GODS

Pantheon
A group of Gods or Goddesses that are worshipped collectively. Such ancient cultures as Rome, Greece and Egypt are examples where a group of Gods or Goddesses were worshiped.

Ometecuhtli
Was one of the major Gods in the Aztec pantheon. Referred to as the Lord of Duality. Ometecuhtli was considered to be a very important deity.

Ophiel
The spirit of Mercury. He is one of seven Olympic spirits that was appointed by God to rule the world. He is the teacher of magical arts. He is able to convert quicksilver into the Philosophers Stone.

Nzambi
Considered the supreme God by the Bantu. Nzambi is said to have created humankind. When the first man that was created turned out to be evil, Nzambi buried him. A new one was created by Nzambi in his place. A wife was then made from wood and the human race descended from this couple.

Och
Spirit of the Sun. He bestows wisdom and good health. He also has the power to convert all things into Gold. He also has a following of more then 36,000 legions of other lesser spirits at his command.

Ogdoad
A pantheon of eight dietys. The cosmogony in ancient Egypt took on this form. The Gnostic system of Valentinus also used this term. In the beginning was Abyss (masculine). This gave rise to silence (feminine). From there came Word (masculine). Followed by Life (feminine). Then from the union came Man (masculine) and Church (feminine).

Ogum
Regarded as the Warrior God among the Yorubas and devotees of Macumba. Ogum includes Mars as one of his spirits. Ogum is associated with St. Anthony and St. George.

Macroprosopus
From the Kabbalah. The greater Countenance of God which symbolized the harmony in the universe after creation. The Greater Countenance is forever concealed. The Lesser Countenance (manifest god) reveals himself through the name of Tetragrammation.

Zurvan
The Persian God of time. Zurvan was also the father of Ahura Mazdz and Angra Mainyu, personifications of good and evil, respectively. Zurvan was also known as Zervan, and Aion by the Neo-platonists.

Xolotl
In the Aztec pantheon, Xolotl is the twin of Quetzalcoatl and the patron God of magicians. Xolotl personified the planet Venus as the evening star. His twin Quetzalcoatl personified the morning star.

Varuna
Varuna was associated with the Moon and the Dead. The Persian diety Zurvan and the Gnostic diety Abraxas derived in part from Varuna.

Tane
In Polynesia Tane was a Sky God and Lord of fertility. Tane protected the Birds and Forests. Tane also made the first man out of red clay. The Tiki amulet symbolizes his power. He was also the protector of those who worked with wood.

Bel
Was the chief God and the Founder of Babylonia. His name means King. He is recognized and worshipped as the God of war. Bel was one of the supreme triad of Gods. The others were Anu and Ea. It is likely the Babylonian Belus was not clearly distinguished from vague, ancient Assyrian figures named Belus though some chronographers make the distinction. The feminine form is Belit 'Lady, Mistress'. Bel is represented in Greek and Latin by Belos and Belus respectively. Linguistically Bel is an East Semitic form cognate with Northwest Semitic Ba‘al with the same meaning. Bel is named in the Bible at Isaiah 46:1 and Jeremiah 50:2 and 51:44.

Mithra
Was the Persian God of Light. Would appear before sunrise and watch over the Earth while riding in a chariot drawn by four white horses. Mithra also was connected to fertility and abundance. Mithra was also the opponent of all things evil. Mithra also became associated with Helios, the Greek God of Light. Mithra was Lord of the four elements which was symbolized by his four horses.

Paphia
The name given to Greek Goddess Aphrodite in her role as the Goddess of Erotic Love. Aphrodite was worshipped at Paphos. The word Paphian which means illicit live derives from Paphia.

Lunar Goddess
The Sun through time has usually been regarded as a masculine force while the Moon has been regarded as a feminine force. The Moon is often worshiped as a Lunar Goddess. Many of the ancient pantheons had Lunar Goddesses. In China the Moon is the force that is behind "yin", "feminine". Egypt : Hathor and Isis. Rome : Diana and Luna. Greece : Selene and Artemis. Phoenicia : Astarte.

Eris
Was a Greek goddess. The Romans called her Discordia. She was the goddess of strife. She took pleasure in stirring up disputes among mortals and immortals alike. It was she who threw the golden apple, marked "For the fairest," among the goddesses Aphrodite, Athena, and Hera. This caused a huge fight in heaven. It also led to a war between the Greeks and the Trojans. Eris was terrible in appearance and lived in the realm below. She was a companion to Ares, god of war, and mother to Enyo a goddess of war and devastation.

Medusa
This mythological Greek figure is usually represented as a hideous hag, with live snakes instead of hair. But not everyone realizes she didn't start out that way! Stories of the early Medusa are of a beautiful young mortal who attracts the attention of the sea-god Poseidon. One story says that Poseidon pursued her and she fled into the temple of the goddess Athena for protection. Poseidon merely went inside and took her by force. Another version says that she willingly made love to Poseidon in the temple of Athena.

Tiamat
Was a Babylonian Goddess of the sea. Tiamat was depicted as a monstrous dragon. She was the personification of good and evil. She was killed by the warrior God Marduk, and the two halves of her body formed Heaven and Earth.

Oya
A Goddess of the Yoruba in western Africa. Her name means "tearer," for her tornadoes and floods tear up the calm surface of the Niger River. Dressed in blood red and using lightning as a sword, Oya is a terrifying figure. A warrior goddess, she is also a patron of female leadership.

Cybele
Was a Phrygian fertility Goddess who was linked to mountains and the wild animals. She was represented as traveling in a chariot drawn by Lions. The priests of Cybele were known as Corybantes. Her worshipers offered her intense loyalty and dedication.

Mother Goddess is often considered to be the mother of the manifested universe. She personifies the forces of nature and the cycles of fertility. She appears in every primitive religion where fertility rites play an important role. The Mother Goddess is also presented in the tarot.

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Lanai
The mother of gods in Japanese Shinto mythology and the ancestress of the Japanese people. A personification of the Earth and of darkness, she is the wife and sister of Izanagi and the mother of the elements of the universe. She died giving birth to the fire god Kagutsuchi and went to the underworld. Transformed there into a demon-queen, she was so horrifying to look at that when her husband traveled to the underworld to It was too late to bring her home anyway: she had eaten food in the land of the dead. Lanai was angry at her husband's reaction to her appearance, so they divorced on the spot and she pursued him with an army of demons to throw him out of her world.

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