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God Name and Meaning

List of Gods : "USA"   (48 records)

NameOriginDescription
Goddess name
"Clementia"
Roman Minor goddess. Generally invoked to protect the common man against the emperor's absolute use of power. Under Hadrian the term cdementia temporum (mildness of the times) came into common usage....
God name
"Coyote"
USA Multifaceted deity. demigod, creator, trickster. In Tongva Mythology Coyote challenges "The River" to a race. Coyote is victorious, but collapses from fatigue. The river laughs at him and takes the name "Hahamongna". USA
God name
"Coyote/ Koyote"
Pan-W USA A demigod / creator / trickster
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....
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....
God name
"Ganaskidi (humpback)"
Navaho / USA God of harvests, plenty and of mists. He is said to live at Depehahatil, a canyon with many ruined cliff dwellings north of San Juan. According to tradition he is the apotheosis of a bighorn sheep. His priest wears a blue mask with no hair fringe but with a spruce crown and collar. He has a black bag on his back, filled out with a twig frame, that appears as a deformity, and he carries a staff....
God name
"Hachiman"
Shinto / Japan God of war and peace. A deity whose origins are confused. The name does not appear in either of the sacred texts of Shintoism, but such a deity was probably worshiped in the distant past with the alternative title of HimeGami or Hime-O-Kami. The cult center was on the southern island of Kyushu at Usa. In modern Shintoism, Hachiman originates as a member of the imperial dynasty. Named Ojin-Tenno and born in AD 200 to the empress Jingu-Kogo, he greatly improved the living standards and culture of Japan during his remarkable reign. The place of his birth was marked by a sanctuary and several centuries after his death, a vision of a child KAMI appeared there to a priest. The kami identified himself by the Chinese ideogram representing the name Hachiman, and thus the link developed. The site is, today, the location of a magnificent shrine, the Umi-Hachiman-Gu, where Hachiman has been perceived as a god of war. Soldiers departing for battle once took with them relics from the shrine. Hachiman is also a deity of peace and a guardian of human life and, when pacifism dominated Japan during the post-war era, he became more strongly identified in the latter context....
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
"Hastsbaka"
Navaho / USA Male elder of the gods. Otherwise of uncertain status. His priest wears a blue buckskin mask with a fringe of hair, a spruce collar and a scarlet loin cloth with a leather belt decorated with silver and with a fox pelt dangling from the back. He is otherwise naked and painted white. He holds a whitened gourd rattle, which may be decorated with spruce twigs, in his right hand, and a wand of spruce in his left hand. Also Yebaka....
Goddess name
"Hastsebaad"
Navaho / USA Chief of goddesses. She is involved in rites of exorcism and wields considerable influence. The six goddesses of the tribe all wear identical masks, and in ritual the part of the deity is played by a boy or small man wearing a mask which covers the entire head and neck, and who is almost naked but for an ornate scarf on the hips and a leather belt decorated with silver and with a fox pelt dangling behind. The skin is painted white....
God name
"Hastseltsi"
Navaho / USA God of racing. He organizes and oversees athletic races. The priest who impersonates him has to be a good runner and challenges others, using high-pitched squeaking calls. If the priest wins, the contender is whipped with a yucca scourge. If the contender wins, there is no penalty! A fastidious deity who avoids contact with any unclean objects. His ceremonial mask is a domino shape covering mouth and throat with white shells over the eyes and mouth....
Goddess name
"Hastseoltoi"
Navaho / USA Goddess of hunting. She may be seen as the consort of the war god NAYENEZGANI. She carries two arrows, one in each hand, and wears a quiver and bow case. Navaho tradition dictates that no pictures are drawn of this deity.See also ARTEMIS....
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....
Deities name
"Hastsezini"
Navaho / USA God of fire. A “black” god who is reclusive and generally apart from other deities. He is the inventor of fire and of the fire drill and board. His priest dresses in black and wears a black mask with white-bordered eye and mouth holes. The ceremonial fire drill is made from cedarwood....
God name
"Hatdastsisi"
Navaho / USA God. A benevolent deity, he cures disease through the medium of his priest, who flagellates the affected parts. His home is believed to be near Tsegihi in New Mexico. Sacrifices to Hatdastsisi are made up from reeds decorated with a design representing the blue yucca plant, which is buried in the earth to the east of the tribal lodge. His priest wears a buckskin mask decorated with owl feathers, and a spruce collar, but otherwise ordinary Navaho dress with white buckskin leggings....
God name
"Jehovah"
Christian Creator god. The name came into usage from circa AD 1200 and is an adulteration which has largely replaced the title YHWH in the English-speaking churches.See also YHWH....
God name
"Klehanoai (night-bearer)"
Navaho / USA moon god. According to tradition, he was created at the same primordial time as the dawn, from a crystal bordered with white shells. His face is said to be covered with sheet lightning and the sacred primeval waters. The moon disc is actually a shield behind which the god moves invisibly across the night sky. He is never impersonated or depicted. Also Tlehanoai....
Goddess name
"Kokopell' Mana"
Hopi / SW USA A goddess of fertility
Goddess name
"Korawini Paiute"
W USA A goddess of intercourse
God name
"Kumokums"
Modoc Indian / Oregon, USA Creator god. He sat beside Tule lake, which was all that existed, and created the world by scooping out mud to form the earth. He added animals and plants, but finally became tired and went to sleep in a hole at the bottom of the lake, which he dug using a hill as a shovel....
God name
"Maheo (all-spirit)"
Cheyenne / USA Creator god. He first lived in the void and then created the great primordial water of life. He made the earth from a ball of mud and engendered mankind from one of his ribs which he implanted in earth woman (Christian influence has probably been exerted here)....
Spirit name
"Maho Peneta Mandan"
N American Great spirit USA
Spirit name
"Manitu"
Algonquin Indian / USA Creator god. A vaguely defined being who controls all things and imparts knowledge to the tribe. He may be identified as the great spirit in the sky. Probably similar to MANITO....

"Na Pe'/ Na Pe'/ Old Man"
Blackfoot / W USA / Canada The creator who was not a very nice entity, rather human in his actions
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
"Nanabohozo"
Ojibwa / USA / Canada A god that influences the success or failure of hunters
God name
"Nanabohozo Ojibwa"
N America God who influences the success or failure of hunters Canada / USA
God name
"Owiot"
Luiseno Indian / California, USA moon god. The ancestral deity of the tribe....
Goddess name
"Paiowa Yana Piaute"
Greek Goddess of the Evening star, she and her daughter created the first people USA

"Paiowa/ Yana Piaute"
W USA She & her daughter created the first people
Goddess name
"Ratri"
Hindu / Vedic Goddess of the night. Ratri is the personification of darkness bedecked with stars. Her sister is USAS, the dawn goddess, who, with Agni the fire god, chases her away. She is perceived as the guardian of eternal law and order in the cosmos and of the waves of time. Ratri is generally regarded as a benign deity who offers rest and renewed vigor, and who may be invoked to ensure safety through the hours of darkness. She deposits the gift of morning dew. However she also offers a bleaker aspect as one who brings gloom and barrenness....
Goddess name
"Takus Mana"
Hopi Fertility goddess. Hopi, USA
Spirit name
"Tate"
Sioux / USA Creator god. He appears in the clouds, his voice is the wind and he controls the changing of the seasons. He is also the guide of the spirits of the dead. He is the deity with whom the Sioux shamans intercede....
God name
"Tawa"
Pueblo Indian / USA Creator god. The apotheosis of the Sun and father of the tribe....
Demon name
"Teharon(hiawagon) (he who holds heaven in his hands)"
Mohawk Indian / USA / Canada Creator god. He engendered the world and all living things and is invoked by shamans to provide good health and prosperity. His adversary is the demonic figure Tawiskaron, symbolizing darkness....
God name
"Tienoltsodi"
Navaho / USA God of oceans and fresh water. He controls the waters which have fallen on earth, as distinct from those in the heavens, which are ruled by the Rain god TONENILI....
God name
"Tirawa"
Pawnee Indian / USA Creator god. A remote and vaguely defined figure who is present in the elements of wind and storm. lightning is the flashing of his eye. He provides the tribe with all their needs and is invoked by the Pawnee shamans....
Spirit name
"Tirawa/ Atius"
Pawnee / USA The supreme spirit
God name
"Tobadzistsini (child of the water)"
Navaho / USA war god. Considered younger and inferior to NAYENEZGANI, the chief war god of the Navaho. His mother conceived him through the magical power of a waterfall. His priest wears similar attire to that of Nayenezgani, but the mask is painted with red ocher except for a triangular black area bordered with white. It also has a fringe of yellow or red wool....
God name
"Tonenili"
Navaho / USA Rain god. The so-called “lord of the celestial waters,” he controls the Rain from the skies as opposed to that of lakes, rivers and seas. He is said to scatter his waters to the four cardinal points and storm clouds begin to gather. He is also the water-carrier for the other gods in the pantheon. He wears a blue mask with a fringe of hair and a spruce collar, but is otherwise naked save for a scarlet loin-cloth and a leather belt with silver ornamentation and a fox skin dangling at the back. His attributes, in mythology only, are two wicker water-bottles, one blue and one black, whose strings are Rainbows....
Supreme god name
"Tsohanoai (day bearer)"
Navaho / USA Sun god. Not regarded as a supreme god, Tsohanoai moves across the sky, invisible, behind the disc of the Sun, sa, which is his shield. His consort is the fertility goddess ESTSANATLEHI and he is the father of the war god NAYENEZGANI. He is also attributed with the creation of all the big game animals. He is thought to walk on a Rainbow and ride a blue steed. He is never depicted in art nor impersonated....
Goddess name
"Usas"
Hindu A beneficient goddess who produces daylight and urges men to their works. Hindu
Goddess name
"Usas"
Hindu / Vedic Goddess of the dawn. The daughter of Dyaus and, according to some texts, the consort of the Sun god SURYA. An auspicious deity, Usas brings the dawn, heralding Surya, and drives away darkness. She is the all-seeing eye of the gods. In the Rg Veda she is depicted as a beautiful young virginal figure who rides in a hundred chariots. She sets all things in motion and can render strength and fame to her devotees. In addition to being perceived as a sky goddess, she is also drawn as a mother goddess in the guise of a cow. Epithets include “mother of the gods” and “mother of cows.” She is invoked to give the boon of longevity, but a more malignant aspect reveals her as a huntress who wastes human life. Usas sometimes enjoys a domestic worship as a guardian hearth goddess who drives away darkness and evil spirits. She disappears, however, from the later traditions of Hinduism....
Spirit name
"Wakai Taaika"
Dakota Indian / USA Creator god. A remote and vaguely defined deity invoked by the shamans of the tribe. Also a generic term equating to the spirit which, in an animistic and shamanistic religion, all things existing in nature possess....
Spirit name
"Wakonea"
Omaha Indian / USA Creator god. A remote and vaguely defined deity invoked by the shamans of the tribe. Also a generic term equating to the spirit which, in an animistic and shamanistic religion, all things existing in nature possess....
Goddess name
"Whope"
Sioux / USA Goddess. The daughter of WI, the Sun god, and consort of the south wind. She is credited with giving the Sioux Indian the pipe of peace through which (narcotic) they commune with the great spirit WAKAN TANKA....
Goddess name
"Wi"
Sioux / USA Sun god. The father of the goddess WHOPE, his sacred animal is the bison....
Goddess name
"Yolkai Estan"
Navaho / USA Fertility goddess. The sister of the principal fertility goddess, ESTSANATLEHI, she was engendered by the gods, who gave life to an image made from white shells....