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List of Gods
NameOriginDescription
L'etsa'aplelana Bella Coola/ PNW Canada The goddess who initiates the shamans
L?laps Greek A very powerful dog given by Diana to Procris; Procris gave it to Cephalos. While pursuing a wild boar it was metamorphosed into a stone. Greek
Labe Arabian The Circe of the Arabians, who, by her enchantments, transformed men into horses and other brute beasts. She is introduced into the Arabian Nights' Entertainments, where Beder, Prince of Persia, marries her, defeats her plots against him, and turns her into a mare. Being restored to her proper shape by her mother, she turns Beder into an owl; but the prince ultimately regains his own proper form.
Lacedaemon Sparta A son of Zeus by Taygete, was married to Sparta, the daughter of Eurotas, by whom he became the father of Amyclas, Eurydice, and Asine. He was king of the country which he called after his own name, Lacedaemon, while he gave to his capital the name of his wife, Sparta.
Lachesis Greek One of the fates. Greek
Lactanus Greek Lactans, Lacturnus, and Lacturcia, Lactura, Roman divinities, who were believed to protect the young fruits of the field. Some believe that Lactans and Lacturcia are mere surnames of Ops, and that Lacturnus is a surname of Saturnus. Greek
Lactanus/ Lactans Roman A minor god of agriculture
Lactura Greek A grain goddess
Lada Slavic Goddess of happiness and love. Slavic
Ladogenes or Ladonis Greek A name by which the poets sometimes designated Daphne, the daughter of Ladon. Greek
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Ladon Greek The dragon who was believed to guard the apples of the Hesperides. He is said to have been able to assume various tones of voice, and to have been the offspring of Typhon and Echidna but he is also called a son of Ge, or of Phorcys and Ceto. He had been appointed to watch in the gardens of the Hesperides by Juno, and never slept; but he was slain by Heracles and the image of the fight was placed by Zeus among the stars. Greek
Laeding Norse One of the fetters with which the Fenris-wolf was bound. Norse
Laerad Norse A tree near Valhal. Norse
Lahama Sumeria The water condition demons that it belonged to Enki
Lahamu Babylonian In the Babylonian story of creation, Lahama is the daughter of the primordial goddess Tiamat. She guards the gate to the sea; the sea is her dominion. She holds an overflowing vase; she contains, bestows the waters of life. The Seven Tablets of Creation
Lahar Sumeria Cattle-god sent by Enlil and Enki from heaven to earth in order to make abundant its cattle. He is the brother of Ashnan. Lahar, along with his sister, were created in the creation chamber of the gods so the Annunnaki might have food and clothes. Sumeria
Lahe Basque Goddess of health. Basque
Lahmu Akkadia First-born son of Apsu and Tiamat. He and his sister Lahamu were the parents of Anshar and Kishar, the sky father and earth mother, who begat the first gods. Lahmu was sometimes depicted as a snake, and sometimes as a bearded man with a red sash and six curls on his head. Akkadia
Lahurati Elamite/Iran A solar deity. Appears to have been the counterpart of the Akkadian god Ninurta. Elamite/Iran
Lahurati Elamite Iran Yet another god
Lai Cho China Agriculture god. Not part of the locust cult. China
Laima Latvia And her sisters, Karta and Dekla, were a trinity of fate deities, part of a widespread European and Aegean conception of Destiny in the hands of three ageless ancient women. Latvia
Laima Lithuanian A goddess trio of life & good fortune, the fates
Lairz Enochian A minor angel. Enochian
Lais Greek A courtesan or Greek Hetaira. There were two of the name; the elder was the most beautiful woman of Corinth, and lived at the time of the Peloponnesian War. The beauty of the latter excited the jealousy of the Thessalonian women, who pricked her to death with their bodkins. She was contemporary with Phryne, her rival, and sat to Apelles as a model.
Laka Hawaii Goddess of the wild plants which grow in the forest. Very fond of singing and dancing. Hawaii
Lakshimi Indian She is the goddess of beauty & wealth, but very fickle & claims no god can sustain her for very long
Lakshmi India The goddess of prosperity, wealth, purity, generosity, and the embodiment of beauty, grace and charm. India
Laksmana Hindu The promoter of fortune, was ever deeply attached from his infancy to his eldest brother, Sri Rama, the delight of the world. Hindu
Laksmi Hindu Goddess of agriculture, love, beauty, prosperity, Lotus flowers, wealth, and pleasure Hindu/Puranic/India/Epic
Lalaia'il Bella Coola The Manitou that initiated the shaman
Lalbai India A goddess of healing, & cholera
Lalita India Has three aspects as virgin (Bala), mother (Tripurasundari) and crone (Tripura Bhairavi) and is the waxing Moon as Kali is the waning Moon. She represents love and sexuality while Kali represents death. India
Lalita Tripurasundai Tantric India She is the symbol of cosmic energy & of the secret ruler of the world
Lalli Finland Finn who slew Bishop Henry on the ice of Lake Kцyliц, according to a legend.
Lama Acadia A feminine benevolent protective demon that later became the half man and half bull guardian of palace entrances
Lama Acadia Feminine benevolent protective demon who later became the half man and half bull guardian of palace entrances Acadia
Lama Hittite A protective god whose epitaph was Innara
Lamaria Svan Goddess of the fertility of the land, of childbirth and the protection of women. She is also goddess of the hearth. Svan
Lamaria Svan Caucasus A tutelary goddess, it is suspected that her name as been christianized
Lamatsu Akkadia Demon of the South-west wind bringing droughts, famines and locusts. Akkadia
Lamia Greece She is a vampire type spirit who stole small children and sucked people's blood, currently accepted in modern Greece
Lamia Greek The friend and charioteer of Antilochus. Greek
Lamia Greek A daughter of Poseidon, became by Zeus the mother of the Sibyl Herophile. Greek<.li>.
Lamia Greek Lamia by John Keats, A son of Apollo and Phthia, a brother of Dorus and Polypoethes, in Curetis, was killed by Aetolus.
Lamia Greek A son of Bias and Pero, and a brother of Talaus, took part in the expedition of the Argonauts, and in that of the Seven against Thebes. Greek
Lamia Greek A female phantom, by which children were frightened. According to tradition, she was originally a Libyan queen, of great beauty and a daughter of Belus. She was beloved by Zeus, and Hera in her jealousy robbed her of her children. Lamia, from revenge and despair, robbed others of their children, and murdered them; and the savage cruelty in which she now indulged rendered her ugly, and her face became fearfully distorted. Zeus gave her the power of taking her eyes out of her head, and putting them in again. Greek
Lamia s A hag or demon. Keats's Lamia is a serpent which had assumed the form of a beautiful woman, beloved by a young man, and gets a soul.
Lamies Africa African spectres, having the head of a woman and tail of a serpent.
Lamin Basque A spirit of human form, generally female, with the feet of an animal. Basque
Lamminin Scottish Lamkin, Linkin or Bold Rakin. A scottish ogre, represented in the ballad as a bloodthirsty mason; the terror of the Scots nursery.
Lamp of Phoebus Greek The sun. Phoebus is the mythological personification of the sun. Greek
Lampos and Phaeton Greek The two steeds of Aurora. One of Act?on's dogs was called Lampos. Greek
Lamps Christendom The seven lamps of sleep. In the mansion of the Knight of the Black Castle were seven lamps, which could be quenched only with water from an enchanted fountain. So long as these lamps kept burning, everyone within the room fell into a deep sleep, from which nothing could rouse them till the lamps were extinguished. Christendom
Lampus Greek The name of two horses, one belonging to Eos, the other to Hector. Greek
Lampus Greek A son of Laomedon, and father of Dolops, was one of the Trojan elders. Greek
Lan Cai-he China One of the eight immortals, sometimes a boy, sometimes a girl
Lan Caihe China One of the eight immortals, sometimes a boy, sometimes a girl China
Lan Kai-He China Immortal being China/Taoist
Lanabes Basque A magic piano. Basque
Land o'the Leal Scottish The Scottish Dixey Land. An hypothetical land of happiness, loyalty, and virtue. Caroline Oliphant, Baroness Nairne, meant heaven in her exquisite song so called, and this is now its accepted meaning. Leal = faithful, and "Land of the Leal" means the Land of the faithful.
Land of Beulah s In Pilgrim's Progress it is that land of heavenly joy where the pilgrims tarry till they are summoned to enter the cerestial City; the Paradise before the resurrection.
Landvide Norse A mountain range overgrown with trees. Vidar's abode. The primeval forests. Norse
Lang Enochian The order of ministering angels. Enochian
Lao Lang China God of actors. China
Lao-Tze China In his Tao-te ching, The Canon of Reason and Virtue (at first entitled simply Lao Tzu(), gave to the then existing scattered sporadic conceptions of the universe a literary form. His tao, or ‘Way,’ is the originator of Heaven and earth, it is "the mother of all things." China
Laoaxrp Enochian A sub-angelic Watchtower leader in the North. Enochian
Laocoon Greek A Trojan hero, who plays a prominent part in the post-Homeric legends about Troy: a son of Priam, famous for the tragic fate of himself and his two sons, who were crushed to death by serpents. Greek
Laocoosa Greek The wife of Aphareus, and mother of Idas. Greek
Laodamas 1 Greek A son of Aleinous, king of the Phaeacians, and Arete, was the favourite of his father.
Laodamas 2 Greek A son of Antenor, was slain at Troy by the Telamonian Ajax.
Laodamas 3 Greek A son of Eteocles, and king of Thebes: in his youth he had been under the guardianship of Creon.
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
Laodice Greek A Hyperborean maiden, who, together with Hyperbche, and five companions, was sent from the country of the Hyperboreans to carry sacrifices to the island of Delos. Greek
Laodocus Greek A son of Apollo and Phthia, a brother of Dorus and Polypoethes, in Curetis, was killed by Aetolus. Greek
Lapithes Greek A son of Apollo and Stilbe, the brother of Centaurus, and husband of Orsinome, the daughter of Eurynomus, by whom he became the father of Phorbas, Triopas, and Periphas. He was regarded as the ancestor of the Lapithae in the mountains of Thessaly. Greek
Laputa Swift The flying island inhabited by scientific quacks, and visited by Gulliver in his "travels." These dreamy philosophers were so absorbed in their speculations that they employed attendants called "flappers," to flap them on the mouth and ears with a blown bladder when their attention was to be called off from "high things" to vulgar mundane matters. Swift
Laran Etruscan God of war Etruscan
Lares Roman Either domestic or public. Domestic lares were the souls of virtuous ancestors exalted to the rank of protectors. Public lares were the protectors of roads and streets. Domestic lares were images, like dogs, set behind the hall door, or in the lararium or shrine. Wicked souls became lemures or ghosts that made night hideous. Penates were the natural powers personified, and their office was to bring wealth and plenty, rather than to protect and avert danger. Roman
Lars Familiarus Roman The spirit of the founder of the house, which never left it, but accompanied his descendants in all their changes. Roman
Larunda Sabine Chthonic and earth mother goddess Sabine
Larvae Roman Mischievous spectres. The larva or ghost of Caligula was often seen, according to Suetonius, in his palace. Roman
Larz Enochian A minor angel. Enochian
Lasas Etruscan These are female god like beings of the pantheon, they may be winged or unwinged & some names are known
Lasas Etruscan Female godlike beings of the pantheon, they may be winged or unwinged and some names are known Etruscan
Lasghusyamala Hindu Minor goddess Hindu/Puranic
Laskowice Slavic These are satyr type forest spirits with a close relationship with the Wolf
Lassair Ireland Goddess of midsummer. Ireland
Lasya Buddhist Graceful Mother of the world. Buddhist
Lat Arabic A female idol made of stone, and said to be inspired with life; the chief object of adoration by the Arabs before their conversion.
Latiaran Celtic Youngest of the three sisters who made up a triune goddess and a goddess of autumn and fire.
Latinus Greek A king of Latium, is described in the common tradition as a son of Faunus and the nymph Marica, as a brother of Lavinius, and the husband of Amata, by whom he became the father of Lavinia, whom he gave in marriage to Aeneas. Greek
Latipan Canaan A creator god, see Il for particulars
Latis British Lake goddess who later became a goddess of ale and meade British
Latmikaik Micronesia Goddess of the sea, with her husband Tpereakla, co-creator and co-ruler of the world Tpereakl lived in the sky, while his wife had her residence under the sea. Pelew Is.
Latona Greek The Roman name of the Greek goddess Leto. One of the Titans - the first generation of Greek gods, she was the daughter of the Titan Coeus and Phoebe and mother to the twin gods, Apollo and Artemis, whose father was Zeus. Greek
Latpon Middle East God of wisdom and magic. Middle East
Latsari Basque Name given to the lamias and other beings that wash clothes during the night. Basque
Latur Dano Indonesia Counterpart of their supreme god which causes sickness, death and bad weather Indonesia/Nias Is.
Lau Andaman Is Spirit beings who are created when an islander dies Andaman Is.
Laufey Norse Leafy island. Loke's mother. Norse
Laughing Buddha China Popular Buddhist deity; god of happiness and wealth. China
Lauka Mate Latvia Laukamat, Goddess of agriculture Latvia
Lauka Mate/ Laukamat Lativa A goddess of agriculture
Laukika-Devatas Hindu Generic name for gods known from local folklore Hindu
Laukosargas Prussia God of grain and the fields Prussia
Laume Lithuania/ Prussia This entity is usually naked, enjoyshelping people & protects orphans, she became demonized
Lausus Greek 1. A son of Mezentius, who was slain while defending his father against Aeneas. (The Aeneid Book VII) According to the author of the De Orig. Gent. Rom., Lausus fell at a later time, during the siege of Lavinium, by the hand of Ascanius. 2. A son of Numitor and brother of Ilia, was fraudulently killed by Amulius. Greek
Lavavoth Enochian The angelic king of the South-Southwest. Enochian
Laverna Italy Chthonic underworld goddess. Italy
Lavinia Greek The daughter of Titus Andronicus, bride of Bassianus, brother of the Emperor of Rome. Being grossly abused by Chiron and Demetrius, sons of Tamora, Queen of the Goths, the savage wantons cut off her hands and pluck out her tongue, that she may not reveal their names Lavinia, guiding a stick with her stumps, makes her tale known to her father and brothers; whereupon Titus murders the two Moorish princes and serves their heads in a pasty to their mother, whom he afterwards slays, together with the Emperor Saturninus her husband. Greek
Lawrence Christian Patron saint of curriers, because his skin was broiled on a gridiron. Christian
Lazdona Slavic Goddess of trees. Very fond of Hazelnuts. Slavic
Le Fay Welsh Goddess of the sea and of the Isle of Avalon Welsh
Le Tkakawash Klamath Goddess of birds Klamath
Leaneira Greek The daughter of Amyclas and by Arcas the mother of Elatus and Apheidas.
Leaoc Enochian A minor angel. Enochian
Lear Britain A legendary king of Britain, who in his old age divided his kingdom between Goneril and Regan, two of his daughters, who professed great love for him. These two daughters drove the old man mad by their unnatural conduct.
Lebien-Poghl Yukaghir/ Siberia Animistic owner god & chief protector of the earth
Lebien-Poghl Yukaghir Siberia Animistic owner god and chief protector of the earth Siberia
Leda Greek A daughter of Thestius, whence she is called Thestias but others call her a daughter of Thespius, Thyestes, or Glaucus, by Laophonte, Deidamia, Leucippe, Eurythemis, or Paneidyia. She was the wife of Tyndareus, by whom she became the mother of Timandra, Clytaemnestra, and Philonoe. Greek
Legba Haiti God of the sun and war Haiti
Legba Fon Benin God of fate Benin
Legor Basque The personification of sterility. Basque
Leherenn Pyrenean 'He Who Strikes'. Pyrenean war god.
Lei Gong China God of thunder. China
Lei Kung China A god of thunder
Lei Tsu China God of innkeepers China
Lei-zi China Goddess of thunder who also originated silk worm breeding. China
Lelex Greek One of the original inhabitants of Laconia which was called after him, its first king, Lelegia. He was married to the Naiad Cleochareia, by whom he became the father of Myles, Polycaon, and Eurotas. Greek
Lelwani Hittite Chthonic underworld goddess Hittite/Hurrian
Lemminkдinen (Ahti Saarelainen, Kaukomieli) Finland A brash hero.
Lemnos Roman The island where Vulcan fell when Jupiter flung him out of heaven. Probably it was at one time volcanic, though not so now. Roman
Lempo Finland Originally a fertility spirit, became synonymous with demon in the Christian era.
Lempo Finnish God of frenzied love Finnish
Lemures Greek Spectres or spirits of the dead, which were believed by the Romans to return to the upper world and injure the living. Some writers describe Lemures as the common name for all the spirits of the dead and divide all Lemures into two classes; viz. the souls of those who have been good men are said to become Lares, while those of the wicked become Larvae. Greek
Lemures/ Larve Roman These are evil spirits of the dead with two festivals one on nine November & 1 on 13 May
Lendix-Teux Chilcotin BC Canada Tutelary god who educates the human race BC Canada
Lennaxidaq Kwakiutl Goddess of wealth and luck Kwakiutl
Lenus Celtic God of healing Celtic
Leoc Enochian A minor angel. Enochian
Lepracaun Irish The fairy shoemaker. Irish leith-bhrogan, from leith-brog, one-shoe maker, so called because he is always seen working at a single shoe.
Leprechaun Ireland A fairy shoemaker. Ireland
Lerna Greek A Lerna of ills (malorum Lerna). A very great evil. Lake Lerna is where Hercules destroyed the hydra which did incalculable evil to Argos. Greek
Lesa Africa Creator god Africa(south)
Lesa SE Africa A creator god
Leshachikha Slavonic Forest Goddess, wife of the forest god, Leshy and mother of Leshonki. Slavonic
Lestrigons Greek A race of giants who lived in Sicily. Ulysses sent two of his men to request that he and his crew might land, but the king of the place ate one for dinner and the other fled. The Lestrigons assembled on the coast and threw stones against Ulysses and his crew. Greek
Letfeti Norse Light-foot. One of the horses of the gods. Norse
Lethe Greek The personification of oblivion, is called by Hesiod (Theogony of Hesiod 227) a daughter of Strife. Lethe is one of the rivers of Hades. Drinking from the river Lethe caused complete forgetfulness. Some ancient Greeks believed that souls were made to drink from the river before being reincarnated, so they would not remember their past lives. Greek
Lethean Dew Greek Dreamy forgetfulness; a brown study. Lethe is the river of forgetfulness. Sometimes incorrectly called Lethean. Greek
Leto Greek In Latin Latona, according to Hesiod (Theogony of Hesiod), a daughter of the Titan Coeus and Phoebe, a sister of Asteria, and the mother of Apollo and Artemis by Zeus, to whom, she was married before Hera. Greek
Leucetios Celtic Thunder and storm god. Celtic
Leucippe Greek 1. One of the nymphs who was with Persephone at the time she was carried off. 2. The wife of Ilus, and mother of Laomedon. 3. A daughter of Thestor. 4. The wife of Thestius. 5. A daughter of Minyas of Orchomenos. Greek
Leucippus Greek 1. A son of Oenomaus. 2. A son of Perieres and Gorgophone, and brother of Aphareus. He was the father of Arsinoe, Phoebe, and Hilaeira, and prince of the Messenians. He is mentioned among the Calydonian hunters, and the Boeotian town of Leuctra is said to have derived its name from him. Greek
Leucothea Greek Leukothea. [White Goddess]. So Ino was called after she became a sea nymph. Her son Pal?mon, called by the Romans Portunus, or Portumnus, was the protecting genius of harbours. Greek
Leucothea/ Leukothea Greek/ Roman A sea goddess who protects her worshippers from being shipwrecked
Leuh Koran The register of the Recording Angel, in which he enters all the acts of the member of the human race. Koran
Levanael Enochian The angel of Luna. Enochian
Levarcham Ireland Goddess of physical prowess Ireland
Leviathan Egypt The crocodile, or some extinct sea monster, described in the Book of Job. It sometimes in Scripture designates Pharaoh, King of Egypt, where the word is translated "dragon."
Leviathan/ Livjatan Phoenicia A monster also claimed that in the xian O. T.
Leza Bantu/ Zimbabwe A creator god
Leza Bantu Zimbabwe Creator god Zimbabwe
Lha Buddhist Generic term for the deity Buddhist/Tibet
Lha Mo Lamaism Afemale demon who converted to a goddess of Lamaism.
Lhamo Buddhist Goddess of the Bon pantheon Buddhist/Tibet
Lhamo/ Lha Mo Buddhist/ Tibet A goddess of the Bon pantheon
Li China Divine lord of fire China
Li China Hornless dragon, lesser dragon of the seas. China
Li Lao chun China God of farriers and of leather workers China
Li No Cha China A monstrous Immortal with three heads, eight arms and nine eyes was sent down to Earth by the Jade Emperor to defeat a plague of demons. China
Li Thieh-Kuai China Immortal being China/Taoist
Lia Fail Celtic The Fatale Marmor or Stone of Destiny. On, this stone the ancient Irish kings sat at their coronation, and according to tradition, wherever that stone might be the people there would be dominant. It was removed to Scone; and Edward removed it from Scone Abbey to London. It is kept in Westminster Abbey under who royal throne, on which the English sovereigns sit at their coronation. Celtic
Lianja Nkundo Zaire God Zaire
Liath Scottish The Grey Man of the Cairngorm Mountains. A Scottish Yeti
Liban Ireland Goddess of lakes Ireland
Libanza Upotos Zaire Creator god Zaire
Libanza Upotos/ Bangala Zaire a creator god
Liber Italy Chthonic god of fertility with a festival, the Liberalia, on March 17th Italy
Libera Italy Goddess of spring Italy
Liberalitas Roman Goddess of generosity Roman
Libertas Roman The personification of Liberty, was worshipped at Rome as a divinity. Roman
Libethrides or nymphae Libethrides Greece a name of the Muses, which they derived from the well Libethra in Thrace. Greece
Libitina Italian An ancient Italian divinity, who was identified by the later Romans sometimes with Persephone on account of her connection with the dead and their burial, and sometimes with Aphrodite.
Libitina Roman The goddess who, at Rome, presided over funerals. Roman
Libya Greek 1. A daughter of Epaphus and Memphis, from whom Libya (Africa) is said to have derived its name. By Poseidon she is said to have been the mother of Agenor, Belus and Lelex. 2. A daughter of Palamedes, and by Hermes the mother of Libys. 3. A sister of Asia. Greek
Libys Greek The name of two mythical personages, one a son of Libya, and the other one of the Tyrrhenian pirates whom Bacchus changed into dolphins. Greek
Libystnus Greek That is, the Libyan, a surname under which Apollo was worshipped by the Sicilians, because he was believed to have destroyed by a pestilence a Libyan fleet which sailed against Sicily. Greek
Lichas Greek An attendant of Heracles. He brought to his master the deadly garment, and as a punishment, was thrown by him into the sea, where the Lichadian islands, between Euboea and the coast of Locris, were believed to have derived their name from him. Greek
Lidskialfa Scandinavian The terror of nations. The throne of Alfader, whence he can view the whole universe. Scandinavian
Lietna'irgin Chukchee/ E Siberia The spirit of the dawn
Lietna'irgin Chukchee East Spirit of the dawn Siberia(East)
Lifthraser Norse Lif. The two persons preserved in Hodmimer's grove during Surt's conflagration in Ragnarok; the last beings in the old and the first in the new world. Norse
Ligdisa Enochian A sub-angelic Watchtower leader in the North. Enochian
Ligeia Greek I. e. the shrill sounding, occurs as the name of a seiren and of a nymph. Greek
Ligyron Greek I. e. the whining, is said to have been the original name of Achilles, and to have been changed into Achilles by Cheiron. Greek
Lilith Jewish A rather startling young lady started out as a wife & became a demoness
Lilith Jewish Rather startling young lady started out as adam's first wife and became a demoness Jewish
Lilith or Lilis Christian The Talmudists say that Adam had a wife before Eve, whose name was Lilis. Refusing to submit to Adam, she left Paradise for a region of the air. She still haunts the night as a spectre, and is especially hostile to new-born infants. Some superstitious Jews still put in the chamber occupied by their wife four coins, with labels on which the names of Adam and Eve are inscribed, with the words, "Avaunt thee, Lilith!" Rabbinical mythology