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Fukurokuju

In Japan, Fukurokuju is one of the Seven Lucky Gods. He looks a lot like the Chinese star god Shou. Some people think that before becoming a god, he was a Chinese hermit and a reincarnation of a Taoist god. Usually shown as being bald, with long ...

                                               

Inugami

The Inugami is a type of canine deity in Japanese mythology. He is described as a yōkai with the appearance of a dog, and often as a very powerful spirit whose have the power to possess a human being if he wants to, as well. It is widely believed ...

                                               

Kami

Kami is a Japanese word for the spirits that are worshipped in the Shinto religion. Not all of Kami are gods of the personified type. Instead, they have to do with phenomena and events like the growth of trees, or rain, or wind, or other aspects ...

                                               

Susanoo

Susanoo is the kami of the sea and storms in Shinto. Susanoo is the brother of Amaterasu, the goddess of the sun, and of Tsukuyomi, the god of the moon. All three were created from Izanagi, when he washed his face to clean the dirtiness of Yomi, ...

                                               

Khamnung Kikoi Louonbi

"Khamnung Kikoi Louonbi" is a primordial goddess in Meitei mythology and religion. She is the divine feminine personification of the death. Legal says she collects every souls of the dying persons and brings them to the underworld kingdom, which ...

                                               

Korouhanba

"Korouhanba" is the master of the sky or heaven and god of the sun in ancient Meitei mythology and religion. He is also known as Taohuireng and is one of the two sun brothers in the "Numit Kappa" legend. For having the ability to removing darknes ...

                                               

Loyalakpa

"Loyalakpa", also spelt as "Loyarakpa", is a God in Meitei religion. He is best known for having wrestling with Khoriphaba in the mythology. He is the consort of goddess Thoudu Nungthel Leima. He is one of the ten king-gods in the religion.

                                               

Mongba Hanba

"Mongba Hanba", also spelt as "Mongpa Hanpa", is a primordial sylvan deity in Meitei religion. He is mainly worshipped in the sacred forest named "Mongba Hanba Umang", in the bank of the Imphal river in Manipur. According to religious custom, Tam ...

                                               

Ngaleima

"Lemlei Ngaleima", also spelt as "Ngareima", is the female deity and the divine personification of the fishes and the aquatic life in Meitei mythology and religion. She is a daughter of Atingkok and a sister of the goddesses, Phouoibi, Thumleima ...

                                               

Panam Ningthou

"Panam Ningthou" is a male deity of Meitei religion. He is the protector of the crops, especially paddy. Legend says he ignited the fire by rubbing flints. He is mainly worshipped by the people of Loi community of Manipur, where religious festiva ...

                                               

Phouoibi

Phouleima is the goddess and the female personification of the agriculture, crops, grains, paddy, rice and wealth in Meitei mythology and religion. She is the lover of Akongjamba, a hero in ancient legend. But fate doesnt permit the lovers to uni ...

                                               

Pisatao

"Lainingthou Pishatao", mononymously known as "Pisatao", is a primordial deity in Meitei mythology and religion. He is the god of craftsmen and architects. He is regarded as the divine personification of the ultimate reality, the abstract creativ ...

                                               

Thongak Lairembi

"Thongak Lairembi", also known as "Langol Lairemma", is a primordial goddess in Meitei mythology and religion. She is the divine female personification of the death, who guards the door of the entrance to the underworld, which is the land of the ...

                                               

Thumleima

"Noinu Thumleima", also known as "Thumkhong Lairembi", is the goddess and the female personification of the salt and the natural salt brines in Meitei mythology and religion. She is a sister of goddesses, Phouleima, Ngaleima and Ereima. She is wo ...

                                               

Yumjao Leima

Yumjao Leima or Yumjao Lairembi or Yumjao Lairemma is the mother goddess of the house and the household in the Meitei mythology and religion. She is said to be the goddess of royalty, who assumed the human form in white attire, and blesses the ru ...

                                               

Æsir

The Æsir are the principal group or tribe of deities in Norse mythology. Including Odin, Frigg, Thor, and Baldr, the Æsir reside in the realm of Asgard, situated at the top of Yggdrasils highest branch.Alongside the Æsir exists a second family of ...

                                               

Baldur

Baldr is the god of light and radiance, peace and forgiveness in Norse mythology. A member of the Æsir, he is the son of Odin and Frigg, and twin brother to the blind god of darkness, Hodr. His wife is called Nanna, with whom he had a son named F ...

                                               

Freyja

Freyja is the goddess of love, beauty, sex, fertility, seidr, war, and death in Norse mythology. A member of the Vanir, Freyja is the daughter of Njordr, and twin sister of Freyr. The most beautiful and refined of the goddesses, she owns the neck ...

                                               

Freyr

Freyr is the god of prosperity, fair weather, and fertility in Norse mythology, associated with sacral kingship, and virility. A member of the Vanir, he is the son of Njordr and twin brother of Freyja. Husband of Gerdr, Freyr rides into battle on ...

                                               

Frigg

Frigg is the goddess of marriage, family, and motherhood in Norse mythology. She is the wife of Odin, by whom she is the mother of Baldr and Hodr, and stepmother of Thor and Vidarr. Ruling Asgard as queen alongside the All-Father, Frigg often dwe ...

                                               

Gerdr

Gerdr is a jotunn and goddess in Norse mythology. She is the daughter of the jotunn Gymir and Aurboda; the sister of Beli; the wife of Frey, whose servant Skirnir, wooed and won her for his master. Gerdr spurned apples and gold but finally gave i ...

                                               

Heimdall

Heimdall is one of the gods in Northern mythology. He is the guardian of the Bifrost Bridge. He was the son of nine different mothers and was called the White God. Heimdall is the guardian of the gods. He will blow a horn, called the Gjallarhorn, ...

                                               

Hel (goddess)

Hel is a goddess of Norse mythology. Her father is Loki, and her mother is Angrboda, a giantess. Her siblings are Jormungandr and Fenrir. Her task is to reign over the realm of the dead, also called Hel or Neifelheim, where the dead peacefully go ...

                                               

Hermodr

Hermodr is the messenger of the gods in Norse mythology, and is the fastest among the Æsir. When Baldr died, Hermodr volunteered to go to Niflheimr to ask Hel to release Odins beloved son. Hermodr was said to have galloped on the horse Sleipnir f ...

                                               

Hodr

Hodr is the blind twin brother of Baldr and son of Odin and Frigg in Norse mythology. He is shown as having his eyes closed or covering them completely. Hodr is associated as the god of winter and the cold as well as being the god of darkness, un ...

                                               

Hoenir

Hoenir is a warrior god in Norse mythology. He is sometimes confused with Vili. Hoenir is part of the Aesir. Hoenir and Mimir were hostages in a war between the Aesir and Vanir gods. He was also an original Aesir god himself. Hoenir usually relie ...

                                               

Jord

Jord is a giantess and goddess in Norse mythology. Her name means "earth". She is also called Fjorgyn. Jord is the wife of Odin, king of the gods, and the mother of Thor. Her parents are Annar and Nott. Snorri Sturluson says Jord was included amo ...

                                               

Kvasir

Kvasir is a wise god in Norse mythology. He was made when the spit of the Vanir gods and Aesir gods was mixed after their battle. He became the new god of knowledge and diplomacy. Kvasir walked the world spreading his great wisdom to any who aske ...

                                               

Loki

In Norse mythology, Loki is a god or jotunn. The son of Laufey and the jotunn Farbauti, Loki is often referred to as the god of trickery and mischief, and is Odins blood brother. Known as the" Father of Monsters,” Loki has sired a variety of crea ...

                                               

Modi and Magni

Magni and Modi are a pair of minor deities in Norse mythology. They are sons of the god Thor, said to be embodiments of their fathers traits. While Magni is born to Thor by the jotunn Jarnsaxa, the name of Modis mother is unknown. Other than his ...

                                               

Njord

Njordr is the god of the seas and the wind in Norse mythology. A member of the Vanir, he is the father of the twin gods Freyr and Freyja by an unnamed sister of his. He is married to the jotunness Skadi, daughter of Þjazi.

                                               

Odin

Odin is the god of wisdom, poetry, death, divination, and magic in Norse mythology. Son of Borr and the giantess Bestla, Odin is the chief of the Æsir and king of Asgard. He is married to the goddess Frigg, and is father to the gods Thor, Baldr, ...

                                               

Sif

Sif is a goddess in Norse mythology. She is the wife of Thor and mother of Thrud and Ull. Sif has hair made of gold. It grows just like normal hair. Her original hairs color looked like wheat. Loki cut off Sifs hair as a prank. When Thor found ou ...

                                               

Skadi

Skadi is the goddess of hunting, the wild, mountains, and skiing in Norse mythology. She was born a jotunn, daughter of the late Thjazi. She is the wife of Njordr, whom she married as part of the compensation provided to her by the Æsir for killi ...

                                               

Thor

Thor is the god of thunder and lightning in Norse mythology, associated with strength, storms, hallowing and fertility. He is the son of Odin and Jord, the personification of the Earth, and is physically the strongest of the Æsir. Thor is describ ...

                                               

Tyr

Tyr is a god in Norse mythology. In the Eddas, he is either the son of Odin or Hymir. He is the god of single combat. Tyr only has one hand.

                                               

Ull

In Norse mythology, Ull is the son of Sif, and the stepson of Thor. He is thought to be the god of Winter, of hunting, of hand-to-hand combat, and of the willow tree. His name means "glory". He was said to be a great archer and skier who left bla ...

                                               

Vanir

The Vanir are one of the two tribes of deities in Norse mythology, the other being the Æsir. Native to Vanaheimr, the Vanir are peace-loving gods, associated with nature and fertility, while the Æsir were chaotic and warlike. Members of the Vanir ...

                                               

Vidar

Vidarr is the god of vengeance in Norse mythology. A member of the Æsir, he is the son of Odin and the giantess Gridr. During Ragnarok, when the monstrous wolf Fenrir swallows Odin whole, Vidarr is told to avenge his fathers death, as he takes Fe ...

                                               

Vili and Ve

In Norse mythology, Vili and Ve are the brothers of Odin. It is said that these three gods made the world. In Old Norse, vili means "will", and ve refers to a type of Germanic shrine Ve is also known as the god of the seas. He once challenged Odi ...

                                               

Aurora (mythology)

The phenomena that can be seen in the atmosphere is at Aurora Aurora was the ancient Roman equivalent of Eos. Eos was the ancient Greek goddess of the dawn. Aurora is the Latin word for dawn. Aurora renews herself every morning at dawn and flies ...

                                               

Bacchus

Bacchus was the Roman god of agriculture, wine and fertility, equivalent to the Greek god Dionysus. Dionysius was said to be the last god to join the twelve Olympians. Supposedly, Hestia gave up her seat for him. His plants were vines and twirlin ...

                                               

Ceres

In Roman religion and myth, Ceres is the goddess of agriculture, especially the growing of grains and cereals, fertility and motherly relationships. The Roman counterpart of Demeter, Ceres was the central deity of the Plebeian or Aventine Triad, ...

                                               

Diana (mythology)

In Roman mythology, Diana was the goddess of hunting, and in later times, the moon and chastity. Cypress trees were sacred to her. She was the daughter of Jupiter and the Titan Latona. In Greek mythology, Diana was called Artemis. She is also ass ...

                                               

Janus

Janus was a two-faced god of Roman mythology who kept the gate of Heaven. He was the god of beginnings and ends, and so of gates, doors, doorways and passages. He is usually depicted as having two faces, since he looks to the future and to the pa ...

                                               

Jupiter (mythology)

Jupiter is the king of the gods in Roman mythology. He was the god of the sky and thunder. He is known as Zeus in Greek mythology. His brothers name was Pluto and his sister was Ceres.

                                               

Lares

Lares were ancient Roman deities who protected the house and the family - household gods. See also Genius, Larvae, Di Penates, Manes. Lares are presumed sons of Mercury and Lara, and deeply venerated by ancient Romans through small statues, usual ...

                                               

Neptune (mythology)

Neptune is the god of water and the sea in ancient Roman religion and mythology. His Greek equivalent is the god Poseidon. The Roman conception of Neptune was mainly influenced by the Etruscan god Nethuns. Neptune was associated with fresh water ...

                                               

Parcae

In Roman mythology, the Parcae were the female personifications of destiny. They are often called the Fates in English. Their Greek equivalent were the Moirai. They controlled the "thread of life" of every mortal and immortal. Even the gods feare ...

                                               

Pluto (mythology)

Pluto is the god of the underworld in Roman mythology. Pluto was also the god of wealth because diamonds and other jewels come from underground. A myth about Pluto is that he took Proserpina, who was the daughter of Ceres, to the underworld to be ...