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God name "Malik" Arabic Tutelary god, this name is found among other Semitic people and used as a designator for a god Arabic
God name "Malik (king)" Pre - Islamic northern Arabian Tutelary god. Known from inscriptions....
God name "Mam" Mayan / Yucatec, Mesoamerican / Mexico God of evil. A much-feared deity who lives beneath the earth and only emerges in times of crisis. Depicted in the form of a flat, life-sized piece of wood dressed as a scarecrow and set upon a stool. He is offered food and drink during Uayeb, the period of five unlucky days at the end of the year, after which the figure is undressed and unceremoniously thrown away. During Uayeb devotees fast and refer to the god as “grandfather.”...
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....
"Mamaldi" Amur / Siberia She is the co-creator of earth but she was killed by her husband for creating Asia, for spite she created souls for at the magicians he built
Goddess name "Mami" Mesopotamian / Sumerian / Babylonian - Akkadian Mother goddess. Identified in the Atrahasis texts and other creation legends and probably synonymous with NINHURSAG A. She was involved in the creation of mankind from clay and blood. The name almost certainly came into use because it is the first word that a child formulates. Also Mama; Mammitum....
"Man of Brass" Crete Talos, the work of Heph?stus. He traversed Crete to prevent strangers from setting foot on the island, and threw rocks at the Argonauts to prevent their landing. Talos used to make himself red-hot, and hug intruders to death.
"Man of Sin" Roman The Roman Catholics say the Man of Sin is Antichrist. The Puritans applied the term to the Pope of Rome; the Fifth-Monarchy men to Cromwell; many modern theologians apply it to that "wicked one" (identical with the "last horn" of Dan. vii.) who is to immediately precede the second advent.
Spirit name "Manabozho aka Nanabush" Ojibwa Manabozo, a spirit trickster figure and culture hero. He was the son of a human mother and Bangishimog, a spirit father. Nanabozho most often appears in the shape of a rabbit and is characterized as a trickster. He was sent to earth by Gitchi Manitou to teach the Ojibwe, and one of his first tasks was to name all the plants and animals. Ojibwa
King name "Manannan" Manx Is believed to have three legs and his form of walking was to roll in a circular motion on his three legs like a wheel in order to get from place to place. Manx
God name "Manannan (Mac Lir)" Celtic / Irish / British Sea god. Extensively worshiped. From the name is derived the “Isle of Man” where, according to tradition, the god is buried. He rules the “Isle of the Blessed” and determines the weather at sea. Father of the Irish hero Mongan. Also Manawyddaw (Welsh)....
God name "Manannan Mac Lir" Ireland / Welsh / Scots The god of the sea. He is often seen as a psychopomp, whose responsibility is to escort newly-deceased souls to the afterlife, and considered to have strong connections to the Otherworld islands of the dead, the weather, and the mists between the worlds. Ireland / Welsh / Scots
Goddess name "Manasa" Hindu A naga and goddess of fertility. She is popularly known as the goddess of wish fulfilment and one who protects against snakebite. She is also associated with the earth and higher knowledge. Hindu
Goddess name "Manasa" Hindu Snake goddess. The daughter of KASYAPA and KADRU and the sister of the lord of serpents, Vasuki. She is also a gracious aspect of PARVATI. Known particuarly from Bihar, Bengal and Assam. She stands upon, or is shaded by, a seven-headed snake. Attributes: snake and waterjar....
Goddess name "Manat (fate)" Pre - Islamic / Arabian Goddess. One of the socalled Daughters of ALLAH, she is primarily identified with a shrine (lost) between Mecca and Medina....
God name "Manawyddan" Celtic / Welsh Sea god. The counterpart of the Irish god MANANNAN. He is the consort of RHIANNON and is regarded as a skilled craftsman....
God name "Manda d-Hiia Mandaean" Christian / early this god is concerned with teaching of life, redemption & a savior / redeemer
Planet name "Manda/ Sani" India he is the Divine and regent of the planet Saturn
Deities name "Mandah" Pre - Islamic / Arabian Collective name of gods. Guardian deities, whose chief responsibility is irrigation....
Goddess name "Mandulis [Greek]" Nubian Sun god. Mandulis was chiefly revered in a Greco-Roman cult. His most important sanctuary was at Kalabsha, close to the Aswan High Dam, and now relocated. A sanctuary was also constructed on the Greek island of Philae where he seems to have enjoyed an association with the goddess ISIS. Also Merwel (Egyptian)....
Spirit name "Manes" Greek I.e. "the good ones" [mana], is the general name by which the Romans designated the souls of the departed but as it is a natural tendency to consider the souls of departed friends as blessed spirits, the name of Lares is frequently used as synonymous with Manes, and hence also they are called dii Manes, and were worshipped with Divine honours. Greek
Goddess name "Mangala (auspicious)" Hindu (1) Astral god. Personification of the planet MARS. Depicted by a chariot drawn by eight red fire-horses. According to some authors Mangala is a form of the god S IWA in his cruel aspect. Attributes: club and lotus. Three-eyed.(2) Goddess. A form of PARWATI. She rides upon a lion and may bear up to ten arms, carrying arrow, mirror, moon disc, rosary, shield and sword. Three-eyed....
God name "Mani" Germanic / Nordic / Icelandic moon god. He guides the chariot of the moon through the night sky and is involved in the downfall of the world at Ragnarok....
"Mania" Etruscan An ancient and formidable Italian, probably Etruscan, divinity of the lower world, is called the mother of the Manes or Lares
Spirit name "Mania" Etruscan An ancient and formidable Italian, probably Etruscan, divinity of the lower world, is called the mother of the Manes or Lares. As regards her being the mother of the Manes or Lares, the idea seems to have been, that the souls of the departed on their arrival in the lower world became her children, and either there dwelt with her or ascended into the upper world as beneficent spirits.
God name "Manibozho" Algonquin The Great Hare, a trickster god, and founder of their magical worship. He is also regarded as the inventor of fishing, hieroglyphs, and as the creator of the earth. Algonquin
Deities name "Manito" Ojibwa / Canada Creator being. One of a number of very powerful beings all identified by the same title. These deities include the four winds, the thunderbirds, the underwater manitos and the heroic god NANABOZHO. They are the ultimate source of existence and are essential to the continuance of life. It is necessary for mankind to maintain close communication with them....
Spirit name "Manitou" Algonquin Manito, Manitu, in traditional Algonquian First Nations culture, is the Great spirit, the Creator of all things and the Giver of Life. "Manitou" is an Algonquin word for "spirit", and "Gitche Manitou" means "Great spirit".
God name "Manm" Hindu / Vedic Primordial creator god. The son(s) of SURYA. The name given to the fourteen original progenitors of mankind during the mythical or heroic ages. According to tradition, the consort of Manu is Ida, who was engendered from milk and butter offered to S IVA as a propitiation....
God name "Manmatha" Hindu God of love, represented as a young and handsome winged man who wields a bow and arrows. His bow is made of sugarcane with honeybees on it as the string and his arrows are decorated with five kinds of fragrant flowers. Its string is made of a chain of honeybees. Hindu
"Mara d Rabutha" Aramaic Mara d Rabutha is the Lord of Greatness. Aramaic
Goddess name "Marama" Polynesian / Maori moon goddess. She equates with the Tahitian goddess HINA, daughter of TANGAROA. Tradition has it that her body wastes away with each lunar cycle but is restored when she bathes in the sea from which all life springs....
Angel name "Marchocias Medieval" Europe He is a prince of the hellish realmy, supposedly one of the angels that followed Satan
Goddess name "Mari (2) (queen)" Basque / Pyrenean region Supreme mother goddess. She is both a sky and chthonic goddess and her consort is MAJU. She is depicted dressed in rich clothing and jewels. Her home is within the earth but she also rides through the air in a chariot pulled by four horses or carried by a ram. She may breathe fire and is symbolized by the Rainbow. When she and her consort meet, a thunderstorm forms. Her symbol is a sickle which is still employed as a device to ward off evil....
Goddess name "Mari Mai (mother death)" Hindu Plague goddess. The sister of SITALA, associated with cholera. Her Tamil counterpart is MARIYAMMAN....
Goddess name "Marici (shining)" Buddhist / Mahayana (1) Astral goddess. An emanation of VAIROCANA and also his female aspect or SAKTI. She is further identified as a buddha-designate or BODHISATTVA. She may also be the mother of SAKYAMUNI (a form of the BUDDHA). Considered by some to be the equal of the Hindu SURYA. She may be depicted in a three-headed form (as the Sakti of HAYAGRIVA), in which case her left head is that of a pig. She rides in a chariot drawn by seven boars. Color: red, yellow or white. Attributes: arrow, bow, fly whisk, horse's head image in the hair, needle, prayer wheel, staff, sword, thread and trident. Three-eyed.(2) Demiurge. Hindu. A product of the creator god BRAHMA....
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....
King name "Mark" Cornwall A mythical king of cornwall, Sir Tristram's uncle. He lived at Tintagel Castle, and married Isolde the Fair, who was passionately enamoured of his nephew, Sir Tristram. The illicit loves of Isolde and Tristram were proverbial in the Middle Ages.
God name "Marnas" Pre - Islamic northern Arabian Local tutelary god. Probably regarded as a fertility deity, his cult was centered at Gaza at the Marneion sanctuary and probably succeeded that of Dagon. He may have been the subject of a colossal statue attributed to ZEUS found near Gaza.See also DAGAN....
"Marsyas" Greek Or Mapotfas, a mythological personage, connected with the earliest period of Greek music. He is variously called the son of Hyagnis, or of Oeagrus, or of Olympus. Some make him a satyr, others a peasant. Greek
"Martha" Christian Patron saint of good housewives, is represented in Christian art as clad in homely costume, bearing at her girdle a bunch of keys, and holding a ladle or pot of water in her hand. Like St. Margaret, she is accompanied by a dragon bound, but has not the palm and crown of martyrdom. The dragon is given to St. Martha from her having destroyed one that ravaged the neighbourhood of Marseilles. Christian
God name "Martu" Sumeria 'He who dwells on the pure mountain' and is sometimes described as a 'shepherd', a son of the sky-god Anu. Sumeria
God name "Martu" Mesopotamian / Sumerian Tutelary god. The patron god of the city of Ninab mentioned in the texts but never re-discovered. Probably not a true Sumerian deity but adopted from an unknown western Semitic culture. He is sometimes identified as a storm god....
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 "Mater Matuta" Italic sky goddess. The personification of the dawn light who evolved into a fertility deity concerned with childbirth. She is also a tutelary goddess of mariners.See also ISIS....
King name "Matholwch" Ireland A king of Ireland, is a character in the Second Branch of the Mabinogi
Goddess name "Matlalcueye (her skirt is blue)" Aztec / Mesoamerican / Mexico Minor fertility goddess. One of the group classed as the TLALOC complex, closely associated with water....
God name "Matsuo" Shinto / Japan God of sake brewers. Celebrated annually in a festival in Kyoto, when the presence of the god is carried on a palanquin. It is rowed down the river prior to a general celebration, during which sake is drunk liberally....
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....
"Maugys" Britain A giant who keeps a bridge leading to a castle by a riverside, in which a beautiful lady is besieged. Sir Lybius, one of Arthur's knights, does battle with the giant; the contest lasts a whole summer's day, but terminates with the death of the giant and liberation of the lady. Britain
Goddess name "Maui" Polynesian / Maori / New Zealand Tutelary god. Not a creator god but one who assists mankind in various supernatural ways. According to tradition he was aborted at birth and cast into the sea by his mother, who thought he was dead. He was rescued entangled in seaweed. He is the deity who drew the islands of New Zealand from the floor of the ocean in a net. Maui caught the Sun and beat it into submission, making it travel more slowly across the sky so that the days became longer. He also brought fire from the underworld for mankind and tried, unsuccessfully, to harness immortality for him by entering the vulva of the underworld goddess HINE-NUI-TE-PO while she was asleep. She awoke and crushed him to death. Though a deity, he had been made vulnerable to death by a mistake during his rites of birth (see also Balder). Also Mawi....
"Mauthe Dog" Manx A spectre hound that for many years haunted the ancient castle of Peel town, in the Isle of Man. This black spaniel used to enter the guard-room as soon as candles were lighted, and leave it at day-break. While this spectre-dog was present the soldiers forebore all oaths and profane talk. One day a drunken trooper entered the guard-house alone out of bravado, but lost his speech and died in three days. Manx
Goddess name "Mawu" Fon / Benin, West Africa (1) moon goddess. The sister of the Sun god LISA. She is also considered to bestow fertility and motherhood and is generally benevolent in nature.(2) sky god. Ewe [Togo, West Africa]. Among the tribe neighboring the Fon. Mawu is perceived as male and a creator deity. He favors the color white and is also benevolent and generous in nature....
"May Molloch" Irish May Molloch or The Maid of the Hairy Arms. An elf who condescends to mingle in ordinary sports, and even to direct the master of the house how to play dominoes or draughts. Like the White Lady of Avenel, May Molloch is a sort of banshee. Irish
Goddess name "Maya(devi)" Buddhist Mother goddess. The mother of the BUDDHA perceived as the world lotus or PADMA from which the Buddha was born. She equates with the Hindu goddess LAKSMI. The term is also applied to the personification of the visible universe and, in Hinduism, as an epithet of the goddess DURGA....
Goddess name "Mayahuel" Aztec / Mesoamerican / Mexico Minor fertility goddess. One of the group classed as the Ometochtli complex associated with the maguey plant from which pulque is brewed. She may be depicted seated upon a tortoise beside an agave plant in bloom. According to legend she was abducted by QUETZALCOATL and subsequently dismembered by wild animals. From the fragments grew the first agave plants....
Demon name "Mazikeen or Shedeem" Arabian A species of beings in Jewish mythology exactly resembling the Arabian Jinn or genii, and said to be the agents of magic and enchantment. When Adam fell, says the Talmud, he was excommunicated for 130 years, during which time he begat demons and spectres; for, it is written, "Adam lived 130 years and (i.e. before he) begat children in his own image". Genesis v
Spirit name "Mbomba" Mongo / Nkundo / Democratic Republic of Congo, central Africa Creator god. He operates through intermediaries known as bilima and through the spirits of the dead, bakali. Also known as landa, Komba, Mbombo, Njakomba and WAI. Among the Ngbandi people there is recognized a vast water monster or river god by the same name....
King name "Megapenthes" Greek A son of Proetus, was king of Argos, and father of Anaxagoras and Iphianeira. He exchanged his dominion for that of Perseus, so that the latter received Tiryns instead of Argos. (Apollodorus. ii.) He is said to have afterwards slain Perseus. Greek
"Megisto" Greek Another form for Callisto, the mother of Areas, who is also called Thernisto. Greek
God name "Meher" Pre - Christian Armenian Sun god. Closely linked with the Persian model of MITHRA, he is the son of Aramazd who appears in the form of fire. In contrast to this imagery, his home is said to be in a cave and he takes the animal guise of a raven....
Goddess name "Mehet-Weret (great flood)" Egypt Minor goddess associated with creation accounts. In some versions of the story she epitomizes the primeval ocean, while in others she is the waterway on which the barque of the Sun god RE travels. She is depicted as a cow bearing a Sun disc between its horns and lying on papyrus reeds....
God name "Meiden" Lithuania He is the god of Forest & animals, figures doesn't it
Goddess name "Meiess" Pre - Christian Latvian moon god. Consort of the Sun goddess SAULE. He is a guardian deity of travelers and military expeditions....
God name "Meilichius" Greek I. e. the god that can be propitiated, or the gracious, is used as a surname of several divinities. 1. Of Zeus, as the protector of those who honoured him with propitiatory sacrifices. At Athens cakes were offered to him every year at the festival of the Diasia.
"Melanippe" Greek A daughter of Cheiron, is also called Euippe. Being with child by Aeolus, she fled to mount Pelion but Cheiron made search after her and in order that her condition might not become known, she prayed to be metamorphosed into a mare. Artemis granted the prayer, and in the form of a horse she was placed among the stars. Greek
Goddess name "Melinoe" Greek Or Chthonia, may mean the subterraneous, or the goddess of the earth, that is, the protectress of the fields, whence it is used as a surname of infernal divinities, such as Hecate, but especially of Demeter. Greek
"Melior" French A lovely fairy, who carried off Parthenopex of Blois to her secret island in her magic bark. French
Book name "Melissa" s The prophetess who lived in Merlin's cave. Bradamant gave her the enchanted ring to take to Rogero; so, assuming the form of Atlantes, she went to Alcina's island, and not only delivered Rogero, but disenchanted all the forms metamorphosed in the island. In Book xix. she assumes the form of Rodomont, and persuades Agramant to break the league which was to settle the contest by single combat. A general battle ensues. Orlando Furioso
God name "Melkart" Phoenicia God in charge of travelers, sailors, colonies and the city of Tyre who, like the Phoenix, is regenerated by fire Phoenicia
God name "Melkart/ Melqart" Phonecia A rather busy god in charge of travelers, sailors, colonies & the city of Tyre who, like the Phoenix, is regenerated by fire
"Mellonia" Roman A Roman divinity, who was believed to protect the honey, but is otherwise unknown.
God name "Men Ascaenus" Antioch - near - Pisidia Local tutelary god. Possibly originating as a Persian moon god and known chiefly from a description by Strabo. He enjoyed a substantial cult including a temple some 1,200 meters above sea level. His symbol is the head of a bull above a crescent moon and wreath; it appears on local coinage circa AD 200. The popularity of the cult earned antagonism from the Roman occupation.See also MEN....
"Mephistopheles" Christian Mephistophilis, Mephostophilus. A sneering, jeering, leering tempter. The character is that of a devil in Goethe's Faust. He is next in rank to Satan. Christian
Goddess name "Meretseger" Egypt Localized chthonic goddess associated with the underworld. At Thebes she acted in either benign or destructive fashion against workers building tombs in the Valley of the kings. She is generally depicted as a coiled cobra which may possess a human head and arm. One of the best representations is on the sarcophagus of Rameses III. She lost her popularity when the use of Thebes as a royal cemetery was discontinued early in the first millennium BC....
Goddess name "Messene" Greek A daughter of Triopas, and wife of Polycaon, whom she induced to take possession of the country which was called after her, Messenia. She is also said to have introduced there the worship of Zeus and the mysteries of the great goddess of Eleusis. In the town of Messene she was honoured with a temple and heroic worship. Greek
"Mestor" Greek The name of four mythical personages, of whom nothing of interest is related. Greek
Goddess name "Meter" The essence of the great mother of all gods, equating most closely to GAIA Mother goddess, Greek. Known throughout the Greek Empire and generally the object of devotion by individuals rather than large cult followings. Also known as Meter oriae (mother of the mountain). Her popularity is thought to have spread from northern Ionia. Herodotus mentions a festival of Meter in Kyzikos. Probably derived originally from the western Asiatic great mother (see KYBELE)....
"Metis" Greek The personification of prudence, is described as a daughter of Oceanus and Thetys. At the instigation of Zeus, she gave to Cronos a vomitive, whereupon he brought back his children whom he had devoured. Greek
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 "Mezamat/ Mezamate" Latvia She is the goddess of all Forests
God name "Mezavirs/ Mezadeva" Latvia He is the god of all Forests
God name "Mi-Kura-Tana-No-Kami (august storehouse chief kami)" Shinto / Japan house god. One of a number of domestic guardian KAMIS, he is particularly concerned with the protection of storehouses....
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 "Mi-Toshi-No-Kami (the august harvest kami)" Shinto / Japan Agricultural god. The offspring of O-TOSHI-NO-KAMI, the harvest god of rice, and Kagayo-Hime (refulgent princess), he is in charge of crops other than rice....
Deities name "Mi-Wi-No-Kami" Shinto / Japan God of wells. One of three deities responsible for wells, worshiped jointly in the MiWi-Jinja shrine. He is particularly the god of domestic wells....
God name "Michabon" Ottawa / Canada This god is guilty of creating humans from animals
Goddess name "Mictlantecuhtli" Aztec / Mesoamerican / Mexico Chthonic underworld god. The creator of the underworld, Mictlan. Depicted with a skull-like appearance and protruding teeth. Also one of a pair of deities with MICTECACIHUATL. In the primeval waters of the cosmos, they generated the monstrous goddess CIPACTLI, from whom the earth was formed. In alternative traditions he is the god of the sixth of the thirteen heavens, Ilhuicatl Mamalhuazocan (the heaven of the fire drill), or he is one of the gods who support the lowest heaven at the four cardinal points. Mictlantecuhtli is perceived to reside in the south (codices Borgia and Vaticanus B). He is also one of the four great temple deities (codices Borgia, Cospi and Fejervery-Mayer)....
King name "Midas" Greek A son of Gordius by Cybele, a wealthy but effeminate king of Phrygia, a pupil of Orpheus, and a promoter of the worship of Dionysus. His wealth is alluded to in a story connected with his childhood, for it is said that while yet a child, ants carried grains of wheat into his mouth to indicate that one day he should be the richest of all mortals. Greek
"Midewiwin Algonquin" NE US E Canada This is the great Medicine dance which requires the epitome of reverence is performed or the tribe will suffer
God name "Midgard" Norse The mid-yard, middle-town, that is, the earth, is a mythological word common to all the ancient Teutonic languages. The Icelandic Edda alone has preserved the true mythical bearing of this old Teutonic word. The earth (Midgard), the abode of men, is situated in the middle of the universe, bordered by mountains and surrounded by the great sea; on the other side of this sea is the Utgard (out-yard), the abode of the giants; the Midgard is defended by the yard or burgh Asgard (the burgh of the gods) lying in the middle (the heaven being conceived as rising above the earth). Thus the earth and mankind are represented as a stronghold besieged by the powers of evil from without, defended by the gods from above and from within. Norse
God name "Milcom" Hebrew / Christian Milcom god of the Ammonites whose cult Solomon introduced in Jerusalem. In the Book of Judges the name is replaced by Chemosh. Milcom may be identifiable with Molech.
God name "Milkastart" Western Semitic Local tutelary god. Known only from Umm el-Ammed where his cult apparently co-existed with that of BAAL SAPON. One of two major temples built at Umm el-Ammed in the third century BC was probably dedicated to milkASTART, and the name is regarded as a syncretization of MELQART and ASTARTE....
God name "Milkom" Ammonite / EJordan He is the chief god, & may have of been worshipped by king Solomon under a different name
Deities name "Milkom" Western Semitic / Ammonite Tutelary god. One of the deities mentioned in the Vetus Testamentum (1 kings 11.5) as being worshiped by the Israelite king Solomon. Also Milcom....
"Mimas2" Italy A giant who is said to have been killed by Ares, or by Zeus with a flash of lightning. The island of Prochyte, near Sicily, was believed to rest upon his body.
"Mimir" Norse The name of the wise giant keeper of the holy well Mimis-brunnr, the burn of Mimer, the well of wisdom, at which Odin pawned his eye for wisdom; a myth which is explained as symbolical of the heavenly vault with its single eye, the Sun, setting in the sea. Norse
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....
Goddess name "Minerva" Greek The name Minerva is connected with the root man as or mens. She first appeared in Etruria under the names of Minrva, Menrfa, Menervra. Menarv, and was perhaps a goddess of the thunderbolt. It seems that this Etruscan Minerva very early merged with the Greek Athene. Minerva is hence the least ltalic of the divinities with whom she formed the triad Jupiter-Juno-Minerva. Greek
King name "Minos" Greek The son of Zeus and Europa, brother of Rhadamanthus, and king of Crete, where he is said to have given many and useful laws. After his death he became one of the judges of the shades in Hades. Greek
God name "Minos" Greco - Roman Minor underworld god. A son of Zeus and Europa. The mythical king of Crete. One of three judges of the dead souls entering Hades. His cult is linked with the worship of bulls....
Monster name "Minotaurus" Greek A monster with a human body and a bull's head, or, according to others, with the body of an ox and a human head, is said to have been the offspring of the intercourse of Pasiphae with the bull sent from the sea to Minos, who shut him up in the Cnossian labyrinth, and fed him with the bodies of the youths and maidens whom the Athenians at fixed times were obliged to send to Minos as tribute. The monster was slain by Theseus. Greek
God name "Misor" Semite This is the god that created salt
God name "Mistilleinn" Norse Mistletoe. The mistletoe or mistle-twig, the fatal twig by which Balder, the white Sun-god was slain. After the death of Balder, Ragnarok set in. Balder's death was also symbolical of the victory of darkness over light, which comes every year at midwinter.. The mistletoe in English households at Christmas time is no doubt a relic of a rite lost in the remotest heathendom, for the fight of light and darkness at midwinter was a foreshadowing of the final overthrow in Ragnarok. The legend and the word are common to all Teutonic peoples of all ages. Norse
"Mithras" Roman About the time of the Roman emperors his worship was introduced at Rome, and thence spread over all parts of the wearing the Phrygian cap and attire, and kneeling on a bull which is thrown on the ground, and whose throat he is cutting. The bull is at the same time attacked by a dog, a serpent, and a scorpion. This group appears frequently among ancient works of art. Roman
Spirit name "Miti" Koryak / southeastern Siberia Maternal spirit. The consort of QUIKINNA'QU. According to tradition her father is twilight man, Gi'thililan, who deserted her when she was very young. She is regarded as the mother of the Koryak people, whose immediate sons and daughters are EME'MQUT, NA'NQA-KA'LE, YINE'ANE'UT and Cana'ina'ut....
God name "Mitra (friend)" Hindu / Vedic / Puranic Minor Sun god. An Aditya, one of six descendants of ADITI, he was originally associated with VARUNA (Vedic), ruling the day while Varuna ruled the night. It is from this model that first MITHRA (Persian) and then MITHRAS (Roman) were derived. He is also the god of intimate friendship. Attributes: two lotuses, trident and a sacrificial drink or soma....
"Mjolner" Norse Thor's formidable hammer. After Ragnarok, it is possessed by his sons Mode and Magne. Norse
God name "Mkulumncandi" Swazi / Swaziland, South Africa Creator god. There is no worship of this deity, though he is known as the “great first one.”...
"Mneme" Greek She is the Muse of memory
Goddess name "Mnemosyne" Greek She is the goddess of memory
God name "Mo Hi Hai" China He is a god of water
Angel name "Moakkibat" Arabic A class of angels. Two angels of this class attend every child of Adam from the cradle to the grave. At Sunset they fly up with the record of the deeds done since Sunrise. Every good deed is entered ten times by the recording angel on the credit or right side of his ledger, but when an evil deed is reported the angel waits seven hours, "if haply in that time the evil-doer may repent." The Koran.
God name "Modi" German / Norse This son of Thor is a god that has yet to arrive
Goddess name "Modron (another)" Celtic / Welsh Mother goddess. The mother of MABON, whom she subsequently loses. Her cult is closely linked with that of Mabon and she may originally have been one of the aspects of the goddess(es) MORRIGAN. In Christian times some authors believe that she became St. Madrun....
"Mog Ruith" Ireland A powerful blind druid of Munster who lived on Valentia Island, County Kerry. He could grow to enormous size, and his breath caused storms and turned men to stone. He wore a hornless bull-hide and a bird mask, and flew in a machine called the roth ramach, the "oared wheel". He had an ox-driven chariot in which night was as bright as day, a star-speckled black shield with a silver rim, and a stone which could turn into a poisonous eel when thrown in water. Ireland
God name "Mogounos" Britain A Celtic god worshipped in Roman Britain and in Gaul. The main evidence is from altars dedicated to the god by Roman soldiers, but the deity is not a native Italic one.
"Mohadi" Koran The twelfth Imaun, who is said to be living in concealment till Antichrist appears, when he will come again and overthrow the great enemy. Koran
Demon name "Mohini (illusion)" Hindu / Epic / Puranic Minor incarnation of VIS'NU. Mohini is an avatara who appears in the form of an enchantress whose form Vis'nu adopted briefly to deceive demons attempting to remove the ambrosia created by churning the primeval ocean of milk (see also GARUDA). Vis'nu used the same guise to dupe and seduce the god SIVA....
God name "Moirai" Greek Properly signifies "a share," and as a personification "the deity who assigns to every man his fate or his share," or the Fates. Homer usually speaks of only one Moira, and only once mentions the Motpai in the plural. In his poems Moira is fate personified, which, at the birth of man, spins out the thread of his future life, follows his steps, and directs the consequences of his actions according to the counsel of the gods. Homer thus, when he personifies Fate, conceives her as spinning, an act by which also the power of other gods over the life of man is expressed. Greek
God name "Molek" Western Semitic / Ammonite God. Synonymous with the god Moloch (Hebrew) of the Vetus Testamentum to whom Israelite children were sacrificed by burning (1 kings 11.7 and 2 kings23.10)...
God name "Mombo Wa Ndhlopfu (elephant face)" Ronga / Mozambique, southern Africa Tutelary god. An ancestral deity who lives in and controls the Forests, also appearing in the guise of a huge snake. He is propitiated by the sacrifice of a cockerel....
"Momus" Greek A son of Nyx, is a personification of mockery and censure. Thus he is said to have censured in the man formed by Hephaestus, that a little door had not been left in his breast, so as to enable one to look into his secret thoughts, Greek
"Monaciello [little monk]" Italy A sort of incubus in the mythology of Naples. It is described as a thick little man, dressed in a monk's garment and broad-brimmed hat. Those who will follow when he beckons will be led to a spot where treasure is concealed. Sometimes, however, it is his pleasure to pull the bed-clothes off, and sometimes to sit perched on a sleeper. Italy
Angel name "Monkir and Nakir" Arabic According to Mahometan mythology, are two angels who interrogate the dead immediately they are buried. The first two questions they ask are, "Who is your Lord?" and "Who is your prophet?" Their voices are like thunder, their aspects hideous, and those not approved of they lash into perdition with whips half-iron and half-flame.
God name "Montu" Egypt Local god of war. Worshiped in and around the district of Thebes in Upper Egypt. He is known from circa 2000 BC and possibly earlier, but came to special prominence overseeing the aggressive posture of Theban kings from the XI to XVIII Dynasty (2133-1320 BC). Montu is depicted in human form but with a falcon's head surmounted by twin plumes, a Sun disc and the uraeus (cobra). At some stage, probably as Month (Greek), he became identified with a sacred bull, Buchis....
"Monychus" Greek A centaur who is mentioned by Ovid (Metamorphoses xii) Greek
Nymph name "Mopsus" Greek 1. A son of Ampyx or Ampycus by the nymph Chloris and, because he was a seer, he is also called a son of Apollo by Himantis.
"Morius" Greek That is, the protector of the sacred olive trees, occurs as a surname of Zeus. Greek
God name "Morpheus" Greek Minor god of dreams. The son of HYPNOS, there is no record of worship of this deity....
Goddess name "Mors" Roman Minor god of death. Mors replaces the Greek THANATOS and, according to legend, is one of the twin sons of NYX, goddess of the night. He lives in part of the remote cave occupied by SOMNUS, god of sleep, beside the river Lethe. Ovid depicts him as a hideous and cadaverous figure dressed in a winding sheet and holding a scythe and hour glass. Known particularly through Lacedaemonian culture where twin statues of Mors and Somnus were placed side by side....
"Mort" Discworld Having proved himself unworthy as a scarecrow he is chosen by death to be his apprentice. Discworld
Goddess name "Morta" Roman Was the goddess of death. She is one of the Parcae. The term Morta is related to the Roman conception of the Fates. Roman
Spirit name "Morva" India They are invisible sky spirits Andaman Is. / India Ocean
Spirit name "Morva" Andaman Islands / Sea of Bengal sky spirits. Invisible but thought to be of human form....
God name "Mot 'Death'" Phoenicia Son of 'El, according to instructions given by the god Hadad (Ba‘al) to his messengers, lives in a city named hmry ('Mirey'), a pit is his throne, and Filth is the land of her heritage. Phoenicia
"Muati" Mesopotamia / Sumeria Maat is merely the moral expression of Muat in the social world. An individual of this expression is known as a Muati i.e. "One who affirms Reality". The collective body of all Muati individuals have the anthropomorphic reference of Haru, the establisher of Maat. Mesopotamia / Sumeria
God name "Muati" Mesopotamian / Sumerian Obscure local god. Associated in some texts with the mythical island Paradise of Dilmun, he becomes syncretized with NABU....
God name "Mucalinda" Buddhist Tutelary god. The guardian of a lake near Bodh Gaya. He is identified as a king of the nagas or snake gods and is said to have protected the BUDDHA from a storm by coiling around him....
God name "Mugasa" Pigmy / central Africa sky god. Originally he headed a Paradise land in which the first human beings lived. They disobeyed him, however, by entering his hut where he resided unseen, after which he left them and made them mortal. He is not worshiped in any conventional sense. Also Mugu....
God name "Mugasa/ Mugu" Pygmy / C Africa A sky god whose story is close to that of the God of Abraham Genesis one
God name "Mugasha Baziba" Africa He is the god of water
"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
Goddess name "Mujaji" Lovedu / South Africa Rain goddess. She is said to reside in the northern Drakensberg mountains and sends both destructive tempests and gentle generative Rain. In past times she was propitiated with sacrifices of cattle and occasionally young girls. She is represented by a lineage of mortal queens on whose fabulous reputation the author Rider Haggard based the novel She. Also Modjadji....
Supreme god name "Mukasa" Buganda / Uganda, East Africa Supreme god. A benevolent deity whose main oracular sanctuary was sited on the island of Bubembe, lake Victoria. His first high priest was Semagunga and, by convention, only the tribal leader was permitted to consult with the oracle there. Mukasa provides Rain, food and cattle....
"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.
God name "Mungan Ngour" Australian aboriginal Creator god. Chiefly revered among the Kurnai Koori aborigines in Victoria State. The Southern Lights or Aurora australis are regarded as a sign of his displeasure when the law and order given to humankind by the gods are abused. His son is Tundun, who is responsible for the secret ceremonies originally divulged only to men and including the initiation rights of passage from boyhood to maturity. When these were revealed to women, the Dreamtime ended, a period of chaos ensued and Mungan Ngour elected to live henceforth in the sky....
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 "Munjem Malik" Kafir / Afghanistan Chthonic or earth god. He appears as a rival and possible predecessor of the god IMRA, but one whose realm is in the earth rather than the sky. Imra controls mountains and high pastures. Munjem Malik rules the earth of the valleys. He presides over the council of gods. His main sanctuary was at Arte in the Parun valley where a large boulder represented his head....
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 "Munume" Bunyoro / Uganda, East Africa God of weather. Invoked during times of drought or deluge and propitiated by means of sacrifice, usually an ox from the tribal chief and sheep or fowl from the villagers. The blood is sprinkled on the floor of the sanctuary and the flesh is eaten at the door....
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 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....
God name "Musdamma" Mesopotamian / Sumerian God of buildings. Described as the “great builder of ENLIL,” Mus damma is a minor deity appointed by the god ENKI to take responsibility for building projects and for houses....
God name "Musisi" Ndonga / Namibia, southwest Africa Messenger god. The intercessor between the creator god KALUNGA and mankind. His father is Kalunga....
"Muso" Africa / west Is the dark moon preceding the shinning new moon sliver in the night sky. Africa(west)
Goddess name "Muso Koroni (the pure woman with the primeval soul)" Bambara / Mali, West Africa Chthonic fertility goddess. The mother of all living things, she introduced mankind to the principles of farming. She has a terrifying appearance, depicted either in human form, sometimes with many breasts (cf. ARTEMIS at Ephesus), or as a panther. In the latter guise she uses her claws to bring on menstruation in women and to circumcise both sexes. Prior to circum cision a youth is said to possess wanzo, an untamed wildness. Muso Koroni is pursued by the Sun god, PEMBA, who impregnates her in the form of a tree (Acacia albida). Also Mousso Coronie....
"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
Goddess name "Mut" Egypt The patron goddess of Thebes. In Upper Egypt she is the counterpart of SAKHMET, the Lower Egyptian goddess from Memphis. After superseding the goddess AMAUNET, she became locally the consort of the Sun god AMUN, in which capacity she is the mother of the moon god KHONSU. She was also regarded as the Divine mother of the Theban kings. Mut is depicted in human form wearing a vulture headdress sur mounted by the twin crowns of Upper and Lower Egypt. She is typically dressed in a bright red or blue patterned gown. Less frequently she is drawn with a lion's head. She enjoyed a cult center at Thebes where her sanctuary was known as the Iseru....
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
Goddess name "N ssaba" Mesopotamian / Sumerian Goddess of writing and wisdom. A daughter of AN and probably orig inally a vegetation deity. Her symbol is the inscribing stylus. She is a patron deity of Unug [Warka]....
Goddess name "NA CHA (here is a loud cry)" Taoist / Chinese Guardian god. A somewhat ambiguous god who is generally regarded as benevolent, but whose traditions hint at a more destructive aspect. He was born a god of human parents, the reincarnation of an older deity, Ling Chu-Tzu, the “intelligent pearl.” According to tradition, his father was Li Ching, who threatened to kill his mother because she claimed she was made pregnant by the mystical actions of a Taoist priest who told her she was to bear the child of a unicorn. Na Cha is said to have fought in the Shang-Chou war on the side of the Chou dynasty circa 1027 BC. His chief adversary was the sea dragon king. Ultimately he became involved with the goddess Shih-Chi Niang Niang, accidentally killed her attendant and, in remorse, committed suicide....
Goddess name "NAMMU" Mesopotamian / Sumerian / Babylonian - Akkadian / Iraq Chthonic creator and birth goddess. Nammu is identified in various texts as the goddess of the watery deeps. As a consort of AN she is the mother of ENKI and the power of the riverbed to produce water. Alternatively Nammu is the progenitrix of An and KI, the archetypal deities of heaven and earth. She also engendered other early gods and in one poem is the mother of all mortal life. She molded clay collected by creatures called sig-en-sig-du and brought it to life, thus creating mankind. She is attended by seven minor goddesses and may ultimately have become syncretized with NINHURSAG A....
Goddess name "NINURTA (lord plough)" Mesopotamian / Sumerian / Babylonian - Akkadian / Iraq God of thunderstorms and the plough. Ninurta is the Sumerian god of farmers and is identified with the plough. He is also the god of thunder and the hero of the Sumerian pantheon, closely linked with the confrontation battles between forces of good and evil that characterize much of Mesopotamian literature. He is one of several challengers of the malignant dragon or serpent Kur said to inhabit the empty space between the earth's crust and the primeval sea beneath. Ninurta is the son of Enlil and Ninhursaga a, alternatively Ninlil, and is the consort of Gula, goddess of healing. He is attributed with the creation of the mountains which he is said to have built from giant stones with which he had fought against the demon Asag. He wears the horned helmet and tiered skirt and carries a weapon Sarur which becomes personified in the texts, having its own intelligence and being the chief adversary, in the hands of Ninurta, of Kur. He carries the double-edged scimitar-mace embellished with lions' heads and, according to some authors, is depicted in nonhuman form as the thunderbird lmdugud (sling stone), which bears the head of a lion and may represent the hailstones of the god. His sanctuary is the E-padun-tila. Ninurta is perceived as a youthful warrior and probably equates with the Babylonian heroic god Marduk. His cult involved a journey to Eridu from both Nippur and Girsu. He may be compared with Is”kur, who was worshiped primarily by herdsmen as a storm god....
Spirit name "Na'ininen" Koryak / southeastern Siberia Creator being. Known as “outer one,” or “world,” he is perceived as a remote but benevolent spirit comparable to the Supreme Being, TA'YAN. Also Na'rninen (Chukchee)....
Spirit name "Na'nqa-ka'le" Koryak / southeastern Siberia Guardian spirit. He is one of the sons of QUIKINNA'QU and, according to tradition, sits in one place all the time painting his belly. He is, nonetheless, perceived as a strong and heroic figure....
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 "Nabu" Mesopotamian / Babylonian - Akkadian God of writing and wisdom. The son of MARDUX and ZARPANITU(M), his consort is TASMETU(M). He is symbolized by the inscribing stylus. A major deity in neo-Babylonian times from the eighth century BC onward, with an important sanctuary at Borsippa, near Babylon, known as the Ezida. He is considered a god of mountain regions, described as the “firstborn son of Marduk” and his image is closely involved in the New Year akitu festival. Also NEBO (Vetus Testamentum)....
God name "Nacon" Maya He is the god of war
Goddess name "Naeeeegaaei (slayer of alien gods)" Navaho / USA God of war. The most powerful of the Navaho war gods. The son of the Sun god TSOHANOAI and the fertility goddess ESTSANATLEHI. According to tradition, he vanquished a race of giants who had nearly destroyed the human race. He is a benevolent god, ready to help mankind in times of trouble. He also cures diseases brought about through witchcraft. Said to live at the junction of two rivers in the San Juan valley, he is invoked by warriors preparing for battle. His priest wears a buckskin bag mask, painted black and adorned with five zigzag lightning streaks, the eye and mouth holes covered with white sea shells. He also wears a fox skin collar, a crimson cloth around the hips and a leather belt with silver ornamentation, but is otherwise naked. No depictions are made of this deity....
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.
God name "Nahi" Pre - Islamic northern Arabian Guardian god. Generally of benevolent nature....
God name "Nahui Oiiin (earthquake sun)" Aztec / Mesoamerican / Mexico Creator god. According to most of the codices, at the time of the Spanish conquest there had been four previous world ages, each represented by a Sun and terminated by a cataclysm. Ollin, the fifth Sun, was created at Teotihuacan and at the conquest was just under 2,000 years old. It is presided over by the god TONATIUH. Each creation is considered to last 2028 x 52 terrestrial years and the present one is destined to be destroyed by a great earthquake. Tradition has it that Ollin was originally a sickly or humble deity named NANAHUATL (the diseased one). Also (4)Ollin; Ollintonatiuh....
Supreme god name "Nai" Gan / Accra, Ghana, West Africa God of the ocean. The second-in-command to the supreme god ATAA NAA NYONGMO. His eldest daughter is the goddess ASHIAKLE....
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
God name "Nan-Sgrub (the black one)" Buddhist / Tibet God. Possibly a counterpart of the Hindu god KALA. In Lamaism he is a form of YAMA. He stands upon a man. Color: dark blue. Attributes: cup and knife....
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
Deities name "Nanahuati (rumor)" Aztec / Mesoamerican / Mexico Creator god. In cosmogony, when on the fifth day of creation the gods sat in judgment to elect the new Sun god, Nanahuatl and TECCIZTECATL cremated themselves in the sacred fire. The heart of Nanahuatl ascended to become the new Sun and that of Tecciztecatl became the moon. Tradition suggests that Nanahuatl is diseased and impoverished but of great courage, while Tecciztecatl is wealthy and a coward. In an alternative tradition, in which Nanahuatl is the son of QUETZALCOATL and Tecciztecatl is the son of TLALOC, both deities are hurled into the fire by their fathers. NOTE: eventually all the gods sacrificed themselves so that mankind might be engendered from their remains. Also Nanahuatzin....
Goddess name "Nanaja" Mesopotamian / BabylonianAkkadian Fertility goddess. She is also a war goddess who became syncretized with the Babylonian TAS METU....
God name "Nandi(n) (rejoicing)" Hindu / Epic / Puranic Bull god. Generally associated with S IVA as a bull-vehicle and an embodiment of fertility. Color: white. The image usually stands in an anteroom of the temple guarding the place where the statue of S iva is located. A S iva devotee touches the image's testicles on entry to a shrine. In anthropomorphic form he may be known as Nandisa....
God name "Nang Lha" Tibetan house god. A personal family guardian depicted with the head of a pig. He is propitiated with libations....
Goddess name "Nans”e" Mesopotamian / Sumerian Goddess of justice. A daughter of ENKI (or EA), she is linked with the interpretation of dreams. Mentioned sporadically in texts and most closely identified with the city of Lagas with a cult center at Sirara, but also the subject of a highly ethical hymn from Nippur. Also Nas, Nina....
Goddess name "Nantosuelta (winding river)" Celtic / Gallic Goddess of water. Identified as a possible consort of the god SUCELLOS. She frequently holds a pole surmounted by a dove-cote. In addition she carries the cornucopia of a fertility or mother goddess, but is also a domestic guardian deity and is often depicted with ravens, which may suggest further links with the underworld....
"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 "Naraaana" Hindu / Epic / Puranic Creator god. More or less synonymous with VIS'NU, but specifically describing the embodiment of the “abode of man.” He is said to have sucked his toe while sailing the primeval ocean on a banana leaf, until his own inspiration created the world. Often depicted supported by the bird god GARUDA.See also NARA....
Deity name "Narada (giver of advice)" Hindu / Vedic, Epic / Puranic Minor but popular deity. Narada is depicted as a sage who is also a messenger and teacher. Born from the head, or throat, of BRAHMA, and alternatively a minor incarnation of V IS'NU. In various roles he is a guardian deity of women, a musician and a wanderer. Narada, often bearded, is generally depicted standing with the musical instrument which is his invention, the vina (lute). By contrast to his benign nature he is also described as a “maker of strife” and as “vile.” Also Kali-karaka; Pisuna....