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List of Gods : "earth"   (161 records)

NameOriginDescription
Spirit name
"Pabothkew"
Shawnee The Great spirit and Creator of Mother earth. The Shawnee
Goddess name
"Paca-Mama (earth mother)"
Inca / pre - Columbian South America / highlands of Peru Chthonic earth goddess. Worshiped extensively by farmers but now largely syncretized with the Christian Virgin Mary....
Goddess name
"Pacha Mama"
Inca A chthonic goddess of fertility & the earth, now syncretized with the Christian Virgin Mary
God name
"Pachamac"
Inca Creator god and a god of the earth. Inca
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
God name
"Pakrokitat"
California Creator god who made people with a face at the front and back of their heads. After a hissy fit, he decended to the middle of the earth. The Serrano Indians, California
God name
"Palici"
Greek Twin gods, originating in Sicily. They were sometimes said to have been the sons of Zeus by Thaleia the daughter of Hephaestus, sometimes the sons of Zeus by Aetna. While she was pregnant with the twins, Thaleia, fearing Hera's jealousy hid in the earth and when the time came the twin boys emerged from the ground, which explains their name 'the Returners'. Greek

"Pandora"
Greek I. e. the giver of all, or endowed with every thing, is the name of the first woman on earth and she plays an important role in numerous versions of the Greek creation myths. Her name means 'all gifts' and reflects her story. Greek
Goddess name
"Papa"
Maori Goddess of the earth Maori
Goddess name
"Papatuanuku"
Polynesian / including Maori Chthonic mother goddess. According to tradition she evolved spontaneously in the cosmic night personified by TE PO and became the apotheosis of papa, the earth. In other traditions she was engendered, with the sky god RANGINUI, by a primordial androgynous being, ATEA. Paptuanuku and Ranginui are regarded as the primal parents of the pantheon who, through a prolonged period of intercourse, produced at least ten major deities as their children. In Maori culture Papatuanuku, like all deities, is represented only by inconspicuous, slightly worked stones or pieces of wood and not by the large totems, which are depictions of ancestors....
God name
"Pemba (great thing)"
Bambara / Mande / Mali, West Africa Creator god. He was created out of the empty or Fu and his first task was to form the egg of the world. He descended to earth as an acacia seed (Acacia albida) which first grew to a mighty tree and then died. From the wood Pemba generated human souls and a female being whom he impregnated to engender all human and animal life. His brother is the god FARO, creator of the river Niger....
Spirit name
"Pillan"
Chile God of fire, thunder, and war, chief of all the gods. Assisted by hordes of evil spirits he causes earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, blights crops, creates storms and sends war. Chile

"Pollux"
Roman One of the Dioscuri. Castor was famous for his skill in taming and managing horses, and Pollux for his skill in boxing. Both had disappeared from the earth before the Greeks went against Troy. Roman

"Pore"
Guyana Created the earth and all living things. Guyana
God name
"Pore"
Guyanan Indian / South America Creator god. Engendered the earth and all living things. Also Pura....

"Pore/ Pura"
Guyanan / SA He created the earth & all living things
God name
"Posis Das"
Greek sky god. In pre-Hellenic times the consort of the earth mother GAIA. One of the primordial partnership identified in Theogony (Hesiod). He later becomes syncretized with ZEUS....
Spirit name
"Pozemne Vile"
Slavic earth spirits who live underground in mines and caves and hoard precious metals and jewels. Slavic
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....
Nymph name
"Pramlocha"
Hindu One of the nymphs sent to earth by Kamadeva or Indra to tempt the sage Kandu from his devotions. Hindu
Goddess name
"Prithivi"
Hindu A goddess of the earth
Hero name
"Prithu"
Indian The favourite hero of the Indian Puranas. Vena having been slain for his wickedness, and leaving no offspring, the saints rubbed his right arm, and the friction brought forth Prithu. Being told that the earth had suspended for a time its fertility, Prithu went forth to punish it, and the earth, under the form of a cow, fled at his approach; but being unable to escape, promised that in future "seed-time and harvest should never fail."
Goddess name
"Prithvi"
Hindu Goddess of the earth. Hindu

"Priyavrata"
India The Bhagavata-Purana states: "Priya-vrata being dissatisfied that only half the earth was illuminated at one time by the solar rays, followed the Sun seven times round the earth in his own flaming car of equal velocity, like another celestial orb, resolved to turn night into day." India

"Pronoia (forethought)"
Gnostic Christian Primordial being. The feminine aspect of one of the androgynous principles born to YALDABAOTH, the prime parent, and ruling the seven heavens of chaos in Gnostic cosmogony. Also described in other Gnostic tracts as Protennoia, the voice of the thought, and alternatively the voice of LOGOS (logic), who descends to earth in human form and plays a part in the primordial salvation of the world....

"Proserpine's Divine Calidore"
Roman Sleep. In the beautiful legend of Cupid and Psyche, by Apuleius, after Psyche had long wandered about searching for her lost Cupid, she is sent to Prosperine for "the casket of Divine beauty," which she was not to open till she came into the light of day. Psyche received the casket, but just as she was about to step on earth, she thought how much more Cupid would love her if she was Divinely beautiful; so she opened the casket and found the calidore it contained was sleep, which instantly filled all her limbs with drowsiness, and she slept as it were the sleep of death. Roman
Goddess name
"Prsni"
Hindu / Vedic Primordial earth goddess. The socalled “dappled cow” of the Rg Veda. She is also perceived as the brightly colored soma stalk and is linked with a male counterpart, also Prsni, the dappled bull of the Sun....
Goddess name
"Prthivi"
Hindu earth and mother goddess. Hindu
Goddess name
"Qamai'ts"
Bella Coola Indian / British Columbia, Canada Creator goddess. Said to live in the upper heaven, Atsa'axl, from where she controls the earth. According to tradition the mountains were once malevolent beings who made the world uninhabitable, until she conquered them and reduced them in size. She is never invoked or prayed to. Also Tsi Sisnaaxil (our woman); Ek Yakimtolsil (afraid of nothing)....
Goddess name
"Qamai'ts/ Sisnaaxil/ Ek Yakimtolsil"
Bella Coola / BC Canada The creator goddess that lives in the upper heavens & controls the earth, she is never prayed to
Deity name
"Qawaneca"
Oregon The deity who created the earth. The Athapascan, Oregon
Deity name
"Qoluncotun"
Nativ American Creator deity of the Sinkaietk who, angered by the ingratitude of their ancestors, hurled a star at the earth, which burst into flames. Southern Okanagon
God name
"Ra"
Egypt God of the mid-day Sun, sky, earth, and the underworld. Egypt
King name
"Rachaders"
Indian The second tribe of giants or evil genii, who had frequently made the earth subject to their kings, but were ultimately punished by Shiva and Vishnu. Indian
Goddess name
"Ragno"
Hopi Creation and earth goddess who planted the acorn of life. Hopi

"Rangi and Papa"
Maori Rangi and Papa are the primordial parents, the sky father and the earth mother, who lie locked together in a tight embrace. Maori
God name
"Ranginui"
Polynesian / including Maori sky god. The socalled sky father of the Polynesian culture whose consort is PAPATUANUKU, the earth mother. During a prolonged period of inseparable intercourse they became the prime parents of the Polynesian pantheon of gods. The children found life between the bodies of the parents too cramped and conspired to force them apart. Though one offspring, TUMATAUENGA, wanted to slay them, the advice of TANEMAHUTA, the Forest god, prevailed and RANGINUI and Papatuanuku were merely forced apart....
Goddess name
"Rapithwin"
Iran The goddess of the warmth of the earth. She dominates the evil frost and encourages regrowth. Iran
Goddess name
"Rhea"
Greek Pefa, Pea, Pefy, or Pe. The name as well as the nature of this divinity is one of the most difficult points in ancient mythology. Some consider 'Pea' to be merely another form of pa, the earth, while others connect it with pew, I flow; but thus much seems undeniable, that Rhea, like Demeter, was a goddess of the earth. According to the Hesiodic Theogony, Rhea was a daughter of Uranus and Ge, and accordingly a sister of Oceanus, Coeus, Hyperion, Crius, lapetus, Theia, Themis, and Mnemosyne. Greek
Goddess name
"Rhea/ Rheie"
Greek A primordial goddess of childbirth, earth, fertility, mountains

"Rind"
Norse A personification of the hard frozen earth. Mother of Vale. The loves of Odin and Rind resemble those of Zeus and Europa in Greek legends. Norse
Goddess name
"Ruamoko"
Polynesian / Maori God of volcanoes and earthquakes. According to tradition, Ruamoko is the youngest son of RANGINUI and PAPATUANUXU and is possessed by a formidable temper. When his older siblings set about separating the prime parents from their eternal lovemaking in order to allow light into the space between sky and earth, he was enraged and his boisterous tantrum became revealed in the violence of volcanic eruptions and earthquakes. Ruamoko is of less importance than PELE, the chief volcano goddess of Polynesia, who is revered mainly in Hawaii....

"Rusor"
Roman A Roman divinity, was worshipped as one of the companions of Tellus, by which was personified the power of nature (the earth) of bringing forth to light the seeds entrusted to her.
Deities name
"Sa"
Kono / eastern Guinea, West Africa Chthonic creator god. One of a pair of creator deities, with ALATANGANA. Sa inhabited the primeval swamps before the sky or the light existed and before there were any living things on earth. He had a daughter who eloped with Alatangana and bore fourteen children, three pairs of black and four pairs of white, all of whom spoke different languages and to whom Sa gave the tools of survival....

"Safa"
Arabian The hill on which Adam and Eve came together, after having been parted for two hundred years, during which time they wandered homeless over the face of the earth. Arabian

"Sakti"
Dwarawati Lived in Sapta Pratala, the seventh layer of the earth. When he was angry he would became a gigantic scary snake and the world would shake. Dwarawati
God name
"Salevao"
Polynesian Primordial god of rocks. He is the brother of SAVEA SI'ULEO, god of the dead, and the consort of PAPATUANUKA, the earth mother, who became pregnant and gave birth to Moa in the center of the earth. (Moa may have been the ancestor of mankind, roughly equating to Adam.)...
God name
"Sarapis"
Late Egypt God. Known only from the Greco-Roman period of the early Ptolemies (fourth century BC) but persisting in Europe until second or third century AD. In Egyptian religion Sarapis is a hybridization of certain aspects of OSIRIS, the underworld god, and APIS, the bull god, who symbolizes the earthly presence of PTAH. Sarapis is perceived to epitomize both the fertility of the land and the life of the sacred bull after death. In Greek mythology he takes on aspects of ZEUS, HELIOS, ASKLEPIOS and DIONYSOS. He was worshiped extensively in the Roman Empire period. A sanctuary at York in England was dedicated by a soldier of the sixth legion, and magnificent statues were discovered in the Walbrook Mithraeum in London, and at Merida in Spain. Also Seraphis (Greek)....
Spirit name
"Sarpa-rajni"
Blavatsky The queen of the serpents; "Before our globe became egg-shaped (and the Universe also) 'a long trail of Cosmic dust (or fire mist) moved and writhed like a serpent in Space.' The 'Spirit of God moving on chaos' was symbolized by every nation in the shape of a fiery serpent breathing fire and light upon the primordial waters, until it had incubated cosmic matter and made it assume the annular shape of a serpent with its tail in its mouth -- which symbolises not only Eternity and Infinitude, but also the globular shape of all the bodies formed within the Universe from that fiery mist. The Universe, as well as the earth and Man, cast off periodically, serpent-like, their old skins, to assume new ones after a time of rest " The secret Doctrine, by H. P. Blavatsky
God name
"Sastra-devatas"
Hindu The gods of Divine weapons in the Mahabharata and Ramayana, the lords behind earthquakes, tidal waves, storms of all kinds, and lightning. Hindu
God name
"Shango"
Yoruba / Nigeria, West Africa Chthonic storm god. As an earth deity he was once a mortal man, the king of Oyo, who transformed himself into an immortal. According to tradition, during his life he breathed tongues of fire. He then ascended into the sky by climbing a golden chain and became the god of thunder and lightning. He is also god of justice, punishing thieves and liars. His consorts include OYA, Oshun and Oba. Cult followers of Shango are believed to be able to make lightning strike an adversary. In shrines to Shango, the image of the god is adorned with a ram's head. Also SANGO....
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....

"Siddha-sena"
Hindu The leader of the celestial beings of both heaven and earth who are endowed with occult yogi powers. Hindu
Goddess name
"Sif"
Norse The wife of Thor and mother of Uller. The word denotes affinity. Sif, the golden-haired goddess, wife of Thor, betokens mother earth with her bright green grass. She was the goddess of the sanctity of the family and wedlock, and hence her name. Norse
God name
"Siguna"
Scandinavian wife of Loki. She nurses him in his cavern, but sometimes, as she carries off the poison which the serpents gorge, a portion drops on the god, and his writhings cause earthquakes. Scandinavian

"Smintheus"
Greek A surname of Apollo, which is derived by some from a mouse, and by others from the town of Sminthe in Troas. The mouse was regarded by the ancients as inspired by the vapours arising from the earth, and as the symbol of prophetic power. Greek
Goddess name
"Spadareamet"
Armenia Chthonic goddess concerned with fertility of the earth and death, the Christians equate her name with hell Armenia
Goddess name
"Spandaramet"
Pre - Christian Armenian Chthonic goddess. Concerned with the fertility of the earth and with death. Under Christian influence, her name equates with hell....
God name
"Suku"
Ovimbundu / central Angola, West Africa Creator god. He created the sky, the rivers and mountains, and the people on earth....
God name
"T'ai Shai"
Chinese God. The senior deity in the heavenly ministries, he is the immediate controller of the earth and mankind. Titled the “god of the eastern peak.” Also Di Zang....

"Ta'yan"
Koryak / southeastern Siberia Supreme being. An indefinite character living somewhere in the zenith and generally out of touch with ordinary mortals. His consort is Supervisor Woman, Lapna'ut and his son is Cloud Man, YA'HALAN. He conducts business with the physical earth through his majordomo Big Raven, QUIKINNA'QU.See also TENANTO'MWAN....
Goddess name
"Tacoma"
Salish earth and water goddess. Salish, Puyallup
Goddess name
"Tadaka"
Indian Indian earth and nature goddess.

"Taka-Mi-Musubi-No-Kama"
Japan Offspring of heaven and earth. Japan
Deities name
"Take-Mika-Dzuchi-No-Kami"
Shinto / Japan God of thunder. One of the RAIJIN gods of thunder, storms and Rain, he is also one of the warrior deities who guarded Prince NINIGI on his descent from heaven to earth. A tutelary god of swordsmen and judoka artists.See also FUTSU-NUSHI-NO-KAMI....
Goddess name
"Takotsi Nakawe (our grandmother growth)"
Huichol Indian / Mesoamerican / Mexico Chthonic vegetation goddess. The earth and all plant life belong to her and she is regarded as the mother of the gods, particularly of the fire god TATEVALI. She is very old and is invoked to give the boon of longevity. Her sacred tree is a form of fig, the salate....
Goddess name
"Takotsi Nakawe Huichol"
Mexico Chthonic vegetation goddess, all plant life and the earth are hers Mexico
Goddess name
"Tangaroa"
Polynesia One of the great gods, the god of the sea. He is a son of Rangi and Papa, sky and earth. His wife, Faumea, was an ocean goddess. Man-killing eels dwelled in her vagina, but she taught Tangaroa how to safely lure them out. Polynesia
Deities name
"Tangaroa"
Polynesian / including Maori Sea and creator god. The deity responsible for the oceans (moana) and the fish (ika) within them. In Hawaiian belief he was the primordial being who took the form of a bird and laid an egg on the surface of the primeval waters which, when it broke, formed the earth and sky. He then engendered the god of light, ATEA (cf. TANE). According to Tahitian legend, he fashioned the world inside a gigantic mussel shell. In a separate tradition Tangaroa went fishing and hauled the Tongan group of islands from the depths of the ocean on a hook and line. He is the progenitor of mankind (as distinct from TUMATAUENGA who has authority over mankind). His son Pili married SINA, the tropic bird and they produced five children from whom the rest of the Polynesian race was born. In Maori culture Tangaroa, like all deities, is represented only by inconspicuous, slightly worked stones or pieces of wood and not by the large totems which are depictions of ancestors....
Goddess name
"Tangba"
Lobi earth goddess. Lobi
Spirit name
"Tanu'ka"
Koryak / southeastern Siberia earth spirit. A guardian of the earth and its plants and animals, Tanu'ta is the consort of YINE'ANE'UT (in other legends she is married to the son of the supreme being TA'YAN)....
Spirit name
"Tanu'la"
Koryak / SE Siberia A guardian spirit of the earth & its plans & animals, female type
Spirit name
"Tanula"
Siberia Guardian spirit of the earth, plants and animals. Koryak, Siberia

"Tanuta"
Koryak earth-Maker, the husband of Yineaneut, Big-Raven's daughter. Koryak
God name
"Tar"
Tiv / Nigeria, West Africa Chthonic earth god. Engendered by the creator god AONDO, Tar is depicted as a prostrate figure with his head toward the east, comparable with the Egyptian god GEB....
God name
"Tar Tiv"
Nigeria The chthonic earth god
Goddess name
"Tari Pennu"
India earth goddess. Khond, India

"Tartarus"
Greek According to the earliest Greek views, a dark abyss, which lay as far below the surface of the earth as the earth is from the heavens. Above Tartarus were the foundations of the earth and sea. It was surrounded by an iron wall with iron gates set up by Poseidon, and by a trebly thick layer of night, and it served as the prison of the dethroned Cronus, and of the conquered Titans who were guarded by the hecatoncheires, the hundred-armed sons of Uranus. Greek
God name
"Tatenen (exalted earth)"
Egypt Chthonic god. Originates as a vegetation god from Memphis, the apotheosis of the Nile silt which appears after the inundation has subsided. As a vegetation god, he is depicted anthropomorphically with green face and limbs and wearing a crown with plumes subtended by ram's horns. By the time of the Old kingdom (twenty-seventh to twenty-second centuries BC) he is recognized as an emanation of the god PTAH, involved in the creation process and mentioned on the Shabaka Stone (Memphis), where he is described as “father of the gods” and is perceived as an androgynous being. He also protects the royal dead....
Deities name
"Tawhirimatea"
Polynesian / including Maori God of winds. One of the children of the prime parents RANGINUI and PAPATUANUKU. He was uniquely opposed to the separation of his mother and father, sky and earth, at the time of the creation of the cosmos, and in consequence spends his time harassing and troubling mankind. In Maori culture Papatuanuku, like all deities, is represented only by inconspicuous, slightly worked stones or pieces of wood and not by the large totems, which are depictions of ancestors....
God name
"Tekkeitserktock"
Inuit God of hunting and the earth. Inuit
Goddess name
"Tellus"
Roman Chthonic primordial earth mother. A corn deity, generally regarded as benevolent, but also a goddess of the dead. Enemy armies were offered to her and cursed in her name. Both she and the corn goddess CERES were propitiated with human sacrifice. Also TERRA MATER....
Goddess name
"Telta"
Irish earth goddesses who lived on a magical Hill. Irish
God name
"Tepeyollotl"
Aztec The god of earthquakes, echoes and jaguars. He is the god of the Eighth Hour of the night, and is depicted as a jaguar leaping towards the Sun. Aztec
God name
"Tepeyollotl (hill heart)"
Aztec / Mesoamerican / Mexico Minor chthonic or earth god. One of the group classed as the TEZCATLIPOCA complex. He was originally an earthquake god, symbolized by the jaguar and later adopted into the Aztec pantheon....
God name
"Terra"
Greek Another form for terra, the name under which the earth was personified among the Romans, as Ge was among the Greeks. She is often mentioned in contrast with Jupiter, the god of heaven, and connected with Dis and the Manes. Greek

"Terra Mater"
Roman Chthonic primordial earth mother. Derived from Greek model.See also TELLUS....
Goddess name
"Terra/ Terra Mater"
Roman A goddess of the earth
God name
"Tezcatlipoca"
Aztec God of the night, the north, the earth, obsidian, enmity, discord, rulership, divination, temptation, sorcery, beauty, war and strife. Aztec
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....
Spirit name
"Thor"
Norse The god of thunder, keeper of the hammer, the ever-fighting slayer of trolls and destroyer of evil spirits, the friend of mankind, the defender of the earth, the heavens and the gods; for without Thor and his hammer the earth would become the helpless prey of the giants. He was the consecrator, the hammer being the cross or holy sign of the ancient heathen. Thor was the son of Odin and Fjorgyn (mother earth); he was blunt, hot-tempered, without fraud or guile, of few words but of ready stroke - such was Thor, the favorite deity of our forefathers. The finest legends of the Younger Edda and the best lays of the Elder Edda refer to Thor. His hall is Bilskirner. He slays Thjasse, Thrym, Hrungner, and other giants. In Ragnarok he slays the Midgard-serpent, but falls after retreating nine paces, poisoned by the serpent's breath. Norse
God name
"Thoth"
Egypt Tchehuti or Tehuti. Author of the Book of the Dead was believed by the Egyptians to have been the heart and mind of the Creator, who was in very early times in Egypt called by the natives "Pautti," and by foreigners "Ra." Thoth was also the "tongue" of the Creator, and he at all times voiced the will of the great god, and spoke the words which commanded every being and thing in heaven and in earth to come into existence. His words were almighty and once uttered never remained without effect.
God name
"Tienoltsodi"
Navaho He is the god of oceans & fresh water to, he controls all waters that fall on the earth but none of those in the heavens
God name
"Tienoltsodi"
Navaho / USA God of oceans and fresh water. He controls the waters which have fallen on earth, as distinct from those in the heavens, which are ruled by the Rain god TONENILI....

"Timaiti-Ngava Ringavari (soft-bodied)"
Polynesian / Hervey Islands Primordial being. The female principle which, with TIMATEKORE, engendered the earth mother PAPATUANUKU....

"Timatekore (nothing more)"
Polynesian / Hervey Islands Primordial being. The male principle which, with TIMAITI-NGAVA RINGAVARI, engendered the earth mother PAPATUANUKU....
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....
God name
"Tlalehitonatiuh (on the earth sun)"
Aztec / Mesoamerican / Mexico Chthonic underworld god. One of the group classed as the MICTLANTECUHTLI complex....
Goddess name
"Tlaltecuhtli"
Aztec A chthonic creator goddess. (Tlal-teh-koo-tlee) is the monstrous earth goddess. Her name means "The one who give and devours life" and she required many human sacrifices to sustain her.
Goddess name
"Tlaltecuhtli"
Aztec / Mesoamerican / Mexico Chthonic creator goddess. In Aztec cosmogony, Tlaltecuhtli is a monstrous, toad-like figure whose body is cleaved in two by the gods TEZCATLIPOCA and QUETZALCOATL to fashion heaven and earth. The ruler of the second of the thirteen heavens known at the time of the Spanish conquest, Ilhuicatl Tlalocan Ipan Metztli (the heaven of the Paradise of the Rain god over the moon), she is also one of the group classed as the MICTLANTECUHTLI complex. She is said to swallow the Sun each evening and disgorge it in the dawn. She also devours the blood and hearts of sacrificial victims and the souls of the dead.See also CIPACTLI....
Goddess name
"Tlanzolteotl"
Ixcuiname / Aztec at the chthonic / earth goddess, a maternal goddess linked with sex, & in the Aztec way, personifying filth
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
"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....
God name
"Tonatiuh (soaring eagle)"
Aztec / Mesoamerican / Mexico Creator god. He presides over the fifth (present) world age, personified by the Sun Ollin and destined to end in a cataclysmic earthquake. He is the ruler of the fourth of the thirteen heavens known at the time of the Spanish conquest; also called Ilhuicatl Tonatiuh (the heaven of the Sun). In other texts, specifically codices Borgia, Cospi and Fejervary-Mayer, he is depicted as a temple deity....
Goddess name
"Touia Fatuna"
Tonga / Polynesia The earth goddess, the deification of the rock deep in the earth that rumbles & gives birth to new land
Goddess name
"Touia Fatuna (iron stone)"
Polynesian / Tonga earth goddess. The daughter of Kele (slime) and Limu (seaweed), she is the apotheosis of rock deep in the earth and is periodically in labor, at which time she rumbles and shakes and produces children....
Goddess name
"Touia Fatuna Tonga"
Polynesia Goddess of the earth, the deification of the rock deep in the earth who rumbles and gives birth to new land Polynesia
Goddess name
"Tripura (lady of the three cities)"
Hindu / Jain Mother goddess. In Jainism regarded as one of the ASTAMATARAS. In Hinduism the SAKTI of Tripurantaka, an ugra (terrible) representation of the god SIVA, alternatively a form of the goddess PARVATI. The “three cities” are the cities of gold, silver and iron, one in heaven, one in the air and one on earth, which Siva destroyed in his form as Tripurantaka. Tripura is depicted attended by vultures. Attributes: Book, hook, noose and rosary....
God name
"Trivikrama (taking three steps)"
Hindu / Epic / Puranic God. It may originally have been the name of a Sun god, but is taken as the incarnation of VISNU which strides the world in three steps in his dwarfish manifestation, and is linked with the Hindu perception of the three parts of the world—heaven, air and earth. His SAKTI is SANTI. Normally depicted with the left leg raised. Attributes: arrow, bow, club, conch, knife, lotus, noose, plough, prayer wheel, staff and sword....
Goddess name
"Tu"
China A chthonic earth goddess & fertility spirit
Goddess name
"Tu (1)"
Chinese Chthonic earth goddess. A fertility spirit also identified as she who was invoked to bring good harvests by phallic-shaped mounds of earth left in the fields....
God name
"Tu Di Gong"
China A local earth god worshipped in China.
God name
"Tule Zande"
Sudan Spider god who brought the seeds of all the plants on earth Sudan
God name
"Tumatauenga"
Polynesian / including Maori God of war. One of the children of the prime parents RANGINUI and PAPATUANUKU, he proposed the slaughter of his parents when it was decided to separate them as sky and earth. He was subsequently given charge over mankind (tangata), which he imbued with his lust for the warfare and violence that was a characteristic part of Maori culture. Also Kumatauenga (Hawaiian)....
God name
"Tvastar (carpenter)"
Hindu / Vedic Creator god. The “divine builder” who fashions living creatures on earth. The Hindu equivalent of the Roman god VulcanUS. An ADITYA or Sun god and the father of SARANYU. Attributes: homajakalika (an uncertain fire device), ladle and two lotuses. Also Tastar; Tvashtri; VISVAKARMAN....
Monster name
"Typhon"
Greek Typhon a monster of the primitive world, is described sometimes as a destructive hurricane, and sometimes as a fire-breathing giant. According to Homer he was concealed in the country of the Arimi in the earth, which was lashed by Zeus with flashes of lightning. Greek
Deities name
"Tzultacah (mountain valley)"
Mayan / Mesoamerican / Mexico Chthonic and thunder gods. A group of deities who combine the features of earth and Rain gods. Although there are considered to be an indefinite number of Tzultacahs, only thirteen are invoked in prayers. They live in, and may personify, springs and rivers, but each is the owner of a specific mountain. They are attended by snakes which are dispatched to punish mankind for wrongdoing. Non-poisonous varieties are sent to discipline against minor offenses, rattlesnakes for more serious depravity....

"Uchtsiti"
Acoma Your father, Uchtsiti made you, and it is he who has made the world, the Sun which you have seen, the sky, and many other things which you will see. But Uchtsiti says the world is not yet completed, not yet satisfactory, as he wants it. This is the reason he has made you. Uchtsiti first made the world. He threw a clot of his own blood into space and by his power it grew and grew until it became the earth. Then Uchtsiti planted you in this and by it you were nourished as you developed. Acoma
Spirit name
"Ukur"
Babylon underworld spirit of earth and water. Babylon
God name
"Umvelinkwangi"
Zulu / South Africa Creator god. He engendered all plants and animals on earth and is the father of the god UNKULUNKULU, who was born from a reed and engendered mankind....
God name
"Unumbote"
Bassari / Togo, West Africa Creator god. Engendered all living things on earth....
God name
"Upulero"
Indonesia The god of heaven, who fertilizes Upunusa, the earth. Indonesia

"Upunusa Grandmother Earth"
Indonesia The female principle who was fertilized by Upulero. Indonesia
Goddess name
"Uras"
Sumeria Urash, a goddess of earth, and one of the consorts of the sky god An. She is the mother of the goddess Nininsinna. Sumeria
Goddess name
"Uras"
Mesopotamian / Sumerian Chthonic earth goddess. One of the named consorts of the sky god AN and the mother of NIN'INSINNA....
God name
"Utnapishtim"
Sumerian Utnapishtim is the wise king of the Sumerian city state of Shuruppak who, along with his wife, survived a great flood sent by Enlil to drown every living thing on earth. Utnapishtim was secretly warned by the water god Ea of Enlil's planned and constructed a great boat or ark to save himself, his family and representatives of each species of animal.
God name
"Uwolowu"
Togo Creator god who first made a woman on the earth and bore with her the first child, the first human being. Akposso, Togo
God name
"Valevalenoa"
Polynesia God of space and the son of tangaloa-the-explorer-of-lands and the queen of earth. Samoa, Polynesia
God name
"Vamana"
Hindu / Epic / Puranic Incarnation of the god VISNU. The fifth avatara of Vis'nu which appears as a dwarf, symbolizing the puny state of mankind in the cosmos. According to legend, the god took the guise in order to trick BALI, a greatgrandson of Hiranyakashipu (see NARASINHA), whose prestige had begun to overshadow that of INDRA. To restore a proper balance Vamana requested from Bali a plot of land three paces wide on which to meditate. Vis'nu returned to his proper stature and claimed heaven and earth in two steps. He declined to take the third which would have also claimed the underworld, but instead gave its rule to Bali. The dwarfish form bears two arms. Attributes: umbrella and waterpot....

"Vampire"
Europe An extortioner. The vampire is a dead man who returns in body and soul from the other world, and wanders about the earth doing mischief to the living. He sucks the blood of persons asleep, and these persons become vampires in turn. Middle Europe
Demon name
"Varaha"
Hindu The third avatar of Vishnu, in the form of a boar, who appeared in order to defeat Hiranyaksha, a demon who had taken the earth and carried it to the bottom of the cosmic ocean. Hindu
Demon name
"Varaha (boar)"
Hindu / Epic / Puranic Incarnation of the god VISNU. The third avatara of Vis'nu, which appears as a boar. According to legend, he descends in this guise to the bottom of the primeval sea to rescue the earth, which has been removed there by a demon. He retrieves it in the shape of a girl. The avatara may be depicted in wholly animal form or as a human with a boar's head. Epithets include Adivaraha....
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.

"Volxdo Sioda"
Enochian The Divine name ruling sub-element earth of Fire. Enochian

"Wailan wangko"
esiaIndo Said Wailan Wangko to Wangi, "Remain on earth while I climb up the tree." Said Wangi to Wailan Wangko, "Good." But then a thought occurred to Wangi and he climbed up the tree to ask Wailan Wangko why he, Wangi, should remain down there all alone. Said Wailan Wangko to Wangi, "Return and take earth and make two images, a man and a woman." Minahassa

"Wandering Jew"
Greek (1) Of Greek tradition. Aristeas, a poet who continued to appear and disappear alternately for above 400 years, and who visited all the mythical nations of the earth.
God name
"Whanin"
Korea The creator god whose son, Whanung, was sent to earth accompanied by three celestial helpers of wind, cloud and Rain. Whanung descended from heaven to Mt. Taebaksan and named it the City of God. Korea
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....

"White Buffalo Woman"
N American The sacred woman who brought secret knowledge to the Oglala. She reminded them of the mysteries of their mother, the earth. Urging them always to honour her, she disappeared in the shape of a white buffalo.

"Wolaro"
Australia The creator of the sky of heaven and earth and of everything that walks, crawls, swims or flies. Australia
God name
"Wulbari"
Africa The Creator god who made heaven to close to earth and was uses as a towel and sniffed by dogs. Africa

"Wulleb"
Micronesia Was born in an oyster shell from between Loa's legs. When he lifted the top half of the shell, it became the sky, while the bottom became the earth. Micronesia
Goddess name
"Wuriupranili"
Australian aboriginal Sun goddess. The position of Wuriupranili in the godly hierarchy is unclear, but mythology explains that she carries a burning torch made from tree bark and that she travels from east to west each day before descending to the western sea and using the embers to light her way through the underworld beneath the earth. The colors of the Sunrise and Sunset are said to be a reflection of the red ocher body paints with which she adorns herself....
Goddess name
"Wuruntemu"
Hatti land 'Sun Goddess and mistress of the Hatti lands, the queen of heaven and earth.
God name
"Xiuhtecuhtli"
Aztec / Mesoamerican / Mex ico Astral god. The ruler of the first or lowest of the thir teen heavens known at the time of the Spanish conquest, Tlalticpac (on the earth)....
King name
"Yang"
China Is the brighter element; it is active, light, masculine, upward-seeking and corresponds to the day. Yin is often symbolized by water or earth, while Yang is symbolized by fire, or wind. China
Spirit name
"Yazatas"
Zoroastrian Connectors of the heavenly and earthly areas. They catch the light of the Sun and send it down to earth. They are needed by men for cleansing, help with the ridding of evil spirits and to forgo the tortures of the Zoroastrian hell. Zoroastrian
Goddess name
"Yhi"
Australian aboriginal Sun goddess and bringer of light. She is said to have been jointly responsible, with BAIAME, for the creation of humankind and in particular for the Karraur group of aborigines. Mythology records that she was asleep in the darkness of the primordial Dreamtime until she was awakened by a loud roaring or whistling noise from Baiame. As she opened her eyes the world became light and as she walked the earth plants grew in her footprints, to be followed by animals and, finally, humankind....
King name
"Yima"
Persia The first human, the first king of the world. His brother divided him, whereby the earth, life and social order were created. Persia
Demon name
"Yine'ane'ut"
Koryak / southeastern Siberia Guardian spirit. One of the daughters of Big Raven, QUIKINN.A'QU, regarded as a shamanka engaged in a constant struggle with the underworld demons, the kalau. Her sister is Cana'ina'ut and she is the consort of the earth spirit TANUTA....

"Yokahuna"
Haitian The Creator who rules the earth with his mum, Yemao. Haitian
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....

"Yurugu"
Nigeria One of the male twins in the Cosmic Egg. He was desperate to reproduce and broke the egg in search of a mate. His search was unsuccessful so he used pieces of the yolk he to create the earth and proceeded to mate with it. Nigeria
God name
"Zalmoxis"
Thracian sky god. Known from the writings of Herodotus. According to tradition he lived for some time on earth and then became ruler of the underworld. His makeup may have been influenced by the Osirian cult in Egypt....
God name
"Zamba"
Zaire A god of the Yaunde who created the earth. Cameroon and Zaire

"Zeme Mate"
Latvia Creator of earth Latvia

"Zig"
Arabis A prodigious cock, which stands with its feet on the earth and touches heaven with its head. When its wings are spread it darkens the Sun, and causes a total eclipse. This cock crows before the Lord, and delighteth Him. Babylonish Talmud
God name
"Zipakna"
Mayan / Mesoamerican / Mexico earthquake god. Usually coupled with the god KABRAKAN and identified as a creator of mountains which Kabrakan subsequently destroys....
Spirit name
"Zipaltonal"
Nicaragua Female spirit who is the creator of all earth. Nicaragua

"Zumiang-Nui"
India The pre-existent female whose husband was Shuzanghu. They were the parents of Subbu-Khai-Thung, the earth, and Jongsuli-Young-Jongbu, the sky. The Chammai, Northeastern India