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List of Gods
NameOriginDescription
Na Cha China Guardian god who takes pity on oppressed mortals and challenges both the undersea god and his own father in a fight on land, under the sea, and in the air. China
Na Cha/ Li No Cha Chinese/ Taoist The guardian god that was born as a god of from human parents
Na Ngutu West Africa Guardian deity of warriors slain in battle. west Africa
Na Pe N American Created men from clay and women from the leftovers. Native American Lore
Na Pe'/ Na Pe'/ Old Man Blackfoot/ W USA/ Canada The creator who was not a very nice entity, rather human in his actions
Na Tuk Kong Malaysia Are local guardian spirits in Malaysia.
Na'ininen Koryak/ Siberia A benevolent creator being
Naaa Nazorean A minor angel. Early Nazorean
Naamah Canaan A succubus and fallen angel, and is generally regarded as an aspect or relation of Lilith. Naamah is said to have engaged, like Lilith, in intercourse with Adam. Canaan
Naas Gnostic Uses several tactics, including sexually pleasuring both Adam and Eve, to gain power over and destroy Adam and Eve. Naas is said to have "had Adam like a boy". Naas' sins were called arsenokoitai. This suggests arsenoskoitai refers to a male using superior power or position to take sexual advantage of another. Gnostic
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Naas Ireland Wife of Lugh who died in county Kildere. Ireland
Naastrand Norse Naastrand [The shore of corpses]. A place of punishment for the wicked after Ragnarok. Norse
Nabo or Nebo Babylon One of the divinities of the Assyrians, supposed to be the moon. Many of the kings of Babylon assumed the name.
Nabongo Kenya The Father of all and the supreme deity of the Abaluyia. Kenya
Nabu Mesopotamia God of wisdom and writing, worshipped by Babylonians as the son of Marduk and his consort, Sarpanitum, and as the grandson of Ea. Nabu's consort was Tashmetum. Mesopotamia
Nabudi Oceania Goddesses of illness. Oceania
Nachunde Elamite A sun god
Nacon Maya He is the god of war
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
Naga Hindu Serpents; the king of them is Sesha, the sacred serpent of Vishnu. Hindu
Nagadya Uganda Goddess who causes the rains to fall, allowing food to grow. Uganda
Nagakumara Jain One of the group the gods with the title of bhvanavasi who were associated with rain and thunder Jain
Nagaraja Hindu A Sanskrit word from naga (snake) and raj (king) meaning King of Snakes. It is applied to two main deities, Vasuki and Takshak. Vasuki and Takshak are brothers, children of Kashyap and Kadru, who are the parents of all snakes. Hindu
Nagawonyi Uganda Goddess who, along with Nagadya, causes the rains to fall, allowing food to grow. Uganda
Nagini Harry Potter A snake and the pet of Lord Voldemort, a Parseltongue, who is capable of communicating with her.
Nagini India Snake beings worshiped throughout India as divinities who provide protection from dangers.
Naglfar [Nail-ship] Norse A mythical ship made of nail-parings. It appears in Ragnarok. Norse
Nah-hunte Elamite God of the sun. Elamite
Nahi Arabia The patron god of Thamud, in northern Arabia.
Nahual Aztec From the Nahuatl word nahualli which was used to refer to practicioners of harmful magic. In the aztec belief system the day of a persons birth caluclated in the Tonalpohualli would determine the nature of the person - each day was associated with an animal which could have a strong or weak aspect.
Nahuti Ehecatl Aztec The god Ehecatl sacrifices all the gods, and then with a powerful wind makes the sun begin to move. Aztec
Nahuti Ollin Tonatiuh Aztec ("Movement of the Sun") was the sun god. The Aztec people considered him the leader of Tollan, their heaven. He was also known as the fifth sun, because the Aztecs believed that he was the sun that took over when the fourth sun was expelled from the sky. Aztec
Nahuti Ollin/ Ollin/ Ollintonatiuh Aztec A creator god
Nai Gan Ghanna A god of the ocean
Nai No Kami Japan God of earthquakes. Japan
Naiad[s] Greek Any nymph who presided over brooks , springs or fountains
Naiads Greek Nymphs who presided over brooks, springs or fountains. Greek
Naigameya Hindu That child of fiery splendour, who was the leader of an octad of armed Goat-heads, appears to represent the eight Vasus as reflexes of their leader. Hindu
Naijok Sudan The benevolent god of fate and the supreme being of the Lotuko. Sudan
Naimuena Colombia and Ecuador A great ancestral spirit worshipped as a supreme being, the creator, and a vegetation god. The Uitoto, Colombia and Ecuador
Naininen Koryak The Universe, World, Outer one. Koryak
Naionuema Uitoto S America Created the earth from its own imagination South America
Nair Ireland Goddess best known for escorting High King Crebhan to the Otherworld Ireland
Nairamata Buddhist Goddess Buddhist/Mahayana
Nairyosangha Iran God of fire Iran
Najade Slavic These are water nymphs
Nakawe Huchol Goddess of the earth Huchol
Nakeer and Munkar Arabic Two black angels of appalling aspect, the inquisitors of the dead. The Koran says that during the inquisition the soul is united to the body. If the scrutiny is satisfactory, the soul is gently drawn forth from the lips of the deceased, and the body is left to repose in peace; if not, the body is beaten about the head with iron clubs, and the soul is wrenched forth by racking torments.
Nakiwulo Africa Goddess of justice Africa
Naksatara[s] Hindu A group of astral goddesses
Naksataras Hindu Group of astral goddesses. Hindu
Nal or Naal Norse [Needle]. Mother of Loke. Norse
Nalima and Tellima Dara The female and male halves of the creative power. Dara
Nama Greek A daughter of the race of man, who was beloved by the angel Zaraph. Her one wish was to love purely, intensely, and holily; but she fixed her love on a seraph, a creature, more than her Creator; therefore, in punishment, she was condemned to abide on earth, "unchanged in heart and frame," so long as the earth endureth; but when time is no more, both she and her angel lover will be admitted into those courts "where love never dies." Hebrew
Namasangiti Buddhist One of the important manifestations of Manjushree. Buddhist
Nambi Masai A goddess of love & of sexuality
Nambi Masai Goddess of love and of sexuality. Masai
Nambi Uganda Sky goddess who came to earth and married Kintu, the first man. Uganda
Name Origin Description
Namea Greek 1. Mamea was the nymph of the springs of the town of Nemea in Argos and a daughter of the local river-god Asopos. 2. Nemea was possibly identical to Pandeia, a daughter of Zeus by Selene. Greek
Nammu Sumeria Goddess of the primeval sea that gave birth to An (heaven) and Ki (earth) and the first gods. Sumeria
Namrus Greek Nimrus, another name for Ruha. Possibly derived from the Greek for Law, meaning Torah goddess. Early Nazorean
Namtaru Mesopotamia A hellish deity, god of death, and the messenger of An, Ereshkigal, and Nergal, considered responsible for diseases and pests. It was said that he commanded sixty diseases in the form of demons that could penetrate different parts of the human body. Mesopotamia
Nan chi Hsien wang China Nan chi Hsien wang, "Old Man of the South Pole". God of longevity. China
Nan chi Hsien weng China The god of longevity
Nan-Sgrub Buddhist God, a form of Yama Buddhist/Tibet
Nana Anglo-Saxon Nanna. A pan-cultural cognomen. "Her place as queen of heaven goes back to remote antiquity. She is Venus and appears as Ashtarte (or Easter in the Anglo-Saxon), Nana and Anunitu. She is goddess of fertility and worshipped everywhere. She is daughter of Sin and also of Anu. She is also associated with Sirius. She is goddess of sex and appropriates the attributes of Ninlil and Damkina and as daughter of Sin and from her descent to Hades she is represented by temple prostitution. The lion, normally the symbol of Shamash is associated with her as is the dove. In this sequence, she becomes then associated with Tammuz or Dumuzi, as the bringer of new life in the spring cults." The Golden Calf
Nana Armenia Mother goddess. Armenia
Nana Babylon Yet another goddess of spring. Babylon
Nana Greek A nymph of Sangarius, a river located in present-day Turkey. She became pregnant when an almond from an almond tree fell on her lap. The almond tree had sprung where Agdistis, a mythical being connected with the Phrygian worship of Attes, was slain. Agdistis was a son of Cybele, the Mother of all things. Nana abandoned the baby, who was adopted by his grandmother, Cybele. The baby, Attis, grew up to become Cybele's servant and lover. Greek
Nana Yoruba One of the names of the creator god/goddess. Yoruba
Nana Buluku Fon Africa Supreme god Africa
Nana Buruku Cuba Goddess of earth and water Cuba
Nanabohozo Ojibwa/ USA/ Canada A god that influences the success or failure of hunters
Nanabohozo Ojibwa N America God who influences the success or failure of hunters Canada/USA
Nanabush Algonquin Creator and good spirit Algonquin
Nanabush/ Manabozho/ Wisaaka/ Glooscap Algonquin The creator & good spirit
Nanahuatl Aztec Creator god Aztec
Nanai Sumeria Stellar deity Sumeria
Nanaja Akkadia War and goddess of fertility Babylon/Mesopotamia/Akkadia
Nanan Bouclou Ewe God of herbs and medicine Ewe
Nanautzin Aztec God of disease Aztec
Nandi India Goddess of happiness and joy India
Nandi[n] Hindu Bull god Hindu
Nang Lha Tibet Personal family guardian type of house god Tibet
Nanna Germanic A goddess of plants & flowers
Nanna Germanic Goddess of plants and flowers. Germanic
Nanna Norse A goddess of the moon
Nanna Norse Daughter of Nep (bud); mother of Forsete and wife of Balder. She dies of grief at the death of Balder. Norse
Nanna Sumeria God of the moon. Sumeria
Nanna/ As-im-babbar Mesopotamia/ Sumeria/ Iraq A moon god
Nanook Inuit Nanuq, the master of bears, meaning he decided if hunters had followed all applicable taboos and if they deserved success in hunting bears. Inuit
Nanook/ Nanuq Inuit The bear god
Nanse Babylon A goddess of widows, orphans and the poor. She stood for social justice and turned no one away so long as they were worthy of help. Babylon
Nanta Nazorean A minor angel. Early Nazorean
Nantosuelta Gaul A goddess of fire and fertility. Gaul
Naoo Nazorean A minor angel. Early Nazorean
Naooo Nazorean A minor angel. Early Nazorean
Napaeae Greek Nymphae, the name of a numerous class of inferior female divinities, though they are designated by the title of Olympian, are called to the meetings of the gods in Olympus, and described as the daughters of Zeus. Greek
Naphtha Greek The drug used by Medea for anointing the wedding robe of Glauce, daughter of King Creon, whereby she was burnt to death on the morning of her marriage with Jason. Greek
Napir Elamite God of the moon. Elamite
Napir Elamite Iran The moon god
Nappatecuhtli Aztec Minor god of mat makers. Aztec
Nappinnai Tamil Local goddess who has hair surrounded by holy scent. Tamil
Nara Hindu/ Puranic/ Epic Minor incarnation of the god of Visnu
Nara-Narayana Hindu Is broken down where Nara means human and Narayana means the Supreme Divinity, or Vishnu. In the concept of Nara-Narayana, the human soul Nara is the eternal companion of the Divine Narayana. Hindu
Narada Hindu A divine sage from the Hindu tradition
Naradatta India Dwelling on Mount Himavat, remembering the wholesome words of his maternal uncle, came to the Sugata with his disciples, and the holy one admitted them all into the order of the Gina; then a woman named Sakti, and another named Kamala, pre-eminent in Brahmanical power, came to the Sugata and fell down at his feet, and then standing before him they were received by the saint, and made happy with the staff and begging-bowl. The Buddha-karita
Narasinha Hindu Another incarnation of the god Visnu. Hindu
Narasinhi Hindu Mother goddess and one of the astamatara mothers. Hindu
Narasinhi/ Chandika Hindu/ Puranic/ Epic A mother goddess
Narayana Hindu/ Puranic/ Epic A creator god thought to be synonymous with business
Narcaeus Greek A son of Dionysus and Narcaea, established a sanctuary of Athena Narcaea in Elis, and also introduced there the worship of Dionysus. Greek
Narcissus Greek A son of Cephissus and the nymph Liriope of Thespiae. He was a very handsome youth, but wholly inaccessible to the feeling of love. The nymph Echo, who loved him, but in vain, died away with grief. One of his rejected lovers, however, prayed to Nemesis to punish him for his unfeeling heart. Greek
Nare or Narfe Norse Son of Loke. Loke was bound by the intestines of Nare. Norse
Nareau Islands Creator god. Gilbert Islands
Narkissos/ Narcissus Greek A minor god that was rather enamored of himself
Nascio Roman A Roman divinity, presiding over the birth of children, and accordingly a goddess assisting Lucina in her functions, and analogous to the Greek Eileithyia. Roman
Nastasija Russia A goddess of sleep
Nastrond Scandinavian Nastrond [dead-man's region ]. The worst marsh in the infernal regions, where serpents pour forth venom incessantly from the high walls. Here the murderer and the perjured will be doomed to live for ever. Scandinavian
Nat Norse Night-goddess, daughter of Mimer (Wisdom) and sister of Urd (Fate). She brings to mankind refreshment and inspiration. Her lover is Delling, the red elf of dawn, and their son is Dag (Day). Norse
Nataraja Hindu The King of Dance, is the dancing posture of the Hindu god Shiva, who performs his divine dance as a part of his divine duties of creation and destruction. Hindu
Nath Sanskrit Natha, is the proper name of a siddha sampradaya (initiatory tradition) and the word itself literally means "lord, protector, refuge". The related Sanskrit term Adi Natha means first or original Lord, and is therefore a synonym for Shiva, Mahadeva, or Maheshvara, and beyond these mental concepts, the Supreme Absolute Reality as the basis supporting all aspects and manifestatons of consciousness.
Natha Buddhist/ Sri Lanka A tutelary god
Nathum Etruscan An underworld demon or fury. Etruscan
Natos Indians Sun deity of the Blackfoot Indians.
Naunet Egypt Primordial goddess one of the eight Ogdoad. Egypt
Nauplius Greek A son of Poseidon and Amymone, of Argos, the husband of Philyra and a famous navigator, and father of Proetus and Damastor (Apollon. Rhod. i. 136). He is the reputed founder of the town of Nauplia, which derived its name from him. He is also said to have discovered the constellation of the great bear. Greek
Nausithous Greek A son of Poseidon with Periboea the daughter of Eurymedon, was the father of Alcinous and Rhexenor, and king of the Phaeacians, whom he led from Hypereia in Thrinacia to the island of Scheria, in order to escape from the Cyclopes. Greek
Navadura[s] Hindu Generic title for the nine forms of the god of Durga Hindu
Navky Slavic Were the spirits of children who had died unbaptized or at their mother's hands. Most often they appeared in the shapes of infants or young girls, rocking in tree branches and wailing and crying in the night. Slavic
Nawandyo Uganda Deity concerned with healing and medicinal herbs. Uganda
Nayakaya Sudan Goddess of crocodiles. Sudan
Nayakaya Shilluk Sudan the crocodile goddess that reside in the Nile, Shillukscontinue to sacrifice to her
Nayenezgani Navaho The most powerful war god
Nazambi Vodoun Of snake-deity worshiped in many voodoo cults. Vodoun
Nazambi/ Nyambi/ Nzambe/ Yambe/ Zambi Bakongo Zaire The creator god
Nazapa Zaire Creator god who is invoked at the sunrise. Ngbandi. Zaire
Nazapa Ngbandi Zaire The creator god that is invoked at the sunrise
Nbarc Nazorean A minor angel. Early Nazorean
Nbat Nazorean "It burst forth". A spirit of fertility and life often envoked in spiritual texts and formulas. The First Great Radiance and Bursting Forth. Early Nazorean
Nbrc Nazorean A minor angel. Early Nazorean
Ndahoro Uganda The Great Spirit of the Batoro whose assistants are Wmala and Kyomya. Uganda
Ndara Sulawesi God of the underworld. Sulawesi
Ndaula Uganda The name given to the god of smallpox. Lunyoro, Uganda
Ndaula Bunyoro Uganda A plague god associated with smallpox
Ndauthina Fiji The god of sailors and fishermen. When he was a toddler, his mother tied fiery reeds to his head. He has roamed the coral reefs with a hood on ever since. He is a trickster and a patron of adulterers, and a seducer of women. Fiji
Ndazn Nazorean A minor angel. Early Nazorean
Ndjambi Africa A supreme being whom they call by two names: Ndjambi Karunga. He lives in Heaven and is omnipresent. Hereo, West Africa
Ndjambi Hereo SW Africa A sky god who is name is generally forbidden to be spoken
Ndo China The omniscient supreme being whose name also means the sky, the firmament, the weather. The Miao, China
Ndzn Nazorean A minor angel. Early Nazorean
Ne'nenk'nenkicex Kamichadal The Christian God
Nebethepet Egypt "mistress of the offering." The feminine counterpart of the creative principle of Atum. Egypt
Nebo Assyria The god of teaching, writing & wisdom and in
Nebo Assyria A Chaldean god whose worship was introduced into Assyria by Pul.
Nebo Babylonian The Babylonian god of wisdom and writing, worshipped by Babylonians as the son of Marduk and his consort, Sarpanitum, and as the grandson of Ea. Nabo's consort was Tashmetum.
Nebo Babylonian The god of science and literature, is said to have invented cuneiform writing. His temple was at Borsippa, but his worship was carried wherever Babylonian letters penetrated. Thus we had Mount Nebo in Moab, and the city of Nebo in Judea.
Nebo aka Nimrud Babylonian The Assyrio-Babylonian god of letters.
Nebrophonus Greek A son of Jason and Hypsipyle, and brother of Euneus. Greek
Necessitas Roman The personification of destiny, unalterable necessity and fate. She was also the mother of the Moirae. Roman
Nechmetawaj Egypt A goddess of justice
Nechmetawaj aka Hathor Egypt A personification of the Milky Way, which was seen as the milk that flowed from the udders of a heavenly cow. Egypt
Nechtan Irish The father and/or husband of Boann. He may be Nuada under another name, or his cult may have been replaced by that of Nuada. Irish
Neciel Christians Angels of the Mansions of the Moon.
Nediyon Tamil The dark aspect of Vishnu. Tamil
Nefertem Egypt A god of sunrise, perfumes, ointments, virility, pleasure & Lotus flowers
Nefertem aka Nefertum Egypt Nefer-Tem, Nefer-Temu, the young Atum at the creation of the world had arisen from the primal waters. Since Atum was a solar deity, Nefertum represented sunrise, and since Atum had arisen from the primal waters in the bud of an Egyptian blue water-lily, Nefertum was associated with this flower. Egypt
Nefertum Egypt A minor primordial God of creation from lower Egypt
Negafok Inuit Cold weather spirit who lowers the temperature in winter. Inuit
Negun Mesopotamia Goddess who was evidently born to be a mother of heroes. Mesopotamia
Nehalennia Britain A goddess who was the patron deity of sea traders
Nehalennia British A local goddess whose main function was the protection of travellers, especially seagoing travellers. British
Nehalennia S America The Queen of the Dead Moon Circus who is trapped within a mirror and searching for the legendary Golden Crystal, which will allow Nehellenia to break free of her entrapment and take over the Earth. Sailor Moon
Nehallenia Flemish The Flemish deity who presided over commerce and navigation.
Nehebka Egypt Serpent-headed Goddess who aided Anubis in the embalming and funeral rites. Egypt
Nehebkau Egypt Originally the explanation of the cause of binding of Ka and Ba after death. Thus his name, which means one who brings together Ka. Since these aspects of the soul were said to bind after death, Nehebkau was said to have guarded the entrance to Duat, the underworld. Egypt
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
Neit Ireland A god of war, the husband of Nemain, and sometimes of the Badb. Ireland
Neit Irish A Tuatha De Danann war god
Neith Egypt Net, Neit, Nit, creator goddess and of war, the hunt and domestic arts. In later times she was also thought to have been an androgynous demiurge - a creation deity - who had both male and female attributes. Egypt
Nejma Morocco Spirit of healing. Morocco
Nekhebet Egypt Vulture goddess of Upper Egypt
Nekhebt Egypt The vulture goddess of Upper Egypt
Nekmet Arabic Ireland
Nekmet Awai Egypt A goddess of justice and in
Nelaima Latvia Goddess of destiny whose name means misfortune. Latvia
Neleus Greek A son of Cretheus and Tyro, the daughter of Salmoneus. Tyro, previous to her marriage with Neleus, is said to have loved the river-god Enipeus and in the form of Enipeus Poseidon once appeared to her, and became by her the father of Pelias and Neleus. Tyro exposed the two boys, but they were found and reared by horse-herds, and when they had grown up they learned who their mother was, and Pelias killed their foster-mother, who had ill-used Tyro. Greek
Nemain Celtic A goddess of war, and possibly an aspect of the Morrigan. Her name means 'panic' or 'frenzy', and causing it among warriors was her specialty. Celtic
Nemain Ireland One of the triune crone goddesses of battle Ireland
Nemain Irish She is one of the triune crone goddesses of battle
Nemausis Gaelic God of water who has a sacred spring at Nimes in France Roman/Gaelic
Nemea Greek A daughter of Asopus, from whom the district of Nemea between Cleonae and Phlius in Argolis was said to have received its name. Greek
Nemean Lion Greek The first of the labours of Hercules was to kill the Nemean lion (of Argolis), which kept the people in constant alarm. Its skin was so tough that his club made no impression on the beast, so Hercules caught it in his arms and squeezed it to death. He ever after wore the skin as a mantle. Greek
Nemeius Greek The Nemeian, a surname of Zeus, under which he had a sanctuary at Argos, with a bronze statue, the work of Lysippus, and where games were celebrated in his honour. Greek
Nemertes Greek That is, the Unerring, a daughter of Nereus and Doris. Greek
Nemesis Greek Is most commonly described as a daughter of Night, though some call her a daughter of Erebus or of Oceanus. Nemesis is a personification of the moral reverence for law, of the natural fear of committing a culpable action, and hence of conscience, and for this reason she is mentioned along with Shame. Greek
Nemetona British Guardian goddess of all sacred places, especially groves Roman/British
Nemglan Ireland Bird god who fathered Conaire Mor Ireland
Nen Egypt The consort of Nau, the first pair of the primeval gods in the Pyramid Texts. Egypt