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God Name and Meaning

List of Gods : "deity"   (34 records)

NameOriginDescription
Deities name
"Whiro"
Polynesian / Maori God of death. Regarded as an errant son of the creator deities, RANGINUI and PAPATUANUKU, Whiro stands as the chief antagonist of TANEMAHUTA, the creator god of light. He is, therefore, the personification of darkness and evil. During the time of creation from chaos, Whiro is said to have fought an epic battle against Tanemahuta in the newly formed heavens. He was vanquished and forced to descend into the underworld where he became ruler over the dead and chief among the lesser underworld deities who are responsible for various forms of disease and sickness. In the temporal world the lizard, a symbol of death, embodies him, and various creatures of the night, including the owl and the bat, are earthly representatives from his kingdom, as are such malignant insect pests as the mosquito. This deity is not to be confused with the legendary human voyager and adventurer of the same name whose traditions have, in the past, often been muddled with those of the god....
Deity name
"Wodan"
Anglo-Saxon The deity in Anglo-Saxon polytheism corresponding to Norse Odin, both continuations of a Proto-Germanic deity, Wodanaz. Other West Germanic forms of the name include Dutch Wodan, Alemannic Wuodan, and German Wotan.
Deity name
"Xbaquiyalo"
Maya A Maya deity. wife of Hun-Hunahpu, she was mother to the Monkey twins.
God name
"Xewioso"
Ewe Thunder god. [Benin, West Africa]. Depicted as a ram accompanied by an ax, he is also perceived as a fertility deity whose thunder and lightning are accompanied by Rain....
God name
"Xipe Totec"
Aztec our lord the flayed one, was a life-death-rebirth deity, god of Agriculture, the west, disease, spring, goldsmiths and the seasons. He flayed himself to give food to humanity. Aztec
Goddess name
"Xochiquetzal"
Aztec / classi cal Mesoamerican / Mexico Goddess of fertility and childbirth. The mother of the demigoddess (unnamed) whose consort was Piltz intecuhtli and who engendered the first mortals Oxomoco and CIPACTONAL. One of the group classed as the TETEOINNAN complex. A popular deity among Aztec women, the goddess is invoked particularly to make a marriage fruitful. The bride plaits her hair and coils it around, leaving two “plumes” representing the feathers of the Quetzal which is sacred to Xochiquetzal. Pottery figurines are adorned with plumes of feathers. Worshiped at various sites, including Tula (Hidalgo). Also recognized as the patron goddess of weavers....
Goddess name
"Xochiquetzal-Ichpuchtli (maiden)"
Aztec / Mesoamerican / Mexico Minor fertility goddess. One of the group classed as the TETEOINNAN complex. Depicted as a youthful deity associated with sexual love, flowers and pleasure....
Deity name
"Xolas"
Tierra del Fuego The supreme deity. At birth he is said to place the soul into every body, receiving it back after death to await rebirth. Tierra del Fuego
God name
"Xolotl (monster)"
Aztec / Mesoamerican / Mexico Monstrous deity. He performed the role of executioner when the gods sacrificed themselves to create mankind. He then sacrificed himself. In alternative tradition he tried to evade his own fate, but was himself executed by EHECATL-QUETZALCOATL. Also one of a pair of twins in the group classed as the XIUHTECUHTLI complex, regarded as patron of the ball game....
Deity name
"Xolotl Naaiahuatl (rumour)"
Aztec / Mesoamerican / Mexico Monstrous deity. One of the group classed as the XIUHTECUHTLI complex, described as a twin of XOLOTL and co-patron of ball games....
God name
"YAW (enemy)"
Aztec / Mesoamerican / Mexico Omnipotent god. A universal and generally malevolent deity. One of the group classed as the TEZ CATLIPOCA complex....
Deity name
"Yagute"
Arabian A deity depicted in the form of a lion. Arabian
Deity name
"Yalafath"
Micronesia A mighty and benevolent deity, who sits in the sky and views placidly the work of his hands and the operations of the multitudes of kan (also called yan), or genii, mostly evil and malevolent, each busy in his own sphere of activity., Micronesia
Deity name
"Yama (2)"
Buddhist - Lamaist / Tibet Guardian deity. One of a group of DHARMAPALA with terrible appearance and royal attire who guard the Dalai Lama. He stands upon a man. His colors may be red, blue, white or yellow. His attributes are most commonly a noose and staff, but may also be a club, a net, a shield, a sword, a trident and two tusks....
God name
"Yama-No-Kami"
Shinto / Japan mountain god. Specifically the deity who comes down to the rice paddies in spring and returns in autumn. The festival of Nolde-No-Shinji marks his descent....
Deity name
"Yamantaka (destroyer of Yama)"
Buddhist - Lamaist / Tibet Guardian deity. An emanation of AKSOBHYA and one of a group of DHARMAPALA with terrible appearance and royal attire who guard the Dalai Lama. By tradition he stifled the great rage of YAMA. His SAKTI is Vidyadhara. He is also a dikpala or guardian of the easterly direction. He tramples a number of creatures including a man, and possesses thirty-two arms and sixteen legs. Color: red, blue, black or white. Attributes: many....
Deity name
"Yamba"
Nigeria Yemba. The supreme deity of the Kulu. Nigeria
Deities name
"Yamm"
Semitic God of the ocean. A Syrian deity who is mentioned briefly in an Egyptian papyrus as an extortioner of tribute from other deities....
Deity name
"Yawar"
Nazorean Dazzling, a solar deity. Early Nazorean
God name
"Yeloje"
Yukaghir / Siberia Sun god. A benevolent deity who personifies justice and morality. The Rainbow is said to be his tongue. Also PU'GU; Ye'rpeyen....
Goddess name
"Yemanja"
Yoruba Yemonja, a mother goddess; patron deity of women, especially pregnant women; and the Ogun river, the waters of which are said to cure infertility. Yoruba
Spirit name
"Yobin-Pogil"
Yukaghir / southeastern Siberia Forest spirit. The apotheosis of the woodlands and their guardian deity....
Spirit name
"Yocahu"
Puerto Rico / Haiti Tutelary god. A benevolent deity, the son of the universal mother, and known as the “great spirit.” Believed to live in the Sun. Also Marcoti; JocakuvagueMaorocon....
God name
"Yspaddaden Pencawr"
Celtic / Welsh God. Possibly the counterpart of the Irish deity Balor and the Icelandic Balder. In the legend of Culhwch and Olwen, Olwen is identified as his daughter. He sets Culhwch several difficult tasks before he can obtain Olwen's hand. Culhwch retaliates by wounding him severely, but he cannot be killed until Olwen marries. This is presumably a distorted fertility legend, the original meaning of which is lost....
Spirit name
"Ytsigy"
Siberia The highest benevolent deity of the Gilyak is known as Ytsigy and they call the universe Kurn, and apply the same name to their highest anthropomorphic deity. The 'owner' spirit of the mountain, and the mountain itself, is named Pal, and the sea and its 'owner' they call Tol. Gilyak. Siberia
Supreme god name
"Yu Huang Shang Ti"
Taoist / Chinese Supreme god. He achieved paramount prominence during the Sung Dynasty and the Jade Emperor is his earthly, mortal incarnation. As a deity he is remote and out of touch with ordinary people. No iconography is applied to him and he has no physical description. He engendered the universe from chaos and is the unifying principle of the cosmos which is perceived to be divided into thirty-six heavens above the earth. Also SHANG TI; Shang Di....
God name
"Yu-ti"
Taoist / Chinese sky god. The title by which the “Jade Emperor,” the most senior deity in the Taoist pantheon, is commonly known. He emerges as a deity circa AD 1000-1100 during the Sung Dynasty. The Chinese emperor is his earthly and more accessible incarnation.See also Yu HUANG SHANG TT....
God name
"Yum Kaax"
Mayan / Mesoamerican / Mexico vegetation god. The deity concerned with the growing and harvesting of maize, but also of husbandry in general. Depicted as a youthful figure with an ear of corn in his headdress. Also God E....
Goddess name
"Zapotlantenan"
Aztec / Mesoamerican / Mexico Healing goddess. deity of medicinal turpentine and ointment-dealers. One of the group classed as the TLALOC complex....
Goddess name
"Zara-Mama"
South American Indian / Peru Maize goddess. A minor deity, models of whom were made from the leaves of the plant and kept for a year before being burned in a ritual to ensure a good maize harvest....
God name
"Zemepatis"
Pre - Christian Lithuanian Chthonic god. A tutelary deity of farmers and guardian of cattle....
Goddess name
"Zemyna"
Pre - Christian Lithuanian Chthonic goddess. A deity with responsibility for vegetation andcrops. She was invoked at sowing and harvesting times....
Goddess name
"Zhiwud"
Kafir / Afghanistan Messenger goddess. A deity connected and possibly syncretizing with the goddess DISANI but who, according to legend, carried vital messages to the heroic god MON during a primordial battle between gods and giants. Mon lives by a lake surrounded by fire, and the goddess's wings (a solitary inference that she can appear in the form of a bird) are scorched in the process until Mon heals them. In some variations Mon lives in the form of a bull which breathes fire. Also Zhuwut....
God name
"gSari Sgrub"
Bon / Lamaist / Tibet God. Originally a Bon deity who became syncretized as a variety of the god YAMA in Lamaism. His animal is the bull and he may appear bull-headed. Color: red. Attributes: cup, knife and prayer wheel....