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List of Gods   : "infant"

NameOriginDescription
God name "Adrammelech" Assyria God of the people of Sepharvaim, to whom infants were burnt in sacrifice (Kings xvii, 31). Probably the Sun.
Nymph name "Adrasteia" Greek A Cretan nymph, daughter of Melisseus, to whom Rhea entrusted the infant Zeus to be reared in the Dictaean grotto.
God name "Aega" Greek A daughter of Olenus, who was a descendant of Hephaestus. Aega and her sister Helice nursed the infant Zeus in Crete, and the former was afterwards changed by the god into the constellation called Capella. Greek
Nymph name "Aix" Greek A nymph and the wife of Pan. She was seduced by Zeus and bore him Aigipan. Aix is also mentioned as the nurse of the infant Zeus and may also identified with the Gorgon Aix.
Goddess name "Amaltheia" Crete The nurse of the infant Zeus after his birth in Crete. The ancients themselves appear to have been as uncertain about the etymology of the name as about the real nature of Amaltheia. Hesychius derives it from the verb to nourish or to enrich, others from firm or hard; and others again from to signify the Divine goat, or the tender goddess. The common derivation is from to milk or suck.
God name "Ambrosia" Greek In ancient mythology, Ambrosia is sometimes the food, sometimes the drink, of the gods. The word has generally been derived from Greek a- ("not") and mbrotos ("mortal"); hence the food or drink of the immortals. Thetis anointed the infant Achilles with ambrosia and passed the child through the fire to make him immortal - a familiar Phoenician custom - but Peleus, appalled, stopped her.
"Amphilochus" Greek A son of Amphiaraus and Eriphyle, and brother of Alcmaeon. (Apollodorus iii) When his father went against Thebes, Amphiloehus was, according to Pausanias, yet an infant, although ten years afterwards he is mentioned as one of the Epigoni, and according to some traditions assisted his brother in the murder of his mother.
Spirit name "Anjea" Australasia Animistic fertility spirit. Known to tribesmen on the Pennefather River, queensland, Australia and believed to place mud babies in the wombs of pregnant women. The grandmother of a newly born infant buried the afterbirth, which was collected by Anjea and kept in a hollow tree or some such sanctuary until the time came to instill it into another child in the womb....
Goddess name "Aveta" Roman / Celtic / Gallic Goddess of birth and midwifery. Known mainly from clay figurines found at Toulon-sur-Allier, France. The models show the goddess with infants at the breast and apparently she is concerned especially with nursing mothers. The figure is often accompanied by a small lapdog....
God name "Babes" Roman In Rome, the god who caused infants to utter their first cry.
Supreme god name "Bagisht" Kafir / Afghanistan God of flood waters and prosperity. The son of the supreme goddess DISANI, conceived when she was raped from behind by an obscure demonic entity in the shape of a ram who violated her while she was milking cows by a lakeside. Bagisht is said to have been born in the current of the Prasun river whereupon the turbulent waters became smooth-flowing and parted to allow the infant to reach the bank. There seem to have been no elaborate sanctuaries but rather an abundance of simple shrines always placed close to water. The god was celebrated at the main festivals of the Kafir agricultural year and received sacrificial portions of meat. Also Opkulu....
King name "Camilla" Roman Of the Volsci was the daughter of king Metabus and Casmilla. Driven from his throne, Metabus was chased into the wilderness by armed Volsci, his infant daughter in his hands. The river Amasenus blocked his path, and, fearing for the child's welfare, Metabus bound her to a spear. He promised Diana that Camilla would be her servant, a warrior virgin. He then safely threw her to the other side, and swam across to retrieve her. Roman
"Cuba" Roman Cunina and Rumina, three Roman genii, who were worshipped as the protectors of infants sleeping in their cradles, and to whom libations of milk were offered.
Goddess name "Cunina" Roman Goddess of infants who are in the cradle. Roman
Goddess name "Cunina" Roman Minor goddess of infants. Responsible for guarding the cradle....
"Dame du Lac" Britain A fay, named Vivienne, who plunged with the infant Lancelot into a lake. This lake was a kind of mirage, concealing the demesnes of the lady "en la marche de la petite Bretaigne." Britain
"Delias" Greek The sacred vessel made by Theseus and sent annually from Athens to Delos. This annual festival lasted 30 days, during which no Athenian could be put to death, and as Socrates was condemned during this period his death was deferred till the return of the sacred vessel. The ship had been so often repaired that not a stick of the original vessel remained at the time, yet was it the identical ship. So the body changes from infancy to old age, and though no single particle remains constant, yet the man 6 feet high is identical with his infant body a span long. Greek
Demon name "Dimme" Sumeria Female demon of fever and and diseases of infants. There were seven evil spirits of this kind, who were apparently regarded as being daughters of Anu, the god of the heavens. Sumeria
God name "Dryops" Greek A son of the river-god Spercheius, by the Danaid Polydora or, according to others, a son of Lycaon (probably a mistake for Apollo) by Dia, the daughter of Lycaon, who concealed her new-born infant in a hollow oak tree.
Goddess name "Edusa" Roman A goddess of infants who are weaning
God name "Edusa" Roman Minor god of infants. Responsible for the proper nourishment of the child....
God name "Fabulinus" Roman Minor god of infants. Responsible for the first words of the child....
Goddess name "Hathor" Egypt The Beautiful Face In The Boat For Thousands Of Years. Goddess of procreation, sexuality, romance, trees, poetry, music, alcohol, childbirth, infants, death, fertility, love, marriage, beauty, joy and the sky. Egypt
Goddess name "Ino" Greek Greek heroine who raised the infant Dionysus. Later she was elevated to a sea goddess under the name of Leukothea. Greek
God name "Ithome" Greek A nymph from whom the Messenian hill of Ithome derived its name. According to a Messenian tradition, Ithome and Neda, from whom a small river of the country derived its name, were said to have nursed Zeus, and to have bathed the infant god in the well Clepsydra. Greek
Goddess name "Kaltesh" Ugric / western Siberian Fertility goddess. A goddess concerned with childbirth and the future destiny of the infant. Consort of the sky god Nun. Her sacred animals include the hare and the goose and she may be symbolized by a birch tree....
Spirit name "Kouretes" Greek Rustic spirits appointed by Rhea to guard the infant god Zeus in a cave on Mount Ida. Greek
"Kuretes" Greek The nine dancers who venerate Rhea, who clashed their spears and shields to drown out the wails of infant Zeus. Greek
"Lilith or Lilis" Christian The Talmudists say that Adam had a wife before Eve, whose name was Lilis. Refusing to submit to Adam, she left Paradise for a region of the air. She still haunts the night as a spectre, and is especially hostile to new-born infants. Some superstitious Jews still put in the chamber occupied by their wife four coins, with labels on which the names of Adam and Eve are inscribed, with the words, "Avaunt thee, Lilith!" Rabbinical mythology
Goddess name "Long Mu" Chinese Mother of dragons was a Chinese woman who was deified as a goddess after raising five infant dragons.
Nymph name "Ma" Greek The name of a nymph in the suite of Rhea, to whom Zeus entrusted the bringing up of the infant Dionysus. Greek
King name "Magi" Christian According to Christian fable, were Melchior, Gaspar, and Balthazar, three kings of the East. The first offered gold, the emblem of royalty, to the infant Jesus; the second, frankincense, in token of divinity; and the third, myrrh, in prophetic allusion to the persecution unto death which awaited the "Man of Sorrows."
"Malambruno" Spain The giant, first cousin of queen Maguncia, of Canday'a, who enchanted Antonomasia and her husband, and shut them up in the tomb of the deceased queen. The infanta he transformed into a monkey of brass, and the knight into a crocodile. Don Quixote achieved their disenchantment by mounting the wooden horse called Clavileno.
King name "Melissus" Greek An ancient king of Crete, who, by Amalthea, became the father of the nymphs Adrastea and Ida, to whom Rhea entrusted the infant Zeus to be brought up. Other accounts call the daughters of this king Melissa and Amalthea. Greek
Spirit name "Navky" Slavic Were the spirits of children who had died unbaptized or at their mother's hands. Most often they appeared in the shapes of infants or young girls, rocking in tree branches and wailing and crying in the night. Slavic
God name "Nysa" Greek A daughter of Aristaeus, who was believed to have brought up the infant god Dionysus, and from whom one of the many towns of the name of Nysa was believed to have derived its name. Greek
"Ossipaga" Roman Ossipanga, Ossilago, a Roman divinity, who was prayed to, to harden and strengthen the bones of infants.
"Paradise of Fools" Roman The Hindus, Mahometans, Scandinavians, and Roman Catholics have devised a place between Paradise and "Purgatory" to get rid of a theological difficulty. If there is no sin without intention, then infants and idiots cannot commit sin, and if they die cannot be consigned to the purgatory of evil-doers; but, not being believers or good-doers, they cannot be placed with the saints. The Roman Catholics place them in the Paradise of infants and the Paradise of Fools.
God name "Pilumnus (staker)" Roman Minor guardian god. Concerned with the protection of an infant at birth. A ceremony to honor the deity involved driving a stake into the ground....
Goddess name "Potina" Roman Minor goddess. Associated with the safe drinking ability of infants....
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.'...
Goddess name "Renenutet" Egypt Snake goddess. Also possessing fertility connotations, she guarded the pharaoh in the form of a cobra. There is some evidence that she enjoyed a cult in the Faiyum, the highly fertile region of the Nile valley. She is depicted either in human form or as a hooded cobra, in which case she bears close association with the goddess WADJET who is embodied in the uraeus. Her gaze has the power to conquer enemies. In her capacity as a fertility goddess she suckles infant rulers and provides good crops and harvests, linked in this capacity to OSIRIS and the more ancient grain god NEPER. She is also a magical power residing in the linen robe of the pharaoh and in the linen bandages with which he is swathed in death. At Edfu Renenutet takes the title “lady of the robes.” In the Greco-Roman period, she became adopted by the Greeks as the goddess Hermouthis and was syncretized with ISIS....
Goddess name "Rumina" Roman Rumillia or Rumia, goddess who protected breastfeeding mothers, and possibly nursing infants. Her domain extended to protecting animal mothers, not just human ones. Roman
"Telemachus" Greek The son of Odysseus and Penelope. He was still an infant at the time when his father went to Troy, and in his absence of nearly twenty years he grew up to manhood. Greek
Nymph name "Theisoa" Greek One of the nymphs who brought up the infant Zeus. Greek
God name "Vagitanus" Roman Minor god of passage. The guardian of the infant's first cry at birth....
Goddess name "Volumna" Roman Nursery goddess. The guardian deity of the nursery and of infants....
"Werwolf" Europe Werewolf. A bogie who roams about devouring infants, sometimes under the form of a man, sometimes as a wolf followed by dogs, sometimes as a white dog, sometimes as a black goat, and occasionally invisible. Its skin is bullet-proof, unless the bullet has been blessed in a chapel dedicated to St. Hubert. This superstition was once common to almost all Europe, and still lingers in Brittany, Limousin, Aurergne, Servia, Wallachia, and White Russia. In the fifteenth century a council of theologians, convoked by the Emperor Sigismund, gravely decided that the Werwolf was a reality.