List of deities


List of deities

This list of deities is an index to polytheistic deities of the different religions, cultures and mythologies of the world, listed by type and by region. This is not a list of names or epithets of God in monotheistic religions, for which see Names of God. For deified individuals see List of people who have been considered deities, Apotheosis, Imperial cult. For deities whose cult is fictional see List of deities in fiction.

Contents

By type

Lists of deities by type:

Ruler of the Pantheon

Celestial, Cosmological

Baronne Rigoley d'Ogny as Aurora, by Jean-Marc Nattier, Baltimore Museum of Art

Chthonic

Human sphere

Demigods, Deified Heroes

By cultural sphere

Near East and North Africa

Osiris, lord of the dead. His green skin symbolizes re-birth

Central / Northern Asia

East Asia

India / South Asia

The image illustrates the Hindu belief that each part of the cow embodies a particular deity

Europe

Sub-Saharan Africa

Contemporary poster of a Mami Wata, "serpent priestess" painted by German (Hamburg) artist Schleisinger, ca. 1926, displayed in shrines as a popular image of Mami Wata in Africa and in the Diaspora.[1][2]

Americas

Australia-Oceania

Syncretic mythologies

See also

References

  1. ^ Jell-Bahlsen 1997, p. 105
  2. ^ Chesi 1997, p. 255)

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