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Topical Index of Gods and Goddesses

Since long ago, people around the world have associated the heavens, objects in the sky, and aspects of the world around us with their gods and goddesses. Links from this page will take you to descriptions of and stories about selected gods and goddesses in various cultures.


Objects in the Sky

Moon
Anningan
Coyolxauhqui
Diana
Heng-o
Ix Chel
Mawu
Sin
Tsuki-yomi
Planets
Mythology by Planet
Stars
Bifrost
Coyote
Flintboys
Maya and the Milkyway
Tianquiztli
Sun
Amaterasu
Apollo
Freyr
Inti
Horus
Huitzilopochtli
Liza
Malina
Shamash
Ten Suns
Tsohanoai
Aurora
Freya
Valkiries

Earth and Aspects of Earth

The Earth
Bacabs
Coatlicue
Enlil
Gaea
Geb
Midgard
Pachamama
Ocean
Aegir
Olokun
Rain, Wind, Storm, Thunder and Lightning
Shango
Susanowo
Thor
Tlaloc
Tonenili
Xib Chac
Njord
Seasons
Estsanatlehi
Sky
Ahsonnutli
An
Nut
Odin
Olorun
Tyr

Creation

Pan-ku



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