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List of Gods   : "astral"

NameOriginDescription
God name "ADAD (wind)" Mesopotamian / Babylonian - Akkadian weather god. His father is the supreme sky god ANU. He is described as a benevolent giver of life in the fields but is also a more violent storm god. His name in Akkadian cuneiform means “wind.” His animal is the bull. In human form he is depicted wearing horned headdress and tiered skirt or robe decorated with astral symbolism. He may carry a scimitar embellished with a single panther head and his symbol is the lightning fork often fixed upon a pair of pincers....
Goddess name "Abhijit" Hindu Name means triumphator. A benevolent astral deity and goddess of fortune Hindu / Puranic
Goddess name "Abhijit (victorious)" Hindu / Puranic Minor goddess of fortune. A benevolent naksatra or astral deity; daughter of DAKSA and consort of CANDRA (SOMA)....
Spirit name "Akasagarbha (essence of tbe sky)" Buddhist / Mahayana / / Lamaist / Tibet Astral god. One of the BODHISATTVAS or spiritual meditation buddhas. He lives in the “womb of the sky.” Color: green. Attributes: Book, jewel, lotus and Sun disc. Also Khagarbha. In Japanese Buddhism this deity becomes the god Kokuzo....
Goddess name "Alat" Arabic An astral goddess
Goddess name "Allat (goddess)" Pre - Islamic northern / central Arabian Astral and tutelary goddess. One of the three daughters of ALLAH. At Palmyra she was regularly invoked as a domestic guardian either as Allat or ASTARTE with whom she is closely linked. At Ta'if she was symbolized in the form of a white granite stone. In Hellenic times she became syncretized with ATHENA or, according to Herodotus who called her Alilat, with APHRODITE....
God name "Almaqah" S Arabia An astral god
God name "Almaqah" Pre - Islamic southern Arabian Tutelary astral god. Worshiped by the Saba tribe, his sacred animal is the bull. Attributes include lightning bolts and a sinuate weapon....
Deity name "Ame-No-Kagase-Wo" Japan / Shinto An astral deity that had to be executed
God name "Ame-No-Kagase-Wo" Shinto / Japan Astral deity. The most important of the star KAMI said to have been executed by the god FUTSU-NUSHI because he would not be pacified during the process of cosmic genesis....
Goddess name "Ame-No-Taiabata-Hime-No-Mikoto" Shinto / Japan Astral goddess of weavers. One of two star apotheoses who are, according to tradition, deeply in love with each other. Her partner is HIKOBOSHI. Her name is generally abbreviated to Tanabata, the title of a festival in honor of the goddess which became a national event in Japan in AD 755. The festival later became merged with the Tibetan Bon Ullumbana festival of the dead. Also Shokujo....
God name "Anubis" Egypt Aka Anpu, Sekhem Em Pet. Messenger from the gods to humans. Pictured with the head of a jackal or dog, or as a dark colored jackal. He, with Maat, weighed human souls for truth and he rules over Wisdom, intelligence, death, embalming, endings, truth, justice, surgery, hospital stays, finding lost things, anesthetics, Medicine, journeys, protection, boats, diplomacy, astral travel, cemeteries. Egypt
Goddess name "Anuradha" Hindu / Puranic Minor goddess of fortune. A benevolent NAKSATRA or astral deity, daughter of DAKSA and wife of CANDRA (SOMA)....
Goddess name "Ardra" Hindu / Puranic Minor goddess of misfortune. A malevolent NAKSATRA or astral deity; daughter of DAKSA and wife of CANDRA (SOMA)....
God name "Arsu" Pre - Islamic northern Arabian Astraltutelary god. Locally worshiped at Palmyra where he personifies the evening star, in company with his brother AZIZOS who is the morning star. He equates with Ruda elsewhere in northern Arabia. Associated in Palmyra with horses or camels....
Goddess name "Arundhati (faithfulness)" Hindu / Puranic Astral goddess. Personification of the morning star and the wife of all risis or inspired sons of BRAHMA though particularly associated with Vasistha. Attributes: begging bowls....
Goddess name "Aslesa(s) (adherence)" Hindu / Epic / Puranic Minor goddess of misfortune. A malevolent NAKSATRA or astral deity; daughter of DAKSA and wife of CANDRA (SOMA)....
God name "Astar" Ethiopian Astral god. Identified in Axum Empire inscriptions from circa AD 200-400....
Goddess name "Astlik" Pre - Christian Armenian Astral goddess. Derived from the Mesopotamian model of ISTAR. Survived in Christian times as the mother of fairies....
Goddess name "Asvayujau (harnessing horses)" Hindu / Epic / Puranic Minor goddess of fortune. A benevolent NAKSATRA, or astral deity; daughter of DAKSA and wife of CANDRA (SOMA). Also Asvini and Asvinyau....
Goddess name "Atars'amain (morning star of heaven)" Pre - Islamic northern / central Arabian Astral deity of uncertain gender. Worshiped particularly by the Is”amme tribe, but revered widely among other Arabs. Known from circa 800 BC and identified in letters of the Assyrian kings Es”arhaddon and Assurbanipal. May be synonymous with the Arab goddess ALLAT whose cult was centered on Palmyra....
Deity name "Atasamain" N Arabia an astral deity
God name "Auseklis (morning star)" Pre - Christian Latvian Minor astral god. An attendant of the Sun god, linked with fertility and involved in the activity of the heavenly bath house....
God name "Azizos" Pre - Islamic northern Arabian Astral tutelary god. Locally worshiped at Palmyra, where he personifies the morning star, in company with his brother ARSU, who is the evening star. Associated with horses or camels. He was also venerated separately in Syria as god of the morning star, in company with the astral god Monimos....
God name "Brhaspati" Hindu Astral god personifying Jupiter Hindu / Puranic / Epic
Goddess name "Brhaspati (lord of prayer)" Hindu / Vedic, Epic / Puranic Astral god. The personification of the planet Jupiter. In Vedic texts he appears as a priest. The son of Angiras and the guru of the later Hindu pantheon. Considered to be almost identical with BRAHMA. His consort is the goddess TARA and his son is Kaca. He rides in a chariot drawn by eight horses. Color: golden yellow. Attributes: arrow, ax (golden), Book, bow, rosary, staff and water jar....
God name "Budha" Hindu / Vedic / Epic / Puranic / Buddhist An astral god
Planet name "Budha (awakening)" Hindu / Vedic, Epic / Puranic (1) Astral god. The personification of the planet Mercury. The son of SOMA (CANDRA) and TARA or ROHINI. Depicted in a chariot drawn by eight horses or lions (sometimes a single lion). Color: yellow. Attributes: bow, club, rosary, shield and sword. Also Candraja and Candrasuta. 2. Astral god. Buddhist. The personification of the planet Mercury. Stands on a lotus. Attributes: bow and arrow....
God name "Candamius" Iberia Astral god often conflated with Jupiter. Iberia
God name "Candamius" Romano - Iberian Astral god. Known from inscriptions and place-names in northern Spain and syncretized with Jupiter....
Goddess name "Candra" Hindu / Epic / Puranic (1) Planet god. Personified by the moon and also seen as a dikpala or guardian of the northern direction. Consorts include KAUMUDI, TARA and the NAKSATRAS or astral goddesses. His son is BUDHA. He drives in a chariot drawn by ten white horses. Color: white. Attributes: club, lotus, sacred rope and prayer wheel. The term candra usually refers to the cup containing the sacrificial yellow beverage SOMA, often a synonym for the deity. Candra is also the apotheosis of the pale yellow moon disc. 2. Planet god. Buddhist. Attended by a goose. Color: white. Attributes: moon disc on a lotus....
Goddess name "Chaya (shadow)" Hindu / Epic / Puranic Goddess. The reflec tion of the goddess SANJNA, consort of SURYA and mother of the astral deity SANI....
Goddess name "Citra" Hindu Minor goddess of misfortune and a malevolent astral deity Hindu / Puranic / Epic
Goddess name "Citra (bright)" Hindu / epic / Puranic Minor goddess of misfortune. A malevolent NAKSATRA or astral deity; daughter of DAKSA and wife of CANDRA (SOMA)....
Goddess name "Coyolxauhqui (golden bells)" Aztec / Mesoamerican / Mexico Astral goddess. A deification and incarnation (avatara) of the moon. According to tradition she is the half-sister of the Sun god HUITZILOPOCHTLI. The god sprang, fully armed, from his decapitated mother, COATLICUE, and engaged all his enemies who, by inference, are the 400 astral gods, his half-brothers. He slew his sister and hurled her from the top of a mountain. Alternative tradition suggests his sister was an ally whom he was unable to save, so he decapitated her and threw her head into the sky, where she became the moon. She was represented in the Great Temple at Tenochtitlan, where she was depicted in front of successive Huitzilopochtli pyramids. She is also a hearth deity within the group classed as the XIUHTECUHTLI complex....
Planet name "Devapurohita" Hindu / Puranic Astral god. An epithet for the planet god JUPITER....
Goddess name "Dhanistha" Hindu / Puranic Minor goddess of misfortune to and malevolent astral deity. Hindu / Puranic
Goddess name "Dhanistha (very rich)" Hindu / Puranic Minor goddess of misfortune. A malevolent NAKSATRA or astral deity; daughter of DAKSA and wife of CANDRA (SOMA). Also SRAVISTHA....
God name "Dhruva" Hindu Astral god Hindu / Puranic / Epic
Deities name "Dhruva (immovable)" Hindu / Epic / Puranic Astral god. The son of Uttanapada, a star in the constellation of Ursa Minor which was the pole star in the last millennium BC. An avatara of V IS NU. Also one of a group of Vasu deities answering to the god INDRA. In different context, the description of a kind of fixed icon. Attributes: prayer wheel, rosary, spear and water jar....
Goddess name "Ellaman" Dravidian Goddess of passage, an astral deity Hindu / Dravidian / Tamil
Goddess name "Ellaman (lady of the boundary)" Hindu - Dravidian / Tamil / southern India Goddess of passage. A goddess guarding boundaries of villages and fields. One of the NAVASAKTI or astral deities. Also Ellaiyamman....
King name "Genii of Fire" Occultism There are three genii of fire: Anael, king of astral light; Michael, king of the Sun; and Sammael, king of volcanoes. Occultism
Goddess name "Gleii" Fon / Benin, West Africa moon goddess. The consort of the Sun god LISA and the mother of a large number of minor astral deities, the gletivi, who became the stars of heaven....
Goddess name "Hasta (band)" Hindu / Epic / Puranic Minor goddess of fortune. A benevolent NAKSATRA or astral goddess; daughter of DAKSA and wife of CANDRA (SOMA)....
God name "Hikoboshi" Japan Astral god Japan / Shinto
Goddess name "Hikoboshi" Shinto / Japan Astral god. The consort of the star goddess AME-NO-TANABATA-HINE-NOMIKOTO. The two are, according to mythology, deeply in love. Their festival was merged with the Tibetan Bon festival of the dead, the Ullumbana. Also Kengyu-Sei....
Deity name "Hokushin-O-Kami" Japan Astral deity, Ursa Minor Japan / Shinto
Deity name "Houushin-O-Kami" Shinto / Japan Astral deity. The apotheosis of the “little bear,” Ursa Minor....
God name "Huang Ti" China God of architecture and Astral god, some myths relate that Huang-ti manufactured and used "miraculous tripods" which were made in the "likeness of the Great Infinite," Tao, the concealed engine of the Universe. He also invented the compass. China
God name "Huang Ti" Chinese Astral god. Allegedly a deified emperor, the so-called “yellow emperor,” who rules the moving as distinct from dark heavens, the latter being presided over by the god PAK TAI. He is attributed with giving mankind the wheel....
Goddess name "Indrani" Hindu / Vedic / Puranic Goddess of wrath. Daughter of Puloman, a demonic figure killed by the god INDRA, and the SAKTI and consort of Indra. One of seven MATARAS (mothers) who in later Hinduism became regarded as of evil intent. Also one of a group of eight ASTAMATARAS personifying jealousy (also named Aindri in this capacity). In another grouping one of nine NAVASAKTIS or astral deities who, in southern India, rank higher than the SAPTAMATARAS. Her attendant animal is either an elephant or a lion. Attributes: hook, rosary, Santana flower, staff and waterjar. One thousand-eyed. Also Aindri; Mahendri; Paulomi; Saci; Sujata....
God name "Mangala" Hindu Astral god Hindu
Goddess name "Mangala (auspicious)" Hindu (1) Astral god. Personification of the planet MARS. Depicted by a chariot drawn by eight red fire-horses. According to some authors Mangala is a form of the god S IWA in his cruel aspect. Attributes: club and lotus. Three-eyed.(2) Goddess. A form of PARWATI. She rides upon a lion and may bear up to ten arms, carrying arrow, mirror, moon disc, rosary, shield and sword. Three-eyed....
Goddess name "Marici (shining)" Buddhist / Mahayana (1) Astral goddess. An emanation of VAIROCANA and also his female aspect or SAKTI. She is further identified as a buddha-designate or BODHISATTVA. She may also be the mother of SAKYAMUNI (a form of the BUDDHA). Considered by some to be the equal of the Hindu SURYA. She may be depicted in a three-headed form (as the Sakti of HAYAGRIVA), in which case her left head is that of a pig. She rides in a chariot drawn by seven boars. Color: red, yellow or white. Attributes: arrow, bow, fly whisk, horse's head image in the hair, needle, prayer wheel, staff, sword, thread and trident. Three-eyed.(2) Demiurge. Hindu. A product of the creator god BRAHMA....
God name "Myoken-Bohdisattiva" Buddhist Astral god and the god of healing eye-disease. Buddhist
God name "MyokennBooklhisattva" Buddhist Chinese Astral god. The apotheosis of the Pole Star, equating with AME-NO-KAGASEWO in Japanese Shintoism....
Goddess name "Naksatara[s]" Hindu A group of astral goddesses
Goddess name "Naksataras" Hindu Group of astral goddesses. Hindu
Goddess name "Naksatra(s)" Hindu Generic title for a group of astral goddesses. Stars or constellations which became personified as deities, accounted as twenty-seven daughters of DAKSA and consorts of CANDRA or SOMA. They can exert benign or evil influence....
God name "Pak Tai" China Astral god of war China / Taoist
God name "Pak Tai/ Hsuan T'ien/ Shang Ti" Chinese / Taoist An astral god of war
"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 "Sani" Buddhist Astral god Hindu / Buddhist
Planet name "Sarii" Hindu (1) Astral god. The son of SURYA and CHAYA and the personification of the planet Saturn. Stands upon a lotus or rides in an iron chariot drawn by eight piebald horses. Color: black or blue. Attributes: arrow, bow, rosary, staff and trident.(2) Astral god. Buddhist. Stands upon a tortoise. Color: blue-black. Attribute: a staff....
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....
God name "Shaii" Hindu / late Astral god and bringer of misfortune. The cult of Shani evolved in about the eighth century AD with the advance of Indian astronomy. He is propitiated frequently to ward off ill-luck and may be depicted sitting on a lotus or riding in a chariot. Attribute: a staff....
God name "Shani" Hindu Astral god who brought misfortune. Hindu
Spirit name "Shito Dama" Japan An astral spirit, bright red and shaped like a fireball. Japan
God name "Shou Lao" China A god of longevity that started out as an astral deity
God name "Shou Lao" Chinese God of longevity. He originates as an astral deity but comes to head the heavenly ministry responsible for setting the span of a person's life. He is also known as Nan-ji Hsian Weng, “the ancient of the South Pole.” His sacred animal is the crane, embodiment of long life....
Goddess name "Sothis" Egypt Hellenic The astral goddess that heralds Arias of the Nile
Goddess name "Sothis Egypt" Hellenic Astral goddess who heralds Arias of the Nile Hellenic
Goddess name "Sothis [Greek]" Egypt Astral goddess. She heralds the Nile inundation as the personification of the star Sirius which rises coincidentally in the dawn sky in July. She is depicted as a nude figure wearing the conical white crown of Lower Egypt surmounted by a star. Late in Egyptian history she becomes largely syncretized with ISIS. Also Sopdet (Egyptian)....
Planet name "Sukra" Hindu / Puranic / Epic This astral god was the personification of the planet Venus, he tutored demons on the side
Planet name "Sukra (bright)" Hindu / Epic / Puranic Astral god. The personification of the planet Venus and the tutor of the demons. He may, on occasion, be represented as female, owing to the fact that he was once made to swallow his attendant Kaca and then restore him to life. Color: white. Rides in a golden or silver chariot drawn by eight or ten horses. Attributes: Book, prayer wheel, purse, staff, treasure and waterjar....
Planet name "Sul-Pa-e The" Sumeria Astral and fertility god, a personification of the planet Jupiter Sumeria / Mia
Goddess name "Sul-pa-e (youthful radiance)" Mesopotamian / Sumerian Fertility and astral god. Identified as the personification of the planet Jupiter and, in one list, the consort of the mother goddess NINHURSAG A....
Goddess name "Sulsaga" Sumeria Astral goddess Sumeria
Goddess name "Sulsaga" Mesopotamian / Sumerian Astral goddess. Sul-utula...
Planet name "T'ai Yi" Chinese Primordial god. The spirit of the universe who was present before the cosmos was created and who is known as the great unity. During the Sung Dynasty (AD 960-1279) he was elevated to the head of the ranks of astral gods and he is embodied in the Pole Star, otherwise identified in Chinese mythology as the Purple Planet....
Goddess name "Tara (power of hunger)" Hindu / Vedic, Epic / Puranic (1) Goddess. May originally have had astral connotations, since the word can be interpreted as “star.” One of a group of MAHAVIDYAS personifying the SAKTI of SI IVA. She may also be the consort of CANDRA (SOMA). Aspects include Krodharatri. Attributes: knife, skin, skull, snakes and sword. Three-eyed.(2) Goddess. Buddhist (Mahayana and Vajrayana). An epithet of the mother of the BUDDHA, Maya. Also one of a series of female deities, the DHYANIBUDDHASAKTI considered to be aspects of the Sakti of AVALOKITESVARA or of AMOGASHIDDHI. She may also be the Sakti of ADIBIDDHA and of the various DHYANIBUDDHAS, in which case she is characterized by their colors. These Taras thus become “White Tara” and so on.See also BHRKUTI, EKAJATA, KURUKULLA, SITATARA and SYAMATARA. In Tibetan Buddhism she is known as sGrol-ma....
God name "Topoh" Pokot / Suk / Uganda This astral god is the god of the evening star
God name "Topoh" Pokot / Suk / Uganda / western Kenya, East Africa Astral god. The son of the creator god TORORUT and his consort SETA, he is god of the evening star....
God name "Topoh Pokot" Uganda Astral god associated with the evening star Uganda
Goddess name "Tou Mou" Chinese Goddess of measure. Usually depicted with many arms and with a caste mark on her forehead, suggesting that she derives from the goddess of the aurora, MARICI, in Indian Buddhism. She is considered to live in the constellation of Ursa major and may also be an aspect of the astral goddess TIN HAU....
God name "Usins" Latavia An astral god that was affiliated with both the morning & evening star, he sidelined with beekeepers & spring until the Christians showed up and then he became St. George
God name "Usins" Pre - Christian Latvian Astral god. Associated with both the morning and evening star and also has links with bee-keepers and spring. Under Christian influence he becomes absorbed into the figure of St. George....
God name "Xiuhtecuhtli" Aztec / Mesoamerican / Mex ico Astral god. The ruler of the first or lowest of the thir teen heavens known at the time of the Spanish conquest, Tlalticpac (on the earth)....