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List of Gods : "spirit"   (200++ records)

NameOrigin Description
Spirit name
"Gunnodoyak"
A youthful heroic deity who was once mortal Iroquois (North American Indian). He was empowered by the spirit of thunder, Hino, to conquer the Great water Snake, enemy of humankind. The serpent devoured Gunnodoyak but was then slain by Hino, who cut open the snake, recovered the body of Gunnodoyak and returned him to his rightful place in heaven....
Spirit name
"Bmola"
Abenaki bird spirit. Abenaki
Spirit name
"Iatiku and Nautsiti"
Acoma Sisters who, when giving life to the snakes and fishes, accidentally created the evil spirit. Acoma. Native American
Spirit name
"Tsichtinako"
Acoma Female spirit of the creation myth Acoma
Spirit name
"Koolukoolwani"
Africa It is agreed among the Zoolus, that their forefathers believed in the existence of an overruling spirit, whom they called Villenangi [Umvelinqangi] (literally the First Appearer), and who soon after created another heavenly being of great power, called Koolukoolwani, [Unkulunkulwana,] who once visited this earth, in order to publish the news (as they express it), as also to separate the sexes and colours among mankind. Duling the period he was below, two messages were sent to him from Villenangi, the first conveyed by a cameleon, announcing that men were not to die; the second, by a lizard, with a contrary decision. The lizard, having outrun the slow-paced cameleon, arrived first, and delivered his message before the latter made his apperance. Amazulu, South Africa
Spirit name
"Loa"
Africa spirit beings who were imported by Africa slaves Haiti / Puerto Rico
Deities name
"Mami Wata"
Africa A pantheon of ancient water spirits or deities of the African diaspora.
Spirit name
"Nguruhi"
Africa The all-powerful but remote supreme being and creator who controls the elements and human destiny, but leaves daily occurrences to the influence of the ancestor spirits. The Wahehe, East Africa
Spirit name
"Nommo Dogon"
Africa Primordial spirits who are associated of Rain and fertility Africa(west)
Spirit name
"Olokun"
Africa The patron orisa of the descendants of Africans that were carried away during the Maafa, the Transatlantic Slave Trade or Middle Passage. Olokun works closely with Oya, deity of Sudden Change, and Egungun, Collective Ancestral spirits, to herald the way for those that pass to ancestorship, as it plays a critical role in death (Iku), Life and the transition of human beings and spirits between these two existences.
Spirit name
"Villenangi"
Africa The 'First Appearer'. The supreme spirit, and ancestor god. The Zulu, South Africa
Spirit name
"Abonsam"
Africa / Ghana Malevolent spirit driven away by firing guns and shouting loudly, emptying houses of furniture and beating the interiors with sticks. Gold Coast
Goddess name
"Kamui-fuchi"
Ainu Lady Hearth. A Hearth Goddess who is also known as the Supreme Ancestress and the spirit of female reproductivity and the home. Ainu, Japan
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
Spirit name
"Xhindi"
Albanian Put scissors and broomsticks under your baby's mattress to keep these invisible spirits away. Albanian
Spirit name
"Gitche Manitou"
Algonquin The Great spirit, the Creator of all things and the Giver of Life. Algonquin
Spirit name
"Kiehton"
Algonquin Great spirit and creator. The Algonquin
Spirit name
"Manitou"
Algonquin Manito, Manitu, in traditional Algonquian First Nations culture, is the Great spirit, the Creator of all things and the Giver of Life. "Manitou" is an Algonquin word for "spirit", and "Gitche Manitou" means "Great spirit".
Spirit name
"Nanabush"
Algonquin Creator and good spirit Algonquin
Spirit name
"Nanabush/ Manabozho/ Wisaaka/ Glooscap"
Algonquin The creator & good spirit
Spirit name
"Manitu"
Algonquin Indian / USA Creator god. A vaguely defined being who controls all things and imparts knowledge to the tribe. He may be identified as the great spirit in the sky. Probably similar to MANITO....
Spirit name
"Gitche/ Manitou"
Algonquin / Lenape The Great spirit, the All Father
Spirit name
"Lau"
Andaman Is spirit beings who are created when an islander dies Andaman Is.
Spirit name
"Lau"
Andaman Islands / Sea of Bengal spirit beings. Generally invisible but perceived in human form and living in the jungles and the sea. When an Andaman islander dies he or she becomes a lau....
Spirit name
"Morva"
Andaman Islands / Sea of Bengal sky spirits. Invisible but thought to be of human form....
Spirit name
"Warlock"
Anglo-Saxon A wandering evil spirit; a wizard, a deceiver, one who breaks his word. Satan is called in Scripture "the father of lies," the arch-warlock.
Spirit name
"Osande"
Angola Guardian deity and the spirit of the much-honoured founder of the family of man. Ovimbundu, Angola
Spirit name
"Wendigo"
Anishinaabe A spirit in Anishinaabe mythology. It has also become a stock horror character much like the vampire or werewolf, although these fictional depictions often do not bear much resemblance to the original mythology.
Spirit name
"Gans"
Apache mountain spirits who became distressed by the corruption of people. Apache
Demon name
"Dives aka Divs"
Arab Deevs. demons of Persian mythology. According to the Koran, they are ferocious and gigantic spirits under the sovereignty of Eblis.
Spirit name
"Peri"
Arabia Delicate, gentle, fairy-like beings of Eastern mythology, begotten by fallen spirits. They direct with a wand the pure in mind the way to heaven. These lovely creatures, according to the Koran, are under the sovereignty of Eblis; and Mahomet was sent for their conversion, as well as for that of man.
Spirit name
"Djinn"
Arabian Jin, Ginn, spirits of vanished ancient peoples who acted during the night and disappeared with the first light of dawn. Arabian
Spirit name
"Dom-Daniel"
Arabian The abode of evil spirits, gnomes, and enchanters, somewhere "under the roots of the ocean," but not far from Babylon. (Continuation of the Arabian Tales.)
Spirit name
"Ifreet or Afreet or Afrit"
Arabian A powerful evil jin or spirit of Arabian mythology.
Spirit name
"Jack A-Lantern"
Arabian A bog or marsh spirit who delights to mislead. These Arabian spirits were formed of "smokeless fire."
Spirit name
"Isa"
Arabic The Muslim Jesus. The Messiah supported by the Holy spirit
Spirit name
"Nishanu"
Arikara Great sky spirit. Arikara
Spirit name
"Ka'cak"
Asiatic / Inuit A sea spirit & of rather unpleasant habits
Demon name
"Baal"
Assyrian Baal is a Northwest Semitic title and honorific meaning "master" or "lord" that is used for various gods, spirits and demons particularly of the Levant, cognate to Assyrian belu.
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....
Spirit name
"Anjea"
Australia Fertility spirit. People's souls reside within her in between their incarnations. Australia
Spirit name
"Baiame"
Australia The omniscient intangible great spirit is self-created, lives in the sky, is the creator of all things. He is important in initiation rites; he "receives the souls of the innocent." His voice is the thunder, his will is manifest through the wind. The Kamilaroi, Wiradjuri, and Euahlayi, Australia
Supreme god name
"Bunjil"
Australia Supreme god, represented as an eagle. The Kulin claim he is a culture-hero who taught them all the important skills of life, but the Wurundjeri claims he created mankind. He now lives in the sky. Binbeal, the Rainbow spirit, is his son. Australia
Spirit name
"Imberombera"
Australia Travels over the country making everything and leaving spirit children behind her. She sends out her spirit children to different parts of the country telling them to talk different languages. Kakadu, Australia.
Spirit name
"Nepelle"
Australia The ruler of the heavens and the father of all spirits. Australia
Spirit name
"Nogomain"
Australia Nogamain, a god who gives spirit children to mortal parents. He created himself from nothingness. Australia
Spirit name
"Wiradyuri"
Australia The ancestor and patron god of the Kamilaroi, as well as being an important creator spirit or culture hero of the Eora, the Darkinjung, the Wiradjuri, and several other eastern Australian language groups.
Spirit name
"Wondjina"
Australia Cloud and Rain spirits. Australian Aboriginal
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....
Demon name
"Darawigal"
Australian aboriginal Personification of evil. This demonic deity stands opposed to BAIAME, the creator spirit who represents good in the world. He is generally recognized as an offspring of Baiame who once lived in the sky but fell from grace during the Dreamtime and was sent to the underworld as its ruler. From there he now dispenses death and sickness....
Spirit name
"Katajalina"
Australian aboriginal Animistic spirit. Invoked at the ceremony of initiation by the Binbinga people once living on the west side of the Gulf of Carpentaria. Katajalina is reputed to live in an anthill and to carry off the spirit of the young initiate, kill him and then restore him to life as an adult. His presence is announced in the noise of the bull-roarer....
Spirit name
"Kutji"
Australian aboriginal Animistic spirits. Malevolent beings who conceal themselves in undergrowth and rock crevices and manifest as animals and birds, including eagles, crows, owls, kangaroos and emus. Kutji are considered to have taken over wild creatures if their behavior assumes unfamiliar patterns. Only shamans may contain the influence of these spirits. Otherwise, they possess the potential to inflict disease and death on to human beings....
Spirit name
"Acacila"
Aymara Indian / Peru / Bolivia—Titicaca Basin Animistic spirit. One of a group of vaguely defined beings who control the weather, including Rain, hail and frost....
Spirit name
"Cihuateto"
Aztec These are women that die in childbirth, gain eternal life & become spirits that accompany the Sun
Goddess name
"Kundalini"
Aztec / Mesoamerican / Mexico Mother goddess. The spirit of the earth perceived in human form and responsible for the provision of all food from the soil. The earth is considered to be sacred and should not be owned by any one person, but can be utilized for the benefit of the community as a whole. Kundalini is believed to have been the mother of all other vegetation deities....
Spirit name
"O'Meal Na'kwaxdax"
BC Canada A tribal spirit, the chief of the anciects who's siblings are the myth people
Spirit name
"Ukur"
Babylon underworld spirit of earth and water. Babylon
Spirit name
"Akhkhazu"
Babylonian The Seizer. An evil spirit, who had the power of securing his victim under his control. Babylonian
Spirit name
"Ardat lili"
Babylonian Maids of the night. evil spirits who plied their trade at night. Babylonian
Spirit name
"Qudsi"
Bahai The personification of the 'Most Great spirit'. Bahai
Spirit name
"Chickcharney"
Bahamas Small furred / feathered spirit of the Forest. Andros Is. Bahamas
Spirit name
"Ma Kiela"
Bakongo / Democratic Republic of Congo, central Africa Female spirit being. The deified head of a band of mortal women who died specifically from knife wounds....
Spirit name
"Barong"
Bali The name of the king of the spirits, leader of the hosts of good, and enemy of Rangda. Bali
Spirit name
"Erge"
Basque spirit who takes men's lives Basque
Spirit name
"Herensugue"
Basque Seven-headed snake shaped devil spirit. Basque
Spirit name
"Lamin"
Basque A spirit of human form, generally female, with the feet of an animal. Basque
Goddess name
"Maju"
Basque God who is the consort of the mother goddess and a Divine spirit Basque
Spirit name
"Lur"
Basques Lurbira. earth mother of the Sun and of the moon. One of the main spirits of the beliefs and mythical traditions of the Basques.
Spirit name
"Boraspati ni Tano"
Batak earth spirit Batak
Spirit name
"Bazalicek"
Bohemian A spirit born out of the egg of a black cock, with a look is so poisonous that no one can look at it and live. Bohemian
Spirit name
"Bali Penyalong"
Borneo The beneficent supreme being who is never addressed without the slaughter of one or more pigs, and also that no domestic pig is ever slaughtered without being charged beforehand with some message or prayer to him, which its spirit may carry up to him. But the most important function of the pig is the giving of information as to the future course of events by means of the markings on its liverHe is also god of war. The Kenyahs, Borneo
Spirit name
"Irik"
Borneo A primeval creator spirit, in the form of a bird, who created the earth; with Ara, created mankind from clay. The Sea Dyaks of Sarawak, Borneo
Spirit name
"Gauna aka Gauna"
Botswana Gawa, Gawama, was death, the underworld leader of spirits and death. Botswana
Spirit name
"Dymphna"
Britain Saint of those stricken in spirit. She was a native of Britain, and a woman of high rank. It is said that she was murdered, at Geel, in Belgium, by her own father, because she resisted his incestuous passion. Geel, or Gheel, has long been a famous colony for the insane, who are sent thither from all parts of Europe, and are boarded with the peasantry. Britain
Spirit name
"Gytrash"
Britain A malevolent spirit that appears as a large dog or horse, and leads people astray. Britain
Spirit name
"Kalyb"
Britain The "Lady of the Woods," who stole St. George from his nurse, brought him up as her own child, and endowed him with gifts. St. George enclosed her in a rock, where she was torn to pieces by spirits. Britain
Spirit name
"Wrath's Hole"
Britain The legend is that Bolster, a gigantic wrath or evil spirit, paid embarrassing attention to St. Agnes, who told him she would listen to his suit when he filled with his blood a small hole which she pointed out to him. The wrath joyfully accepted the terms, but the hole opened into the sea, and the wrath, being utterly exhausted, St. Agnes pushed him over the cliff. cornwall, Britain
Spirit name
"Yeth-Hounds"
Britain Dogs without heads, said to be the spirits of unbaptised children, which ramble among the woods at night, making wailing noises. Devonshire, Britain
Spirit name
"Bugarit"
British The spirit found on building sites and invoked as the cause of minor accidents. British
Spirit name
"Amoghasiddhi"
Buddhist Fifth meditation Buddha. He is one of five mystic spiritual counterparts of the human buddha in Vajrayana Buddhism; a product of Adibuddha who represents the branch of the cosmos concerned with consciousness. Buddhist
Spirit name
"Dakini"
Buddhist A female being, generally of volatile temperament, who acts as a muse for spiritual practice. Buddhist
Spirit name
"Dhyanibuddha"
Buddhist Generic name for a spiritual or meditation Buddha Buddhist
Goddess name
"Karmavasita"
Buddhist Minor goddess who personifies the discipline of spiritual regeneration Buddhist
Spirit name
"Ostaraki"
Buddhist spirit of divinity and wisdom. Buddhist
Spirit name
"Paramapadatmavat"
Buddhist That which is of the very essence or nature of high spirit, bordering on the unconditioned nature of the hierarch. Buddhist
Goddess name
"Pariskaravassita"
Buddhist Minor goddess, one of those personifying the discipline of spiritual regeneration. Buddhist
Spirit name
"Sarvanaranaviskambhin"
Buddhist God, a spiritual meditation buddha Buddhist
Spirit name
"Sarvasokatamonirghatmatiage"
Buddhist God, another spiritual meditation buddha Buddhist
Spirit name
"Savpayanjiha"
Buddhist God, a spiritual meditation buddha Buddhist
Goddess name
"Adhimuktivasita (control of confidence)"
Buddhist Minor goddess. One of a group of twelve VASITAS or goddesses personifying the disciplines of spiritual regeneration. Color: white. Attribute: flower bud....
Deities name
"Arapacana"
Buddhist God. A BODHISATTVA or spiritual meditation buddha. Originally a DHARANI of MANJUSRI who became deified. Accompanied by four minor deities. Also a collective name for the five buddhas. Color: yellow or red. Attributes: standing wearing a monkish garment and carrying Book and sword....
Goddess name
"Ayurvasita (control of life)"
Buddhist Minor goddess. One of a group of twelve VASITAS or goddesses personifying the disciplines of spiritual regeneration. Color: whitish red. Attributes: image of Amidabuddha and jewel....
Spirit name
"Balaparamita (perfection of strength)"
Buddhist Philosophical deity. One of a group of twelve PARAMITAS. spiritual offspring of RATNASAMBHAVA. Color: red. Attributes: Book and banner with jewel....
Goddess name
"Buddhabodhiprabhavasita (control of the light of the knowledge of the Buddha)"
Buddhist Minor goddess. One of a group of twelve VASITAS personifying the disciplines of spiritual regeneration. Color: yellow. Attributes: prayer wheel on a jeweled banner....
Goddess name
"Cittavasita (controd of thinking)"
Buddhist Minor goddess. One of a group of twelve VASITAS personifying the disciplines of spiritual regeneration. Color: white. Attribute: staff....
Deities name
"Danaparamita"
Buddhist Philosophical deity. One of twelve PARAMITA deities and a spiritual offspring of RATNASAMBHAVA. Color: reddish white. Attributes: an ear of rice and a banner with pearl....
Goddess name
"Dharmavasita (control of law)"
Buddhist Minor goddess. One of a group of twelve VASITAS personifying the disciplines of spiritual regeneration. Color: white. Attributes: water jar on a red lotus....
Spirit name
"Dhyanaparamita (perfection in meditation)"
Buddhist Philosophical deity. A PARAMITA and spiritual offspring of RATNASAMBHAVA. Color: darkish sky blue. Attributes: banner with jewel, and white lotus....
Spirit name
"Jnanaparamita (perfection of knowledge)"
Buddhist Philosophical deity. spiritual offspring of RATNASAMBHAVA. Color: white. Attributes: the tree of wisdom and a jeweled banner....
Goddess name
"Jnanavasita (control of knowledge)"
Buddhist Minor goddess. One of a group of VASITAS personifying the disciplines of spiritual regeneration. Color: whitish blue. Attributes: sword on a blue lotus....
Goddess name
"Karmavasita (control of karman)"
Buddhist Minor goddess. One of a group of twelve VASITAS or goddesses personifying the disciplines of spiritual regeneration—karma(n) is an act, rite or deed originating in the hope of future recompense. Color: green. Attribute: a staff....
Spirit name
"Ksantiparamita"
Buddhist Philosophical deity. One of the PARAMI TAS. spiritual offspring of RATNASAMBHAVA. Color: yellow. Attributes: jeweled banner and white lotus....
Spirit name
"Paramita"
Buddhist Descriptive name of a philosophical deity. Applied to one of the group of twelve whose spiritual father is RATNASAMBHAVA. Common attributes: banner with a pearl, and a lotus....
Goddess name
"Pariskaravasita (control of purification)"
Buddhist Minor goddess. One of a group of VASITAS personifying the disciplines of spiritual regeneration. Color: yellow. Attribute: jeweled staff....
Goddess name
"Prajnaparamita"
Buddhist Goddess. The personification of the religious text Prajnaparamita and the SAKTI of VAJRADHARA. An emanation of the deity AKSOBHYA. Also a philosophical deity, the spiritual offspring of RATNASAMBHAVA. The embodiment of transcendental intuition. She stands upon a lotus. Color: white, reddish white or yellow. Attributes: blue lotus, Book, cup, knife, jeweled staff and red lotus....
Spirit name
"Pranidhanaparamita"
Buddhist Philosophical deity. spiritual offspring of RATNASAMBHAVA. Color: blue. Attributes: jewel and sword on blue lotus....
Goddess name
"Pranidhanavasita (control of abstract contemplation)"
Buddhist Minor goddess. One of a group of VASITAS personifying the disciplines of spiritual regeneration. Color: yellow. Attributes: blue lotus and jeweled staff....
Spirit name
"Ratnaparamita"
Buddhist Philosophical deity. spiritual offspring of RATNASAMBHAVA. Color: red. Attributes: jeweled staff and moon on a lotus....
Goddess name
"Riddhivasita (control of prosperity)"
Buddhist Minor goddess. One of a group of VASITAS personifying the disciplines of spiritual regeneration. Color: green. Attribute: moon disc....
Spirit name
"Sarvasokatamonirghatamati (destroyer of sorrow)"
Buddhist God. A dhyanibodhisattva or spiritual meditation buddha....
Spirit name
"Silaparamita (perfection of character)"
Buddhist Philosophical deity. spiritual offspring of RATNASAMBHAVA. Color: white. Attributes: floral prayer wheel and jeweled staff....
Goddess name
"Tathatavasita (control of the such-ness)"
Buddhist Minor goddess. One of a group of VASITAS personifying the disciplines of spiritual regeneration. Color: white. Attribute: white lotus....
Goddess name
"Upapattivasita (control of fitness)"
Buddhist Minor goddess. One of a group of VASITAS personifying the disciplines of spiritual regeneration. Color: mixed. Attribute: a creeper....
Spirit name
"Upayaparamita (perfecting success against enemies)"
Buddhist Philosophical deity. spiritual offspring of RATNASAMBHAVA. Color: green. Attributes: jeweled staff and staff on yellow lotus....
Spirit name
"Viryaparamita"
Buddhist Philosophical deity. spiritual offspring of RATNASAMBHAVA. Color: green. Attributes: blue lotus and jeweled banner....
Spirit name
"AKSOBHYA (imperturbable)"
Buddhist / India The second dbyani buddba or meditation buddha. One of five mystic spiritual counterparts of a human buddha in Vajrayana Buddhism. Emanations include HERUKA, MANJUSRI, VAJRAPANI and a large number of minor names. See also AMITABHA, AMOGHASIDDHI, RATNASAMBHAVA and VAIROCANA....
Spirit name
"AMITABHA"
Buddhist / India The fourth dhyani buddha or meditation buddha. One of five mystic spiritual counterparts of a human buddha in Vajrayana Buddhism. Color: red. Attributes: lock of hair, lotus, monk's robe and water jar. Amitabha is also taken as a tutelary god in Lamaism [Tibet] in which case his attributes include bell, jewel and three monkish robes. Emanations include PADMAPANI, MANJUSRI and many other minor names. See also AKSOBHYA, AMOGHASIDDHI, RATNASAMBHAVA and VAIROCANA....
Spirit name
"AMOGHASIDDHI"
Buddhist / India The fifth dhyanibuddha or meditation buddha. One of five mystic spiritual counterparts of a human buddha in Vajrayana Buddhism. Color: green. Attributes: staff and sometimes seven-headed snake. Amoghasiddhi is also taken as a tutelary deity in Lamaism [Tibet] in which case his attributes include bell, three monkish robes and prayer wheel. Emanations include Visvapani and many other minor names. See also AKSOBHYA, AMITABHA, RATNASAMBHAVA and VAIROCANA....
Spirit name
"Sarvanivaranaviskambhin (remover of stain)"
Buddhist / Mahayana God. A dhyaniboddhisattva or spiritual meditation buddha. Color: white. Attributes: Book, jewel, moon disc, sword and staff....
Spirit name
"Sarvapayanjaha (remover of miseries)"
Buddhist / Mahayana God. A dhyaniboddhisattva or spiritual mediation buddha. Color: white. Attribute: hook in two hands....
Goddess name
"Vajratara"
Buddhist / Mahayana Goddess. Considered to be an emanation of all the DHYANIBUDDHAS or spiritual meditation buddbas. Also identified as an emanation of RATNASAMBHAVA or a form of Bhrkuti. She stands upon a lotus. Color: golden. Attributes: arrow, blue lotus, bow, conch, hook, images of the five Dhyanibuddhas on the crown, noose and staff. Three-eyed....
Spirit name
"Akasagarbha (essence of tbe sky)"
Buddhist / Mahayana / / Lamaist / Tibet Astral god. One of the BODHISATTVAS or spiritual meditation buddhas. He lives in the “womb of the sky.” Color: green. Attributes: Book, jewel, lotus and Sun disc. Also Khagarbha. In Japanese Buddhism this deity becomes the god Kokuzo....
Goddess name
"Abhimukhi (friendly disposed)"
Buddhist / Vajrayana Minor goddess. One of twelve deified BHUMIS recognized as different spiritual spheres through which a disciple passes. Color: yellow. Attributes: Book and staff....
Goddess name
"Acala (immovable)"
Buddhist / Vajrayana (1) Minor goddess. One of twelve deified BHUMIS recognized as different spiritual spheres through which a disciple passes. Color: white. Attributes: staff on a lotus.(2) Tutelary god. Buddhist (Mahayana). Also a dikpala or guardian of the northeastern quarter. Color: blue. Attributes: jewel, lotus, staff and sword....
Goddess name
"Adhimukticarya"
Buddhist / Vajrayana Minor goddess. One of twelve deified BHUMIS recognized as different spiritual spheres through which a disciple passes. Color: red. Attributes: red lotus and staff....
Goddess name
"Arcismati (brilliant)"
Buddhist / Vajrayana Minor goddess. One of several deified BHUMIS recognized as different spiritual spheres through which a disciple passes. Color: green. Attributes: blue lotus and staff....
Goddess name
"Dharmamegha (cloud of the law)"
Buddhist / Vajrayana Minor goddess. One of twelve deified BHUMIS recognized as different spiritual spheres through which a disciple passes. Color: blue. Attributes: Book and staff....
Spirit name
"Dhyanibuddha"
Buddhist / Vajrayana General name of a spiritual or meditation buddha. An emanation of the ADIBUDDHA and generally regarded as one of a group of five representing the cosmic elements. The mystic counterpart of a human buddha. When the five are represented as a group, their common attribute is a staff on a lotus....
Goddess name
"Durangama (going far away)"
Buddhist / Vajrayana Minor goddess. One of several deified BHUMIS recognized as different spiritual spheres through which a disciple passes. Color: green. Attributes: staff on a great lotus....
Goddess name
"Prabhakari (light-maker)"
Buddhist / Vajrayana Minor goddess. One of several deified BHUMIS recognized as different spiritual spheres through which a disciple passes. Color: red. Attributes: Sun disc on a great lotus and staff....
Goddess name
"Pramudita (delighted)"
Buddhist / Vajrayana Minor goddess. One of several deified BHUMIS recognized as different spiritual spheres through which a disciple passes. Color: red. Attributes: jewel and staff....
Goddess name
"Sadhumati (good)"
Buddhist / Vajrayana Minor goddess. One of several deified BHUMIS recognized as different spiritual spheres through which a disciple passes. Color: white. Attributes: staff, and sword on a blue lotus....
Goddess name
"Samantaprabha (possessing universal splendor)"
Buddhist / Vajrayana Minor goddess. One of several deified BHUMIS recognized as different spiritual spheres through which a disciple passes. Color: red. Attributes: an image of AMITABHA carried in the hand, and a staff....
Goddess name
"Sudurjaya (very difficult to conquer)"
Buddhist / Vajrayana Minor goddess. One of several deified BHUMIS recognized as different spiritual spheres through which a disciple passes. Color: yellow. Attributes: emerald and staff....
Goddess name
"Vimala (stainless)"
Buddhist / Vajrayana Minor goddess. One of several deified BHUMIS recognized as different spiritual spheres through which a disciple passes. Color: white. Attributes: lotus and staff....
Deities name
"Bhumi (the earth on which all things are formed)"
Buddhist / Varyana Collective name for a group of deities. Twelve personifications of the spiritual spheres through which a BODHISATTVA or buddha-designate passes in his quest for perfection of knowledge. Common attribute: a staff....
Spirit name
"Vajrapani"
Buddhist / mainly Tibet God. An emanation of AKSOBHYA but also sometimes identified with ADIBUDDBA. Generally thought to reflect the second DHYANIBUDDHA or spiritual meditation buddba. Sometimes depicted with a peacock. Alternatively considered to be a counterpart of the Hindu god INDRA. Color: dark blue or white. Attributes: noose, snake and staff. Also AcalaVajrapani; Acarya-Vajrapani....
Spirit name
"Bhutadamara"
Buddhist / Mahayana Turmoil of the spirits four-armed God. Buddhist / Mahayana
Spirit name
"Azi"
Buryat red headed earth spirits that like human company, they appreciate eloquence, musical talent, tobacco, tea, & of all & reward models that please them. Those that irritate them forfeit their souls
Spirit name
"Azi"
Buryat Red headed earth spirits who like human company, they appreciate eloquence, musical talent, tobacco, tea, and of all and reward models who please them. Those who irritate them forfeit their souls Buryat
Spirit name
"Sammael"
Cabalists The chief of evil spirits, who is for ever gnashing his teeth over the damned. Next to him is Ashmedai. Cabalists
Spirit name
"Sylph"
Cabalists A spirit of the air; so named by the Rosicrucians and Cabalists.
Spirit name
"Kanipinikassikueu"
Canada The Caribou Master, is a powerful spirit in traditional Innu an Indegenous people of present day Canada and Quebec. In the myth, an Innu man goes to live with the Caribou. He marries one of the does, and becomes transformed himself into caribou form. He becomes the master of the caribou, and the provider of caribou for the Innu people.
Spirit name
"Morganes"
Celtic These are female water spirit
Spirit name
"CERNUNNOS"
Celtic, Gallic Fertility and chthonic god. Cernunnos appears to have been recognized in the region of Gaul which is now central France. He is typically drawn as a man bearing the antlers of a stag, not necessarily representing an animal spirit but a deity closely involved with animals and one which can transform instantly into animal shape. In the Celtic world, horns and antlers were generally regarded as symbols of virility and fertility....
Spirit name
"Alalu Ossetian"
Cen Caucasians A spirit of smallpox & protects women
Spirit name
"Yulgen"
Central Asia According to the belief of the Altaians, the good spirits,aru neme, are all subjects of the good god Yulgen, and the bad spirits, kara neme, of the evil god Erlik. Yulgen is so kind and generous that he never does harm to men. Sacrifices are offered to him by all, but no one fears him. Every bridegroom must sacrifice to him a horse of a light colour after his marriage.
Spirit name
"Parabrahman"
Chaldean The universal self or spirit and that which is beyond Brahman; the self-enduring, eternal, self-sufficient cause of all, the one essence of everything in the cosmos. Chaldean
Spirit name
"Geyaguga"
Cherokee The moon spirit. Cherokee
Spirit name
"Sutalidihi"
Cherokee Sun spirit. Cherokee
Spirit name
"Aktunowihio"
Cheyenne Soul of the earth and a subterranean spirit. Cheyenne
Spirit name
"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
Goddess name
"Auchimalgen"
Chile moon goddess, wife of the Sun. Only Auchimalgen cares anything for the human race, all the rest of the gods being utterly malevolent. Auchimalgen wards off evil spirits and turns red when some important person is about to die. Chile
Spirit name
"Pillan"
Chile God of fire, thunder, and war, chief of all the gods. Assisted by hordes of evil spirits he causes earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, blights crops, creates storms and sends war. Chile
Spirit name
"Fu Hsing"
China He was considered a spirit of happiness
Demon name
"Hsuan-T'ien-Shang-Ti"
China God who removes demons and evil spirits. Invoke for exorcism, matters involving water. China
Goddess name
"Tu"
China A chthonic earth goddess & fertility spirit
Spirit name
"T'ien"
Chinese heaven, the abode of the ancestors; when applied to the human being, spirit. Chinese
Spirit name
"Xian"
Chinese A spiritually immortal, transcendent and super-human celestial being. Chinese
Deities name
"Men Shen"
Chinese God of passage. One of a pair of deities, armed with bow and arrows, who guard doorways and gates. Paper images are pinned to entrances of homes during the New Year celebrations to ward off evil spirits....
Planet name
"T'ai Yi"
Chinese Primordial god. The spirit of the universe who was present before the cosmos was created and who is known as the great unity. During the Sung Dynasty (AD 960-1279) he was elevated to the head of the ranks of astral gods and he is embodied in the Pole Star, otherwise identified in Chinese mythology as the Purple Planet....
Goddess name
"T'ao Hua Hiiinnui (peach blossom girl)"
Chinese Goddess. The spirit of the peach blossom and the deity of the second spring month....
Goddess name
"Tu (1)"
Chinese Chthonic earth goddess. A fertility spirit also identified as she who was invoked to bring good harvests by phallic-shaped mounds of earth left in the fields....
Spirit name
"Wah Kah Nee"
Chinook A sacred being, able to walk unprotected, even barefoot, through the Winter and to communicate with its spirits, asking for the return of the Sunshine to warm her people. Chinook
Spirit name
"Heloha"
Choctaw spirit[female] of thunder Choctaw
Spirit name
"Shilup Chito Osh"
Choctaw Great spirit Choctaw
Planet name
"Adamida"
Christian A planet on which reside the unborn spirits of saints, martyrs, and believers. U'riel, the angel of the Sun, was ordered at the crucifixion to interpose this planet between the Sun and the earth, so as to produce a total eclipse. Early Christian
Spirit name
"Adona"
Christian A seraph, the tutelar spirit of James, the "first martyr of the twelve." Christian
Spirit name
"Devil"
Christian The supreme spirit of evil, the tempter and spiritual enemy of mankind, the foe of God and holiness. Jewish and Christian
Demon name
"Golab"
Christian A spirit of wrath and sedition and an adversary of the seraphim. Christian demonology
Spirit name
"Kavra'riria (walking around woman)"
Chukchee / eastern Siberia Sun spirit. The consort of the Sun in Chukchee mythology. Also Ko'rgina (rejoicing woman)....
Spirit name
"Kere'tkun"
Chukchee / eastern Siberia Sea spirit. The chief being in the ocean depths, known to the maritime Chukchee. His consort is Cinei'nen. He owns all the creatures of the sea and is said to wear a cloak of walrus gut and to be extremely fierce. He feeds on the bodies of drowned fishermen and is the subject of sacrifice. Also Peruten....
Spirit name
"Lietna'irgin (genuine dawn)"
Chukchee / eastern Siberia spirit of the dawn. One of four beings concerned with the dawn in different directions.See also TNE'SGAN, MRATNA'IRGIN and NA'- CHITNA'IRGIN....
Spirit name
"Mratna'irgin (right-hand dawn)"
Chukchee / eastern Siberia spirit of the dawn. One of four beings responsible for the dawn in different directions. See also TNE'SGAN, LIETNA'IRGIN and NA'CHITNA'IRGIN....
Spirit name
"Na'chitna'irgin (genuine dawn)"
Chukchee / eastern Siberia spirit of the dawn. One of four beings responsible for the different directions of the dawn. The brother of WU'SQUUS, spirit of darkness.See also TNE'SGAN, MRATNA'IRGIN and LIETNA'IRGIN....
Spirit name
"Nu'tenut"
Chukchee / eastern Siberia earth spirit. The owner of the world who sits in a large house built of iron. He is surrounded by the spirits of Sun, moon, sky, sea, dawn, darkness and world who are suitors for his daughter (unnamed)....
Spirit name
"Tenanto'mni"
Chukchee / eastern Siberia Creator spirit. An indefinite and remote character living somewhere in the zenith of the sky. He created the world which was then transformed into its present state by the raven-like majordomo KU'URKIL....
Spirit name
"Wu'squus"
Chukchee / eastern Siberia spirit of darkness. The personification of the night and the sibling of NA'CHITNA'IRGIN, the spirit of the left-hand dawn....
Spirit name
"Tnecei'vune (dawn walking woman)"
Chukchee / southeastern Siberia spirit of the dawn. The female consort of the dawn.See also TNE'SGAN, MRATNA'IRGIN, LIETNA'IRGIN and NA'CHITNA'IRGIN....
Spirit name
"Tne'sgan (top of the dawn)"
Chukchee / southeastern Siberia spirit of the dawn. One of four beings controlling the dawn in different directions. Sacrifice is made and blood is sprinkled in the appropriate direction....
Spirit name
"Kavra'nna"
Chukchee / E Siberia A Sun spirit, female type
Spirit name
"Lietna'irgin"
Chukchee / E Siberia The spirit of the dawn
Spirit name
"Nu'tenut"
Chukchee / E Siberia An earth spirit that is the owner of the world
Spirit name
"Tenato'mni"
Chukchee / E Siberia The creator spirit
Spirit name
"Tecei'vune/ Tne'sqan/ Mratna'igrin/ Lietna'igrin/ Na'chitna'igrin"
Chukchee / SE Siberia The female spirit of the dawn
Spirit name
"Naimuena"
Colombia / Ecuador A great ancestral spirit worshipped as a supreme being, the creator, and a vegetation god. The Uitoto, Colombia and Ecuador
Spirit name
"Hisagitaimisi"
Creek 'The One Who Sits Above'. The Great spirit who manifested himself in bush fires. Creek Indians
Spirit name
"Derzelas"
Dacian God of health and human spirit's vitality, also known under the names of Great God Gebeleizis, Derzis or the Thracian Knight.
Spirit name
"Angpetu Wi"
Dakota The Sun spirit. Dakota
Spirit name
"Hokewingla"
Dakota Turtle spirit Dakota
Spirit name
"Maho Peneta"
Dakota The Great spirit of the Mandan. North Dakota
Spirit name
"Takuskanskan"
Dakota wind spirit and a trickster. Dakota
Spirit name
"Wakai Taaika"
Dakota Indian / USA Creator god. A remote and vaguely defined deity invoked by the shamans of the tribe. Also a generic term equating to the spirit which, in an animistic and shamanistic religion, all things existing in nature possess....
Spirit name
"Elle Woman"
Danish The spirit of the elder tree. Danish
Spirit name
"Alwantin"
Deccan The spirit of a pregnant woman who died in childbirth. Deccan
Spirit name
"Nommo"
Dogon / West Africa Generic title of a group of gods. The primordial spirits at the head of whom is the creator god AMMA. They are associ ated with Rain and fertility and have imparted cer tain skills to mankind....
Spirit name
"Kavra'nna Chukchee"
East Sun spirit, female type Siberia(East)
Spirit name
"Kutkhu Kamchadal"
East Male and guardian spirit Siberia(East)
Spirit name
"Lietna'irgin Chukchee"
East spirit of the dawn Siberia(East)
Spirit name
"Nu'tenut Chukchee"
East earth spirit who is the owner of the world Siberia(East)