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07-08-2008, 08:14 AM
any religion, doesn't matter, i need names.
Just tell me What the name of the Deity is. I need four more. (pref. something pronounceable to most people, and not too long, like seven letters max.)

07-08-2008, 08:54 AM
Polytheistic religions have more than one deity. Poly = many, theos = god.

Check Greek or Norse mythology for some names of gods.

07-08-2008, 09:12 AM
i know they have more than one. the deity was a typo, sorry.
and i dont want to use the greek and roman names. everyone knows about them. I want something uncommon. something exotic...

Danger Jane
07-08-2008, 09:31 AM
Hindu: Shiva, Ganesha, Kali

Norse: Odin, Thor

Inca: Quetzalcoatl, Chantico, Tlaloc

Mesopotamian: Ishtar

Egyptian: Osiris, Hathor, Isis, Anubis, Set, Bastet (bear in mind, these are mostly Latinized as far as I'm aware)

Celtic: Morrigan

Also, have you considered any of the less-commonly-known Classical gods and goddesses? The Greeks and Romans had hundreds of them. Some of the most important to the Romans were the Penates, the gods of the household, and they were often particular to that one household or city. There are far more Classical gods than the twelve(ish) Olympians.


07-08-2008, 09:40 AM
Perhaps this will help:

Mr Flibble
07-08-2008, 05:29 PM
Norse: Frey, Freya, Baldr, Magni, Bragi, Tyr, Loki, Heimdall, Hel, Sif, Ullr, Njordr. For starters

Celtic: Taranis, Smertrios, Balor, Ai, Bres, Ecne, Lugh....and on and so forth

But the it does beg the question, why use one that's already around ( and especially if you aren't familiar with the religion. That could lead to a lot of woe) Why not make up your own?

Like this: Ormroth, god of small beetles.

07-08-2008, 05:34 PM
Blind Io, Om, Anoia, Nuggan

(don't use these, copywrited)

07-08-2008, 05:36 PM
Norse: Frey, Freya, Baldr, Magni, Bragi, Tyr, Loki, Heimdall, Hel, Sif, Ullr, Njordr. For starters

Celtic: Taranis, Smertrios, Balor, Ai, Bres, Ecne, Lugh....and on and so forth

But the it does beg the question, why use one that's already around ( and especially if you aren't familiar with the religion. That could lead to a lot of woe) Why not make up your own?

Like this: Ormroth, god of small beetles.

Jehovah used to have some fun titles before he was domesticated: eg.Saoboath (Lord God of Hosts, ie armies)
And there is the mysterious 'el (oops I mean Elohim...sorry don't steal my sack lunch Almighty Beings! I promise to sacrifice some wine on a mountain!) or the Watchers 'Irad...back when Jehovah had a Temple of His own and didn't have to put up with Mankind and his need to have his religion big as all outdoors.

Mr Flibble
07-08-2008, 05:42 PM
Odin has some nice nicknames. Aldafodr (Allfather), Hrossharsgrani ( Horse Hair Moustache) Grimnir ( the masked one), and my personal favourite: Ennibrattr ( The one with the straight forehead)

07-08-2008, 09:02 PM
And then there are the psuedo-animistic religions, where the gods started off as local spirits, and grew in stature (such as Coyote or Damballah). It may be interesting to look at the African orishas, if for no other reason than so few use them...

Of course, I'm a fan of the Mayan gods, but that's just me being weird....


07-09-2008, 05:01 AM
Aztec/Maya/Olmec/Toltec etc gods--got this list 3-4 years ago:

Acuecucyoticihuati (Aztec/Mexico) Goddess of the ocean/women in labor. Assoc. w/Chalchiuhtlicue. Also: Acuecueyotl.
Ahau Chamahez (Maya) God of medicine.
Ahau Kin (Maya) Goddess of the sun.
Ah Chuy Kak(Maya) God of war. Ah Cun Can(Maya) Another god of war. Ahulane(Maya) Another war god.
Ah Kinchil(Maya) A sun god.
Ahmakiq (Maya) God of agriculture.
Ahnt Alis Pok'(Mexico) Goddess, two feet tall, who lives w/ her mother Ahnt Kai'.
Ahnt Kai'(Mexico) Goddess of women & children. Daughter of Koo-mah'mm hahs-ay' tahm(First Woman). She flies at night & lives above the peak of Tiburon mountain. Teaches; singing & dancing, & tells the women & children when to do the Fish Dance. She heals snake bites. Equivalent to Athena (Greek), Kuan Yin (Far East) & Estsanatlehi (No.America).
Ah Puch(Maya) God of death.
Ah Uaynih(Guatemala) Goddess of sleep. She causes males to fall asleep.
Ahuic(Aztec/Mexico) Goddess of running water: rivers, streams, & waves on the beach. Avatar of Chalchiuhtlicue.
Ah Wink-ir Masa(Guatemala) Nature goddess. Protector of wild animals, especially deer.
Ajbit(Maya) One of 13 gods who created people; he assisted in the actual creating. Ajtzak(Maya) did same as Ajbit.
Akhushtal(Maya) Goddess of childbirth.
Alaghom Naom TzentelAncient Maya goddess of thought & intellect. Also known as Alaghom Naum, Ixtat Ix.
Alom(Maya) God of the sky. One of the 7 gods who assisted in the creation of the world.
Apozanolotl(Aztec/Mexico) Aka Chalchiuhtlicue, of foam, suds, or white-capped waves on the water surface, -purity.
Atl(Aztec) God of the waters.
Atlacamani(Aztec/Mexico) Goddess of ocean storms.
Atlacoya(Aztec/Mexico) Goddess of drought.
Atlatonin(Aztec/Mexico) One of the names for the Aztec mother goddess.
Auilix(Maya) The god of dawn.
Ayauhteotl(Aztec/Mexico) Goddess of fog & mist in the early morning or at night. She is associated w/ fame & vanity.
Bacab(Maya) The gods of the four heavenly direction. They were Chac, Ek, Kan, & Zac.
Backlum Chaam(Maya) God of male sexuality.
Cakulha(Maya) Subordinate to Yaluk, & ruler of the lesser lightning bolts.
Camaxtli(Aztec) God of hunting & of fate. Leader of warriors slain in battle whose souls ascend as stars in the sky.
Camozotz(Maya) The bat god; god of the Underworld.
Centeotl(Aztec) God of corn.
Chac(Maya) God of rain, lightning, thunder, & wind.
Chac-Xib-Chac(Maya) God of dancing & sacrifice.
Chalchihuitlicue(Aztec) She unleashed the flood (to punish the wicked) that the destroyed the 4th world (according to the Aztecs, we are in the 5th world). She rules over storms, oceans, rivers, rain, etc. The wife/sister of Tlaloc. The goddess of running water, & of fertility; she was also associated w/ marriage. Lady Precious Green, Personification of youthful beauty, vitality & violence. In some illustrations she is shown holding the head of Tlazolteotl, the goddess of the witches, between her legs. She is the whirlpool, the wind on the waters, all young & growing things, the beginning of life & creation.
Chantico(Aztec) Goddess of volcanoes.
Chicomecoatl(Aztec) A triple maize goddess, of multiple forms; a maiden adorned w/ water flowers, a young woman whose embrace brought death, & a mother carrying the sun as a shield. The goddess of plenty, the female corn aspect.
Chirakan-Ixmucane(Maya) 4 gods created the world each split in two, forming 4 more (female). She was one of them
Cihuacoatl(Nahua) Goddess of childbirth. When weeping & wailing through the night she was forecasting wars & misery.
Cinteotl(Nahua/Az.) male aspect of corn/giver of food, fertility/regeneration, protected by rain gods Tlaloc, Chalchihuitlcue.
Cipactli(Aztec) The Earth Monster to whom Tezcatlipoca sacrificed his foot.
Cit Bolon Tum(Maya) God of medicine.
Cizin(Maya) God of death.
Coatlicue(Aztec)1. THE MYTH 1 In the darkness & chaos before the Creation, the female Earth Monster swam in the waters of the earth devouring all that she saw. When the gods Quetzalcoatl & Tezcatlipoca decided to impose form upon the Earth, they changed themselves into serpents & struggled w/ the Earth Monster until they broke her in two. Coatlicue's lower part then rose to form the heavens & her upper part descended to form the earth. Coatlicue has an endless, ravenous appetite for human hearts & will not bear fruit unless given human blood. One day while performing penance & sweeping at Coatepec, the chaste & pious Coatlicue discovers a ball of feathers. Wanting to save the precious feathers, Coatlicue places them in her waistband. However, when she later looks for the ball of feathers, it is gone. Unknown to her at the time, the feathers had impregnated her w/ the seed of Huitzilopochtli. Gradually Coatlicue grows in size until her sons, the Centzon Huitznahua, notice that she is w/ child . Enraged & shamed, they furiously demand to know the father. Their elder sister, Coyolxauhqui, decides that they must slay their mother. The news of her children's intentions terrifies the pregnant goddess, but the child within her womb consoles Coatlicue, assuring her that he is already aware & ready. Dressed in the raiment of warriors, the Centzon Huitznahua follow Coyolxauhqui to Coatepec. When her raging children reach the crest of the mountain, Coatlicue gives birth to Huitzilopochtli fully armed. Wielding his burning weapon, known as the Xiuhcoatl or Turquoise Serpent, he slays Coyolxauhqui &, cut to pieces, her body tumbles to the base of Coatepec. Coatlicue has an endless, ravenous appetite for human hearts & will not bear fruit unless given human blood.
2. Another MYTH of COATLICUE: "Mother of Gods": Earth goddess. Coatlicue conceived Quetzalcoatl, God of creation, after keeping in her bosom a ball of hummingbird feathers (the soul of a fallen warrior) that dropped from the sky. Quetzalcoatl, w/ Tezcatlipoca, pulled her down from the heavens, & in the form of great serpents, ripped her into two pieces to form the earth & sky. Coatlicue was known as "The Mother of Gods", "The Devourer of Filth", "Our Grandmother". She wears a skirt made of braided serpents secured by another serpent & a necklace of human hands & hearts w/ a human skull. Her feet & hands are adorned w/ claws. Coatlicue was seen as an insatiable deity feasting on the corpses of men. Her breasts are depicted as hanging flaccid from nursing. Also known as Teteoinan, (Teteo Inan), "The Mother of Gods", gave birth to the moon, stars, & Huitzilopochtli (the Sun god). Also known as Toci, "Our Grandmother", & known as Cihuacoatl, patron of women who die in childbirth. Cihuacoatl was transformed into modern Mexican culture as La Llorona, "The Weeping Woman", said to carry the body of a dead child & weep at night in city streets.
Cocijo(Zapotec) The rain god.
Copil(Aztec) Son of Malinalxochi.
Coyolxauhqui(Aztec) Goddess of the moon. One of the 400 of Coatlique's children killed by Huitzilopochtli, who when he saw his mother's grief at this particular death (she did not mourn the others), cut off Coyolxauhqui's head & threw it high into the sky where it became the moon. his mother can take comfort nightly from the sight of her daughter in the sky.
Coyopa(Maya) Brother of Cakulha, & ruler of the sound of thunder.
Cumhau(Maya) God of the Underworld.
Ehecatl(Aztec) God of the wind. He brought love to the human race when he aroused desire in the maiden Mayahuel. Their love was made manifest by a beautiful tree which grew upon the spot where they landed on earth.
Ekahau(Aztec) God of merchants & travelers.
Ek Chua(Maya) God of commerce.
Eueucoyotl(Aztec) God of sex, & spontaneity. The Old, Old Coyote. Associated w/ gaiety & ostentatious ornament, of unexpected pleasure & sorrow. A trickster & troublemaker. Considered unlucky.
Great Seahouse(Maya) See Jaguar Night.
Gucumatz(Quiche) A creator god.
Hacauitz(Maya) The god of the mountains.
Huehueteotl(Aztec) The god of fire. He was the oldest god in the Aztec pantheon.
Huitzilopochtli(Aztec) The god of war & the protector of the city, was the blazing midday sun, depicted w/ hummingbird feathers on his head & left leg, his face black, & brandishing a serpent made of turquoise. The story goes that Coatlicue, the mother of Coyolxauhqui (night) & of 400 stellar divinities was praying when a bunch of feathers fell from heaven. She placed them in her bodice &, shortly afterwards, discovered she was pregnant. Her children reproached her for this belated pregnancy & discussed killing her. But Huitzilopochtli emerged fully armed from her womb, wearing blue armor & carrying a blue lance & the "turquoise serpent", & massacred his brothers & sisters. After defeating the 400 Stars, Huitzilopochtli slew his sister & cast her down the hill at Templo Mayor where her body broke to pieces on striking the bottom. Priests at Templo Mayor killed prisoners in the same way, these sacrifices being replicas of mythical events designed to keep the daily battle between day & night & the birth of the God of War. Often equal w/ QUETZALCOATL.
Hummingbird(Maya) See Jaguar Night.
Hunab Ku(Maya) A creator-deity of Yucatan. Also called ItzamnŠ
Hunahpu(Maya) 1 of 2 heroes (w/ Xbalanque) who contested against the gods in a game of pokatok, the Mayan equivalent of basketball combined w/ soccer. (In the regular games, the losing team was sacrificed to the gods!)
Hun Nal(Maya) God of maize.
Hurakan(Maya)God of thunderstorms & hurricanes.
Ilyap'a(Inca) The weather god. Pictured as a man in the sky w/ a sling. He made rain fall by breaking w/ his slingshot a pitcher of water held by his sister. The crack of his sling was thunder, the shot was the lightning bolt.
Inti(Inca) According to some accounts, the sun god & father of Viracocha.
Ipalnemohuani(Aztec) The supreme deity. Also called Tloque Nahuaque.
ItzamnŠ(Maya) God of The sky. The most important deity in the Maya pantheon, Itzamna was the son of the creator god Hunab, & was lord of the heavens, & also lord of day & night. He was represented as a kindly old man, toothless w/ sunken cheeks & a pronounced nose. A cultural hero, he invented writing & books, established religious cermonies, & divided the land. He was entirely benevolent, never responsible for any destruction or disaster.
Itzcoliuhqui(Aztec) God of darkness & destruction. The Twisted Obsidian One, the God of the Curved Obsidian Blade. Blinded & cast down from the heavens, Itzcoliuhqui strikes out randomly at his victims. Wife/sister is Itzpapalotl
Itzpapalotl(Aztec) Goddess of healing. Obsidian Butterfly. Beautiful, demonic, she's got the claws of a jaguar.
Ixchel(Maya) A water goddess. Also the goddess of childbirth & weaving.
Ix Ch'up(Maya) Goddess of the moon.
Ixtab(Maya) Goddess of suicide & death by hanging.
Ixtlilton(Aztec) God of feasts & games.
Ixzaluoh(Maya) Goddess of weaving.
Iztacmixcohuatl(Aztec) The mythical founder of the Aztec peoples.
Jaguar Night(Maya) 1 of the 1st 4 men created by gods from maize (ground to a fine powder) mixed w/ water. Along w/ Jaguar Quitze, True Jaguar & Mahucutah. 1st 4 women Great Seahouse, Shrimp House, Macaw Woman & Hummingbird.
Jaguar Quitze(Maya) See Jaguar Night.
Kilya(Inca) The moon, a female deity & wife of the sun.
Kinich Ahau(Maya) The sun god. Kinich Kakmo(Maya) Another name for the sun god. Kuat(Brazil) God of the sun.
Kisin(Maya) God of earthquakes.
Kukulcan(Maya)-God of creation, closely related to the Aztec & Toltec Quetzalcoatl.
Macaw Woman(Maya) See Jaguar Night.
Macuilxochitl(Mixtec) God of dancing, gambling, & music.
Mahucutah(Maya) See Jaguar Night.
Malinalxochi(Aztec) sister- Huitzilopochtli, sorceress w/ powers over scorpions, snakes, & stinging, biting insects of desert
Masaya(Nicaragua) Goddess of earthquakes & volcanoes.
Mayahuel(Maya) Goddess discoverer of pulque (forerunner of tequila), a fermented drink.
Metztli(Aztec) A moon god.
Mexitl (Mextli)The principal god of the ancient Mexicans to whom hundreds of human sacrifices were made annually. Sometimes called Huitzilopochtli (Humming-bird of the South), god of war & storms, was born fully armed w/ weapons.
Mictecacihuatl(Aztec) Mictlantecuhtli's wife who helped govern the 9 layers of the underworld & its 9 rivers.
Mictlantecuhtli(Aztec) Aka Mictlantecihuatl. Creator & ruler of the underworld (Mictlan), she wore a skirt of snakes & had clawed feet for digging her way beneath the earth. Mictlan: Below the world of living men there are 9 underworlds, the lowest of which is Mictlan, the Land of the Dead ruled by Mictlantechupi & his consort Mictlancihuntl. Souls who win no merit in life come here after death.They merely endure a rather drab & colorless existence before passing again into the world of the living. As a man disappears into the West, the direction of the dead, the seeds of his rebirth are sown.
Mixcoatl(Aztec) God of the underworld, & father, w/ Coatlicue, of four hundred children.
Nacon(Maya) A god of war.
Nakawť(Huichol) The earth goddess.
Nanautzin(Aztec) God of disease, who sacrificed himself so that there would be a sun for the fifth world (our world).
Ometecuhtli(Aztec) The first creator, a god who was both male & female.
Ometeotl: "God of the Near & Close," "He Who Is at the Center," the god above all, both male & female who created all life & existence, a dualistic, embodying both male & female, light & dark, positive & negative, yes & no. S/he occupies Omeyocan, the highest of the Aztecs' 13 heavens, & the 4 heavens immediately below Omeyocan are a mystery. Below the 5 highest heavens is a region of strife & tempest, where s/he breaks into his many facets or aspects.
Pacha Mama(Aztec) Fertility goddess.
Patecatl(Aztec) God of medicine & surgery.
Quetzalcoatl(Aztec)-means "plumed serpent". One legend says he was the god of creation, who w/ Tezcatlipoca, pulled the earth goddess, Coatlicue, down from the heavens, & in the form of great serpents, ripped her into two pieces to form the earth & sky. Another that he was the son of the sun god & of Coatlicue, one of the five goddesses of the moon. He was the god of vegetation, earth & water. He was also worshipped as Ehecatl, a god of the wind. Originally a Toltec god.
The Feathered Serpent. The Precious Twin who lifts the sun out of darkness, god of the winds & the breath of life, First Lord of the Toltecs. Lawgiver, civilizer, creator of the calendar. Demons tempted Quetzalcoatl constantly to commit murder & human sacrifice, but his love was too great for him to succumb. To atone for great sins, Quetzcoatl threw himself on a funeral pyre, his ashes rose to the heavens as a flock of birds carrying his heart to the star Venus. His first entry into the world in the shape of a chrysalis, from which he struggles to emerge as a butterfly, the symbol of perfection. The most compassionate of the Aztec gods -- only 1 human sacrifice a year. Often synonymous w/ HUITZILOPOTCHLI.
Shrimp House(Maya) See Jaguar Night.
Tecciztecatl(Aztec) A moon god.
Teoyaomqui(Aztec) God of dead warriors.
Tepeyollotl(Aztec) Lord of uncertainty.
Tepoztecatl(Aztec) God of drunkenness.
Tezcatlipoca(Aztec) God of war. He was represented in human form w/ a stripe of black paint across his face & an obsidian mirror replacing one of his feet. He was supposedly mutilated by the crocodile on which the earth rests. He was also called Yoalli Ehecatl (night wind), Yaotl (warrior), & Telpochtli (young man). As a creator god he ruled over the first of the four worlds which were destroyed prior to the creation of this one. In animal form he was a jaguar. The Prince of This World, the Mirror that Smokes, the One Always at the Shoulder, the Shadow. A trickster, revered by soldiers & magicians. The name refers to the black obsidian mirrors used by magicians which become cloudy when scrying. A god of wealth & power, Tezcatlipoca's favors can only be won by those willing to face his terrors. Ruler over the early years of a man's life.
Tlaloc (Aztec) Originally an Olmec god, worshipped as a jaguar deity. God of sources of water, rain, springs, lightning, weather, & mountains, w/ control over fertility. Seen as a man painted black w/ huge, round eyes circled by long-fanged snakes. 2 companions; Uixtocijuatl (goddess of sea water) & Chalchiutlicue (goddess of fresh water).
Tlalocan: Kingdom of Tlaloc, a heaven of sensual delights, of rainbows, butterflies & flowers, of simple-minded & shallow pleasures. Souls spend only four years here before returning to the land of the living. Unless it strives for higher & nobler things while living, a soul is destined for this endless round of mortal life & Tlalocan. When a life had been particularly evil, a soul might journey instead to Mictlan.
Tlauixcalpantecuhtli(Aztec/Mexico) Lord of the planet Venus (God of dawn).
Tlazolteotl(Aztec) Goddess of lust, sexual guilt, love, sex, pleasure, & witchcraft. Was also known as Tlaelquarni, "cleansing" goddess & Tlacolteutl (she had four aspects; four sisters: Tiacapan, Teicu, Tlaco & Xocutzin). Eater of filth, devourer of sins, goddess of witches & witchcraft. She has power over all forms of unclean behavior, usually sexual. Confessing sins to her, one is cleansed. The goddess has 4 forms or aspects, corresponding to the phases of the moon: a young & carefree temptress, the lover of Quetzalcoatl; the Goddess of gambling & uncertainty; the Great Priestess who consumes & destroys the sins of mankind; & frightful old crone, persecutor & destroyer of youth.
Tlillan-Tlapallan The land of the fleshless. The Land of the Black & Red, - wisdom. A paradise for those who successfully follow the teachings of Quetzalcoatl. The souls here have learned to live w/out bodies, a state greatly to be desired.
Tonatiuh God of the Sun, poor & ill, he cast himself into the flames, & being burnt up, was resurrected. Daily he repeats his passage across the heavens, down into darkness, & back again into the sky. W/ him he carries all brave warriors who have died in battle & all brave women who have died in childbirth. The greatest heroes hecarries w/ him to the greatest heights. In Tonatiuhican, the House of the Sun, dwell those w/ greater enlightenment than those in Tlillan-Tlapallan.
Tohil(Maya) The god of fire.
Tonantzin(Aztec) The goddess of motherhood.
Tozi(Aztec) Goddess of sweat-baths.
Uitzilopochtli(Aztec)-God of the sun.
Xilonen(Aztec) Goddess of young corn.
Xipe Totec(Aztec)-The god of springtime renewal & nocturnal rain, flowers, vegetation. His ceremonies were human sacrifices. The victims were pierced w/ arrows so that their blood flooded the ground like a fertilizing rain. Then their hearts were torn out &, finally, they were flayed. People who had certain skin diseases wore the skin of the tortured for 20 days in order to be cured. Perhaps because of the yellow skins worn by the penitents, he was the god of goldsmiths. god of newly planted seed & of penitential torture. A pockmarked saviour who tears out his eyes & flays himself in penance to the gods, thus persuading the gods to give maize to men. Giving up his pockmarked skin, he is then clad in robes of gold.
Xiuhtecuhtli(Aztec)-Also known as Otontecuhtli or Huehueteotl. God of fire. Depicted as an old bearded man who carried a brazier on his head in which burned incense. He was the god of the hearth. As the god of fire he was also the god of the sun & of volcanoes.Xiuhtecuhtli was associated w/ peppers, symbols of the life force. The pine, from which torches are made, was his tree.
Xochipili(Aztec) The brother & consort of Xochiquetzal, associated w/ Xipe Totec & Cinteotl. God of flowers. God of sport. God of dance. God of games. God of beauty. God of love. God of youth.
Xochiquetzal(Aztec) The goddess of weavers, fertility, childbirth, flowers, singing & dancing. She was a deity of sexual license as well. Marigolds were her favorite flower, but she loved every plant & every creature. Much loved by Aztec women, honored w/ little pottery figurines that showed her w/ feathers in her hair. In some legends, this goddess was the only female survivor of the great flood that destroyed the world preceding this one. W/ a man, she escaped the torrent in a small boat. Faced w/ the prospect of repopulating the world, they set to work as soon as the flood receded. But all of their children were born mute. Finally a pigeon magically endowed them w/ language, but every child received a different tongue so that each was unable to communicate w/ the others.
Xolotl (Aztec) Brother (twin) of Quetzalcoatl. God of monsters, magicians, twins. God of double ears of maize.
Yacatecuhtli (Aztec) God of commerce.
Yaotl (Aztec) God of darkness.

07-09-2008, 12:51 PM
Heh. Forgot one:
Xquiq: Mayan fertility goddess, and in charge of the giant Seven Macaws.


07-09-2008, 11:54 PM
thanks. i think im set now

07-10-2008, 12:15 AM
Isis, Astarte, Diana, Hecate, Demeter, Kali, Innanna.

Also, my favorite - Asherah.

Pan, Woden, Cerrunious, Osirus.

Also; Baal, Shiva, Krishna, Thor, Balder.

So many Gods, so little time.