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Global Gods - "F"

April 6, 2008

Fa: West Africa. God of destiny.

Fachea: Celtic (Ireland). Poetry goddess associated with creativity.

Famian: Guinea, Africa. God associated with health, protection, and fertility.

Farbauti: Norse. Father of Loki, Byleifstr, and Helbindi. His wife was either Laufey or Nal.

Fea: Celtic (Ireland). Goddess of war; name means "the hateful one."

Feng-Po-Po: Chinese. Wind goddess whose name means "Madam Wind." Appearing as an old, wrinkled woman, she is associated with rain and storms.

Fenrir: Norse. A wolf, the son of Loki and the giantess Angrboða. Fenrir is bound by the gods, but is ultimately destined to grow too large for his bonds and swallow Odin whole during the course of Ragnarök.

Finisher: North American (Shawnee). Great Spirit creator of the universe.

Finncaev: Celtic (Ireland). Minor princess goddess of beauty and love.

Finvarra: Celtic (Ireland). King of the Dead; a benevolent god who ensures good harvests, strong horses, and great riches to those who will assist him. Also a womanizer who frequently kidnaps human women.

Fionn MacCumhal: Celtic (Ireland, Scotland). Giant warrior god associated with knowledge and creation, wisdom, and overcoming enemies.

Fland: Celtic (Ireland). Evil lake goddess who lures swimmers to their death. Associated with water and lakes.

Flidais: Celtic (Ireland). Goddess of wild beasts; associated with shape-shifting, wild animals, and forests.

The Flying Head: North American (Iroquois). A giant winged head with fire for eyes, sharp fangs and wings made of hair. Preyed upon animals and humans alike.

The Flying Spaghetti Monster. The creator of all things; at least all things funny.

Forseti: Norse. A gentle god of justice, peace, and truth.

Freya: Norse. Goddess of love, sex, beauty, and fertility. Also associated with war, battle, death, magic, prophecy, and wealth.

Freyr: Norse. Important god associated with agriculture, weather; also a phallic fertility god.

Frigg: Norse. Goddess of love and fertility, household management, marriage, motherhood, and domestic arts.

Fugen Bosatsu: Japanese. God who protects devotees of the Lotus Sutra, the only sutra that offers salvation directly for women. Associated with wisdom and enlightenment.

Fu-Hsi: Chinese. God of happiness and inventor of music who taught mankind many useful skills such as silk worm breeding, the use of nets for fishing, writing, and animal taming. Associated with love, success, and destiny.

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