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

NameOriginDescription
Goddess name
"Kamaksi (of amorous appearance)"
Dravidian / Tamil / southern India / Sri Lanka Goddess. A SAKTI of SI IVA recognized locally at Kanchipuram, but also in her own right at several places in southern India. Also Kamatchi (Tamil)....
Goddess name
"Kamala (lotus born)"
Hindu / Epic / Puranic Goddess. Particularly worshiped in southern India. One of a group of MAHAVIDYAS or personifications of the SAKTI of SI IVA, representing MAHARATRI....

"Kannan"
India Who measured the Universe in three steps. India
Goddess name
"Karaikkal Ammaiyar"
Hindu / southern India Local mother goddess. Known from the town of Karikal as a deified ascetic who is depicted with an emaciated form. Attribute: playing cymbals....
Goddess name
"Karalkal Ammaiyar"
Hindu / S India A local mother goddess
Goddess name
"Karalkal Ammaiyar Hindu"
India Local mother goddess India
Goddess name
"Karttiki"
Hindu / Epic / Puranic Mother goddess. One of a group of nine NAVASAKTIS who, in southern India, rank higher than the SAPTAMATARAS....

"Katavul"
India Ultimate creator all who exists in the world and able to judge humanity and to reward or punish India / Tamil / Sri Lanka
Supreme god name
"Katavul"
Tamil / southern India / Sri Lanka Supreme god. The ultimate creator of all that exists in the world and the judge of humanity able to reward or punish at will....
Supreme god name
"Katavul Tamil"
S India / Sri Lanka Such a supreme god that he was the ultimate creator all that exists in the world & able to judge humanity & to reward or punish at well

"Kaustubha"
India A celebrated jewel obtained at the churning of the ocean, and worn by Vishnu or Krishna on his bosom. India
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
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....
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
Spirit name
"Kinnara"
India Group of spirit beings who it looked like birds with a human heads India
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
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....
Goddess name
"Kn Sgni"
India Goddess of the Sun. India
Goddess name
"Kodamata"
India Goddess of health and healing. India
Goddess name
"Korravai"
Davidian / Tamil / S India / Sri Lanka though sweet to the to for (?) A war goddess
Goddess name
"Korravai"
Dravidian / Tamil / southern India / Sri Lanka war goddess. Worshiped in desert regions in southern India, thought to live in trees and equating to DURGA. She has a son, MURUKAN. Also Katukilal; Korrawi....
Goddess name
"Korraval"
Dravidian Goddess of war India / Dravidian / Tamil / Sri Lanka
Goddess name
"Korrawi"
India Goddess of battle and victory India / Tamil / Sri Lanka
Goddess name
"Korrawi Tamil"
India / Sri Lanka the goddess of battle & victory
Goddess name
"Kottavei"
India Goddess of war India
Spirit name
"Koyote"
North American Indian Tutelary god. Recognized by several tribes, including the Navaho and Apache. He acts as a cult hero who intercedes with more remote creator spirits and teaches the Indian....
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
"Krittika"
India Goddesses of the Pleiades India
Monster name
"Krodha"
India The mother "of all sharp-toothed monsters, whether on the earth, amongst the birds, or in the waters, that were devourers of flesh." India

"Krsanu"
India An ineffectual guardian of immortality's plant who failed to prevent the falcon bringing Soma. India
Goddess name
"Ksitigarbha (womb of the earth)"
Buddhist / Mahayana Goddess. Known exten sively from northern India to China and Japan. One of the group of female BODHISATTVAS or buddha designates. Color: yellow or green. Attrib utes: Book, bowl, jewel, staff and water jar. In China she is recognized as an underworld deity, Di zang. In Japan she becomes a guardian deity of passage, Jizo....
God name
"Ku'nkunxuliga"
Ma'malelegale Indian / British Columbia, Canada Tribal god. The personification of the thunderbird, known to many Indian tribes, who lives in a palace in the upper world. The noise of the thunder is the beating of its wings....
Goddess name
"Kuan Yin"
China Benign guardian goddess, probably of India origin China / Taoist
Spirit name
"Kubera"
India A chief of the evil beings or spirits living in the shades: a sort of Pluto. India
Supreme god name
"Kucumatz"
Mayan / Quiche Indian, Mesoamerican / Mexico Supreme god. An androgynous being who created all things out of itself. Comparable with KUKULCAN....
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
"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....
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
"Kunti"
India In her maidenhood she showed such respectful devotion to the sage Durvasas, that he gave her a charm by means of which she might have a child by any god she pleased to invoke. She called upon the Sun, and by him had a son named Karna, but without any detriment to her virginity; still, to keep her affair secret, the child was exposed on the banks of the Yamuna. India
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
Goddess name
"Lakshimi"
Indian She is the goddess of beauty & wealth, but very fickle & claims no god can sustain her for very long
Goddess name
"Lakshmi"
India The goddess of prosperity, wealth, purity, generosity, and the embodiment of beauty, grace and charm. India
Goddess name
"Laksmi"
Hindu Goddess of Agriculture, love, beauty, prosperity, Lotus flowers, wealth, and pleasure Hindu / Puranic / India / Epic
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....
Goddess name
"Lalbai"
India A goddess of healing, & cholera

"Lalita"
India Has three aspects as virgin (Bala), mother (Tripurasundari) and crone (Tripura Bhairavi) and is the waxing moon as Kali is the waning moon. She represents love and sexuality while Kali represents death. India

"Lalita Tripurasundai Tantric"
India She is the symbol of cosmic energy & of the secret ruler of the world
God name
"Lendix-Tcux"
Chilcotin Indian / British Columbia, Canada Tutelary god. The so-called transformer known by different names among many Indian tribes. He is a wanderer who can change shape from human to animal and who educates the human race. He often appears in the guise of a raven, or as a dog, and has three sons....
Goddess name
"Lohasur Devi"
India Goddess of the forging of iron India
Monster name
"Lu' dja lako"
Indians Lu Dja Lako, a monster bull turtle. Southeastern Indians
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
"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....
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
"Mahalaya"
India A Devi goddess, the source of the universe. India
Goddess name
"Mahalkakshmi"
India The Divine Mother. Goddess of war, wisdom and passion. India
Goddess name
"Mahamanasika (great-minded)"
Jain / India Goddess of learning. One of sixteen VIDYADEVI headed by the goddess SARASVATI....

"Mahaprabhu"
India Singi-Arke. The supreme being and creator is generally benevolent but is known to cause fever and convulsions. His wife is Sita Mahalakshmi. The Bondo, India
God name
"Mahaprabhu"
Orissa / India Tutelary god. The local supreme deity of the Bondo tribe....
God name
"Mahapurub"
India The creator god of the Raja Maria. Identified with Bhagavan. India

"Mahasarasavati"
India One of the 108 names of Kali. India
Goddess name
"Mahaskti"
India Divine mother, goddess of war, passion, and wisdom, Supreme creator of the universe India
Goddess name
"Mahaskti/ Mahesvari/ Mahakali/ Mahalkakshmi/ Mahasarasavati"
India She is not only in the Divine mother, goddess of war, passion, & wisdom but she is the Supreme creator of the universe
God name
"Mahasthamparata"
India God of knowledge India
Spirit name
"Maheo"
Cheyenne The void dwelling omnipotent Great spirit and creator who created the water, light and air. With the help of Coot he made land by placing mud on the back of Grandmother Turtle, who then became the earth. Cheyenne Indians
Goddess name
"Mahesvari"
Hindu / Epic / Puranic Mother goddess. A SAKTI who in later Hinduism became one of a group of seven MATARAS regarded as of evil intent. Also one of eight ASTAMATARAS. In another grouping one of a group of nine NAVASAKTIS who, in southern India, rank higher than the SAPTAMATARAS. Attributes: antelope, arrow, ax, bow, club, drum, prayer wheel, staff and trident....

"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

"Maitreya"
Buddhist Designate Buddhist / India
God name
"Makowasendo"
Mexico The sky god is the husband of Nangkwijo, the earth. The Tewa, Pueblo Indians, New Mexico and Arizona
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-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....
Goddess name
"Manasi"
Indian The Goddess of Snakes. Indian
Goddess name
"Manasi (spiritual)"
Jain / India Goddess of learning. One of sixteen VIDYADEVI headed by the goddess SARASVATI....
Goddess name
"Manasvi"
Indian The goddess "That which controls mind". Indian
Goddess name
"Manavi (descended from Manu)"
Jain / India Goddess of learning. One of sixteen VIDYADEVI headed by the goddess SARASVATI....
Planet name
"Manda"
India Regent of the planet Saturn India
Planet name
"Manda/ Sani"
India he is the Divine and regent of the planet Saturn
Planet name
"Mangalla"
India Stellar deity who rules the planet Mars India
Goddess name
"Manisha"
Indian Goddess of mind; intelligence, desires and wishes. Indian
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
"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....
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....
Goddess name
"Mariyamman (mother of smallpox)"
Dravidian / Tamil / southern India Plague goddess. A terrible goddess, one of the NAVASAKTIS and linked with the goddess KALI. She is honored in a ritual during which victims (in penance) are suspended from a rope and an iron hook through the flesh of the back and whirled around a pole. Also Mariyattal....
Spirit name
"Maruts"
India This is a group of storm spirits
Goddess name
"Mata (great mother)"
Hindu Primeval mother goddess. The archetypal progenitrix of all living things. She becomes the tutelary goddess of every village in northern India, but is also seen as a plague goddess associated with smallpox, in which case her epithet becomes Maha Mai. Her Tamil counterpart is Amman....
Goddess name
"Mataras"
India Group of goddesses India
Goddess name
"Mataras/ Ambikas"
India A Group of goddesses
God name
"Maturaiviran"
Hindu Locally worshiped god. Of fearsome character, he is the deification of a seventeenth century policeman who eloped with a princess and was slain. Known from southern India, where he is also a god of wine. Attributes: shield and sword....
Goddess name
"Mayanvel"
India Goddess of children India
Goddess name
"Mayavel"
India Another goddess of children
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....
Supreme god name
"Meiechei (master of men)"
Araucania Indian / southern Andes Supreme god. Also known as Pillan (heaven) and, west of the Andes, Guenu-Pillan (spirit of heaven)....

"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
"Metsaka"
Huichol Indian / Mesoamerican / Mexico moon goddess. Known as “grandmother moon,” she is the consort of the fire god TATEVALI. She guards the Huichol against the god of death, TOKAKAMI....
Goddess name
"Mhalsa"
Hindu / late Minor goddess. The consort of KHANDOBA and considered to be a form of the goddess PARVATI. Locally worshiped at Jejuri, near Poona in western India....
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
"Minaksi (fish eyed)"
Hindu Local fish goddess. Regarded as a SAKTI of SI IVA (i.e. PARVATI) and the daughter of KUBERA. She is the mother of Ugra. Minaksi is known mainly from southern India where one of her main temples is at Madurai....
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
"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....
Spirit name
"Morva"
India They are invisible sky spirits Andaman Is. / India Ocean

"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
"Mukta Devi"
India A wife of Dharma Thakuli invoked for fertility. Fertility deity, prosperity, and healing god. 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
"Munisvara"
Hindu Deified saint. Technically a demigod but worshiped as a deity by Dravidians in southern India. Also Municami (Tamil)....
Deity name
"Muruga"
Hindu Is the most popular Hindu deity amongst Tamils of Tamil Nadu state in India and in the Tamil diaspora.
God name
"Murukan"
Dravidian / Tamil / southern India Hunting and war god. Identified with the Hindu god SKANDA. His vehicle is an elephant or a peacock. Color: red. Attributes: spear and staff with gar land....
Goddess name
"Muttalamman (pearl-mother)"
Dravidian / Tamil / southern India Plague goddess. Specifically identified with smallpox. Also Mutyalamma....
Deities name
"Nagaraja"
Hindu Snake god. The generic title of a deity equating with the terms mahoraga (great serpent) or nagadeva. Such deities were worshiped in India as early as the Indus Valley civilization (prior to 1700 BC)....

"Nagini"
India Snake beings worshiped throughout India as divinities who provide protection from dangers.
Goddess name
"Nagini"
Jain / India Goddess. The counterpart of the Hindu goddess MANASA....
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....
Goddess name
"Nandi"
India Goddess of happiness and joy India
Goddess name
"Nappinnai"
Hindu - Dravidian / Tamil Local goddess. Consort of KRSNA. Mentioned in the Vaisnavite and Saivite literature, the Krsna-Nappinnai cult was prominent in Tamil-speaking areas of southern India in the seventh to ninth centuries. According to tradition Krsna wed Nappinnai after a bullbaiting contest during which he took on and defeated seven bulls. Nappinnai may be a localized form of Sri-Laksmi. Also Pinnai....

"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
"Naradatta (daughter of Nara)"
Jain / India Goddess of learning. One of sixteen...
Goddess name
"Narasinhi"
Hindu / Epic / Puranic Mother goddess. A SAKTI of NARASINHA who is one of a group of ASTAMATARA mothers. In another grouping, one of nine NAVASAKTIS who, in southern India, rank higher than the SAPTAMATARAS. Also CANDIKA....
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....
Deity name
"Natos"
Indians Sun deity of the Blackfoot Indians.
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....
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
"Ni"
Chimu Indian / pre - Columbian South America / coastal areas of Peru Sea god. A significant deity in the pantheon, revered by fishermen. Often linked with SI, the moon god....
Spirit name
"O'meai"
Na'kwaxdax Indian / British Columbia, Canada Tribal spirit. The chief of the ancients who lives in “Narrow Entrance at Open Plain” and whose siblings are the “myth people.”...
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."
God name
"Oshats"
Mexico A sky god and the Sun. The Sia, Pueblo Indians. New Mexico
God name
"Owiot"
Luiseno Indian / California, USA moon god. The ancestral deity of the tribe....
Deities name
"Oxiahun Ti Ku"
Mayan / Mesoamerican / Mexico sky gods. The collective name for a group of thirteen celestial deities who are probably still invoked by Mesoamerican Indians today....
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....
Spirit name
"Pah-ah"
Indians The Great spirit of the Paiute Indians.
Spirit name
"Pahtumawas"
Indians The Great spirit of the Lenape Indians
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
"Palaniyantavan"
Hindu - Dravidian / Tamil Local god. Known only from southern India and considered to be a form of SKANDA or of MURUKAN, who is an old Tamil tribal snake god....
King name
"Panic"
Greek On one occasion Bacchus, in his Indian expeditions, was encompassed with an army far superior to his own; one of his chief captains, named Pan, advised him to command all his men at the dead of night to raise a simultaneous shout. The shout was rolled from mountain to mountain by innumerable echoes, and the Indians, thinking they were surrounded on all sides, took to sudden flight. Greek
Supreme god name
"Para Brahma"
India Para Brahma. The supreme god of the Siva Narayanis. Northwest India

"Paramesvar"
India The supreme being of the Chamars. India
Goddess name
"Parna-Savari (dressed in leaves)"
Buddhist / Mahayana Goddess. An emanation of AKSOBHYA and BODHISATTVA or buddha-designate. Also one of a group of DHARANIS (deifications of literature). She is particularly recognized in the northwest of India. Her vehicle is GANESA surmounting obstacles. Color: yellow or green. Attributes: arrow, ax, bow, flower, noose, peacock feather, skin and staff. She is depicted as having three eyes and three heads....
Goddess name
"Parvati/ Sakti/ Ahladini-Sadini/ Sati/ Uma"
Hindu / Puranic / Epic / India A goddess of the mountains
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
"Pattinidevi (queen of goddesses)"
Hindu / Singhalese / Sri Lanka Mother goddess. A deification of Kannaki, the consort of Kovolan who, according to ancient Tamil tradition, journeyed to the town of Madurai to sell a gold anklet. Through trickery she was convicted of theft and executed, but was canonized. According to another tradition, she was born from a mango pierced by a sacred arrow. In southern India and Sri Lanka a goddess of chastity and fidelity in marriage. Also a guardian against diseases, including measles and smallpox. She is associated with fire-walking rituals. Attributes: cobra-hood behind the head, and a lotus....
Goddess name
"Pidari (snake-catcher)"
Hindu / Puranic / later One of the consorts of S IVA. A benevolent NAVASAKTI. The cult of Pidari probably evolved in the sixth and seventh centuries AD and is generally restricted to southern India. She is considered an aspect of the goddess KALI and is invoked in many villages to ward off evil and demons. She has most of the attributes of Kali and may also have snakes around her breasts, but may additionally be represented by a stone. Her cult moved at one time and reached a climax in eastern India between the eighth and twelfth centuries. Attributes: cup, fire, noose and trident. Also Pitali; Kala-Pidari....
Goddess name
"Poleramma"
India One of the incarnations of the goddess associated with smallpox. India
Goddess name
"Poleramma"
Telegu / India Plague goddess. Associated with smallpox and offered blood sacrifices....
Goddess name
"Poleramma Telegu"
India A plague goddess associated with smallpox
God name
"Pore"
Guyanan Indian / South America Creator god. Engendered the earth and all living things. Also Pura....
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....
Goddess name
"Prabha"
India Goddess of health who hands out Divine amulets. India
Goddess name
"Pradhana (most important)"
Hindu / Epic / Puranic Mother goddess. One of a group of nine NAVASAKTIS who, in southern India, rank higher than the SAPTAMATARAS....
Goddess name
"Prajnapti (teaching)"
Jain / India Goddess of learning. One of sixteen VIDYADEVI headed by the goddess SARASVATI....
God name
"Priapus"
Greek Priapos, a son of Dionysus and Aphrodite. Aphrodite, it is said, had yielded to the embraces of Dionysus, but during his expedition to India, she became faithless to him, and lived with Adonis. On Dionysus return from India, she indeed went to meet him, but soon left him again, and went to Lampsacus on the Hellespont, to give birth to the child of the god. Greek
Hero name
"Prithu"
Indian The favourite hero of the Indian Puranas. Vena having been slain for his wickedness, and leaving no offspring, the saints rubbed his right arm, and the friction brought forth Prithu. Being told that the earth had suspended for a time its fertility, Prithu went forth to punish it, and the earth, under the form of a cow, fled at his approach; but being unable to escape, promised that in future "seed-time and harvest should never fail."

"Priyavrata"
India The Bhagavata-Purana states: "Priya-vrata being dissatisfied that only half the earth was illuminated at one time by the solar rays, followed the Sun seven times round the earth in his own flaming car of equal velocity, like another celestial orb, resolved to turn night into day." India
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
Goddess name
"Puranai (fullness)"
Dravidian / Tamil / southern India Mother goddess. A NAVASAKTI and one of the consorts of Aiyanar....
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.
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
"Pusti"
India Goddess of fertility, growth and affirmation. India
Supreme god name
"Qa'wadiliquala"
Dza'wadeenox Indian / British Columbia, Canada Supreme god. The guardian of the tribe but also a river deity responsible for bringing the salmon each year. Said to live in the river Gwae. His eldest son is TEWI'XILAK, the god of goat hunters. His attributes include a headband of red cedar bark....
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)....
Goddess name
"Quinoa-Mama"
PreColumbian Indian / Peru Minor goddess of the quinoa crop. Models of the deity were made from the leaves of the plant and kept for a year before being burned in a ritual to ensure a good quinine harvest....
King name
"Rachaders"
Indian The second tribe of giants or evil genii, who had frequently made the earth subject to their kings, but were ultimately punished by Shiva and Vishnu. Indian
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
"Ranu Bai"
India Goddess of rivers. India
Goddess name
"Raudri"
Hindu / Epic / Puranic Mother goddess. One of a group of nine NAVASAKTIS who, in southern India, rank higher than the SAPTAMATARAS. She may also equate with the terrifying aspect of PARVATI as DURGA or KALI....

"Raumas or Raumyas"
India Hairy; a race sweated from the pores of Virabhadra, one of the avataras of Siva. They had a thousand heads and a thousand arms. India
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....

"Rohini"
India The ninth lunar asterism and the wife of the moon. India

"Rohit"
India The female aspect of Brahma who took the form of a red deer to escape the amorous pursuits of her father, Brahma. India

"Rumrok"
India The supreme being of the Didayis, India
Goddess name
"Saci Devi"
India The goddess of wrath and jealousy. India

"Sakti-trimurti"
India The feminine aspect of the Hindu Trimurti or Triad, the active feminine energy of the divinities. India

"Salagrama"
Hindu A stone credited with possessing magical properties and worn in parts of India as an amulet. Hindu
God name
"Sama"
Dravidian / Tamil / southern India Obscure heroic god. Known circa first to fifth century AD. The younger brother of the god of love KAMA and equating to SAMBA, worshiped in northern India....
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....

"Samkarsana"
Dravidian / Tamil / southern India / Sri Lanka Localized form of BALARAMA. Has a complexion “white like milk,” wears a blue robe with a red garland and carries a nanjil (plough)....
Goddess name
"Samundra"
India Goddess of rivers India
Goddess name
"SantoshI Mata"
Modern Hindu Mother goddess. She first appeared in northern India in 1960 and has since developed a sizeable cult following. She is invoked to assist in gaining personal advancement and prosperity....
God name
"Sarama"
India The fleet one, the runner; the dog belonging to Indra and the gods, the Divine watcher "over the golden flock of stars and solar rays." She is the mother of the two dogs called Sarameyas. India
Spirit name
"Sarvam Khalvidam Brahma"
India Sarvam Khalvidam Brahma (Sanskrit) the manifested universe with Brahma as the supreme mind and spirit. India
Goddess name
"Sarvastramahajvala (the great blaze of all weapons)"
Jain / India Goddess of learning. One of sixteen VIDYADEVI headed by the goddess SARASVATI....
Goddess name
"Sasanadevata"
Jain / India Messenger goddess. Generic name for one of a group of twenty-four who minister to the tirthankaras or saints of Jainism....

"Sata-rupa"
India As nature, was the daughter of Brahma, and the mother of the first manu, called Svayambhuva. India
Goddess name
"Sati"
Hindu Mother goddess Hindu / Puranic / India / Epic
Goddess name
"Sati/ Sakti/ Parvati"
Hindu / Puranic / Epic / India A mother goddess
Goddess name
"Satyabhama (with true luster)"
Hindu - Dravidian / Tamil Goddess. Known particularly from southern India as the second consort of KRSNA, who stands on her left; also as the secorid consort of V ISNU. Attribute: a flower....
God name
"Senx"
Bella Coola Indian / British Columbia, Canada Sun god. The ruler of the lower heaven, Sonx, in which is situated the home of the gods, Nusmeta (the house of myths). The only deity to whom the Bella Coola pray and make offerings. Hunters throw small pieces of mountain goat or seal flesh into a sacrificial fire. Also Ta'ata (our father); Smai'yakila (sacred one)....
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
"Sga'na"
Haida Indian / Queen Charlotte Island, Canada Sea god. Embodied in the killer whale (Orca). The universe is believed to be inhabited by super natural beings called Sga'na Qeda's for whom the land was first created. Also Masset San....
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....
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
God name
"Shiwanni"
Mexico The god who created the heavens, and with Shiwanoka, his wife, created the Zuni Indians. New Mexico
Goddess name
"Si"
Chimu Indian / pre - Columbian / coastal regions of Peru moon god. The head of the pantheon and guardian of weather and of harvests. He is depicted subtended by a sickle moon, wearing a feathered crown and an armored projection on his back. May also be represented as a goddess....
Supreme god name
"Sins Sga'nagwai (power of the shining heavens)"
Haida Indian / Queen Charlotte Island, Canada Supreme god. The god who gives power to all things....
God name
"Skanda"
India God of war. India
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
"Suparriakumara"
Jain / India God. One of the groups under the general title of BHVANAVASI (dwelling in places). Of youthful appearance....

"Surangama"
India If we are able to transform a substance, then we are equal to that of the Buddha. India
God name
"Surarani"
India The mother of the gods. India
Goddess name
"Svasthavesini"
India A mother Goddess of pre-vedic times. India
Nymph name
"Swarga"
Indian The Paradise of Indra, and also of certain deified mortals, who rest there under the shade of the five wonderful trees, drink the nectar of immortality called Amrita, and dance with the heavenly nymphs.
God name
"Ta'xet"
Haida Indian / Queen Charlotte Island, Canada God of death. The deity responsible for those who die violently.See also TIA....
Goddess name
"Tadaka"
Indian Indian earth and nature goddess.