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NameOriginDescription
Goddess name "Hekoolas" Miwok A Sun goddess whose body is covered in abalone shells. Miwok
Goddess name "Hel" Germanic / Nordic / Icelandic Chthonic underworld goddess. The daughter of LOKI and the giantess Angrboda, and the sibling of both the Midgard worm who will cause the sea to flood the world with the lashings of his tail, and of Fenrir, the phantom wolf who will swallow the Sun, at Ragnarok. She is queen of the otherworld, also known as Hell, and she takes command of all who die, except for heroes slain in battle, who ascend to Valhalla. In some mythologies she is depicted as half black and half white. She was adopted into British mythology....
"Heru-khuti" Egypt Horus of the two horizons, usually has the head of a hawk and represents the course of the Sun from Sunrise to Sunset, across the skies. Egypt
Goddess name "Hesperides" Greek These goddesses of evenings and the golden light of Sunset were the famous guardians of the golden apples which Ge had given to Hera at her marriage with Zeus. Their names are Aegle, Erytheia, Hestia, and Arethusa, but their descent is not the same in the different traditions; sometimes they are called the daughters of night or Erebus (Theogony of Hesiod 215), sometimes of Phorcys and Ceto, sometimes of Atlas and Hesperis, whence their names Atlantides or Hesperides, and sometimes of Hesperus, or of Zeus and Themis Greek
God name "Hi-Hiya-Hi" Japan God of the Sun Japan / Shinto
Deities name "Hi-Hiya-Hi" Shinto / Japan Sun god. One of a number of minor Sun deities, engendered from the blood of the god KAGU-TSUCHI and worshiped in the mountain sanctuary of the fire KAMIS, Kono-Jinja. In Japan certain older people still worship the Sun. They go outside at Sunrise, face east and bow, clapping their hands....
Goddess name "Hiko-Sashiri-No-Kami" Shinto / Japan God of carpenters. One of several minor deities involved in the building of a sacred hall of great beauty, used to entice the Sun goddess Amaterasu from her cave. Linked with the god TAOKI-HO-OI-NO-KAMI....
God name "Hillon" Gaul Sun god and the god of music. Gaul
Goddess name "Hina" Hawaii A moon goddess and the mother of Maui, whom she once asked to slow down the Sun so days would last longer. A dual goddess, portrayed with two heads symbolizing day and night. She was a guardian of the underworld and patron of artisans and craftsmen. Hawaii
God name "Hiranyagarbha (golden egg)" Hindu / Vedic Creator god. Identified in the opening of the Rg Veda, as the god of the golden seed emerging from the cosmic egg. The halves of the shell become sky and earth, and the yolk becomes the Sun. The embryo impregnates the primordial waters....
God name "Hiruko" Shinto / Japan Minor Sun god. Identified as having been engendered after the Sun and moon. Probably eclipsed by AMATERASU....
God name "Horus" Egypt Hor, Heru-ur, the Elder Son of Nut and Seb. A sky god whose eyes are the Sun and the moon. The falcon symbolizes him. Egypt
God name "Horus" Egypt Horus the Younger A solar deity, god of the rising Sun, of light, Son of Osiris and Isis. The latter taught him the arts of magick and healing through oracles. He absorbed and was identified with the other Horus gods-the Heru group. Egypt
God name "Horus" Egyptian The Egyptian day-god, represented in hieroglyphics by a sparrow-hawk, which bird was sacred to him. He was son of Osiris and Isis, but his birth being premature he was weak in the lower limbs. As a child he is seen carried in his mother's arms, wearing the pschent or atf, and seated on a lotus-flower with his finger on his lips. As an adult he is represented hawk-headed. Strictly speaking, Horus is the rising Sun, Ra the noonday Sun, and Osiris the setting Sun.
Goddess name "Hours" Egypt underworld goddesses. The twelve daughters of the Sun god RE. They act in concert against the adversaries of Re and control the destiny of human beings in terms of each person's life span, reflecting the supremacy of order and time over chaos. The Hours are sometimes represented on the walls of royal tombs in anthropomorphic form with a five-pointed star above the head. Also Horae (Greek)....
Deities name "Hu" Egypt God personifying royal authority. One of several minor deities born from drops of blood emitting from the penis of the Sun god RE (see also SIA). Hu epitomizes the power and command of the ruler....
God name "Huisiniamui" Peru A god of the Sun and sky. He invented vegetation, but was also fond of headhunting and cannibalism. Peru
God name "Huitzilopochtli aka Mexitli" Aztec The "blue hummingbird", god of war and the Sun as well as the patron god of the Aztec nation.
God name "Hunahpu" Mayan A god, who with his twin Xbalamwque, overcame the powers of evil and of death of his father, then rose to the heavens to become the Sun and the moon. Mayan
God name "Hunapu" Mayan / Yucatec / Quiche, Mesoamerican / Mexico Creator god. According to the sacred text Popol Vub, the son of HUN HUNAPU and the twin brother of Ix Balan Ku. Tradition has it that, like his father, he was decapitated in a historic struggle with the underworld gods and subsequently became the Sun god, while his sibling is the apotheosis of the moon....
God name "Hushtahli" Choctaw The Sun god who doubles as a war god. Choctaw
God name "Hvar" Iran God of the Sun Iran
God name "Hyagnis" Phrygian A Sun and fire god, also a god of lightning. Father of Marsyas, a satyr who challenged Apollo to a contest of music and lost his hide and life. Phrygian
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 "Iae" Brazil God of the moon. Iae and his brother, Kuat, stole the light from the vulture god Urubutsin. Kuat became the Sun god and Iae god of the moon. Brazil
"Ialemus" Greek A personification of the dirge, or a song of a very serious and mournful character, only to be Sung on the most melancholy occasions. Greek
God name "Ibis or Nile-bird" Egypt The Egyptians call the sacred Ibis Father John. It is the avatar' of the god Thoth, who in the guise of an Ibis escaped the pursuit of Typhon. The Egyptians say its white plumage symbolises the light of the Sun, and its black neck the shadow of the moon, its body a heart, and its legs a triangle. It was said to drink only the purest of water, and its feathers to scare or even kill the crocodile. Egypt
Demon name "Idlirvirisong" Inuit demonic cousin of the Sun Inuit
Goddess name "Igaehinvdo" Cherokee Goddess of the Sun Cherokee
God name "Iksvaku" Hindu / Vedic Creator god. One of the ancestral dynasty of Sun gods or ADITI....
God name "Ikvaku" Hindu / Vedic An ancestral Sun god, that creator god
Goddess name "Ilankaka" Nkundo Goddess of the Sun Nkundo
"Ilkwang" Korea The Bodhisattva of Sunlight. Korea
God name "Ilmarinen" Finnish A god of good weather & the wind, he is also a protective deity of travelers & for a lark he forged the Sun
"Indara" Indonesia The Maiden, the earth. With Ilai, the Sun, they are the supreme powers of the Torajas. They created mankind, but not plants and animals. Celebes, Indonesia
God name "Indra" Mongolia The god of the Sun and of light, associated with the east. Mongolia
Goddess name "Inlti (sun)" Inca / pre - Columbian South America / Peru, etc Sun god. His consort is the moon goddess MAMA-KILYA. Inti was depicted as a trinity in the sanctuaries in Cuzco, possibly in deference to the Christian Trinity. The Temple of the Sun is reported to have housed images, in gold, of all the sky gods in the Inca pantheon on more or less equal terms, since the Sun is regarded as one of many great celestial powers. Inti may also have been depicted as a face on a gold disc. The socalled “fields of the Sun” supported the Inca priesthood. The three Sun deities are Apo-Inti (lord Sun), Cori-Inti (son Sun) and Inti-Wawqi (sun brother). The Sun god(s) is perceived as the progenitor of the Inca rulers at Cuzco through two children—a son Manco Capac and his sister / consort Mama Ocllo Huaco. The Quechua Indians of the central Andes call the same deity Inti Huayna Capac and perceive him as part of a trinity with the Christian god and Christ....
God name "Inti" Inca God of war and the Sun and a patron deity of Tahuantinsuyu. Inca
God name "Intonsus" Greek I. e. unshorn, a surname of Apollo and Bacchus, alluding to the eternal youth of these gods, as the Greek youths allowed their hair to grow until they attained the age of manhood, though in the case of Apollo it may also allude to his being the god of the Sun, whence the long floating hair would indicate the rays of the Sun. Greek
God name "Irioba" Tanzania Iriuba, Enokwe. The Sun, the sky, the only real god who created the world and all that it contains. Tanzania
God name "Iruva" African Sun god. A number of tribes worship the Sun by this generic name, particularly in Cameroon, Congo and Tanzania....
God name "Iruwa" Bantu God of the Wachaga, but they insist that the Sun is not the same thing as God. Bantu
God name "Iruwa" Kenya Sun and war god. Kenya
God name "Irvun" Cameroon God of the Sun. Cameroon
God name "Is tanu" Hittite Sun god. A god of judgment, depicted bearing a winged Sun on his crown or headdress, and a crooked staff....
Goddess name "Ishi-Kori-Dome" Shinto / Japan God(dess) of stone cutters. Of ambiguous gender, this deity created the stone mold into which the bronze was cast to make the perfect Divine mirror. It was used so that AMATERASU, the Sun goddess, could see her glorious reflection and so be enticed from the dark cave where she had hidden herself to escape the excesses of the god SUSANO-WO. Ishi-Kori-Dome is also the tutelary deity of mirror makers and was one of the escorts for Prince NINIGI when he descended from heaven to earth. Generally invoked beside fire and smith KAMIS....
God name "Istanu" Hittite A god of judgment who was also a Sun god
God name "Is”um" Mesopotamian / BabylonianAkkadian Minor god. The brother of SAMAS', the Sun god, and an attendant of the plague god ERRA. He may have been a god of fire and, according to texts, led the gods in war as a herald but was nonetheless generally regarded as benevolent. Known particularly from the Babylonian legend of Erra and Is“um. Also ENDURSAGA....
God name "Ithuwa" Tanzania The Sun and creator god. Tanzania
God name "Itzeti Mara Edutzi" Bolivia The Sun god of the Araona. Bolivia
Goddess name "Iusaas" Egypt / Lower Creator goddess. Locally known from Heliopolis and perceived as being a feminine principle in the cosmos equating to the Sun god ATUM. Depicted anthropomorphically with a scarab on her head....
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 Zacal Nok (lady cloth-weaver)" Mayan / Mesoameri can / Mexico Creator goddess. The consort of the Sun god Kinich Ahau and also the inventor of weaving. She may represent another aspect of the mother goddess COLEL CAB. Also Ix Azal Uoh; Ixchel.See also AH KIN....
Goddess name "Izanagi-No-Kami (his augustness the one who invites)" Shinto / Japan Creator god. One of seventeen beings involved in creation. His consort is IZANAMI-NO-KAMI. They are strictly of Japanese origin with no Chinese or Buddhist influence. Jointly they are responsible to the other fifteen primordial deities to “make, consolidate and give birth to this drifting land.” The reference, in the Kojiki sacred text, is to the reed beds which were considered to float on the primal waters. The pair were granted a heavenly jeweled spear and they stood upon the floating bridge of heaven, stirring the waters with the spear. When the spear was pulled up, the brine which dripped from it created the island of Onogoro, the first dry land, believed to be the island of Nu-Shima on the southern coast of Awagi. According to mythology, the pair created two beings, a son HIRUKO and an island Ahaji. They generated the remaining fourteen islands which make up Japan and then set about creating the rest of the KAMI pantheon. Izanagi's most significant offspring include AMATERASU, the Sun goddess, born from his nose and SUSANOWO, the storm god, born from his left eye, who are the joint rulers of the universe. Also IzanagiNo-Mikoto....
God name "Izuwa" Tanzania Izua, Izuva. Another Creation and Sun god, this time from Tanzania
God name "Jalinprabha (light of the sun)" Buddhist God. A BODHISATTVA or buddhadesignate. Color: red. Attributes: staff, Sun disc and sword. Also Suryaprabha....
God name "Jih Kuan T'ai Yang." China A Sun god. China
God name "Johanoai" Navajo Has precedence over all other gods and is the Sun-bearer and he is considered the most important deity and is the father or grandfather of all the other gods. Navajo
"Junner" Scandinavian A giant in Scandinavian mythology, said in the Edda to represent the "eternal principle." Its skull forms the heavens; its eyes the Sun and moon; its shoulders the mountains; its bones the rocks, etc.; hence the poets call heaven "Junner's skull;" the Sun, "Junner's right eye;" the moon, "Junner's left eye;" the rivers, "the ichor of old Junner."
God name "Juti Mara Edutzi" Bolivia The Sun god of the Araona. Bolivia
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
Goddess name "Kagaba" Uganda Sun goddess, creator and mother of all. Uganda
"Kakunupmawa" Chumash the radiance of the child of the Winter solstice. The dawn light of each new day is Kakunupmawa's breath expressed as a sigh. Bears, rattlesnakes, deer, mountain lions and ravens were the "pets of Sun. The Chumash, California
"Kana d-Zidqa aka Habs'aba. Habshaba" Nazorean the Day of the Sun, and his bride Kana d Zidqa (the holy feast food offerings). heavenly Helpers of earthly Nazoreans during their ascent upward. Habshaba is said to deliver souls out of purgatory on his special day. Early Nazorean
Hero name "Kanati" Cherokee Kanati "The Lucky Hunter". Sometimes called First Man. He lives with his wife Selu ("Corn") in the east where the Sun rises, and their sons, the Twin Thunder Boys, live in the west. Cherokee
Goddess name "Kauket" Egypt Primordial goddess. One of the eight deities of the OGDOAD representing chaos, she is coupled with the god KEK and appears in anthropomorphic form but with the head of a snake. The pair epitomize the primordial darkness. She is also depicted greeting the rising Sun in the guise of a baboon....
Spirit name "Kavra'nna" Chukchee / E Siberia A Sun spirit, female type
Spirit name "Kavra'nna Chukchee" East Sun spirit, female type Siberia(East)
Spirit name "Kavra'riria (walking around woman)" Chukchee / eastern Siberia Sun spirit. The consort of the Sun in Chukchee mythology. Also Ko'rgina (rejoicing woman)....
God name "Kazyoba" Nyamwezi / Tanzania, East Africa Sun god. Regarded as the tutelary deity and creator of the tribe....
God name "Kazyoba Nyamwezi" Tanzania God of the Sun-held to be the creator and tutelary deity of the tribe Tanzania
Goddess name "Keawe" Hawaiian Creator god. An androgynous though apparently male principle or monad, he lived once in the dark empty abyss of Po. There, Keawe transformed primordial chaos into an orderly cosmos. He fashioned the sky from the lid of his calabash (a water-carrying gourd) and the Sun from an orange disc formerly kept inside the calabash. Keawe's first son was KANE, the god of light, and his daughter was Na Wahine, both created through his own powers of conception. He subsequently entered into an incestuous relationship with Na Wahine to father the chief pantheon of Hawaiian gods and goddesses, including most notably KU, LONO and Kanaloa, who became known, collectively, as the tripartite god....
Goddess name "Keca Aba" Russia Goddess of the Sun. Russia
Goddess name "Kek" Egypt Primordial god. One of the eight deities of the OGDOAD representing chaos, he is coupled with the goddess KAUKET and appears in anthropomorphic form but with the head of a frog. The pair epitomize the primordial darkness. He is also depicted greeting the rising Sun in the guise of a baboon....
"Keri and Kame Bacairi." Bochica Keri and Kame Bacairi. Twin brothers who steal the Sun and the moon from a vulture then created humanity. Bochica
Deities name "Ketua" Ngbandi / Democratic Republic of Congo, central Africa God of fortune. One of seven deities invoked at daybreak. He controls both good luck and ill-fortune. According to tradition he has seven children: morning, noon, evening, night, Sun, moon and water. He accords to water the privileges of a firstborn son....
God name "Kherty (lower one)" Egypt Chthonic or earth god. Known from at least 2500 BC, Kherty acts as a guardian of royal tombs but displays a more ominous aspect threatening the soul of the ruler. Pyramid Texts warn that the king must be protected from Kherty by the Sun god RE. Depicted anthropomorphically or with the head of a ram....
God name "Khors" Slavic Korsha, Korssa, Chors, Corsa, Xors. A Sun or daylight god, he may be synonymous with Dazhbog and Bielbog. He was invoked him for hunting and against diseases. Slavic
God name "Kin" Mayan A Mayan Sun god.
God name "Kinich Ahau" Mayan God of war and the Sun. Mayan
God name "Kinich Kakmo" Maya He is the Sun god & is symbolized by the Macaw
God name "Kinich Kakmo" Mayan God of the Sun and is symbolized by the Macaw. Mayan
Goddess name "Kn Sgni" India Goddess of the Sun. India
Goddess name "Kou Njami" Siberia Goddess of Sun. Siberia
"Krasnyi" Russian 'Red' or 'Beautiful'. Russian epithet to a girl and the Sun.
God name "Kuat" Brazil God of the Sun and war. Brazil
God name "Kunti" India In her maidenhood she showed such respectful devotion to the sage Durvasas, that he gave her a charm by means of which she might have a child by any god she pleased to invoke. She called upon the Sun, and by him had a son named Karna, but without any detriment to her virginity; still, to keep her affair secret, the child was exposed on the banks of the Yamuna. India
"Kuru" Hindu A prince of the Lunar race, son of Samvarana by Tapati, a daughter of the Sun. Hindu
God name "Kushi-Dama-Nigi-Haya-Hi" Japan God of the Sun, the apotheosis of the morning Sun Japan / Shinto
Goddess name "Kushi-Dama-Nigi-Haya-Hi (soft fast sun)" Shinto / Japan Sun god. The apotheosis of the morning Sun sent down by the Sun goddess AMATERASU before Prince NINIGI appeared on earth....
"Lamp of Phoebus" Greek The Sun. Phoebus is the mythological personification of the Sun. Greek
God name "Legba" Haiti God of the Sun and war Haiti
"Liosalfar" Scandinavian The light Alfs who dwell in the city Alf-heim. They are whiter than the Sun. Scandinavian
God name "Lisa Fon" Africa God of the Sun Africa
God name "Lisa Fon/ Dahomey" Africa A Sun god
God name "Loba" Duala / Cameroon, West Africa Sun god. Local people pray to this deity after Sunset to ensure that he will appear again the following morning....
God name "Loba Duala" Africa God of the Sun Africa / Cameroon
Goddess name "Lomo" Ngbandi / Democratic Republic of Congo, central Africa Goddess of peace. One of seven deities invoked at Sunrise each day....
Goddess name "Lomo Ngbandi" Zaire Goddess of peace, invoked at Sunrise every day. Zaire
"Lucifer" Gnostic The morning star. Venus is both an evening and a morning star: When she follows the Sun, and is an evening star, she is called Hesperus; when she precedes the Sun, and appears before Sunrise, she is called Lucifer, the light-bringer. Gnostic
God name "Luna" Greek The moon. The Sun and the moon were worshipped both by Greeks and Romans, and among the latter the worship of Luna is said to have been introduced by the Sabine T. Tatius, in the time of Romulus. But, however this may be, it is certain, notwithstanding the assertion of Varro, that Sol and Luna were reckoned among the great gods, that their worship never occupied any prominent place in the religion of the Romans, for the two divinities had between them only a small chapel in the Via Sacra. Greek
God name "Lupi" Aymara God of the Sun whose wife is the moon. Aymara
Spirit name "Lur" Basques Lurbira. earth mother of the Sun and of the moon. One of the main spirits of the beliefs and mythical traditions of the Basques.
God name "MITHRA (friend)" Persian / Iran God of the upper air. Originating in India, Mithra is a god of light who was translated into the attendant of the god AHURA MAZDA in the light religion of Persia; from this he was adopted as the Roman deity Mithras. He is not generally regarded as a sky god but a personification of the fertilizing power of warm, light air. According to the Avesta, he possesses 10,000 eyes and ears and rides in a chariot drawn by white horses. In dualistic Zoroastrianism, which effectively demoted him, Mithra is concerned with the endless battle between light and dark forces; he represents truth. He is responsible for the keeping of oaths and contracts. He was born from a rock and, according to legend, engaged in a primeval struggle with Ahura Mazda's first creation, a wild bull, which he subdued and confined to a cave. The bull escaped, but was recaptured by Mithra, who slit its throat. From the blood sprang plant life on earth. His chief adversary is AHRIMAN, the power of darkness. Mithra is not generally worshiped on his own, but as an integral part of the Mithraic worship of Ahura Mazda, where he acts as an intercessor between gods and men. In the Hellenic period he was transformed more closely to the role of a Sun god. See also AHURA MAZDA....
God name "Maahes/ Maa/ Myhs/ Mihos" Egypt He's the god of sight, Sun god of the Nile Delta, & the midsummer
Goddess name "Maat" Egypt Minor goddess of cosmic order. Epitomizing the harmonious laws of the cosmic order. She is recognized from the middle of the third millennium, and probably earlier, closely associated with the creator deities and particularly the Sun god. In later times she was described as the “daughter of Re.” Her only known sanctuary is in the complex of Karnak at Thebes. Maat is depicted either in human form wearing an ostrich plume on her head or by an ostrich feather alone. The rulers of Egypt believed that they governed under her aegis and frequently had themselves described as “beloved of Maat.” Maat was also integral to the success of a soul passing through the Hall of the Two Truths, where the heart was weighed, to reach Paradise....
God name "Mabon" Celtic Minor Sun god who also ironically represses. & of freedom, harmony & unity
"MacGreine" Ireland 'Son of the Sun', he was the husband of Eriu. Ireland
Goddess name "Madalait" Australia Creator goddess and the sister-in-law of Wala, a Sun goddess. Australia
King name "Mahatala" Borneo Mahatara. The Prince Of The Sun and The king Of The moon. The Ngaju, Borneo
God name "Mahes" Egypt God of the Sun normally worshipped in the region of the Nile delta Egypt
God name "Mahes" Egypt Sun god. An ancient deity worshiped chiefly in the region of the Nile delta and representing the destructive power of the Sun's heat. Depicted in the form of a lion. Also Miysis (Greek)....
"Makarom Manouwe" Indonesia The masculine principle lives in the sky and sometimes in the Sun, a primordial pair with Makarom Mawakhu. Island of Keisar, Indonesia
God name "Mal" Early Dravidian / Tamil Creator god. Probably equating with a syncretization of VIS'NU and KRSNA. The name implies a deity of great stature. In Sangam texts, his face is like the moon, his eyes are lotuses and his CAKRA is the beams of the Sun. Also TIRUMAL....
God name "Malak-bel" Palmyra Of course other gods called "Lord" could be and sometimes were identified totally or in part with Bel Marduk. The god Malak-bel of Palmyra is an example, though in the later period from which most of our information comes he seems to have become very much a Sun god which Marduk was not.
Goddess name "Mallina" Inuit Goddess of the Sun Inuit
Goddess name "Mama-Kilya (mother moon)" Inca / pre - Columbian South America / Peru, etc moon goddess. The consort of the Sun god INTI, she is important in the calculation of time and regulating the Inca festival calendar. The Indians consider that an eclipse of the moon is a time of great danger, caused by a mountain lion or snake eating the moon, and perform a ritual making as much noise as possible to frighten the predator off....
God name "Manco Capac" Inca God of war and the Sun Inca / Quechua
God name "Mandulis" Greek God of the Sun Greek / Nubian
Goddess name "Mandulis [Greek]" Nubian Sun god. Mandulis was chiefly revered in a Greco-Roman cult. His most important sanctuary was at Kalabsha, close to the Aswan High Dam, and now relocated. A sanctuary was also constructed on the Greek island of Philae where he seems to have enjoyed an association with the goddess ISIS. Also Merwel (Egyptian)....
God name "Mandulis/ Merulis" Greek / Nubian a Sun god
"Mani" Norse moon or Maane. Brother of Sol (the Sun, feminine), and both were children of the giant Mundilfare. Norse
Goddess name "Maui" Polynesian / Maori / New Zealand Tutelary god. Not a creator god but one who assists mankind in various supernatural ways. According to tradition he was aborted at birth and cast into the sea by his mother, who thought he was dead. He was rescued entangled in seaweed. He is the deity who drew the islands of New Zealand from the floor of the ocean in a net. Maui caught the Sun and beat it into submission, making it travel more slowly across the sky so that the days became longer. He also brought fire from the underworld for mankind and tried, unsuccessfully, to harness immortality for him by entering the vulva of the underworld goddess HINE-NUI-TE-PO while she was asleep. She awoke and crushed him to death. Though a deity, he had been made vulnerable to death by a mistake during his rites of birth (see also Balder). Also Mawi....
Goddess name "Mawu" Fon / Benin, West Africa (1) moon goddess. The sister of the Sun god LISA. She is also considered to bestow fertility and motherhood and is generally benevolent in nature.(2) sky god. Ewe [Togo, West Africa]. Among the tribe neighboring the Fon. Mawu is perceived as male and a creator deity. He favors the color white and is also benevolent and generous in nature....
Deities name "Mbongo" Ngbandi / Democratic Republic of Congo, central Africa River god. One of seven deities invoked at Sunrise each morning. The creator god of all black people, said to reside in black waters....
God name "Mehen" Egypt Minor chthonic underworld god. The guardian of the barque of the Sun god RE during its passage through the underworld at night. Depicted in the form of a coiled snake....
God name "Meher" Armenia God of the Sun who was closely linked with Mithra Armenia
God name "Meher" Pre - Christian Armenian Sun god. Closely linked with the Persian model of MITHRA, he is the son of Aramazd who appears in the form of fire. In contrast to this imagery, his home is said to be in a cave and he takes the animal guise of a raven....
Goddess name "Mehet-Weret (great flood)" Egypt Minor goddess associated with creation accounts. In some versions of the story she epitomizes the primeval ocean, while in others she is the waterway on which the barque of the Sun god RE travels. She is depicted as a cow bearing a Sun disc between its horns and lying on papyrus reeds....
Goddess name "Meiess" Pre - Christian Latvian moon god. Consort of the Sun goddess SAULE. He is a guardian deity of travelers and military expeditions....
Goddess name "Meiulis" Pre - Christian Lithuanian moon god. Consort of the Sun goddess....
God name "Menahka" Mandaean Irak God of the Sun
God name "Merodach" Babylon God of the Sun Babylon
God name "Merulis" Egypt A form of the God of the Sun. Ancient Egypt
God name "Mes Ai Du" Mesopotamian / Sumerian / BabylonianAkkadian God. Probably an alternative title for the Sun god (see S AMAS )....
God name "Metztli" Aztec Lowly god of worms who failed to sacrifice himself to become the Sun, and became the moon instead, his face darkened by a rabbit. Aztec
Goddess name "Mika-Hiya-Hi" Japan God of the Sun, subservient to Goddess of the Sun Japan / Shinto
Goddess name "Mika-Hiya-Hi (terrible swift sun)" Shinto / Japan Sun god. A deity subservient to the Sun goddess AMATERASU and engendered from the blood of the fire KAMI KAGU-TSUCHI. Certain Japanese still worship the Sun, going outside in the morning, facing east, bowing and clapping their hands in a daily ritual.See also HI-HIYA-HI....
"Mimir" Norse The name of the wise giant keeper of the holy well Mimis-brunnr, the burn of Mimer, the well of wisdom, at which Odin pawned his eye for wisdom; a myth which is explained as symbolical of the heavenly vault with its single eye, the Sun, setting in the sea. Norse
God name "Mir Susne Khum" Siberia God of the Sun Siberia
God name "Mistilleinn" Norse Mistletoe. The mistletoe or mistle-twig, the fatal twig by which Balder, the white Sun-god was slain. After the death of Balder, Ragnarok set in. Balder's death was also symbolical of the victory of darkness over light, which comes every year at midwinter.. The mistletoe in English households at Christmas time is no doubt a relic of a rite lost in the remotest heathendom, for the fight of light and darkness at midwinter was a foreshadowing of the final overthrow in Ragnarok. The legend and the word are common to all Teutonic peoples of all ages. Norse
"Mithra" Persian The ancient Persian bowed to Mithra as the Sun, for it was said-- "May he come to us for protection, for joy,
God name "Mitra" Hindu Minor Sun god of light and wisdom Hindu / Puranic / Vedic
God name "Mitra (friend)" Hindu / Vedic / Puranic Minor Sun god. An Aditya, one of six descendants of ADITI, he was originally associated with VARUNA (Vedic), ruling the day while Varuna ruled the night. It is from this model that first MITHRA (Persian) and then MITHRAS (Roman) were derived. He is also the god of intimate friendship. Attributes: two lotuses, trident and a sacrificial drink or soma....
God name "Mixcoatl-Camaxtli (cloud serpent)" Aztec / Mesoamerican / Mexico God of war. Also a deity of hunting and fire who received human sacrifice of captured prisoners. According to tradition, the Sun god TEZCATLIPOCA transformed himself into MIXCOATL-CAMAXTLI to make fire by twirling the sacred fire sticks....
Angel name "Moakkibat" Arabic A class of angels. Two angels of this class attend every child of Adam from the cradle to the grave. At Sunset they fly up with the record of the deeds done since Sunrise. Every good deed is entered ten times by the recording angel on the credit or right side of his ledger, but when an evil deed is reported the angel waits seven hours, "if haply in that time the evil-doer may repent." The Koran.
God name "Montu" Egypt Local god of war. Worshiped in and around the district of Thebes in Upper Egypt. He is known from circa 2000 BC and possibly earlier, but came to special prominence overseeing the aggressive posture of Theban kings from the XI to XVIII Dynasty (2133-1320 BC). Montu is depicted in human form but with a falcon's head surmounted by twin plumes, a Sun disc and the uraeus (cobra). At some stage, probably as Month (Greek), he became identified with a sacred bull, Buchis....
Goddess name "Mor" Ireland Goddess of the Sun and dam of the kings of Munster Ireland
Goddess name "Mor" Celtic / Irish Sun goddess. The progenitrix of the royal lineage of the kings of Munster....
"Mowis" Indian The bridegroom of snow, who, according to American Indian tradition, wooed and won a beautiful bride; but when morning dawned, Mowis left the wigwam, and melted into the Sunshine. The bride hunted for him night and day in the Forests, but never saw him more.
"Mundilfare" Norse One of the giant race, who had a son and daughter of such surpassing beauty that their father called them Mani and Sol: moon and Sun. Norse
Goddess name "Muso Koroni (the pure woman with the primeval soul)" Bambara / Mali, West Africa Chthonic fertility goddess. The mother of all living things, she introduced mankind to the principles of farming. She has a terrifying appearance, depicted either in human form, sometimes with many breasts (cf. ARTEMIS at Ephesus), or as a panther. In the latter guise she uses her claws to bring on menstruation in women and to circumcise both sexes. Prior to circum cision a youth is said to possess wanzo, an untamed wildness. Muso Koroni is pursued by the Sun god, PEMBA, who impregnates her in the form of a tree (Acacia albida). Also Mousso Coronie....
Goddess name "Mut" Egypt The patron goddess of Thebes. In Upper Egypt she is the counterpart of SAKHMET, the Lower Egyptian goddess from Memphis. After superseding the goddess AMAUNET, she became locally the consort of the Sun god AMUN, in which capacity she is the mother of the moon god KHONSU. She was also regarded as the Divine mother of the Theban kings. Mut is depicted in human form wearing a vulture headdress sur mounted by the twin crowns of Upper and Lower Egypt. She is typically dressed in a bright red or blue patterned gown. Less frequently she is drawn with a lion's head. She enjoyed a cult center at Thebes where her sanctuary was known as the Iseru....
God name "Nachunde" Elamite A Sun god
God name "Nachunde" Elamite / Iran Sun god. Nagakumara...
Goddess name "Naeeeegaaei (slayer of alien gods)" Navaho / USA God of war. The most powerful of the Navaho war gods. The son of the Sun god TSOHANOAI and the fertility goddess ESTSANATLEHI. According to tradition, he vanquished a race of giants who had nearly destroyed the human race. He is a benevolent god, ready to help mankind in times of trouble. He also cures diseases brought about through witchcraft. Said to live at the junction of two rivers in the San Juan valley, he is invoked by warriors preparing for battle. His priest wears a buckskin bag mask, painted black and adorned with five zigzag lightning streaks, the eye and mouth holes covered with white sea shells. He also wears a fox skin collar, a crimson cloth around the hips and a leather belt with silver ornamentation, but is otherwise naked. No depictions are made of this deity....
God name "Nah-hunte" Elamite God of the Sun. Elamite
God name "Nahui Oiiin (earthquake sun)" Aztec / Mesoamerican / Mexico Creator god. According to most of the codices, at the time of the Spanish conquest there had been four previous world ages, each represented by a Sun and terminated by a cataclysm. Ollin, the fifth Sun, was created at Teotihuacan and at the conquest was just under 2,000 years old. It is presided over by the god TONATIUH. Each creation is considered to last 2028 x 52 terrestrial years and the present one is destined to be destroyed by a great earthquake. Tradition has it that Ollin was originally a sickly or humble deity named NANAHUATL (the diseased one). Also (4)Ollin; Ollintonatiuh....
God name "Nahuti Ehecatl" Aztec The god Ehecatl sacrifices all the gods, and then with a powerful wind makes the Sun begin to move. Aztec
God name "Nahuti Ollin Tonatiuh" Aztec ("Movement of the Sun";) was the Sun god. The Aztec people considered him the leader of Tollan, their heaven. He was also known as the fifth Sun, because the Aztecs believed that he was the Sun that took over when the fourth Sun was expelled from the sky. Aztec
Deities name "Nanahuati (rumor)" Aztec / Mesoamerican / Mexico Creator god. In cosmogony, when on the fifth day of creation the gods sat in judgment to elect the new Sun god, Nanahuatl and TECCIZTECATL cremated themselves in the sacred fire. The heart of Nanahuatl ascended to become the new Sun and that of Tecciztecatl became the moon. Tradition suggests that Nanahuatl is diseased and impoverished but of great courage, while Tecciztecatl is wealthy and a coward. In an alternative tradition, in which Nanahuatl is the son of QUETZALCOATL and Tecciztecatl is the son of TLALOC, both deities are hurled into the fire by their fathers. NOTE: eventually all the gods sacrificed themselves so that mankind might be engendered from their remains. Also Nanahuatzin....
God name "Nareu" Melanesia / Vanuatu Creator god. As in many comparable legends, he created the world inside the shell of a mussel. He engendered a son from sand and water who, in turn, created the Sun and moon from his father's eyes, rocks from his flesh and bones and mankind from his spine....
Deity name "Natos" Indians Sun deity of the Blackfoot Indians.
Goddess name "Naueet" Egypt Primordial goddess. One of the eight deities of the OGDOAD representing chaos, she is coupled with the god NUN and appears in anthropomorphic form but with the head of a snake. The pair epitomize the primordial abyss. She is also depicted greeting the rising Sun in the guise of a baboon....
God name "Nazapa" Zaire Creator god who is invoked at the Sunrise. Ngbandi. Zaire
God name "Nazapa Ngbandi" Zaire The creator god that is invoked at the Sunrise
Goddess name "Nebethetpet" Egypt Local primordial goddess. She was worshiped in Heliopolis and is a female counterpart to the Sun god ATUM in creation mythology. Specifically she is the hand with which he grasped his penis to self-create the cosmos....
God name "Nefertem" Egypt A god of Sunrise, perfumes, ointments, virility, pleasure & Lotus flowers
Deity name "Nefertem aka Nefertum" Egypt Nefer-Tem, Nefer-Temu, the young Atum at the creation of the world had arisen from the primal waters. Since Atum was a solar deity, Nefertum represented Sunrise, and since Atum had arisen from the primal waters in the bud of an Egyptian blue water-lily, Nefertum was associated with this flower. Egypt
Goddess name "Ninigi (Prince)" Shinto / Japan Ancestral god. The deity who, according to tradition, is the heir apparent of the Sun goddess Amaterasu. He was sent to earth from heaven to rule at the behest of the gods. His parents are Taka-Mi-Musubi and Ame-No-OshiHo-Mimi and he takes the title of “divine grandchild.” He is the ancestral deity of the imperial dynasties....
"Nosenga" Zimbabwe The Sun, the primal source of light, has to be captured so that people may have light to live by. The secret of the Sun is that its light penetrates even in the darkest room, just as a swallow can fly through a house before anyone can catch it. Nosenga caught the Sunbirds in his trap, and so day broke. Zimbabwe
Goddess name "Nsongo" Bangala / Democratic Republic of Congo, central Africa moon goddess. The sister and consort of the supreme Sun god LIBANZA. In the epic legend of Nsongo and Lianja she is the twin sister and consort of a deified folk-hero....
Spirit name "Nu'tenut" Chukchee / eastern Siberia earth spirit. The owner of the world who sits in a large house built of iron. He is surrounded by the spirits of Sun, moon, sky, sea, dawn, darkness and world who are suitors for his daughter (unnamed)....
Goddess name "Nun" Egypt Primordial god. One of the eight deities of the OGDOAD representing chaos, he is coupled with the goddess NAUNET and appears in anthropomorphic form but with the head of a frog. No cult is addressed to Nun but he is typically depicted holding aloft the solar barque or the Sun disc. He may appear greeting the rising Sun in the guise of a baboon. Nun is otherwise symbolized by the presence of a sacred cistern or lake as in the sanctuaries of Karnak and Dendara....
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
God name "Nyame" Akan / southern Ghana, West Africa Creator god. An androgynous being symbolized in his male aspect by the Sun, and his female aspect by the moon. He gave mankind its soul and is the controller of destiny. He enjoys a dedicated priesthood and is worshiped in the form of a tree trunk. Also Odomankoma; Onyame; Onyanko pon; Totrobonsu....
God name "Nyankopon" Ashanti God of the Sun Ashanti
Deities name "Nzapa" Ngbandi / Democratic Republic of Congo, central Africa Creator god. One of seven deities invoked at Sunrise each morning. The progenitor of all life on earth, he also gave mankind laws and controls destiny or fate. He has four children who specifically appear in the guise of palm trees....
God name "Ocelotl" Aztec the Sun god but then a first of the five world ages - they last for 2028 heavenly years & each heavenly year = 52 earth years
God name "Ocelotl" Aztec / Mesoamerican / Mexico Creator god. The Sun deity representing the first of the five world ages, each of which lasted for 2,028 heavenly years, each heavenly year being fiftytwo terrestrial years. Assigned to the earth and presided over by TEZCATLIPOCA. According to tradition, the age was populated by a race of giants and it ended in a catalclysmic destruction caused by huge and ferocious jaguars which devoured them. Illustrated by the Stone of the Four Suns [Yale Peabody Museum]. Also Ocelotonatiuh; Yoaltonatiuh; Tlalchitonatiuh....
Angel name "Och" Yippee angel of the Sun who gives the invocant six hundred years of perfect health. Yippee
Supreme god name "Odin" Scandinavian Chief god of the Scandinavians. His real name was Sigge, son of Fridulph, but he assumed the name of Odin when he left the Tanais, because he had been priest of Odin, supreme god of the Scythians. He became the All-wise by drinking from Mimer's fountain, but purchased the distinction at the cost of one eye. His one eye is the Sun. The father of Odin was Bor. His brothers are Vile and Ve. His wife is Frigga. His sons, Thor and Balder. His mansion is Gladsheim. His seat, Valaskjalf. His court as war-god, Valhalla. His hall, Einherian. His two black ravens are Hugin (thought) and Munin (memory). His steed, Sleipnir. His ships, Skidbladnir and Naglfar. His spear, Gungner, which never fails to hit the mark aimed at. His ring, Draupner, which every ninth night drops eight other rings of equal value. His throne is Hlidskjalf. His wolves, Geri and Freki. He will be ultimately swallowed up by the wolf Fenris or Fenrir. Scandinavian
God name "Ogdoad" Egypt Primordial forces. The elements of chaos, eight in number, which existed before the creation of the Sun god and which are known from Khemnu in Middle Egypt (Greek Heliopolis). The Ogdoad also had a sanctuary at Medinet Habu. They created, out of themselves rather than by sexual coupling, the mound which emerged from the primeval waters and upon which rested the egg from which the young Sun god emerged. They are usually depicted as baboons heralding the Sun as it rises. They are grouped in pairs and include NUN and NAUNET representing the primordial abyss, KEK and KAUKET representing darkness, HEH and HAUHET representing infinity, and AMUN and AMAUNET representing hidden power....
God name "Ohoromoxtotil" Maya this god was the creator the Sun that made the world in habitable by destroying the jaguars that once infesterd it
God name "Ohoroxtotil (god almighty)" Mayan / Mesoamerican / Mexico Creator god. The creator of the Sun and the deity who made the world inhabitable for mankind by destroying the jaguars which once infested it....
Deity name "Olin-Tonatiuh" Mesoamerican Sun deity of the fifth and final era, the Fifth Sun. Mesoamerican
God name "Ometeoti (two god)" Aztec / Mesoamerican / Mexico Primordial being. According to some traditions, the dual principle personified in a bisexual force which the Aztecs believed to be the only reality, all else being illusory. Ometeotl rules in the highest (thirteenth) heaven, Omeyocan (place of duality) which rests above Sun, moon, wind and other elements. Ometeotl impregnated itself to engender the four TEZCATLIPOCAS (aspects of the Sun). Another female aspect, COATLICUE, gave birth to the national Aztec god HUITZILOPOCHTLI. No formal cult existed for Ometeotl, but he was considered to be present in every aspect of ritual.See also TONACATECUHTLI and TONACACIHUATL....
Spirit name "Omuqkatos" N America The Great spirit who is the Sun. The Blackfeet, Northern Plains, Canada / United States
Goddess name "Onuris [Greek]" Egypt God of hunting and war. Onuris is first known from This, near Abydos in Upper Egypt. In later times his main cult center was at Samannud in the Nile delta. His consort is the lion goddess Mekhit. Onuris is generally depicted in human form as a bearded figure wearing a crown with four plumes and wielding a spear or occasionally holding a rope. He is sometimes accompanied by Mekhit in iconography. Seen as a hunter who caught and slew the enemies of RE, the Egyptian Sun god, some legends place him close to the battle between HORUS and SETH. In classical times, Onuris became largely syncretized with the Greek war god ARES. Also Anhuret (Egyptian)....
God name "Oshats" Mexico A sky god and the Sun. The Sia, Pueblo Indians. New Mexico
Goddess name "Ostara" Germanic Sun goddess. Associated with the coming of spring and one of the derivations of the term Easter, she equates with the Anglo-Saxon deity EOSTRE....
Goddess name "Ostara/ Easter" Germanic A goddess of spring & the Sun
"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
God name "Paiva" Finnish Sun god. Finnish
Deities name "Pao Kung" Chinese God of magistrates. Lived as a mortal from AD 999-1062 during the Sung Dynasty. Depicted with a dark face, implying impartiality, and wearing yellow and purple robes. Attributes include a wooden scepter. He is attended by two minor deities, one holding his seal of office and the other holding the rod of punishment....
Planet name "Paradise Lost" Milton Satan rouses the panic-stricken host of fallen angels to tell them about a rumour current in heaven of a new world about to be created. He calls a council to deliberate what should be done, and they agree to send Satan to search out for the new world. Satan, passing the gulf between Hell and heaven and the limbo of Vanity, enters the orb of the Sun (in the guise of an angel) to make inquiries as to the new planet's whereabouts; and, having obtained the necessary information, alights on Mount Niphates, and goes to Paradise in the form of a cormorant. Seating himself on the Tree of Life, he overhears Adam and Eve talking about the prohibition made by God, and at once resolves upon the nature of his attack. Gabriel sends two angels to watch over the bower of Paradise, and Satan flees. Raphael is sent to warn Adam of his danger, and tells him the story of Satan's revolt and expulsion out of heaven, and why and how this world was made. After a time Satan returns to Paradise in the form of a mist, and, entering the serpent, induces Eve to eat of the forbidden fruit. Adam eats "that he may perish with the woman whom he loved." Satan returns to Hell to tell his triumph, and Michael is sent to lead the guilty pair out of the garden. Milton
"Pautiwa" Hopi Cloud sender and Sun priest of souls. Hopi
Goddess name "Peperuna" Slavic A thunder goddess and the mother of the Sun-goddess Solntse. Her twin brother was the thunder-god Perun. Slavic
Goddess name "Perchta" Slavic Fertility goddess who married the Sun and tells fortues. Slavic
Goddess name "Perkun Tete" Balkans Goddess of thunder and lightning identified with the planet Venus. Each night she receives the Sun, then returns it the next morning washed and shining. Balkans