Guide to the Gods 1.0
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(Irish Goibhniu; Welsh Govannon)
Celtic smith god. In Irish myth, Goibhniu, together with Credne and Luchtainel, manufactured the arms which the Tuatha De Danann used in defeating the Fomors.
Norse seeress of Vanir.
Greek female monster figures. Homer spoke of only one Gorgon. In Hesiod, however, there were three Gorgons: Stheno, Euryale, and Medusa -- the daughters of Phorkys and Ceto. They were winged, had hair consisting of snakes, and were depicted with large teeth and protruding tongues. Any mortal who looked upon would be turned to stone. Representations of their heads were used to ward off evil in Greek temples. Stheno and Euryale were immortal. Medusa, however, was mortal, and she was eventually killed by Perseus. Medusa's head was subsequently affixed to the Aegis, Athena's famous goatskin shield.
God of Benin. See Gu.
Gou Mang and Ru Shou
Messengers of the Chinese sky-god.
Welsh equivalent to the Irish smith god, Goibhniu. He was the son of Don, and the brother of Amathaon and Gwydion. It was Govannon who slew the sea god Dylan.
Japanese god of plague.
Greek Charites (qv). The Romans referred to them as the Gratiae, which differ little from the Charites.
Greek grey goddesses who guarded the cavern of the Gorgons. Daughters of Phorkys and Ceto. Their names were Deino, Enyo and Pephredo. They were depicted as old hags who had one eye and one tooth among them, which they shared. Perseus stole both the eye and the tooth on his mission to kill the Gorgon Medusa.
Rural Indian "village deities".
Deity of Brazilian Cariri.
Continental Celtic god of healing, associated with mineral springs.
Roman name for the Graces. See Charites.
Great Mother of the Gods
Oriental-Greek-Roman deity = Cybele.
Great Rainbow Snake
Australian totemic deity of the Dreamtime.
Name adopted by Odin in disguise.
God of war and smiths of the Fon in West Africa.
Thunder-god of Ga tribe of West Africa.
Evil spirit of Patagonians.
Chinese god of war and fortune-telling.
Chinese female bodhisattva.
Tupi-Guarani (Brazil) sun god, and creator of all the animals on earth.
Patagonian lord of the dead.
Quiche Maya serpent god who gave humanity agriculture and civilization.
Babylonian 'bull of heaven'.
A malicious deity of the Araucanian people of Chile. He is said to be responsible for all the misfortunes of humanity.
Tantric protective deity.
Supreme deity of the Araucanian people of Chile.
Chinese demonic beings.
Sumerian goddess of healing, also name for the Earth Mother goddess. Wife of Enurta.
"Goldbranch". Norse sorceress, one of the Vanir.
Buganda king of heaven.
Hottentot god of evil.
Norse daughter of giant Suttung.
Evil god of Gambia.
Bull-god of Tripolitania.
Hungarian demonic being.
Yoruba rain god.
Gwenn Teir Bronn
Celtic goddess of motherhood.
Welsh warrior/bardic/magician god. He was the son of Don and Beli, and father of Lleu and Dylan by his sister Arianrhod.
Norse father of Gerd, possible ruler of underworld.