Guide to the Gods 1.0
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Haida god of death in the Queen Charlotte Islands of British Columbia, Canada.
"Sea". Babylonian creator goddess of the primal abyss and of the ocean waters. Tiamat is also the she-dragon of of the primeval chaos. She was eventually overcome by the god Marduk, who split her body in two to form heaven and earth.
Chinese Catholic name for god.
Roman river god of the river Tiber. Some Roman writers claim that the river was originally known as the Albula, in reference to the white colour of its waters, but later renamed after Tiberinus, the king of Alba Longa who drowned in it. His temple stood on an island in the river. His consort was said to be Rhea Silvia, the vestal virgin sacrificed by drowning in the river. In early Roman history there was a proscription against the use of iron in bridges across the Tiber, which were constructed wholly of wood until well into the Republican period.
Navaho water monster and king of the ocean.
Chinese heaven or sky god.
Chinese Empress of Heaven.
Chinese Taoist god of happiness.
Chinese god, "Celestial Dragon".
Chinese "Mother of Lightning", goddess of lightning.
Chinese Heavenly Kings.
See Tiw and Tiwaz.
Haitian serpent deity, son of Dan Petro.
Polynesian creator god or first created man.
Chinese Taoist forgiver of sins.
God of song on Infaluk.
Chinese earth mother.
Etruscan sky god. He was depicted holding a cluster of lightning bolts. The Romans equated Tin with Jupiter.
Polynesian god of sea creatures. He is depicted as a fish-man divided down the middle, with the right side human and the left side piscine.
Armenian god of writing, wisdom and oracles.
Creator and sky god of the Pawnee Indians.
Jain 'perfect saints'.
Babylonian tutelary god of Esnumma.
Iranian god of the star Sirius. He was the leader of the forces of Angra Mainyu (Ahriman) against the forces of evil.
Secondary race of Greek gods. The children of Ouranos (heaven) and Gaia (earth). They formed six married pairs: Kronos and Rhea, Okeanos and Tethys, Hyperion and Theia, Coeus and Phoebe, Iapetos and Clymene, Crius and Eurybia. The Titans were also siblings of the Cyclops and Hekatoncheiroi. Led by Kronos, the Titans overthrew their father Ouranos. In turn, however, they were themselves were overthrown by Zeus and the Cyclops. Zeus then hurled them into the underworld, where he kept them imprisoned.
An aspect of the god Tezcatlipoca.
Chinese god of mercy.
The Old English name for the Germanic god Tyr or Tiwaz.
Germanic god of battle, originally a sky god.
Luvian sun god of Anatolia.
Ancestral totemic cat-men of Australia.
Australian totemic ancestor.
Maya god of evil.
"Lord of the Dawn". Aztec god of the planet Venus as the morning star. He was considered an incarnation of Quetzalcoatl.
Aztec rain god and fertility god. Tlaloc was of pre-Aztec origin, known from the time of the Toltecs, in whose art his image figures prominently. The Aztecs regarded him as the consort of the water goddess Chalchihuitlicue, and in some traditions he is the father of the moon god Tecciztecatl. He presided over the third of the five Aztec world ages.
"Lord of the Earth". Aztec earth monster god.
Aztec earth goddess. She was linked with sex, which in the Aztec mind was unclean, and thus she was also regarded as a personification of filth. She was the mother of Cinteotl.
Aztec creator god.
Sun-god of Menik-Semang of Malacca Peninsula.
See Empung Luminuut.
Old Egyptian hippopotamus goddess.
Fire god of the Quiche Maya.
To Kabinana and To Karvuvu
Melanesian brother hero-gods.
Bird-goddess of Ket people of Siberia.
Illyrian father of the gods.
Aztec goddess. Wife of the creator god Tonacatecuhtli.
Aztec creator god. In the Aztec creation myth, Tonacatecuhtli, as the primordial male principle, combined with his wife Tonacacihuatl, the female principle, to create all life.
Aztec sun god. He presides over the fifth (present) Aztec world age.
Eskimo deity who looked like a little old woman.
Bambuti (Africa) god of the forest and wild animals.
Old Armenian mountain god.
The chief god of the Eskimos. He was the leader of the tornat, the guardian deities. He resides in the Eskimo underworld.
Major Eskimo god, the Good Being.
Fearsome Basque spirit.
Polynesian god of the chasms of the deep.
The evil moon god of the northern Tupi-Guarani of Brazil. The Tupi-Guarani believe that the moon periodically falls to the earth and destroys it. The moon is also supposed to be the source of all evil and misfortune.
The sun god of the northern Tupi-Guarani of Brazil.
The Chinese bushel mother and goddess of the North Star. She was both a Buddhist and Taoist deity.
"Three-Headed". Slavonic war god of the Baltic area, known especially from Stettin and Brandenburg. He was depicted as three- headed, the heads representing the three realms of heaven, earth and the underworld.
Indian trinity of Brahma, Visnu and Siva.
Greek name of Egyptian Repit.
Minor Greek sea god. He was depicted as a merman, with the upper body of a man and the tail of a dolphin or a fish. Son of Poseidon and Amphitrite. According to Hesiod, he lived with his parents in a golden palace at the bottom of the sea. The Greeks often thought of there being many Tritons rather than just one. His attribute was the conch shell, which he blew as a horn.
Scandinavian night demon.
The Roman emperor Trajan was worshipped as a god under this name in some parts of Russia.
Ewe god-created beings.
Chinese god of stationers.
Chinese god of wealth.
Chinese god of writing.
Chinese alchemist god: "Furnace Prince".
Chinese god of the hearth.
Chinese god of the hearth.
Rain god of the Hottentot of South Africa.
Japanese god of the moon, brother of Amaterasu.
Cherokee god of hunting.
Polynesian god of war.
Egyptian guardian god of dead person's stomach.
Tuatha De Danaan
The main family of Irish gods. The name means "Children of the Goddess Danu". Danu served as their chief goddess and matriarch but was not literally their mother. They defeated the Fomors at the battle of Magh Tuireadh (Moytura). They were in turn defeated by the Milesians, after which they retired to the Irish underworld. The most important members of the Tuatha were: Boann, Brigit, Danu, Dagda, Dian Cecht, Gobniu, Lug, Macha, and Nuada.
Yuman (California) creator of all good things.
Etruscan underworld demon.
Creator-god of Tarascan people of Central America.
Creator god of Juaneno of California.
Papuan original man.
Polynesian eel-lover of Hina; from his severed head sprang the coconut palm.
Tung Wang Kung
Chinese ruler of male immortals.
Finnish god of the Underworld, Tuonela.
Son of supreme god of South American Guarani.
Tupinamba (Brazil) god of thunder and lightning.
Etruscan goddess of love and fertility. She was equivalent to the Roman Venus.
Etruscan psychopomp god who guided the souls of the dead to the underworld. He was equivalent to the Greek Hermes.
Finnish deep-sea monster.
Chinese gods of the locality or genii locii.
(Tvastar, Tvashtar, Tvastri, Tvastr)
Hindu creator and artificer god. It is he who fashions all living things.
Among the peoples of Australia, the great spirit whose voice is heard in the bull-roarer.
A lake god of Ghana.
Twin War Gods
Navaho Indian gods who journeyed to see their father, the Sun.
Greek goddess of fate and fortune. According to Hesiod, she was the daughter of Okeanos and Tethys. In Pindar, Zeus is given as her father. She was often associated with Agathos Daimon, the "Good Spirit", and with Nemesis, the goddess of justice and vengeance. Tyche was depicted with a rudder or a cornucopia, and often with wheel as a symbol of the transitory nature of fortune and of the fickle character of the goddess herself. She had a temple at Argos, where the first set of dice were said to have been invented. Her temple at Antioch remained intact at least until the reign of the Roman Emperor Theodosius (AD 379-95).
"Whirlwind". A monster in Greek mythology. Son of Gaia (earth) and Tartaros (underworld). He had a hundred dragon-heads and either snake's feet or a body covered in snakes. His sister and wife was the monster Echidna, by whom he was the father of Cerberus, the Chimaera, the Lernean Hydra, the Nemean Lion, and the Sphinx. At one point, he attacked and imprisoned Zeus, who had to be rescued by Hermes and Pan. Zeus then imprisoned Typhon either in the underworld or under Mt. Aetna. He was believed to cause dangerous winds and earthquakes. Typhon later came to be identified with the Egyptian god Seth.
(Tiwaz, Tiw, Ziu)
Nordic battle god, identified with Tiwaz. His hand was bitten off by Fenrir when the gods put the giant wolf in fetters. He is to kill the hound Garm at Ragnarok, but will die of his wounds.
Aztec stellar god.