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Mythology - Gods and Goddesses

Major Gods and Goddesses of the World

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In the ancient world, most cultures had many gods and goddesses. Natural phenomena like the sun, moon, thunder, and storms had their own deities who could be prayed to for help or offered sacrifices in order to influence their behavior. Human occupations like warfare, hunting and crafts had patron gods and goddesses associated with them. The stages of life, like childbirth and death, were often thought to be under the protection of specific gods, goddesses, or spirits. The most familiar of these for most of us in the west are those that come from the Greco-Roman myths, although the gods and goddess of the plentiful Hindu pantheon are still worshiped some five millennia later.

Search for ancient gods and goddesses in two ways, by culture or alphabetically, by the name of the specific god or goddess.

Lists of Gods and Goddesses by Culture or Geographic Area
Who Is Your Favorite God or Goddess?

List of Individual Gods/Goddesses Alphabetically:

- A -

Agdistis or Angdistis
Ah Puch
Ahura Mazda
Alberich
Allah
Amaterasu
An
Anansi
Anat
Andvari
Anshar
Anu
Aphrodite
Apollo
Apsu
Ares
Artemis
Asclepius
Athena
Athirat
Athtart
Atlas


- B -

Baal
Ba Xian
Bacchus
Balder
Bast
Bellona
Bergelmir
Bes
Bixia Yuanjin
Bragi
Brahma
Brigit


- C -

Camaxtli
Ceres
Ceridwen
Cernunnos
Chac
Chalchiuhtlicue
Charun
Chemosh
Cheng-huang
Cybele


- D -

Dagon
Damkina (Dumkina)
Davlin
Dawn
Demeter
Diana
Di Cang
Dionysus


- E -

Ea
El
Enki
Enlil
Eos
Epona
Ereskigal


- F -

Farbauti
Fenrir
Forseti
Fortuna
Freya
Freyr
Frigg


- G -

Gaia
Ganesha
Ganga
Garuda
Gauri
Geb
Geong Si
Guanyin


- H -

Hades
Hanuman
Hathor
Hecate (Hekate)
Helios
Heng-o (Chang-o)
Hephaestus
Hera
Hermes
Hestia
Hod
Hoderi
Hoori
Horus
Hotei
Huitzilopochtli
Hsi-Wang-Mu
Hygeia


- I -

Inanna
Inti
Iris
Ishtar
Isis
Ixtab
Izanaki
Izanami


- J -

Jesus
Juno
Jupiter
Juturna


- K -

Kagutsuchi
Kartikeya
Khepri
Ki
Kingu
Kinich Ahau
Kishar
Krishna
Kuan-yin
Kukulcan
Kvasir


- L -

Lakshmi
Leto
Liza

Loki
Lugh
Luna



- M -

Magna Mater
Maia
Marduk
Mars
Mazu
Medb
Mercury
Mimir
Minerva
Mithras
Morrigan
Mot
Mummu
Muses


- N -

Nammu
Nanna
Nanna (Norse)
Nanse
Neith
Nemesis
Nephthys
Neptune
Nergal
Ninazu
Ninhurzag
Nintu
Ninurta
Njord
Nugua
Nut


- O -

Odin
Ohkuninushi
Ohyamatsumi
Orgelmir
Osiris
Ostara


- P -

Pan
Parvati
Phaethon
Phoebe
Phoebus Apollo
Pilumnus
Poseidon


- Q -

Quetzalcoatl


- R -

Rama
Re
Rhea


- S -

Sabazius
Sarasvati
Selene
Shiva
Seshat
Seti (Set)
Shamash
Shapsu
Shen Yi
Shiva
Shu
Si-Wang-Mu
Sin
Sirona
Sol
Surya
Susanoh


- T -

Tawaret
Tefnut
Tezcatlipoca
Thanatos
Thor
Thoth
Tiamat
Tlaloc
Tianhou
Tonatiuh
Toyo-Uke-Bime
Tyche
Tyr


- U -

Utu
Uzume


- V -

Vediovis
Venus
Vesta
Vishnu
Volturnus
Vulcan


- X -

Xipe
Xi Wang-mu
Xochipilli
Xochiquetzal


- Y -

Yam
Yarikh
Yhwh
Ymir
Yu-huang
Yum Kimil


- Z -

Zeus

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