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List of Gods   : "Rain"

NameOriginDescription
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 "Abeguwo" Melanesia / New Guinea Rain goddess whose urine turns to moisture. Melanesia / New Guinea
Spirit name "Acacila" Aymara Indian / Peru / Bolivia—Titicaca Basin Animistic spirit. One of a group of vaguely defined beings who control the weather, including Rain, hail and frost....
God name "Adad" Mesopotamia / Babylonn Son of Anu and the god of wind, storm, flood and Rain. Giver of life in the fields. Mesopotamia / Babylonn
"Adaro" Melanesia / Polynesia A creature which is half human, half fish, having the upper body of a human and the lower part of its body is like a fish. They live in the Sun, and travel to earth on Rainbows. Melanesia / Polynesia
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....
Angel name "Af Bri" Christian An angel who makes it Rain. Christian
God name "Afi" Abkhaz God of Rain and thunderstorms who does not tolerate women using his name. Abkhaz
God name "Agnikumara" Jain / India They are youthful appearing gods associated with Rain & thunder
God name "Agnikumara" Jain / India God. One of the groups under the general title of BHAVANAVASI (dwelling in places). They have a youthful appearance and are associated with Rain and thunder....
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" Mayan Fertility god associated with Rain and thunder 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 Patnar Uinicob (owners of the jars men)" Mayan / Yucatec, Mesoamerican / Mexico Attendant water gods. Four huge deities who pour water on to the earth from jars. The end of the dry season is marked on May 3, completing an eight day Rain ceremony....
God name "Ah Peku" Mayan / Lacandon, Mesoamerican / Mexico Thunder god. He lives on the tops of hills and climbs into the clouds before it Rains....
Goddess name "Ahurani" Persia Goddess of Rain and water Persia
Goddess name "Aida Wedo" Benin / Haiti A goddess of the Rainbow & fresh water Aida Cuedo, Aido Wedo, Ayida, Ayida Cueddo
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....
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 "Aleyin" Phonecian major God of springs and Rainy-season vegetation. 'He who rides the clouds' often has with him seven companions and eight wild boars. Phonecian
Demon name "Alrinach" Eastern The demon who causes shipwrecks and presides over storms, Rain, hail and earthquakes. Appears in the form and dress of a woman. Eastern mythology
God name "Ambisagrus aka Bussumarus" Britain Originally from Gaul, where his Celtic identity was lost during the Roman takeover where he took all the characteristics of the Roman God Jupiter. weather deity who controlled the Rain, wind, hail and fog. Britain
Goddess name "Ame-No-Mi-Kumari-No-Kami" Japan / Shinto Goddess of water, lakes, Rain and rivers. Japan / Shinto
Spirit name "Amitolane" Zuni Rainbow spirit. Zuni
Goddess name "Amma" Africa Creator god. He first created the Sun from a clay pot and coils of copper and the moon using a clay pot and brass. Black people were created from Sunlight and white from moonlight. He then proceeded to circumsise the earth goddess, whose clitoris was an anthill and their first offspring was a jackal. She then got pregnant by Rain and produced plants. He then became the father of mankind. Dogon Mali, West Africa
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....
Goddess name "Anitun Tabu" Philippines Goddess of wind and Rain. Philippines
"Antiewo" West Africa The Great serpent who comes out after the Rain. The Rainbow is his reflection. West Africa
God name "Apap" Teso / Uganda, East Africa Creator god. Regarded as a benevolent sky god who brings the Rain to parched land. Also Akuj....
God name "Apap Teso" Uganda Creator god who as a benevolent sky god brings Rain Uganda
Goddess name "Aryong Jong" Korea Goddess of water and Rainfall Korea
God name "Asurakumara" Jain / India God. One of the groups under the general title of BHVANAVASI (dwelling in places). They have a youthful appearance and are associated with Rain and thunder....
God name "Asurkumara" Bhavanpati Asurkumara along with Parmagati Amb and Ambrish, youthful gods associated with Rain and thunder. Bhavanpati
God name "Ataa Naa Nyongmo" Gan / district around Accra, Ghana, West Africa Creator god. He engendered the earth and also controls the Sun and the Rain. He causes disasters such as epidemics and earthquakes if his laws and rites are disobeyed....
God name "Ataa Naa Nyongmo Gan" Ghana The creator god that controls the Sun & the Rain, call causes disasters as epidemics & and earthquakes if you don't follow his rules
Goddess name "Atida" Uganda Goddess of hunting and Rain Uganda
Goddess name "Atoja" Peru mountain goddess who sends the Rains. Peru
God name "Attar" Western Semitic God of the morning star. In Canaanite legend, he attempts to usurp the dead BAAL but proves inadequate to fill the god's throne. In semi-arid regions of western Asia where irrigation is essential, he was sometimes worshiped as a Rain god. His female counterpart is the Phoenician ASTARTE. Also probably identified as Dhu-S amani in more southerly regions....
Goddess name "Ayida" Haiti Goddess of Rainbows, especially in Benin and Haiti, Ayida-Weddo aka Aida-Wedo, Aido Quedo, a loa of fertility, Rainbows and snakes, and a companion or wife to Damballah-Wedo. Also Ayida-Weddo is known as the Rainbow serpent. Haiti
Goddess name "Azer Ava" Russian Ancient Russian goddess, the name Azer-Ava translates into "forest mother" or "the friendly tree goddess". Azer-Ava lives in trees and welcomes those who venture out to pick berries and mushrooms. She is known as a goddess of fruitfulness who brings Rain and corn, and oaths are taken in her name.
Goddess name "BAAL (lord)" Western Semitic / Canaanite / northern Israel, Lebanon / later Egypt vegetation deity and national god. Baal may have originated in pre-agricultural times as god of storms and Rain. He is the son of DAGAN and in turn is the father of seven storm gods, the Baalim of the Vetus Testamentum, and seven midwife goddesses, the SASURATUM. He is considered to have been worshiped from at least the nineteenth century BC. Later he became a vegetation god concerned with fertility of the land. From the mid-sixteenth century BC in the Egyptian New kingdom, Baal enjoyed a significant cult following, but the legend of his demise and restoration was never equated with that of OSIRIS. In the Greco-Roman period, Baal became assimilated in the Palestine region with ZEUS and JUPITER, but as a Punic deity [Carthage] he was allied with SATURNUS, the god of seed-sowing....
God name "Ba-Chi" Nigeria Iju, god of the sky who sends the fertilizing Rain. Nigeria
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....
God name "Baal" Phoenicia He is the god of the thunderstorm, war, good harvests, fertility, nature, Winter Rain & of storms
God name "Baal" Phoenicia God of the thunderstorm, war, good harvests, fertility, nature, Winter Rain and of storms Phoenicia
"Bagba" Africa Fetish with the power of giving or withholding Rain is ascribed to him, and he is lord of the winds, including the Harmattan, the dry, hot wind which blows from the interior. Africa
Spirit name "Bagba" West African Animistic spirit. Fetish who allegedly controls the wind and Rain and whose shaman keeps the winds locked in a huge pot....
God name "Baiame / Baayami / Baayama" Australia Baiame aka Baayami or Baayama, the ancestor and patron god of the Kamilaroi. He is a sky god and a deity of death and life, and a god of Rain and the shamans. Australia
Demon name "Bechard aka Bechaud" Hebrew A demon having power over the winds and the tempests. He makes hail, thunder and Rain. Unk
God name "Bhima/ Bhimsen/ Bhimul Pen" Hindu / Puranic / Epic A warrior & Rain god
"Bifrost" Norse [To tremble; the trembling way]. The Rainbow. Norse
Goddess name "Bunbulama" Australia Goddess of Rain. Australia
Supreme god name "Bunjil" Australia Supreme god, represented as an eagle. The Kulin claim he is a culture-hero who taught them all the important skills of life, but the Wurundjeri claims he created mankind. He now lives in the sky. Binbeal, the Rainbow spirit, is his son. Australia
Goddess name "Bunzi" Zaire Rain goddess. Zaire
"Ch'ih Sung" China Lord of the Rain. China
"Ch'ih Sung tzu" China Lord of the Rain
God name "Chaac" Mayan God of Rain and Thunder. Mayan
God name "Chac" Mayan Gods of lightning, Rain, thunder, wind and fertility. Mayan
God name "Chac" Mayan / Yucatec, Mesoamerican / Mexico Rain god(s). Not part of the hierarchy of Mayan gods, but worshiped with great devotion at local level. Originally there was a god, Chaac, who was of huge size and who taught mankind Agriculture. He was regarded as the god of thunder, lightning, Rain and bread, and of milpas (smallholdings) and their produce. Also God B....
God name "Chac/ Chac Mol" Maya A god[s] of lightning, Rain, thunder, wind & fertility
Deities name "Chalchiuhtlatonal (jade glowing)" Aztec / Mesoamerican / Mexico God of water. One of the deities collectively classed as the Tlaloc complex, generally concerned with Rain, Agriculture and fertility....
Goddess name "Chalchiuhtlcue" Aztec A goddess Rain & storms, violence, vitality, lakes, whirlpools, rivers, water , love, beauty & youth Don't make this one mad whatever you do.
God name "Chhih of warg tzu" China A god of Rain
God name "Chi Sung Tzu" China Rain god. China
God name "Chi Sung Tzu" Chinese Rain god. Chibirias...
Goddess name "Chibilias" Mayan Goddess of the Rainbow. Mayan
Goddess name "Chibirias" Mayan Goddess of the earth, who sends the Rain and paints the earth. Mayan
God name "Chiccan" Mayan Gods of Rain. Mayan
Deities name "Chiccan" Mayan / Chorti, Mesoamerican / eastern Guatemala Rain gods. Giant reptilian deities whose blood is cold and who evolved from snakes. They form a quartet, each living at the bottom of a deep lake situated in the four cardinal directions. They are believed to churn the waters which rise as clouds. The AH PATNAR UINICOB gods then beat the Rain from the clouds with stone axes....
God name "Chih of warg tzu" China God of Rain. China
God name "Chipiripa" Curra Rain god Curra.
Goddess name "Chup" Chumash Goddess of the wind and Rain Chumash
Goddess name "Cocha" Peru Goddess of Rain. Peru
God name "Cocijo" Mexico Rain god Zapotec / Mexico
God name "Cocijo" Zapotec / Mesoamerican / Mexico Rain god. Known to have been worshiped by the Monte Alban culture of Zapotec-speaking peoples in the Valley of Oaxaca....
God name "Col" Sudan Rain and thunderstorms god Sudan
God name "Col (black one)" Nuer / Sudan Rain god. He brings Rain and thunderstorms. Souls of people killed by lightning have been described as colwic. Also Chol....
God name "Col/ Chol" Nuer / Sudan A Rain & thunderstorms god
Goddess name "Cueravaperi" Mexico Goddess of Rain and drought. Mexico
"Da" Dahomey The Rainbow serpent, "the symbol of flowing, sinuous movement" is of a dual nature, male and female. The Fon, Dahomey
Goddess name "Dan" Benin / Mahi Goddess of order and the Rainbow. Benin / Mahi
Goddess name "Dan" Mahi / Benin A goddess of order & the Rainbow
God name "Deng" Sudan God of Rain. Dinka, Sudan
Goddess name "Deng" Nuer / Dinka / Sudan sky god. Considered to be a foreign deity in the Nuer pantheon and a bringer of disease. His daughter is the moon goddess. In Dinka religion he is a storm and fertility god bringing lightning and Rain....
God name "Deng Dinka/ Neur" Sudan A god of Rain
Goddess name "Dewy" Canaan Goddess Rain. Canaan
God name "Dikkumara" Jain / India A god associated with Rain & thunder
God name "Dikkumara" Jain / India God. One of the groups under the general title of BHAVANAVASI (dwelling in places). They have youthful appearance and are associated with Rain and thunder....
Deity name "Diviriks" Lithuania deity of the Rainbow. Lithuania
Goddess name "Doda aka Dodola" Serbia Goddess of Rain Serbia
Goddess name "Doda/ Dodola" Serbia A goddess of Rain
God name "Domfe Kurumba" Africa God of Rain and wind Africa
Deities name "Dsahadoldza (fringe mouth)" Navaho / USA Chthonic god of earth and water. A number of deities are known under this title. The priest impersonating the god has one side of his body painted red and the other side black. He wears a buckskin mask painted with a horizontal yellow band to represent the evening sky and eight vertical black stripes to represent Rain....
God name "Dvipakumara" Jain / India God. One of the groups under the general title of BHAVANAVASI (dwelling in places). They are of youthful appearance and associated with Rain and thunder....
Goddess name "Eschetewuaraha" Chamacoco The goddess of Rain
Goddess name "Estsanatlehi (woman that changes)" Navaho / USA Fertility goddess. Probably regarded as the most powerful deity in the Navaho pantheon, she has powers of endless self-rejuvenation. According to tradition, she was created from a small turquoise image into which life was infused through a ritual of the great gods and she is the sister of the goddess YOLKAI ESTAN. She is also the consort of the Sun god TSOHANOAI and the mother of the war god NAYENEZGANI. She is said to live in the west and is benevolent in nature, sending the gentle Rains of summer and the warm thawing winds of spring....
"Fangle Rainbowweb" Computer games A fairy bringer of fortune who lives at the bottom of my tangled garden and is only seen in the mist of an early morning. She wears tangled dresses of multicoloured petals and has multicoloured wings like a butterfly.
God name "Frey" Norse A god of Rain, weather, seafaring & war
Goddess name "Gish" Kafir / Afghanistan God of war. Known chiefly among the Kati people in the southern Hindukush. Gish seems partly modeled on the Aryan (Vedic) god INDRA (see also INDR). One of the offspring of the creator god IMRA, his mother is named as Utr; she carried him for eighteen months before he wrenched himself from her belly, stitching her up with a needle. His consort is the goddess SANJU. He slaughters with great efficiency but is considered lacking in graces and intellect, emerging in a generally boorish light (see also THOR). His home is a fortress of steel atop a mythical walnut tree propped up by his mother which provides nourishment and strength for his warriors. The Rainbow is a sling with which he carries his quiver. Gish is associated chiefly with the villages of Kamdesh and Shtiwe but has been worshiped throughout the Kafir region with the sacrifice of hornless oxen, particularly prior to combat. A feast was given in his honor if the outcome was successful. Also Giwish....
Goddess name "Goga" Melanesia Goddess of fire and Rain. Melanesia
Goddess name "Guabancex" Caribbean Goddess of the winds and Rain Taino / Caribbean
God name "Har" Scandinavian The first person of the Scandinavian Trinity, which consists of Har (the Mighty), the Like Mighty, and the Third Person. This Trinity is called "The Mysterious Three," and they sit on three thrones above the Rainbow. The next in order are the Aesir, of which Odin, the chief, lives in Asgard, on the heavenly hills between earth and the Rainbow. The third order is the Vanir - the gods of the ocean, air, and clouds - of which Van Niord is the chief. Har has already passed his ninth incarnation; in his tenth he will take the forms first of a peacock, and then of a horse, when all the followers of Mahomet will be destroyed.
God name "Hastehogan" Navaho / USA Chief house god. Also a god of farming identified with the west and the sky at Sunset. Regarded as a benevolent deity who aids mankind and cures disease. Believed to live in a cave system near San Juan. He also has a malevolent aspect in which he can cast evil spells. His priest wears a blue mask, at the bottom of which is a horizontal yellow band representing evening light, with eight vertical black strokes representing Rain. It is decorated with eagle and owl feathers....
God name "Hastseyalti (talking elder)" Navaho / USA Chief of gods. Not regarded as a creator deity, but god of the dawn and the eastern sky. Also guardian of animals in the hunt and, possibly, of corn. Regarded as a benevolent deity who aids mankind and cures disease. He also has a malevolent aspect in which he can cast evil spells. His priest invokes him in a ceremonial dance wearing a white mask with a symbol consisting of a corn stalk with two ears. At the bottom is a horizontal yellow band representing evening light, with eight vertical black strokes representing Rain. Also Yebitsai....
"Heimdal" Norse He was the heavenly watchman in the old mythology, answering to St. Peter in the medieval. According to the Lay of Rig (Heimdal), he was the father and founder of the different classes of men, nobles, churls and thralls. He has a horn called Gjallar-horn, which he blows at Ragnarok. His dwelling is Himinbjorg. He is the keeper of Bifrost (the Rainbow). Nine giantesses are his mothers. Norse
God name "Hiro" Islands God of Rain and fertility Easter Island
"Hubal" Arabic An Arab idol brought from Bulka, in Syria, by Amir Ibn-Lohei, who asserted that it would procure Rain when wanted. It was the statue of a man in red agate; one hand being lost, a golden one was supplied. He held in his hand seven arrows without wings or feathers, such as the Arabians use in divination. This idol was destroyed in the eighth year of "the flight." Arabic
Goddess name "Huixtocihuatl (lady of Huixtorin)" Aztec / Mesoamerican / Mexico Goddess of salt-makers. One of the group classed as the TLALOC complex, generally involved with Rain, Agriculture and fertility....
"Hvergelmer" Norse A boiling cauldron in Niflheim, whence issues twelve poisonous springs, which generate ice, snow, wind, and Rain.. The Northern Tartaros. Norse
Nymph name "Hyades" Greek That is, the Rainy, the name of a class of nymphs whose number, names, and descent, are described in various ways by the ancients. Their parents were Atlas and Aethra, Atlas and Pleione, or Hyas and Boeotia; and others call their father Oceanus, Melisseus, Cadmilus, or Erechtheus. Greek
God name "Hyes" Greek The moist or fertilising god, occurs like Hyetius, as a surname of Zeus, as the sender of Rain. Greek
God name "IS KUR" Mesopotamian / Sumerian / Iraq storm god. The chief Rain and thunder god of herdsmen, Is”kur is described as the brother of the Sun god UTU. In creation mythology Is”kur is given charge over the winds, the so-called “silver lock of the heart of heaven,” by the god ENKI. According to some authors, in prehistoric times he was perceived as a bull or as a lion whose roar is the thunder. He may be depicted as a warrior riding across the skies in a chariot, dispensing Raindrops and hailstones. In one text he is identified as the son of AN and twin brother of Enki. He is to be compared with NINURTA who was primarily a god of farmers. He was also adopted by the Hittites as a storm god....
God name "Iju aka Ba-Chi" Nigeria The sky god who sends the fertilizing Rain. Nigeria
Supreme god name "Ilat" Kenya Means "thunder." In Suk it means Rain, and is the name of the Rain-god, as in Elgeyo. But some Suk say that Ilat is the supreme god. Kenya
God name "Ilat" Pokot / Suk / Uganda / western Kenya, East Africa Rain god. The son of the creator god TORORUT. According to legend, when his father calls on him to fetch water Ilat always spills some, which descends to earth as Rain....
God name "Illapa or Illapa" Inca God of lightning, thunder and Rain storms. Inca
God name "Illapa/ Illyapa/ Katoyalla" Inca He is the god of lightning, thunder & Rain storms
Goddess name "Inanupdikile" Panama A goddess of Rain
God name "Indra" Hindu A god of Rain, storms, thunder & clouds
God name "Indra" Hindu The king of the gods and ruler of the heavens, the god of thunder and Rain and a great warrior who symbolises courage and strength. His mount is an elephant called Airavata and he has a golden chariot drawn by ten thousand horses. Hindu
Goddess name "Iris" Greek / Roman Goddess of the Rainbow, or the Rainbow itself. In classic mythology she is called the messenger of the gods when they intended discord, and the Rainbow is the bridge or road let down from heaven for her accommodation. When the gods meant peace they sent Mercury. Greek / Roman
Goddess name "Iris (rainbow)" Greek / Roman Messenger goddess. The special attendant of the goddess HERA, Iris is a virgin goddess who forms the Rainbow bridge between heaven and earth. Depicted with wings and carrying a staff....
God name "Ishkur" Mesopotamia God of the storm and Rain. Mesopotamia
God name "Iskur" Mesopotamia Chief Rain and thunder god Mesopotamia / Sumeria / Iraq
Goddess name "Ix Chel" Mayan / Yucatec / Quiche, Mesoamerican / Mexico moon goddess. Also the goddess of childbirth and Medicine and of Rain bows. A consort of the Sun god. She has a major shrine as Cozumel and small figurines of the goddess have been conventionally placed beneath the beds of women in labor. Such women are considered to be in great danger at times of lunar eclipse when the unborn child may develop deformities. Ix Chel is a guardian against disease and the Quiche Indians regard her as a goddess of fertility and sexual inter course. A goddess of weaving, believed to be the first being on earth to weave cloth, she was employed in this craft when she first attracted the attention of the Sun god. She carries her loom sticks across the sky to protect her from jaguars. Under Chris tian influence she has been largely syncretized with the Virgin Mary.See also IX CHEBEL YAX....
Goddess name "Ix Ku" Mayan Goddess of Rain Mayan
God name "Julunggul" Aus A creator god that was the bringer of culture & identified with of the Rainbow-snake
Goddess name "Julunggul" Australia A Rainbow snake goddess, who oversaw the maturing and initiation of boys into manhood. She was a fertility goddess, associated with rebirth and the weather. Australia
God name "Kabezya-Mpungu" Bantu Kabezya-Mpungu decides to become invisible after creating the world and the first humans who did not yet have a heart. After balancing the Rain, Sun, moon, and darkness, he leaves. To replace the visible god, he sends the people Mutima ("heart"), the life-giving or Divine part of humans. Bantu
God name "Kahukura" Polynesian / Maori God of Agriculture and creator of the Rainbow. The son of RONGOMAI, Kahukura is invoked for the well-being of crops and in some regions the name appears to be synonymous with that of RONGOMATANE, the god of Agriculture. Kahukura is particularly associated with a staple vegetable of the Maori, the kumara, a root tuber that was introduced to New Zealand by man and is said to possess many magical properties. Kahukura is not to be confused with a legendary character of the same name, a mortal hero who, in antiquity, learned the art of making fish nets....
God name "Kamo-Wake-Ikazuchi" Japan One of the many Rain gods Japan / Shinto
Deities name "Kamo-Wake-Ikazuchi" Shinto / Japan Rain god. One of many Rain KAMIS invoked in Shintoism and included in a generic grouping of RAIJIN, deities of thunder, storm and Rain....
Deities name "Karai-Shin" Buddhist / Japan God of lightning. One of the deities grouped in Shintoism as the RAIJIN gods of thunder, storm and Rain....
God name "Katoyalla aka Apu Illapu" Inca Katoyalla aka Apu Illapu, a very popular weather god. He was said to keep the milky Way in a jug and use it to create Rain. He appeared as a man in shining clothes, carrying a club and stones. Inca
"Katsinas" Acoma Children of Iatiku who could bring Rain and food Acoma
God name "Kibuka" Buganda / Uganda, East Africa God of war. The brother of the creator god MUKASA, said to reside on the island of Sese. According to tradition, he secured victory in war for the Buganda by taking the form of a cloud which hovered above their enemies and Rained spears and arrows. He apparently enjoyed a succession of temples in the past which housed the hidden statue of the god and his sacred shield....
God name "Kon" Inca The god of Rain and wind that came from the south. He was a son of Inti and Mama Quilla. Inca
"Kunmanngur" Australia Is a serpent from an Aboriginal tale, "The Flood and the bird Men", told by Kianoo Tjeemairee of the Murinbata tribe. There are many names for the Rainbow serpent in Aboriginal mythology, depending on location and language. It is a powerful symbol of fertility and creation. Australia
God name "Kura-Okami-No-Kami" Japan Rain god who may also cause snow falls Japan / Shinto
God name "Kura-Okami-No-Kami (great producer of rain on the heights)" Shinto / Japan Rain god. Known alternatively as the “dark Rain god,” he may also generate snow falls....
Deities name "Lei Kung" Taoist / Chinese God of thunder. He heads the deities of the pantheon who are responsible for storm, wind and Rain and is usually accompanied by YU SHIH, the god of Rain. He appears in anthropomorphic form from about the beginning of the Christian era, depicted as a strong, youthful figure holding hammer and chisel. In drama his movements are punctuated by rumblings on strings and drums. Circa AD 1000 he becomes depicted as a bird-like being with a monkey face. The transition was probably influenced by the popularity of the Hindu god GARUDA....
God name "Lesa" southeastern African Creator god. The name by which the supreme deity is known across a wide area of Zambia and Zimbabwe. Equating to LISA in regions of West Africa. Also regarded as a Rain god. Probably strongly influenced by Islam and, to a lesser extent, by Christianity. Also Leza....
God name "Lono" Hawaii Primordial god of Agriculture, peace, Rain, clouds and the sky Hawaii
God name "Lu Pan" Chinese God of artisans. The deity concerned with builders, bricklayers, housepainters and carpenters. He is particularly revered in Hong Kong. According to tradition he was born in 606 BC in the kingdom of Lu, where he became a skilled carpenter. He turned into a recluse on the Li Shan mountain, where he perfected his skills. He is said to have constructed the palace of the queen of the western heaven. Because of his powers he was murdered. He is also an invoker of harmonious relationships. His festival takes place on the thirteenth day of the sixth month, when the Rains are due. Attributes include a set square and carpenter's plane. He is also depicted with an ax, the symbol of a marriage go-between....
God name "Lubangala" Bakongo / Democratic Republic of Congo, central Africa Rainbow god. The chief adversary of the storm god. He stills the thunder and makes his appearance in the sky. Considered to be the guardian of the earth and sea, including the village and its community....
God name "Lubangala Bakongo" Zaire God of the Rainbow Zaire
God name "Mam" Mopan Rain god Mopan
Goddess name "Mama Cocha" Inca Goddess Rain, wind and the ocean Inca / Peru
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 (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 "Matlalceuitl aka Matlalcueje" Aztec Goddess of Rainfall and singing. Identified with Chalchiuhtlicue. Aztec
Angel name "Matriel, Matarel, Matariel, Ridya and Zalbesal" Greek angels of the Rain.
God name "Meizabac (black powder maker)" Mayan / Mesoamerican / Mexico weather god. He sprinkles black dye on the clouds, which causes them to generate Rain. Believed to live on the edge of a lake. Also a fever god and a keeper of good souls. Also Metzabac....
God name "Menzabac" Mayan weather god who causes the Rain by sprinkling black dye on the clouds, he has a side line as a fever god and the keeper of good souls Mayan
Goddess name "Min Jok" Uganda Goddess Rain Uganda
"Modjaji" Africa The Rain queen in South Africa's Limpopo Province
"Mujaji" Africa The Rain queens who send drought to their enemies but cause Rain to fall on their people. South Africa
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....
Goddess name "Mujaji/ Modjajji Lovedu" Africa A goddess of Rain immortalized in the Book, She by Rider Haggard
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....
"Musdamma" Sumeria The one whose footers once laid down do not sag, whose lasting house once built does not collapse, whose vault reaches to mid-sky like a Rainbow, Musdamma, great builder of Enlil, Enki placed in charge of them. Sumeria
Goddess name "Nagadya" Uganda Goddess who causes the Rains to fall, allowing food to grow. Uganda
God name "Nagakumara" Jain One of the group the gods with the title of bhvanavasi who were associated with Rain and thunder Jain
Goddess name "Nagawonyi" Uganda Goddess who, along with Nagadya, causes the Rains to fall, allowing food to grow. Uganda
Deities name "Nai-No-Kami" Shinto / Japan earthquake god. One of the RAIJIN deities responsible for thunder, storms and Rain. His worship began in AD 599....
Deities name "Nappatecuhtli (four-times lord)" Aztec / Mesoamerican / Mexico Minor god of mat-makers. One of the group of deities belonging to the TLALOC complex generally associated with Rain, Agriculture and fertility....
God name "Ninurta" Babylon God of Agriculture, Rain, fertility, war, thunderstorms, wells, canals and floods. Babylon
Spirit name "Nommo" Dogon / West Africa Generic title of a group of gods. The primordial spirits at the head of whom is the creator god AMMA. They are associ ated with Rain and fertility and have imparted cer tain skills to mankind....
Spirit name "Nommo Dogon" Africa Primordial spirits who are associated of Rain and fertility Africa(west)
God name "Nyame" Ghana A supreme being called Nyame, whose sons were lesser gods. Each son served a different purpose: one,Anansi, was a Rainmaker, another the Sunshine. Worship of Nyame was the exclusive preserve of the king through his priests; lesser people worshiped her sons. Ghana
Goddess name "Ochumare" Santeria Goddess of happiness and the Rainbow. Santeria
God name "Oko (hoe)" Yoruba / Nigeria, West Africa God of Agriculture. According to tradition he descended from heaven and lived at a farm near the town of Irao, where he attained a great age. One day he disappeared, leaving only his staff which was taken as a symbol of his presence. Annually, at the start of the Rainy season, a festival with strong fertility emphasis is held in his honor....
Goddess name "Olla" Cuba Goddess of the Rainbow. Cuba
"Ombrius" Greek I. e. the Rain-giver, a surname of Zeus, under which he had an altar on Mount Hymettus in Attica. Greek
Goddess name "Oya" West Indies Goddess of the ancestors, war, the cemetery and the Rainbow. West Indies
Goddess name "Oya" Yoruba A warrior goddess of fire, Rainstorms, justice & the wind
"P'an-ku" China Born from the primordial cosmic egg, and the mass divided into the heavens and the earth. From his eyes the Sun and moon appeared, from his sweat, Rain and dew, from his voice, thunder, and from his body all the natural features of the earth arose. Southern China
"Panthera" East A hypothetical beast which lived in the East. Reynard affirmed that he had sent her majesty the queen a comb made of panthera bone, "more lustrous than the Rainbow, more odoriferous than any perfume, a charm against every ill, and a universal panacea." France
God name "Pariacaca" Inca weather god response will for Rain and thunder. Inca
God name "Pariacaca" Peru A god of water and Rainstorms and a creator-god. He was born a falcon but later became human. Peru
God name "Pariacaca" Pre - Inca central Andean / South America weather god. The deity responsible for Rain and thunder, personified by the falcon....
God name "Parjanya" Hindu God of Rain and the personification of Rain clouds. Hindu
God name "Parjanya (rain giver)" Hindu / Vedic God of Rain. Became replaced by, or syncretized with, INDRA in later Hinduism, but in the Vedas he is seen as a god of gentle, fructifying Rain. May be regarded as an ADITYA....
God name "Perkons" Latvia God of thunder who brings beneficial Rain and is Fertility god. Latvia
God name "Perkons" Pre - Christian Latvian God of thunder. Depicted armed with iron weapons, he is also a fertility god who brings beneficial Rain. Also Perkunas (Lithuanian)....
God name "Piluitus" Latvia Fertility god. He was originally a sky or Rain-god responsible for bountiful crops. Latvia
"Pluvius" Roman The sender of Rain, a surname of Jupiter among the Romans.
God name "Qi-Yu" China God of war and Rainfall. China
God name "Qos" Pre - Islamic northern Arabian Local weather god. Apparently known as the deification of an outcrop of black basalt on the north side of the Wadi Hesa [near Kirbet Tannur]. Also a god of Rainbows. Depicted seated on a throne flanked by bulls. Attributes include a branched thunderbolt held in the left hand. A worshiper is seen offering him an eagle....
Goddess name "Quabso" Tanzania wind-rider, a goddess of the weather, health, fertility and Rain. Tanzania
God name "Quiahuitl" Aztec / Mesoamerican / Mexico Creator god. The Sun deity representing the third of the five world ages each of which lasted for 2,028 heavenly years, each heavenly year being fiftytwo terrestrial years. Assigned to the element fire and presided over by the Rain god TLALOC. According to tradition, the age ended in a cataclysmic destruction caused by a great fiery Rain. The human population perished and in doing so were transformed into dogs, turkeys and butterflies. Illustrated by the “Stone of the Four Suns” [Yale Peabody Museum]. Also Quiauhtonatiuh; Tletonatiuh....
Deities name "Raijin" Shinto / Japan weather god(s). A generic title for a large group of deities controlling thunder, storms and Rain. Among the most significant is RYUJIN, the dragon god of thunder and Rain....
Angel name "Rain" Nazorean The angels in chage of moisture and Rain can be appealed to by repeating their names over and over in a chant: "Mathariel, Ridia, Matriel." Early Nazorean
Goddess name "Rainha Barba" Brazil Goddess of thunder and lightning. Brazil
Goddess name "Rauni" Finnish A goddess of air, clouds, thunder, life-giving Rain and plant life. Finnish
Goddess name "Rauni" Finno - Ugrian storm goddess. Consort of the thunder god UKKO and responsible for Rainbows after storms....
God name "Rongomai" Polynesian / Maori Whale god. He is the son of TANGAROA, the creator deity responsible for the oceans and the fish, and the father of KAHUKURA, the deity responsible for the appearance of the Rainbow. He is also regarded as the ancestor of several Maori clans. Various traditions are associated with Rongomai. In some regions of New Zealand he is also regarded as a god of war and is thought to have discovered the magic arts during a visit to the underworld, including the power of kaiwhatu, a preventative charm against witchcraft. Rongomai is sometimes mistakenly identified with RONGOMATANE, or Rongo, though the latter is generally considered a distinct personality. As the god responsible for the well-being of whales Rongomai may take the form of a whale, a guise in which he once challenged MARU, a more widely recognized New Zealand war god. Separate mythology places him in the heavens in the form of a comet....
God name "Rudra (howler)" Hindu / Vedic weather god. An early deity, largely superseded by SIVA, who controls the gales and storms. Often linked with the fire god AGNI and the Rain god INDRA. Generally a malignant god, Rudra lives in the mountains and is deemed to be either tall or dwarf, depending on the severity of the storm. He brings death and disease to man and domestic animals through his “thousand shafts,” and is considered to be highly unpredictable....
God name "Ryujin" Shinto / Japan dragon god. A deity controlling thunder and Rain and probably the most significant of the group of weather gods known as the RAIJIN. He is of Chinese origin and more Buddhist than Shinto. He does not appear in the sacred Shinto texts Kojiki or Nibongi, but enjoys shrines in many Shinto sanctuaries and is worshiped by farmers, particularly in times of drought. He lives in the sea, lakes and large ponds from which he ascends in mists and winds. He generates dark Rain clouds which then burst. His main festival takes place in June....