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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)....
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
"Agwe" Benin Mother of the sea Benin
"Agwe" Benin / Africa She is the mother of the sea
Goddess name "Aida Wedo" Benin / Haiti A goddess of the Rainbow & fresh water Aida Cuedo, Aido Wedo, Ayida, Ayida Cueddo
God name "Aker" Egypt Chthonic earth god of passage. Known from the Old kingdom (circa 2700 BC onward). Controls the interface between eastern and western horizons of the underworld, and is the guardian of the gate through which the king passes into the underworld. Aker provides a safe course for the barque of the Sun god during its passage through the underworld at night. He may be seen as the socket holding the boat's mast. He is also considered benevolent against snake bites. Represented by opposite facing pairs of human or lion heads....
Goddess name "Amaunet (the hidden one)" Egypt / Upper Fertility goddess. Amaunet seems to have a taken a role as an early consort of AMUN, one of the eight deities of the OGDOAD and representing hidden power. In that context she is depicted anthropomorphically but with the head of a snake. She is shown in reliefs and as the subject of a notable statue from the Record Hall of Tuthmosis III at the Karnak complex of Thebes, where she was recognized as a benign protective deity especially called on at times of royal accession. As a fertility goddess she was largely eclipsed by the goddess MUT. She is sometimes equated with NEITH, the creator goddess of Sais, and her attributes may include the red crown of the Delta....
Goddess name "Anuradha" Hindu / Puranic Minor goddess of fortune. A benevolent NAKSATRA or astral deity, daughter of DAKSA and wife of CANDRA (SOMA)....
God name "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
God name "Apap" Teso / Uganda, East Africa Creator god. Regarded as a benevolent sky god who brings the Rain to parched land. Also Akuj....
God name "Apap Teso" Uganda Creator god who as a benevolent sky god brings Rain Uganda
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....
God name "As" Egypt / western Sahara Local fertility god. Known from the Early Dynastic Period. By inference a benign god of oases and other fertile areas of the desert. Epithets include “lord of Libya.” Depicted anthropomorphically, occasionally hawk-headed....
God name "Ases" Scandinavian Gods of benevolence. Scandinavian
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....
God name "Avrikiti" Fon / Benin, West Africa God of fishermen. Statues of this deity, in a sitting position, were placed on the beaches and fishermen and local elders sacrificed to them annually to ensure a good season of catches....
Goddess name "Avrikiti Fon" Benin Goddess of fisherman Benin
Goddess name "Ayaba" Fon / Benin, West Africa Hearth goddess. The sister of LOKO, god of the trees, whose wood is burned in the home to cook food....
Goddess name "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
Deity name "BES" Egypt Guardian deity of women in labor. A dwarfish and hideous, but essentially benign deity whose ugliness wards off evil. He is generally present at births exerting a protective influence. Bes appears with a large-bearded and barely human face, a thick body, short arms and short bandy legs....
Goddess name "Badi Mata" Hindu / northern Indian Mother goddess. A SAKTI and one of the seven SAPTAMATARAS (mothers) who in later Hinduism became regarded as of evil intent, attacking children during puberty. Particularly recognized in Bengal....
Spirit name "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.
God name "Bearaniin" Fon / Benin, West Africa Fish god. Invoked by fishermen to ensure plentiful catches....
God name "Behanzin" Benin Fish god who was invoked by fishermen to ensure a bountiful catch. Benin
God name "Behanzin Fon" Benin The fish god
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....
"Bendith y Mamau" Wales Carmarthenshire name for fairies, means "Mother's Blessing". Phrase is used as a prayer to protect from evil. Wales
Angel name "Bene Elohim" Hebrew angels who belong to the choir of thrones having the duty of forever singing the ineffable praise of God. Hebrew
Demon name "Bennefilim" Jewish The demon of epilepsy. Jewish folklore
Hero name "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."
Goddess name "Bentakumari" India Goddess of water. The first fish of the season was given to her. India
Goddess name "Benten aka Benzi-Ten" Japan / Shinto Goddess of everything that flows: words, knowledge, speech, eloquence, and music. Japan / Shinto
Goddess name "Benten-San" Japan / Shinto The only goddess among of the seven deities of good fortune
Goddess name "Benten-San" Shinto / Japan Goddess of luck. One of seven deities classed as gods of fortune and the only goddess in the group. A popular deity with many sanctuaries dedicated to her, she is a patron of music and holds a biwa instrument in her hand. Snakes, believed to stand for jealousy, are often coiled around her statues. Because of this, married couples are reluctant to visit her shrines together. Her priesthood is both Shinto and Buddhist and she is closely linked with the goddess SARASVATI....
Goddess name "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
God name "Benu" Egypt God of the Sun in a bird like form Egypt
God name "Benu" Egypt / Upper Transmuted bird-like form of a Sun god. A deity mentioned in Pyramid Texts (circa twenty-fifth century BC) and linked with the Sun god of Heliopolis, ATUM. He is also said to have been self-created from the primeval ocean and is sometimes a symbol of rebirth in the afterlife. Benu may have augmented the Greek classical tradition of the Phoenix. He appears in the Old kingdom as a yellow wagtail but later becomes a heron, wearing the conical white crown of Upper Egypt with two slender feathers pointing backwards from its crest....
Goddess name "Benzi-Ten/ Benten/ Benzai-Tenno" Japan The goddess of eloquence, language, arts, fortune, water, & knowledge
Goddess name "Bera Pennu" Northern Indian vegetation goddess. Worshiped by the Khonds in Bengal. She was the recipient of human sacrifice to ensure good harvest, particularly of the spice turmeric, and as a protection against disease and infirmity. The sacrificial victim or meriab was youthful, often kept for years as a holy person before death and was always either the offspring of a previous sacrificial victim, or purchased from impoverished families for the purpose. He or she was generally strangled, sometimes in the fork of a tree, after days of festivities. In other instances the victim was cut up alive....
Goddess name "Bharat Mata (Mother India)" Modern Hindu Mother goddess. Evolved from the writings of the nineteenth century Bengali, Bankim Chandra Chatterjee. Shrines are designed in the form of a map of India....
God name "Bo" Benin God of the Ewe people in Benin. He was a protector of warriors.
Ghost name "Brahmadaityas" Hindu Benign ghosts of Brahmin priests with four faces and four hands. They guard their master against Shiva the destroyer.
God name "Candesvara (the lord of Canda)" Hindu / Epic / Puranic Minor god. A benevolent aspect of S IVA. Also an attendant on S iva, said to have been a youthful cowherd. He sits on a lotus throne. Attributes: arrow, ax, bow, club, crown, hatchet, noose, rosary, snake, trident and water jar....
God name "Candsvera" Hindu / Puranic / Epic A Minor God & benevolent aspect of Siva
God name "Chaitanya" Hindu / Puranic Mendicant god. A deified mortal who became one of the many incarnations of the god VIS NU. Born at Nadiya in AD 1484, he died at Puri in 1527. Chaitanya was a sickly child who, according to legend, was left to his fate, hanging in a tree to die, but was revived by the gods and thus became deified. He was married twice before adopting a strict ascetic existence at the age of twenty-four, from which time he traveled extensively, eventually settling in the holy city of Benares. He is remembered as a great social reformer. His main sanctuary at Nadiya includes a small statue of KRSNA to whom he devoted himself....
King name "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
Goddess name "Cunda" Buddhist / eastern Bengal / Tibet Goddess. An emanation of Vajrasattva or Vairocana. A female BODHISATTVA or buddha-designate. Also seen separately as a deification of literature, one of a group of twelve DHARANIS. She may stand upon a man. Color: white or green. Very large variety of attributes. Also Aryacunda....
"Daini" Bengal A witch. Bengal
Goddess name "Dan" Benin / Mahi Goddess of order and the Rainbow. Benin / Mahi
Goddess name "Dan" Mahi / Benin A goddess of order & the Rainbow
Deity name "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
Deities name "Dii Mauri" Africa The God of Moors. Immortal, they act as redeemers, and benevolent indigenous deities. North Africa
God name "Ebore" Benin sky god. Nigeria and Benin
Spirit name "Epimetheus" Greek / Roman Minor creator god. One of the four sons of IAPETOS and Klymene (Titan), and the brother of PROMETHEUS. Jointly responsible for the creation of mankind. Epimetheus' strongest claim to fame lies in his liaison with the first mortal woman, Pandora, whom the gods had cautioned him to avoid. Her curiosity caused her to open the box belonging to JUPITER in which he had placed all the vices, diseases and sufferings of humanity, but which also included the benevolent spirit of hope....
Goddess name "Eriiys" Greek Chthonic goddess of wrath. According to legend she was a consort of POSEIDON by whom she bore the fabulous horse Areon. By implication she may also have been a grim maternal figure who engendered all horses. She may be equated with a wrathful DEMETER who is sometimes given the epithet Erinys. Erinys appears in the collec tive form of three Erinyes, their heads covered with snake locks and bearing torches from the underworld. In the Iliad they are described as those “who beneath the earth punish dead men, whoever has sworn a false oath.” In Roman mythology they are the Furies....
"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
Goddess name "Estsanatlehi (woman that changes)" Navaho / USA Fertility goddess. Probably regarded as the most powerful deity in the Navaho pantheon, she has powers of endless self-rejuvenation. According to tradition, she was created from a small turquoise image into which life was infused through a ritual of the great gods and she is the sister of the goddess YOLKAI ESTAN. She is also the consort of the Sun god TSOHANOAI and the mother of the war god NAYENEZGANI. She is said to live in the west and is benevolent in nature, sending the gentle Rains of summer and the warm thawing winds of spring....
God name "Esu" Benin / Yoruba The dark side of God. He is an independent entity and timeless. Benin / Yoruba
God name "Esu" Edo / Benin / Nigeria, West Africa God of passage. A fearsome deity who stands at the gates of the home of the gods holding a set of keys. He is known for his trickery....
God name "Esu Edo" Benin / Yoruba A god of passage that stands at the gates of home of the gods
Goddess name "Fatua" Roman A Roman goddess identified with Gaea. Known as the kind goddess because of her benevolence towards all creatures.
God name "Fidi Mukullu" Bena Lulua / Democratic Republic of Congo, central Africa Creator god. He provides mankind with food, tools and weapons. The Sun and moon were engendered from his cheeks....
God name "Fidi Mukullu Bena Lulua" Zaire A creator god
King name "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
King name "Gian ben Gian" Arabia king of the Ginns or Genii, and founder of the Pyramids. He was overthrown by Azazil or Lucifer. Arabia
Spirit name "Glauron aka Glaura" Fnose A beneficent spirit of the air, involked from the North. Fnose
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 "Gleti" Benin Goddess of the moon Benin
Goddess name "Gulsilia Mata" Hindu / Epic / Puranic Mother goddess. A SAKTI who in later Hinduism became regarded as of evil intent, inflicting sickness. Particularly known from Bengal....
Goddess name "Hara Ke" Songhai / Niger, West Africa Goddess of sweet water. Considered to live beneath the waters in tributaries of the river Niger, attended by two dragons, Godi and Goru. The spirits of the dead are believed to live in a Paradise city in the depths of the Niger....
God name "Harisu" New Guinea The benevolent and invisible great god who is the source of all good. New Guinea
Goddess name "Hasta" Hindu Minor benevolent goddess of fortune Hindu / Puranic / Epic
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 "Hastehogan" Navaho / USA Chief house god. Also a god of farming identified with the west and the sky at Sunset. Regarded as a benevolent deity who aids mankind and cures disease. Believed to live in a cave system near San Juan. He also has a malevolent aspect in which he can cast evil spells. His priest wears a blue mask, at the bottom of which is a horizontal yellow band representing evening light, with eight vertical black strokes representing Rain. It is decorated with eagle and owl feathers....
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....
Spirit name "Hatdastsisi" Navaho Benevolent male spirit who helps cure disease Navaho
God name "Hatdastsisi" Navaho / USA God. A benevolent deity, he cures disease through the medium of his priest, who flagellates the affected parts. His home is believed to be near Tsegihi in New Mexico. Sacrifices to Hatdastsisi are made up from reeds decorated with a design representing the blue yucca plant, which is buried in the earth to the east of the tribal lodge. His priest wears a buckskin mask decorated with owl feathers, and a spruce collar, but otherwise ordinary Navaho dress with white buckskin leggings....
Goddess name "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
Supreme god name "Hinegba" Nigeria The supreme god, who is benevolent, resides in the sky, and controls the universe. Nigeria
God name "Hsi shen" China God of joy. Fu Shen denotes a generic title for the beneficent gods of the Chinese. China
God name "Ignerssauk" Inuit God of the sea, generally benevolent Inuit
Spirit name "Iguanchi" Peru The benevolent and friendly chief spirit who directs all the important acts in the life of the Jivaro. Peru
Deities name "Iguerssuak (great fire)" Inuit / North American Sea god. One of a group of generally benevolent deities. Numbers of Ignerssuak are thought to surround mariners and the entrance to their home is on the sea shore....
God name "Ikenga (right forearm)" Ibo / Nigeria, West Africa God of fortune. A benevolent deity who guides the hands of mankind. He is depicted wearing a horned headdress, and carrying a sword and a severed head. He is invoked as a household guardian....
God name "Ikenga Ibo" Nigeria A god of fortune, a benevolent deity
God name "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
Goddess name "Inkosikasi" Africa A Chicken hypnotist and a beneficent sky goddess. The Zulu, South Africa
Goddess name "Ipy" Egypt Mother goddess. In the Pyramid Texts Ipy appears occasionally as a benevolent guardian and wet nurse to the king. She is also perceived to exert a benign influence on amulets. Depicted as a hippopotamus or anthropomorphically with a hippo's head. Also Ipet....
Goddess name "Ipy aka Ipet" Egypt Apet, Opet, a benign hippopotamus goddess known as a protective and nourishing deity. Egypt
God name "Is”um" Mesopotamian / BabylonianAkkadian Minor god. The brother of SAMAS', the Sun god, and an attendant of the plague god ERRA. He may have been a god of fire and, according to texts, led the gods in war as a herald but was nonetheless generally regarded as benevolent. Known particularly from the Babylonian legend of Erra and Is“um. Also ENDURSAGA....
God name "Itztlacoliuhqui" Aztec Everything Has Become Bent by Means of Coldness, or "Plant-Killer-Frost". The god of frost. Aztec
Goddess name "Ix Chel" Mayan / Yucatec / Quiche, Mesoamerican / Mexico moon goddess. Also the goddess of childbirth and Medicine and of Rain bows. A consort of the Sun god. She has a major shrine as Cozumel and small figurines of the goddess have been conventionally placed beneath the beds of women in labor. Such women are considered to be in great danger at times of lunar eclipse when the unborn child may develop deformities. Ix Chel is a guardian against disease and the Quiche Indians regard her as a goddess of fertility and sexual inter course. A goddess of weaving, believed to be the first being on earth to weave cloth, she was employed in this craft when she first attracted the attention of the Sun god. She carries her loom sticks across the sky to protect her from jaguars. Under Chris tian influence she has been largely syncretized with the Virgin Mary.See also IX CHEBEL YAX....
Goddess name "Ja neb'a" Slavic Benevolent goddess of the earth who can alter the physical structure of magma and stone, Terrakinesis. Slavic
Spirit name "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
God name "Jumis" Pre - Christian Latvian Fertility god. Symbolized by cereal stalks joined at the heads, or bent over and buried in the ground....
God name "Jvaraharisvara (lord of fever)" Hindu Plague god. Associated with malaria, particularly in Bengal....
Goddess name "Kankar Mata" Hindu / Epic / Puranic Mother goddess. A SAKTI who in later Hinduism became regarded as a SAPTAMATARA (mother) of evil intent. Known particularly from Bengal as a goddess who spreads disease....
Goddess name "Kostroma" Russian Benevolent and malevolent fertility goddess; like the Greeks' Persephone, she is a dying and reborn daughter. Russian
Goddess name "Kshumai" Kafir / Afghanistan A beneficent fertility goddess
Goddess name "Kshumai" Kafir / Afghanistan Fertility goddess. A benefi cent goddess appearing in the guise of a goat. Legend has it that either she or her eldest daugh ter is the mother of the god MON. She is said to have given mankind the boon of goats, grapes, other fruit and vegetation in general. She was called upon in times of sickness. She is depicted in wooden statues with prominent long breasts and vulva. Also Kime....
Goddess name "Kshumai Kafir" Afghanistan Beneficent goddess of fertility Afghanistan
Goddess name "Kuan Yin" China Benign guardian goddess, probably of India origin China / Taoist
Spirit name "Kuju" Yukaghir Benevolent sky spirit who supplies with food Yukaghir
Spirit name "Kuju" Yukaghir / eastern Siberia sky spirit. A benevolent being who supplies mankind with food. When fish appear in great numbers in the lakes, they are thought to have fallen from the sky....
Goddess name "Kundalini" Aztec / Mesoamerican / Mexico Mother goddess. The spirit of the earth perceived in human form and responsible for the provision of all food from the soil. The earth is considered to be sacred and should not be owned by any one person, but can be utilized for the benefit of the community as a whole. Kundalini is believed to have been the mother of all other vegetation deities....
Demon name "Lama" Acadia A feminine benevolent protective demon that later became the half man and half bull guardian of palace entrances
Demon name "Lama" Acadia Feminine benevolent protective demon who later became the half man and half bull guardian of palace entrances Acadia
Spirit name "Lau" Andaman Islands / Sea of Bengal spirit beings. Generally invisible but perceived in human form and living in the jungles and the sea. When an Andaman islander dies he or she becomes a lau....
Supreme god name "Legba" Fon / Benin, West Africa God of fate. The youngest son of the supreme god LISA and his consort, the moon goddess MAWU. He is also regarded as a messenger god, moving between Lisa and mankind on earth....
God name "Legba Fon" Benin God of fate Benin
Deities name "Libanza" Bangala / Democratic Republic of Congo, central Africa Creator god. One of a pair of supreme deities with his sister / consort Nsongo. He lives at the bottom of the river Congo, traveling the waterways and bringing floods as punishment as well as to generate prosperity. He is regarded as being generally benevolent. Also Ibanza....
God name "Lisa" Fon / others / Benin, West Africa Creator god. Probably the equivalent of LESA in parts of East Africa. The supreme deity, whose more or less monotheistic role may have been influenced by the spread of Islam and Christianity....
Goddess name "Loha" Klamath Beneficent goddess portrayed as a beautiful woman Klamath
God name "Loko" Benin God of trees. Fon Benin
Goddess name "Loko" Fon / Benin, West Africa God of trees. The brother of the hearth goddess AYABA. Invoked particularly by herbalists before obtaining Medicines from the bark and leaves of Forest trees....
God name "Loko Fon" Benin A god of trees
God name "MIMIR" Nordic / Icelandic God of wisdom and inspiration. An AESIR god who lives in the world of the Frost Giants. He guards the well of knowledge, filled by a spring which flows beneath the world Tree, Yggdrasil, and which is supplied from the primeval waters. The god OTHIN drank from the spring to acquire knowledge, having forfeited one of his eyes to Mimir. Said to be the wisest among the gods. According to some sources he was sent as hostage to the VANIR in their war with the Aesir and was killed by them (see Othin). Some authors argue that he is more properly a giant than a god. Said to be accompanied often by the silent god HOENIR. Mimir warns Othin of the final onslaught at Ragnarok (doom)....
Goddess name "Ma-zu" China A sea goddess that is a benevolent guardian of fisherman
Goddess name "Ma-zu" Chinese Sea goddess. Known from the coastal regions of southeastern China as a benevolent guardian of fishermen, and closely linked with the goddess KUAN YIN....
Goddess name "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
King name "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
Goddess name "Magha" Hindu Benevolent minor goddess of fortune Hindu / Puranic / Epic
Goddess name "Magha" Hindu / Epic / Puranic Minor goddess of fortune. A benevolent NAKSATRA; daughter of DAKSA and wife of CANDRA (SOMA)....
"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
Goddess name "Malhal Mata" Hindu / Epic / Puranic Mother goddess. One of seven SAKTIS who in later Hinduism became regarded as SAPTAMATARAS (mothers) of evil intent. Particularly known in Bengal as a bringer of disease....
God name "Mam" Mayan / Yucatec, Mesoamerican / Mexico God of evil. A much-feared deity who lives beneath the earth and only emerges in times of crisis. Depicted in the form of a flat, life-sized piece of wood dressed as a scarecrow and set upon a stool. He is offered food and drink during Uayeb, the period of five unlucky days at the end of the year, after which the figure is undressed and unceremoniously thrown away. During Uayeb devotees fast and refer to the god as “grandfather.”...
Goddess name "Manasa" Hindu Snake goddess. The daughter of KASYAPA and KADRU and the sister of the lord of serpents, Vasuki. She is also a gracious aspect of PARVATI. Known particuarly from Bihar, Bengal and Assam. She stands upon, or is shaded by, a seven-headed snake. Attributes: snake and waterjar....
Spirit name "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.
God name "Mathonwy" Welsh A benevolent ruler of the underworld akin to Beli, or perhaps that god himself under another title, for the name Math. Welsh
Goddess name "Mawu" Benin Goddess of peace, joy, motherhood. happiness, and the sky Benin / Fon
Goddess name "Mawu" Fon / Benin, West Africa (1) moon goddess. The sister of the Sun god LISA. She is also considered to bestow fertility and motherhood and is generally benevolent in nature.(2) sky god. Ewe [Togo, West Africa]. Among the tribe neighboring the Fon. Mawu is perceived as male and a creator deity. He favors the color white and is also benevolent and generous in nature....
Goddess name "Mawu Fon" Benin Goddess of the moon Benin
Supreme god name "Mayin" Tungus / Siberia A benevolent, remote, supreme God
Supreme god name "Mayin" Tungus / eastern / central Siberia Supreme god. A benevolent but remote deity who breathes life into newborn children and receives the spirits of the dead....
Supreme god name "Mayin Tungus" Siberia Benevolent, remote, supreme god Siberia
God name "Mbotumbo" Baule / Ivory Coast, West Africa Creator god. A generally benevolent guardian deity with the head of an ape....
Spirit name "Me'mdeye-Eci'e" Yukaghir / eastern Siberia Fire spirit. A benevolent being residing in the sky and known as “father fire.”...
Goddess name "Meretseger" Egypt Localized chthonic goddess associated with the underworld. At Thebes she acted in either benign or destructive fashion against workers building tombs in the Valley of the kings. She is generally depicted as a coiled cobra which may possess a human head and arm. One of the best representations is on the sarcophagus of Rameses III. She lost her popularity when the use of Thebes as a royal cemetery was discontinued early in the first millennium BC....
God name "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.
Angel name "Moriel, Ruhiel, Ben Nez and Rujiel" Greek angels of the wind.
Spirit name "Morva" Andaman Islands / Sea of Bengal sky spirits. Invisible but thought to be of human form....
Goddess name "Mrgasiras (head of a gazelle)" Hindu / Epic / Puranic Minor goddess of fortune. A benevolent NAKSATRA; daughter of DAKSA, wife of CANDRA (SOMA)....
Supreme god name "Mukasa" Buganda / Uganda, East Africa Supreme god. A benevolent deity whose main oracular sanctuary was sited on the island of Bubembe, lake Victoria. His first high priest was Semagunga and, by convention, only the tribal leader was permitted to consult with the oracle there. Mukasa provides Rain, food and cattle....
God name "Mukasa Buganda" Uganda A beneficent god for he demanded no sacrifices
God name "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
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
Goddess name "NA CHA (here is a loud cry)" Taoist / Chinese Guardian god. A somewhat ambiguous god who is generally regarded as benevolent, but whose traditions hint at a more destructive aspect. He was born a god of human parents, the reincarnation of an older deity, Ling Chu-Tzu, the “intelligent pearl.” According to tradition, his father was Li Ching, who threatened to kill his mother because she claimed she was made pregnant by the mystical actions of a Taoist priest who told her she was to bear the child of a unicorn. Na Cha is said to have fought in the Shang-Chou war on the side of the Chou dynasty circa 1027 BC. His chief adversary was the sea dragon king. Ultimately he became involved with the goddess Shih-Chi Niang Niang, accidentally killed her attendant and, in remorse, committed suicide....
Goddess name "NINURTA (lord plough)" Mesopotamian / Sumerian / Babylonian - Akkadian / Iraq God of thunderstorms and the plough. Ninurta is the Sumerian god of farmers and is identified with the plough. He is also the god of thunder and the hero of the Sumerian pantheon, closely linked with the confrontation battles between forces of good and evil that characterize much of Mesopotamian literature. He is one of several challengers of the malignant dragon or serpent Kur said to inhabit the empty space between the earth's crust and the primeval sea beneath. Ninurta is the son of Enlil and Ninhursaga a, alternatively Ninlil, and is the consort of Gula, goddess of healing. He is attributed with the creation of the mountains which he is said to have built from giant stones with which he had fought against the demon Asag. He wears the horned helmet and tiered skirt and carries a weapon Sarur which becomes personified in the texts, having its own intelligence and being the chief adversary, in the hands of Ninurta, of Kur. He carries the double-edged scimitar-mace embellished with lions' heads and, according to some authors, is depicted in nonhuman form as the thunderbird lmdugud (sling stone), which bears the head of a lion and may represent the hailstones of the god. His sanctuary is the E-padun-tila. Ninurta is perceived as a youthful warrior and probably equates with the Babylonian heroic god Marduk. His cult involved a journey to Eridu from both Nippur and Girsu. He may be compared with Is”kur, who was worshiped primarily by herdsmen as a storm god....
"Na'ininen" Koryak / Siberia A benevolent creator being
Spirit name "Na'ininen" Koryak / southeastern Siberia Creator being. Known as “outer one,” or “world,” he is perceived as a remote but benevolent spirit comparable to the Supreme Being, TA'YAN. Also Na'rninen (Chukchee)....
Goddess name "Naeeeegaaei (slayer of alien gods)" Navaho / USA God of war. The most powerful of the Navaho war gods. The son of the Sun god TSOHANOAI and the fertility goddess ESTSANATLEHI. According to tradition, he vanquished a race of giants who had nearly destroyed the human race. He is a benevolent god, ready to help mankind in times of trouble. He also cures diseases brought about through witchcraft. Said to live at the junction of two rivers in the San Juan valley, he is invoked by warriors preparing for battle. His priest wears a buckskin bag mask, painted black and adorned with five zigzag lightning streaks, the eye and mouth holes covered with white sea shells. He also wears a fox skin collar, a crimson cloth around the hips and a leather belt with silver ornamentation, but is otherwise naked. No depictions are made of this deity....
God name "Nahi" Pre - Islamic northern Arabian Guardian god. Generally of benevolent nature....
God name "Naijok" Sudan The benevolent god of fate and the supreme being of the Lotuko. Sudan
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....
Deity name "Narada (giver of advice)" Hindu / Vedic, Epic / Puranic Minor but popular deity. Narada is depicted as a sage who is also a messenger and teacher. Born from the head, or throat, of BRAHMA, and alternatively a minor incarnation of V IS'NU. In various roles he is a guardian deity of women, a musician and a wanderer. Narada, often bearded, is generally depicted standing with the musical instrument which is his invention, the vina (lute). By contrast to his benign nature he is also described as a “maker of strife” and as “vile.” Also Kali-karaka; Pisuna....
God name "Ndjambi" Herero / Namibia, southwest Africa sky god. A benevolent deity who protects and lifts up all who die natural deaths. The utterance of his name is generally forbidden....
Deity name "Nenekicex" Siberia A benevolent supreme deity and creator. The Kamchadal, Siberia
God name "Nesu" Fon / Benin, West Africa Tutelary god of royalty. The guardian of the tribal chiefs, his shrine, the Nese-we, is located close by royal palaces....
God name "Nesu Fon" Benin Tutelary god of royalty Benin
King name "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
God name "Ninazu" Mesopotamian / Sumerian Chthonic god. Less frequently encountered in the texts than NERGAL. Son of ENLIL and NINLIL or, in alternative traditions, of ERES KIGAL and the father of Ning-is-zida. The patron deity of Es nunna until superseded by TISPAK. His sanctuaries are the E-sikil and E-kurma. Also identified as a god of healing, he is (unlike Nergal) generally benevolent....
God name "Ogiuwu" Edo / Benin, West Africa God of death. Believed to own the blood of all living things which he smears on the walls of his palace in the otherworld. Until recent times human sacrifice was made regularly to this deity in the capital of the Edo region, Benin City....
"Ogiuwu Edo" Benin The harbinger of death who is supposed to own the blood of all living things. Benin
God name "Ogun" Edo / Benin, West Africa God of war, hunting and metalwork. This rather loosely defined deity was sent by the god OSANOBUA to cut open the land to allow crops to be planted. He is the strength inherent in metals and piles of metal objects are left beside his sanctuaries. As a god of war he defends the tribe and is depicted wearing armor and with red eyes. As a god of hunters and farmers he is generally benevolent....
God name "Ogun Edo" Benin A god of war that was sent to cut up the land to allow crops to the planted
Goddess name "Ola Bibi" Hindu Local plague goddess. Worshiped in Bengal where she is associated with cholera....
God name "Olokun" Fon / Yoruba / Benin / Nigeria, West Africa God of fresh waters and oceans. The eldest son of the creator god OSANOBUA. He is symbolized in the sacred river Olokun, which runs almost the length of Benin and from the source of which come the souls of unborn children. A girl baby is given a shrine of the god which includes a pot of river water and which she takes with her to her new home when she marries. The god is particularly popular among women and has a cult of priestesses. Olokun is also a guardian deity of mariners....
God name "Osande" Ovimbundu / central Angola, southwest Africa Guardian deity. A benign elderly god who forms an integral part of ancestor worship. Considered to be the founder of each family lineage....
God name "Osande Ovimbundu" Angola A benevolent god that is a guardian deity
God name "Osandobua Edo" Benin A benign creator god that controls prosperity, health & happiness
God name "Osanobua" Edo / Benin, West Africa Creator god. The father of the god OLOKUN, he is regarded as a benevolent deity controlling prosperity, health and happiness....
Goddess name "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.
Goddess name "Pakhet" Egypt Goddess of hunting. Known locally from the eastern desert regions with a sanctuary at Beni Hasan....
Demon name "Pancanana" Hindu / Puranic demonic deity. Regarded as a form of the god SI IVA possessing five faces, each face having three eyes. Depicted with the naked body of an ascetic, wearing a necklace of snakes. Shrines symbolize the god with a stone, its top painted red and usually placed beneath a tree. Pancanana is worshiped extensively in Hindu villages throughout Bengal where women make invocations and anoint the stones, particularly when sickness strikes. There is a belief that children in the throes of epilepsy have been seized by the god....
Goddess name "Pansahi Mata" Hindu Mother goddess. A SAKTI and one of seven SAPTAMATARAS (mothers) who in later Hinduism became regarded as of evil intent, inflicting sickness on children under the age of seven. Particularly known from Bengal....
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 "Perkons" Latvia God of thunder who brings beneficial Rain and is Fertility god. Latvia
God name "Perkons" Pre - Christian Latvian God of thunder. Depicted armed with iron weapons, he is also a fertility god who brings beneficial Rain. Also Perkunas (Lithuanian)....
Goddess name "Phul Mata" Hindu / Epic / Puranic Mother goddess. A SAKTI who in later Hinduism became one of the SAPTAMATARAS regarded as of evil intent, inflicting sickness on children under seven years old. Particularly known from Bengal....
Goddess name "Pidari (snake-catcher)" Hindu / Puranic / later One of the consorts of S IVA. A benevolent NAVASAKTI. The cult of Pidari probably evolved in the sixth and seventh centuries AD and is generally restricted to southern India. She is considered an aspect of the goddess KALI and is invoked in many villages to ward off evil and demons. She has most of the attributes of Kali and may also have snakes around her breasts, but may additionally be represented by a stone. Her cult moved at one time and reached a climax in eastern India between the eighth and twelfth centuries. Attributes: cup, fire, noose and trident. Also Pitali; Kala-Pidari....
"Pitari" Hindu Bo benevolent, she's one of the consorts of Siva Hindu / Puranic
God name "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
God name "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
Goddess name "Punarvasu" Hindu / Epic / Puranic Minor goddess of fortune. A benevolent NAKSATRA; daughter of DAKSA and wife of CANDRA (SOMA). Concerned with restoring lost or stolen property....
"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.
Goddess name "Purvabhadrapada" Hindu / Epic / Puranic Minor goddess of fortune. A benevolent NAKSATRA; daughter of DAKSA and wife of CANDRA (SOMA)....
Goddess name "Purvabhahadrapada" Hindu / Puranic / Epic A benevolent minor goddess of fortune
Goddess name "Pusya" Hindu / Epic / Puranic Minor goddess of fortune. A benevolent NAKSATRA; daughter of DAKSA and wife of CANDRA (SOMA)....
God name "Raktalokesvara" Buddhist God. A variety of the BODHISATTVA AVALOKITESVARA. he is generally depicted sitting beneath an asoka tree with red blossoms and is popularly known as the “Red Lord.” His attributes include a hook, bow, red lotus flower, arrow and noose....