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List of Gods : "Mari"   (68 records)

NameOriginDescription
Goddess name
"AEGIR (water)"
Icelandic / Nordic God of the ocean. A lesser known AESIR god of Asgard concerned with the moods of the sea and their implications for mariners. The river Eider was known to the Vikings as “Aegir's Door.” Aegir is also depicted in some poetry as the “ale brewer,” perhaps an allusion to the caldrons of mead which were thought to come from under the sea (see also the Celtic deities DAGDA and GOBNIU). There are references in literature to Saxons sacrificing captives, probably to Aegir, before setting sail for home. Linked in uncertain manner to the goddess RAN he was believed to have sired nine children, the waves of the sea, who were possibly giantesses....
God name
"Akerbeltz"
Basque Avatar of the god Mari Basque
God name
"Argonautae"
Greek The heroes and demigods who, according to the traditions of the Greeks, undertook the first bold maritime expedition to Colchis, a far distant country on the coast of the Euxine, for the purpose of fetching the golden fleeces. They derived their name from the ship Argo, in which the voyage was made, and which was constructed by Argus at the command of Jason, the leader of the Argonauts.
Goddess name
"Atete"
Christian Goddess of fertility in Ethiopia and was assimilated into the Christian as the Virgin Mary, Atete was invoked by Pagans during ancient fertility rituals known as the Astar yo Mariam.
Goddess name
"Atete"
Kafa / Ethiopia, northeastern Africa Fertility goddess. She was assimilated into the Christian cult of the Virgin Mary, but is probably the subject of an ancient fertility rite performed by women who collect various sacred plants and throw them into the river. The festival is known as Astar yo Mariam (Epiphany of Mary)....
Deities name
"Baa! Samin (lord of heaven)"
Western Semitic / Phoenician Head of the pantheon. Probably originated in Canaanite culture as a god of Rain and vegetation, but became extensively revered in places as far apart as Cyprus and Carthage. Epithets include “bearer of thunder.” Baal Samin is first mentioned in a fourteenth century BC treaty between the Hittite king Suppiluliuma and Nigmadu II of Ugarit. He had a major sanctuary at Byblos, according to inscription, “built by Yehemilk.” Josephus confirms that his cult existed at the time of Solomon. At Karatepe his name appears at the head of a list of national deities and on Seleucid coinage he is depicted wearing a half-moon crown and carrying a radiate Sun disc. Other epithets include “lord of eternity” and he may also have been god of storms at sea, a patron deity of mariners. By Hellenic times he equated with ZEUS in the Greek pantheon and the Romans identified him as Caelus (sky). Also Baal-Samem....
Deities name
"Baa! Sapon"
Western Semitic / Phoenician Local tutelary god. Probably of Canaanite origin and closely equating with BAAL SAMIN. According to Ugaritic texts he lives on a mountain in the north of Phoenicia known as Saphan, which may have served as a beacon for mariners. Other local variations of mountain deities include Baal Hermon and Baal Brathy....

"Bisal Mariamna"
India Shakti of Sunlight in Mysore. Symbolized by a brass pot full of water called the Kunna-Kannadi or 'eye mirror'. India
Supreme god name
"Dagan (2)"
Western Semitic / Canaanite / Phoenician Grain and fertility god. The father of BAAL in Ugaritic creation epics. A major sanctuary was built in his honor at Mari [Syria] and he was recognized in parts of Mesopotamia where he acquired the consort Salas. Worshiped mainly at Gaza and As”dod, but also the supreme god of the Philistines. Known in biblical references as Dagon (Judges 16.23). Mentioned in the apocryphal Book of Maccabees. The cult is thought to have continued until circa 150 BC. Israelite misinterpretation of the Ugaritic root Dagan led to the assumption that he was a fish god, therefore attributes include a fish tail....

"Doris"
Greek A daughter of Oceanus and Thetys, and the wife of her brother Nereus, by whom she became the mother of the Nereides. (Theogony 240, Metamorphoses by Ovid ii. 269.) The Latin poets sometimes use the name of this marine divinity for the sea itself. Greek
God name
"Faivarongo"
Polynesian / Tikopia God of mariners. The eldest son of a being known as Ariki Kafika Tuisifo, he is a patron and guardian of seafarers and is also regarded as the origin of the royal Tikopian lineage. Also known as the “grandsire of the ocean.” He is closely linked with the chthonic god TIFENUA and the sky god ATUA I KAFIKA....
Goddess name
"Gauri"
Hindu The Goddess of marital felicity and longevity; she is worshipped particularly by ladies to seek the long life of their husbands. Hindu
Demon name
"Hayagriva (horse neck)"
Hindu / Epic / Puranic (1) The most significant minor incarnation of the god VIS'NU. He probably originated as a horse god and later became an avatara associated with wisdom and knowledge. At the behest of BRAHMA, Hayagriva rescued the Vedas, stolen by two demons, from the bottom of the primeval ocean. Depicted in human form with the head of a horse and, according to the texts, eight hands. Attributes: Book (Veda), horse's mane and rosary. Also the attributes of Vis'nu. Also Hayasirsa, Vadavavaktra.(2) Patron god of horses. Buddhist-Lamaist [Tibet]. One of a group of DHARMAPALA with terrible appearance and royal attire, he is considered to be an emanation of AKSOBHYA or AMITABHA. His SAKTI is MARICI. Color: red. Attributes: horse heads, staff and trident, but also arrow, ax, banner, bow, club, flames, flower, image of Aksobhya or Amitabha on the crown, lotus, noose, prayer wheel, skin, snakes, sword and trident. Three-eyed....
Deities name
"Iguerssuak (great fire)"
Inuit / North American Sea god. One of a group of generally benevolent deities. Numbers of Ignerssuak are thought to surround mariners and the entrance to their home is on the sea shore....
Goddess name
"Isis"
Egypt Goddess of childbirth, death, the earth, fertility, marital devotion, motherhood, healing, home, magic, the moon and the mother goddess Egypt
Goddess name
"Iunones"
Greco - Roman Goddesses of femininity. Generally depicted as a trio of MATRES. A shrine at Saintes Maries on the Rhone delta was originally dedicated to the Iunones Augustae....
Spirit name
"Juma"
Finnish / Mari / Ugart God of the sky, whose name is also associated with spirits of earth, water, wind, and the home. Finnish / Mari / Ugart
Goddess name
"Junkgowa"
Australia Sisters and goddesses of the Sea and Marine Life. Active during the Dreamtime. Australia
Spirit name
"Kere'tkun"
Chukchee / eastern Siberia Sea spirit. The chief being in the ocean depths, known to the maritime Chukchee. His consort is Cinei'nen. He owns all the creatures of the sea and is said to wear a cloak of walrus gut and to be extremely fierce. He feeds on the bodies of drowned fishermen and is the subject of sacrifice. Also Peruten....
God name
"Kusor the Mariner"
Phonecian Great God of Mariners and Inventors. Brother of Hasisu, 'son of law', craftsman of the gods. Invented mechanical devices, the fishing boat and fishing, architecture, and navigation. Skilled in divination, soothsaying, and the arts of incantation and magic formulas. Phonecian
King name
"Latinus"
Greek A king of Latium, is described in the common tradition as a son of Faunus and the nymph Marica, as a brother of Lavinius, and the husband of Amata, by whom he became the father of Lavinia, whom he gave in marriage to Aeneas. Greek
God name
"Mahapurub"
India The creator god of the Raja Maria. Identified with Bhagavan. India
Goddess name
"Maju"
Basque / Pyrenean region God. The consort of the mother goddess MARI, he appears in the guise of a serpent....

"Mari"
Buddhist The deification of literature

"Mari"
Buddhist Deification of literature Buddhist
Goddess name
"Mari"
Davidian / Tamil A Rain goddess & the goddess of smallpox
Goddess name
"Mari"
Dravidian Rain goddess and the goddess of smallpox Dravidian / Tamil
Goddess name
"Mari"
East Mother and goddess of the sea Middle east
Goddess name
"Mari (1) (killing)"
Buddhist (1) Deification of literature. One of a group of DHARANIS. Color: reddish white. Attributes: needle, thread and staff.(2) Mother goddess. Dravidian (Tamil) [southern India]. See also MARI MAI....
Goddess name
"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"
Hindu Plague goddess associated with cholera Hindu
Goddess name
"Mari Mai (mother death)"
Hindu Plague goddess. The sister of SITALA, associated with cholera. Her Tamil counterpart is MARIYAMMAN....
Goddess name
"Mari/ Marian"
Middle East A mother & sea goddess
Goddess name
"Marian"
Greek An ancient pagan Sea-goddess
Goddess name
"Mariana"
Belem A goddess of healing & protector of sailors
Goddess name
"Mariana"
Belem Goddess of healing and protector of sailors Belem
Goddess name
"Mariana"
Brazil Goddess of love Brazil
Goddess name
"Marica"
Etruscan Goddess of Agriculture. Etruscan
Goddess name
"Marici"
Buddhist Solar goddess Buddhist / China
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
"Marie aim'e"
Martinique Goddess of disease Martinique
Goddess name
"Marina"
Slavic Goddess of the moon Slavic
Goddess name
"Marinette"
Haiti An goddess of the earth Haiti
Goddess name
"Marishi Ten"
Japan Goddess of dawn and warriors Japan
Goddess name
"Mariyamman"
Dravidian Plague goddess with a bizarre form of penance Dravidian / Tamil
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....
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....
Goddess name
"May-day"
Roman Polydore Virgil says that the Roman youths used to go into the fields and spend the calends of May in dancing and singing in honour of Flora, goddess of fruits and flowers. The early English consecrated May-day to Robin Hood and the Maid Marian, because the favourite outlaw died on that day. Stow says the villagers used to set up May-poles, and spend the day in archery, morris-dancing, and other amusements.
God name
"Morva signifies Locus Maritimus"
Britain Morva signifies Locus Maritimus. Sea-women and sea-daughters. "The fishermen who were the ancestors of the Church, came from the Galilean waters to haul for men. We, born to God at the font, are children of the water. Therefore, all the early symbolism of the Church was of and from the sea. The carvure of the early arches was taken from the sea and its creatures. Fish, dolphins, mermen, and mermaids abound in the early types, transferred to wood and stone."' cornwall, Britain

"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
God name
"O-Wata-Tsumi"
Japanese Japanese god of the sea and marine creatures.
God name
"Olokun"
Fon / Yoruba / Benin / Nigeria, West Africa God of fresh waters and oceans. The eldest son of the creator god OSANOBUA. He is symbolized in the sacred river Olokun, which runs almost the length of Benin and from the source of which come the souls of unborn children. A girl baby is given a shrine of the god which includes a pot of river water and which she takes with her to her new home when she marries. The god is particularly popular among women and has a cult of priestesses. Olokun is also a guardian deity of mariners....
God name
"Pluto"
Roman God of the underworld. Derived from the Greek model of HADES, he abducted the daughter of CERES, PROSERPINA, to reign as his queen. The three-headed dog Cerberus was set to guard the gate of Hades and through the kingdom flowed the two rivers of death, the Cocytus and the Acheron which could be crossed only by the ferryman Charon. According to Roman tradition, the entrance to the underworld was at Avernus in Rome where the Christian church of St. Maria del Inferno was built.See also HADES....
God name
"Priapos"
Greek A fertility god that also guarded mariners
God name
"Priapos"
Greco - Roman / Phrygian Fertility god. The son of DIONYSOS and APHRODITE, he was also a guardian of mariners. Priapos was not regarded as a significant deity in Greece until very late times—during the Macedonian period, circa fourth to second century BC—and was only locally popular during the Roman Empire period. He is particularly known from Phrygia and is depicted as a satyr-like creature with pronounced genitals....
Goddess name
"Ran"
Nordic / Icelandic storm goddess. The consort of the god AEGIR. She was presumed to gather mariners in her net having carried them to the bottom of the sea in whirlpools. She was propitiated with money and other offerings thrown overboard....
Monster name
"Segesta"
Roman The Trojan Phoenodamas (others call him Hippotes, Ippoteus or Ipsostratus) had three daughters. When he was to be compelled by Laomedon to expose one of them to the marine monster which was ravaging the country, he called the people together and induced them to compel Laomedon, whose guilt had brought the monster into the country, to expose his own daughter Hesione. Roman
God name
"Sirsir"
Mesopotamian / BabylonianAkkadian God of mariners. The guardian of boatmen....
God name
"Sukuna-Hiikrna"
Shinto / Japan God of healing. With the god O-KUNI-NUSHI-NO-MIKOTO, he established the various methods of healing diseases and the means for control of, and protection against, wild beasts, snakes, insects, etc. He is also worshiped as a tutelary god of traders, both maritime and on land. He is the KAMI of communications and, during the Japanese Empire period, was often installed by the authorities in the temples and shrines of conquered lands. He is worshiped in Buddhism as Yakushi-Bosatsu-Hyojin....
Goddess name
"Tagabayan"
Philippines Goddess of marital infidelity. Philippines
Angel name
"Teiaiel"
Nazorean A fortune telling angel that controls maritime expeditions. Early Nazorean
Goddess name
"Tenye Te'en"
Nigeria Goddess of marital fidelity Nigeria
Goddess name
"Tou Mou"
Chinese Goddess of measure. Usually depicted with many arms and with a caste mark on her forehead, suggesting that she derives from the goddess of the aurora, MARICI, in Indian Buddhism. She is considered to live in the constellation of Ursa major and may also be an aspect of the astral goddess TIN HAU....
Goddess name
"Vadali"
Buddhist / Mahayana Minor goddess. An attendant of MARICI. Attributes: flower, needle, noose and staff....
Goddess name
"Vajradhatvisvari (lady of the adamantine world)"
Buddhist Goddess. The SAKTI of VAIROCANA and also a variety of MARICI. Attributes: many, including an image of Vairocana on the crown....
Goddess name
"Varahmukhi (having a boars head)"
Buddhist / Mahayana Minor goddess. An attendant of MARICI. Attributes: arrow, bow, flower and staff....
Goddess name
"Varali"
Buddhist / Mahayana Minor goddess. An attendant on MARICI. Color: white. Attributes: flower, needle, noose and staff....