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Asian Gods by Function

Gods with Multiple Functions Animal/Hunting Gods Artisans
Compassion/Mercy Creator Death/Underword/Destruction
Destiny Earth/Fertility Evil/Exams
Fire Happiness/Laughter Hearth/Doors/Temples
Healing Illness Judgment
Literature/Law Poverty Protective
Sea Sky Storms
Sun/Moon/Stars Supreme Thinking/Wisdom
Thunder Trees Tricksters/Messengers
War Water Wealth/Labor
Wind Women/Children Vegetation/Agriculture/Drought/Wine


Animals/Hunting
God Name(s) Tribe/Region
Hinkon Tungus
Hittavainen,Hittauanin
(Hare Hunting)
Karelian
Picvu'cin
(Hunting)
Chuckhi
Remantas
( Horses)
Buddhist
Volos,Volusu
(Cattle)
Serbian


Artisans
God Name(s) Tribe/Region
Ama-Tsu-Mara
(Smiths)
Shinto
Am-No-Tanabata-Hime-No-Mikoto
(Weavers)
Shinto
Cao Guo-jiu
(Actors)
Chinese
Chih-Nii
(Spinners)
Chinese
Fan-K'uei
(Butchers)
Chinese
Kalvis
(Smiths)
Baltic
Kurdalaegon
(Blacksmiths)
Ossetian
Lupan
(Carpenters)
Chinese
Meng-T'ien
(Writing)
Chinese
P'an-Chin-Lien
(Prostitutes)
Chinese
Shosshu
(Metal workers)
Abkhaz
Sien-Tsan
(Silk)
Chinese
Sun-Pin
(Cobblers)
Chinese
Teljavelik
(Heaven's smith)
Lithuanian
Telyaveli
(Lithuanian)
Lithuanian
Ts'ai-Lun
(Stationary)
Chinese


Compassion/Mercy
God Name(s) Tribe/Region
Jizo
(Compassion)
Japanese Buddhist
Juichimen
(Mercy)
Japanese Buddhist
Kuan-yin,Kwannon
(Mercy)
Chinese
Ti-Tsang-Wang-Pu-Sa
(Mercy)
Chinese Han


Creator
God Name(s) Tribe/Region
Ai Tojon
(Light)
Yakuts
Ayi'-Uru'n Toyo'n Yakut
Buga Tungus
Hsi Ho
(Creator of the Sun)
Chinese
Izanagi and Izanami
(Male and Female Creative Team)
Japanese
Luonnotar Finnish
Kinharingan Borneo
Kurkil Mongol
Kutkinnaku Koryak
Nu Kua,Nu-gua Chinese
Ulgen Central Asia


Death/Underworld/Destruction
God Name(s) Tribe/Region
Awun
(Destruction)
Taiwanese
Emma-o
(Death)
Chinese
Erlik
(Death)
Altaic
Giltine
(Death)
Lithuanian
Kaka-Guia
(Death)
Volta area
Ma-Mien
(Underworld Bureaucrat)
Chinese
Meng,Meng P'o
(Goddess of Underworld)
Chinese
Kalma
(Death)
Finnish
Ke'lets
(Death)
Chukchi
Preas Eyssaur
(Destruction)
Khmer
Vampire
(Spirit of Dead person)
Slav
Veles,Volos
(Underworld)
Slav
Velu mate(Queen of Dead) Latvian
Shih-Tien Yen-Wang
(Ruling Committee of Underworld)
Chinese
Yan Wang
(Prince of Underworld)
Chinese
Tuoni
(Underworld)
Finnish


Destiny
God Name(s) Tribe/Region
Fatit Albanian
Isdustaya and Papaya Asia Minor
Karta Latvian
Kishijoten
(Luck)
Japanese
Laima
(Female)
Latvian
Shichi-Fukujin
(Luck)
Japanese
Urme Gypsy


Earth/Fertility
God Name(s) Tribe/Region
Ama-No-Uzume Japanese
Famien New Guinea
Hou T'u Chinese
Jumis Latvian
Kuni-Tsu-Kami Japanese
Lauka Mate Latvian
Mati Syra Zemlya Slav
Mokos East Slav
Nai-No-Kami
(Earthquakes)
Japanese
Naka-Yama-Tsu-Mi
(Mountain slopes)
Japanese
Onamuji
(Earth)
Japanese
Polevik Slav
Poludnitsa North Russia
Prende,Prenne
(Lust)
Illyrian
She Chi,Thu,Tu
(Earth)
Chinese Han
Yarilo
(Lust)
Slav
Zemes mate Lettish


Evil
God Name(s) Tribe/Region
Aitvaras Lithuanian
Amatsu Mikaboshi Japanese
Beng Gypsy
Bhutadarma Buddhist
Bolla,Bullar
(Demon)
Albanian
Citipati
(Graveyard demons)
Buddhist
Dakini
(Flying Demons)
Buddhist
Djall
(The Devil)
Albanian
Dyavo
(Demon)
Serbia
Fene
(Demon)
Hungarian
Gong Gong
(Demon)
Chinese
Guta
(Demon)
Hungarian
K'uei Hsing Taoist
Kalevanpojat
(Giant demons)
Finnish
Kud
(Evil)
Korean
Kulshedra,Kucedre
(Demon)
Albanian
Ljubi
(Female demon)
Albanina
Louhi Finnish
Ordog
(Dark)
Hungarian
Rutu
(Evil)
Lapp
Vadatajs
(Evil)
Latvian
Velnias
(Devil)
Lithuanian


Fire
God Name(s) Tribe/Region
Chu Jung Chinese
Fuchi Ainu
Gabija,Gabieta, Gabeta Lithuanian
Hinokagutsuchi Japanese
Ho-Masubi Shinto
Jagaubis Hungarian
Li
(Lord of Fire)
Chinese
K'daai
(Fire demon)
Yakuts
Odqan Mongolian


Happiness/Laughter
God Name(s) Tribe/Region
Fu Hsing, Fu Shen Chinese
Hotei,Uzume Japanese
T'ien-Kuan Taoist


Healing
God Name(s) Tribe/Region
Abhijnaraja Tibet
Amitayus
(Longevity)
Buddhist
Asokottamasri Buddhist
Janguli
(Snakebite)
Tibet Buddhist
O-Kuni-Nushi
(Healing(Sorcery))
Japanese
Shou-Hsing
(Longevity)
Chinese
Sukuna-bikona,Suku-na-biko Japanese
Yakushi Nyora Japanese Buddhist
Yao-shi-fo Buddhist
Yao Wang
(Medicine)
Chinese


Hearth/Doors/Temples
God Name(s) Tribe/Region
Dadimunda
(Temple)
Buddhist
Domovoi,Domovoy
(Hearth)
Slav
Dvorovoi
(Courtyard)
Slav
Kamado-gami
(Hearth)
Japanese
Kikimora
(Female Hearth)
Slav
Lamaria:
(Hearth)
Svan
Men Shen
(Doors)
Chinese
Nang Lha
(Household)
Tibet
Thab-lha
( Hearth)
Tibet
Ts'ang Chien,Tsao-Wang
(Hearth)
Chinese
Zao Jun
(Kitchen)
Chinese


Illness
God Name(s) Tribe/Region
Dala Kadavara
(Illness and Misfortune)
Singhalese Buddhist
Gozu-Tenno
(Plague)
Japanese
Hmin
(Ague)
Burmese
Kipu-Tytto
(Illness)
Finnish
Kukuth,Kukudhi
(Illness)
Albanian
Loviatar
(Disease [a female])
Finnish


Judgement
God Name(s) Tribe/Region
Gao Yao,Ting-jian
Chinese
Ti-Kuan
(Forgives sins)
Chinese


Lightning
God Name(s) Tribe/Region
Tien Mu Chinese


Literature/Law
God Name(s) Tribe/Region
Aksayajnana-Karmanda Mayahata Buddhist
Cunda,Candra, Cunti Buddhist
Dharmadhatuvagisvara
(Law)
Buddhist
Wen Ch'ang,Wen-Chang-Ta-Ti Chinese


Multiple Functions
God Name(s) Tribe/Region Responsibilities
Afi Abkhaz Rain and Thunderstorms
Akka,Mader-Akka, Rauni Finnish Harvest and Female Sexuality
Ao Chinese Rain and Sea
Bagisht Kafir Flood waters and Prosperity
Boldogasszony,Kisboldogasszony, Nagboldogasszony Hungarian Protector of Women and Children
Benten,Benten-San, Benzaiten, Benzaiten Japanese Shinto and Buddhist Eloquence and Music, and Good Luck
Bishamon,Bisham Japanese War, and one Shinto god of good luck
Chang Tao Ling Chinese Taoist Afterlife and Exorcism
Cheng-huang,Ch'eng Huang Chinese Earth gods connected with specific localities; Guardians of cities, walls and ditchesr
Dainichi Japanese Buddhist Purity and Wisdom
Donbittir Ossetian Waters and Fish
Egres Finnish Vegetation and Fertility
Fu Hsi Chinese Fishing, animal husbandry and the raising of silkworms
Fukurokuju,Fukuro kuju Japanese Wisdom and Longevity
Futsunushi Japanese Fire and Lightning
Guan Di,Kuan Ti Chinese War and Fortune-telling
Hiisi Finnish Forests at first, then Evil
Hiruko Japanese Morning sun and Guardian of children's health
Hsuan-T'ien-Shang-Ti Chinese Supreme Lord of the Dark Heaven, Regent of Water
Ida-Ten Japanese Buddhist Law and monasteries
Ilmarinen Finnish Creator, Sky, Smiths
Inari Japanese Rice cultivation, Prosperity
Jian Lao Chinese Buddhist Earth and Permanence
Jurojin Longevity; another Good Luck Thunder and Fertility
Jumala,Mader-Atcha, Ukk Finnish Sky and Thunder
Khors Slav Health and Hunting
Kondos Finnish Sowing and young crops
Kupala Slav Water, Magic and Herbs
Lu-Hsing Chinese Salaries and employees
Nu Wa,Nu Kua Chinese Creator of Human beings, Marriage
Num Samojedic Sky-god and Supreme
Pi-Hsia-Yuan-Chun Chinese Childbirth, Women,Children
Rusalki,Rusalka Slav Water and Woodland
Ryujin,Ryugin Japanese Thunder and Rain
Ssu Ming Chinese Life and Death
Susanowo,Susanoo, Susa-no-wo Japanese Sea and Storms
Ten-gu,Tengu Japanese Mountains and Forests
Tenjin,Temmangu Japanese Learning and Calligraphy
Tou Mu Chinese Bushel Mother and North Star (Stability)
Uke-Mochi-No-Kami,Ukemochi, Waka-Uke-Nomi, Toyo-Uke-Bime Japanese Food and Fertility
Uacilla Ossetian Thunder and Rain
Verbti Albanian Fire and North Wind
Zhong-Kui Chinese Literature and Examinations


Poverty
God Name(s) Tribe/Region
Bimbo-Gami Japanese


Protective
God Name(s) Tribe/Region
Bi-har
(Against Demons)
Buddhist
Dharmapala
(Guards the law)
Buddhist
Heng-Ha-Erh-Chiang
(Temples)
Chinese Buddhist
Hsi Wang Mu
(Herbs of Immortality)
Taoist
Jikoku
(East direction)
Japanese
Komoku
(South direction)
Japanese
Mo-LI
(Temples)
Chinese Buddhist
Pa-Cha(against Locusts) Chinese
Sae-No-Kami
(Guardians of Roads)
Japanese
Shi-tenno
(Protected Four Cardinal Directions)
Japanese
Shui-Kuan(against Evil) Taoist
Wang
(Guardian of Jade Emperor's palace door)
Chinese
Wang-Mu-Niang-Niang
(Keeper of the peaches of immortality):
Chinese
Zorya
(Guards universe)
Slav


Sea
God Name(s) Tribe/Region
Anky-Kele Chukchi
Bangputys Lithuanian
O-Wata-Tsumi,Ryo-Wo Japanese
Tursas
(Sea Monsters)
Finnish
Yu-qiang Chinese


Sky
God Name(s) Tribe/Region
Chu Lung
(Day/Night)
Chinese
Dievs Latvian
Es Ket
Hananim Korean
Inmar Votyak
Juma Mari
Kamui Ainu
Num-Torum Mansi
Pon Yukagir
Puang Matowa Toradja
Svarog Slav
Tai-sui-xing
(Time)
Chinese
Tai-yi Taoist
Tian Chinese Han


Storms
God Name(s) Tribe/Region
Lei Kung Chinese
Sarkany Hungarian
Shurdi
(Thunderstorms)
Illyrian
Tesheba Urartu


Sun, Moon and Stars
God Name(s) Tribe/Region
Auseklis,Ausrine
(Stars)
Latvian
Amaterasu Shinto
Ch'ang O,'Ch'ang-o
Moon
Chinese
Chors Slavic
Dabog West Slav
Heng E,Change-e
Moon Goddess
Chinese
Kuu
(Moon)
Finnish
Laseo Toradjas
Meness
(Moon)
Latvian
Menulis
(Moon)
Lithuanian
Mirsa
(Light)
Georgian
Myesyats
(Moon)
Slav
Palk Korean
Psezpolnica
(Midday)
Serbian
Pugu Yukagir
Saule Latvian
Selardi(
(Moon)
Urartu
Shiwini,Siwini Urartu
Tnong Menik-Semang
Tsuki-Yomi,Tsukiyomi
(Moon)
Japanese
Upulevo Timor
Wakahiru-me
(Rising Sun)
Japanese
Wunekau New Guinea
Ye'loje,Pugu Yukagi
Zvezda Dennitsa and Zvezda Vechernyaya
(Morning and Evening Star)
Slav


Supreme
God Name(s) Tribe/Region
Armaz Georgia
Ama-No-Minakanushi-No-Kumi
Lord of the Middle Heavens
Japanese
Amenominakanushi,Ame-No-Minaka-Nushi-No-Kami Shinto
Ame-No-Wakahiko
Was sent to rule earth
Japanese
Cao Dai Vietnamese
Chakravartin
Ruler of Earth
Indian Buddhist
Isten Hungarian
Jessis Early Slav
Kun-tu-bzan-po Tibetan Bon
Lao T'ien Yeh Sung Chinese
Kuni-Toko-tachi
First god
Japanese
Karei,Kari Semang
Lature Dano West Indonesia
Lowalangi,Lowalani
(of World Above)
Indonesia
Mahatala,Mahataral Dayaks
Mayin Tungus
Porenutius,Porevit
(Ruler of Earth)
Japanese
Porenutius,Porevit Rugen
Preas Eyn Khmer
Qormusta,Chormusta Mongols
Rigenmucha Baining
Shakra Buddhist
Shang Di,Shang Ti Chinese
Sirao Nias
T'ai I Chinese
Tomor
Father of the Gods
Illyrian
Waralden Olmai Lapp
Xucau Ossetian
Yu-di,Yu Huang Chinese Han


Thinking/Wisdom
God Name(s) Tribe/Region
Arthapratisamvit Buddhist
Fudo Japanese Buddhist


Thunder
God Name(s) Tribe/Region
Aji-Suki-Taka-Hi-Kone,Aji-Shiki-Taka-Hiko-Ne Japanese
Horagalles East Lapp
Lei-zi Chinese
Kami-Nari,Raiden,Takemikadzuchi Japanese
Perkons Latvian
Perkunas Lithuanian
Perun,Peroun Russian
Pajonn.Tiermes Lapp
Ukko,Isainen Finnish
Pulug Andaman


Trees/Forests
God Name(s) Tribe/Region
Laskowice,Leshcia,Leshy Slav
Medeine,Mejdejn Lithuanian
Veela Balkans
Tapio East Finnish
Narbrooi Papua


Tricksters/Chance/Divining
God Name(s) Tribe/Region
Chimata-No-Kami
(Crossroads)
Chinese
Gou Mang and Ru Shou
(Messengers)
Chinese


War
God Name(s) Tribe/Region
Beg-tse,Cam-srina Lamaism
Chang Fei,Kuan Yu Chinese
Hachiman Shinto
Hadur Hungarian
Jarovit,Gerovitus West Slav
Rugievit Slav
Safa
(Weopens)
Ossetians
Svantevit,Svantoveit,Svantovitus Rugen
Triglav,Trigelawus Baltic
Yueh Fei Chinese


Water/Lake/Rain/River
God Name(s) Tribe/Region
Ahto,Ahti Finnish
Ame-No-Mi-Kumari-No-Kami Shinto
Bannik
(Bath)
Slav
Chi Sung Tzu
(Lesser God of Rains)
Chinese
Chih Sung-Tzu,Yu Shih
(Major god of Rain)
Chinese
He Bo,Bing-yi
(Rivers)
Chinese
Hu-Shen
(Hail)
Chinese
Juras Mate Latvian
Kappa
(River demon)
Japanese
Kawa-No-Kami
(Rivers)
Japanese
Kura-Okami
(Rain and Snow)
Japanese
Naaki Finnish
Taki-Tsu-Hiko
(Rain)
Japanese
Vila
(Water Spirits)
East Slav
Vodnik
(Water demon)
Slav
Vodyanoi
(Waters)
Slav
Yun T'ung
(Clouds)
Chinese
Yu-tzu Chinese Han


Wealth/Labor
God Name(s) Tribe/Region
Cai-Shen Chinese
Daikoku Japanese
Ebisu
Labor
Japanese
Ts'ai Shen Taoist
Vasudhara Buddhist


Wind
God Name(s) Tribe/Region
Biegg-Olmai Lapp
Fei Lien,Fei Lian Chinese
Feng P'o-p'o,Feng-Po-Po Chinese(Female)
Fujin Shinto
Haya-Ji,Haya-Tsu-Muji-No-Kami Japanese
Ilma Finnish
Shine-Tsu-Hiko Japanese
Stribog Slav
Veja mate Latvian
Yu-Chiang
(Ocean Winds)
Chinese


Women/Children
God Name(s) Tribe/Region
Ajyset
(Birth of children)
Yakut
Chang Hs'ien
(Children)
Chinese


Vegetation/Agriculture/Drought/Wine
God Name(s) Tribe/Region
Aralo
(Agriculture)
Georgian
Ba, Pa
(Vegetation)
Chinese
Dharmapratisamvit
(Vegetation)
Buddhist
Gabjauja
(Corn)
Lithuanian
Hou Chi
(Harvest)
Chinese
Hua Hsien
(Flowers)
Chinese
I-Ti
(Wine)
Chinese
Liu
(Crops)
Chinese
Meza Mate
(Nature)
Latvian
Peko
(Barley)
Estonian
Pellonpekko
(Barley)
Finnish
Sampsa
(Vegetation)
Finnish
Sengen-Sama
(Flowering Plants)
Japanese



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