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List of Gods   : "dragon"

NameOriginDescription
Goddess name "AENGUS" Celtic / Irish KNOWN PERIOD OF WORSHIP circa 500 BC . The son of the DAGDA by “the wife of Elcmar” (one of the kings of Tara) who may have been the goddess BOANN, Aengus lived in the Valley of the Boyne and was closely linked with the ancient funerary tumuli in the region. According to legend, Aengus fell in love with a maiden whose identity he sought in vain. As he wasted away, his father and mother made enquiries until they located Caer, daughter of the king of Cannaught, who lived on Loch Bel dragon in the shape of a swan with 150 attendant swans. Aengus eventually found her and he also changed into a bird....
"Ajax /Lesser Ajax" Greek Ajax aka the Lesser Ajax, mistreated Cassandra and threatened her with his pet dragon. Greek
Goddess name "Ala Muki" Polynesia Goddess of rivers who takes the form of a dragon. Polynesia
Goddess name "Anshur/ Ashur/ Asshur" Assyria Not only be goddess of the Sun, but it was the that killed the dragon of chaos during creation
"Au Co" Vietnam An immortal fairy who married a dragon, their hundred children being the ancestors of the Vietnam people. Vietnam
Goddess name "Bachu" Chibcha Goddess who started the human race, turned her and her mate into dragons. Chibcha
Demon name "Bune" Unk A demon of death and Grand Duke of the infernal regions. He removes corpses, haunts cemeteries, and marshals the demons around the places of the dead. He has been depicted as a three-headed dragon, the heads being respectively those of a dog, griffin and man. Unk
King name "Cecrops" Greek According to Apollodorus the first king of Attica, which derived from him its name Cecropia, having previously borne the name of Acte. He is described as an autochthon, the upper part of whose body was human, while the lower was that of a dragon. Hence he is gemimis. Greek
Spirit name "Chang Tao Ling" Taoist / Chinese God of the afterlife. The head of the heavenly Ministry of Exorcism, and allegedly the first head of the Taoist church. By tradition he vanquished the five poisonous ani mals—the centipede, scorpion, snake, spider and toad—placing their venom in a flask in which he concocted the elixir of life. Having drunk the contents at the age of 123, he ascended to heaven. He is depicted riding upon a tiger and brandishing a sword. Before the communist takeover of China, the gods of exorcism lived in a sanctuary on the dragon Tiger mountain in Kiangsi province. Exorcised spirits were trapped in jars which were stored in the cellars....
Hero name "Chederles" Moslem A hero who saved a virgin being attacked by a huge dragon. Because he drank the water of Immortality he is still living to render aid in war to any who invoke him. Moslem
"Chinese dragon" China In China, the drawing of a five-clawed dragon is not only introduced into pictures, but is also embroidered on state dresses and royal robes. This representation is regarded as an amulet.
King name "Cychreus or Cenchereus" Greek A son of Poseidon and Salamis, became king of the island of Salamis, which was called after him Cychreia, and which he delivered from a dragon. Greek
Angel name "Dragon" Christian dragon in Christian art symbolises Satan or sin. In the pictures of St. Michael and St. Margaret it typifies their conquest over sin. Similarly, when represented at the feet of Christ and the Virgin Mary. The conquest of St. George and St. Silvester over a dragon means their triumph over paganism. In the pictures of St. Martha it means the inundation of the Rhone, spreading pestilence and death; similarly, St. Romanus delivered Rouen from the inundation of the Seine, and Apollo's conquest of the python means the same thing. St. John the Evangelist is sometimes represented holding a chalice, from which a winged dragon is issuing.
Monster name "Dragon of Wantley" Britain warncliff, in Yorkshire. A monster slain by More, of More Hall, who procured a suit of armour studded with spikes; and, proceeding to the well where the dragon had his lair, kicked it in the mouth, where alone it was vulnerable. Britain
"Dragon's Hill" Britain Berkshire is where the legend says St. George killed the dragon. A bare place is shown on the hill, where nothing will grow, and there the blood of the dragon ran out. Britain
God name "Dragoni" Albania A god of thunder & lightning
"Dragons Guardin Ladies" European The walls of feudal castles ran winding round the building, and the ladies were kept in the securest part. As adventurers had to scale the walls to gain access to the ladies, the authors of romance said they overcame the serpent-like defence, or the dragon that guarded them. Sometimes there were two walls, and then the bold invader overcame two dragons in his attempt to liberate the captive damsel. European
"Echidna" Greek A daughter of Tartarus and Ge, or of Chrysaor and Callirrhoe and according to others again, of Peiras and Styx. Half-woman, half-serpent. She was mother of the Chim?ra, the many-headed dog Orthos, the hundred-headed dragon of the Hesperides, the Colchian dragon, the Sphinx, Cerberus, Scylla, the Gorgons, the Lern?an hydra, the vulture that gnawed away the liver of Prometheus, and the Nemean lion. Greek
"Echinades" Greek One of the five surviving Spartae that had grown up from the dragon's teeth, which Cadmus had sown. Greek
"Eirek" Scandinavian Whilst ourneying toward Paradise he came to a stone bridge guarded by a dragon and, on entering its mouth, found that he had arrived in a world of bliss. Scandinavian
"Fafner" Norse Son of Hreidmar. He kills his father to get possession of the Andvarenaut. He afterwards changes himself into a dragon and guards the treasure on Gnitaheath. He is slain by Sigurd, and his heart is roasted and eaten. Norse
God name "Feng Po" Chinese sky god. Described as the “Count of the wind,” which he releases from a sack, he has strong links with the sea. He was originally regarded as malevolent and the antagonist of the god Shen Yi. Feng Po may be depicted in human form as an old man with a white beard, or in the guise of a dragon with the head of a bird or a deer. Also Fei Lian; Fei Lien; Feng Bo....
"Green Dragon" George A public-house sign in compliment to St. George.
Goddess name "Hara Ke" Songhai / Niger, West Africa Goddess of sweet water. Considered to live beneath the waters in tributaries of the river Niger, attended by two dragons, Godi and Goru. The spirits of the dead are believed to live in a Paradise city in the depths of the Niger....
Goddess name "Hung Sheng (boly one)" Chinese Guardian god. A deity who protects fishing boats and their crews against danger at sea in the Southern Ocean. His role is similar to that of the goddess KUAN YIN. Little is known of the origin of Hung Sheng, but he was allegedly a mortal who died on the thirteenth day of the second moon, which falls two days before the spring equinox when the sea dragon king, Lung Wang, is believed to leave the ocean and ascend into the heavens. The god is propitiated with cakes made from the first grain of the year, on the fifth day of the fifth month and in some traditions he is seen as an aspect of the sea dragon king....
Hero name "Hyperenor" Greek One of the Spartae, or the men that grew up from the dragon's teeth sown by Cadmus, was worshipped as a hero at Thebes. (Apollodorus iii) There are two other mythical personages of this name, one a son of Poseidon and Alcyone (Apollodorus iii), and the other a son of the Trojan Panthous, who was slain by Menelaus. Greek
"Ifurin" Celtic The Hades of the ancient Gauls. A dark region infested by serpents and savage beasts. Here the wicked are chained in loathsome caverns, plunged into the lairs of dragons, or subjected to a ceaseless distillation of poison. Celtic
Goddess name "Inara" Hittite / Hurrian Minor goddess. Daughter of the weather god TESUB. In the legendary battle with the dragon Illuyankas she assists her father to triumph over evil....
Spirit name "Kangalogba" Pokot / Suk / Uganda A primordial female spirit personified in the dragonfly
Spirit name "Kangalogba" Pokot / Suk / Uganda / western Kenya, East Africa Primordial spirit. The female spirit personified in the dragonfly and also the apotheosis of the sacred river Oubangui. The mother of the creator god TORO....
Spirit name "Kangalogba Pokot" Uganda Primordial female spirit personified in the dragonfly Uganda
Spirit name "Kaukas" Lithuania spirit being, some type of goblin who brings good luck who is also bound to the notion of a dragon guarding treasure Lithuania
"Kederli" George The St. George of Mahometan mythology. He slew a monstrous dragon to save a damsel exposed to its fury, and, having drunk of the water of life, rode about the world to aid those warriors who invoked him.
"Krak" Poland Legendary founder of Cracow. He rescued the people from control of a dragon.
Demon name "Kulshedra" Albania Female demonic individual in who may be either an enormous hag with pendulous breasts and / or a dragon like monster who spits fire Albania
"Ladon" Greek The dragon who was believed to guard the apples of the Hesperides. He is said to have been able to assume various tones of voice, and to have been the offspring of Typhon and Echidna but he is also called a son of Ge, or of Phorcys and Ceto. He had been appointed to watch in the gardens of the Hesperides by Juno, and never slept; but he was slain by Heracles and the image of the fight was placed by Zeus among the stars. Greek
"Li" China Hornless dragon, lesser dragon of the seas. China
"Llevelys" Brittany The ruler of Brittany who got the dragon drunk on Meade. Brittany
Goddess name "Long Mu" Chinese Mother of dragons was a Chinese woman who was deified as a goddess after raising five infant dragons.
"Longmen" China The dragon gate where a carp can transform into a dragon. China
"Martha" Christian Patron saint of good housewives, is represented in Christian art as clad in homely costume, bearing at her girdle a bunch of keys, and holding a ladle or pot of water in her hand. Like St. Margaret, she is accompanied by a dragon bound, but has not the palm and crown of martyrdom. The dragon is given to St. Martha from her having destroyed one that ravaged the neighbourhood of Marseilles. Christian
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....
Goddess name "NINURTA (lord plough)" Mesopotamian / Sumerian / Babylonian - Akkadian / Iraq God of thunderstorms and the plough. Ninurta is the Sumerian god of farmers and is identified with the plough. He is also the god of thunder and the hero of the Sumerian pantheon, closely linked with the confrontation battles between forces of good and evil that characterize much of Mesopotamian literature. He is one of several challengers of the malignant dragon or serpent Kur said to inhabit the empty space between the earth's crust and the primeval sea beneath. Ninurta is the son of Enlil and Ninhursaga a, alternatively Ninlil, and is the consort of Gula, goddess of healing. He is attributed with the creation of the mountains which he is said to have built from giant stones with which he had fought against the demon Asag. He wears the horned helmet and tiered skirt and carries a weapon Sarur which becomes personified in the texts, having its own intelligence and being the chief adversary, in the hands of Ninurta, of Kur. He carries the double-edged scimitar-mace embellished with lions' heads and, according to some authors, is depicted in nonhuman form as the thunderbird lmdugud (sling stone), which bears the head of a lion and may represent the hailstones of the god. His sanctuary is the E-padun-tila. Ninurta is perceived as a youthful warrior and probably equates with the Babylonian heroic god Marduk. His cult involved a journey to Eridu from both Nippur and Girsu. He may be compared with Is”kur, who was worshiped primarily by herdsmen as a storm god....
Monster name "Opinicus" Arabic A fabulous monster, composed of dragon, camel, and lion, used in heraldry. It forms the crest of the Barber Surgeons of London.
Goddess name "Pachamama" Inca A dragoness fertility goddess who presided over planting and harvesting. She caused earthquakes. After conquest by Catholic Spain her image was replaced by the Virgin Mary. Inca
Monster name "Pistris" Greek Pistrix, Pristis or Pristrix. The sea-monster sent to devour Andromeda. In ancient art it is represented with a dragon's head, the neck and head of a beast, fins for the forelegs and the body and tail of a fish. In Christian art the pistris was usually employed to represent the whale which swallowed Jonah. Greek
"Python" Greek The famous dragon who guarded the oracle of Delphi, is described as a son of Gaea. He lived in the caves of mount Parnassus, but was killed by Apollo, who then took possession of the oracle. Greek
God name "Rahu" Blavatsky The seizer supposed to seize the Sun and moon and thus cause eclipses. "A giant, a Demi-god, the lower part of whose body ended in a dragon or serpent's tail. During the churning of the Ocean, when the gods produced amrita -- the water of Immortality -- he stole some of it, and drinking, became immortal. The Sun and moon, who had detected him in his theft, denounced him to Vishnu, who placed him in the stellar spheres, the upper portion of his body representing the dragon's head and the lower the dragon's tail; the two being the ascending and descending nodes. Since then, Rahu wreaks his vengeance on the Sun and moon by occasionally swallowing them. The secret Doctrine, by H. P. Blavatsky
Deities name "Raijin" Shinto / Japan weather god(s). A generic title for a large group of deities controlling thunder, storms and Rain. Among the most significant is RYUJIN, the dragon god of thunder and Rain....
"Red Dragon" Henry A public-house sign in compliment to Henry VII., who adopted this device for his standard at Bosworth Field.
"Rustam" Greek The Deev-bend and Persian Hercules, famous for his victory over the white dragon named Asdeev. He was the son of Zal, prince of Sedjistan. The exploits attributed to him must have been the aggregate of exploits performed by numerous persons of the same name. His combat for two days with Prince Isfendiar is a favourite subject with the Persian poets.
God name "Ryujin" Japan The god of the sea, a dragon, symbolic of the power of the ocean, had a large mouth, and was able to transform into a human shape. Japan
God name "Ryujin" Shinto / Japan dragon god. A deity controlling thunder and Rain and probably the most significant of the group of weather gods known as the RAIJIN. He is of Chinese origin and more Buddhist than Shinto. He does not appear in the sacred Shinto texts Kojiki or Nibongi, but enjoys shrines in many Shinto sanctuaries and is worshiped by farmers, particularly in times of drought. He lives in the sea, lakes and large ponds from which he ascends in mists and winds. He generates dark Rain clouds which then burst. His main festival takes place in June....
"Saint George" British Saint George Patron saint of England and the Christian adaptation of the dragon slaying legends of Bel and the dragon, Apollo and Python, Osiris and Typhon, etc. British
"Sparti" s the sown men; the armed men who sprang from the dragon's teeth sown by Cadmus, and were believed to be the ancestors of the five oldest families at Thebes.
"St" George Michael, St. George, St. Margaret, Pope Sylvester, St. Samson (Archbishop of Dol), Donatus (fourth century), St. Clement of Metz, and many others, killed dragons.
"St. Florent" Roman killed a dragon which haunted the Loire.
"St. Martha" Roman killed the terrible dragon called Tarasque at Aix (la Chapelle).
"St. Philip the Apostle" Roman Philip the Apostle is said to have destroyed a huge dragon at Hierapolis, in Phrygia.
"St. Romain" Roman Romain of Rouen destroyed the huge dragon called La Gargouille, which ravaged the Seine.
"Theli tali" Chaldean The great dragon which symbolically envelops the universe; the mundane serpent. Chaldean
Spirit name "Toro" Ngbandi / Democratic Republic of Congo, central Africa Creator god. He is perceived as a great serpent, the son of KANGALOGBA, who is both the spirit of the dragonfly and the symbol of the sacred river Oubangui....
God name "Vahagn" Armenia Armenia's national god. Some time in his existence, he formed a "triad" with Aramazd and Anahit. Vahagn fought and conquered dragons, hence his title Vishabakagh, "dragon reaper". He was invoked as a god of courage, later identified with Heracles. He was also a Sun-god, rival of Baal-shamin and Mihr.
God name "Veles" Slavic A major Slavic god of earth, waters and the underworld, associated with dragons, cattle, magic, musicians, wealth and trickery. He is also the opponent of thunder-god Perun, and the battle between two of them constitutes one of the most important myths of Slavic mythology.
"Zagreus" Greek A surname of the mystic Dionysus, whom Zeus, in the form of a dragon, is said to have begotten by Persephone, previously to her being carried off by Pluto. Greek