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God name "A'ra" Pre - Islamic northern Arabian Local tutelary god. Known from inscriptions at Bostra [near Damascus]. The name implies an altar or holy place, but its Arabic root also means to dye, suggesting that the altars were stained with the blood of sacrifices, probably children....
God name "ADAD (wind)" Mesopotamian / Babylonian - Akkadian weather god. His father is the supreme sky god ANU. He is described as a benevolent giver of life in the fields but is also a more violent storm god. His name in Akkadian cuneiform means “wind.” His animal is the bull. In human form he is depicted wearing horned headdress and tiered skirt or robe decorated with astral symbolism. He may carry a scimitar embellished with a single panther head and his symbol is the lightning fork often fixed upon a pair of pincers....
God name "ADONIS (lord)" Lebanon / Syria Fertility and vegetation god. Adonis is modeled on the Mesopotamian dying vegetation god DUMUZI (Hebrew: Tammuz). He appears as a youthful deity. The river Adonis [Nahr Ibrahim] is sacred to him largely because its waters flow red after heavy Winter Rains, having become saturated with ferrous oxide. In Hellenic tradition he is the son of the mythical Cyprian king Cinyras and his mother is MYRRHA. According to Hesiod he is also the son of Phoenix and Alphesiboea. He is the consort of APHRODITE. Tradition has it that he was killed by a boar during a hunting expedition and is condemned to the underworld for six months of each year, during which the earth's vegetation parches and dies under the summer Sun and drought. He was honored in a spring festival when priests in effeminate costume gashed themselves with knives. Frequently depicted nude and sometimes carrying a lyre. Also ATTIS (Phrygian); ATUNIS (Etruscan)....
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 "AESIR" Icelandic / Nordic The major race of sky gods in Norse religion. The twelve Aesir gods are headed by OTHIN, the All-Father and probably are, in part, derived from a Germanic pantheon established in prehistory. The Aesir follow a common pattern whereby cultures establish a “senior” pantheon of great gods which usually number seven or twelve....
Spirit name "AKSOBHYA (imperturbable)" Buddhist / India The second dbyani buddba or meditation buddha. One of five mystic spiritual counterparts of a human buddha in Vajrayana Buddhism. Emanations include HERUKA, MANJUSRI, VAJRAPANI and a large number of minor names. See also AMITABHA, AMOGHASIDDHI, RATNASAMBHAVA and VAIROCANA....
God name "ALLAH" Nabataean / Arabic The creator god of Islam. Perceived in preIslamic times as the creator of the earth and water. Named by the prophet Muhammad as the one true god and given a hundred names or epithets in the Qur'an, ninety-nine of which are known to mankind and accounted on the rosary beads; the final name remains a mystery. No representation of Allah is made in art....
Supreme god name "AME-NO-MINAKA-NUSHI-NOKAMI" Shinto / Japan Supreme god. he highest deity of the Shinto pantheon and the first to emerge in Takama-No-Hara (the plain of high heaven) when heaven and earth were fashioned. He was born alone, resides in the ninth heaven and has always hidden himself from mortal eyes. A remote and vague figure of whom no images are ever made and toward whom no cult is directed. His name only appears once in the Kojiki and never in the Nihongi. Originally his identity may have been strongly influenced by Chinese religion. His name is linked closely with those of two other lesser primordial beings, TAKA-MI-MISUBI-NO-KAMI and KAMI-MISUBI-NO-KAMI....
Spirit name "AMITABHA" Buddhist / India The fourth dhyani buddha or meditation buddha. One of five mystic spiritual counterparts of a human buddha in Vajrayana Buddhism. Color: red. Attributes: lock of hair, lotus, monk's robe and water jar. Amitabha is also taken as a tutelary god in Lamaism [Tibet] in which case his attributes include bell, jewel and three monkish robes. Emanations include PADMAPANI, MANJUSRI and many other minor names. See also AKSOBHYA, AMOGHASIDDHI, RATNASAMBHAVA and VAIROCANA....
Spirit name "AMOGHASIDDHI" Buddhist / India The fifth dhyanibuddha or meditation buddha. One of five mystic spiritual counterparts of a human buddha in Vajrayana Buddhism. Color: green. Attributes: staff and sometimes seven-headed snake. Amoghasiddhi is also taken as a tutelary deity in Lamaism [Tibet] in which case his attributes include bell, three monkish robes and prayer wheel. Emanations include Visvapani and many other minor names. See also AKSOBHYA, AMITABHA, RATNASAMBHAVA and VAIROCANA....
Goddess name "ASERAH" Amorite, Canaanite,Phoenician, Lebanon, Syria Mother goddess. Aserah is the great mother goddess of Canaan. Known as “Lady Aserah of the sea,” she seems to have lived close by the place of IL, the Canaanite creator god, and is said to have had many sons. She is described as the “creatress of the gods” and the matron of a number of other goddesses who oversee the natural world. She is also ambiguous in her attitude to BAAL. She intercedes with Il when Baal wishes to build a palace of his own yet, when he is vanquished, she attempts to place one of her own offspring on the throne....
God name "ASKLEPIOS" Greek God of physicians and healing. The son of APOLLO and a mortal consort, Coronis, Asklepios lived effectively as a mortal and died as such. He was nonetheless regarded as a deity....
God name "ATEN" Egypt Creator Sun god. Aten, the Sun as a disc, was revered as a numen in his own right, distinct from Atum or Re, from circa 2000 BC and possibly earlier. His influence had been growing under several pharaohs including Amenhotep II, Tuthmosis IV and Amenhotep III, who initiated a cult of Aten at Heliopolis....
Goddess name "ATTIS" Phrygia / northwestern Turkey vegetation god. Attis is a “dying and rising” fertility god modeled on the Mesopotamian DUMUZI. He is considered to have originated as a shepherd. In alternative traditions, KYBELE, the “great mother,” is either his mother or purely his consort. Another legend suggests he was conceived immaculately by the demigoddess NANA when she placed a ripe almond in her bosom....
Goddess name "AVALOKITESVARA (merciful lord)" Buddhist / India Bodhisattva or buddhadesignate. One of the most important deities of the Mahayana sect of Buddhism. In Lamaism he is the tutelary god of Tibet. He equates with VIS NU in Hinduism and bears links with PADMAPANI. In cosmic mythology he is a creator deity. Color: white or red. Attributes: blue lotus, image of Amitabha (topmost pyramidal head), lotus, rosary, sword and water jar. NOTE: in Chinese Buddhism he is represented by the goddess Kuan-Tin, and in Japanese by KWANNON....
Goddess name "Aahmes Nefertari" Egypt protector / punisher of humans elevated to goddesshood Egypt
God name "Aam" Egyptian A name for the god Tem, a form of the Sun god in the city of Annu. Book of the Dead associates Aam with the Sun god Ra. Egyptian
"Aarvak" Norse Aka. Arvaka, [Early awake]. The name of one of the horses of the Sun. Norse.
Ghost name "Aatxe" Basque A Basque ghost. He is a cave-dwelling divinity who adopts the form of a young red bull, but sometimes in the shape of a man. At night, more so in stormy weather, he arises from the hollow which is his lair, also known as Euskal Herria. He attacks criminals and other mean people. He also protects people by making them stay home when danger is near.
"Abaangui" Guarani Had a huge nose, which he cut off. When he threw it into the sky, it became the moon. Guarani
"Abaasy" Yakut Netherworld beings. Yakut
Demon name "Abaddon" Babylonian It is the second of the seven names of the underworld in the Babylonian Talmud. Chief of the demons of the 7th hierarchy Hebrew / Christian
God name "Abandinus" Roman / Celtic / British God of unknown affinities. The name appears in an inscription at Godmanchester, Cambridge, England....
God name "Abassi" Efik The creator god of the Nigerian Efik people. On the suggestion of his wife Atai Abassi created the first humans; to prevent them from exceed his wisdom, he ordered the first humans to neither procreate nor labor. This prohibition lasted some time, but eventually the first couple did have children and work, for which crime Abassi slew them and set their children against each other.
Demon name "Abdiel" Arabic An Arabic demon said to be the lord of slaves and slavery. His name is derived from the Arabic word 'Abd', meaning 'slave'.
Goddess name "Abeguwo" Melanesia / New Guinea Rain goddess whose urine turns to moisture. Melanesia / New Guinea
God name "Abel and Cain" Islam Cain was born with a twin sister who was named Aclima, and Abel with a twin sister named Jumella. Adam wished Cain to marry Abel's twin sister, and Abel to marry Cain's. Cain would not consent to this arrangement, and Adam proposed to refer the question to God by means of a sacrifice. God rejected Cain's sacrifice to signify his disapproval of his marriage with Aclima, his twin sister, and Cain slew his brother in a fit of jealousy. Islam
Spirit name "Abgal" Pre - Islamic northern Arabian (1) Desert god. Known from the Palmyrian desert regions as a tutelary god of Bedouins and camel drivers.(2) Minor attendant spirits. Mesopotamian (Sumerian). Associated with ENKI and residing in the Abzu or primeval water....
Deities name "Abhaswaras" Hindu A class of deities, sixty-four in number, of whose nature little is known. Hindu
Goddess name "Abhijit" Hindu Name means triumphator. A benevolent astral deity and goddess of fortune Hindu / Puranic
Goddess name "Abhijit (victorious)" Hindu / Puranic Minor goddess of fortune. A benevolent naksatra or astral deity; daughter of DAKSA and consort of CANDRA (SOMA)....
Spirit name "Abida" Kalmuck A god of the Kalmucks, who receives the souls of the dead at the moment of decease, and gives them permission to enter a new body, either human or not, and have another spell of life on earth. If the spirit is spotless it may, if it likes, rise and live in the air.
Goddess name "Abnoba" Roman / Celtic / European Forest and river goddess. Known locally from the Black Forest region of Germany. The name “Avon,” associated with many rivers, derives from her name....
Goddess name "Abnona" Gaul Goddess who did not give her name to the river Avon. Gaul
"Abonde" French The French Santa Claus, the good fairy who comes at night to bring toys to children while they sleep, especially on New Year's Day.
Deity name "Abracadabra" Assyrians A charm. It is said that Abracadabra was the supreme deity of the Assyrians. Q. Severus Sammonicus recommended the use of the word as a powerful antidote against ague, flux, and toothache. The word was to be written on parchment, and suspended round the neck by a linen thread.
Deity name "Abracax" Greek Also written Abraxas or Abrasax, in Persian mythology denotes the Supreme Being. In Greek notation it stands for 365. In Persian mythology Abracax presides over 365 impersonated virtues, one of which is supposed to prevail on each day of the year. In the second century the word was employed by the Basilidians for the deity; it was also the principle of the Gnostic hierarchy, and that from which sprang their numerous Æons.
God name "Abraham aka Avraham" Arabic Ashkenazi, Avrohom, Avruhom, regarded as the founding patriarch of the Israelites and of the Arabic people in Jewish, Christian and Islamic tradition. In that tradition, Abraham is brought by God from his home in the ancient city of Ur into a new land, Canaan, where he enters into a covenant: in exchange for sole recognition of Yahweh as supreme universal authority.
Deity name "Abraxas" Greek Aka Abraxis, Abrsax, viewed as the supreme deity and the source of Divine emanations, the ruler of all the 365 heavens, or circles of creation--one for each day of the year. The number 365 corresponds to the numerical value of the seven Greek letters that form the word abraxas. The name Abraxas was taken from abra-cadabra.
Goddess name "Abundantia" Roman Minor fertility goddess. The personification of abundance. She continued in French mythology after the Roman occupation, as a lady who enters houses in the night, bringing prosperity....
Goddess name "Acala (immovable)" Buddhist / Vajrayana (1) Minor goddess. One of twelve deified BHUMIS recognized as different spiritual spheres through which a disciple passes. Color: white. Attributes: staff on a lotus.(2) Tutelary god. Buddhist (Mahayana). Also a dikpala or guardian of the northeastern quarter. Color: blue. Attributes: jewel, lotus, staff and sword....
King name "Acala aka Achala" Buddhist / India Acala, is the best known of the Five Wisdom kings of the Womb Realm. Acala means "The Immovable One" in Sanskrit. Acala is also the name of the eighth of the ten stages of the path to buddhahood. Acala is the destroyer of delusion and the protector of Buddhism. Buddhist / India
Angel name "Acar" Enochian A minor angel ruled by Rzionr Nrzfm. Enochian
"Acephali" Libya A fabulous race of people, reported by ancient writers to have had no heads. Libya
God name "Acestes" Roman A son of the Sicilian river-god Crimisus and of a Trojan woman of the name of Egesta or Segesta
Angel name "Achaiah" Christian The angel into serenity, patience, tranquility and the secrets of nature. Christian
Ghost name "Acheri" Indian They are the ghosts of little girls, who live on the tops of mountains but descend at night to hold their revels in more convenient places. Indian
Hero name "Acheron" Greek Acheron a son of Helios and Gaea or Demeter, and was changed into the river bearing his name in the lower world, because he had refreshed the Titans with drink during their contest with Zeus.
King name "Achilles" Greek The son of Peleus, king of the Myrmidones in Phthiotis, in Thessaly, and of the Nereid Thetis.
"Achiroe" Greek According to Apollodorus ii Anchinoe, which is perhaps a mistake for Anchiroe, was a daughter of Nilus, and the wife of Belus, by whom she became the mother of Aegyptus and Danaus.
"Achlys" Greek According to some ancient cosmogonies, the eternal night, and the first created being which existed even before chaos. According to Hesiod, she was the personification of misery and sadness, and as such she was represented on the shield of Heracles: pale, emaciated, and weeping, with chattering teeth, swollen knees, long nails on her fingers, bloody cheeks, and her shoulders thickly covered with dust.
God name "Achor" Cyrenea God of flies, worshipped by the Cyreneans, that they might not be annoyed with these tiny tormentors.
Goddess name "Achtland" Celtic Goddess queen who no mortal man could sexually satisfy, so she took a giant from the faery realm as her mate. Celtic
Spirit name "Aclahayr" Greek Of the fourth hour of the Nuctemeron, the genius spirit.
God name "Acraea" Greek A daughter of the river-god Asterion near Mycenae, who together with her sisters Euboea and Prosymna acted as nurses to Hera.
"Acrasia" Britain Self-indulgence. An enchantress who lived in the "Bower of Bliss," situate in "Wandering Island" She transformed her lovers into monstrous shapes, and kept them captives. Sir Guyon having crept up softly, threw a net over her, and bound her in chains of adamant; then broke down her bower and burnt it to ashes. Britain.
"Actaea" Greek A daughter of Nereus and Doris. Greek
"Actaeon" Greek Son of Aristaeus and Autonoe, a daughter of Cadmus. He was trained in the art of hunting by the centaur Cheiron, and was afterwards torn to pieces by his own 50 hounds on mount Cithaeron. The names of these hounds are given by Ovid (Metamorphoses III) and Hyginus.
"Actor" Greek Son of Aristaeus and Autonoe, a daughter of Cadmus. He was trained in the art of hunting by the centaur Cheiron, and was afterwards torn to pieces by his own 50 hounds on mount Cithaeron. The names of these hounds are given by Ovid (Metamorphoses III) and Hyginus.
God name "Adam[m]as" Nassenes The parental godhead of the gnostic movement
Nymph name "Adamanthea" Greek A nymph who nursed Zeus Greek
"Adamas" Gnostic Christian / Nassene Primordial creator being. Recognized locally in Phrygia [northwestern Turkey] as an androgynous force in the cosmos....
"Adammas" Nassenes Along with Sophea, the male half of the first couple on the earth. Nassenes
Demon name "Addanc aka adanc" Welsh Addane, afanc, avanc, abhac, abac, a lake monster that also appears in Celtic and British folklore. It is described alternately as resembling a crocodile, beaver or dwarf, and is sometimes said to be a demon. The lake in which it dwells also varies; it is variously said to live in Llyn Llion, Llyn Barfog, near Brynberian Bridge or in Llyn yr Afanc, a lake in Betws-y-Coed that was named after the creature. Welsh
God name "Adimurti (the primeval personification)" Hindu / Epic / Puranic Form or avatara of the god VIS'NU. Probably very similar to NARAYANA. Conventionally perceived as Vis'nu seated on the coils of the serpent SESA (Adisesa) and attended by two wives. Attributes: those of Vis'nu. Also Vaikunthanatha, Paramapathanatha....
Goddess name "Aditi (the free one)" Hindu / Vedic Archaic mother goddess. According to the Rg Veda Aditi is said to be the wife of KASYAPA or of BRAHMA and mother of the ADITYAS, a group of minor gods including MITRA, ARYAMAN, BHAGA, VARUNA, DAKSA and Anisa. No other consort is mentioned in the literature. She is also accounted as the mother of HARI. Other legends account her as the mother of the Rain god INDRA. No human physical features are drawn, though she is sometimes identified in the guise of a cow. Aditi is also perceived as a guardian goddess who brings prosperity and who can free her devotees from problems and clear away obstacles. She disappears largely from later Hindu traditions....
Goddess name "Aditya (descendant of Aditi)" Hindu / Vedic / Puranic Collective name for Sun gods. These numbered six in Vedic times but later increased to twelve. The sons of the primordial goddess ADITI. Also an epithet for SURYA. Attributes: two or more lotuses....
Angel name "Adnachiel" Christian The angel of the Sun sign Sagittarius. Ask him nicely and he'll grant you independence, honesty and chat-up lines. Christian
"Adrastea" British An alternative name for Nemesis. British
Goddess name "Adrastea" Hellenized Phrygian / northwestern Turkey mountain goddess. Probably derived from a local...
Nymph name "Adrasteia" Greek A Cretan nymph, daughter of Melisseus, to whom Rhea entrusted the infant Zeus to be reared in the Dictaean grotto.
God name "Aea" Greek Was the nymph of a spring, well or fountain of the Black Sea town of Aia who was loved by the local river-god Phasis. Greek
Goddess name "Aebhel Afekan" Melanesia / New Guinea The creator goddess
Goddess name "Aedos" Roman The goddess or spirit of modesty, reverence and respect. She was a close companion of the goddess Nemesis. Roman
God name "Aega" Greek A daughter of Olenus, who was a descendant of Hephaestus. Aega and her sister Helice nursed the infant Zeus in Crete, and the former was afterwards changed by the god into the constellation called Capella. Greek
Nymph name "Aegeirus" Greek A Hamadryad nymph of the Oak tree. Greek
God name "Aegir" Norse The Norse god who presides over the stormy sea. He entertains the gods every harvest, and brews ale for them.
"Aegle" Greek 1. The most beautiful of the Naiads, daughter of Zeus and Neaera by whom Helios begot the Charites.
"Aeneas" Greek The son of Anchises and Aphrodite, and born on mount Ida. On his father's side he was a greatgrandson of Tros, and thus nearly related to the royal house of Troy, as Priam himself was a grandson of Tros. He was educated from his infancy at Dardanus, in the house of Alcathous, the husband of his sister.
"Aeolus" Greece In the mythical history of Greece there are three personages of this name, who are spoken of by ancient writers as connected with one another, but this connexion is so confused, that it is impossible to gain a clear view of them.
God name "Aeolus" Roman God of storms and winds. Derived from the Greek storm god AEOLOS, he is the consort of AURORA and the father of six sons, BOREAS the north wind, CORUS the northwest wind, AQUILO the west wind, NOTUS the southwest wind, Eurus the east wind and ZEPHYRUS the south wind....
God name "Aesir" Germanic Pantheon of the gods norse / germanic
Demon name "Aesma" Persian An outrageous and assaulting demon, whose name has been thought to be reflected as Asmodaeus in the Book of Tobit. Persian
Goddess name "Aestas" Roman Goddess of summer usually portrayed nude and adorned with garlands of grain. Roman
God name "Aesun" Ireland Irish early god whose name means "to be." Most likely part of a lost creation myth. Aesun was also known by the Persians and Umbria and Scandinavia. Ireland
Deities name "Aether" Greco - Roman Primordial god of light. A remote cosmic deity, the son of EREBOS (darkness) and NYX (night) who overthrew these archetypal deities of chaos. In Hesiod's Epic Cycle he is also described as the father of OURANOS....
King name "Aethra" Greek A daughter of king Pittheus of Troezen. Bellerophon sued for her hand, but was banished from Corinth before the nuptials took place.
Nymph name "Aetna" Roman A Sicilian nymph, and according to Alcimus, a daughter of Uranus and Gaea, or of Briareus. Simonides said that she had acted as arbitrator between Hephaestus and Demeter respecting the possession of Sicily.
Goddess name "Afekan" Melanesia / New Guinea Creator goddess. Melanesia / New Guinea
God name "Afi" Abkhaz God of Rain and thunderstorms who does not tolerate women using his name. Abkhaz
Angel name "Afriel" Christian angel who safeguards children, though not that well. Christian
Goddess name "Agaman Nibo" Haiti Goddess of the dead. Haiti
"Aglaia" Greek One of the Charites. 2. The wife of Charopus and mother of Nireus, who led a small band from the island of Syme against Troy. Another Agiaia is mentioned in Apollodorus. (Apollodorus. ii)
Deity name "Aglibol" Roman / Syria / Greek / Palmaryia A lunar deity in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra. His name means "Calf of Bel" ("Calf of the Lord"). He is depicted with a Lunar disk decorating his head, and sometimes his shoulders. Roman / Syria / Greek / Palmaryia
God name "Aglibol" Pre - Islamic northern Arabian moon god. Known from Palmyra and linked with the Sun god Yarhibol. The cult continued into Hellenic times and was later extended to Rome. Attributes include a sickle moon....
King name "Agnar" Norse A son of king Hraudung and foster-son of Frigg. Norse
Deities name "Agnostos Theos" Greco - Roman The unknown god(s) usually addressed in the plural form. They were the subject of altar inscriptions, particularly in Athens, probably out of concern lest certain less popular deities be neglected or forgotten....
Goddess name "Agrona" Welsh A goddess of strife and war worshipped in Britain. The river Aeron in Wales comes from her name. Welsh
God name "Agu'gux" Aleut / Aleutian Islands Creator god. The name given to the Christian god under Russian Orthodox influence....
God name "Ah Bolom Tzacab" Mayan Meaning "the lead-nosed god," he was a god of Agriculture, thunder and Rain. He was depicted with a leaf in his nose. Mayan
God name "Ah Bolon Dz'acab (many generations)" Mayan / Mesoamerican / Mexico Chthonic fertility god. A god identified with Rain and thunder. Also strongly linked with Agriculture and young crops. Possibly a vegetation avatara of the iguana god ITZAM NA. Attributes include a leaf-like ornament worn in the nose. Also God K....
Deities name "Ah Cancun" Mayan / Mesoamerican / Mexico Hunting god. One of a number of deities in Mayan religion identified with the hunt and the protection of animals. Also Acanum....
Goddess name "Ah Kin (he of the sun)" Mayan / Mesoamerican / Mexico Sun god. A deity of ambivalent personality, the young suitor of the moon goddess Acna, also the aged Sun god in the sky. He is feared as the bringer of drought, but also protects mankind from the powers of evil associated with darkness. Said to be carried through the underworld at night on the shoulders of the god Sucunyum. Ah Kin is prayed to at Sunrise and rituals include the burning of incense. He is invoked to cure illness and to bring wives to bachelors. Attributes include a square third eye subtended by a loop, a strong Roman nose, a squint and incisor teeth filed to a T-shape. Also Acan Chob (Lacandon); Chi Chac Chob; Kinich Ahau; God G....
Deities name "Ah Tabai" Mayan / Mesoamerican / Mexico Hunting god. One of a number of deities in Mayan religion identified with the hunt and the protec tion of animals....
Goddess name "Ah Wink ir Masa" Guatemala nature goddess Guatemala
"Ahasverus" Europe Better known by the name of the Wandering Jew.
God name "Ahau Kin" Mayan Meaning "lord of the Sun face," he was a Sun god and moon god; he had two manifestations. At night, he became a jaguar god and lord of the underworld. Mayan
God name "Aheramenmthoou" Egypt God of thunder, night, storms, wind, landslides and tidal waves. Egypt
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
Goddess name "Ahnt kai" Mexico Goddess of women and children. Daughter of Koo-mah'mm hahs-ay' tahm (First Woman). She flies at night and lives above the peak of Tiburon. Mexico
God name "Ahriman" Zoroastrian / Farsi Per sian Chthonic god of darkness. The antagonist of AHURA MAZDA, god of light, and his attendant, MITHRA. The name is a modern derivation of the original Avestan title ANGRU MAINYU. Ahriman is said to have tried to persuade his attendant animals, including the scor pion, ant and snake, to drink the blood of the bull slain by Mithra in the primeval legend of dualistic conflict (see Mithra); if he had succeeded he would have prevented life from forming on earth. In another legend he tried to thwart Ahura Mazda by sending a flood to destroy the world. Also recog nized in Roman Mithraism. Rituals included ani mal sacrifice. Also ARIMANIUS (Roman)....
God name "Ahsonnutli" America The sky father and chief god for the Navajo. He created heaven, earth, and the sky.
Supreme god name "Ai Apaec" Mochica Indian / pre - Columbian South America / northern coast of Peru Supreme god. Probably originated as a jaguar god but came to rule the destinies of the world. He was thought to live like ordinary people and could reveal himself as man or god at will. He is depicted in anthropomorphic form, but with huge fangs and a cat-like wrinkled face with whiskers coming from his nose. He received sacrificial victims hurled from the top of a high cliff....
Goddess name "Aibell" Ireland Goddess of Munster whose legends were almost lost until she was 'demoted' to a faery queen. She had in her possession a magickal harp which did her bidding, but which human ears could not hear or else the eavesdropper would soon die. She was associated with stones and leaves. Ireland
Goddess name "Aibheaeg" Ireland Fire goddess who had a magic well that contained mighty healing powers, especially effective against toothache so long as the petitioner left a small white stone at the well to represent the decayed tooth. She is associated with wells and the number 5. Ireland
"Aides" Greek Another name for Hades. Greek
Goddess name "Aife aka Aoife" Ireland / Scotland Goddess and queen of the Isle of Shadow. She ran a school for warriors, but her school was less successful than her sister, Scathach's, school. Aife was not vulnerable to magic, and commanded a legion of fierce horsewomen. She stole an alphabet of knowledge from the deities to give to humankind. For that infraction, she was transformed into a crane by the elder deities. Ireland / Scotland
Goddess name "Aino" Japan The name Fuji is believed to be derived from "Huchi" or "Fuchi", the words for the Aino Goddess of Fire. Japan
God name "Airyaman" Persia God of social bonds, contracts, and marriage who at the end of time will fish souls of the the temporarily damned called a Hell by using a net Persia
Spirit name "Aisha Qandisha" Morocco loving to be watered a jinniya (female spirit), recognized by her beautiful face, pendulous breasts and goat legs. She was wanton and free, seducing young men, despite having a jinn-consort named Hammu Qaiyu. Her name strongly suggests a connection to the Qadesha, the sexually free temple women of Canaan who served Astarte. Morocco
"Aius Locutius" Gallic Loquens, was a Roman numen associated with the Gallic invasions of the early 4th century. In 390 BC, the Gauls moved in the direction of Rome. According to Roman folklore, a Roman named Caedicius kept hearing a disembodied nocturnal voice at the base of the Palatine hill in the Forum Romanum. The voice warned Caedicius of the oncoming attack and recommended that the walls of Rome be fortified.
Nymph name "Aix" Greek A nymph and the wife of Pan. She was seduced by Zeus and bore him Aigipan. Aix is also mentioned as the nurse of the infant Zeus and may also identified with the Gorgon Aix.
God name "Aja" Surya Is the son of king Raghu, and thus a scion of the Ikshavaku dynasty, who claimed descent from the Sun-God Surya. His paternal grandfather was the pious king Dileepa. king Aja's consort was the heavenly nymph Indumati; they were the parents of king Dasaratha of Ayodhya, who was the father of Rama.
God name "Ajalamo" Africa God of unborn children. Nigeria, West Africa
Spirit name "Ajalamo" Yoruba / Nigeria, West Africa God of unborn children. According to legend, in some vague mythological realm there exist rows of shelves with spirits of the unborn. These are the responsibility of Ajalamo....
God name "Ajalamo Yoruba" Africa God of fetuses. west Africa() / Nigeria
Goddess name "Aje" Yoruba / Nigeria, West Africa Goddess of wealth. She is thought to appear as a fowl scratching the earth and, in creation mythology, was sent down with ODUDUWA, the earth goddess....
Deities name "Aji-Shiki-Taka-Hiko-Ne" Shinto / Japan Rain god. One of the RAIJIN deities whose name is often linked with that of KAMO-WAKA-IKAZUCHI....
Goddess name "Ajysyt" Siberia / Yakut Goddess of healing and birth. she writes every new birth into a golden Book. Siberia
Monster name "Akandoji" Shinto This monster had stolen a great deal of gold and silver from the villagers. It was said that he was so terrible that no one dared go against him, to try to recover the riches. Shinto
"Akasagarbha" Buddhist / India Bodhisattva one of the eight great bodhisattvas. His name can be translated as "boundless space treasury" or "void store" as his wisdom is said to be boundless as space itself. He is sometimes known as the twin brother of the "earth store" bodhisattva Ksitigarbha. In Japan he is known as Kokuzo. Buddhist / India
"Akbatekda" Crow A variant name of Akbatekdia, the supreme being. The Crow, Montana
God name "Akelos" Greek River god. The son of OKEANOS and TETHYS. According to mythology he was a rival suitor for Deianeira who became the wife of HERAKLES. He was the consort of Melpomene and his daughters were allegedly the sirenes. A river of the same name runs into the Ionian Sea. Attributes include bull horns. Also Achlae (Etrurian)....
God name "Aker" Egypt Chthonic earth god of passage. Known from the Old kingdom (circa 2700 BC onward). Controls the interface between eastern and western horizons of the underworld, and is the guardian of the gate through which the king passes into the underworld. Aker provides a safe course for the barque of the Sun god during its passage through the underworld at night. He may be seen as the socket holding the boat's mast. He is also considered benevolent against snake bites. Represented by opposite facing pairs of human or lion heads....
God name "Akongo" Ngombe Supreme and creator god. Ngombe
God name "Akongo" Ngombe / Democratic Republic of Congo, central Africa Creator god. The supreme deity considered to have given the world, and all that is in it, form and substance....
"Aksobhya" Buddhist 'immovable' or 'imperturbable' - is the name given to a Buddha who is said to reside in the eastern Paradise of Abhirati. Buddhist
"Al Raqim" Quran The dog of the Seven Sleepers, now in Paradise and in charge of letters and other correspondence. Quran
Goddess name "Ala" Nigeria Goddess of fertility, morality and of justice. Nigeria
Goddess name "Ala" Ibo / eastern Nigeria, West Africa Chthonic fertility goddess. A popular deity who is also goddess of the underworld linked with a cult of the dead (which rest in her womb). Her temple is the Mbari which contains a cult statue depicting the goddess seated with a child in her arms and adorned with the crescent moon. She is flanked by attendant deities. She enjoys a profusion of local shrines which are well supplied with votive offerings. Serious crimes including murder are considered to be offenses against her. An annual yam festival is celebrated in her honor. Also Ale, Ana, ANI....
Goddess name "Ala Ibo" Nigeria Goddess of the earth in its dual aspect of fertility and death. Nigeria
Goddess name "Ala aka Ale" Africa Ana, Ani, Chthonic fertility goddess who is also goddess of the underworld linked with a cult of the dead, which rest in her womb . Ibo Eastern Nigeria, West Africa
"Alacomenia" Greek One of the daughters of Ogyges, who as well as her two sisters, Thelxionoea and Aulis, were regarded as supernatural beings, who watched over oaths and saw that they were not taken rashly or thoughtlessly. Greek
Deities name "Alad Udug Lama" Mesopotamian / Sumerian / Babylonian - Akkadian Collective name of guardian deities. Vague spirits who accompany major deities and dispense good fortune....
Goddess name "Alaghom Naom" Mayan Alaghom Naom goddess of wisdom, consciousness, education and the intellect. Also known as Alaghom Naom Tzentel and the Mother of Mind. Mayan
Goddess name "Alaghom Naom Tzentel" Maya The goddess of thought & intellect
"Alagonia" Greek A daughter of Zeus and Europa, from whom Alagonia, a town in Laconia, derived its name. Greek
"Alako" Norway / Gypsy Sent to the earth as a human to reveal the secret laws and a band of lore of the the gypsies, he stayed over in a the moon. Norway / Gypsy
"Alako/ Dundra" Norway / Gypsy Sent to the earth as a human to reveal the secret laws & a band of lore of the the gypsies, he stayed over in a the moon
"Alasnam's Mirror" Arabian The "touch-stone of virtue," given to Alasnam by one of the Genii. If he looked in this mirror it informed him whether a damsel would remain to him faithful or not. If the mirror remained unsullied so would the maiden; if it clouded, the maiden would prove faithless. Arabian
Deities name "Alatangana" Kono / eastern Guinea, West Africa Creator god. One of two creator deities; the other is SA. ALATANGANA created land from swamp and placed vegetation on earth. VAJRAPANI and a large number of minor names.See also AMITABHA, AMOGHASIDDHI, RATNASAMBHAVA and VAIROCANA....
"Alaunus" Celtic a local name from the Mannheim area for Mecurius
"Albadara" Arab A bone which the Arabs say defies destruction, and which; at the resurrection, will be the germ of the new body. The Jews called it Luz and the "Os sacrum" refers probably to the same superstition.
God name "Albion" Britain Son of a forgotten Sea God who may have been part of a lost creation myth. Was once said to rule the Celtic world. His name became the poetic name for Britain.
"Albion the Giant" Britain Fourth son of Neptune, sixth son of Osiris, and brother of Hercules, his mother being Amphitrita. Albion the Giant was put by his father in possession of the isle of Britain, where he speedily subdued the Samotheans, the first inhabitants. His brother Bergion ruled over Ireland and the Orkneys. Another of his brothers was Lestrigo, who subjected Italy.
Nymph name "Albunea" Greek A prophetic nymph or Sibyl, to whom in the neighbourhood of Tibur a grove was consecrated, with a well and a temple. Near it was the oracle of Faunus Fatidicus. (The Aeneid by Virgil vii)
"Alcinous" Greek A son of Nausithous, and grandson of Poseidon. His name is celebrated in the story of the Argonauts, and still more in that of the wanderings of Odysseus.
Deities name "Alcis" Germanic / possibly Icelandic / Nordic Unknown status. The Alcis are twin deities (brothers) known only as sons of the sky gods. From Germanic times we have a La Tene urn with pictures of paired men on horseback and linked by a wooden beam. Tacitus describes the worship of twin gods by the Naharvali tribe, their priests dressed in effeminate costume (see also the Phrygian deity ATTIS). They may have been worshiped in Forest sanctuaries along the northern coast of Europe....
Demon name "Alcmaeon" Greek A son of Amphiaraus and Eriphyle, and brother of Amphilochus, Eurydice, and demonassa. (Apollodorus iii) His mother was induced by the necklace of Harmonia, which she received from Polyneices, to persuade her husband Amphiaraus to take part in the expedition against Thebes.
"Alcyoneus or Alcion" Argonautica Jupiter sent Hercules against him for stealing some of the Sun's oxen. But Hercules could not do anything, for immediately the giant touched the earth he received fresh strength. At length Pallas carried him beyond the moon. His seven daughters were metamorphosed into halcyons. Argonautica
Goddess name "Alfhild" Norse Goddess of wrestling norse
Supreme god name "Alfodr or Alfadir" Norse Alfodr or Alfadir [Father of all]. The name of Odin as the supreme god. Norse
God name "Alfr" Norse An elf, fairy; a class of beings like the dwarfs, between gods and men. They were of two kinds: elves of light (Ljosalfar) and elves of darkness (Dokkalfar). The abode of the elves is Alfheimr, fairy-land, and their king is the god Frey. Norse
Spirit name "Alfs" Norse Male ancestral spirits. Norse
God name "Alk'unta'm" Bella Coola Indian / British Columbia, Canada Sun god. Linked closely with SENX, both are of equal significance. His mother is a cannibal woman, Nunuso' mikeeqone'im, who can turn into a mosquito....
Goddess name "Alkonost" Greek The bird of Paradise in Slavic mythology. It has the body of a bird with the face of a woman. The name Alkonost came from the name of Greek demi-goddess Alcyone transformed by gods into a kingfisher.
Goddess name "Allat (goddess)" Pre - Islamic northern / central Arabian Astral and tutelary goddess. One of the three daughters of ALLAH. At Palmyra she was regularly invoked as a domestic guardian either as Allat or ASTARTE with whom she is closely linked. At Ta'if she was symbolized in the form of a white granite stone. In Hellenic times she became syncretized with ATHENA or, according to Herodotus who called her Alilat, with APHRODITE....
Goddess name "Almha" Ireland Goddess of the Tuatha De Danann and a hill in southern Ireland was named for her. Ireland
Goddess name "Alpanu" Etruscan Chthonic underworld goddess. Depicted wearing jewels, a loose cloak and sandals but otherwise naked. Also arguably a goddess of sexual love....
Goddess name "Alpanu aka Alpan" Etruscan Goddess of love and one of the Lasas, and a ruler of the underworld. Possibly equated with the Greek goddess Persephone. In art, she was usually depicted as a nude or semi-nude winged maiden. Etruscan
God name "Aluelp" Greek An Indian nymph, who was passionately loved by Dionysus, but could not be induced to yield to his wishes, until the god changed himself into a tiger, and thus compelled her by fear to allow him to carry her across the river Sollax, which from this circumstance received the name of Tigris. Greek
Goddess name "Ama No Uzume" Japan The goddess of dawn and revelry in the Shinto. She famously relates to the tale of the missing Sun deity, Amaterasu. Japan
Deities name "Ama-no-Koyane-no-mikoto" Japan / Shinto Is a kami, a male deity of the Japanese religion of Shinto. He is one of the deities of Kasuga Shrine, Nara, Japan and is considered to be an ancestor of the Fujiwara family. Japan / Shinto
God name "Amaethon" Celtic / Welsh God of Agriculture. A son of DON and brother of GWYDION, he is known from a limited number of Welsh texts and was engaged in a mythical battle against the ARAWN. Associated with ploughing and husbandry. The modern Welsh name for a farmer is amaetbwr....
"Amaimon" Hebrew One of the chief devils whose dominion is on the north side of the infernal gulf. He might be bound or restrained from doing hurt from the third hour till noon, and from the ninth hour till evening. Hebrew
Spirit name "Amalivaca" Native America A Native American spirit, who had seven daughters. He broke their legs to prevent their running away, and left them to people the Forests.
Nymph name "Amalthea" Greek? A nymph of springs
Goddess name "Amaltheia" Crete The nurse of the infant Zeus after his birth in Crete. The ancients themselves appear to have been as uncertain about the etymology of the name as about the real nature of Amaltheia. Hesychius derives it from the verb to nourish or to enrich, others from firm or hard; and others again from to signify the Divine goat, or the tender goddess. The common derivation is from to milk or suck.
"Amathes" Greek A son of Heracles, from whom the town of Amathus in Cyprus was believed to have derived its name.
Ghost name "Amatongo" Zulu A generic name for ghosts. Zulu
Goddess name "Amaunet (the hidden one)" Egypt / Upper Fertility goddess. Amaunet seems to have a taken a role as an early consort of AMUN, one of the eight deities of the OGDOAD and representing hidden power. In that context she is depicted anthropomorphically but with the head of a snake. She is shown in reliefs and as the subject of a notable statue from the Record Hall of Tuthmosis III at the Karnak complex of Thebes, where she was recognized as a benign protective deity especially called on at times of royal accession. As a fertility goddess she was largely eclipsed by the goddess MUT. She is sometimes equated with NEITH, the creator goddess of Sais, and her attributes may include the red crown of the Delta....
Supreme god name "Amayicoyondi" Peru Goddess of the sky and the wife of Niparaja, the omnipotent supreme god and creator of heaven and earth. Peru
Goddess name "Ame No Uzume" Japanese A goddess of fertility & happiness
Deity name "Ame no Uzume no Mikoto" Japan / Shinto Ame no Uzume no Mikoto, heavenly deity of Divine movement, meditation, marriage and joy. Japan / Shinto
God name "Ame-No-Kagase-Wo" Shinto / Japan Astral deity. The most important of the star KAMI said to have been executed by the god FUTSU-NUSHI because he would not be pacified during the process of cosmic genesis....
Deities name "Ame-No-Minaka-Nushi-No-Kami" Shinto (Exalted Musubi deity), who is later related to the gods of the heaven; Kami-musubi no Kami (Sacred Musubi deity), related to the gods of the earth; and Ame no Minaka-nushi no Kami (Heavenly Centre-Ruling deity). Some Shinto scholars hold that all Shinto deities are manifestations of Ame no Minaka-nushi no Kami.
Goddess name "Ame-No-Taiabata-Hime-No-Mikoto" Shinto / Japan Astral goddess of weavers. One of two star apotheoses who are, according to tradition, deeply in love with each other. Her partner is HIKOBOSHI. Her name is generally abbreviated to Tanabata, the title of a festival in honor of the goddess which became a national event in Japan in AD 755. The festival later became merged with the Tibetan Bon Ullumbana festival of the dead. Also Shokujo....
Deities name "Ame-No-Toko-Tachi-No-Kami" Shinto / Japan Primordial being. The fifth of the deities to emerge in the heavens, named in both the sacred texts of Shintoism, the Kojiki and Nihongi, but probably strongly influenced by Chinese religion. Born from a reed floating in the primeval waters. See also UMASHI-ASHI-KABI-HIKO-JI-NO-KAMI....
"Ame-Waka-Hiko" Japan / Shinto heaven prince young, the disloyal son of Ame no Kuni-dama who shot a pheasant with a heavenly deer-bow and heavenly feathered arrows. Taka-mi-musubi no Mikoto took up the arrow and flung it back down to earth. This arrow hit Ame-waka-hiko on the top of his breast and killed him. Japan / Shinto
God name "Ame-Waka-Hiko (heavenly young prince)" Shinto / Japan God. According to tradition he was sent to earth on a vital mission but became preoccupied with a number of mortal women, forgot his purpose and did not report back to heaven. His punishment was to be slain by an arrow fired from the “heavenly true deer bow.”...
Goddess name "Ament" Egypt / Libya Aka Amenti, "The Westerner," "hidden goddess." Goddess of the underworld and consort of Amen. She greeted all dead people to the land of the dead with bread and water. If they ate and drank, they could not return to the land of the living. Egypt / Libya
God name "Ami Neter" Egypt A singing god who rules over winds and song. Egypt
God name "Amihan" Philippines God of the North wind. Philippines
"Amitabha" Buddhist / India A celestial buddha described in the scriptures of the Mahayana school of Buddhism. According to these scriptures, Amitabha possesses infinite merits resulting from good deeds over countless past lives as a bodhisattva named Dharmakara. Buddhist / India
God name "Amma" Dogon / Mali The creator god with a novel story
Goddess name "Amma (2)" Dogon / Mali, West Africa Creator god. He first created the Sun by baking a clay pot until it was white hot and coiling a band of copper around it eight times. He created the moon in similar fashion but used brass. Black people were created from Sunlight and white from moonlight. Later, having circumcised the earth goddess, whose clitoris was an anthill, he impregnated her and produced the first creature, a jackal. Next he fertilized her with Rain to engender plant life and finally became the father of mankind....
"Ammon" Africa Originally an Aethiopian or Libyan divinity, whose worship subsequently spread all over Egypt, parts of Africa, and many parts of Greece. The real Egyptian name was Amun or Ammun.
Goddess name "Ammut (devouress of the dead)" Egypt Chthonic underworld goddess. A significant deity who allegedly consumes the dead if their hearts are found weighed down with guilt in the Judgment Hall of the Two Truths during the Weighing of the Heart ceremony. Ammut has a fearsome aspect and sits alongside forty-two juror gods named in the Book of the Dead. Depicted with the head of a crocodile, the trunk and fore-limbs of a lion and the hind part of a hippopotamus.See also THOTH and MAAT....
Nymph name "Amnisiades" Crete The nymphs of the river Amnistis in Crete, who are mentioned in connexion with the worship of Artemis there. (Argonautica.)
God name "Amoghapasa" Buddhist God. A variety of AVALOKITESVARA, depicted with one head and six, eight or twenty hands. Attributes: arrow, bell, lotus, noose, prayer wheel, rosary, staff and tiger skin....