God Names

Adad

Akkadian name of the Babylonian-Assyrian god of thunder and storms, meaning thunder Adad is called Ishkur in Sumerian. He is also known by the Akkadian name Ramman, meaning thunderer

adonis

Greek myth name of a beautiful youth who was loved by Aphrodite. He was killed while hunting a boar and the anemone flower sprang from his blood. His name derives from Hebrew Adonai, meaning "my lord."

Aeolus

Latin form of Greek Aiolos, myth name of the god of winds, meaning nimble; quick-moving

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Ahriman

Devil; evil spirit Middle Persian form of Avestan Angra Mainyu, myth name of the god of darkness, death and destruction, and the number one enemy of Ahura Mazda.

Ahti

Another name for Finnish Lemminkainen, myth name of a god of magic, a sorcerer said to be able to sing the sand into pearls

Ahto

Finnish myth name of a god of sea and fishing, known as the wave-host he was described as having a beard of moss. He dwelled in an underwater palace called Ahtola with his cold-hearted wife Vellamo.

Ahura mazda

Divinity of wisdom Persian myth name of the uncreated creator of everything in the universe, whose archenemy is Ahriman. In Avestan, Ahura is the term for a good divinity. Mazda stands for wisdom.

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Alaunus

Celtic myth name of a god of the sun, healing and prophecy, meaning shining one

Allah

Arabic name meaning the deity It is the Muslim word for God.

Amun

Egyptian myth name of a god of wind and air, meaning the hidden one

Ananta

Hindi myth name meaning infinite; without end This is the name of another incarnation of Vishnu.

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Anhur

Egyptian myth name of a sky god, meaning skybearer, or brings back the distant one

Anil

Hindi myth name of a god of the wind, meaning air, wind

Anpu

ANPU: Egyptian myth name of a jackal-headed god of the underworld, meaning royal child

Aodh

Myth name of a Celtic sun god. It is the Irish and Scottish Gaelic form of Áed, meaning fire

Aonghus

Scottish/Gaelic myth name of a god of youth and love, composed of Celtic elements meaning one/only choice

Arawn

Welsh myth name of the Lord of Annwn (un-world; under-world), possibly meaning unrestrained wildness

Ares

Greek myth name of the son of Zeus and Hera. Identified with Roman Mars. Derived from the Greek word ares, meaning "battle strife; ruination."

Aristaios

"Excellence." Greek myth name of a son of Apollo and a mortal woman, who was raised on ambrosia and made immortal by Gaia.

Arjuna

Hindi myth name of a son of Indra, meaning white

Arun

Redness of the rising sun Hindi myth name of the charioteer of the rising sun. He is believed to be a cripple having no thighs.

Aruna

Sun Hindi myth name of the sun. Also considered an alternative name for Arun, the charioteer of the sun.

Asklepios

Greek myth name of a demigod who learned the secret of life and death from a serpent, possibly meaning "gives well-being."

Athamus

Greek myth name of the father of Phrixus, meaning "rich harvest."

Atlas

Greek myth name of a Titan. As the story goes, he was punished by Zeus for siding with the Titans in their war against the Olympians, by being forced to bear the weight of the heavens and earth on his shoulders. The meaning of his name is disputed. One interesting theory suggests that Atlas did not bear the weight of the "world" on his shoulders but, instead, the "sky," and that his name meant "the one who could not withstand."

Bacchus

Roman name for Greek Dionysos, myth name of the god of revelry and the intoxicating power of wine. It is the Latin form of Greek Bakchos, meaning to shout

Baladeva

Strength of God Hindi myth name of the elder brother of Sri Krishna, derived from the elements bala strength and deva god

Balder

English form of Old Norse Baldr, myth name of a son of Odin and Frigg, meaning prince

Belenus

Shining Celtic myth name of a god of fire and healing. In the Roman period he was identified with Apollo.

Belobog

"White god." Slavic myth name of a god of light and sun, the counterpart of Crnobog ("black god"), the cursed god of darkness. The name is composed of the elements byelo "white" and bog "god."

Bes

Egyptian myth name of a dwarf god, meaning brings joy

Brahma

Creator; source, or more literally to enlarge, swell, from the Sanskrit root bŗh. Not to be confused with the Buddhist Brahma whose name was borrowed from Hinduism but whose god has nothing in common with the Hindu god. In Hinduism, Brahma is a member of the Hindu Trinity called Trimurti, the other two members being Vishnu the preserver and Shiva the destroyer Brahma is also called Nabhija born from the navel and Kanja born in water

Cernunnos

Horned, antlered Celtic myth name of an antlered god of animals, fertility and the underworld, from Gaulish carnon/cernon, meaning horn, antler

Chandra

Hindi myth name of a lunar and fertility god, meaning moon

Charon

Greek myth name of the ferryman of Hades who ferries the dead across the river Acheron, meaning "fierce brightness."

Chrysaor

Greek myth name of a giant son of Poseidon and Medusa, meaning "golden sword."

Cocidius

Myth name of a Celtic hunter god, possibly meaning of the woods

Consus

Roman myth name of a god of grains and subterranean silos. The name is probably of Etruscan or Sabine origin, meaning to sow

Crius

Latin form of Greek Kreios, myth name of one of the Titans, derived from kreion, meaning master, ruler

Crnobog

"Black god." Slavic myth name of a god of evil and darkness, the counterpart of Belobog ("white god"), the god of the sun and light, derived from cherno "black" and bog "god."

Cronus

Latin form of Greek Kronos, myth name of the Titan father of Zeus, possibly related to cornus, meaning horn

Cupid

Roman myth name of a god of love and son of Venus, derived from Latin cupido, meaning desire He is also known as Amor, love His Greek equivalent is Eros, meaning sexual love

Dagda

The good god Celtic myth name of a god of knowledge and magic, and a leader of the Tuatha Dé Danann, supernatural beings who inhabited Ireland prior to the coming of the Celts.

Deimos

Greek myth name of one of the sons of Ares and Aphrodite, meaning "fear, terror."

Deucalion

Greek myth name of two characters, a son of Prometheus, and a son of Minos, possibly meaning "new wine sailor."

Dionysos

"Zeus-Nysa." Greek myth name of the god of revelry and the intoxicating effect of wine, composed of the elements Dio/Dios1 "Zeus" and Nysa,2 the name of a legendary land/mountain where Dionysos was raised and nursed by rain-nymphs. Note 1: the Greek stem dio-, while related to Latin deus "god" is a form of zeus and does not mean "god," but is sometimes translated as such. Note 2: There are many places bearing the name Nysa in Anatolia, Turkmenistan, Poland and Serbia. The Serbian Nysa is spelled Nis and has been interpreted as an Indo-European word meaning "nymph."

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Ea

Another name the Babylonians called Enki, myth name of a god of creation, wisdom, and keeper of divine laws, meaning either lord of the earth or lord of the underworld

Eleutherios

Greek myth name by which Dionysos and Eros were sometimes referred, meaning "the liberator."

Emygdius

Variant of Latin Hemigidius, meaning half-god, demigod Name of a German martyred saint who is supposed to provide protection from earthquakes.

Enki

Babylonian myth name of a god of creation, wisdom, and keeper of divine laws, and half-brother to Enlil. The name is usually rendered Lord of the Earth, but it may ultimately derive from en-kur, meaning lord of the underworld

Enlil

Sumerian form of Akkadian Ellil, name of the chief deity of the Babylonian religion, meaning Lord Wind, or more literally Lord of the Command Half-brother to Enki.

Erebos

"Darkness." Greek myth name of the offspring of Chaos, brother of Nyx, and father of Aether. He is the personification of primordial darkness. In later legends He became a place in Hades, the underworld. The name is probably a loan from Semitic, like Hebrew erebh and Akkadian erebu, both of which mean "sunset, evening," hence "darkness."

Eros

Greek myth name of the god of love, lust and sex, worshiped as a fertility god. The name derived from the word eros, meaning "sexual love," the same root from which came the word erotic. His Roman equivalent is Cupid "desire," and he is also known as Amor "love."

Faunus

To favor Roman equivalent of Greek Pan. In Greek mythology, he was the father of Fauna and Latinus by the nymph Marica who was also sometimes said to be his mother.

Freyr

Ing Old Norse myth name of the god of rain and sunlight.

Ganesh

Lord of the horde Hindi myth name of a god of good luck and wisdom, composed of the elements gana horde and isa lord

Girish

Hindi myth name borne by Shiva, meaning lord of the mountain

Goibniu

Irish myth name of a smith god who provided weapons for the Tuatha De Danaan, derived from the element gobha meaning smith

Gunnarr

War-warrior Old Norse myth name of the husband of Brynhild, composed of the elements gunnr war and arr warrior

Gwalchmai

May hawk Celtic myth name of a sun god, composed of the elements gwalch hawk and Mei May

Hadad

Aramaic name of a Semitic god of storms and rain, meaning thunder *HAdad" >HAdad is equated with Babylonian-Assyrian Adad" >HAdad, and is also known by the byname Rimmon, meaning thunderer

Hades

Latin form of Greek Haides, myth name of the god of the underworld, brother of Zeus and husband of Persephone, from the Greek word aides, meaning unseen

Hari

Hindi myth name borne by Vishnu, meaning he who takes away

Harish

Monkey lord Hindi myth name borne by Vishnu, composed of the elements hari monkey and isa lord

Helios

Greek myth name of the sun god, meaning "sun."

Hemigidius

Latin name literally meaning half-god; demigod

Hercules

Glory of Hera Latin form of Greek Herakles, myth name of the son of Zeus by the mortal woman Alcmene. Noted for his exceptional physical strength and the twelve labors he completed after which he was made a god. Composed of the name of the goddess Hera and the Greek element kleos glory

Hermes

Greek myth name of a son of Zeus and Maia, meaning "of the earth."

Hesperos

Greek myth name of the son of Eos. He was the masculine personification of the "evening star."

Horus

Greek form of Egyptian Heru, meaning "the distant one."

Iah

Egyptian myth name of a god of the moon, meaning moon

Iakchos

Greek myth name borne by the god Dionysos in the Eleusinian mysteries, derived from the element iacho, meaning "to shout."

Ilmarinen

Finnish myth name of a sky god, derived from the element ilma, meaning air

Indra

Possesses a drop (of rain) Hindi myth name of the king of gods, composed of the Sanskrit elements indu drop and ra possessing

Ing

Old Norse myth name of a fertility god, derived from Germanic Ingwaz, possibly meaning he who is foremost

Izanagi (イザナギ)

Japanese myth name of a deity and husband of Izanami, meaning male who invites
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