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List of Gods
NameOriginDescription
Wa cinaci Guiana Our Father who art in heaven. The supreme being of the Arawak. Guiana
Waaq Africa The supreme and universal deity who the universe with opposing but complementary and interdependent forces such as night and day, young and old, in fine balance. Oromo. East Africa
Wabun Hiawatha Son of Mudjekeewis, East-Wind, the Native American Apollo. Young and beautiful, he chases Darkness with his arrows over hill and valley, wakes the villager, calls the Thunder, and brings the Morning. He married Wabun-Annung, and transplanted her to heaven, where she became the Morning Star. Hiawatha
Wabung Annung Hiawatha The Morning Star. She was a country maiden wooed and won by Wabun, the Native American Apollo, who transplanted her to the skies. Hiawatha
Wachilt Celtic Goddess of the sea who rose from the depths and halted the ship of King Vilkinus of Norway, proclaiming that she was pregnant with his child. Celtic
Wadd Greek The Minaean moon god. Snakes were believed to be sacred to him.
Wagadu Africa Mother of the Fulbe nation and the personification of physical prowess and hunting. Africa
Wagyl Australia A snakelike creature who created the waterways in and around the south-west of Western Australia
Wah Kah Nee Chinook A sacred being, able to walk unprotected, even barefoot, through the winter and to communicate with its spirits, asking for the return of the sunshine to warm her people. Chinook
Wah-con-tun-ga Arabic The creator of all things. The Assiniboin
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Wah-kon-tah Osages The Great Spirit divine who, with prayer and supplication, granted guidance and favours. Osages
Wah-pec-wah-mow Yurok The omnipotent and omnipresent ruler of the heavens. Yurok
Wahhahnah Wisconsin The supreme spirit of the Winnebago. Wisconsin
Wahini Hai Polynesia Demonic mother figure who steals and eats small children. Polynesia
Wahini Hal Polynesian The demonic mother figure
Wahini-Hal Polynesian Demonic mother figure who sneaked through the night stealing and eating small children. Polynesian
Wahuiidedan Shawnees Mythic personage. Shawnees
Wailan wangko esiaIndo Said Wailan Wangko to Wangi, "Remain on earth while I climb up the tree." Said Wangi to Wailan Wangko, "Good." But then a thought occurred to Wangi and he climbed up the tree to ask Wailan Wangko why he, Wangi, should remain down there all alone. Said Wailan Wangko to Wangi, "Return and take earth and make two images, a man and a woman." Minahassa
Waitoke Hazho Shawnees Mythic personage. Shawnees
Wak Ethiopia The Father of the Universe, the omniscient sky god who is associated with rains and thunder. Ethiopia
Wakahirume Japan The favourite maiden of the Japanese sun goddess Amaterasu. Wakahirume fell onto her shuttle and fatally punctured her vagina. Japan
Wakan Lakota Powerful or sacred in the language of the Lakota Sioux
Wakan Tanka Lakota The term for the sacred or the divine. Lakota
Wakantanka Sioux The name of God is Wakantanka. The name of the Lord is Itankan. Sioux
Waking a Witch Britain If a witch was obdurate, the most effectual way of obtaining a confession was by what was termed "waking her." For this purpose an iron bridle or hoop was bound across her face with four prongs thrust into her mouth. The "bridle" was fastened behind to the wall by a chain in such a manner that the victim was unable to lie down; and in this position she was kept sometimes for several days, while men were constantly by to keep her awake. Britain
Wakinyan Dakota The Thunderer, the one who is the voice of God. Dakota
Wakon'da N American A power by which things are brought to pass. and through this mysterious life and power all things are related to one another and to man." Wakon'da is both a force and a state of being. Omaha, Native American
Wakonda Sioux The strong spirit and the one who sent the mosquitoes. Sioux
Wakwiyo Tewa Goddess of the winds. Tewa
Wal Ethiopia The omnipresent and omniscient supreme being of the Madin. Ethiopia
Wali-sa-yali-ze-win Ojibway The Creator, and the Light. Ojibway
Wallim Christian An angel of the 1st heaven. Early Christian
Walo Australia Goddess of war and the sun. Australia
Walutahanga Melanesia The eight-fold snake goddess who was born to a human mother. Melanesia
Wamara Tanzania The supreme spirit and sovereign ruler of the universe. Tanzania
Wan-Aisa Honduras Dawan. The creator of the world and the father of humankind. Honduras
Wanadi Venezuela Celestial father, maker of the sun, the moon and all beings. Venezuela
Wandering Jew Greek (1) Of Greek tradition. Aristeas, a poet who continued to appear and disappear alternately for above 400 years, and who visited all the mythical nations of the earth.
Wang Mu Niang China Goddess of female energy, very fond of peaches. China
Wang Mu Niang Niang China A goddess of female energy
Wang the Pure China The lord of sport and gambling. China
Wantu Sudan Supreme god. Sudan
Waptokwa Brazil The sun and creator god. Shavante, Brazil
War Hsuan China God of wild beasts, prison, robbers, enemies and demons of all kinds. China
War Pin China A god of shoemakers
War Pinx China God of shoemakers. Usually portrayed as a kindly, respectable old man, he sees to it that the shops under his protection run smoothly. China
War Ssu miao China A god of Druggists
Waramurungundi Australian The first woman. Australian Aboriginal
Wardi Mumi Finnish Ugric Goddess of war Ugric
Wardi Mumi Finno Ugric A goddess of war
Wari Ma Te Takere Polynesia Wari Ma Te Takere, Coconut shell goddess. Wari symbolizes the fertile slime of primordial times and means mud. Polynesia
Warlock Anglo-Saxon A wandering evil spirit; a wizard, a deceiver, one who breaks his word. Satan is called in Scripture "the father of lies," the arch-warlock.
Warna Scilly Isles Goddess of healing charms and ship wreckers.
Warongoe Tanzania The omnipresent deity of the Sandawe, Tanzania
Warrta Hindu A goddess of happiness
Wasterzhi North Ossetia The god of war and of the sun. He is frequently depicted as a cavalryman with a long beard, riding on a white horse.
Watauinewa Tierra del Fuego "The Ancient of Days," "The One Who Does Not Change." The supreme omnipresent and beneficent god of the Yahgan, Tierra del Fuego
Wati-kutjara Australian Lizard men. Australian Aboriginal
Waves Norse The daughters of ?gir. Norse
Wawalag Greek Sisters who were daughters of Djanggawul. Australian Aboriginal
Wayland Scandinavian Wayland the Scandinavian Vulcan, was son of the sea-giant Wate, and the sea-nymph Wac-hilt. He was bound apprentice to Mimi the smith. King Nidung cut the sinews of his feet, and cast him into prison, but he escaped in a feather-boat.
Wazha-Waud Algonkin The Creator. Algonkin
We-duo China Divine ruler of the southern hemisphere. China
Weatta Christian An agel of the seal. Early Christian
Web of Life Roman The destiny of an individual from the cradle to the grave. The allusion is to the three Fates who, according to Roman mythology, spin the thread of life, the pattern being the events which are to occur.
Wei Cheng China Deity who guards the back door. China
Weiwobo China Goddess of female Energy China
Welchanos Greek Minor divinity of vegetation and fertility. Greek
Wele Abaluyia The supreme being and the creator of the world and of mankind. Abaluyia
Wele Africa Supreme god of the Kavirondo, Africa
Weleliideh Shawnees Mythic locality of the sacred groves. Shawnees
Well of Wisdom Scandinavian This was the well under the protection of the god Mimir. Odin, by drinking thereof, became the wisest of all beings. Scandinavian
Wen-chang Chinese God of literature and writing. Chinese
Wenchang Wen-ch'ang China Wen Ch'ang, god of literature. China
Wendigo Anishinaabe A spirit in Anishinaabe mythology. It has also become a stock horror character much like the vampire or werewolf, although these fictional depictions often do not bear much resemblance to the original mythology.
Wepwawet Egypt God of war and of the funerary cult Egypt
Wepwawet Egyptian Jackal god of war and funerary cult leader. Egyptian
Were Africa Supreme Creator God. North West Africa
Were Luo' A chief god
Were-Wolf Germanic A human being, sometimes in one form and sometimes in another.
Werwolf Europe Werewolf. A bogie who roams about devouring infants, sometimes under the form of a man, sometimes as a wolf followed by dogs, sometimes as a white dog, sometimes as a black goat, and occasionally invisible. Its skin is bullet-proof, unless the bullet has been blessed in a chapel dedicated to St. Hubert. This superstition was once common to almost all Europe, and still lingers in Brittany, Limousin, Aurergne, Servia, Wallachia, and White Russia. In the fifteenth century a council of theologians, convoked by the Emperor Sigismund, gravely decided that the Werwolf was a reality.
Westri Norse One of the four strong dwarfs who, with Nordri, Sudri and Austri, uphold the four corners of the heavenly vault. Norse
Whaitiri Maori A personification of thunder, and the grandmother of Tawhaki and Karihi, who married a mortal chief. She invented the toilet, showed humans how to use it, and returned to the sky, where she still lives. Maori
Whanin Korea The creator god whose son, Whanung, was sent to earth accompanied by three celestial helpers of wind, cloud and rain. Whanung descended from Heaven to Mt. Taebaksan and named it the City of God. Korea
Whatu Maori The Maori God of Hail.
Whiro Oceanic The Maori god of mischief and evil. Oceanic
White Buffalo Woman N American The sacred woman who brought secret knowledge to the Oglala. She reminded them of the mysteries of their mother, the earth. Urging them always to honour her, she disappeared in the shape of a white buffalo.
White Ladies Normandy A species of fee in Normandy. They lurk in ravines, fords, bridges, and other narrow passes, and ask the passenger to dance. If they receive a courteous answer, well; but if a refusal, they seize the churl and fling him into a ditch, where thorns and briars may serve to teach him gentleness of manners.
White Lady Celtic Dryad of Death Celtic
White Lady Ireland White Lady Of Ireland the banshee or domestic spirit of a family.
White Lady Prussia White Lady of the royal family of Prussia. A "spirit" said to appear before the death of one of the family.
White Lady Scotland White Lady Of Avenel, a tutelary spirit. Scotland
White Merle Basques Of the old Basques. A white fairy bird, which, by its singing, restored sight to the blind.
Whope Lakota The daughter of the Sun Wi and the Moon, a goddess of peace and the wife of the south wind. Lakota
Wi Lakota The sun god of the Lakota.
Widapokwi Yavapai Goddess of health and whirlwinds Yavapai
Widenostrils French A huge giant, who subsisted on windmills, and lived in the island of Tohu. When Pantagruel and his fleet reached this island no food could be cooked because Widenostrils had swallowed "every individual pan, skillet, kettle, frying-pan, dripping-pan, boiler, and saucepan in the land," and died from eating a lump of butter. French
Wigan Philippines Goddess of water Philippines
Wihmunga Canada A witch, or a female demon. First Nations
Wild Huntsman German The German tradition is that a spectral hunter with dogs frequents the Black Forest to chase the wild animals. The English name is "Herne the Hunter," who was once a keeper in Windsor Forest. In winter time, at midnight, he walks about Herne's Oak, and blasts trees and cattle. He wears horns, and rattles a chain in a "most hideous manner". Another legend is that a certain Jew would not suffer Jesus to drink out of a horse-trough, but pointed to some water in a hoof-print as good enough for "such an enemy of Moses," and that this man is the "Wild Huntsman." Various
Wilden Wip Germanic Goddesses of healing. Germanic
Will-O'-the-Wisp Roman A spirit of the bogs, whose delight is to mislead belated travellers.
Will-o'-the-wisps Europe In the mediaeval ages, the will-o'-the-wisps were known as elf lights, for these tiny sprites were supposed to mislead travelers; and popular superstition claimed that the Jack-o'-lanterns were the restless spirits of murderers forced against their will to return to the scene of their crimes. Northern Europe
Willow Pattern s The tradition. The mandarin had an only daughter named Li-chi, who fell in love with Chang, a young man who lived in the island home represented at the top of the pattern, and who had been her father's secretary. The father overheard them one day making vows of love under the orange-tree, and sternly forbade the unequal match; but the lovers contrived to elope, lay concealed for a while in the gardener's cottage, and thence made their escape in a boat to the island home of the young lover. The enraged mandarin pursued them with a whip, and would have beaten them to death had not the gods rewarded their fidelity by changing them both into turtle-doves. The picture is called the willow pattern not only because it is a tale of disastrous love, but because the elopement occurred "when the willow begins to shed its leaves."
Winifred s Patron saint of virgins, because she was beheaded by Prince Caradoc for refusing to marry him. She was Welsh by birth, and the legend says that her head falling on the ground originated the famous healing well of St. Winifred in Flintshire. She is usually drawn like St. Denis, carrying her head in her hand. Holywell, in Wales, is St. Winifred's Well, celebrated for its "miraculous" virtues.
Winonah Ojibwa Daughter of the goddess Nokomis and the mother of Hiawatha. Ojibwa
Wintersmith Discworld The personification of Winter. At his core he is the elemental personification of ice. Originally just a shape in the snow, with two violet eyes, he later formed a "snowman" out of all the elements that make a human body. He creates snowflakes and icebergs, and also the patterns of ice on windows. Discworld
Wiradyuri Australia The ancestor and patron god of the Kamilaroi, as well as being an important creator spirit or culture hero of the Eora, the Darkinjung, the Wiradjuri, and several other eastern Australian language groups.
Wisaaka s A spirit that figures prominently in their storytelling, including the story of the world's creation and is the Ojibwe trickster figure and culture hero.
Wisagatcak Cree A trickster god in Cree mythology, similar to Nanabozho in Ojibwa myth and Inktonme in Assiniboine myth. His name means "the Flatterer." He is generally portrayed as being responsible for a great flood which destroys the world originally made by the Creator, as well as the one who creates the current world with magic, either on his own or with powers given to him by the Creator for that specific purpose.
Witch Hazel Europe A shrub supposed to be efficacious in discovering witches. A forked twig of the hazel was made into a divining-rod for the purpose. Europe
Witch of Endor Hebrew A divining woman consulted by Saul when Samuel was dead. She called up the ghost of the prophet, and Saul was told that his death was at hand. \
Witches' Sabbath European The muster at night time of witches and demons to concoct mischief. The witch first anointed her feet and shoulders with the fat of a murdered babe, then mounting a broom-stick, distaff, or rake, made her exit by the chimney, and rode through the air to the place of rendezvous. The assembled witches feasted together, and concluded with a dance, in which they all turned their backs to each other.
Woan-no-mih Shawnees A sacred spirit. Shawnees
Wodan Anglo-Saxon The deity in Anglo-Saxon polytheism corresponding to Norse Odin, both continuations of a Proto-Germanic deity, Wodanaz. Other West Germanic forms of the name include Dutch Wodan, Alemannic Wuodan, and German Wotan.
Woden Germanic The Old English name as used by the Anglo-Saxons for the Germanic god Woden, known more commonly as the Norse god Odin.
Wokey Britain Wicked as the Witch of Wokey. Wookey-hole is a noted cavern in Somersetshire, which has given birth to as many weird stories as the Sibyls' Cave in Italy. The Witch of Wokey was metamorphosed into stone by a "lerned wight" from Gaston, but left her curse behind, so that the fair damsels of Wokey rarely find "a gallant." Britain
Wolaro Australia The creator of the sky of heaven and earth and of everything that walks, crawls, swims or flies. Australia
Wollunqua Australia A snake-god of rain and fertility. Australian Aboriginal
Wonajo Melanesia The supreme god and the leader of the mythological snake people. Rossel Island, Melanesia
Wondjina Australia Cloud and rain spirits. Australian Aboriginal
Wonekau New Guinea The all-seeing and all-hearing supreme celestial god. New Guinea
Wonomi California The benevolent supreme being and creator of the world. The Maidu, California
Wood Maidens European Northern European Elves.
Wopeh Lakota Goddess of happiness and pleasure. Lakota
Wotan Germanic God of inspiration and magic germanic
Woto Oto/ Shongo A god of fire
Woyengi Africa Creator Goddess who shaped humans from clay dolls. Africa
Wraith Scotland The ghost of a person shortly about to die or just dead, which appears to survivors, sometimes at a great distance off. Scotland
Wrath's Hole Britain The legend is that Bolster, a gigantic wrath or evil spirit, paid embarrassing attention to St. Agnes, who told him she would listen to his suit when he filled with his blood a small hole which she pointed out to him. The wrath joyfully accepted the terms, but the hole opened into the sea, and the wrath, being utterly exhausted, St. Agnes pushed him over the cliff. Cornwall, Britain
Wu Guan Chinese King of the fourth hell. Chinese
Wu-tai Yuan-shuai China God of musicians. China
Wulbari Africa The Creator god who made heaven to close to earth and was uses as a towel and sniffed by dogs. Africa
Wulleb Micronesia Was born in an oyster shell from between Loa's legs. When he lifted the top half of the shell, it became the sky, while the bottom became the earth. Micronesia
Wuluwaid Australia A rain god. Australian Aboriginal
Wuni Africa Supreme god of the Dagamba, Ghana. Africa
Wuragag Australia First man. Australian Aboriginal
Wuriupranili Australia Solar goddess who carries a torch that is the sun. Australian Aboriginal
Wurrunna Australia A culture hero. Australian Aboriginal
Wuruntemu Hatti land 'Sun Goddess and mistress of the Hatti lands, the queen of heaven and earth.
Wurusemu Hittite Goddess of the sun of Arrina. Hittite
Wurusemu/ Wuruntemu Hittite The sun goddess of Arrina
Wyaukeiiarbedaid Shawnees Mythical personage. Shawnees