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NameOriginDescription
Deity name
"Ku"
Polynesian / Hawaii Primordial being. An aspect of a tripartite deity which also includes KANE, the light, and LONO, sound. They existed in chaos and darkness, which they broke into pieces to allow the light to come in....
Deity name
"Ku'urkil"
Chukchee / eastern Siberia The founder of the world. Not only a deity, but a powerful shaman and the first human. He equates with the Koryak deity QUIKINN.A'QU....
God name
"Kuku-Ki-Waka-Muro-Tsuna-Ne-NoKami"
Shinto / Japan Guardian deity. The god who guards the house and its environs as a whole....
God name
"Kuku-Toshi-No-Kami"
Shinto / Japan God of grain. The deity responsible for the harvest of full-grown rice. His shrines are often serviced by Buddhist priests....
Deity name
"Kuku-no-chi-no-kami"
Shinto The deity of Trees, whose name is deity Stem-Elder. Shinto
God name
"Kukulcan"
Mayan / Mesoamerican / Mexico Creator god. Kukulcan is, in origin, a Toltec god who was adopted by the Mayan culture and who corresponds closely with the Aztec deity QUETZALCOATL. He is chiefly concerned with reincarnation, but is also responsible for the elements of fire, earth and water. He is depicted with various attributes, including a torch or a lizard representing fire, maize for earth, and a fish for water. Also God B....
God name
"Kuladevata (family god)"
Hindu Generic name of a household god. The god is chosen by a family to be their guardian deity and they all assemble at his temple, as and when necessary, for worship. Also Kulanayaka....
God name
"Kumarbi"
Hittite / Hurrian Creator god. An antique deity who was usurped by more “modern” gods. He is the father of Ullikummi in Hittite legend....
God name
"Kun Aymara"
Bolivia Snow god and main deity Bolivia
Deity name
"Kunado-No-Kami"
Japan Guardian deity of roads and crossroads Japan / Shinto
Deities name
"Kunado-No-Kami"
Shinto / Japan Guardian deity. One of three KAMIS particularly concerned with the protection of roads and crossroads. They also guard the boundaries of the house and the ways leading to it. They may be known as Yakushin deities who protect against plague. Generally identified as MICHI-NO-KAMI or Chiburi-NoKami....
Deity name
"Kunitokotatchi"
Japan / Shinto Chief deity. Japan / Shinto
Goddess name
"Kurukulla"
Hindu (1) Goddess of boats. A Tantric deity generally depicted in a boat made of jewels. Also goddess of wine.(2) Goddess. Buddhist (Mahayana). The SAKTI of AMITABHA. Usually of terrifying appearance. Attributes: arrow, bow, flower, hook, noose, rosary and trident....
God name
"Kushi-Iwa-Mado-No-Mikoto"
Shinto / Japan Guardian deity. The god who protects entrance gates....
Spirit name
"Kwoith"
Nuer / Sudan Creator god. The Nuer people have been affected by the expansion of Islam, and probably by Christianity, and recognize a supreme deity, or spiritual being, responsible for all creation. One of his epithets is Tutgar, meaning “strong and without limit.”...
Deity name
"Lahamu"
Mesopotamian / BabylonianAkkadian Primordial deity. Known from the Babylonian creation epic Enuma Elis as one of a pair who were created by TIAMAT from the primeval ocean and who, it is suggested, were represented by the silt of the sea-bed. Lahamu and LAHMU in turn created ANS'AR and KIS'AR, who created ANU....
Deity name
"Lahmu"
Mesopotamian / BabylonianAkkadian Primordial deity. Known from the Babylonian creation epic Enuma Elis as one of a pair who were created by TIAMAT from the primeval ocean and who, it is suggested, were represented by the silt of the sea-bed. Lahmu and LAHAMU in turn created ANS'AR and KIS'AR, who created ANU....
God name
"Lahurati"
Elamite / Iran A solar deity. Appears to have been the counterpart of the Akkadian god Ninurta. Elamite / Iran
Goddess name
"Laka"
Polynesian / Hawaii Goddess of dancing. A minor deity who is nonetheless greatly revered by islanders in a hedonistic cult of song, dance and sexual liberality....
God name
"Lalaia'il"
Bella Coola Indian / British Columbia, Canada God of shamans. The deity who initiates into the shamanistic circle. He lives in the Forest and carries a wooden wand bound with cedar bark which he waves, creating a singing noise. He also frequents woodland lakes and ponds. When a woman meets him she is said to menstruate, while a man develops a nose bleed. Also Kle-klati-e'il....
Deity name
"Lan Cai-he"
Taoist / Chinese Immortal being. One of the “eight immortals” of Taoist mythology, the deity is of ambiguous sex, sometimes depicted as a girl. Once a mortal being who achieved immortality through perfect lifestyle. Attributes include flowers and a flute. See also BA XIAN....
Spirit name
"Lar Familiaris"
Roman Ancestral spirit. A personal and vaguely defined deity brought into the house from the surrounding land....
God name
"Laughing Buddha"
China Popular Buddhist deity; god of happiness and wealth. China
God name
"Lesa"
southeastern African Creator god. The name by which the supreme deity is known across a wide area of Zambia and Zimbabwe. Equating to LISA in regions of West Africa. Also regarded as a Rain god. Probably strongly influenced by Islam and, to a lesser extent, by Christianity. Also Leza....
Deity name
"Lha"
Buddhist Generic term for the deity Buddhist / Tibet
Deity name
"Lha"
Buddhist - Lamaist / Tibet Generic term for a deity. Also the title for a deity in the old Bon pantheon, equating to the Sanskrit term DEVA....
God name
"Libertas"
Roman Minor god(dess). deity of constitutional government and the notion of freedom, known particularly from the second century BC. Attributes include the scepter, lance and a special hat, the pileus, which emancipated slaves were permitted to wear as a sign of their liberation....
God name
"Lisa"
Fon / others / Benin, West Africa Creator god. Probably the equivalent of LESA in parts of East Africa. The supreme deity, whose more or less monotheistic role may have been influenced by the spread of Islam and Christianity....
God name
"Loba"
Duala / Cameroon, West Africa Sun god. Local people pray to this deity after Sunset to ensure that he will appear again the following morning....
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....
God name
"Lotus"
Egypt The Egyptians pictured God sitting on a lote-tree, above the watery mud. Jamblichus says the leaves and fruit of the lote-tree being round represent "the motion of intellect;" its towering up through mud symbolises the eminency of Divine intellect over matter; and the deity sitting on the lote-tree implies His intellectual sovereignty. Egypt
God name
"Lu Pan"
Chinese God of artisans. The deity concerned with builders, bricklayers, housepainters and carpenters. He is particularly revered in Hong Kong. According to tradition he was born in 606 BC in the kingdom of Lu, where he became a skilled carpenter. He turned into a recluse on the Li Shan mountain, where he perfected his skills. He is said to have constructed the palace of the queen of the western heaven. Because of his powers he was murdered. He is also an invoker of harmonious relationships. His festival takes place on the thirteenth day of the sixth month, when the Rains are due. Attributes include a set square and carpenter's plane. He is also depicted with an ax, the symbol of a marriage go-between....
Deity name
"Lulal"
Sumeria The younger son of Inanna. He was the patron deity of Bad-tibira while his older brother, Shara was located at neighboring Umma. Sumeria
God name
"MIN"
Egypt Fertility god. Min is the most significant deity in the Egyptian pantheon in respect of sexual virility. In some genealogies he is the son of ISIS, in others he represents Isis's consort with HORUS as their child. Min is depicted in anthropomorphic form wearing a modius bearing two plumes and a hanging ribbon. He is generally drawn in profile, legs together and with his left arm raised into the angle made by his royal flail. The most obvious feature of the iconography is a strongly erect penis. Min is represented in older art by two serrated cones projecting horizontally from a disc. His sacred animal is probably a white bull and he is also associated with the tall lettuce species (Lac tuca sativa), the shape of which may be reminiscent of an erect phallus....
God name
"MITHRA (friend)"
Persian / Iran God of the upper air. Originating in India, Mithra is a god of light who was translated into the attendant of the god AHURA MAZDA in the light religion of Persia; from this he was adopted as the Roman deity Mithras. He is not generally regarded as a sky god but a personification of the fertilizing power of warm, light air. According to the Avesta, he possesses 10,000 eyes and ears and rides in a chariot drawn by white horses. In dualistic Zoroastrianism, which effectively demoted him, Mithra is concerned with the endless battle between light and dark forces; he represents truth. He is responsible for the keeping of oaths and contracts. He was born from a rock and, according to legend, engaged in a primeval struggle with Ahura Mazda's first creation, a wild bull, which he subdued and confined to a cave. The bull escaped, but was recaptured by Mithra, who slit its throat. From the blood sprang plant life on earth. His chief adversary is AHRIMAN, the power of darkness. Mithra is not generally worshiped on his own, but as an integral part of the Mithraic worship of Ahura Mazda, where he acts as an intercessor between gods and men. In the Hellenic period he was transformed more closely to the role of a Sun god. See also AHURA MAZDA....
Demon name
"MON (great god)"
Kafir / Afghanistan—Hindukush warrior god and hero. Mon is a senior deity in the Kafir pantheon who challenges and defends mankind against demons and giants. He is the first offspring of the creator god Imra. He is also a weather god who controls clouds and mist. Mon is perceived as a deity of vast size and vigor who creates glaciers with his footprints. He is also a god of flowing water. Some legends place him as a creator of mankind and law-giver, but only mirroring the actions of the supreme creator IMRA. He appears as a mediator between heaven and earth....
Deity name
"Ma"
Comana A warlike deity identified by the Greeks with Enyo and by the Romans with Bellona. Comana
Goddess name
"Ma"
Cappadocian / Anatolia / Turkey Fertility and vegetation goddess. The tutelary goddess of Pontic Comana, she was served by votary priestesses acting as sacred prostitutes, and biennial festivals were celebrated in her honor. Gradually she took on an added role as a warrior goddess with solar connotations and ultimately became syncretized with the Roman goddess BELLONA. On coins of the Comana region she is depicted with the radiate head of a solar deity carrying weapons and a shield....
Goddess name
"Ma Shi"
China A goddess & stellar deity
God name
"Madhukara (honey maker)"
Buddhist God. Derived from a Hindu deity and equating with Kama. He rides in a chariot drawn by parrots. Color: white. Attributes: arrow, banner, bow and wine glass....
Deity name
"Madumda"
N American The creator deity of the Pomo, frequently identified with Coyote.
Deity name
"Magog"
Celtic A mountain deity
God name
"Mahadeya (mighty god)"
Hindu / Puranic God. An important epithet of SIVA with three heads (two male, one female) signifying the three aspects—Aghora (right), Saumya (center) and Sakti (left). Attributes: ax, bell, hook, mirror, noose, staff, sword, tree and trident. Also identified as a manifestation of Siva and one of the EKADASARUDRAS (eleven forms of RUDRA). In northern India among tribes including the Gonds, the expression Mahadeo (great god) is directed toward Siva as the supreme deity....
God name
"Mahakala (the great death)"
Hindu / Puranic (1) God. A violent aspect of S IVA. His SAKTI is Mahakah. Rides upon a lion. Color: black. Attributes: five arrows, ax, Brahma-egg, club, cup, rosary of skulls, staff and trident. Three-eyed. Also considered to be a form of the god BHAIRAVA in which context he is a guardian of the faith.(2) Guardian god of tents and science. BuddhistLamaist [Tibet]. Derived from the Hindu god S iva and an emanation of the five DHYANIBUDDHAS. Also one of a group of DHARMAPALAS with terrible appearance and royal attire. A deity of riches. He treads on the god Vinayaka, or on a man, a corpse, or on two elephant-headed men. Color: black, blue or white. Attributes: mainly elephant skin, prayer wheel and trident, but may hold various other objects....
Goddess name
"Mahamayuri (great daughter of the peacock)"
Buddhist / Mahayana Goddess. An extremely popular deity and an emanation of AMOGHASIDDHI. A female BODHISATTVA or buddha-designate. Also one of a group of five MAHARAKSAS (protectresses) who are thought to be personifications of amulets or mantras. Color: green, red or yellow. Attributes: alms bowl, arrow, banner, bow, fly whisk, image of Amoghasiddhi on crown, jewel, mendicant, peacock feather, prayer wheel, sword and water jar. Three-eyed and may occasionally appear three or four-headed....
God name
"Mahaprabhu"
Orissa / India Tutelary god. The local supreme deity of the Bondo tribe....
God name
"Mahes"
Egypt Sun god. An ancient deity worshiped chiefly in the region of the Nile delta and representing the destructive power of the Sun's heat. Depicted in the form of a lion. Also Miysis (Greek)....
King name
"Mahrem"
Axumite / ancient Ethiopic kingdom Head of pantheon. A warrior deity after whom the Axumite kings titled themselves “sons of MAHREM.”...
Deity name
"Maitresse Amelia"
Haitian A loa or minor deity. Haitian Vodun
God name
"Majas Gars"
Pre - Christian Latvian household god. Invoked until very recent times in country districts as a deity who would bring prosperity to the family home....
God name
"Make Make"
Polynesian / Easter Island Sea god. The tutelary deity of the Easter Islanders, he created mankind and animals. His sacred animal is the sea swallow and the huge anthropomorphic stone figures which characterize the island's archaeology form part of his cult....
God name
"Mal"
Early Dravidian / Tamil Creator god. Probably equating with a syncretization of VIS'NU and KRSNA. The name implies a deity of great stature. In Sangam texts, his face is like the moon, his eyes are lotuses and his CAKRA is the beams of the Sun. Also TIRUMAL....
God name
"Mam"
Mayan / Yucatec, Mesoamerican / Mexico God of evil. A much-feared deity who lives beneath the earth and only emerges in times of crisis. Depicted in the form of a flat, life-sized piece of wood dressed as a scarecrow and set upon a stool. He is offered food and drink during Uayeb, the period of five unlucky days at the end of the year, after which the figure is undressed and unceremoniously thrown away. During Uayeb devotees fast and refer to the god as “grandfather.”...
Goddess name
"Mamitu"
Mesopotamian / Babylonian - Akkadian Goddess of oaths and treaties. One of the consorts of NERGAL and subsequently identified as a chthonic underworld deity. Also Mammetu....
Planet name
"Mangalla"
India Stellar deity who rules the planet Mars India
Deity name
"Manidhara"
Buddhist Minor deity and Lokeshvara's attendant. Tibetan Buddhist
God name
"Manmngal"
Mesopotamian / Sumerian / Babylonian - Akkadian Chthonic underworld god. A minor deity, the consort of birdU....
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
"Maponos"
Celtic / Continental / European / British Tribal deity. A youthful god worshiped by the Brigantes tribe in Britain and probably assimilated with APOLLO in the Romano-Celtic period....
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)....
God name
"Marnas"
Pre - Islamic northern Arabian Local tutelary god. Probably regarded as a fertility deity, his cult was centered at Gaza at the Marneion sanctuary and probably succeeded that of Dagon. He may have been the subject of a colossal statue attributed to ZEUS found near Gaza.See also DAGAN....
God name
"Martu"
Mesopotamian / Sumerian Tutelary god. The patron god of the city of Ninab mentioned in the texts but never re-discovered. Probably not a true Sumerian deity but adopted from an unknown western Semitic culture. He is sometimes identified as a storm god....
Goddess name
"Mater Matuta"
Italic sky goddess. The personification of the dawn light who evolved into a fertility deity concerned with childbirth. She is also a tutelary goddess of mariners.See also ISIS....
Goddess name
"Maui"
Polynesian / Maori / New Zealand Tutelary god. Not a creator god but one who assists mankind in various supernatural ways. According to tradition he was aborted at birth and cast into the sea by his mother, who thought he was dead. He was rescued entangled in seaweed. He is the deity who drew the islands of New Zealand from the floor of the ocean in a net. Maui caught the Sun and beat it into submission, making it travel more slowly across the sky so that the days became longer. He also brought fire from the underworld for mankind and tried, unsuccessfully, to harness immortality for him by entering the vulva of the underworld goddess HINE-NUI-TE-PO while she was asleep. She awoke and crushed him to death. Though a deity, he had been made vulnerable to death by a mistake during his rites of birth (see also Balder). Also Mawi....
Goddess name
"Mawu"
Fon / Benin, West Africa (1) moon goddess. The sister of the Sun god LISA. She is also considered to bestow fertility and motherhood and is generally benevolent in nature.(2) sky god. Ewe [Togo, West Africa]. Among the tribe neighboring the Fon. Mawu is perceived as male and a creator deity. He favors the color white and is also benevolent and generous in nature....
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....
God name
"Mbotumbo"
Baule / Ivory Coast, West Africa Creator god. A generally benevolent guardian deity with the head of an ape....
Goddess name
"Meiess"
Pre - Christian Latvian moon god. Consort of the Sun goddess SAULE. He is a guardian deity of travelers and military expeditions....
Goddess name
"Melicertes"
Greek Son of Ino, a sea deity. Athamas imagined his wife to be a lioness, and her two sons to be lion's cubs. In his frenzy he slew one of the boys, and drove the other, Melicertes, with his mother into the sea. The mother became a sea-goddess, and the boy the god of harbours. greek
Deity name
"Mezadeva"
Snookum Chuck A deity skilled in the art of preparing poison.
God name
"Midir"
Celtic / Irish Chthonic god. Appears in polymorphic form. According to legend the consort of Etain and ruler of the land of Mag Mor. He lost an eye when hit by a hazel wand; the eye was replaced by DIANCECHT, the physician god. In Roman times he became more of an underworld deity. Also Mider....
Goddess name
"Mika-Hiya-Hi (terrible swift sun)"
Shinto / Japan Sun god. A deity subservient to the Sun goddess AMATERASU and engendered from the blood of the fire KAMI KAGU-TSUCHI. Certain Japanese still worship the Sun, going outside in the morning, facing east, bowing and clapping their hands in a daily ritual.See also HI-HIYA-HI....
God name
"Mirsa"
Pre - Christian Caucasus region God of light. Probably derived from the Persian god MITHRA. Also the deity responsible for fire....
God name
"Mixcoatl-Camaxtli (cloud serpent)"
Aztec / Mesoamerican / Mexico God of war. Also a deity of hunting and fire who received human sacrifice of captured prisoners. According to tradition, the Sun god TEZCATLIPOCA transformed himself into MIXCOATL-CAMAXTLI to make fire by twirling the sacred fire sticks....
Goddess name
"Mizu-Ha-No-Me"
Shinto / Japan water goddess. The senior water deity who was engendered from the urine of the primordial creator goddess Izanami during her fatal illness, having been burned producing the fire god HI-NO-KAGU-TSUCHI....
God name
"Mkulumncandi"
Swazi / Swaziland, South Africa Creator god. There is no worship of this deity, though he is known as the “great first one.”...
God name
"Modimo"
Tswana / Botswana, South Africa Universal god. A monotheistic deity possibly, though not with certainty, influenced by Christianity. Not specifically a creator god, since the universe and MODIMO have “always been.” Perceived as the river of existence which flows endlessly through space and time. He rules the light and dark opposites in the universe, as well as the proper order of life on earth....
God name
"Mogounos"
Britain A Celtic god worshipped in Roman Britain and in Gaul. The main evidence is from altars dedicated to the god by Roman soldiers, but the deity is not a native Italic one.
Deity name
"Mogounos"
Roman / Celtic / Gallic Local tribal deity. Assimilated with APOLLO....
God name
"Moirai"
Greek Properly signifies "a share," and as a personification "the deity who assigns to every man his fate or his share," or the Fates. Homer usually speaks of only one Moira, and only once mentions the Motpai in the plural. In his poems Moira is fate personified, which, at the birth of man, spins out the thread of his future life, follows his steps, and directs the consequences of his actions according to the counsel of the gods. Homer thus, when he personifies Fate, conceives her as spinning, an act by which also the power of other gods over the life of man is expressed. Greek
God name
"Mombo Wa Ndhlopfu (elephant face)"
Ronga / Mozambique, southern Africa Tutelary god. An ancestral deity who lives in and controls the Forests, also appearing in the guise of a huge snake. He is propitiated by the sacrifice of a cockerel....
God name
"Morpheus"
Greek Minor god of dreams. The son of HYPNOS, there is no record of worship of this deity....
Deity name
"Moschel"
Latvia The deity in charge of cows, feminine duties and patroness of economic activities. Latvia
Deity name
"Mu'Allidtu"
Omoroka / Thalatth deity who assists women in childbirth.
God name
"Mugizi"
Bunyoro / Uganda, East Africa lake god. The guardian deity of lake Albert, invoked with offerings by those wishing to cross the lake in boats....
Deity name
"Mugizi Bunyoro"
Lake Guardian deity of lake Albert Uganda
Supreme god name
"Mukasa"
Buganda / Uganda, East Africa Supreme god. A benevolent deity whose main oracular sanctuary was sited on the island of Bubembe, lake Victoria. His first high priest was Semagunga and, by convention, only the tribal leader was permitted to consult with the oracle there. Mukasa provides Rain, food and cattle....
God name
"Mukta Devi"
India A wife of Dharma Thakuli invoked for fertility. Fertility deity, prosperity, and healing god. India
Deity name
"Munisvara"
Hindu / Dravidian A regional Tamil deity who is popular amongst the least Sanskritized social groups of South India specifically Tamil Nadu. Hindu / Dravidian
God name
"Munisvara"
Hindu Deified saint. Technically a demigod but worshiped as a deity by Dravidians in southern India. Also Municami (Tamil)....
Deity name
"Muruga"
Hindu Is the most popular Hindu deity amongst Tamils of Tamil Nadu state in India and in the Tamil diaspora.
God name
"Musdamma"
Mesopotamian / Sumerian God of buildings. Described as the “great builder of ENLIL,” Mus damma is a minor deity appointed by the god ENKI to take responsibility for building projects and for houses....
Deity name
"Myesyats"
Slavic moon deity Slavic
Goddess name
"N ssaba"
Mesopotamian / Sumerian Goddess of writing and wisdom. A daughter of AN and probably orig inally a vegetation deity. Her symbol is the inscribing stylus. She is a patron deity of Unug [Warka]....
Goddess name
"NA CHA (here is a loud cry)"
Taoist / Chinese Guardian god. A somewhat ambiguous god who is generally regarded as benevolent, but whose traditions hint at a more destructive aspect. He was born a god of human parents, the reincarnation of an older deity, Ling Chu-Tzu, the “intelligent pearl.” According to tradition, his father was Li Ching, who threatened to kill his mother because she claimed she was made pregnant by the mystical actions of a Taoist priest who told her she was to bear the child of a unicorn. Na Cha is said to have fought in the Shang-Chou war on the side of the Chou dynasty circa 1027 BC. His chief adversary was the sea dragon king. Ultimately he became involved with the goddess Shih-Chi Niang Niang, accidentally killed her attendant and, in remorse, committed suicide....
Deity name
"Na Ngutu"
West Africa Guardian deity of warriors slain in battle. west Africa
God name
"Na Ngutu"
West / central African God of the dead. Essentially the guardian deity of warriors slain in battle....
Deity name
"Nabongo"
Kenya The Father of all and the supreme deity of the Abaluyia. Kenya
God name
"Nabu"
Mesopotamian / Babylonian - Akkadian God of writing and wisdom. The son of MARDUX and ZARPANITU(M), his consort is TASMETU(M). He is symbolized by the inscribing stylus. A major deity in neo-Babylonian times from the eighth century BC onward, with an important sanctuary at Borsippa, near Babylon, known as the Ezida. He is considered a god of mountain regions, described as the “firstborn son of Marduk” and his image is closely involved in the New Year akitu festival. Also NEBO (Vetus Testamentum)....
Goddess name
"Naeeeegaaei (slayer of alien gods)"
Navaho / USA God of war. The most powerful of the Navaho war gods. The son of the Sun god TSOHANOAI and the fertility goddess ESTSANATLEHI. According to tradition, he vanquished a race of giants who had nearly destroyed the human race. He is a benevolent god, ready to help mankind in times of trouble. He also cures diseases brought about through witchcraft. Said to live at the junction of two rivers in the San Juan valley, he is invoked by warriors preparing for battle. His priest wears a buckskin bag mask, painted black and adorned with five zigzag lightning streaks, the eye and mouth holes covered with white sea shells. He also wears a fox skin collar, a crimson cloth around the hips and a leather belt with silver ornamentation, but is otherwise naked. No depictions are made of this deity....
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)....
God name
"Naguai"
Aztec / Mesoamerican / Mexico Tutelary deity. A generic name for a personal god. A nagual generally takes the form of an animal and it may be adopted either by a mortal being or by another deity....
God name
"Nahui Oiiin (earthquake sun)"
Aztec / Mesoamerican / Mexico Creator god. According to most of the codices, at the time of the Spanish conquest there had been four previous world ages, each represented by a Sun and terminated by a cataclysm. Ollin, the fifth Sun, was created at Teotihuacan and at the conquest was just under 2,000 years old. It is presided over by the god TONATIUH. Each creation is considered to last 2028 x 52 terrestrial years and the present one is destined to be destroyed by a great earthquake. Tradition has it that Ollin was originally a sickly or humble deity named NANAHUATL (the diseased one). Also (4)Ollin; Ollintonatiuh....
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
Deity name
"Nanai"
Sumeria Stellar deity Sumeria
Goddess name
"Nantosuelta (winding river)"
Celtic / Gallic Goddess of water. Identified as a possible consort of the god SUCELLOS. She frequently holds a pole surmounted by a dove-cote. In addition she carries the cornucopia of a fertility or mother goddess, but is also a domestic guardian deity and is often depicted with ravens, which may suggest further links with the underworld....
Deity name
"Narada (giver of advice)"
Hindu / Vedic, Epic / Puranic Minor but popular deity. Narada is depicted as a sage who is also a messenger and teacher. Born from the head, or throat, of BRAHMA, and alternatively a minor incarnation of V IS'NU. In various roles he is a guardian deity of women, a musician and a wanderer. Narada, often bearded, is generally depicted standing with the musical instrument which is his invention, the vina (lute). By contrast to his benign nature he is also described as a “maker of strife” and as “vile.” Also Kali-karaka; Pisuna....
Deity name
"Natos"
Indians Sun deity of the Blackfoot Indians.
Deity name
"Nawandyo"
Uganda deity concerned with healing and medicinal herbs. Uganda
God name
"Ndjambi"
Herero / Namibia, southwest Africa sky god. A benevolent deity who protects and lifts up all who die natural deaths. The utterance of his name is generally forbidden....
God name
"Nediyon"
Early Dravidian / Tamil / southern India Creator god. Equates with a syncretization of VISNU and KRSNA. The name implies a deity of tall stature. Sangam texts describe him wearing a golden robe. Attributes: conch, prayer wheel and lotus. Also Neduvel....
Deity name
"Nefertem aka Nefertum"
Egypt Nefer-Tem, Nefer-Temu, the young Atum at the creation of the world had arisen from the primal waters. Since Atum was a solar deity, Nefertum represented Sunrise, and since Atum had arisen from the primal waters in the bud of an Egyptian blue water-lily, Nefertum was associated with this flower. Egypt
Goddess name
"Nehalennia"
Britain A goddess who was the patron deity of sea traders
Deity name
"Nehallenia"
Flemish The Flemish deity who presided over commerce and navigation.
Goddess name
"Neharennia"
Roman / Celtic Goddess of seafarers. Worshiped extensively between the second and thirteenth centuries AD, particularly in the Netherlands with sanctuaries at Domberg at the mouth of the Rhine and Colijnsplaat on the Scheldt. Probably began as a tribal deity of the Morini tribe. She is generally depicted with the attributes of fertility—a basket of fruit or cornucopia. She may also often have a small lapdog. Alternatively, she stands with one foot on the prow of a boat and grasps an oar or the rope....
God name
"Nehebu-Kau"
Egypt Minor snake god. Known from circa 1500 BC. Essentially a chthonic deity he is, according to tradition, the son of the god GEB. Allegedly having eaten seven cobras, NehebuKau offers protection against snake bite and scorpion sting. He is also one of the guardians of the Egyptian king in the afterlife....
Goddess name
"Neit"
Celtic / Irish God of war. A minor deity identified as the consort of the goddess MORRIGAN in her aspect as Nemain. Also the grandfather of Balor, he was killed at the second legendary Battle of Moytura....
Goddess name
"Neith"
Egypt Net, Neit, Nit, creator goddess and of war, the hunt and domestic arts. In later times she was also thought to have been an androgynous demiurge - a creation deity - who had both male and female attributes. Egypt
Goddess name
"Nemesis"
Greco - Roman Goddess of justice and revenge. The dreaded deity who, with the Furies, is responsible for transporting the souls of the guilty to Tartarus. She is also described as the deification of indignation. Her presence may be symbolized by the fabulous winged griffon. Her cult was predominantly at Rhamnus (Attica), where a magnificent temple was built in her honor in the fifth century BC, and in Smyrna. She also had a temple at Iconium in Asia Minor. According to legend, ZEUS raped her and she bore HELEN in consequence. In certain respects she provides a parallel with the goddess ERINYS. Her cult became one of morality....
Goddess name
"Nemetona"
Roman / Celtic Goddess of sacred groves. Consort to the Roman deity MARS. Evidenced at places such as Bath (England) and Mainz (Germany); but also in place names which include the etymological base nemeton (a shrine)....
Deity name
"Nenekicex"
Siberia A benevolent supreme deity and creator. The Kamchadal, Siberia
Spirit name
"Neper"
Egypt God of grain crops. The son of the snake spirit RENENUTET, he is subservient to HAPY, the god of the Nile flood, and has links with OSIRIS as a vegetation deity who dies and is reborn to the afterlife. In female form the deity becomes Nepit....
Planet name
"Neptunus"
Italic / Roman God of irrigation. Identified with the planet Neptune, but thought to have originated as an agricultural deity concerned with watering. He was celebrated in the festival of Neptunalia on July 23. Also the patron deity of horseracing. He became syncretized with the Greek god POSEIDON, but Neptune's modern association with the sea is a misrepresentation....
Deity name
"Nezha"
Chinese Nataku or Nata, a deity, the enfant terrible trickster, originally of Chinese mythology. His official Taoist deity name is Zhongtan Yuanshuai.
God name
"Ni"
Chimu Indian / pre - Columbian South America / coastal areas of Peru Sea god. A significant deity in the pantheon, revered by fishermen. Often linked with SI, the moon god....
God name
"Niladanda"
Buddhist God. A dikpala or guardian deity of the southwestern quarter. Color: blue. Attributes: jewel, lotus, staff, sword and trident....
Goddess name
"Nin-Anna"
Babylon Beer goddess was a venerable and long-lasting deity. All hail to the ale. Babylon
God name
"Nin-Ildu"
Akkadia God of carpenters who is a minor tutelary deity Babylon / Mesopotamia / Akkadia
God name
"Nin-Ildu"
Mesopotamian / BabylonianAkkadian God of carpenters. Minor tutelary deity....
God name
"Ninazu"
Mesopotamian / Sumerian Chthonic god. Less frequently encountered in the texts than NERGAL. Son of ENLIL and NINLIL or, in alternative traditions, of ERES KIGAL and the father of Ning-is-zida. The patron deity of Es nunna until superseded by TISPAK. His sanctuaries are the E-sikil and E-kurma. Also identified as a god of healing, he is (unlike Nergal) generally benevolent....
God name
"Ninegal (strong-armed lord)"
Mesopotamian / Babylonian Akkadian God of smiths. A minor patron deity....
Deity name
"Ningilin"
Mesopotamian / Sumerian / Babylonian - Akkadian Obscure deity. His symbol is probably the mongoose. Also Ninkilim....
God name
"Ningirama"
Mesopotamian / Sumerian / Babylonian - Akkadian God of magic. A minor deity invoked particularly as a protection against snakes....
Deity name
"Ningirsu"
Sumeria A solar deity. Sumeria
God name
"Ningishzida"
Sumerian An underworld Mesopotamian deity, the patron of Medicine, and also a God of nature. His name in Sumerian means "lord of the good tree". Sumerian
Goddess name
"Ninigi (Prince)"
Shinto / Japan Ancestral god. The deity who, according to tradition, is the heir apparent of the Sun goddess Amaterasu. He was sent to earth from heaven to rule at the behest of the gods. His parents are Taka-Mi-Musubi and Ame-No-OshiHo-Mimi and he takes the title of “divine grandchild.” He is the ancestral deity of the imperial dynasties....
Goddess name
"Ninsikil"
Mesopotamian / Sumerian The goddess of Dilmun. The patron deity of the mythical Paradise land of Dilmun which seems to have been perceived as somewhere off the coast of the Persian Gulf but firmly beyond the frontiers of Sumer. It is Ninsikil who pleads with Enki to provide the earth with the boon of fresh water in the sacred rivers Tigris and Euphrates....
Deity name
"Ninurta"
Sumeria The deity in charge of the violent and destructive south wind
Goddess name
"Nirmali"
Kafir / Afghanistan Birth goddess. Goddess of the childbirth but usually separated from the rest of the village. She is invoked by women during labor or menstruation. Her sacred animal is the ram. There is an argument that she is, in fact, a manifestation of the goddess Disani rather than a distinct deity. Also Shuwe....
Goddess name
"Nit"
Egypt Goddess of weaving, war, hunting and the Red Crown, creator deity, mother of Ra. Egypt
Deity name
"Nkundo"
Zaire A language, not a deity. Zaire
Goddess name
"Nu Kua"
Chinese Creator goddess. A primordial deity who may be androgynous and who engendered mankind out of lumps of yellow clay. The invention of the flute is also attributed to her. Also NuGua....
God name
"Nu Mus Da"
Mesopotamian / Sumerian Tutelary god. The patron deity of the lost city of Kazallu, mentioned in texts....
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
Goddess name
"Numeria or Numerius"
Roman A praenomen given to those who were born quickly; and that women in childbirth were accustomed to pray to a goddess Numeria, who must have been a deity of some importance, as the pontifex mentioned her in the ancient prayers. Roman
Goddess name
"Nyakaya"
Shilluk / Sudan Crocodile goddess. A deity resid ing in the Nile, she is the consort of Okwa and the mother of the first Shilluk king. Shilluks continue to sacrifice to Nyakaya....
God name
"O-lwa-Dai-Myojin"
Shinto / Buddhist / Japan God of stoneworkers. Probably more a Buddhist deity, but also revered in Shintoism....
God name
"Obatala"
Yoruba / Nigeria, West Africa Fertility god. The first deity engendered by the creator god OLODUMARE. His consort is Yemowo. Among other responsibilities, he makes barren women fertile and shapes the fetus in the womb. He is considered to be the sculptor of mankind. He is depicted wearing white robes and symbolizes cleanliness. Offerings include coconuts and maize fruits. A jar of clean water is carried by a priestess to his sanctuary each morning and the water is drunk by women to make them fertile. Also Orishanla (archaic); Orisha-Popo; Orisha-Ogiyan; Orisha-Ijaye....
God name
"Ocelotl"
Aztec / Mesoamerican / Mexico Creator god. The Sun deity representing the first of the five world ages, each of which lasted for 2,028 heavenly years, each heavenly year being fiftytwo terrestrial years. Assigned to the earth and presided over by TEZCATLIPOCA. According to tradition, the age was populated by a race of giants and it ended in a catalclysmic destruction caused by huge and ferocious jaguars which devoured them. Illustrated by the Stone of the Four Suns [Yale Peabody Museum]. Also Ocelotonatiuh; Yoaltonatiuh; Tlalchitonatiuh....
Deity name
"Odomankomo"
Asante The creator of all things and a supreme deity. Asante
God name
"Ogiuwu"
Edo / Benin, West Africa God of death. Believed to own the blood of all living things which he smears on the walls of his palace in the otherworld. Until recent times human sacrifice was made regularly to this deity in the capital of the Edo region, Benin City....
Deity name
"Ogoun aka Ogun"
Haiti Ogum, Ogou, the deity who presides over fire, iron, hunting politics and war. He is the patron of smiths and is usually displayed with his attributes: machete or sabre, rum and tobacco. Haiti Vodun
God name
"Ogun"
Edo / Benin, West Africa God of war, hunting and metalwork. This rather loosely defined deity was sent by the god OSANOBUA to cut open the land to allow crops to be planted. He is the strength inherent in metals and piles of metal objects are left beside his sanctuaries. As a god of war he defends the tribe and is depicted wearing armor and with red eyes. As a god of hunters and farmers he is generally benevolent....
God name
"Ohoroxtotil (god almighty)"
Mayan / Mesoamerican / Mexico Creator god. The creator of the Sun and the deity who made the world inhabitable for mankind by destroying the jaguars which once infested it....
God name
"Okeanos"
Greek God of the oceans. A deity who remained at his post when most of the other gods were summoned to Olympus by ZEUS. His consort is TETHYS and he fathered children who included the OKEANIDES, mainly river gods, and a large number of daughters headed by STYX, and including DORIS, METIS, and TYCHE....
Deity name
"Old Man of the Moon"
Chinese Old Man of the moon. The Chinese deity who links in wedlock predestined couples.
Deity name
"Olin-Tonatiuh"
Mesoamerican Sun deity of the fifth and final era, the Fifth Sun. Mesoamerican
Spirit name
"Olokun"
Africa The patron orisa of the descendants of Africans that were carried away during the Maafa, the Transatlantic Slave Trade or Middle Passage. Olokun works closely with Oya, deity of Sudden Change, and Egungun, Collective Ancestral spirits, to herald the way for those that pass to ancestorship, as it plays a critical role in death (Iku), Life and the transition of human beings and spirits between these two existences.
God name
"Olokun"
Fon / Yoruba / Benin / Nigeria, West Africa God of fresh waters and oceans. The eldest son of the creator god OSANOBUA. He is symbolized in the sacred river Olokun, which runs almost the length of Benin and from the source of which come the souls of unborn children. A girl baby is given a shrine of the god which includes a pot of river water and which she takes with her to her new home when she marries. The god is particularly popular among women and has a cult of priestesses. Olokun is also a guardian deity of mariners....
Deity name
"Omacatl"
Aztec deity of banqueting, invitations to feasts, feasting and revelery. Aztec
God name
"Ometecuhtli/ Olin-Tonatiuh"
Aztec / Toltec The god of duality & a supreme deity
Deity name
"Omubumbi"
Uganda The creator deity of the Gisu. Uganda
Deity name
"Omuhangi"
Uganda The creator deity of the Ankore. Uganda
King name
"Oraios"
Christian Seven appeared in chaos, androgynous. They have their masculine names and their feminine names. The feminine name is Pronoia (Forethought) Sambathas, which is 'week'. And his son is called Yao: his feminine name is Lordship. Sabaoth: his feminine name is deity. Adonaios: his feminine name is kingship. Elaios: his feminine name is Jealousy. Oraios: his feminine name is Wealth. And Astaphaios: his feminine name is Sophia (Wisdom). These are the seven forces of the seven heavens of chaos. And they were born androgynous, consistent with the immortal pattern that existed before them, according to the wish of Pistis: so that the likeness of what had existed since the beginning might reign to the end. Christian / Gnostic. The Nag Hammadi
Deity name
"Oraios (wealth)"
Gnostic Christian Primordial deity. One of the androgynous elements born to YALDABAOTH, the prime parent, and ruler of the seven heavens of chaos in Gnostic mythology....
God name
"Ori (mind)"
Yoruba / Nigeria, West Africa God of wisdom. The deity who, in heaven, guides the soul but who also acts as a personal guardian, controlling individual mental ability, so that one person becomes wise and another foolish....
Spirit name
"Osande"
Angola Guardian deity and the spirit of the much-honoured founder of the family of man. Ovimbundu, Angola
God name
"Osande"
Ovimbundu / central Angola, southwest Africa Guardian deity. A benign elderly god who forms an integral part of ancestor worship. Considered to be the founder of each family lineage....
God name
"Osande Ovimbundu"
Angola A benevolent god that is a guardian deity
God name
"Osanobua"
Edo / Benin, West Africa Creator god. The father of the god OLOKUN, he is regarded as a benevolent deity controlling prosperity, health and happiness....
Goddess name
"Ostara"
Germanic Sun goddess. Associated with the coming of spring and one of the derivations of the term Easter, she equates with the Anglo-Saxon deity EOSTRE....
Goddess name
"Osun"
Yoruba / Nigeria, West Africa River goddess. The daughter of Oba Jumu and Oba Do and the consort of the god SHANGO. The guardian deity of the river Osun, revered particularly in the towns and villages along the banks of the river where sacred weapons are kept in her shrines. Also a goddess of healing. She is worshiped particularly by women and is honored in an annual festival, the Ibo-Osun, during which new cultic priestesses are selected....
God name
"Owiot"
Luiseno Indian / California, USA moon god. The ancestral deity of the tribe....
God name
"Owiot Luiseno"
Cal us the moon god who is the ancestral deity of this tribe
Goddess name
"Oya"
Yoruba / Nigeria, West Africa River goddess. The consort of the god SHANGO, she is the guardian deity of the river Niger. Also a goddess of storms and thunder. Her sacred animal is the buffalo and her presence is symbolized by its horns....
Deity name
"Pahtecatl"
Aztec deity who represents the plants that are used for the fermentation of pulque. Aztec
Deity name
"Paiawon"
Greek A military deity at Knossos.
God name
"Pajainen"
Finnish A god, the deity that killed the great bull in the legends of Finland
God name
"Pajainen"
Pre - Christian Finnish God. The deity who kills the great bull in Finnish legend....
Deity name
"Pales"
Roman A deity of shepherds, flocks and livestock. Roman
Goddess name
"Pallas (Athene)"
Greek Goddess. The full name of the deity who is thus Pallas of Athens. The origin and meaning of the word Pallas is unknown.See also ATHENA....
Deities name
"Panao"
Kafir / Afghanistan Creator god. Local deity worshiped in Ashkun villages in southwestern Kafiristan. Also a generic title for deities controlling the natural world and said to live in the mountains. These include Lutkari Panao (fertility), Saramun Panao (health), Plossa Panao (rain and good health), Passamun Panao (rain and good health), Indermun Panao (fruit and wine), and Malek Panao (nut trees). These gods were generally worshiped in sacred open spaces where their wooden images were regularly drenched with blood sacrifices....
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....
Deity name
"Paramita"
Buddhist Descriptive name of a philosophical deity Buddhist
Spirit name
"Paramita"
Buddhist Descriptive name of a philosophical deity. Applied to one of the group of twelve whose spiritual father is RATNASAMBHAVA. Common attributes: banner with a pearl, and a lotus....
God name
"Pariacaca"
Pre - Inca central Andean / South America weather god. The deity responsible for Rain and thunder, personified by the falcon....
Deity name
"Parna-Savari"
Buddhist A healing deity. Buddhist
God name
"Pasupati (lord of animals)"
Hindu / India God of animals. His consort is Svaha and his son is SANMUKHA. He is thought to have been derived from an earlier pre-Indo Aryan deity worshiped by the Indus Valley civilization as a horned god with three faces, sitting surrounded by animals. In Hindu culture regarded as an aspect of S IVA and depicted standing upon a corpse....
God name
"Pellon Pekko"
Pre - Christian Finnish vegetation god. The deity responsible for the germination and harvesting of barley used to make beer. The first brewing is dedicated to Pellon Pekko. He may have largely become syncretized with St. Peter under Christian influence.See also PEKKO....
God name
"Phariebal (face of Baal)"
Western Semitic Minor attendant god. A youthful warrior deity with right hand raised who appears on coins struck at Ascalon from the time of Augustus....
Deity name
"Pilumnus"
Roman A nature deity, brother of Picumnus. He ensured children grew properly and stayed healthy. Ancient Romans made an extra bed after the birth of a child in order to ensure the help of Pilumnus. He also taught humanity how to grind grain and sometimes identified as the husband of Danae, and therefore the father of Danaus and the ancestor of Turnus. Roman
God name
"Pilumnus (staker)"
Roman Minor guardian god. Concerned with the protection of an infant at birth. A ceremony to honor the deity involved driving a stake into the ground....
God name
"Portunus"
Roman God of passage. The deity responsible for guarding the entrance of the city and the house alike. He was celebrated in the Portunalia festival, held annually on August 17, when keys were thrown into a fire to bless them. He is also the guardian of the Tiber estuary, the main access by sea to the city of Rome....
God name
"Prajapati (lord of creatures)"
Hindu / Vedic, Epic / Puranic Primordial being. In the Vedic legends he is described variously as the creator of the world and the creator of heaven and earth. He is an androgynous being who impregnated himself by fusing elements of mind and speech. In later epics he is the guardian deity of the sexual organ. Prajapati is also a name of the god BRAHMA in later Hinduism....
Goddess name
"Prajnaparamita"
Buddhist Goddess. The personification of the religious text Prajnaparamita and the SAKTI of VAJRADHARA. An emanation of the deity AKSOBHYA. Also a philosophical deity, the spiritual offspring of RATNASAMBHAVA. The embodiment of transcendental intuition. She stands upon a lotus. Color: white, reddish white or yellow. Attributes: blue lotus, Book, cup, knife, jeweled staff and red lotus....
Deity name
"Prakde"
Kafir / Afghanistan A local deity
Deity name
"Prakde (parade)"
Kafir / Afghanistan Local deity. Known from Ashkun villages in southwestern Kafiristan and perhaps one of the seven Divine PANAO or Paradik brothers....
Deity name
"Prakde Kafir"
Afghanistan Local deity Afghanistan
Goddess name
"Pranasakti"
Hindu this goddess appears to be a rather terrifying deity that rules the centers of physical life
Goddess name
"Pranasakti"
Hindu Goddess. A terrifying deity ruling the “centers of physical life.” She stands upon a lotus. Attribute: a cup filled with blood....