|A generic name for the lessor gods, sometimes referred to as the deities. These spirits are embodied in the wind, rivers, oceans, streams, trees, mountains, rocks, animals, and other objects. Akan
|Came from the south, making the mountains, the prairies, and the Forests as he påśśed, the birds and the animals too. He traveled north making things as he went and arranging the world as we see it today. Blackfoot
|The goddess who was sovereign of the universe when it was first created. It was covered with water and darkness, but contained some few animals of monster forms, representations of which may be seen in the Temple of Bel. Babylonian
|Yoruba / Nigeria, West Africa
|God of destiny. He accompanied the creator god OLODUMARE at the creation of the world and when the destinies of mankind were decided. He is consulted in an oracular capacity at IFA and makes decisions on such matters as choice of sacrificial animals. He is also a god of healing and in many households enjoys personal shrines which include palm nuts, fragments of ivory and sea shells....
|Yoruba / Nigeria, West Africa
|River goddess. The consort of the god SHANGO, she is the guardian deity of the river Niger. Also a goddess of storms and thunder. Her sacred animal is the buffalo and her presence is symbolized by its horns....
|God of animals and the protector of cattle. Hindu
"Pasupati (lord of animals)"
|Hindu / India
|God of animals. His consort is Svaha and his son is SANMUKHA. He is thought to have been derived from an earlier pre-Indo Aryan deity worshiped by the Indus Valley civilization as a horned god with three faces, sitting surrounded by animals. In Hindu culture regarded as an aspect of S IVA and depicted standing upon a corpse....
|One of the trinity of gods and is the god of spring, joy, peace, maturity, abundance, as well the care of domestic animals, ploughed fields, and crops. Eastern Europe
|Yukaghir / Siberia
|Aes guardian spirits look at the well being of animals under their care & benevolent to the hunter so long as he observes the rules and kills only when necessary
|Yukaghir / southeastern Siberia
|Guardian spirits. Attendant deities who look after the well-being of animals in their care. They are benevolent toward the hunter so long as he observes certain regulations and kills only when necessary....
|Guardian spirits, who look at the well being of animals under their care and benevolent to the hunter so long as he observes the rules and kills only when necessary Siberia
"Pemba (great thing)"
|Bambara / Mande / Mali, West Africa
|Creator god. He was created out of the empty or Fu and his first task was to form the egg of the world. He descended to earth as an acacia seed (Acacia albida) which first grew to a mighty tree and then died. From the wood Pemba generated human souls and a female being whom he impregnated to engender all human and animal life. His brother is the god FARO, creator of the river Niger....
|God of dreams by animals Greek
|Chukchee / Eastern Siberia
|God of hunters. A diminutive figure who rides on a sled drawn by mice. He is the guardian of reindeer and other animals and is invoked by sacrifice, usually of camp dogs....
|A daughter of Oceåñuś and Tethys, and mother of the Pleiades by Atlas. Her name means "to increase in number" and her grandson, Hermes, was the god of animal husbandry. Greek
|In the I Ching "the full manifestation of the kwei" -- the kama-manas or animal soul. Chinese
|Kafir / Afghanistan
|A goddess of animals
|Goddess of animals Afghanistan