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List of Gods   : "breath"

NameOriginDescription
God name "Aquilo" Roman Aka Boreas, a purple-winged god of the north wind, one of the four wind-gods. He was also the god of Winter, who swept down from the cold northern mountains of Thrake, chilling the air with his icy breath. Roman
Goddess name "Bebhinn" Britain A goddess of the underworld and daughter of its ruler and a breathtakingly beautiful giantess with long golden hair. Britain
Goddess name "Birrahgnooloo" Australian aboriginal Creator goddess. She is recognized by several aboriginal clans as the chief consort of BAIAME, the creator god. Revered as the all-mother of humankind and creator of living things on earth, her role largely parallels that of Baiame. Traditions suggest that during the Dreamtime she planted vegetation as she moved through the primordial world, fashioning creatures from clay and breathing spirit into human beings. Her eldest son is DARAMULUM or Gayandi, regarded as an intermediary between Baiame and humankind....
Spirit name "Breath-of-the-Wind" Iroquoi A spirit of the air and child of Ataensic. Iroquoi
God name "Encelados" Greek The most powerful of the giants that conspired against Zeus. The king of gods and men cast him down, and threw Mount Etna over him. The poets say that the flames of this volcano arise from the breath of this giant. The battle-field of his contest was Phlegra, in Macedonia. Greek
Goddess name "Here Ketit" Egypt A lion headed goddess who breathes fire on the evil deceased
Goddess name "Hine-Ahu-One (maiden formed of the earth)" Polynesian / including Maori Chthonic goddess. Engendered by the god TANE when he needed a consort because, with the exception of the primordial earth mother PAPATUANUKU, all the existing gods of creation were male. Tane created her out of the red earth and breathed life into her. She became the mother of HINE-ATA-UIRA....
"Ibofanga" Creek Aka Hisagita-Imisi, Hisagitaimisi. The Master of breath, created the world and all other things. The Creek, Georgia
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
"Kakunupmawa" Chumash the radiance of the child of the Winter solstice. The dawn light of each new day is Kakunupmawa's breath expressed as a sigh. Bears, rattlesnakes, deer, mountain lions and ravens were the "pets of Sun. The Chumash, California
Spirit name "Kneph" Egypt Was originally the breath of life, his name meaning soul-breath. Indeed, according to Plutarch and Diodorus, kneph was identical with the Greek pneuma. Kneph in this context was a spirit that breathed life into things, giving them form. Egypt Kneph eventually became considered to be the creator god himself, in Elephantine, although his identity was finally assimilated into the more important god Amun.
Goddess name "Mari (2) (queen)" Basque / Pyrenean region Supreme mother goddess. She is both a sky and chthonic goddess and her consort is MAJU. She is depicted dressed in rich clothing and jewels. Her home is within the earth but she also rides through the air in a chariot pulled by four horses or carried by a ram. She may breathe fire and is symbolized by the Rainbow. When she and her consort meet, a thunderstorm forms. Her symbol is a sickle which is still employed as a device to ward off evil....
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....
"Midgard-serpent" Norse The world-serpent hidden in the ocean, whose coils gird around the whole Midgard. Thor once fishes for him, and gets him on his hook. In Ragnarok Thor slays him, but falls himself poisoned by his breath. Norse
"Mog Ruith" Ireland A powerful blind druid of Munster who lived on Valentia Island, County Kerry. He could grow to enormous size, and his breath caused storms and turned men to stone. He wore a hornless bull-hide and a bird mask, and flew in a machine called the roth ramach, the "oared wheel". He had an ox-driven chariot in which night was as bright as day, a star-speckled black shield with a silver rim, and a stone which could turn into a poisonous eel when thrown in water. Ireland
Ghost name "Mombo Wa Ndhlopfu" Mozambique Masters of the Forest, serpents that were credited with speech and bad breath. Often associated with the flesh-eating maggots of corpses, ancestral spirits and ghosts took that form as a disguise. Ronga, Mozambique
God name "Obatala" Yoruba A creator god; he made human bodies, and his father, Olorun breathed life into them. While Olorun is considered the creator of the universe, Obatala created the world and humanity, being seen as the father of orishas and humankind. Yoruba
"Purusa" Hindu Cosmic Man The great I Am and the self which pervades the universe. His mind is the moon, his eyes are the Sun, and his breath is the wind. Hindu
Goddess name "Sakhemet aka Sachmet" Egypt Sakhet and Sakhmet, originally the war goddess of Upper Egypt. It was said that her breath created the desert. She was also known by some cults to be a daughter of the ancient Sun god Ra. Egypt
Spirit name "Sarpa-rajni" Blavatsky The queen of the serpents; "Before our globe became egg-shaped (and the Universe also) 'a long trail of Cosmic dust (or fire mist) moved and writhed like a serpent in Space.' The 'Spirit of God moving on chaos' was symbolized by every nation in the shape of a fiery serpent breathing fire and light upon the primordial waters, until it had incubated cosmic matter and made it assume the annular shape of a serpent with its tail in its mouth -- which symbolises not only Eternity and Infinitude, but also the globular shape of all the bodies formed within the Universe from that fiery mist. The Universe, as well as the earth and Man, cast off periodically, serpent-like, their old skins, to assume new ones after a time of rest " The secret Doctrine, by H. P. Blavatsky
God name "Shango" Yoruba / Nigeria, West Africa Chthonic storm god. As an earth deity he was once a mortal man, the king of Oyo, who transformed himself into an immortal. According to tradition, during his life he breathed tongues of fire. He then ascended into the sky by climbing a golden chain and became the god of thunder and lightning. He is also god of justice, punishing thieves and liars. His consorts include OYA, Oshun and Oba. Cult followers of Shango are believed to be able to make lightning strike an adversary. In shrines to Shango, the image of the god is adorned with a ram's head. Also SANGO....
God name "Sudrem" Afghanistan weather god created from the breath of the god Imra. Afghanistan
Supreme god name "Sudrem" Kafir / Afghanistan weather god. Little is known of this deity. He was created from the breath of the supreme god IMRA. Alternatively he sprang from a juniper branch. His wife is the goddess NangiWutr and he is the father of the major fertility goddess DISANI. He is depicted as a great golden buck with horns reaching to the sky. As a deity specifically concerned with Rain, he lives in a sacred lake, Sudrem Sur, at which all wild animals must drink once to survive. Also Sujum; Sudaram; Sataram....
Goddess name "Tefnut" Egypt Primordial goddess of moisture. According to the genealogy laid down by the priests of Heliopolis, Tefnut was created out of the breath or spit of the creator Sun god ATUM. She is the sister of SU, god of the air, and the mother of GEB and NUT. Her main cult sanctuary was at Heliopolis. Tefnut, like Su, can become one of several manifestations of the “eye of RE” in which case she appears as a lion, or in human form but with a leonine head. According to the Pyramid Texts, she creates pure water from her vagina. In a different context she takes the form of a snake encircling a scepter....
Spirit name "Thor" Norse The god of thunder, keeper of the hammer, the ever-fighting slayer of trolls and destroyer of evil spirits, the friend of mankind, the defender of the earth, the heavens and the gods; for without Thor and his hammer the earth would become the helpless prey of the giants. He was the consecrator, the hammer being the cross or holy sign of the ancient heathen. Thor was the son of Odin and Fjorgyn (mother earth); he was blunt, hot-tempered, without fraud or guile, of few words but of ready stroke - such was Thor, the favorite deity of our forefathers. The finest legends of the Younger Edda and the best lays of the Elder Edda refer to Thor. His hall is Bilskirner. He slays Thjasse, Thrym, Hrungner, and other giants. In Ragnarok he slays the Midgard-serpent, but falls after retreating nine paces, poisoned by the serpent's breath. Norse
Goddess name "Zhiwud" Kafir / Afghanistan Messenger goddess. A deity connected and possibly syncretizing with the goddess DISANI but who, according to legend, carried vital messages to the heroic god MON during a primordial battle between gods and giants. Mon lives by a lake surrounded by fire, and the goddess's wings (a solitary inference that she can appear in the form of a bird) are scorched in the process until Mon heals them. In some variations Mon lives in the form of a bull which breathes fire. Also Zhuwut....
Goddess name "Zu" Akkadian A lesser divinity of Akkadian mythology, and the son of the bird goddess Siris. Both Zu and Siris are seen as massive birds who can breathe fire and water, although Zu is alternately seen as a lion-headed eagle