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List of Gods   : "lightning"

NameOriginDescription
God name "ADAD (wind)" Mesopotamian / Babylonian - Akkadian weather god. His father is the supreme sky god ANU. He is described as a benevolent giver of life in the fields but is also a more violent storm god. His name in Akkadian cuneiform means “wind.” His animal is the bull. In human form he is depicted wearing horned headdress and tiered skirt or robe decorated with astral symbolism. He may carry a scimitar embellished with a single panther head and his symbol is the lightning fork often fixed upon a pair of pincers....
God name "Agni" India A god of lightning, fire, & the Sun & who also mediates between the gods & humans
God name "Agni" India God of lightning, fire, and the Sun and who also mediates between the gods and humans. India
God name "Almaqah" Pre - Islamic southern Arabian Tutelary astral god. Worshiped by the Saba tribe, his sacred animal is the bull. Attributes include lightning bolts and a sinuate weapon....
Goddess name "Alohura" Polynesia The lightning goddess of the beTrobi people. Mentioned in The Colour of Magic.
God name "Amm" Pre - Islamic southern Arabian moon god. The tutelary deity of the Qataban tribe. Also revered as a weather god. Attributes include lightning bolts....
"Anitan" Philippines Guardian of lightning. Philippines
God name "Apocatquil" Inca / Peru God of lightning. He recalled his mother to life and made an aperture in the earth with a golden spade, through which the race of the Peruvians emerged and took possession of the land. Inca / Peru
Monster name "Babullius" Greek A monster of the primitive world, is described sometimes as a destructive hurricane, and sometimes as a fire-breathing giant concealed in the country of the Arimi in the earth, which was lashed by Zeus with flashes of lightning. Greek
God name "Bahyra" Brazil The creator god of the heavens and the earth who "expressed his wrath by thunder and lightning." The Apiaca, Brazil
Angel name "Baraquiel" Hebrew One of the "great, beautiful, wonderful, and honored princes" listed in the Third Book of Enoch. The angel of lightning.
Nymph name "Begoe" Etruscan An Etruscan nymph, who was believed to have written the Ars fulguritarum, the art of purifying places which had been struck by lightning. This religious Book was kept at Rome in the temple of Apollo together with the Sibylline Books and the Carmina of the Marcii.
God name "Bel" ” Mesopotamian / Babylonian - Akkadian Generic title meaning “lord. The Babylonian god MARDUK was often addressed as Bel, and the name occurs in the Vetus Testamentum. The New Year festival of akitu in Babylon included a ceremony of “leading Bel by the hand.” The name also appears at Palmyra as the tutelary creator god whose attributes include lightning and an eagle....
"Bilskirnir aka Bilskirner" Norse The heavenly abode of Thor, from the flashing of light in the lightning. Norse
"Borak" Arab Borak or Al Borak (the lightning). The animal brought by Gabriel to carry Mahomet to the seventh heaven. It had the face of a man, but the cheeks of a horse; its eyes were like jacinths, but brilliant as the stars; it had the wings of an eagle, spoke with the voice of a man, and glittered all over with radiant light. This creature was received into Paradise.
God name "Bussumarus" Celtic God of storm and mist and fog and lightning and thunder. Celtic
God name "Cakulha" Mayan A lightning god, an underling of Yaluk. His brother was Coyopa. Mayan
God name "Catequil" Inca God of lightning and thunder. Inca
God name "Chac" Mayan Gods of lightning, Rain, thunder, wind and fertility. Mayan
God name "Chac" Mayan / Yucatec, Mesoamerican / Mexico Rain god(s). Not part of the hierarchy of Mayan gods, but worshiped with great devotion at local level. Originally there was a god, Chaac, who was of huge size and who taught mankind Agriculture. He was regarded as the god of thunder, lightning, Rain and bread, and of milpas (smallholdings) and their produce. Also God B....
God name "Chac/ Chac Mol" Maya A god[s] of lightning, Rain, thunder, wind & fertility
God name "Col (black one)" Nuer / Sudan Rain god. He brings Rain and thunderstorms. Souls of people killed by lightning have been described as colwic. Also Chol....
Goddess name "Dabaiba" Panama Mother of Creation and a goddess of thunder and lightning and in whose honour slaves were burnt to death.. Panama
Goddess name "Deng" Nuer / Dinka / Sudan sky god. Considered to be a foreign deity in the Nuer pantheon and a bringer of disease. His daughter is the moon goddess. In Dinka religion he is a storm and fertility god bringing lightning and Rain....
God name "Dolichenus" Western Semitic / Syrian weather god. Depicted bearded and standing upon a bull. Attributes include a double ax and lightning. He became syncretized with the Roman god JUPITER....
God name "Dongo" Songhai / Niger valley, West Africa storm god. The creator of thunderbolts, which are perceived as stone ax-heads. As the celestial smith he forges lightning and strikes a huge bell with his ax to generate thunder....
God name "Dragoni" Albania A god of thunder & lightning
"Elysion" Greek A section of the underworld (the spelling Elysium is a Latinization of the Greek word Elysion). Elysium is an obscure and mysterious name that evolved from a designation of a place or person struck by lightning, enelysion, enelysios. Greek
God name "Enceladus" Greek A son of Tartarus and Ge, and one of the hundred-armed giants who made war upon the gods. He was killed, according to some, by Zeus, by a flash of lightning, and buried under mount Aetna and according to others, he was killed by the chariot of Athena, or by the spear of Seilenus. Greek
"Fulgora" Roman The personification of lightning. Roman
"Fulgurator" Roman lightning Hurler. An epithet for Jupiter
Angel name "Furfur" Christian A powerful Great Earl of Hell, being the ruler of twenty-six legions of demons. He is a liar unless compelled to enter a magic triangle; then he gives true answers to every questions speaking with a rough voice. Furfur causes love between a man and a woman, creates storms and tempests, thunders, lightning and blasts, and teaches on secret and Divine things. He is depicted as a hart or winged hart, and also as an angel. Christian demonology
God name "Futsu-Nushi-No-Kami" Japan God of war, fire and lightning Japan / Shinto
God name "Hadad" Syria A god of storms, thunder and lightning, he also worked part-time as a sky and Sun god and a protecter of the harvest. Syria
God name "Hadad/ El" Canaan / Semite The god of lightning, thunder & storms
God name "Hafoza" Jate God of thunder and lightning. Jate
God name "Haokah" Lakota Haokah is a god of thunder and lightning. His emotions are portrayed opposite the norm; he laughs when he is sad and cries when he is happy. In art, he is depicted as having two horns. Lakota
God name "Hi'lina" Haida Indian / Queen Charlotte Island, Canada Tribal god. The personification of the thunderbird known to many Indian tribes. The noise of the thunder is caused by the beating of its wings, and when it opens its eyes there is lightning. The thunder clouds are its cloak....
God name "Hyagnis" Phrygian A Sun and fire god, also a god of lightning. Father of Marsyas, a satyr who challenged Apollo to a contest of music and lost his hide and life. Phrygian
God name "Illapa or Illapa" Inca God of lightning, thunder and Rain storms. Inca
God name "Illapa/ Illyapa/ Katoyalla" Inca He is the god of lightning, thunder & Rain storms
Goddess name "Imazuma" Japan Goddess of lightning Japan / Shinto
Goddess name "Inazuma" Shinto / Japan Goddess of lightning. The socalled consort of the rice. In certain regions when lightning hits a rice field bamboos are erected around the spot to signify that it has been sanctified by the fire of heaven. Also Ina-Bikari (light of rice) and Ina-Tsurubi (fertility of rice)....
God name "Kadaklan" Philippines The supreme being and a sky and thunder god who created the universe. He has a little doggie called Kimat who can throw lightning. Tinguians, Philippines
God name "Karai-Shin" Buddhist God of lightning Buddhist / Japan
Deities name "Karai-Shin" Buddhist / Japan God of lightning. One of the deities grouped in Shintoism as the RAIJIN gods of thunder, storm and Rain....
God name "Klehanoai (night-bearer)" Navaho / USA moon god. According to tradition, he was created at the same primordial time as the dawn, from a crystal bordered with white shells. His face is said to be covered with sheet lightning and the sacred primeval waters. The moon disc is actually a shield behind which the god moves invisibly across the night sky. He is never impersonated or depicted. Also Tlehanoai....
Deities name "Marutgana" Hindu Maruts, storm deities and sons of Rudra and Diti and attendants of Indra. The number of Maruts varies from two to sixty (three times sixty in RV 8.96.8. They are very violent and aggressive, described as armed with golden weapons i.e. lightnings and thunderbolts, as having iron teeth and roaring like lions, as residing in the north, as riding in golden chariots drawn by ruddy horses. Hindu
"Menoetius" Greek 1. A son of Japetus and Clymene or Asia, and a brother of Atlas, Prometheus and, Epimetheus, was killed by Zeus with a flash of lightning, in the fight of the Titans, and thrown into Tartarus. (Theogony of Hesiod 507)
"Mimas2" Italy A giant who is said to have been killed by Ares, or by Zeus with a flash of lightning. The island of Prochyte, near Sicily, was believed to rest upon his body.
Goddess name "Naeeeegaaei (slayer of alien gods)" Navaho / USA God of war. The most powerful of the Navaho war gods. The son of the Sun god TSOHANOAI and the fertility goddess ESTSANATLEHI. According to tradition, he vanquished a race of giants who had nearly destroyed the human race. He is a benevolent god, ready to help mankind in times of trouble. He also cures diseases brought about through witchcraft. Said to live at the junction of two rivers in the San Juan valley, he is invoked by warriors preparing for battle. His priest wears a buckskin bag mask, painted black and adorned with five zigzag lightning streaks, the eye and mouth holes covered with white sea shells. He also wears a fox skin collar, a crimson cloth around the hips and a leather belt with silver ornamentation, but is otherwise naked. No depictions are made of this deity....
God name "Ngai" Kikuyu / Masai / East Africa Creator god. The name given to a single god in the heavens, influenced by the spread of Christianity. He is also perceived as, and may have evolved from, a weather god whose presence is symbolized by lightning....
God name "Niamye" Baule / Ivory Coast, West Africa Creator god. He engendered a consort for himself and proceeded to create all other living things on earth. His anger is evidenced by lightning and thunderbolts....
God name "Oba" Yoruba God of thunder and lightning. Yoruba
God name "Oshe" Yoruba God of thunder and lightning. Yoruba
Goddess name "Oya-Yansan" Yoruba Goddess of the Niger River. She is seen in aspects of warrior-goddess of wind, lightning, fertility, fire and magic. She creates hurricanes and tornadoes and guards the underworld. Yoruba
God name "P:erende" Albanian A storm god that lets you know he is around with thunder & lightning. It was used by the Christians to identify their god in that region
Goddess name "Pele" Hawaii A goddess of fire, lightning, dance, volcanoes and violence. Hawaii
God name "Perende" Albania God of storms, thunder and lightning. Albania
God name "Perende" Pre - Christian Albanian storm god. In the ancient Illyrian culture his presence was announced by thunder and lightning. The name subsequently became adopted to identify God in the Christian sense....
Goddess name "Perkun Tete" Balkans Goddess of thunder and lightning identified with the planet Venus. Each night she receives the Sun, then returns it the next morning washed and shining. Balkans
God name "Perun" Slavic A god of war, justice, lightning & thunder
God name "Perun" Slavic God of war, justice, thunder and lightning. Slavic
"Porphyrion" s One of the sons of Uranus and Gaia. He attempted to rape Hera and she set him against Dionysus, promising the giant Hebe's hand in marriage if he could defeat him. Zeus smote him with lightning and Heracles finally shot him with an arrow.
"Purandhi" s Thunder, the lightning's daughter, Aja-Ekapad, heaven's bearer, Sindhu, and the waters of the sea:
Goddess name "Rainha Barba" Brazil Goddess of thunder and lightning. Brazil
God name "Reseph Mikal" Egypt God of thunder, lightning, battlegrounds and warfare. Egypt
Goddess name "Sadwes" Persia A goddess Rain, of storms, thunder, lightning, hail, snow
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....
God name "Shurdi" Illyrian / Albania storm god. Believed to send thunder and lightning and revered into more recent times....
God name "Sogbo" Benin The god of thunder, lightning and fire. Benin
God name "Sogbo" Fon / Benin, West Africa storm god. The sibling of the gods LISA and MAWU, he controls thunder and lightning and is a god of fire and Rain....
God name "Summamus" Etruscan storm god. Specifically a deity responsible for lightning and thunderbolts. A sanctuary was dedicated to him in Rome....
Goddess name "Taditkara (ligbtning)" Buddhist Goddess of light. Color: green. Attributes: lightning in the form of a creeper. Also Vidyddhara....
Goddess name "Tate Kyewimoka (mother west water)" Huichol Indian / Mesoamerican / Mexico Rain and water goddess. Appears in lightning and is said to resemble a red snake. She lives in a deep gorge with caves, in Santa Catarina, and brings the Rain from the west. Her animals include deer and ravens and she is also the goddess of the corn....
Goddess name "Tate Naaliwahi (mother east water)" Huichol Indian / Mesoamerican / Mexico Rain and water goddess. Appears in lightning and brings Rain from the east. She lives in a deep gorge with caves, in Santa Catarina....
Goddess name "Tate Naaliwahi Huichol" East Rain and water goddess, appears in lightning and brings Rain from the east Mexico
"Tawhaki" Polynesia A semi-supernatural being associated with lightning and thunder. Polynesia
God name "Thunor" Germanic God of fertility, lightning and thunder germanic
Goddess name "Tien Mu" China Goddess of lightning. China
Goddess name "Tin" Etruscan sky god. His attribute is a bunch of lightning flashes and he may appear in association with THALNA, goddess of birth. In Roman culture he becomes syncretized with JUPITER....
God name "Tinia" Etruscan The highest god of the skies, husband to Thalna or Uni who was part of the powerful triumvirate of gods, including Menrva and Uni and associated with lightning, spears and scepters. Etruscan
God name "Tirawa" Pawnee Indian / USA Creator god. A remote and vaguely defined figure who is present in the elements of wind and storm. lightning is the flashing of his eye. He provides the tribe with all their needs and is invoked by the Pawnee shamans....
"Tityus" Greek a son of Gaea, or of Zeus and Elara, the daughter of Orchomenus, was a giant in Euboea, and the father of Europa. (Apollodorus i. 4) Instigated by Hera, he made an assault upon Leto or Artemis, when she passed through Panopaeus to Pytho, but was killed by the arrows of Artemis or Apollo, or, according to others, Zeus killed him with a flash of lightning.
God name "Tlaloc" Aztec The great and ancient provider and god of Rain, fertility and lightning. Aztec
God name "Tlaloc" Aztec A god of Agriculture, lightning, Rain, weather, clouds, water, springs & mountains
God name "Tonitrualis" Roman A surname of the god Jupiter, to whom the Romans attributed power over all the changes in the heavens, as Rain, storms, thunder and lightning.
Goddess name "Trmi Mu" Chinese Goddess of lightning. She is said to flash her mirror at an intended victim of the god LEI KUNG'S thunderbolts to ensure his aim....
Goddess name "Tsetse" Zaire Goddess of lightning. Boshongo, Zaire
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
God name "Ukko" Pre - Christian Finnish Thunder god. Drives a cart which generates flashes of lightning as the horses' hoofs hit stones along the way; the noise of thunder comes from the wheels or from Ukko grinding corn with a big stone. Attributes: ax, blue robe, hammer and sword....
God name "Umvelinqangi" Zulu The sky God who has a voice like thunder and is known to send down lightning bolts. He descended from heaven to marry Uthlanga and created the primeval reeds from which Unkulunkulu emerged. Zulu
God name "Veiovis" Etruscan Vedius, "little Jupiter" or "the destructive Jupiter," and identified with Pluto. But Veiovis seems to designate an Etruscan divinity of a destructive nature, whose fearful lightnings produced deafness in those who were to be struck by them, even before they were actually hurled. He was represented as a youthful god armed with arrows, and his festival fell before the nones of March.
God name "Xewioso" Ewe Thunder god. [Benin, West Africa]. Depicted as a ram accompanied by an ax, he is also perceived as a fertility deity whose thunder and lightning are accompanied by Rain....
God name "Xolotl" Aztec The god of lightning and a psychopomp who aided the dead on their journey to Mictlan, the afterlife. He also worked part time as the god of fire and of bad luck. Aztec
God name "Yaluk" Mayan The chief lightning god, and ruled over the lesser ones, such as Cakulha. Mayan
God name "Zibelthiurdos" Thracian storm god. Believed to send thunder and lightning....
God name "Zume" Brazil Chief god and god of storms, thunder, and lightning. Topana Brazil