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NameOriginDescription
God name "ALLAH" Nabataean / Arabic The creator god of Islam. Perceived in preIslamic times as the creator of the earth and water. Named by the prophet Muhammad as the one true god and given a hundred names or epithets in the Qur'an, ninety-nine of which are known to mankind and accounted on the rosary beads; the final name remains a mystery. No representation of Allah is made in art....
Goddess name "Aabit" Egypt Singing Goddess. Rules over music, song, voice, arts. Egypt
God name "Acat" Mayan God of tattoo artists. Mayan
"Actaeon" Greek Son of Aristaeus and Autonoe, a daughter of Cadmus. He was trained in the art of hunting by the centaur Cheiron, and was afterwards torn to pieces by his own 50 hounds on mount Cithaeron. The names of these hounds are given by Ovid (Metamorphoses III) and Hyginus.
"Actor" Greek Son of Aristaeus and Autonoe, a daughter of Cadmus. He was trained in the art of hunting by the centaur Cheiron, and was afterwards torn to pieces by his own 50 hounds on mount Cithaeron. The names of these hounds are given by Ovid (Metamorphoses III) and Hyginus.
"Aesacus" Greek A son of Priam and Arisbe, the daughter of Merops, from whom Aesacus learned the art of interpreting dreams.
"Agla" Hebrew An acronymic, representing the Hebrew phrase: "Ateh Gibor le-Olam Adonai", ie. "Thou art mighty forever,O Lord". Often found in magical or Qabalistic texts.
"Agrotera" Greek The huntress, a surname of Artemis. At Agrae on the Ilissus, where she was believed to have first hunted after her arrival from Delos, Artemis Agrotera had a temple with a statue carrying a bow. Greek
Goddess name "Airmid" Irish A goddess of all healing arts & witchcraft
"Aja" African  Aja is an Orisha, patron of the Forest, the animals within it and herbal healers, whom she taught their art.
"Alloces" Greek Commands thirty-six legions. He dresses as a knight and rides a horse. His face is characteristic of a lion, with an inflamed complexion and fervent eyes. He is said to teach astronomy and liberal arts.
Goddess name "Alpanu aka Alpan" Etruscan Goddess of love and one of the Lasas, and a ruler of the underworld. Possibly equated with the Greek goddess Persephone. In art, she was usually depicted as a nude or semi-nude winged maiden. Etruscan
God name "Alpheus" Greece Alpheus as man. Hunting in the Forests of Greece, Alpheus saw Artemis and desired her. Alpheus as a river (present Alfeios River) and river-god, thus like most river-gods a son of Oceanus and Tethys.
Nymph name "Amnisiades" Crete The nymphs of the river Amnistis in Crete, who are mentioned in connexion with the worship of Artemis there. (Argonautica.)
"Amoghapasa" Buddhist Brings believers hope and tranquility. Amoghapasa has four pairs of arms. One pair is held with palms together in a prayerful attitude. Some are raised, others are held slightly away from the body. The hands may be in symbolic positions called mudra or may hold symbolic articles like a lotus blossom, symbol of compassion; a monk's staff; a whisk representing the brushing away of earthly cares; and the lasso. Buddhist
Goddess name "Andarta" Celtic / Gallic Fertility goddess (probable). Patron goddess of the Vocontii tribe. Her name seems to have derived either from artos (bear) or ar (ploughed land).See also ANDRASTA....
King name "Andromache" Greek A daughter of Eetion, king of the Cilician Thebae, and one of the noblest and most amiable female characters in the Iliad. Her father and her seven brothers were slain by Achilles at the taking of Thebae, and her mother, who had purchased her freedom by a large ransom, was killed by Artemis. Greek
"Angelus" Greek A surname of Artemis, according to some accounts the original name of Hecate.
Goddess name "Apanchomene" Greek The strangled goddess, a surname of Artemis.
God name "Apollo" Greek God of hunting and healing. One of the great divinities of the Greeks, was, according to Homer, the son of Zeus and Leto. Hesiod (Theogony of Hesiod 918) states the same, and adds, that Apollo's sister was Artemis. Neither of the two poets suggests anything in regard to the birth-place of the god, unless we take "born in Lycia," which, however, according to others, would only mean "born of or in light." Apollo is one of the few Greek gods who did not sleep with Aphrodite
God name "Apulu Later Aplu" Etruscan Sun god, often depicted in art with a staff and laurel branches. He was clearly derived from the Greek god Apollo. Etruscan
"Arcas" Greek A son of Zeus by Callisto, a companion of Artemis.
"Aricia" Greek A niece of Aegeus. She was the last of the Pallantides and may have married Virbius, the name by which Hippolytus was known after he was brought back to life on the request of Artemis.
"Aricina" Greek A surname of Artemis, derived from the town of Aricia in Latium, where she was worshipped. A tradition of that place related that Hippolytus, after being restored to life by Asclepius, came to Italy, ruled over Aricia, and dedicated a grove to Artemis. Greek
Goddess name "Arito/ Artio of Muti" Switzerland A goddess of bears, prosperity & the harvest
God name "Artaius" Celtic God of sheep and cattle herders from Celtic Gaul. Later, the Romans identified him with Mercury.
God name "Artaius" Gaul The bear god in Gaul. Identified with Mercury.
Goddess name "Artemis" Greek One of the great divinities of the Greeks. Her name is usually derived from uninjured, healthy, vigorous; according to which she would be the goddess who is herself inviolate and vigorous, and also grants strength and health to others. According to the Homeric account and Hesiod (Theogony 918) she was the daughter of Zeus and Leto. She was the sister of Apollo, and born with him at the same time in the island of Delos.
Goddess name "Arthapratisamvit" Buddhist Goddess of logical analysis. Buddhist
Goddess name "Arthapratisamvit" Buddhist / Vajrayana Goddess of logical analysis. One of a group of four. Color: green. Attributes: jewel and noose....
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.
Goddess name "Artio of Muri" Roman / Celtic / European Fertility goddess and guardian spirit of bears. Known only from inscriptions and sculptures in the Berne region of Switzerland, she is linked with bears. A bronze depicts her offering fruit to a bear. She seems also to be a goddess of prosperity and harvest. She became syncretized with the...
Goddess name "Artio of Muti/ Arito" Switzerland A goddess of bears, prosperity & the harvest
God name "Asclepius" Greek Or Aesculapius, the god of the medical art. In the Homeric poems Aesculapius does not appear to be considered as a divinity, but merely as a human being. No allusion is made to his descent, and he is merely mentioned as the the father of Machaon and Podaleirius.
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....
God name "Aura" Greek A daughter of Lelas and Periboea, was one of the swift-footed companions of Artemis. She was beloved by Dionysus, but fled from him, until Aphrodite, at the request of Dionysus, inspired her with love for the god.
God name "Balor" Ireland God of war, death, inspiration, conquest, martial arts, sky, and fate. Ireland
Nymph name "Begoe" Etruscan An Etruscan nymph, who was believed to have written the Ars fulguritarum, the art of purifying places which had been struck by lightning. This religious Book was kept at Rome in the temple of Apollo together with the Sibylline Books and the Carmina of the Marcii.
Goddess name "Bendis" Greece A Thracian divinity in whom the moon was worshipped. Hesychius says "that the poet Cratinus called this goddess Two Spears, either because she had to discharge two duties, one towards heaven and the other towards the earth, or because she bore two lances, or lastly, because she had two lights, the one her own and the other derived from the Sun. In Greece she was sometimes identified with Persephone, but more commonly with Artemis.
Goddess name "Bendis" Thracian Mother goddess. Hellenized and linked stylistically with ARTEMIS as a huntress. Appeared in Athens during the Peloponnesian war. Attributes: boots, torch and pointed cap....
Goddess name "Benzi-Ten/ Benten/ Benzai-Tenno" Japan The goddess of eloquence, language, arts, fortune, water, & knowledge
Goddess name "Biliku" N Amerian Goddess of weavery, storytelling, arts and crafts Native American
Goddess name "CERES" Roman Mother goddess. Mother goddess. Ceres is arguably the most recent model of the “great mother” whose predecessors include INANA, IS TAR, ARTEMIS, KYBELE and Demeter on whom she is directly modeled. She is the daughter of KRONOS (Cronus) and RHEA and one of the more important consorts of JUPITER. Ceres was worshiped through the festivals of Thesmophoria and Cerealia in sanctuaries throughout the Greco-Roman empires....
God name "Caacrinolaas" Greek Grand President of Hell, a god with the wings of a griffon. He inspires knowledge of the liberal arts and incites homicide.
Nymph name "Callisto" Greek Is sometimes called a daughter of Lycaon in Arcadia and sometimes of Nycteus or Ceteus, and sometimes also she is described as a nymph. (Apollodorus iii) She was a huntress, and a companion of Artemis. Greek
Nymph name "Carmangr" Greek A Cretan of Tarrha, father of Eubulus and Chrysothemis. Received and purified Apollo and Artemis, after they had slain the monster Python, and it was in the house of Carmanor that Apollo formed his connexion with the nymph Aeacallis. Greek
"Caryatis" Greek A surname of Artemis, derived from the town of Caryae in Laconia. Greek
"Chloris" Greek A daughter of the Theban Amphion and Niobe. According to an Argive tradition, her original name was Meliboea, and she and her brother Amyclas were the only children of Niobe that were not killed by Apollo and Artemis. But the terror of Chloris at the death of her brothers and sisters was so great, that she turned perfectly white, and was therefore called Chloris. Greek
God name "Chrysaor" Greek 1. A son of Poseidon and Medusa, and consequently a brother of Pegasus. When Perseus cut off the head of Medusa, Chrysaor and Pegasus sprang forth from it. Chrysaor became by Callirrhoe the father of the three-headed Geryones and Echidna. ( Theogony of Hesiod 280) 2. The god with the golden sword or arms. In this sense it is used as a surname or attribute of several divinities, such as Apollo, Artemis and Demeter. We find Chrysaoreus as a surname of Zeus with the same meaning, under which he had a temple in Caria, which was a national sanctuary, and the place of meeting for the national assembly of the Carians. Greek
Goddess name "Cordaca" Greek A surname of Artemis in Elis, derived from an indecent dance which the companions of Pelops are said to have performed in honour of the goddess after a victory which they had won.
Goddess name "Coryphaea" Greek The goddess who inhabits the summit of the mountain, a surname of Artemis. Greek
"Corythallia" Greek A surname of Artemis at Sparta, at whose festival of the Tithenidia the Spartan boys were carried into her sanctuary. Greek
"Cranaea" Greek A surname of Artemis, derived from a temple on a hill near Elateia. Greek
God name "Credne aka Creidhne" Ireland A son of Brigid and Tuireann and the artificer of the Tuatha De Danann, working in bronze, brass and gold. He and his brothers Goibniu and Luchtaine were known as the Tri Dee Dana, the three gods of art, who forged the weapons which the Tuatha De used to battle the Fomorians. Ireland
King name "Creiddylad" Welsh Originally betrothed to Gwythr ap Greidawl, she is abducted by Gwyn ap Nudd, causing the two rivals to go to war over her. In the early Arthurian tale Culhwch and Olwen, king Arthur settles the feud by arranging for the two to battle every May Day until Doomsday. Welsh
King name "Cymochles" British A man of prodigious might, brother of Pyrochles, son of Malice (Acrates) and Despite, and husband of Acrasia, the enchantress. He sets out to encounter Sir Guyen, but is ferried over the idle lake by Wantonness (Ph?'dria), and forgets himself; he is slain by king Arthur. British
"Cynthia" Greek / Roman The moon, a surname of Artemis or Diana. The Roman Diana, who represented the moon, was called Cynthia from Mount Cynthus, where she was born. Greek / Roman
King name "Dactyls" Greek The Dactyls of mount Ida in Phrygia, fabulous beings to whom the discovery of iron and the art of working it by means of fire was ascribed. Their name Dactyls, that is, Fingers, is accounted for in various ways; by their number being five or ten, or by the fact of their serving Rhea just as the fingers serve the hand, or by the story of their having lived at the foot of mount Ida. Greek
King name "Dagonet" Britain In the romance La Mort d' Arthure he is called the fool of king Arthur, and was knighted by the king himself. Britain
God name "Daikoku" Japan God of wealth and happiness and one of the Seven Gods of Fortune. The god invoked specially by the artisans of Japan. He sits on a ball of rice, holding a hammer in his hand, with which he beats a sack; and every time he does so the sack becomes full of silver, rice, cloth, and other useful articles. Japan
Demon name "Daktyloi" Greek These are the demonic beings discovered the art of working in metal
"Daphnaea and Daphnaeus" Greek Surnames of Artemis and Apollo respectively, derived from a laurel, which was sacred to Apollo. In the case of Artemis it is uncertain why she bore that surname, and it was perhaps merely an allusion to her statue being made of laurel-wood. Greek
"Demurge" Gnostic artisan or "craftsman" the Creator or Maker of the world. Gnostic
"Derrhiatis" Sparta A surname of Artemis, which she derived from the town of Derrhion on the road from Sparta to Arcadia.
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....
Ghost name "Dove" Christian In Christian art, symbolises the Holy ghost. In church windows the seven rays proceeding from the dove signify the seven gifts of the Holy ghost. It also symbolises the human soul, and as such is represented coming out of the mouth of saints at death.
Angel name "Dragon" Christian dragon in Christian art symbolises Satan or sin. In the pictures of St. Michael and St. Margaret it typifies their conquest over sin. Similarly, when represented at the feet of Christ and the Virgin Mary. The conquest of St. George and St. Silvester over a dragon means their triumph over paganism. In the pictures of St. Martha it means the inundation of the Rhone, spreading pestilence and death; similarly, St. Romanus delivered Rouen from the inundation of the Seine, and Apollo's conquest of the python means the same thing. St. John the Evangelist is sometimes represented holding a chalice, from which a winged dragon is issuing.
God name "Ea" Babylon / Mesopotamia As a member of the supreme trinity he was god of the waters, giver of arts and sciences and the healer of the sick. Babylon / Mesopotamia
"Eir" Norse An attendant of Menglod, and the most skillful of all in the healing art. The word signifies peace, clemency. Norse
King name "Elidure" Britain A legendary king of Britain, advanced to the throne in place of his elder brother, Arthgallo, supposed by him to be dead. Arthgallo, after a long exile, returned to his country, and Elidure resigned to him the throne.
"Eloi" Greek Patron saint of artists and smiths.
God name "Ephesus" Greek A son of the river-god Caystrus, who was said, conjointly with Cresus, to have built the temple of Artemis at Ephesus, and to have called the town after himself. Greek
King name "Excalibur" Britain Liberated from the stone. The sword which Arthur drew out of the stone, whereby he proved himself to be the king. Britain
Goddess name "Flidais (Watch-Out-Dear)" Ireland A huntress and archer fond of the chase. A Celtic Artemis except, whereas Artemis was a virgin goddess, Flidais was very fond of jolly bonking. Ireland
Goddess name "Fortuna" Roman Goddess of good fortune. A deity who particularly appealed to women, partly in an oracular context. She is depicted carrying a globe, rudder and cornucopiae. She probably evolved from the model of the Greek goddess TYCHE. Her main symbol is the wheel of fate which she may stand upon and Renaissance artists tended to depict her thus. Among her more celebrated sanctuaries in Rome, the temple of Fortuna Redux was built by Domitian to celebrate his victories in Germany. She is depicted in a well-known stone carving in Gloucester Museum, England, holding her three main attributes....
Deities name "Futsu-Nushi-No-Kami" Shinto / Japan God of war. One of two deities who made the way clear for Prince NINIGI to descend to earth and begin the imperial dynasty. A tutelary deity of swordsmen and judoka artists. Linked with the god TAKE-MIKA-DZUCHI— NO-KAMI....
Angel name "Gabamiah" Germany Recite the following words: "Gabamiah, Adonay, Agla, O Lord God of Powers, do Thou assist us!" When you see the angel, say in an affable tone of voice: "Blessed spirit, be thou welcome! I conjure thee once more, in the Name of the Most Holy Adonay, to give me prompt enlightenment about stuff. And if for reasons unknown to us, thou art unwilling to proceed in an audible tone of voice, I conjure thee in the Most Holy Name of Adonay to write upon the virgin parchment here present, between now and to-morrow morning, or at least reveal unto me that which I desire this coming might in my sleep. Solonic goetic rite.
King name "Galapas" Britain The giant slain by king Arthur. Britain
"Gamelii" Greek The divinities protecting and presiding over marriage. Plutarch says, that those who married required the protection of five divinities: Zeus, Hera, Aphrodite, Peitho, and Artemis. Greek
God name "Girru" Sumeria The god of fire and light and the patron of the arts and the god of civilization. Sumeria
Demon name "Glasya-Labolas" Christian A mighty President of Hell who commands thirty-six legions of demons. He teaches all arts and sciences just in an instant. He is the author and captain of manslaughter and bloodshed, tells all things past and to come, gains the minds and love of friends and foes causing love among them if desired, incites homicides and can make a man invisible. Christian demonology
God name "Gonaqade't" Chilkat / American north Pacific coast Sea god. By tradition he brings power and good fortune to all who see him. He appears in several guises, rising from the water as a gaily painted house inlaid with blue and green Haliotis shell, or as the head of a huge fish, or as a painted war canoe. Generally depicted in art as a large head with arms, paws and fins....
"Gorge" Greek A daughter of Oeneus and Althaea, and the wife of Andraemon. When Artemis metamorphosed her sisters into birds, on account of their unceasing lamentations about their brother Meleager, Gorge and Deianeira alone were spared. Greek
Goddess name "Gratiae" Roman Goddesses. The counterparts of the Greek Charites. Identified with the arts and generally depicted with long flowing tresses, but otherwise naked....
God name "Guan Di" Chinese The god of martial arts. Chinese
Ghost name "Guinevere" British Legendary queen consort of king Arthur. The Welsh form Gwenhwyfar can be translated as The White Fay or White ghost. British
"Gwyn fab Nudd" Celtic A Celtic soothsayer. Brittonic Arthurian legend
God name "Haokah" Lakota Haokah is a god of thunder and lightning. His emotions are portrayed opposite the norm; he laughs when he is sad and cries when he is happy. In art, he is depicted as having two horns. Lakota
King name "Hapmouche" French The giant flycatcher. He invented the art of drying and smoking neats' tongues. French
Angel name "Haroot and Maroot" Hebrew Two angels who, in consequence of their want of compassion to man, are susceptible of human passions, and are sent upon earth to be tempted. They were at one time kings of Babel, and are still the teachers of magic and the black arts. Hebrew
Goddess name "Hastseoltoi" Navaho / USA Goddess of hunting. She may be seen as the consort of the war god NAYENEZGANI. She carries two arrows, one in each hand, and wears a quiver and bow case. Navaho tradition dictates that no pictures are drawn of this deity.See also ARTEMIS....
"Hegemone" Greek That is, the leader or ruler, is the name of one of the Athenian Charites. When the Athenian ephebi took their civic oath, they invoked Hegemone. Hegemone occurs also as a surname of Artemis at Sparta, and in Arcadia. Greek
"Himerus" Greek The personification of longing love, is first mentioned by Hesiod, where he and Eros appear as the companions of Aphrodite. He is sometimes seen in works of art representing erotic circles and in the temple of Aphrodite at Megara, he was represented by Scopas, together with Eros and Pothus. Greek
Goddess name "Hina" Hawaii A moon goddess and the mother of Maui, whom she once asked to slow down the Sun so days would last longer. A dual goddess, portrayed with two heads symbolizing day and night. She was a guardian of the underworld and patron of artisans and craftsmen. Hawaii
God name "Horus" Egypt A god of prophecy, healing, music, art, war, victory, light, the north & the sky
God name "Horus" Egypt Horus the Younger A solar deity, god of the rising Sun, of light, Son of Osiris and Isis. The latter taught him the arts of magick and healing through oracles. He absorbed and was identified with the other Horus gods-the Heru group. Egypt
God name "Hypnos" Greek The personification and god of sleep, the Greek Hypnos, is described by the ancients as a brother of death and as a son of night. At Sicyon there was a statue of Sleep surnamed the giver. In works of art Sleep and death are represented alike as two youths sleeping or holding inverted torches in their hands. Greek
"Iamus" Greek A son of Apollo and Evadne, was initiated in the art of prophecy by his father, and was regarded as the ancestor of the famous family of seers, the Lamidae at Olympia. Greek
"Iapis or Iapyx" Greek Was a son of Iasus, and a favourite of Apollo, who wanted to confer upon him the gift of prophecy and the lyre, but Iapis, wishing to prolong the life of his father, preferred the more tranquil art of healing to all the others. He also cured Aeneas of the wound he had received in the war against La- tinus. Greek
Goddess name "Ichpuchtli" Aztec The ruler of love, marriage, flowers, art, music, women, magic, spinning, fertility, sex, weaving, and changes. Ichpuchtli is also the Goddess of Sacred Prostitutes, and professions which imitate nature. Aztec
Hero name "Ikanam" Chinook A kind being who touched up the coyote's crude essays with a sharp stone, opening the eyes of men, and giving their hands and feet the powers of movement. He also acted as a "culture-hero," introducing the first arts. The Chinook, Oregon / Washington
Goddess name "Ikebana" Discworld The Goddess of Topiary, worshipped by the Militant Servitors of Ikebana. She is named after the Japanese art of formal flower arranging. Discworld
"Immaculate Conception" Roman The dogma that the Virgin Mary was conceived without Original sin. This dogma was first broached by St. Bernard, and was stoutly maintained by Duns Scotus and his disciples, but was not received by the Roman Catholic Church as an article of faith till 1854.
Goddess name "Iphigeneia" Greek According to the most common tradition, a daughter of Agamemnon and Clytaemnestra but, according to others, a daughter of Theseus and Helena, and brought up by Clytaemnestra only as a foster-child. Agamemnon had once killed a stag in the grove of Artemis, or had boasted that the goddess herself could not hit better, or, according to another story, in the year in which Iphigeneia was born, he had vowed to sacrifice the most beautiful thing which that year might produce, but had afterwards neglected to fulfil his vow.Greek
God name "Ischys" Greek A son of Elatus, and the beloved of Coronis at the time when she was with child (Asclepius) by Apollo. The god wishing to punish her faithlessness, caused Artemis to kill her, together with Ischys.Greek
"Issoria" Greek A surname of the Laconiaii Artemis, derived from , Mount Issorion, on which she had a sanctuary. Greek
Hero name "Jason" Greek I.e. the healer or atoner, a name which the hero was said to have received from Cheiron, his instructor, having before been called Diomedes. The chief exploits of this hero are related in the article Argonautae, and we therefore confine ourselves now to his personal history. Greek
God name "Kabta" Mesopotamian / Sumerian God of artisans. In creation mythology he is given charge over brickmolds and pickaxes....
Demon name "Kacchapesvara (lord of the tortoise)" Hindu / Puranic God. An epithet of S IVA. In certain artworks, particularly those inscribed on linga stones, VIS NU, in his aspect of KURMA(VATARA), the tortoise, is depicted worshiping S iva. These illustrations were designed by Saivites as part of a propaganda exercise to demonstrate the superiority of S iva over Vis nu....
God name "Kahukura" Polynesian / Maori God of Agriculture and creator of the Rainbow. The son of RONGOMAI, Kahukura is invoked for the well-being of crops and in some regions the name appears to be synonymous with that of RONGOMATANE, the god of Agriculture. Kahukura is particularly associated with a staple vegetable of the Maori, the kumara, a root tuber that was introduced to New Zealand by man and is said to possess many magical properties. Kahukura is not to be confused with a legendary character of the same name, a mortal hero who, in antiquity, learned the art of making fish nets....
God name "Kamalasana" Hindu / Puranic God. An epithet of BRAHMA. One of the classic depictions in Hindu art wherein Brahma is drawn seated on a lotus, which blossoms from the navel of VISINU....
Demon name "Kankala(murti)" A violent / heavily armed aspect of SIVA Minor god. Traditionally accompanied in artworks by a skeleton, Kankala takes his place in mythology as the representation of the deity who slew V ISNU'S bodyguard VISVAKSENA. This was prompted by the refusal of Visvaksena to permit Siva an audience with Vis'nu. These illustrations were designed by Saivites as part of a propaganda exercise to demonstrate the superiority of Siva over Vis'nu....
God name "Kathar" Ugart this god not only built the Palace of Baal, but is responsible for architects, artisans & weapons makers
God name "Kothar-wa-Hasis" Ugaritic god of arts and crafts.
God name "Kusor the Mariner" Phonecian Great God of Mariners and Inventors. Brother of Hasisu, 'son of law', craftsman of the gods. Invented mechanical devices, the fishing boat and fishing, architecture, and navigation. Skilled in divination, soothsaying, and the arts of incantation and magic formulas. Phonecian
Goddess name "Latona" Greek The Roman name of the Greek goddess Leto. One of the Titans - the first generation of Greek gods, she was the daughter of the Titan Coeus and Phoebe and mother to the twin gods, Apollo and Artemis, whose father was Zeus. Greek
"Leto" Greek In Latin Latona, according to Hesiod (Theogony of Hesiod), a daughter of the Titan Coeus and Phoebe, a sister of Asteria, and the mother of Apollo and Artemis by Zeus, to whom, she was married before Hera. Greek
Nymph name "Limnaea" Greek Limnetes, Limnades, Limnegenes, i. e. inhabiting or born in a lake or marsh, is a surname of several divinities who were believed either to have sprung from a lake, or had their temples near a lake. Instances are, Dionysus at Athens, and Artemis at Sicyon, near Epidaurus, on the frontiers between Laconia and Messenia, near Calamae, at Tegea, Patrae; it is also used as a surname of nymphs that dwell in lakes or marshes. Greek
Deities name "Liu Pei" Taoist / Chinese God. The third member of a trio of deities with KUAN TI and CHANG FEI. He is the embodiment of the imperial ideal and he carries the seal of heaven's authority. He is con sidered to be humane and moderate. In art he usually takes a central position between Chang Fei on his left and Kuan Ti on his right....
King name "Longius" Roman The Roman soldier who smote Jesus with his spear. In the romance of king Arthur, this spear was brought by Joseph of Arimathea to Listenise, when he visited king Pellam, "who was nigh of Joseph's kin." Sir Balim the Savage, being in want of a weapon, seized this spear, with which he wounded king Pellam. "Three whole countries were destoyed" by that one stroke, and Sir Balim saw "the people thereof lying dead on all sides."
"Loxo" Greek A daughter of Boreas, one of the Hyperborean maidens, who brought the worship of Artemis to Delos, whence it is also used as a surname of Artemis herself. Greek
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....
Demon name "Lucifer" Babylon Very haughty and overbearing. Lucifer is the name given by Isaiah to Nebuchadnezzar, the proud but ruined king of Babylon: "Take up this proverb against the king of Babylon, and say, ... How art thou fallen, from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning!" (Isa. XIV. 4, 12). The poets feign that Satan, before he was driven out of heaven for his pride, was called Lucifer. Milton, in his Paradise Lost, gives this name to the demon of "Sinful Pride." Christian / Gnostic
Goddess name "Lysizona" Greek I. e. the goddess who loosens the girdle, is a surname of Artemis and Eileithyia, who were worshipped under this name at Athens. Greek
God name "MIN" Egypt Fertility god. Min is the most significant deity in the Egyptian pantheon in respect of sexual virility. In some genealogies he is the son of ISIS, in others he represents Isis's consort with HORUS as their child. Min is depicted in anthropomorphic form wearing a modius bearing two plumes and a hanging ribbon. He is generally drawn in profile, legs together and with his left arm raised into the angle made by his royal flail. The most obvious feature of the iconography is a strongly erect penis. Min is represented in older art by two serrated cones projecting horizontally from a disc. His sacred animal is probably a white bull and he is also associated with the tall lettuce species (Lac tuca sativa), the shape of which may be reminiscent of an erect phallus....
"Maera" Greek A daughter of Proetus and Anteia, was one of the companions of Artemis, but was killed by her after she had become by Zeus the mother of Locrus
God name "Makila" Californoa The thunder god who gave the people knowledge and taught them hunting and fishing and the arts. With Kuksu, the creators. The northern Pomo, California
"Martha" Christian Patron saint of good housewives, is represented in Christian art as clad in homely costume, bearing at her girdle a bunch of keys, and holding a ladle or pot of water in her hand. Like St. Margaret, she is accompanied by a dragon bound, but has not the palm and crown of martyrdom. The dragon is given to St. Martha from her having destroyed one that ravaged the neighbourhood of Marseilles. Christian
"Maugys" Britain A giant who keeps a bridge leading to a castle by a riverside, in which a beautiful lady is besieged. Sir Lybius, one of Arthur's knights, does battle with the giant; the contest lasts a whole summer's day, but terminates with the death of the giant and liberation of the lady. Britain
"Melampus" Greek A son of Amythaon by Eidomene, or according to others, by Aglaia or Hhodope and a brother of Bias. He was looked upon by the ancients as the first mortal that had been endowed with prophetic powers, as the person that first practised the medical art, and established the worship of Dionysus in Greece. Greek
"Melanippe" Greek A daughter of Cheiron, is also called Euippe. Being with child by Aeolus, she fled to mount Pelion but Cheiron made search after her and in order that her condition might not become known, she prayed to be metamorphosed into a mare. Artemis granted the prayer, and in the form of a horse she was placed among the stars. Greek
Deity name "Mezadeva" Snookum Chuck A deity skilled in the art of preparing poison.
"Mithras" Roman About the time of the Roman emperors his worship was introduced at Rome, and thence spread over all parts of the wearing the Phrygian cap and attire, and kneeling on a bull which is thrown on the ground, and whose throat he is cutting. The bull is at the same time attacked by a dog, a serpent, and a scorpion. This group appears frequently among ancient works of art. Roman
Goddess name "Modron" Welsh Divine Mother, one of the most powerful of the Celtic mother goddesses. She may have been the prototype of Morgan le Fay from Arthurian legend. Welsh
God name "Muluku" Congo The creator god of the Benue-Congo-speaking Makua and Banayi people of Mozambique. Muluku created men and women, and gave them the art of using tools, but the humans were disobedient. So Muluku called up monkey and she monkey. He gave them tools, and the monkeys used them well. So Muluku cut off the tails of the monkeys and fastened them to the man and the woman, saying to the monkeys, "Be men," and to the humans, "Be monkeys." Macoua
"Munchia" Greek A surname of Artemis, derived from the Attic port-town of Munychia. Greek
God name "Munjem Malik" Kafir / Afghanistan Chthonic or earth god. He appears as a rival and possible predecessor of the god IMRA, but one whose realm is in the earth rather than the sky. Imra controls mountains and high pastures. Munjem Malik rules the earth of the valleys. He presides over the council of gods. His main sanctuary was at Arte in the Parun valley where a large boulder represented his head....
"Munychia" Greek A surname of Artemis, derived from the Attic port-town of Munychia, where she had a temple. Her festival was celebrated at Athens in the month of Munychion. Greek
"Muses" Greek Daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne, presided over the liberal arts particularly, were nine in number, and dwelt along with Apollo near Parnassus, Pieria, and Helicon; Clio presided over history, Euterpe over music, Thalia over comedy, Melpomene over tragedy, Terpsichore over choral dance and song, Erato over erotic poetry and elegy, Polyhymnia over lyric poetry, Urania over astronomy, and Calliope over eloquence and epic poetry. Greek
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 "Neith" Egypt Net, Neit, Nit, creator goddess and of war, the hunt and domestic arts. In later times she was also thought to have been an androgynous demiurge - a creation deity - who had both male and female attributes. Egypt
Goddess name "Niladevi (black goddess)" Hindu / Puranic Consort of the god V IS NU. Mentioned only in the Vaikhanasagama text as the third wife of Vis nu, no art representation of this goddess has been discovered. She may be identical with the goddess Pinnai known in Tamilspeaking regions....
Goddess name "Nunbarsegunu" Mesopotamian / Sumerian / Babylonian - Akkadian Obscure mother goddess. Mentioned in creation texts as the “old woman of Nippur,” she is identified as the mother of NINLIL, the air goddess. Nunbarsegunu allegedly instructs her daughter in the arts of obtaining the attentions of ENLIL....
God name "Oannes" s The Chaldean sea-god. It had a fish's head and body, and also a human head; a fish's tail, and also feet under the tail and fish's head. In the day-time he lived with men to instruct them in the arts and sciences, but at night retired to the ocean.
"Ormandine" Christian The necromancer who by his magic arts threw St. David for seven years into an enchanted sleep, from which he was redeemed by St. George. Christian
Goddess name "Otontecuhtli aka Xiuhtecuhtli" Aztec Goddess of the earth, flowers, plants, games and dance, love. She is also the patroness of artisans, prostitutes, pregnant women and birth. Aztec
"Otrera" Greek A daughter or wife of Ares, who is said to have built the temple of Artemis at Ephesus. Greek
Hero name "Peitho" Greek The personification of Persuasion (Suada or Suadela among the Romans), was worshipped as a divinity at Sicyon, where she was honoured with a temple in the agora. (The History of Herodotus, VIII) Peitho also occurs as a surname of other divinities, such as Aphrodite, whose worship was said to have been introduced at Athens by Theseus and of Artemis. Greek
Monster name "Pistris" Greek Pistrix, Pristis or Pristrix. The sea-monster sent to devour Andromeda. In ancient art it is represented with a dragon's head, the neck and head of a beast, fins for the forelegs and the body and tail of a fish. In Christian art the pistris was usually employed to represent the whale which swallowed Jonah. Greek
"Podaleirius" Greek A son of Asclepius and Epione or Arsinoe, and a brother of Machaon, along with whom he led the Thessalians of Tricca against Troy (Apollodorus iii). He was, like his brother, skilled in the medical art. Greek
God name "Revanta (with wealth)" Hindu God of hunters. The son of SURYA and SANJNA. Known mainly from eastern India and Gujarat, he protects mankind against the dangers of the Forest. Infrequently depicted in art....
King name "Ritho" Arthurian The giant who commanded king Arthur to send him his beard to complete the lining of a robe. Arthurian
Deity name "Roma" Roman 1 A deity personifying the Roman state, or an personification in art of the city of Rome
God name "Rongomai" Polynesian / Maori Whale god. He is the son of TANGAROA, the creator deity responsible for the oceans and the fish, and the father of KAHUKURA, the deity responsible for the appearance of the Rainbow. He is also regarded as the ancestor of several Maori clans. Various traditions are associated with Rongomai. In some regions of New Zealand he is also regarded as a god of war and is thought to have discovered the magic arts during a visit to the underworld, including the power of kaiwhatu, a preventative charm against witchcraft. Rongomai is sometimes mistakenly identified with RONGOMATANE, or Rongo, though the latter is generally considered a distinct personality. As the god responsible for the well-being of whales Rongomai may take the form of a whale, a guise in which he once challenged MARU, a more widely recognized New Zealand war god. Separate mythology places him in the heavens in the form of a comet....
Goddess name "Salus" Greek The personification of health, prosperity, and the public welfare, among the Romans. In the first of these three senses she answers very closely to the Greek Hygieia, and was accordingly represented in works of art with the same attributes as the Greek goddess. In the second sense she represents prosperity in general and was invoked by the husbandmen at seed-time. In the third sense Salus is the goddess of the public welfare.
"Saronis" Greek A surname of Artemis at Troezene, where an annual festival was celebrated in honour of her under the name of Saronia. Greek
Goddess name "Ses'at" Egypt Goddess of libraries and the art of writing. Known from 2500 BC, or earlier, until the end of Egyptian history circa AD 400. She is depicted anthropomorphically bearing a seven-pointed star or rosette on her head, sometimes atop a wand and below a bow-shaped object. Early in her career she was associated with the ritual of “stretching the cord” during which boundary poles were rammed into the ground by the king before measuring out the foundations of a sanctuary. As a scribe she recorded the lists of foreign captives and their tributes. At Karnak in Upper Egypt and at Dendara she recorded the royal jubilees on a notched palm stem.See also SEFKHET-ABWY....
Nymph name "Silenus" Greek It is remarked in the article Satyrus, that the older Satyrs were generally termed Sileni, but one of these Sileni is commonly the Silenus, who always acts a prominent part in the retinue of Dionysus, from whom he is inseparable, and whom he is said to have brought up and instructed. Like the other Satyrs he is called a son of Hermes, but others call him a son of Pan by a nymph, or of Gaea. Greek
Goddess name "Somius" Roman Minor god of sleep. He equates with the Greek god HYPNOS. According to legend he is one of the two sons of NYX, goddess of night, and lives in a remote cave beside the Lethe river. He is depicted by Ovid dressed in black but with his robe scattered with stars, wearing a crown of poppies and holding a goblet of opium juice. His attendant is MORPHEUS and he oversees the spirits of dreams and nightmares. Particularly noted from the art of the Lacedaemonians who placed statues of Somnus and MORS side by side....
Goddess name "Soteira" Greece the saving goddess, occurs as a surname of several female divinities in Greece, e. g. of Artemis at Pegae in Megaris, of Persephone in Laconia, of Athena of Eunomia.
God name "Sun Hou-Shi" Chinese Monkey god. He emerged from a cosmic egg conceived out of emptiness and engendered by the wind; he provides various arts and skills to mankind. According to tradition he discovered the elixir of immortality in a fruit which he consumed. Also Sun Wu-Kong....
Deities name "Take-Mika-Dzuchi-No-Kami" Shinto / Japan God of thunder. One of the RAIJIN gods of thunder, storms and Rain, he is also one of the warrior deities who guarded Prince NINIGI on his descent from heaven to earth. A tutelary god of swordsmen and judoka artists.See also FUTSU-NUSHI-NO-KAMI....
Goddess name "Taurica" Greece the Taurian goddess, commonly called Artemis. Her image was believed to have been carried from Tauris by Orestes and Iphigenia, and to have been conveyed to Brauron, Sparta, or Aricia. The worship of this Taurian goddess, who was identified with Artemis and Iphigenia, was carried on with orgiastic rites and human sacrifices, and seems to have been very ancient in Greece.
Nymph name "Thriae" Greek The name of three prophetic nymphs on Mount Parnassus, by whom Apollo was reared, and who were believed to have invented the art of prophecy by means of little stones, which were thrown into an urn. Greek
"Tityus" Greek a son of Gaea, or of Zeus and Elara, the daughter of Orchomenus, was a giant in Euboea, and the father of Europa. (Apollodorus i. 4) Instigated by Hera, he made an assault upon Leto or Artemis, when she passed through Panopaeus to Pytho, but was killed by the arrows of Artemis or Apollo, or, according to others, Zeus killed him with a flash of lightning.
God name "Totolteactl" Aztec Fertility god, concerned with the Maguey plant and the art of growing pulque. Aztec
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 "Tvashtri" Hindu Twashtri. The Divine artist and carpenter of the gods, father of the gods and of the sacred creative fire. Hindu
Spirit name "Ulutuyer Ulu Toyon" Siberia Ulu-Toyon. The chief of the 'dark' spirits is Ulutuyer-Ulu-Toyon, 'Onmipotent Lord'. He is always described as living in the western sky, and, in contrast to the inactive Art-Toyon-Aga, he is the personification of action and of the passions. Ulu-Toyon is not always harmful to men, for he gives to them one of his souls, sur, and defends them from the attacks of abassylar. The Yakut, Siberia
King name "Una" Christian Truth, so called because truth is one. She starts with St. George on his adventure, and being driven by a storm into "Wandering Wood," retires for the night to Hypocrisy's cell. St. George quits the cell, leaving Una behind. In her search for him she is caressed by a lion, who afterwards attends her. She next sleeps in the hut of Superstition, and next morning meets Hypocrisy dressed as St. George. As they journey together Sansloy meets them, exposes Hypocrisy, kills the lion, and carries off Una on his steed to a wild Forest. Una fills the air with her shrieks, and is rescued by the fauns and satyrs, who attempt to worship her, but, being restrained, pay adoration to her ass. She is delivered from the satyrs and fauns by Sir Satyrane, and is told by Archimago that St. George is dead, but subsequently hears that he is the captive of Orgoglio. She goes to king Arthur for aid, and the king both slays Orgoglio and rescues the knight. Una, now takes St. George to the house of Holiness, where he is carefully nursed, and then leads him to Eden, where their union is consummated. Spenser: Faerie queene
Deities name "Vigrieesvaraeugramurti" Hindu / Puranic family of deities. A popular depiction in art of SIVA (colored black) and Parvati with their son GANESA after he has been decapitated by his father and given the head of an elephant by way of replacement....
Goddess name "Visvakarman (arcbitect of tbe universe)" Hindu / Vedic Poorly defined creator god. Similar to DYAUS PITAR, he is described as the artist of the gods who may be linked or identified with TVASTAR. He evolved, as the son of PRABHASA and Yogasiddha, into an occasional consort of the mother goddess SARASVATI....
"Wa cinaci" Guiana Our Father who art in heaven. The supreme being of the Arawak. Guiana