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NameOriginDescription
God name "Agu'gux" Aleut / Aleutian Islands Creator god. The name given to the Christian god under Russian Orthodox influence....
Demon name "Ahlmakoh" Islands A demoniac wood-spirit. His nasal mucus plays an important part in rituals and is valued as an amulet for invulnerability. Vancouver Islands
God name "Ajisukitakahikone" Islands A god of thunder. He is the brother of Takemikazuchi and of Kaminari (Raijin). In infancy, his crying and screaming were so loud that he had to be placed in a boat and sailed around the islands of Japan until he was calm. In adulthood, he was the father of Takitsuhiko, a Rain god.
God name "Aluluei" Islands God of knowledge. Caroline Islands
"Antheia" Greek The blooming, or the friend of flowers, a surname of Hera, under which she had a temple at Argos. Before this temple was the mound under which the women were buried who had come with Dionysus from the Aegean islands, and had fallen in a contest with the Argives and Perseus. Antheia was used at Gnossus as a surname of Aphrodite. Greek
"Aristaeus" Greece An ancient divinity worshipped in various parts of Greece, as in Thessaly, Ceos, and Boeotia, but especially in the islands of the Aegean, Ionian, and Adriatic seas, which had once been inhabited by Pelasgians. He is described either as a son of Uranus and Ge, or according to a more general tradition, as the son of Apollo by Cyrene, the grand-daughter of Peneius.
Supreme god name "Atea" Polynesian Supreme god. The father of the gods depicted as a hybrid, his body divided vertically, the left half being fishy and the right half of human form. In the tradition of the Hervey Islands, he is the firstborn son of the primordial mother VARI-MA-TE-TAKERE. After a short existence low down in the world coconut living immediately above his mother, he moved to the opening of the upper world. He is largely comparable to TANE, the god of light. Also AVATEA, Vatea, Wakea....
Goddess name "Audjal Caroline" Islands The earth goddess
God name "Avatea" Polynesian / Hervey Islands moon god. The firstborn offspring of the great mother VARI-MATE-TAKERE and the elder sibling of TINIRAU. According to tradition, Vari-Ma-Te-Takere plucked a piece from her right side to engender Avatea, who is half man, half fish. He is divided vertically with his left side fishy and his right side human....
Angel name "Blue Men of the Minch" Islands Blue Men of the Minch, fallen angels who dwell in the strait between Long Island and the Shiant Islands and responsible for sudden thunderstorms and shipwrecks.
God name "Buluga Andaman" Islands A god
Demon name "Delhan" Arabic An ostrich riding demoniacal being who inhabits the islands of the seas who eats the flesh of shipwrecked seamen. Arabic
God name "Doh Yenisi" Siberia a rather good magician that could fly over the waves, become weary, then create islands to rest on, almost god like
Goddess name "Fe Gai" Islands Goddess who guards certain islands of the Ivory Coast.
God name "Harimagadas" Islands Holy Maidens who sacrificed themselves by jumping from a towering cliff into the sea. This act was meant to propitiate the sea-god and prevent him from sinking their island. Canary Islands
"Hatuibwari" Islands A winged serpent with a human head, four eyes and four breasts and he suckled all he created. Solomon Islands
Goddess name "Hina" Polynesian / Tahiti moon goddess. In local traditions the daughter of the god TANGAROA and creatrix of the moon, which she governs. She lives in one of its dark spots representing groves of trees which she brought from earth in a canoe and planted. She is also represented as the consort of Tangaroa. Hina probably evolved in Tahiti from the Polynesian underworld goddess HINE-NUITE-PO. Also SINA (Samoa); Ina (Hervey Islands)....
God name "Hiro" Islands God of Rain and fertility Easter Island
God name "Ihoiho" Polynesian / Society Islands Creator god. Before Ihoiho there was nothing. He created the primeval waters on which floated TINO TAATA, the creator of mankind....
King name "Island of St" Gaul Brandan. The flying island, the supposed retreat of king Rodrigo. So called from St. Brandan, who went in search of the Islands of Paradise in the sixth century. Gaul
Goddess name "Izanagi-No-Kami (his augustness the one who invites)" Shinto / Japan Creator god. One of seventeen beings involved in creation. His consort is IZANAMI-NO-KAMI. They are strictly of Japanese origin with no Chinese or Buddhist influence. Jointly they are responsible to the other fifteen primordial deities to “make, consolidate and give birth to this drifting land.” The reference, in the Kojiki sacred text, is to the reed beds which were considered to float on the primal waters. The pair were granted a heavenly jeweled spear and they stood upon the floating bridge of heaven, stirring the waters with the spear. When the spear was pulled up, the brine which dripped from it created the island of Onogoro, the first dry land, believed to be the island of Nu-Shima on the southern coast of Awagi. According to mythology, the pair created two beings, a son HIRUKO and an island Ahaji. They generated the remaining fourteen islands which make up Japan and then set about creating the rest of the KAMI pantheon. Izanagi's most significant offspring include AMATERASU, the Sun goddess, born from his nose and SUSANOWO, the storm god, born from his left eye, who are the joint rulers of the universe. Also IzanagiNo-Mikoto....
Spirit name "Lau" Andaman Islands / Sea of Bengal spirit beings. Generally invisible but perceived in human form and living in the jungles and the sea. When an Andaman islander dies he or she becomes a lau....
"Lichas" Greek An attendant of Heracles. He brought to his master the deadly garment, and as a punishment, was thrown by him into the sea, where the Lichadian islands, between Euboea and the coast of Locris, were believed to have derived their name from him. Greek
"Lizard Islands" Torquemada Fabulous islands where damsels outcast from the rest of the world are received. Torquemada
God name "Lono (sound)" Polynesian / Hawaii Primordial being. An aspect of a tripartite god which also includes KANE, the light, and KU, stability. They first existed in chaos and night which they broke into pieces, allowing light to come in. Also Ono (Marquesas Islands)....
King name "Lycus" Greek 1. One of the sons of Aegyptus. 2. A son of Poseidon and Celaeno, who was transferred by his father to the islands of the blessed. 3. A son of Hyrieus, and husband of Dirce, one of the mythical kings of Thebes. 4. A tyrant of Thebes, is likewise called by some a son of Poseidon, though Euripides calls him a son of Lycus. Greek
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 "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....
Spirit name "Morva" Andaman Islands / Sea of Bengal sky spirits. Invisible but thought to be of human form....
God name "Nareau" Islands Creator god. Gilbert Islands
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
"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.
Spirit name "Qasavara" Islands The gatherer of the spirits of the damned, who he then feeds to monsters. Banks islands, Vanuatu
Spirit name "Qat" Islands The Great spirit who made everything. Banks islands, Vanuatu
Deities name "Quat" Polynesian / Banks Islands Creator god. As with many Polynesian deities, the god is depicted as being very inactive, sitting around all day doing nothing....
Goddess name "Raka (trouble) (2)" Polynesian / Hervey Islands God of winds. The fifth child of VARI-MA-TE-TAKERE, the primordial mother. His home is Moana-Irakau (deep ocean). He received as a gift from his mother a great basket containing the winds, which became his children, each allotted a hole in the edge of the horizon through which to blow. The mother goddess also gave him knowledge of many useful things which he passes on to mankind....
God name "Rongerik and Rongelap" Islands Brothers gods of the Marshall Islands.
Goddess name "Rongomatane" Polynesian / including Maori God of Agriculture. He is the father of cultivated food and the special gardener of the kumara or sweet potato which is a vital crop in Polynesia. In New Zealand the first sweet potatoes are offered to Rongomatane. In the traditions of the Hervey Islands, Rongo is one of the five sons of the moon god, Vatea, and the mother goddess, Papa....
Goddess name "Sari Chou Niiarig Niiarig" Chinese Mother goddess. First deified during the Sung Dynasty (AD 960-1279) to combat the popularity of KUAN YIN, no mortal existence is recognized for this deity who is referred to simply as “heavenly mother.” By tradition she rules over the “islands of the blessed,” the three mythical islands which are the home of the gods. She is depicted wearing a yellow robe signifying imperial rank and carries the attribute of a scepter. Typically she displays an enigmatic smile....
God name "Tana'ao" Polynesian / Marquesas Islands weather and sea god. A local variation on the Polynesian god TANGAROA, known as a god of winds and a tutelary deity of fishermen....
Deities name "Tangaroa" Polynesian / including Maori Sea and creator god. The deity responsible for the oceans (moana) and the fish (ika) within them. In Hawaiian belief he was the primordial being who took the form of a bird and laid an egg on the surface of the primeval waters which, when it broke, formed the earth and sky. He then engendered the god of light, ATEA (cf. TANE). According to Tahitian legend, he fashioned the world inside a gigantic mussel shell. In a separate tradition Tangaroa went fishing and hauled the Tongan group of islands from the depths of the ocean on a hook and line. He is the progenitor of mankind (as distinct from TUMATAUENGA who has authority over mankind). His son Pili married SINA, the tropic bird and they produced five children from whom the rest of the Polynesian race was born. In Maori culture Tangaroa, like all deities, is represented only by inconspicuous, slightly worked stones or pieces of wood and not by the large totems which are depictions of ancestors....
Spirit name "Te-Aka-la-Roe (root of all existence)" Polynesian / Hervey Islands Creator being. Perceived in the form of a giant worm, this being is one of three spirits which govern and ensure the permanence of the universe. He lives in the lowest part of the root of the coconut shell which represents the world....
Spirit name "Te-Manava-Roa (long-lived)" Polynesian / Hervey Islands Creator being. Perceived in the form of a giant worm, this being is one of three spirits which govern and ensure the permanence of the universe. He lives in the highest part of the root of the coconut shell which represents the world....
Spirit name "Te-Tanga-Engae (breathing)" Polynesian / Hervey Islands Creator being. Perceived in the form of a giant worm, this being is one of three spirits which govern and ensure the permanence of the universe. He lives in the middle part of the root of the coconut shell which represents the world....
"Timaiti-Ngava Ringavari (soft-bodied)" Polynesian / Hervey Islands Primordial being. The female principle which, with TIMATEKORE, engendered the earth mother PAPATUANUKU....
"Timatekore (nothing more)" Polynesian / Hervey Islands Primordial being. The male principle which, with TIMAITI-NGAVA RINGAVARI, engendered the earth mother PAPATUANUKU....
God name "Tinirau (innumerable)" Polynesian / Hervey Islands Fish god. The second offspring of the great mother VARI-MA-TETAKERE and the younger sibling of AVATEA. He is said to live in the coconut of the world on a sacred isle called Motu-Tapu immediately below the home of Avatea and to own ponds full of all kinds of fish. He is depicted as half man (right side) and half fish (left side) in the form of a sprat....
God name "Tino Taata" Polynesian / Society Islands Creator god. Probably regarded as the tutelary deity who engendered mankind and equating therefore to the more widely recognized Polynesian god TANGAROA....
God name "Tu-Metua (stick-by-parent)" Polynesian / Hervey Islands God. The sixth child of VARI-MA-TE-TAKERE, the primordial mother. Torn from her right side, he stays with her in the confined space at the bottom of the world coconut and lives in endless silence....
Goddess name "Tumuteanaoa (echo)" Polynesian / Hervey Islands Goddess. The fourth child of VARI-MA-TE-TAKERE, the primordial mother. Torn from her right side, Tumuteanaoa lives in Te-Parai-Tea (hollow gray rocks) below the home of the god TANGO....
Goddess name "Vari-Ma-Te-Takere (the very beginning)" Polynesian / Hervey Islands Mother goddess. The creator being who lives at the very bottom of the world coconut, sitting in a cramped space with her knees and chin touching. She lives in Te-Enua-Te-Ki (mute land) in eternal silence and is the mother of six children, all deities, three of which she plucked from her right side and three from her left.See also AVATEA, TINIRAU, TANGO, TUMUTEANAOA, RAKA and TU-METUA....