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Global Gods - "T"

April 6, 2008

Taillte: Celtic (Ireland). August harvest goddess associated with fertility and harvest rites.

T'ai-Yueh-Ta-Ti: Chinese. God-protector of animals and men; associated with success and prosperity, fate and fortune, and just payment of bad and good karma.

Tkinich Kak Mo: Mayan. Sun god associated with the lighting of the sacrificial fire.

Takuskanskan: North American (Dakota). Prankster wind god.

Taliesin: Celtic (Wales). God of barley; associated with the barley harvest, as well as general fertility.

Tamara: Celtic (Wales). River goddess associated with boundaries, protection, and fortification.

Tamesis: Celtic (Britain). Eponymous goddess of the River Thames, associated with water rites and rituals.

Tanent: Egyptian. Earth mother goddess, associated with strength and stability, life and death.

Tannus: Celtic (Britain). God of thunder; associated with weather changes, seasonal rituals, and fertility.

Tapio: Finno-Ugrian. Forest god to whom hunters prayed before the hunt. Associated with game abundance.

Tara: Indian. Goddess who appears as a female Buddha in Vajrayana Buddhism. Known as the "mother of liberation," she represents the virtues of success in work and achievements.

Taurt: Egyptian. Benevolent protector-goddess of fertility and childbirth; associated with the nursing of infants.

Tawaret: Egyptian. With the head of a hippopotamus, she was the deification of the norther sky. Residing below the horizon and only present at night, evil during the day was thought to be a result of her maleficence.

Tefnut: Egyptian. A goddess of water and fertility, indeed her name means moist waters.

Temu: Egyptian. Evening form of the creator god Ra. Father of the human race, associated with the setting sun, rest, and peace.

Tethra: Celtic (Ireland). Minor god of death, associated with changes in weather, water and the sea.

Tezcatlipoca: Aztec. Warrior god of the north and the god of sin and misery; associated with the night sky, the night winds, hurricanes, the north, the earth, obsidian, enmity, discord, rulership, divination, temptation, sorcery, beauty, war and strife. Carried a magic mirror that gave off smoke and killed enemies.

Thanatos: Greek. A minor god, the personification of death who dwells in the lower world.

Thor: Norse. Red-haired and bearded god of thunder, portrayed as a large, powerful man with eyes of lightning. He had a famous hammer named Mjolnir and a belt of strength named Megingjardir.

Thoth: Egyptian. Considered one of the most important deities, often depicted with the head of an Ibis. He was considered the heart and tongue of Ra as well as the means by which Ra's will was translated into speech.

Tiamat: Babylonian. A huge, bloated female dragon associated with underworld oceans and a monstrous embodiment of primordial chaos. Also the primordial mother of all that exists, including the gods themselves.

Tien-Hou: Chinese. Sky goddess; protector of fishermen and sailors.

T'ien-Khuan: Chinese. God of earthly happiness.

Tien-Mu: Chinese. Goddess of lightning whose name literally means "Mother of Lightning."

Ti-Khuan: Chinese. God-forgiver of sins.

Tilo: Mozambique, Africa. Sky god associated with rain and thunder.

Tirawa: North American (Pawnee). Creator god who made the world in the shape of a bowl in space. Also created the stars, sun, and moon.

Ti-Tsang-Wang-Pu-Sa: Chinese. God of mercy who descends into hell and attempts to arrange for the reincarnation of sinners.

Tlachtga: Celtic (Ireland). Powerful goddess of sacrificial rites, and rites of passage.

Tlaloc: Aztec. God of rain, fertility, agriculture, fire, and the south. Feared for his ability to send hail, thunder and lightening, and for being the lord of the powerful element of water. Depicted with goggle eyes and fangs; associated with caves, springs and mountains.

Tlauixcalpantecuhtli: Aztec. God of the morning star Venus; an aspect of Quetzalcoatl, associated with the dawn.

Tlazolteotl: Aztec. Goddess of the crescent moon who rode naked on a broom holding a red snake and blood-smeared rope. Associated with sex, fertility, and death.

Tonatiuh: Aztec. Warrior sun god presiding over the fifth (present) Aztec world age. He demanded human sacrifice as tribute and without it would refuse to move through the sky. Associated with fate, warriors who die in battle, and women who die in childbirth.

Tou-Mou: Chinese. Record-keeper goddess of the polestar; associated with judgement, record-keeping, and writing.

Tuoni: Finno-Ugrian. God of the underworld, associated with death.

Toyota Mahime: Japanese. Goddess associated with the sea.

Toyo-Uke-Bime: Japanese. Goddess of earth, agriculture, and food.

Tozi: Aztec. Mother of the gods and the personification of all the aspects of nature. Her August honored midwives and women healers. Associated with sweat baths and healing.

Triduana: Celtic (Scotland). Goddess of Edinburgh who tore out out her beautiful eyes rather than submit to the advances of Nechtan, King of the Picts, thus being able to continue her pious life.

Tsai Shen: Chinese. Taoist god of weath; associated with success and abundance.

Tsao-Wang: Chinese. God of the hearth and the kitchen; associated with protecting families and recording their words and actions.

Tsi-Ku: Chinese. Goddess of the outhouse, and of divination.

Tuan Mac Carell: Celtic (Ireland). Hero turned god of woodlands and animals; associated with wildlife, reincarnation, and ecology rituals.

Turrean: Celtic (Ireland). The most beautiful of goddesses who was turned into a scruffy Irish wolfhound by a jealous faery queen.

Tvashtar: Indian. The "heavenly builder," maker of divine implements. Associated with creativity, and skillful craftsmanship.

Twen-Ch'ang: Chinese. Crane Chinese god of poetry and literature; associated with writing, publishing, and artistic fame.

Tyche: Greek. Goddess of chance, fortune, and prosperity. She governed the fortune and prosperity of a city, its destiny.

Tyr: Norse. God of single-handed combat and heroic glory.

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