The Lacandon Maya god of real people. People who were not Lacandon Maya were not considered to be real.
God of war and agriculture, and the divine protector of the Japanese people.
God of the dead and the underworld, and brother of Zeus. Hades rules the realm of the dead, and also is considered the god of wealth. He is jealous and uncaring, constantly trying to increase the number of subjects under his rule. His wife is Persephone, whom he abducted.
God of the sky. He represents the limitless expanse of the sky, and is pictured with his arms spread wide to support it.
Chinese river god of the Han river.
Han Xian-zi China
One of the popular Ba Xian. Usually portrayed holding a flute, basket of flowers or a peach.
God of the earth.
Goddess of the earth.
The monkey god, a patron of learning and the epitome of the ideal warrior, humble yet brave.
Personification of the Nile River. Pictured as a fat man to signify abundance. Also, a funerary god and son of Horus. Protected the lungs of the deceased.
A deity who represents the combination of the gods Shiva and Vishnu.
Form of the god Horus. Protector of the dead.
Horus as a child. Invoked to ward off dangerous creatures. Known as Harpocrates by the Greeks.
One of the main Goddesses of Egypt, Hathor is the celestial cow and protector of women and the Queen of Egypt. She is the Goddess of love, children, pregnancy, dancing, singing, and poetry. She has been associated with many other Goddesses, including Sekhmet, Bastset, Beb, and Isis. Often pictures as a cow with the sun disk between it's horns or as a woman wearing a disc and horns headdress.
Goddess of immeasurable infinity. Often pictured as a frog or a woman with a frog's head.
God of the whirlwind.
He Bo China
A powerful river god. Girls were thrown into rivers in ancient China as sacrifices to him, the 'Brides of He Bo'.
He Xian-gu China
The only female member of the Ba Xian.
Goddess of youth and a cup bearer to the gods.
The goddess of hidden wisdom and the crossroads, sometimes seen as the goddess of witchcraft. She is the protector of the occult, or hidden knowledge and the wisdom that comes with age. She is seen as a woman with three heads, one of a dog, one of a snake and one of a horse. Said to roam during the new moon.
One of the gods who represented infinity. Pictured as a frog or a man with the head of a frog.
The guardian of the bridge to Asgard and the messenger of the gods. He is the god of light and protection.
Khoikhoi god of the hunt. He dies and is reborn.
Goddess of childbirth and protector of the dead. Seen as a frog or a woman with the head of a frog.
The goddess of death and ruler of the realm of the dead. She is pictured as a hag with half of her body as a living person and half as a corpse.
God of the sun ad brother of Selene and Eos. He later came to be identified with Apollo.
Goddess of the day.
Goddess of fate.
Heng O China
Chinese moon Goddess and symbol of the Yin. Often portrayed in beautiful robes with her hand on the lunar disc.
God of fire and the forge, he is the patron of smiths and weavers. He is physically ugly as well as lame, but exhibits a gentle and loving nature. Married to Aphrodite.
Wife of Zeus and the Queen of the Gods. Hera was the protector of marriage and the patron of all married women. She was unhappy in her marriage to Zeus, and attempted to thwart his misadventures whenever possible. She is possibly a remnant of a goddess-worshipping people who were overthrown by pre-Hellenic, patriarchial tribes. Her symbols are the peacock, the cow and the city of Argos.
A mortal hero later gifted with immortality, Heracles was the epitome of brute strength and heroism. He performed twelve labors in order to soothe his concience after killing his own children in a fit of madness.
God of commerce, thieves and messengers, he is the swiftest and cleverest of the Gods. Messenger of Zeus, it is also Hermes job to escort the newly dead to the gates of the Underworld. Often pictured as a youth wearing winged sandals, a winged helm, and carrying a rod.
The messenger of the gods. Often equated to the Greek god Hermes.
Cow Goddess and Goddess of milk.
God of the evening star.
Goddess of the hearth and home. She was also a patron of childbirth and a virgin goddess.
God of supernatural powers. Doctors were called priests of Hike because they invoked the deity during their work.
God of creation and the Hindu primordial being. He was the progenitor of Indra.
God of the morning sun. Guards the health of little children.
Blind god of darkness and winter. He unintentionally killed Baldur by throwing a dart of Mistletoe at him.
God of disease and destruction. Drags people to his hall where he tortures them to death.
God of morality and military honor.
Goddess of agriculture.
Name for a number of gods, all of which invoke the sun, kingship and victory. Horus in his many forms was a protector and warrior god, and the sun and moon were considered his eyes. He was often pictures as a hawk or hawk-headed man.
God of smallpox.
God of happiness, laughter and the wisdom of being content. Seen as a jolly fat man carrying a linen bag full of precious things, including children. He is the protector of the weak and small children.
Hou Ji China
God of Millet.
Hou Tu China
God of earth and soil.
God of the air.
Ancient earth god. Seen as a monster who lives in mountains and rivers.
Hu Jing-de China
A number of gods of nature, found in the shape of rocks, mountains, trees, lakes, etc.
Huang Fei-hu China
Originally an earth god, became a mountain god who rules the mountain of Tai Shan in eastern China. He judges the souls of the deceased who come to his mountain.
Taoist deity. Named for the founders of Taoism, Huang-di and Lao-zi, they have been combined as a single deity and worshipped since the 2nd century BC.
Important deity of early Taoism. He is said to have returned to earth several times as the great teachers of Taoism in order to spread the word about the Tao. One of these incarnations is believed to be Lao-Zi.
Mighty god of war, the sun and storms. Slew his sister and tossed her head into the sky to become the moon. Represented as the hummingbird. Also known as Mextli, god of the Mexicans.
Fertility Goddess. Connected with salt and salt water.
God of the cedar forest.
Hun Came Mayan
Co-ruler of the Mayan Underworld.
Hun Hunahpu Mayan
A fertility god, he was so fertile that after being beheaded, his severed head was placed on a barren gourd which immediately began to bear fruit.
Hunab Ku Mayan
Supreme god and creator of the world. He was the chief deity of the Mayans.
Ancient god of wind and storm. He brings the displeasure of the gods to humans in the form of winds, storms and floods.
Supreme god of the Bushmen.
Goddess of health, closely identified with the worship of Asclepius.
Titan of light, possibly an early solar deity. Married Theira, and produced Helius (the sun), Selene (the moon) and Eos (the dawn).
God of sleep and twin brother of Thanatos. Seen as a youth with wings at his temples or a bearded man with wings on his back.