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NameOriginDescription
Goddess name "Alruna-wife" German The Alrunes were the lares or penates of the ancient Romans. An Alruna-wife was the household goddess of a German family. An Alruna-maiden is a household maiden goddess.
Deities name "Ama-no-Koyane-no-mikoto" Japan / Shinto Is a kami, a male deity of the Japanese religion of Shinto. He is one of the deities of Kasuga Shrine, Nara, Japan and is considered to be an ancestor of the Fujiwara family. Japan / Shinto
Goddess name "Anuanaitu" America Soul of the ocean, member of a sea monster family. Goddess of the ocean and whirlpools Caribbean, S. America
God name "Arjuna (silvery)" Hindu / Vedic, Epic / Puranic Heroic god. Arjuna appears in the Mahabharata epic. One of the princely sons of the mythical Pandu family, his father is INDRA. He generally appears with the warrior god BHIMA. Allegedly responsible for requesting VIS'NU to take his VISVARUPA form but also identified as a minor incarnation or avatara of Vis'nu. Attributes: usually depicted bearing a bow received from AGNI the fire god, but may also appear carrying a sword and shield. Also NARA....
Deity name "Azumi-no-isora" Japan / Shinto Is a shinto deity of the seashore. He is considered to be an ancestor of the Azumi family. He is worshiped at Mekari Shrine of Kitakyushu, Shiga Shrine of Tsushima. Japan / Shinto
Spirit name "Banshee" Ireland Grey Lady of death who haunts certain Irish families. A female spirit in Gaelic folklore believed to presage, by wailing, a death in a family. Ireland
Goddess name "Bhima (terrible)" Hindu / Epic / Puranic (1) warrior god. A prince of the mythical Pandu family and one of the heroes of the Mahabharata epic, Bhima is usually depicted wielding a sword and a club. He is a son of the god of the winds VAYU. He is perceived as a god of immense strength and great cruelty, which separates him from the heroic figure of ARJUNA, his brother, with whom he is linked in the epic. Attribute: a club. Also Bhimasena. 2. Minor goddess. Buddhist (Mahayana). An attendant of BUDDAKEPALA....
Goddess name "Campestres aka Matres Campestris" Britain Campestres aka Matres Campestris, the Three Mothers, triple goddess of fertility and abundance usually depicted as holding bread and fruits and personifying the ancestor mothers of a family. Britain
King name "Cinyras" Greek A famous Cyprian hero. According to the common tradition, he was a son of Apollo by Paphos, king of Cyprus, and priest of the Paphian Aphrodite, which latter office remained hereditary in his family, the Cinyradae. Greek
"Daemones" Greek family of elementals who inhabit fields, Forests, mountains, oceans, streams, lakes, valleys, desert, some towns and they are immortal Greek
"Deimas" Greek A son of Dardanus and Chryse and brother of Idaeus, who when his family and a part of the Arcadian population emigrated, remained behind in Arcadia. Greek
King name "Diomedes" Greek A son of Tydeus and Deipyle, the husband of Aegialeia, and the successor of Adrastus in the kingdom of Argos, though he was descended from an Aetolian family. Greek
Spirit name "Domovoy" Slavic A. Every house has its domovoy, domestic spirit, who lives with his wife and family. Slavic
Goddess name "Enekpe" Africa Goddess of the family and guardian of destiny Africa
Goddess name "Hariti" Buddhist Goddess for the protection of children, easy delivery, happy child rearing and parenting, harmony between husband and wife, love, and the well-being and safety of the family. Women without children also pray to Kishimojin to help them become pregnant. Originally, Hariti was a cannibalistic demon. She had hundreds of children whom she loved and doted upon, but to feed them, she abducted and killed the children of others. Buddhist
Goddess name "Hettsui No Kami" Japan Goddess who protected and provided for the family Japan
God name "Hotu-matua" s The legendary founding father of Easter Island arrived from over the sea with a fleet of his family and followers after surviving a great catastrophe. The god of earthquakes, Poku, had upended Hotu-matua's homeland with a crowbar, sinking Hiva into the ocean depths. Lemuria, Mu
Spirit name "Huanacauri" Inca / pre - Columbian South America / Peru, etc Guardian spirit. The apotheosis of a special spindle-shaped stone sited near Cuzco which protected the Inca royal family and also featured strongly in the maturation rites of male Inca adolescents. Also Wanakawri....
"Iamus" Greek A son of Apollo and Evadne, was initiated in the art of prophecy by his father, and was regarded as the ancestor of the famous family of seers, the Lamidae at Olympia. Greek
God name "Ih P'en" Mayan Chthonioc fertility god, concerned with the growth of plants as well as family, property and other wealth Mayan
Goddess name "Ih P'eu" Mayan / Mesoamerican / Mexico Chthonic fertility god. The deity concerned with the growth of plants, and consort of the bean goddess IX KANAN. He is also god of family life, property and other wealth. The couple are invoked as a single personality with the sacrificeof turkeys and chickens at sowing time. Ih Fen may be represented sowing maize seed....
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....
Goddess name "Kuladevi" Hindu The family Goddess. Another name for Durga. Hindu
God name "Kulika (of good family)" Hindu Snake god. One of a group of seven MAHANAGAS. Attributes: rosary and water jar. Three-eyed....
Spirit name "Lo'cin-coro'mo" Yukaghir / southeastern Siberia Hearth spirit. The guardian of the household who migrates with the family. Also Lo'cil, Yegi'le....
King name "Magpyr family" Discworld A family of vampires who attempted to invade the kingdom of Lancre. Discworld
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 "Nang Lha" Tibet Personal family guardian type of house god Tibet
God name "Nang Lha" Tibetan house god. A personal family guardian depicted with the head of a pig. He is propitiated with libations....
"Obiism" Egyptian serpent-worship. From Egyptian Ob (the sacred serpent). The African sorceress is still called Obi. The Greek ophis is of the same family. Moses forbade the Israelites to inquire of Ob, which we translate wizard.
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 "Penates" Romans The household gods of the Romans, both in regard to a private family and to the state, as the great family of citizens: hence we shall have to distinguish between private and public Penates.
Goddess name "Pietas" Roman The goddess of duty to the state, gods and family and a personification of the Roman virtue of piety. Roman
God name "Pietas" Roman Minor god. A sanctuary dedicated to him circa 191 BC is still in existence in Rome. He became Pietas Augusta and is associated with family solidarity and patriotism....
God name "Pryderi" Celtic / Welsh Chthonic god. The son of PWYLL and RHIANNON. According to tradition, he was abducted as an infant from his cradle by a huge talon or claw, with the implication that the abduction was instigated by an adversary from the underworld, perhaps the family of Gwawl, a rejected suitor of Rhiannon. Pryderi was found in a stable and rescued by Teirnyon, who brought the child up as his son. Eventually the true parents of Pryderi were identified and he was returned to his family. His consort is Cigfa and he succeeded Pwyll to the title ‘Lord of Dyfed.'...
God name "Pusi" Polynesia The family god of Tonuia, the first ancestor. At an opportune time Pusi would bite an enemy and bring upon him a lingering sickness from which he would waste away. Tikopia, Polynesia
God name "Semargl" Slavic God of barley and family. Slavic
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
Goddess name "Sinivali" Hindu / Vedic Minor goddess of prosperity. Associated specifically with the boon of children. The mistress of the nuclear family. She is depicted as a matronly lady....
Goddess name "Susano-Wo ascends with her to heaven but is thrown out after trying to enter her house and committing various excesses. Amaterasu refuses to be sullied and obstinately hides herself away in a cave. It requires the combined diplomacy and craft of many other deities to persuade her to come out. The lure is the “perfect divine mirror” in which she sees her reflection. The birth of the two deities is considered to mark the transition between cosmic and material genesis." Sometimes her shrines are placed adjacent to those of Susano - Wo The Ise Naiku sanctuary is visited by about five million devotees each year and Amaterasu takes pride of place in every family shrine. She is also the tutelary goddess of the emperor. Hers tends to be a monotheistic cult in which all other deities take a subservient place. Though powerful she does not always succeed and is often subject to attack. She has been arguably identified with the god VAIROCANA in Buddhist religion....
"Teiresias" Greek Or Tiresias, a son of Everes and Chariclo. He belonged to the ancient family of Udaeus at Thebes, and was one of the most renowned soothsayers in all antiquity. Greek
"Telchines" Greek A family, a class of people, or a tribe, said to have been descended from Thalassa or Poseidon. Greek
God name "Teraphim" Hebrew The household, family, or domestic gods of the Jews, similar to the lares and penates of the ancient Romans. Hebrew
God name "Tsao Chun" China God of kitchens and stoves who ascends to heaven every year to report to the Jade Emperor on the good or bad behavior of each family member. China
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.
Goddess name "Verplaca" Roman Goddess of family harmony. Roman
Deities name "Vigrieesvaraeugramurti" Hindu / Puranic family of deities. A popular depiction in art of SIVA (colored black) and Parvati with their son GANESA after he has been decapitated by his father and given the head of an elephant by way of replacement....
Spirit name "White Lady" Ireland White Lady Of Ireland the banshee or domestic spirit of a family.
Spirit name "White Lady" Prussia White Lady of the royal family of Prussia. A "spirit" said to appear before the death of one of the family.