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Comprehensive list of Gods/Goddesses worldwide

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Aesir Principal race of gods in Norse mythology.
Andhrimnir The cook of the Aesir.
Angrboda Goddess and wife of Loki
Astrild Goddess of love.
Atla Water goddess.
Audhumla The primeval cow, formed from the melting ice.
Balder Fairest of the gods
Beyla The servant of Freyr.
Borghild Goddess of the evening mist or moon, she slays the sun each evening.
Bragi God of poets and the patron of all skaldi (poets) in Norse culture.
Brono The son of Balder. He is the god of daylight.
Bylgia Water goddess.
Dagur The personification of day, he drives the day chariot across the sky.
Disen A group of goddess in old Norse mythology. Called the "Dis of the Vanir".
Eir Goddess of healing and shamanic healers, companion of the goddess Frigg
Elli Goddess of old age.
Fenrir Also known as Fenris. The great wolf, child of Loki and Angrboda
Forseti God of justice who settles court disputes in his gilded hall.
Freya Goddess of love, beauty and sensuality.
Freyr God of fertility, sun and rain.
Frigg Wife of Odin and the goddess of marriage and fertility.
Gefion Goddess of agriculture and the plough.
Gerd The wife of Freyr and a goddess of fertility. She is the personification of the fertile soil.
Heimdall God of light and protection.
Hel The goddess of death and ruler of the realm of the dead.
Hermod The messenger of the gods. Often equated to the Greek god Hermes.
Hod Blind god of darkness and winter.
Holler God of disease and destruction.
Idun Goddess of the spring, eternal youth and the keeper of the golden apples
Jord Goddess of the primitive and unpopulated earth.
Jormungand The Midgard Serpent
Kari Leader of the storm giants.
Kvasir The wisest of the Vanir gods.
Laga Goddess of wells and springs.
Lofn Goddess of forbidden love, who blesses all illicit love affairs.
Loki Trickster god of the Norse, concerned with thievery, magic and fire.
Magni Son of Thor and god of brute strength.
Mani God of the moon and brother of the sun goddess Sol.
Miming Minor forest god.
Mimir Wisest god of the Aesir, sent in a hostage trade to the rival Vanir gods.
Modi God of battle wrath, he was the leader of the berserkers.
Njord God of the sea, wind and fire. He bestows good fortune to those on the sea.
Norns The triple goddesses of fate and destiny.
Nott Goddess of night who mans the night-charion in it's track through the sky.
Odin The chief god of the Aesir and most important of the Norse deities.
Ran Goddess of storms and the drowned dead.
Saga Goddess of poetry and history.
Sif Wife of Thor, and possibly an ancient fertility goddess.
Sjofn Goddess of love, passion and marital harmony.
Skadi A frost giant and goddess of winter.
Sleipnir The eight-legged horse of Odin
Sol Goddess of the sun, who guides the sun-chariot through the sky.
Syn Goddess of watchfulness and truth.
Thor Thunder-god and the protector of men and gods.
Tyr The original god of war in the Germanic culture
Ull God of justice and duelling, archery and skiing.
Vali Son of Odin, and the god born to avenge the death of Balder.
Valkyries The battle-maidens, who choose the best warriors
Vanir A group of fertility and nature gods
Var Goddess of contracts and marriage agreements
Vidar Son of Odin and the god of silence and vengeance.


Apollo God of Sun, Music, Poetry, Prophecy, and Healing
Bacchus God of Wine
Bellona Goddess of War
Ceres Goddess of Corn
Cupid God of Love
Diana Goddess of Fertility, Hunting, and the Moon
Faunus God of Prophecy
Flora Goddess of Flowers
God of Gates and Doors
Juno Goddess of Marriage and Women
Jupiter Supreme King of the Roman Gods
Lares God of Household and Estate
Libintia Goddess of Funerals
Maia Goddess of Growth and Increase
Mars God of War
Mercury messenger God and Commerce God
Minerva Goddess of Wisdom, Arts, and Trade
Mithras God of Sun and Light
Neptune God of the Sea
Ops Goddess of Fertility
Pales Goddess of Flocks and Sheppard's
Pluto God on the Underworld
Pomona Goddess of Fruit Trees and Fruit
Proserpine Goddess of the Underworld
Saturn God of Seeds and Harvest
Venus Goddess of Beauty and Love
Vertumnus God of Seasons
Vesta Goddess of the Hearth
Vulcan God of Fire


Aphrodite Goddess of Love and Beauty
Apollo God of Music
Ares God of War
Artemis Goddess of the Night and the Hunt, Protector of Women
Athena Goddess of Wisdom, War, Art, Industry, Justice, and Skill
Demeter Greek Goddess of Corn, Grain, and the Harvest
Dionysus Greek God of Wine, Agriculture, and Fertility of Nature
Hades Ruler of the Underworld
Helios God of the Sun
Hephaestus God of Smiths and Fire
Hera Great Queen of Mount Olympus. Goddess of Marriage and Birth
Hermes God of Riches, Trade, and Luck
Hestia Goddess of Hearth Fire and Domestic Life
Persephone Goddess of the Underworld wife of Hades
Poseidon God of the Seas
Selene Goddess of the Moon
Zeus Ruler of all the Greek Gods. God of the Light and the Sky


Airmid Goddess of Healing, Medicine, and Spring. Brings the dead back to life
Artio Goddess of the Wild
Balor Goddess with a venomous eye. Good on the battlefield
Branwen Goddess of Love and Beauty
Camalus God of the Sky and War
Cerunnos God of Fertility, Life, Animals, Wealth, and the Underworld
Cyhiraeth Goddess of Streams
Druantia Queen of the Druids. Protector of Trees, Knowledge, Creativity, Passion, Sex, & Fertility
Giobhniu God of Weaponry
Lugh God of Druids, Carpentry, and Mason
Llyr God of Waters and Sea
Maeve Goddess of Earth, Fertility, and War
Manannan God of Sailors and Merchants
Margawse Goddess of Mothers
Mebd Goddess of War and Drinking
Mider God of the Underworld
Morrigan Goddess of War, Death, Ravens, Fertility, the Dark Goddess, and Fate
Nemain Goddess of Panic and War

Irish Celtic

Aine Goddess of Love and Fertility
Angus Og God of Beauty
Anu Goddess of Manifestation Magick, Moon, Air, Fertility, and Prosperity
Babd Catha Goddess of War
Bel God of Fire and Sun
Bran God of Health
Brighid Goddess of Fire and Water. One of the triple Goddesses
Bris God of Fertility and Agriculture
Dagda God of the Earth, and father God. Leader of the Tuatha de Danaan
Danu Goddess of Rivers, Water, Wells, Prosperity, Magick, and Wisdom
Diancecht God of Healing and Medicine
Flidais Goddess of Nature, Forests, Woodlands, and Wild Things
Labraid God of the Underworld
Macha Goddess of Beauty and Brightness
Niamh A Queen of Tir na Oog

Welsh Celtic

Arawn God of the Underworld, Terror, Revenge, and War
Arianrhod Goddess of Air, Reincarnation, Full Moons, Karma, and Retribution
Amaethon God of Husbandry, Agriculture, and Luck
Blodeuwedd Goddess of Wisdom, Moon Mysteries, and Initiations
Cerridwen Goddess of the Moon, Poetry, Music, Luck, Earth, Death, Fertility
Dewi God of Dragons
Don Goddess of the Heavens, Air, Sea, and the Moon
Dylan God of the sea
Elaine Maiden Goddess
Gwydion God of Warriors and Magic
Gwynn Ap Nudd God of the Underworld
Math Ap Mathowny God of Magic, Sorcery, and Enchantment
Myrrdin God of Druids, Magic, and Sorcery. Also known as Merlin


Aizen-Myoo God of love, worshipped by prostitutes, landlords, singers and musicians.
Aji-Suki-Taka-Hi-Kone God of thunder.
Ama-No-Minaka-Nushi 'Divine Lord of the Middle Heavens' and god of the Pole Star.
Amaterasu Shinto goddess of the sun and the leader of the Shinto pantheon.
Amatsu Mikaboshi God of evil, his name means "August Star of Heaven".
Amatsu-Kami Gods of heaven who live 'above' the earthly plain. Heavenly and eternal.
Ama-Tsu-Mara Shinto god of smiths. He is pictured as a Cyclops.
Ame-No-Mi-Kumari Shinto water goddess.
Ame-No-Wakahiko God sent to rule the earth. Killed by the sky god Takami-Musubi.
Amida God of death, to whom the devout turned at the moment of their death.
Am-No-Tanabata-Hime Goddess of weavers.
Baku A good spirit, known as the 'eater of dreams'.
Benten Goddess of love, the arts, wisdom, poetry, good fortune and water. AKA Benzai-Ten
Bimbogami God of poverty. Rituals are performed to get rid of him.
Binzuru-Sonja God of curing illness and good vision.
Bishamon God of war, justice and protector of the law. He is one of the Shichi Fukujin
Bosatsu Manifestation of the Buddha in the past, present or future. See bodhisattva.
Chien-shin A kami which is related to particular geographical area
Chimata-no-kami Go of crossroads, highways and footpaths. He was originally a phallic god
Chup-Kamui Sun goddess of the Ainu. She was originally the moon goddess
Daibosatsu The Great bodhisattva or the Buddha in his last incarnation.
Daikoku God of wealth, the soil and patron of farmers.
Dainichi Buddhist personification of purity and wisdom.
Dosojin God of roads.
Dozoku-shin Ancestral kami of a dozoku, or clan.
Ebisu God of the wealth of the sea, he is the patron god of fishermen and fishing.
Ekibiogami God of plagues and epidemics.
Emma-o Japanese Buddhist god of the underworld. He is the judge of the dead
Fudo God of fire and wisdom, god of Astrology.
Fujin Shinto god of the wind. Seen as a terrifying dark demon in a leopard skin
Fukurokuju Shinto god of wisdom, luck and prosperity.
Funadama The boat-spirit, goddess who protects and helps mariners and fishermen.
Futsu-Nushi-no-Kami God of fire and lightning, a war god and general of Ameratsu.
Gama God of longevity.
Gekka-o God of marriage. He binds the feet of lovers with a red silken cord.
Hachiman God of war and agriculture, divine protector of the Japanese people.
Haniyasu-hiko God of the earth.
Haniyasu-hime Goddess of the earth.
Haya-Ji God of the whirlwind.
Hiruko God of the morning sun. Guards the health of little children.
Hoso-no-Kami God of smallpox.
Hotei God of happiness, laughter and the wisdom of being content.
Ida-Ten Buddhist god of the law and of monasteries. A handsome young man.
Ika-Zuchi-no-Kami Group of even Shinto demons who reside in the Underworld.
Iki-Ryo The spirit of anger and envy which harms.
Inari Both a male and female deity, god/goddess of rice and agriculture.
Isora God of the seashore.
Izanagi Primordial god of the sky and the creator of everything good and right.
Izanami Primordial goddess of the earth and darkness.
Jinushigami Minor deity who watches over a town or plot of land.
Jizo Japanese Buddha of great compassion.
Juichimen Buddhist god of mercy.
Jurojin Shinto god of longevity and a happy old age. One of the Shichi Fukujin
Kagutsuchi Japanese god of fire.
Kamado-gami Gods of the hearth.
Kami-kaze God of wind, storms and viscous cold weather.
Kaminari Goddess of thunder, the Thunder Queen and the Heavenly Noise.
Kanayama-hiko God of metals.
Kanayama-hime Goddess of metals.
Kawa-no-Kami God of rivers. Although rivers had their own god, ruler of all rivers.
Kenro-Ji-Jin God of earth.
Kishi-Bojin Goddess of children and childbirth
Kishijoten Goddess of luck and beauty
Kishimo-jin Buddhist goddess of compassion and protectress of children.
Kojin Ancient tree deity and goddess of the kitchen. She lives in an enoki tree.
Ko-no-Hana The Blossom Princess, she is the goddess of spring
Koshin God of the roads.
Koya-no-Myoin God of the sacred Mount Koya
Kukunochi-no-Kami Shinto god of the trees.
Kuni-Toko-tachi Earth deity who lives in Mt. Fuji.
Kura-Okami God of rain and snow.
Marisha-Ten Queen of heaven, goddess of the light, sun and moon.
Miyazu-Hime Goddess of royalty.
Monju-Bosatsu Japanese Buddhist bosatsu of wisdom and knowledge.
Musubi-no-Kami God of love and marriage. Appears as a handsome young lover.
Nai-no-Kami God of earthquakes.
Naka-Yama-Tsu-Mi God of mountain slopes.
Nikko-Bosatsu Buddhist god of sunshine and good health.
Ninigi-no-mikoto Rice god and ancestral god of the Japanese imperial family.
Nominosukune God of wrestling.
Nyorai Japanese name for all of the Buddha's appearances.
Oanomochi God of the crater of Mt. Fuji.
Ohonamochi A god of the earth.
Oho-Yama The great mountain god.
Okuni-Nushi God of magic and medicine, ruler of the unseen things and the spirit world.
Owatatsumi God of the sea.
Oyamatsumi A god of the mountains
Raiden God of thunder and lightning
Ryo-Wo God of the sea. known as the Dragon King
Sae-no-Kami A group of kami, or deities, who guard the roads of Japan.
Sambo-kojin God of the kitchen. Pictured with three faces and two pairs of hands.
Sarutahiko Ohkami God of crossroads, paths and overcoming obstacles.
Shaka The silent sage, the wisest and first appearance of Buddha on earth.
Shichi Fujukin Gods of Luck: Benten, Bishamon, Daikoku, Ebisu, Fukurokuju, Hotei
Shinda Ainu fertility god of the island of Hokkaido.
Shine-Tsu-Hiko God of the wind, he fills the space between heaven and earth.
Shoki God of the afterlife and exorcism.
Suijin Deity of the water.
Suitengu Child god of the sea.
Sukuna-Biko Dwarf god of healing, agriculture and hot springs.
Susanowa God of the winds, storms, ocean and snakes in Shinto mythology.
Takami-Musubi Primordial sky god and creator of living things in Shinto belief.
Takemikadzuchi A thunder god.
Taki-Tsu-Hiko God of rain.
Tatsuta-hime Goddess of autumn.
Tenjin God of learning, language and calligraphy. He taught humans to write.
Toyo-Uke-Bime Goddess of earth, food and agriculture.
Toyouke-Omikami Goddess of grain.
Tsuki-Yumi God of the moon and brother of the sun goddess Ameratsu.
Uba Spirit of the pine tree. Means 'old woman' or 'wet nurse'.
Uga-Jin Serpent god of the waters and fertility of the earth.
Uga-no-Mitama Goddess of agriculture.
Ukemochi Goddess of fertility and food.
Uzume Shinto goddess of joy and happiness.
Wakahiru-me Goddess of the rising sun.
Wata-tsu-mi God of the sea.
Yabune Japanese house god.
Yama-no-kami Goddess of the hunt, forest, agriculture and vegetation.
Yamato The soul or spirit of Japan.
Yuki-Onna The Snow Queen or goddess of winter.


Akea first Hawaiian king who founded a kingdom in the afterlife (Peles brother)
Apukohai Shark God of Kauai
Haulili God of Speech
Hai God of Kapa making
Hiaka a Mountain God on Kauai
Hiiakawawahilani the Cloud Holder
Hinakuluiau Goddess of Rain
Kalaipahoa Goddess who harms trees
Kaluannuunohonionio a God of a temple's sacrificial house
Kamapua'a the Hog God
Kamohoali'i Keeper of the water of life
Kamooalii King Moho, the God of Steam
Kanaloa God of the Ocean
Kane the Creator
Kane-hekili Spirit of Thunder
Kapo the Goddess of the South Pacific; Pele's sister
Keoahikamakaua the Child of War; Spirit of Lava Fountains
Kapohoikahiola Spirit of Explosions
Keuakepo God of Rain and Fire
Kiha a Goddess of Maui
Koleamoku God of the Art of Healing; patron of the Kahunas
Ku the Architect and Maker of War
Kuahana God who kills men
Kukaoo God of the Husbandman
Kaupe The Cannibal Dog Man
Kukailimoku God of War
Kuula God of Fishermen
Laamaomao God of Winds, lives on Molokai
Laka the Goddess of Hula; Pele's sister
Lakakane God of the Hula
Lie Goddess of the Mountains
Lono God of Peace and Prosperity, Wind and Rain, Lord of the Sun
Lonomakua Keeper of the Sacred Fire Sticks
Mahulu names of Gods in Lono's temples
Manua Supreme Sovereign of Po; the spirits of chiefs and priests live within him
Maui the Time Shifter
Milu Lord of the spirit world (Pele's brother)
Moaalii the Shark God of Molokai and Oahu
Mokualii God of Canoe Makers
Mooaleo a Gnome who lives on Lanai
Ouli God who could kill people if prayed to
Poliahu Goddess of snowy Mauna Kea and a rival to Pele
Papa Goddess of Nature
Pele Goddess of the Volcano
Puea a God worshipped in darkness
Ukanipo the Shark God of Hawaii
Ulaulekeahi God of Distillers
Uli God of Sorcerers


Afa Samoa
Afa is a storm god in the Polynesian mythology of Samoa

Ao Maori
In the Polynesian mythology of the Maori, Ao ("daylight") is one of the primal deities who are the unborn forces of nature. Ao is the personification of light and the ordinary world, as opposed to darkness and the underworld. He is spoken of under many forms or manifestations, including Aoturoa, “enduring day, this world,” Aomarama, “bright day, world of light and life”. With his companions, Ata, “morning,” and Whaitua, “space,” Ao resists the forces of darkness

Ara Tiotio Polynesian
In Polynesian mythology, Ara Tiotio is a god of tornadoes

Atea Marquesas Islands
In the mythology of the Marquesas Islands, Atea is the giver of light. In one legend Atea and Tane are brothers, the sons of Toho. Another tradition relates that Atea (as light) evolved himself, and then brought forth Ono.

Atua Fafine Tikopia, Santa Cruz Islands
In Polynesian mythology (specifically: Tikopia), Atua Fafine is a creator god.

Atua I Kafika Tikopia, Santa Cruz Islands
In Polynesian mythology (specifically Tikopia), Atua I Kafika is the supreme sky god.

Atutahi Polynesian (Maori)
In Polynesian mythology, Atutahi (also Autahi, Aotahi) is a god of the heavens and the south star, Alpha Carinae. He is a patron of sailors. According to Tregear however, Atutahi represents the star Canopus in Maori tradition

Auraka Polynesian
Auraka (literally, "the All-Devouring") is a god of death in Polynesian mythology.

In Polynesian mythology, Awha is a storm god.

Daramulum Polynesian
In Australian aboriginal mythology (specifically: Wiradyuri and Kamilaroi), Daramulum (“one legged”) is a son of Baiame and Birrahgnooloo. He is a sky and weather god, patron of shamans, and a lunar deity.

In Australian aboriginal mythology, Dhakhan is the ancestral god of the Kabi; he is described as a giant serpent with the tail of a giant fish. He often appears as a rainbow, as this is his way of travelling between the watering holes which are his homes.

Jar'Edo Wens
In Australian aboriginal mythology, Jar'Edo Wens is a god of earthly knowledge and physical might, created by Altjira to ensure that people did not get too big-headed. He is associated with victory and intelligence.

In Australian aboriginal mythology (specifically: Jumu), Julana is a lecherous god who surprises women by burrowing beneath the sand. He was alive, and wandered the Earth with his father, Njirana, during the Dreamtime.

In Australian aboriginal mythology (specifically Gurra and Bandicoot), Karora is a creator god. He was born in a lake and, after fathering many children, he returned there to slumber.

In Australian aboriginal mythology (specifically: Mandjindja), Kidili was an ancient moon-man who attempted to rape some of the first women on Earth. The Wati-kutjara wounded him in battle, castrating him with a boomerang, and he died of his wounds in a waterhole. The women he was trying to rape became the Pleiades.

In Australian aboriginal mythology, Mangar-kunjer-kunja is a lizard god who created humans. He found the first beings, Rella manerinja, on one side of a hill; they were fused together and he separated them with a knife and cut holes for their mouths, ears, and noses, then gave them the knife, spear, shield, fire, boomerang, and the tjurunga, and lastly gave them a system of marriage.

In Australian aboriginal mythology, Njirana is a god, father of Julana, who was alive during the Dreamtime.

In Australian aboriginal mythology, Nogomain (or Nogamain) is a god who gives spirit children to mortal parents. He created himself from nothingness.

In Australian aboriginal mythology, the Numakulla (or Numbakulla) were two sky gods who created all life on Earth, including humans, from the Inapertwa. Afterwards, they became lizards. The Numakulla are sometimes described as a dual-aspect deity rather than two separate deities.

In Australian aboriginal mythology, Pundjel is a creator god who invented most of the skills used by Australian Aborigines, including religious rites. He was very much involved in the initiation of boys into manhood.

In Aboriginal mythology, Ungud is a snake god who is sometimes male and sometimes female. He is associated with rainbows and the fertility and erections of the tribe's shamans.

In Australian aboriginal mythology, Wollunqua (or Wollunka, Wollunkua) is a snake-god of rain and fertility, who emerged from a watering hole in the Murschison Mountains. He is said to be many miles long.

In Australian aboriginal mythology, Wuluwaid is a rain god.

Aboriginal Godesses

In Australian aboriginal mythology, Anjea is a fertility goddess or spirit. People's souls reside within her inbetween their incarnations. She picks them up at their resting places in the sand, which are marked with twigs. The twigs are arranged in the ground so as to form a circle, and they are tied together at their tops, so that the resulting structure resembles a cone. The spirits are taken away for several years, but Anjea eventually creates new children from mud, and places them in the wombs of future mothers.

In Australian aboriginal mythology (specifically: Kamilaroi), Birrahgnooloo is a goddess of fertility who would send floods if properly asked. She is married to Baiame, with whom she is the mother of Daramulum.

In Australian aboriginal mythology (specifically: Karadjeri), Dilga is a goddess of fertility and growth, and the mother of the Bagadjimbiri. She avenged their deaths at the hands of Ngariman by drowning him in her milk.

In Australian aboriginal mythology, Eingana is a creator goddess and the mother of all water, animals, and humans. She is a snake goddess of death who lives in the Dream time. She has no vagina; she simply grew in size and, unable to give birth to the life inside her, had the god Barraiya open a hole with a spear near her anus, so that labor could commence. Eingana holds a sinew that is attached to every living thing; if she lets go of one, the attached creature dies.

In Australian aboriginal mythology, Gnowee is a solar goddess who lived on Earth before there was a sun. People had to carry torches or other light sources to see. Gnowee's baby son wandered off while she was gathering yams, and she began searching for him, carrying a large torch. She continues to do so, and her torch is the sun.

In the Australian Aboriginal mythology of Arnhem Land, Julunggul is a rainbow snake goddess, who oversaw the maturing and initiation of boys into manhood. She was a fertility goddess, associated with rebirth and the weather.

In Australian aboriginal mythology, Kunapipi is a mother goddess and the patron deity of many heroes. She gave birth to human beings as well as to most animals and plants.

In Aboriginal mythology, Ungud is a snake god who is sometimes male and sometimes female. He is associated with rainbows and the fertility and erections of the tribe's shamans.

Wala (goddess)
In Australian aboriginal mythology, Wala is a sun goddess who lived with her sister, Bara, and her sister-in-law, Madalait. Bara accompanied her across the sun every day, but Wala realized she made the earth too hot and made her stop.

In Australian aboriginal mythology, Wuriupranili is a solar goddess who carries a torch that is the sun. At the ocean to the West, she douses the torch in water and uses the glowing embers to find her way beneath the Earth back to the East again. The colours of dawn and dusk come from the ochre body paints she wears.

In Australian Aboriginal mythology (specifically: Karraur), Yhi is a goddess of light and creation, and a solar deity. She lived in the Dream time and slept until a whistle awakened her. When she opened her eyes, light fell on the Earth. She walked the earth and plants grew where she walked. Soon the whole world was covered with foliage. She decided that, in addition to plants, she wanted to make something that could dance. Searching for such an organism, Yhi found evil spirits beneath the earth who tried to sing her to death. But her warmth chased away the darkness and insects of all kinds were created from it. She brought them to Earth and then found some ice caves in a mountain. She shined her light on the being resting inside and fishes and lizards came out, along with many other kinds of birds, mammals and amphibians. She then returned to her own world and blessed her creations with the change of the seasons and promised that, when they died, they would join her in the sky. When she disappeared, darkness came back and covered the Earth. The organisms thought she was not returning and were sad, but then came the first sunrise and Yhi returned.
Much later, after many millennia of the Dream time, the animals missed Yhi and she decided return once to ask what was wrong. Kangaroo wanted to fly and Wombat wanted to wiggle on the ground, while Seal wanted to swim. Lizard wanted legs and Bat wanted wings, and the Platypus wanted something of everything. Yhi granted them what they wished. Yhi then returned to the sky and saw the Man, who had no woman and was unlike anything else she had created. While the man slept, Yhi turned all her power on a flower and soon, the man woke up and, joined by all the other animals, watched her. The flower then turned into a woman.


BABA YAGA Goddess of death and regeneration. Baba Yaga can appear as either an old crone or a beautiful young woman. Baba Yaga lives in darkness and eats people, but she has the gift of prophecy as well.

BELOBOG Also BELBOG, BELUN The White God, the god of the day, the god of Heaven, the bringer of good luck, the god of heavenly light, the god of happiness and peace, the judge who rewards good and punishes evil. A wise old man with a long beard dressed in white, Belobog appears only during the day.

CHERNOBOG The Black God, the god of night, the god of Hell, the bringer of evil luck, the god of infernal darkness, the opposite of Belobog in every way. Chernobog and Belogbog are personifications of opposing principles of good and evil, light and dark, chaos and order.

DAZHBOG A personification of the sun. Each morning Dazhbog mounts a diamond chariot and drives forth from his golden palace in the east, starting the day as a young man and ending the day as a dying old man. His attendants are two virgins, the morning and evening stars; a wise old counsellor, the moon; seven judges, the planets; and seven messengers, the comets. Dazhbog ages with the year and takes on a different aspect with each season. Among other seasonal aspects, he was worshipped during the harvest as Sventovit, whose name means "Holy Light," and in winter as Svarozhich, the newborn winter sun.

DOMOVOI The protector of the house. Every home had its own domovoe who dwelled behind the oven and who might abandon the house if he was not properly honored. The Domovois protected not only the human inhabitants of the house but their herds and household animals as well. In some areas the Slavs believed that prosperity and well-being could not exist in a new house until the head of the family died and became its guadian spirit.

KUPULA A goddess of water, sorcery and herbal lore. Kuplula personifies the magical and spiritaul power inherent in water, and Kupula's devotees worshipped her with ritual baths and offerings of flowers cast upon water. Since fire as well as water has powers of purification, her worshippers also danced aroudn and leaped over huge bonfires. Frequently her effigy was burned or cast into pools of water. Kupula's cult preserved an extensive lore of magical plants and herbs which gave men the power to read minds, control evil spirits, find hidden treasures, and win the love of beautiful women.

MATI SYRA ZEMLIA Not a name, but a title which means Moist Mother Earth. An earth goddess. The most ancient and possibly the most important of the Slavic gods. Ever fruitful and powerful, Mati Syra Zemlia was worshipped well into the twentieth century. Mother Earth was an oracle whom anyone could consult without any need for a priest or shaman as a go-between. The Slavs felt the profoundest respect for Mother Earth. Peasants settled property disputes by appealing to Mother Earth to witness the truth of their claims, and oaths were sworn in her name.

MOKOSH Also MOKYSHA, MOKUSH The goddess who both gives and takes life, the spinner of the thread of life, the giver of the water of life. Mokosh later became PARASKEVA-PIATNITSA, a goddess of spinning, water, fertility, health with marriage.

PERUN Also PIORUN, PYERUN, PERON "Lord of the Whole World." God of thunder, justice, and war, chief adversary of the Black God. Perun's weapons are thunderbolts. The Slavs made sacrifices of goats and bulls to Perun in a grove with an oak tree. With the coming of Chritianity, Perun merged with St. Elijah, who is portrayed in icons flying across the sky in a chariot.

VED'MA A demon goddess who flies over the clouds and mountains on a broom or rake. Ved'ma causes storms, keeps the water of life and death, and knows the magical properties of plants. Ved'ma can be young and beautiful or old and ugly as she pleases.

VELES Also VOLOS Veles was worshipped in two aspects. As Veles he is god of death and the underworld, god of music, and a sorcerer. As Volos he is god of cattle wealth and commerce. The worship of Veles vanished with the coming of Christianity, but the worship of Volos survived as late as the eighteenth century.

ZORIA Also ZARIA The heavenly bride, goddess of beauty and morning. At down her worshippers greeted her as "the brightest maiden, pure, sublime, honorable."

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I hope this doesn't get lost with all the new posts. I think this should be stickied, or at the very least I should bookmark it. I think eventually I will have to add this list to my website. Who would I link back to to give credit? Is this list yours (meaning did you do all the research?) :wave: Thanks.

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A friend gave it to me a long while ago, I honestly can't remember where she got it. Sorry.

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it was a fantastice list. Where is Hecate from Greece though? and more importantly to me any way Morrigu which is an Irish Goddess all in her own and is one of the 3 goddesses that make up The Morrigan. In my trad Badb, Macha, and Morrigu are the Morrigan

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Oh you star! What a fantastic post.

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