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List of Gods   : "rivers"

NameOriginDescription
Goddess name "Abnoba" Roman / Celtic / European Forest and river goddess. Known locally from the Black Forest region of Germany. The name “Avon,” associated with many rivers, derives from her name....
God name "Achelous" Greece The god of the river Achelous which was the greatest, and according to tradition, the most ancient among the rivers of Greece.
God name "Adro" Lugbara / Lake Albert, East Africa Tutelary god. The personification of grass fires and whirlwinds who, in antiquity, created mankind. Thought to live in the vicinity of rivers with many wives and children....
Spirit name "Aha (grandmother)" Yakut / central Siberia River spirit. The guardian and apotheosis of rivers....
Goddess name "Ala Muki" Polynesia Goddess of rivers who takes the form of a dragon. Polynesia
Goddess name "Ame-No-Mi-Kumari-No-Kami" Japan / Shinto Goddess of water, lakes, Rain and rivers. Japan / Shinto
Goddess name "Amelenwa" Ghana Goddess of rivers, and justice. Because she is merciless and unforgiving, her followers try to avoid offending her. Ghana
Goddess name "Anaulikutsai'x" Bella Coola Indian / British Columbia, Canada River goddess. Said to oversee the arrival and departure of the salmon in the rivers. She lives in a cave called Nuskesiu'tsta....
Goddess name "Anaulikutsaix" Pacific Goddess of rivers of ancestral knowledge, spiritual warriors, wisdom, instinct, determination and persistence. Very fond of salmon.
Goddess name "Annalia" Africa Goddess of rivers, also the goddess of prostitutes. Africa
Goddess name "Anuket" Egypt Goddess of water and of rivers. Egypt
Goddess name "Ardvi Sura Anahita/ Anahita" Persia The goddess of rivers & water
Goddess name "Belisama" Gaul Goddess connected with lakes and rivers, fire, crafts and light. Identified with Minerva / Athena and has been compared with Brigid. Gaul
Goddess name "Buk" Neur / Sudan The goddess of rivers & streams
Goddess name "Buk Neur" Sudan Goddess of rivers and streams Sudan
Goddess name "Candit" Sudan The goddess of rivers and streams and the source of life. Sudan
Goddess name "Chalchiuhtlcue" Aztec A goddess Rain & storms, violence, vitality, lakes, whirlpools, rivers, water , love, beauty & youth Don't make this one mad whatever you do.
"Charon" Greek A son of Erebos, the aged and dirty ferryman in the lower world, who conveyed in his boat the shades of the dead - though only of those whose bodies were buried across the rivers of the lower world. Greek
Goddess name "Clairmezin'e" Haiti Goddess of rivers Haiti
God name "Condatis" Roman / British God of confluence whose sacred places were wherever two rivers or bodies of water met. Roman / British
Goddess name "Devona" Briton Goddess of the rivers of Devon. Briton
"Eikthyrnir aka Eikthyrner" Norse A hart that stands over Odin's hall (Valhal). From his antlers drops water from which rivers flow. Norse
Goddess name "Emanjah" Trinidad Goddess of rivers and teacher of children. Trinidad
God name "Enbilulu" Sumerian A river god in charge of the sacred rivers Tigris and Euphrates. He was also the deity of canals, irrigation and farming. Sumerian
God name "Enbilulu" Mesopotamian / Sumerian / Babylonian - Akkadian River god. In creation mythology he is placed in charge of the sacred rivers Tigris and Euphrates by the god ENKI. He is also god of canals, irrigation and farming. In Babylonian times he becomes the son of EA and is syncretized with ADAD....
"Fahfah" Islam One of the rivers of Paradise. Islam
Goddess name "Ganga" Hindu Goddess of mercy, cleaning, health, rivers and happiness. Hindu
"Gjoll" Norse One of the rivers Elivagar that flowed nearest the gate of Hel's abode. Norse
Goddess name "Gum Lin" China Goddess of rivers and Bamboo. China
Goddess name "Gunabibi" Australian aboriginal Creator goddess. Also known as Kunapipi, she is extensively revered by aborigines in northern Australia, including the Yolngu people. Her cult bears some similarity to that of the Greek mother goddess DEMETER and to Tantric cults in India. For this reason the cult is thought to have been introduced from Asia to Arnhem Land and then to other parts of the Australian continent as early as the sixth century. Mythology indicates that Gunabibi has been perceived as a deity who came from the sea or the rivers during the Dreamtime but who reigns now over dry land. Among modern aborigines she is the subject of esoteric rituals which also involve the great serpent Yulunggul with whom Gunabibi has been closely involved....
"He Bo" China Divine ruler of all rivers China
"He Bo/ Bing Yi" China He is the Divine ruler of all rivers
Hero name "Hell" Greek rivers of. Classic authors tell us that the Inferno is encompassed by five rivers: Acheron, Cocytus, Styx, Phlegethon, and Lethe. Acheron from the Greek achos-reo, grief-flowing; Cocytus, from the Greek kokuo, to weep, supposed to be a flood of tears; Styx, from the Greek stugeo, to loathe; Phlegethon, from the Greek phleo to burn; and Lethe, from the Greek letle, oblivion.
God name "Hermus" Roman God of rivers Roman
God name "Ho-Po" China God who controls all rivers but in particular, the Yellow River China / Taoist
God name "Ho-Po" Taoist / Chinese River god. The so-called “Count of the River,” the deity who controls all rivers but particularly the Yellow River, and who is the subject of an official cult and sacrifice. According to tradition he achieved immortality by weighing himself down with stones and drowning himself. He received an annual sacrifice of a young girl until the end of the Shou Dynasty circa 250 BC. Also Hebo; Ping-Yi....
"Ialanus" Celtic The male deification of riverside clearings. Celtic
"Junner" Scandinavian A giant in Scandinavian mythology, said in the Edda to represent the "eternal principle." Its skull forms the heavens; its eyes the Sun and moon; its shoulders the mountains; its bones the rocks, etc.; hence the poets call heaven "Junner's skull;" the Sun, "Junner's right eye;" the moon, "Junner's left eye;" the rivers, "the ichor of old Junner."
Hero name "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
God name "Kakaku" Japan God of rivers invoked to protect houses against fire Japan / Shinto
God name "Kawa No Kami" Japan God of rivers Japan
King name "Lethe" Greek The personification of oblivion, is called by Hesiod (Theogony of Hesiod 227) a daughter of Strife. Lethe is one of the rivers of Hades. Drinking from the river Lethe caused complete forgetfulness. Some ancient Greeks believed that souls were made to drink from the river before being reincarnated, so they would not remember their past lives. Greek
Goddess name "Lo Shen" China Goddess of rivers China
Goddess name "Mamlambo" Zulu The mother goddess and the goddess of rivers. Zulu
Goddess name "Mamlambo" Zulu / Natal, South Africa River goddess. Considered to control all the rivers running through Natal. Also a patron of beer-makers, who are usually women....
"Maugys" Britain A giant who keeps a bridge leading to a castle by a riverside, in which a beautiful lady is besieged. Sir Lybius, one of Arthur's knights, does battle with the giant; the contest lasts a whole summer's day, but terminates with the death of the giant and liberation of the lady. Britain
God name "Mbongo Ngbandi" Zaire God of rivers Zaire
Goddess name "Monje" Yoruba Goddess of rivers Yoruba
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....
Goddess name "Ninsikil" Mesopotamian / Sumerian The goddess of Dilmun. The patron deity of the mythical Paradise land of Dilmun which seems to have been perceived as somewhere off the coast of the Persian Gulf but firmly beyond the frontiers of Sumer. It is Ninsikil who pleads with Enki to provide the earth with the boon of fresh water in the sacred rivers Tigris and Euphrates....
Goddess name "Nuliayoq" Inuit The queen of the deep who became a goddess of rivers and inlets. Inuit
God name "Nymphae" Greek The name of a numerous class of inferior female divinities, though they are designated by the title of Olympian, are called to the meetings of the gods in Olympus, and described as the daughters of Zeus. But they were believed to dwell on earth in groves, on the summits of mountains, in rivers, streams, glens, and grottoes. Greek
Deities name "Obosom" Akan A generic name for the lessor gods, sometimes referred to as the deities. These spirits are embodied in the wind, rivers, oceans, streams, trees, mountains, rocks, animals, and other objects. Akan
God name "Opo" Akan / Ghana, West Africa God of the ocean. One of the sons of the creator god NYAME, he is also considered to be the god of the great inland lakes and rivers of Ghana....
God name "Opo Akan" Ghana The god the ocean & inland lakes & rivers
Goddess name "Oshun" Yoruba A goddess of healing, fertility & rivers
God name "Pluto" Roman God of the underworld. Derived from the Greek model of HADES, he abducted the daughter of CERES, PROSERPINA, to reign as his queen. The three-headed dog Cerberus was set to guard the gate of Hades and through the kingdom flowed the two rivers of death, the Cocytus and the Acheron which could be crossed only by the ferryman Charon. According to Roman tradition, the entrance to the underworld was at Avernus in Rome where the Christian church of St. Maria del Inferno was built.See also HADES....
Goddess name "Ranu Bai" India Goddess of rivers. India
Goddess name "Samundra" India Goddess of rivers India
Goddess name "Sarasvati Hindu," Vedic A goddess of astronomy, science, education, wisdom, eloquence & rivers
Goddess name "Sequana" British Goddess who lived beneath the rivers British
Goddess name "Sequana/ Sequena" Britain A goddess who lived beneath the rivers
Goddess name "Sinann" Celtic Goddess of rivers. Celtic
Goddess name "Sindhu" Hindu Goddess of rivers Hindu / Vedic
God name "Suku" Ovimbundu / central Angola, West Africa Creator god. He created the sky, the rivers and mountains, and the people on earth....
God name "Suku Ovimbundu" Cent Africa The creator god sky at, the rivers, people, & mountains
"Taurocephalus" Greek A surname of Dionysus in the Orphic mysteries. It also occurs as a surname of rivers and the ocean, who were symbolically represented as bulls, to indicate their fertilising effect upon countries. Greek
Goddess name "Tethys" Greek A Titaness and sea goddess who was both sister and wife of Oceanus. She was mother of the chief rivers of the universe, such as the Nile, the Alpheus, the Maeander, and about three thousand daughters called the Oceanids. Greek
Goddess name "Thetis" Greek Goddess of rivers and oceans. One of the daughters of NEREUS, Thetis takes responsibility, with OKEANOS, for the oceans and rivers. She is among the lesser known deities; according to mythology she is a mermaid, but she is particularly significant as the mother of Achilles by an unnamed mortal. According to legend she attempted to render him immortal by immersing him in the waters of the Styx. She failed because the heel by which she held him had remained dry. His education she entrusted to the centaur Chiron. She was surrounded by attendant sea creatures known as Nereids and after Achilles's death she returned to the ocean depths....
God name "Tonenili" Navaho / USA Rain god. The so-called “lord of the celestial waters,” he controls the Rain from the skies as opposed to that of lakes, rivers and seas. He is said to scatter his waters to the four cardinal points and storm clouds begin to gather. He is also the water-carrier for the other gods in the pantheon. He wears a blue mask with a fringe of hair and a spruce collar, but is otherwise naked save for a scarlet loin-cloth and a leather belt with silver ornamentation and a fox skin dangling at the back. His attributes, in mythology only, are two wicker water-bottles, one blue and one black, whose strings are Rainbows....
Angel name "Trsiel" Nazorean An angel who has dominion over rivers. Early Nazorean
Deities name "Tzultacah (mountain valley)" Mayan / Mesoamerican / Mexico Chthonic and thunder gods. A group of deities who combine the features of earth and Rain gods. Although there are considered to be an indefinite number of Tzultacahs, only thirteen are invoked in prayers. They live in, and may personify, springs and rivers, but each is the owner of a specific mountain. They are attended by snakes which are dispatched to punish mankind for wrongdoing. Non-poisonous varieties are sent to discipline against minor offenses, rattlesnakes for more serious depravity....
"Upes Mate" Latvia Mother of rivers, presided over rivers. Latvia
Goddess name "Verbeia" British Goddess of the Wharfe and Avon rivers. British
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 "Vodni Panny" Slavic A goddesses of rivers
God name "Yam" Ugaritic Yamm, Ya'a, or Yaw, God of rivers and of the sea. In some myths he is one of the 'ilhm (Elohim) or sons of El. Ugaritic
Goddess name "Yemoja" Yoruba / Nigeria, West Africa Goddess of water. The creatrix of all the rivers in the area, particularly the river Ogun. She is chiefly worshiped by women and the sacred river water is considered a remedy for infertility. She is propitiated with animal and vegetable sacrifices. Attributes: cowrie shells....
"Yetl" Tlingit The Raven of Tlingit legend, was the symbol of creation, maker of Forests and mountains, rivers and seas. He guided the Sun, the moon, and the stars and controlled the winds and the floods. Yetl gave light to the world.
Goddess name "Ymoja" Yoruba Goddess of rivers and of the sea Yoruba