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List of Gods : "ben"
NameOriginDescription
Abhijit Hindu Name means triumphator. A benevolent astral deity and goddess of fortune Hindu/Puranic
Age Africa God of animals. Revered by hunters in the savannah regions. Benin, West Africa
Age Fon Benin/ W Africa Revered by hunters he is the god of animals
Agwe Benin Mother of the sea Benin
Agwe Benin/ Africa She is the mother of the sea
Aida Wedo Benin/ Haiti A goddess of the rainbow & fresh water Aida Cuedo, Aido Wedo, Ayida, Ayida Cueddo
Apam Napat Hindu/Persia/Vedic Child of the Waters. One of the Ahuras in Old Iranian religion, a beneficent god who is the giver of water to man. Hindu/Persia/Vedic
Apap Teso Uganda Creator god who as a benevolent sky god brings rain Uganda
Ases Scandinavian Gods of benevolence. Scandinavian
Avrikiti Fon Benin Goddess of fisherman Benin
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Ayida Haiti Goddess of rainbows, especially in Benin and Haiti, Ayida-Weddo aka Aida-Wedo, Aido Quedo, a loa of fertility, rainbows and snakes, and a companion or wife to Damballah-Wedo. Also Ayida-Weddo is known as the Rainbow Serpent. Haiti
Bali Penyalong Borneo The beneficent supreme being who is never addressed without the slaughter of one or more pigs, and also that no domestic pig is ever slaughtered without being charged beforehand with some message or prayer to him, which its spirit may carry up to him. But the most important function of the pig is the giving of information as to the future course of events by means of the markings on its liverHe is also god of war. The Kenyahs, Borneo
Banshee or Benshee Irish An Irish fairy attached to a house.
Behanzin Benin Fish god who was invoked by fishermen to ensure a bountiful catch. Benin
Behanzin Fon Benin The fish god
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.
Bendith y Mamau Wales Carmarthenshire name for fairies, means "Mother's Blessing". Phrase is used as a prayer to protect from evil. Wales
Bene Elohim Hebrew Angels who belong to the choir of thrones having the duty of forever singing the ineffable praise of God. Hebrew
Bennefilim Jewish The demon of epilepsy. Jewish folklore
Bensozia Greek "chief deviless" of a certain Sabbatic meeting held in France in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries. The Diana of the Ancient Gauls, and was also called Nocticula, Herodias, and "The Moon."
Bentakumari India Goddess of water. The first fish of the season was given to her. India
Benten aka Benzi-Ten Japan/Shinto Goddess of everything that flows: words, knowledge, speech, eloquence, and music. Japan/Shinto
Benten-San Japan/ Shinto The only goddess among of the seven deities of good fortune
Benthesicyme Greek An Ethiopian sea nymph, a goddess of the waves and a daughter of Poseidon and Amphitrite, the wife of king Enalos. She raised Eumolpus, son of Chione and Poseidon. (Apollodorus iii) Her husband Enalos: of the sea, may have been Triton, the god of lake Tritonis in Greek
Benu Egypt God of the sun in a bird like form Egypt
Benzi-Ten/ Benten/ Benzai-Tenno Japan The goddess of eloquence, language, arts, fortune, water, & knowledge
Bo Benin God of the Ewe people in Benin. He was a protector of warriors.
Brahmadaityas Hindu Benign ghosts of Brahmin priests with four faces and four hands. They guard their master against Shiva the destroyer.
Candsvera Hindu/ Puranic/ Epic A Minor God & benevolent aspect of Siva
Chilminar and Balbec Persian Two cities built by the Genii, acting under the orders of Jan ben Jan, who governed the world long before the time of Adam. Chilminar, or the "Forty Pillars," is Persepolis. These two cities were built as lurking places for the Genii to hide in. Persian
Daini Bengal A witch. Bengal
Dan Benin/Mahi Goddess of order and the rainbow. Benin/Mahi
Dan Mahi/ Benin A goddess of order & the rainbow
Devi Hindu The consort of Siva and daughter of Himavat, the Himalaya Mountains. As the female energy of Siva she considered either as a beneficent or as a malignant deity. Hindu
Dii Mauri Africa The God of Moors. Immortal, they act as redeemers, and benevolent indigenous deities. North Africa
Ebore Benin Sky god. Nigeria and Benin
Erinnyes Greek Erinnyes, Eumenides or Erinys (the Romans called them the Furies) were female personifications of vengeance. When a formulaic oath in the Iliad invokes "those who beneath the earth punish whoever has sworn a false oath" - "the Erinyes are simply an embodiment of the act of self-cursing contained in the oath" Greek
Esu Benin/Yoruba The dark side of God. He is an independent entity and timeless. Benin/Yoruba
Esu Edo Benin/ Yoruba A god of passage that stands at the gates of home of the gods
Fatua Roman A Roman goddess identified with Gaea. Known as the kind goddess because of her benevolence towards all creatures.
Fidi Mukullu Bena Lulua Zaire A creator god
Finvarra Ireland Is the High King of the Daoine Sidhe in Irish folklore. In some legends, he is also the King of the Dead. Finvarra is a benevolent figure who ensures good harvests, strong horses, and great riches to those who will assist him. Ireland
Gavur li yalyal Micronesia The beneficent supreme being and creator of the world. Micronesia
Gian ben Gian Arabia King of the Ginns or Genii, and founder of the Pyramids. He was overthrown by Azazil or Lucifer. Arabia
Glauron aka Glaura Fnose A beneficent spirit of the air, involked from the North. Fnose
Gleti Benin Goddess of the moon Benin
Harisu New Guinea The benevolent and invisible great god who is the source of all good. New Guinea
Hasta Hindu Minor benevolent goddess of fortune Hindu/Puranic/Epic
Hatdastsisi Navaho Benevolent male spirit who helps cure disease Navaho
Hel or Hela Scandinavian Queen of the dead, is goddess of the ninth earth or nether world. She dwelt beneath the roots of the sacred ash (yggdrasil), and was the daughter of Loki. The All-father sent her into Helheim, where she was given dominion over nine worlds, and to one or other of these nine worlds she sends all who die of sickness or old age. Her dwelling is Elvidnir (dark clouds), her dish Hungr (hunger), her knife Sullt (starvation), her servants Ganglati (tardy-feet), her bed Kor (sickness), and her bed-curtains Blikiandabol (splendid misery). Half her body was blue. Scandinavian
Hinegba Nigeria The supreme god, who is benevolent, resides in the sky, and controls the universe. Nigeria
Hsi shen China God of joy. Fu Shen denotes a generic title for the beneficent gods of the Chinese. China
Ignerssauk Inuit God of the sea, generally benevolent Inuit
Iguanchi Peru The benevolent and friendly chief spirit who directs all the important acts in the life of the Jivaro. Peru
Ikenga Ibo Nigeria A god of fortune, a benevolent deity
Imra Hindu/Kush The chief pre-Islamic god of the Hindukush Kafir people. He was worshipped as the god of creation. By his breath, Imra created other gods of Kafir pantheon. Frequent sacrifiices were made to Imra, sometimes for recovery from sickness, seasonable weather, or other material benefits, sometimes from motives of simple piety. Imra was more honored than the other gods at the religious dances. Hindu/Kush
Inkosikasi Africa A Chicken hypnotist and a beneficent sky goddess. The Zulu, South Africa
Ipy aka Ipet Egypt Apet, Opet, a benign hippopotamus goddess known as a protective and nourishing deity. Egypt
Itztlacoliuhqui Aztec "Everything Has Become Bent by Means of Coldness", or "Plant-Killer-Frost". The god of frost. Aztec
Ja neb'a Slavic Benevolent goddess of the earth who can alter the physical structure of magma and stone, Terrakinesis. Slavic
Julana Jumu A lecherous spirit who surprises women by burrowing beneath the sand. He was alive, and wandered the Earth with his father, Njirana, during the Dreamtime. Jumu, Australian aboriginal
Kostroma Russian Benevolent and malevolent fertility goddess; like the Greeks' Persephone, she is a dying and reborn daughter. Russian
Kshumai Kafir/ Afghanistan A beneficent fertility goddess
Kshumai Kafir Afghanistan Beneficent goddess of fertility Afghanistan
Kuan Yin China Benign guardian goddess, probably of India origin China/Taoist
Kuju Yukaghir Benevolent sky spirit who supplies with food Yukaghir
Lama Acadia A feminine benevolent protective demon that later became the half man and half bull guardian of palace entrances
Lama Acadia Feminine benevolent protective demon who later became the half man and half bull guardian of palace entrances Acadia
Legba Fon Benin God of fate Benin
Loha Klamath Beneficent goddess portrayed as a beautiful woman Klamath
Loko Benin God of trees. Fon Benin
Loko Fon Benin A god of trees
Ma-zu China A sea goddess that is a benevolent guardian of fisherman
Ma-zu aka Matsu China Ma-Tsu, A-Ma, and Mizu-Gami, Goddess of the sea who is a benevolent guardian of fisherman. When you are facing great difficulty, you can call her Ma-zu and she will immediately come to your rescue. If, however, you address her as the "Empress of Heaven", she will have to take time to put on her fine clothing and will be delayed in coming to your aid. China
MacCuill Ireland Son of the hazel, one of the last Tuath kings, was so-called because he worshipped the hazel. Fairies danced beneath the hawthorn. Ogham tablets were of yew. Lady Wilde styled the elder a sacred tree; and the blackthorn, to which the Irishman is said to be still devoted, was a sacred tree. Ireland
Magha Hindu Benevolent minor goddess of fortune Hindu/Puranic/Epic
Mahaprabhu India Singi-Arke. The supreme being and creator is generally benevolent but is known to cause fever and convulsions. His wife is Sita Mahalakshmi. The Bondo, India
Maiph Argentina A supreme being, considered beneficent. The Pampean/Patagonians, Argentina
Mania Etruscan An ancient and formidable Italian, probably Etruscan, divinity of the lower world, is called the mother of the Manes or Lares. As regards her being the mother of the Manes or Lares, the idea seems to have been, that the souls of the departed on their arrival in the lower world became her children, and either there dwelt with her or ascended into the upper world as beneficent spirits.
Mathonwy Welsh A benevolent ruler of the underworld akin to Beli, or perhaps that god himself under another title, for the name Math. Welsh
Mawu Benin Goddess of peace, joy, motherhood. happiness, and the sky Benin/Fon
Mawu Fon Benin Goddess of the moon Benin
Mayin Tungus/ Siberia A benevolent, remote, supreme God
Mayin Tungus Siberia Benevolent, remote, supreme god Siberia
Minga Bengale Shongon Africa God of hunters, also taught humans how to make nets Africa
Morgane s A fay to whose charge Zephyr committed young Passelyon and his cousin Bennucq. Passelyon fell in love with Morgane's daughter, and the adventures of these young lovers are related in the romance of Pereeforest.
Moriel, Ruhiel, Ben Nez and Rujiel Greek Angels of the Wind.
Mukasa Buganda Uganda A beneficent god for he demanded no sacrifices
Mulciber Roman A surname of Vulcan, which seems to have been given to the god as a euphemism, and for the sake of a good omen, that he might not consume by ravaging fire the habitations and property of men, but might kindly and benevolently aid men in their pursuits. Roman
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
Na'ininen Koryak/ Siberia A benevolent creator being
Naijok Sudan The benevolent god of fate and the supreme being of the Lotuko. Sudan
Nenekicex Siberia A benevolent supreme deity and creator. The Kamchadal, Siberia
Nesu Fon Benin Tutelary god of royalty Benin
Nibelungen Hoard German A mythical mass of gold and precious stones, which Siegfried obtained from the Nibelungs, and gave to his wife Kriemhild as her marriage portion. It was guarded by Albric the dwarf. After the murder of Siegfried, his widow removed the hoard to Worms; here Hagan seized it, and buried it secretly beneath "the Rhine at Lochham," intending at a future time to enjoy it, "but that was ne'er to be." Kriemhild married Etzel with the view of avenging her wrongs. In time Gunther, with Hagan and a host of Burgundians, went to visit King Etzel, and Kriemhild stirred up a great broil, at the end of which a most terrible slaughter ensued. Volsunga Saga
Ogiuwu Edo Benin The harbinger of death who is supposed to own the blood of all living things. Benin
Ogun Edo Benin A god of war that was sent to cut up the land to allow crops to the planted
Osande Ovimbundu Angola A benevolent god that is a guardian deity
Osandobua Edo Benin A benign creator god that controls prosperity, health & happiness
Pakhet Egypt Bast and Sekhmet were similar feline war gods, one for Upper Egypt and the other for Lower Egypt. Where the two groups met, at Beni Hasan, the similarity of the goddesses lead to a new merged form known as Pakhet.
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
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
Perkons Latvia God of thunder who brings beneficial rain and is Fertility god. Latvia
Pitari Hindu Bo benevolent, she's one of the consorts of Siva Hindu/Puranic
Polybotes Greek One of the giants who fought against the gods. The sea-god pursued him to the island of Cos, and, tearing away part of the island, throw it on him and buried him beneath the mass. Greek
Prsni Hindu/Vedic Sutapa and his wife Prsni were instructed by Lord Brahma to have progeny. They performed severe austerities for twelve thousand years of the demigods to have the Lord as their child. Pleased by their austerities the Lord appeared and granted them this benediction. Hindu/Vedic
Purgatory Jewish The Jewish Rabbi believed that the soul of the deceased was consigned to a sort of purgatory for twelve months after death, during which time it was allowed to visit its dead body and the places or persons it especially loved. This intermediate state they called by various names, as "the bosom of Abraham," "the garden of Eden," "upper Gehenna." The Sabbath was always a free day, and prayer was supposed to benefit those in this intermediate state.
Purvabhahadrapada Hindu/ Puranic/ Epic A benevolent minor goddess of fortune
Satyan Nasti Paro Dharmah Sanskrit There is no religion higher than truth. Rajas of Benares. Sanskrit
Savati Hindu Minor benevolent goddess of fortune. Hindu
Sequana British Goddess who lived beneath the rivers British
Sequana/ Sequena Britain A goddess who lived beneath the rivers
Serat Koran The ordeal bridge over which everyone will have to pass at the resurrection. It is not wider than the edge of a scimitar, and is thrown across the gulf of hell. The faithful will pass over in safety, but sinners will fall headlong into the dreary realm beneath. Koran
Shichifukujin Japan A deity of happiness, prosperity, longevity, and wisdom. One of the seven principal deities of luck, identified as Ebisu, Daikokuten, Bishamonten, Benzaiten, Fukurokuju, Jurojin, and Hotei. Japan
Sinis Greek Or Sinnis a son of Polypemon, Pemon or Poseidon by Sylea, the daughter of Corinthus. He was surnamed according to some Pityocamptes, and according to others Procrustes. Sinis was called the Pine-Bender because this was his manner of executing his victims and used to ask travellers to help him bend two pine trees to the ground. Greek
Sirona/ Dirona Britain A goddess of beneficial hot springs
Sogbo Benin The god of thunder, lightning and fire. Benin
Sogbo Fon Benin A storm god of rain
Soului Hua/ W Africa A benevolent vegetation god also in charge of medicine & music
Soului Hua Africa Benevolent vegetation god also in charge of medicine and music Africa(west)
Sravana Hindu Minor benevolent goddess of fortune Hindu/Puranic/Epic
Sravistha Hindu Minor benevolent goddess of fortune i Hindu/Puranic/Epic
Stromkarl Norwegian A Norwegian musical spirit. The Stromkarl has eleven different musical measures, to ten of which people may dance, but the eleventh belongs to the night-spirit, his host. If anyone plays it, tables and benches, cups and cans, old men and women, blind and lame, babies in their cradles, and the sick in their beds, begin to dance.
Sumati Buddhist Benevolent, kindness; devotion, prayer. Buddhist
Tonttu Finland Generally benign tutelary. Originally, a patron of cultivated land, keeper of lot.
Trimurti Hindu The Hindu triad, consisting of Brahma, the emanator or evolver; Vishnu, the sustainer or preserver; and Siva, the beneficent, the destroyer, and the regenerator.
Usas Hindu A beneficient goddess who produces daylight and urges men to their works. Hindu
Utixo Khoi A benevolent deity who lived in the sky, sending rain for the crops, and speaking with thunder. Khoi
Vairgit Chukchee Benevolent supernatural beings. Chukchee
Watauinewa Tierra del Fuego "The Ancient of Days," "The One Who Does Not Change." The supreme omnipresent and beneficent god of the Yahgan, Tierra del Fuego
Wonomi California The benevolent supreme being and creator of the world. The Maidu, California
Xamaba Africa The supreme being of the Heikum of South Africa. Creator of all things, including mankind, he is a benevolent figure who is invoked for help when ill and when traveling. and is said to provide the rain. South Africa.
Yalafath Micronesia A mighty and benevolent deity, who sits in the sky and views placidly the work of his hands and the operations of the multitudes of kan (also called yan), or genii, mostly evil and malevolent, each busy in his own sphere of activity., Micronesia
Ytsigy Siberia The highest benevolent deity of the Gilyak is known as Ytsigy and they call the universe Kurn, and apply the same name to their highest anthropomorphic deity. The 'owner' spirit of the mountain, and the mountain itself, is named Pal, and the sea and its 'owner' they call Tol. Gilyak. Siberia