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List of Gods
NameOriginDescription
Va'irgin Chukchee/ E Siberia The supreme being whose name means "I exist"
Vaasa Enochian A minor angel. Enochian
Vac Buddhist A variety of Manjusri
Vac Hindu The personification of the sacred river, the Sarasvati. Hindu
Vac Hindu The goddess of language, writing and writing-systems. She is the matron of mental endeavours and the source of voice. Hindu
Vacuna Sabine A Sabine divinity identical with Victoria, the personification of victory.
Vafthrudner Norse A giant visited by Odin. They try each other in questions and answers. The giant is defeated and forfeits his life. Norse
Vaga s "Sabra, goddess of the Severn, being a prudent, well-conducted maiden, rose with the first streak of morning dawn, and, descending the eastern side of the hill, made choice of the most fertile valleys, whilst as yet her sisters slept. Vaga, goddess of the Wye, rose next, and, making all haste to perform her task, took a shorter course, by which means she joined her sister ere she reached the sea. The goddess Rhea, old Plinlimmon’s pet, woke not till roused by her father’s chiding; but by bounding down the side of the mountain, and selecting the shortest course of all, she managed to reach her destination first. Thus the Cymric proverb, "There is no impossibility to the maiden who hath a fortune to lose or a husband to win."" Welsh
Vagisvara Buddhist Lord of Speech; a form of Manjusri who often received a vision of Tara who solved any problems of understanding he had. Buddhist
Vagitanus Roman this minor god of passage was the guardian of the press first cry at birth
Vahagn Armenia Armenia's national god. Some time in his existence, he formed a "triad" with Aramazd and Anahit. Vahagn fought and conquered dragons, hence his title Vishabakagh, "dragon reaper". He was invoked as a god of courage, later identified with Heracles. He was also a sun-god, rival of Baal-shamin and Mihr.
Vahgan Armenia A god of victory, born from fire & has flames for hair
Vahguru Sikh India The creator god
Vahguru or Waheguru India "The Wonderful Lord", the infinite creator. Sikh, India
Vaimanika Jain/ India The generic title for a group of deities
Vaimanika deities Jain The lunar mansions, and the Daityas the first and lowest rank of the existences caused by Goodness. Jain
Vainamoinen Finnish The central character in the Finnish folklore and the main character in the national epic Kalevala. He was described as an old and wise man, and he possessed a potent, magical voice.
Vairacocha Inca The creator god worshipped by the Huari, the Inca, and the Chavin as a distant relative of their sky god, was portrayed as a fair skinned man with a white beard who wore sandals and a long robe, and carried a staff.
Vairacocha/ Huiracocha/ Viracpocha Inca The creator god
Vairgin Chukchee The sun, moon, stars, and constellations are also known as vairgit; but the sun is a special vairgin, represented as a man clad in a bright garment, driving dogs or reindeer. He descends every evening to his wife, the 'Walking-around-Woman'. The moon is also represented as a man. He is not a vairgin, however, but the son of a kele of the lower worlds. He has a lasso, with which he catches people who look too fixedly at him. Shamans invoke the moon in incantations and spells. Chukchee
Vairgit Chukchee Benevolent supernatural beings. Chukchee
Vairocana Buddhist A Buddha who is the embodiment of Dharmakaya and the universal aspect of the historical Gautama Buddha. In the conception of the Five Wisdom Buddhas, Vairocana is at the center. Buddhist
Vairocana/ Buddhaheruka Buddhist The First & oldest meditation Buddha
Vairotya Jain One of the sixteen Mahavidyas who were accorded the most favoured position after the Jinas in Western India. Jain
Vaisnavi Hindu One of seven mother-goddesses, each of whom is the sakti, or female counterpart, of a god. Hindu
Vaizgantas Lithuanian A god of flax. Lithuanian
Vajardaka Buddhist A fierce and wrathful deity invoked for purifying negative actions. Buddhist
Vajracarcika Buddhist Goddess in charge of wells and springs. Buddhist
Vajradhara Buddhist The ultimate Primordial Buddha, or Adi Buddha, according to the cosmology of Tibetan Buddhism.
Vajradhara Buddhist The ultimate Primordial Buddha. Buddhist
Vajradhatvisvari Buddhist The musicality of being lies in the flowing and streaming of all manifest consciousness. It greases friction, it smoothes communication, it lingers that all may gently wave around it. Buddhist
Vajragandhari (Mahayana Minor goddess. Buddhist
Vajravarahi India "Strength-of-the-Sow" is the goddess of wisdom through experience who drives away evil spirits such as depression. India
Vakarine Lithuanian The evening Venus, who makes the bed for the Sun. Lithuanian
Valaskjalf Norse One of Odin's dwellings. Norse
Vale Norse Is a brother of Balder, who slays Hoder when only one night old. He rules with Vidar after Ragnarok. Vale. Norse
Valetudo Italy Goddess of good health. Italy
Valevalenoa Polynesia God of space and the son of tangaloa-the-explorer-of-lands and the queen of earth. Samoa, Polynesia
Valfather Norse Valfather [Father of the slain]. A name of Odin. Norse
Valgrind Norse A gate of Valhal. Norse
Valholl Norse Valhal, Valhalla [The hall of the slain]. The hall to which Odin invited those slain in battle. Norse
Vali Norse A son of Loke who will survive Ragnarok. Norse
Valkyrie Norse Valkyrie [The chooser of the slain]. A troop of goddesses, handmaidens of Odin. They serve in Valhal, and are sent on Odin's errands. Norse
Valli Hindu The name of prominent Hindu god Murugan's consort, according to Tamil traditions. She is depicted as a the daughter of a tribal chief.
Valtam Norse A fictitious name of Odin's father. Norse
Vamana Hinduism A personality described in the Puranic texts of Hinduism as the Fifth Avatara of Vishnu, and the first incarnation of the Second Age, or Treta yuga. Also he is the first Avatar of Vishnu which appears with a completely human form, though it was that of a dwarf brahmin. He is also sometimes known as Upendra.
Vampire Europe An extortioner. The vampire is a dead man who returns in body and soul from the other world, and wanders about the earth doing mischief to the living. He sucks the blood of persons asleep, and these persons become vampires in turn. Middle Europe
Van plural Vanir Norse Those deities whose abode was in Vanaheim, in contradistinction to the asas, who dwell in Asgard: Njord, Frey and Freyja. The vans waged war with the asas, but were afterwards, by virtue of a treaty, combined and made one with them. The vans were deities of the sea. Norse
Vanaheim Norse The abode of the vans. Norse
Vanapagan Estonian Old Nick, "Old Heathen", the devil depicted as dumb giant farmer. Estonian
Vanatuhi Estonian "Old Empty One", the devil. Estonian
Vanemuine Estonian The god of songs. Estonian
Vanir Nordic/ Icelandic A major group of Norse gods the concerned with peace, prosperity & the fertility of the land
Var Norse Goddess of marriage vows. Norse
Varaha Hindu The third avatar of Vishnu, in the form of a boar, who appeared in order to defeat Hiranyaksha, a demon who had taken the Earth and carried it to the bottom of the cosmic ocean. Hindu
Varahi Hindu The new-moon and the illumination aspects of the mother-goddess. Hindu
Varahmukio Buddhist/ Mayhayana A minor goddess
Varalden-olmai Lapland Queen and mother of the gods, a goddess of virgins and wedding rituals. Lapland
Varali Mahayana Minor moon goddess. Mahayana
Vari Polynesia A self created being of the beginning times. Polynesia
Vari-Ma-Te-Takere Polynesian The primal generator, the female spirit who dwells in darkness at the base of the dark underworld of Avaiki. Polynesian
Vari-ma-te-takere Polynesia The primeval mother who lived in Avaiki, the coconut shell at the begining of the universe. Mangaia, Polynesia
Varuna Hindu A thousand-eyed god who sees all that happens in the world. Hindu
Varuni Hindu Originally the waters of origin, she became the goddess of golden liquor, wine and intoxication. Hindu
Vasa Enochian A minor angel. Enochian
Vasanta India Goddess of spring, learning, music, poetry and disco. North India
Vasantadevi Buddhist/ Tibet A goddess of spring
Vasio Gaelic God of the Vocontii. Gaelic
Vasu[s] Hindu/ India A generic title for the gods/ deities that attend Indra
Vasudeva Hindu Interpreted as 'descendant of Vasudeva', another name for Krishna. Hindu
Vasudhara Buddhist A female Buddha designate
Vasudhara Buddhist The Buddhist bodhisattva of abundance and fertility. She is considered to be the consort of Kuvera, the god of wealth.
Vasudhara Nepal Popular in Nepal, where she is a common household deity. She is one of the Vasus mentioned in the Rig Veda.
Vasumattisri Buddhist/ Mayhayana A minor goddess
Vasus Hindu Attendant deities of Indra, and later Vishnu. They are eight elemental gods representing aspects of nature, representing cosmic natural phenomenon. The name Vasu means 'Dweller' or 'Dwelling'. Hindu
Vasusri Buddhist Minor goddess Buddhist/Mahayana
Vasya-Tara Java The presiding deity of Candi Kalasan. Java
Vata Hindu/Persian God of the wind and a deity with a violent personality. Hindu/Persian
Vayu Buddhist A god of the northwestern quarter
Vayu Vedic Personification of the wind. Vedic
Vayukmara Jain/ India A god
Ve Norse Brother of Odin and Vili. He was one of the three deities who took part in the creation of the world. Norse
Ve'ai Koryak/ S Siberia The feminine vegetation spirit & personification of the grasslands
Ved Ava Russia A personification of the water. Russia
Veden Emo Finnish Goddess of water. Finnish
Vedenemo Finnish "mother of waters", Karelian goddess of water. Finnish
Vedenemo (mother of waters) Finland Karelian goddess of water
Vedma Slavic Goddess on a broomstick who causes storms, keeps the water of life and death, and knows all about herbs. She can appear either young and beautiful or old and ugly. Slavic
Veehaldjas Estonian Spirit of the water, the weaver of a spring. Estonian
Veen Finnish The Water Mother, a spirit believed to rule the waters and their bounty. Finnish
Vegtam Norse A name assumed by Odin. Norse
Veiovis Etruscan Vedius, "little Jupiter" or "the destructive Jupiter," and identified with Pluto. But Veiovis seems to designate an Etruscan divinity of a destructive nature, whose fearful lightnings produced deafness in those who were to be struck by them, even before they were actually hurled. He was represented as a youthful god armed with arrows, and his festival fell before the nones of March.
Veive Etruscan Another name for the Etruscan god Veiovis.
Veja Mate Latvia Goddess of the wind was also responsible for birds and the woodlands. Latvia
Vejopatis Lithuanian The spirit of wind. He is the father of the winds, usually described as a wrathful, inexorable, evil spirit with a beard, wings and two faces. Lithuanian and Prussian
Velaute'mtilan Koryak/ SE Siberia He is a vegetation spirit
Vele Lithuanian Spirits of dead human beings. Lithuanian
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.
Veles/ Volos Russia/ Slavic A god of flocks & herds, death & the Underworld
Veliuona Lithuanian A goddess of death. Lithuanian
Vellamo Finland The wife of Ahti, goddess of the sea, lakes and storms. A current image of Vellamo can be seen on the coat of arms of Pдijдnne Tavastia.
Vellamo Finnish Goddess the goddess of the sea, the wife of Ahti, the god of the sea and of fishing. Finnish
Velnias Lithuanian The devil or evil personified. Lithuanian
Velu Mate Latvia Chthonic underworld goddess and the queen of the dead Latvia
Venda Dravidian Creator god, an ancient vegetation deity Dravidian/Tamil
Venilia Roman A Roman divinity connected with the winds (venti) and the sea. Virgil and Ovid describe her as a nymph, a sister of Amata, and the wife of Faunus, by whom she became the mother of Turnus, Jutuma, and Canens. Aeneid x. Metamorphoses by Ovid xiv.)
Venkata Hindu Form of the god of Visnu Hindu/Puranic/Epic
Venti Greek The winds. They appear personified even in the Homeric poems, but at the same time they are conceived as ordinary phenomena of nature. The master and ruler of all the winds is Aeolus, but the other gods also, especially Zeus, exercise a power over them. Greek
Venus Greek The goddess of love among the Romans, and more especially of sensual love. Previously to her identification with the Greek Aphrodite, she was one of the least important divinities in the religion of the Romans, and it is observed by the ancients themselves, that her name was not mentioned in any of the documents relating to the kingly period of Roman history.
Venus Victrix Roman Venus, as goddess of victory, represented on numerous Roman coins.
Venus/ Dion/ Cytherea Roman A goddess of love, beauty, springtime, vineyards
Veor [Defender] Norse A name of Thor. Norse
Verbeia British Goddess of the Wharfe and Avon Rivers. British
Verbti Albania God of fire His name means "blind one". In Albanian folklore he has perfect hearing and an aversion to obscene language and corruption. With Christianization he was reviled as a demon and associated with hell. Albania
Verdandi Norse One of the three norns, along with Urd and Skuld. Her name literally is the present tense of be or "to be" and is commonly translated as "in the making" or "that which is happening/becoming". She is the present moment. Norse
Vere-pas Russia The supreme god, ‘the god who is above’. The Ezra, Russia
Verethragna Persia Iran The god of victory, he is perceived to be present in the wind
Verevctor Roman A minor god of plowing who was associated with the sacrifices to Tellus & Ceres
Veritas Roman The goddess of truth and a daughter of Saturn. Roman
Veronica Christian It is said that a maiden handed her handkerchief to Jesus on His way to Calvary. He wiped the sweat from his brow, returned the handkerchief to the owner, and went on. The handkerchief was found to bear a perfect likeness of the Saviour, and was called Vera-Iconica (true likeness), and the maiden was ever after called St. Veronica. One of these handkerchiefs is preserved at St. Peter's church in Rome, and another in Milan cathedral. Christian
Verplaca Roman Goddess of family harmony. Roman
Verticordia Roman "Changer of the Heart", an attribute of Venus, the goddess who turns the hearts of men. Roman
Vertumnus Roman A minor god of orchards & gardens, likely of of Etruscan origin his festival is beingVertumnalia on August 13th
Vertumnus Roman Is said to have been an Etruscan divinity whose worship was introduced at Rome by an ancient Vulsinian colony. The name signifies "the god who changes or metamorphoses himself." For this reason the Romans connected Vertumnus with all occurrences to which the verb verto applies, such as the change of seasons, purchase and sale, the return of rivers to their proper beds,etc. But in reality the god was connected only with the transformation of plants, and their progress from being in blossom to that of bearing fruit. Roman
Vesna Slavic Goddess of the spring. Slavic
Vesta Roman Was the goddess of the hearth, and therefore inseparably connected with the Penates, for Aeneas was believed to have brought the eternal fire of Vesta from Troy, along with the images of the Penates. The praetors, consuls, and dictators, before entering upon their official functions, sacrificed not only to the Penates, but also to Vesta at Lavinium. (The Aeneid by Virgil. Book II)
Vestal Virgin Greek A nun, a religieuse, properly a maiden dedicated to the service of the goddess Vesta. The duty of these virgins was to keep the fire of the temple always burning, both day and night. They were required to be of spotless chastity. Greek
Vestre Norse The dwarf presiding over the west region. Norse
Vetali Buddhist Goddess of terrifying appearance and the destroyer of Mara. Buddhist
Veteema Estonian The Water Mother, a spirit believed to rule the waters and their bounty. Estonian
Vetustas Roman The Roman personification of antiquity, long duration, great age ancient times, antiquity.
Vi of Wara German A goddess of healing springs
Vica Pota Roman "the Victor and Conqueror" (quae vincit et potitur), was a Roman divinity of victory.
Victoria Roman the goddess of victory that became an attack by the Christians with an angelic capacity
Victrix Roman Another name for Venus. Roman
Vidar Norse Son of Odin and the giantess Grid. He dwells in Landvide. He slays the Fenris-wolf in Ragnarok. Rules with Vale after Ragnarok. Norse
Vidyadevi Jain/ India The generic title for a group of 16 goddesses that are associated with knowledge & learning
Vidyaraja Buddhist King of Knowledge. Buddhist
Vidyesvara Hindu The eight aspects of Siva. These beings are included in the category of pure creation. This category is created by God himself. Hindu
Vidyraja Buddhist/ Meola A tutelary god concerned with the implementation of the law
Vierge Haiti/ Vodun A sea goddess
Vierge Ouvrante Christian The Opening Virgin with the whole world in her womb. Christian
Vigrid [A battle] Norse The field of battle where the gods and the sons of Surt meet in Ragnarok. Norse
Vila Slavic Willi or Veela, are the Slavic versions of nymphs, who have power over storms, which they delight in sending down on lonely travelers. They are known to live in meadows, ponds, oceans, trees, and clouds.
Vile Norse Vili. Brother of Odin and Ve. These three sons of Bor and Bestla construct the world out of Ymer's body. Vile. Norse
Villenangi Africa The 'First Appearer'. The supreme spirit, and ancestor god. The Zulu, South Africa
Vimer Norse A river that Thor crosses. Norse
Vindheim Norse Windhome. The place that the sons of Balder and Hoder are to inhabit after Ragnarok. Norse
Vindsval Norse The father of winter. Norse
Vingolf Norse Vingolf [The mansion of bliss] The palace of the asynjes. Norse
Vingthor Norse A name of Thor. Norse
Viracocha Inca God of storms and war, the chief deity. Inca
Viradechthis aka Harimella Scotland Goddess of protection. Scotland
Viranakka Saami A goddess of hunting
Virbius Roman An ancient mythical king of Aricia and a favourite of Diana, who, when he had died, called him to life and intrusted him to the care of the nymph Aegeria. The fact of his being a favourite of Diana, the Taurian goddess, seems to have led the Romans to identify him with Hippolytus who, according to some traditions, had established the worship of Diana. Roman
Virginalis Roman A title of the goddess Juno. In this aspect she protected virginity.
Virginia Roman Yes Virginia, there really is a Santa Clause.
Virilis Roman An aspect of the goddess Fortuna who attended a man's career. Roman
Viriplaca Roman "the goddess who soothes the anger of man," was a surname of Juno, describing her as the restorer of peace between married people. Roman
Virmalised Estonian The personification of the Polar Lights. Estonian
Virtus Roman The Roman personification of manly valour. She was represented with a short tunic, her right breast uncovered, a helmet on her head, a spear in her left hand, a sword in the right, and standing with her right foot on a helmet. There was a golden statue of her at Rome, which Alaricus, king of the Goths, melted down. Roman
Vis Greek The Roman personification of strength, force, vigor, power, energy. Similar to the Greek Bia in regards to hostile strength, force and violence personified.
Vishnu Hindu The All-Pervading essence of all beings, the master of and beyond the past, present and future, the creator and destroyer of all existences, one who supports, sustains and governs the Universe and originates and develops all elements within. Hindu
Vivasvat India Visvakarma or Vivasvan, a solar deity and another name for Surya. India
Vivien Britain Lady of the Lake. Vivien, mistress of Merlin, the enchanter, who lived in the midst of an imaginary lake, surrounded by knights and damsels. Tennyson, in the Idylls of the King, tells the story of Vivien and Merlin. Britain
Vodni Panny Slavic A goddesses of rivers
Vodui Panny Slavic Slavic water nymphs.
Vodyanoy Slavic A malevolent water spirit who likes to drown humans. Slavic
Volos Slavic God of cattle. wealth and commerce. Slavic
Volturnus Sabine A river god of the waters, probably derived from a local Sabine regional cult.
Volupia Roman The personification of sensual pleasure among the Romans. She is also called Voluptas.
Voluptas Roman A goddess of sensual pleasure
Voluspa Norse Prophecy of the Seeress, is the first and best known poem of the Poetic Edda. It tells the story of the creation of the world and its coming end related by a volva or seeress addressing Odin. Norse
Volxdo Sioda Enochian The Divine name ruling sub-element Earth of Fire. Enochian
Vor Norse The goddess of betrothals and marriages. Norse
Vossins Roman Their three chief deities were Jupiter, Neptnne, and Pluto.
Vritra Vedic The snake of darkness. Enemy of Indra.
Vulcan Greek The Roman smith god, identified with the Greek god Hephaestus. He was traditionally introduced to Rome by either Romulus or Titus Tatius. There were no specific legends concerning Vulcan but he played an important part in the success of various heroes by providing invincible armour for them. In Virgil's Aeneid, Vulcan made a superb suit of armour for Aeneas at Venus' request. He made a shield (called the Aegis) and thunderbolts for Jupiter and in return received Venus as his wife.
Vulcanus Roman The Roman god of fire, whose name seems to be connected with fulgere, fulgur, and fulmen.
Vulturus Roman God of the East Wind. Roman
Vдinдmцinen Finland The old and wise man, who possessed a potent, magical voice. The central character in Finnish folklore and he is the main character in the Kalevala.