Mythology - Gods and Goddesses

Major Gods and Goddesses of the World

Artemis / Diana
Artemis / Diana. Clipart.com

In the ancient world, most cultures had many gods and goddesses. Natural phenomena like the sun, moon, thunder, and storms had their own deities who could be prayed to for help or offered sacrifices in order to influence their behavior. Human occupations like warfare, hunting and crafts had patron gods and goddesses associated with them. The stages of life, like childbirth and death, were often thought to be under the protection of specific gods, goddesses, or spirits. The most familiar of these for most of us in the west are those that come from the Greco-Roman myths, although the gods and goddess of the plentiful Hindu pantheon are still worshiped some five millennia later.

Search for ancient gods and goddesses in two ways, by culture or alphabetically, by the name of the specific god or goddess.

Lists of Gods and Goddesses by Culture or Geographic AreaWho Is Your Favorite God or Goddess?

List of Individual Gods/Goddesses Alphabetically:

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Dagon
Damkina (Dumkina)
Davlin
Dawn
Demeter
Diana
Di Cang
Dionysus
 


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Jesus
Juno
Jupiter
Juturna
 


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Nammu
Nanna
Nanna (Norse)
Nanse
Neith
Nemesis
Nephthys
Neptune
Nergal
Ninazu
Ninhurzag
Nintu
Ninurta
Njord
Nugua
Nut
 


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Quetzalcoatl
 


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Rama
Re
Rhea
 


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Tawaret
Tefnut
Tezcatlipoca
Thanatos
Thor
Thoth
Tiamat
Tlaloc
Tianhou
Tonatiuh
Toyo-Uke-Bime
Tyche
Tyr
 


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Vediovis
Venus
Vesta
Vishnu
Volturnus
Vulcan
 


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Xipe
Xi Wang-mu
Xochipilli
Xochiquetzal
 


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Yam
Yarikh
Yhwh
Ymir
Yu-huang
Yum Kimil
 


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More on Roman and Greek Mythology

Greek Mythology
An introduction to and starting point for Greek myth.

•While the Romans did adopt many of the Greek gods and goddesses, there were plenty of uniquely Roman gods, goddesses, and other spirits and numina. These are lists of the Romans' gods divided into categories.

The Stories of Gods and Men
Many of the ancient Greek myths tell stories about mortal Greek heroes aided by their gods.