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God Name and Meaning

List of Gods  : "Is"

NameOriginDescription
"Mugello" France The giant slain by Averardo de Medici, a commander under Charlemagne. The tale is interesting, for it is said that the Medici took the three balls of this giant's mace for their device. Pawnbrokers have adopted the three balls as a symbol of their trade. France
"Mukhambika" Korku "Mouth Mother" is represented by a heap of stones within the village and receives a pig for a sacrifice, besides special oblations when disease and sickness are prevalent. Korku, Central Provinces
Supreme god name "Mula Djadi Na Bolon" Batak Mula djadi na bolon. The self-existent Supreme God and creator of the universe is the father of Batara Guru, Soripada, and Mangalabulan. The Batak, Indonesia
Goddess name "Mulhalmoni" Korea "Healing Waters". Goddess of women shamans. She is called on especially to heal ailments of the eye. Korea
God name "Mullo" British God of mules. He is known from inscriptions and is associated with the God Mars in the form of Mars Mullo Roman/British
God name "Mulungu" Africa A creator God of the Nyamwezi people of Tanzania in eastern Africa. Despite being the creator and protector of the world, he is distant and has little contact with anyone. It is said that he once lived on Earth, but when someone set fire to the landscape he asked a spider to spin him a web to climb up into the sky, where he lives today. He is revered now as a sky God, with thunder as his voice.
Hero name "Munchausen" German The Hero of a volume of travels, who meets with the most marvellous adventures. The incidents have been compiled from various sources, and the name is said to have pointed to Hieronymus Karl Friedrich von Munchhausen, a German officer in the Russian army, noted for his marvellous stories.
"Mundane Egg" Egyptian In the Phoenician, Egyptian, Hindu, and Japanese systems, it is represented that the world was hatched from an egg. In some mythologies a bird is represented as laying the mundane egg on the primordial waters.
Deity name "Munisvara" Hindu/Dravidian A regional Tamil Deity(god) who is popular amongst the least Sanskritized social groups of South India specifically Tamil Nadu. Hindu/Dravidian
Angel name "Munkar and Nakir" Arabic Two black Angels of appalling aspect, the inquisitors of the dead. The Koran says that during the inquisition the soul is united to the body. If the scrutiny is satisfactory, the soul is gently drawn forth from the lips of the deceased, and the body is left to repose in peace; if not, the body is beaten about the head with iron clubs, and the soul is wrenched forth by racking torments.
"Munnin (Memory)" Scandinavian One of the two ravens that sit perched on the shoulders of Odin; the other is Hugin (thought). Scandinavian
God name "Murcury" Greek The name Mercury is connected with the root merx (merchandise) and mercari (to deal, trade). The early Romans, being above all countrymen, had no need for a God of commerce. The Roman Mercury appeared only about the fifth century BCE. and was exclusively the god of merchants. For long he was known only in this capacity so that Plautus, in his prologue to Amphitryon, reminds his audience that Mercury presided over messages and commerce. Like certain other minor divinities - Pecunia, Aesculanus, Argentinus - he watched over tradesmen's profits. Greek
Deity name "Muruga" Hindu Is the most popular Hindu Deity(god) amongst Tamils of Tamil Nadu state in India and in the Tamil diaspora.
"Muso" Africa(west) Is the dark moon preceding the shinning new moon sliver in the night sky. Africa(west)
"Muspel" Norse The name of an abode of fire. It is populated by a host of fiends, who are to appear at Ragnarok and destroy the world by fire. Norse
Demon name "Mutinus or Mutunus" Roman That is, the phallus, or Priapus, which was believed to be the most powerful averter of Demons, and of all evil that resulted from pride and boastfulness, and the like. Roman
God name "Mwenenyaga" Kenya The creator God who is involved in life ceremonies. The Kikuyu, Kenya
Angel name "Naamah" Canaan A succubus and fallen Angel, and is generally regarded as an aspect or relation of Lilith. Naamah is said to have engaged, like Lilith, in intercourse with Adam. Canaan
"Naas" Gnostic Uses several tactics, including sexually pleasuring both Adam and Eve, to gain power over and destroy Adam and Eve. Naas is said to have "had Adam like a boy". Naas' sins were called arsenokoitai. This suggests arsenoskoitai refers to a male using superior power or position to take sexual advantage of another. Gnostic
God name "Nacon" Maya He is the God of war
King name "Naga" Hindu Serpents; the King of them is Sesha, the sacred serpent of Vishnu. Hindu
Deities name "Nagaraja" Hindu A Sanskrit word from naga (snake) and raj (king) meaning King of Snakes. It is applied to two main Deities, Vasuki and Takshak. Vasuki and Takshak are brothers, children of Kashyap and Kadru, who are the parents of all snakes. Hindu
"Nagini" Harry Potter A snake and the pet of Lord Voldemort, a Parseltongue, who is capable of communicating with her.
Angel name "Nakeer and Munkar" Arabic Two black Angels of appalling aspect, the inquisitors of the dead. The Koran says that during the inquisition the soul is united to the body. If the scrutiny is satisfactory, the soul is gently drawn forth from the lips of the deceased, and the body is left to repose in peace; if not, the body is beaten about the head with iron clubs, and the soul is wrenched forth by racking torments.
Angel name "Nama" Greek A daughter of the race of man, who was beloved by the Angel Zaraph. Her one wish was to love purely, intensely, and holily; but she fixed her love on a seraph, a creature, more than her Creator; therefore, in punishment, she was condemned to abide on earth, "unchanged in heart and frame," so long as the earth endureth; but when time is no more, both she and her angel lover will be admitted into those courts "where love never dies." Hebrew
Goddess name "Nana" Anglo-Saxon Nanna. A pan-cultural cognomen. "Her place as queen of heaven goes back to remote antiquity. She is Venus and appears as Ashtarte (or Easter in the Anglo-Saxon), Nana and Anunitu. She is Goddess of fertility and worshipped everywhere. She is daughter of Sin and also of Anu. She is also associated with Sirius. She is goddess of sex and appropriates the attributes of Ninlil and Damkina and as daughter of Sin and from her descent to Hades she is represented by temple prostitution. The lion, normally the symbol of Shamash is associated with her as is the dove. In this sequence, she becomes then associated with Tammuz or Dumuzi, as the bringer of new life in the spring cults." The Golden Calf
"Nara-Narayana" Hindu Is broken down where Nara means human and Narayana means the Supreme Divinity, or Vishnu. In the concept of Nara-Narayana, the human soul Nara is the eternal companion of the Divine Narayana. Hindu
God name "Nareau" Islands Creator God. Gilbert Islands
Goddess name "Nat" Norse Night-Goddess, daughter of Mimer (Wisdom) and sister of Urd (Fate). She brings to mankind refreshment and inspiration. Her lover is Delling, the red elf of dawn, and their son is Dag (Day). Norse
God name "Nataraja" Hindu The King of Dance, is the dancing posture of the Hindu God Shiva, who performs his divine dance as a part of his divine duties of creation and destruction. Hindu
"Nath" Sanskrit Natha, is the proper name of a siddha sampradaya (initiatory tradition) and the word itself literally means "lord, protector, refuge". The related Sanskrit term Adi Natha means first or original Lord, and is therefore a synonym for Shiva, Mahadeva, or Maheshvara, and beyond these mental concepts, the Supreme Absolute Reality as the basis supporting all aspects and manifestatons of consciousness.
"Nauplius" Greek A son of Poseidon and Amymone, of Argos, the husband of Philyra and a famous navigator, and father of Proetus and Damastor (Apollon. Rhod. i. 136). He is the reputed founder of the town of Nauplia, which derived its name from him. He is also said to have discovered the constellation of the great bear. Greek
King name "Nausithous" Greek A son of Poseidon with Periboea the daughter of Eurymedon, was the father of Alcinous and Rhexenor, and King of the Phaeacians, whom he led from Hypereia in Thrinacia to the island of Scheria, in order to escape from the Cyclopes. Greek
God name "Nazapa" Zaire Creator God who is invoked at the sunrise. Ngbandi. Zaire
God name "Nazapa Ngbandi" Zaire The creator God that is invoked at the sunrise
God name "Ndauthina" Fiji The God of sailors and fishermen. When he was a toddler, his mother tied fiery reeds to his head. He has roamed the coral reefs with a hood on ever since. He is a trickster and a patron of adulterers, and a seducer of women. Fiji
"Ndjambi" Africa A supreme being whom they call by two names: Ndjambi Karunga. He lives in Heaven and is omnipresent. Hereo, West Africa
God name "Ndjambi Hereo" SW Africa A sky God who is name is generally forbidden to be spoken
God name "Nebo" Babylonian The God of science and literature, is said to have invented cuneiform writing. His temple was at Borsippa, but his worship was carried wherever Babylonian letters penetrated. Thus we had Mount Nebo in Moab, and the city of Nebo in Judea.
"Nehalennia" S America The Queen of the Dead Moon Circus who is trapped within a mirror and searching for the legendary Golden Crystal, which will allow Nehellenia to break free of her entrapment and take over the Earth. Sailor Moon
God name "Neleus" Greek A son of Cretheus and Tyro, the daughter of Salmoneus. Tyro, previous to her marriage with Neleus, is said to have loved the river-God Enipeus and in the form of Enipeus Poseidon once appeared to her, and became by her the father of Pelias and Neleus. Tyro exposed the two boys, but they were found and reared by horse-herds, and when they had grown up they learned who their mother was, and Pelias killed their foster-mother, who had ill-used Tyro. Greek
Goddess name "Nemain" Irish She is one of the triune crone Goddesses of battle
"Nemertes" Greek That is, the Unerring, a daughter of Nereus and Doris. Greek
"Nemesis" Greek Is most commonly described as a daughter of Night, though some call her a daughter of Erebus or of Oceanus. Nemesis is a personification of the moral reverence for law, of the natural fear of committing a culpable action, and hence of conscience, and for this reason she is mentioned along with Shame. Greek
"Neptunus - Neptune" Roman The chief marine divinity of the Romans. His name is probably connected with the verb valu or nato, and a contraction of namtunus. As the early Romans were not a maritime people, and had not much to do with the sea, the marine divinities are not often mentioned, and we scarcely know with any certainty what day in the year was set apart as the festival of Neptunus, though it seems to have been the 23rd of July. Roman
Nymph name "Nereides" Greek Or Nereides or Nerine, is a patronymic from Nereus, and applied to his daughters by Doris, who were regarded by the ancients as marine Nymphs of the Mediterranean, in contra-distinction from the Naiades, or the nymphs of fresh water, and the Oceanides, or the nymphs of the great ocea. Greek
"Nereus" Greek A son of Pontus and Gaea, and husband of Doris, by whom he became the father of the 50 Nereides. He is described as the wise and unerring old man of the sea, at the bottom of which he dwelt. Greek
Demon name "Nevertheless" Hebrew Few if any Biblical uses of "Baal" refer to Hadad, the lord over the assembly of gods on the holy mount of Heaven, but rather refer to any number of local spirit-deities worshipped as cult images, each called baal and regarded as an "idol". Therefore, in any text using the word baal it is important first to determine precisely which god, spirit or Demon is meant.
"Nevinbimbaau" Melanesia Of Malekula Island, Vanuatu. Some descriptions call her an ogress while others seem to speak of her as simply a female figure. Melanesia
Deity name "Nezha" Chinese Nataku or Nata, a Deity(god), the enfant terrible trickster, originally of Chinese mythology. His official Taoist deity name is Zhongtan Yuanshuai.
God name "Ni" Huli This God is the sole cause of leprosy.
King name "Nibelung" Norway A mythical King of Norway, whose subjects are called Nibelungers and territory the Nibelungenland. There were two contemporary kings in this realm, against whom Siegfried. Prince of the Netherlands, fought. He slew the twelve giants who formed their paladins with 700 of their chiefs, and made their country tributary. The word is from nebcl (darkness), and means the children of mist or darkness. Volsunga Saga
Goddess name "Nicevenn" Roman A Scottish Witch Goddess from the Middle Ages who rides through the night with her followers on Samhain. Her name can be translated as "Divine" or "Brilliant." She is equated with the Roman Goddess Diana.
"Nidafell" Norse The Nida-mountains toward the north, where there is after Ragnarok, a golden hall for the race of Sindre (the dwarfs). Norse
Goddess name "Niladevi" Hindu Goddess who is a consort of Visnu. Hindu
God name "Nilus" Greek The God of the river Nile in Egypt, is said to have been a son of Oceanus and Thetys, and father of Memphis and Chione. Pindar calls him a son of Cronos. Greek
"Nimrod" Genesis "A mighty hunter before the Lord", which the Targum says means a "sinful hunting of the sons of men." Pope says of him, he was "a mighty hunter, and his prey was man". The legend is that the tomb of Nimrod still exists in Damascus, and that no dew ever "falls" upon it, even though all its surroundings are saturated with it. Genesis
God name "Nin-Ildu" Akkadia God of carpenters who is a minor tutelary deity Babylon/Mesopotamia/Akkadia
Goddess name "Nin-Imma" Babylon Goddess of fertility who is the deification of the female sex organs Babylon
God name "Nin-gish-zida" Gudea Nin-gish-zida is the God of Gudea.
Goddess name "Ninkigal" Assyrian "the lady of the great region", Goddess worshiped in Babylon. The sister of Ishtar and the wife of the Assyrian Pluto.
Goddess name "Ninsuna" Sumeria The "august cow", the "Wild Cow of the Enclosure", and "The Great Queen". A Goddess, best known as the mother of the legendary hero Gilgamesh. In the Epic of Gilgamesh, Ninsun is depicted as a human queen who lives in Uruk with her son as king. Sumeria
Goddess name "Nintu" Sumeria Ninhursag, the earth and mother-Goddess, one of the seven great deities of Sumer. She is principally a fertility goddesses. Sumeria
"Niobe" Greek 1. A daughter of Phoroneus, and by Zeus the mother of Argus and Pelasgus. In other traditions she is called the mother of Phoroneus and wife of Inachus. 2. A daughter of Tantalus by the Pleiad Taygete or the Hyad Dione, or, according to others, a daughter of Pelops and the wife of Zethus or Alalcomeneus, while Parthenius relates quite a different story, for he makes her a daughter of Assaon and the wife of Philottus, and relates that she entered into a dispute with Leto about the beauty of their respective children. Greek
"Nireus" Greek 1. A son of Charopus and Aglaia, was, next to Achilles, the handsomest among the Greeks at Troy, but unwarlike. He came from the island of Syme (between Rhodes and Cnidus), and commanded only three ships and a small number of men. According to Diodorus he also ruled over a part of Cnidus, and he is said to have been slain by Eurypylus or Aeneias. His beauty became proverbial.
God name "Norna" Scandinavia The well of Urda, where the Gods sit in judgment, and near which is that "fair building" whence proceed the three maidens called Urda, Verdandi, and Skulda (Past, Present, and Future). Scandinavia
"Norwan" Wintun The dancing porcupine. The great war among the first people is caused by the woman Norwan. Norbis Kiemila, who claims to be her husband, is descended from the heavenly white oak which forms part of Olelpanti Hlut, the divine mansion in the "Central Blue." Wintun
"Nosenga" Zimbabwe The sun, the primal source of light, has to be captured so that people may have light to live by. The secret of the sun is that its light penetrates even in the darkest room, just as a swallow can fly through a house before anyone can catch it. Nosenga caught the sunbirds in his trap, and so day broke. Zimbabwe
Spirit name "Nu'tenut" Chukchee/ E Siberia An earth Spirit that is the owner of the world
Spirit name "Nu'tenut Chukchee" East Earth Spirit who is the owner of the world Siberia(East)
God name "Nuada" Irish "Silver Arm" a king of the Tuatha De Danann. He is cognate with the Gaulish and British God Nodens. His Welsh equivalent is Nudd or Lludd Llaw Eraint. Irish
"Nucta" Egypt A miraculous drop which falls in Egypt on St. John's day (June), is supposed to have the effect of stopping the plague.
God name "Nudimmud" Akkadian An Akkadian epithet of the Mesopotamian God Ea which meant 'begetter', referring to his fathering of Marduk; he is referred to by this name in the Enuma Elish.
God name "Nuggan" Discworld Nuggan is the locally worshipped monotheistic and omnipotent God of Borogravia, but elsewhere he is known as the God of Paperclips, Correct Things in the Right Place in Small Desk Stationery Sets, and Unnecessary Paperwork. He usually sports a fussy little moustache. Discworld
"Nurundere 'made everything'" Australia Nurundere is but an idealised wizard and hunter, with a rival of his species. Narrinyeri, Australia
God name "Nze" Ngbandi God of the moon who is closely linked with women and fertility. Ngbandi
God name "Nze Ngbandi" Zasire The moon God who is closely linked with women & fertility
God name "O-Toshi-No-Kami" Japan/ Shinto He heads the pantheon of agricultural Gods but generally is the guardian of rice fields
"O-Yama-Tsu-Mi" Japan/ Shinto he is the most senior at apotheosis of the mountains
"Obambou" Africa The devil of the Camma tribes of Africa. It is exorcised by noise like bees in flight.
God name "Obatala" Yoruba A creator God; he made human bodies, and his father, Olorun breathed life into them. While Olorun is considered the creator of the universe, Obatala created the world and humanity, being seen as the father of orishas and humankind. Yoruba
"Obiism" Egyptian Serpent-worship. From Egyptian Ob (the sacred serpent). The African sorceress is still called Obi. The Greek ophis is of the same family. Moses forbade the Israelites to inquire of Ob, which we translate wizard.
"Oculata fides" Christian The eye of faith is the eagle-eye that discerns the Lord's body. Christian
Spirit name "Odhaerir" Scandinavian The mead or nectar made of Kvasir's blood, kept in three jars. The second of these jars is called Sohn, and the Bohn. Probably the nectar is the "Spirit of poetry." Scandinavian
Supreme god name "Odin" Scandinavian Chief god of the Scandinavians. His real name was Sigge, son of Fridulph, but he assumed the name of Odin when he left the Tanais, because he had been priest of Odin, Supreme God of the Scythians. He became the All-wise by drinking from Mimer's fountain, but purchased the distinction at the cost of one eye. His one eye is the Sun. The father of Odin was Bor. His brothers are Vile and Ve. His wife is Frigga. His sons, Thor and Balder. His mansion is Gladsheim. His seat, Valaskjalf. His court as war-god, Valhalla. His hall, Einherian. His two black ravens are Hugin (thought) and Munin (memory). His steed, Sleipnir. His ships, Skidbladnir and Naglfar. His spear, Gungner, which never fails to hit the mark aimed at. His ring, Draupner, which every ninth night drops eight other rings of equal value. His throne is Hlidskjalf. His wolves, Geri and Freki. He will be ultimately swallowed up by the wolf Fenris or Fenrir. Scandinavian
Hero name "Odyssey" Greek The poem of Homer which records the adventures of Odysseus (Ulysses) in his home-voyage from Troy. The word is an adjective formed out of the Hero's name, and means the things or adventures of Ulysses. Greek
King name "Oebalus" Greek 1. A son of Cynortes, and husband of Gorgophone, by whom he became the father of Tyndareus, Peirene, and Arene, was King of Sparta. According to others he was a son of Perieres and a grandson of Cynortas, and was married to the nymph Bateia, by whom he had several children (Apollodorus iii). The patronymic Oebalides is not only applied to his descendants, but to the Spartans generally, and hence it occurs as an epithet or surname of Hyacinthus, Castor, Pollux and Helena. 2. A son of Telon by a nymph of the stream Sebethus, near Naples. Telon, originally a king of the Teleboans, had come from the island of Taphos to Capreae, in Italy and Oebalus settled in Campania. (The Aeneid Book VII) Greek
"Oewiros" Greek A personification of dream, and in the plural of dreams. According to Homer Dreams dwell on the dark shores of the western Oceanus, and the deceitful dreams come through an ivory gate, while the true ones issue from a gate made of horn. Hesiod (Theogony. 212) calls dreams the children of night, and Ovid, who calls them children of Sleep, mentions three of them by name, viz. Morpheus, Icelus or Phobetor, and Phantasus. Euripides called them sons of Gaea, and conceived them as genii with black wings. Greek
King name "Og" Hebrew King of Bashan, according to Rabbinical mythology, was an antediluvian giant, saved from the flood by climbing on the roof of the ark. After the passage of the Red Sea, Moses first conquered Sihon, and then advanced against the giant Og (whose bedstead, made of iron, was above 15 feet long and nearly 7 feet broad, Deut. iii. 11). The Rabbins say that Og plucked up a mountain to hurl at the Israelites, but he got so entangled with his burden, that Moses was able to kill him without much difficulty.
God name "Oghene" Isoko The creator God who flicked the switch to create the universe and wandered off, never to be heard of again. Isoko
"Ogiuwu Edo" Benin The harbinger of death who is supposed to own the blood of all living things. Benin
Deity name "Ogoun aka Ogun" Haiti Ogum, Ogou, the Deity(god) who presides over fire, iron, hunting politics and war. He is the patron of smiths and is usually displayed with his attributes: machete or sabre, rum and tobacco. Haiti Vodun
Monster name "Ogres" Europe Of nursery mythology are giants of very malignant dispositions, who live on human flesh. It is an Eastern invention, and the word is derived from the Ogurs, a desperately savage horde of Asia, who overran part of Europe in the fifth century. Others derived it from Orcus, the ugly, cruel man-eating Monster so familiar to readers of Bojardo and Ariosto. The female is Ogress.
Spirit name "Okitsu-Hiko" Japanese Is a divinity in Japanese Shinto. His name literally translates to "Great Land Master", and he was originally the ruler of Izumo Province, until he was replaced by Ninigi. In compensation, he was made ruler of the unseen world of Spirits and magic. He is believed a god of nation-building, farming, business and medicine.
"Olen" Greek A mythical personage, who is represented as the earliest Greek lyric poet, and the first author of sacred hymns in hexameter verse. He is closely connected with the worship of Apollo, of whom, in one legend, he was made the prophet. Greek
Angel name "Olinda" German An Angel who is the protector of property. German
God name "Olodumare" Yoruba The Sky Father and creator of the universe. Occasionally androgynous or female, he is a God of peace, purity and harmony. Yoruba
God name "Olokum" Carib A God in Puerto Rico that is a hermaphrodite
Goddess name "Olosa" s The Goddess of the Lagos Lagoon, and the principal wife of her brother Olokim, the sea-god. Like her husband she is long-haired. She sprang from the body of Yemaja and supplies her votaries with fish. Crocodiles ate Olosa's messengers, and may not be molested. They are supposed to bear to the goddess the offerings which the faithful deposit on the shores of the lagoon or throw into the sedge.
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."
"Omadius" Greek That is, the flesh-eater, a surname of Dionysus, to whom human sacrifices were offered in Chios and Tenedos. Greek
God name "Ome Tochtli" Aztec A God of drunkenness. He is the leader of Centzon Totchtli, the four hundred rabbit gods of drunkenness. Aztec
God name "Ometecuhtli" Aztec A dual God, male and female, who was the creator of Cemanahuatl. Ometeotl's male aspect is Ometecutli, the female aspect is Omecihuatl. S/he dwelled in and ruled over Omeyocan, "Two Place", home of the gods. Aztec
Spirit name "Omuqkatos" N America The Great Spirit who is the sun. The Blackfeet, Northern Plains, Canada/United States
"Ops" Roman A female Roman divinity of plenty and fertility, as is indicated by her name, which is connected with opimus opulentus, inops, and copia. She was regarded as the wife of Saturnus, and, accordingly, as the protectress of every thing connected with agriculture. Her abode was in the earth, and hence those who invoked her, or made vows to her, used to touch the ground, and as she was believed to give to human beings both their place of abode and their food, newly-born children were recommended to her care.
King name "Oraios" Christian Seven appeared in chaos, androgynous. They have their masculine names and their feminine names. The feminine name is Pronoia (Forethought) Sambathas, which is 'week'. And his son is called Yao: his feminine name is Lordship. Sabaoth: his feminine name is Deity. Adonaios: his feminine name is Kingship. Elaios: his feminine name is Jealousy. Oraios: his feminine name is Wealth. And Astaphaios: his feminine name is Sophia (Wisdom). These are the seven forces of the seven heavens of chaos. And they were born androgynous, consistent with the immortal pattern that existed before them, according to the wish of Pistis: so that the likeness of what had existed since the beginning might reign to the end. Christian/Gnostic. The Nag Hammadi
Demon name "Ordog" Christian A Demonic creature from Hungarian mythology. It personifies the dark aspects of the world. Later it is identified with the Christian devil.
God name "Orlog" Scandinavia The Old Norse for cycle of fate, or for the unalterable destiny of the world. Orlog encompasses all, including the Gods. One aspect of Orlog is the "Ragnarok." Orlog is the collective wyrd of the world as a whole, whereas "wyrd" is more individual. Scandinavia
God name "Oro" Tahiti A God of both war and peace in Polynesia. During peacetime he was called Oro-i-Te-Tea-Moe ("Oro with the spear down"). He is a son of Tangaroa and Hina-Tu-A-Uta, and father of Hoa-Tapu, Toi-Mata, Ai-Tupuai and Mahu-Fatu-Rau. Tahiti
"Oromasdes" Zoroastrian The first of the Zoroastrian trinity. The divine goodness of Plato; the deviser of creation (the father). The second person is Mithras, the eternal intellect, architect of the world; the third, Ahrimanes.
God name "Orotalt" Greek According to the Greek writers, was the Bacchus of the ancient Arabs. This, however, is a mistake, for the word is a corruption of Allah Taala; God the Most High.
"Orpheus" Greek All that part of the mythology of Orpheus which connects him with Dionysus must be considered as a later invention, quite irreconcilable with the original legends, in which he is the servant of Apollo and the Muses: the discrepancy extends even to the instrument of his music, which was always the lyre, and never the flute. Greek
God name "Osande Ovimbundu" Angola A benevolent God that is a guardian deity
God name "Osiris" Egyptian The great Egyptian divinity, and husband of Isis. According to Herodotus they were the only divinities that were worshipped by all the Egyptians (Herodotus ii). Osiris is described as a son of Rhea and Helios. Osiris was the God of the Nile.
God name "Osowo" Nigeria The supreme being, a sky God, who is also identified with or represented by the big tree which is worshipped. Indem, Nigeria
"Ossa" Greek The personification of rumour or report, the Latin Fama. As it is often impossible to trace a report to its source, it is said to come from Zeus, and hence Ossa is called the messenger of Zeus. Greek
God name "Othin" Scandinavian The God of magic, but there is no other reference to his ever having disguised himself as a witch. Poetic Eddas
Goddess name "Otontecuhtli aka Xiuhtecuhtli" Aztec Goddess of the earth, flowers, plants, games and dance, love. She is also the patroness of artisans, prostitutes, pregnant women and birth. Aztec
"Otrera" Greek A daughter or wife of Ares, who is said to have built the temple of Artemis at Ephesus. Greek
Spirit name "Ovda" Finnish An evil Spirit of the forest who appears naked with backward pointing feet. After being danced to death, the victim is eaten. Finnish
God name "Owiot Luiseno" Cal us the moon God who is the ancestral deity of this tribe
Goddess name "Oya" West Africa Oya made the first element from which the universe exists. She is one of the three river Goddesses and personificates the river Niger. West Africa
Goddess name "Oya-Yansan" Yoruba Goddess of the Niger River. She is seen in aspects of warrior-Goddess of wind, lightning, fertility, fire and magic. She creates hurricanes and tornadoes and guards the underworld. Yoruba
God name "P:erende" Albanian A storm God that lets you know he is around with thunder & lightning. It was used by the Christians to identify their god in that region
God name "Pa-bil-sag" Mesopotamia/ Sumeria/ Babylon/ Akkadia The tutelary God of Isin
Goddess name "Pabilsag" Mesopotamia Tutelary god of Isin The consort of the Goddess Nininsinna, he was identified with the lost city of Larak. Mesopotamia
Goddess name "Padma" Hindu The Goddess that is the incarnation of Laksmi
Goddess name "Padma" Hindu Goddess who is the incarnation of Laksmi Hindu
God name "Padmantaka" Buddhist God who is the guardian of the Western direction Buddhist
Deities name "Padsmosnisa" Buddhist God who is connected with the guardian Deities Buddhist
"Pallas" Greek A name of Minerva, sometimes called Pallas Minerva. According to fable, Pallas was one of the Titans, of giant size, killed by Minerva, who flayed him, and used his skin for armour; whence she was called Pallas Minerva. More likely the word Pallas is from pallo, to brandish; and the compound means Minerva who brandishes the spear. Greek
Goddess name "Pallas" Greek Surname of Athena. In Homer this name always appears united with the name Athena, but in later writers we also find Pallas alone instead of Athena. Plato derives the surname from "to brandish", in reference to the Goddess brandishing the spear or aegis, whereas Apollodorus derives it from the giant Pallas, who was slain by Athena. But it is more probable that Pallas is the same word as virgin or maiden. Another female Pallas, described as a daughter of Triton, is mentioned under palladium. Greek
God name "Pan" Greek The great God of flocks and shepherds among the Greeks; his name is probably connected with the verb pasco, so that his name and character are perfectly in accordance with each other. Greek
King name "Pana-ewa" Islands Had many bodies. He attacked Hiiaka in his fog body, Kino-ohu, and threw around her his twisting fog-arms, chilling her and choKing her and blinding her. He wrapped her in the severe cold mantle of heavy mists. Pacific Islands
"Pancabrahma" Hindu this is the collective name for the five aspects of Siva
"Pandora" Greek I. e. the giver of all, or endowed with every thing, is the name of the first woman on earth and she plays an important role in numerous versions of the Greek creation myths. Her name means 'all gifts' and reflects her story. Greek
"Pandora's Box" Greek A present which seems valuable, but which is in reality a curse; as when Midas was permitted, according to his request, to turn whatever he touched into gold, and found his very food became gold, and therefore uneatable. Prometheus made an image and stole fire from heaven to endow it with life. In revenge, Jupiter told Vulcan to make a female statue, and gave her a box which she was to present to the man who married her. Prometheus distrusted Jove and his gifts, but Epimetheus, his brother, married the beautiful Pandora, and received the box. Immediately the bridegroom opened the box all the evils that flesh is heir to flew forth, and have ever since continued to afflict the world. The last thing that flew from the box was Hope. Greek
Spirit name "Parabrahman" Chaldean The universal self or Spirit and that which is beyond Brahman; the self-enduring, eternal, self-sufficient cause of all, the one essence of everything in the cosmos. Chaldean
Planet name "Paradise Lost" Milton Satan rouses the panic-stricken host of fallen angels to tell them about a rumour current in Heaven of a new world about to be created. He calls a council to deliberate what should be done, and they agree to send Satan to search out for the new world. Satan, passing the gulf between Hell and Heaven and the limbo of Vanity, enters the orb of the Sun (in the guise of an angel) to make inquiries as to the new Planet's whereabouts; and, having obtained the necessary information, alights on Mount Niphates, and goes to Paradise in the form of a cormorant. Seating himself on the Tree of Life, he overhears Adam and Eve talking about the prohibition made by God, and at once resolves upon the nature of his attack. Gabriel sends two angels to watch over the bower of Paradise, and Satan flees. Raphael is sent to warn Adam of his danger, and tells him the story of Satan's revolt and expulsion out of Heaven, and why and how this world was made. After a time Satan returns to Paradise in the form of a mist, and, entering the serpent, induces Eve to eat of the forbidden fruit. Adam eats "that he may perish with the woman whom he loved." Satan returns to Hell to tell his triumph, and Michael is sent to lead the guilty pair out of the garden. Milton
"Paradise of Fools" Roman The Hindus, Mahometans, Scandinavians, and Roman Catholics have devised a place between Paradise and "Purgatory" to get rid of a theological difficulty. If there is no sin without intention, then infants and idiots cannot commit sin, and if they die cannot be consigned to the purgatory of evil-doers; but, not being believers or good-doers, they cannot be placed with the saints. The Roman Catholics place them in the Paradise of Infants and the Paradise of Fools.
Spirit name "Paramapadatmavat" Buddhist That which is of the very essence or nature of high Spirit, bordering on the unconditioned nature of the hierarch. Buddhist
Goddess name "Parvati" Hindu A Hindu Goddess. She is the wife of Lord Shiva and the divine mother of Lord Ganesh and Lord Murugan. Some communities also believe her to be the divine sister of Lord Vishnu
God name "Patrimpas" Europe One of the trinity of Gods and is the god of spring, joy, peace, maturity, abundance, as well the care of domestic animals, ploughed fields, and crops. Eastern Europe
"Pau-o-palae" Pacific Islands Pau-o-palae was clothed with a network of most delicate ferns. She was noted because of her magic power over all the ferns of the forest, and for her skill in using the most graceful fronds for clothing and garlands.
"Pax" Hebrew The "kiss of peace." Also a sacred utensil used when mass is celebrated by a high dignitary. It is sometimes a crucifix, sometimes a tablet, and sometimes a reliquary. The pax is omitted on Maundy Thursday, from horror at the kiss of Judas. Hebrew
"Pegasus" Greek The famous winged horse, whose origin is thus related. When Perseus struck off the head of Medusa, with whom Poseidon had had intercourse in the form of a horse or a bird, there sprang forth from her Chrysaor and the horse Pegasus. The latter obtained the name Pegasus because he was believed to have made his appearance near the sources of Oceanus. Greek
Hero name "Pelides" Greek Son of Peleus, that is, Achilles, the Hero of Homer's Iliad, and chief of the Greek warriors that besieged Troy.
God name "Peneus" Greek Also called Peneius, a Thessalian river God, and a son of Oceanus and Tethys. (Theogony of Hesiod 343; Metamorphoses by Ovid i.) By the Naiad Creusa he became the father of Hypseus, Stilbe, and Daphne. Cyrene also is called by some his wife, and by others his daughter, and hence Peneius is called the genitor of Aristaeus. Greek
King name "Perieres" Greek A son of Aeolus and Enarete, King of Messene, was the father of Aphareus and Leucippus by Gorgophone. (Apollodorus) In some traditions Perieres was called a son of Cynortas, and besides the sons above mentioned he is said to have been, by Gorgophone, the father of Tyndareos and Icarius. Greek
"Periphetes" Greek 1. A son of Hephaestus and Anticleia, was surnamed Corynetes, that is, Club-bearer, and was a robber at Epidaurus, who slew the travellers he met with an iron club. Theseus at last slew him and took his club for his own use.
God name "Perkons" Latvia God of thunder who brings beneficial rain and is Fertility God. Latvia
God name "Perkunas" Europe One of the trinity of Gods and is the god of the atmosphere and the "waters" of the sky, as well as the fecundity of flora, human morality and justice. Eastern Europe
"Perse" Greek A daughter of Oceanus and Tethys, and wife of Helios, by whom she became the mother of Aeetes and Circe. She is further called the mother of Pasiphae, Perses and Aloeus. Homer and Apollonius Rhodius call her Perse, while others call her Perseis. Greek
Hero name "Perseus" Greek The famous Argive Hero, was a son of Zeus and Danae, and a grandson of Acrisius. Acrisius, who had no male issue, consulted the Pythian oracle, and received the answer, that if Danae should give birth to a son, he would kill his father. Greek
"Peucetius" Italy One of the sons of Lycaon, is said to have led, in conjunction with his brother Oenotrus, an Arcadian colony into Italy.
"Ph?dria" Lake Handmaid of Acrasia the enchantress. She sails about Idle Lake in a gondola. Seeing Sir Guyon she ferries him across the lake to the floating island, where Cymochles attacks him. Ph?dria interposes, the combatants desist, and the little wanton ferries the knight Temperance over the lake again. Fairy Tale
Book name "Phaethon" Greek That is, "the shining," occurs in Homer as an epithet or surname of Helios, and is used by later writers as a real proper name for Helios (Argonautica. The Aeneid Book V) but it is more commonly known as the name of a son of Helios by the Oceanid Clymene, the wife of Merops. Greek
God name "Phanes" Greek A mystic divinity in the system of the Orphics, is also called Eros, Ericapaeus, Himerus Metis, and Protogonus. He is said to have sprung from the mystic mundane egg, and to have been the father of all Gods, and the creator of men. Phanes means "Manifestor" or "Revealer," and is related to the Greek words "light" and "to shine forth." Phanes, or the personification of longing love, is first mentioned by Hesiod (Theogony 201), where he and Eros appear as the companions of Aphrodite. Greek
"Pharis" Greek Or Phares, a son of Hermes and the Danaid Philodameia, by whom he became the father of Telegone. He is the reputed founder of the town of Pharae in Messenia. Greek
"Philter" s A draught or charm to incite in another the passion of love. The Thessalian philters were the most renowned, but both the Greeks and Romans used these dangerous potions, which sometimes produced insanity. Lucretius is said to have been driven mad by a love-potion, and Caligula's death is attributed to some philters administered to him by his wife, C?sonia.
"Phlegethon" Greek I. e. the flaming, a river in the lower world, is described as a son of Cocytus; but he is more commonly called Pyriphlegethon. It flowed with fire that burned but did not consume fuel. In the Divine Comedy the river is made of boiling blood and is part of the seventh circle of hell, containing the shades of tyrants, murderers, robbers and those guilty of sins involving violence against others. Greek
King name "Phlegyas" Greek A King of the Lapithae, a son of Ares and Chryse, the daughter of Halmus, succeeded Eteocles, who died without issue, in the government of the district of Orchomenos, which he called after himself Phlegyantis. Greek
"Phlias" Greek A son of Dionysus and Chthonophyle, also called Phlius, was a native of Araithyrea in Argolis, and is mentioned as one of the Argonauts. (Argonautica) According to Pausanias, he was a son of Ceisus and Araithyrea, and the husband of Chthonophyle, by whom he became the father of Androdamas and Hyginus calls him Phliasus, and a son of Dionysus and Ariadne. Greek
"Phobos" Greek The personification of fear, is described as a son of Ares and Cythereia, a brother of Deimos, and is one of the ordinary companions of Ares. Phobus was represented on the shield of Agamemnon, on the chest of Cypselus, with the head of a lion. Greek
"Phocus" Greek A son of Ornytion of Corinth, or according to others of Poseidon, is said to have been the leader of a colony from Corinth into the territory of Tithorea and Mount Parnassus, which derived from him the name of Phocis. He is said to have cured Antiope of her madness, and to have made her his wife. Greek
Nymph name "Phorcys" Greek An old man ruling over the sea, or "the old man of the sea," to whom a harbour in Ithaca was dedicated. He is described as the father of the Nymph Thoosa. Later writers call him the son of Pontus and Gaia and a brother of Thaumas, Nereus, Eurybia, and Ceto. Greek
God name "Phosphoros" Greek This is the God of the morning star
God name "Phosphorus" Greek The lightbearer and God of the morning star. To dream of seeing phosphorus is indicative of evanescent joys. For a young woman, it foretells a brilliant but brief success with admirers. Greek
"Phyleus" Greek A son of Augeias, was expelled by his father from Ephyra, because he gave his evidence in favour of Heracles. He then emigrated to Dulichium. By Ctimene or Timandra Phyleus became the father of Meges, who is hence called Phyleides. Greek
Spirit name "Phynnodderee" German Phynnodderee [the Hairy-one]. A Manx Spirit, similar to the Scotch "brownie," and German "kobold." He is said to be an outlawed fairy, and the offence was this: He absented himself without leave from Fairy-court on the great levee-day of the Harvest-moon, being in the glen of Rushen, dancing with a pretty Manx maid whom he was courting.
God name "Pikuolis" Europe One of the trinity of Gods and is the god of death, the underworld and of evil intent. Eastern Europe
"Pillars of Hercules" Spain The opposite rocks at the entrance of the Mediterranean Sea, one in Spain and the other on the African continent. The tale is that they were bound together till Hercules tore them asunder in order to get to Gades (Cadiz). The ancients called them Calpe and Abyla; we call them Gibraltar Rock and Mount Hacho, on which stands the fortress of Ceuta.
"Ping-Deng-Wang" China "Sinful souls receive punishment starting from the 1st Tribunal right up to the 8th Tribunal according to the nature and severity of their sins but there are others whose sins are much greater - such more sinful souls are sent to my Tribunal to be judged with impartiality. If, after due consideration. I find that the sin is not too great or serious, I will direct that the soul be sent to the 10th Tribunal to await rebirth. I deal with sinful souls impartially." From: White Sun - Tao of Heaven. China
God name "Pisacas" Hindu DemiGods created by Brahma, the creator of the universe. People, with all parts of their bodies smeared with mud; besmearing their friends here and there with mud; speaking, for the sake of love, various beautiful utterances concerning persons having sexual intercourse and the women fit for cohabitation, instigating sex-instinct; saying indecent words and crying aloud - should play. On that day, in the morning, the Pisacas of dreadful sight - the followers of Nikumbha - enter all the human beings. In the evening, they leave the body of one who does so and is bathed and enter that of another, cursing him, who does not do so. Then the bathed persons should worship Kes'ava. Hindu
Monster name "Pistris" Greek Pistrix, Pristis or Pristrix. The sea-Monster sent to devour Andromeda. In ancient art it is represented with a dragon's head, the neck and head of a beast, fins for the forelegs and the body and tail of a fish. In Christian art the pistris was usually employed to represent the whale which swallowed Jonah. Greek
God name "Piyusaharana" Hindu Though obscure, this is a physician God Hindu/Puranic/Epic
"Plotcock" Roman The old Scottish form of the Roman Pluto, by which Satan is meant.
God name "Plutos" Greek He is a minor God of riches
"Plutus" Greek Sometimes also called Pluton, the personification of wealth, is described as a son of Iasion and Demeter. Greek
"Poena" Greek A personification of retaliation, is sometimes mentioned as one being, and sometimes in the plural. They belonged to the train of Dice, and are akin to the Erinnyes. Greek
"Poldunica" Germany Polednica, Poludnica, Lady Midday. A young girl, a beautiful maiden or a crone who appears at the hottest part of a summer's day. She carries a scythe and will stop people in the field to ask difficult questions and if the person fails to answer a question or is evasive,she will strike them with illness or cut off their head. Germany
Spirit name "Polevik" Slavonic 'Mistress of the Field'. Slavonic field Spirit. She is a trickster who can be propitiated through sacrificial gifts.
God name "Polybotes" Greek One of the giants who fought against the Gods. The sea-god pursued him to the island of Cos, and, tearing away part of the island, throw it on him and buried him beneath the mass. Greek
"Polymela" Greek 1. A daughter of Peleus, and the wife of Menoetius, by whom she became the mother of Patroclus. In some traditions she is called Philomela.
Nymph name "Polyphemus" Greek 1. The celebrated Cyclops in the island of Thrinacia, was a son of Poseidon, and the Nymph Thoosa.
Nymph name "Polyphemus or Polypheme" Greek The celebrated Cyclops in the island of Thrinacia, was a son of Poseidon, and the Nymph Thoosa.
"Pomona" Roman The Roman divinity of the fruit of trees, hence called Pomorum Patrona. Her name is evidently connected with Pomum. She is represented by the poets as having been beloved by several of the rustic divinities, such as Silvanus, Picus, Vertumnus, and others. Her worship must originally have been of considerable importance, as we learn from Varro that a special priest, under the name Pomonalis, was appointed to attend to her service. It is not impossible that Pomona may in reality be nothing but the personification of one of the attributes of Ops.
Monster name "Pongo" George The terrible Monster of Sicily. A cross between a "land-tiger and sea-shark." He devoured five hundred Sicilians, and left the island for twenty miles round without inhabitant. This amphibious monster was slain by the three sons of St. George.
"Pontus" Greek Or Pontos, the Protogonoi and personification of the sea, is described in the ancient cosmogony as a son of Gaea, and as the father of Nereus, Thamnas, Phorcys, Ceto, and Eurybia, by his own mother. Hyginus calls him a son of Aether and Gaea, and also assigns to him somewhat different descendants. Greek
God name "Poseidon" Greek The God of the Mediterranean sea and he is the god of the fluid element. Greek
God name "Poxlom" Mayan God of disease, also seen as a fertility God and is often depicted been a hunter. Mayan
"Prahana or prakriti" Theosophic Matter in its elemental state, is vyaya (perishable) and parinamin, subject to change. However, when Purusha and prakriti are regarded from the standpoint of the periods of manifestation, their aspects become mayavi (illusory), and hence in their interblending actions subject to the modifications of manvantaric evolution. Theosophic
God name "Prajnantaka" Buddhist God who is Guardian of the southern direction Buddhist
Goddess name "Praxidice or Praxadike" Greek Goddess of exacting justice or she who watches that justice is done to men. Greek
King name "Priam" Greek The famous King of Troy, at the time of the Trojan war. He was a son of Laomedon and Strymo or Placia. His original name is said to have been Podarces, i. e. "the swift-footed," which was changed into Priamus, "the ransomed" because he was the only surviving son of Laomedon and was ransomed by his sister Hesione, after he had fallen into the hands of Heracles. Greek
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
Goddess name "Priyadarsana" Hindu Moon Goddess. Priyadarsana declared, "Matter itself is void. Voidness does not result from the destruction of matter, but the nature of matter is itself voidness. Therefore, to speak of voidness on the one hand, and of matter, or of sensation, or of intellect, or of motivation, or of consciousness on the other - is entirely dualistic. Consciousness itself is voidness. Voidness does not result from the destruction of consciousness, but the nature of consciousness is itself voidness. Such understanding of the five compulsive aggregates and the knowledge of them as such by means of gnosis is the entrance into nonduality." The Dharma-Door of Nonduality
"Prometheus" Greek Is sometimes called a Titan, though in reality he did not belong to the Titans, but was only a son of the Titan Japetus (Theogony of Hesiod 528) by Clymene, so that he was a brother of Atlas, Menoetius, and Epimetheus (Theogony of Hesiod 507). Greek
Angel name "Pronoia" Greek Eros appeared, being androgynous. His masculinity is Himeros, being fire from light. His femininity, innate to him as well, is the soul of blood, the solution of the Pronoia... He is very lovely in his beauty, having charm beyond all the creatures of chaos. Then all the gods and their Angels, when they beheld Eros, became enamored. And appearing in all of them Eros set them ablaze. Gaian creation myth
"Proserpine's Divine Calidore" Roman Sleep. In the beautiful legend of Cupid and Psyche, by Apuleius, after Psyche had long wandered about searching for her lost Cupid, she is sent to Prosperine for "the casket of divine beauty," which she was not to open till she came into the light of day. Psyche received the casket, but just as she was about to step on earth, she thought how much more Cupid would love her if she was divinely beautiful; so she opened the casket and found the calidore it contained was sleep, which instantly filled all her limbs with drowsiness, and she slept as it were the sleep of death. Roman