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List of Gods : "indian"
NameOriginDescription
Abhigit Indian The propitiatory sacrifice made by an Indian rajah who has slain a priest without premeditation.
Acheri Indian They are the ghosts of little girls, who live on the tops of mountains but descend at night to hold their revels in more convenient places. Indian
Adissechen Indian The serpent with a thousand heads which sustains the universe. Indian
Airapadam Indian The white elephant, one of the eight which, according to Indian mythology, sustain the earth.
Airi Indian The ghost of someone who killed in hunting. Those who see him face to face are burnt by the flash of his eye, or are torn to pieces by his dogs, or have their livers extracted and eaten by the fairies who accompany him. Indian
Aluelp Greek An Indian nymph, who was passionately loved by Dionysus, but could not be induced to yield to his wishes, until the god changed himself into a tiger, and thus compelled her by fear to allow him to carry her across the river Sollax, which from this circumstance received the name of Tigris. Greek
American Indians American Indians Otkon, Messou, and Atahuata.
Anasuya Hindu That is, the charity, was wife of an ancient Indian rishi (sage) named Atri. In the Ramayana, she appears living with her husband in a small hermitage in the southern periphery of the forest of Chitrakuta. She was very pious, and always practiced austerities and devotion. Hindu
Animisha Indian "One who does not wink", a general epithet of all Indian gods.
Beyreva Indian Indian demon, master of souls that roam through space after being changed into airy demons. It is said to have crooked nails with which it lopped off one of Brahma's heads.
Bheem or Bhima Indian One of the five Pandoos, or brotherhoods of Indian demi-gods, famous for his strength. He slew the giant Kinchick, and dragged his body from the hills, thereby making the Kinchick ravine.
Blemys Indian Along with Orontes, and Oruandes, was a chief of the Deriades who fought against Dionysus in the Indian War.
Bod Indian The divinity invoked by Indian women who desire fecundity. Children born after an invocation to Bod must be redeemed, or else serve in the temple of the goddess. Indian
Bolay or Boley Indian The giant which conquered heaven, earth, and the inferno. Indian
Bouders or Boudons Indian A tribe of giants and evil genii, the guard of Shiva. Indian
Budhi Pallien Indian Assamese Forest Goddess, appears as a tiger prowling through the jungle. Indian
Cama Indian The God of love and marriage. Indian
Dano Indian An Indian demon who is similar to the Bir.
Davy Jones's Locker Indian I.e. he is dead. Jones is a corruption of Jonah, the prophet, who was thrown into the sea. Locker, in seaman's phrase, means any receptacle for private stores; and duffy is a ghost or spirit among the West Indian negroes. So the whole phrase is, "He is gone to the place of safe keeping, where duffy Jonah was sent to."
Deluges Chinese The principle ones are: the deluge of Fohi, Chinese. The Satyavrata, of the Indians; the Xisuthrus, of the Assyrians; the Mexican deluge; Noah's Flood and the Greek deluges of Deucalion and Ogyges.
Eithne Ireland Old goddess who lived off nothing but the milk of a sacred Indian cow and was protected by a spirit who chased away all would-be suitors. Ireland
Genii Indian The Persian and Indian genii had a corporeal form, which they could change at pleasure. They were not guardian or attendant spirits, but fallen angels, dwelling in Ginnistan, under the dominion of Eblis. They were naturally hostile to man, though compelled sometimes to serve them as slaves.
Han India The black of darkness who was banished to the underworld then became the nighttime. Plains Indians
Hanoona Wilapona Mexico The Sun-father of the Zuni Indians. New Mexico
Hawenniyu Iroquois Great Spirit who gives the gifts of the earth. From a buckskin pouch he takes the sacred Indian tobacco and sprinkling it on the fire for incense makes certain motions of his hands toward the sky. Sometimes he will fan the fire with a turkey wing fan. Iroquois
Heammawihio India A sky and creator god who taught his people to make arrow points, knives, bows and arrows, how to hunt, and to make fire. Plains Indians
Heva Polynesia The legendary "first woman" who, together with Ad-ima, arrived at the Indian subcontinent after the Great Flood destroyed a former age of civilized greatness. Polynesia
Hisagitaimisi Creek 'The One Who Sits Above'. The Great Spirit who manifested himself in bush fires. Creek Indians
Huruing Wuhti Hopi In the Hopi Indian creation story, they were a pair of women who survived the Great Flood. The Huruing Wuhti were later venerated as mother goddesses, because they gave birth to the Hopi people.
India Indian Numerous Indian tribes keep Yuletide as a religious festival.
Isakakate Crow The supreme being of the Crow. Plains Indians
Kabibonokka North-American Son of Mudjekeewis, and the Indian Boreas, who dwelt in Wabasso (the North). He paints the autumn leaves scarlet and yellow, sends the snow, binds the rivers in ice, and drives away the seagull, cormorant, and heron. North-American
Kachina Pueblo Indians Ancestor spirits and the souls of virtuous dead people. Pueblo Indians
Kali-matutsi N American Lived in the sky and heavens above. The word is associated with 'sky occupation.' Pomo Indians, California
Kalpa-Tarou Indian A tree in Indian mythology from which might be gathered whatever a person desired. This tree is "the tree of the imagination."
Kama/ Kama[Deva] Hindu/ Puranic/ Indian A god of love & carnal desire
Krishna Indian The modern deity Krishna is the most celebrated hero of Indian mythology, and the most popular of all the deities. He is said to be the eighth Avatara or incarnation of Vishnu, or rather a direct manifestation of Vishnu himself. This hero, around whom a vast mass of legend and fable has been gathered, probably lived in the Epic age, when the Hindus had not advanced far beyond their early settlements in the north-west.
Lakshimi Indian She is the goddess of beauty & wealth, but very fickle & claims no god can sustain her for very long
Lu' dja lako Indians Lu Dja Lako, a monster bull turtle. Southeastern Indians
Maheo Cheyenne The void dwelling omnipotent Great Spirit and creator who created the water, light and air. With the help of Coot he made land by placing mud on the back of Grandmother Turtle, who then became the earth. Cheyenne Indians
Mahpiyato Lakota After the time of creation, the world was divided into three regions; the sky, the earth and waters and the underworld. When Mahpiyato created humans, they were placed in the subterranean region.. The Lakota, Plains Indians
Makowasendo Mexico The sky god is the husband of Nangkwijo, the earth. The Tewa, Pueblo Indians, New Mexico and Arizona
Manasi Indian The Goddess of Snakes. Indian
Manasvi Indian The goddess "That which controls mind". Indian
Manisha Indian Goddess of mind; intelligence, desires and wishes. Indian
Meru Indian A fabulous mountain in the centre of the world, 80,000 leagues high, the abode of Vishnu, and a perfect paradise. It may be termed the Indian Olympus.
Mowis Indian The bridegroom of snow, who, according to American Indian tradition, wooed and won a beautiful bride; but when morning dawned, Mowis left the wigwam, and melted into the sunshine. The bride hunted for him night and day in the forests, but never saw him more.
Natos Indians Sun deity of the Blackfoot Indians.
Oshats Mexico A sky god and the sun. The Sia, Pueblo Indians. New Mexico
Pah-ah Indians The Great Spirit of the Paiute Indians.
Pahtumawas Indians The Great Spirit of the Lenape Indians
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
Panic Greek On one occasion Bacchus, in his Indian expeditions, was encompassed with an army far superior to his own; one of his chief captains, named Pan, advised him to command all his men at the dead of night to raise a simultaneous shout. The shout was rolled from mountain to mountain by innumerable echoes, and the Indians, thinking they were surrounded on all sides, took to sudden flight. Greek
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."
Pururavas and Urvasi Indian An Indian myth similar to that of "Apollo and Daphne." Pururavas is a legendary king who fell in love with Urvasi, a heavenly nymph, who consented to become his wife on certain conditions. These conditions being violated, Urvasi disappeared, and Pururavas, inconsolable, wandered everywhere to find her. Ultimately he succeeded, and they were indissolubly united.
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
Shingebis Indian A diver who dared the North Wind to single combat. The Indian Boreas rated him for staying in his dominions after he had routed away the flowers, and driven off the sea-gulls and herons. Shingebis laughed at him, and the North Wind went at night and tried to blow down his hut and put out his fire. As he could not do this, he defied the diver to come forth and wrestle with him. Shingebis obeyed the summons, and sent the blusterer howling to his home. American Indian
Shiwanni Mexico The god who created the heavens, and with Shiwanoka, his wife, created the Zuni Indians. New Mexico
Swarga Indian The paradise of Indra, and also of certain deified mortals, who rest there under the shade of the five wonderful trees, drink the nectar of immortality called Amrita, and dance with the heavenly nymphs.
Tadaka Indian Indian Earth and nature goddess.
Tawa Pueblo Indians God of the Sun Pueblo
Xanthus Indian A large shell like those ascribed to the Tritons. The volutes generally run from right to left; and if the Indians find a shell with the volutes running in the contrary direction, they persist that one of their gods has got into the shell for concealment.
Yacu-mama Indian Mother of waters. A fabulous sea-snake, fifty paces long and twelve yards in girth, said to lurk in the lagunes of South America, and in the river Amazon. This monster draws into its mouth whatever passes within a hundred yards of it, and for this reason an Indian will never venture to enter an unknown lagune till he has blown his horn, which the yacu-mama never fails to answer if it is within hearing. By this means the danger apprehended is avoided. South America
Yagastaa Carrier Indians He who dwells on High is my father. He sent me down to help you because your village was so unhappy, your women always weeping for their lost children. The Carrier Indians