"Abhimukhi (friendly disposed)"
|Buddhist / Vajrayana
|Minor goddess. One of twelve deified BHUMIS recognized as different spiritual spheres through which a disciple påśśes. Color: yellow. Attributes: Book and staff....
"Agathos Daimon (good demon)"
|Greco - Roman
|God of fortune. Known locally from Alexandria and depicted in the form of a snake. May have originated as an androgynous fertility spirit, but later becomes identified as the consort of Agathe Tyche (see TYCHE). Libations were made regularly to this deity after meals and he was regarded as a friendly household guardian....
"Arawn aka Arawyn"
|Arrawn, Arawen. King of Hell, God of Annwn. Ruled the underground kingdom of the dead. Rules over revenge, terror, war, spirit contact, picking names, strengthening friendships, reincarnation. Wales
|The omniscient intangible great spirit is self-created, lives in the sky, is the creator of all things. He is important in initiation rites; he "receives the souls of the innocent." His voice is the thunder, his will is manifest through the wind. The Kamilaroi, Wiradjuri, and Euahlayi, Australia
|Taoist / Chinese
|God of the afterlife. He belongs to the heavenly ministry of exorcism and, though not the most senior (he is subservient to CHANG TAO LING), is probably the most popular within the category. He was originally a mortal working as a physician in the eighth century AD. He is depicted with a fearsome face, said to be so terrible that it can drive away any demonic spirit who dares to oppose him. He is engaged in combat using a sword and a fan on which is written a magical formula to ward off evil. Symbolic peaches are suspended from his hat and a bat circles his head representing happiness....
|Jin, Ginn, spirits of vanished ancient peoples who acted during the night and disappeared with the first light of dawn. Arabian
|God who removes demons and evil spirits. Invoke for exorcism, matters involving water. China
|The benevolent and friendly chief spirit who directs all the important acts in the life of the Jivaro. Peru
|The underlying flow of spirit and creativity that are inseperable, embracing the cycles of Life and death and the freedom of honoring the ancient, wild, inner woman. New Age
|A supreme spirit who could die only by the hands of Vishnu. He was king of Shatpura and had great magical powers, so that he could multiply himself into many forms, though he commonly åśśumed only three. He carried off the daughters of Brahmadatta, the friend of Krishna, and that here attacked him and killed him under different forms more than once, but he was eventually slain outright by Krishna, and the city of Shatpura was given to Brahmadatta. India
|The Kunlun mountains are well known in Chinese mythology and are believed to be Taoist Paradise. The first to visit this Paradise was king Mu. He supposedly discovered there the Jade Palace of Huang-Di, the mythical Yellow Emperor and originator of Chinese culture, and met Hsi Wang Mu, the 'Spirit Mother of the West' usually called the 'Queen Mother of the West', who was the object of an ancient religious cult which reached its peak in the Han Dynasty, also had her mythical abode in these mountains.
|A pantheon of ancient water spirits or deities of the African diaspora.
|I.e. "the good ones" [mana], is the general name by which the Romans designated the souls of the departed but as it is a natural tendency to consider the souls of departed friends as blessed spirits, the name of Lares is frequently used as synonymous with Manes, and hence also they are called dii Manes, and were worshipped with Divine honours. Greek
|An ancient and formidable Italian, probably Etruscan, divinity of the lower world, is called the mother of the Manes or Lares. As regards her being the mother of the Manes or Lares, the idea seems to have been, that the souls of the departed on their arrival in the lower world became her children, and either there dwelt with her or ascended into the upper world as beneficent spirits.
|Ancient earth spirit, gender unknown Ethiopia
|God of grain crops. The son of the snake spirit RENENUTET, he is subservient to HAPY, the god of the Nile flood, and has links with OSIRIS as a vegetation deity who dies and is reborn to the afterlife. In female form the deity becomes Nepit....
|Na'kwaxdax Indian / British Columbia, Canada
|Tribal spirit. The chief of the ancients who lives in Narrow Entrance at Open Plain and whose siblings are the myth people....
|The universal self or spirit and that which is beyond Brahman; the self-enduring, eternal, self-sufficient cause of all, the one essence of everything in the cosmos. Chaldean