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NameOriginDescription
Spirit name "Abida" Kalmuck A god of the Kalmucks, who receives the souls of the dead at the moment of decease, and gives them permission to enter a new body, either human or not, and have another spell of life on earth. If the spirit is spotless it may, if it likes, rise and live in the air.
"Abominable snowman" Himalayas A legendary creature, said to resemble a human, with long arms and a thickset body covered with reddish gray hair. Reports of its existence in the Himalayas have been made since 1832.
"Adaro" Melanesia / Polynesia A creature which is half human, half fish, having the upper body of a human and the lower part of its body is like a fish. They live in the Sun, and travel to earth on Rainbows. Melanesia / Polynesia
God name "Adroa" Africa A god of the Lugbara people of central Africa. Adroa has two aspects: one good and one evil. He is the creator of heaven and earth, and he appears to those about to die. Adroa is depicted as a tall, white man with only half a body – one eye, one arm, one leg, one ear. Africa
"Albadara" Arab A bone which the Arabs say defies destruction, and which; at the resurrection, will be the germ of the new body. The Jews called it Luz and the "Os sacrum" refers probably to the same superstition.
Angel name "Alimon" Christian angel of body armour who protects from gunshot wounds and pointed sticks. He's helped by Reivtip and Tafthi. Christian
Goddess name "Alkonost" Greek The bird of Paradise in Slavic mythology. It has the body of a bird with the face of a woman. The name Alkonost came from the name of Greek demi-goddess Alcyone transformed by gods into a kingfisher.
"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
God name "Ananga" Hindu The bodyless; it is a name of Kama, god of love. Hindu
Angel name "Andras" Greek A Great Marquis of Hell who commands thirty legions, has the body of an angel and the head of an owl. He rides a black wolf and carries a saber. He can give advice on how to kill, and he can escalate quarrels and discord.
God name "Apedemak" Sudan God of war. Depicted with a lion's head and a human body. The elephant and cattle were sacred to him. Sudan
God name "Apedemak" Sudanese / Meroe war god. An Egyptianized deity, his main sanctuary was contained in a vast religious complex and center of pilgrimage at Musawwarat-es-Sufra, north of the sixth Nile cataract. Sacred animals include cattle and the African elephant. Depicted with the head of a lion and a human body, holding a scepter embellished with a seated lion at the tip....
Angel name "Ashriel" Greek The angel that seperates the soul from the body at the time of death.
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....
Supreme god name "Atea" Polynesian Supreme god. The father of the gods depicted as a hybrid, his body divided vertically, the left half being fishy and the right half of human form. In the tradition of the Hervey Islands, he is the firstborn son of the primordial mother VARI-MA-TE-TAKERE. After a short existence low down in the world coconut living immediately above his mother, he moved to the opening of the upper world. He is largely comparable to TANE, the god of light. Also AVATEA, Vatea, Wakea....
Spirit name "Awataerohi" Haudenosaunee A disease spirit, caused when it takes up residence within a victim's body. Haudenosaunee
"Ayya Vaikundar" Tamil According to Akilattirattu Ammanai, a scripture of the Ayyavazhi, was an avatar of Narayana. As per the Ayyavazhi mythology the body in which Ayya Vaikundar incarnated is that of Mudisoodum Perumal. Tamil
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....
"Ba" Egyptian One part of the ancient Egyptian concept of the soul which was imagined as a bird body with a human head.
Demon name "Bathym aka Bathim" Greek Bathin, Marthin. One of the three demons in the service of Fleuretty. Duke of the Infernal regions he has the appearance of a robust man but his body ends in a serpent's tail. He is well versed in the virtues of herbs and precious stones according to Wierius. He is able to transport men from one place to another with wondrous speed. He commands thirty legions. One of the 72 spirits of Solomon.
"Bayard" France A horse of incredible swiftness, belonging to the four sons of Aymon. If only one of the sons mounted, the horse was of the ordinary size; but if all four mounted, his body became elongated to the requisite length. The name is used for any valuable or wonderful horse, and means a "high-bay". France
God name "Bheem or Bhima" Indian One of the five Pandoos, or brotherhoods of Indian demi-gods, famous for his strength. He slew the giant Kinchick, and dragged his body from the hills, thereby making the Kinchick ravine.
Demon name "Biffant" France A little-known demon, chief of a legion who was said to have entered the body of Denise de la Caille and who was obliged to sign with his claws the proces verbal of exorcisms. France
"Bugarik" Assam / Garos A lovely river siren with the body and arms of a woman, but no legs. Her head floats on the current and she will kill anyone she catches.
"Cakra" Hindu Is thought to be a nexus of metaphysical and / or biophysical energy residing in the human body. The New Age movement, and to some degree the distinctly different New Thought movement, have also adopted and elaborated on this belief. Hindu
Monster name "Camazotz" Mayan The cult of Camazotz worshipped an anthropomorphic monster with the body of a human, head of a bat. The bat was associated with night, death, and sacrifice. Mayan
King name "Cecrops" Greek According to Apollodorus the first king of Attica, which derived from him its name Cecropia, having previously borne the name of Acte. He is described as an autochthon, the upper part of whose body was human, while the lower was that of a dragon. Hence he is gemimis. Greek
"Chalcon2" Greek Of Cyparissus, the shield-bearer of Antilochus. He was in love with the Amazon Penthesileia, but on hastening to her assistance he was killed by Achilles, and the Greeks nailed his body to a cross. Greek
Monster name "Cipactli" Aztec A vicious primeval sea monster, part crocodile and part fish. Always hungry, every joint on her body was adorned with an extra mouth. Aztec
God name "Cizin (stench)" Mayan / Yucatec / other tribes, Mesoamerican / Mexico God of death. The most important death god in the Mayan cultural area. Said to live in Metnal, the Yucatec place of death, and to burn the souls of the dead. He first burns the mouth and anus and, when the soul complains, douses it with water. When the soul complains of this treatment, he burns it again until there is nothing left. It then goes to the god Sicunyum who spits on his hands and cleanses it, after which it is free to go where it chooses. Attributes of Cizin include a fleshless nose and lower jaw, or the entire head may be depicted as a skull. Spine and ribs are often showing. He wears a collar with death eyes between lines of hair and a long bone hangs from one earlobe. His body is painted with black and particularly yellow spots (the Mayan color of death)....
"Delias" Greek The sacred vessel made by Theseus and sent annually from Athens to Delos. This annual festival lasted 30 days, during which no Athenian could be put to death, and as Socrates was condemned during this period his death was deferred till the return of the sacred vessel. The ship had been so often repaired that not a stick of the original vessel remained at the time, yet was it the identical ship. So the body changes from infancy to old age, and though no single particle remains constant, yet the man 6 feet high is identical with his infant body a span long. Greek
God name "Devata" Hindu The gods in general or, as most frequently used, the whole body of inferior gods. Hindu
God name "Dhurjati (with matted hair)" Hindu / Epic / Puranic God. A manifestation of SI IVA in which his body is smeared with ash....
"Dirce" Greek A daughter of Helios and wife of Lycus. Her body was changed by Dionysus into a well on mount Cithaeron. Greek
"Druj nasu" Avesta A "Corpse-fiend", the incarnation of pollution and contagion arising from decomposition of a dead body. Avesta
Deities name "Dsahadoldza (fringe mouth)" Navaho / USA Chthonic god of earth and water. A number of deities are known under this title. The priest impersonating the god has one side of his body painted red and the other side black. He wears a buckskin mask painted with a horizontal yellow band to represent the evening sky and eight vertical black stripes to represent Rain....
"Ecstatici" Greek A class of Diviners among the ancient Greeks, who used to lie in trances, and when they came to themselves gave strange accounts of what they had seen while they were "out of the body."
God name "Erkilek" Inuit / North America Hunting god. A malev olent deity with the head and nose of a dog and the body of a man. He carries a bow, with arrows contained in a quiver, and is an expert archer....
King name "Gluskap" Algonquin Was responsible for making all the good things in the universe from his mother's body. His evil brother Malsum created the mountains and valleys and all the nasty things. Algonquin
Demon name "Glykon" Gnostic-Mitharic The reincarnation of Asklepios, a demon with a human head & body of a snake
God name "Gong Gong" China water god who is responsible for the great floods, together with his associate, Xiang Yao who has nine heads and the body of a snake. China
"Griffin" Greek Griffon or Gryphon, has the body of a lion and the head and wings of an eagle. In heraldry the griffin was thought to be an especially powerful and majestic creature.
Spirit name "Gunnodoyak" A youthful heroic deity who was once mortal Iroquois (North American Indian). He was empowered by the spirit of thunder, Hino, to conquer the Great water Snake, enemy of humankind. The serpent devoured Gunnodoyak but was then slain by Hino, who cut open the snake, recovered the body of Gunnodoyak and returned him to his rightful place in heaven....
God name "Hahgwehdiyu" Iroquois The creator god; he planted a single maize plant in his mother's body. This single plant grew and was a gift to mankind. Iroquois
Goddess name "Hapy" Egypt Fertility god of the Nile flood. Inhabits caverns adjacent to the Nile cataracts and oversees the annual inundation of the Nile valley. His court includes crocodile gods and frog goddesses. There are no known sanctuaries to Hapy. He is depicted in anthropomorphic form but androgynous, with prominent belly, pendulous breasts and crowned with water plants. He may hold a tray of produce. At Abydos he is depicted as a two-headed goose with human body.See also KHNUM....
God name "Haumia" Maori The god of wild or uncultivated foods. Haumia was a son of Rangi and Papa, and agreed to the forced separation of his parents. Because of this he was subjected to the fury of his brother Tawhirimatea, god of winds and storms, who would have killed him if their mother had not hidden him in her body. Maori
God name "Haya-Ji" Shinto / Japan God of winds. Particularly the fierce god of whirlwinds and typhoons. In mythology he carried back to heaven the body of AME-WAKA-HIKO (the heavenly young prince) after he had been slain by an arrow from the “heavenly true deer bow.”...
Goddess name "Hekoolas" Miwok A Sun goddess whose body is covered in abalone shells. Miwok
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
God name "Hermanubis" Egyptian A god who combined Hermes with Anubis. He was popular during the period of Roman domination. Depicted as having a human body and jackal head, with the sacred caduceus that belonged to the Greek god Hermes, he represented the Egyptian priesthood.
"Hermaphroditos" Greek The name is compounded of Hermes and Aphrodite. He was originally a male Aphrodite (Aphroditus), and represented as a Hermes with the phallus, the symbol of fertility, but afterwards as a Divine being combining the two sexes, and usually with the head, breasts, and body of a female, but with the sexual parts of a man. Greek
"Hringhorn" Norse The ship upon which Balder's body was burned. Norse
God name "Ibis or Nile-bird" Egypt The Egyptians call the sacred Ibis Father John. It is the avatar' of the god Thoth, who in the guise of an Ibis escaped the pursuit of Typhon. The Egyptians say its white plumage symbolises the light of the Sun, and its black neck the shadow of the moon, its body a heart, and its legs a triangle. It was said to drink only the purest of water, and its feathers to scare or even kill the crocodile. Egypt
God name "Icarius" Greek Also called Icarus and Icarion. An Athenian, who lived in the reign of Pandion, and hospitably received Dionysus on his arrival in Attica. The god showed him his gratitude by teaching him the cultivation of the vine, and giving him bags filled with wine. Icarius now rode about in a chariot, and distributed the precious gifts of the god; but some shepherds whom their friends intoxicated with wine, and who thought that they were poisoned by Icarius, slew him, and threw his body into the well Anygrus, or buried it under a tree. Greek
"Ichthyocentaurus" Greek A fish-centaur, or a particular kind of Triton. Ichthyocentauri were fabulous beings, the upper part of whose body was conceived to have a human form, and the lower that of a fish, while the place of the hands was occupied by a horse's feet. Greek
God name "Kahukura aka Rongo" Maori A major god, the god of cultivated food. He separated the primordial parents Rangi and Papa to allow daylight into the world. Tawhirimatea, the god of storms did not consent to this plan and afterwards attacked his brothers with unrelenting fury. Rongo and Haumia, the god of wild food, took refuge in the body of Papa, mother earth, who hid them until the storm passed. Maori
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 "Kebechsenef" Egypt Funerary god responsible for at the lower portion of the body Egypt
"Kinorohingan" Malaysia And his wife Suminundu had a beautiful daughter Huminodun. The people of Sabah were starving, so Kinoingan sacrificed Huminodun. Out of her body came rice seeds which grew bountifully. Malaysia
God name "Kuk" Egypt Primeval god, one of a pair, a member of the Ogdoad, who represent the darkness who reigned prior to the creation of any heavenly body. Egypt
"Lityerses" Greek Lived in Phrygia, engaged in rural pursuits, and hospitably received all strangers that passed his house, but he then compelled them to assist him in the harvest, and whenever they allowed themselves to be surpassed by him in their work, he cut off their heads in the evening, and concealed their bodies in the sheaves, accompanying his deed with songs. Heracles, however, slew him, and threw his body into the Maeander. Greek
"Luz or Luez" Daft The indestructible bone; the nucleus of the resurrection body. Daft
God name "Lyre" Greek A lyre is a stringed musical instrument well known for its use in Classical Antiquity. The recitations of the Ancient Greeks were accompanied by it. According to ancient Greek mythology, the young god Hermes created the lyre from the body of a large tortoise shell (khelus) which he covered with animal hide and antelope horns. Lyres were associated with Apollonian virtues of moderation and equilibrium, contrasting the Dionysian pipes which represented ecstasy and celebration. Greek
Deities name "Manes" Roman Hearth deities. Technically souls separated from the body, these objects of ancestor worship became classed as guardian divinities in Roman households. Celebrated in the feast of Parentalia. Origin of the title on graves: Dis Manibus....
God name "Manohel-Tohel" Mayan / Mesoamerican / Mexico Creator god. The deity concerned specifically with the creation of mankind, giving mortals body and soul and leading them from the caves into the light....
God name "Manzasiri Kalmyk" Mongol Primeval god from whose body at the world of was formed Mongol
Goddess name "Marama" Polynesian / Maori moon goddess. She equates with the Tahitian goddess HINA, daughter of TANGAROA. Tradition has it that her body wastes away with each lunar cycle but is restored when she bathes in the sea from which all life springs....
Demon name "Matsya" Hindu / Epic / Puranic Incarnation of the god VIS'NU. In this first avatara Vis'nu appears as a fish which, according to one legend, tows a ship carrying the law-giver MANU to safety after the primal flood. Matsya engages in an epic battle with the demon HAYAGRIVA who stole the Vedas from a sleeping BRAHMA. Usually depicted with a human torso carrying symbols, e.g. wheel and conch, on a fish's body....
"Mimas2" Italy A giant who is said to have been killed by Ares, or by Zeus with a flash of lightning. The island of Prochyte, near Sicily, was believed to rest upon his body.
Monster name "Minotaurus" Greek A monster with a human body and a bull's head, or, according to others, with the body of an ox and a human head, is said to have been the offspring of the intercourse of Pasiphae with the bull sent from the sea to Minos, who shut him up in the Cnossian labyrinth, and fed him with the bodies of the youths and maidens whom the Athenians at fixed times were obliged to send to Minos as tribute. The monster was slain by Theseus. Greek
"Muati" Mesopotamia / Sumeria Maat is merely the moral expression of Muat in the social world. An individual of this expression is known as a Muati i.e. "One who affirms Reality". The collective body of all Muati individuals have the anthropomorphic reference of Haru, the establisher of Maat. Mesopotamia / Sumeria
Angel name "Munkar and Nakir" Arabic Two black angels of appalling aspect, the inquisitors of the dead. The Koran says that during the inquisition the soul is united to the body. If the scrutiny is satisfactory, the soul is gently drawn forth from the lips of the deceased, and the body is left to repose in peace; if not, the body is beaten about the head with iron clubs, and the soul is wrenched forth by racking torments.
Angel name "Nakeer and Munkar" Arabic Two black angels of appalling aspect, the inquisitors of the dead. The Koran says that during the inquisition the soul is united to the body. If the scrutiny is satisfactory, the soul is gently drawn forth from the lips of the deceased, and the body is left to repose in peace; if not, the body is beaten about the head with iron clubs, and the soul is wrenched forth by racking torments.
Demon name "Namtaru" Mesopotamia A hellish deity, god of death, and the messenger of An, Ereshkigal, and Nergal, considered responsible for diseases and pests. It was said that he commanded sixty diseases in the form of demons that could penetrate different parts of the human body. Mesopotamia
Goddess name "Narasinha (man-lion)" Hindu / Epic / Puranic Incarnation of the god Vis'nu. The fourth avatara of the god is depicted as a man-lion hybrid. According to legend, the demonic king Hiranyakasipu had taken on a dangerous invulnerability. To thwart this, VIS'NU took the form of Narasinha and hid inside a pillar of the king's palace whence he sprang, capturing Hiranyakasipu and tearing out his entrails. IconographicalIy, the scene is portrayed with the victim thrown across Narasinha's lap and the god's claws plunged into his body. Narasinha may also appear seated in a yoga position with the goddess LAKSMI on his knee....
"Neptune's Horse" Roman Hippocampos; it had but two legs, the hinder part of the body being that of a fish. Roman
"Nicor" Scandinavian A sea-devil, in Scandinavian mythology, who eats sailors. It was three fathoms long, with the body of a bison-bull, and the head of a cat, the beard of a man, and tusks an ell long, lying down on its breast.
Spirit name "Nuckelavee" Scotland A monster of unmixed malignity, never willingly resting from doing evil to mankind. He was a spirit in flesh. His home was the sea; and whatever his means of transit were in that element, when he moved on land he rode a horse as terrible in aspect as himself. Some thought that rider and horse were really one, and that this was the shape of the monster. Nuckelavee's head was like a man's, only ten times larger, and his mouth projected like that of a pig, and was enormously wide. There was not a hair on the monster's body, for the very good reason that he had no skin. Scotland
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.
"Oculata fides" Christian The eye of faith is the eagle-eye that discerns the Lord's body. Christian
Goddess name "Olosa" s The goddess of the Lagos Lagoon, and the principal wife of her brother Olokim, the sea-god. Like her husband she is long-haired. She sprang from the body of Yemaja and supplies her votaries with fish. Crocodiles ate Olosa's messengers, and may not be molested. They are supposed to bear to the goddess the offerings which the faithful deposit on the shores of the lagoon or throw into the sedge.
"P'an-ku" China Born from the primordial cosmic egg, and the mass divided into the heavens and the earth. From his eyes the Sun and moon appeared, from his sweat, Rain and dew, from his voice, thunder, and from his body all the natural features of the earth arose. Southern China
King name "Pana-ewa" Islands Had many bodies. He attacked Hiiaka in his fog body, Kino-ohu, and threw around her his twisting fog-arms, chilling her and choking her and blinding her. He wrapped her in the severe cold mantle of heavy mists. Pacific Islands
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....
God name "Pisacas" Hindu Demigods created by Brahma, the creator of the universe. People, with all parts of their bodies smeared with mud; besmearing their friends here and there with mud; speaking, for the sake of love, various beautiful utterances concerning persons having sexual intercourse and the women fit for cohabitation, instigating sex-instinct; saying indecent words and crying aloud - should play. On that day, in the morning, the Pisacas of dreadful sight - the followers of Nikumbha - enter all the human beings. In the evening, they leave the body of one who does so and is bathed and enter that of another, cursing him, who does not do so. Then the bathed persons should worship Kes'ava. Hindu
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
"Promethean Unguent" Greek Made from a herb on which some of the blood of Prometheus had fallen. Medea gave Jason some of this unguent, which rendered his body proof against fire and warlike instruments. Greek
"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.
"Purva Phalguni" Hindu Purva Phalguni is the 11th star of the zodiac. Those born under this constellation are marked by stout body with frequent sweating. This people have an intuitive ability to sense others unspoken problems, for which they extend support without being asked.. This quality earns them a great respect and name. Most of them are famous in one way or other and will excel in one special field. Hindu Zodiac
Goddess name "Pusya" Hindu Goddess of fortune. After performing Sraddha one should pass the night, with effort, in celibacy. When the full-moon night of the Pausa be associated with Pusya, then a person, smeared with the powder of white mustards, should anoint his body with purified butter. Hindu
"Pyramus" Greek The lover of Thisbe. Supposing Thisbe to be torn to pieces by a lion, he stabbed himself, and Thisbe, finding the dead body, stabbed herself also. Both fell dead under a mulberry-tree, which has ever since borne blood red fruit. Greek
God name "Rahu" Blavatsky The seizer supposed to seize the Sun and moon and thus cause eclipses. "A giant, a Demi-god, the lower part of whose body ended in a dragon or serpent's tail. During the churning of the Ocean, when the gods produced amrita -- the water of Immortality -- he stole some of it, and drinking, became immortal. The Sun and moon, who had detected him in his theft, denounced him to Vishnu, who placed him in the stellar spheres, the upper portion of his body representing the dragon's head and the lower the dragon's tail; the two being the ascending and descending nodes. Since then, Rahu wreaks his vengeance on the Sun and moon by occasionally swallowing them. The secret Doctrine, by H. P. Blavatsky
Deity name "Rahu (seizer)" Hindu Primordial cosmic deity. The son of KASYAPA or RUDRA, according to legend he seizes the Sun and moon to generate eclipses. Rahu is depicted with four hands and a tail, or as a head alone, his body having been destroyed by VISNU. He stands upon a lion or in a chariot drawn by eight black horses. Color: dark blue. Attributes: half moon, knife, sword and trident....
Spirit name "Raiden-Kiedde" Europe The creator of all things. Son of Raiden Atzhie. He provides the soul or human spirit to Maddar-akko to care for until the body is formed when she turns it over to Sar-Akka to deliver to the mother. The Lapps, Northern Europe
"Sahu" Egyptian The entity of the deceased in heaven which grew out of the dead body and was called into being by the ceremonies performed over the dead. Egyptian
"Semargl" Slavic Simargl, Semargl-Pereplut, a griffin with the body of a dog. Slavic
Goddess name "Sequana" Roman / Celtic / Gallic River goddess. The tutelary goddess of the Sequanae tribe. A pre-Roman sanctuary northwest of Dijon near the source of the Seine has yielded more than 200 wooden votive statuettes and models of limbs, heads and body organs, attesting to Sequana's importance as a goddess of healing. During the Roman occupation the site of Fontes Sequanae was sacred to her and was again considered to have healing and remedial properties. A bronze statuette of a goddess was found wearing a diadem, with arms spread and standing in a boat. The prow is in the shape of a duck, her sacred animal, with a cake in its mouth. Also found were models of dogs, an animal specifically associated with healing through its affinity with the Greco-Roman physician deity AESCULAPIUS....
"Sirin" Russian A mythological creature with the head and chest of a beautiful woman and the body of a bird. According to the myth, they lived near Eden or around the Euphrates River. Russian
"Suksma" s We also find that the suksma-sarira is always in keeping with the sthula-sarira it adapts itself to. Thus, only a cat's suksma-sarira is present in a cat's body, and not a human suksma-sarira. Otherwise, the cat will not mew at you; it will talk to you, saying `Come on, it's morning. Get up! Puranic
King name "Talos" Greek A man of brass, the work of Hephaestus. This wonderful being was given to Minos by Zeus or Hephaestus, and watched the island of Crete by walking round the island thrice every day. Whenever he saw strangers approaching, he made himself red-hot in fire, and then embraced the strangers when they landed. He had in his body only one vein, which ran from the head to the ankles, and was closed at the top with a nail. When he attempted to keep the Argonauts from Crete by throwing stones at them, Medeia by her magic powers threw him into a state of madness, or, according to others, under the pretence of making him immortal, she took the nail out of his vein and thus caused him to bleed to death. Greek
"Thanatos" Greek Latin Mors, a personification of death. In the Homeric poems death does not appear as a distinct divinity, though he is described as the brother of Sleep, together with whom he carries the body of Sarpedon from the field of battle to the country of the Lycians. Greek
Goddess name "Tlaltecuhtli" Aztec / Mesoamerican / Mexico Chthonic creator goddess. In Aztec cosmogony, Tlaltecuhtli is a monstrous, toad-like figure whose body is cleaved in two by the gods TEZCATLIPOCA and QUETZALCOATL to fashion heaven and earth. The ruler of the second of the thirteen heavens known at the time of the Spanish conquest, Ilhuicatl Tlalocan Ipan Metztli (the heaven of the Paradise of the Rain god over the moon), she is also one of the group classed as the MICTLANTECUHTLI complex. She is said to swallow the Sun each evening and disgorge it in the dawn. She also devours the blood and hearts of sacrificial victims and the souls of the dead.See also CIPACTLI....
Demon name "Uma" Hindu Consort of Siva, famous for her defeat of the army of Chanda and Munda, two demons. She is represented as holding the head of Chanda in one of her four hands, and trampling on Munda. The heads of the army., strung into a necklace, adorn her body, and a girdle of the same surrounds her waist. Hindu
Goddess name "Utlunta" Cherokee Goddess of physical prowess. Her body has the density of stone and the ground shudders with her awesome weight. Cherokee
"Vampire" Europe An extortioner. The vampire is a dead man who returns in body and soul from the other world, and wanders about the earth doing mischief to the living. He sucks the blood of persons asleep, and these persons become vampires in turn. Middle Europe
"Vile" Norse Vili. Brother of Odin and Ve. These three sons of Bor and Bestla construct the world out of Ymer's body. Vile. Norse
God name "Visvaksena (tbe all-conquering)" Hindu / Puranic Minor god. The bodyguard and gatekeeper of VISNU. Tradition maintains that Visvaksena was slain by SIVA when he refused the latter an audience with Vis'nu. For this reason he is generally depicted in the form of a skeleton impaled on the trident weapon carried by Siva in his aspect of KANKALAMURTI. His attributes include a wheel, club and conch shell....
"Wintersmith" Discworld The personification of Winter. At his core he is the elemental personification of ice. Originally just a shape in the snow, with two violet eyes, he later formed a "snowman" out of all the elements that make a human body. He creates snowflakes and icebergs, and also the patterns of ice on windows. Discworld
Goddess name "Wuriupranili" Australian aboriginal Sun goddess. The position of Wuriupranili in the godly hierarchy is unclear, but mythology explains that she carries a burning torch made from tree bark and that she travels from east to west each day before descending to the western sea and using the embers to light her way through the underworld beneath the earth. The colors of the Sunrise and Sunset are said to be a reflection of the red ocher body paints with which she adorns herself....
Deity name "Xolas" Tierra del Fuego The supreme deity. At birth he is said to place the soul into every body, receiving it back after death to await rebirth. Tierra del Fuego
"Yamanduga" Tibetan One of the Nadman-Dobshot, an emenation of Monsushari. He was changed into a horrible sight by Jakshiamuni so he could go against Tjotjitjalba. Yamanduga is depicted surrounded by flames, with a blue body, with ten heads, twenty horribly-beweaponed arms and twenty clawed feet dancing on a heap of tortured people. Tibetan
"Ymir" Norse A primal giant, also called Aurgelmir; he was androgynous and had six heads. He was created as the first living being together with Audhumla when the fire of Muspellsheimr met the water of Niflheimr. Ymir is the ancestor of the Thursir, the Hrymthussir, and of the Aesir. Slain by his grandson Odin, his body was set adrift in the emptiness, and from the parts of his body the nine worlds were created. His blood is the water of the worlds, his hair are the trees, his skull is the sky, the brain the clouds, his flesh is Midgard and his eyebrows are a fence which protects Midgard. Norse
God name "Yu-Chiang" Chinese God of ocean winds. He is depicted with the body of a bird and a human face....
"Yuanni" Karaiben One of the many souls which inhabit the human body, this has its seat in the heart and it rises after death into the sky to receives a completely new body. Karaiben