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List of Gods : "world" - 298 records

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"Muati"
Mesopotamia / Sumeria Maat is merely the moral expression of Muat in the social world. An individual of this expression is known as a Muati i.e. "One who affirms Reality". The collective body of all Muati individuals have the anthropomorphic reference of Haru, the establisher of Maat. Mesopotamia / Sumeria

"Danace"
Greek A coin placed by the Greeks in the mouth of the dead to pay their passage across the ferry of the Lower world.
God name
"Mulungu"
Africa A creator God of the Nyamwezi people of Tanzania in eastern Africa. Despite being the creator and protector of the world, he is distant and has little contact with anyone. It is said that he once lived on earth, but when someone set fire to the landscape he asked a spider to spin him a web to climb up into the sky, where he lives today. He is revered now as a sky god, with thunder as his voice.
God name
"Obatala"
Yoruba A creator god; he made human bodies, and his father, Olorun breathed life into them. While Olorun is considered the creator of the universe, Obatala created the world and humanity, being seen as the father of orishas and humankind. Yoruba

"Eurynomus"
Greek A daemon of the lower world, concerning whom there was a tradition at Delphi, according to which, he devoured the flesh of dead human bodies, and left nothing but the bones. Greek
God name
"Laodameia"
Greek A daughter of Acastus, and wife of Protesilaus. As the latter, shortly after his marriage, joined the Greeks in their expedition against Troy, and was the first that was killed there, Laodameia sued for the favour of the gods to be allowed to converse with him only for three hours. The request was granted: Hermes led Protesilaus back to the upper world, and when Protesilaus died a second time, Laodameia died with him. Greek

"Kalpa"
India A day and night of Brahma, a period of 4,320,000,000 solar-sidereal years. Some say there are an infinity of Kalpas, others limit the number to thirty. A Great Kalpa is a life of Brahma; the whole duration of time from the creation to the destruction of the world.
Demon name
"Ordog"
Christian A demonic creature from Hungarian mythology. It personifies the dark aspects of the world. Later it is identified with the Christian devil.
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Goddess name
"Naenia"
Roman A dirge or lamentation such as was uttered at funerals, either by relatives of the deceased or by hired persons. At Rome Naenia was personified and worshipped as a goddess, who even had a chapel, which, however, as in the case of all other gods in connection with the dead, was outside the walls of the city, near the porta Viminalis. The object of this worship was probably to procure rest and peace for the departed in the lower world. Roman

"Meru"
Indian A fabulous mountain in the centre of the world, 80,000 leagues high, the abode of Vishnu, and a perfect Paradise. It may be termed the Indian Olympus.
God name
"Camaxtli"
Aztec A god of war & fire as well as of one of of the 4 gods that created the world
Goddess name
"Iusaas"
Egypt A goddess of Heliopolis whose name means, "she comes who is great". She plays a crucial role as the feminine principle in the creation of the world. Egypt
Spirit name
"Toko'yoto"
Koryak / Siberia A guardian spirit who is one of the owners of the world, the Pacific Ocean to be specific
God name
"Kahukura aka Rongo"
Maori A major god, the god of cultivated food. He separated the primordial parents Rangi and Papa to allow daylight into the world. Tawhirimatea, the god of storms did not consent to this plan and afterwards attacked his brothers with unrelenting fury. Rongo and Haumia, the god of wild food, took refuge in the body of Papa, mother earth, who hid them until the storm passed. Maori
Monster name
"Babullius"
Greek A monster of the primitive world, is described sometimes as a destructive hurricane, and sometimes as a fire-breathing giant concealed in the country of the Arimi in the earth, which was lashed by Zeus with flashes of lightning. Greek

"Marginen"
Siberia A personification of the creative principle of the world. The Chukchee, Siberia

"Pandora's Box"
Greek A present which seems valuable, but which is in reality a curse; as when Midas was permitted, according to his request, to turn whatever he touched into gold, and found his very food became gold, and therefore uneatable. Prometheus made an image and stole fire from heaven to endow it with life. In revenge, Jupiter told Vulcan to make a female statue, and gave her a box which she was to present to the man who married her. Prometheus distrusted Jove and his gifts, but Epimetheus, his brother, married the beautiful Pandora, and received the box. Immediately the bridegroom opened the box all the evils that flesh is heir to flew forth, and have ever since continued to afflict the world. The last thing that flew from the box was Hope. Greek

"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
God name
"Faro Bambara"
W Africa A river god that brought order to the world when it was created

"Cirein Croin"
Caithness A sea-serpent and the largest animal in the world. Celtic. Caithness
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