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List of Gods : "deities"   (200++ records)

NameOrigin Description
Deities name
"Panao"
Afghanistan Creator god, also generic title for deities controlling the natural world, they lived in the mountains. Afghanistan
Deities name
"Abiala"
Africa wife of Makambi; African deities. She holds a pistol in her hand, and is greatly feared. Her aid is implored in sickness.
Deities name
"Alatangana"
Africa With Sa, one of two creator deities he created land from swamp and placed vegetation on earth. He then eloped with the Sa's daughter and fathered seven boys and seven girls. Kono - Eastern Guinea, West Africa
Deities name
"Alatangana Kono"
Africa One of the two creator deities, this god created land from swamp Africa(west) / Guinea
Deities name
"Dii Mauri"
Africa The God of Moors. Immortal, they act as redeemers, and benevolent indigenous deities. North Africa
Deities name
"Mami Wata"
Africa A pantheon of ancient water spirits or deities of the African diaspora.
Demon name
"Bossum"
African One of the two chief deities of the Gold Coast, the other being demonio. Bossum, the principle of good, is said to be white; and demonio, the principle of evil, black. African
Deities name
"Obosom"
Akan A generic name for the lessor gods, sometimes referred to as the deities. These spirits are embodied in the wind, rivers, oceans, streams, trees, mountains, rocks, animals, and other objects. Akan
Deities name
"Mandah"
Arabic Collective name of gods, guardian deities who took care of irrigation Arabic
Deities name
"Mandah/ Mundih"
Arabic A collective name of gods, guardian deities that took care of irrigation
Deities name
"Numbakulla"
Australia Were two sky gods who created all life on earth, including humans, from the Inapertwa. Afterwards, they became lizards. The Numakulla are sometimes described as a dual-aspect deity rather than two separate deities. Australia
Deities name
"Centzon-Totochtin"
Aztec four-hundred rabbits were a group of deities who met for frequent parties; they are Divine rabbits, and the gods of drunkenness. Aztec
Deities name
"Tezcatlipoca-Iztlacoliuhqui"
Aztec One of four temple deities Aztec
Deities name
"Yauhqueme"
Aztec / Mesoamer ican / Mexico Fertility and Rain god. One of the group of deities classed as the TLALOC complex....
Deities name
"Acolmiztli (shoulder-lion)"
Aztec / Mesoamerican / Mexico Minor chthonic underworld god. One of the deities collectively classed as the MICTLANTECUHTLI complex....
Deities name
"Acolnahuacatl"
Aztec / Mesoamerican / Mexico Minor chthonic underworld god. One of the deities collectively classed as the MICTLANTECUHTLI complex....
Deities name
"Amimiti"
Aztec / Mesoamerican / Mexico Minor god of lakes and fish hunters. One of the deities collectively classed as the MIXCOATLCAMAXTLI complex....
Deities name
"Ce Acati"
Aztec / Mesoamerican / Mexico Minor creator god. One of the deities collectively classed as the QUETZALCOATL complex. Also (1) Acatl....
Goddess name
"Centeocihuati"
Aztec / Mesoamerican / Mexico Maize goddess. Represented at various sites including Tula [Hidalgo]. According to the codices Borgia, Cospi and Fejervery-Mayer she is also one of four temple deities. Also Centeotl....
Deities name
"Chalchiuhtlatonal (jade glowing)"
Aztec / Mesoamerican / Mexico God of water. One of the deities collectively classed as the Tlaloc complex, generally concerned with Rain, Agriculture and fertility....
Deities name
"Chalchiutotolin (jade turkey)"
Aztec / Mesoamerican / Mexico God of penitence. One of the deities collectively classed as the TEZCATLIPOCA complex....
Goddess name
"Chalmecacihuilt (chalman lady)"
Aztec / Mesoamerican / Mexico Minor chthonic underworld goddess. One of the deities collectively classed as the MICTLANTECUHTLI complex....
Deities name
"Chalmecatl"
Aztec / Mesoamerican / Mexico Minor chthonic underworld god. One of the deities collectively classed as the MICTLANTECUHTLI complex....
Goddess name
"Chantico (in the house)"
Aztec / Mesoamerican / Mexico Hearth goddess. A household guardian deity personi fied by hearth fires. One of the deities collectively classed as the XIUHTECUHTLI complex....
Goddess name
"Chiconahui"
Aztec / Mesoamerican / Mexico Hearth goddess. A household guardian deity personified by hearth fires. One of the deities collectively classed as the XIUHTECUHTLI complex....
Deities name
"Chiconahuiehecati"
Aztec / Mesoamerican / Mexico Minor creator god. One of the deities collectively classed as the QUETZALCOATL complex....
Goddess name
"CIPACTLI (great earth mother)"
Aztec / Mesoamerican / Mexico Primordial goddess. Not strictly a goddess, but significant enough in Aztec cosmogony to be included here. According to tradition she was created in the form of a huge alligator-like monster by the underworld deities MICTLANTECUHLTI and MICTECACIHUATL. She may equate with TLALTECUHTLI, the toad-like earth monster torn apart to form heaven and earth. According to one tradition she emerged from the primordial waters and engaged in a fierce struggle with the Sun god TEZCATLIPOCA during which he tore off her lower jaw to prevent her sinking back into the depths and she bit off his right foot. The mountains are said to be the scaly ridges of her skin....
Deities name
"Cipactonal"
Aztec / Mesoamerican / Mexico Creator god. One of the deities collectively classed as the OMETEOTL complex....
Deities name
"Citlalatonac (glowing star)"
Aztec / Mesoamerican / Mexico Creator god. One of the deities collectively classed as the OMETEOTL complex. His consort is CITLALICUE. Between them they created the stars of the night sky....
Goddess name
"Citlalicue (her skirt is a star)"
Aztec / Mesoamerican / Mexico Creator goddess. One of the deities collectively classed as the Ometeotl complex. Her consort is Citlalatonac. Between them they created the stars of the night sky....
Deities name
"Co(co)chimetl (soporific)"
Aztec / Mesoamerican / Mexico Minor god of merchants and commerce. One of the deities collectively classed as the YACATECUHTLI complex....
Deities name
"Ehecatl"
Aztec / Mesoamerican / Mexico Creator god. The Sun deity representing the second of the five world ages, each of which lasted for 2028 heavenly years, each heavenly year being fifty-two terrestrial years. Assigned to the air or wind and presided over by QUETZALCOATL, to whose complex of deities he belongs. According to tradition, the age ended in a cataclysmic destruction caused by hurricanes. All humanity turned into monkeys. Illustrated by the “Stone of the Four Suns” [Yale Peabody Museum]. Also (4) Ehecatl; Ehecatonatiuh....
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....
Deities name
"Metztli"
Aztec / Mesoamerican / Mexico Minor moon god. One of the group of deities belonging to the TEZCATLIPOCA complex....
Deities name
"Mexitli (maguey-hare)"
Aztec / Mesoamerican / Mexico Minor god of war. One of the group of deities belonging to the HUITZILPOCHTLI complex....
Goddess name
"Micapetlacoli (dead mat chest)"
Aztec / Mesoamerican / Mexico Minor chthonic underworld goddess. One of the group of deities belonging to the MICTLANTECUHTLI complex....
Goddess name
"Mictecacihuatl"
Aztec / Mesoamerican / Mexico Chthonic underworld god. One of a pair of deities with MICTLANTECUHTLI. In the primeval waters of the cosmos, they generated the monstrous goddess CIPACTLI, from whom the earth was formed....
Goddess name
"Mictlantecuhtli"
Aztec / Mesoamerican / Mexico Chthonic underworld god. The creator of the underworld, Mictlan. Depicted with a skull-like appearance and protruding teeth. Also one of a pair of deities with MICTECACIHUATL. In the primeval waters of the cosmos, they generated the monstrous goddess CIPACTLI, from whom the earth was formed. In alternative traditions he is the god of the sixth of the thirteen heavens, Ilhuicatl Mamalhuazocan (the heaven of the fire drill), or he is one of the gods who support the lowest heaven at the four cardinal points. Mictlantecuhtli is perceived to reside in the south (codices Borgia and Vaticanus B). He is also one of the four great temple deities (codices Borgia, Cospi and Fejervery-Mayer)....
Deities name
"Moyocoyani (maker of himself)"
Aztec / Mesoamerican / Mexico Minor god of universal power. One of the group of deities known as the TEZCATLIPOCA complex....
Deities name
"Nanahuati (rumor)"
Aztec / Mesoamerican / Mexico Creator god. In cosmogony, when on the fifth day of creation the gods sat in judgment to elect the new Sun god, Nanahuatl and TECCIZTECATL cremated themselves in the sacred fire. The heart of Nanahuatl ascended to become the new Sun and that of Tecciztecatl became the moon. Tradition suggests that Nanahuatl is diseased and impoverished but of great courage, while Tecciztecatl is wealthy and a coward. In an alternative tradition, in which Nanahuatl is the son of QUETZALCOATL and Tecciztecatl is the son of TLALOC, both deities are hurled into the fire by their fathers. NOTE: eventually all the gods sacrificed themselves so that mankind might be engendered from their remains. Also Nanahuatzin....
Deities name
"Nappatecuhtli (four-times lord)"
Aztec / Mesoamerican / Mexico Minor god of mat-makers. One of the group of deities belonging to the TLALOC complex generally associated with Rain, Agriculture and fertility....
Deities name
"Nextepehua (ash-scatterer)"
Aztec / Mesoamerican / Mexico Minor chthonic underworld god. One of the group of deities belonging to the MICTLANTECUHTLI complex....
Deities name
"Ome Tochtii"
Aztec / Mesoamerican / Mexico Fertility god. Slaughtered and then revived by TEZCATLIPOCA. Head of the group classed as the Ometochtli complex of fertility deities who personified the maguey plant and the intoxicating drink brewed from it, pulque or octli. Also (2) Tochtli....
Deities name
"Pahteeatl (medicine lord)"
Aztec / Mesoamerican / Mexico Minor fertility god. One of the group of deities known as the Ometochtli complex and concerned with the brewing of the alcoholic drink pulque from the maguey plant....
Deities name
"Painal (hasty)"
Aztec / Mesoamerican / Mexico Minor god of war. One of the group of deities known as the HUITZILPOCHTLI complex to whom sacrifice of captured prisoners was regularly offered....
Goddess name
"Tlazolteotl (Ixcuiname)"
Aztec / Mesoamerican / Mexico Chthonic or earth goddess. Known locally from the gulf coast region of Huaxteca. A maternal goddess linked with sexual sin and personifying filth. One of the group of fertility deities classed as the TETEOINNAN complex....
Deities name
"Tonacacihuatl (our flesh lady)"
Aztec / Mesoamerican / Mexico Primordial deity. In the most widely accepted Aztec cosmogony, this is the self-created, eternal, female principle who combines with TONACATECUHTLI to create all life, transferring souls from heaven to the mortal womb. It exists in the highest, thirteenth heaven and once engendered the Sun god TEZCATLIPOCA, from whom all other deities in the pantheon stemmed. One of the group classed as the Omeotl complex. Also Omecihuatl....
Deities name
"Tonacatecuhtli (our flesh lord)"
Aztec / Mesoamerican / Mexico Primordial deity. In the most widely accepted Aztec cosmogony, this is the self-created, eternal, male principle who combines with TONACACIHUATL to create all life. It exists in the highest, thirteenth heaven and once engendered the Sun god TEZCATLIPOCA, from whom all other deities in the pantheon stemmed. Also one of the group classed as the OMETEOTL complex. According to tradition Tonacatecuhtli drove four roads through the center of the earth after the cataclysm of the fourth world age (Atl) to disperse the flood waters of the deluge. His four sons, aided by four unnamed beings, raised the fallen sky which they propped up on great trees created by Tezcatlipoca and QUETZALCOATL at the four cardinal points....
Deities name
"Nahui Ehecati"
Aztec / mesoamerican / Mexico Minor water god. One of the group of deities belonging to the TLALOC complex. Also (4)Ehecatl....
Deities name
"Anunnaki"
Babylon The seven judges of the underworld they began as fertility deities
Deities name
"Anunnaki aka Anunnaku"
Babylon Ananaki, a group of Sumerian and Akkadian deities related to, and in some cases overlapping with, the Annuna (the 'Fifty Great Gods') and the Igigi (minor gods). Babylon
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....
Deities name
"Bhumi"
Buddhist Collective name for a group of deities Buddhist / Vajrayana
Deities name
"Lokesvara"
Buddhist Generic name for a group of deities such as Siva and Visnu Buddhist
Deities name
"Padsmosnisa"
Buddhist God who is connected with the guardian deities Buddhist
Deities name
"Paramasva"
Buddhist Great horse god usually depicted trampling four major Hindu deities underfoot. Buddhist
Deities name
"Subhamekhala"
Buddhist One of the attendant deities. Buddhist
Deities name
"Adibuddha (the primeval buddha)"
Buddhist The original BUDDHA. The primordial force in the cosmos from whom the five DHYANIBUDDHAS arose. The embodiment of the concept of emptiness. He is considered by some authorities to be identical with Vaharaja and Vajrasattva. His image, sitting on a lotus leaf, is often carried by other Buddhist deities. Epithets include Svabhava (self-creating), Svayambhu (self-enlightened)....
Deities name
"Arapacana"
Buddhist God. A BODHISATTVA or spiritual meditation buddha. Originally a DHARANI of MANJUSRI who became deified. Accompanied by four minor deities. Also a collective name for the five buddhas. Color: yellow or red. Attributes: standing wearing a monkish garment and carrying Book and sword....
Deities name
"Chattrosnisa (with an umbrella)"
Buddhist God. One of eight USNISA deities appar ently connected with the guardian sky deities or dikpalas. Color: white. Attribute: parasol....
Deities name
"Danaparamita"
Buddhist Philosophical deity. One of twelve PARAMITA deities and a spiritual offspring of RATNASAMBHAVA. Color: reddish white. Attributes: an ear of rice and a banner with pearl....
Deities name
"Dhvajosnisa"
Buddhist God. An USNISA deity apparently connected with the guardian deities or dikpalas in the southwestern quarter. Color: reddish-blue. Attributes: banner with jewel....
Deities name
"Lokesvara (lord of the world)"
Buddhist Generic name for a group of deities. These are thought to be a syncretization of Hindu and Buddhist deities and include such gods as SIVA, V IS'NU and others which have come to be defined as forms of a primeval buddha or DHYANIBUDDHA. The lokesvara are usually repre sented by a small figure, identified as ADIBUD DHA or AMITABHA, which rests on the head of the main statue. Also a group name for the many forms of the Buddhist deity AVALOKITESVARA....
Deities name
"Mara (the destroyer)"
Buddhist (1) God. An evil deity who puts obstacles in the way of the BUDDHA. The equal of the Hindu god Kama. In Buddhist tradition, the Hindu gods INDRA, BRAHMA, VIS NU and S IVA are maras who become vanquished by various Buddhist deities. Attributes: fish standard.(2) God. Hindu. An epithet of KAMA(DEVA)....
Goddess name
"Pancaraksa (five-fold protection)"
Buddhist Group of goddesses. Five tutelary or guardian deities who personify protective spells or magic formulae. They are thus known as “spell goddesses.”...
Deities name
"Ratnosnisa"
Buddhist God. An USNISA deity apparently linked with the guardian sky deities or dikpalas in the southern direction. Color: blue....
Deities name
"Tejosnisa (sharp)"
Buddhist God. Apparently connected with the guardian deities or dikpalas in the southeastern quarter. Color: whitish red. Attribute: Sun disc....
Deities name
"Tiksnosnisa (hot and sharp)"
Buddhist God. Apparently connected with the guardian deities or dikpalas in the northwestern quarter. Color: sky green (possibly meaning “overcast”). Attributes: Book and sword....
Deities name
"Usnisa"
Buddhist God. A dikpala or guardian of the zenith direction. Also a collective term for a group of eight deities, including Usnisa, who are perceived as extensions of the DHYANIBUDDHAS. NOTE: the word describes, additionally, a type of curled hairstyle found in the characteristic iconography of buddbas. Color: yellow. Attributes: jewel, lotus, prayer wheel and sword. Threeheaded....
Goddess name
"Vajrasrnkhala (personification)"
Buddhist (1) Minor goddess. One of the Mahayana deities said to be an emanation of AMOGHASIDDHI. Some texts describe her as the SAKTI of HEVAJIRA. Color: green. Attributes: arrow, bow, cup, image of Amoghasiddhi on the crown, mane, noose skin, and staff. Three-eyed and three-headed.(2) Goddess of learning. Jain. One of sixteen VIDYADEVI headed by the goddess SARASVATI....
Deities name
"Vajrosnisa"
Buddhist God. Apparently connected with the guardian deities or dikpalas in the easterly direction. Color: white.See also PADMANTAKA....
Goddess name
"Vidyujjvalakarili (tongues of fire)"
Buddhist Goddess. A twelve-headed form of Akajata who is said to have been formed in the BUDDHA's sweat. She is often depicted trampling the four Hindu deities BRAHMA, INDRA, SIVA and VISNU. Color: blue or black. Attributes: many and varied....
Deities name
"Visvosnisa"
Buddhist God. An USNISA apparently connected with the guardian deities or dikpalas in the southerly direction. Color: green....
Goddess name
"Hemantadevi"
Buddhist - Lamaist / Tibet Goddess of Winter. One of several seasonal deities. Also an attendant of Sridevi. Usually accompanied by a camel. Color: blue. Attributes: cup and hammer....
Goddess name
"Mala (garland)"
Buddhist - Lamaist / Tibet Mother goddess. One of a group of ASTAMATARA deities. Color: red or yellow. Attributes: garland of Forest flowers, or of jewels....
Deities name
"Sari-Dui"
Buddhist - Lamaist / Tibet Tutelary god. One of a group of Lamaist tutelary or yi-dam deities chosen on an individual basis as personal guardians. Color: blue. Attributes: bell, jewel, lotus, prayer wheel, regal trappings, staff and sword. Threeeyed and three-headed....
Goddess name
"AVALOKITESVARA (merciful lord)"
Buddhist / India Bodhisattva or buddhadesignate. One of the most important deities of the Mahayana sect of Buddhism. In Lamaism he is the tutelary god of Tibet. He equates with VIS NU in Hinduism and bears links with PADMAPANI. In cosmic mythology he is a creator deity. Color: white or red. Attributes: blue lotus, image of Amitabha (topmost pyramidal head), lotus, rosary, sword and water jar. NOTE: in Chinese Buddhism he is represented by the goddess Kuan-Tin, and in Japanese by KWANNON....
Deities name
"Karai-Shin"
Buddhist / Japan God of lightning. One of the deities grouped in Shintoism as the RAIJIN gods of thunder, storm and Rain....
Deities name
"Heruka"
Buddhist / Mahayana God. One of the most popular deities in the pantheon, though probably owing much to the influence of the Hindu god S IWA. Originally an epithet for another Hindu god, GANESA, but in Buddhism seen as an emanation of AKSOBHYA. His SAKTI is NAIRAMATA and the product of their liaison is nirvana (eternal bliss). Typically he stands upon a corpse. In northeastern India, Heruka is worshiped as a compassionate god. Attributes: club, flayed human skin, image of Aksobhya, jewel, knife, fifty skulls, sword, staff and teeth....
Deities name
"Paramasva (great horse)"
Buddhist / Mahayana God. Considered to be a form of HAYAGRIVA depicted with four legs and trampling the four major Hindu deities underfoot. Color: red. Attributes: arrow, bow, head of a horse, great lotus, lotus, staff and sword. Threeeyed....
Deities name
"Samvara (keeping out)"
Buddhist / Mahayana God. One of the emanations of AKSOBHYA and also of HEVAJIRA. In Lamaism he is a four-headed tutelary yi-dam god. His SAKTI is VAJRAVARAHI. He stands upon one or more four-armed Hindu deities including Kalaratri and BHAIRAVA. Color: blue or black. Attributes: ax, bell, cup, drum, image of Aksobhya on the crown, image of four-faced BRAHMA, knife, moon disc, skin, staff and trident....
Deities name
"Trailokyavijaya (lord of three worlds)"
Buddhist / Mahayana God. Seen standing on the Hindu deities Mahesvara (SIVA) and GAURI. Color: blue. Attributes: arrow, bell, bow, club, hook, noose, prayer wheel, staff and sword. Also an alternative name for ACALA....
Deities name
"Vidyraja"
Buddhist / Mahayana Tutelary god. One of several deities who are concerned with the implementation of the law....
Deities name
"Kalacakra (time wbeel)"
Buddhist / Mahayana / / Lamaist / Tibet Tutelary god. One of a group of yi-dam tutelary deities chosen on a basis of personal selection. Perceived as time in the form of a CAKRA (rotating wheel) and one who dominates the Hindu gods KAMA and RUDRA. SAKTI with two to four heads. Color: blue. Attributes: a large variety held in up to twenty-four hands. Typically four-headed....
Deities name
"Yamari (enemy of Yama)"
Buddhist / Vajrayana God. Probably influenced by the Hindu deities SIVA and YAMA. His vehicle is a buffalo, his color red and his attributes a club, a cup, a noose and a staff....
Deities name
"Bhumi (the earth on which all things are formed)"
Buddhist / Varyana Collective name for a group of deities. Twelve personifications of the spiritual spheres through which a BODHISATTVA or buddha-designate passes in his quest for perfection of knowledge. Common attribute: a staff....
Deities name
"Dharmapala"
Buddhist / particularly Lamaist / Tibet Collective name for a group of eight tutelary deities. They wear royal apparel but are of terrible appearance and are considered to be the guardians of the law. General attributes: ax, cup, knife and snake....
Deities name
"Zayahung Yihe Zayasha"
Buriat The creating great one, who has created. This is at present the hedgehog, and in Buriat religion he is the wisest of all the deities, though greatly supplanted by other gods.
Deities name
"Herne"
Celtic / British / or Anglo - Saxon Chthonic underworld god. Known locally from windsor Great Park, Berkshire, England, he equates with the Welsh deities GWYNN AP NUDD and ARAWN and is, according to legend, the leader of the phantom hunt. Depicted with stag-like antlers....
Goddess name
"Eriu"
Celtic / Irish Fertility goddess. An aspect of the MORRIGAN. One of the deities who were known as the “Sovereignty of Ireland” and wedded sym bolically to a mortal king. Also a warrior goddess, capable of changing shape from girl to hag, and into birds and animals. She is patroness of the royal seat of Uisnech in County Meath. Eire and Erin are corruptions of her name. See also BADB....
Goddess name
"Sheela Na Gig"
Celtic / Irish Mother goddess. The primal earth mother closely associated with life and death. One of the rare depictions of Irish Celtic deities that have survived into the Christian era. She is shown naked, with large breasts, with her legs apart and holding open her vagina. The image frequently adorns walls of Irish churches. Also Sheila na Cioch....
Goddess name
"Ch'ang O / Chang'e, Chang-Ngo, Heng-E / Heng-O"
China the Chinese goddess of the moon. Unlike many lunar deities, Chang'o only lives on the moon. China
Deities name
"Men Shen"
Chinese God of passage. One of a pair of deities, armed with bow and arrows, who guard doorways and gates. Paper images are pinned to entrances of homes during the New Year celebrations to ward off evil spirits....
Deities name
"Pao Kung"
Chinese God of magistrates. Lived as a mortal from AD 999-1062 during the Sung Dynasty. Depicted with a dark face, implying impartiality, and wearing yellow and purple robes. Attributes include a wooden scepter. He is attended by two minor deities, one holding his seal of office and the other holding the rod of punishment....
Deities name
"Sa Kono"
E Guinea A creator god, one of a pair of creator deities
Goddess name
"Anat in Egypt"
Egypt Anat first appears in Egypt in the 16th dynasty (the Hyksos period) along with other northwest Semitic deities. She was especially worshipped in her aspect of a war goddess, often paired with the goddess ‘Ashtart. In the Contest Between Horus and Set, these two goddesses appear as daughters of Re and are given in marriage to the god Set, who had been identified with the Semitic god Hadad.
Deities name
"Ogdoad"
Egypt The eight deities worshipped in Hermopolis. They were arranged in four male-female pairs, with the males associated with frogs, and the females with snakes. Egypt
Deities name
"Akeru"
Egypt Pluralistic chthonic earth gods. Probably stemming from the pre-Dynastic period. Malevolent deities who can seize and imprison the souls of the deceased....
Goddess name
"Harpokrates [Greek]"
Egypt Form of the god HORUS as a child. Generally depicted sitting on the knee of his mother, the goddess ISIS, often suckling at the left breast and wearing the juvenile side-lock of hair. He may also be invoked to ward off dangerous creatures and is associated with crocodiles, snakes and scorpions. He is generally representative of the notion of a god-child, completing the union of two deities. Also Har-pa-khered (Egyptian)....
Goddess name
"Hauhet"
Egypt Primordial goddess. One of the eight deities of the OGDOAD, representing chaos, she is coupled with the god HEH and appears in anthropomorphic form but with the head of a snake. The pair epitomize the concept of infinity. She is also depicted greeting the rising Sun in the guise of a baboon....
Deities name
"Hu"
Egypt God personifying royal authority. One of several minor deities born from drops of blood emitting from the penis of the Sun god RE (see also SIA). Hu epitomizes the power and command of the ruler....
Deities name
"Imiut"
Egypt Minor chthonic god. One of the attendant deities of the necropolis, he is linked with ANUBIS, and in pre-dynastic times was represented by a skin hung on a pole....
Deities name
"Isdes"
Egypt Chthonic god of death. Known from the Middle kingdom onward he is one of the minor deities concerned with the judgment of the dead. He became syncretized with ANUBIS....
Goddess name
"Kauket"
Egypt Primordial goddess. One of the eight deities of the OGDOAD representing chaos, she is coupled with the god KEK and appears in anthropomorphic form but with the head of a snake. The pair epitomize the primordial darkness. She is also depicted greeting the rising Sun in the guise of a baboon....
Goddess name
"Kek"
Egypt Primordial god. One of the eight deities of the OGDOAD representing chaos, he is coupled with the goddess KAUKET and appears in anthropomorphic form but with the head of a frog. The pair epitomize the primordial darkness. He is also depicted greeting the rising Sun in the guise of a baboon....
Goddess name
"Maat"
Egypt Minor goddess of cosmic order. Epitomizing the harmonious laws of the cosmic order. She is recognized from the middle of the third millennium, and probably earlier, closely associated with the creator deities and particularly the Sun god. In later times she was described as the “daughter of Re.” Her only known sanctuary is in the complex of Karnak at Thebes. Maat is depicted either in human form wearing an ostrich plume on her head or by an ostrich feather alone. The rulers of Egypt believed that they governed under her aegis and frequently had themselves described as “beloved of Maat.” Maat was also integral to the success of a soul passing through the Hall of the Two Truths, where the heart was weighed, to reach Paradise....
Goddess name
"Naueet"
Egypt Primordial goddess. One of the eight deities of the OGDOAD representing chaos, she is coupled with the god NUN and appears in anthropomorphic form but with the head of a snake. The pair epitomize the primordial abyss. She is also depicted greeting the rising Sun in the guise of a baboon....
Goddess name
"Nephthys [Greek]"
Egypt Funerary goddess. Nephthys is the younger sister of ISIS, OSIRIS and SETH, who are the offspring of the chthonic god GEB and the sky goddess NUT in the Ennead genealogy of Egyptian deities defined by the priests of Heliopolis. Nephthys is depicted in human form wearing a crown in the style of the hieroglyphic for a mansion, the translation of her Egyptian name. She can also take the form of a hawk watching over the funeral bier of Osiris. According to legend Nephthys liaised briefly with Osiris and bore the mortuary god ANUBIS. She is said to guide the dead Egyptian ruler through the dark underworld and to weep for him. Also Neb-hut (Egyptian)....
Goddess name
"Nun"
Egypt Primordial god. One of the eight deities of the OGDOAD representing chaos, he is coupled with the goddess NAUNET and appears in anthropomorphic form but with the head of a frog. No cult is addressed to Nun but he is typically depicted holding aloft the solar barque or the Sun disc. He may appear greeting the rising Sun in the guise of a baboon. Nun is otherwise symbolized by the presence of a sacred cistern or lake as in the sanctuaries of Karnak and Dendara....
Deities name
"Sia"
Egypt God of perception. Minor deity depicted at RE's right hand where he holds the papyrus of intellect. He travels in the Sun god's barque. According to legend he was one of several deities formed in drops of blood falling from Re's penis....
Deities name
"Ennead"
Egypt / Lower The Heliopolis pantheon. The nine major deities enumerated and given their genealogy by the priesthood of Heliopolis, the center of the Sun-worshiping cult in Lower Egypt. Comprising the Sun god ATUM (or Atum-Re) and his offspring, S U, TEFNUT, GEB, NUT, OSIRIS, ISIS, SETH and NEPHTHYS. Other Egyptian cult centers possessed similar pantheons though not necessarily including the same list of deities. Thus, for example, the god PTAH presided at Thebes....
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
"Khnum"
Egypt / Upper Chthonic or earth god. Said to create human life on a potter's wheel but strictly at the behest of creator deities. He is usually seated before a potter's wheel on which stands a naked figure in the process of molding. The Khnum cult was principally directed from sanctuaries at Esna, north of the first Nile cataract, and at Elephantine where mummified rams covered with gold leaf and buried in stone sarcophagi have been discovered. Khnum supervises the annual Nile flood, which is physically generated by the god HAPY. His consort at Esna is the goddess Menhyt. Khnum is also described at other sites as the BA or soul of various deities including GEB and OSIRIS. Depicted anthropomorphically or with the head of a ram....
Deities name
"Seb"
Egyptian One of the older Egyptian deities, the son of Shu and Tefnut, brother and husband of Nut, father of Osiris and Isis, Set and Nephthys.
Deities name
"Sebek"
Egyptian Sebeq or Sebeq-Ra, the crocodile-headed deity. In The Book of the Dead Sebek is named together with three other deities as dwelling on the mount of Sunrise, helping Horus to be reborn daily. He is represented as giving the eyes to the deceased and assisting the pilgrim to be reborn. Egyptian
Deities name
"The Ennead"
Egyptian Consists of a grouping of nine deities, most often appearing in the context of Egyptian mythology. As a three of threes, the number nine became associated with great carnal power, and ancient peoples considered groupings of nine Gods very important.
Deities name
"So"
Ewe / Hua / Togo / southeastern Ghana, West Africa weather god. An emanation of the combined personae of the deities SOGBLEN and SODZA....
Deities name
"Ngu u"
Ewe / Togo, West Africa Generic title of guardian deities. The name means, approximately, the fates....
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....
Deities name
"Lodur"
Germanic Creator god. Mentioned in passing in the creation mythology as being one of a trio of deities, with Odin and HOENIR, who engendered mankind.See also OTHIN....
Goddess name
"Gefjon"
Germanic / Nordic / Icelandic Goddess of Agriculture. One of the AESIR deities and an attendant of the goddess FRIGG according to tradition mentioned by Snorri in the Edda. She bore four giant sons whom she turned into oxen and used them to plough a tract of land which was then towed out to sea to become Zeeland (Sjaeland). She is also said to have founded a royal Danish dynasty. Also Gefiun....
Deities name
"Alcis"
Germanic / possibly Icelandic / Nordic Unknown status. The Alcis are twin deities (brothers) known only as sons of the sky gods. From Germanic times we have a La Tene urn with pictures of paired men on horseback and linked by a wooden beam. Tacitus describes the worship of twin gods by the Naharvali tribe, their priests dressed in effeminate costume (see also the Phrygian deity ATTIS). They may have been worshiped in Forest sanctuaries along the northern coast of Europe....
Deities name
"Aether"
Greco - Roman Primordial god of light. A remote cosmic deity, the son of EREBOS (darkness) and NYX (night) who overthrew these archetypal deities of chaos. In Hesiod's Epic Cycle he is also described as the father of OURANOS....
Deities name
"Agnostos Theos"
Greco - Roman The unknown god(s) usually addressed in the plural form. They were the subject of altar inscriptions, particularly in Athens, probably out of concern lest certain less popular deities be neglected or forgotten....
Goddess name
"Okeanides"
Greco - Roman Sea deities. Minor goddesses assigned the guardianship of oceans by the great gods and invoked by seafarers. In alternative tradition, they are river gods, the sons of OKEANOS....
Goddess name
"Themis"
Greco - Roman Goddess of justice and order. A daughter of the sky god OURANOS and earth mother GAIA, though not classed as one of the Titans. A consort of ZEUS and the mother of the Horae and Moires. She is the impartial deity who sits blindfolded in Hades and judges the souls of the dead to determine whether they will pass to the Elysian fields or to the fires of Tartarus. Attended by three lesser judgment deities, AEACOS, MINOS and RHADAMANTHOS. The guilty are handed over to the Furies—the Dirae, Erinyes or Eumenides. At Rhamnus in Attica, Themis was accorded a sanctuary built in the sixth century BC beside which that of NEMESIS, goddess of indignation, was built in the fifth century....
Deities name
"Cacodaemons"
Greek Minor deities, one of whom it was believed was attached to each mortal from his birth as a constant companion and acting as a sort of messenger between the gods and men.
Deities name
"Kabiri"
Greek deities and very mysterious gods with the ancient nations, including the Israelites, and were held in the highest veneration at Thebes, Lemnos, Phrygia, Macedonia, and at Samothrace.
Deities name
"Kabirroi"
Greek bees were of vegetation and deities, commonly thought of as twins & Mail
Deities name
"Kabeiroi"
Greek Blacksmith gods. According to tradition the sons or grandsons of the blacksmith god HEPHAISTOS. The cult was centered particularly on Lemnos, where there was an Etruscan tradition until circa 500 BC, and at Thebes. The Kabeiroi are thought to derive from pre-Greek Asian fertility deities in Anatolia [Turkey]....
Deities name
"Kouretes"
Greek Forest deities. Known from Ephesus and other sites as the spirits of trees and streams, they are also perceived as nymphs who dance in attendance on the baby ZEUS. The term is also applied to a bride or young woman....
Deities name
"Logos"
Greek Primordial spirit of reason. A concept pro moted by the Stoics, who perceived Logos as the mind of JUPITER, but more generally recognized as the Divine essence from which all deities arise. Philo of Alexandria apportioned human charac teristics to Logos. The Gnostic Christian, Valenti nus, identified Logos as the word coming from the mind of the father. The Christian father Clement of Alexandria claimed it to be the first principle of the universe, while Origen perceived it as the prin ciple embodied in the flesh by Jesus Christ....
Goddess name
"Thetis"
Greek Goddess of rivers and oceans. One of the daughters of NEREUS, Thetis takes responsibility, with OKEANOS, for the oceans and rivers. She is among the lesser known deities; according to mythology she is a mermaid, but she is particularly significant as the mother of Achilles by an unnamed mortal. According to legend she attempted to render him immortal by immersing him in the waters of the Styx. She failed because the heel by which she held him had remained dry. His education she entrusted to the centaur Chiron. She was surrounded by attendant sea creatures known as Nereids and after Achilles's death she returned to the ocean depths....
Deities name
"Titan"
Greek A race of gods. The secondary group of deities in the pre-Hellenic pantheon, headed by the sky god OURANOS and the earth mother GAIA. They have six pairs of children: OKEANOS and TETHYS, KRONOS and RHEA, HYPERION and THEA, Koeos and Phoebe, IAPETOS and Klymene, Kreos and Eurybe. According to legend the children usurped their father but were eventually beaten by ZEUS, heading the major group of the pantheon, who hurled them into the abyss of Tartaros....
Deities name
"Abhaswaras"
Hindu A class of deities, sixty-four in number, of whose nature little is known. Hindu
Deities name
"Akuti"
Hindu The daughter of Manu, who was given to Ruchi. Her twins, Yajña and Dakshina, became husband and wife and had twelve sons, the deities called Yamas. Hindu
Deities name
"Anilas"
Hindu The forty-nine deities connected with Anila, the wind. Hindu
Deities name
"Aryaman"
Hindu One of the early Vedic deities (devas). His name literally means a bosom friend, but is often confused as "the protector of the Aryans" Hindu / Vedic
Goddess name
"Kurukalla"
Hindu A goddess, one of the Tantric deities
Goddess name
"Kurukalla"
Hindu Goddess, one of the Tantric deities Hindu
Deities name
"Marutgana"
Hindu Maruts, storm deities and sons of Rudra and Diti and attendants of Indra. The number of Maruts varies from two to sixty (three times sixty in RV 8.96.8. They are very violent and aggressive, described as armed with golden weapons i.e. lightnings and thunderbolts, as having iron teeth and roaring like lions, as residing in the north, as riding in golden chariots drawn by ruddy horses. Hindu
Deities name
"Nagaraja"
Hindu A Sanskrit word from naga (snake) and raj (king) meaning king of Snakes. It is applied to two main deities, Vasuki and Takshak. Vasuki and Takshak are brothers, children of Kashyap and Kadru, who are the parents of all snakes. Hindu
Deities name
"Saptanatra"
Hindu Generic title of the seven deities of evil influence Hindu / Puranic / Epic
Deities name
"Sura"
Hindu Originally solar deities. Used in the Vedas for gods in general, equivalent to devas. Hindu
Deities name
"Vasus"
Hindu Attendant deities of Indra, and later Vishnu. They are eight elemental gods representing aspects of nature, representing cosmic natural phenomenon. The name Vasu means 'Dweller' or 'Dwelling'. Hindu
Deities name
"Yamadar Maraja"
Hindu Collective name for the deities and spirits of the underworld. Hindu
Deities name
"Cakra (wheel)"
Hindu Embodiment of the creator's mind. Emerging in the form of a six-spoked wheel (less frequently eight) which also epitomizes the passage of time, and is a symbol of wholeness and protection. Particularly associated with VISNU and KRSNA, the cakra is a common attribute held by many deities. It is probably of great antiquity since it is known from the time of the Indus Valley civilization (prior to 1700 BC). In Jainism and Buddhism it is the “wheel of the law” which leads to perfection....
Deities name
"Laukika-Devatas"
Hindu Generic name for a group of deities. Gods known from local folklore as distinct from those of the Vedic texts....
Deities name
"Mahanaga"
Hindu Snake god. A group of seven deities identical with a group of seven nagadevas....
Goddess name
"Matara"
Hindu Mother goddess. Applied collectively to groups of deities, the Divine mothers, also more specifically to the consort of the god KASYAPA. As Divine mothers they are also regarded as SAKTIS. The numbers vary according to separate traditions and they are therefore identified as the SAPTAMATARAS (seven), ASTAMATARAS (eight) and NAVASAKTIS (nine). Less commonly there may be up to fifty mataras in a group. Their images are normally carved in stone (very few exist in metal) and they are depicted seated, often upon a corpse, and may be of terrifying appearance....
Deities name
"Nagaraja"
Hindu Snake god. The generic title of a deity equating with the terms mahoraga (great serpent) or nagadeva. Such deities were worshiped in India as early as the Indus Valley civilization (prior to 1700 BC)....
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....
Deities name
"Navaduraa(s)"
Hindu Generic title of a group of deities. The nine forms of the god DURGA. The common vehicle is a chariot shaped like a lotus. Each carries a wide assortment of attributes....
Goddess name
"Vasita (willpower)"
Hindu Generic title for a group of goddesses. Twelve deities who personify the disciplines which result in spiritual regeneration....
Deities name
"Vidyesvara"
Hindu Generic title for a group of deities. Eight liberated or emancipated “beings” who are considered to be aspects of SIVA....
Goddess name
"Ellaman (lady of the boundary)"
Hindu - Dravidian / Tamil / southern India Goddess of passage. A goddess guarding boundaries of villages and fields. One of the NAVASAKTI or astral deities. Also Ellaiyamman....
Goddess name
"Devi (the goddess)"
Hindu / Epic / Puranic Goddess epitomizing the active female principle. Devi evolved as a major goddess out of the older notion of mother and vegetation goddesses. She is seen more as an abstract principle who will nevertheless respond directly to worshipers' prayers. By the fifth century AD she appears in many forms as the active (feminine) aspect or power of male deities. General attributes: conch, hook, noose, prayer wheel and trident. Devi is also the generic name given to a female deity, in her capacity as the consort of a god or DEVA.See also SRI(DEVI), BHUMIDEVI....
Goddess name
"Dharani (earth)"
Hindu / Epic / Puranic (1) Goddess. Consort of PARASURAMA and an avatara of the goddess LAKSMI.(2) Collective name for a group of deities. Buddhist. Twelve personifications of a particular kind of short mystical religious text used as a charm. Also dharini....
Deities name
"Dhruva (immovable)"
Hindu / Epic / Puranic Astral god. The son of Uttanapada, a star in the constellation of Ursa Minor which was the pole star in the last millennium BC. An avatara of V IS NU. Also one of a group of Vasu deities answering to the god INDRA. In different context, the description of a kind of fixed icon. Attributes: prayer wheel, rosary, spear and water jar....
Deities name
"Kurma(vatara)"
Hindu / Epic / Puranic Incarnation of the god VIS'NU. The second avatara of Vis'nu, Kurma appears in the form of a tortoise which acts as a pivot for the mountainous churning rod the gods employ to make ambrosia from the primal sea of milk after the flood. Kurma is depicted with a human torso surmounting a tortoise shell. Vis'nu is said to have appeared in this form in order to recover some of the possessions lost during the deluge. Attributes: club, conch, lotus and prayer wheel. Also the name for a vehicle of various deities....
Deities name
"Prabhasa (shining dawn)"
Hindu / Epic / Puranic Attendant god. One of a group of VASU deities answering to the god INDRA. Attributes: cup, hook, Sakti and staff....
Deities name
"Pratyusa (scorching)"
Hindu / Epic / Puranic Attendant god. One of a group of VASU deities answering to the god INDRA. Attributes: hook, knife, Sakti and sword....
Goddess name
"Saridhya"
Hindu / Epic / Puranic Goddess. The daughter of BRAHMA and consort of S IVA or other deities....
Goddess name
"Saptamatara"
Hindu / Epic / Puranic Generic title of a group of mother goddesses. Seven deities of evil influence, who generally inflict disease or other harm on children. Common color: red. Attributes: cup and lotus....
Deities name
"Vijaya (victory)"
Hindu / Epic / Puranic God. An EKADASARUDRA (one of the eleven RUDRA deities). Hiranyaksa is considered one of his incarnations. Attributes: club, knife, rosary and staff. Vijaya is also the name of the bow of INDRA....
Deities name
"BRARMA (the creator)"
Hindu / India Creator god. With VIS'NU and SIVA, Brahma is one of a trinity of supreme creator deities in the Hindu pantheon. Brahma is depicted with four heads, often bearded, facing in four directions, and with four hands, sometimes with one of them raised in blessing or promise. As a god of knowledge he often carries the Vedas (earliest Sanskrit mythology said to have sprung from his head) in one of his hands. According to one legendary source he was created from the right side of the primordial creator force....
Deities name
"Anala (fire)"
Hindu / Puranic Attendant god. One of a group of eight Vasu deities answering to the god INDRA....
Deities name
"Ananta"
Hindu / Puranic Snake god. One of a group of seven snake deities or MAHANAGAS....
Deities name
"Anila (wind)"
Hindu / Puranic Attendant god. One of a group of eight VASU deities answering to the god INDRA....
Deities name
"Apa"
Hindu / Puranic Attendant god. One of a group of eight VASU deities answering to the god INDRA. Attributes: hook and plough....
Goddess name
"Astamatara"
Hindu / Puranic Generic term for a group of mother goddesses. Eight deities who are varieties of the goddess CAMUNDA, often malevolent....
Goddess name
"Aticandika (exceedingly great)"
Hindu / Puranic Distinct form of the goddess DURGA. One of a group of nine deities, known as the “nine durgas.”...
Deities name
"Dhara (supporting)"
Hindu / Puranic Attendant god. One of a group of eight VASU deities answering to the god INDRA. Attributes: lotus, plough, rosary and spear....
Deities name
"Vigrieesvaraeugramurti"
Hindu / Puranic family of deities. A popular depiction in art of SIVA (colored black) and Parvati with their son GANESA after he has been decapitated by his father and given the head of an elephant by way of replacement....
Deities name
"Apsaras"
Hindu / Vedic water spirits. Identified as musicians and protective deities of gamblers bringing good fortune. They may also bring insanity....
Goddess name
"Purandhi"
Hindu / Vedic Minor goddess of prosperity. Associated with the acquisition of wealth and sometimes identified with Indra or other male deities....
Deities name
"Trayastrinsa (the thirty-three)"
Hindu / Vedic Collective name for the group of deva gods. One of the many lists of deities in Hinduism, this one is contained in the Rg Veda and includes thirty-three names divided into three groups of eleven in each of the three worlds. Subsequently, the DEVAS were separated into eight VASUS, twelve ADITYAS, eleven RUDRAS and two ASVINS. In later Hinduism the number thirty-three is increased hyperbolically to 330 million and deva refers to gods excluding the major triad of BRAHMA, V ISNU and SIVA....
Deities name
"Vasu(s) (excellent)"
Hindu / Vedic Generic title for a group of gods. Eight deities attendant on the Vedic weather god INDRA, comprising day, dawn, fire, moon, pole star, Sun, water and wind. Generally carrying a rosary and with a SAKTI....
Deities name
"Deva (the god)"
Hindu / Vedic / Puranic Generic name of a god. Originally, in the Rg Veda, thirty or thirty-three devas are indicated, divided into three groups of eleven. In later Hinduism, the term deva is generally applied to deities not included in the chief triad of BRAHMA, VISNU and SIVA....
Goddess name
"Indrani"
Hindu / Vedic / Puranic Goddess of wrath. Daughter of Puloman, a demonic figure killed by the god INDRA, and the SAKTI and consort of Indra. One of seven MATARAS (mothers) who in later Hinduism became regarded as of evil intent. Also one of a group of eight ASTAMATARAS personifying jealousy (also named Aindri in this capacity). In another grouping one of nine NAVASAKTIS or astral deities who, in southern India, rank higher than the SAPTAMATARAS. Her attendant animal is either an elephant or a lion. Attributes: hook, rosary, Santana flower, staff and waterjar. One thousand-eyed. Also Aindri; Mahendri; Paulomi; Saci; Sujata....
Deities name
"Kalki(n) (with white horse)"
Hindu / Vedic, Epic / Puranic horse god. Possibly the tenth avatara of VIS'NU. He rewards the good and punishes evil. The counterpart of the Buddhist deity MAITREYA. horses became associated with Divine kingship in ancient India because of their speed of movement. Solar deities were perceived to ride horses across the sky and horse sacrifice became highly significant. Kalki is depicted either anthropomorphically or with the head of a horse and has four arms. He is attended by a white horse. Attributes: arrow, conch, prayer wheel, shield and sword. Also Vis'nuyasas....
Deities name
"Soma (essence)"
Hindu / Vedic, Epic / Puranic Minor god. The deification of the sacred yellow drink soma. Also the consort of SURYA. Regarded in later Hinduism as the dikpala of the northern direction and as one of a group of VASU deities answering to the god INDRA. Attributes: hook, lotus and prayer wheel.See also CANDRA....
Goddess name
"Tara (power of hunger)"
Hindu / Vedic, Epic / Puranic (1) Goddess. May originally have had astral connotations, since the word can be interpreted as “star.” One of a group of MAHAVIDYAS personifying the SAKTI of SI IVA. She may also be the consort of CANDRA (SOMA). Aspects include Krodharatri. Attributes: knife, skin, skull, snakes and sword. Three-eyed.(2) Goddess. Buddhist (Mahayana and Vajrayana). An epithet of the mother of the BUDDHA, Maya. Also one of a series of female deities, the DHYANIBUDDHASAKTI considered to be aspects of the Sakti of AVALOKITESVARA or of AMOGASHIDDHI. She may also be the Sakti of ADIBIDDHA and of the various DHYANIBUDDHAS, in which case she is characterized by their colors. These Taras thus become “White Tara” and so on.See also BHRKUTI, EKAJATA, KURUKULLA, SITATARA and SYAMATARA. In Tibetan Buddhism she is known as sGrol-ma....
Deities name
"Virupaksa (misinformed eyes)"
Hindu Buddhist 1 God. Epithet of SIVA and one of the EKADASARUDRAS or eleven RUDRA deities. Attributes: ax, bell, club, cup, drum, hook, knife, lotus, prayer wheel, rosary, Sakti and sword. Threeheaded....
Deities name
"Vasu[s]"
Hindu / India A generic title for the gods / deities that attend Indra
Deities name
"Ananta"
Hindu / Puranic A snake god & one of the seven snake deities
Deities name
"Ananta"
Hindu / Puranic The world serpent in Hindu mythology. During the night of Brahma, Vishnu sleeps on coils of prodigious snake, Sesha, also known as Ananta, 'the endless' whose thousand heads rise above the deity like a canopy. This scene and everything in it, the deities' serpentine couch, the water on which the snake lies, are all manifestations of the primeval essence. Hindu / Puranic
Demon name
"Asuras"
Hindu / Vedic A group of power-seeking deities, sometimes referred to as demons. They were opposed to the devas. Hindu / Vedic
Deities name
"Istustaya"
Hittite One of the deities who awaited the return of Telipinus Hittite
Deities name
"Miyatanzipa"
Hittite One of the deities who awaited the return of Telipinu
Deities name
"Miyatanzipa"
Hittite One of the deities who sat under the Hawthorn tree awaiting the return of Telipinu. Hittite
Deities name
"Papaya"
Hittite One of the deities who awaited the return of Telipinus. Hittite
Deities name
"Dama"
Huli Invisible deities which control the weather, attack people and cause illness, sterility or death. Huli
Goddess name
"Ala"
Ibo / eastern Nigeria, West Africa Chthonic fertility goddess. A popular deity who is also goddess of the underworld linked with a cult of the dead (which rest in her womb). Her temple is the Mbari which contains a cult statue depicting the goddess seated with a child in her arms and adorned with the crescent moon. She is flanked by attendant deities. She enjoys a profusion of local shrines which are well supplied with votive offerings. Serious crimes including murder are considered to be offenses against her. An annual yam festival is celebrated in her honor. Also Ale, Ana, ANI....
Goddess name
"AEGIR (water)"
Icelandic / Nordic God of the ocean. A lesser known AESIR god of Asgard concerned with the moods of the sea and their implications for mariners. The river Eider was known to the Vikings as “Aegir's Door.” Aegir is also depicted in some poetry as the “ale brewer,” perhaps an allusion to the caldrons of mead which were thought to come from under the sea (see also the Celtic deities DAGDA and GOBNIU). There are references in literature to Saxons sacrificing captives, probably to Aegir, before setting sail for home. Linked in uncertain manner to the goddess RAN he was believed to have sired nine children, the waves of the sea, who were possibly giantesses....
Goddess name
"Inlti (sun)"
Inca / pre - Columbian South America / Peru, etc Sun god. His consort is the moon goddess MAMA-KILYA. Inti was depicted as a trinity in the sanctuaries in Cuzco, possibly in deference to the Christian Trinity. The Temple of the Sun is reported to have housed images, in gold, of all the sky gods in the Inca pantheon on more or less equal terms, since the Sun is regarded as one of many great celestial powers. Inti may also have been depicted as a face on a gold disc. The socalled “fields of the Sun” supported the Inca priesthood. The three Sun deities are Apo-Inti (lord Sun), Cori-Inti (son Sun) and Inti-Wawqi (sun brother). The Sun god(s) is perceived as the progenitor of the Inca rulers at Cuzco through two children—a son Manco Capac and his sister / consort Mama Ocllo Huaco. The Quechua Indians of the central Andes call the same deity Inti Huayna Capac and perceive him as part of a trinity with the Christian god and Christ....
Goddess name
"Amba"
India Goddess of the earth, one of the deities of Pre-Aryan race, which Aryans absorbed in their pantheon. India
Deities name
"Devi"
India These are female deities
Goddess name
"Gramadevata"
India Generic term for a local tutelary deity. Such deities are identified as “not being served by Brahman priests.” Most are goddesses e.g. CAMUNDA, DURGA and KALI. Generally they are invoked in small villages where they guard boundaries and fields and are represented by a painted stone, but they are also to be found in larger towns and cities....
Deities name
"Krishna"
Indian The modern deity Krishna is the most celebrated hero of Indian mythology, and the most popular of all the deities. He is said to be the eighth Avatara or incarnation of Vishnu, or rather a direct manifestation of Vishnu himself. This hero, around whom a vast mass of legend and fable has been gathered, probably lived in the Epic age, when the Hindus had not advanced far beyond their early settlements in the north-west.