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List of Gods   : "Indian"

NameOriginDescription
"Abhigit" Indian The propitiatory sacrifice made by an Indian rajah who has slain a priest without premeditation.
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....
Ghost name "Acheri" Indian They are the ghosts of little girls, who live on the tops of mountains but descend at night to hold their revels in more convenient places. Indian
"Adissechen" Indian The serpent with a thousand heads which sustains the universe. Indian
Supreme god name "Ai Apaec" Mochica Indian / pre - Columbian South America / northern coast of Peru Supreme god. Probably originated as a jaguar god but came to rule the destinies of the world. He was thought to live like ordinary people and could reveal himself as man or god at will. He is depicted in anthropomorphic form, but with huge fangs and a cat-like wrinkled face with whiskers coming from his nose. He received sacrificial victims hurled from the top of a high cliff....
"Airapadam" Indian The white elephant, one of the eight which, according to Indian mythology, sustain the earth.
Ghost name "Airi" Indian The ghost of someone who killed in hunting. Those who see him face to face are burnt by the flash of his eye, or are torn to pieces by his dogs, or have their livers extracted and eaten by the fairies who accompany him. Indian
God name "Alk'unta'm" Bella Coola Indian / British Columbia, Canada Sun god. Linked closely with SENX, both are of equal significance. His mother is a cannibal woman, Nunuso' mikeeqone'im, who can turn into a mosquito....
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
"American Indians" American Indians Otkon, Messou, and Atahuata.
"Anasuya" Hindu That is, the charity, was wife of an ancient Indian rishi (sage) named Atri. In the Ramayana, she appears living with her husband in a small hermitage in the southern periphery of the Forest of Chitrakuta. She was very pious, and always practiced austerities and devotion. Hindu
Goddess name "Anaulikutsai'x" Bella Coola Indian / British Columbia, Canada River goddess. Said to oversee the arrival and departure of the salmon in the rivers. She lives in a cave called Nuskesiu'tsta....
God name "Animisha" Indian One who does not wink, a general epithet of all Indian gods.
Goddess name "Anna Kmari" Indian Local vegetation goddess. Worshiped by the Oraon tribe of Chota Nagpur. The recipient of human sacrifice in the spring months, she was believed to endow riches on the sacrificer and to ensure plentiful harvest while living in his house in the form of a child....
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 "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....
Goddess name "Axo-Mama" South American Indian / Peru Goddess of potato crops. A model of this minor deity was made out of parts of the plant as a harvest fetish and kept for a year before being burned in a ritual to ensure a good potato harvest....
Goddess name "Badi Mata" Hindu / northern Indian Mother goddess. A SAKTI and one of the seven SAPTAMATARAS (mothers) who in later Hinduism became regarded as of evil intent, attacking children during puberty. Particularly recognized in Bengal....
God name "Bella Pennu" Indian / Khond Sun god. A local deity in the Orissa province synonymous with BOORA PENNU....
Goddess name "Bera Pennu" Northern Indian vegetation goddess. Worshiped by the Khonds in Bengal. She was the recipient of human sacrifice to ensure good harvest, particularly of the spice turmeric, and as a protection against disease and infirmity. The sacrificial victim or meriab was youthful, often kept for years as a holy person before death and was always either the offspring of a previous sacrificial victim, or purchased from impoverished families for the purpose. He or she was generally strangled, sometimes in the fork of a tree, after days of festivities. In other instances the victim was cut up alive....
Demon name "Beyreva" Indian Indian demon, master of souls that roam through space after being changed into airy demons. It is said to have crooked nails with which it lopped off one of Brahma's heads.
Spirit name "Bhagavan (the lord)" Northern / central Indian Tutelary god. Worshiped by the Bhils and other tribes as the original creator spirit and a judge of the dead soul. Also an epithet of VISNU and KRSNA. Also Bhagwan....
God name "Bheem or Bhima" Indian One of the five Pandoos, or brotherhoods of Indian demi-gods, famous for his strength. He slew the giant Kinchick, and dragged his body from the hills, thereby making the Kinchick ravine.
Goddess name "Bhumi Devata" Indian vegetation goddess. Worshiped by many primitive tribes....
"Blemys" Indian Along with Orontes, and Oruandes, was a chief of the Deriades who fought against Dionysus in the Indian war.
Goddess name "Bod" Indian The divinity invoked by Indian women who desire fecundity. Children born after an invocation to Bod must be redeemed, or else serve in the temple of the goddess. Indian
"Bolay or Boley" Indian The giant which conquered heaven, earth, and the inferno. Indian
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 "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....
"Bouders or Boudons" Indian A tribe of giants and evil genii, the guard of Shiva. Indian
Goddess name "Budhi Pallien" Indian Assamese Forest Goddess, appears as a tiger prowling through the jungle. Indian
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 "Cama" Indian The God of love and marriage. Indian
Goddess name "Coca-Mama" South American Indian / Peru Goddess of the coca plant. Minor goddess who oversees the harvest of the coca 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 coca harvest....
Demon name "Dano" Indian An Indian demon who is similar to the Bir.
Ghost name "Davy Jones's Locker" Indian I.e. he is dead. Jones is a corruption of Jonah, the prophet, who was thrown into the sea. Locker, in seaman's phrase, means any receptacle for private stores; and duffy is a ghost or spirit among the West Indian negroes. So the whole phrase is, "He is gone to the place of safe keeping, where duffy Jonah was sent to."
"Deluges" Chinese The principle ones are: the deluge of Fohi, Chinese. The Satyavrata, of the Indians; the Xisuthrus, of the Assyrians; the Mexican deluge; Noah's Flood and the Greek deluges of Deucalion and Ogyges.
Goddess name "Djila'qons" Haida Indian / Queen Charlotte Island, Canada Sea goddess. An old woman who lives at the head of a major inlet in Haida territory and controls all the creatures of the sea....
Goddess name "Eithne" Ireland Old goddess who lived off nothing but the milk of a sacred Indian cow and was protected by a spirit who chased away all would-be suitors. Ireland
Angel name "Genii" Indian The Persian and Indian genii had a corporeal form, which they could change at pleasure. They were not guardian or attendant spirits, but fallen angels, dwelling in Ginnistan, under the dominion of Eblis. They were naturally hostile to man, though compelled sometimes to serve them as slaves.
Goddess name "Giia" Buddhist - Lamaist / Tibet Mother goddess. One of a group of Astamataras (mothers). Color: red. Attributes: Indian gong and lute....
Spirit name "Gunnodoyak" A youthful heroic deity who was once mortal Iroquois (North American Indian). He was empowered by the spirit of thunder, Hino, to conquer the Great water Snake, enemy of humankind. The serpent devoured Gunnodoyak but was then slain by Hino, who cut open the snake, recovered the body of Gunnodoyak and returned him to his rightful place in heaven....
God name "Haili'laj" Haida Indian / Queen Charlotte Island, Canada Plague god. Particularly associated with smallpox. Believed to be so terrible that he is not even propitiated with food. He sails in a canoe of pestilence with huge sails like those of the white man's ships which brought plague to the Indians....
"Han" India The black of darkness who was banished to the underworld then became the nighttime. Plains Indians
"Hanoona Wilapona" Mexico The Sun-father of the Zuni Indians. New Mexico
Spirit name "Hawenniyu" Iroquois Great spirit who gives the gifts of the earth. From a buckskin pouch he takes the sacred Indian tobacco and sprinkling it on the fire for incense makes certain motions of his hands toward the sky. Sometimes he will fan the fire with a turkey wing fan. Iroquois
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
"Heva" Polynesia The legendary "first woman" who, together with Ad-ima, arrived at the Indian subcontinent after the Great Flood destroyed a former age of civilized greatness. Polynesia
God name "Hi'lina" Haida Indian / Queen Charlotte Island, Canada Tribal god. The personification of the thunderbird known to many Indian tribes. The noise of the thunder is caused by the beating of its wings, and when it opens its eyes there is lightning. The thunder clouds are its cloak....
Spirit name "Hisagitaimisi" Creek 'The One Who Sits Above'. The Great spirit who manifested himself in bush fires. Creek Indians
Goddess name "Huruing Wuhti" Hopi In the Hopi Indian creation story, they were a pair of women who survived the Great Flood. The Huruing Wuhti were later venerated as mother goddesses, because they gave birth to the Hopi people.
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....
"India" Indian Numerous Indian tribes keep Yuletide as a religious festival.
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....
"Isakakate" Crow The supreme being of the Crow. Plains Indians
Goddess name "Ix Chel" Mayan / Yucatec / Quiche, Mesoamerican / Mexico moon goddess. Also the goddess of childbirth and Medicine and of Rain bows. A consort of the Sun god. She has a major shrine as Cozumel and small figurines of the goddess have been conventionally placed beneath the beds of women in labor. Such women are considered to be in great danger at times of lunar eclipse when the unborn child may develop deformities. Ix Chel is a guardian against disease and the Quiche Indians regard her as a goddess of fertility and sexual inter course. A goddess of weaving, believed to be the first being on earth to weave cloth, she was employed in this craft when she first attracted the attention of the Sun god. She carries her loom sticks across the sky to protect her from jaguars. Under Chris tian influence she has been largely syncretized with the Virgin Mary.See also IX CHEBEL YAX....
Hero name "Kabibonokka" North-American Son of Mudjekeewis, and the Indian Boreas, who dwelt in Wabasso (the North). He paints the autumn leaves scarlet and yellow, sends the snow, binds the rivers in ice, and drives away the seagull, cormorant, and heron. North-American
Spirit name "Kachina" Pueblo Indians Ancestor spirits and the souls of virtuous dead people. Pueblo Indians
"Kali-matutsi" N American Lived in the sky and heavens above. The word is associated with 'sky occupation.' Pomo Indians, California
"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."
God name "Kama/ Kama[Deva]" Hindu / Puranic / Indian A god of love & carnal desire
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....
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.
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....
Supreme god name "Kucumatz" Mayan / Quiche Indian, Mesoamerican / Mexico Supreme god. An androgynous being who created all things out of itself. Comparable with KUKULCAN....
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....
Goddess name "Lakshimi" Indian She is the goddess of beauty & wealth, but very fickle & claims no god can sustain her for very long
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 "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....
Monster name "Lu' dja lako" Indians Lu Dja Lako, a monster bull turtle. Southeastern Indians
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
"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
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 "Manasvi" Indian The goddess "That which controls mind". Indian
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....
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....
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....
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....
"Mowis" Indian The bridegroom of snow, who, according to American Indian tradition, wooed and won a beautiful bride; but when morning dawned, Mowis left the wigwam, and melted into the Sunshine. The bride hunted for him night and day in the Forests, but never saw him more.
God name "Nainuema" Uitoto Indian / South America Creator god. He created the earth from his own imagination and stamped upon it until it was flat. He then engendered the Forests and other living things from his saliva....
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.
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 "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
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
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....
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."
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.
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
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 "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....
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.
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....
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....
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....
Goddess name "Tate Hautse Kupuri (mother north water)" Huichol Indian / Mesoamerican / Mexico Rain and water goddess. Similar to TATE KYEWIMOKA, but also responsible for mists and fogs....
Goddess name "Tate Kyewimoka (mother west water)" Huichol Indian / Mesoamerican / Mexico Rain and water goddess. Appears in lightning and is said to resemble a red snake. She lives in a deep gorge with caves, in Santa Catarina, and brings the Rain from the west. Her animals include deer and ravens and she is also the goddess of the corn....
Goddess name "Tate Naaliwahi (mother east water)" Huichol Indian / Mesoamerican / Mexico Rain and water goddess. Appears in lightning and brings Rain from the east. She lives in a deep gorge with caves, in Santa Catarina....
Goddess name "Tate Oteganaka (mother corn)" Huichol Indian / Mesoamerican / Mexico corn goddess. The mother of the Sun god TAYAU....
Goddess name "Tate Rapawiyema (mother south water)" Huichol Indian / Mesoamerican / Mexico Rain and water goddess. Similar to TATE KYEWIMOKA, but also the patron goddess of Laguna de Magdalena, where she is believed to take the form of a water lizard....
Goddess name "Tate Velika Vimali" Huichol Indian / Mesoamerican / Mexico Sun goddess. Perceived as a young girl or as a royal eagle who holds the world in her talons and guards it. In human form the night sky with its stars are her dress....
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 "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 "Tawa" Pueblo Indians God of the Sun Pueblo
God name "Tawa" Pueblo Indian / USA Creator god. The apotheosis of the Sun and father of the tribe....
God name "Tayau (father sun)" Huichol Indian / Mesoamerican / Mexico Sun god. According to tradition, he was created by the ancient shamans, who threw the youthful son of the corn mother TATE OTEGANAKA into an oven in full ceremonial attire. He traveled underground and emerged in the east as the Sun. In late May, the Huichol sacrifice a sheep and a turkey in a ritual fire, after which they sing all night until Sunrise. Also Tau; Taverik....
God name "Tayau Sakaimoka" Huichol Indian / Mesoamerican / Mexico Sun god. The deity of the setting Sun in the west, regarded as the assistant of TAYAU....
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....
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 "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....
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....
Goddess name "Tokakami" Huichol Indian / Mesoamerican / Mexico God of death. His chief antagonist is the moon goddess METSAKA....
Goddess name "Tou Mou" Chinese Goddess of measure. Usually depicted with many arms and with a caste mark on her forehead, suggesting that she derives from the goddess of the aurora, MARICI, in Indian Buddhism. She is considered to live in the constellation of Ursa major and may also be an aspect of the astral goddess TIN HAU....
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 "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....
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....
Goddess name "Whope" Sioux / USA Goddess. The daughter of WI, the Sun god, and consort of the south wind. She is credited with giving the Sioux Indian the pipe of peace through which (narcotic) they commune with the great spirit WAKAN TANKA....
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.
God name "Xil Sga'nagwai" Haida Indian / Queen Charlotte Island, Canada Medicine god. Said to appear as a raven....
Monster name "Yacu-mama" Indian Mother of waters. A fabulous sea-snake, fifty paces long and twelve yards in girth, said to lurk in the lagunes of South America, and in the river Amazon. This monster draws into its mouth whatever passes within a hundred yards of it, and for this reason an Indian will never venture to enter an unknown lagune till he has blown his horn, which the yacu-mama never fails to answer if it is within hearing. By this means the danger apprehended is avoided. South America
"Yagastaa" Carrier Indians He who dwells on High is my father. He sent me down to help you because your village was so unhappy, your women always weeping for their lost children. The Carrier Indians
Goddess name "Zara-Mama" South American Indian / Peru Maize goddess. A minor deity, models of whom were made from the leaves of the plant and kept for a year before being burned in a ritual to ensure a good maize harvest....
God name "Zotz" Mayan / Zotzil Indian, Mesoamerican / Guatemala Tutelary god. Manifest in the form of a bat....