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List of Gods   : "eastern Siberia"

NameOriginDescription
Spirit name "ARSAN DUOLAI" Yakut / eastern Siberia Chief spirit of the underworld. terrible dweller of the underground world...
Spirit name "Ka'cak" Siberian Inuit / eastern Siberia Sea spirit. A fierce old woman who lives in the ocean depths and owns all the creatures of the sea. She is said to feed off the bodies of drowned fishermen and is the subject of sacrifice.See also ARNAKUA'GSAK....
Spirit name "Kavra'riria (walking around woman)" Chukchee / eastern Siberia Sun spirit. The consort of the Sun in Chukchee mythology. Also Ko'rgina (rejoicing woman)....
Spirit name "Kere'tkun" Chukchee / eastern Siberia Sea spirit. The chief being in the ocean depths, known to the maritime Chukchee. His consort is Cinei'nen. He owns all the creatures of the sea and is said to wear a cloak of walrus gut and to be extremely fierce. He feeds on the bodies of drowned fishermen and is the subject of sacrifice. Also Peruten....
Spirit name "Kini' je" Yukaghir / eastern Siberia sky spirit. The being in charge of keeping account of time. Also Ki'njen....
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....
Spirit name "Kuju" Yukaghir / eastern Siberia sky spirit. A benevolent being who supplies mankind with food. When fish appear in great numbers in the lakes, they are thought to have fallen from the sky....
Spirit name "Lietna'irgin (genuine dawn)" Chukchee / eastern Siberia spirit of the dawn. One of four beings concerned with the dawn in different directions.See also TNE'SGAN, MRATNA'IRGIN and NA'- CHITNA'IRGIN....
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....
Spirit name "Me'mdeye-Eci'e" Yukaghir / eastern Siberia Fire spirit. A benevolent being residing in the sky and known as “father fire.”...
Spirit name "Mratna'irgin (right-hand dawn)" Chukchee / eastern Siberia spirit of the dawn. One of four beings responsible for the dawn in different directions. See also TNE'SGAN, LIETNA'IRGIN and NA'CHITNA'IRGIN....
Spirit name "Na'chitna'irgin (genuine dawn)" Chukchee / eastern Siberia spirit of the dawn. One of four beings responsible for the different directions of the dawn. The brother of WU'SQUUS, spirit of darkness.See also TNE'SGAN, MRATNA'IRGIN and LIETNA'IRGIN....
Spirit name "Nu'tenut" Chukchee / eastern Siberia earth spirit. The owner of the world who sits in a large house built of iron. He is surrounded by the spirits of Sun, moon, sky, sea, dawn, darkness and world who are suitors for his daughter (unnamed)....
God name "Picvu'ciri" Chukchee / Eastern Siberia God of hunters. A diminutive figure who rides on a sled drawn by mice. He is the guardian of reindeer and other animals and is invoked by sacrifice, usually of camp dogs....
Spirit name "Pu'gu" Yukaghir / eastern Siberia Sun god. A spirit associated with justice and honorable living who punishes those who are evil or violent....
Spirit name "Tenanto'mni" Chukchee / eastern Siberia Creator spirit. An indefinite and remote character living somewhere in the zenith of the sky. He created the world which was then transformed into its present state by the raven-like majordomo KU'URKIL....
Spirit name "Tna'nto (dawn coming out)" Koryak / southeastern Siberia spirit of the dawn. The apotheosis of the first light of dawn in the eastern sky....
Deity name "Va'irgin (I exist)" Chukchee / eastern Siberia Supreme being. A remote and poorly defined character who lives in the zenith of the sky and who created the world. Comparable with the Koryak deity TENANTO'MWAN....
Spirit name "Wu'squus" Chukchee / eastern Siberia spirit of darkness. The personification of the night and the sibling of NA'CHITNA'IRGIN, the spirit of the left-hand dawn....