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List of Gods   : "Winter"

NameOriginDescription
God name "ADONIS (lord)" Lebanon / Syria Fertility and vegetation god. Adonis is modeled on the Mesopotamian dying vegetation god DUMUZI (Hebrew: Tammuz). He appears as a youthful deity. The river Adonis [Nahr Ibrahim] is sacred to him largely because its waters flow red after heavy Winter Rains, having become saturated with ferrous oxide. In Hellenic tradition he is the son of the mythical Cyprian king Cinyras and his mother is MYRRHA. According to Hesiod he is also the son of Phoenix and Alphesiboea. He is the consort of APHRODITE. Tradition has it that he was killed by a boar during a hunting expedition and is condemned to the underworld for six months of each year, during which the earth's vegetation parches and dies under the summer Sun and drought. He was honored in a spring festival when priests in effeminate costume gashed themselves with knives. Frequently depicted nude and sometimes carrying a lyre. Also ATTIS (Phrygian); ATUNIS (Etruscan)....
Goddess name "Acca Larentia" Etruscan A mythical woman who occurs in the stories in early Roman history. Associated with Hercules she was a goddess of the earth and goddess of Winter Roman / Etruscan
Spirit name "Adekagagwaa" Iroquois spirit of summer who rests during the Winter in the south. He governs all the weather spirits, and each of the spirits of the seasons. Iroquois
Goddess name "Angerona" Roman Goddess of anguish, secrecy, silence and the Winter solstice. According to one class of passages she is the goddess of anguish and fear, that is, the goddess who not only produces this state of mind, but also relieves men from it. Roman
Goddess name "Anoia" Wintersmith / comic fantasy The minor goddess of Things That Stick in Drawers. She eats corkscrews and is responsible for Things Down The Backs of Sofas. Appears in Wintersmith
God name "Aquilo" Roman Aka Boreas, a purple-winged god of the north wind, one of the four wind-gods. He was also the god of Winter, who swept down from the cold northern mountains of Thrake, chilling the air with his icy breath. Roman
Angel name "Attarib" Christian One of the four angels of Winter. Christian
God name "BELENUS" Celtic, European, Irish Pastoral deity concerned with light, solar worship and healing. Considered to be one of the oldest of the Celtic gods thus far recognized. Celebrated long into the Christian era in the festival of Beltine or Cetsbamain, set on May 1, the start of the “warm season.” The rites involved lighting huge bonfires and driving cattle between them as a protection against disease. It marked the season when cattle were liberated after Winter to graze the open pastures....
God name "Baal" Phoenicia He is the god of the thunderstorm, war, good harvests, fertility, nature, Winter Rain & of storms
God name "Baal" Phoenicia God of the thunderstorm, war, good harvests, fertility, nature, Winter Rain and of storms Phoenicia
God name "Boreas" Greek / also Roman God of the north wind. He controlled the storm which destroyed the Persian fleet sailing against Athens. Identified with Winter frosts. According to the Theogony (Hesiod), he is the son of EOS and Astraeos and is of Thracian origin: “ . . . when Thracian Boreas huddles the thick clouds.”...
Goddess name "Cailleach Bheur" Celtic / Scottish Goddess of Winter. Depicted as a blue-faced hag who is reborn on October 31 (Samhain). She brings the snow until the goddess BRIGIT deposes her and she eventually turns to stone on April 30 (Beltine). In later times the mythical, witch-like figure of “Black Annis” probably derived from her....
Goddess name "Caillech aka Cailleach" Ireland / Scotland / Manx Goddess of Winter and the goddess in her destroyer aspect. Ireland / Scotland / Manx
Goddess name "Caillech/ Cailleach/ Carlin/ Mala/ Liath" Irish / Scotland / Manx A goddess of Winter & the goddess in her destroyer aspect
Goddess name "Carlin" Scotland Goddess of Winter and the spirit of the eve of Samhain (Halloween), the night the ghosts of the dead roamed the world of the living. Scotland
God name "Chang Fei" Chinese God of war. The counterpart of the god KUAN TI and often linked iconographically with him and the god LIU PEI, Chang Fei rules over the dark half of the year—autumn and Winter. Like the seasons he represents he is characterized by drunkenness and wildness. According to tradition he was wounded by his subordinates while in a drunken stupor. He is depicted with a black face, a bushy beard and wild staring eyes giving him a ferocious appearance....
"Clodones" Greek There were revels in Parnassus, in Phocis, Messenia, Arcadia, even Sparta. The festivals were held on mountains, with blazing torches, in dark Winter nights. The votaries were in large part women, and were known by many names,--Maenads, Thyiads, Clodones, Mimallones, Bassarides, etc. They were clothed in fawn skins, carried thyrsi and in their ecstasies used to hunt wild animals, tear them in pieces, and sometimes eat them raw. Greek
Goddess name "Colleda" Serbia Goddess of the Winter solstice Koliada / Serbia
Goddess name "Crone" Ireland Third aspect of the Triple goddess. She signifies old age or death, Winter, the end of all things, the waning moon, post-mentrual phases of women's lives. Ireland
God name "Dilis Varskvlavi" Russia Dilis Varskvlavi "the Morning Star", the Winter god. Russia
God name "Enten" Mesopotamian / Sumerian Fertility god. Created by ENLIL as a guardian deity of farmers alongside the minor god EMES , Enten was given specific responsibility for the fertility of ewes, goats, cows, donkeys, birds and other animals. He is identified with the abundance of the earth and with the Winter period....
Goddess name "Erce" Anglo-Saxon A triple goddess; a youthful maiden during the spring, maturing into a mother during the Summer, then aging into a crone at Winter-time. Anglo-Saxon
"Fimbul-winter" Scandinavia The great and awful Winter three years' long preceding the end of the world.
Goddess name "Frau Holle" German Goddess of Winter. German
Goddess name "Gefn" German German Mother goddess in charge of Spring, Sun, Winter, Fertility, Foresight, Growth, health, love, Magic and Protection.
"Gohone" Haudenosaunee The divinity of Winter, and things associated with that season. Haudenosaunee
God name "Great Father" Celtic The Horned God, The Lord. Lord of the Winter, harvest, land of the dead, the sky, animals, mountains, lust, powers of destruction, regeneration. Represents the male principle of creation. Celtic
Goddess name "Hemantadevi" Buddhist Goddess of Winter Buddhist / Tibet
Goddess name "Hemantadevi" Buddhist - Lamaist / Tibet Goddess of Winter. One of several seasonal deities. Also an attendant of Sridevi. Usually accompanied by a camel. Color: blue. Attributes: cup and hammer....
God name "Hod" Norse God of Winter norse
God name "Hogfather" Europian The Discworld's version of Father Christmas or Santa Claus. He wears a red, fur-lined cloak, and rides a sleigh pulled by four wild boars, Gouger, Rooter, Tusker and Snouter. In earlier times he gave households pork products, and naughty children a bag of bloody bones. Earlier than that, he was a Winter god of the death-and-renewal kind. The modern version is a jolly toymaker, with vestiges of the earlier myths (such as his Castle of Bones, a vast palace of ice which has nothing notably bony about it, except for the suggestion of a protruding femur or scapula here and there) still clinging to him.
"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
Goddess name "Koliada" Poland Koljada, Kolyada. Goddess of time and personification of the Winter solstice. Poland
Goddess name "Louhi" Finnish Goddess of the ocean and Winter Finnish
Goddess name "Marzana" Poland Goddess of Winter Poland
Spirit name "Negafok" Inuit Cold weather spirit who lowers the temperature in Winter. Inuit
Goddess name "Ninlil" Sumeria lady of the open field). After her death, she became the goddess of the air, like Enlil. She may be the Goddess of the South wind referred to in the story of Adapa, as her husband Enlil was associated with northerly Winter storms. Sumeria
God name "Nong" Afghanistan God of Winter and cold weather who lives in a glacier, he does not like women Afghanistan
God name "Nong" Kafir / Afghanistan God of Winter and cold weather. Nong lives in a glacier. He cracks the ice and is seen in the melt water. He is perceived as a misogynist and depicted in a wooden effigy, though whether in human form is unclear. His cult center seems to have been the village of Zumu in the southern Hindukush. Also Zuzum....
God name "Nong/ Zuzum" Kafir / Afghanistan The god of Winter & cold weather that lives in a glacier, he does not like women
"Pisces (the fishes)" Greek Winter signs. (Greek, zo-on, living creatures.)
Goddess name "Poshjo Akka" Saami Goddess of Winter Saami / Lappland
Spirit name "Qeskina'qu (big light)" Koryak / southeastern Siberia sky spirit. One of the sons of QUIKINNA'QU, he is the apotheosis of daylight, a precious commodity during the long Winter months....
Goddess name "Rheda" German A valkirie and goddess of the Winter. German
Goddess name "Rind" Norse Goddess of Winter. Norse
"Sakhadai" Siberia The personification of fire who gives life to the newborn Winter Sun. Siberia
God name "Sampsa" Finnish vegetation god who gives life to seed who lies dormant through the Winter. Finnish
God name "Sampsa (sedge)" Pre - Christian Finnish vegetation god. He is perceived as a giver of life to seed which lies dormant through the Winter months. His unnamed consort, to whom he is wed in a form of sacred marriage which takes place at sowing time, is also his stepmother....
Planet name "Saturnus" Roman Astral god. Identified with the planet Saturn, but thought to have originated as an agricultural deity concerned with sowing of seed. A sanctuary existed on the Roman forum from as early as 450 BC, also functioning as the imperial treasury. Saturnus was celebrated in the Saturnalia festival (December 17-19) during which masters and slaves exchanged roles and candles were given as gifts to symbolize the Winter darkness....
"Set" Egypt The son of Seb and Nut, is the brother of Osiris, Isis, and Nephthys; and the father of Anubis by Nephthys. Set stole the light from the Sun, resulting in autumn and Winter. Egypt
Goddess name "Snegurochka" Russia Goddess and Winter Russia
Goddess name "Tonan" Aztec Goddess of the Winter solstice. Aztec
God name "Tsa'qamae" Qwe'gsotenox Indian / British Columbia, Canada God of salmon migration. The so-called “head Winter dancer,” his attributes include head ring and neck ring of bark to which heads are attached....
God name "Uller" Norse God whose name meant "the brilliant one". Symbolizes oaths, pacts, duels, hunting, Winter, and glory. Norse
"Vindsval" Norse The father of Winter. Norse
Spirit name "Wah Kah Nee" Chinook A sacred being, able to walk unprotected, even barefoot, through the Winter and to communicate with its spirits, asking for the return of the Sunshine to warm her people. Chinook
God name "Wiidigo" Ojibwa / Canada Ice god. A terrible being formed of ice who symbolizes the starvation of Winter. There are said to be many windigos, but they are always referred to in the singular. Cannibalistic, the windigo appears as an ice skeleton and a human being can be turned into one through possession....
"Wild Huntsman" German The German tradition is that a spectral hunter with dogs frequents the Black Forest to chase the wild animals. The English name is "Herne the Hunter," who was once a keeper in windsor Forest. In Winter time, at midnight, he walks about Herne's Oak, and blasts trees and cattle. He wears horns, and rattles a chain in a "most hideous manner". Another legend is that a certain Jew would not suffer Jesus to drink out of a horse-trough, but pointed to some water in a hoof-print as good enough for "such an enemy of Moses," and that this man is the "Wild Huntsman." Various
"Wintersmith" Discworld The personification of Winter. At his core he is the elemental personification of ice. Originally just a shape in the snow, with two violet eyes, he later formed a "snowman" out of all the elements that make a human body. He creates snowflakes and icebergs, and also the patterns of ice on windows. Discworld