Monday, 10 July 2017
when the non-peep's, start to unjustifiably act out in public, they should spend some time, strapped in the, "target stock", and have tomatoes and other such fruit and veg, lobbed at them as, standardz, hahahahahaha, :) #edio
you know, they claim that it is impossible to travel, "back in time", but its defo not, as i explained previously, they agree it is possible, to travel forwards in time, and that is what makes it possible, this universe, has a two fixed point's, a beginning (the start), of the expansion phase, and a end o a contraction phase, (the singularity), so all you have to do, to go back in time is, travel forwards to the end of time, and which point, the universe begins to flow backwards, so you, just keep on travelling forwards, while the universe is flowing backwards, all the way to the end, of contraction phase, (the singularity, beginning of the cycle), at which point normal flow of time resumes, and then you just, keep on going some more, while the normal flow of time direction begins (it's expansion phase,), , and your in technically the past, by only travelling forwards in time, then all you have to do, is stop at your chosen time as, standardz, hahahahahahahaha, :) #edio
when you really want to, "drop it", like it's hot, but your already melting as, standardz, hahahahaha, :) #edio
you know, i like to be on the, "guestlist", at event's or i won't attend, as some people, (the non-peep's), can be too peopley as, standardz, hahahahaha, :) #edio
when you need, a few moments to post a super long post, so you have to turn, "off speak", and waffle, and concentrate on the plot as, standardz, hahahahahaha, :) #edio
you know, life is full of strangeness and has, "elements", of the supernatural, hidden all around us, for example
- Moses parts the Red Sea so that the people of Israel could escape from Egypt
- Jesus commands the storm winds to stop blowing
- A man crippled since birth gets up and walks after Jesus heals him
- Jesus makes a man who was born blind to see
- Judgement for evil
- People became so evil that God destroys them with a flood; Noah and his family are saved
- Two members of the Jerusalem church are struck dead for lying
- God gives manna to the Israelites as they travelled through the desert
- Jesus feeds thousands of people with only five loaves of bread and two fish
- Raising the dead
- By the power of God, Elijah raises a widow’s dead son back to life
- Jesus raises his friend, Lazarus, to life
- King Nebuchadnezzar tries to burn Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego to death in a fiery furnace, but God keeps them from burning
- The prophet Isaiah has a vision of God seated on his throne surrounded by angels
- Saul has a vision of Jesus that changed his life
Hinduism has many stories of Asuras and Devas fighting each other. Mostly they fight about who will get the best prayers from the worshipers.In Hinduism the Asuras are said to be beings of moral and social things. Like truth and marriage. The Daevas are said to be beings of natural things. Like the sun and the rain. In Hinduism, the Asuras are said to be "older". And the daevas are said to be "younger". There are very many Asuras and Daevas. Two hundred years ago someone counted them and said there were over 2,000 Daevas and Asuras or demons a bad or powerful being in many world religions. The word 'demon' has different meanings all over the world, but often there is the idea that they are spirits that lived in a place, or went with a person
|Amunet||Wife of Amun, one of the creationgoddesses.|
|Nekhbet||vulture goddess||Sister of Wadjet|
|Aten||The disk of the sun||Originally an aspect of Ra|
|Thoth||scribe god, god of wisdom||Also known as Djehuti|
|Khnum||Ram-headed god||Ra's aspect in the evening|
|Wadj-wer||Personifies the Mediterranean Seaand other lakes.|
|Kuk||Personification of darkness|
|Menhit||Minor lion goddess||Wife of Anhur|
|Tefnut||lion goddess of water and fertility||Consort of Shu, mother of Geb and Nut|
goddess of childbirth and fertility
|Seshat||Goddess of writing and measurement|
|Anput||Goddess of the seventeenth Nomeof Upper Egypt||Mother of Kebechet|
|Anuket||Goddess of the river Nile|
|Nut||Goddess of sky and stars||Wife of Geb|
|Selket||Goddess of scorpions|
|Kebechet||Goddess of purification||Also known as the wandering goddess, or the lost child|
|Wadjet||Goddess of protection||Sister of Nekhbet|
|Isis||Goddess of magic, marriage, healing, and protection||She is the wife and sister of Osiris and the mother and sister of Horus.|
|Hathor||Goddess of love||"alter ego" of Sehkmet|
|Sekhmet||Goddess of lions, fire and vengeance||Alter form of Hathor|
|Ma'at||Goddess of justice,truth and of order||Also the daughter of Ra Command for Order|
|Heket||Goddess of frogs|
|Shu||God of wind and air||Consort of Tefnut, father of Geb and Nut Greatgrandfather to Anubis and Horus|
|Horus||God of war, sky, and falcons||He is brother to Anubis and the son of Osiris and Isis. In another story, he is the sibling of Osiris and Isis and son of Geb and Nut|
|Osiris||God of the underworld and the afterlife||Husband and brother of Isis, Brother and mortal enemy to Seth, Father to Horus and Anubis|
|Ra||God of the Sun||Ra was king of the gods until Osiris took over his throne. He is also known as Amun-Ra and Akmun-Rah|
|Qebui||God of the North wind|
|Hapi||God of the Nile|
|Khonsu||God of the moon|
|Geb||God of the earth||Husband to Nut and father of Set, Osiris, Nephthys, Isis and Horus|
|Apophis||God of snakes and war and Chaos||He lives in the Duat. Also known as Apep. God of chaos sometimes seen as Apophis the chaos snake|
|Khepri||God of scarab beetles||Ra's aspect in the morning|
|Mafdet||God of justice||Executioner of criminals, protector of the King's chambers|
|Anubis||God of dead, embalming, funerals, and mourning ceremonies|
|Son of Set and Nephthys, given to Osiris by Nephthys to protect form his father|
|Sobek||God of crocodiles and alligators||Rows Ra's Sunboat throuht the Duat|
|Ptah||God of creation|
|Set||God of chaos/change, deserts, storms, foreigners||Mortal enemy and brother to Osiris, Husband to Nephthys. He killed his brother Osiris because of jealousy. No one can really describe what he is. He is a human hybrid, half human mixed with an unknown creature. It is sometimes called the set animal|
|Babi||God of baboons|
|Nephthys||Funerary goddess||Consort of Seth, mother of Anubis|
|Raet-Tawy||Female sun goddess of Upper and Lower Egypt||Female counterpart of Ra|
|Seker||Falcon god||Primary god of the Memphis necropolis|
|Maahes||Egyptian lion-headed god of war||The son of the creator god Ptah, as well as the feline goddess Sekhmet|
|Bes||dwarf god||God of entertainment|
|Cat goddess||Known to protect pregnant women and children. She is also involved in celebrations. The protector of Ra, his third eye.|
|Anhur||An Egyptian sky god and God of war. His name meant "sky-bearer".||Husband of Mehit|
|Qetesh||A mother-goddess of fertility||Adopted into ancient Egypt from Kadesh in what is now Syria.|
|Amun||A man with Wind||Combined with sun god Ra to become more powerful.|
|Apis||A live bull worshipped as a god at Memphis||This is a rare case of an animal being worshiped as a god while alive, then mummified when he died|
|Pakhet||A goddess of motherhood and of war|
|Sopdu||A god of war||Associated with the sun and with the planet Venus|
Mesopotamian deities. Major Deities
- Adad (or Hadad) - storm and rain god
- Ashur or Enlil - god of air, head of the Assyrian and Sumerian pantheon
- Anu or An - god of heaven and the sky, lord of constellations, and father of the gods
- Dagan or Dagon - god of fertility
- Enki or Ea - god of the Abzu, crafts, water, intelligence, mischief and creation and divine ruler of the Earth and its humans
- Ereshkigal - goddess of Irkalla, the Underworld
- Ishtar or Inanna - goddess of fertility, love, and war
- Marduk - patron deity of Babylon who eventually became regarded as the head of the Babylonian pantheon
- Nabu - god of wisdom and writing
- Nanshe - goddess of prophecy, fertility and fish
- Nergal - god of plague, war, and the sun in its destructive capacity; later husband of Ereshkigal
- Ninhursag or Mami, Belet-Ili, Ki, Ninmah, Nintu, or Aruru - earth and mother goddess
- Ninlil - goddess of the air; consort of Enlil
- Ninurta - champion of the gods, the epitome of youthful vigour, and god of agriculture
- Shamash or Utu - god of the sun, arbiter of justice and patron of travellers
- Sin or Nanna - god of the moon
- Tammuz or Dumuzi - god of food and vegetation
This is only some of them. There are thousands.
- Abu - a minor god of vegetation
- Ama-arhus - Akkadian fertility goddess; later merged into Ninhursag
- Amasagnul - Akkadian fertility goddess
- Amathaunta - goddess of Ocean
- Amurru - god of the Amorite people
- An - a goddess, possibly the female principle of Anu
- Arah - the goddess of fate.
- Asaruludu or Namshub - a protective deity
- Ashnan - goddess of grain
- Aya - a mother goddess and consort of Shamash
- Azimua - a minor Sumerian goddess
- Bau - dog-headed patron goddess of Lagash
- Belet-Seri - recorder of the dead entering the underworld
- Birdu - an underworld god; consort of Manungal and later syncretized with Nergal
- Bunene - divine charioteer of Shamash
- Damgalnuna - mother of Marduk
- Damu - god of vegetation and rebirth; possibly a local offshoot of Dumuzi
- Druaga - an underworld god
- Eloiscol - a minor death god, dedicated to mourning
- Emesh - god of vegetation, created to take responsibility on earth for woods, fields, sheep folds, and stables
- Enbilulu - god of rivers, canals, irrigation and farming
- Endursaga - a herald god
- Enkimdu - god of farming, canals and ditches
- Enmesarra - an underworld god of the law, equated with Nergal
- Ennugi - attendant and throne-bearer of Enlil
- Enshag - a minor deity born to relieve the illness of Enki
- Enten - god of vegetation, created to take responsibility on earth for the fertility of ewes, goats, cows, donkeys, birds
- Erra - Akkadian god of mayhem and pestilence
- Gaga - a minor deity featured in the Enûma Eliš
- Gatumdag - a fertility goddess and tutelary mother goddess of Lagash
- Geshtu-E - minor god of intelligence
- Gibil or Gerra - god of fire
- Gugalanna - the Great Bull of Heaven, the constellation Taurus and the first husband of Ereshkigal
- Gunara - a minor god of uncertain status
- Hahanu - a minor god of uncertain status
- Hani - an attendant of the storm god Adad
- Hayasum - a minor god of uncertain status
- Hegir-Nuna - a daughter of the goddess Bau
- Hendursaga - god of law
- Ilabrat - attendant and minister of state to Anu
- Ishum - brother of Shamash and attendant of Erra
- Isimud - two-faced messenger of Enki
- Ištaran - god of the city of Der (Sumer)
- Kabta - obscure god “Lofty one of heaven”
- Kakka - attendant and minister of state to both Anu and Anshar
- Kingu - consort of Tiamat; killed by Marduk, who used his blood to create mankind
- Kubaba - tutelary goddess of the city of Carchemish
- Kulla - god of bricks and building
- Kus (god) - god of herdsmen
- Lahar - god of cattle
- Lugal-Irra - possibly a minor variation of Erra
- Lulal - the younger son of Inanna; patron god of Bad-tibira
- Mamitu - goat-headed goddess of destiny, who decreed the fate of the new-borns
- Manungal - an underworld goddess; consort of Birdu
- Mammetun - Sumerian goddess of fate
- Mandanu -god of divine judgment
- Muati - obscure Sumerian god who became syncretized with Nabu
- Mushdamma - god of buildings and foundations
- Nammu - a creation goddess
- Nanaya - goddess personifying voluptuousness and sensuality
- Nazi - a minor deity born to relieve the illness of Enki
- Negun - a minor goddess of uncertain status
- Neti - a minor underworld god; the chief gatekeeper of the netherworld and the servant of Ereshkigal
- Ngeshtin-ana - goddess of wine and cold seasons
- Nibhaz - god of the Avim
- Nidaba - goddess of writing, learning and the harvest
- Namtar - minister of Ereshkigal
- Nin-Ildu - god of carpenters
- Nin-imma - goddess of the female sex organs
- Ninazu - god of the underworld and healing
- Nindub - god associated with the city Lagash
- Ningal - goddess of reeds and consort of Nanna (Sin)
- Ningikuga - goddess of reeds and marshes
- Ningirama - god of magic and protector against snakes
- Ningishzida - god of the vegetation and underworld
- Ninkarnunna - god of barbers
- Ninkasi - goddess of beer
- Ninkilim - "Lord Rodent" god of vermin
- Ninkurra - minor mother goddess
- Ninmena - Sumerian mother goddess who became syncretized with Ninhursag
- Ninsar - goddess of plants
- Ninshubur - Queen of the East, messenger goddess and second-in-command to Inanna
- Ninsun - "Lady Wild Cow"; mother of Gilgamesh
- Ninsutu - a minor deity born to relieve the illness of Enki
- Nintinugga - Babylonian goddess of healing
- Nintulla - a minor deity born to relieve the illness of Enki
- Nu Mus Da - patron god of the lost city of Kazallu
- Nunbarsegunu - goddess of barley
- Nusku - god of light and fire
- Pabilsaĝ - tutelary god of the city of Isin
- Pap-nigin-gara - Akkadian and Babylonian god of war, syncretized with Ninurta
- Papsukkal - Akkadian messenger god
- Pazuzu - son of Hanbi, and king of the demons of the wind
- Sarpanit - mother goddess and consort of Marduk
- The Sebitti - a group of minor war gods
- Shakka - patron god of herdsmen
- Shala - goddess of war and grain
- Shara - minor god of war and a son of Inanna
- Sharra Itu - Sumerian fertility goddess
- Shu-pa-e - astral and fertility god associated with the planet Jupiter
- Shul-utula - personal deity to Entemena, king of the city of Eninnu
- Shullat - minor god and attendant of Shamash
- Shulmanu - god of the underworld, fertility and war
- Shulsaga - astral goddess
- Sirara - goddess of the Persian Gulf
- Siris - goddess of beer
- Sirsir - god of mariners and boatmen
- Sirtir - goddess of sheep
- Sumugan - god of the river plains
- Tashmetum - consort of Nabu
- Tishpak - tutelary god of the city of Eshnunna
- Tutu - tutelary god of the city of Borsippa
- Ua-Ildak - goddess responsible for pastures and poplar trees
- Ukur - a god of the underworld
- Uttu - goddess of weaving and clothing
- Wer - a storm god linked to Adad
- Zaqar - messenger of Sin who relays communication through dreams and nightmares
- Abzu - the Ocean Below, the name for fresh water from underground aquifers; depicted as a deity only in the Babylonian creation epic Enûma Eliš
- Anshar - god of the sky and male principle
- Kishar - goddess of the earth and female principle
- Kur - the first dragon, born of Abzu and Ma. Also Kur-gal, or Ki-gal the underworld
- Lahamu - first-born daughter of Abzu and Tiamat
- Lahmu - first-born son of Abzu and Tiamat; a protective and beneficent deity
- Ma -primordial goddess of the earth
- Mummu - god of crafts and technical skill
- Tiamat - primordial goddess of the ocean
Demigods and Heroes
- Adapa - a hero who unknowingly refused the gift of immortality
- The Apkallu - seven demigods created by the god Enki to give civilization to mankind
- Gilgamesh - hero and king of Uruk; central character in the Epic of Gilgamesh
- Enkidu - hero and companion of Gilgamesh
- Enmerkar - the legendary builder of the city of Uruk
- Lugalbanda - second king of Uruk, who ruled for 1,200 years
- Utnapishtim - hero who survived a great flood and was granted immortality; character in the Epic of Gilgamesh
Spirits and demons
- Alû, demon of night
- Asag - monstrous demon whose presence makes fish boil alive in the rivers
- Asakku, evil demon(s)
- The edimmu - ghosts of those who were not buried properly
- Gallû, underworld demon
- Hanbi or Hanpa - father of Pazuzu
- Humbaba - guardian of the Cedar Forest
- Lamashtu - a malevolent being who menaced women during childbirth
- Lilû, wandering demon
- Mukīl rēš lemutti demon of headaches
- Pazuzu - king of the demons of the wind; he also represented the southwestern wind, the bearer of storms and drought
- Rabisu - an evil vampiric spirit
- Šulak the bathroom demon, “lurker” in the bathroom
- Zu - divine storm-bird and the personification of the southern wind and the thunder clouds
- Battle Bison beast - one of the creatures slain by Ninurta
- Bašmu, “Venomous Snake”
- Ušumgallu, “Great Dragon”
- Mušmaḫḫū, “Exalted Serpent”
- Mušḫuššu, “Furious Snake”
- Laḫmu, the “Hairy One”
- Ugallu, the “Big Weather-Beast”
- Uridimmu, “Mad Lion”
- Girtablullû, “Scorpion-Man”
- Umū dabrūtu, “Violent Storms”
- Kulullû, “Fish-Man”
- Kusarikku, “Bull-Man”
- Ancient Greek deities
Deity Description Aphrodite (Ἀφροδίτη, Aphroditē)
Goddess of love, beauty and desire. She was married to Hephaestus, but she had many lovers, including Ares, Adonis and Anchises. She was depicted as a beautiful woman and often naked. Her symbols include roses and other flowers, the scallop shell, and myrtle wreath. Her sacred animals are doves and sparrows. The Roman version of Aphrodite was Venus.
Apollo (Ἀπόλλων, Apóllōn)
God of light, healing, music, poetry, plague, prophecy, and more. He is the son of Zeus and Leto, and the twin brother of Artemis. Apollo was associated with the Sun; while Artemis was the Moon. Both use a bow and arrow. In the earliest myths, Apollo fights with his half-brother Hermes. In sculpture, Apollo was depicted as a handsome young man with long hair and a perfect physique. His attributes include the laurel wreath and lyre. He often appears in the company of the Muses. Animals sacred to Apollo include roe deer, swans, cicadas, hawks, ravens, crows, foxes, mice and snakes.
Ares (Ἄρης, Árēs)
God of war and bloodshed. He was the son of Zeus and Hera. He was depicted as a young man, either naked with a helmet and spear or sword, or as an armed warrior. Ares generally represents the chaos of war in contrast to Athena, who represented strategy and skill. Ares' sacred animals are the vulture, venomous snakes, dogs and boars. The Roman version of Ares is Mars.Image: Roman marble head of the war god, modelled after a Greek bronze original
Artemis (Ἄρτεμις, Ártemis)
Goddess of hunting, wilderness, animals and childbirth. In later times she became associated with the Moon. She is the daughter of Zeus and Leto, and the twin sister of Apollo. She is depicted as a young virgin woman. In art she is often shown holding a hunting bow and arrows. Her attributes include hunting spears, animal furs, deer and other wild animals. Her sacred animals are deer, bears and wild boars. The Roman version of Artemis is Diana.Image: Artemis reaching for arrow (missing) from her quiver, with a hunting dog
Athena (Ἀθηνᾶ, Athēnâ)
Goddess of wisdom and skill, warfare and tactics. According to most traditions, she was born from Zeus's head fully formed and wearing armour. She was depicted with a helmet, holding a shield and a spear, and wearing the Aegis over a long dress. Poets describe her as having very bright, keen eyes. She was a special patron of heroes such as Odysseus. She was also the patron of the city Athens (which is named after her). Born from the head of Zeus (her father) and her mother is Metis, the first wife of Zeus. Her symbol is the olive tree. She is often shown beside her sacred animal, the owl. The Roman version of Athena is Minerva.Image: Athena on a red-figure cup, dating from 500–490 BCE
Demeter (Δημήτηρ, Dēmētēr)
Goddess of farming, the harvest and fertility. Demeter is a daughter of Cronus and Rhea. Her brother is Zeus, with whom she had Persephone. She was one of the main deities of the Eleusinian Mysteries. She was depicted as an older woman, often wearing a crown and holding bunches of wheat. Her symbols are the cornucopia, wheat-ears, the winged snake, and the lotus staff. Her sacred animals are pigs and snakes. The Roman version of Demeter is Ceres.Image: Demeter, sitting down, on a relief from Turkey
Dionysus (Διόνυσος, Diónysos)
God of wine, parties and festivals, madness and ecstasy. He was depicted in art as either an older man with a beard or a pretty young man with long hair. His attributes include the thyrsus (a pinecone-tipped staff), drinking cup, grape vine, and a crown of ivy. He is often shown with his thiasos, a group of followers that includes satyrs, maenads, and his teacher Silenus. The consort of Dionysus was Ariadne. Animals sacred to him include dolphins, snakes and donkeys. Dionysus was a later addition to the Olympians; in some descriptions, he replaced Hestia. "Bacchus" was another name for him in Greek, and this was used by the Romans for their version of the god.Image: Dionysus sitting on a leopard
Hades (ᾍδης, Hádēs)
King of the underworld and god of the dead. His consort is Persephone. His attributes are the cornucopia, key, sceptre, and the three-headed dog Cerberus. The owl was sacred to him. He was one of three sons of Cronus and Rhea, and therefore was ruler of one of the three realms of the universe, the underworld. He is not very often included as one of the Olympians, however. In Athenian literature, "Ploutōn" (Πλούτων) was his preferred name, while "Hades" was more common as a name for the underworld. The Romans translated "Ploutōn" as Pluto, the name for their version of Hades.Image: Hades lying down, holding a giant drinking horn and offering a bowl to Persephone
Hephaestus (Ἥφαιστος, Hḗphaistos)
God of fire, metalworking and crafts. He was the son of Hera by parthenogenesis. He is the smith of the gods and the husband of Aphrodite. He was usually depicted as a bearded man with hammer, tongs and anvil—the tools of a smith—and sometimes riding a donkey. His sacred animals are the donkey, the guard dog and the crane. One of his many creations was the armour of Achilles. Hephaestus used fire to create things. The Roman version, however, Vulcan, was feared for his destructive power; he was associated with volcanoes.Image: Thetis receives the armour made for her son Achilles by Hephaestus
Hera (Ἥρα, Hḗra)
Queen of the heavens and goddess of marriage, women and birth. She is the wife of Zeus and daughter of Cronus and Rhea. She was usually depicted as a regal woman, wearing a crown and veil and holding a lotus-tipped staff. Although she was the goddess of marriage, Zeus's many affairs drive her to jealousy and anger. Her sacred animals are the heifer, the peacock and the cuckoo. The Roman version of Hera is Juno.Image: Bust of Hera wearing a crown
Hermes (Ἑρμῆς, Hērmēs)
God of travel, animal husbandry, writing, trade, and more. He is the son of Zeus and Maia, Hermes is the messenger of the gods. He also leads the souls of the dead into the afterlife. He was depicted either as a handsome and fit young man, or as an older bearded man. He was often shown wearing sandals with small wings on them. His sacred animals are the tortoise, the ram and the hawk. The Roman version of Hermes was Mercury.Image: Hermes holding his caduceus and wearing a cloak and hat for travel
Hestia (Ἑστία, Hestía)
Goddess of the hearth, home and chastity. She was described as a virgin. She is a daughter of Rhea and Cronus, and sister of Zeus. She could not often be identified in Greek art. She appeared as a veiled woman. Her symbols are the hearth and kettle. In some descriptions, she gave up her seat as one of the Twelve Olympians to Dionysus, and she plays a minor role in Greek myths. The Roman version of Hestia, however, Vesta, was a major goddess in Roman culture.Image: Hestia from a relief depicting all twelve Olympians in procession
Poseidon (Ποσειδῶν, Poseidōn)
God of the sea, rivers, floods, droughts, earthquakes, and the creator of horses. He is a son of Cronus and Rhea, and brother to Zeus and Hades. He rules one of the three realms of the universe as king of the sea and the waters. In classical artwork, he was depicted as an older man with a very large beard, and holding a trident. The horse and the dolphin are sacred to him. His wife is Amphitrite. The Roman version of Poseidon was Neptune.Image: Sculpture of Poseidon, from the National Archaeological Museum of Athens
Zeus (Ζεύς, Zeus)
King of the gods, and ruler of Mount Olympus. He is the god of the sky, thunder and lightning, law and order, and fate. He is the youngest son of Cronus and Rhea. He overthrew his father and took the throne of heaven for himself. In artwork, he was depicted as a regal, older man with a dark beard. His usual attributes are the royal sceptre and the lightning bolt. His sacred animals are the eagle and the bull. The Roman version of Zeus, Jupiter, was also the main god of the Romans.Image: Coin made under Alexander the Great showing Zeus on his throne holding a sceptre and eagle.
Primordial deitiesThe primordial deities are the first beings that existed. They are what makes up the universe. All other gods descend from them. The first among them is usually said to be Chaos. Chaos is the nothingness from which all of the others were made. These gods are usually depicted as a place or a realm. Tartarus, for example, is depicted as the deepest pit in the underworld. His brother Erebus is also depicted as a place of darkness, or the emptiness of space. Gaia is depicted as nature or the Earth. Pontus is depicted as the oceans, lakes, and rivers. Chronos is depicted as time.
Ancient Greek name English name Description Αἰθήρ (Aithḗr) Aether The god of the upper air and light. Ἀνάγκη (Anánkē) Ananke The goddess of inevitability, compulsion and need. Χάος (Cháos) Chaos The nothingness from which everything else came. Described as a void. Χρόνος (Chrónos) Chronos The god of time. Not to be confused with the Titan Cronus, the father of Zeus. Ἔρεβος (Érebos) Erebus The god of darkness and shadow. Ἔρως (Eros) Eros The god of love and attraction. Γαῖα (Gaîa) Gaia Goddess of the Earth (Mother Earth); mother of the Titans. Ἡμέρα (Hēméra) Hemera Goddess of daylight. Ὕπνος ("Hypnos") Hypnos God of sleep. Nῆσοι (Nē̂soi) The Nesoi The goddesses of islands and the sea. Νύξ (Nýx) Nyx The goddess of the night. Οὐρανός (Ouranós) Uranus The god of the heavens (Father Sky); father of the Titans. Οὔρεα (Oúrea) The Ourea The gods of mountains. Φάνης (Phánēs) Phanes The god of procreation. Πόντος (Póntos) Pontus The god of the sea, father of the fish and other sea creatures. Τάρταρος (Tártaros) Tartarus God of the deepest, darkest part of the underworld (which is itself also referred to as Tartarus). Θάλασσα (Thálassa) Thalassa Spirit of the sea and consort of Pontos. Θάνατος ("Thánatos") Thanatos God of death. Brother to Hypnos (sleep) and in some myths Moros (doom).
TitansThe Titans are the older kind of gods in Greek mythology. The original Twelve Titans were children of Gaia (Mother Earth) and Uranus(Father Sky). Their leader was Cronus, who overthrew his father Uranus and became ruler of the gods. Cronus' consort was his sister Rhea. Their children were Zeus, Hades, Poseidon, Hera, Demeter and Hestia. Cronus and the Titans were overthrown by Zeus, his youngest son. They fought a war called the Titanomachy. The Titans are depicted in Greek art less often than the Olympians.
Greek name English name Description The Twelve Titans Ὑπερίων (Hyperíōn) Hyperion Titan of light. With Theia, he is the father of Helios (the sun), Selene (the moon), and Eos(the dawn). Ἰαπετός (Iapetós) Iapetus Titan of mortality and father of Prometheus, Epimetheus, Menoetius and Atlas. Κοῖος (Koîos) Coeus Titan of intelligence and the axis of heaven. Κρεῖος (Kreîos) Crius Father of Astraeus, Pallas and Perses. Not much is known about him. Κρόνος (Crónos) Kronos The leader of the Titans, who overthrew his father Uranus. He was later overthrown by his own son, Zeus. Not to be confused with Chronos, the god of time. Mνημοσύνη (Mnēmosýnē) Mnemosyne Titan of memory, and mother of the Nine Muses. Ὠκεανός (Ōceanós) Oceanus Titan of the ocean, the great river that flows around the earth. Φοίβη (Phoíbē) Phoebe Titan of prophecy, and consort of Coeus. Ῥέα (Rhéa) Rhea Titan of fertility and mothers. She is the sister and consort of Cronus, and mother of Zeus, Hades, Poseidon, Hera, Demeter and Hestia. Τηθύς (Tēthýs) Tethys Wife of Oceanus, and the mother of the rivers, fountains and clouds. Θεία (Theía) Theia Titan of sight and the light of the sky. She is the consort of Hyperion, and mother of Helios, Selene and Eos. Θέμις (Thémis) Themis Titan of divine law and order. Other Titans Ἀστερία (Astería) Asteria Titan of oracles and falling stars. Ἀστραῖος (Astraîos) Astraeus Titan of dusk, stars and planets and the art of astrology. Ἄτλας (Átlas) Atlas Titan who was forced to carry the sky upon his shoulders by Zeus. Son of Iapetus. Αὔρα (Aúra) Aura Titan of the breeze and the air of early morning. Διώνη (Diṓnē) Dione Titan of the oracle of Dodona. Ἠώς (Ēṓs) Eos Titan of the dawn. Ἐπιμηθεύς (Epimētheús) Epimetheus Titan of afterthought and excuses. Εὐρυβία (Eurybía) Eurybia Titan of the seas and consort of Crius. Εὐρυνόμη (Eurynómē) Eurynome Titan of pastures, and mother of the three Charites by Zeus. Ἥλιος (Hḗlios) Helios Titan of the sun and guardian of oaths. Κλυμένη (Clyménē) Asia Or Clymene. Titan of fame and infamy, and wife of Iapetos. Λήλαντος (Lēlantos) Lelantos Titan of air and hunters. Λητώ (Lētṓ) Leto Titan of motherhood and mother of the twins Artemis and Apollo. Μενοίτιος (Menoítios) Menoetius Titan of anger, rash action and mortality. Killed by Zeus. Μῆτις (Mē̂tis) Metis Titan of wisdom, advice and cunning. Ὀφίων (Ophíōn) Ophion An elder Titan. In some versions of the myth he ruled the Earth with his consort Eurynome before Cronus overthrew him. Another account describes him as a snake. Πάλλας (Pállas) Pallas Titan of war. He was killed by Athena during the Titanomachy. Πέρσης (Pérsēs) Perses Titan of destruction and peace. Προμηθεύς (Promētheús) Prometheus Titan of forethought and craftiness. Creator of humans. Σελήνη (Selḗnē) Selene Titan of the moon. Στύξ (Stýx) Styx Titan of the river Styx in the underworld. Personification of hatred.
GiantsThe Giants (Γίγαντες, Gigantes) were the children of Gaia. She was fertilised by the blood of Uranus, after Uranus was castrated by his son Cronus. After the Titans' lost their war against the Olympians, Gaia made the Giants rise up against the Olympians to restore the Titans' rule. The Olympians got help from the hero Heracles to stop the Giants. This war was the Gigantomachy.
- The Hekatonkheires (Ἑκατόγχειρες), the Hundred-Handed Ones. Three giant gods of violent storms. Sons of Uranus and Gaia. Each have different characteristics.
- Briareus or Aigaion (Βριάρεως), the Vigorous
- Cottus (Κόττος), the Furious
- Gyges (Γύγης), the Big-Limbed
- Agrius (Ἄγριος), a man-eating Thracian giant who was half-man and half-bear
- Alcyoneus (Ἀλκυονεύς), the eldest of the Thracian giants, who was killed by Heracles
- Aloadae (Ἀλῳάδαι), twin giants who tried to break into heaven
- Otos (Ότος)
- Ephialtes (Εφιάλτης)
- Antaeus (Ἀνταῖος), a Libyan giant who wrestled all those who visited Libya to death. He was killed by Heracles.
- Argus Panoptes (Ἄργος Πανόπτης), a hundred-eyed giant who kept watch over Io
- Cyclopes (Elder), three one-eyed giants who made the lightning-bolts of Zeus
- Arges (Ἄργης)
- Brontes (Βρόντης)
- Steropes (Στερόπης)
- Cyclopes (Younger), a tribe of one-eyed, man-eating giants who herded sheep on the island of Sicily
- Enceladus (Ἐγκέλαδος), one of the Thracian giants who fought against the gods
- The Gegenees (Γηγενέες), a tribe of six-armed giants fought by the Argonauts on Bear Mountain in Mysia
- Geryon (Γηρυών), a three-bodied, four-winged giant who lived on the island of Erytheia
- The Laestrygonians (Λαιστρυγόνες), a tribe of man-eating giants whom Odysseus met on his travels
- Orion (Ὠρίων), a giant huntsman whom Zeus placed among the stars as the constellation of Orion
- Porphyrion (Πορφυρίων), the king of the Thracian Giants. He was killed by Heracles and Zeus with arrows and lightning-bolts after he tried to rape Hera.
- Talos (Τάλως), a giant forged from bronze by Hephaestus. He was given by Zeus to his lover Europa to be her bodyguard.
- Tityos (Τίτυος), a giant killed by Apollo and Artemis when he tried to rape their mother Leto.
- Typhon (Τυφῶν), a monstrous storm-giant who was defeated and imprisoned in the pits of Tartarus
- Achlys (Ἀχλύς), spirit of misery and sadness; or the never-ending night
- Adephagia (Ἀδηφαγία), spirit of greed
- Adikia (Ἀδικία), spirit of injustice and doing the wrong thing
- Aergia (Ἀεργία), spirit of laziness
- Agon (Ἀγών), spirit of contest, who had an altar at Olympia, where the Olympic Games were held
- Aidos (Αἰδώς), spirit of modesty and respect
- Aisa (Αἴσα), personification of fate
- Alala (Ἀλαλά), spirit of the war cry
- Alastor (Ἀλάστωρ), spirit of blood feuds and vengeance
- Aletheia (Ἀλήθεια), spirit of truth
- The Algea (Ἄλγεα), spirits of pain and suffering
- Achos (Ἄχος), trouble or distress
- Ania (Ἀνία), ache or anguish
- Lupe (Λύπη), pain or sadness
- Alke (Ἀλκή), spirit of ability and courage
- Amechania (Ἀμηχανία), spirit of helplessness
- The Amphilogiai (Ἀμφιλογίαι), spirits of disputes and debates
- Anaideia (Ἀναίδεια), spirit of ruthlessness, and the unforgiving
- The Androktasiai (Ἀνδροκτασίαι), spirits of killing in the battles
- Angelia (Ἀγγελία), spirit of messages and announcements
- Apate (Ἀπάτη), spirit of deceit
- Apheleia (Ἀφέλεια), spirit of simplicity
- Aporia (Ἀπορία), spirit of difficulty
- The Arae (Ἀραί), spirits of curses
- Arete (Ἀρετή), spirit of virtue and goodness
- Atë (Ἄτη), spirit of mischief, delusion, and ruin
- Bia (Βία), spirit of force, power and strength
- Caerus (Καιρός), spirit of opportunity
- Corus (Κόρος), spirit of over-indulgence
- Deimos (Δεῖμος), spirit of fear
- Dikaiosyne (Δικαιοσύνη), spirit of justice
- Dike (Δίκη), spirit of rights and fair judgement
- Dolos (Δόλος), spirit of tricks and deception
- Dysnomia (Δυσνομία), spirit of anarchy and lawlessness
- Dyssebeia (Δυσσέβεια), spirit of disrespecting the gods
- Eirene (Εἰρήνη), goddess of peace
- Ekecheiria (Ἐκεχειρία), spirit of truce, and stopping fights; honoured at the Olympic Games
- Eleos (Ἔλεος), spirit of mercy, pity, and compassion
- Elpis (Ἐλπίς), spirit of hope
- Epiphron (Ἐπίφρων), spirit of careful thought
- Eris (Ἔρις), spirit of strife and discord
- The Erotes (ἔρωτες)
- Eucleia (Εὔκλεια), spirit of glory
- Eulabeia (Εὐλάβεια), spirit of discretion and caution
- Eunomia (Εὐνομία), goddess of good law and order
- Eupheme (Εὐφήμη), spirit of praise, applause, and shouts of triumph
- Eupraxia (Eὐπραξία), spirit of well-being
- Eusebeia (Eὐσέβεια), spirit of loyalty, duty and respect
- Euthenia (Εὐθενία), spirit of wealth
- Gelos (Γέλως), spirit of laughter
- Geras (Γῆρας), spirit of old age
- Harmonia (Ἁρμονία), goddess of harmony
- Hebe (Ήβη), goddess of youth
- Hedone (Ἡδονή), spirit of pleasure and fun
- Heimarmene (Εἵμαρμένη), personification of the fate of the universe
- Homados (Ὅμαδος), spirit of the noise of battle
- Homonoia (Ὁμόνοια), spirit of agreements
- Horkos (Ὅρκος), spirit of oaths
- Horme (Ὁρμή), spirit of energetic activity, impulse or effort
- Hybris (Ὕβρις), spirit of sadistic behaviour
- Hypnos (Ὕπνος), god of sleep
- The Hysminai (Ὑσμῖναι), spirits of fighting and combat
- Ioke (Ἰωκή), spirit of battles
- Kakia (Kακία), spirit of bad habits and bad morals
- Kalokagathia (Καλοκαγαθία), spirit of nobility
- The Keres (Κῆρες), spirits of violent death
- Koalemos (Κοάλεμος), spirit of stupidity
- Kratos (Κράτος), spirit of strength and power
- Kydoimos (Κυδοιμός), spirit of confusion and the noise of battle
- Lethe (Λήθη), spirit of forgetfulness, and of one of the rivers in the underworld
- Limos (Λιμός), spirit of hunger and starvation
- The Litae (Λιταί), spirits of prayer
- Lyssa (Λύσσα), spirit of rage
- The Machai (Μάχαι), spirits of fighting and combat
- Mania (Μανία), spirit or spirits of insanity
- The Moirai (Μοίραι), or "Fates"
- Momus (Μῶμος), spirit of mockery, blame and criticism
- Moros (Μόρος), spirit of doom
- The Neikea (τὰ Νείκη), spirits of feuds and arguments
- Nemesis (Νέμεσις), goddess of revenge and retribution
- Nike (Νίκη), goddess of victory
- Nomos (Νόμος), spirit of law
- Oizys (Ὀϊζύς), spirit of sadness
- The Oneiroi (Ὄνειροι), spirits of dreams
- Palioxis (Παλίωξις), spirit of retreat from battle
- Peitharchia (Πειθαρχία), spirit of obeying
- Peitho (Πειθώ), spirit of persuasion and seduction
- Penia (Πενία), spirit of poverty and need
- Penthus (Πένθος), spirit of mourning
- Pepromene (Πεπρωμένη), personification of the fate of the universe, similar to Heimarmene
- Pheme (Φήμη), spirit of rumours and gossip
- Philophrosyne (Φιλοφροσύνη), spirit of kindness
- Philotes (Φιλότης), spirit of friendship, affection and sex
- Phobos (Φόβος), spirit of panic and fear
- The Phonoi (Φόνοι), spirits of murder and killing
- Phrike (Φρίκη), spirit of horror
- Phthonus (Φθόνος), spirit of envy and jealousy
- Pistis (Πίστις), spirit of trust
- Poine (Ποίνη), spirit of punishment and penalty for the crime of murder
- Polemos (Πόλεμος), personification of war
- Ponos (Πόνος), spirit of hard labour
- Poros (Πόρος), spirit of being able to accomplish something
- Praxidike (Πραξιδίκη), spirit of getting justice
- Proioxis (Προίωξις), spirit of pursuit on the battlefield
- Prophasis (Πρόφασις), spirit of excuses
- The Pseudologoi, spirits of lies
- Ptocheia (Πτωχεία), spirit of begging
- Soter (Σωτήρ) and Soteria (Σωτηρία), spirits of safety
- Sophrosyne (Σωφροσύνη), spirit of moderation, self-control, temperance, and discretion
- Techne (Τέχνη), spirit of art and skill
- Thanatos (Θάνατος), spirit of death and mortality
- Thrasos (Θράσος), spirit of boldness
- Tyche (Τύχη), goddess of luck, chance and fate
- Zelos (Ζῆλος), spirit of rivalry, devotion, emulation and envy
Underworld deitiesThese deities lived in the underworld. The ruler of the underworld was Hades, who is listed further above under "Olympians".
- Amphiaraus (Ἀμφιάραος), a hero of the war of the Seven Against Thebes. He became an oracular spirit of the underworld after he died.
- Angelos (Ἄγγελος), a daughter of Zeus and Hera who became an underworld goddess
- Askalaphos (Ἀσκάλαφος), the son of Acheron and Orphne who looked after the orchards in the underworld. She was later transformed into an owl by Demeter.
- Cerberus (Κέρβερος), the three-headed dog who guarded the gates of Hades
- Charon (Χάρων), ferryman of Hades
- Empusa (Ἔμπουσα), monstrous spirits with flames for hair, the leg of a goat and the other leg made of bronze. They are also servants of Hecate.
- Erebos (Ἔρεβος), the primeval god of darkness, his mists surrounded the underworld and filled the hollows of the earth
- The Erinyes (Ἐρινύες), the Furies, goddesses of retribution
- Hecate (Ἑκάτη), goddess of magic, witchcraft, the night, ghosts, and necromancy
- Judges of the Dead
- Keuthonymos (Κευθόνυμος), a spirit and the father of Menoetes
- Cronus (Κρόνος), deposed king of the Titans; after he was released from Tartarus he was made king of the Island of the Blessed
- Lamia (Λάμια), a vampiric spirit who followed Hecate
- Lampades (Λαμπάδες), nymphs who held torches
- Macaria (Μακαρία), daughter of Hades and goddess of blessed death (not the same as the daughter of Heracles)
- Melinoe (Μελινόη), daughter of Persephone and Hades who accepted sacrifices offered to the ghosts of the dead
- Menoetes (Μενοίτης), a spirit who herded the cattle of Hades
- Mormo (Μορμώ), a fearsome spirit who followed Hecate
- Nyx (Νύξ), the primeval goddess of night
- Persephone (Περσεφόνη), queen of the underworld, wife of Hades and goddess of spring
- Rivers of the Underworld
- Tartarus (Τάρταρος), the primeval god of the darkest pit of Hades
- Thanatos (Θάνατος), spirit of death and minister of Hades
- Aegaeon (Αιγαίων), god of sea storms and a friend of the Titans
- Amphitrite (Αμφιτρίτη), sea goddess and consort of Poseidon
- Benthesikyme (Βενθεσικύμη), daughter of Poseidon, who lived in Ethiopia
- Brizo (Βριζώ), patron goddess of sailors, who sent prophetic dreams
- Ceto (Κῆτώ), goddess of the dangers of the ocean and of sea monsters
- Charybdis (Χάρυβδις), a sea monster and spirit of whirlpools and the tide
- Cymopoleia (Κυμοπόλεια), a daughter of Poseidon, married to the giant Briareus
- Delphin (Δέλφιν), the leader of dolphins. Poseidon placed him in the sky as the group of stars called Delphinus.
- Eidothea (Ειδοθέα), prophetic sea nymph and daughter of Proteus
- Glaucus (Γλαῦκος), a god of fishermen and sailors
- Gorgons (Γοργόνες), three monstrous sea spirits
- The Graeae (Γραῖαι), three ancient sea spirits who personified the white foam of the sea. They shared one eye and one tooth between them.
- Deino (Δεινώ)
- Enyo (Ενυώ)
- Pemphredo (Πεμφρεδώ)
- The Harpies (Ηάρπυιαι), spirits with wings. They were associated with sudden gusts of wind.
- Hippocampi (ἱπποκαμπος), the horses of the sea. They are half horse with the tail of a fish.
- Hydros (Ὑδρος), primordial god of waters
- The Ichthyocentaurs (Ιχθυοκένταυροι), two sea gods with the upper bodies of men, the lower fore-parts of horses, ending in the long tails of fish
- Bythos (Βύθος)
- Aphros (Άφρος)
- Karkinos (Καρκίνος), a giant crab who worked with the Hydra to kill Heracles. When it died, Hera put it in the sky as the group of stars called Cancer.
- Ladon (Λάδων), a sea snake with a hundred heads. It guarded the western parts of the sea, and the island and golden apples of the Hesperides.
- Leucothea (Λευκοθέα), a sea goddess who helped sailors in trouble
- Nereides (Νηρηίδες), sea nymphs
- Nereus (Νηρέας), the old man of the sea, and the god of fish
- Nerites (Νερίτης), a sea spirit who was transformed into a shell-fish by Aphrodite
- Oceanus (Ὠκεανός), Titan god of the river Oceanus, that flows around the Earth
- Palaemon (Παλαίμων), a young sea god who helped sailors in trouble
- Phorcys (Φόρκυς), god of the hidden dangers of the sea
- Pontos (Πόντος), primeval god of the sea, father of fish and other sea creatures
- Poseidon (Ποσειδῶν), king of the sea and leader of the sea gods; also god of rivers, flood and drought, earthquakes, and horses
- Proteus (Πρωτεύς), a prophetic old sea god who could change shape. He herded Poseidon's seals.
- Scylla (Σκύλλα), a monstrous sea goddess
- The Sirens (Σειρῆνες), sea nymphs who lured sailors to their death with their song
- Aglaope (Αγλαόπη) or Aglaophonos (Αγλαόφωνος) or Aglaopheme (Αγλαοφήμη)
- Himerope (Ίμερόπη)
- Leucosia (Λευκοσία)
- Ligeia (Λιγεία)
- Molpe (Μολπή)
- Parthenope (Παρθενόπη)
- Peisinoe (Πεισινόη) or Peisithoe (Πεισιθόη)
- Raidne (Ραίδνη)
- Teles (Τέλης)
- Thelchtereia (Θελχτήρεια)
- Thelxiope (Θελξιόπη) or Thelxiepeia (Θελξιέπεια)
- The Telchines (Τελχινες), sea spirits from the island of Rhodes. The gods killed them when they turned to evil magic.
- Actaeus (Ακταιος)
- Argyron (Αργυρών)
- Atabyrius (Αταβύριος)
- Chalcon (Χαλκών)
- Chryson (Χρυσών)
- Damon (Δαμων) or Demonax (Δημώναξ)
- Damnameneus (Δαμναμενεύς)
- Dexithea (Δεξιθέα), mother of Euxanthios by Minos
- Lycos (Λύκος) or Lyktos (Λύκτος)
- Lysagora (Λυσαγόρα)
- Makelo (Μακελώ)
- Megalesius (Μεγαλήσιος)
- Mylas (Μύλας)
- Nikon (Νίκων)
- Ormenos (Ορμενος)
- Simon (Σίμων)
- Skelmis (Σκελμις)
- Tethys (Τηθύς), wife of Oceanus, and the mother of the rivers, fountains and clouds
- Thalassa (Θάλασσα), primeval spirit of the sea and consort of Pontos
- Thaumas (Θαῦμας), god of the wonders of the sea
- Thoosa (Θόοσα), goddess of strong currents
- Triteia (Τριτεια), daughter of Triton and friend of Ares
- Triton (Τρίτων), son and herald of Poseidon. He had the body of a man and the tail of a fish.
- Achelois (Ἀχελωΐς), a minor moon goddess
- Aeolus (Aiolos, Αίολος), god of the winds
- Aether (Αιθήρ), primeval god of the upper air
- Alectrona (Αλεκτρονα), goddess of the dawn or waking up
- Anemoi, gods of the winds
- Boreas (Βορέας), god of the north wind and of winter
- Eurus (Εύρος), god of the east or southeast wind
- Notus (Νότος) god of the south wind
- Zephyrus (Ζέφυρος), god of the west wind
- Aparctias (Απαρκτίας), another name for the north wind (not the same spirit as Boreas)
- Apheliotes (Αφηλιώτης), god of the east wind (when Eurus is considered southeast)
- Argestes (Αργέστης), another name for the west or northwest wind
- Caicias (Καικίας), god of the northeast wind
- Circios (Κίρκιος) or Thraskias (Θρασκίας), god of the north-northwest wind
- Euronotus (Ευρονότος), god of the southeast wind
- Lips (Λίψ), god of the southwest wind
- Skeiron (Σκείρων), god of the northwest wind
- Apollo, god of the sun and light, knowledge, music and healing
- Arke (Άρκη), messenger of the Titans and twin sister of Iris
- Astraios (Ἀστραῖος), Titan god of stars, planets and astrology
- The Astra Planeti (Αστρα Πλανετοι), gods of the five "wandering stars" (planets that can be seen from Earth)
- Stilbon (Στιλβών), god of Hermaon, the planet Mercury
- Eosphorus (Ηωσφόρος), god of Venus the morning star
- Hesperus (Ἓσπερος), god of Venus the evening star
- Pyroeis (Πυρόεις), god of Areios, the planet Mars
- Phaethon (Φαέθων), god of Dios, the planet Jupiter
- Phaenon (Φαίνων), god of Kronion, the planet Saturn
- Aurai (Αὖραι), nymphs of the cool breeze
- Aura (Αὖρα), goddess of the breeze and the air of early morning
- Chaos (Χάος), represented the lower atmosphere which surrounded the earth
- Chione (Χιόνη), goddess of snow and daughter of Boreas
- Helios (Ἥλιος), Titan god of the sun and guardian of oaths
- Selene (Σελήνη), Titan goddess of the moon
- Eos (Ἠώς), Titan goddess of the dawn
- Hemera (Ημέρα), primeval goddess of daylight
- Hera (Ήρα), queen of heaven and goddess of the air and stars
- Herse (Ἕρση), goddess of the morning dew
- The Hesperides (Ἑσπερίδες)
- Iris (Ίρις), goddess of the rainbow and a messenger of the gods
- Nephelai (Νεφήλαι), cloud nymphs
- Ouranos (Ουρανός), primeval god of the heavens
- Pandia (Πανδία), daughter of Selene and Zeus
- The Pleiades (Πλειάδες), goddesses of the stars named after them
- Zeus (Ζεύς), king of heaven and god of the sky, thunder and lightning
- Aetna (Αἴτνη), goddess of Mount Etna, the volcano in Sicily
- Amphictyonis (Αμφικτυονίς), goddess of wine and friendship between nations. This is a local form of the goddess Demeter.
- Anthousai (Ανθούσαι), flower nymphs
- Aristaeus (Ἀρισταῖος), god of bee-keeping, making cheese, herding, growing olives, and hunting
- Attis (Άττις), god of plants and consort of Cybele
- Britomartis (Βριτόμαρτις), a Cretan goddess of hunting and fishing nets
- Cabeiri (Κάβειροι), gods or spirits who looked after the Mysteries of the islands of Lemnos and Samothrace
- Aitnaios (Αιτναιος)
- Alkon (Αλκων)
- Eurymedon (Ευρυμεδών)
- Onnes (Όννης)
- Tonnes (Τόννης)
- Centaurs (Κένταυροι), a race of half-man, half-horse beings
- The Cercopes (Κέρκοπες), a pair of monkey-like thieves who lived in Lydia in western Anatolia
- Akmon (Ακμών)
- Passalos (Πάσσαλος)
- Chloris (Χλωρίς), goddess of flowers and wife of Zephyrus
- Comus (Κόμος), god of celebrating and partying
- Corymbus (Κόρυμβος), god of the fruit of the ivy
- The Curetes (Κουρέτες), looked after baby Zeus on Mount Ida. They are very similar to the Korybantes.
- Cybele (Κυβέλη), a goddess of mountains and nature. She was a Phrygian goddess adopted by the Greeks. She was associated with Rhea.
- The Dactyls (Δάκτυλοι), minor deities originally representing fingers of a hand
- Acmon (Ακμών)
- Damnameneus (Δαμναμενεύς)
- Delas (Δήλας)
- Epimedes (Επιμήδης)
- Heracles (not the same as the hero with this name)
- Iasios (Ιάσιος)
- Kelmis (Κελμις)
- Skythes (Σκύθης)
- Titias (Τιτίας), a friend of Cybele
- Cyllenus (Κύλληνος), a friend of Cybele
- Dionysus (Διόνυσος), god of wine, parties, and wild plants
- Dryades (Δρυάδες), tree and forest nymphs
- Epimeliades (Επιμελίδες), nymphs who protected flocks of sheep
- Gaia (Γαία), primeval goddess of the earth
- Hamadryades (Αμαδρυάδες), oak tree dryades
- Hecaterus (Ηεκατερος), minor god of the hekateris, a dance of involving moving the hands quickly
- Hephaestus (Ήφαιστος), god of metalworking
- Hermes (Ερμής), god of roads, herds and flocks
- The Horae (Ώρες), the Hours
- The goddesses of law and order
- The goddesses of the order of nature
- Thallo (Θαλλώ), goddess of spring, buds and blooms
- Auxo (Αυξώ), goddess of spring growth
- Karpo (Καρπώ), goddess of autumn, harvesting and fruits
- The goddesses of welfare
- Pherousa (Φέρουσα), goddess of substance
- Euporie (Ευπορίη), goddess of abundance
- Orthosie (Ορθοσίη), goddess of prosperity
- The goddesses of the times of day
- Auge (Αυγή), first light of the morning
- Anatole (Ανατολή) or Anatolia (Ανατολία), sunrise
- Mousika or Musica (Μουσική), the morning hour of music and study
- Gymnastika, Gymnastica (Γυμναστίκή) or Gymnasia (Γυμνασία), the morning hour of exercise
- Nymphe (Νυμφή), the morning hour of bathing and washing
- Mesembria (Μεσημβρία), noon
- Sponde (Σπονδή), libations poured after lunch
- Elete, prayer, the first of the afternoon work hours
- Akte, Acte (Ακτή) or Cypris (Κυπρίς), eating and pleasure, the second of the afternoon work hours
- Hesperis (Έσπερίς), evening
- Dysis (Δύσις), sunset
- Arktos (Άρκτος), night sky
- The goddesses of seasons
- Eiar (Είαρ), spring
- Theros (Θέρος), summer
- Pthinoporon (Φθινόπωρον), autumn
- Cheimon (Χειμών), winter
- Korybantes (Κορύβαντες), the dancers who worshipped Cybele
- Damneus (Δαμνεύς)
- Idaios (Ιδαίος)
- Kyrbas (Κύρβας)
- Okythoos (Ωκύθοος)
- Prymneus (Πρυμνεύς)
- Pyrrhichos (Πυρῥιχος), god of the rustic dance
- Maenades (μαινάδες), crazed nymphs who follow Dionysus
- Methe (Μέθη), nymph of drunkenness
- Meliae (Μελίαι), nymphs of honey and the ash tree
- Naiades (Ναιάδες), freshwater nymphs
- The Nymphai Hyperboreioi (Νύμφαι Υπερβόρειοι), gods of the various aspects of archery
- Hekaerge (Εκαέργη), represented distancing
- Loxo (Λοξώ), represented trajectory
- Oupis (Ουπις), represented aim
- Oreades (Ὀρεάδες), mountain nymphs
- Oceanides (Ωκεανίδες), freshwater nymphs. The main ones were:
- The Ourea (Ούρος), primeval gods of mountains
- The Palici (Παλικοί), a pair of gods who looked after the geysers and thermal springs in Sicily
- Pan (Πάν), god of shepherds, pastures and fertility
- The Potamoi, river gods
- Priapus (Πρίαπος), god of fertility and gardens
- Rhea (Ῥέα), the great mother and queen of the mountain wilderness
- Satyrs (Σάτυροι), fertility spirits
- Krotos (Κρότος), a hunter and musician who lived with the Muses on Mount Helicon
- Silenus (Σειληνός), an old god of the dance and of wine
- Telete (Τελέτη), goddess of initiation into the orgies of Bacchus
- Zagreus (Ζαγρεύς), the first incarnation of Dionysus in the Orphic mysteries
- Adonis (Άδωνις), a deity of life, death and rebirth
- Aphaea (Αφαία), minor goddess of agriculture and fertility
- Carme (Κάρμη), spirit of the harvest festival in Crete
- Carmanor (Καρμάνωρ), a Cretan harvest god
- Chrysothemis (Χρυσόθεμις), goddess of the "Golden Custom", a harvest festival, daughter of Demeter and Carmanor
- Cyamites (Κυαμίτης), demi-god of the bean
- Demeter (Δημήτηρ), goddess of fertility, agriculture and harvest
- Despoina, daughter of Poseidon and Demeter, goddess of mysteries in Arcadia
- Dionysus (Διόνυσος), god of wine and growing grapes
- Eunostus (Εύνοστος), goddess of the flour mill
- Hestia (Ἑστία), goddess of the hearth and the baking of bread
- Persephone (Περσεφόνη), queen of the underworld, wife of Hades and goddess of spring growth
- Philomelus (Φιλόμελος), demi-god of agriculture. He was said to have invented the wagon and the plough.
- Plutus (Πλοῦτος), god of wealth, including agricultural wealth, son of Demeter
- Achilles (Ἀχιλλεύς), the hero of the Trojan War
- Aiakos (Αἰακός), a king of Aegina. He was appointed as a Judge of the Dead in the underworld after his death.
- Aeolus (Aiolos) (Αἴολος), a king of Thessaly. He was made the immortal king of the winds by Zeus.
- Amphiaraus (Ἀμφιάραος), a hero of the war of the Seven Against Thebes. He became an oracular spirit of the underworld after his death.
- Ariadne (Αριάδνη), a princess of Crete who became the immortal wife of Dionysus
- Aristaeus (Ἀρισταῖος), a hero from Thessaly. For his inventions he was immortalised as the god of bee-keeping, cheese-making, herding, olive-growing, and hunting.
- Asclepius (Ἀσκληπιός), a healer from Thessaly and a son of Apollo. He was killed by Zeus, but was later put into the sky as the group of stars called Ophiuchus.
- Attis (Ἄττις), a consort of Cybele. He was given immortality as one of her attendants.
- Bolina (Βολίνα), a mortal woman transformed into a nymph by Apollo
- The Dioscuri (Διόσκουροι), divine twins
- Castor (Κάστωρ)
- Pollux (Πολυδεύκης)
- Endymion (Ἐνδυμίων), lover of Selene. He was made to sleep forever so that he would never age.
- Ganymede (Γανυμήδης), a handsome prince of Troy. He was kidnapped by Zeus and made cup-bearer of the gods.
- Glaucus (Γλαῦκος), god of fishermen, made immortal after eating a magical herb.
- Hemithea (Ἡμιθέα) and Parthenos (Παρθένος), princesses of Naxos who jumped into the sea to escape their angry father. Apollo transformed them into demi-goddesses.
- Heracles (Ἡρακλῆς), divine hero
- Lampsace (Λαμψάκη), a Bebrycian princess who was worshipped as a goddess for helping the Greeks
- Minos (Μίνως), a king of Crete. He was made a Judge of the Dead in the underworld after his death.
- Ino (Ἰνώ), a princess of Thebes who became the sea goddess Leucothea.
- The Leucippides (Λευκιππίδες), wives of the Dioscuri
- Orithyia (Ὠρείθυια), an Athenian princess. She was kidnapped by Boreas and made the goddess of mountain winds.
- Palaemon (Παλαίμων), a prince of Thebes made into a sea god along with his mother, Ino
- Phylonoe (Φυλονόη), daughter of Tyndareus and Leda. She was made immortal by Artemis.
- Psyche (Ψυχή), goddess of the soul
- Apollo, god of healing and medicine
- Asclepius (Ασκληπιός), god of healing
- Aceso, goddess of the healing of wounds and the curing of illnesses
- Aegle, goddess of very good health
- Epione (Ἠπιόνη), goddess of stopping of pain
- Hygieia (Υγεία), goddess of cleanliness and good health
- Iaso (Ἰασώ), goddess of cures, and ways of healing
- Panacea (Πανάκεια), goddess of healing
- Telesphorus (Τελεσφόρος), demi-god of recuperation from illness or injury
- Asclepius (Ασκληπιός), god of healing
- Acratopotes (Ἀκρατοπότης), god of unmixed wine and the lack of self-control
- Agdistis (Ἄγδιστις), a deity of nature who had both male and female sexual organs
- Alexiares and Anicetus (Αλεξιαρης and Ανικητος), twin sons of Heracles who were associated with defence
- Aphroditus (Ἀφρόδιτος), a male version of Aphrodite, from Cyprus
- Astraea (Αστραία), virgin goddess of justice
- Auxesia (Αυξησία) and Damia (Δαμία), two local goddesses of fertility
- Charites (Χάριτες), goddesses of charm, beauty, nature, creativity and fertility
- Hegemone (Ηγεμόνη), goddess of plants
- Antheia (Άνθεια), goddess of flowers
- Pasithea (Πασιθέα), goddess of rest and relaxation
- Cleta (Κλήτα), "the glorious"
- Phaenna (Φαέννα), "the shining"
- Eudaimonia (Ευδαιμονία), "happiness"
- Euthymia (Ευθυμία), "good mood"
- Calleis (Καλλείς), "beauty"
- Paidia (Παιδία), "play, amusement"
- Pandaisia (Πανδαισία), "banquet for everyone"
- Pannychis (Παννυχίς), "festivity"
- Ceraon (Κεραων), demi-god of mixing wine
- Chrysus (Χρύσος), spirit of gold
- Circe (Κίρκη), a minor goddess of magic. She was a witch living on the island of Aeaea.
- Daemones Ceramici (Δαίμονες Κεραμικοί), five spirits who plagued the potters
- Syntribos (Σύντριβος), the one who shatters
- Smaragos (Σμάραγος), the one who smashes
- Asbetos (Ασβετος), the one who chars
- Sabaktes (Σαβάκτης), the one who destroys
- Omodamos (Ομόδαμος), crudebake
- Deipneus (Δειπνεύς), demi-god of making bread
- Eiresione (Ειρεσιώνη), personification of the olive branch
- Eileithyia (Εἰλείθυια), goddess of childbirth
- Enyalius (Ενυάλιος), minor god of war
- Enyo (Ἐνυώ), goddess of destructive war
- Harpocrates (Ἁρποκράτης), god of silence
- Hermaphroditus (Ἑρμάφρόδιτός), god of hermaphrodites and effeminate men
- Hymenaios (Ὑμέναιος), god of marriage and marriage feasts
- Ichnaea (Ιχναία), goddess of tracking
- Iynx (Ιύνξ), goddess of the love charm
- Matton (Μάττων), demi-god of kneading dough
- Muses (Μούσαι), goddesses of music, song and dance, and the source of inspiration to poets
- Titan Muses, daughters of Gaia and Uranus
- Olympian Muses, daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne
- Calliope (Καλλιόπη), muse of epic poetry
- Clio (Κλειώ), muse of history
- Erato (Ερατώ), muse of erotic poetry
- Euterpe (Ευτέρπη), muse of lyric poetry
- Melpomene (Μελπομένη), muse of tragedy
- Polyhymnia (Πολυμνία or Πολύμνια), muse of sacred poetry
- Terpsichore (Τερψιχόρη), muse of dance and choral poetry
- Thalia (Θάλεια), muse of comedy and bucolic poetry
- Urania (Ουρανία), muse of astronomy
- Younger Muses, daughters of Apollo
- Polymatheia (Πολυμάθεια), muse of knowledge
- Palaestra (Παλαίστρα), goddess of wrestling
- Rhapso (Ραψώ), minor goddess or nymph worshipped in Athens
Inmates of Tartarus
- The Hekatonkheires (Ἑκατόγχειρες), the Hundred-Handed Ones. Three giant gods of violent storms. Sons of Uranus and Gaia. Each have different characteristics.
- The Danaides, forty-nine daughters of Danaus who murdered their husbands. They were punished for their crimes by being made to carry water in leaking jugs forever.
- Ixion, a king of the Lapiths who tried to rape Hera. He was tied to a burning wheel in Tartarus as punishment.
- Sisyphus, a king of Thessaly who tried to cheat death. He was sentenced to an eternity of rolling a big round rock up a hill, only to watch it roll back down.
- Tantalus, a king of Anatolia who killed his son Pelops and served him as a meal to the gods. He was punished with the torture of starvation. Food and drink dangled forever just out of his reach.
- Ancient Roman deities
- Apollo- The god of the sun/rides the sun
- Bacchus- The god of wine, parties/festivals, madness, and merriment
- Cupid- The god of love.
- Diana -The goddess of the moon
- Fortuna - The goddess of luck
- Janus - The god of gates and doors
- Jupiter- The king of the gods and goddesses, and god of lightning and the sky
- Juno - Jupiter's wife, and Goddess of marriage
- Mars - God of war
- Mercury - Messenger of the gods; also the god of thieves, commerce and travelers.
- Minerva- The virgin goddess of wisdom, handicrafts, strategic warfare, and trade
- Neptune - The god of the sea
- Pluto - The god of death, and the riches under the Earth
- Proserpina- Pluto's wife, goddess of Spring, queen of the Underworld
- Saturn- The titan of time and king of the titans
- Ceres- Saturn's daughter, goddess of farming and agriculture
- Venus- The goddess of love and beauty
- Vulcan- The god of fire and blacksmiths.
- Vesta- The virgin goddess of home and hearth
- Terra- The goddess of the Earth
The gods and their functions
Major gods and goddesses
- Baldur - God of beauty, innocence, peace, and rebirth. Consort: Nanna, Killed by Loki, who tricked his blind brother Hodr into killing him with a spear of mistletoe.
- Borr - Father of Odin, Vili and Vé. Consort: Bestla
- Bragi - God of poetry, music and the harp. Consort: Iðunn.
- Búri - Ruler of Prehistory, the first god and father of Borr.
- Dagr - God of the daytime, son of Dellingr and Nótt.
- Dellingr - God of dawn. Father of Dagr. Husband of Nótt.
- Eir - Goddess of healing.
- Ēostre - Goddess of spring.
- Elli - Goddess of old age.
- Forseti - God of justice, peace and truth. Son of Baldur and Nanna.
- Freyja - Goddess of love, fertility, and battle. Consort: Óðr.
- Freyr - God of fertility. Consort: Gerðr.
- Frigg - Goddess of marriage and motherhood. Consort: Odin. Can also be pronounced "Frigga".
- Fulla - Frigg´s handmaid.
- Gefjun - Goddess of fertility and plough.
- Hel - Queen of Helheim, the Norse underworld.
- Heimdall - One of the Æsir and guardian of Asgard, their realm.
- Hermóðr - The heroic son of Odin.Tried to rescue Baldur.
- Hlín - Goddess of consolation and protection.
- Höðr - God of winter. Killed by Vali.
- Hœnir - The silent god.
- Iðunn - Goddess of youth. Consort: Bragi.
- Jörð - Goddess of the Earth. Mother of Thor by Odin.
- Kvasir - God of inspiration. Killed by Dwarves.
- Lofn - Goddess of forbidden loves.
- Loki - Trickster and god of mischief . Consort: Sigyn (also called Saeter).
- Magni - God of strength. Son of Thor.
- Máni - God of the Moon.
- Mímir - Odin's uncle. Decapitated by Vanir.
- Nanna - Goddess of joy and peace, an Ásynja married with Baldur and mother to Forseti. Died because of Baldur's death.
- Nerthus - A goddess mentioned by Tacitus. Her name is connected to that of Njord.
- Njord - God of sea, wind, fish, and wealth. Killed in Ragnarok.
- Nótt - Goddess of night, daughter of Narvi and mother of Auðr, Jörð and Dagr by Naglfari, Annar and Dellingr, respectively.
- Odin - The "All Father" God of war, associated with wisdom and poetry (The Ruler of the gods).
- Rán - Goddess of the sea.
- Sága - An obscure goddess, possibly another name for Frigg.
- Sif - Wife of Thor. Goddess of harvest.
- Sjöfn - Goddess of love.
- Skadi - Goddess of winter; Njord's wife.
- Snotra - Goddess of prudence.
- Sól (Sunna) - Goddess of Sun. Swallowed by Skoll.
- Thor - son of Óðinn God of thunder and battle. Consort: Sif.
- Thrud - daughter of Thor and Sif.
- Tyr - God of war. Also the god of the skies.
- Ull - God of ski/winter, hunt, and duel. Son of Sif.
- Váli - God of revenge.
- Vár - Goddess of contract.
- Vé - One of the three gods of creation. Brother of Óðinn and Vili.
- Vidar - God of the forest, revenge and silence.
- Vör - Goddess of wisdom.
- Yggdrasil - Tree of life. Connects the 9 worlds.
- Lesser figures
- Ægir - Ruler of the sea. Consort: Rán.
- Andhrímnir - Cook of the gods.
- Aurvandil - A minor character in the Skáldskaparmál with cognates in other Germanic tales.
- Sage - Son of Thor and Sif
Lists of Norse gods and goddesses contained in the Prose Edda
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The Hindu trinity consists of Brahma the Creator, Vishnu the Preserver, and Shiva the Destroyer. The followers of the last two form two major sects.
Main article: Devi
Cults of goddess worship are ancient in India. The branch of Hinduism that worships the goddess, known as Devi, is called Shaktism. Followers of Shaktism recognize Shakti as the power that underlies the female principle, and Devi is often depicted as Parvati the consort of Shiva or as Lakshmi the consort of Vishnu. She is also depicted in other guises, such as the fierce Kali or Durga. In Shaktism, Adi Parashakti is regarded as Ultimate Godhead or Para Brahman. She is formless i.e. Nirguna in reality but may take many forms i.e. Saguna. Durga or Lalita tripur sundari is regarded as Supreme deity with forms. Shaktism is closely related with Tantric Hinduism, which teaches rituals and practices for purification of the mind and body. Some alternate names of Shakti (Devi) the Mother Goddess:
Main article: Shiva
Saivism is the Hindu sect that worships the god Shiva. Shiva, the destroyer god among the Trimurti, is sometimes depicted as the fierce god Bhairava. Saivists are more attracted to asceticism than adherents of other Hindu sects, and may be found wandering with ashen faces performing self-purification rituals. Some alternate names of Shiva:
Main article: Vishnu
Vaishnavism is the sect within Hinduism that worships Vishnu, the preserver god of the Hindu Trimurti ('three images', the Trinity), and his ten incarnations. It is a devotional sect, and followers worship many deities, including Rama and Krishna, both considered as incarnations of Vishnu. The adherents of this sect are generally non-ascetic, monastic and devoted to meditative practice and ecstatic chanting. Some alternate names of Vishnu the Preserver:
- Venkateshwara, as Vishnu is known in parts of South India.
- Vaikuntha Chaturmurti
- Vaikuntha Kamalaja
- Lakshmi Narayan
- Dasavatara, the 10 incarnations of Vishnu
- Ananta Shayana
- Radha, the life energy, the soul of lord Krishna and the goddess of kindness, humanity, beauty.
- Brahma, despite being the creator god among the Trimurti, is rarely worshiped today
- Parvati, a form of Shakti and the wife of Shiva
- Ganesh, son of Shiva and Parvati and was also called Ganpati, the Ganapatya sectary worshipped Ganesh as their chief deity. He is god of wisdom and remover of all obstacles. He is worshipped before any other devi or deiti.
- Subramanya, son of Shiva and Parvati and was also called Muruga, Karthik, Kumara or Shanmukha, the Kaumaram sectary worshipped Subramanya as their chief deity. He's also the brother of Lord Ganesha.
- Ayyappa, son of Shiva and Mohini and was also called Shastha
- Saraswati, also known as Gayatri, is the wife of Brahma and goddess of knowledge and the arts
- Lakshmi is the wife of Vishnu and goddess of wealth and prosperity
- Hanuman, the 11th incarnation of Lord Shiva, is the monkey devotee and messenger of Rama (incarnation of Vishnu) and was also called Anjaneya, since his mother is anjana
- Shesha Naga, the serpent devotee of Vishnu
Main article: Avatar
- Vakratunda (Vakratuṇḍa) ("twisting trunk"), his mount is a lion.
- Ekadanta ("single tusk"), his mount is a mouse.
- Mahodara ("big belly"), his mount is a mouse.
- Gajavaktra (or Gajānana) ("elephant face"), his mount is a mouse.
- Lambodara ("pendulous belly"), his mount is a mouse.
- Vikata (Vikaṭa) ("unusual form", "misshapen"), his mount is a peacock.
- Vighnaraja (Vighnarāja) ("king of obstacles"), his mount is the celestial serpent Śeṣa.
- Dhumravarna (Dhūmravarṇa) ("grey color") corresponds to Śiva, his mount is a horse.
- Valmiki Avatar
- Kashyapa Avatar
- Sukra Avatar
- Bachesa Avatar
- Vyasa Avatar
- Khata Rishi Avatar
- Kalidasa Avatar
- Chandra Avatar
- Matsya, the fish
- Kurma, the tortoise
- Varaha, the boar
- Narasimha, the Half Man-Half Lion avatar.
- Parashurama, Rama with the axe
- Vamana, the Dwarf
- Sri Ramachandra, the king of Ayodhya and the hero of the epic Ramayana
- Sri Krishna, a hero of the epic Mahabharata.
- Gautama Buddha, a Kali Yuga Avatar of Vishnu.
- Kalki who is expected to appear at the end of Kali Yuga.
Krishna is often associated with His beloved goddess Radha, and hence also known as Radha Krishna. Krishna was also manifested as Lord Jagannatha. People of Eastern India consider Chaitanya Mahaprabhu to be his re-incarnation. Krishna is the chief deity of the ISKCON Hare Krishna and other sects.
- Lakshmana, younger brother of Rama
- Balarāma, elder brother of Krishna
- Ramanuja, a Vaishnava philosopher and saint
The Rigveda speaks of Thirty-three gods called the Tridasha ('Three times ten'). They consists of the 12 Adityas, the 8 Vasus, the 11 Rudras and the 2 Ashvins. Indra also called Śakra, lord of the gods, is the first of the 33 followed by Agni. Some of these brother gods were invoked in pairs such as Indra-Agni, Mitra-Varuna and Soma-Rudra.
- Mitra, the patron god of oaths and of friendship,
- Varuna, the patron god of water and the oceans,
- Śakra, also called Indra, the king of gods, and the god of rains
- Bhaga, god of wealth
- Vivasvat, also called Ravi or Savitṛ,
- Tvāṣṭṛ, the smith among the gods,
- Pūsan, patron god of travellers and herdsmen, god of roads,
- Dhāt, god of health and magic, also called Dhūti
- Yama, god of Dharma (moral ethics), of death and of justice.
The Ramayana tells they are eleven of the 33 children of the sage Kashyapa and his wife Aditi, along with the 12 Adityas, 8 Vasus and 2 Ashvins, constituting the Thirty-three gods. The Vamana Purana describes the Rudras as the sons of Kashyapa and Aditi. The Matsya Purana notes that Surabhi – the mother of all cows and the "cow of plenty" – was the consort of Brahma and their union produced the eleven Rudras. Here they are named Nirriti, Shambhu, Aparajita Mrigavyadha, Kapardi, Dahana, Khara, Ahirabradhya, Kapali, Pingala and Senani – the foremost. Brahma allotted to the Rudras the eleven positions of the heart and the five sensory organs, the five organs of action and the mind. 
- Agni the "Fire" god, also called Anala or "living",
- Vāyu the "Wind", the air god, also called Anila ("wind")
- Dyauṣ the "Sky" god, also called Dyeus and Prabhāsa or the "shining dawn"
- Pṛthivī the "Earth" god, also called Dharā or "support"
- Sūrya the "Sun" god, also called Pratyūsha, ("break of dawn", but often used to mean simply "light"), the Saura sectary worshipped Sūrya as their chief deity.
- Soma the "Moon" god, also called Chandra
- Aha ("pervading") or Āpa ('water"' or ether), also called Antarikṣa the "Atmosphere" or "Space" god,
- Dhruva ("motionless") the Polestar, also called Nakṣatra the god of the "Stars",
The Ashvins (also called the Nāsatyas) were twin gods. Nasatya is also the name of one twin, while the other is called Dasra.
List in alphabetical order
Most of the Hindu temples are dedicated to Shiva, Vishnu (including his incarnations Krishna and Rama), Shakti (the mother goddess, hence including the forms of Durga and Kaliand the goddesses Lakshmi and Saraswati), Ganesh and Hanuman., The Hindu scriptures claimed that there were 33 KOTI or 33 categroy gods, koti meaing in Sanskrit crore (33 कोटि = 10 prakar, tarah ).
The number might be figurative but there are several names and forms for the multitude of gods. Given below is an incomplete list of deities.
- Acyutah, another name of Vishnu.
- Adimurti one of Vishnu's avatars.
- Aditi is mother of the Devas.
- Adityas, are the offspring of Aditi.
- Agni* is the god of fire, and acceptor of sacrifices.
- Ammavaru goddess who laid the egg that hatched Brahma, Shiva and Vishnu.
- Anala "fire" in Sanskrit, equated among Agni.
- Anila is one of the Vasus, gods of the elements of the cosmos. He is equated with the wind god Vāyu, Anila being understood as the name normally used for Vāyu when numbered among the Vasus.
- Anumati ("divine favor" in Sanskrit, Devanagari: अनुमति), also known as Chandrama, is a lunar deity and goddess of wealth, intellect, children, spirituality, and prosperity. Her vehicle is Krisha Mrigam or Krishna Jinka (Blackbuck).
- Ap In Hinduism, it is also the name of the deva, a personification of water, one of the Vasus in most later Puranic lists.
- Apam Napat is an eminent figure of the Indo-Iranian pantheon. In Hinduism, Apām Napāt is the god of fresh water, such as in rivers and lakes. In Zoroastrianism, Apąm Napāt is also a divinity of water, see also Burz.
- Aranyani is a goddess of the forests and the animals that dwell within them. Aranyani has the distinction of having one of the most descriptive hymns in the Rigveda dedicated to her, in which she is described as being elusive, fond of quiet glades in the jungle, and fearless of remote places.
- Aravan also known as Iravat (इरावत्, Irāvat) and Iravant, is a minor character from the Hindu epic of Mahabharata. The son of Pandava prince Arjuna (one of the main heroes of the Mahabharata) and the Naga princess Ulupi, Iravan is the central god of the cult of Kuttantavar (Tamil: கூத்தாண்டவர்) —which is also the name commonly given to him in that cult—and plays a major role in the cult of Draupadi.
- Ardhanari is a composite androgynous form of the Hindu god Shiva and his consort Parvati (also known as Devi, Shakti and Uma in this icon). Ardhanarishvara is depicted as half male and half female, split down the middle. The left half is usually the female Parvati, illustrating her traditional attributes and the right half, Shiva.
- ArdraThe Hindu myth associated to Ardra is that of Taraka. Taraka is an asura who is granted invulnerability by Brahma.
- Arjuna (pronounced [ɐrˈɟunɐ] in classical Sanskrit) (lit. 'bright' or 'silver' (cf. Latin argentum)) is the third of the Pandavas, the sons and princes of Pandu, who with Krishna, is considered to be the hero of the Hindu epic Mahabharata.
- Aruna is a personification of the reddish glow of the rising Sun, which is believed to have spiritual powers. The presence of Aruṇá, the coming of day, is invoked in Brahmin prayers to Surya.
- Arundhati is the wife of the sage Vashista, one of the seven sages (Saptarshi) who are identified with the Ursa Major. She is identified with the morning star and also with the star Alcor which forms a double star with Mizar (identified as Vashista) in Ursa Major.
- Aryaman is one of the early Vedic deities (devas). His name signifies "bosom friend". He is the third son of Aditi. He is an Aditya, a solar deity. He is supposed to be the chief of the manes and the Milky Way is supposed to be his path.
- Ashapura -Mata no Madh is one of aspect devi. Her temples are mainly found in Gujarat.
- Aslesais the 9th Nakshatra among the 27 Nakshatras in Hindu astrology. Ashlesha is also known as the Clinging Star or Nāga. It is known as Hydra. It extends from 16:40 to 30:00 Cancri.
- Asura (Sanskrit: असुर, Sanskrit ásu - "life force". Compare: Æsir. Also see: Ahura Mazda) are non-suras, a different group of power-seeking deities besides the suras, sometimes considered naturalists, or nature-beings. They are the forces of chaos that are in constant battle with the Devas.
- Asvayujau is a goddess of good luck, joy and happiness.
- Aswiniis the first nakshatra (lunar mansion) in Hindu astrology, corresponding to the head of Aries, including the stars β and γ Arietis. The name aśvinī is used by Varahamihira (6th century). The older name of the asterism, found in the Atharvaveda (AVS 19.7; in the dual) and in Panini (4.3.36), was aśvayúj "harnessing horses"
- Ayyappan is a Hindu deity worshiped in a number of shrines across India. Ayyappan is believed to be an incarnation of Dharma Sasta, who is the offspring of Shiva and Vishnu (as Mohini, is the only female avatar of the God Vishnu) and is generally depicted in a yogic posture
- Ayya Vaikundar
- Aryadurga ( Devihasol Rajapur )
- Bahuchara Mata
- Budhi Pallien
- Dharma Shasta
- Dyaus Pita
- Ganesha (see also Ashtavinayaka)
- Goddess Gauri
- Guardians of the directions
- Kanaka Durga
- Kannaki Amman
- Karuppa Swami
- Kirata Moorti
- Muttinamma devi
- Madurai Veeran
- Mahesh, another name for Shiva
- Veer Mhaskoba
- Mahishasura Mardini
- Naga Devata
- Naga siren
- Naga Yakshi
- Naina Devi
- Parvati, mother of lord ganesha
- Santoshi Mata
- Saraswati , goddess of books
- Shakti Peethas
- Shiva (see also Astamurti)
- Shyam baba
- Veer Mhaskoba
The following is a list of some of the major and minor deities in Shinto. As it is often said that there are yaoyorozu-no-kami(八百万の神) or 8 million kami (a representation of an infinite number), it would be impossible to list them all.
- Commonly called Uzume, she is the goddess of dawn and revelry, instrumental to the "missing sun legend" in Shinto. She is also known as The Great Persuader and The Heavenly Alarming Female.
Amaterasu-ō-mi-kami (天照大神 or 天照大御神)
- Commonly called Amaterasu, she is the goddess of the sun as well as the purported ancestress of the Imperial Household of Japan. Her full name means "Great Goddess" or "Great Spirit Who Shines in the Heavens"; she may also be referred to as Ōhiru-menomuchi-no-kami (大日孁貴神). Due to her ties to the Imperial family, she is often considered (though not official) to be the "primary god" of Shinto.
Ame-no-Koyane (天児屋命 or 天児屋根命)
- A male deity, he is considered the "First in Charge of Divine Affairs", as well as the aide to the first Emperor of Japan. He is also considered to be the ancestor of the Fujiwara family.
- Also known as Kaminokaze, he is the Japanese god of the wind and one of the eldest Shinto gods, said to be present at the creation of the world. He is often depected as an oniwith a bag slung over his back.
- Also known as Hachiman-shin or Yawata no kami, he is seen as the god of war. Originally an agricultural deity, he later became the guardian of the Minamoto clan.
- The god of rice and fertility. His messengers and symbolic animal are foxes. He is often identified with the Buddhist deity Dakiniten. Though traditionally represented as a male, there are records of Inari appearing as a female as well.
Izanagi (伊弊諾 or 伊邪那岐)
- The forefather of the gods, he is the first male as well as the god of creation and life. He and his wife, Izanami, were responsible for the birth of the islands of Japan and many kami, though she died in childbirth. Later, after his failed attempt to retrieve her from the underworld, he sired Amaterasu, Susano and Tsukuyomi.
Izanami (伊弉冉 or 伊邪那美)
- Izanagi's wife and sister, she is the first female as well as the goddess of creation and death. She died shortly after the birth of Kagu-tsuchi, and Izanami followed her to the underworld, but failed to bring her back to the living world. A marital spat between the pair caused the cycle of life and death for all living beings.
- Commonly called Ninigi, he was the grandson of Amaterasu. His great-grandson was Kamuyamato Iwarebiko, later to be known as Emperor Jimmu, first emperor of Japan.
- Commonly called Raiden (雷電), he is the god of thunder and lightning, and is often paired with Fujin. As with the latter, Raijin is usually depicted as an oni.
- Also known as Rinjin, he is a dragon, as well as god of the sea. He resides in Ryūgū-jō, his palace under the sea built out of red and white coral, from where he controlled the tides with magical tide jewels. His great-grandson would become Emperor Jimmu.
- Alternately romanized as Susano-o, Susa-no-o, and Susanowo. He is the god of storms as well as in some cases the god of the sea. He is also somewhat of a trickster god, as Japanese mythology extensively documents the "sibling rivalry" between him and Amaterasu. Susanoo also was responsible for the slaying of the monster Yamata-no-Orochi and the subsequent discovery of the sacred sword Kusanagi.
- The god of scholarship, he is the deified Sugawara no Michizane (845-903), who was elevated to his position after dying in exile and subsequent disasters in Heian-kyō were attributed to his angered spirit. See Dazaifu, Fukuoka
- Also known as Otohime (乙姫), she was the daughter of Ryūjin and the grandmother of Jimmu. It is said that after she gave birth to her son, she turned into a dragon and disappeared.
Tsukuyomi-no-Mikoto (月読の命 or 月夜見の尊)
- Also known as Tsukiyomi, Tsuki no kami, Tsukiyomino mikoto, and Tsukiyumi no mikoto, he is the god of the moon. He killed the goddess of food, Uke Mochi, out of disgust and anger in the way she had prepared a meal. This caused Amaterasu to never face him again, causing the sun and moon to be in different parts of the sky.
- Amatsu-Mikaboshi (天津甕星), the kami of all evil and stars who existed before Ama-No-Uzume
- Konohanasakuya-hime (木花之開耶姫), the wife of Ninigi and daughter of Ohoyamatsumi, and great-grandmother of Jimmu. She is also known as the goddess of Mount Fuji.
- Ohoyamatsumi (大山積命), an elder brother of Amaterasu, and an important god who rules mountain, sea, and war, as well as the father of Konohanasakuya-hime.
- Sarutahiko Ohkami (猿田毘古神), a kami of the Earth that guided Ninigi to the Japanese islands
- Uke Mochi (保食神), sometimes called Ogetsu-hime-no-kami, a goddess of food. After she had spat a fish, vomited or defecated game and coughed rice, she had been killed by a disgusted Tsukuyomi, or in some other versions, Susanoo.
Amida Nyorai (無量光佛 or 無量壽佛)
- Commonly referred to as Amida-butsu (阿弥陀如来), he is the primary Buddha of the Pure Land school of Buddhism. He is also believed to be a Buddha who possesses infinite meritorious qualities; who expounds the dharma in his pure paradise and is likely the most well known and popular of the Five Wisdom Buddhas.
- He is traditionally held in Buddhist mythology to be the founder of Zen Buddhism, as well as the founder of Shaolin. One legend reports that after years of meditation, Bodhidharma lost the usage of his eyes and appendages. The Daruma doll was created in honor of this legend.
The Seven Lucky Gods
Benzaiten (弁才天 or 弁財天)
- Also known as Benten, she is the goddess of everything that flows: words (and knowledge, by extension), speech, eloquence, and music. Said to be the third daughter of the dragon-king of Munetsuchi, over the course of years she has gone from being a protective deity of Japan to one who bestows good fortune upon the state and its people.Derived from the equivalent goddess in Hinduism Goddess Saraswati.
- Also called Bishamon or Tamonten, he is the god of fortunate warriors and guards, as well as the punisher of criminals. Said to live halfway down the side of Mount Sumeru, the small pagoda he carries symbolizes the divine treasure house that he both guards and gives away its contents.
- Often shortened to simply Daikoku, he is variously considered to be the god of wealth (more specifically, the harvest), or of the household (particularly the kitchen). He is recognised by his wide face, smile, and flat black hat. He is often portrayed holding a golden mallet, seated on bales of rice, with mice nearby (which signify plentiful food).
Ebisu (恵比須, 恵比寿, 夷 or 戎)
- The sole member of the gods believed to have originated in Japan, he was originally known as Hiruko (蛭子), the first child of Izanagi and Izanami. Said to born without bones, he eventually overcame his handicaps to become the mirthful and auspicious Ebisu (hence one of his titles, "The Laughing God"). He is often depicted holding a rod and a large red bream or sea bass. Jellyfish are also associated with this god and the fugu restaurants of Japan will often incorporate Yebisu in their motif.
- Often confused with Jurōjin, he is the god of wisdom and longevity and said to be an incarnation of the Southern Polestar. He is accompanied by a crane and a turtle, which are considered to be symbols of longevity, and also sometimes accompanied by a black deer. The sacred book tied to his staff is said to contain the lifespan of every person on Earth.
- Best known in the Western world as the Laughing Buddha, Hotei is likely the most popular of the gods. His image graces many temples, restaurants, and amulets. Originally based on a Chinese Chan monk, Hotei has become a deity of and abundance.
- Also known as Kisshōten or Kudokuten, she is the "eighth" member of the Seven Gods of Fortune, a Taoist deity often combined with the traditional members. She is considered to be the goddess of happiness, fertility, and beauty.
- Also known as Gama, he represents longevity. He is often seen with a fan and a stave, and accompanied by a black deer.
- and thats not including demi god's, mighty men of renown, and all the other non-mainstream religion's
- if i was to write them all, the list would no doubt be endless, and i would be here, for an infinite amount of time as, standardz, hahahahahaha, :) #edio