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List of Gods
NameOriginDescription
Ja neb'a Slavic Benevolent goddess of the earth who can alter the physical structure of magma and stone, Terrakinesis. Slavic
Jabru Elamite/ Iran A sky god, a rather minor one
Jack A-Lantern Arabian A bog or marsh spirit who delights to mislead. These Arabian spirits were formed of "smokeless fire."
Jack Frost Discworld Leaves frosty tracings on icy windows. Can draw anything, but happens to really like fern patterns. Mentioned in Hogfather, when the newly created Verruca Gnome convinced him to branch out from ferns, feathers, and paisley. Discworld
Jacob's Ladder Genesis A ladder seen by the patriarch Jacob in a vision. It was set on the earth, and reached to heaven, and angels seemed to be ascending and descending on it. Genesis
Jacques Bonhomme French A sort of fairy good-luck, who is to redress all wrongs, and make all the poor wealthy. French
Jacy Brazilian Moon god and the creator of plant life. Brazilian
Jafnhar Norse Equally high. A name of Odin. Norse
Jagadhamba Hindu She Who dances the dance of life. The goddess of the cosmic energy which motivates evolution. Hindu
Jagannath Hindu Jagganath, Jagannatha, "Lord of the World". Name for Vishnu in his manifestation as Krishna. Hindu
Jagaubis Lithuanian Fire god. Lithuanian
Jagganath/ Juggernaut Hindu The god whose name means Lord of the World
Jahve Israel Jawhe, Jahveh. The god of Israel.
Jakomba Bangala Zaire A god of morality that controls human thought
Jalang Guinea, Mali The all-powerful supreme being of the Mdinge.
Jalk Norse A name of Odin. Norse
Jamaina Brazil Goddess of the ocean and is often represented as a mermaid. Brazil
Jambhala Buddhist Embodies the Wealth Deity aspect of all the Buddhas and bodhisattvas of past, present and future, and grants longevity and prosperity in daily life. Buddhist
Jambuscha Hebrew Adam's preceptor, according to the pre-Adamites. Sometimes called Boan, and sometime Zagtith. Hebrew
Jamma Phonecia/ Canaan A god of of water, to be primarily a sea god
Jamshid Persia King of the Genii, famous for a golden cup full of the elixir of life. This cup, hidden by the genii, was discovered while digging the foundations of Persepolis. Persia
Jana Roman Two faced god of beginnings, arches, doors, entrances and gates. Roman
Janavasita Buddhist A minor goddess affiliated with knowledge or the control of knowledge
Jandira Brazil Goddess of the sea. Brazil
Janguli Buddhist Goddess of healing and snakebites. Buddhist
Janis Latvia Summer Solstice Deity and a fertility god. Latvia
Jannes and Jambres Egypt The two magicians of Pharaoh, who imitated some of the miracles of Moses. The Jannes and Jambres who withstood Moses, mentioned by St. Paul, are supposed to be the same. Egypt
Janus Roman Two faced god of beginnings, arches, doors, entrances and gates Roman
Japetus Greek A son of Uranus and Ge, a Titan and brother of Cronus, Oceanus, Coeus, Hyperion, Tethys, Rhea, etc. According to Apollodorus he married Asia, the daughter of his brother Oceanus, and became by her the father of Atlas, Prometheus, Epimetheus, and Menoetius, who was slain by Zeus in the war against the Titans, and shut up in Tartarus. Greek
Jar Sub Turkey This is the god of the universe
Jar'Edo Wens Australian A god of earthly knowledge and physical might, created by Altjira to ensure that people did not get too arrogant or self-conceited. He is associated with victory and intelligence. Australian aboriginal
Jara Hindu Goddess of the household, domestic health, happiness and prosperity. The night-eater of corpses. Hindu
Jarih Canaan God of the moon Canaan
Jarih/ Erah Canaan A Moon god
Jarilo Slavic A major Proto-Slavic deity of vegetation, fertility and spring, also associated with war and harvest.
Jarina Brazil Tree goddess, well known for her capacity for drink. Bakairi, Brazil
Jarnsaxa Iron-chopper s One of Heimdal's nine giant mothers.
Jarnvid Iron-wood Norse A wood east of Midgard, peopled by giantesses called Jarnvids. This wood had iron leaves. Norse
Jarnvids Norse The giantesses in the Iron-wood. Norse
Jarovit W Slavic He is considered a war god
Jarri Hittite God of plague and pestilence, was also a god who helped the king in battle Hittite
Jaso Greek Goddess of health and recovery Iaso Greek
Jason Greek I.e. the healer or atoner, a name which the hero was said to have received from Cheiron, his instructor, having before been called Diomedes. The chief exploits of this hero are related in the article Argonautae, and we therefore confine ourselves now to his personal history. Greek
Jasy Jaterei Guarani God of the siesta. Guarani
Jata Borneo Goddess of the sky Borneo
Javine Lithuanian A household god who protects grain in barns. Lithuanian
Jawhe Israel Thought to be God of mountains prior to becoming the god of Israel,Mount Sinai is his suspected mountain Israel
Jawhe/ Jahve/ Jehovah Israel Thought to be a mountain god prior to becoming the god of Israel, Mount Sinai is his suspected mountain
Jaya-Vijaya Hindu Twin goddess, possibly forms of Durga Hindu/Puranic/Epic
Jayakara Buddhist God who rides in a cage drawn by Cockatoos Buddhist
Jayanta Hindu God who is one of the 11 forms of the god Rudra Hindu/Puranic/Epic
Jayatara Buddhist Minor goddess Buddhist/Mahayana
Jazeriel Christians Angels of the Mansions of the Moon.
Jedza Poland Equivalent of Baba Yaga Poland
Jehennam India The Gehenna or Inferno of the Arabs. It consists of seven stages, one below the other. The first is allotted to atheists; the second to Manicheans; the third to the Brahmins of India; the fourth to the Jews; the fifth to Christians; the sixth to the Magians or Ghebers of Persia; and the seventh to hypocrites. The Koran
Jehovah Israel Creator god of Israel. A mix of of letters from Jhwh/Yhwh and Adonai - created so that people wouldn't utter the actual name. When Christians, unaware of the Jewish tradition, started to read the Hebrew Bible, they read it with the Masoretic vowels together with the consonants as written, and obtained Iehovah. Today this transcription is generally recognized as mistaken. Many religious groups continue to use the form Jehovah, because it is familiar and because the correct pronunciation is unknown.
Jen An China God of robbers China
Jesus aka Iesous Christian Joshua, Yehoshua, Yeshua. Another Son of God, the second person in the Trinity of Jehovah, and the source of Christian belief.
Jetaita Yamama Tirerra del Fuego And earth spirits of the fearful type Tirerra del Fuego
Jia Shi China Goddess and stellar deity China
Jian Lao Buddhist Goddess of the earth and permanence Buddhist/China
Jie Uganda The supreme god of the Akuj. Uganda
Jievaras Lithuanian A household spirit who protects grain. Sacrifices to Jievaras are made after the rye harvest. While cutting grain, women would leave a few grain tufts uncut, which would later be braided into plaits. They would also leave some bread and salt under the plait. Lithuanian
Jih Kuan T’ai Yang. China A sun god. China
Jimi Discworld The god of beggars. The Ankh-Morpork Beggars' Guild has a statue of him. Discworld
Jinn Arabian A sort of fairies in Arabian mythology, the offspring of fire. They propagate their species like human beings, and are governed by a race of kings named Suleyman, one of whom built the pyramids. Their chief abode is the mountain Kaf, and they appear to men under the forms of serpents, dogs, cats, monsters, or even human beings, and become invisible at pleasure. The evil jinn are hideously ugly, but the good are exquisitely beautiful. According to fable, they were created from fire two thousand years before Adam was made of earth. The singular of jinn is jinnee.
Jizo Bosatsu Japan Works to ease the suffering and shorten the sentence of those serving time in hell. Jizo can appear in many different forms to alleviate suffering. In modern Japan, Jizo is popularly known as the guardian of unborn, aborted, miscarried, and stillborn babies. Japan
Jnanadakini Buddhist/ Mayhayana A goddess associated with, or whose name means, knowledge
Jnanaparamita Buddhist A deity who has perfected transcendent, super-human or supernatural knowledge. Buddhist
Joachim Greek The father of the Virgin Mary. Generally represented as an old man carrying in a basket two turtle-doves, in allusion to the offering made for the purification of his daughter. His wife was Anne or Anna. Fairy Tale
Jocchu Vague Maorocon West Indies An immortal invisible being…who lived in the heavens. West Indies
Joda mate Latvia Mother of the evil one Latvia
Jogah Iroquois Dwarf nature spirits Iroquois
Joh Egypt Original word for God of the moon in Thebes Egypt
Johanoai Navajo Has precedence over all other gods and is the Sun-bearer and he is considered the most important deity and is the father or grandfather of all the other gods. Navajo
Jok Uganda God of the Alur tribesmen of Uganda and Zaire. He is also known as Jok Odudu the god of birth. Uganda
Jokinam Lake Albert/ E Africa A lake god
Jokinam Lake Albert Africa Lake god Africa
Jokwa Asian Goddess of justice Asian
Jomali Iceland God of the sky. Very fond of gold chains. Iceland
Jongsuli-Young-Jongbu India "At first there was neither earth nor sky, Shuzanghu and his wife Zumiang-Nui lived alone...In due time Zumiang-Nui gave birth to a baby-girl, Subbu-Khai-Thung, who is the Earth and to a baby-boy, Jongsuli-Young-Jongbu, who is the Sky." India
Jord Icelandic/ Germanic An earth goddess mentioned in the Edda by Snorri
Jori-Torem Vogul The highest god. Also a sky god and the father of the gods. Vogul
Jormungand Norse The serpent, Jormungand was the middle child of Loki and the giantess, Angrboda. He had 2 siblings, Hel, and the wolf, Fenrir. Alarmed that Loki had fathered these children, Odin sent a group of gods to kidnap them. Once captured, Odin threw Jormungand into the ocean surrounding Midgard, where he lived from then on. The serpent grew so much that he encircled the whole world and bit his own tail. Norse
Jormungandar or Midgardsormen Norse Earth's monster. The great serpent, brother of Hela and Fenrir and son of Loki, the spirit of evil. It used to lie at the root of the celestial ash till All-Fader cast it into the ocean; it then grew so large that in time it encompassed the whole world, and was for ever biting its own tail. Norse
Jotun Norse A giant. The giants were the earliest created beings and Thor frequently contends with them. Famous giants are: Ymer, Hymer, Hrungner, Orvandel, Gymer, Skrymer, Vafthrudner and Thjasse. Norse
Jotunheim Norse Jotunheimer. The Utgaard; the home of the giants in the outermost parts of the earth. Norse
Jove Greek "He who thunders from on high", archaic latin for the father god, and is another name for Jupiter
Jubbu jang sangne Brazil The goddess of the Jurema & a sacred tree
Jubbu-jang-sange Brazil Goddess of the jurema (a sacred tree). The tree provides a narcotic used in inducing visions. Bakairi Brazil
Juck Shilluck Africa This is the creator of the world
Juga Or Jugalis Greek That is, the goddess of marriage, occurs as a surname of Juno, in the same sense as the Greek Zygia.
Juggernaut or Jaggernaut Crow The Hindu god Jagganath. The word is a corruption of the Sanscrit jagannatha (lord of the world). The temple of this god is in a town of the same name in Orissa. King Ayeen Akbery sent a learned Brahman to look out a site for a temple. The Brahman wandered about for many days, and then saw a crow dive into the water, and having washed, made obeisance to the element. This was selected as the site of the temple. While the temple was a-building the rajah had a prophetic dream, telling him that the true form of Vishnu should be revealed to him in the morning. When the rajah went to see the temple he beheld a log of wood in the water, and this log he accepted as the realisation of his dream, enshrined it in the temple, and called it Jagannath.
Jugumishanta New Guinea Creator goddess and Mother of Earth. New Guinea
Jukun Nigeria The creator of the Shido and Chido people. Nigeria
Julana Jumu A lecherous spirit who surprises women by burrowing beneath the sand. He was alive, and wandered the Earth with his father, Njirana, during the Dreamtime. Jumu, Australian aboriginal
Julunggul Aus A creator god that was the bringer of culture & identified with of the rainbow-snake
Julunggul Australia A rainbow snake goddess, who oversaw the maturing and initiation of boys into manhood. She was a fertility goddess, associated with rebirth and the weather. Australia
Julus Roman The eldest son of Ascanius, who claimed the government of Latium, but was obliged to give it up to his brother Silvius. Roman
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
Jumala Finland A generic name for a major deity. Originally the name given by the Finns to the sky, the sky-god, and the supreme god. Later taivas and Ukko were used as the names for the sky and the sky-god. The word means god and was later used for the Christian God. The origin of the word is unknown – some possible explanations are derivation from Jomali, the supreme deity of the Permians and origination from the Estonian word jume.
Jumala Finnish A god who it is not only a sky god but it is but by air to closely supreme god as well
Jumala Finnland The supreme god of the ancient Finns and Lapps. The word is sometimes used by the Scandinavian poets for the Almighty.
Jumala Russia Goddess of war Russia
Jumis Latvia Deity of the Fields and fertility. Latvia
Jumit Egypt A local goddess of El Tod
Jumjum Sudan The high god of the Dyong, Sudan
Jumo Russia Jume. The supreme deity and sky god of the Cheremis. Russia
Junda Lithuanian A goddess of war. Known merely from its name. Lithuanian
Junkgowa Australia Sisters and goddesses of the Sea and Marine Life. Active during the Dreamtime. Australia
Junner s A giant in Scandinavian mythology, said in the Edda to represent the "eternal principle." Its skull forms the heavens; its eyes the sun and moon; its shoulders the mountains; its bones the rocks, etc.; hence the poets call heaven "Junner's skull;" the sun, "Junner's right eye;" the moon, "Junner's left eye;" the rivers, "the ichor of old Junner."
Juno Roman A Roman goddess of marriage and the long-suffering wife of Jupiter. Like her Greek equivalent, Hera, she was the protector of women, in particular married women. A festival took place in her honour on the calends (first) of March. Roman
Juno Caelestis Carthage The tutelary goddess of Roman Carthage
Juno Lucina Roman The goddess of childbirth. Roman
Juno, Minerva, Tinia , Vulcan, Mars, Saturn, Hercules, Summauus, Vedius Etruscan Nine Gods Of the Etruscans: Juno, Minerva, and Tinia (the three chief); the other six were Vulcan, Mars, and Saturn, Hercules, Summauus, and Vedius.
Junrojin Japan The god of longevity and luck. One of Japan's Seven Lucky Gods
Juok Africa / Egypt Juok of the Shilluks. Juok molded all men of earth while he wandered the earth creating the rest of the world. White men were created from white sand which Juok found in the land of the white. Red or brown men were created out of the mud of the Nile in Egypt. Black men were created from black earth found in the land of the Shilluck. According to this creation story, man was given all necessary parts to function. Each part had a reason for being. For example, Juok gave man arms in order for man to work. Africa
Juok and Bunzi The creator of all men
Jupiter Roman Jupiter is, properly speaking, a derivation of Jove and pater (Latin for father) The name of the god was also adopted as the name of the planet Jupiter, and was the original namesake of the weekday that would come to be known in English as Thursday (the etymological root can be seen in French jeudi, from Jovis Dies). The Indo-European deity who also evolved into the Germanic Tiwaz (after whom Tuesday was named), the Greek Zeus, and Dyaus Pita of the Vedic religion. Jove is a vocative form of the name, evolved from Dyeus. Roman
Jupka N American Creator god and teacher of the people. The Yahi, California
Juras Mate/ Jurasmat Latvia A goddess of the sea
Jurasmat Latvia Goddess of the sea and of healing who fell in love with a mortal called Kastysis. Latvia
Jurate Baltic A goddess of the ocean
Jurate and Kastytis Lithuanian Heroes of a Lithuanian legend. The queen of the amber palace Jurate may be considered a manifestation of the goddess of Sea.
Jurojin Japan God of longevity and luck Japan
Jurupari Brazil A god limited to worship by men, generally limited to isolated tribes in Brazil
Juterna/ Juturna Roman A goddess of healing & springs invoked during drought
Juti Mara Edutzi Bolivia The sun god of the Araona. Bolivia
Juturna Roman Juterna, the nymph of a well in Latium, famous for its excellent healing qualities. She is said to have been beloved by Jupiter, who rewarded her with immortality and the rule over the waters. Arnobius calls her the wife of Janus and mother of Fontus, but in the Aeneid she appears as the affectionate sister of Turnus. Roman
Juventas Roman The personification of youth. Roman.
Jvartaharisvara Hindu A plague god associated with malaria
Jw Buddhist Ja'u, Jawi. Possibly a part of the syncretistic Agami Jawi. Many Hindu-Buddhist gods, called dewata with Sanskrit names, are incorporated in Agami Jawi. Dewi Sri comes from Sri, the consort of Vishnu, and in Java is the goddess of fertility and rice.
Jw/ Ja'u/ Jawi Syria This god is so ancient it yhad to be deduced from the study of personal names, nothing is known for certain but it may be identical to the harvest god Ao
Jyeshtha Hindu Goddess of bad luck, revenge and dark magic. Hindu
Jyotiska Jain/ India The stellar gods, there are five classes