthonic goddess
God name
"Abhasvara"
India A class of 64 devas or demigods created by Brahman. India

"Kalpa"
India A day and night of Brahma, a period of 4,320,000,000 solar-sidereal years. Some say there are an infinity of Kalpas, others limit the number to thirty. A Great Kalpa is a life of Brahma; the whole duration of time from the creation to the destruction of the world.
Demon name
"Kesi"
India A demon with and was defeated by Indra. In the Puranas, a Daitya who took the form of a horse and attacked Krishna, but was killed that hero's thrusting his arm into his jaws and rending him asunder. India
Hero name
"Shingebis"
Indian A diver who dared the North wind to single combat. The Indian Boreas rated him for staying in his dominions after he had routed away the flowers, and driven off the sea-gulls and herons. Shingebis laughed at him, and the North wind went at night and tried to blow down his hut and put out his fire. As he could not do this, he defied the diver to come forth and wrestle with him. Shingebis obeyed the summons, and sent the blusterer howling to his home. American Indian

"Bangma or Bangmi"
India A fabulous bird in India, which can talk and give oracular advice.

"Meru"
Indian A fabulous mountain in the centre of the world, 80,000 leagues high, the abode of Vishnu, and a perfect Paradise. It may be termed the Indian Olympus.
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
"Bhavani"
India A ferocious aspect of Hindu goddess Shakti or Devi. Bhavani means "giver of life", the power of nature or the source of creative energy. In addition to her ferocious aspect, she is also known as Karunaswaroopini, "filled with mercy". India
Deities name
"Vasu[s]"
Hindu / India A generic title for the gods / deities that attend Indra
God name
"Vayukmara"
Jain / India A god
God name
"Dikkumara"
Jain / India A god associated with Rain & thunder
God name
"Agni"
India A god of lightning, fire, & the Sun & who also mediates between the gods & humans
God name
"Kama/ Kama[Deva]"
Hindu / Puranic / Indian A god of love & carnal desire
Goddess name
"Kali"
Hindu / Puranic / India A goddess of cemeteries, destruction & death that helped dance the universe into existence
Goddess name
"Asa Poorna"
Chohan / India A goddess of happiness
Goddess name
"Lalbai"
India A goddess of healing, & cholera
Goddess name
"Alopurbi"
India A goddess of hunting
Goddess name
"Amba Dravidian"
India A goddess of the earth
Goddess name
"Banka Mundi"
India A goddess of the hunt and fertility. India
Goddess name
"Parvati/ Sakti/ Ahladini-Sadini/ Sati/ Uma"
Hindu / Puranic / Epic / India A goddess of the mountains
God name
"Xanthus"
Indian A large shell like those ascribed to the Tritons. The volutes generally run from right to left; and if the Indians find a shell with the volutes running in the contrary direction, they persist that one of their gods has got into the shell for concealment.
Goddess name
"Karalkal Ammaiyar"
Hindu / S India A local mother goddess
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
Goddess name
"Kabandha"
India A monstrous evil spirit slain by Rama. A son of the goddess Sriand "covered with hair, vast as a mountain, without head or neck, having a mouth armed with immense teeth in the middle of his belly, arms a league long, and one enormous eye in his breast." India
Goddess name
"Svasthavesini"
India A mother Goddess of pre-vedic times. India
Goddess name
"Sati/ Sakti/ Parvati"
Hindu / Puranic / Epic / India A mother goddess
Deity name
"Hari"
India A name of Vishnu as a solar deity. India
Goddess name
"Poleramma Telegu"
India A plague goddess associated with smallpox
Demon name
"Kuvalaswa"
India A prince of the Solar race, who had 21,000 sons. Attended by his sons he attacked the great Asura, Dhundhu, who lived in a sea of sand, and harassed the devotions of the pious sage Uttanka. They unearthed the demon and slew him. India
God name
"Daityas"
India A race of giants who fought against the gods because they were jealous of their Deva half-brothers. India
Deity name
"Munisvara"
Hindu / Dravidian A regional Tamil deity who is popular amongst the least Sanskritized social groups of South India specifically Tamil Nadu. Hindu / Dravidian
God name
"Heammawihio"
India A sky and creator god who taught his people to make arrow points, knives, bows and arrows, how to hunt, and to make fire. Plains Indians
God name
"Oshats"
Mexico A sky god and the Sun. The Sia, Pueblo Indians. New Mexico

"Salagrama"
Hindu A stone credited with possessing magical properties and worn in parts of India as an amulet. Hindu
Spirit name
"Kikumbha"
India A supreme spirit who could die only by the hands of Vishnu. He was king of Shatpura and had great magical powers, so that he could multiply himself into many forms, though he commonly assumed only three. He carried off the daughters of Brahmadatta, the friend of Krishna, and that here attacked him and killed him under different forms more than once, but he was eventually slain outright by Krishna, and the city of Shatpura was given to Brahmadatta. India

"Kalpa-Tarou"
Indian A tree in Indian mythology from which might be gathered whatever a person desired. This tree is "the tree of the imagination."

"Bouders or Boudons"
Indian A tribe of giants and evil genii, the guard of Shiva. Indian
God name
"Bhagavan India"
N Cent A tutelary god
Ghost name
"Bhut"
India A type of evil spirit. It is especially the evil ghost of a man who has died due to execution, accident, or suicide. People protect themselves by lying on the ground, because the bhutas never rest on earth. In the Bhagvad Gita, Krishna the Avatar declares that the humans who worship bhutas become bhutas themselves. India
Goddess name
"Bhumi Devata"
India A vegetation goddess
Demon name
"Bir"
India A very malignant village demon. India
God name
"Mukta Devi"
India A wife of Dharma Thakuli invoked for fertility. Fertility deity, prosperity, and healing god. India
King name
"Acala aka Achala"
Buddhist / India Acala, is the best known of the Five Wisdom kings of the Womb Realm. Acala means "The Immovable One" in Sanskrit. Acala is also the name of the eighth of the ten stages of the path to buddhahood. Acala is the destroyer of delusion and the protector of Buddhism. Buddhist / India

"Mahpiyato"
Lakota After the time of creation, the world was divided into three regions; the sky, the earth and waters and the underworld. When Mahpiyato created humans, they were placed in the subterranean region.. The Lakota, Plains Indians

"Blemys"
Indian Along with Orontes, and Oruandes, was a chief of the Deriades who fought against Dionysus in the Indian war.
Demon name
"Dano"
Indian An Indian demon who is similar to the Bir.
King name
"Pururavas and Urvasi"
Indian An Indian myth similar to that of "Apollo and Daphne." Pururavas is a legendary king who fell in love with Urvasi, a heavenly nymph, who consented to become his wife on certain conditions. These conditions being violated, Urvasi disappeared, and Pururavas, inconsolable, wandered everywhere to find her. Ultimately he succeeded, and they were indissolubly united.
God name
"Aluelp"
Greek An Indian nymph, who was passionately loved by Dionysus, but could not be induced to yield to his wishes, until the god changed himself into a tiger, and thus compelled her by fear to allow him to carry her across the river Sollax, which from this circumstance received the name of Tigris. Greek

"Dondasch"
India An Oriental giant contemporary with Seth, to whose service he was attached. He needed no weapons, as he could destroy anything by the mere force of his arms.
God name
"Kadavul"
India An ancient Tamil word for God meaning, "He who is both immanent and transcendent." India

"Krsanu"
India An ineffectual guardian of immortality's plant who failed to prevent the falcon bringing Soma. India
Spirit name
"Kachina"
Pueblo Indians Ancestor spirits and the souls of virtuous dead people. Pueblo Indians
Spirit name
"Acacila"
Aymara Indian / Peru / Bolivia—Titicaca Basin Animistic spirit. One of a group of vaguely defined beings who control the weather, including Rain, hail and frost....
Goddess name
"Mayavel"
India Another goddess of children

"Sata-rupa"
India As nature, was the daughter of Brahma, and the mother of the first manu, called Svayambhuva. India
Goddess name
"Budhi Pallien"
Indian Assamese Forest Goddess, appears as a tiger prowling through the jungle. Indian
Goddess name
"Bardaichila"
India Assamese storm Goddess.
God name
"Shaii"
Hindu / late Astral god and bringer of misfortune. The cult of Shani evolved in about the eighth century AD with the advance of Indian astronomy. He is propitiated frequently to ward off ill-luck and may be depicted sitting on a lotus or riding in a chariot. Attribute: a staff....

"Jongsuli-Young-Jongbu"
India At first there was neither earth nor sky, Shuzanghu and his wife Zumiang-Nui lived alone...In due time Zumiang-Nui gave birth to a baby-girl, Subbu-Khai-Thung, who is the earth and to a baby-boy, Jongsuli-Young-Jongbu, who is the sky. India

"Atma / Atman"
India Atma aka Atman a philosophical term used within Hinduism and Vedanta to identify the soul. It is one's true self beyond identification with the phenomenal reality of worldly existence. India
Goddess name
"Kuan Yin"
China Benign guardian goddess, probably of India origin China / Taoist

"Akasagarbha"
Buddhist / India Bodhisattva one of the eight great bodhisattvas. His name can be translated as "boundless space treasury" or "void store" as his wisdom is said to be boundless as space itself. He is sometimes known as the twin brother of the "earth store" bodhisattva Ksitigarbha. In Japan he is known as Kokuzo. Buddhist / India
Goddess name
"AVALOKITESVARA (merciful lord)"
Buddhist / India Bodhisattva or buddhadesignate. One of the most important deities of the Mahayana sect of Buddhism. In Lamaism he is the tutelary god of Tibet. He equates with VIS NU in Hinduism and bears links with PADMAPANI. In cosmic mythology he is a creator deity. Color: white or red. Attributes: blue lotus, image of Amitabha (topmost pyramidal head), lotus, rosary, sword and water jar. NOTE: in Chinese Buddhism he is represented by the goddess Kuan-Tin, and in Japanese by KWANNON....
Goddess name
"Tari Peennu"
Indian / Khond Chthonic goddess. Created by the sky gods BOORA PENNU and BELLA PENNU so as to conceive the rest of the pantheon. She is identified as a malevolent deity, the subject of regular propitiation human sacrifices in the notorious meriah rituals in Orissa province....
Deities name
"Bolon Ti Ku"
Mayan / Mesoamerican / Mexico Chthonic underworld gods. A collective term for a group of nine deities not otherwise clearly defined. They are probably still invoked by modern Mexican Indians....
Goddess name
"Takotsi Nakawe (our grandmother growth)"
Huichol Indian / Mesoamerican / Mexico Chthonic vegetation goddess. The earth and all plant life belong to her and she is regarded as the mother of the gods, particularly of the fire god TATEVALI. She is very old and is invoked to give the boon of longevity. Her sacred tree is a form of fig, the salate....
Goddess name
"Tate Oteganaka (mother corn)"
Huichol Indian / Mesoamerican / Mexico corn goddess. The mother of the Sun god TAYAU....
God name
"Pakrokitat"
California Creator god who made people with a face at the front and back of their heads. After a hissy fit, he decended to the middle of the earth. The Serrano Indians, California
God name
"Prthu"
Hindu Creator god, noble king who ruled over India, mentioned in Vedic texts. This deity is head of the solar pantheon and introduced Agriculture to humankind. Hindu
Spirit name
"Wakai Taaika"
Dakota Indian / USA Creator god. A remote and vaguely defined deity invoked by the shamans of the tribe. Also a generic term equating to the spirit which, in an animistic and shamanistic religion, all things existing in nature possess....
Spirit name
"Wakonea"
Omaha Indian / USA Creator god. A remote and vaguely defined deity invoked by the shamans of the tribe. Also a generic term equating to the spirit which, in an animistic and shamanistic religion, all things existing in nature possess....
God name
"Tirawa"
Pawnee Indian / USA Creator god. A remote and vaguely defined figure who is present in the elements of wind and storm. lightning is the flashing of his eye. He provides the tribe with all their needs and is invoked by the Pawnee shamans....
Spirit name
"Manitu"
Algonquin Indian / USA Creator god. A vaguely defined being who controls all things and imparts knowledge to the tribe. He may be identified as the great spirit in the sky. Probably similar to MANITO....
God name
"Venda"
Dravidian / Tamil / southern India Creator god. An ancient vegetation deity. Worshiped in villages on the plains, thought to live in trees and equated with Indra....
God name
"Seyon (the red one)"
Dravidian / Tamil / southern India / Sri Lanka Creator god. An early deity associated particularly with hilly regions in parts of southern India and thought to live in trees. Also Muruga....
God name
"Mayon (the black one)"
Early Dravidian / Tamil / southern India / Sri Lanka Creator god. Animistic high god of the pastoral regions, found in Sangam literature and thought to reside in trees. Perhaps equating with VIS'NU or KRSNA....
God name
"Pore"
Guyanan Indian / South America Creator god. Engendered the earth and all living things. Also Pura....
God name
"Nediyon"
Early Dravidian / Tamil / southern India Creator god. Equates with a syncretization of VISNU and KRSNA. The name implies a deity of tall stature. Sangam texts describe him wearing a golden robe. Attributes: conch, prayer wheel and lotus. Also Neduvel....
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....
Demon name
"Teharon(hiawagon) (he who holds heaven in his hands)"
Mohawk Indian / USA / Canada Creator god. He engendered the world and all living things and is invoked by shamans to provide good health and prosperity. His adversary is the demonic figure Tawiskaron, symbolizing darkness....
God name
"Kumokums"
Modoc Indian / Oregon, USA Creator god. He sat beside Tule lake, which was all that existed, and created the world by scooping out mud to form the earth. He added animals and plants, but finally became tired and went to sleep in a hole at the bottom of the lake, which he dug using a hill as a shovel....
God name
"Dyaus Pitar"
Hindu / India / Vedic Creator god. Hindu / India / Vedic
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
"Moma"
Uitoto Indian / South America Creator god. Originally the creator of mankind. When he was slain he entered and ruled the underworld. Also the apotheosis of the moon....
God name
"Awonawilona"
Pueblo Indian / Zuni / Mesoamerica Creator god. The androgynous creator of heaven and earth and of all life, which he engendered by tossing pieces of his skin into the primeval ocean....
God name
"Tawa"
Pueblo Indian / USA Creator god. The apotheosis of the Sun and father of the tribe....
God name
"Kitanitowit (good creator)"
Algonquin Indian / eastern Canada Creator god. The first being who is present everywhere in the universe. He is invisible and is represented diagrammatically by a point surrounded by a circle on which are marked the four quarters....
Deities name
"BRARMA (the creator)"
Hindu / India Creator god. With VIS'NU and SIVA, Brahma is one of a trinity of supreme creator deities in the Hindu pantheon. Brahma is depicted with four heads, often bearded, facing in four directions, and with four hands, sometimes with one of them raised in blessing or promise. As a god of knowledge he often carries the Vedas (earliest Sanskrit mythology said to have sprung from his head) in one of his hands. According to one legendary source he was created from the right side of the primordial creator force....
God name
"Vahguru"
Sikh Creator god. Worshiped in the Golden Temple of Amritsar, in northern India. He has no icons....
Goddess name
"Gunabibi"
Australian aboriginal Creator goddess. Also known as Kunapipi, she is extensively revered by aborigines in northern Australia, including the Yolngu people. Her cult bears some similarity to that of the Greek mother goddess DEMETER and to Tantric cults in India. For this reason the cult is thought to have been introduced from Asia to Arnhem Land and then to other parts of the Australian continent as early as the sixth century. Mythology indicates that Gunabibi has been perceived as a deity who came from the sea or the rivers during the Dreamtime but who reigns now over dry land. Among modern aborigines she is the subject of esoteric rituals which also involve the great serpent Yulunggul with whom Gunabibi has been closely involved....
Goddess name
"Qamai'ts"
Bella Coola Indian / British Columbia, Canada Creator goddess. Said to live in the upper heaven, Atsa'axl, from where she controls the earth. According to tradition the mountains were once malevolent beings who made the world uninhabitable, until she conquered them and reduced them in size. She is never invoked or prayed to. Also Tsi Sisnaaxil (our woman); Ek Yakimtolsil (afraid of nothing)....
Demon name
"Danavas"
India Danava. An ancient name for demons. Half Divine / half demonic beings. India
God name
"Munisvara"
Hindu Deified saint. Technically a demigod but worshiped as a deity by Dravidians in southern India. Also Municami (Tamil)....
Demon name
"Hiranyakasipu"
India demon who held the earth prisoner, under flood waters. India
Goddess name
"Candi"
India demon-destroying form of the Hindu goddess Sakti. India

"Maitreya"
Buddhist Designate Buddhist / India
Goddess name
"Mahaskti"
India Divine mother, goddess of war, passion, and wisdom, Supreme creator of the universe India

"Naradatta"
India Dwelling on Mount Himavat, remembering the wholesome words of his maternal uncle, came to the Sugata with his disciples, and the holy one admitted them all into the order of the Gina; then a woman named Sakti, and another named Kamala, pre-eminent in Brahmanical power, came to the Sugata and fell down at his feet, and then standing before him they were received by the saint, and made happy with the staff and begging-bowl. The Buddha-karita
Goddess name
"Bera Pennu"
India earth and vegetation goddess. India
Goddess name
"Tari Pennu"
India earth goddess. Khond, India

"Boon-givers"
India Favourers, finders of light, and heaven, with gracious love accept my songs, my prayer, my hymn. The Rig-Veda
God name
"Bhumiya (guardian of fields)"
Hindu / Vedic / Puranic / northern India Fertility god. Guardian deity of fields, worshiped as a rough stone icon. In later times a form of VIS NU....
Goddess name
"PustI (growth)"
Hindu / Epic / Puranic Fertility goddess. In northern India she is the second consort of VIS'NU, but elsewhere may also be linked with SARASVATI and named as a consort of GANESA....
Goddess name
"Bhumidevi (the earth goddess)"
Hindu / Epic / Puranic / southern India Fertility goddess. The second wife of VIS NU (or KRSNA). Her son is Naraka. Bhumidevi is often depicted standing on the left (occasionally right) hand of the VARAHA avatara of Vis nu. In the north she is known as PUSTI. She is often depicted sitting on a lotus throne with bared breasts. Attributes: blue lotus, lotus, lute, pomegranate, pot with herbs, pot with vegetables and water jar. Also Bhu, Bhudevi, BHUMI, MAHI, PRTHIVI, VASUDHARA and Zami-Mata....
Supreme god name
"Dyaush"
India First supreme god. India
Demon name
"Nataraja (lord of the dance)"
Hindu / Puranic Form of the god SI IVA. Emerging from AD 1200 onward, this form depicts SI iva as “lord of the dance” ringed by fire and with one foot on a demon in the form of a black dwarf. Nataraja arguably epitomizes the moving power in the cosmos. Largely seen in southern Indian bronzes which display the dance-form anandatandava....
Goddess name
"Khandsba"
Hindu / late Form of the god SI IVA. Khandoba is believed to have emerged as a deity with a distinct cultic following no earlier than the thirteenth or fourteenth century, mainly in western India and centered on Jejuri, near Poona. The god is generally regarded as one of several martial forms which SI iva took to combat demons. His consort is the goddess MHALSA, considered to be a form of PARVATI. He is depicted bearing four arms and is usually mounted on a horse, but may also be accompanied by a dog. Attributes: bowl, drum, sword and trident. Also Makhari; Mallari; Martland....
God name
"Annammr i"
Hindu / Puranic Form of the god V IS'NU. The patron deity of kitchens and food. A shrine at Srirangam in southern India contains two-armed bronze images of the god. Attributes: a ball of rice in one hand, and in the other a container of payasa (sweetened milk and rice)....
God name
"Venkata"
Hindu / Epic / Puranic Form of the god V ISNU. According to the Aditya Purana, Venkata is a deity of considerable importance in southern India. The name does not occur in the north. He is worshiped extensively by Hindus but particularly in the Tamil shrine of Tirupati where there is argument that the deity depicted is SIVA or KARTTIKEYA. The image appears to carry attributes of Vis'nu on the left and Siva on the right. Also Venkatesa....
God name
"Manmatha"
Dravidian / Tamil Form of the god of carnal love. A local southern Indian form of Kama with similar attributes and genealogy, named in Sangam literature....
Deities name
"Udadhikumara"
Jain / India Generic name of a god. One of a group of deities under the general title of BHVANAVASI (dwelling in places). They have youthful appearance....
Goddess name
"Gramadevata"
India Generic term for a local tutelary deity. Such deities are identified as “not being served by Brahman priests.” Most are goddesses e.g. CAMUNDA, DURGA and KALI. Generally they are invoked in small villages where they guard boundaries and fields and are represented by a painted stone, but they are also to be found in larger towns and cities....
God name
"Gramadevata"
India Generic term for the local tutelary gods India

"Bodhisattva (one whose essence is perfect knowledge)"
Buddhist / northern India, Tibet, China / Japan Generic title for a buddha-designate. Any one of the earlier stages of a future buddha. Depicted wearing regal dress and trappings, including a crown. The most significant include AVALOKITESVARA, MAITREYA and MANJUSRI....
Deities name
"Vaimanika"
Jain / India Generic title for a group of deities. A class of gods said to be borne by, or living within, a flying palace, the vimana....
Goddess name
"Vidyadevi"
Jain / India Generic title for a group of goddesses. sixteen deities led by SARASVATI who are associated with knowledge or learning....
Goddess name
"Navasakti(s)"
Hindu Generic title of a group of goddesses. The nine MATARAS or mothers. In southern India they are considered virgin goddesses and are held in higher esteem that the comparable group of SAPTAMATARAS....
Demon name
"Taraka"
India Giant-demon who had obtained all the Divine knowledge of yoga-vidya and occult powers. India
God name
"Balarama"
India God of Agriculture. India
God name
"Pasupati (lord of animals)"
Hindu / India God of animals. His consort is Svaha and his son is SANMUKHA. He is thought to have been derived from an earlier pre-Indo Aryan deity worshiped by the Indus Valley civilization as a horned god with three faces, sitting surrounded by animals. In Hindu culture regarded as an aspect of S IVA and depicted standing upon a corpse....
Goddess name
"Tokakami"
Huichol Indian / Mesoamerican / Mexico God of death. His chief antagonist is the moon goddess METSAKA....
God name
"Ta'xet"
Haida Indian / Queen Charlotte Island, Canada God of death. The deity responsible for those who die violently.See also TIA....
God name
"Tra (death by violence)"
Haida Indian / Queen Charlotte Island, Canada God of death. Those who are about to die a violent death are said to hear him groaning about the camp and see him as a headless corpse with blood flowing endlessly from his severed neck. He flies through the air.See also TA'XET....
God name
"Poxiom"
Mayan / Tzeltal Indian, Mesoamerican / Mexico God of disease. Apparently perceived as a star in the sky or a ball of fire. He may also be depicted as a fertility god shelling maize or as a fisherman, doctor, musician or hunter. An image of the god was discovered in the Christian church in Oxchuc, and the Indians were forced to revoke and spit on the icon before it was publicly burnt....
God name
"Tatosi (great grandfather deer tail)"
Huichol Indian / Mesoamerican / Mexico God of fire. A deity regarded as the son of TATEVALI, having been created from the plumes of his father, but also the chief god of deer. His sacred animal is the white-tailed hawk. Also Mara Kwari....
God name
"Tatevali (our grandfather)"
Huichol Indian / Mesoamerican / Mexico God of fire. Also a deity of life and health, perceived as a shaman who prophesies and cures disease. He is the tutelary god of shamans and is said to have built the first Huichol temple with the god TATOSI. His animals include the macaw, royal eagle, cardinal bird, puma and opossum....
God name
"AGNI (fire)"
Hindu / India God of fire. God of the sacrificial fire and the intercessor between gods and mankind, Agni is the son of KASYAPA and ADITI or, alternatively, of Dyaus and PRTHIVI. Color: red. Attributes: seven arms and sometimes the head of a goat, carrying a wide variety of objects....
Supreme god name
"Tewi'xilak"
Dza'wadeenox Indian / British Columbia, Canada God of goat-hunters. The eldest son of the supreme god QA'WADILIQALA . Said to kill goats with great ease and feed the tribe. Attributes include a head band of red cedar bark....
God name
"Toa'lalit"
Bella Coola Indian / British Columbia, Canada God of hunters. Oversees the hunting of mountain goats. He is invisible, but great hunters may catch a glimpse of his hat, moccasins or mountain staff moving about. His animals are the lynx and raven....
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
"Brihaspati"
India God of incantation and ritual India
God name
"Mahasthamparata"
India God of knowledge India
Goddess name
"Boora Pennu Khondi"
India God of light who created the goddess of the earth and they made the other great gods India
Goddess name
"Boora Pennu"
Indian / Khond God of light. A local deity in the Orissa province who created the earth goddess TARI PENNU as his consort and through her engendered the other great gods. Until recently this deity was the subject of sacrifice in notorious meriah rituals, which involved violent human sacrifice....
God name
"Agni"
India God of lightning, fire, and the Sun and who also mediates between the gods and humans. India
God name
"Tsa'qamae"
Qwe'gsotenox Indian / British Columbia, Canada God of salmon migration. The so-called “head Winter dancer,” his attributes include head ring and neck ring of bark to which heads are attached....
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....
God name
"Mithras"
Greco - Roman God of soldiers. Derived from the Indian-Persian model. He became particularly prominent among military people throughout the Roman Empire during the first and second centuries AD, as a god symbolizing loyalty and truth. The cult was performed in an underground temple, the mitbraeum, and involved the sacrifice of a bull. Mithraism, under Roman influence, was an exclusively male cult....
God name
"Tawa"
Pueblo Indians God of the Sun Pueblo
God name
"Grhadevi"
India God of the household. India
God name
"MITHRA (friend)"
Persian / Iran God of the upper air. Originating in India, Mithra is a god of light who was translated into the attendant of the god AHURA MAZDA in the light religion of Persia; from this he was adopted as the Roman deity Mithras. He is not generally regarded as a sky god but a personification of the fertilizing power of warm, light air. According to the Avesta, he possesses 10,000 eyes and ears and rides in a chariot drawn by white horses. In dualistic Zoroastrianism, which effectively demoted him, Mithra is concerned with the endless battle between light and dark forces; he represents truth. He is responsible for the keeping of oaths and contracts. He was born from a rock and, according to legend, engaged in a primeval struggle with Ahura Mazda's first creation, a wild bull, which he subdued and confined to a cave. The bull escaped, but was recaptured by Mithra, who slit its throat. From the blood sprang plant life on earth. His chief adversary is AHRIMAN, the power of darkness. Mithra is not generally worshiped on his own, but as an integral part of the Mithraic worship of Ahura Mazda, where he acts as an intercessor between gods and men. In the Hellenic period he was transformed more closely to the role of a Sun god. See also AHURA MAZDA....
God name
"Bugid Y Aiba"
Puerto Rico / Haiti God of war. Classed as one of the ZEMIS. The local Indians have believed that the deity can give them strength. When they smoke in a ritual ceremony in honor of the god, their arms increase in size. He will also restore failed eyesight....
God name
"Skanda"
India God of war. India
God name
"Tamats Palike Tamoyeke (our eldest brother walking everywhere),"
Huichol Indian / Mesoamerican / Mexico God of wind and air. The messenger of the gods, he also put the world into its present form and shape....
God name
"Garuda"
India God-mount of Vishnu and his consort Lakshmi, is usually pictured as a creature with the head, talons, beak, and wings of an eagle and limbs and trunk of human shape. India
God name
"Gajavahana"
Hindu - Dravidian / Tamil God. A form of SKANDA who has an elephant as a vehicle. Mainly from southern India. Attributes: cockerel and spear....
God name
"Mahadeya (mighty god)"
Hindu / Puranic God. An important epithet of SIVA with three heads (two male, one female) signifying the three aspects—Aghora (right), Saumya (center) and Sakti (left). Attributes: ax, bell, hook, mirror, noose, staff, sword, tree and trident. Also identified as a manifestation of Siva and one of the EKADASARUDRAS (eleven forms of RUDRA). In northern India among tribes including the Gonds, the expression Mahadeo (great god) is directed toward Siva as the supreme deity....
God name
"Vidyutkumara"
Jain / India God. Belonging to one of the groups under the general title of BHVANAVASI (dwelling in places). Of youthful appearance....
Deities name
"Stanitakumara"
Jain / India God. One of the deities grouped under the general title of BHVANAVASI (dwelling in places). Of youthful appearance....
God name
"Dvipakumara"
Jain / India God. One of the groups under the general title of BHAVANAVASI (dwelling in places). They are of youthful appearance and associated with Rain and thunder....
God name
"Agnikumara"
Jain / India God. One of the groups under the general title of BHAVANAVASI (dwelling in places). They have a youthful appearance and are associated with Rain and thunder....
God name
"Dikkumara"
Jain / India God. One of the groups under the general title of BHAVANAVASI (dwelling in places). They have youthful appearance and are associated with Rain and thunder....
God name
"Suparriakumara"
Jain / India God. One of the groups under the general title of BHVANAVASI (dwelling in places). Of youthful appearance....
God name
"Asurakumara"
Jain / India God. One of the groups under the general title of BHVANAVASI (dwelling in places). They have a youthful appearance and are associated with Rain and thunder....
Deities name
"Heruka"
Buddhist / Mahayana God. One of the most popular deities in the pantheon, though probably owing much to the influence of the Hindu god S IWA. Originally an epithet for another Hindu god, GANESA, but in Buddhism seen as an emanation of AKSOBHYA. His SAKTI is NAIRAMATA and the product of their liaison is nirvana (eternal bliss). Typically he stands upon a corpse. In northeastern India, Heruka is worshiped as a compassionate god. Attributes: club, flayed human skin, image of Aksobhya, jewel, knife, fifty skulls, sword, staff and teeth....
God name
"Ardhanari(svara) (the lord being half woman)"
Hindu / Puranic God. The god SI IVA combined with his SAKTI as a single being. His attendant animal is the bull. In iconography the left side of the image is female and the right male. A tutelary deity of eunuchs in India. Attributes: (right side) blue lotus, cup, hatchet, lute, moon disc, pestle, skin, sword and trident; (left side) ax, mirror, noose, pitcher, rosary, sacred rope and trident. May appear as three-headed. Also Ammaiappan (Tamil); Naranari....
God name
"Mi-Lo Fo"
Chinese Buddhist God. The local name given to the BODHISATTVA MAITREYA. Like the Indian model he is represented as a rubicund figure. Attributes include roses and a purse....
Goddess name
"Isi"
India Goddess moderating the whole world, giving laws to heaven, earth, and Ocean, as the common parent both of gods and men, and as the productive cause both of corn and trees. India
Goddess name
"Al Shua"
India Goddess of Ursa major. India
Goddess name
"Laksmi"
Hindu Goddess of Agriculture, love, beauty, prosperity, Lotus flowers, wealth, and pleasure Hindu / Puranic / India / Epic
Goddess name
"Tulsi"
India Goddess of basil plants. India
Goddess name
"Korrawi"
India Goddess of battle and victory India / Tamil / Sri Lanka
Goddess name
"Challalamma"
India Goddess of buttermilk [?] India
Goddess name
"Kali"
Hindu Goddess of cemeteries, destruction and death who helped dance the universe into existence Hindu / Puranic / India
Goddess name
"Mayanvel"
India Goddess of children India
Goddess name
"Yaparamma"
India Goddess of commerce. India
Goddess name
"Pusti"
India Goddess of fertility, growth and affirmation. India
Goddess name
"Ukat"
India Goddess of good luck and whoever recites the 700 slokas of markand purana and asks for a specific boon, the goddess will grant it instantaneously. India
Goddess name
"Nandi"
India Goddess of happiness and joy India
Goddess name
"Holi"
India Goddess of happiness and merriment India
Goddess name
"Diwali"
India / Bhil Goddess of happiness and merriment. India / Bhil
Goddess name
"Ashis"
India Goddess of happiness. India
Goddess name
"Chowa"
India Goddess of health India
Goddess name
"Dharni Pinnu"
India Goddess of health India
Goddess name
"Hadakai"
India Goddess of health and Rabies India
Goddess name
"Bisam"
India Goddess of health and diseases. India
Goddess name
"Kodamata"
India Goddess of health and healing. India
Goddess name
"Prabha"
India Goddess of health who hands out Divine amulets. India
Goddess name
"Ekastaka"
India Goddess of healthy children India
Goddess name
"Chinnintamma"
India Goddess of households. India
Goddess name
"Gandhari (of Ghandhara)"
Jain / India Goddess of learning. One of sixteen SASANADEVATAS headed by the goddess SARASVATI. May also be a VIDYADEVI....
Goddess name
"Cakresvari (lady of the cakra)"
Jain / India Goddess of learning. One of sixteen VIDYADEVI headed by the goddess SARASVATI. Also one of the twenty-four SASANADEVATA or messenger goddesses....
Goddess name
"Acchupta (untouched)"
Jain / India Goddess of learning. One of sixteen VIDYADEVI headed by the goddess SARASVATI....
Goddess name
"Kulisankusa (having an ax and a goad)"
Jain / India Goddess of learning. One of sixteen VIDYADEVI headed by the goddess SARASVATI....
Goddess name
"Mahamanasika (great-minded)"
Jain / India Goddess of learning. One of sixteen VIDYADEVI headed by the goddess SARASVATI....
Goddess name
"Manasi (spiritual)"
Jain / India Goddess of learning. One of sixteen VIDYADEVI headed by the goddess SARASVATI....