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Abenaki

The Abrahamic religions Jews, Christians, and Muslims believe in the same God, but Muslims, and to some degree Jews (see below), visualize God in strictly monotheistic terms, whereas most Christians believe that God exists as a Trinity.

Judaism

Yahweh is the Biblical name for God used by ancient Jews. Adonai, Eloheynu and Hashem are some of the names of God used in modern day Judaism. The Hebrew word "elohim" is also used to refer to God in the Torah (and the Old Testament), and this refers to a plural nature of God. However, Jews hold to a slightly more monotheistic view of God than Christians. They reject Jesus Christ as a false messiah, and do not assign any deity to him.

Christianity

Historically, Christianity has professed belief in one deity, three divine persons (the Trinity), that make up one deity or Godhead, known as "God". (See Athanasian Creed.) Thus, most Christians are trinitarian monotheists, although there have been dissenters; see the articles Arianism, Unitarianism (History), Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and Jehovah's Witnesses for examples. Most of these unitarian groups believe or believed that only God the Father is a deity; Latter-day Saints believe that the Father, the Son (Jesus Christ) and the Holy Spirit are three distinct deities.

Islam

Allah is the most traditional Muslim name for God. Islamic tradition also speaks of 99 Names of God.

Other

Two smaller faiths that don't neatly fit into any of the categories of Abrahamic religions. Rastafarianism worships Jah and the Baha'i Faith also worships the same God as Jews, Christians and Muslims. Akamba mythology Akan mythology Ashanti mythology Australian Aborigine mythology Aztec deities Bushongo mythology Celtic pre-Christian Deities Chinese mythology Chippewa mythology Creek mythology Dacian[?] Deities Dahomey mythology Dinka mythology Efik mythology Egyptian Deities Egyptian deities often have physical forms that incorporate animal forms. For example, Anubis has the body of a human, but the head of a canine.

  • Anubis, God of Embalming, Friend of the Dead
  • The Aten, the embodiment of the Sun's rays
  • Atum, a creator deity
  • Bast, Goddess of Cats
  • Bes, God-Demon of Protection, Childbirth and Entertainment
  • Geb, God of the Earth
  • Hapi God of the Nile and Fertility
  • Hathor, Goddess of Love and Music
  • Heget Goddess of Childbirth
  • Horus the falcon-headed god
  • Imhotep God of wisdom, medicine and magic
  • Isis, Goddess of Magic, sister of Nephthys
  • Khepry, the scarab beetle, the embodiment of the dawn
  • Khnum, a creator deity
  • Maahes
  • Ma'at, Goddess of Truth, Balance and Order
  • Menhit
  • Mont, god of war
  • Naunet, the primal waters
  • Neith, the great mother goddess
  • Nephthys, mother of Anubis
  • Nut, goddess of heaven and the sky
  • Osiris
  • Ptah, a creator deity
  • Ra, the sun, possible father of Anubis
  • Sekhmnet, goddess of war and battles
  • Sobek, Crocodile God
  • Set, God of Storms, possible father of Anubis
  • Tefnut, goddess of order, justice, time, Heaven and Hell and weather
  • Thoth, god of the moon, drawing, writing, geometry, wisdom, medicine, music, astronomy, and magic

See http://touregypt.net/godsofegypt/ for the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism's extensive information on Egyptian Deities.

Etruscan Deities

Finnish pre-Christian deities There are very few written documents about old Finnish religions; also the names of deities and practices of worship changed from place to place. The following is a summary of the most important and most widely worshipped deities.

  • Ukko, the principal deity, god of heaven and thunder
  • Rauni, Ukko's wife, goddess of fertility
  • Tapio, god of forest and wild animals
  • Mielikki[?], Tapio's wife
  • Pekko[?] (or Peko), god or goddess (the actual gender is obscure) of fields and acriculture
  • Ahti[?], god of streams, lakes and sea
  • Louhi[?], goddess of the underworld
  • Perkele, a god of the ancient Finns or Estonians
Ancient Greek pre-Christian Deities

See also Demigods[?], the Dryads, the Fates, the Erinyes, the Graces, the Horae, the Muses, the Nymphs, the Pleiades, the Titans Guarani mythology

Haida mythology Hinduism Hopi mythology

See also kachina Huron mythology

Ibo mythology Incan mythology Inuit mythology Iroquois mythology Isoko mythology Khoikhoi mythology Kitchen Gods In addition to the gods listed above, there are several minor Gods spoken of in current western culture and may be taken more or less seriously. These are commonly called Kitchen Gods.

Kwakiutl mythology Lakota mythology Lotuko mythology

Latvian mythology

Lugbara mythology Mayan deities

Mesopotamian gods

Navaho mythology

Norse pre-Christian Deities

Pawnee mythology Polynesian mythology

see also Menehune

Prussian Baltic Pre-Christian Deities

Pygmy mythology

Roman pre-Christian Deities

Salish mythology

Sardinian Deities

Sardinian deities, mainly referred to in the age of Nuragici people, are partly derived from Phoenician ones.

Seneca mythology Shinto deities

see also Kami

Sumerian Deities

See also Annuna Tumbuka mythology

Winnebago mythology Yoruba mythology Zulu mythology Zuni mythology



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