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NameOriginDescription
God name "ATUM" Egypt Sun god and creator god. Atum is generally represented in human form and often wears a crown which combines those of Upper and Lower Egypt. He is represented as various animals including the bull, lion, snake and lizard. Atum was regarded as the progenitor of the Egyptian pharaohs. Both Atum and Re are represented by a Divine black bull, Mnevis or Mer-wer, wearing the Sun disc and uraeus or snake between its horns. It acts as an intercessor between the Sun god and his priests in Heliopolis....
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 "Age Fon" Benin / W Africa Revered by hunters he is the god of animals
God name "Ah Can Cum" Mayan Hunter god; protector of the animals Mayan
God name "Ah Can Cum/ Acaum" Maya A hunter & protector of the animals god
Deities name "Ah Cancun" Mayan / Mesoamerican / Mexico Hunting god. One of a number of deities in Mayan religion identified with the hunt and the protection of animals. Also Acanum....
Deities name "Ah Tabai" Mayan / Mesoamerican / Mexico Hunting god. One of a number of deities in Mayan religion identified with the hunt and the protec tion of animals....
God name "Ahriman" Zoroastrian / Farsi Per sian Chthonic god of darkness. The antagonist of AHURA MAZDA, god of light, and his attendant, MITHRA. The name is a modern derivation of the original Avestan title ANGRU MAINYU. Ahriman is said to have tried to persuade his attendant animals, including the scor pion, ant and snake, to drink the blood of the bull slain by Mithra in the primeval legend of dualistic conflict (see Mithra); if he had succeeded he would have prevented life from forming on earth. In another legend he tried to thwart Ahura Mazda by sending a flood to destroy the world. Also recog nized in Roman Mithraism. Rituals included ani mal sacrifice. Also ARIMANIUS (Roman)....
"Aja" African  Aja is an Orisha, patron of the Forest, the animals within it and herbal healers, whom she taught their art.
Goddess name "Aniger" Greek A minor goddess of squashed animals. Witnessed by thinking "Oh God, what was that I hit?". Mentioned in Hogfather.
God name "Apedemak" Sudanese / Meroe war god. An Egyptianized deity, his main sanctuary was contained in a vast religious complex and center of pilgrimage at Musawwarat-es-Sufra, north of the sixth Nile cataract. Sacred animals include cattle and the African elephant. Depicted with the head of a lion and a human body, holding a scepter embellished with a seated lion at the tip....
Goddess name "Aranyani" Hindu / Vedic Minor goddess of woodlands. Possibly having evolved from a primitive animistic guardian spirit of animals, Aranyani is an elusive, rarely seen, deity who is recognized in the sounds of the trees, particularly at dusk. She is a benign figure, sweet-scented and unwilling to destroy unless severely provoked....
Goddess name "Artio" Switzerland Bear Goddess whose shrine once stood in what is now Berne, Switzerland. She is usually depicted as being surrounded by full baskets and animals. Goddess of fertility and wildlife. She is associated with the bear, claws and teeth, geode stones.
Deities name "Balam (jaguar)" Mayan / Yucatec, Mesoamerican / Mexico Guardian deities. Poorly defined spirits who protect individuals in daily life. Four balam stand at the cardinal points around a village to guard against dangerous animals. They also protect the four sides of a milpa (smallholding) against thieves....
"Balam the ox" Koran And the fish Nun, are the food of Mahomet's Paradise; the mere lobes of the livers of these animals will suffice for 70,000 saints. Koran
King name "Barbatos" Greek A great count and duke, who appears when the Sun is in Sagittarius with four noble kings and three companies of troops; he gives instructions in all the sciences, reveals treasures concealed by enchantment, knows the past and future, reconciles friends and those in power, and is of the Order of the Virtues. He also understands the songs of birds and the language of other animals. Unk
Goddess name "Bariba" Celtic / Irish Fertility goddess. One of the aspects of the MORRIGAN. A name of the “Sovereignty of Ireland” to whom the king was married in symbolic ceremony. Also a goddess of war capable of changing shape from girl to hag, and into birds and animals.See also BADB, ERIU, Fodla, Medb and MAEVE....
"Brown Man Of The Muirs" Scotland Brown Man Of The Muirs, the protector of wild animals. Scotland
"Bugady Musun" Siberian Revered by many Siberian peoples. Bugady Musun was the patron of wildlife and the guardian of animals.
Spirit name "CERNUNNOS" Celtic, Gallic Fertility and chthonic god. Cernunnos appears to have been recognized in the region of Gaul which is now central France. He is typically drawn as a man bearing the antlers of a stag, not necessarily representing an animal spirit but a deity closely involved with animals and one which can transform instantly into animal shape. In the Celtic world, horns and antlers were generally regarded as symbols of virility and fertility....
"Cacus" Greek A fabulous Italian shepherd, brother of Caca, who was believed to have lived in a cave, and to have committed various kinds of robberies. Among others, he also stole a part of the cattle of Hercules or Recaranus and, as he dragged the animals into his cave by their tails, it was impossible to discover their traces. But when the remaining oxen passed by the cave, those within began to bellow, and were thus discovered. Greek
Goddess name "Ceiuci" Brazil Star goddess who created all animals. Brazil
"Cholmus" Siberia Creator of animals Siberia
"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 "Cybele" Phrygian A deification of the earth Mother. Like Gaia (the "Earth") or her Minoan equivalent Rhea, Cybele embodies the fertile earth, a goddess of caverns and mountains, walls and fortresses, nature, wild animals, especially lions and bees. Phrygian
Goddess name "Dali aka Deyla" Georgia / Russia Dalila, the hunt goddess and ‘lady of stones and animals'. Georgia / Russia
Goddess name "Diana" Roman moon goddess. Living in the Forests, she is a huntress and protector of animals, also the guardian of virginity. Generally modeled on the Greek goddess ARTEMIS, she had a sanctuary on the Aventine Hill in Rome and, under Roman rule, took over the Temple of Artemis at Ephesus....
God name "Dus”ara (‘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....
Goddess name "Eingana" Australian The world-creator, the birth mother, maker of all water, land, animals, and kangaroos. This huge snake goddess still lives in the Dreamtime. Australian
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 "Eriu" Celtic / Irish Fertility goddess. An aspect of the MORRIGAN. One of the deities who were known as the “Sovereignty of Ireland” and wedded sym bolically to a mortal king. Also a warrior goddess, capable of changing shape from girl to hag, and into birds and animals. She is patroness of the royal seat of Uisnech in County Meath. Eire and Erin are corruptions of her name. See also BADB....
Spirit name "Gaila" Lithuanian A spirit of night, which obsessed people and animals in dreams. Lithuanian
"Galligantus" Greek A giant who lived with Hocus-Pocus in an enchanted castle. By his magic he changed men and women into dumb animals, amongst which was a duke's daughter, changed into a roe. Jack the Giant Killer, arrayed in his cap, which rendered him invisible, went to the castle and read the inscription: "Whoever can this trumpet blow, will cause the giant's overthrow." He seized the trumpet, blew a loud blast, the castle fell down, Jack slew the giant, and was married soon after to the duke's daughter. Fairy tale
God name "Glooscap" Canada The god of righteousness who made the plains, food plants, animals and humans. Canada
God name "God of Evolution" Discworld Is found 'sculpting' animals and since he hasn't figured out reproduction yet, he makes every animal unique. Although no-one believes in the God of Evolution, he survives thanks to his own strong belief. He does not believe in himself, because he is an atheist, but he believes in what he does. Discworld
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
"Gui Xian" China The great Tortoise, one of the four Holy animals of Chinese mythology and a symbol of Longevity and Immortality. China
God name "Haruspex" Roman Persons who interpreted the will of the gods by inspecting the entrails of animals offered in sacrifice. Cato said, "I wonder how one haruspex can keep from laughing when he sees another." Roman
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....
God name "Herne the Hunted" Discworld The God of Hunted animals. Herne appears as a small figure with floppy rabbit ears, small horns and a good turn of speed. He has the unfortunate job of being the constantly terrified and apprehensive god of all small furry creatures whose destiny it is to end their lives as a brief, crunchy squeak; it has been said that he arose from the feelings of prey animals during the hunt, whereas other gods of the hunt arose from the passions of the hunters. Discworld
God name "Hinkon" Tungus / Siberia A hunting god as the controller of all animals
God name "Hinkon" Tungus / Siberian Hunting god. Revered as the lord of all animals and controller of the chase....
God name "Hinkon Tungus" Siberia God of hunting as the controller of all animals Siberia
God name "Hishe" Botswana The great self-created god who then created all the lesser gods, the earth, mankind, wild animals and vegetation. Botswana
Goddess name "Inara" Hurrian The daughter of the storm-god Teshub or Tarhunt and the goddess of the wild animals of the steppe. Hurrian
Goddess name "Inaras" Hittite The goddess of the wild animals of the steppe
Goddess name "Inaras" Hittite Goddess of the wild animals of the steppe. The one who set a trap for Illuyankas. Hittite
"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 "Kalahari aka Cagn Mantis" Africa a creator god of the people of the Kalahari in Africa and in particular Botswana. He is credited with having made all things (he made the moon from an old shoe), and is the god of natural phenomena. Omnipresent, he manifests himself in everything in the world, but especially in the mantis and caterpillar, which seem to be his favored animals. He has one wife, Coti, and, with her, two sons, Cogaz and Gewi. At one time, he lived on earth but he later moved his dwelling to the top of the sky.
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....
God name "Keyeme Taulipsang" S America God and lord of the animals South America
God name "Khem" Egypt God of life and growth in nature, vegetation, animals, fertility Egypt
King name "Kihigilan" Koryak Thunder-Man. The Supreme Being, propitiated for purely material reasons, such as the procuring of a food-supply by hunting land and sea animals, the picking of berries and roots, and the tending of the reindeer herds. If the Supreme Being ceases to look upon the earth disorder at once begins. Koryak
Goddess name "Kokyan" S America Creator goddess; she created humans, plants, and animals Hopi
God name "Krukis" Russia Patron god of smiths and domestic animals. Russia
Goddess name "Kubai-khotun" Anatolian 'Great Mother'; she dwells in the 'tree of life' or under its roots and protects and supports humans and animals. Her milk is the origin of the milky Way. She was the primordial mother-goddess. Anatolian
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....
Spirit name "Kutji" Australian aboriginal Animistic spirits. Malevolent beings who conceal themselves in undergrowth and rock crevices and manifest as animals and birds, including eagles, crows, owls, kangaroos and emus. Kutji are considered to have taken over wild creatures if their behavior assumes unfamiliar patterns. Only shamans may contain the influence of these spirits. Otherwise, they possess the potential to inflict disease and death on to human beings....
God name "Kyumbe" Zaramo / Tanzania, East Africa Creator god. Tradition has it that the earth and sky may have been present before this being emerged. He is, however, perceived as having engendered all living things on earth. He first created animals' bodies without tails. When they had their legs fitted, Kyumbe added tails as an afterthought....
"Lucifera" Fairy Tale Pride lived in a splendid palace, only its foundation was of sand. The door stood always open, and the queen gave welcome to every comer. Her six privy ministers are Idleness, Gluttony, Lechery, Avarice, Envy, and Revenge. These six, with Pride herself, are the seven deadly sins. Her carriage was drawn by six different animals- viz. an ass, swine, goat, camel, wolf, and lion, on each of which rode one of her privy councillors, Satan himself being coachman. While here the Red-Cross Knight was attacked by Sansjoy, who would have been slain if Duessa had not rescued him.
"Lyssa" Greek The personification of rage, particularly martial rage, fury, raging madness, frenzy, and, in animals, the madness of rabies. Greek
God name "Make Make" Polynesian / Easter Island Sea god. The tutelary deity of the Easter Islanders, he created mankind and animals. His sacred animal is the sea swallow and the huge anthropomorphic stone figures which characterize the island's archaeology form part of his cult....
Supreme god name "Makonaima" British Makunaima. The supreme god and creator who sent his son Sigu to rule over the earth. Among the Makushi he created the sky and earth, vegetation, animals and men. Among the Ackawoi and Caribs, he created birds, animals, and food plants, assisted by his son Sigu. British Guiana
"Makunaimma" Caribbean / C America He is the creator of the heavens, humans, & animals in no particular order
"Mana" Oceanic A concept of an impersonal force or quality that resides in people, animals, and inanimate objects and that instills in the appreciative observer a sense of respect or wonder. Oceanic
Spirit name "Manabozho aka Nanabush" Ojibwa Manabozo, a spirit trickster figure and culture hero. He was the son of a human mother and Bangishimog, a spirit father. Nanabozho most often appears in the shape of a rabbit and is characterized as a trickster. He was sent to earth by Gitchi Manitou to teach the Ojibwe, and one of his first tasks was to name all the plants and animals. Ojibwa
Goddess name "Mayahuel" Aztec / Mesoamerican / Mexico Minor fertility goddess. One of the group classed as the Ometochtli complex associated with the maguey plant from which pulque is brewed. She may be depicted seated upon a tortoise beside an agave plant in bloom. According to legend she was abducted by QUETZALCOATL and subsequently dismembered by wild animals. From the fragments grew the first agave plants....
God name "Meiden" Lithuania He is the god of Forest & animals, figures doesn't it
God name "Michabon" Ottawa / Canada This god is guilty of creating humans from animals
God name "Michabon Ottawa" Canada God who created humans from animals
God name "Michalon" Canada God who created humans from animals. Central Canada
Goddess name "Morongo" Zimbabwe Goddess of the evening star, gave birth to the animals of creation and then went on to create humans. Zimbabwe
Goddess name "Ninhursaga" Sumeria Mother divinity and goddess of wild animals, plants and fertility. Sumeria
"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
"Nyambi" Africa In the beginning Nyambi made all things. He made animals, birds. At that time he lived on earth with his wife, Nasilele. Africa
Deities name "Obosom" Akan A generic name for the lessor gods, sometimes referred to as the deities. These spirits are embodied in the wind, rivers, oceans, streams, trees, mountains, rocks, animals, and other objects. Akan
King name "Old Man" Blackfoot Came from the south, making the mountains, the prairies, and the Forests as he passed, the birds and the animals too. He traveled north making things as he went and arranging the world as we see it today. Blackfoot
Goddess name "Omorca" Babylonian The goddess who was sovereign of the universe when it was first created. It was covered with water and darkness, but contained some few animals of monster forms, representations of which may be seen in the Temple of Bel. Babylonian
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 "Pasupati" Hindu God of animals and the protector of cattle. Hindu
God name "Pasupati (lord of animals)" Hindu / India God of animals. His consort is Svaha and his son is SANMUKHA. He is thought to have been derived from an earlier pre-Indo Aryan deity worshiped by the Indus Valley civilization as a horned god with three faces, sitting surrounded by animals. In Hindu culture regarded as an aspect of S IVA and depicted standing upon a corpse....
God name "Patrimpas" Europe One of the trinity of gods and is the god of spring, joy, peace, maturity, abundance, as well the care of domestic animals, ploughed fields, and crops. Eastern Europe
Spirit name "Peju'lpe" Yukaghir / Siberia Aes guardian spirits look at the well being of animals under their care & benevolent to the hunter so long as he observes the rules and kills only when necessary
Deities name "Peju'lpe" Yukaghir / southeastern Siberia Guardian spirits. Attendant deities who look after the well-being of animals in their care. They are benevolent toward the hunter so long as he observes certain regulations and kills only when necessary....
Spirit name "Peju'lpe Yukaghir" Siberia Guardian spirits, who look at the well being of animals under their care and benevolent to the hunter so long as he observes the rules and kills only when necessary Siberia
God name "Phobetus" Greek God of dreams by animals Greek
God name "Picvu'ciri" Chukchee / Eastern Siberia God of hunters. A diminutive figure who rides on a sled drawn by mice. He is the guardian of reindeer and other animals and is invoked by sacrifice, usually of camp dogs....
Goddess name "Poloknalai" Kafir / Afghanistan A goddess of animals
Goddess name "Poloknalai Kafir" Afghanistan Goddess of animals Afghanistan
Goddess name "Poluknalai" Kafir / Afghanistan Goddess of animals. Locally revered, with the goddess DISANI, among Askun villages in the southwest of Kafiristan....
"Reliquiae" Sanskrit The astral shells or spooks of human beings and animals which are left in the lower strata after death. Similar to bhuta. Sanskrit
God name "Rudra (howler)" Hindu / Vedic weather god. An early deity, largely superseded by SIVA, who controls the gales and storms. Often linked with the fire god AGNI and the Rain god INDRA. Generally a malignant god, Rudra lives in the mountains and is deemed to be either tall or dwarf, depending on the severity of the storm. He brings death and disease to man and domestic animals through his “thousand shafts,” and is considered to be highly unpredictable....
God name "Sajara" Songhai / eastern Mali, West Africa Rainbow god. Perceived as a Rainbow-colored snake and symbolized by a tree where white rams are sacrificed and hung. The animals' blood is sprinkled on the tree. The ritual is accompanied...
Goddess name "Sanju" Kafir / Afghanistan Harvest goddess. A littlereported deity, the consort of the war god GISH and daughter of SANU. She controls the harvesting, threshing and winnowing of grain and the safe storage of wheat and butter. She carries a golden winnow and is either depicted in human form or as a goat. Her cult is known chiefly from the village of Pronz in the southern Hindukush where she enjoyed an important sanctuary with stone seats around the icon, part of which reportedly still exists. Wooden statues depict her in human form, nude to the waist. Alternatively, she is perceived as a bird that acts as a messenger. The blood of sacrificial animals was poured over the figure. Also Sulmech; SANU....
God name "Shaikpaia" Yoruba / Nigeria, West Africa Plague god. The son of SHANGO, he is credited with having once been a god of war who invaded the country (as a disease). He is particularly identified with smallpox. His symbol is the sesame plant which takes the form of a taboo and brings disease to those who take it into their house. A festival is held in September to propitiate Shankpana with sacrifices of animals and fruit....
Supreme god name "Sudrem" Kafir / Afghanistan weather god. Little is known of this deity. He was created from the breath of the supreme god IMRA. Alternatively he sprang from a juniper branch. His wife is the goddess NangiWutr and he is the father of the major fertility goddess DISANI. He is depicted as a great golden buck with horns reaching to the sky. As a deity specifically concerned with Rain, he lives in a sacred lake, Sudrem Sur, at which all wild animals must drink once to survive. Also Sujum; Sudaram; Sataram....
God name "Sukunahikona" Japan Dwarf deity who assisted in building the world and formulating protections against disease and wild animals. A god of healing, brewing sake and hot springs. Japan
God name "Sulanuth" Hebrew A monster in the sea ordered by God "to come up and go into Egypt, with arms ten cubits in length . . . and she went upon the roofs and uncovered the rafting and cut them and stretched forth her arm into the house and removed the lock and the bolt and opened the houses of Egypt and the swarm of animals destroyed the Egyptians" Book of Jasher
Goddess name "Tabiti" Scythian Goddess of fire. Also the guardian deity of all animals. The Romans syncretized her with the hearth goddess VESTA....
Spirit name "Tanu'ka" Koryak / southeastern Siberia earth spirit. A guardian of the earth and its plants and animals, Tanu'ta is the consort of YINE'ANE'UT (in other legends she is married to the son of the supreme being TA'YAN)....
Spirit name "Tanu'la" Koryak / SE Siberia A guardian spirit of the earth & its plans & animals, female type
Spirit name "Tanula" Siberia Guardian spirit of the earth, plants and animals. Koryak, Siberia
Goddess name "Tate Kyewimoka (mother west water)" Huichol Indian / Mesoamerican / Mexico Rain and water goddess. Appears in lightning and is said to resemble a red snake. She lives in a deep gorge with caves, in Santa Catarina, and brings the Rain from the west. Her animals include deer and ravens and she is also the goddess of the corn....
God name "Tatevali (our grandfather)" Huichol Indian / Mesoamerican / Mexico God of fire. Also a deity of life and health, perceived as a shaman who prophesies and cures disease. He is the tutelary god of shamans and is said to have built the first Huichol temple with the god TATOSI. His animals include the macaw, royal eagle, cardinal bird, puma and opossum....
"Theophane" Greek A daughter of Bisaltes, who, in consequence of her extraordinary beauty, was beleaguered by lovers, but was carried off by Poseidon to the isle of Crinissa. As the lovers followed her even there, Poseidon metamorphosed the maiden into a sheep and himself into a ram, and all the inhabitants of the island into animals. Greek
God name "Toa'lalit" Bella Coola Indian / British Columbia, Canada God of hunters. Oversees the hunting of mountain goats. He is invisible, but great hunters may catch a glimpse of his hat, moccasins or mountain staff moving about. His animals are the lynx and raven....
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....
God name "Tuan MacCarell" Ireland A God of animals and woodlands. Ireland
Goddess name "Tuulikki" Finland Daughter of Tapio and Mielikki, goddess of animals.
"Ualare" New Guinea The name for ancestors, ualare is that by which all sacred objects are designated. Certain animals are ualare, and as these were never injured or eaten. The Elema, Papuan Gulf, New Guinea
God name "Umvelinkwangi" Zulu / South Africa Creator god. He engendered all plants and animals on earth and is the father of the god UNKULUNKULU, who was born from a reed and engendered mankind....
Spirit name "Velaute'mtilan (sedge man)" Koryak / southeastern Siberia vegetation spirit. The personification of the sedges and therefore guardian of the boggy tundras and their animals....
God name "Wa" Ntomba / Democratic Republic of Congo, central Africa Sun god. Probably originating as a god of hunters who protects and controls the animals in the Forest. He has a son, Mokele....
God name "Wamala" Bunyoro / Uganda, East Africa God of plenty. A sanctuary has existed near the royal palace and Wamala is propitiated to give the boon of children, domestic animals and crops. He is also seen in an oracular capacity and has an official intermediary....
"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
God name "Xmucane, Xpiyacoc, Xumucane,Ixpiyacoc" Maya The mother and father gods. They agreed that animals should be created. This was accomplished, and they next turned their attention to the framing of man. They made a number of mannikins carved out of wood. Popol Vuh, Kiche
"Yasi" Bolivia The great chief was named Yasi (Moon), and he had a child. One day, a Jaguar was playing rough with the child, and bit it too hard on the head. The young child died, and when Yasi heard of his child's death, he wanted some answers. Yasi wanted to know who murdered his precious child, but none of the animals would tell. Yasi became so angry that he stretched the necks ofthe howler monkeys, put spines on the backs of porcupines, twisted the feet of the ant eaters, and threw the tortoise down so hard, that it could no longer walk fast. Bolivia
Goddess name "Yhi" Australian aboriginal Sun goddess and bringer of light. She is said to have been jointly responsible, with BAIAME, for the creation of humankind and in particular for the Karraur group of aborigines. Mythology records that she was asleep in the darkness of the primordial Dreamtime until she was awakened by a loud roaring or whistling noise from Baiame. As she opened her eyes the world became light and as she walked the earth plants grew in her footprints, to be followed by animals and, finally, humankind....
God name "Yum Caax" Mayan lord of the woods is a god of wild plants and animals important to the hunters. He is equally a protector of the fields against the incursions of wild nature and invoked by traditional farmers. Mayan
Goddess name "Zvoruna" Lithuania A goddess of the hunt & of animals
Goddess name "Zvoruna" Lithuania Goddess of the hunt and of animals Lithuania