|The ancient Persian bowed to Mithra as the Sun, for it was said-- "May he come to us for protection, for joy,
|About the time of the Roman emperors his worship was introduced at Rome, and thence spread over all parts of the wearing the Phrygian cap and attire, and kneeling on a bull which is thrown on the ground, and whose throat he is cutting. The bull is at the same time attacked by a dog, a serpent, and a scorpion. This group appears frequently among ancient works of art. Roman
|Greco - Roman
|God of soldiers. Derived from the Indian-Persian model. He became particularly prominent among military people throughout the Roman Empire during the first and second centuries AD, as a god symbolizing loyalty and truth. The cult was performed in an underground temple, the mitbraeum, and involved the sacrifice of a bull. Mithraism, under Roman influence, was an exclusively male cult....
|Maternal spirit. Koryak
|Koryak / southeastern Siberia
|Maternal spirit. The consort of QUIKINNA'QU. According to tradition her father is twilight man, Gi'thililan, who deserted her when she was very young. She is regarded as the mother of the Koryak people, whose immediate sons and daughters are EME'MQUT, NA'NQA-KA'LE, YINE'ANE'UT and Cana'ina'ut....
|underworld hell where the wicked were tortured. Mayan
|Minor Sun god of light and wisdom Hindu / Puranic / Vedic
|Hindu / Vedic / Puranic
|Minor Sun god. An Aditya, one of six descendants of ADITI, he was originally åśśociated with VARUNA (Vedic), ruling the day while Varuna ruled the night. It is from this model that first MITHRA (Persian) and then MITHRAS (Roman) were derived. He is also the god of intimate friendship. Attributes: two lotuses, trident and a sacrificial drink or soma....
|Mixcoatl (cloud serpent), god of hunting, war, and the milky way. An aspect of Tezcatlpoca and father of Quetzalcoatl. Aztec
|God of war, hunting and fire. Aztec
"Mixcoatl-Camaxtli (cloud serpent)"
|Aztec / Mesoamerican / Mexico
|God of war. Also a deity of hunting and fire who received human sacrifice of captured prisoners. According to tradition, the Sun god TEZCATLIPOCA transformed himself into MIXCOATL-CAMAXTLI to make fire by twirling the sacred fire sticks....
|One of the deities who awaited the return of Telipinu
|One of the deities who sat under the Hawthorn tree awaiting the return of Telipinu. Hittite
|A god of war and a protector of sacred places. He was lord of the horizon and manifested the heat of summer and fought all aggressors threatening Egypt and was also seen as one of Osiris' executioners. Egypt
|Japan / Shinto
|The senior water goddess who came about from the urine of the primordial creator goddess
|Shinto / Japan
|water goddess. The senior water deity who was engendered from the urine of the primordial creator goddess Izanami during her fatal illness, having been burned producing the fire god HI-NO-KAGU-TSUCHI....
|water goddess who was born from the urine of the primordial creator goddess Honokagutsuti. Japan
|Thor's formidable hammer. After Ragnarok, it is possessed by his sons Mode and Magne. Norse