Today’s god is Surya
God of: the sunPeople: HindusPlace: Worldwide - primarily in IndiaDepiction: He has hair and arms of gold and drives through the heavens on a chariot.
Surya, as the sun, is the most visible form of god. Being the source of light and warmth, he has the ability to control the  seasons and the power to grant or withhold the ripening of the crops. He is also believed to be a benevolent deity capable of healing sick people.
Fun fact: A well-known Hindu mode of worshiping Surya is done at the rising of the Sun, known as Sūrya namaskāra (sun salutation). Ten yogic postures are assumed in successive flowing movements while chatting mantras to Surya.

Today’s god is Surya

God of: the sun
People: Hindus
Place: Worldwide - primarily in India
Depiction: He has hair and arms of gold and drives through the heavens on a chariot.

Surya, as the sun, is the most visible form of god. Being the source of light and warmth, he has the ability to control the seasons and the power to grant or withhold the ripening of the crops. He is also believed to be a benevolent deity capable of healing sick people.

Fun fact: A well-known Hindu mode of worshiping Surya is done at the rising of the Sun, known as Sūrya namaskāra (sun salutation). Ten yogic postures are assumed in successive flowing movements while chatting mantras to Surya.


Today’s god is Raven
God of: Creation and trickeryPeople: Native AmericansPlace: North AmericaDepiction: Red and black raven
There are many tales of Raven in Native American oral traditions. In these stories he is responsible for the creation of the world,  finding the first people and bringing important foodstuffs such as salmon into the world.
Fun Fact: One story describes how Raven became bored with the land of spirits and flew away with a stone in his beak. When the Raven became  tired of carrying the stone and dropped it, the stone fell into the  ocean and expanded until it the earth.

Today’s god is Raven

God of: Creation and trickery
People: Native Americans
Place: North America
Depiction: Red and black raven

There are many tales of Raven in Native American oral traditions. In these stories he is responsible for the creation of the world, finding the first people and bringing important foodstuffs such as salmon into the world.

Fun Fact: One story describes how Raven became bored with the land of spirits and flew away with a stone in his beak. When the Raven became tired of carrying the stone and dropped it, the stone fell into the ocean and expanded until it the earth.


Today’s goddess is  Ilmatar
Goddess of: Creation goddess. Ilmater literly means “female air spirit”People: FinnishPlace: FinlandDepicted as: A virgin flouting in the sea.
In Finnish myth Ilmatar came down from the heavens and rested on the waters. During a storm she mysteriously fell pregnant. While pregnant a celestial eagle came down and made a nest on her, it lay seven eggs and out hatched the earth, sun and moon. Ilmatar began shaping the newly formed world, creating the mountains and oceans. When she finished her work she gave birth to Vainmoinen, the worlds first shaman, who finished her creation.
Fun Fact: The Finnish creation myth is most famously portrayed in the Kalevala, an epic poem by Elias Lonnrot.

Today’s goddess is  Ilmatar

Goddess of: Creation goddess. Ilmater literly means “female air spirit”
People: Finnish
Place: Finland
Depicted as: A virgin flouting in the sea.

In Finnish myth Ilmatar came down from the heavens and rested on the waters. During a storm she mysteriously fell pregnant. While pregnant a celestial eagle came down and made a nest on her, it lay seven eggs and out hatched the earth, sun and moon. Ilmatar began shaping the newly formed world, creating the mountains and oceans. When she finished her work she gave birth to Vainmoinen, the worlds first shaman, who finished her creation.

Fun Fact: The Finnish creation myth is most famously portrayed in the Kalevala, an epic poem by Elias Lonnrot.


Today’s god is Chernobog
God of: Death and darknessPeople: SlavsPlace: Eastern EuropeDepiction: Gigantic black demon
Ancient pagan Slavs had a dualist belief system with two main deities: Bylebog a benevolent god of light and Chernobog, the malevolent god of night who represented the evil of the world.  In Slavic mythology the earth was created during a fight between Belobog and Chernobog (i.e. good and evil)
Fun Fact: Chernobog features in the “Night on Bald Mountain” sequence in Disney’s Fantasia (1940) where he summons ghosts and demons.

Today’s god is Chernobog

God of: Death and darkness
People: Slavs
Place: Eastern Europe
Depiction: Gigantic black demon

Ancient pagan Slavs had a dualist belief system with two main deities: Bylebog a benevolent god of light and Chernobog, the malevolent god of night who represented the evil of the world. In Slavic mythology the earth was created during a fight between Belobog and Chernobog (i.e. good and evil)

Fun Fact: Chernobog features in the “Night on Bald Mountain” sequence in Disney’s Fantasia (1940) where he summons ghosts and demons.


Today’s goddess is Proserpina
Goddess of: The UnderworldPeople: RomansPlace: Ancient RomeDepiction: A beautiful young woman
Roman myth tells us that Proserpina was adupted by Pluto who took her into the underworld as his wife. When Proserpina’s mother found out (Ceres, the goddess of the earth) she was so upset she caused plants to stop growing leaving a curse on Sicily. Pluto was forced to allow Proserpina return to her mother, but before she left he tricked her into eating 6 pomegranate seeds, meaning she could only spend 6 months with her mother before having to return to the underworld with Pluto.
Fun Fact: Proserpina’s journey to and forth the underworld explains the changing of the seasons. When Proserpina leaves the underworld every year, Ceres is overjoyed and causes flowers and plants to grow, but when Proserpina returns to the underworld Ceres covers the land with snow and ice, as a sign of her sorrow.

Today’s goddess is Proserpina

Goddess of: The Underworld
People: Romans
Place: Ancient Rome
Depiction: A beautiful young woman

Roman myth tells us that Proserpina was adupted by Pluto who took her into the underworld as his wife. When Proserpina’s mother found out (Ceres, the goddess of the earth) she was so upset she caused plants to stop growing leaving a curse on Sicily. Pluto was forced to allow Proserpina return to her mother, but before she left he tricked her into eating 6 pomegranate seeds, meaning she could only spend 6 months with her mother before having to return to the underworld with Pluto.

Fun Fact: Proserpina’s journey to and forth the underworld explains the changing of the seasons. When Proserpina leaves the underworld every year, Ceres is overjoyed and causes flowers and plants to grow, but when Proserpina returns to the underworld Ceres covers the land with snow and ice, as a sign of her sorrow.


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Will you continue this blog? I love it. =]
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Aww thank you :)

Yes I am continuing this blog, have just had a few hectic weeks at work so haven’t had time to post. I’m currently researching some new gods to blog about.


Today’s goddess is Heqet
Goddess of: Fertility and childbirthPeople: Ancient EgyptainsPlace: EgyptDeptiction: A frog or a woman with a frogs head
Heqet is associated with the flooding of the Nile and thus the germination of wheat, through this she became the goddess of childbirth which earned her the nickname she who hastens the birth. Pregnant women would wear amulets depicting Heqet for protection during the later stages of pregnacy
Fun fact: Heqet was depicted as a frog because, to the Egyptians, the frog was a symbol of life and fertility, since millions of them were born after the annual inundation of the Nile.

Today’s goddess is Heqet

Goddess of: Fertility and childbirth
People: Ancient Egyptains
Place: Egypt
Deptiction: A frog or a woman with a frogs head

Heqet is associated with the flooding of the Nile and thus the germination of wheat, through this she became the goddess of childbirth which earned her the nickname she who hastens the birth. Pregnant women would wear amulets depicting Heqet for protection during the later stages of pregnacy

Fun fact: Heqet was depicted as a frog because, to the Egyptians, the frog was a symbol of life and fertility, since millions of them were born after the annual inundation of the Nile.


Today’s goddess is Sedna
Goddess of: Sea and the underworldPeople: EskimosPlace: The circumpolar region surrounding the arctic regionDepicted as: often as a walrus, or as a woman with one eye and no fingers.
Sena is worshiped by hunters who depended on her goodwill to supply food, they must placate and pray  to Sedna to release sea animals for the hunt. She also rules the dead in Adlivun, the Eskimo underworld
Fun Fact: Sedna was once a beautiful  Eskimo woman who lived with her father. The father took her to sea in his canoe and throws her overboard (there are several legends about this, each giving a different reason) and severs her fingers and hands. Sedna fell to the sea bottom to become the Goddess of Sea Creatures.

Today’s goddess is Sedna

Goddess of: Sea and the underworld
People: Eskimos
Place: The circumpolar region surrounding the arctic region
Depicted as: often as a walrus, or as a woman with one eye and no fingers.

Sena is worshiped by hunters who depended on her goodwill to supply food, they must placate and pray to Sedna to release sea animals for the hunt. She also rules the dead in Adlivun, the Eskimo underworld

Fun Fact: Sedna was once a beautiful Eskimo woman who lived with her father. The father took her to sea in his canoe and throws her overboard (there are several legends about this, each giving a different reason) and severs her fingers and hands. Sedna fell to the sea bottom to become the Goddess of Sea Creatures.


Today’s god is Molock
God of: Sun, light, heat and firePeople: PhoeniciansPlace: Middle-eastDepiction: He had the head and horns of a bull, and the body of a man
Moloch was Phoenician deity worshipped in the middle-east during old testament times as a sun god. Infamously, sacrifices of first born children were made to Moloch to renew the strength of the sun fire.
Fun fact: The Moloch idol was a large, hollow brass statue with the head of a bull  and a bulging human-like belly. The belly served as a firebox into  which children were thrown.  Pagan priests used to crash cymbals  together to drown out the screams of the children as they burned alive.

Today’s god is Molock

God of: Sun, light, heat and fire
People: Phoenicians
Place: Middle-east
Depiction: He had the head and horns of a bull, and the body of a man

Moloch was Phoenician deity worshipped in the middle-east during old testament times as a sun god. Infamously, sacrifices of first born children were made to Moloch to renew the strength of the sun fire.

Fun fact: The Moloch idol was a large, hollow brass statue with the head of a bull and a bulging human-like belly. The belly served as a firebox into which children were thrown. Pagan priests used to crash cymbals together to drown out the screams of the children as they burned alive.


Today’s God is Eshu
God of:  the protector of travelers and of crossroads. Power over fortune and misfortune, and the  personification of death. God of trickeyPeople: Some Africans and descendants of African slaves.Area: West Africa, the Caribbean, and South AmericaRepresented as: A man in red and black or black and white. Associated with the number 3.
Eshu is known by many different names, by different people of different faiths. for example in Louisiana, he is “Papa Legba”, a wise old black man with a staff and in Haiti, he takes the form of red demon as Kalfu. He is seen as the god of choice and change and is a trickster and shapeshifter, suiting his numerous guises.
Fun Fact: Eshu plays tricks on mortals, leading them to temptation and tribulation with the hope it’ll lead his followers to maturity.

Today’s God is Eshu

God of: the protector of travelers and of crossroads. Power over fortune and misfortune, and the personification of death. God of trickey
People:
Some Africans and descendants of African slaves.
Area:
West Africa, the Caribbean, and South America
Represented as:
A man in red and black or black and white. Associated with the number 3.

Eshu is known by many different names, by different people of different faiths. for example in Louisiana, he is “Papa Legba”, a wise old black man with a staff and in Haiti, he takes the form of red demon as Kalfu. He is seen as the god of choice and change and is a trickster and shapeshifter, suiting his numerous guises.

Fun Fact: Eshu plays tricks on mortals, leading them to temptation and tribulation with the hope it’ll lead his followers to maturity.