|Malevolent god. Known from as early as the Old kingdom (circa 2700 BC). Babi is seen as a violent and hostile deity whose presence can be highly dangerous during the ceremony of the Weighing of the Heart in the Hall of the Two Truths (see also AMMUT). Conversely he can also act in a protective capacity. Closely åśśociated with sexual virility in the underworld, Babi is ithyphallic. A god active in the darkness, his śéméñ serves variously as the mast on the underworld ferry boat, and the bolt on heaven's doors. Depicted as an ithyphallic male baboon....
|They stand at the four corners of the world supporting the heavens. Mayan
|The creator god of the heavens and the earth who "expressed his wrath by thunder and lightning." The Apiaca, Brazil
|One of the princes of the seven heavens mentioned in the Third Book of Enoch. An angel of hail.
|One of the Watchers who descended from heaven to cohabit with mortal women. Book of Enoch.
|A female angel whose name means "heavenly voice." and her voice was heard by Cain asking "Where is thy brother, Abel?" after Cain murdered his brother.
|Lord of heaven. Phoenician equivalent to Zeus
|A Thracian divinity in whom the moon was worshipped. Hesychius says "that the poet Cratinus called this goddess Two Spears, either because she had to discharge two duties, one towards heaven and the other towards the earth, or because she bore two lances, or lastly, because she had two lights, the one her own and the other derived from the Sun. In Greece she was sometimes identified with Persephone, but more commonly with Artemis.
|One of the seven angelic beings ruling the 196 divisions of heaven. His authority also extends to to the planet Jupiter. Hebrew
"Bilskirnir aka Bilskirner"
|The heavenly abode of Thor, from the flashing of light in the lightning. Norse
|An angel with authority over the four divisions of heaven. Jewish
"Bolay or Boley"
|The giant which conquered heaven, earth, and the inferno. Indian
|Favourers, finders of light, and heaven, with gracious love accept my songs, my prayer, my hymn. The Rig-Veda
|Inventor of the plough. At his death he, his plough, and the two oxen yoked to it, were taken into the heavens as the constellation. Greek.
|Borak or Al Borak (the lightning). The animal brought by Gabriel to carry Mahomet to the seventh heaven. It had the face of a man, but the cheeks of a horse; its eyes were like jacinths, but brilliant as the stars; it had the wings of an eagle, spoke with the voice of a man, and glittered all over with radiant light. This creature was received into Paradise.
|Son of heaven and earth. He married Ph?be, and was the father of Latona. Greek
"CHALCHIUHTLICUE (her skirt is of jade)"
|Aztec / Mesoamerican / Mexico
|water goddess. Featuring strongly in creation mythology, Chalchiuhtlicue presided over the fourth of the world ages which terminated in a great deluge. She is the tutelary deity of the fourth of the thirteen heavens identified at the time of the Spanish conquest, Ilhuicatl Citlalicue (the heaven of the star-skirted goddess). She takes the role of a vegetation goddess responsible for the flowering and fruiting of the green world, particularly maize; she also takes responsibility for such natural phenomena as whirlpools. Attributes include a rattle on a baton, and her dress is adorned with waterlilies....
"CIPACTLI (great earth mother)"
|Aztec / Mesoamerican / Mexico
|Primordial goddess. Not strictly a goddess, but significant enough in Aztec cosmogony to be included here. According to tradition she was created in the form of a huge alligator-like monster by the underworld deities MICTLANTECUHLTI and MICTECACIHUATL. She may equate with TLALTECUHTLI, the toad-like earth monster torn apart to form heaven and earth. According to one tradition she emerged from the primordial waters and engaged in a fierce struggle with the Sun god TEZCATLIPOCA during which he tore off her lower jaw to prevent her sinking back into the depths and she bit off his right foot. The mountains are said to be the scaly ridges of her skin....