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List of Gods
NameOriginDescription
Y Greek Y, called the Pythagorean letter because the Greek letter upsilon was taken represent the sacred triad, formed by the duad proceeding from the monad; and also because it represents the dividing of the paths of vice and virtue in the development of human life.
Ya Rba Nazorean Ya Rba - One of the names of the Great Sealing of the Mighty Sublime Life. Early Nazorean
Yacatecuhtli Aztec "He Who Goes Before", the patron god of commerce and travelers, especially merchant travelers. Aztec
Yacu-mama Indian Mother of waters. A fabulous sea-snake, fifty paces long and twelve yards in girth, said to lurk in the lagunes of South America, and in the river Amazon. This monster draws into its mouth whatever passes within a hundred yards of it, and for this reason an Indian will never venture to enter an unknown lagune till he has blown his horn, which the yacu-mama never fails to answer if it is within hearing. By this means the danger apprehended is avoided. South America
Yadatan Nazorean One of two beings who bequeath wings of glory and open heavenly doors for the ascending elect. See Adatan. Early Nazorean
Yagastaa Carrier Indians He who dwells on High is my father. He sent me down to help you because your village was so unhappy, your women always weeping for their lost children. The Carrier Indians
Yagrenat Hindu Yagrenat "Land of the King of the World," an Avatar of Vishnu. Hindu
Yagute Arabian A deity depicted in the form of a lion. Arabian
Yaha-Yaha Nazorean Angels which come against those who send the evil eye against the Baptized. Early Nazorean
Yahia-Yuhana Nazorean John the Baptist. Early Nazorean
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Yahoo s A savage; a very ill-mannered person. In Gulliver's Travels the Yahoos are described as brutes with human forms and vicious propensities. They are subject to the Houyhnhnms, or horses with human reason.
Yakista Athapascans The God of the Sky and the Light. Athapascans
Yaksha Hindu Well-meaning natural spirits, guardians of buried treasure. Hindu
Yalafath Micronesia A mighty and benevolent deity, who sits in the sky and views placidly the work of his hands and the operations of the multitudes of kan (also called yan), or genii, mostly evil and malevolent, each busy in his own sphere of activity., Micronesia
Yaluk Mayan The chief lightning god, and ruled over the lesser ones, such as Cakulha. Mayan
Yaluz-Yaluz Nazorean A Divine Being associated with Baptism and mentioned in the Nazorean Credo. "Joyful and Rejoicing" Early Nazorean
Yam Ugaritic Yamm, Ya'a, or Yaw, God of rivers and of the sea. In some myths he is one of the 'ilhm (Elohim) or sons of El. Ugaritic
Yama Hindu Son of the sun, king of justice and the prince of the Patriarchen. As a judge of the underworld he sorts the souls of the dead and sends them to Swerga (the first sky), or Narak (the region of the queues). He owns a mirror of fire and golden scales, which show him the deeds of all men and weigh the souls of the dead. Hindu
Yamadar Maraja Hindu Collective name for the deities and spirits of the underworld. Hindu
Yamadevtas Hindu The servants of Yama, who escort sinners to Hell. The dying are looked up by two Yamadevtas and one messenger of Vishnu. Hindu
Yamandaga Kalmuck One of the senior gods. Depicted with six hands, holding a scepter, a pair of ropes, two drinking vessels and an animal skin. Coloured blue with red palms and soles, he has snakes coiled around ankles and wrists and another forming a necklace; another necklace is made up of human heads. His crown is made of flowers and skulls. Kalmuck
Yamanduga Tibetan One of the Nadman-Dobshot, an emenation of Monsushari. He was changed into a horrible sight by Jakshiamuni so he could go against Tjotjitjalba. Yamanduga is depicted surrounded by flames, with a blue body, with ten heads, twenty horribly-beweaponed arms and twenty clawed feet dancing on a heap of tortured people. Tibetan
Yamba Nigeria Yemba. The supreme deity of the Kulu. Nigeria
Yambe Norse The queen of the underworld. Norse
Yambuvan Hindu An Avatar of Brahma in the form of a huge bear. In the war against Ravana, Yambuvan led an army of bears to Ceylon. Hindu
Yamm Ugarit A god of the sea
Yamulla Baltic A field God who received the souls of the faithful. His wooden statues stood in many places, and received sacrifices for the god in bowls made for that purpose. Baltic Sea coast
Yamunia Hindu River goddess of the eponymous tributary to the Ganges. Hindu
Yang China Is the brighter element; it is active, light, masculine, upward-seeking and corresponds to the day. Yin is often symbolized by water or earth, while Yang is symbolized by fire, or wind. China
Yang Chen Buddhist Goddess of learning and teaching Buddhist
Yang Dag Rgyal Po Tibet The power-granting king and an epithet of the wish-fulfilling gem. Tibet
Yangombi Bantu God of creation Bantu
Yanguang Pusa China Goddess of healing and eyes China
Yansa Brazil Goddess of fire Brazil
Yanwang China God of death China
Yao Jewish The name of the demiurge in Gnostic scripture.
Yao-Shih Fwo China The Buddha of Medicine of the Master of Healing. China
Yaparamma India Goddess of commerce. India
Yaqhucnin Siberia The supreme being and creator. Siberia
Yarikh Canaan God of the moon. Canaan
Yarilo Slavic God of fertility. Slavic
Yarovit Slavic God of victory. Slavic
Yarris Hittite God of pestilence. Hittite
Yasi Bolivia The great chief was named Yasi (Moon), and he had a child. One day, a Jaguar was playing rough with the child, and bit it too hard on the head. The young child died, and when Yasi heard of his child’s death, he wanted some answers. Yasi wanted to know who murdered his precious child, but none of the animals would tell. Yasi became so angry that he stretched the necks ofthe howler monkeys, put spines on the backs of porcupines, twisted the feet of the ant eaters, and threw the tortoise down so hard, that it could no longer walk fast. Bolivia
Yataa aka Yatala Sierra Leone The Source of All Being who uses the chameleon as a messenger.
Yawar Nazorean "Dazzling", a solar deity. Early Nazorean
Yawar Ziwa s There is Dazzling Radiance. Husband of Simat Hiia. (Mani's Great Builder) Early Nazorean
Yaxcocahmut Aztecs A bird god of the Aztecs
Yaya Zakurai Japan Goddess of spring. Japan
Yayutsi Siberia After ascending through several heavens in visionary consciousness, the shaman converses with the creator god Yayutsi and also bows before the Moon and Sun in turn. Finally, at the celestial abode of bai Ulgan, the shaman learns details of future weather patterns and the outcome of the harvest. The shaman then collapses in a state of ecstatic release. The Altai, Siberia
Yazatas Zoroastrian Connectors of the heavenly and earthly areas. They catch the light of the sun and send it down to earth. They are needed by men for cleansing, help with the ridding of evil spirits and to forgo the tortures of the Zoroastrian hell. Zoroastrian
Ydaler Norse Uller's dwelling. Norse
YeMayan Caribbean Goddess of the deep sea Caribbean/Imanje
Yeba Ka Navaho Male leader of the gods Navaho
Yebaad Navaho Female leader of the gods Navaho
Yebisu Japan God of the seas, patron of fishermen, merchants and sailors; the younger brother of the sun god was cast out by their parents because he was disfigured. Japan
Yeddariye Canada The creator formally known as Niottsi. The supreme god of the Chipewyan. Canada
Yehl Tlingit God who transformed himself into a pebble, now into a blade of grass, and, being thus swallowed by women, was reborn. Tlingit
Yeitso Navaho Child of the sun, a giant in Navaho legend Navaho
Yemanja Yoruba Yemonja, a mother goddess; patron deity of women, especially pregnant women; and the Ogun river, the waters of which are said to cure infertility. Yoruba
Yemao Haitian Mother of Yokahuna and a Haitian moon goddess.
Yemaya Imanje/ Caribbean The goddess of the deep sea
Yemonja Nigerian/ Yoruba She is one of the great goddesses
Yen Lo China God of death China
Yen Wang China God of death China
Yen cheng China God of robbers China
Yeng-Wang-Yeh China Greatest of the Lords of Death he judges all souls newly arrived to the land of the dead and decides whether to send them to a special court for punishment or put them back on the Wheel of Transmigration. China
Yeth-Hounds Britain Dogs without heads, said to be the spirits of unbaptised children, which ramble among the woods at night, making wailing noises. Devonshire, Britain
Yeti Nepal The Yeti is an alleged ape-like animal said to inhabit the Himalaya region of Nepal and Tibet. The names Yeti and Meh-Teh are commonly used by the people indigenous to the region, and are part of their history and mythology.
Yetl Tlingit The Raven of Tlingit legend, was the symbol of creation, maker of forests and mountains, rivers and seas. He guided the sun, the moon, and the stars and controlled the winds and the floods. Yetl gave light to the world.
Yezd Persia Chief residence of the Fire-worshippers. They have kept the sacred fire alight above 3,000 years, without suffering it to go out for a second. The sacred fire is on the mountain Ater Quedah (Mansion of the Fire), and he is deemed unfortunate who dies away from the mountain. Persia
Ygdrasil Norse The "World Tree", a gigantic ash tree, thought to connect all the nine worlds of Norse cosmology. Sometimes it is called Mimamei?r or Lera?. According mythology, Asgard, Alfheim and Vanaheim rest on the branches of Yggdrasil. The trunk is the world-axis piercing through the center of Mi?gar?r (often called Midgard), around which Jotunheim is situated, and below which lies Ni?avellir, also called Svartalfheim. The three roots stretch down to Hel, Niflheim, and Muspelheim, although only the first world hosts a spring for Yggdrasil.
Yhi Karraur Goddess of light and creator goddess Karraur
Yiacatechutli Mexico God of merchants. Mexico
Yima Persia The first human, the first king of the world. His brother divided him, whereby the earth, life and social order were created. Persia
Yin/ Yang China Receptive, feminine, dark, passive force, and Yang, creative, masculine, bright, active force, are descriptions of complementary opposites rather than absolutes. Any Yin/Yang dichotomy can be seen as its opposite when viewed from another perspective.
Yingxi Niang China Goddess of happiness China
Ymir Norse A primal giant, also called Aurgelmir; he was androgynous and had six heads. He was created as the first living being together with Audhumla when the fire of Muspellsheimr met the water of Niflheimr. Ymir is the ancestor of the Thursir, the Hrymthussir, and of the Aesir. Slain by his grandson Odin, his body was set adrift in the emptiness, and from the parts of his body the nine worlds were created. His blood is the water of the worlds, his hair are the trees, his skull is the sky, the brain the clouds, his flesh is Midgard and his eyebrows are a fence which protects Midgard. Norse
Ymoja Yoruba Goddess of rivers and of the sea Yoruba
Ynakhsyt Yakut Goddess of cattle Yakut
Ynti Inca Sun god and the god of the Collas. Inca
Yohak Thalaba The giant guardian of the caves of Babylon. Thalaba
Yokahuna Haitian The Creator who rules the earth with his mum, Yemao. Haitian
Yokomatis N American One of the two great creator-gods of the Chungichnish. The other, his brother, is called Tuchaipa
Yolkai Estsan Navaho Goddess of war, the dawn, fire and the moon Navaho
Yoni Sanskrit The Sanskrit word for "Divine Passage". The Ayurveda, or Science of Life, described yoni as a part of the female anatomy. Here the term was meant as a designation of respect for women who gave birth, thus contributing to the continuation of the community.
Yosmir-Gufna Nazorean Under Yosmir-Gufna 12000 Uthras sit
Yosmir-Ziwa Nazorean Source of sesame seed oil for the Misa. Early Nazorean
Youanni Karaiben The main soul of humans, resides in the head. Karaiben
Ysbaddaden Celtic The giant is the father of the beautiful Olwen. He is cursed to die when his daughter marries, so when Culhwch comes to court her, he is naturally perturbed. He tries to kill Culhwch a number of times but ends up getting more injured in the process. Celtic
Ysum Japan God of the dead, receptor of the souls of the dead, who cleanses the souls he receives in fire and hands them on to Amida. Japan
Ytsigy Siberia The highest benevolent deity of the Gilyak is known as Ytsigy and they call the universe Kurn, and apply the same name to their highest anthropomorphic deity. The 'owner' spirit of the mountain, and the mountain itself, is named Pal, and the sea and its 'owner' they call Tol. Gilyak. Siberia
Yu Ch'iang China God of the ocean wind China
Yu Huang Shang Ti China Yu Huang Shang Ti, God China
Yu Nu China Goddess of Leo China
Yu Te China God of vaccination China
Yu Tzu China Rain god China
Yuanni Karaiben One of the many souls which inhabit the human body, this has its seat in the heart and it rises after death into the sky to receives a completely new body. Karaiben
Yue-Laou Chinese The old man of the moon who unites with a silken cord all predestined couples, after which nothing can prevent their union. Chinese
Yufafin Nazorean A pair, with Yufin, of Heavenly Beings who bless humankind. Early Nazorean
Yufin Nazorean A pair, with Yufafin, of Heavenly Beings who bless humankind. Early Nazorean
Yukabar Ziwa Nazorean Yu-kha-war Zi-wa. A heavenly being. Yokabar brought peace into the world. Early Nazorean
Yukasar Nazorean Source of Radiance. The name means: "The spirit of success". Son of Ptahil who answered Kusta. Early Nazorean
Yukateuctli Aztec God of the ways, of merchants and travellers. Aztec
Yuki Onne Japan Goddess of death by freezing Japan
Yule Swain s A kind of Santa Klaus among the Lapps. He is eleven feet high, and rides on a goat. He appears on St. Thomas's Day, and continues his visits till Christmas Eve; but where he comes from and whither he goes nobody has the least idea.
Yuletide Germanic Has been held as a sacred festival by numberless nations.
Yulgen Central Asia According to the belief of the Altaians, the good spirits,aru neme, are all subjects of the good god Yulgen, and the bad spirits, kara neme, of the evil god Erlik. Yulgen is so kind and generous that he never does harm to men. Sacrifices are offered to him by all, but no one fears him. Every bridegroom must sacrifice to him a horse of a light colour after his marriage.
Yum Caax Mayan "lord of the woods" is a god of wild plants and animals important to the hunters. He is equally a protector of the fields against the incursions of wild nature and invoked by traditional farmers. Mayan
Yum Cimih Mayan God of death Mayan
Yum Kaax Maya A god of agriculture & maize
Yumboes African Fairies of African mythology, about two feet high, of a white colour, and dressed like the people of Jaloff. Their favourite haunt is the range of hills called The Paps.
Yun T'ung China God of clouds. China
Yur Nazorean Yur Rba, Yuraba. Being of brilliant light. Another name of Yawar-Ziwa, Treasurer, King of Light Worlds. Early Nazorean
Yurlunggur 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. She is also known as Kalseru. Arnhem Land, Australia
Yurugu Nigeria One of the male twins in the Cosmic Egg. He was desperate to reproduce and broke the egg in search of a mate. His search was unsuccessful so he used pieces of the yolk he to create the earth and proceeded to mate with it. Nigeria
Yusamin s Yu-sha-min, Yus'amin the Pure, son of Nis'ibtun. Yushamin the pure is the Peacock Uthra sent out of the original Land of Light. Archetype of the careless priest. Yusmin's Spouse is Bihrat-Anana. Together they are the Second Life. Early Nazorean
Yusmir Nazorean Yusmir the First Vine - gave the staff of water to Yawar. Early Nazorean
Yusn Mexico In the beginning Yusn, the Life-giver, created the universe. New Mexico
Yuzataq Nazorean Yu-za-tag. An epithet attached to Manda d Hiia. The Holy Spirit. Early Nazorean
Ywa Burma The creator god of the Karen. Burma