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Adad - Adad, Master of the Earth is a Mesopotamian Storm God responsible for the destructive and regenerative powers of nature. The name may come from the Arabic hadda "to break" or haddat "thunder". Adad is the son of either Enlil or Anu and Ki, the twin brother of Enki and the consort of the Goddess Shalla.
Agrona - Agrona is a Welsh goddess of war and slaughter.
Amounet - Amounet is an Egyptian mother/fertility Goddess. Her name means "hidden one". She was a tutelary deity of the Egyptian Pharaohs and was evoked during Pharoah's ascension ceremonies. Her consort was Amun. Many of her aspects merged with Neith.
Anubis - Anubis is the Egyptian God of the dead and the embalming process. He presided over the embalming of Osiris when he was killed by Seth. Priests would sometimes wear masks of Anubis when performing embalming rituals.
Aphrodite - Aphrodite is the ancient Greek Goddess of love, beauty, sexual ecstasy, consuming passion of all sorts, fertility, the marriage bed, romantic love, protective love, desire, vengeance for lovers scorned or deceived.
Apollo - Apollo is the ancient Greek God of light, enlightenment, prophecy, plague, medicine, archery, poetry, dance, reason and herds or flocks.
Ares - Ares is the ancient Greek God of War, courage, male virility and strength and one of the Olympian Gods. According to most tradition, Ares is the son of Zeus and Hera though Ovid claims Hera bore him alone (Fasti 5.229)
Artemis - In Hellenic Lore, ''Artemis'' was the daughter of Zeus and Leto, and the twin sister of Apollo. She was the Hellenic goddess of forests and hills, virginity/fertility, and the hunt and was often depicted as a huntress carrying a bow and arrows. The deer and the cypress were sacred to her. In later Hellenic times she occasionally assumed the ancient role of Eileithyia in aiding childbirth and in Roman times she came to be identified with Diana. It is said that Artemis helped her mother Leto birth Apollo immediately after her own birth.
Aten - Aten was associated with the Sun God Ra. He is imaged as a golden disk with descending rays ending in hands. During the reign of Akhenaten, Aten was made King of the Gods and there was a movement toward a sort of Monotheism in Egypt. It didn't go over well.
Athene - Athene is the Greek Goddess of wisdom, philosophy, strategy, strategic warfare, handcrafts (especially weaving), horses, vehicles, courage, inspiration, civilization, personal strength, justice and skill. She is he protector of clever and loyal women as well as clever and heroic men.
Atum - Atum (or Atem, Tum, Tem, Temu) is the hermaphroditic creator God of Egypt. He is pictured as a man with a double crown. His name means "all" or "perfection" or "the complete one". He was the first God to exist on Earth. He rose from the waters of chaos (Nun) and created the rest of the Gods.
Baba Yaga - Baba yaga is a Russian Goddess who takes the form of an old crone. She rides through the air on her mortar and pestle.
Bast - Bast, also spelled Bastet, was a cat-headed protectress of the Pharaoh. She was usually seen as gentle, but would rise up lion-headed and ready for battle if the Pharaoh was threatened. She was offered sacrifices of cats and of images of cats.
Bel - The name Bel comes from the Akkadian bēlu meaning "lord" or "master". It is a title, and an epithet applied to many Gods who may be identified as "Lord" including Enlil, Marduk and Malak. The Feminine form is Belit. Bel is cognate with Ba'al.
Bes - Bes is the ancient Egyptian protector of infants and pregnant women. He also protected against scorpion and snake bites. He was imaged as a small, dwarfish person wearing a lion skin or having features of a lion. His image was a popular amulet of protection.
Brigid - The Goddess Brigid is a multifaceted Goddess who was revered under many names throughout the Celtic world.
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