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List of deities

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This list of deities aims at giving information about deities in the different religions, cultures and mythologies of the world. It is sorted alphabetically.

Wikipedia also has lists of deities by type; see the articles death deity, household deity, lunar deity, and sun deity.

Related articles include, deva demigod, divinity, god/God, goddess, mythology, religion, scripture. See also: Archive of fictional things.

Table of contents
1 Abenaki
2 Anglo-Saxon mythology
3 Abrahamic religions
4 Akamba mythology
5 Akan mythology
6 Ashanti mythology
7 Australian Aboriginal mythology
8 Aztec mythology
9 Baha'i
10 Bushongo mythology
11 Celtic mythology
12 Chinese mythology
13 Chippewa mythology
14 Christianity
15 Creek mythology
16 Dacian mythology
17 Dahomey mythology
18 Dinka mythology
19 Efik mythology
20 Egyptian mythology
21 Etruscan mythology
22 Old Finnish deities
23 Ancient Greek mythology
24 Guarani mythology
25 Haida mythology
26 Hinduism
27 Ho-Chunk mythology
28 Hopi mythology
29 Huron mythology
30 Ibo mythology
31 Incan mythology
32 Inuit mythology
33 Iroquois mythology
34 Islam
35 Isoko mythology
36 Japanese mythology
37 Judaism
38 Khoikhoi mythology
39 "Kitchen Gods" (Modern Western mythology)
40 !Kung mythology
41 Kwakiutl mythology
42 Lakota mythology
43 Lotuko mythology
44 Latvian mythology
45 Lugbara mythology
46 Lusitani mythology
47 Maya mythology
48 Mesopotamian mythology
49 Navaho mythology
50 Norse mythology
51 Pawnee mythology
52 Polynesian mythology
53 Old Prussian / Baltic deities
54 Pygmy mythology
55 Roman mythology
56 Salish mythology
57 Sardinian deities
58 Seneca mythology
59 Slavic mythology
60 Sumerian mythology
61 Thracian mythology
62 Tumbuka mythology
63 Ugarit mythology
64 Yoruba mythology
65 Zulu mythology
66 Zuni mythology
67 External links

Abenaki

Anglo-Saxon mythology

Abrahamic religions

See also saint, patriarch, Messiah.

Akamba mythology

Akan mythology

Ashanti mythology

Australian Aboriginal mythology

Aztec mythology

Baha'i

Baha'i is a monotheistic religion contending that various figures from other prominent religions - for example,
Moses (Judaism), Jesus (Christianity), Muhammed (Islam), Zoroaster (Zoroastrianism), and Krishna (Hinduism) were all messengers of their God.

Bushongo mythology

Celtic mythology

A more complete list can be found
here.

Chinese mythology

Chippewa mythology

Christianity

See Abrahamic religions

Creek mythology

Dacian mythology

Dahomey mythology

Dinka mythology

Efik mythology

Egyptian mythology

Egyptian deities are often portrayed as having animal heads in art; as an example, Anubis is often portrayed in statuary as having the body of a
human, but the head of a canine. Many gods were portrayed with different animal heads, depending upon the situation. The Egyptians did not actually believe that their gods had animal heads; rather, they portrayed them that way as artistic symbolism. This may have been for the benefit of the illiterate.

See http://touregypt.net/godsofegypt/ for the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism's extensive information on Egyptian Deities.

Etruscan mythology

Old Finnish deities

There are very few written documents about old Finnish religions; also the names of deities and practices of worship changed from place to place. The following is a summary of the most important and most widely worshipped deities.

Ancient Greek mythology

See also Demigods, the Dryads, the Fates, the Erinyes, the Graces, the Horae, the Muses, the Nymphs, the Pleiades, the Titans

Guarani mythology

Haida mythology

Hinduism

Some of the most important Devas:

Ho-Chunk mythology

Hopi mythology

See also kachina

Huron mythology

Ibo mythology

Incan mythology

Inuit mythology

Iroquois mythology

Islam

See Abrahamic religions

Isoko mythology

Japanese mythology

see also Kami

Judaism

See Abrahamic religions

Khoikhoi mythology

"Kitchen Gods" (Modern Western mythology)

In addition to the gods listed elsewhere, there are several minor mythological beings spoken of in current
Western culture that may be taken more or less seriously. These are commonly called Kitchen Gods.

!Kung mythology

Kwakiutl mythology

Lakota mythology

Lotuko mythology

Latvian mythology

Lugbara mythology

Lusitani mythology

Lusitanian (or Ancient Portuguese) Gods were later related with the Celtic and Roman invators. The Lusitani people adopted the Celt and Roman cults and influenced them with theirs. Many Lusitani gods were adopted by the Romans.

Maya mythology

Mesopotamian mythology

Navaho mythology

Norse mythology

Pawnee mythology

Polynesian mythology

see also Menehune

Old Prussian / Baltic deities

Pygmy mythology

Roman mythology

Salish mythology

Sardinian deities

Sardinian deities, mainly referred to in the age of
Nuragici people, are partly derived from Phoenician ones.

Seneca mythology

Slavic mythology

Sumerian mythology

See also Annuna

Thracian mythology


Tumbuka mythology

Ugarit mythology

Note: Ugarit gives us our earliest and fullest snapshot of Canaanite religion and northwest Semitic religion.

Yoruba mythology

Zulu mythology

Zuni mythology

External links