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List of Gods : "deities" - 351 records

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"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
"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
"Abgal"
Sumeria Seven wise-men and the attending deities of the god Enki. Sumeria
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"Abhaswaras"
Hindu A class of deities, sixty-four in number, of whose nature little is known. Hindu
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"Abiala"
Africa wife of Makambi; African deities. She holds a pistol in her hand, and is greatly feared. Her aid is implored in sickness.
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"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
"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)....
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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....
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"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....
Deities name
"Ah Cancun"
Mayan / Mesoamerican / Mexico Hunting god. One of a number of deities in Mayan religion identified with the hunt and the protection of animals. Also Acanum....
Deities name
"Ah Kumix Uiinicob"
Mayan / Yucatec, Mesoamerican / Mexico Attendant water gods. The four diminutive deities which take over from the giant AH PATNAR UINICOB deities during the dry season....
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"Ah Muuzencab"
Mayan / Yucatec, Mesoamerican / Mexico Bee gods. The patron deities of apiarists still invoked in parts of the Yucatan. They are thought to be represented iconographically on the tops and bottoms of stone columns at the site of Chichen Itza as aged men with long beards and upraised arms. They wear loin cloths with distinctive cross hatching....
Deities name
"Ah Patnar Uinicob (owners of the jars men)"
Mayan / Yucatec, Mesoamerican / Mexico Attendant water gods. Four huge deities who pour water on to the earth from jars. The end of the dry season is marked on May 3, completing an eight day Rain ceremony....
Deities name
"Ah Tabai"
Mayan / Mesoamerican / Mexico Hunting god. One of a number of deities in Mayan religion identified with the hunt and the protec tion of animals....
Goddess name
"Aife aka Aoife"
Ireland / Scotland Goddess and queen of the Isle of Shadow. She ran a school for warriors, but her school was less successful than her sister, Scathach's, school. Aife was not vulnerable to magic, and commanded a legion of fierce horsewomen. She stole an alphabet of knowledge from the deities to give to humankind. For that infraction, she was transformed into a crane by the elder deities. Ireland / Scotland
Deities name
"Aji-Shiki-Taka-Hiko-Ne"
Shinto / Japan Rain god. One of the RAIJIN deities whose name is often linked with that of KAMO-WAKA-IKAZUCHI....
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"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....
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
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....
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