Guide to the Gods 1.0
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Boeotian Muse of memory. The other Boeotian Muses were Aoide (Aeode) and Melete.
Greek goddess of memory. According to Hesiod, mother of the nine Muses by Zeus. One of the Titans. Daughter of Ouranos (heaven) and Gaia (earth).
Sacred bull of Heliopolis.
Norse guardian of entrance to Hel.
Greek divine personification of fate, to whom even the gods were subject.
The Greek Fates. According to Hesiod, the daughters of Zeus and Themis. They were Atropos (the unbending, or the inevitable), Clotho (the spinner), and Lachesis (the caster of lots). As determiners of fate, they had supremacy even over the gods. Clotho spun out the thread of life, Lachesis determined its length, and Atropos cut it, resulting in death. The Romans called them the Parcae.
East Slav goddess of fertility.
Chinese Buddhist temple guardians.
Old Testament name for the Semitic god Malek. It was intended to have derogatory overtones.
Creator god of Uitoto people in South America.
Greek personification of blame, censure. According to Hesiod, the son of Erebos and Nyx. A god of fault-finding and criticism, he was eventually banished from Olympus for mocking the other gods.
Kafirs: 1st divine creation of Imra.
Creator god of the Brazilian Tupi-Guarani people. At one point, angered with their evil conduct, he attempted to destroy mankind by fire, but the fire was extinguished by a deluge sent by Irin Mage.
Tupinamba (Brazil) ancient hero god.
Chippewa corn god.
Roman goddess of prosperity.
(Mont, Mentu, Menthu; Greek Month)
Falcon-headed war god of Upper Egypt. His cult developed at Thebes and spread throughout Egypt under the Theban kings who expanded the country's borders beginning around 2000 BC. He was the tutelary god of the Theban monarchs, and brought them victory in war. Depicted in human form with the head of a falcon, crowned with the solar disk, the uraeus (cobra) and two tall plumes. His sacred animal was a white bull with a black face known as Buchis. After death, the bulls were buried in a necropolis near Hermonthis (Armant) known as the Bucheum. His cult centers included Medu (modern Medamud), Karnak and Hermonthis.
Kikuyu creator goddess.
Morkul Kua Luan
Australian Spirit of the Long Grass.
Important heavenly power among the Blackfeet.
Greek god of destiny.
Greek god of dreams. Son of Hypnos, the god of sleep. His name derives from the Greek morphe (form, shape), and he is responsible for shaping dreams, or giving shape to the beings which inhabit dreams.
(The Morrigan, Morrigu)
Celtic battle goddess. She was said to hover over the battlefield in the form of a crow.
Roman god of death. Equated with the Greek Thanatos.
Roman goddess of death, who later became associated with Decima and Nona as one of the Roman Fates.
Semitic mawt, mot = death. Phoenician/Canaanite god of drought, infertility and death.
Melanesian hero god.
A minor god of Haiti.
Tibetan Bon heavenly spirit.
Sky-god of Bambuti of central Africa.
Chinese Taoist god of the immortals.
Rain queen of the Lovedu people of the Transvaal.
Buganda supreme god. Brother of Kibuka, the god of war.
One of the four Mayan Bacabs, guardians of the four cardinal directions. He was associated with the north and the colour white.
Creator god of Sumatran Toba-Batak.
Supreme god of the Macouas of Zambesi.
Creator god of the Yao of Malawi.
Slavic Romanian wood sprite.
Mesopotamian adviser of Apsu.
Norse father of Sun and Moon.
Daughters of Kunapipi.
God of the Giryama of Kenya.
Culture heroes and primordial ancestors of a number of Australian tribes. Credited with introducing stone knives and circumcision, they are now believed to inhabit trees, where they are accessible only to medicine men.
Irish lake goddess, probably a form of the Morrigan.
Supreme god of the ancient Tamils of southern India.
Dravidian hunter/warrior god.
A spirit of the Songhay people of the Upper Niger who taught the arts of civilization to humans.
(Mousai, Moisai, Musae)
Greek goddess of the arts and sciences. Nine in number. Hesiod was the first to give them individual identities, and gave their parenst as Zeus and Mnemosyne. They included Calliope (epic poetry), Clio (history), Erato (love poetry), Euterpe (lyric poetry), Melpomene (tragedy), Polyhymnia (song), Terpsichore (dance), Thalia (comedy), and Urania (astronomy).
God of Ndonga people of Angola.
Egyptian vulture goddess and chief goddess of Thebes. She was depicted either in the form of a vulture or in human form with a vulture head-dress and the combined crowns of Upper and Lower Egypt. She was usually dressed in a bright red or blue gown. At Thebes she replaced Amaunet as the consort of the sun god Amun. With their adoptive son Khonsu the two formed the Theban triad. Her principal sanctuary was at Thebes.
Roman goddess of silence.
Roman fertility god. Depicted as ithyphallic or as a phallus. He was invoked by women seeking to bear children.
Assyrian god of underworld.
The great spirit of the Mtawara people of Zimbabwe.
Slavonic god of the moon.
Japanese Buddhist Buddha double.