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List of Gods   : "plant"

NameOriginDescription
God name "Abu" Mesopotamia Minor plant and vegetation god who sprung from head of Enki Mesopotamia
God name "Abu" Mesopotamian / Sumerian Minor vegetation god. Said to have sprung from the head of the god ENKI, thus symbolizing plants emerging from the earth's soil....
God name "Akras" Finland The god of fertility and the protector of plants, especially the turnip.
Goddess name "Amma" Africa Creator god. He first created the Sun from a clay pot and coils of copper and the moon using a clay pot and brass. Black people were created from Sunlight and white from moonlight. He then proceeded to circumsise the earth goddess, whose clitoris was an anthill and their first offspring was a jackal. She then got pregnant by Rain and produced plants. He then became the father of mankind. Dogon Mali, West Africa
Goddess name "Amma (2)" Dogon / Mali, West Africa Creator god. He first created the Sun by baking a clay pot until it was white hot and coiling a band of copper around it eight times. He created the moon in similar fashion but used brass. Black people were created from Sunlight and white from moonlight. Later, having circumcised the earth goddess, whose clitoris was an anthill, he impregnated her and produced the first creature, a jackal. Next he fertilized her with Rain to engender plant life and finally became the father of mankind....
Goddess name "Atete" Kafa / Ethiopia, northeastern Africa Fertility goddess. She was assimilated into the Christian cult of the Virgin Mary, but is probably the subject of an ancient fertility rite performed by women who collect various sacred plants and throw them into the river. The festival is known as Astar yo Mariam (Epiphany of Mary)....
Goddess name "Atropos" Pre - Homeric Greek Goddess of fate. According to Hesiod, one of the daughters of ZEUS and THEMIS. One of an ancient trio of MOIRAI with LACHESIS and KLOTHO. She is responsible for the final part of a mortal life, the unturning inevitability of death, and she is depicted holding a pair of scales. The name of the plant Atropa belladonna (deadly nightshade) derives from her....
God name "Attis" Roman A god of plants
Goddess name "Axo-Mama" South American Indian / Peru Goddess of potato crops. A model of this minor deity was made out of parts of the plant as a harvest fetish and kept for a year before being burned in a ritual to ensure a good potato harvest....
God name "Basamum" Arabia The god of healing in pre-Islamic South Arabia. His name may be derived from the proto-Arabic basam, or balsam, a plant that was used in ancient Medicines.
God name "Basamum" Pre Islamic southern Arabian God of healing. The name probably derives from the remedial plant balsam....
Planet name "Bifrons" Unk demon of astronomy, geometry, and other such sciences, planetary influences. He often takes the form of a man. He is acquainted with the virtues of herbs, precious stones and plants. He can transport corpses from one place to another. It is he who lights the strange corpse lights above the tombs of the dead. Unk
Goddess name "Birrahgnooloo" Australian aboriginal Creator goddess. She is recognized by several aboriginal clans as the chief consort of BAIAME, the creator god. Revered as the all-mother of humankind and creator of living things on earth, her role largely parallels that of Baiame. Traditions suggest that during the Dreamtime she planted vegetation as she moved through the primordial world, fashioning creatures from clay and breathing spirit into human beings. Her eldest son is DARAMULUM or Gayandi, regarded as an intermediary between Baiame and humankind....
Goddess name "Coca Mama" Peru Goddess of health, happiness and the coca plant. Peru
Goddess name "Coca-Mama" South American Indian / Peru Goddess of the coca plant. Minor goddess who oversees the harvest of the coca crop. Models of the deity were made from the leaves of the plant and kept for a year before being burned in a ritual to ensure a good coca harvest....
God name "Daffodil" Greek / Roman Or "Lent Lily," was once white; but Persephone, daughter of Demeter, delighted to wander about the flowery meadows of Sicily. One spring, throwing herself on the grass, she fell asleep. The god of the Infernal regions, Pluto, fell in love with the beautiful maid, and carried her off for his bride. His touch turned the white flowers to a golden yellow, and some of them fell in Acheron, where they grew luxuriantly; and ever since the flower has been planted on graves. Greek / Roman
Ghost name "Duppies" Jamaican The ghosts of deceased people. An Obeah man will summon a Duppy and plant it in a home to curse the occupants. A sample of the victim's clothing, hair or especially menstrual fluid may be obtained so that a Duppy may rape a female victim while she sleeps and make her ill. Jamaican
Goddess name "Fauna" Roman Minor vegetation goddess. Consort of FAUNUS with guardianship of woods and plants....
God name "Faunus" Roman Minor vegetation god. Consort of FAUNA with guardianship of woods and plants. He was given many of the attributes of the Greek god PAN including horns and legs of a goat....
Goddess name "Flora" Roman Goddess of gardens, plants, flowers, love, prostitution,spring and youth. Her festival was celebrated from the 28th of April till the first of May, with extravagant merriment and lasciviousness. The resemblance between the names Flora and Chloris led the later Romans to identify the two divinities. Roman
Spirit name "Gandayaks" Haudenosaunee A class of spirits who have power over plants and fish. Haudenosaunee
God name "Gibini" Gishu / Uganda, East Africa Plague god. Associated with the smallpox god ENUNDU, he is propitiated with offerings of vegetables and is symbolized by special trees planted near the house....
God name "Glooscap" Canada The god of righteousness who made the plains, food plants, animals and humans. Canada
God name "Habuiri" West Indies A creator and sky god who make plants grow. West Indies
God name "Hahgwehdiyu" Iroquois The creator god; he planted a single maize plant in his mother's body. This single plant grew and was a gift to mankind. Iroquois
"Hainuwele" Indonesia 'The Coconut Girl' who, when she "answered the call of nature"; excreted valuable items. She was killed and buried by villagers but her boyfriend exhumed the corpse and cut it into pieces which he then re-buried around the village. These pieces grew into the various tuberous plants, giving origin to the principle foods the people of Indonesia have enjoyed ever since. Seram, New Guinea
"Haoma" Iran A plant that suffered the indignity of being deified, its sap was an intoxicating drink used in a sacrificial ceremonies
Goddess name "Hapy" Egypt Fertility god of the Nile flood. Inhabits caverns adjacent to the Nile cataracts and oversees the annual inundation of the Nile valley. His court includes crocodile gods and frog goddesses. There are no known sanctuaries to Hapy. He is depicted in anthropomorphic form but androgynous, with prominent belly, pendulous breasts and crowned with water plants. He may hold a tray of produce. At Abydos he is depicted as a two-headed goose with human body.See also KHNUM....
God name "Hatdastsisi" Navaho / USA God. A benevolent deity, he cures disease through the medium of his priest, who flagellates the affected parts. His home is believed to be near Tsegihi in New Mexico. Sacrifices to Hatdastsisi are made up from reeds decorated with a design representing the blue yucca plant, which is buried in the earth to the east of the tribal lodge. His priest wears a buckskin mask decorated with owl feathers, and a spruce collar, but otherwise ordinary Navaho dress with white buckskin leggings....
God name "Haumiatiketike" Polynesian / including Maori vegetation god. The deity concerned with wild plants gathered as food, and particularly with the rhizome of the bracken which has been traditionally relied on by the Maori in times of famine or need....
Goddess name "Hina" Polynesian / Tahiti moon goddess. In local traditions the daughter of the god TANGAROA and creatrix of the moon, which she governs. She lives in one of its dark spots representing groves of trees which she brought from earth in a canoe and planted. She is also represented as the consort of Tangaroa. Hina probably evolved in Tahiti from the Polynesian underworld goddess HINE-NUITE-PO. Also SINA (Samoa); Ina (Hervey Islands)....
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....
"Indara" Indonesia The Maiden, the earth. With Ilai, the Sun, they are the supreme powers of the Torajas. They created mankind, but not plants and animals. Celebes, Indonesia
Goddess name "Ix Kanan" Mayan Vgetation goddess who takes care of bean plant Mayan
Goddess name "Ix Kanan" Mayan / Mesoamer ican / Mexico vegetation goddess. The guardian of the bean plant. Her consort is the maize god IH P'EN. The cou ple are invoked at sowing time when turkeys and chickens are sacrificed....
God name "Izquitecatl" Aztec Fertility god personified by the Maguey plant Aztec
God name "Izquitecatl" Aztec / Mesoamerican / Mexico Fertility god. One of the group classed as the Ometochtli complex personifying the maguey or agave plant from which a potent drink called pulque is brewed....
God name "Jacy" Brazilian moon god and the creator of plant life. Brazilian
Goddess name "Kokyan" S America Creator goddess; she created humans, plants, and animals Hopi
"Krsanu" India An ineffectual guardian of immortality's plant who failed to prevent the falcon bringing Soma. India
God name "Kumokums" Modoc Indian / Oregon, USA Creator god. He sat beside Tule lake, which was all that existed, and created the world by scooping out mud to form the earth. He added animals and plants, but finally became tired and went to sleep in a hole at the bottom of the lake, which he dug using a hill as a shovel....
Goddess name "Laka" Hawaii Goddess of the wild plants which grow in the Forest. Very fond of singing and dancing. Hawaii
"Loco" Haiti / Vodun Patron of healers and plants, especially trees. Haiti / Vodun
God name "MITHRA (friend)" Persian / Iran God of the upper air. Originating in India, Mithra is a god of light who was translated into the attendant of the god AHURA MAZDA in the light religion of Persia; from this he was adopted as the Roman deity Mithras. He is not generally regarded as a sky god but a personification of the fertilizing power of warm, light air. According to the Avesta, he possesses 10,000 eyes and ears and rides in a chariot drawn by white horses. In dualistic Zoroastrianism, which effectively demoted him, Mithra is concerned with the endless battle between light and dark forces; he represents truth. He is responsible for the keeping of oaths and contracts. He was born from a rock and, according to legend, engaged in a primeval struggle with Ahura Mazda's first creation, a wild bull, which he subdued and confined to a cave. The bull escaped, but was recaptured by Mithra, who slit its throat. From the blood sprang plant life on earth. His chief adversary is AHRIMAN, the power of darkness. Mithra is not generally worshiped on his own, but as an integral part of the Mithraic worship of Ahura Mazda, where he acts as an intercessor between gods and men. In the Hellenic period he was transformed more closely to the role of a Sun god. See also AHURA MAZDA....
Supreme god name "Makonaima" British Makunaima. The supreme god and creator who sent his son Sigu to rule over the earth. Among the Makushi he created the sky and earth, vegetation, animals and men. Among the Ackawoi and Caribs, he created birds, animals, and food plants, assisted by his son Sigu. British Guiana
Spirit name "Manabozho aka Nanabush" Ojibwa Manabozo, a spirit trickster figure and culture hero. He was the son of a human mother and Bangishimog, a spirit father. Nanabozho most often appears in the shape of a rabbit and is characterized as a trickster. He was sent to earth by Gitchi Manitou to teach the Ojibwe, and one of his first tasks was to name all the plants and animals. Ojibwa
Goddess name "Mayahuel" Aztec A minor fertility goddess associated with the maguey plant
Goddess name "Mayahuel" Aztec / Mesoamerican / Mexico Minor fertility goddess. One of the group classed as the Ometochtli complex associated with the maguey plant from which pulque is brewed. She may be depicted seated upon a tortoise beside an agave plant in bloom. According to legend she was abducted by QUETZALCOATL and subsequently dismembered by wild animals. From the fragments grew the first agave plants....
"Midewiwin" Canada Showed and taught people the importance of maintaining a balanced living by herbal Medicines, vision questing, and the sacred teachings and songs. Prayers and songs invoked the power of the plant Medicines. Great lakes tribes. Canada
Goddess name "Nanna" Germanic A goddess of plants & flowers
Goddess name "Nanna" Germanic Goddess of plants and flowers. Germanic
Goddess name "Nin-s ar (lady plant)" Mesopotamian / Sumerian Minor mother goddess. Nin-s.ar is linked briefly as consort to either Enlil (her father) or Enki by whom, after nine days of gestation, she gave birth to the goddess Ninkurra who, in turn, became the mother of the goddess Uttu....
Goddess name "Nin-sar" Sumeria Minor goddess of plants. Sumeria
Goddess name "Ninhursaga" Sumeria Mother divinity and goddess of wild animals, plants and fertility. Sumeria
"Ninigi" Japan The son of Ame no Oshihomimi no Mikoto, and grandson of Amaterasu, who sent him down to earth to plant rice there. He was the grandfather of Emperor Jimmu. Amaterasu sent him to pacify Japan by bringing the three celestial gifts used by the emperor. The sword, Kusanagi, the mirror, Yata no kagami, and the jewel, Yasakani no magatama. Japan
"Nisbat Utria" Nazorean Nisbat Utria "She planted";, was the mother of Uthras. Early Nazorean
"Nix" German Kind busy-body. Little creatures not unlike the Scotish brownie and German kobold. They wear a red cap, and are ever ready to lend a helping hand to the industrious and thrifty. "Another tribe of water-fairies are the Nixes, who frequently assume the appearance of beautiful maidens."- T. F. T. Dyer: Folk-lore of plants
"Nodotus" Roman A divinity presiding over the knots in the stem of plants producing grain but it seems more probable that originally it was only a surname of Saturnus. Roman
Deities name "Nsab and Anan-Ns'ab" Nazorean Nsab means the implanter or impregnator, Anan Nsab means spouse of the planter. Fertility deities. heavenly Helpers of earthly Nazoreans in implanting righteousness, goodness and virtue within others. Early Nazorean
God name "Obassi Nsi" Ekoi One of the two creator gods. He decided to live on the earth and taught the first humans about planting crops and hunting for food. Ekoi
God name "Ogun" Edo / Benin, West Africa God of war, hunting and metalwork. This rather loosely defined deity was sent by the god OSANOBUA to cut open the land to allow crops to be planted. He is the strength inherent in metals and piles of metal objects are left beside his sanctuaries. As a god of war he defends the tribe and is depicted wearing armor and with red eyes. As a god of hunters and farmers he is generally benevolent....
God name "Ogun Edo" Benin A god of war that was sent to cut up the land to allow crops to the planted
Deities name "Ome Tochtii" Aztec / Mesoamerican / Mexico Fertility god. Slaughtered and then revived by TEZCATLIPOCA. Head of the group classed as the Ometochtli complex of fertility deities who personified the maguey plant and the intoxicating drink brewed from it, pulque or octli. Also (2) Tochtli....
Goddess name "Otontecuhtli aka Xiuhtecuhtli" Aztec Goddess of the earth, flowers, plants, games and dance, love. She is also the patroness of artisans, prostitutes, pregnant women and birth. Aztec
Goddess name "Pachamama" Inca A dragoness fertility goddess who presided over planting and harvesting. She caused earthquakes. After conquest by Catholic Spain her image was replaced by the Virgin Mary. Inca
Deity name "Pahtecatl" Aztec deity who represents the plants that are used for the fermentation of pulque. Aztec
Deities name "Pahteeatl (medicine lord)" Aztec / Mesoamerican / Mexico Minor fertility god. One of the group of deities known as the Ometochtli complex and concerned with the brewing of the alcoholic drink pulque from the maguey plant....
Goddess name "Promitor" Roman The goddess of growing plants, particularly cereals, and of motherly love. Roman
Goddess name "Quinoa-Mama" PreColumbian Indian / Peru Minor goddess of the quinoa crop. Models of the deity were made from the leaves of the plant and kept for a year before being burned in a ritual to ensure a good quinine harvest....
Goddess name "Ragno" Hopi Creation and earth goddess who planted the acorn of life. Hopi
Goddess name "Rauni" Finnish A goddess of air, clouds, thunder, life-giving Rain and plant life. Finnish
God name "Rongo" Maori God of cultivated plants. Rongo, with his brothers Tu, Tane, Tawhirimatea, Tangaroa, and Haumia-tiketike, separated the primordial parents Rangi and Papa to allow daylight into the world. Maori
Goddess name "Rusalky" Slavic Multiple goddess of spring and plant growth. A water-sprite who lives in streams. Slavic
Goddess name "Sariirig Sari" Javan Rice mother. Represented by parts of the rice plant known as indoea padi (mother of the rice). At planting, the finest grain is picked out and sown in the nursery bed in the form of the goddess, after which the rest of the grain is sown round about. At transplanting, the shoots making up the rice mother are given a similar special place in the paddy field. At harvesting, the rice mother plants are “found” and brought home for the following year's planting....
God name "Shaikpaia" Yoruba / Nigeria, West Africa Plague god. The son of SHANGO, he is credited with having once been a god of war who invaded the country (as a disease). He is particularly identified with smallpox. His symbol is the sesame plant which takes the form of a taboo and brings disease to those who take it into their house. A festival is held in September to propitiate Shankpana with sacrifices of animals and fruit....
God name "Shen Nong" China God of Agriculture, plants and herbs. China
Planet name "Soma" Hindu The moon, born from the eyes of Atri, son of Brahma; made the sovereign of plants and planets. Soma ran away with Tara (Star), wife of Vrihaspata, preceptor of the gods, and Buddha was their offspring. Hindu
"Soma" Vedic A plant, ritual, intoxicating drink and divinity among Vedic and greater Persian cultures.
Goddess name "Takotsi Nakawe (our grandmother growth)" Huichol Indian / Mesoamerican / Mexico Chthonic vegetation goddess. The earth and all plant life belong to her and she is regarded as the mother of the gods, particularly of the fire god TATEVALI. She is very old and is invoked to give the boon of longevity. Her sacred tree is a form of fig, the salate....
Goddess name "Takotsi Nakawe Huichol" Mexico Chthonic vegetation goddess, all plant life and the earth are hers Mexico
Spirit name "Tanu'ka" Koryak / southeastern Siberia earth spirit. A guardian of the earth and its plants and animals, Tanu'ta is the consort of YINE'ANE'UT (in other legends she is married to the son of the supreme being TA'YAN)....
Spirit name "Tanula" Siberia Guardian spirit of the earth, plants and animals. Koryak, Siberia
God name "Tepoztecatl" Aztec / Mesoamerican / Mexico Minor fertility god. One of the group classed as the Ometochtli complex concerned with the maguey plant and the brewing of the alcoholic drink pulque....
God name "Tezcatzoncatl" Aztec / Mesoamerican / Mexico Minor fertility god. One of the group classed as the Ometochtli complex concerned with the maguey plant and the brewing of the alcoholic drink pulque....
"Thallo" Greek One of the Attic Home, who was believed to grant prosperity to the young shoots of plants, and was also invoked in the political oath which the citizens of Athens had to take. Greek
God name "Totolteactl" Aztec Fertility god, concerned with the Maguey plant and the art of growing pulque. Aztec
God name "Totoltecatl" Aztec / Mesoamerican / Mexico Fertility god. One of the group classed as the Ometochtli complex concerned with the maguey plant and the brewing of the alcoholic drink pulque....
God name "Tule" Zande / Sudan / Democratic Republic of Congo, Africa Spider god. He descended from the sky on a rope, carrying all plants and seeds. He was also responsible for giving mankind water and the tools of cultivation....
God name "Tule Zande" Sudan Spider god who brought the seeds of all the plants on earth Sudan
Goddess name "Tulsi" India Goddess of basil plants. India
"Uchtsiti" Acoma Your father, Uchtsiti made you, and it is he who has made the world, the Sun which you have seen, the sky, and many other things which you will see. But Uchtsiti says the world is not yet completed, not yet satisfactory, as he wants it. This is the reason he has made you. Uchtsiti first made the world. He threw a clot of his own blood into space and by his power it grew and grew until it became the earth. Then Uchtsiti planted you in this and by it you were nourished as you developed. Acoma
God name "Umvelinkwangi" Zulu / South Africa Creator god. He engendered all plants and animals on earth and is the father of the god UNKULUNKULU, who was born from a reed and engendered mankind....
God name "Vertumnus" Roman Is said to have been an Etruscan divinity whose worship was introduced at Rome by an ancient Vulsinian colony. The name signifies "the god who changes or metamorphoses himself." For this reason the Romans connected Vertumnus with all occurrences to which the verb verto applies, such as the change of seasons, purchase and sale, the return of rivers to their proper beds,etc. But in reality the god was connected only with the transformation of plants, and their progress from being in blossom to that of bearing fruit. Roman
Goddess name "Xilonen" Aztec / Mesoamerican / Mexico Minor vegetation goddess. An aspect of the maize goddess Chicomecoatl, personifying the young maize plant....
God name "Xipe" Totec / Aztec A god of Agriculture, plants, seeds, fertility, jewelers, sacrifice & springtime
Goddess name "Yhi" Australian aboriginal Sun goddess and bringer of light. She is said to have been jointly responsible, with BAIAME, for the creation of humankind and in particular for the Karraur group of aborigines. Mythology records that she was asleep in the darkness of the primordial Dreamtime until she was awakened by a loud roaring or whistling noise from Baiame. As she opened her eyes the world became light and as she walked the earth plants grew in her footprints, to be followed by animals and, finally, humankind....
God name "Yum Caax" Mayan lord of the woods is a god of wild plants and animals important to the hunters. He is equally a protector of the fields against the incursions of wild nature and invoked by traditional farmers. Mayan
Goddess name "Zara-Mama" South American Indian / Peru Maize goddess. A minor deity, models of whom were made from the leaves of the plant and kept for a year before being burned in a ritual to ensure a good maize harvest....
Goddess name "Zaramama" Peru ("grain mother") or Mama Zara was the Inca mythology goddess of grain. She was associated with maize that grew in multiples or were similarly strange. These strange plants were sometimes dressed as dolls of Zaramama. She was also associated with willow trees. Peru