Gods and Goddesses of War

Deities of Death, Destruction and Valor from Around the World

Greek God Ares
Greek God Ares. Getty Images/Cristian Baitg

War and strife have never been far from human society. For the ancients, war was a way of life, and its varied expressions and nuances determined a host of patron deities. The Greeks, for example, distinguished between the art of war as influenced by the goddess Athena and the primal bloodlust craved by the war god Ares. In other cultures, war and violence formed integral parts of their creation myths, such as the Aztecs and the Sumerians.

Below you will find a list of the war gods and goddesses from Agasaya to Zroya.

See also: War Goddesses

Name of GodCountry/CultureGod or Goddess of War
AgasayaSemiticgoddess
Ah Chuy KakMayagod
Ah Cun CanMayagod
Ah HulnebMayagod
AhulaneMayagod
AnahitaPersiangoddess
AnathSemiticgoddess
AndrasteCelticgoddess
AnktEgyptgoddess
AnoukeEgyptgoddess
ArayArmeniagod
AresGreecegod
AshtartBabyloniagoddess
AshurAssyriagod
AthenaGreecegoddess
BadbCelticgoddess
Beg-tseTibetgod
Belatu-CadrosCelticgod
BellonaRomegoddess
BishamonJapangod
Bugid Y AibaHaitigod
Buluc ChabtanMayagod
BurijasKassitesgod
CamaxtliAztecgod
CamulusGaulgod
CariocienusHispanicgod
CaswallawnCelticgod
ChemoshMoabitegod
DevPersiagod
DonarTeutonicgod
EkchuahMayagod
EnyaliusSpartagod
EnyoGreecegoddess
ErraBabyloniagod
EsharaChaldeangoddess
Futsu-Nushi-no-KamiJapangod
GuDahomeygod
Guan-diTaoistgod
GunAfricagod
HachimanShintogod
HadurHungarygod
HuitzilopochtliAztecgod
IctinikeNative Americangod
InannaSumergoddess
IndraHindugod
IrminTeutonicgod
Janus
(a bit of a stretch)
Romangod
JarovitSlavicgod
KarttikeyaHindugod
KorrawiTamilgoddess
KukailimokuHawaiiangod
LaranEtruscangod
MarsRomegod
MaruPolynesian/Maorigod
MenhitEgyptgoddess
Menthu (Montu)Egyptgod
MentuEgyptgod
MextliMexicogod
MinervaRomegoddess
MixcoatlAztecgod
MorriganCelticgoddess
MurukanTamilgod
NaconMayagod
NanajaSumergoddess
NeithEgyptgoddess
NinurtaBabyloniagod
OgounHaitigod
OroTahitigod
ResefPhoeniciangod
ReshepSyriagod
RugivietSlavicgod
SakhmetEgyptgoddess
SamulayoFijigod
SegomoGaulgod
SeptuEgyptgod
SethEgyptgod
SvantetitSlavicgod
SvetovitSlavicgod
TeutatesCelticgod
TriglavSlavicgod
TuPolynesiangod
Tu MatauengaPolynesiangod
TurrisFinlandgod
TyrGermanicgod
WepwawetEgyptgod
WurukatteHittitegod
ZababaAkkadgod
ZroyaSlavonicgoddess