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NameOriginDescription
King name "Aegeus" Greek According to some accounts a son of Pandion II. king of Athens, and of Pylia, while others call him a son of Scyrius or Phemius, and state that he was only an adopted son of Pandion.
King name "Alcmene" Greek A daughter of Electryon, king of Messene, by Anaxo, the daughter of Alcaeus. According to other accounts her mother was called Lysidice or Eurydice.
"Angelus" Greek A surname of Artemis, according to some accounts the original name of Hecate.
Goddess name "Asnan" Mesopotamian / Sumerian / Babylonian - Akkadian vegetation goddess. Minor deity probably known to the Sumerians from circa 3500BC or earlier. She is concerned with the abundance of grain in the fields, sent as its protectress by the gods ENLIL and ENKI. According to creation accounts, she and the cattle god LAHAR were first intended to serve the needs of the Annunaki, the celestial children of AN, but when the heavenly creatures were found unable to make use of their products, humankind was created to provide an outlet for their services. Attributes: ears of corn sprouting from her shoulders....
King name "Augeas" Greek A son of Phorbas and Hermione, and king of the Epeians in Elis. According to some accounts he was a son of Eleios or Helios or Poseidon.
Goddess name "Bariebdjedet" Egypt / Lower Ram god. Possibly concerned with arbitration, his consort is the fish goddess HATMEHYT. He is the father of HARPOKRATES. According to tradition (Chester Beatty I papyrus) he was called upon to intercede in the contest for the Egyptian kingdoms between HORUS and SETH. He is placed in some accounts in Upper Egypt on the island of Seheil at the first Nile cataract, but his cult is centered on Mendes in the Delta region of Lower Egypt [Tell et-Ruba] and is closely linked with the mother of Rameses III. He is generally depicted in anthropomorphic form, but with the head of a ram....
"Cabeiri" Greek Mystic divinities who occur in various parts of the ancient world. The obscurity that hangs over them, and the contradictions respecting them in the accounts of the ancients themselves, have opened a wide field for speculation to modern writers on mythology, each of whom has been tempted to propound a theory of his own. Greek
"Caca" Greek A sister of Cacus, who, according to some accounts, betrayed the place where the cattle were concealed which Cacus had stolen from Hercules or Recaranus. She was rewarded for it with Divine honours, which she was to enjoy for ever. Greek
"Centaurs" Greek That is, the bull-killers, are according to the earliest accounts a race of men who inhabited the mountains and Forests of Thessaly. Greek
Hero name "Cocytus" Greek Meaning river of wailing or lamentation, was the river in the underworld on the banks of which the dead who could not pay Charon wandered, according to most accounts, for one hundred years. It flowed into the river Acheron, across which lay Hades, the mythological abode of the dead. Greek
"Ecstatici" Greek A class of Diviners among the ancient Greeks, who used to lie in trances, and when they came to themselves gave strange accounts of what they had seen while they were "out of the body."
Goddess name "Eos" Hellenized Indo - European sky goddess. The spirit of the dawn. She is the daughter of HYPERION and THEA, and the sister of HELIOS (sun) and SELENE (moon). The consort of AEOLOS, the storm god son of POSEIDON, she bore six children who represent the various winds. Hesiod accounts her as the consort of Astraeos. In separate tradition she is the mother of Memnon who was slain at Troy, and her tears are the morning dew. See also AURORA....
God name "Hephaistos" Greek The god of smiths and metal-workers was the son of Hera. He was born lame, and his mother was so displeased at the sight of him that she flung him out of Olympus. Other accounts say that Zeus threw him out for taking his mother's part in a quarrel which occurred between them. Hephaistos's lameness, according to this account, was the consequence of his fall. He was a whole day falling, and at last alighted in the island of Lemnos, which was thenceforth sacred to him. Greek
Goddess name "Mehet-Weret" Egypt Minor goddess of the creation accounts Egypt
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....
King name "Melissus" Greek An ancient king of Crete, who, by Amalthea, became the father of the nymphs Adrastea and Ida, to whom Rhea entrusted the infant Zeus to be brought up. Other accounts call the daughters of this king Melissa and Amalthea. Greek
Goddess name "Sarama (the nimble one)" Hindu / Vedic, Epic / Puranic Attendant goddess. She acts as a messenger to the god INDRA and guards his herds. In later Hindu texts Sarama is reputedly the mother of all dogs and is given the epithet the “bitch of heaven.” The Rg Veda accounts her as having punished the minor deity Panis for stealing cows....
God name "Virabhadra (great hero)" Hindu / Epic / Puranic war god. Considered to be a form of SIVA, and occasionally of VISNU, Virabhadra acts as a martial aspect of Siva against the god DAKSA, who according to some accounts abused Siva's wife SATI and drove her to angry suicide by self-immolation to avenge the slight. He is depicted bearing four arms. Attributes: arrow, bow, shield and sword. He sometimes wears a necklace of skulls. Three-eyed and three-headed....