- Achilles Ancient Greek · 3 myths
Achilles (Greek: Ἀχιλλεύς) was a Trojan war hero who was half man, half deity. Achilles is best known for his fighting skills during the Trojan war where he slayed Hector.
- Adapa Sumerian · 1 myth
Adapa was a figure from Eridu that came to be known as the "wise man" after Enki provided him such wisdom.
- Aeneas Roman Paganism · 2 myths
According to Virgil, Aeneas was the Roman half-deity who founded Rome after the Trojan War.
- Allah Islam · 1 myth
Allah is the sole supreme deity of the Islamic faith, and means 'god' in Arabic.
- Ame-no-minaka-nushi Shinto · 1 myth
Ame-no-minaka-nushi (Japapenese: 天之御中主神) is the first of three sexless and formless 'Kami' deities listed in the first chapter of the Kojiki texts.
- An Sumerian · 11 myths
An (Sumerian: 𒀭) was the supreme deity of the sky and father of the Sumerian pantheon of deities. An was commonly symbolized by the horned cap and dingir (𒀭) symbol.
- Anšar Sumerian · 1 myth
Anšar, in some traditions, was the parent of the supreme sky deity named An.
- Antu Babylonian
Antu was, according to some Babylonian poems, the wife of the sky deity named Anu (An).
- Anubis Egyptian
Anubis (Coptic: ⲁⲛⲟⲩⲡ) was an Egyptian deity often associated with funerary rituals and the underworld.
- Anzû Sumerian · 2 myths
Anzû (Sumerian: 𒀭𒅎𒂂) was a lesser divinity in Mesopotamia, commonly depicted as a lion-headed eagle that can breathe fire and water.
- Aphrodite Ancient Greek
Aphrodite (Greek Ἀφροδίτη) was said to be born from the foam in the sea, and was the goddess of beauty, reproduction, and gardens.
- Apollo Ancient Greek · 5 myths
Apollo (Greek: Ἀπόλλων) was the son of Zeus and one of the most important deities in ancient Greek mythology.
- Apsu Sumerian · 2 myths
In the Babylonian tradition, Apsu (Sumerian: 𒍪 𒀊) was a primordial creature and the lover of Tiamat; and, he was killed by Ea. Most other traditions depict Apsu as water.
- Areop-Enap Nauruan · 1 myth
Areop-Enap was the supreme deity responsible for creation according to the spiritual beliefs of the Nauru people in Micronesia.
- Ares Ancient Greek
Ares (Greek Ἄρης) was the Greek deity associated with war and brutality, and was one of the twelve original Olympians.
- Artemis Ancient Greek
Artemis (Greek Ἄρτεμις) was the daughter of Zeus and goddess of chastity, hunting, and the moon.
- Asag Sumerian
Asag was a monstrous demon in the Sumerian tradition.
- Asclepius Ancient Greek · 1 myth
Asclepius (Greek: Ἀσκληπιός) was a Greek deity associated with medicine and healing. His father was said to be Apollo.
- Aššur Assyrian · 1 myth
Aššur (Sumerian: 𒀭𒊹) was the chief deity of Assyrian cultural traditions, wherein the capital was named after him. He is typically symbolized by a winged sun disc.
- Athena Ancient Greek · 4 myths
Athena (Greek: Αθηνά) was a Greek deity associated with war and strategy, often assisting humans.
- Atiya Kuru Shidaba Sanamahism · 1 myth
Atiya Kuru Shidaba is a supreme creator deity in the Sanamahi religion of northeastern India.
- Atra-Hasīs Babylonian · 1 myth
Atra-Hasīs ("extra wise") was a mortal human depicted in Babylonian and Akkadian stories related to creation and the great flood in the "Epic of Atra-Hasīs" myth.
- Atum Egyptian · 4 myths
Atum is one of the oldest Egyptian deities in the world and was worshiped heavily in Heliopolis. He gave birth to the other primary Egyptian deities (the Ennead).
- Âu Cơ Kinh · 1 myth
Âu Cơ (Vietnamese: 嫗姬) was an immortal mountain fairy in Vietnamese folk religion. She was said to have played an important role in birthing the first Vietnamese people.
- Awonawilona Zuni · 1 myth
Awonawilona was the supreme deity associated with a creation narrative in the Zuni belief system.
- Baal Canaanite
- Baldur Norse Paganism · 1 myth
Baldur was an important Norse deity who died during the culture's creation myth.
- Bau Sumerian
Bau was said to be the consort of Ningirsu and daughter of An in Sumerian traditions.
- Beowulf Norse Paganism · 1 myth
While Beowulf was not a formal deity in the Norse pantheon, he was a mythical hero who had unusual skills and abilities.
- Bes Egyptian
Bes was an Egyptian deity associated with recreation. He also appeared in Mesopotamian art and some myths.
- Buga Tungus · 1 myth
Buga was the main creation deity according to traditions among the Tungus people in Siberia. He was opposed by a being named Buninka.
- Bull of Heaven Sumerian
The "Bull of Heaven" was a Sumerian beast oftentimes depicted in cylinder seals. In some traditions, the bull was killed by Gilgamesh.
- Buninka Tungus · 1 myth
In Tungus culture, Buninka was the being who opposed the creator deity named Buga when the Earth came into existence.
- Cronus Ancient Greek · 2 myths
Cronus (Greek: Κρόνος) was the leader of the Titans, the first generation of Greek deities. He gave birth to Zeus, Hades, and others. He was also associated with the harvest.
- Dangun Korean Shamanism · 1 myth
Dangun (Hangul: 단군) was the founder of Korea’s first kingdom, Gojoseon (2333-108 BCE), according to Korean folk religion. He was later deified.
- Dâyuni'sï Cherokee · 1 myth
Dâyuni'sï was a water beetle involved with creation in some Cherokee traditions.
- Demeter Ancient Greek
Demeter (Greek Δημήτηρ) was the ancient Greek goddess of grain, seasons, and the harvest, among other roles.
- Dionysus Ancient Greek
Dionysus (Greek Διόνυσος) was the Greek deity associated with wine-making, grapes, and ecstasy.
- Dumuzi Sumerian · 2 myths
Dumuzi was the primary consort of Inanna according to the Sumerian tradition.
- Enki Sumerian · 7 myths
Enki is the son of An (Anu), and a member of the Anunnaki, the main seven deities of the Sumerian pantheon. Enki is one of the most powerful figures within Sumerian mythology.
- Enkidu Sumerian · 3 myths
Enkidu (Sumerian: 𒂗𒆠𒆕) was a semi-divine figure mentioned in Sumerian literature as the friend of Gilgameš. Older literature portrays him as a wild man created by Aruru.
- Enlil Sumerian · 11 myths
Enlil (Sumerian: 𒀭𒂗𒆤) was a member of the Anunnaki, the core seven Sumerian deities.
- Ereškigal Sumerian · 2 myths
Ereškigal was a Sumerian deity associated with death and the underworld.
- Esege Malan Mongolian Shamanism · 1 myth
Esege Malan was a supreme creator deity according to the beliefs of some cultures related to Mongolian Shamanism.
- Freya Norse Paganism · 1 myth
Freya was an important Norse deity whose twin brother was Freyr.
- Freyr Norse Paganism · 1 myth
Freyr was an old Norse deity whose twin sister was Freya.
- Gaia Ancient Greek · 1 myth
Gaia (Ancient Greek: Γαια) was one of the oldest Greek deities and a personification of the earth. Together with Uranus (sky), they gave birth to the Titans.
- Geb Egyptian · 2 myths
- Gichi-manidoo Ojibwe (Chippewa) · 1 myth
Gichi-manidoo ("Great Mystery") was a supreme deity associated with creation in some Anishinaabe and Ojibwe (Chippewa) cultural traditions.
- Gilgameš Sumerian · 4 myths
Gilgameš (Sumerian: 𒄑𒉈𒂵𒈩) was the mythical king of a city named Uruk and was well-known for his epic journey to find immortality.
- God Christian · 3 myths
God is the sole deity of the Christian faith, as well as its denominations. This deity is referenced heavily in the Holy Bible and artistically depicted as an older-aged male.
- Grendel Norse Paganism · 1 myth
Grendel was not a formal Norse deity, but a monster in the Anglo-Saxon epic named Beowulf. Grendel was large, monstrous looking, and murderous. He dismembered the men he ate.
- Hades Ancient Greek · 1 myth
Hades (Greek Ἅιδης) was the Greek deity associated with the underworld. Hades was also the brother of Zeus and Poseidon and a member of the core pantheon of deities.
- Hathor Egyptian · 2 myths
Hathor (transliterated Archaic Egyptian: ḥwt-ḥr) was an Egyptian deity who may have been attested since 3100 BCE. Her roles and depictions have changed over Egyptian history.
- Hephaestus Ancient Greek
Hephaestus (Greek Ἥφαιστος) is the Greek deity associated with metallurgy, craft, and fire. He was banished by his mother (Hera) at birth because of his appearance.
- Hera Ancient Greek · 1 myth
Hera (Greek Ἥρα) is the ancient Greek goddess of family and marriage, and the wife-sister of Zeus.
- Heracles Ancient Greek · 1 myth
Heracles was an ancient Greek half-deity known for being a brutal warrior. He is said to be the equivalent of the Roman Hercules.
- Hercules Roman Paganism · 1 myth
Hercules was a Roman half-deity known for being strong. He was likely adapted from the Greek Heracles.
- Hermes Ancient Greek
Hermes (Greek Ἑρμῆς) was a Greek deity associated with being a messenger between gods and mortals. He was known for moving swiftly.
- Hine-nui-te-pō Maori · 1 myth
Hine-nui-te-pō was a Māori deity associated with death and the night in some traditions.
- Horus Egyptian · 2 myths
Horus (falcon symbol) was the son of Osiris and one of the most important Egyptian deities. He was a member of the great Ennead, the oldest deities in Egyptian history.
- Hwanin Korean Shamanism · 1 myth
Hwanin (Hangul: 환인) was a supreme Korean folk religion deity associated with the sky. Hwanin has many alternative name forms that relate to the sky as an abode.
- Hwanung Korean Shamanism · 1 myth
Hwanung (Hangul: 환웅) was a Korean folk deity associated with being the son of Hwanin; and, he played an important role in creating man.
- Inanna Sumerian · 5 myths
Inanna (Sumerian: 𒀭𒈹) was one of the oldest deities in the Sumerian pantheon. She was later adapted into the Akkadian pantheon of deities under the name Ištar.
- Ishtar Akkadian · 1 myth
Ištar was a Mesopotamian deity worshiped in Akkad, Babylon, and Assyria. She was often associated with war, sex, and desire.
- Isis Egyptian · 1 myth
- Jesus Christ Christian · 1 myth
Jesus Christ was a Jewish religious leader and believed to be the son of the Christian deity named 'God.'
- Käng San · 1 myth
Käng was a supreme deity associated with creation in some traditions within the San religion of southern African peoples.
- Kamui Ainu · 1 myth
Kamui was a supreme deity associated with creation in the Ainu belief system of northern Japan.
- Kāne Hawaiian · 1 myth
Kāne was a supreme deity associated with creation in some oral traditions of Hawaiian religion.
- Khnum Egyptian
Khnum (Ancient Egyptian: 𓎸𓅱𓀭 ) was an Egyptian deity associated with creation and was oftentimes depicted with the head of a ram.
- Ki Sumerian
Ki (Sumerian: 𒆠) was known as the earth goddess and one of the original three deities of the Sumerian pantheon.
- Kišar Sumerian · 1 myth
Kišar was said to be the parent of the supreme sky deity named An, according to some traditions.
- Kūkaʻilimoku Hawaiian · 1 myth
Kūkaʻilimoku was one of the four primary deities in Hawaiian religion, according to some native traditions.
- Kukulkan Mayan · 1 myth
Kukulkan was one of the main deities in Mayan religion and traditionally depicted as a feathered serpent. A pyramid at Chichen Itza, Mexico, is devoted to Kukulkan.
- Lạc Long Quân Kinh · 1 myth
Lạc Long Quân (Vietnamese: 貉龍君) was a mythical Vietnamese king who was said to have fathered the first 100 Vietnamese people with Âu Cơ, an immortal fairy.
- Lahamu Akkadian · 1 myth
Lahamu was said to be the sister of Lahmu in Akkadian traditions. Also, she was associated with creation and being the parent of Anšar and Kišar.
- Lahmu Akkadian · 1 myth
Lahmu was said to be a primordial being who was one of the earliest deities in Akkadian and Babylonian traditions.
- Loki Norse Paganism · 1 myth
Loki was a Norse deity involved in the account of the world's creation.
- Lono Hawaiian · 1 myth
Lono was one of the original four Hawaiian deities according to some traditional religious customs. She was associated with fertility in some oral chant traditions.
- Ma Anatolian
Ma was an Anatolian deity with cult temples in Cappadocia and Pontus of central and northeast Asia Minor. She may also be represented in Hittite, Greek, and other religions.
- Mahavira Jainism · 1 myth
Mahavira was the last of the twenty-four original Jina in Jainism traditions.
- Marduk Babylonian · 3 myths
Marduk (Akkadian: 𒀭𒀫𒌓) was a patron deity chiefly associated with ancient Babylon.
- Minoan 'Mother Goddess' Proto-Deity Minoan
The Minoan 'Mother Goddess' Proto-Deity is an artistic motif found in Bronze Age ruins of the Minoan culture in modern-day Crete, Greece.
- Minoan Female Animal Tamer Proto-Deity Minoan
The Minoan Female Animal Tamer Proto-Deity is an artistic motif found in Bronze Age ruins of the Minoan culture in modern-day Crete, Greece.
- Minoan Male Animal Tamer Proto-Deity Minoan
The Minoan Animal Tamer Proto-Deity is an artistic motif found in Bronze Age ruins of the Minoan culture in modern-day Crete, Greece.
- Minoan Snake Proto-Deity Minoan
The Minoan Snake Proto-Deity is an artistic motif found in Bronze Age ruins of the Minoan culture in modern-day Crete, Greece.
- Minoan Solar Proto-Deity Minoan · 1 myth
The Minoan Solar Proto-Deity may represent the sun according to proto-myths in Linear A or Cretan Hieroglyphs. The figure may also be visible in Minoan material culture.
- Montu Egyptian · 1 myth
Montu was a popular deity associated with war throughout Egyptian history, most especially in Thebes.
- Nabû Babylonian
Nabu was a scribal deity and the minister of Marduk. He was often associated with wisdom, writing, and depicted as a stylus.
- Nammu Sumerian
Nammu is one of the oldest deities in the Sumerian pantheon and claims the title of the "mother who gave birth to the heavens and the earth."
- Nephthys Egyptian · 2 myths
- Nergal Akkadian · 1 myth
Nergal (Sumerian: 𒀭𒄊𒀕𒃲) was a southern Mesopotamian deity associated with death and the netherworld.
- Neti Mesopotamian · 1 myth
Neti was a minor Mesopotamian deity that is depicted as the doorman of the Sumerian netherworld.
- Ninḫursaĝ Sumerian · 1 myth
Ninḫursaĝ (Sumerian: 𒀭𒊩𒌆𒉺𒂅) was a common Mesopotamian deity assumed under various names and the fertility role. In some traditions, she was the consort of Enki.
- Ninlil Sumerian
Ninlil (Sumerian: 𒀭𒊩𒌆𒆤) was a second generation Sumerian deity who is said to be the wife of Enlil. She was associated with being an air goddess.
- Ninurta Sumerian · 3 myths
Ninurta (Sumerian: 𒀭𒊩𒌆𒅁) was a major Sumerian deity associated with agriculture and harvest. In the Assyrian period, he was more closely associated with war and fighting.
- Nisroch Assyrian
Nisroch is an Assyrian demon depicted as an eagle-headed figure. This deity is attested in biblical accounts like the Book of Kings.
- Nusku Assyrian
Nusku was a minister to Enlil and associated with fire and light. He was oftentimes depicted with as a lamp.
- Nut Egyptian · 2 myths
Nut (Egyptian nwt) was an Egyptian deity associated with the sky. She was a member of the great Ennead, a core group of Egyptian deities.