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God Name and Meaning

List of Gods : "underworld"   (69 records)

NameOriginDescription
God name
"Orcus"
Roman A chthonic underworld god
God name
"Orcus"
Roman Chthonic underworld god. Modeled on the Greek god HADES....
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
Goddess name
"Pajau Yan"
Cambodian Goddess of health and healing who was sent to live in the moon, where she provides flowers to the newly dead to ease their transition as they move into the underworld. Cambodian
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"Pen Anniwen"
Celtic / Welsh underworld god. Virtually synonymous with PWYLL and PRYDERI....
God name
"Pen Annwen"
Welsh An underworld god almost synonymous with Pwyll & Pryderi
Goddess name
"Perse"
Greek Chthonic underworld goddess. The consort of the Sun god Helios and the mother of Kirke and Pasiphae,...
Goddess name
"Persephone"
Greek Goddess of death and spring, queen of the underworld. Greek
God name
"Picullus"
Roman / Celtic / Prussian Chthonic underworld god. He becomes syncretized with the devil in Christian times....
God name
"Pikuolis"
Europe One of the trinity of gods and is the god of death, the underworld and of evil intent. Eastern Europe
Goddess name
"Pinga"
Inuit A goddess of the hunt, fertility and Medicine. She was also the psychopomp, bringing souls of the newly-dead to Adlivun, the underworld. Inuit
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
"Proserpina"
Roman but derived from a Greek model Goddess of death. Abducted by the underworld god PLUTO to reign as his queen (see PERSEPHONE)....

"Pryderi"
Welsh The personification of anxiety and a custodian of the cauldron of reincarnation in Caer Pedryfan in Annwn, the Welsh underworld. Welsh
God name
"Pryderi"
Celtic / Welsh Chthonic god. The son of PWYLL and RHIANNON. According to tradition, he was abducted as an infant from his cradle by a huge talon or claw, with the implication that the abduction was instigated by an adversary from the underworld, perhaps the family of Gwawl, a rejected suitor of Rhiannon. Pryderi was found in a stable and rescued by Teirnyon, who brought the child up as his son. Eventually the true parents of Pryderi were identified and he was returned to his family. His consort is Cigfa and he succeeded Pwyll to the title ‘Lord of Dyfed.'...

"Psychopomp"
Greek A conductor of souls; applied to Charon, Apollo, and especially to Hermes, who was the conductor of souls to Hades or the underworld and back again, an office assigned by Christians to Jesus Christ after his resurrection. Greek
God name
"Pwyll"
Celtic / Welsh Chthonic god. The so-called “Lord of Dyfed” who, according to tradition, brought the pig to Wales having received it as a gift from ARAWN, the underworld god. He earned the reward by substituting for Arawn and fighting his enemy Hafgan, in payment for an unintended slight to Arawn, whom he met one day while out hunting. His consort is RHIANNON and his son is PRYDERI....

"Pwyll/ Pwyll Pen Annwn"
Wales Sometimes the ruler of the underworld
God name
"Ra"
Egypt God of the mid-day Sun, sky, earth, and the underworld. Egypt
God name
"Rati mbati ndua"
Fiji The god of the underworld who devours the dead
God name
"Rati-mbati-ndua"
Fiji The winged god of the underworld who devours the dead. Fiji
God name
"Resheph/ Mikal/ Mekal"
Phoenicia The god of plague & of the underworld
God name
"Reshephi"
Phoenicia God of plague and the underworld. Phoenicia
God name
"Rhadamanthos"
Greek / Roman A marriage of chthonic underworld god
Goddess name
"Rhadamanthos"
Greco - Roman Minor chthonic underworld god. One of three judges attending the goddess of justice THEMIS evaluating the souls of the dead entering Hades....
Goddess name
"Rhiannon"
Celtic / Irish Chthonic horse goddess. The daughter of Hefaidd Hen and consort of PWYLL, she rides upon a white mare and is associated with the underworld and with fertility. May be virtually synonymous with the Romano-Celtic goddess Rigantona whose name means “great queen.” Authors suggest she is modeled on the goddess MODRON and she partly equates with EPONA....
God name
"Rongomai"
Polynesian / Maori Whale god. He is the son of TANGAROA, the creator deity responsible for the oceans and the fish, and the father of KAHUKURA, the deity responsible for the appearance of the Rainbow. He is also regarded as the ancestor of several Maori clans. Various traditions are associated with Rongomai. In some regions of New Zealand he is also regarded as a god of war and is thought to have discovered the magic arts during a visit to the underworld, including the power of kaiwhatu, a preventative charm against witchcraft. Rongomai is sometimes mistakenly identified with RONGOMATANE, or Rongo, though the latter is generally considered a distinct personality. As the god responsible for the well-being of whales Rongomai may take the form of a whale, a guise in which he once challenged MARU, a more widely recognized New Zealand war god. Separate mythology places him in the heavens in the form of a comet....
God name
"Sarapis"
Late Egypt God. Known only from the Greco-Roman period of the early Ptolemies (fourth century BC) but persisting in Europe until second or third century AD. In Egyptian religion Sarapis is a hybridization of certain aspects of OSIRIS, the underworld god, and APIS, the bull god, who symbolizes the earthly presence of PTAH. Sarapis is perceived to epitomize both the fertility of the land and the life of the sacred bull after death. In Greek mythology he takes on aspects of ZEUS, HELIOS, ASKLEPIOS and DIONYSOS. He was worshiped extensively in the Roman Empire period. A sanctuary at York in England was dedicated by a soldier of the sixth legion, and magnificent statues were discovered in the Walbrook Mithraeum in London, and at Merida in Spain. Also Seraphis (Greek)....
Demon name
"Sedna"
Inuit queen of the monsters and demons of the underworld. Inuit

"Seker"
Egyptian Seket. One of the aspects of Ptah, also the name of Osiris in Memphis, especially in his character of Lord of the underworld. Egyptian
God name
"Sokar"
Egypt Chthonic underworld god. Guardian deity of the necropolis at Memphis with possible fertility connotations and with strong links to OSIRIS beside whom he is also perceived as a restored god of the dead. He is also syncretized with the Memphis creator god PTAH in the Old kingdom (circa 4500 BC), where he may have originated as a god of various crafts associated with the manufacture of funerary trappings. He is depicted either as a hawk on a boat, or in human form with the head of a hawk and an elaborate atef crown (see Osiris). Sokar also enjoyed a major cult at Thebes where, in an annual festival celebrating the healthy continuation of the Divine kingship, he was conveyed in an elaborate barque. Also Sokaris (Greek)....
God name
"Sraddha-deva"
Hindu An epithet of Yama, the god of death and king of the underworld. Hindu
Goddess name
"Styx"
Greek Chthonic underworld goddess. A daughter of OKEANOS and TETHYS, and mother of NIKE. The deity of the river Styx beside which the gods swear their oaths....
Goddess name
"Sulis"
Roman / Celtic Chthonic underworld goddess. Also a deity concerned with knowledge and prophecy. The tutelary goddess of the thermal waters at Bath, England, she is closely linked with the Roman goddess MINERVA....
Goddess name
"Sulmanitu"
Western Semitic Fertility goddess. Concerned with love and war; also has underworld connections. Recognized chiefly at Sidon, but included in the Ugaritic pantheon. Thought by some authors to be the immediate derivation of the biblical “Shulamite woman” (Vetus Testamentum song of Solomon 6:13)....
Goddess name
"Tane(mahuta)"
Polynesian / including Maori God of light. One of the children of the prime parents RANGINUI and PAPATUANUKU. Also god of trees, Forests and boat-builders, his consort is the goddess HINEAHU-ONE and he is the father of HINE-ATA-UIRA who descended to the underworld to become the goddess of death, HINE-NUI-TE-PO. In other traditions he is the consort of Hine-Nui-Te-Po, whom he joins each evening when he descends to the underworld. It was he who proposed that his parents should be pushed apart rather than slaughtered. In Maori culture Tanemahuta, like all deities, is represented only by inconspicuous, slightly worked stones or pieces of wood and not by the large totems, which are depictions of ancestors. Also KANE (Hawaiian)....
God name
"Tlachitonatiiuh"
Aztec Chthonic underworld god. Aztec
God name
"Tlalehitonatiuh (on the earth sun)"
Aztec / Mesoamerican / Mexico Chthonic underworld god. One of the group classed as the MICTLANTECUHTLI complex....
God name
"Tlaloc"
Olmec Jaguar God of the underworld. Olmec
God name
"Tornarssuk"
Inuit A god of the underworld and head of the protective gods known as the tornat. Inuit
Deities name
"Tornarssuk (big tornak or shaman)"
Inuit Supreme being. The master of the tornat, the group of controlling deities. He is essentially benevolent and can be communicated with through the individual tornak of a shaman. His home is in the underworld in the land of souls. He is described as being of vague appearance, possibly in the guise of a huge bear, though in Greenland Inuit tradition he lives in the sea, appearing as a large fat seal with long tentacles (i.e. possibly a cuttlefish). He devours the souls of those he can capture. With the introduction of Christianity he was syncretized with the devil....

"Tuat"
Egyptian Tiau, Tiaou. The region of the underworld or of the dead. Egyptian
God name
"Tuoni"
Finnish The god of the underworld. Finnish
God name
"Turms"
Etruscan Chthonic underworld god. Modeled on the Greek messenger god HERMES, with caduceus (winged rod), winged shoes and cloak, he leads the souls of the dead toward the underworld....
God name
"Tzontemoc"
Aztec Minor underworld and god. Aztec
God name
"Tzontemoc (head-descending)"
Aztec / Mesoamerican / Mexico Minor underworld god. One of the group classed as the MICTLANTECUHTLI complex....
Spirit name
"Ukur"
Babylon underworld spirit of earth and water. Babylon
God name
"Ukur"
Mesopotamian / Babylonian - Akkadian Chthonic underworld god. Uma...
God name
"Ukur/ Kus"
Mesopotamia / Babylon / Akkadian A chthonic underworld god

"Ulupi"
Hindu One of Arjuna's wives who abducted him and carried him to the underworld. Hindu
God name
"Vamana"
Hindu / Epic / Puranic Incarnation of the god VISNU. The fifth avatara of Vis'nu which appears as a dwarf, symbolizing the puny state of mankind in the cosmos. According to legend, the god took the guise in order to trick BALI, a greatgrandson of Hiranyakashipu (see NARASINHA), whose prestige had begun to overshadow that of INDRA. To restore a proper balance Vamana requested from Bali a plot of land three paces wide on which to meditate. Vis'nu returned to his proper stature and claimed heaven and earth in two steps. He declined to take the third which would have also claimed the underworld, but instead gave its rule to Bali. The dwarfish form bears two arms. Attributes: umbrella and waterpot....
Spirit name
"Vari-Ma-Te-Takere"
Polynesian The primal generator, the female spirit who dwells in darkness at the base of the dark underworld of Avaiki. Polynesian
God name
"Veles"
Slavic A major Slavic god of earth, waters and the underworld, associated with dragons, cattle, magic, musicians, wealth and trickery. He is also the opponent of thunder-god Perun, and the battle between two of them constitutes one of the most important myths of Slavic mythology.
God name
"Veles"
Slav Chthonic underworld god. Also identified as the “cattle god.” Also Volos....
God name
"Veles/ Volos"
Russia / Slavic A god of flocks & herds, death & the underworld
Goddess name
"Velu Mate"
Latvia Chthonic underworld goddess and the queen of the dead Latvia
Goddess name
"Velu Mate"
Pre - Christian Latvian Chthonic underworld goddess. The “queen of the dead.” She is depicted wearing white and she greets the dead at the cemetery....
God name
"Virbius"
Roman Minor chthonic god. A malevolent underworld deity who was frequently invoked during the worship of Diana in the Arician woodlands surrounding her sanctuary at Nemi. Virbius was reputed to prowl these woods and to be an emanation of Hippolytus, a mortal who had been trampled to death by his horses and made immortal by Aesculapius. For this reason the Arician woods were barred to horses....
Deities name
"Whiro"
Polynesian / Maori God of death. Regarded as an errant son of the creator deities, RANGINUI and PAPATUANUKU, Whiro stands as the chief antagonist of TANEMAHUTA, the creator god of light. He is, therefore, the personification of darkness and evil. During the time of creation from chaos, Whiro is said to have fought an epic battle against Tanemahuta in the newly formed heavens. He was vanquished and forced to descend into the underworld where he became ruler over the dead and chief among the lesser underworld deities who are responsible for various forms of disease and sickness. In the temporal world the lizard, a symbol of death, embodies him, and various creatures of the night, including the owl and the bat, are earthly representatives from his kingdom, as are such malignant insect pests as the mosquito. This deity is not to be confused with the legendary human voyager and adventurer of the same name whose traditions have, in the past, often been muddled with those of the god....
Goddess name
"Wuriupranili"
Australian aboriginal Sun goddess. The position of Wuriupranili in the godly hierarchy is unclear, but mythology explains that she carries a burning torch made from tree bark and that she travels from east to west each day before descending to the western sea and using the embers to light her way through the underworld beneath the earth. The colors of the Sunrise and Sunset are said to be a reflection of the red ocher body paints with which she adorns herself....
Demon name
"Xbalanque"
Mayan A son of Hun-Hunahpu and Xquic, the daughter of one of the lords of the underworld. His twin is Hunahpu. Together, the twins outwitted arrogant demons, their jealous half-brothers and the lords of the underworld. Mayan
Demon name
"Xibalba"
Mayan Also known as Xibalba or Xibalbay, is a dangerous underworld ruled by the demons Vucub Caquix and Hun Came. The road to it is said to be steep, thorny and very forbidding. Mayan
Goddess name
"Yacahuiztli (nose spine)"
Aztec / Mesoamer ican / Mexico underworld goddess. With her consort YACATECUHTLI she engendered the night in Aztec cosmogony. One of the group classed as the MICTLANTE CUHTLI complex....
King name
"Yama"
Hindu Son of the Sun, king of justice and the prince of the Patriarchen. As a judge of the underworld he sorts the souls of the dead and sends them to Swerga (the first sky), or Narak (the region of the queues). He owns a mirror of fire and golden scales, which show him the deeds of all men and weigh the souls of the dead. Hindu
Deities name
"Yamadar Maraja"
Hindu Collective name for the deities and spirits of the underworld. Hindu

"Yambe"
Norse The queen of the underworld. Norse
Demon name
"Yine'ane'ut"
Koryak / southeastern Siberia Guardian spirit. One of the daughters of Big Raven, QUIKINN.A'QU, regarded as a shamanka engaged in a constant struggle with the underworld demons, the kalau. Her sister is Cana'ina'ut and she is the consort of the earth spirit TANUTA....

"Zahr'iil"
Nazorean The underworld bride of Hibil-Ziwa who hovers over the bed of the pregnant women. Early Nazorean
God name
"Zalmoxis"
Thracian sky god. Known from the writings of Herodotus. According to tradition he lived for some time on earth and then became ruler of the underworld. His makeup may have been influenced by the Osirian cult in Egypt....