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Verdic Gods by Function

Gods with Multiple Functions Artisans Creator
Death/Underword/Destruction Destiny/Fortune Earth/Fertility
Evil Hearth Healing
Law/Literature/Eloquence Messenger Protective
Sea Sky Storms
Sun/Stars Supreme Trees
War Water Wealth
Wind Vegetation/Agriculture/Drought/Wine The End


Artisans
God Name(s) Responsibiity
Visvakarma Artificer, craftsman and smith


Creator
God Name(s) Responsibility
Brahma,Narayana,Prajapati,Purusha,Purusa Hindu
Hiranyagarbha Vedic god of creation


Death/Underworld
God Name(s) Responsibility
Nirrta,Nirrita Vedic god of death
Preta,Pali Peta Hindu & Buddhist spirits of the dead
Yama Hindu god of the dead


Destiny
God Name(s) Responsibility
Ardra Misfortune
Aslesas Bad Luck
Asvayujau
(Epic and Puranic)
Fortune
Bharani
(Verdic):
Misfortune
Chitra,Citra Misfortune


Earth/Fertility
God Name(s) Responsibility
Adimurti Mother
Astamatara
(Puranic)
Mother
Bala Mother
Bharat Mata
(Modern Hindu)
Mother
Bharati (Minor) sacrifices
Bhumidevi Fertility
Bhumiya Male fertility
Brahmani Mother
'Chandika,Candika Desire
Chama,Cama Young love
'Devaki Mother(Hindu)
Dharti Mata Mother
Kama Lust(Hindu)
Lakshmi,Laksmi, Shri Lust and beauty
Prithvi Earth(Hindu)
Rati Sexual Desire(Hindu)
Sakti Female creative energy
Urvasi Success in love affairs


Evil
God Name(s) Responsibility
Andhaka Demon
Bhutamata,Parvati Evil
Bhutas Group of Demons
Bombay Kamayan(local) Disease
Dhanistha Discord and Strife


Healing
God Name(s) Responsibility
'Dhanvantari Physician of the gods(Hindu)
Dharma Divine inner law(Hindu)
Ganga River: curative and purifying


Hearth
God Name(s) Responsibility
Agni Fire


Law/Literature/Eloquence
God Name(s) Responsibility
Puchan Meeting(Hindu)
Vach,Vac Speech




Messenger
God Name(s) Responsibility
Brhaspati,Brihaspati, Bramanaspati Messenger
Matarisvan Messenger(Verdic)
Multiple Functions
God Name(s) Responsibilities
Apsaras Water-spirits protecting musicians and gamblers, and bringers of good luck and insanity
Aryaman Hospitality and marriage
Bhaga Prosperity, good luck and marriage
Devi Original vegetation and mother goddess
Ganesha,Ganesa, Ganapati Wisdom, literature and worldly success
Ida Prayer and devotion
Indra Supreme(Verdic), War and of fertility(Hindu)
Kali,Kali Ma, Kalika Devouring, destructive black Earth mother(Verdic); Hindu: Nature and time
Parvati Himalaya mountains; Mother goddess, ideal devoted wife(Shiva's)
Prisni Earth and darkness(Hindu)
Rhibus,Ribhus Crafts, equestrian and Sun(Hindu)
Sarasvati Speech,eloquence and wisdom(Hindu)
Savitri,Savitar King of heaven and active power
Tvashtri,Tvastar, Tvashtar, Tvastri, Tvastr Hindu creator and artificer
Varuna Cosmic law and order, and of the waters(Verdic)


Protective
God Name(s) Responsibilities
Agastya of Rama
Aparajita,Aticandika(Puranic),Chamunda,Camunda,Chanda,Canda,Chandanayika,Chandarupa, Durga,Jaganmatri Protector of the universe from destructive demons


Sea
God Name(s) Responsibility
Makara Sea Monster


Sky
God Name(s) Responsibility
Aruna Early dawn
Arundhati Astral
Dyaus Ancient Vedic sky god
Kalkin,Kalki Time
Nakshatras Space goddesses
Ushas,Usas Dawn


Storms
God Name(s)
Bhrigus


Sun/Moon/Stars
God Name(s) Responsibility
Amsa Minor sun god
Asvins Twins-Morning and Evening stars
Budha Venus
Dhruva Pole Star
Devapurohita Jupiter
Dhatar Sun
Daksha,Daksa Sun
Pushan,Pusan Sun
Savitr,Savitar Verdic-Sun
Soma Moon
Surya Sun
Vivasvat,Vivasvan Sun


Supreme
God Name(s) Tribe/Region
Imra Kafirstan
Isvara Sanskrit-world ruler
Narada Gandharvas
Shiva,Siva Hindu
Vishnu,Visnu His avatars are:
1) Matsya (fish)
2) Kurma (tortoise)
3) Varaha (boar)
4) Narasinha (man-lion)
5) Vamana (dwarf)
6) Parasu-Rama (Rama with the axe)
7) Rama-Chandra
8) Krishna
9) Buddha (present avatar)
10) Kalki (future avatar)


Trees
God Name(s) Responsibility
Aranyani: Woodlands
Vanadevatas Vedic tree spirits


War
God Name(s) Responsibility
Bhima Warrior
Karttikeya,Kartikeya Hindu (Vedic) god of war


Water/Lake/Rain/River
God Name(s) Responsibility
Apam Napat: Fresh
Saranyu Clouds


Wealth
God Name(s) Responsibility
Abhijit Fortune
Dhisana,Kubera,Kuvera Prosperity


Wind
God Name(s) Responsibility
Gandharvas Air gods
Rudra Ancient Vedic god of storms and the winds
Vayu Wind


Vegetation/Agriculture/Drought/Wine
God Name(s) Responsibility
Ayyappan Growth
Balarama Agriculture
Sura Wine(Verdic)
Vritra,Vrtra Drought



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