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

NameOriginDescription
God name
"Upulvan"
Sri Lanka 'the water-lily colored' One of a group of "four great gods", and each of these four gods was the patron of a certain part of the Island. Sri Lanka
Spirit name
"Abgal"
Pre - Islamic northern Arabian (1) Desert god. Known from the Palmyrian desert regions as a tutelary god of Bedouins and camel drivers.(2) Minor attendant spirits. Mesopotamian (Sumerian). Associated with ENKI and residing in the Abzu or primeval water....
God name
"Apam Napat (grandchild of the water)"
Persian / Iran (1) God of fresh water. He provides water in arid regions and suppresses rebellions.(2) God of fresh water. Hindu (Vedic). Mentioned in the Rg Veda, he is described as “golden in appearance.”...
Goddess name
"Mahakali"
Jain / India (1) Goddess of learning. One of sixteen VIDYADEVI headed by the goddess SARASVATI.(2) Form of the goddess KALI. Hindu. Also a SAKTI of MAHAKALA. Attributes: conch, cup, headdress, hook, knife, noose, rosary of skulls, staff, sword, waterjar and wheel....
Goddess name
"Gauri (whitish brilliant)"
Hindu / Vedic / Puranic (1) Goddess. Consort of the god VARUNA, said to have been created at the churning of the ocean of milk. An epithet of PARVATI as a goddess of the corn. Also a SAKTI of Mahesvara, a minor aspect of S IVA. Her attendant animal is a lion or a wolf. Attributes: fish, Forest garland, image of GANESA, lotus, mirror, rosary, trident and water jar. Three-eyed. Also Varuni.(2) Goddess. Buddhist. One of eight GAURIS of terrible appearance. Attributes: head and noose.(3) Messenger goddess. Jain [India]. A SASANADEVATA. Also one of sixteen VIDYADEVIS or goddesses of learning headed by SARASVATI. Color: white. Attribute: a hook....
Goddess name
"Padma (lotus)"
Hindu / Epic / Puranic (1) Snake god. One of a group of seven MAHANAGAS. Attributes: rosary and water jar. Three-eyed.(2) Goddess. An incarnation of LAKSMI, the consort of an avatara of VIS NU. She is depicted as emanating from the padma or lotus (Nelumbium speciosum) which is the symbol of creation and one of the most important iconographic devices in Hinduism. Also KAMALA....

"Aloeus"
Greek 1. A son of Poseidon and Canace. He married Iphimedeia, the daughter of Triops, who was in love with Poseidon, and used to walk by the sea-side, take her hands full of its water, and sprinkle her bosom with it. The two sons whom she had by Poseidon were called Aloeidae. 2. A son of Helios by Circe or Antiope, who received from his father the sovereignty over the district of Asopia.
Nymph name
"Cassotis"
Greek A Parnassian nymph, from whom was derived the name of the well Cassotis at Delphi, the water of which gave the priestess the power of prophecy. Greek
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"Fontus"
Roman A Roman divinity connected with a well and he was the personification of the flowing waters.
God name
"Om"
India A Sanscrit word, somewhat similar to Amen. When the gods are asked to rejoice in a sacrifice, the god Savitri cries out Om (Be it so). When Pravahan is asked if his father has instructed him, he answers Om (Verily). Brahmins begin and end their lessons on the Veda with the word Om, for "unless Om precedes his lecture, it will be like water on a rock, which cannot be gathered up; and unless it concludes the lecture, it will bring forth no fruit."

"Khwarenah"
Persia A bit of a strange definition, possessed by all morals yet it is of fire which dwells in water

"Changeling"
Greek A child, usually stupid and ugly, supposed to have been left by fairies in exchange for one taken. Sometimes, it is an old fairy or the bastard children of water-nixies and human beings whom they have dragged under the sea. Hartland, Science of Fairy Tales

"Umashii-Ashi -Kabi-Hiko-Ji-No-Kami"
Japan / Shinto A creator being formed from the reeds floating on the primordial waters
God name
"Enki/ Ea"
Sumeria / Mesopotamia A creator god, water, cunning & fertility

"Iphimedeia"
Greek A daughter of Triops, and the wife of Aloeus. Being in love with Poseidon, she often walked to the sea, and collected its waters in her lap, whence she became, by Poseidon, the mother of the Aloadae, Otus and Ephialtes.Greek
Deity name
"Aziri"
Africa A deity of salty waters, candies and confectionary. Africa

"Castaly"
Greek A fountain of Parnassus sacred to the Muses. Its waters had the power of inspiring with the gift of poetry those who drank of them. Greek
God name
"Tlaloc"
Aztec A god of Agriculture, lightning, Rain, weather, clouds, water, springs & mountains
God name
"Bele/ Tule/ Azapane/ Mba"
Sudan / Africa A god of fear, mischief & trickery who gave fire & water to mankind
God name
"Grannus"
Roman A god of healing affiliated with hot springs & mineral waters
God name
"Jamma"
Phonecia / Canaan A god of of water, to be primarily a sea god
God name
"Hapantalli/ Hapi/ Hapy"
Egypt A god of the Nile, fish, barley, grain, herbs, water, dew, & fertility
God name
"Llyr/ Lear Lir"
Irish / Wales A god of the sea & water
God name
"Tishtrya"
Iranian A god of the sea & water
God name
"Gasani"
Uganda A god of the sky and of the water and chief god of the Baken. Uganda
God name
"Enmesharra"
Sumerian A god of the underworld who often worked with Enbilulu to bring water to the surface of the earth. Sumerian
God name
"Pariacaca"
Peru A god of water and Rainstorms and a creator-god. He was born a falcon but later became human. Peru
Goddess name
"Aveta"
Celtic A goddess of female-fertility, childbirth and midwives, also associated with all fresh water. Celtic
Goddess name
"Anahita"
Persia A goddess of fertility, semen & of water
Goddess name
"Mulhalmoni"
Korea A goddess of healing, eye diseases & water
Goddess name
"Saga"
Scandinavia A goddess of knowledge & waterfalls
Goddess name
"Aida Wedo"
Benin / Haiti A goddess of the Rainbow & fresh water Aida Cuedo, Aido Wedo, Ayida, Ayida Cueddo
Goddess name
"Aisha"
Arabic A goddess of water
Goddess name
"Dryope"
Greek A goddess of water
Goddess name
"Andriam Vabi Rano"
Africa A goddess of water & lakes
Goddess name
"Sati/ Satet"
Egypt A goddess of waterfalls
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.

"Eikthyrnir aka Eikthyrner"
Norse A hart that stands over Odin's hall (Valhal). From his antlers drops water from which rivers flow. Norse
Hero name
"Chederles"
Moslem A hero who saved a virgin being attacked by a huge dragon. Because he drank the water of Immortality he is still living to render aid in war to any who invoke him. Moslem

"Inkanyamba"
Africa A legendary serpent living in a waterfall lake area in the northern Forests near Cape Town, South Africa
Goddess name
"Zu"
Akkadian A lesser divinity of Akkadian mythology, and the son of the bird goddess Siris. Both Zu and Siris are seen as massive birds who can breathe fire and water, although Zu is alternately seen as a lion-headed eagle

"Zara-ma-yha-who"
Aboriginal A little red man, about 4 feet tall, with a large head and mouth. The tips of the fingers and toes were shaped like the suckers of an octopus. They lived in wild fig trees and capture their prey by dropping on passers-by. A Zara-ma-yha-who might jump on top of the person and drain their blood with their hands and feet. Their victims rarely died from the initial encounter, but because the person was left in a weak and helpless state, the yara-ma-yha-who would return later and swallow the victim. It then drank water and took a nap. When it awoke, it would regurgitate the undigested portion of its meal, which, if the meal was a person, that person would still be alive. Aboriginal
God name
"Alignak"
Inuit A lunar deity and god of weather, water, tides, eclipses and earthquakes. Inuit
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.
Spirit name
"Vodyanoy"
Slavic A malevolent water spirit who likes to drown humans. Slavic

"Ahuitzotl"
Aztec A man-eating water-dwelling dog-monkey with a hand on its tail. Aztec
Deities name
"Mami Wata"
Africa A pantheon of ancient water spirits or deities of the African diaspora.

"Ved Ava"
Russia A personification of the water. Russia

"Mog Ruith"
Ireland A powerful blind druid of Munster who lived on Valentia Island, County Kerry. He could grow to enormous size, and his breath caused storms and turned men to stone. He wore a hornless bull-hide and a bird mask, and flew in a machine called the roth ramach, the "oared wheel". He had an ox-driven chariot in which night was as bright as day, a star-speckled black shield with a silver rim, and a stone which could turn into a poisonous eel when thrown in water. Ireland

"Ymir"
Norse A primal giant, also called Aurgelmir; he was androgynous and had six heads. He was created as the first living being together with Audhumla when the fire of Muspellsheimr met the water of Niflheimr. Ymir is the ancestor of the Thursir, the Hrymthussir, and of the Aesir. Slain by his grandson Odin, his body was set adrift in the emptiness, and from the parts of his body the nine worlds were created. His blood is the water of the worlds, his hair are the trees, his skull is the sky, the brain the clouds, his flesh is Midgard and his eyebrows are a fence which protects Midgard. Norse
Goddess name
"Cipactli"
Aztec / Mexico A primordial goddess of water
God name
"Volturnus"
Sabine A river god of the waters, probably derived from a local Sabine regional cult.
God name
"Sangarius"
Greek A river-god, is described as the son of Oceanus and Tethys, and as the husband of Metope, by whom he became the father of Hecabe. The river Sangarius (in Phrygia) itself is said to have derived its name from one Sangas, who had offended Rhea, and was punished lay her by being changed into water. Greek
Goddess name
"Apozanoltl"
Aztec / Mexico A running water goddess
God name
"Nehebu-Kau"
Egypt A serpent god who participated in the creation of the world when he swam around the solar boat of Re in the watery chaos. Egypt

"Wagyl"
Australia A snakelike creature who created the waterways in and around the south-west of Western Australia

"Eurotas"
Greek A son of Myles and grandson of Lelex. He was the father of Sparta, the wife of Lacedaemon, and is said to have carried the waters, stagnating in the plain of Lacedaemon, into the sea by means of a canal, and to have called the river which arose therefrom after his own name, Eurotas. Greek
King name
"Hylas"
Greek A son of Theiodamas, king of the Dryopes, by the nymph Menodice or a son of Heracles, Euphemus, or Ceyx. He was the favourite of Heracles, who, after having killed his father, Theiodamas, took him with him when he joined the expedition of the Argonauts. When the Argonauts landed on the coast of Mysia, Hylas went out to fetch water for Heracles but when he came to a well, his beauty excited the love of the Naiads, who drew him down into the water, and he was never seen again. Greek
Spirit name
"Kelpie or Kelpy"
Scottish A spirit of the waters in the form of a horse. Scottish

"Fideal"
Scotland A sprite of water who haunts lonely pools and hides herself in the grasses by the water. Scotland
Deity name
"Cay"
Mayan A water deity. Mayan
Goddess name
"Adamisil Wedo"
Haiti A water goddess
Goddess name
"Arnemetia"
Roman / British A water goddess known from inscriptions
Monster name
"Ticholtsodi"
Navajo A water monster. Navajo
Spirit name
"Kul"
Eskimo A water spirit who may be malevolent but generally helps with fishing. As a show of gratitude, it is customary to offer him some of the fish caughts at the beginning of the season. Eskimo
Nymph name
"Clytie"
Greek A water-nymph, in love with Apollo. Meeting with no return, she was changed into a Sunflower, which, traditionally, still turns to the Sun, following him through his daily course. Greek

"Nick"
Scandinavian A water-wraith or kelpie. There are nicks in sea, lake, river, and waterfall. Both Catholic and Protestant clergy have laboured to stir up an aversion to these beings. They are sometimes represented as half-child, half-horse, the hoofs being reversed, and sometimes as old men sitting on rocks wringing the water from their hair. This kelpie must not be confounded with the nix. Scandinavian

"Mahpiyato"
Lakota After the time of creation, the world was divided into three regions; the sky, the earth and waters and the underworld. When Mahpiyato created humans, they were placed in the subterranean region.. The Lakota, Plains Indians
Goddess name
"Ament"
Egypt / Libya Aka Amenti, "The Westerner," "hidden goddess." Goddess of the underworld and consort of Amen. She greeted all dead people to the land of the dead with bread and water. If they ate and drank, they could not return to the land of the living. Egypt / Libya
Goddess name
"Anqet"
Egypt / Libya Aka Anuket, Anukis, "The Clasper." water Goddess of the Nile Cataracts. Her symbal was the cowrie shell. Pictured as a woman donning a tall plumed crown. Also has been depicted as having four arms. Rules Over: Producer and giver of life, water. Egypt / Libya
God name
"Hoenir"
Scandinavia An Aesir god and the brother of Odin and Ludor. Together they slew Ymir, the great giant of the beginning. They created the earth from his flesh, the sea and fresh water from his blood, the mountains from his bones; then mankind from two trees, man from the ash and woman from the elm. Hoenir gave them their senses and understanding, intelligence and motion. The two lesser brothers are sometimes considered aspects of Odin, eventually disappearing, Hoenir as hostage to the Vanir at the end of the war with the Aesir. Scandinavia
God name
"Scamander"
Greek An Oceanid, son of Oceanus and Tethys and the god of the river Scamander, in Troas, was called by the gods Xanthus. Being insulted by Achilles, he entered into a contest with the Greek hero but Hera sent out Hephaestus to assist Achilles, and the god of fire dried up the waters of Scamander, and frightened Scamander, until Hera ordered Hephaestus to spare the river-god. By Idaea, he fathered Teucrus.(Theogony 345.) Greek
God name
"Heryshaf"
Egypt An ancient ram-god and a creator and fertility god who was born from the primeval waters. He was pictured as a man with the head of a ram, or as a ram. Egypt
Angel name
"Arariel"
Jewish An angel who, according to the rabbis of the Talmud, takes charge of the waters of the earth. Fishermen invoke him so that they may take large fish. Arariel has also traditionally been invoked as a cure for stupidity. Jewish
Goddess name
"Bolbe"
Greek An extremely beautiful lake Goddess, the daughter of Oceanus and Tethys. Bolbe's offspring was Limnades who are nymphs living in fresh water lakes. Greek
Spirit name
"Donaufurst"
Austrian An water-spirit who asks all who come to the river what they wish most, and then ducks them in the river. Austrian
King name
"Scylla"
Greek And Charybdis, the names of two rocks between Italy and Sicily, and only a short distance from one another. In the midst of the one of these rocks which was nearest to Italy, there dwelt, according to Homer, Scylla, a daughter of Crataeis, a fearful monster, barking like a dog, with twelve feet, six long necks and mouths, each of which contained three rows of sharp teeth. The opposite rock, which was much lower, contained an immense fig-tree, under which there dwelt Charybdis, who thrice every day swallowed down the waters of the sea, and thrice threw them up again: both were formidable to the ships which had to pass between them. Greek
Demon name
"Katavi Ntamwezi"
Tanzania And in a demonic being who is chief of the water-spirits Tanzania
Angel name
"Taliahad"
Nazorean angel of water inscribed on the seventh pentacle of the Sun. Early Nazorean
Spirit name
"Naiades"
Greco - Roman Animistic water spirits. Female personalities assigned the guardianship of fresh waters by the great gods, and invoked locally at sacred pools and springs. They were also regarded as minor patrons of music and poetry....
God name
"Itzam Na/ Hun Itzamna/ Yaxcocahmut"
Maya Another creator god, water, Agriculture, drawing, healing, Medicine & the moon
Goddess name
"Arnamentia"
Wales Arnamentia Goddess of spring waters who was once a minor solar deity. Healing and purification. Wales
God name
"Ea"
Babylon / Mesopotamia As a member of the supreme trinity he was god of the waters, giver of arts and sciences and the healer of the sick. Babylon / Mesopotamia
Goddess name
"Brhaspati (lord of prayer)"
Hindu / Vedic, Epic / Puranic Astral god. The personification of the planet Jupiter. In Vedic texts he appears as a priest. The son of Angiras and the guru of the later Hindu pantheon. Considered to be almost identical with BRAHMA. His consort is the goddess TARA and his son is Kaca. He rides in a chariot drawn by eight horses. Color: golden yellow. Attributes: arrow, ax (golden), Book, bow, rosary, staff and water jar....
Planet name
"Sukra (bright)"
Hindu / Epic / Puranic Astral god. The personification of the planet Venus and the tutor of the demons. He may, on occasion, be represented as female, owing to the fact that he was once made to swallow his attendant Kaca and then restore him to life. Color: white. Rides in a golden or silver chariot drawn by eight or ten horses. Attributes: Book, prayer wheel, purse, staff, treasure and waterjar....
Deities name
"Dhruva (immovable)"
Hindu / Epic / Puranic Astral god. The son of Uttanapada, a star in the constellation of Ursa Minor which was the pole star in the last millennium BC. An avatara of V IS NU. Also one of a group of Vasu deities answering to the god INDRA. In different context, the description of a kind of fixed icon. Attributes: prayer wheel, rosary, spear and water jar....
Deities name
"Ah Patnar Uinicob (owners of the jars men)"
Mayan / Yucatec, Mesoamerican / Mexico Attendant water gods. Four huge deities who pour water on to the earth from jars. The end of the dry season is marked on May 3, completing an eight day Rain ceremony....
Deities name
"Ah Kumix Uiinicob"
Mayan / Yucatec, Mesoamerican / Mexico Attendant water gods. The four diminutive deities which take over from the giant AH PATNAR UINICOB deities during the dry season....
Goddess name
"Tiresias"
Greek Blind as Tiresias. Tiresias the Theban by accident saw Athena bathing, and the goddess struck him with blindness by splashing water in his face. She afterwards repented doing so, and, as she could not restore his sight, conferred on him the power of soothsaying, and gave him a staff with which he could walk as safely as if he had his sight. He found death at last by drinking from the well of Tilphosa. Greek
God name
"Khepera"
Egypt Blue haired scarab god of transformation, water, creation and warriors Egypt
Goddess name
"AVALOKITESVARA (merciful lord)"
Buddhist / India Bodhisattva or buddhadesignate. One of the most important deities of the Mahayana sect of Buddhism. In Lamaism he is the tutelary god of Tibet. He equates with VIS NU in Hinduism and bears links with PADMAPANI. In cosmic mythology he is a creator deity. Color: white or red. Attributes: blue lotus, image of Amitabha (topmost pyramidal head), lotus, rosary, sword and water jar. NOTE: in Chinese Buddhism he is represented by the goddess Kuan-Tin, and in Japanese by KWANNON....

"Obtala"
Santeria Came down from heaven to the earth with a sea-shell, guinea hen, sand and a chicken. Obtala poured the sand on the waters, and dropped the hen on the earth. The hen scratched the sand and created earth's first land mass. Santeria
God name
"Tobadzistsini"
Navaho Child of water and son of Tsohanoai, the Sun god. Minor war god. Navaho
God name
"Apam Napat"
Hindu / Persia / Vedic Child of the waters. One of the Ahuras in Old Iranian religion, a beneficent god who is the giver of water to man. Hindu / Persia / Vedic
Goddess name
"NAMMU"
Mesopotamian / Sumerian / Babylonian - Akkadian / Iraq Chthonic creator and birth goddess. Nammu is identified in various texts as the goddess of the watery deeps. As a consort of AN she is the mother of ENKI and the power of the riverbed to produce water. Alternatively Nammu is the progenitrix of An and KI, the archetypal deities of heaven and earth. She also engendered other early gods and in one poem is the mother of all mortal life. She molded clay collected by creatures called sig-en-sig-du and brought it to life, thus creating mankind. She is attended by seven minor goddesses and may ultimately have become syncretized with NINHURSAG A....
Deities name
"Dsahadoldza (fringe mouth)"
Navaho / USA Chthonic god of earth and water. A number of deities are known under this title. The priest impersonating the god has one side of his body painted red and the other side black. He wears a buckskin mask painted with a horizontal yellow band to represent the evening sky and eight vertical black stripes to represent Rain....
Goddess name
"Mictecacihuatl"
Aztec / Mesoamerican / Mexico Chthonic underworld god. One of a pair of deities with MICTLANTECUHTLI. In the primeval waters of the cosmos, they generated the monstrous goddess CIPACTLI, from whom the earth was formed....
Goddess name
"Mictlantecuhtli"
Aztec / Mesoamerican / Mexico Chthonic underworld god. The creator of the underworld, Mictlan. Depicted with a skull-like appearance and protruding teeth. Also one of a pair of deities with MICTECACIHUATL. In the primeval waters of the cosmos, they generated the monstrous goddess CIPACTLI, from whom the earth was formed. In alternative traditions he is the god of the sixth of the thirteen heavens, Ilhuicatl Mamalhuazocan (the heaven of the fire drill), or he is one of the gods who support the lowest heaven at the four cardinal points. Mictlantecuhtli is perceived to reside in the south (codices Borgia and Vaticanus B). He is also one of the four great temple deities (codices Borgia, Cospi and Fejervery-Mayer)....
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
"Suijin"
Shinto / Japan Collective name for water gods. These deities are worshiped at shrines at the sources of irrigation canals, lakes and ponds. They are depicted as snakes, eels and fish and invoked particularly by women. Chief among them is the goddess MIZU-HA-NO-ME....
Deities name
"Umashi-Ashi-Kabi-Hiko-Ji-No-Kami (pleasant reed shoot prince elder deity)"
Shinto / Japan Creator being. The fourth of the deities to be listed in the Kojiki sacred text. He was engendered from the reeds floating on the pri mordial waters and is perceived as a remote and vague figure who hides himself from mankind....
God name
"Amotken"
Salish Creator god of the Salish, a kind, elderly man who lives alone in heaven. He created five women from five hairs from his head and asked them what they wanted to be. Each gave him a different answer: wickedness and cruelty, goodness, mother of the earth, fire, water. Amotken did as they asked and declared that wickedness would rule earth for a time, but goodness would win in the end.
God name
"Ihoiho"
Society Isl Creator god who created everything including the primeval waters Society Is.
Deities name
"Cacoch"
Mayan / Mesoamerican / Mexico Creator god. According to tradition he engendered the water lily from which sprang all the other deities of the Mayan pantheon. He is also portrayed as a messenger of the creator god HACHACYUM. Also Kacoch....
Goddess name
"Keawe"
Hawaiian Creator god. An androgynous though apparently male principle or monad, he lived once in the dark empty abyss of Po. There, Keawe transformed primordial chaos into an orderly cosmos. He fashioned the sky from the lid of his calabash (a water-carrying gourd) and the Sun from an orange disc formerly kept inside the calabash. Keawe's first son was KANE, the god of light, and his daughter was Na Wahine, both created through his own powers of conception. He subsequently entered into an incestuous relationship with Na Wahine to father the chief pantheon of Hawaiian gods and goddesses, including most notably KU, LONO and Kanaloa, who became known, collectively, as the tripartite god....
God name
"Nareu"
Melanesia / Vanuatu Creator god. As in many comparable legends, he created the world inside the shell of a mussel. He engendered a son from sand and water who, in turn, created the Sun and moon from his father's eyes, rocks from his flesh and bones and mankind from his spine....
God name
"Ihoiho"
Polynesian / Society Islands Creator god. Before Ihoiho there was nothing. He created the primeval waters on which floated TINO TAATA, the creator of mankind....
God name
"Maheo (all-spirit)"
Cheyenne / USA Creator god. He first lived in the void and then created the great primordial water of life. He made the earth from a ball of mud and engendered mankind from one of his ribs which he implanted in earth woman (Christian influence has probably been exerted here)....
Spirit name
"Mbomba"
Mongo / Nkundo / Democratic Republic of Congo, central Africa Creator god. He operates through intermediaries known as bilima and through the spirits of the dead, bakali. Also known as landa, Komba, Mbombo, Njakomba and WAI. Among the Ngbandi people there is recognized a vast water monster or river god by the same name....
God name
"Hiranyagarbha (golden egg)"
Hindu / Vedic Creator god. Identified in the opening of the Rg Veda, as the god of the golden seed emerging from the cosmic egg. The halves of the shell become sky and earth, and the yolk becomes the Sun. The embryo impregnates the primordial waters....
God name
"Kukulcan"
Mayan / Mesoamerican / Mexico Creator god. Kukulcan is, in origin, a Toltec god who was adopted by the Mayan culture and who corresponds closely with the Aztec deity QUETZALCOATL. He is chiefly concerned with reincarnation, but is also responsible for the elements of fire, earth and water. He is depicted with various attributes, including a torch or a lizard representing fire, maize for earth, and a fish for water. Also God B....
Deities name
"Libanza"
Bangala / Democratic Republic of Congo, central Africa Creator god. One of a pair of supreme deities with his sister / consort Nsongo. He lives at the bottom of the river Congo, traveling the waterways and bringing floods as punishment as well as to generate prosperity. He is regarded as being generally benevolent. Also Ibanza....
Goddess name
"Izanagi-No-Kami (his augustness the one who invites)"
Shinto / Japan Creator god. One of seventeen beings involved in creation. His consort is IZANAMI-NO-KAMI. They are strictly of Japanese origin with no Chinese or Buddhist influence. Jointly they are responsible to the other fifteen primordial deities to “make, consolidate and give birth to this drifting land.” The reference, in the Kojiki sacred text, is to the reed beds which were considered to float on the primal waters. The pair were granted a heavenly jeweled spear and they stood upon the floating bridge of heaven, stirring the waters with the spear. When the spear was pulled up, the brine which dripped from it created the island of Onogoro, the first dry land, believed to be the island of Nu-Shima on the southern coast of Awagi. According to mythology, the pair created two beings, a son HIRUKO and an island Ahaji. They generated the remaining fourteen islands which make up Japan and then set about creating the rest of the KAMI pantheon. Izanagi's most significant offspring include AMATERASU, the Sun goddess, born from his nose and SUSANOWO, the storm god, born from his left eye, who are the joint rulers of the universe. Also IzanagiNo-Mikoto....
God name
"At"
Aztec / Mesoamerican / Mexico Creator god. The Sun deity representing the fourth of the five world ages each of which lasted for 2,028 heavenly years, each heavenly year being fifty-two terrestrial years. Assigned to water and presided over by CHALCHIUHTLICUE. According to tradition, the age ended in a cataclysmic destruction caused by a deluge during which all the human population were turned into fish. Illustrated by the “Stone of the Four Suns” [Yale Peabody Museum]. Also 4(Atl), Atonatiuh and Chalchiutonatiuh....
God name
"Ryuhwa"
Korean Daughter of the god of waters, who hatched the archer god, Cumong. Korean

"Danaides"
Greek Daughters of Danaus. They were fifty in number, and married the fifty sons of ?gyptos. They all but one murdered their husbands on their wedding-night, and were punished in the infernal regions by having to draw water everlastingly in sieves from a deep well.

"Anantamukhi (with the face of Ananta)"
Buddhist Deification of literature. One of a group of twelve DHARANIS. Color: green. Attributes: staff and water jar with treasure....
Demon name
"Hiranyakasipu"
India demon who held the earth prisoner, under flood waters. India
Demon name
"Gnomes"
Pan-European demonic beings who inhabit woods, mountains and water. Pan-European
Goddess name
"Ailsie"
Cherokee Devoted to God. Goddess of water and pools Cherokee
Goddess name
"Tacoma"
Salish earth and water goddess. Salish, Puyallup

"Lir"
Ireland Father of Fionmala. On the death of Fingula, the mother of his daughter, he married the wicked Aoife, who, through spite, transformed the children of Lir into swans, doomed to float on the water till they heard the first mass-bell ring. Ireland
God name
"ADONIS (lord)"
Lebanon / Syria Fertility and vegetation god. Adonis is modeled on the Mesopotamian dying vegetation god DUMUZI (Hebrew: Tammuz). He appears as a youthful deity. The river Adonis [Nahr Ibrahim] is sacred to him largely because its waters flow red after heavy Winter Rains, having become saturated with ferrous oxide. In Hellenic tradition he is the son of the mythical Cyprian king Cinyras and his mother is MYRRHA. According to Hesiod he is also the son of Phoenix and Alphesiboea. He is the consort of APHRODITE. Tradition has it that he was killed by a boar during a hunting expedition and is condemned to the underworld for six months of each year, during which the earth's vegetation parches and dies under the summer Sun and drought. He was honored in a spring festival when priests in effeminate costume gashed themselves with knives. Frequently depicted nude and sometimes carrying a lyre. Also ATTIS (Phrygian); ATUNIS (Etruscan)....
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
"Wadj Wer (the mighty green one)"
Egypt Fertility god. Sometimes depicted in androgynous form, he personifies the Mediterranean Sea or the major lakes of the Nile delta. He is depicted carrying the ankh symbol of life, and a loaf. The figure often appears pregnant and is associated with the richness of the Nile delta waters....
God name
"Obatala"
Yoruba / Nigeria, West Africa Fertility god. The first deity engendered by the creator god OLODUMARE. His consort is Yemowo. Among other responsibilities, he makes barren women fertile and shapes the fetus in the womb. He is considered to be the sculptor of mankind. He is depicted wearing white robes and symbolizes cleanliness. Offerings include coconuts and maize fruits. A jar of clean water is carried by a priestess to his sanctuary each morning and the water is drunk by women to make them fertile. Also Orishanla (archaic); Orisha-Popo; Orisha-Ogiyan; Orisha-Ijaye....
Goddess name
"Divona"
Celtic / Gallic Fertility goddess. Associated with water and known only from inscriptions....
Goddess name
"Ahurani (mistress of Abura)"
Zoroastrian / Persian Fertility goddess. Invoked by ordinary people to bring prosperity and children. water libations were a key part of the ritual....
Goddess name
"Bhumidevi (the earth goddess)"
Hindu / Epic / Puranic / southern India Fertility goddess. The second wife of VIS NU (or KRSNA). Her son is Naraka. Bhumidevi is often depicted standing on the left (occasionally right) hand of the VARAHA avatara of Vis nu. In the north she is known as PUSTI. She is often depicted sitting on a lotus throne with bared breasts. Attributes: blue lotus, lotus, lute, pomegranate, pot with herbs, pot with vegetables and water jar. Also Bhu, Bhudevi, BHUMI, MAHI, PRTHIVI, VASUDHARA and Zami-Mata....
God name
"Dsahadoldza"
Navaho Fiery god of earth and water. Navaho
Goddess name
"Paraskeva"
Russia Friday. Fertility goddess associated with spinning, water, health, and marriage. Russia
Deities name
"Vasu(s) (excellent)"
Hindu / Vedic Generic title for a group of gods. Eight deities attendant on the Vedic weather god INDRA, comprising day, dawn, fire, moon, pole star, Sun, water and wind. Generally carrying a rosary and with a SAKTI....
Goddess name
"Hermaphroditos"
Greek God (Goddess) of uncertain status. The offspring of HERMES and APHRODITE and the lover of the water nymph Salmakis. Tradition has it that their passion for one another was so great that they merged into a single androgynous being....
God name
"Bariga"
Ngbandi / northern Democratic Republic of Congo / Central African Republic God of clear waters. One of seven gods invoked at daybreak, the creator deity of white-skinned people....
God name
"Condatis"
Roman / British God of confluence whose sacred places were wherever two rivers or bodies of water met. Roman / British
God name
"Cizin (stench)"
Mayan / Yucatec / other tribes, Mesoamerican / Mexico God of death. The most important death god in the Mayan cultural area. Said to live in Metnal, the Yucatec place of death, and to burn the souls of the dead. He first burns the mouth and anus and, when the soul complains, douses it with water. When the soul complains of this treatment, he burns it again until there is nothing left. It then goes to the god Sicunyum who spits on his hands and cleanses it, after which it is free to go where it chooses. Attributes of Cizin include a fleshless nose and lower jaw, or the entire head may be depicted as a skull. Spine and ribs are often showing. He wears a collar with death eyes between lines of hair and a long bone hangs from one earlobe. His body is painted with black and particularly yellow spots (the Mayan color of death)....
God name
"Bele"
Sudan / Africa God of fear, mischief and trickery who gave fire and water to mankind. Sudan / Africa
God name
"Kane"
Hawaii God of fertility and fresh water Hawaii
God name
"Bagishi"
Afghanistan God of flood waters and posterity. Afghanistan
Supreme god name
"Bagisht"
Kafir / Afghanistan God of flood waters and prosperity. The son of the supreme goddess DISANI, conceived when she was raped from behind by an obscure demonic entity in the shape of a ram who violated her while she was milking cows by a lakeside. Bagisht is said to have been born in the current of the Prasun river whereupon the turbulent waters became smooth-flowing and parted to allow the infant to reach the bank. There seem to have been no elaborate sanctuaries but rather an abundance of simple shrines always placed close to water. The god was celebrated at the main festivals of the Kafir agricultural year and received sacrificial portions of meat. Also Opkulu....
Deities name
"Ketua"
Ngbandi / Democratic Republic of Congo, central Africa God of fortune. One of seven deities invoked at daybreak. He controls both good luck and ill-fortune. According to tradition he has seven children: morning, noon, evening, night, Sun, moon and water. He accords to water the privileges of a firstborn son....
God name
"Duberdicus"
Lusitanian God of fountains and water. Lusitanian
God name
"Dilmun"
Sumeria God of fresh water Sumeria
God name
"Nethu s"
Etruscan God of fresh water. Identified with wells and springs and depicted as a naked bearded figure. He is probably to be equated with the Roman god NEPTUNUS....
God name
"Olokun"
Fon / Yoruba / Benin / Nigeria, West Africa God of fresh waters and oceans. The eldest son of the creator god OSANOBUA. He is symbolized in the sacred river Olokun, which runs almost the length of Benin and from the source of which come the souls of unborn children. A girl baby is given a shrine of the god which includes a pot of river water and which she takes with her to her new home when she marries. The god is particularly popular among women and has a cult of priestesses. Olokun is also a guardian deity of mariners....
God name
"Grannus aka Grannos"
Celtic God of healing affiliated with hot springs and mineral waters. Celtic
God name
"Grannus"
Roman / Celtic / Continental / Europe God of healing. The name appears across a wide area generally associated with medicinal springs and hot mineral waters, including sites at Aix-laChapelle, Grand (Vosges), Trier, Brittany, and as far distant as the Danube basin. Grannus became syncretized with the Roman god APOLLO as Apollo Grannus, and baths were sometimes called Aquae Granni....
God name
"Teliko"
Bambara / Mali, West Africa God of hot winds. According to tradition the water god FARO challenged him in a primordial struggle and smashed him against a mountain....
Planet name
"Neptunus"
Italic / Roman God of irrigation. Identified with the planet Neptune, but thought to have originated as an agricultural deity concerned with watering. He was celebrated in the festival of Neptunalia on July 23. Also the patron deity of horseracing. He became syncretized with the Greek god POSEIDON, but Neptune's modern association with the sea is a misrepresentation....
God name
"Oki-Tsu-Hiko-No-Kami"
Shinto / Japan God of kitchens. One of the offspring of O-Toshi-No-Kami, the god of harvests. The consort of Oki-Tsu-Hime-No-Kami and responsible for the caldron in which water is boiled....
God name
"Tienoltsodi"
Navaho / USA God of oceans and fresh water. He controls the waters which have fallen on earth, as distinct from those in the heavens, which are ruled by the Rain god TONENILI....
God name
"Minato-No-Kami"
Shinto / Japan God of river mouths and estuaries. The son of IZANAGI and IZANAMI and father of the heavenly and earthly water dividers....
God name
"Hapantalli"
Egypt God of the Nile, fish, barley, grain, herbs, water, dew, and fertility. Egypt
God name
"Hu Daoyuan"
China God of the water earthworm Star. China
God name
"Dharmadhatuvagisvara"
Buddhist God of the law. A variety of MANJUSRI and therefore an emanation of AMITABHA. Color: reddish-white. Attributes: arrow, bell, Book, bow, hook, image of Amitabha on crown, staff, sword and water jar. Depicted with four heads and setting the law wheel in motion....
God name
"Llyr"
Welsh God of the sea and water Ireland / Welsh
Spirit name
"Juma"
Finnish / Mari / Ugart God of the sky, whose name is also associated with spirits of earth, water, wind, and the home. Finnish / Mari / Ugart
God name
"Shui Fang"
China God of the wind and water. China
God name
"Apsu"
Mesopotamian / Babylonian - Akkadian God of underground primeval waters. Derived from the Sumerian ABZU. In the Babylonian creation epic Enuma Elis Apsu is killed, while sleeping, by ENKI, who establishes his own abode above the deeps. Apsu's death triggered the cosmic challenge between the forces of MARDUK and TIAMAT....
God name
"Bulane"
Mozambique God of water Mozambique
God name
"Nemausis"
Gaelic God of water who has a sacred spring at Nimes in France Roman / Gaelic
God name
"Nemausius"
Roman / Celtic / Gallic God of water. Associated locally with a sacred spring at Nimes in France....
God name
"Atl"
Aztec God of water. Aztec
God name
"Mugasha"
Africa God of water. Baziba, Africa
God name
"Ku Uasa"
Finnish God of water. Finnish
Deities name
"Chalchiuhtlatonal (jade glowing)"
Aztec / Mesoamerican / Mexico God of water. One of the deities collectively classed as the Tlaloc complex, generally concerned with Rain, Agriculture and fertility....
God name
"Mirabichi"
Ottawa,Canada God of water. Ottawa,Canada
God name
"Nethuns"
Etruscan God of wells and of all water, including the sea. He was the same as the Greek Poseidon and Roman Neptune. Etruscan
God name
"Nong"
Kafir / Afghanistan God of Winter and cold weather. Nong lives in a glacier. He cracks the ice and is seen in the melt water. He is perceived as a misogynist and depicted in a wooden effigy, though whether in human form is unclear. His cult center seems to have been the village of Zumu in the southern Hindukush. Also Zuzum....
God name
"MIMIR"
Nordic / Icelandic God of wisdom and inspiration. An AESIR god who lives in the world of the Frost Giants. He guards the well of knowledge, filled by a spring which flows beneath the world Tree, Yggdrasil, and which is supplied from the primeval waters. The god OTHIN drank from the spring to acquire knowledge, having forfeited one of his eyes to Mimir. Said to be the wisest among the gods. According to some sources he was sent as hostage to the VANIR in their war with the Aesir and was killed by them (see Othin). Some authors argue that he is more properly a giant than a god. Said to be accompanied often by the silent god HOENIR. Mimir warns Othin of the final onslaught at Ragnarok (doom)....
Demon name
"Hsuan-T'ien-Shang-Ti"
China God who removes demons and evil spirits. Invoke for exorcism, matters involving water. China
God name
"Trita (Aptya)"
Hindu / Vedic God(dess). Known from the Rg Veda. An obscure form of Indra with strong water attributes. Also Aptya....
God name
"Padmapani (with lotus in hand)"
Buddhist God. A BODHISATTVA or buddhadesignate, and a distinct form of AVALOKITESVARA. Color: white or red. Attributes: Book, image of Amitabha on the crown, knot of hair, lotus, rosary, trident and waterjar. Three-eyed....
God name
"Namasangiti (the chanting of the name)"
Buddhist God. A form of AVALOKITESVARA, but also a distinct emanation of VAIROCANA. The personification of a sacred text. He stands upon a lotus. Color: white. Attributes: club, lotus, sword, half-staff and waterjar....
God name
"Lao-Tsze"
Taoist / Chinese God. Also known as the Most High Prince Lao, he is one of the three holy San Ch'ing whose images stand in a Taoist sanctuary. The tutelary god of alchemists. He is the founder of Taoism who, according to tradition was born with full command of speech, and with white hair, under a plum tree. His sacred animal is the water buffalo....
God name
"sMan-Bla (physician)"
Buddhist - Lamaist / Tibet God. One of the more popular Medicine-buddhas and possibly derived from Persian light-religion. Attributes: fruit and waterjar....
God name
"Jayanta (victorious)"
Hindu / Vedic / Puranic God. One of the sons of INDRA, and one of the eleven EKADASARUDRAS or forms of the god RUDRA. Attributes: arrow, ax, bow, club, cup, drum, hammer, hook, prayer wheel, rosary, spear, trident and waterjar....
Goddess name
"Carike"
Bali Goddess makes the waters flow. Bali
Goddess name
"Nana Buruku"
Cuba Goddess of earth and water Cuba
Goddess name
"Divonia"
Celtic / Gaelic Goddess of fertility associated with water. Celtic / Gaelic
Goddess name
"Saubhagya-Bhuvanesvari (buddha of good fortune)"
Buddhist Goddess of good fortune. A gentle and benevolent deity. Color: red. Attributes: red lotus, and waterjar with jewels....
Goddess name
"Zarya"
Slavic Goddess of healing waters Slavic
Goddess name
"Lympha"
Roman Goddess of healing waters. Roman
Goddess name
"Tozi"
Aztec / Mesoamerican / Mexico Goddess of healing. Also the deity of sweet water remedial baths....
Goddess name
"Giriputri"
Bali Goddess of mountains and water. Bali
Goddess name
"Ahurani"
Persia Goddess of Rain and water Persia
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....
Goddess name
"Arnamentia"
British Goddess of spring waters. British
Goddess name
"Hara Ke"
Songhai / Niger, West Africa Goddess of sweet water. Considered to live beneath the waters in tributaries of the river Niger, attended by two dragons, Godi and Goru. The spirits of the dead are believed to live in a Paradise city in the depths of the Niger....
Goddess name
"Damballah"
Haiti Goddess of sweet waters. Haiti
Goddess name
"Ix Chebel Yax"
Mayan Goddess of teaching, childbirth, the moon, sexual relations, storms and water Mayan
Goddess name
"Pukkasi"
Buddhist / Vajrayana / / Lamaist / Tibet Goddess of terrifying appearance. One of a group of gauri. Color: yellowish white or blue. Attribute: waterjar....
Goddess name
"Sirara"
Mesopotamian / Sumerian / Babylonian - Akkadian Goddess of the Persian Gulf. In creation mythology she is given charge over the waters of the Gulf by the god ENKI....
Goddess name
"Sirara"
Akkadia Goddess of the Persian Gulf. In creation mythology she is given charge over the waters of the Gulf by the god Enki Akkadia
Goddess name
"Ninlil"
Mesopotamian / Sumerian Goddess of the air and of grain. She is the daughter of the god of stores, Haia, and the barley goddess, Ninsebargunnu. The consort of the air god Enlil, who impregnated her with water to create the moon god Nana, she also conceived the underworld god Nergal when Enlil impregnated her disguised as the gateman of Nippur. In a similar manner she conceived the underworld god Ninazu when Enlil impregnated her disguised as the “man of the river of the nether world, the man-devouring river.” According to some texts she is also the mother of Ninurta, the god of the plough and thunderstorms....
Goddess name
"Feronia"
Etruscan Goddess of the autumn, fire and volcanoes. She also served as a goddess of travel, fire, and waters. Erilio, the king of Preneste, was her son according to one tradition. According to another tradition her son was the underworld god Herulus. Etruscan
Goddess name
"Trita"
Iranian Goddess of the heavenly waters. Iranian
Goddess name
"Tin Hau"
China Goddess of the waters. China
Goddess name
"Feng Po Po"
China Goddess of the wind and embodies the elements of air and water. China
Goddess name
"Adamisil Wedo . Si Adaman"
Haiti Goddess of water Haiti