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List of Gods : "West"   (200++ records)

NameOriginDescription
Goddess name
"A-a"
Mesopotamian / Babylonian - Akkadian / / western Semitic Sun goddess. Consort of the un god SAMAS . Also AYA....
Spirit name
"Abonsam"
West African Malevolent spirit. Recognized by tribes in the Gold Coast, etc. Traditionally driven away in an annual expulsion ritual by firing guns and shouting loudly, emptying houses of furniture and beating the interiors with sticks. The abonsam was finally driven into the sea. The ritual was preceded by four weeks of total silence in the area....
God name
"Aeolus"
Roman God of storms and winds. Derived from the Greek storm god AEOLOS, he is the consort of AURORA and the father of six sons, BOREAS the north wind, CORUS the northwest wind, AQUILO the west wind, NOTUS the southwest wind, Eurus the east wind and ZEPHYRUS the south wind....
God name
"Age"
Africa God of animals. Revered by hunters in the savannah regions. Benin, West Africa
God name
"Age"
Fon / Benin, West Africa God of animals. Revered by hunters in the savannah regions....
God name
"Ajalamo"
Africa God of unborn children. Nigeria, West Africa
Spirit name
"Ajalamo"
Yoruba / Nigeria, West Africa God of unborn children. According to legend, in some vague mythological realm there exist rows of shelves with spirits of the unborn. These are the responsibility of Ajalamo....
God name
"Ajalamo Yoruba"
Africa God of fetuses. west Africa() / Nigeria
Goddess name
"Aje"
Yoruba / Nigeria, West Africa Goddess of wealth. She is thought to appear as a fowl scratching the earth and, in creation mythology, was sent down with ODUDUWA, the earth goddess....
God name
"Aker"
Egypt Chthonic earth god of passage. Known from the Old kingdom (circa 2700 BC onward). Controls the interface between eastern and western horizons of the underworld, and is the guardian of the gate through which the king passes into the underworld. Aker provides a safe course for the barque of the Sun god during its passage through the underworld at night. He may be seen as the socket holding the boat's mast. He is also considered benevolent against snake bites. Represented by opposite facing pairs of human or lion heads....
Goddess name
"Akonadi"
Ghanaian / West Africa Oracular goddess. Known in the region around Accra where she has had a celebrated oracular shrine. She is regarded as a goddess of justice and a guardian deity of women....
Goddess name
"Ala"
Ibo / eastern Nigeria, West Africa Chthonic fertility goddess. A popular deity who is also goddess of the underworld linked with a cult of the dead (which rest in her womb). Her temple is the Mbari which contains a cult statue depicting the goddess seated with a child in her arms and adorned with the crescent moon. She is flanked by attendant deities. She enjoys a profusion of local shrines which are well supplied with votive offerings. Serious crimes including murder are considered to be offenses against her. An annual yam festival is celebrated in her honor. Also Ale, Ana, ANI....
Goddess name
"Ala aka Ale"
Africa Ana, Ani, Chthonic fertility goddess who is also goddess of the underworld linked with a cult of the dead, which rest in her womb . Ibo Eastern Nigeria, West Africa
Deities name
"Alatangana"
Africa With Sa, one of two creator deities he created land from swamp and placed vegetation on earth. He then eloped with the Sa's daughter and fathered seven boys and seven girls. Kono - Eastern Guinea, West Africa
Deities name
"Alatangana"
Kono / eastern Guinea, West Africa Creator god. One of two creator deities; the other is SA. ALATANGANA created land from swamp and placed vegetation on earth. VAJRAPANI and a large number of minor names.See also AMITABHA, AMOGHASIDDHI, RATNASAMBHAVA and VAIROCANA....
Goddess name
"Allatu(m)"
Western Semitic Chthonic underworld goddess. Modeled on the Mesopotamian goddess ERESKIGAL and possibly also equating with ARSAY in Canaanite mythology. Recognized by the Carthaginians as Allatu....
Goddess name
"Ament"
Egypt / Libya Aka Amenti, "The Westerner," "hidden goddess." Goddess of the underworld and consort of Amen. She greeted all dead people to the land of the dead with bread and water. If they ate and drank, they could not return to the land of the living. Egypt / Libya

"Amida-Nyorai"
Buddhist / Japan Presides over the Pure Land of the Western Paradise, the Japanese people turned to him at their moment of death. Buddhist / Japan
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....
God name
"Amurru"
Western Semitic mountain god. A minor consort of ATHIRAT whose attributes include a shepherd's crook and who was probably worshiped by herders. Known mainly from inscriptions. Also MARTU....
Angel name
"Aniel"
Greek An angelic guard who tries to stop the West wind escaping through the gates.

"Antiewo"
West Africa The Great serpent who comes out after the Rain. The Rainbow is his reflection. West Africa
God name
"Aondo"
Africa Creator god who lives in the sky and sends the Sun each morning. Central Nigeria, West Africa
God name
"Aondo"
Tiv / central Nigeria, West Africa Creator god. An abstract principle who lives in the sky. He sends the Sun each morning, roars with the thunder which heralds his storms and is the creator of the earth....
God name
"Aquib"
Roman weather god. God of the west winds....
God name
"Arabati"
Africa Creator god worshipped by a pigmy tribe living along the banks of the river Ituri. Congo, West Africa
God name
"Arebati"
Bambuti / Congo, West Africa Creator god. Worshiped by a pigmy tribe living along the banks of the river Ituri. He is considered to have created mankind from clay and blood, covered with skin....
Goddess name
"Arsay"
Western Semitic / Canaanite Chthonic underworld goddess. According to epic creation texts, she is the third daughter of BAAL at Ugarit (Ras Samra), possibly also equating with ALLATUM....
God name
"As"
Egypt / western Sahara Local fertility god. Known from the Early Dynastic Period. By inference a benign god of oases and other fertile areas of the desert. Epithets include “lord of Libya.” Depicted anthropomorphically, occasionally hawk-headed....
Goddess name
"Asase Yaa"
Ashanti / Ghana, West Africa Chthonic fertility goddess. A major deity revered over a wide area of Akanand Fante-speaking Ghana. She has no temples or priests but days (Thursdays) are set aside in her honor and no ploughing is permitted. By tradition a farmer sacrifices a cockerel to her each year to ensure a good harvest, sprinkling the blood on the ground. As the womb of the earth, she represents the goddess of the dead and she is also goddess of truth. Also Asase Efua (Fante)....
Goddess name
"Asase Yaa / Asase Efua"
Africa Chthonic fertility goddess. As the womb of the earth, she represents and is also goddess of truth. Ghana, West Africa
Goddess name
"Aseer u"
Western Semitic / Canaanite / / Hittite Fertility goddess. Identified in Ugaritic (Ras Samra) texts as an unfaithful consort of ELKUNIRSA. Also Aserdus (Hittite)....
Goddess name
"Ashiakie"
Gan / district around Accra, Ghana, West Africa Goddess of wealth. The daughter of NAI, god of the sea, she was born in the ocean and came to land in a canoe. Her colors are red and white....
Goddess name
"Ashiakle"
Africa Goddess of wealth. The daughter of Nai, god of the sea, she was born in the ocean and came to land in a canoe. Ghana, West Africa
Goddess name
"Aspalis"
Semitic Goddess of hunting. West Semitic
Goddess name
"As”palis"
Western Semitic Hunting goddess. There is scant mention of As”palis from Melite in Phthia and she is probably a local version of ARTEMIS. As in certain Artemis mythology, she hanged herself and her body disappeared....
Goddess name
"As”ratum"
Western Semitic / Canaanite Fertility goddess. Probably a corruption of the Semitic ATHIRAT or ASERAH. Also mentioned in Babylonian texts from the Hellenistic period. Also As”rat (Akkadian)....
Goddess name
"As”taroth"
Western Semitic Fertility goddess. Goddess of sheep herders equating with the Phoenician goddess ASTARTE. Also a plural form of the name As”toreth and used as a collective name for goddesses (cf. BAAL)....
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....
Goddess name
"Athirat"
Western Semitic / Canaanite Fertility goddess. In Old Babylonian texts of Hammurabi she is identified as the daughter-in-law of the king of heaven. She is also known from pre-Islamic southern Arabia as a consort of the moon god AMM.See also ASERAH....
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....
God name
"Avrikiti"
Fon / Benin, West Africa God of fishermen. Statues of this deity, in a sitting position, were placed on the beaches and fishermen and local elders sacrificed to them annually to ensure a good season of catches....
Goddess name
"Ayaba"
Fon / Benin, West Africa Hearth goddess. The sister of LOKO, god of the trees, whose wood is burned in the home to cook food....
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
"Baa! Ma!age"
Western Semitic / Phoenician Local tutelary god. Probably of Canaanite origin, closely equating with BAAL SAMIN and known only from inscriptions....
Deities name
"Baa! Samin (lord of heaven)"
Western Semitic / Phoenician Head of the pantheon. Probably originated in Canaanite culture as a god of Rain and vegetation, but became extensively revered in places as far apart as Cyprus and Carthage. Epithets include “bearer of thunder.” Baal Samin is first mentioned in a fourteenth century BC treaty between the Hittite king Suppiluliuma and Nigmadu II of Ugarit. He had a major sanctuary at Byblos, according to inscription, “built by Yehemilk.” Josephus confirms that his cult existed at the time of Solomon. At Karatepe his name appears at the head of a list of national deities and on Seleucid coinage he is depicted wearing a half-moon crown and carrying a radiate Sun disc. Other epithets include “lord of eternity” and he may also have been god of storms at sea, a patron deity of mariners. By Hellenic times he equated with ZEUS in the Greek pantheon and the Romans identified him as Caelus (sky). Also Baal-Samem....
Deities name
"Baa! Sapon"
Western Semitic / Phoenician Local tutelary god. Probably of Canaanite origin and closely equating with BAAL SAMIN. According to Ugaritic texts he lives on a mountain in the north of Phoenicia known as Saphan, which may have served as a beacon for mariners. Other local variations of mountain deities include Baal Hermon and Baal Brathy....
Deities name
"Bacabs"
Mayan / Mesoamerican / Mexico Attendant gods. Four deities identified with points of the compass and colors, thus Hobnil (red) resides in the east, Can Tzicnal (white) in the north, Zac Cimi (black) in the west and Hozanek (yellow) in the south. They are also identified as the Toliloch (opossum actors) in the Codex Dresden, where each carries the image of the ruling god for the incoming year on his back. Hobnil is also a patron deity of beekeepers....
God name
"Baeldaeg aka Baldag"
Saxons Teutonic god of the day, of light-the name used among the Saxons and Westphalians.
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....
Goddess name
"Baltis"
Pre - Islamic / Arabian Local goddess. Known from Carrhae in western Mesopotamia and identified as the apotheosis of the planet Venus....
Goddess name
"Baubo"
Western Semitic / Syrian Mother goddess. Known locally from Priene and largely became syncretized with ATARGATIS, KYBELE, etc....

"Bayemon"
France A reigning monarch of the western parts of the Infernal regions.
God name
"Bearaniin"
Fon / Benin, West Africa Fish god. Invoked by fishermen to ensure plentiful catches....
Deity name
"Belatu-Cadros aka Belatucadros"
Britain Belatucadrus, "fair shining one" or "fair slayer", a deity worshipped in northern Britain, particularly in Cumberland and Westmorland. He may be related to Belenus and Cernunnos, equated with Mars.
God name
"Bethel"
Western Semitic / Phoenician Local tutelary god. Probably of Aramaean or Syrian origin. First mentioned in a fourteenth century treaty between the Hittite king Suppiluliuma and Nigmadu II of Ugarit [Ras Samra]. He appears more regularly on inscriptions from the end of the seventh century BC and enjoyed considerable popularity during the neo-Babylonian period. Bethel is mentioned in the Biblical text of Jeremiah 48.13, implying that some Israelites acknowledged this deity. There is no evidence of links with the historical place names, including that mentioned in Genesis 38.13....
Spirit name
"Bokwus"
Kwakiutl fearsome spirit in the great North Western American Forests. Kwakiutl
Goddess name
"Brigantia"
Roman / Celtic / British Tutelary goddess. The goddess of the Brigantes in the West Riding of Yorkshire. She became identified with CAELESTIS. At Corbridge, Northumberland, there is an altar inscribed to various deities, including Caelestis Brigantia. In a carved stone relief at Birrens, on the Antonine Wall in Scotland, she is depicted with the attributes of MINERVA. She may also bear links with the goddess BRIGIT. She is frequently associated with water and herding....
God name
"Buadza"
Gan / district around Accra, Ghana, West Africa God of the wind. Also regarded as a storm god. Also Olila....
Goddess name
"Caolainn"
Origin Goddess who was the guardian of a magical well in County Roscommon in western Ireland Her myth is the origin of the 'wishing well'
God name
"Chaob (carrying off)"
Mayan / Lacandon, Mesoamerican / Mexico wind god(s). They live in the four cardinal directions and, according to tradition, will bring about the end of the current world with earthquakes and tempests when the last of the Lacandon people dies. They will blow so hard that they blast the monkeys out of the trees. The names of two are identified, Hunaunic in the east and Chikinkuh in the West....
God name
"Chhene"
Isoko / southern Nigeria, West Africa Creator god. An abstract being who is embodied by a mediator in the form of a sacred wooden totem, the Oyise. The god has no temples or priests....
God name
"Chiuke"
Ibo / Nigeria, West Africa sky god. Regarded as a creator god....
Hero name
"Corineus"
British A hero in the employ of Brute, who conquered the giant Goem'agot, for which achievement the whole western horn of England was allotted him. He called it Corinea, and the people Corineans, from his own name. British
Supreme god name
"Dagan (2)"
Western Semitic / Canaanite / Phoenician Grain and fertility god. The father of BAAL in Ugaritic creation epics. A major sanctuary was built in his honor at Mari [Syria] and he was recognized in parts of Mesopotamia where he acquired the consort Salas. Worshiped mainly at Gaza and As”dod, but also the supreme god of the Philistines. Known in biblical references as Dagon (Judges 16.23). Mentioned in the apocryphal Book of Maccabees. The cult is thought to have continued until circa 150 BC. Israelite misinterpretation of the Ugaritic root Dagan led to the assumption that he was a fish god, therefore attributes include a fish tail....
God name
"Daikokr"
Shinto / Japan God of luck. One of seven gods of fortune in Shintoism and often linked with the god EBISU. Originally a god of kitchens, he became a deity concerned with happiness. He is depicted as a fat, well-to-do figure seated on two rice bales and carrying a sack on his back. He also holds a hammer in his right hand. In depictions there is often a mouse nibbling at one of the rice bales. Small gold icons of the god may be carried as talismans of wealth. According to tradition, when Daikoku's hammer is shaken, money falls out in great profusion. In western Japan he is also syncretized with the god of rice paddies, TA-NO-KAMI, and thus becomes the god of Agriculture and farmers. He may have developed from the Buddhist god MAHAKALA....
Ghost name
"Davy Jones's Locker"
Indian I.e. he is dead. Jones is a corruption of Jonah, the prophet, who was thrown into the sea. Locker, in seaman's phrase, means any receptacle for private stores; and duffy is a ghost or spirit among the West Indian negroes. So the whole phrase is, "He is gone to the place of safe keeping, where duffy Jonah was sent to."
Goddess name
"Diang"
Shilluk / Sudan cow goddess. Living along the west bank of the Nile, the Shilluk perceive Diang as the consort of the first human, Omara, sent by the creator god. Her son is Okwa, who married the crocodile goddess NYAKAYA. Thus the three main elements of Shilluk life are contained in their religious beginnings—men (sky), cows (earth) and crocodiles (water)....
God name
"Dolichenus"
Western Semitic / Syrian weather god. Depicted bearded and standing upon a bull. Attributes include a double ax and lightning. He became syncretized with the Roman god JUPITER....
God name
"Dongo"
Songhai / Niger valley, West Africa storm god. The creator of thunderbolts, which are perceived as stone ax-heads. As the celestial smith he forges lightning and strikes a huge bell with his ax to generate thunder....
God name
"Dusara (the one' of s'ara)"
Western Semitic / Nabataean Local tutelary god. Associated with vegetation and fertility in the Hauran region from about 312 BC until circa AD 500. Regarded as a supreme deity, comparable to BAAL S AMIN, who never achieved Dus ara's popularity among the nomadic Nabataeans, for whom farming was precarious. He was represented by a black obelisk at Petra. Sacred animals are the eagle and panther. Attributes include a vine stem. In Hellenic times he was the subject of inscriptions at Delos and Miletus and he was equated with DIONYSOS. Also Dus ares; Dus-S ara....
God name
"Ehecatl-Quetzalcoatl"
Aztec / Mesoamerican / Mexico Primordial god. A syncretization of EHECATL and QUETZALCOATL, one of four gods who support the lowest heaven at each cardinal point. He is perceived as residing in the west (codices Borgia and Vaticanus B). He is the deity who rules over the ninth of the thirteen heavens, Itztapal Nanatzcayan (where the stone slabs crash together). In a separate tradition, EhecatlQuetzalcoatl executed the monstrous god XOLOTL when he declined to offer his blood in self-sacrifice for the creation of mankind....
God name
"Eji Ogbe"
Yoruba / Nigeria, West Africa Tutelary god. The so-called “king” of the pantheon and mentioned in a legend of the dove which is a symbol of prosperity....
God name
"El'eb"
Western Semitic / Canaanite Primordial god. In some texts the god EL (IL) is not the original being but is preceded by a father figure. EL-EB translates as “god the father.”See also YALDABAOTH....
God name
"Elkunirsa"
Western Semitic / Canaanite / / Hittite Creator god. Allegedly borrowed and modified from the Canaanite god IL. His consort is As”erdus (Canaanite: ASERTU)....
God name
"Eshu"
Yoruba / Nigeria, West Africa Itinerant god. An ancient deity regarded as the attendant and messenger of the creator god OLODUMARE. He passes among mortal people assessing character and meting out punishment. Devotees are identified by necklaces of black or brown beads....
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
"Esu"
Edo / Benin / Nigeria, West Africa God of passage. A fearsome deity who stands at the gates of the home of the gods holding a set of keys. He is known for his trickery....
Goddess name
"Es”mun"
Western Semitic / Phoenician God of healing. Known first from the Iron Age levels at Sidon, his cult spread as far as Carthage, Cyprus and Sardinia. Possibly became syncretized with the god MELQART and, in Hellenic times, with the physician god ASKLEPIOS. His name further became linked with the mother goddess CAELESTIS....
Spirit name
"Ezili"
Haiti / Vodun / West Indies The spirit of love, beauty, jewellery, dancing, luxury and flowers. Haiti / Vodun / West Indies
Goddess name
"Ezili Fon"
Haiti / Vodun / West Indies A goddess who represents wisdom & beauty & love
God name
"Faro"
Bambara / Mali, West Africa River god. Regarded as the deity who brought order to the world at the time of creation. He impregnated himself and gave birth to twins who were the first human beings. He is also the progenitor of fish stocks in the river Niger. His chief adversary is the god of the desert wind, TELIKO. Faro is propitiated annually by a Komo society of men in a ritual of dancing. They use a special mask which is created anew each year. According to legend Faro came to earth after a long period of drought during which most of the living things died. He also gave mankind the gift of speech....
God name
"Fe"
Gai / Ivory Coast, West Africa Tutelary god. By tradition he arbitrated a dispute between two tribes, the Chuilo and the Nyaio. The Nyaio were eventually defeated and Fe became specifically the god of the Chuilo people. He is propitiated by means of a dance in which a terrifying mask is worn....
Goddess name
"Gad"
Western Semitic / Punic / Carthaginian God of uncertain status. Probably concerned with chance or fortune and known from Palmyrene inscriptions, and from the Vetus Testamentum in place names such as Baal-Gad and Midal-Gad. Popular across a wide area of Syrio-Palestine and Anatolia in preBiblical times. Thought to have been syncretized ultimately with the Greek goddess TYCHE....
God name
"Ganapati (lord of hosts)"
Hindu / Puranic (1) God. The more commonly recognized name of the elephant god GANESA, particularly favored in western India.(2) God. Buddhist (Mahayana). The name of a deity influenced by the Hindu god Ganesa. Depicted riding upon a rat or mouse and carrying an assortment of attributes....
God name
"Gigantes"
Greek According to Homer, they were a gigantic and savage race of men, governed by Eurymedon, and dwelling in the distant west, in the island of Thrinacia; but they were extirpated by Eurymedon on account of their insolence towards the gods. Greek
Goddess name
"Gleii"
Fon / Benin, West Africa moon goddess. The consort of the Sun god LISA and the mother of a large number of minor astral deities, the gletivi, who became the stars of heaven....
King name
"Gorgophone"
Greek A daughter of Perseus and Andromeda. Her name means "Gorgon Slayer", a tribute to her father who killed Medusa, the mortal Gorgon. Gorgophone is a central figure in the history of Sparta, having been married to two kings, Oebalus of Sparta (actually Lakonia, Sparta's region) and Perieres of Messenia, the region to the west of Lakonia which Sparta, in the late 8th or early 7th century B.C. enslaved. Greek
Supreme god name
"Gua"
West Africa Supreme god who created the universe and takes a special interest in Agriculture, blacksmiths and thunder. West Africa
God name
"Ha"
Egypt A god of the deserts to the west of Egypt
God name
"Ha"
Egypt Guardian god. Early deity of the western Sahara referred to as warding off enemies (possibly Libyan) from the west. Depicted in anthropomorphic form crowned by the symbol of desert dunes....
God name
"Habuiri"
West Indies A creator and sky god who make plants grow. West Indies
Goddess name
"Hadad"
Western Semitic / Syrian / Phoenician weather god. Derived from the Akkadian deity ADAD. In texts found at the site of the ancient Canaanite capital of Ugarit [Ras Samra] , the name of Hadad apparently becomes a substitute for that of BAAL. His voice is described as roaring from the clouds and his weapon is the thunderbolt. His mother is the goddess ASERAH. During Hellenic times he was predominantly worshiped at Ptolemais and Hierapolis. His Syrian consort is ATARGATIS, who overshadowed him in local popularity at Hierapolis. Statues of the two deities were carried in procession to the sea twice yearly. According to the Jewish writer Josephus, Hadad also enjoyed a major cult following at Damascus in the eighth and ninth centuries BC. By the third century BC the Hadad-Atargatis cult had extended to Egypt, when he becomes identified as the god SUTEKH. In the Greek tradition his consort becomes HERA.See also ADAD....
Deities name
"Hanui-o-Rangi (fatber of winds)"
Polynesian God of winds and weather. He is the son of the sky god RANGINUI, who fathered him on one of his early consorts, Pokoharua, the sister of TANGAROA, the sea god. All the subsequent descendants of Hanui-o-Rangi are believed to rule over various aspects of the weather. Hanui thus fathered Tawhiri, the god of the northwest wind, whose son was Tiu. They control the fierce storms from the east. The children of Tiu include Hine-I-Tapapauta and Hine-Tu-Whenua, the deities overseeing the more gentle westerly winds. Hine-Tu-Whenua is the mother of Hakona-Tipu and Pua-I-Taha, controlling the southern and southwesterly gales....
Goddess name
"Hara Ke"
Songhai / Niger, West Africa Goddess of sweet water. Considered to live beneath the waters in tributaries of the river Niger, attended by two dragons, Godi and Goru. The spirits of the dead are believed to live in a Paradise city in the depths of the Niger....
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
"Haurun"
Western Semitic / Canaanite Chthonic or earth god. Haurun was introduced to Egyptian religion probably by emigre workers who related him to the sculpture of the Sphinx at Giza. Haurun was known locally as a god of healing....
King name
"Heitsi-Eibib"
Namaqua A flood hero deity who "came from the east," landing in the west of Cape South Africa, a very long time ago, with fellow survivors from a Sunken kingdom. Namaqua
God name
"Hermensul or Ermensul"
Christian A Saxon deity, worshipped in Westphalia. Charlemagne broke the idol, and converted its temple into a Christian church. Probably it was a war-god.
Goddess name
"Hina-Uri"
Polynesian moon goddess. Also known as HINA, Ina or SINA, she is the sister of MAUI and the consort of Irewaru. Tradition has it that she can manifest herself in two forms according to the lunar phases. Her role is associated with fertility and her cult may have been imported from Asia, since SIN is the name of a western Asiatic moon god also closely associated with fertility rites....
Goddess name
"Hsi Wang Mu"
China Mother goddess of the Western Paradise and female energy. China
God name
"Hu Sheng"
China God of the Western Constellations. China
God name
"Hu Yunpeng"
China God of the Western Constellations. China
God name
"Huvi"
Ovimbundu / central Angola, West Africa God of hunting. All meat is kept in front of his shrines, which are decorated with poles capped by skulls. He is propitiated by dance and offerings, presided over by a priesthood....
God name
"Huzayui"
Egypt serpent headed, winged god of the west wind Egypt
God name
"Ifa"
Yoruba / western Nigeria, West Africa God of wisdom. An oracular deity who, according to tradition, lives in a sanctuary in the holy city of Ile Ife but who is called on by the tutelary god, OLDUMARE, for advice. He is the father of eight children, all of whom became paramount chiefs....
God name
"Ikenga (right forearm)"
Ibo / Nigeria, West Africa God of fortune. A benevolent deity who guides the hands of mankind. He is depicted wearing a horned headdress, and carrying a sword and a severed head. He is invoked as a household guardian....
God name
"Ilaalge"
Western Semitic / Nabataean Local god. Worshiped at Al-Ge [el-Gi in Wadi Musa, in the Arabian desert]....
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....
Goddess name
"Is'ara"
Mesopotamian / Babylonian - Akkadian / / western Semitic Goddess of marriage and childbirth. Also a deity concerned with the enforcing of oaths. Known chiefly from early inscriptions and some Akkadian texts. Her Mesopotamian cult center was the Babylonian town of Kisurra, but she is also thought to have been worshiped across a wide area among Syrians, Canaanites and Hittites. Her symbol is the scorpion. Also Es ara....
Goddess name
"Isa (2)"
Songhai / Niger, West Africa River goddess. The mother goddess of the river Niger....

"Jocchu Vague Maorocon"
West Indies An immortal invisible being…who lived in the heavens. West Indies
God name
"Ka Tyeleo"
Senufo / Ivory Coast, West Africa Creator god. Significantly in such an environment, according to tradition, he fashioned the fruit-bearing trees on the seventh day of creation....
Goddess name
"Kaltesh"
Ugric / western Siberian Fertility goddess. A goddess concerned with childbirth and the future destiny of the infant. Consort of the sky god Nun. Her sacred animals include the hare and the goose and she may be symbolized by a birch tree....
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
Spirit name
"Kangalogba"
Pokot / Suk / Uganda / western Kenya, East Africa Primordial spirit. The female spirit personified in the dragonfly and also the apotheosis of the sacred river Oubangui. The mother of the creator god TORO....
Spirit name
"Katajalina"
Australian aboriginal Animistic spirit. Invoked at the ceremony of initiation by the Binbinga people once living on the west side of the Gulf of Carpentaria. Katajalina is reputed to live in an anthill and to carry off the spirit of the young initiate, kill him and then restore him to life as an adult. His presence is announced in the noise of the bull-roarer....
Goddess name
"Khandsba"
Hindu / late Form of the god SI IVA. Khandoba is believed to have emerged as a deity with a distinct cultic following no earlier than the thirteenth or fourteenth century, mainly in western India and centered on Jejuri, near Poona. The god is generally regarded as one of several martial forms which SI iva took to combat demons. His consort is the goddess MHALSA, considered to be a form of PARVATI. He is depicted bearing four arms and is usually mounted on a horse, but may also be accompanied by a dog. Attributes: bowl, drum, sword and trident. Also Makhari; Mallari; Martland....
God name
"Kinnar (divine lyre)"
Western Semitic Musician god. Mentioned in Ugaritic texts and known from Phoenicia. Probably equating with the Syrian ADONIS. Also Kinnur....
God name
"Kinyras"
Greek Local god of metalwork. Known from Cyprus as a magician and smith. Derived from an older western Asiatic model.See also KOTAR....

"Knaritja"
Australia The earth and the sky had always existed and had always been the home of Supernatural Beings. The western Aranda believe that the sky is inhabited by an emu-footed Great Father (Knaritja), who is also the Eternal Youth (altjira nditja). He has dog-footed wives and many sons and daughters. "They lived on fruits and vegetable foods in an eternally green land, unaffected by droughts, through which the milky Way flowed like a broad river...".' They have an Eden-like place where only trees, fruits and flowers flourish. All these sky-dwellers are seen as ageless and beyond death. The Aranda, Australia
God name
"Kotar"
Western Semitic / Syrian Blacksmith god. Identified in the Ugaritic (Ras Samra) texts as building a palace for the god BAAL and forging his weapons for the conflict against the sea god YAMM. Known also from Phoenician inscriptions. Also Kos”ar, Chusor, KINYRAS....
Spirit name
"Kun Lun"
Chinese The Kunlun mountains are well known in Chinese mythology and are believed to be Taoist Paradise. The first to visit this Paradise was king Mu. He supposedly discovered there the Jade Palace of Huang-Di, the mythical Yellow Emperor and originator of Chinese culture, and met Hsi Wang Mu, the 'Spirit Mother of the West' usually called the 'Queen Mother of the West', who was the object of an ancient religious cult which reached its peak in the Han Dynasty, also had her mythical abode in these mountains.
Supreme god name
"Legba"
Fon / Benin, West Africa God of fate. The youngest son of the supreme god LISA and his consort, the moon goddess MAWU. He is also regarded as a messenger god, moving between Lisa and mankind on earth....
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....
King name
"Lia Fail"
Celtic The Fatale Marmor or Stone of Destiny. On, this stone the ancient Irish kings sat at their coronation, and according to tradition, wherever that stone might be the people there would be dominant. It was removed to Scone; and Edward removed it from Scone Abbey to London. It is kept in Westminster Abbey under who royal throne, on which the English sovereigns sit at their coronation. Celtic
Goddess name
"Liluri"
Western Semitic / Syrian mountain goddess. The consort of the weather god Manuzi, her sacred animal is the bull....
God name
"Lisa"
Fon / others / Benin, West Africa Creator god. Probably the equivalent of LESA in parts of East Africa. The supreme deity, whose more or less monotheistic role may have been influenced by the spread of Islam and Christianity....
Spirit name
"Loa"
Puerto Rico / Haiti spirit beings. The gods of the voodoo cult who were originally imported by slaves from West Africa. An amount of Christian influence is present in their makeup....
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....
Goddess name
"Loko"
Fon / Benin, West Africa God of trees. The brother of the hearth goddess AYABA. Invoked particularly by herbalists before obtaining Medicines from the bark and leaves of Forest trees....
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....
Goddess name
"Mahamantranusarini (following the great sacred text)"
Buddhist Guardian goddess. One of a group of five MAHARAKSAS (protectresses) who are thought to be personifications of amulets or mantras. Also an emanation of the DHYANIBUDDHA RATNASAMBHAVA, alternatively of AKSOBHYA. She is a guardian of the west, south and eastern quarters according to separate traditions. Color: blue, black, green, white or red. Attributes: most commonly noose and staff. From four to twelve arms; may be three-headed....
Goddess name
"Mahapratyangira (great goddess whose speech is directed westwards)"
Buddhist / Mahayana Goddess. An emanation of the DHYANIBUDDHA AKSOBHYA. Color: blue. Attributes: hook, image of Aksobhya on crown, noose, red lotus, sword and trident....
Goddess name
"Mahasitavati (great cold one)"
Buddhist Guardian goddess. One of a group of five MAHARAKSAS (protectresses) who are thought to be personifications of amulets or mantras. Also an emanation of the DHYANIBUD DHA AMITABHA (or sometimes RATNASAMBHAVA). A guardian of the north or west quarter. Color: red, yellow or green. Attributes: arrow, ax, banner, Book, bow, bowl, image of Amitabha on the crown, lotus, noose, peacock feather, staff, sword and trident. Three-eyed and may be three-headed....

"Malamangangaifo (light westward)"
Polynesian Creator being. See also MALAMANGANGA'E....
Goddess name
"Manawat"
Western Semitic / Nabataean Goddess of destiny. Mentioned in a large number of inscriptions....
God name
"Martu"
Mesopotamian / Sumerian Tutelary god. The patron god of the city of Ninab mentioned in the texts but never re-discovered. Probably not a true Sumerian deity but adopted from an unknown western Semitic culture. He is sometimes identified as a storm god....
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....
God name
"Mbotumbo"
Baule / Ivory Coast, West Africa Creator god. A generally benevolent guardian deity with the head of an ape....
Supreme god name
"Meiechei (master of men)"
Araucania Indian / southern Andes Supreme god. Also known as Pillan (heaven) and, west of the Andes, Guenu-Pillan (spirit of heaven)....
Goddess name
"Meter"
The essence of the great mother of all gods, equating most closely to GAIA Mother goddess, Greek. Known throughout the Greek Empire and generally the object of devotion by individuals rather than large cult followings. Also known as Meter oriae (mother of the mountain). Her popularity is thought to have spread from northern Ionia. Herodotus mentions a festival of Meter in Kyzikos. Probably derived originally from the western Asiatic great mother (see KYBELE)....
Goddess name
"Mhalsa"
Hindu / late Minor goddess. The consort of KHANDOBA and considered to be a form of the goddess PARVATI. Locally worshiped at Jejuri, near Poona in western India....
God name
"Mikal"
Western Semitic / Phoenician Local god. The cult was followed strongly on Cyprus. Some authorities believe he was invoked as a plague god....
God name
"Milkastart"
Western Semitic Local tutelary god. Known only from Umm el-Ammed where his cult apparently co-existed with that of BAAL SAPON. One of two major temples built at Umm el-Ammed in the third century BC was probably dedicated to milkASTART, and the name is regarded as a syncretization of MELQART and ASTARTE....
Deities name
"Milkom"
Western Semitic / Ammonite Tutelary god. One of the deities mentioned in the Vetus Testamentum (1 kings 11.5) as being worshiped by the Israelite king Solomon. Also Milcom....
God name
"Mlk-Amuklos"
Western Semitic / Syrio - Palestine / / Cyprus Heroic god. Known from inscriptions circa 1100 BC and possibly one of the original pre-Hellenic models from which APOLLO was derived....
God name
"Molek"
Western Semitic / Ammonite God. Synonymous with the god Moloch (Hebrew) of the Vetus Testamentum to whom Israelite children were sacrificed by burning (1 kings 11.7 and 2 kings23.10)...
God name
"Mu Gong"
Taoist / Chinese God of immortality. The personification of the principle of Yang and the consort of Xi-Wang-Mu. He lives in the east, she in the west.See also HSI WANG MU....

"Muso"
Africa / west Is the dark moon preceding the shinning new moon sliver in the night sky. Africa(west)
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
"Myrrha / Syyrna"
Western Semitic / Phoenician Fertility goddess. Known from inscriptions as the mother of the god Kinnur. Also Syyrna....
Deity name
"Na Ngutu"
West Africa Guardian deity of warriors slain in battle. west Africa
God name
"Na Ngutu"
West / central African God of the dead. Essentially the guardian deity of warriors slain in battle....
Supreme god name
"Nai"
Gan / Accra, Ghana, West Africa God of the ocean. The second-in-command to the supreme god ATAA NAA NYONGMO. His eldest daughter is the goddess ASHIAKLE....

"Ndjambi"
Africa A supreme being whom they call by two names: Ndjambi Karunga. He lives in heaven and is omnipresent. Hereo, West Africa
God name
"Nebo"
Western Semitic God of writing and wisdom. Known from Syrio-Palestinian inscriptions and equating to the Akkadian NABU. Mentioned in the Vetus Testamentum....
God name
"Nesu"
Fon / Benin, West Africa Tutelary god of royalty. The guardian of the tribal chiefs, his shrine, the Nese-we, is located close by royal palaces....
God name
"Ngewo"
Western Tropics Creator an el supremo god. Western Tropics
Deities name
"Ngu u"
Ewe / Togo, West Africa Generic title of guardian deities. The name means, approximately, the fates....
God name
"Niamye"
Baule / Ivory Coast, West Africa Creator god. He engendered a consort for himself and proceeded to create all other living things on earth. His anger is evidenced by lightning and thunderbolts....
Goddess name
"Nikkal"
Western Semitic / Syrian moon goddess. The consort of the moon god Jarih and probably evolved from the Mesopotamian pantheon....
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....

"Nyambe"
Africa One of Nyambe's creations was Kamunu, the first human being. Nyambe gave Kamunu the task of naming all the other creations and told the human being that all the animals were his siblings. As such he should look after them. Lozi, South West Africa
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
"Obatala"
Yoruba / Nigeria, West Africa Fertility god. The first deity engendered by the creator god OLODUMARE. His consort is Yemowo. Among other responsibilities, he makes barren women fertile and shapes the fetus in the womb. He is considered to be the sculptor of mankind. He is depicted wearing white robes and symbolizes cleanliness. Offerings include coconuts and maize fruits. A jar of clean water is carried by a priestess to his sanctuary each morning and the water is drunk by women to make them fertile. Also Orishanla (archaic); Orisha-Popo; Orisha-Ogiyan; Orisha-Ijaye....
Supreme god name
"Oduduwa"
Yoruba / Nigeria, West Africa Creator goddess. The consort, or alternatively the daughter, of the supreme god OLODUMARE. She is perceived as the substance, or matrix, of the earth which Olodumare impregnated to generate life. She is also a goddess of war and her sons include the great heroic Yoruba god OGUN. According to some traditions Oduduwa is also perceived as a god....

"Oewiros"
Greek A personification of dream, and in the plural of dreams. According to Homer Dreams dwell on the dark shores of the western Oceanus, and the deceitful dreams come through an ivory gate, while the true ones issue from a gate made of horn. Hesiod (Theogony. 212) calls dreams the children of night, and Ovid, who calls them children of Sleep, mentions three of them by name, viz. Morpheus, Icelus or Phobetor, and Phantasus. Euripides called them sons of Gaea, and conceived them as genii with black wings. Greek
God name
"Ogiuwu"
Edo / Benin, West Africa God of death. Believed to own the blood of all living things which he smears on the walls of his palace in the otherworld. Until recent times human sacrifice was made regularly to this deity in the capital of the Edo region, Benin City....
God name
"Ogun"
Edo / Benin, West Africa God of war, hunting and metalwork. This rather loosely defined deity was sent by the god OSANOBUA to cut open the land to allow crops to be planted. He is the strength inherent in metals and piles of metal objects are left beside his sanctuaries. As a god of war he defends the tribe and is depicted wearing armor and with red eyes. As a god of hunters and farmers he is generally benevolent....
Spirit name
"Oi"
Suk / western Kenya, East Africa Sickness god. A spirit of personal illness rather than plague. The sick person's house is emptied and the priest exorcizes Oi out of the dwelling....
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....
God name
"Olodumare"
Yoruba / Nigeria, West Africa Creator god. He engendered the god OBATALA as his deputy. The souls of the dead are expected to make confession to Olodumare. When he created the earth, he filled a snail's shell with dirt, placed inside it a hen and a pigeon and threw it down, whereupon the hen and pigeon began to scatter the earth and create land. Olodumare then sent a chameleon to report on progress. Sand was added, followed by a palm, a coconut and a kola nut tree. When these were established the god placed on earth the first sixteen humans. Also Alaaye; Elemii; Olojo Oni; Olorun; Orishanla....
God name
"Olokun"
Fon / Yoruba / Benin / Nigeria, West Africa God of fresh waters and oceans. The eldest son of the creator god OSANOBUA. He is symbolized in the sacred river Olokun, which runs almost the length of Benin and from the source of which come the souls of unborn children. A girl baby is given a shrine of the god which includes a pot of river water and which she takes with her to her new home when she marries. The god is particularly popular among women and has a cult of priestesses. Olokun is also a guardian deity of mariners....
God name
"Opo"
Akan / Ghana, West Africa God of the ocean. One of the sons of the creator god NYAME, he is also considered to be the god of the great inland lakes and rivers of Ghana....
God name
"Ori (mind)"
Yoruba / Nigeria, West Africa God of wisdom. The deity who, in heaven, guides the soul but who also acts as a personal guardian, controlling individual mental ability, so that one person becomes wise and another foolish....
God name
"Orisanla"
Yoruba / Nigeria, West Africa sky god. Delegated by OLODUMARE as a creator of earth and living things....
God name
"Orunmila"
Yoruba / Nigeria, West Africa God of destiny. He accompanied the creator god OLODUMARE at the creation of the world and when the destinies of mankind were decided. He is consulted in an oracular capacity at IFA and makes decisions on such matters as choice of sacrificial animals. He is also a god of healing and in many households enjoys personal shrines which include palm nuts, fragments of ivory and sea shells....
God name
"Osanobua"
Edo / Benin, West Africa Creator god. The father of the god OLOKUN, he is regarded as a benevolent deity controlling prosperity, health and happiness....
Goddess name
"Osun"
Yoruba / Nigeria, West Africa River goddess. The daughter of Oba Jumu and Oba Do and the consort of the god SHANGO. The guardian deity of the river Osun, revered particularly in the towns and villages along the banks of the river where sacred weapons are kept in her shrines. Also a goddess of healing. She is worshiped particularly by women and is honored in an annual festival, the Ibo-Osun, during which new cultic priestesses are selected....
Goddess name
"Oya"
West Africa Oya made the first element from which the universe exists. She is one of the three river goddesses and personificates the river Niger. West Africa
Goddess name
"Oya"
West Indies Goddess of the ancestors, war, the cemetery and the Rainbow. West Indies
Goddess name
"Oya"
Yoruba / Nigeria, West Africa River goddess. The consort of the god SHANGO, she is the guardian deity of the river Niger. Also a goddess of storms and thunder. Her sacred animal is the buffalo and her presence is symbolized by its horns....
God name
"Padmantaka"
Buddhist God who is the guardian of the Western direction Buddhist
God name
"Padmantaka (destructive to the lotus)"
Buddhist God. A dikpala or guardian of the western direction. Color: red. Attributes: jewel, red lotus, prayer wheel and sword. Three-headed....

"Pantao"
Taoist The peach of immortality that grew in the garden of Hsi wang mu, "Queen Mother of the West". When the fruit ripened every 3,000 years, the event was celebrated by a sumptuous banquet attended by the Pa Hsien the "Eight Immortals". Taoist
God name
"Pemba (great thing)"
Bambara / Mande / Mali, West Africa Creator god. He was created out of the empty or Fu and his first task was to form the egg of the world. He descended to earth as an acacia seed (Acacia albida) which first grew to a mighty tree and then died. From the wood Pemba generated human souls and a female being whom he impregnated to engender all human and animal life. His brother is the god FARO, creator of the river Niger....
God name
"Phariebal (face of Baal)"
Western Semitic Minor attendant god. A youthful warrior deity with right hand raised who appears on coins struck at Ascalon from the time of Augustus....
Goddess name
"Pratyangira (whose speech is directed westward)"
Hindu Goddess of terrifying aspect. She rides upon a lion. Attributes: cup, drum, flaming hair, snake noose and trident....
Goddess name
"Quades"
Semitic Goddess of fertility Western Semitic
Goddess name
"Quades” (the holy one)"
Western Semitic Fertility goddess. probably originating in Syria. She epitomizes female sexuality and eroticism in the mold of ASTARTE. She was adopted by Egypt with the fertility gods MIN and RESEP and became partly associated with the goddess HATHOR. She is usually depicted nude standing on the back of a lion (see also INANA and NINHURSAG A) between Min to whom she offers a lotus blossom, and Res”ep for whom she bears snakes. Her cult followed the typically ancient Near Eastern pattern of a sacred marriage carried out by her votary priestesses and their priests or kings....

"Qudsu"
Western Semitic Personification of holiness. Known from inscriptions at Tyre where a human figure stands naked on a lion, wearing a spiral headdress and holding lotus blossoms and serpents....
Goddess name
"RaHathor (Het-Hert, Het-Heru, Hwt-Hert, Hethara"
Egipt meaning "House of Horus [the Elder]", was a goddess of many things, from the celestial to the alcoholic! She was a celestial goddess, The Mistress of heaven. A goddess of love, music and beauty as the Goddess of love, Cheerfulness, Music and Dance. Hathor was known as the Mother of Mothers and the Celestial Nurse who presided over women, fertility, children and childbirth. Yet Hathor was also a goddess of baser things - she was the Vengeful Eye of Ra, the Lady of Drunkenness, and a goddess of the dead as Lady of the West.
God name
"Rakib-El"
Western Semitic / Syrian moon god. Known chiefly from inscriptions circa eighth century BC....
God name
"Res”ep (A) Mukal"
Western Semitic / Canaanite / Phoenician / , originating in Syria war and plague god. Introduced into Egypt by the XVIII Dynasty during the sixteenth century BC and rapidly achieved some prominence. His wife is Itum and he was also known as Res ep-Amukal and Res epSulman. Res ep is probably modeled on the Mesopotamian NERGAL. He is depicted as a youthful, warlike god, often with a gazelle's head springing from his forehead, and with a spear in his right hand. In Egyptian iconography he is depicted wearing the crown of Upper Egypt surmounted in front by the head of a gazelle. He has links with the Theban war god MONTU and was thought of as a guardian deity in battle by many Egyptian pharaohs; he is said to have shot firebrands with a bow and arrow. He also exerted a benign influence against disease. The influence of Res ep extended to Cyprus during the preHellenic period and at the time of Hellenization he was allied to and perhaps syncretized with APOLLO. Also Ras ap, Res ef....
God name
"S ar"
Western Semitic / Syrian God of the dawn. Generally linked with the god of evening, S ALIM....
Deities name
"Sa"
Kono / eastern Guinea, West Africa Chthonic creator god. One of a pair of creator deities, with ALATANGANA. Sa inhabited the primeval swamps before the sky or the light existed and before there were any living things on earth. He had a daughter who eloped with Alatangana and bore fourteen children, three pairs of black and four pairs of white, all of whom spoke different languages and to whom Sa gave the tools of survival....
God name
"Sadrapa"
Western Semitic / Syrian / / Pontic God of healing. He is depicted on reliefs as a youth holding a scorpion or snake. Known originally from Palmyra, his popularity spread to Carthage and, during the Hellenic period, to the Greek coast. Also Satrapis (Greek)....
God name
"Sahar"
Western Semitic / Aramaic moon god. Known from inscriptions....
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