|Father of Regin and Fafner. He exacts the blood-fine from the gods for slaying Otter. He is slain by Fafner. Norse
|Greco - Roman
|Local tutelary god. Known from the region of the Bosphorus circa 150 BC until AD 250. As late as the fourth century AD there are mentions in texts of bypsistarii in Cappadocia, who seem to have been unorthodox, Greek-speaking, Jewish fringe sectarians. The word bypsistos occurs in the Septuagint version of the Vetus Testamentum and means almighty....
|Roman - North African
|God. A rare example in this region of a named deity. Known from an inscription at Cirta [Constantine, Algeria]....
|Fish god. The son of Punga and grandson of TANGAROA, the sea and creator god, he is revered in various regions of Polynesia as the progenitor of all life in the sea, especially fish. His brother is Tu-Te-Wanawana, the deity responsible for the well-being of lizards, snakes and other reptiles. When fierce storms arose at the time of creation under the control of TAWHIRIMATEA, the god of winds, mythology records that Tu-Te-Wanawana went inland to escape the devastation while Ikatere took to the safety of the sea. The incident became known as the schism of Tawhirimatea and has resulted in an eternal conflict between TANE(MAHUTA) the Forest god and Tangaroa, the sea god....
|Kafir / Afghanistan
|Tutelary and weather god. The brother of GISH and father of DISANI and Pano. Probably derived from the more widely recognized Aryan god INDRA, Indr is known chiefly from the Waigal and Prasun areas of the southern Hindukush. It is generally åśśumed that he was ousted from major importance by the god IMRA. Indr is also a god of wine who owns substantial vineyards and is åśśociated in south Nuristan with wine rituals (the annals of Alexander the Great suggest that he met with winedrinking worshipers of DIONYSOSin the Hindukush). In the Ashkun region of southwestern Kafiristan, a famous vineyard near the village of Wamais is sacred to Indr. Also Inder....
|Shinto / Japan
|Goddess of lightning. The socalled consort of the rice. In certain regions when lightning hits a rice field bamboos are erected around the spot to signify that it has been sanctified by the fire of heaven. Also Ina-Bikari (light of rice) and Ina-Tsurubi (fertility of rice)....
|Hindu / Vedic / Puranic
|Goddess of wrath. Daughter of Puloman, a demonic figure killed by the god INDRA, and the SAKTI and consort of Indra. One of seven MATARAS (mothers) who in later Hinduism became regarded as of evil intent. Also one of a group of eight ASTAMATARAS personifying jealousy (also named Aindri in this capacity). In another grouping one of nine NAVASAKTIS or astral deities who, in southern India, rank higher than the SAPTAMATARAS. Her attendant animal is either an elephant or a lion. Attributes: hook, rosary, Santana flower, staff and waterjar. One thousand-eyed. Also Aindri; Mahendri; Paulomi; Saci; Sujata....
|The god of dreams. He was regarded as a malevolent force who entered houses at night and plagued the residents with nightmares. Basque
|Inca / pre - Columbian South America / Peru, etc
|Sun god. His consort is the moon goddess MAMA-KILYA. Inti was depicted as a trinity in the sanctuaries in Cuzco, possibly in deference to the Christian Trinity. The Temple of the Sun is reported to have housed images, in gold, of all the sky gods in the Inca pantheon on more or less equal terms, since the Sun is regarded as one of many great celestial powers. Inti may also have been depicted as a face on a gold disc. The socalled fields of the Sun supported the Inca priesthood. The three Sun deities are Apo-Inti (lord Sun), Cori-Inti (son Sun) and Inti-Wawqi (sun brother). The Sun god(s) is perceived as the progenitor of the Inca rulers at Cuzco through two childrena son Manco Capac and his sister / consort Mama Ocllo Huaco. The Quechua Indians of the central Andes call the same deity Inti Huayna Capac and perceive him as part of a trinity with the Christian god and Christ....
|Mesopotamian / BabylonianAkkadian
|Minor god. The brother of SAMAS', the Sun god, and an attendant of the plague god ERRA. He may have been a god of fire and, according to texts, led the gods in war as a herald but was nonetheless generally regarded as benevolent. Known particularly from the Babylonian legend of Erra and Isum. Also ENDURSAGA....
|Mayan / Yucatec / Quiche, Mesoamerican / Mexico
|moon goddess. Also the goddess of childbirth and Medicine and of Rain bows. A consort of the Sun god. She has a major shrine as Cozumel and small figurines of the goddess have been conventionally placed beneath the beds of women in labor. Such women are considered to be in great danger at times of lunar eclipse when the unborn child may develop deformities. Ix Chel is a guardian against disease and the Quiche Indians regard her as a goddess of fertility and sexual inter course. A goddess of weaving, believed to be the first being on earth to weave cloth, she was employed in this craft when she first attracted the attention of the Sun god. She carries her loom sticks across the sky to protect her from jaguars. Under Chris tian influence she has been largely syncretized with the Virgin Mary.See also IX CHEBEL YAX....
|earth goddess. She was linked with sex, which in the Aztec mind was unclean, and thus she was also regarded as a personification of filth. Aztec
"Jnanavasita (control of knowledge)"
|Minor goddess. One of a group of VASITAS personifying the disciplines of spiritual regeneration. Color: whitish blue. Attributes: sword on a blue lotus....
|Shinto / Japan
|Fire god. One of a number of fire KAMIS who are honored in special Hi-Matsuri festivals. He is worshiped in the mountain shrine of Kono-Jinja. The sacred fire can only be generated by a board and stick and this is regarded as a powerful purifier in Shintoism. The most celebrated temple of the fire kamis is situated on Mount Atago near Kyoto to which worshipers are drawn from all over Japan to obtain charms as protection against fire....
|Polynesian / Maori
|God of Agriculture and creator of the Rainbow. The son of RONGOMAI, Kahukura is invoked for the well-being of crops and in some regions the name appears to be synonymous with that of RONGOMATANE, the god of Agriculture. Kahukura is particularly åśśociated with a staple vegetable of the Maori, the kumara, a root tuber that was introduced to New Zealand by man and is said to possess many magical properties. Kahukura is not to be confused with a legendary character of the same name, a mortal hero who, in antiquity, learned the art of making fish nets....
|Kanat is the title of a Ruling Goddess in the Nazorean heavens. Nitufta again means "drop" or formed impregnated seed. Early Nazorean
|Hindu / Epic / Puranic
|Mother goddess. A SAKTI who in later Hinduism became regarded as a SAPTAMATARA (mother) of evil intent. Known particularly from Bengal as a goddess who spreads disease....
|Minor goddess who personifies the discipline of spiritual regeneration Buddhist